Show Racism the Red Card

National Hate Crime Awareness Week

Y1 Phonics 2017 98% pass rate. Goosehill placed in top 3% of schools nationally!

Year 4 Bamburgh Residential

Great news! A fantastic new Goosehill School opening September 2019 with wonderful Early Years and sporting opportunities!!

Northumberland School Games Tag Rugby Champions!

Morpeth's Floral Clock Design Competition Winners

Welcome to Morpeth First School

I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to you on behalf of the Governing Body and staff at Morpeth First ( Goosehill ) and I hope you enjoy reading our website.

I am very proud to share with you our ‘Outstanding’ school and the wonderful achievements of our children. The community of Morpeth First School believes in identifying and developing the potential, personal success and uniqueness of every child within a happy, safe and nurturing environment by ‘Learning Together and Growing Together.’ We value and harness positive partnerships between home, school and the local community and enjoy sharing our good practice with all our supportive stakeholders.

Our curriculum is dynamic and inclusive and learning is ‘fun’ and exciting! We deliver a creative skills programme which includes a wide range of relevant interactive learning, investigative, artistic and technological activities. We offer termly Collapsed Curriculum Projects such as our recent ‘ ICT/DT Robots’ programme and regularly use visits and visitors to support our teaching and learning eg Forest Schools, Creative Practitioners, Allotment.

We have held the highly regarded Artsmark Gold Award, Healthy Schools, International Schools Award, Food for Life Bronze Award and Gold School Games Mark and Leading Parent Partnership Awards which altogether seek to validate the richness of our curriculum along with the twenty lunchtime and after school clubs which OfSTED deemed ‘Outstanding.’

Teaching and Learning is excellent and our children’s Achievement and Performance outstanding and well above national averages in all phases. Please enjoy visiting our website. We look forward to welcoming your child to join our Community of Learners.

You are most welcome to visit at anytime. Miss E Reay


This Weeks Attendance

  • Class 1 99.7%
  • Class 2 97.3%
  • Class 3 92.0%
  • Class 4 95.0%
  • Class 5 97.7%
  • Class 6 97.3%
  • Class 7 98.6%
  • Class 8 95.8%
  • Class 9 93.1%
  • Class 10 92.30%

School News

Amazing Adaptations

In our science topic this week we have been learning all about how animals adapt to their environment either physically or by altering their behaviour. We then looked at the rainforest environment and were given the task of designing a brand new species of animal that...

Puppet Show

This week we made our own puppets. Some of us chose hand puppets and some chose stick puppets. A few of us made sock puppets. We designed them first, listing the materials and drawing a design. We tried to copy our designs. some of us made changes and improvements and...

Sunflower Power

We planted sunflower seeds, thinking about what they need to grow. We have taken them home. In July, we will measure them and see who has the tallest sunflower. The tallest flower wins a prize. We looked at Va Gogh's sunflower paintings. We used torn paper to make the...

What’s in the garden?

We planned and made our own fairy garden in small groups. First we, each, designed and made an object for the garden. The we built the using soil, gravel, coloured stones and other objects. We added our things to the garden. we sprinkled on some cress and mustard...

Thaumatrophe trickery

We learnt that  toys in Edwardian time were very simple and sometimes home made. We made a thaumatrope using card and string. We drew a picture of a flower on one side of the card and a bee on the other. We added string to each end. We went spun our thaumatropes and...

Class 4 unmasked!

We looked at the decorative masks made in Venice, Italy. We talked about the theme and features of the masks. Then we made our own masks using a variety of materials. Can you guess who we...

Frohe Ostern – Happy Easter

We learnt about the traditions of Easter in Germany. In Germany, people paint eggs and hang them in trees in their garden to celebrate the season. We decorated egg shapes and hung them in a tree in the school garden...

Let’s Dance

We worked with The Baretoed Dance Company to explore the painting that we were studying. We made ourselves into furniture and explored the space using scarves and material. We watched each other's performance and said what we liked about...

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Attendance Heroes

last week were:

Class 1 – Best  Attendance

Very well done!

Remember to try to be




On time

Upcoming Events

1:30 pm Key Stage 1 Sports’ Afternoon
Key Stage 1 Sports’ Afternoon
Jul 17 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Parents to enter by the Rugby Club and sit opposite classes. Rugs, deckchairs may be required.
1:30 pm Key Stage 2 Sports’ Afternoon
Key Stage 2 Sports’ Afternoon
Jul 18 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
At Newminster Middle School front lawn.  Parents to enter by the Rugby Club and sit opposite classes.  Rugs, deckchairs may be required.

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