Bernard Gilpin - full logo - Gold

We are a dementia friendly school.


Find out more by clicking on the Alzheimer's Society logo.

ofsted sports-balls lexia

Read our most recent report

175 a year and counting - see where we've been recently

Choose from a wide variety of clubs and after school activities

Download Lexia Reading for home access

Bernard Gilpin Primary School

Hall Lane


Tyne & Wear


Tel: 0191 917 2999


Click here for further contact details and a map.

bernard bear

Come and join us...

You are visitor number...

transit-transparent newsletter

Read the latest edition of our newsletter

Find out how to become a Dementia Friend

dementia-friends-5401 as_logo_o--main

Year 1


Curriculum Overview 2017 - 18

Click here to view or download the Year 1 curriculum overview.


Alongside the weekly spellings that the children receive in their spelling books it is important that they also learn to easily read and spell the first 100 High Frequency Words (the words that are regularly used).  These are divided into 4 groups according to the phase of Letters and Sounds that your child is working on. There is a further 200 High Frequency Words following these 4 groups.

In addition there are lists of words that the children need to learn that do not follow the spelling “rules”.  These are referred to as key stage one Common Exception Words.


Phase 4 Sounds


Phase 5 Sounds


Autumn 1 Spellings


Autumn 2 Spellings

Autumn Term 2018

This term the children will be going on three Educational visits.  These visits will provide a fun and valuable learning experience which will link with teaching back at school.  This was highlighted as a strong feature of our school by OFSTED on their visit.








Monday 1st October (Miss Bridle)

Thursday 4th October (Mrs Russell)

House study of local area


Wednesday 17th October (Mrs Russell)

Friday 19th October (Miss Bridle)

Hatton Art Gallery and B&Q


Monday 26th November (Mrs Russell)

Wednesday 28th November (Miss Bridle)

Beamish Museum

House Study of Local Area

P1120612 P1100943 P1100944 P1120610 P1100936 P1120614 P1120622 P1120626 P1120630


Hatton Art Gallery and B&Q

P1140081 P1140094 P1120282 P1120288 P1140084 P1120250 P1120266 P1140092 P1140092 P1120267

Beamish Museum

IMG_0751 IMG_0758 P1120890 P1120890 P1120904 IMG_0781 IMG_0830 P1120907 P1120896 IMG_0738 P1120921 P1120870 IMG_0813