Bernard Gilpin - full logo - Gold

We are a dementia friendly school.


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


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

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

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


Spring 1 Spellings


Spring 2 Spellings


Summer 1 Spellings


Summer 2 Spellings


Spring Term 2020

This term the children will be going on two 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.




Wednesday 12th February (Mrs Russell)

Thursday 13th February (Miss Bridle)


Shildon Railway Museum, Co. Durham


Wednesday 18th March (Mrs Russell)

Thursday 19th March (Miss Bridle)


Roker Beach and seafront, Sunderland



Local House Study

DSCF2136 DSCF2112 DSCF2122 DSCF2103 DSCF2143 IMG_1187 IMG_7882 IMG_7930 DSCF2109

Beamish Museum

IMG_8016 IMG_1645 IMG_8006 IMG_8011 IMG_1630 IMG_8023 IMG_8026 IMG_8056 IMG_8075

Shildon Railway Museum

DSCF3688 DSCF3674 DSCF3677 DSCF3686 DSCF3657 DSCF4015 DSCF4030 DSCF4055 IMG_4427