Welcome to the website of Rockcliffe First School. We hope that this site will prove useful to current and past members of the Rockcliffe family, and to those who may be interested in joining our family in the future.
Rockcliffe First School is a North Tyneside Learning Trust School, catering for children from 3 to 9 years (Nursery to Year 4). We have a published admissions number of 45, with children entering two small Reception classes.
For over one hundred years, Rockcliffe has been an innovative and exciting place to learn. Overlooking the sea, with views of dramatic skies and boats on the horizon, Rockcliffe's ethos comes from its stunning location, rich heritage and place at the heart of its community.
Despite achieving consistently high academic results, we believe that the job of an excellent school is much broader and strive to help our pupils become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. Therefore, our mission is ‘To Lay the Foundations for Life’.
In order to help us achieve this, we aim to offer:
a broad, dynamic and challenging curriculum which allows us to be the best we can
a safe and inclusive community in which we all feel welcome
a rich creative environment in which everyone will flourish
The Owl Man made his annual visit to Rockcliffe this week. Our Year Two children were very impressed by the magnificent birds of prey he brought along with him.
Year One pupil Mary Creese, and her dad, shared their musical talents with our Nursery and Class Three pupils last week. We were all fascinated to learn more about the Northumbrian pipes.
Congratulations to Olivia Clough, who was Highly Commended in the NTC Writing Competition!
Our Year Three children loved working alongside Marden Bridge pupils on an Arts Award project on 27th March. The middle school children gave a performance of samba drumming and dancing that inspired our own pupils to produce some excellent work in a series of workshops. We look forward to more such collaborations in the future!
Our Glee Club children received a rapturous reception at the North Tyneside Vocal Celebration, held at Whitley Bay Playhouse on 22nd March.
Ex-Rockcliffe pupil Brook Miller, currently appearing in the CBBC series “Got What it Takes?”, played a special concert for Rockcliffe pupils on 29th
March. He wowed us with his singing and guitar-playing skills, and we are all aiming to vote for him to appear in the show’s final: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/got-what-it-takes.
Nursery were lucky enough to have beautiful weather on their
first walk to Cullercoats Bay. The
children had a lovely time exploring the beach and the caves.
We decided to celebrate National Science Week by holding an action-packed Big Science Day at Rockcliffe on Tuesday March 14th. Our STEM Coordinator, Miss Thompson, helps children to work towards the CREST Star and Superstar Awards, and assists our teachers in designing challenging but fun activities. If only everyone had stayed still long enough to be photographed clearly!
We all enjoyed taking part in special activities on Monday 13th March. Our Art Coordinator, Mrs Rendles, told our special visitors all about what we do at Rockcliffe, and then the trainee teachers came around our classes and joined in the fun!
Children in Classes Six to Eight enjoyed finding out what life was like for Stone Age people in Britain.