Year 1 Page
Teacher – Mrs Marie Forsyth
Teaching Assistant – Mrs Lynn Hever
Teaching Assistant – Mrs Michele Gosling
Class curriculum available here.
Class Photos and News
We learned some African dance moves to two nursery rhymes: head, shoulders, knees and toes and ring o’ ring a roses. They were moves we knew, but quite tricky to keep “bouncing” in time to the music while moving at different speeds. We all enjoyed ourselves and got very hot!
Raz came in to school to teach us some drum techniques. We all got to play the Djambo drum which was quite difficult to hold if you had short legs! Still, we practised really hard and managed high and low notes, keeping to a rhythm. It was great fun, but lots of hard work for […]
In 1076 the construction of the Norman Keep (now known as Colchester Castle) was commenced. It took 50 years to build and was built over the site of the Roman Temple. It has the largest circular staircase in Europe, measuring 5 metres across. We investigated the castle as a “home” and learned about the people […]
Year 1 have been designing their own healthy eating posters:
We built straw houses, stick houses and brick houses. We tried to make the houses strong to stop the wind blowing them down. Oscar had to fit inside our house. We noticed that when the wind blew some of the straw blew away – it was like the Big Bad Wolf was huffing and […]
As part of both our history and science topics, Year 1 walked around the local area looking at the different types and styles of houses. We considered what building materials had been used and their properties. We also visited a site where two houses were being built. Mr Lee, from Vaughan and Blyth (Contractors) Limited, […]