Welcome to Year 1
Mrs Elsom and Mrs Gilbody
Colchester Zoo Trip
On Wednesday the 13th of November Year 1 visited Colchester Zoo. Thankfully it was a very cold but dry day. At the start of the visit, the children watched a ‘Jungle Story time’ show which taught them about many jungle animals, the sounds they make and their favourite foods.
The main attraction was the penguins, as these are the creatures we’ve been reading and writing about in our Literacy and Geography lessons this term: They did not disappoint; I know the children also came home with the exciting story of how we saw the lions close up: What a treat! All the children behaved perfectly as we travelled around the zoo and a great day was had by all.
Year 1 had a visitor to their class last Friday. Mrs Cuzen came to talk to the children about being a child in the past. She shared some of her memories and told us about her favourite toys as a child. The children asked lots of interesting questions and were surprised to learn about life before McDonalds, the internet and birthdays at Partyman World.