Our topic began with the hook of a mysterious battle scene somehow having travelled from Medieval times and into our class 2022! Year 1 were careful detectives who investigated the evidence. Harold? Edward? William? Hastings...can you work out what had just taken place here in 1066?
Welcome to Year 1!
Suggested 'Good Reads'
Peace at Last- Jill Murphy
Can’t You Sleep Little Bear- Martin Waddell
Lost and Found- Oliver Jeffers
The Tiger Who Came to Tea- Judith Kerr
Knuffle Bunny- Mo Willems
Avocado Baby- John Burningham
Beegu- Alexis Deacon
Dogger- Shirley Hughes
Cops and Robbers- Alan and Janet Ahlberg
Elmer- David McKee
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SafKm0tsSOw - Harry Potter clip of the first look at Hogwarts (Alnwick Castle);
http://www.castlexplorer.co.uk/ - Exploring castles in the U.K;
http://www.timeref.com/castles/castindx.htm - Medieval Castle Timeline;
http://www.timeref.com/3dindex.htm – 3D Virtual Reconstructions;
http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/castles/timeline.htm - Early Castle Timeline;
http://www.timeref.com/castles/castpart.htm - Features of a medieval castle;
http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/lesson_plans/anglo-saxon/normans_lp_hoh_castles.pdf images of Motte and Bailey Castles and instructions on how to make a castle.
William the Conqueror
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfBZuo2Jcwc – Meet William the Conqueror and King Harold
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhqrpTpoGHk – A Young Person’s Guide to the Battle of Hastings
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05y0mzt/horrible-histories-series-6-3-wicked-william-the-conqueror-special (You need a BBC iPlayer account for this episode)
English and Phonics