Union Street, Chester, CH1 1QP

C’mon Do The Twist!

We have been dancing and singing the 1960s this week! We learned the words and some dance moves to ‘Yellow Submarine’ by The Beatles and performed it for the Year 1 staff. We also learned a variety of dance moves that were made famous in the 1960s, like ‘the twist’, ‘mash potato’, ‘the jerk’ and ‘the swim’. We listened to some songs from the 1960s and danced our afternoon away! The class have promised Mr. Sparks that they are happy to demonstrate all of these dance moves at home.

We have also been learning about some major events in the 1960s, like the Moon Landing, the first heart transplant and the 1966 World Cup. We had a long list of events from the 1960s and we had to put them in the right order.

In maths, we have been learning to recognise the value of each number in a two-digit number by counting in our tens and ones. We have been working really hard on learning our 2, 5 and 10 times tables. We have used lots of different resources from our class to help us – it barely seemed liked work it was so much fun.


In English, we have been making noun phrases by using exciting adjectives to describe our nouns. We have described a busy city and a stormy sea. Mr. Sparks has been so impressed by some of the fantastic language the class have used when describing and how they have always tried to think of a more interesting word to use. Mr. Sparks’ favourite word for small is ‘lilliputian’.

We also had some football superstars from our class. They participated in the first North West Academies KS1 Football Festival. They all tried really hard and did our class, and school, proud. Well done team!

Next week we will be talking about sporting stars and events from the 1960s, more descriptive writing and comparing numbers. We are also going to see what type of material would be best to build a boat.