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Friday’s here again! Week 2 done!

April 3, 2020 at 6:06 am


Look what we’ve all been up to this week!

At home…

In school…

Look at our new fence!! How could we make it look nicer?

The children in school wrote a happier ending to the Chicken Licken story…

Even the adults have been busy…

It’s been so lovely to hear from lots of our Year 1 children. It really helps keep all our spirits up. We’re glad that you seem to be getting the balance right between work and play.

Spring Chicken Event

Today would have been our Spring Chicken event. Maybe you could have your own at home! Look at your chicken work and join in with the song.

Fun ideas for the weekend!

Spot the Difference

Well, these 3 troopers have helped make a Spot the Difference game for you to play.

There are 10 differences to spot! (I think)

If you do want to play and add your answers to the comment section of this blog, please don’t use the children’s names in your text….girl on the left, boy, girl on the right would be best.


We love doing Cosmic Kids yoga at school. Here is a fun one that all the family can enjoy!

Have a great weekend.

The Year 1 Team

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It’s April! More home learning ideas for Year 1

April 1, 2020 at 5:59 am


Have you had fun with capacity? Are you busy writing a chicken book?

Over the next few days you could do some of these activities…

English – do some of the Chicken Licken ideas from Monday’s blog

Maths – revisit previous learning. Can you count in 10s? Can you make equal groups?

Reading – enjoy reading one of your reading or library books. Can you spot any phonemes in the book?

Phonics – write a silly sentence and add it to the comment section of the blog. Have a go at the phonic detective sheets.

RE – find out about why some families celebrate Easter


This week we would have been learning about Easter. Enjoy these short videos…

Over the next few weeks you could do some Easter activities.

  • Make an Easter card for someone in your family
  • You could boil an egg and then decorate it
  • Have a go at egg rolling!
  • Make an Easter bonnet
  • Make chocolate nests and enjoy eating them!
  • Draw eggs and hide them around your house for your family to find them

There are a few fun Easter activities attached.


Please find attached some more phonic sheets. You could have a go at making your own sheet to test your family.


Can you complete these flashback activities? These are based on maths we have covered throughout the year.

What’s the fastest way to count the eggs?

We can count in 10s. See if you can try this one.

Can you complete the activity sheet?

Lesson 2 – Make equal groups

Can you make equal groups?

There are 2 equal groups of 4.

Can you pick an object and place them on plates to make equal groups? How many groups do you have? How many in each group?

Can you complete the activity sheet?

Remember there are more maths videos and ideas on the White Rose Maths Home Learning pages. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/


We are going to share all your photographs every Friday, so everyone can see what we’ve all been doing. Keep emailing us – they are great!! Our email addresses are alexandra.galbraith@farsleyfarfield.org.uk, sabrina.pinnock@farsleyfarfield.org.uk, hannah.kumar@farsleyfarfield.org.uk

This is Mr Garlick’s last week as one of our Year 1 teachers. Whilst we are delighted to welcome back Mrs Kumar, we will all miss having Mr Garlick as part of our team and we look forward to seeing him again soon. Thank you Mr. G!

Have fun!

The Year 1 Team

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Home learning – week 2! Monday 30th March

March 30, 2020 at 6:45 am


Good morning Year 1! We hope you are all well. Here is an overview of activities you can do at home over the next few days…

Maths – capacity and volume work

English – finish your chicken facts/book and do some of the Chicken Licken tasks

Phonics – write some silly sentences and do the phonics detective sheets

Science – learn about the life cycle of a chicken

Art – create a rainbow


This week we would be learning all about capacity and volume.

Have a go at the White Rose lessons. This is a great video and is a full capacity lesson. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

If you can, explore capacity in a practical way using different containers and water. Fill up different sized containers whilst you have a bath or are playing in your garden. You could even create delicious ‘mocktails’ for your family. Please encourage children to compare the containers using the vocabulary, full, nearly full, empty or nearly empty. The work sheets are also attached to the end of this section too.

Can you compare the drinks? Which drink would you prefer? Why?

Can you use the language of less and more? Compare these two drinks. Which has less? Which has more?

Can you try solving this problem?

Lesson 2 – measuring capacity

The capacity of these containers is how much it can hold.

You could practically estimate using your own containers and cups too!

How many glasses will fill 2 fish bowls? How could you work it out?

Can you complete these challenges?

Download the activity sheets:

Recap measuring game…


This week we are reading the traditional story ‘Chicken Licken’. Do you have a copy of this book at home? Enjoy listening to the story on this video.

Here are some activities you could do at home…

  • You could draw a story path. What happened at the beginning, middle and end of the story? Draw the characters along the path. Can you label them? (You could use the one attached or draw a bigger path.)
  • Write a happier ending to the story!!
  • Make some paper puppets or masks and act out the story with your family.
  • Make a list of rhyming animals – Rabbit Wabbit, Kitten Mitten, Shark Flark. Can you draw these characters?


Here are some more phonic detective sheets for you to use at home.

In school the children enjoy reading and writing their own silly sentences. “Can a blue teapot dance and sing?”Do sharks read books at night and sleep in a bed?” “I saw a jumping dolphin in my garden!” Can they write one in the comment section of this blog post for their friends to read? What phonemes will you use in your sentences? Will you need a question mark or full stop?


What do you know about the life cycle of a chicken? This little video will tell you a few facts.

There is a comprehension activity attached too. (There are 3 differentiated levels – so choose which is best for your child).


We have seen lots of lovely rainbows everywhere. Can you create a rainbow to make everyone feel happy? You could maybe chalk one on your path or paint one on a pebble. Have fun being arty!

More of your amazing work and activities!

Thank you for your photographs it looks like you are all keeping busy with some very exciting activities. We will keep adding them to the blog so all your friends can see what you have been doing.

Bye for now

The Year 1 Team

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It’s Friday! Hope you’re all ok.

March 27, 2020 at 9:52 am


Hey hey Year 1. We hope that you’re all doing ok and that you’re enjoying your home learning.

Phonics Detective Spotting sheets

We thought, as we enjoyed Phonics Detectives so much in school, that we’d attach a few spotting sheets each time we add a blog post for you do to at home. We’d love to see pictures of you, using your magnifying glasses, finding some objects.


One of our objectives in Year 1 is to be able to count in 2s, 5s and 10s. We thought it’d be fun to do this creatively. Poppy & Noah (Mr G’s children) are counting in 5s both forwards and backwards up to 60 (12 lots of 5) by using one of Joe Wicks’ moves, the Spiderman lunge, to practise. Watch them below…it only took about 13 takes. What is it they say…never work with children or animals! So true.

Have you all had fun learning about mass and weight? Mrs Galbraith used her weighing scales and had fun baking buns. I don’t think they are up to Mr Garlick’s standard yet!!

Scavenger Hunt

Just a bit of fun, but why not try this indoor scavenger hunt (a clever way of getting your child to tidy their bedroom in the process) to pass the time!

Photo fun!

It looks like you have all been busy! Keep sending us your great photographs.

We are going to post a blog every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Bye for now.

The Year 1 Team

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Year 1 Chickens 2020 (virtual tour)

March 26, 2020 at 7:35 pm


Mr Harris and Mrs Kenny took the children who are in school to visit the school chickens. They have filmed their visit to help you write your chicken facts at home. You could make a mini-book and write a page for each video. Could you draw pictures and write labels in your book? You could even make a contents and index page. Have fun being an author and illustrator. Your books will be egg-cellent!

Feeding chickens by hand

Chicken Food

The coop

Counting eggs

The Whopper Egg

Parts of a chicken

Breeds of chicken on Farfield Farm

The Sleeping Tree

What egg-citing videos. Thank you for filming them for us all. They are cracking!!

From everyone in Year 1

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Hello Year 1!

March 25, 2020 at 10:23 am


Hope you are all well. Have you done any of the activities that were on our blog on Monday? We thought we would share a few fun websites, games and songs with you to enjoy at home. The next maths lessons are here too.


I have been enjoying doing the GoNoodle dances at home. They are very funny! Popping Bubbles is my favourite so far. Find them at www.gonoodle.com

A few weeks ago, we were stuck inside due to the bad weather so we got a little in-class exercise. We watched and copied the video above to learn some awesome Jedi-like moves.

What exercise have you been doing at home or in your garden? We would love to share your photos on our blog!


Have you enjoyed playing the phonic games with your family? Here is a fun song to help you remember the phonemes.

We have updated all your books on Bug Club and added new games to Spelling Shed. Do you think you can earn a certificate on Mathletics?


Following on from the measuring activities this week, you can have a go at the next 3 lessons. The worksheets are attached to complete for each lesson too! You may also have a go at comparing the weight of different objects around your house.

Click this link to watch the lesson:


Recapping maths activities

Have a go at these fun number games…

Try both games, numbers up to 50 ideally.
Numbers up to 49 to start with but if you’re feeling confident then try to to 99!

Thank you for emailing us and commenting on the blog. Your lovely messages and photographs are great and are making us smile! Super chicken facts and brilliant measuring – well done Year 1.

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