Farsley Farfield Year 1 Blog

Look what is happening in Year 1!

Character descriptions, celebrations, subtraction, magnets and Queen Victoria!

Friday 20th November | 2 comments

We have been busy thinking about characters in literacy this week. We have read the story ‘The Princess and the Wizard’ by Julia Donaldson.


The children then thought of great adjectives to describe the two main characters.

Then we moved onto writing a description of the characters and tried to remember everything we’ve learnt so far about sentence structure and using conjunctions. In handwriting, 1GJ have moved onto the ‘one armed robot’ family and practised how to form r,n and m correctly – remembering sticks and flicks. 1S will start this family of letters next week.

In maths we have been focusing on subtraction and finding the difference. The children used a number track to help them solve subtraction calculations. They have also been building towers using cubes and trying to find the difference. “If one tower has 8 cubes and the other has 12 cubes what is the difference?” Some children found this a bit tricky so may want to practise doing this practically again at home.

To support this learning please see the previous blog for some subtraction and addition games. http://ffy1.primaryblogger.co.uk/2015/11/18/addition-and-subtraction-support/

Our fantastic five challenges this week were –
1. Design a royal carriage
2. Subtraction challenges
3. Practise spelling the days of the week
4. Write about the coronation
5. Write adjectives about a character

In our history lesson we continued to learn about Queen Elizabeth and also found out about Queen Victoria. We looked at photographs of Kings and Queens who have reigned since Queen Victoria and put them on a timeline. Can your child remember any of them?

We have been busy investigating magnetism in our science lesson. The children had fun using various magnets to investigate and sort which materials were magnetic.

In R.E we thought very carefully about celebrations. We looked at how people from lots of different religions celebrate and how these celebrations have lots of things in common. We planned a celebration for our set of teddy bears. Can your child remember how people from different religions celebrate? Do people prepare special food? Do people wear special clothes? What else might people do to celebrate?

Remember we are going to Abbey House museum next Wednesday (1S) and Thursday (1GJ). This is a half day trip and we will be back in school for lunch as normal.

As part of our Christmas performance we are asking the children to learn a dance. Can you ‘Do the Strictly?’ Have fun at home practising this dance and thank you for your support.


Have a great weekend.

The Year 1 team

2 responses to “Character descriptions, celebrations, subtraction, magnets and Queen Victoria!”

  1. Sheila Singh (Ashwins mum) says:

    All the children have had a busy week, learning lots of different things…. Ashwin has enjoyed making his castle and showing the other children in 1s. He has also enjoyed playing the subtraction and addition games. He is looking forward to going on the trip next Wednesday and having fun.

  2. Melissa (Lillie's Mum) says:

    Lillie definitely took in the work you did about conjunctions she’s been trying to spot them in the books we’ve been reading. Looks to be another action packed week!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Skip to toolbar