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Magic beans and working on our farm!

Friday 22nd April | 8 comments

What a busy and fun first week back we have had. The children have had lot of fun exploring our new role play areas. Thank you to everyone who has sent in or emailed photographs of the children with their pets.

The children were very excited to receive a letter from Jack asking them for help to plant his magic beans. They had lots of fun on the school farm, working with the older children, planting the beans. Will they grow? What might be at the top of them? We have also been busy planting lots of other seeds. We are going to look after them in our classrooms and then transfer them to the polytunnels when they are strong enough.

These photographs show that we had a great afternoon on the school farm. We dug out the weeds, fed the chickens, planted seeds, watered plants, flattened soil and even harvested. How lucky are Farsley Farfield children!?

In literacy we’ve been reading different versions of Jack and the beanstalk and had fun doing some drama and hot seating the giant and Jack. We then created word banks to describe both characters and some children used a thesaurus to find more interesting adjectives. We then moved onto creating ‘Wanted’ posters to help us find the giant. The children used some great words to describe the giant such as greedy, enormous, bossy and demanding.

We have also read in our guided reading groups and have begun to join up cursively in our handwriting lesson. We have done a practise phonic test to see how well the children are doing ready for the screening in June.

In maths we have been using our addition and subtraction skills to help us solve worded problems. The children used drawings to help them answer each problem e.g There were 6 birds on a branch. 5 more landed on it. How many were there altogether?

We also have some new visitors to our classroom. We went to our school pond and collected some tadpoles. Hopefully, they will turn into froglets and then frogs. Then they can join the other frogs in our pond at the end of the summer term just as the Year One children will be getting ready to join Year Two!

Please bring any junk materials such as cereal boxes and yogurt pots into Year One on Monday for our bridge building day. Thank you.

Have a super weekend.
The Year 1 Team

8 responses to “Magic beans and working on our farm!”

  1. Emma Heywood (Owen's mum) says:

    Wow! The hens look really friendly eating from Owens hand.

  2. Fiona redshaw says:

    Wow, what an exciting first week back. I wish I was in year 1 at Farsley Farfield, you do such exciting lessons.

  3. Melanie Ward says:

    Sonny has really enjoyed getting stuck in and helping out at the farm this week – it’s a great learning experience

  4. Sheila Singh (Ashwins mum) says:

    What a busy first week back…. Lots of exciting learning happening. Ashwin told us all about the tadpoles and whats going to happen to them. He enjoyed the trip to the farm and planting seeds, you never know there mite be a giant beanstalk growing soon on the farm….

  5. Rob Heap (Tom and Lucy's Dad) says:

    Great to see the kids in the farm planting and harvesting. Lucy enjoyed feeding the chickens as well.

  6. Kirsty (Charlie's mum) says:

    It was lovely to see all your pictures at the farm – lovely weather too! Charlie is hoping the seeds grow soon can’t wait to hear what might be a the top of your beanstalks! It sounds like you are learning lots of exciting things and hope you build some strong bridges for the Billy Goats Gruff.

  7. Karen Chaudhari (Nathan's Mum) says:

    This looks brilliant…You are so lucky to have this amazing outdoor space on the farm. Nathan is looking forward to seeing if the beanstalk has grown over the weekend 🙂

  8. Sarah (Erin's Mum) says:

    Erin really enjoyed the trip up to the farm and came home with lots of ideas about planting in the garden!
    The children are so lucky to have such brilliant facilities on site, and help from the older children too.

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