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More farming, beanstalks, plurals and place value!

Friday 28th April | 5 comments

This week it was the turn of 1S to go to the school farm. 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?

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, raked soil and even harvested. How lucky are Farsley Farfield children!?

In literacy this week we have been focusing on plurals. The children did various tasks and have been looking at the spelling patterns. They matched singular and plural words and sorted them according to their endings s/es/ies. The children then thought back to the story Jack and the Beanstalk and they had to draw an alternative baddy and setting that could be at the top of a beanstalk. They then wrote an alternative middle and ending to the story. There were some super ideas shared, well done Year One! We then discussed individual targets with the children to help them improve their writing. We have revised a-e/ai/ay/ea/e-e/ey and ee in phonics.

In maths we have continued our work on place value. We partitioned numbers into tens and ones, we ordered numbers and really thought about, discussed and practically looked at what numbers are made up of and how they can be represented.

In Science we thought carefully about the life cycle of a bean. Can your child tell you more?

We were also lucky enough to have some very special visitors that had just hatched out of nursery on Monday morning…very cute!

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend – see you all on Tuesday and remember 1GJ have their school trip to Rodley Nature Reserve then. 1s are going on Thursday.

If you have any cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, yogurt cups etc please bring into Year 1 – we have something very exciting to build soon! Thank you.

The Year 1 Team

5 responses to “More farming, beanstalks, plurals and place value!”

  1. peterharris says:

    Those are terrific photographs of the children on the farm and I am really impressed by the fantastic whole/part models in maths: very impressive numbers for Y1!

    Since those photographs were taken, the polytunnel has been re-covered and looks very smart now.

  2. Natalie Stanton Joshua's mum) says:

    Amazing! Well done year 1. It looks like a super week of fun and learning. Joshua’s really enjoyed it.

  3. Amanda O'Donnell (Daniel's mum) says:

    Fabulous photos and such a lot of work done in one week! Daniel has told me lots of variations of the Jack and the Beanstalk story and has really enjoyed learning about it.

  4. Claire says:

    Year one have been working very hard! Florence was really pleased that she got to hold “a real life duckling!”

  5. Amber Hendy says:

    Matilda enjoyed writing about Jack and the beanstalk.

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