Celebrating 50 Years
Tuesday 24th July | 4 comments
What an exciting last two days! We have been celebrating the Infant Building being 50 years old. We looked at the plaque. Did you know the building was officially opened on 11th May 1968 by Mrs Agnes Kitching? We also looked at the West Yorkshire coat of arms. Mrs Spencer told us about being a pupil at the school a year after it opened. It is amazing how much school has changed since the 1960s!
In Literacy we read ‘You Choose’ and ‘Just Imagine’ by Nick Sharratt. In groups the children made a list of 50 things they would like to do when they grow up. There were some ambitious ideas – some more achievable than others. Here are some examples…
- Fly an aeroplane.
- Sleep underwater.
- Be a vet.
- Do a backflip.
- Ride a unicorn and meet a mermaid.
- Have a pet shark.
- Be a rock star.
- Sit on the queen’s throne.
- Go on a cruise boat.
- Be rich.
- Be a superhero.
In Maths we thought about the number 50. The children did 50 jumps in different ways – they had great fun bouncing about on trampettes, the bouncy castle and in sacks. Then we made 50 in different ways with Maths equipment. The children thought about how 50 can be made from groups of 2s, 5s or 10s.
In the afternoons we celebrated with lots of fun 50 activities! We decorated and ate 50 biscuits (as a class – not individually). We played water games such as transferring 50 cups of water and throwing a water balloon 50 times. The children also enjoyed making 50 bunting flags and collecting 50 objects in a milk bottle.
The leavers assembly was very emotional for a number of us. Mrs James has been at Farsley Farfield for 21 of the 50 years! We hope that the children and staff who are leaving to start new adventures will ‘be happy’ and continue to ‘be the best they can be’.
Thank you for your kind wishes, cards and presents – both 1B and 1GJ have been a pleasure to teach. We hope that you all have a lovely summer holiday.