Farsley Farfield Year 1 Blog

Look what is happening in Year 1!

A very busy week in Year 1!

February 14, 2020 at 3:03 pm

The highlight of our week was our amazing art gallery when the children exhibited their fabulous art work to the public. The children were very proud of their achievements and we hope you enjoyed the gallery.


We have continued with our story writing. This week we used the art work of Raphael Perez to inspire us. The children used their imagination and fell into a painting again! They planned a problem and resolution using a story mountain and then wrote their own stories. We had children flying in hot air balloons, getting swallowed by whales and jumping off skyscrapers with parachutes!

In phonics we have revised all the phonemes learnt so far this year. We have sent home a game for you to play with your child – please keep practising reading all the real and alien words. We also used ‘Spelling Shed’ to help us spell the tricky words.


The children have worked really hard in maths this week! We have been representing numbers to 50 and using the language of tens and ones. We have also helped our puppet Gertrude solve missing numbers on a part whole model too.

We have also had fun with shapes and art this week. The children were inspired by the art work of Gary Webb and Wassily Kandinsky and created 2D art work and 3D sculptures.

We enjoyed looking at the pop-up books that the Year 4s had written about vertebrates. We learnt some great animal facts!

Thank you for all your support this half term.

The Year 1 Team

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Fun falling into a painting!

February 7, 2020 at 3:33 pm


We have been working hard to find addition and subtraction fact families. If 12+1=13 we also know that 1+12=13. The children have also realised from these facts we can make subtractions such as 13-1=12. We also worked with our learning partner to find the missing numbers of addition and subtraction facts too.


This week we have read the story ‘Katie’s Picture Show’. In this book Katie explores an art gallery and touches the paintings and falls into them and has lots of amazing adventures.

We were very excited when we fell through a picture frame into a painting called ‘Winter’ by Zuzana Chalupova. This inspired us to plan our own stories with a problem and resolution.

In phonics we have focused on oi/oy, ee/ea/ey/e-e and i-e/igh.

Reading Buddies

We enjoyed sharing our T Rex books with our Year 5 reading buddies. They were very impressed with them!


We have been thinking about roles and responsibilities. We began by doing a ‘Talk with your feet’ task. The children were shown a picture of someone doing a job e.g. tidying a bedroom and had to decide whose responsibility it was – parents, children, people who work at school or everyone. It led to some great discussions. We then wrote a class set of responsibilities which included tidying our classrooms, helping setting the table at home and saving the World!!


We have been busy adding the finishing touches to our canvases. We can’t wait for you to see them next Thursday! Thank you for your £1 contributions on Parent Pay.

Have a great weekend.

The Year 1 Team

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