Farsley Farfield Year 1 Blog

Look what is happening in Year 1!

Welcome to Year One

September 9, 2016 at 3:32 pm


We have had a very busy three days! All the children have settled in really well and are getting used to the routines of Year 1. They have been exploring their new classrooms and outdoor area. Which area has your child enjoyed exploring the most? Can your child remember which hive they are in? Can they remember the Golden Rules?

We have enjoyed getting to know the children. We have heard all the children read and they have a new book to share with you at home. Please help your child change their books before and after school. Each child tried to write their first name and surname. Now they are in Year 1 it is important that they can hold a pencil with a triangular grip, write both names and form all the letters correctly.

We have also been to the school library and chosen a book – please share this with your child. We will change our library books every Friday.

We have sent home a newsletter and we hope this helps answer questions about PE kit and reading books. We will be doing PE next week so please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school.

It is going to be a fantastic year!

Have a lovely weekend.
The Year 1 Team

A few snaps of the children exploring…




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Welcome to 1GJ

September 1, 2016 at 10:24 am


We hope that you have all had a great holiday and are ready for an exciting year in 1GJ. We have been busy getting the classroom ready and planning lots of fun lessons and trips.

We are looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday morning. Can you remember where the Year 1 entrance is? You will need to look for your new peg label in the corridor and find your drawer to put your fruit in.  Then you can sit on the carpet and look at a book.

Have a look at some of our new and exciting areas. Where would you like to play?


Our new class pets are ready too. Meet Oreo and Biscuit…

Have a lovely weekend.

The 1GJ Team


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A big thank you from 1GJ

July 27, 2016 at 11:40 am


We have had a great year in 1GJ. The children have all worked very hard and have been a pleasure to teach. Thank you for all your support – it really does make a difference.
Thank you for all your kind messages, cards and gifts. We hope you all have a lovely summer holiday and good luck in Year 2.
Best wishes,
Mrs Galbraith, Mrs James, Mrs Booth, Mrs Cave and Miss Morgan

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A huge thank you from 1S

July 27, 2016 at 10:16 am


We just wanted to say a huge thank you to the 1S children and families for such a super and fun year. We have loved every minute and think all of your children are super stars! They have all learnt so much and improved so much.  Thank you for all of your support – we appreciate it lots. Also thank you very much for your very kind gifts, cards and words – again much appreciated. Have a wonderful summer and take care.

Thanks again,

Miss Sedman, Mrs Walker, Miss Jackson and Mrs Purfield


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A whistle stop tour of the UK…

July 22, 2016 at 2:23 pm


Phew! This week we have been on a whistle stop tour around the British Isles. The children have enjoyed learning lots of facts about each country. Can they show you on a map where England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are? Can they remember the capital cities and describe the flags?

On Monday we visited England. We went for on open top bus tour of London and learnt about many of the main landmarks including the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and Big Ben. We then enjoyed a game of cricket and finished our day with afternoon tea, we all tucked in to cucumber sandwiches, scones and a refreshing cup of tea!

On Tuesday we travelled to Wales and learnt lots of interesting facts. Did you know that Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and that the daffodil is the national flower? We also played tag rugby and matched up lots of pictures to Welsh facts.

On Thursday we visited Scotland. We played Scottish fact bingo and learnt lots of new things. Can your child tell you anything about this country? We sampled some shortbread as we listened to some bagpipes. We enjoyed learning about the Loch Ness Monster and having a go at a Highland fling. We even got to look at a real kilt!

Our last country we visited on Friday was Northern Ireland. The children listened to some folk stories about how the Giants Causeway was created and looked at some photographs of various landmarks. We then had fun trying to do some Irish dancing.

Each day the children have been writing non chronological reports about the countries they have visited. They have remembered lots of facts and produced some great pieces of writing.

We even managed to fit in some maths! The children revised the properties of 3D and 2D shapes and we tested their knowledge with some shape quizzes. Can your child remember how many faces a cube has? Can they remember how many edges a cylinder has and how many sides a circle has? Can your child remember what an irregular pentagon looks like? Click here for some more fun quizzes and learning.

Thank you to those family members that came into our sharing session. We hope that you enjoyed it – the children are very proud of ALL the work they have done this year and so are all of the staff. Well done!

We hope you liked the class photos. Very special!

Have a great weekend,

The Year One Team

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Our Olympic week

July 15, 2016 at 2:37 pm


What an exciting Olympic week – we have been on a whistle stop tour of Brazil!! Our week began with an assembly where we learnt all about the history behind the Olympic Games. We then spent the day moving around different classrooms doing various activities including making carnival masks, learning facts about Brazil and having fun playing samba music.

On Tuesday we made musical instruments and wrote facts about Brazil. What facts can your child remember?

On Wednesday we had lots of fun participating in Sports Day – well done to Germany, the winning team. Everyone (including parents) participated very well and we certainly have some super sports stars!

On Thursday morning we took part in the mini measuring Olympics. The children had lots of fun competing in various tasks. Throwing javelins straws and measuring the distance using a meter ruler, using a trundle wheel to measure the distance they covered doing the long jump, measuring the capacity of various swimming pools and finally weightlifting with 100 gram weights!

The morning was finished with the ‘Curly Wurly Challenge’ – which hive could work as a team and stretch it the furthest? Who knew maths could be so exciting!? (1GJ will do this activity next week).

We then moved onto learning about rainforests, focusing on the Amazon rainforest. The children drew a picture and labelled the different layers and then wrote lots of great facts. We then moved onto drawing and painting some of the amazing animals that live in this habitat.

We finished the week with a carnival celebration – all the classes came together and had fun dancing, playing their instruments and sharing all their brilliant work.

A fantastic week!

Have a great weekend,

The Year One Team.

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