Farsley Farfield Year 1 Blog

Look what is happening in Year 1!

Look what’s been happening in 1GJ

April 15, 2015 at 10:27 am


We have been busy getting the classroom ready for the new term. Paws and Claws pet shop is fully stocked and open for business – we just need customers! We are looking forward to seeing your photographs of you with your pets. The Easter gardens have grown and look amazing. We also have a tank ready for some frog spawn. With a trip to Rodley Nature Reserve during our first week and lots of exciting activities planned it’s going to be another great half term in Year 1.
We are looking forward to seeing you all next week.
Mrs Galbraith and Mrs James

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A very happy Easter from Year One!

April 2, 2015 at 10:11 am


Well we have only been in school for 4 days….but what a busy 4 days!!

On Monday we walked to St Johns church to learn about the Easter celebration. The children listened to the Easter story and then worked in small groups to create Easter gardens. They also went on a photograph hunt around the church to find and learn about different artefacts. Thank you to Paul Tudge and all the parents who supported us on this visit. (Please see our separate blog post). We also had fun making our chocolate Easter nests…yum!

Tuesday was our brilliant ‘Spring Chicken’ event. We hope you enjoyed looking at your child’s book, watching their movies and eating the Easter nests!! Thank you to our friends and family who came to visit.

Here are the links to our amazing videos so you can show them off over and over again. Enjoy!

1S chicken video :

1GJ chicken video :

In maths we have had a very practical week doing lots of measuring, weighing and capacity work. They have been learning about centimetres, metres, millilitres, litres, grams and kilograms. Can they practise their measuring at home? They could weigh baking ingredients, fill bottles at bath time or measure objects around the house. The children had fun decorating their metre snakes and using them to find things that were longer and shorter than 1 metre. Can they use it at home to measure objects?

Thank you for all your support with reading, blogging, spellings and their super learning logs.

Remember the Science ‘S Factor’ auditions are taking place on Friday the 24th of April. Please click on this link for more information. http://ffyr3.primaryblogger.co.uk/science/the-s-factor-farsley-farfield-science-competition/    Have fun!

We hope you all have a lovely Easter holiday.

The Year 1 Team




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1GJ’s chicken film

March 31, 2015 at 2:55 pm


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All About Easter

March 30, 2015 at 11:19 am


Today Year 1 visited St. John’s Church to find out how Christians celebrate Easter. First we used objects to retell the Easter story. After that we made Easter gardens which included the cross and tomb. Next we looked round the church searching for special features. We found the organ, communion table / alter, pulpit, lectern, stained glass windows, pews, font and even two lizards! Rev. Tudge answered our questions about the church building and Easter story. We all enjoyed our visit to the church and would like to thank Rev. Tudge for making us so welcome.


If you are celebrating Holy Week please let us know what you are doing. Have you received a palm cross? What will you do on Good Friday or Easter Sunday? We are interested in religious celebrations and Easter traditions. Do you have an egg rolling competition like Mrs James’ family? We look forward to reading your comments on the blog.

Thank you to all the parents for giving up your time this morning and for helping make our visit possible. We all appreciate it.

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Puppets Pals, chicken books, halves and quarters!

March 27, 2015 at 11:40 am


This week in literacy we have been busy writing our non-fiction books about chickens. We have written about the life cycle, personalities and predators but the favourite page was all about chicken poo!!

The children are very proud of their books and are looking forward to sharing them at our ‘Spring Chicken’ event on Tuesday 31st March. We have also been recording our chicken movies on the iPads and creating our book front covers on the laptops.

In maths we have been learning about halves and quarters of shapes and numbers. Can your child tell you what is half of 10? Half of 16? Quarter of 4? We have also been using our number bonds to help us add 3 digits together. The children had to find the 2 numbers which make 10 and then add the other number e.g. 6 + 4 + 3 =

Our number bond of the week is 17 +3 =20.

We have a busy week next week! On Monday we are going to visit St Johns church, Tuesday is our ‘Spring Chicken’ event and on Thursday the decorated egg competition will be judged and we are having our pyjama party. Phew! We will all be ready for a holiday.

There will be no more spellings or learning log homework until after the Easter holiday.  So you will have plenty of time to help your child create their decorated egg and plan a science investigation for the ‘S Factor’ competition. Please continue with lots of reading at home and number fact work. Here are some games that could help.

Thank you to everyone who has returned their reply slip for our trip to Rodley Nature Reserve and to everyone who has offered to help. However we still need more parent helpers. Can you help? We really appreciate all your support on our trips.

Have a great weekend.
The Year 1 Team

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Another eggcellent week!

March 20, 2015 at 12:35 pm


We have had some visitors in Year 1 this week – Mr Garlick kindly brought his three chickens for a holiday! The children have had lots of fun looking after them and learning lots more chicken facts. They are all ‘chicken experts’ now! They enjoyed our science lesson this week when they had to investigate which food the chickens, giant snails and gerbils liked best. The animals are all very full now!

In literacy we have been learning about information books. We started by sorting texts into fiction and non fiction and discussing what non fiction books are and how and why we use them.


In our guided reading sessions we have focussed on reading information books and using contents pages, indexes and glossaries. We have also started to write our own non fiction book all about chickens. We are creating the book front covers on the laptops and you will be able to read our amazing books at our ‘Spring Chicken event’ on Tuesday 31st March.

In maths we have been doing lots of practical sharing using eggs, chickens and egg boxes. We also introduced the division symbol. You could practise this skill at home. “I have 15 eggs. I share them between 3 people. How many will they get each?” 15 ÷ 3 = ? Click here for some more resources and online games.

In PE we are practising our ball skills using large and small balls. We have been busy bouncing, rolling, kicking, dribbling and catching balls.

It was lovely to see you all at parents evening and discuss your child’s progress. Thank you for all your support with reading, spelling and their learning logs.

Have a super weekend.
The Year 1 Team



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