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Look what is happening in Year 1!

Lots of fun learning in Year 1!

September 13, 2019 at 2:44 pm



We have been talking about our families and the children all drew a picture of their family and labelled it. We have also begun our daily phonic lessons. This week we have revised ll, ff, ss, and zz.


In Maths we have been practising forming our numbers and counting. We have been finding out about number bonds to 10. The children have enjoyed learning a number bond to 10 song! You can also join in at home using this link:

Key Skills

Each week the children will have key skills lessons. This half term we are focusing on the correct formation of the letters and digits. This week we looked at the ‘Curly Caterpillar’ family and practised writing c, a and d cursively and forming 0,1 and 2 correctly.


We had fun looking at their baby photographs and talking about how they had changed. They thought about what they needed when they were a baby and what they need now. Look out for our ‘Guess Who?’ displays. Can you work out who all the babies are?


In PE the children had fun outside doing lots of  SAQ (speed, agility, quickness) activities. Our second PE lesson every week will be focusing on gymnastics and the children will be learning different balances, jumps and rolls.


We have all enjoyed painting and drawing our self portraits.

Friday Afternoons

This week we started our exciting Friday afternoon lessons. The children will do different activities each week. This half term they will do RE, music, food skills and a tree walk.

Other Year 1 news

We are visiting the school farm over the next weeks – please can your child bring in a pair of wellington boots to leave at school? They can use their new welly pegs to keep them together.

The children were very excited about their first homework task in their learning logs!! This work is due in on Wednesday 25th September. Thank you for all your support with reading, phonics, spellings and learning logs – it really does make a difference.

Don’t forget to bring your soft toy to school next week!

Have a lovely weekend,

The Year 1 Team

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A busy first week in Year 1!

September 6, 2019 at 11:20 am


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 investigating their new classrooms and outdoor area. Which area has your child enjoyed exploring the most? Can your child remember which hive they are in?

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.

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.

Just a reminder to please send a photograph of your child when they were a baby or toddler. It will be used for the history lesson next week and will go on our ‘Guess Who?’ display. We can print them in school if you email them  – alexandra.galbraith@farsleyfarfield.org.uk, edd.garlick@farsleyfarfield.org.uk or sabrina.pinnock@farsleyfarfield.org.uk.

Have a lovely weekend.
The Year 1 Team

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Welcome to Year 1

September 2, 2019 at 3:51 pm


We hope that you have all had a great holiday and are ready for an exciting year. We have been busy getting the classrooms ready and planning lots of fun lessons and visits.

We are looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday morning. You will need to look for your peg label in the corridor, put your book bag in your colour hive box 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 areas. Where would you like to play?

1G areas…

1P areas…

See you all soon!

The Year 1 Team

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The last week in Year 1!

July 19, 2019 at 1:22 pm


We have had a busy last week together. In English we have checked how many of the Year 1 key words they can read and write. Many children could read and write them all – well done!

The leavers assembly was very emotional this morning. 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 1G have been a pleasure to teach. We hope that you all have a lovely summer holiday.

From all the Year 1 Team


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Life savers in Year 1!

July 12, 2019 at 1:21 pm


On Tuesday we enjoyed a visit from Martin, a volunteer from the RNLI the charity that saves lives at sea. We found out all about the different types of boats used by the RNLI, what flags on beaches tell us and what to do in an emergency. The children now all know what to do if they come into difficulties in water – they should lean back, try to float as they wave with one arm and use the other to swim. Lots of children got the chance to try on the safety equipment that Martin uses. Did you know that all of the life vests, lifeboats, specialist equipment etc is funded solely through donations? The children were very proud that they raised £13, thank you for your generosity.

In literacy and history we have been learning about a real life saver! The children found a mystery suitcase with some clues inside. They wrote some great questions to try and find out who the suitcase belonged to and discovered it was Grace Darling. To find out more about this brave hero click here.

We have had fun exploring slime, slippery spheres and magic sand in our science labs this week. Miss Bray also showed us her balloon helicopter!

We all enjoyed Sports Day. Look at us competing in all the different races…

This morning we all enjoyed seeing our Year 6 buddies. They heard us read and then we all had an ice pop.

We can’t believe it us our last week in Year 1 next week! Where has this school year gone??

Have super weekend,

The Year 1 Team


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Scrumptious sandwiches in Year 1!

July 5, 2019 at 2:40 pm


The children were very excited to receive a letter from Mr Grinling the lighthouse keeper! His wife usually makes his lunch but she was going on holiday so he asked for our help. We had fun designing, making and eating our sandwiches. There were some unusual combinations! We then wrote a set of instructions about how to make our sandwich. The children used some great bossy verbs in their writing.

In maths we have been looking at time. We have been focusing on all the different vocabulary we could use when describing time, including before, after, later, earlier, o’clock and half past.

We looked at an analogue clock (clock face) and talked about the hands of a clock and where they will be at certain times. Then we practised matching, making and reading clocks.

In geography we have had great fun using a compass to find our way round. We worked in pairs to find magnetic north and then talk about what things were in each direction. We stood on top of the hill and looked into the distance.

Experiment of the week in 1G is all about investigating magnetism. We also had fun making ‘Dancing Raisins’. The children enjoyed seeing if other fruit and vegetables could dance too! 1B have been enjoying the Aqua Play set that Theo brought to school.

We all enjoyed the ‘Flavour School’ workshop run by Dr Nick from the University of Leeds. 1G had fun exploring their senses whilst tasting fruit. They closed their eyes and eyes and described what they could hear in their mouth “crunchy” “squelchy” “clack” “clush”. Then they created and performed songs in their hive groups. 1B took part in a Flavour Buffet and tasted a variety of foods.

On Thursday morning the children all went to visit their Year 2 teachers. They all had a great time and are really looking forward to September. 1B will be moving onto Mrs Lace’s class and 1G will be taught by Mrs Loveridge.

We have busy week next week – it is the RNLI visit on Tuesday and Sports Day on Wednesday.

Have a great weekend,

The Year 1 Team

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