Farsley Farfield Year 1 Blog

Look what is happening in Year 1!

Thank you!

July 22, 2014 at 11:14 am

Thank you very much for all your lovely cards, gifts and kind words. We have both thoroughly enjoyed teaching all the children in 1GJ. We hope you all have a wonderful summer holiday and good luck in Year 2.

All the best,

Mrs James and Mrs Galbraith

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We believe in you 1GJ!

July 21, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Today has been a day to reflect on Year 1 and look forward to new experiences in Year 2.

We hope that the children achieve all that they wish for in their Year 2 learning journey and beyond.

Believe in yourselves 1GJ – you are fantastic!

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North Building Sports Day

July 18, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Year 1 all had the most fantastic time on Thursday at our sports day! Thank you to everyone who came to support the teams. Below is a link to a video that Miss Hutchinson has made of the day.

North Building sports day

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Year 1 have been thinking about their busy year!

July 18, 2014 at 11:10 am

In literacy this week we have all been thinking about our time in Year 1. What has been our favourite part? Some of the highlights were all the trips we have been on – Eureka, the theatre, Leeds Art Gallery, Skipton Castle and Blackhill Woods. The children also said they’d enjoyed the banquet and the Tour de Farsley. Some children said that their favourite thing was all the hard work!! The children have all drawn a picture of themselves and written about their year. This piece of work will be added to a portfolio that was started in Nursery and will move up through school with them. The children had fun looking at their work from Nursery and Reception.

We have revisited division and sharing in numeracy. The children used a variety of equipment to help them solve problems. Their mental maths skills are developing. Can they quickly answer 10÷2= or 9 ÷ 3= and can they share out objects such as 15 toys shared between 3 people?

We hope you all enjoyed Sports Day – well done to Brazil who were the winning team. All the children tried really hard and had lots of fun!

On Wednesday we went to the Junior Building to watch the Year 6 leavers show. It was very entertaining and the children thoroughly enjoyed it.

We will be collecting book bags in next week so please can you empty them so that only their reading record and reading books are left in. Also please can you have a look around your house for any reading books and library books that may have found their way onto your book shelves or under children’s beds!

Have a great weekend – only 2 days left!

The Year 1 Team

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Poetry and multiplication in Year 1!

July 11, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Our week started with the super medieval banquet – we hope you all enjoyed it. The children had fun making the potage. Did it taste nice? Please see separate post for photographs of the busy day.

In literacy we have been focusing on poetry. The children have been busy writing acrostic poems about Castles and the World Cup. Some children have also written alliterations based on castles and they thought of some great ideas – “jolly jesters juggling” “pukey potage” “pretty princesses prancing proudly”

We have revisited multiplication in numeracy and most children are becoming more confident at solving problems by sharing and multiplying. The children used counters and drawings to help them answer the calculations. Can your child quickly work out 3 lots of 2 or 5 x 3?

In PE we have been practising for Sports Day – bouncing on the space hoppers is everyone’s favourite race! Your child should have brought home a letter explaining what is happening and which team they are in for sports day. Please can you make sure that your child has appropriate footwear for outdoor PE – some children had to run in their sandals last week!

The children are excited about the World Cup final. In 1D Dylan has Germany and James has Argentina. In 1GJ Miles has Germany and Ollie has Argentina.  Who will win?

Have a great weekend – only 7 days left until we break up!
The Year 1 Team

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1GJ are ready for Year 2!

July 8, 2014 at 9:58 pm


Today 1GJ teamed up with 2F to write some World Cup poems. Why not visit the Year 2 blog to find out more? While you are there have a look at their flag counter – I’m sure that you will be impressed! Click on this link to fast forward you to Year 2.


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DT – making castles in 1D

July 7, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Last week we made our fantastic castles that the children will have brought home tonight. They started by designing a castle – the brief include what it must be, what it should have and what it could have. they then drew a picture of the castle they wanted to build and thought about the materials they would need. The children then looked at the ‘must have’ section of the brief and decided on how these could be made. In the next session the children worked on the skills they would need to make their castle – poking a hole through cardboard to cut out an arrow slit or window, threading and tying knots for the drawbridge, cutting out a door with a hinge and cutting the  battlements. They then painted their castles and used rulers to add lines so they looked like they were made from stone, added guards, princesses and flags and, of course, a moving drawbridge.

The finished castles look brilliant!

I have also made a video of the children creating their castles.

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Behold the brilliant banquet!

July 7, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Today the Farsley Farfield drawbridge was lowered to welcome the village folk to the royal banquet. There was fine entertainment and feasting on pottage. Thank you to all the parents for providing such wonderful costumes and for joining the banquet.

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1Ds’ broad beans – the final installment!!

July 7, 2014 at 10:22 am

On Friday we went up to the farm and harvested out beans! The children were so pleased by how much they had grown. This morning we have made pottage (a traditional medieval vegetable soup thickened with oats) and we added our broad beans to the pan. The pottage will be served at the banquet to be held this afternoon – the children are really looking forward to eating the fruits of their labour! A big ‘thank you’ to Ms Howells for helping look after them for us.

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Another fun and busy week in Year 1

July 4, 2014 at 12:25 pm

The children have all been very busy designing and creating a castle. They have learnt many new design and technology skills. All the castles are unique and will be on display at our banquet on Monday. Please see separate post for photographs of their amazing castles.

In literacy we have been learning about writing invitations. The children then wrote an invite in their very best handwriting – we hope you have received it! See if your child can remember what RSVP means? We are looking forward to entertaining you all at our medieval banquet on Monday afternoon. Has your child got their outfit planned? Please hang them on their pegs on Monday morning.

We have revisited halving shapes and numbers in numeracy. Some children are now very confident at halving and were extended to find quarters of numbers. You may find that they cut their food up into halves and quarters at mealtimes!

On Thursday afternoon everyone visited their new classrooms – they all settled well and enjoyed their time getting to know Mrs Fisher and Miss Hutchinson. If you have any concerns or questions about the transition to Year 2 please just ask a member of the Year1 team.

Have a lovely weekend. Hope the sun shines for the Grand Depart of the Tour de France.
The Year 1 Team

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