Farsley Farfield Year 1 Blog

Look what is happening in Year 1!

Useful links to help with learning.

November 28, 2014 at 6:43 pm

In Year One we always want to make learning fun and some web based interactive activities can help. This website is particularly good: click on the pictures below and you will be taken to the fun games.
Ask your child to show you the activities they are familiar with.
Phonics / key words / reading
Maths links
The funky mummy game is a particular favourite as is the dinosaur egg game.
Have fun exploring!
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Look what we have done in Year 1 this week.

November 28, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Another 4 day week but we’ve had lots of fun and learnt plenty! We started the week with our Design and Technology task of creating a wheeled vehicle fit for a Queen. See our separate post for photographs of our brilliant work.

In maths we have been focussing on halves and quarters of shapes and numbers. We looked at the book ‘Picture Pie’ by Ed Emberley. This is a great book and he cuts circles into halves and quarters to create some lovely pictures. The children tried hard to create their own half and quarter pictures. We also practically halved numbers by sharing objects. Some children were extended to find out a quarter of a number. Can your child tell you what is half of 10? What is half of 20? What is a quarter of 8?

In literacy the children looked carefully at their wheeled vehicle and thought about how they could improve it and completed a simple evaluation.

Well done to all the children who have been practising our Christmas songs at home. It is sounding lovely already. Their costumes need to be in school on Monday – please make sure that everything is named.

Remember that we are making Christingles next Monday – your child needs to bring an orange to school. Thank you to all the parents who have kindly offered to accompany us on our visit to the church – everyone is welcome.

Have a lovely weekend.
The Year 1 Team

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Christmas is coming ….

November 26, 2014 at 3:27 pm

We are looking forward to being great learners in our new Christmas Maths area.

The elves are having fun wrapping presents in Santa’s Workshop!

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Vehicles fit for a queen!

November 26, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Year 1 have been busy designing vehicles for the queen. First the children looked at wheeled vehicles and thought about the queen’s requirements. Can your child show you the axle, axle holder and chassis on a toy car? Next the children created designs and practised joining materials. Year 1 used lots of skills to build their vehicles including, sawing, stapling and sticking. Did you know that pegs, paperclips, pipe cleaners and card can all be used to make axle holders? The finished carriages and cars are certainly suitable for royalty and there is not a pumpkin to be seen!

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4 days of fun in Year 1

November 20, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Even though we’ve only been in school for 4 days it has been very action packed! In our literacy and history lessons we learnt about the Queen’s Coronation and the children remembered lots of facts. They all thoroughly enjoyed the re-enactment of the Coronation – who would have thought that the Queen would have come to Farsley Farfield!!

In maths we have been focussing on addition. The children have learnt that addition can be done in any order and have used a variety of equipment to help them answer calculations. They used number lines, numicon and counters. They also helped the Queen solve one-step addition problems by drawing pictures e.g. the crown only has 4 diamonds on. The jeweller has added 3 more. How many are there altogether?

We had lots of fun in our science lesson creating something to help the Queen’s knickers float! Using their knowledge about materials they made something that would float. They could choose from cardboard boxes, metal dishes, wooden blocks, bubble wrap, plastic containers. Which do you think floated? We had fun testing our ‘floating knickers’!

Thank you for helping your child build a castle for their homework. We have had some amazing ones and we are running out of room to display them all. The children are very proud of their work.

Have a great weekend. Remember that next week is only 4 days again as Wednesday is a training day.
The Year 1 Team

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Will the Queen’s knickers float or sink?

November 20, 2014 at 2:09 pm

We had a brilliant science lesson today. The children had to help the Queen as her knickers kept sinking when she jumped out of the plane!! Could they make something that would float? The children thoroughly enjoyed this task and used all their knowledge about materials to create something. We had lots of fun testing them!


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Amazing castles in Year 1

November 20, 2014 at 2:04 pm

Wow! The castles that the children have made at home are fantastic! The Queen will be happy. The children are very proud of them and have enjoyed showing them to their friends.

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Year 1 travel back in time to 1953…

November 17, 2014 at 3:41 pm


This afternoon Year 1 travelled back in time to the 2nd June 1953.  We witnessed the Queen’s coronation in all its glory.  The Queen arrived in her golden state coach. Then during the royal occasion we saw the Queen receive a sword, orb, sceptres, bracelets and of course the magnificent crown.   After she had waved her farewells from the balcony Year 1 celebrated with a street party. The rain even added to the authenticity! A fantastic day had by all!

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A fun week and a happy Children in Need day!

November 14, 2014 at 2:38 pm

What an exciting week we have had. The children thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Media Museum – please see our separate posts for photographs of our trip.

In literacy we have read the story ‘The Princess and the Wizard’ written by Julia Donaldson. This is a great story and has super illustrations drawn by Lydia Monks. The children had to look carefully at the main characters and write lots of adjectives to describe the princess and the wizard. They used these words to help them write a character description and they tried hard to remember to use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.

We have had lots of fun in our maths lessons this week investigating capacity. The children all made delicious fruity cocktails. Some children used non-standard units to measure the juice to make their drink and others were introduced to measuring using millilitres and litres.

Number bond of the week is 9 + 1 = 10 and 1 + 9 = 10.
We have continued investigating materials in our science lessons. This week we learnt about floating and sinking and tested lots of different objects.


Next week we will be making something to help the Queen’s knickers float!

We have also had a fun day for Children in Need. It is great to be a good citizen and help others in need. Thank you for your very kind contributions.


Please can you make sure that your child brings their reading record and book to school every day as they are reading individually as part of their guided reading sessions. Also can you make sure that your child has their PE kit in school and it is all labelled.

We are learning about the Queen’s Coronation on Monday 17th November and your child can come to school in their party clothes. Please make sure that they are wearing sensible footwear and will be warm enough to play outside at lunchtime.

Remember that there is a teacher training next Friday and school will be closed for the children.

Have a lovely weekend.

The Year 1 Team




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A brilliant day out at Bradford Media Museum!

November 13, 2014 at 10:35 pm

The children and adults in 1S have had such a fantastic time at the Bradford National Media Museum today.


We explored all the different areas and saw some really interesting things. Can you remember what the first television looked like? My favourite part was getting on board the hovercraft. Can you explain how this was possible?


A brilliant day! Thank you to Jacob’s Mum and Anju and Gita’s Mum for your help. We all really appreciate it!

The Bradford National Media Museum is a fun, interactive and FREE day out for all the family. Please click here for more information.

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