Farsley Farfield Year 1 Blog

Look what is happening in Year 1!

A big thank you from 1GJ

July 26, 2017 at 4:14 pm

What a great year we have all had! We are very proud of all the super progress the children have made – thank you for all your support. Thank you also for all your kind words, cards and gifts. It was very thoughtful and we will enjoy them all. Have a great summer holiday and good luck in Year 2.

From Mrs Galbraith, Mrs James, Mrs Booth, Miss Campbell and Mrs du Preez.

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A huge thank you from 1S

July 26, 2017 at 2:30 pm

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. A very sad goodbye from Miss Sedman who will be back to check up on all the new Year 2 next year, after exploring some of our beautiful world!

Thanks again,

Miss Sedman, Mr Durkin, Mrs Kaur and Mr Catto.

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Ahoy there me hearties!

July 25, 2017 at 6:40 pm

We all had lots of fun during our pirate day. In the morning 1S drew pirates and described them and 1GJ wrote about pirate settings.

The afternoon had a very unusual start – we found a clue which told us about some missing treasure! We followed the clues and went on a very exciting treasure hunt around the school and grounds. We even walked the plank and found a treasure chest full of rewards.

After all that hard work we were ready for our delicious pirate feast.

We have continued with the pirate theme today and have been busy using coordinates to plot objects onto a treasure island and made our own treasure chests. We have also used our addition, subtraction, division and multiplication skills to solve lots of worded pirate problems.

Phew! What an exciting and action packed two days!

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A trip to the woods

July 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Another busy week and our final full week. Our highlight of the week was our trip to the woods…

We had such a great time exploring the beautiful woodland at Blackhills scout camp and luckily it didn’t rain. The children participated in a range of activities including minibeast hunting and building mini dens for Superworm! We had a lot of fun but the highlight for most children was the treasure hunt where they had to follow a map to find their treasure. I think the children even enjoyed it more than their picnic lunch! Can your child explain why this treasure hunt had an extra twist?

This was our last trip in Year 1 and it was a great way to end a fantastic year. Thank you again to the parents who supported us on this trip and a special thanks to Mrs James for all of her hard work and for making the treasure hunt even more exciting – all of the children appreciated it!

On Monday 24th July we are having a pirate day. Your child needs to come to school dressed as a pirate. Please don’t buy outfits – a pair of jeans and a stripy top is fine.

We are looking forward to a fun last few days!

The Year 1 Team

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A sports day, a pirate and some measuring…

July 14, 2017 at 1:37 pm

A highlight of the week was certainly Sports Day. Please click here for a separate blog about our wonderful day.

In maths we have been busy learning about mass and capacity. The children have been introduced to standard measures. We weighed objects using the balance scales and grams and we have been using millilitres to measure out different capacities. We thought very carefully about what a litre or 1000 millilitres actually looks and feels like and compared different containers and their capacity. We also thought carefully about what 1kg or 1000 grams actually looks and feels like. We discussed and answered these questions which were very thought provoking.

Does the tallest container hold the most water?

Is the biggest object always the heaviest object?

In literacy we had a visit from a pirate who helped us with our literacy work! The children have been busy using lots of adjectives, nouns and verbs to describe pirates. They used some brilliant language.

In geography the children were taught how to use a compass in preparation for the map reading and treasure hunt in the woods. They all enjoyed this practical lesson.

On Wednesday 19th July we are all going to Blackhills Woods. Your child needs to come to school in their uniform jumper/cardigan and either trousers, jogging pants or leggings and sensible footwear. They need a packed lunch in a bag they can carry e.g. rucksack. We will be outside all day so please make sure they have a raincoat or sun hat depending on the weather forecast! Please put sun cream on your child before they come to school.

On Monday 24th July we are having a pirate day. Your child needs to come to school dressed as a pirate. Please don’t buy outfits – a pair of jeans and a stripy top is fine.

Don’t forget we have a spelling test next week too.

We are looking forward to a fun last week and a half!

The Year 1 Team

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RNLI, skipping, RSPB, money, Grace Darling and all in one week!

July 7, 2017 at 3:59 pm

Wow! We have had such a busy week in Year One as we have had quite a few visitors.

The first visitor was Martin, a very friendly life saver. Martin is a volunteer for the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) – the charity that saves lives at sea. He gave us a very interesting talk on water safety and the role the RNLI has at our beaches. Did you know that all of the life vests, lifeboats, specialist equipment etc is funded solely through donations? Thank you for your kind donation of £38 for this truly life saving and essential charity.

On Thursday we had amazing fun during a skipping workshop. The children learned new skills, got sweaty from fun exercise and cheered their friends on. They really enjoyed it and realised that skipping is a very fun way to stay healthy.  Could your child continue to practice these new skills at home?

1GJ skipping

1S skipping

Finally, on Friday we had a visit from a RSPB specialist. She told us lots about the wildlife we might find in our area. We then went on a mini beast hunt and the children had fun spotting some different and interesting creatures within our school grounds. Our school bees were particularly busy!

In maths we continued looking at money and we added different totals together to pay for different items. We also looked at money problems and totalling different items and then giving change.

It would be great if your child could practice using money in real life situations. Click here for some money games.

In Literacy and History we have been learning about a real life saver – Grace Darling. To find out more about this brave hero click here. The children learnt about her life through a suitcase of mystery items, we then plotted her story on a story mountain and then wrote about her famous storm adventure. The children enjoyed learning about her and were very proud of her bravery.

Phew…we will all sleep well tonight!

Remember it is Sports day next Wednesday and a letter has gone home tonight with more information regarding this event.

Have a lovely weekend.

The Year One Team

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