Farsley Farfield Year 1 Blog

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A final busy week in Year 1!

December 21, 2018 at 2:33 pm

We hope that you all enjoyed our Christmas production ‘Children of the World’. We were very proud of all the children – well done Year 1.

In phonics we have practised all the phonemes we have learnt so far this year – please keep practising at home. We have also heard the children read individually and updated their book allocation on ‘Bug Club’.

We have done lots of addition in maths this week. The children could choose their own equipment to answer the calculations and they are all becoming more confident and fluent when adding 2 digits together.

We have also been busy creating our Christmas cards and calendars. We hope you like them!

The children all had lots of fun at our Christmas party. They enjoyed lots of different party games and lots of delicious treats!  The children were all very excited when our special visitor arrived at our party …. it was Father Christmas!

Thank you for all your lovely cards, messages and presents. We hope you all have a super holiday and we look forward to seeing you in 2019!

The Year 1 Team

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Christingles and maths fun!

December 14, 2018 at 3:03 pm

In our RE lessons this half term we have been learning about celebrations and special occasions including Diwali, weddings, birthdays, Eid, Holi and Christmas. The children enjoyed looking at and discussing each other’s photographs, from home, of them celebrating with their families. We then looked more closely at the Muslim celebration of Eid. We finished this unit of work with our trip to St John’s church – where they learnt about the Christian christingle celebration. Reverend Hannah also explained about the advent candle and some children helped her light it. Thank you very much to all the parents and grandparents who supported us on our visit.

In maths we have been consolidating lots of the things we have learnt so far this year. We have been developing our fluency when adding 2 numbers together. The children are now adding with more confidence using their mental maths skills, number lines and counters. Keep practising those number bonds!

All the children have now finished their vehicles and are very proud of them! This week we evaluated them and wrote sentences about their amazing vehicles. The children used time connectives such as first, next, after that and finally in their writing. In phonics we learnt the phonemes au, aw, ore and are. We are also busy hearing all the children read individually and many of them have moved onto the next level – well done. We will update their book allocation on ‘Bug Club’ ready for the holidays.

We are looking forward to seeing you all next week at our Christmas performances. Keep practising all the songs at home. Our performances are in the junior, south hall, on Tuesday at 2pm and Wednesday at 9.30am. Here is the Seating Plan. 

We need lots of large cereal boxes for our art work in January – so please start saving them!

Have a super weekend.

The Year 1 Team

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A trip to Thwaites Mill and vehicles fit for a queen!

December 7, 2018 at 3:01 pm

We all had a great time on our trips to Thwaites Mill. The children learnt about how the Victorians celebrated Christmas – they all made a traditional cracker and card. They also had fun playing with Victorian toys, making delicious lemonade and having a turn at making a rag rug. Thank you again to all the parents who supported us on our trips.

1G at the museum…

1B at the museum…

In maths we have finished our unit of work about shape and completed an end of unit assessment. All the children tried really hard – well done!

Year 1 have been busy designing and then making 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 body 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 and sticking. Did you know that pegs 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!

The children have also been busy rehearsing the Christmas show. Thank you for all your help learning the song words at home – keep practising! The performances are on Tuesday 18th December at 2pm and Wednesday 19th December at 9.30am in the Junior Hall.

Today we said goodbye to Mrs Purfield. She has left Farsley Farfield, after 7 years, to start a new job working with lots of families. Good luck Mrs Purfield – you will be missed.

Have a super weekend.

The Year 1 Team



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