Farsley Farfield Year 1 Blog

Look what is happening in Year 1!

Thank you from Spikey!

October 23, 2020 at 1:48 pm

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Thank you to everyone for bringing in newspapers and for your very kind contributions for Hog House rescue. We raised a fantastic £28 – wow! This will help Spikey and her new friends at the Hedgehog hospital. Spikey is doing well and is now being looked after by foster carers over the winter.

Mr Carr, a parent and a member of our PTA, has been busy making hedgehog houses. One was made from wood, one from the bark of a tree and the other from willow.

We hope we get lots more hedgehogs at Farfield! Thank you very much Mr Carr.

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More funky fruit and vegetables in Year 1!

October 16, 2020 at 2:39 pm

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Maths

We have been investigating fact families and looking at different ways to write the same addition fact. For example, if we know that 6 + 2 = 8 then we also know that 2 + 6 = 8 and 8 = 2 + 6 and 8 = 6 + 2.

We have also looked at our number bonds to 10. We used ten frames and double sided counters to help us write our own number sentences in our books. We have been working really hard to write one digit per box and correctly form our numbers, addition and equals symbols. Can your child remember what ‘+’ and ‘=’ means?

We have enjoyed listening to this number bonds song! Can your child remember the number bonds to 10?

We also had fun weighing fruit! The disco fruit were arguing about who was the heaviest. How many tangerines weighed the same as the coconut? Was the pear lighter than the apple? We solved their problems by doing lots of weighing.

English

We have continued with our work based on the story ‘Kitchen Disco’. We have had lots of fun creating our own fruit and vegetable characters and thinking of adventures they get up to when we are all asleep. We have had tap dancing carrots and brave strawberries swimming in the sink!

In phonics we have revised ar, ur, or and ow. In handwriting we have practised forming u, y and j. We are busy hearing all the children read individually and we will update their Bug Club books. Many children have moved up to the next book band level – well done! Please remember to write in your child’s reading record every time they read at home.

PHSE

This week we have taught a lesson about ‘Feeling good and being me’ linked to MindMate. We have been thinking about our feelings and how we can manage them. We had fun filling a body with lots of ‘feeling’ words. Then we listened to the story ‘The Colour Monster’ and discussed our emotions.

Finally, we worked together to make a worry box for each classroom.

Parents’ Evening

We are looking forward to ‘seeing’ you all next week. Your child has brought home a letter today with your appointment time. We have also sent home a pack of information about English and Maths in Year 1. There are also some activities for your child to try at home – these don’t need to be returned to school.

Have a lovely weekend.

The Year 1 Team

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A disco in the kitchen!

October 9, 2020 at 2:34 pm

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English

The children were amazed to find some crazy fruit having a disco in our classrooms!! We have all enjoyed reading the fun story ‘Kitchen Disco’. The children had to think of adjectives to describe a piece of dancing fruit! They thought of some great words such as juicy, smooth, groovy and wiggly. Then they all tried hard to write some sentences about the fruit. We even had time to have a dance too!

We have also enjoyed singing a kitchen disco song too! You can sing along here:

In phonics we have revised ee, igh and oo. In our handwriting lesson we looked at the ladder family and practised forming l, i and t.

Maths

We have been creating part whole models and writing the addition facts to go with them. We looked at how the parts add together to make the whole. We also looked at using ‘+’ and ‘=’ symbols in our number sentences. Some children were even able to work out the possible parts from a whole they had been given.

Science

We have been ‘Tree Detectives’ and had fun exploring the school grounds hunting for leaves, talking about the parts of a tree and naming some of the trees. Our school grounds are amazing – we found willow, a monkey puzzle, a silver birch, a wild cherry, apple trees, alders, mountain ash, an oak tree, holly and many more!

Religious Education

This half term we have been learning about special books and why stories are important. We then discussed different religions and looked at some of their special books including the Bible, the Qur’an, the Torah Scrolls, the Guru Granth Sahib, the Holy Vedas and the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures. Many of the children were able to talk about their own personal experiences of looking at these special books at home with their families.

We then listened to some stories from the Bible and the Qur’an and learnt what a moral was. We have created a Year 1 Wish Tree and all written positive wishes on the leaves. The children thought of some great ideas. “Be kind” “Be happy” “Look after each other” “Care for our friends”

Have a lovely weekend.

The Year 1 Team

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Delicious soup in Year 1!

October 2, 2020 at 11:46 am

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DT and Science

We have had lots of fun making our yummy vegetable soup. We visited the school farm and harvested potatoes, beetroot, leeks, courgettes, aubergine, tomatoes, green beans and some apples. We looked at all the vegetables and named parts of them such as roots and leaves. We then sorted them into two categories – grow above or grow underground.

We washed all the vegetables and peeled, grated and chopped them up. We learnt new skills and also how to handle various tools safely. Next we put all the ingredients in a pan and added the vegetable stock and finally, when it was all cooked, we blended it. The children worked very hard and we all thoroughly enjoyed our farm to spoon day.

Maths

In maths this week we have been looking at greater than, less than and equal to. We used objects and lolly pop sticks to create our own statements.

The children really enjoyed this fun song!

English

We have written sentences about our soup day. The children all did some ‘souper’ writing!

In phonics we have revised th, ng, oa and ai and practised reading and writing the tricky words we and into

Thank you for all your support with reading. Please make sure that your child’s reading record is in school every day. It is great to hear that children are also reading their bug club books. Your child has been allocated books for their current book band. https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login 

Your child can also read the colour book banded books as e-books by signing up for free access to Oxford Owl and Collins Big Cat.

Have a lovely weekend.

The Year 1 Team

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Vegetable fun in Year 1!

September 25, 2020 at 11:31 am

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English

The children were very excited to find a trail of vegetables in our classrooms! We followed the trail and found a letter from a boy called Oliver. He had left us a book to read.

Oliver also left us some tasty vegetables to taste. We all enjoyed trying lots of vegetables and used adjectives to describe them. Can your child remember what an adjective is? The children then wrote sentences about which vegetables they liked and didn’t liked! Some children were extended and used adjectives in their writing and they thought of some great describing words such as crunchy cabbage, sloppy spinach and sour, sticky rhubarb.

In phonics we have revised nk, ck, sh and ch. In our key skill lessons we practised forming the letters e, f and s and the digits 0,1, 2 and 3 correctly. We have also learnt how to read and write the following common exception words – I, the, no, go, to.

Maths

This week we looked at representing a number in lots of different ways. We built the number out of cubes and used counters on a ten frame. We also drew a picture to represent the number and then wrote the number as both a numeral and a word too.

We also recapped one more than and one less than. We used counters and number tracks to help us.

Art

We looked at pieces of art by Cezanne. The children then used different media to create their own pictures of vegetables. These will be on display in our classrooms.

History

We introduced the concept of a time line. Using cubes to represent each year we placed different aged people on a time line. They had fun trying to guess how many cubes the teachers would need!

PSHE

This half term the children will be thinking about playground games and working together to create a class set of playground rules. They had fun learning some new games this week. We have played Simon Says, hopscotch, skipping and “Farmer, farmer may we cross your river?”

Computing

The children all enjoyed using ‘Bug Club’ on the laptops. They have all brought home a letter with their user name and password so they can play it with you too.

Hedgehog Rescue!

The children were very excited to find a real hedgehog at playtime today! They named it Spikey! As we are now all hedgehog experts we knew it shouldn’t be outside during the day so we rang the Hedgehog hospital. Someone is coming to collect Spikey and check that he is ok.

Hedgehog Update…

Spikey was collected by Hog House Rescue and she is actually a girl! She is around 10 weeks old and in good health from what they can see. If you go to Hogg House rescue on face book they are going to upload some photos of her at the rescue centre. She will be put onto a heat blanket and she will be kept with them until she is 300g and then released into the wild.

Other Year 1 news…

Mrs Galbraith will be teaching 1B every Wednesday morning whilst Mrs Broadhead has her NQT time.

Thank you for all your lovely comments on the Year 1 blog – the children really enjoy reading them. You can click on the ‘thumbs up’ symbol if you have liked reading this post.

We will be going to the school farm next week, so if possible please can your child bring a pair of wellington boots to school.

Have a super weekend.

The Year 1 Team

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Lots of fun learning in Year 1!

September 18, 2020 at 1:41 pm

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English

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 our handwriting lesson we looked at the ‘Curly Caterpillar’ family and practised writing c, a, d and o cursively.

Maths

We have been learning lots about each other through number. We have been discussing how old we are, how many people we have in our family, how many pets we have and how many teeth we have lost! This has helped us to practice counting and number formation.

History

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. The children enjoy looking at our ‘Guess Who?’ displays.

PE

On Tuesday, in our outdoor PE lesson, the children had fun experimenting with different ways of running. In our second PE lesson on Thursday we focused on gymnastics. We had fun exploring movements and balances in a wide way.

Art

We have all enjoyed painting and drawing our self portraits.

Computing

This week the children have practised logging on to a laptop. They will be bringing home some passwords for some programs they can explore at home, including Bug Club, Spelling Shed and Mathletics.

Friday Afternoons

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

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. Please make sure that their name is on their boots.

The children were very excited about their first homework task in their learning logs!! This work is due in on Tuesday 29th September. Thank you for all your support with reading, phonics, spellings and learning logs – it really does make a difference.

A special visitor in Hedgehog class

1GK were very lucky to have a visit from Mrs Puddiphatt’s African Pygmy Hedgehog – Hoggle. The children have learnt so much about Hoggle already and were very excited. They spent the afternoon perfecting a wooden fence so that Hoggle wouldn’t escape (it didn’t quite work!) The children behaved so well and didn’t scream and run away. Well done Hedgehog class.

Rabbit fun!

1B have been busy painting rabbits to display in their classroom.

Virtual Assembly!

We all enjoyed ‘seeing’ the other KS1 classes at our Special Mention assembly. Each week two children, from each class, will be chosen by their teacher to receive a special certificate.

Have a super weekend.

The Year 1 Team

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