21/12/2013 at 7:44 AM
Next term we begin with a fascinating topic about life in the 1960s and 1970s. We will also be looking at how life has changed since then and will be particularly interested in memories of Farsley and the school. The North Building opened in 1968, it would be wonderful if we could talk to someone who came to our school when it first opened and ask them all about their experiences.
If you visit friends and family over the festive break please try to find out some information about these decades. Can you find any old photos, or articles to share with the class?
Did you know that the first channel to ever be broadcast in colour was BBC2, and it was shown in colour in 1967. Coronation Street started in 1960! A loaf of bread cost 1shilling, the equivalent to 5p and a season ticket to Manchester United cost £8.50!
Ask your family and friends about the music they listened to, the clothes they wore and the games they enjoyed playing. You will be amazed and fascinated!
Add any information you find to the Padlet below. Just double click and add the link or type the information. (It may not appear immediately.)
21/12/2013 at 7:15 AM
It was brilliant to see so many parents and families at our KS1 Xmas Show, ‘The Stable Boy.’ Mr Harris kindly took some video clips of the ipad. Here they are some of the clips for you to enjoy. All the children did a brilliant job, learning their words, the songs and dances and performing them confidently. The story also had a positive message as the main character, James, the Stable Boy, had always dreamed of being a fisherman on the sea of Galilee, at the end of the story he achieves his dream and James announces to the audience that ‘Dreams can come true!’ Unfortunately Mr Harris’s ipad was full before we reached this finale, but I am sure that all the children will be able to tell you all about it and sing the song for you. As the final song is not a Christmas song, we will continue to sing it in our assemblies and celebrations throughout the year.
19/12/2013 at 9:32 PM
What a wonderful time we all had today at Cinderella’s Ball. Everyone bought in delicious, healthy fruits and vegetables to share and make fruit kebabs with. You can see how much we enjoyed creating our kebabs with melon, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, bananas, cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes and lots of other tasty fruits. We also enjoyed some fresh fruit juice.
Together we played Pass the Parcel before we danced and sung together. Amazingly, Santa also came to visit and brought everyone a present!
Merry Christmas to everyone and have a wonderful holiday.
15/12/2013 at 7:23 AM
We have all been busy practising for our Christmas show, ‘The Stable Boy.’ Well done everyone for learning your lines and all the songs. I think the songs sound brilliant, I keep finding myself singing them while I am busy doing other things!
For your last Learning Log homework, I asked you to design posters or illustrations for the programme. Here are just a few of the brilliant ones you did.
This is our class photo which will be part of the programme.
15/12/2013 at 7:16 AM
Have you ever wondered :
1. Where does he live?
2. How does he know what you want ?
3. How does he get all the toys made and delivered?
4. How does he know if you’ve been good?
There over a thousand questions you could ask about Santa. This is a piece of work that will explain lot’s of things you need know about Santa Claus. We’ll start with…………
Where Does Santa Live?
He lives under the north pole. He has a small, comfortable home beneath the snow and ice . Each morning after his alarm clock go’s off like drums he wakes up he gets out of bed, has a bath, gets dressed , makes breakfast and then goes down stairs to work.
Where Does Santa Work
Living in quarters is everything he needs to male Christmas happen. There are factories, warehouses, transport facilities , a communication center and many other vital necessary departments. This work covers all these departments, explaining what they do and how they work in detail.
Who Helps Santa?
Santa has many helpers most of these are elves But when they grow up , a lot of them get jobs with Santa and move to the North Pole. Each year more elves are recruited. The new elves go to undergo extensive training before they start work. This is done at the CCE,* school where they learn all about Christmas. First the elves take a general class called Christmas 101. Then they choose one of the many different courses available at the collage. These courses teach them how to do a specific job in one of the departments. Classes include:
Reindeer handling and maintenance
Christmas cultural studies. When the elves have finished their education, graduate. Then they all attend a job fair, where they try to get the jobs they want.
How Does Santa Know What You Want?
In the months leading up to Christmas , children write to Santa to tell him what you want. If he doesn’t know what you want he has to guess. Here’s an example;
I would like a chocolate cake, some muffins, a jar of blueberry jelly, eight bars of chocolate , I wonder if you could get me a real working submarine? I know this is the fifth time I have asked for the same thing but, I really really like socks
08/12/2013 at 2:06 PM
Next week we will begin to make our Christmas cards and other festive items. We know that there is Maths all around us and the Christmas card we are making is full of Maths! You can also follow the same instructions to make a card using any paper, but the wrapping paper with squares marked on the back is ideal. While we make the card you will get to practise all that we have learned last week about doubling, halving and fractions as well as looking at arrays again!
Here also is a link to the Christmas Maths Games we looked at last week. (Click on the picture)
07/12/2013 at 11:44 AM
This week Ben shared with me the blogs that he has made at home with his Dad. They are wonderful, so I am posting the links here so you can enjoy them too.
His sister, Hannah, has also created a fantastic blog and has posted a lovely Christmas poem on it.
Well done Ben and Hannah, these are great blogs. 🙂
07/12/2013 at 11:31 AM
We were delighted to receive this certificate from Mathletics. Our challenge now is to achieve some more! Well done to everyone who is playing Mathletics regularly at home. Congratulations to all 2F 🙂
07/12/2013 at 11:28 AM
First this week we worked on doubling and halving. We used our LEGO 10s and units bricks to help us with this. When we doubled everyone selected the right number of 10s and units, and then got the same bricks again, finally adding all the bricks together to find the double. When we halved, we selected the number of 10s and units that we needed to half and then either shared them into 2 piles, or lined the bricks up in a line 2 LEGO studs wide, and counted the studs along one side. Children soon began to see patterns and links to their 2x tables.
Later in the week we used the LEGO bricks to help of find fractions of a whole.
03/12/2013 at 7:15 PM
Mr Wilkinson shared this video with me as a video that makes us think about this weeks ethos statement, “I use words that make others feel good.” I shared the video with my phonics group and we saw that even this huge word could be chunked up and then we could use our phonics skills to spell the word!
I have also set the children a challenge to find as many words out of the letters used in ‘supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!’ I wonder how many words you can find!
01/12/2013 at 9:15 AM
Next week we will be working on doubling, halving and fractions.
Here are some links and a video which we will use in class.