Churchfield Primary School

Snydale Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S72 8JR

01226 710523

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Welcome to the learning lions

Welcome back!

We are the Learning Lions. Our teacher is Mrs Garsden and we are really lucky because we get to work with Miss Bell, Mrs Bull, Miss Etherington, Miss Morrall and Miss Sliwka.  In Year One, we love to explore and find out about new things.

Our P.E. lessons will be every Tuesday and Thursday. Some children will also need their P.E. kit in school for University 4 Life on Friday afternoon. So it is best to bring it on Monday and leave it on your peg in the cloakroom until Friday.

Homework & Newsletter

Transition Newsletter

Summer Holiday Homework

How you can help your child:

  • Read the newsletter every week and talk about what they have been doing at school.
  • Books will be changed every Friday so please make sure books are in school. If you would like your child's book changed more frequently please ask Miss Thomas.
  • Visit and borrow our Lending Library - you will find it in the playground after school every day.
  • Read with them everyday for 10 minutes.
  • Sing songs, nursery rhymes and number rhymes with them.
  • Practise counting to 20 and above. 
  • Ask your child to write their name. Remind them when writing lowercase letters that they always start on the line with a whoosh!

Wk 2 15th Sept 2017 Group 2.pdf

Wk 2 15th Sept 2017 Group 1.pdf




19th September 2017 - what do crop fields look like?

We have found out that in the Stone Age people did not farm their food, instead they hunted and gathered what they needed to eat.  We are beginning to look at what farming is, how it has developed and how it has changed our environment.  We have started this by looking at aerial photographs of crop fields and created our own collages.

15th September 2017 - discovering a stone age spear

Look at what the Year 1 teachers have found, a spear from the Stone Age!  We asked questions about what is was used for and what it is made out of.  We have looked at the different materials that Stone Age people used and investigated their properties.

8Th September 2017 - Cave painting

We have had a great start to our new term.  We have been discovering what life was like thousands of years ago during the Stone Age.  We have been reading a book by Satoshki Kitamura called the Stone Age Boy.  He falls "down down down into a cave and when he woke up he discovered he was in the Stone Age where he met a girl called Om.  He was shown some cave paintings and this is what we have had a great time experiencing.