Rochdale Old Road, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 7SD

0161 764 1559

Fairfield Community Primary School

Happiness and High Standards



Year 1

Welcome to the Parrots page. On this page we will share the exciting things we learn about, the places we go and the events we take part in. Key information about the curriculum can also be found on the Curriculum Overview page. 

Teacher: Mrs Carlson and Miss McDermott

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Oddie

School opens at 8.45am and ends at 3.15pm.   

Please use the playground for drop off and collection.

P.E Days - Tuesday and Wednesday (plain black shorts or joggers, plain white T shirt, school jumper or cardigan, sensible trainers)

Outdoor Learning - Monday Autumn 1

Homework -  Spelling Shed (1 lists - 5 games per list), Maths Shed (Quiz) (1 quiz)


Welcome to Year One.

We are the Proud PARROTS!

Our class teachers are Mrs Carlson and Mrs Foster and we also have Mrs Oddie who help us with our learning every day. We take great pride in our learning and we work extremely hard every day to achieve our very best. We have an exciting, action-packed curriculum which enables us to improve our Maths, English and Reading but also to become geographers, historians, artists, designers, musicians and scientists. Our school motto is “Happiness and High Standards” and we look forward to working in partnership with parents to ensure that every one of our children leaves us as a happy, well rounded, hardworking individual who strives to do their best in everything they do. We thank you for the invaluable support we know you will provide with this.


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Previous Learning in Year 1


Bikeability Fun!

Parrot class have made a wonderful start to the year! This week we have enjoyed Bikeability on our school playground.  The cycling ability of all the children has greatly improved and their confidence has soared.  take a look at some of our pictures.



Outdoor Learning

Year 1 have been enjoying outdoor learning this half term with Mrs Rowlands. This week we learnt about plants.  We enjoyed lots of different activities to help us name different parts of a plant.


Bright Lights, Big City

To launch our new project, we received an invitation to Paddington Bear's Birthday Party! We had so much fun making party hats, eating party food and playing games! Thank you for inviting us Paddington!

Previous learning in Year 1

Our Carnival Day

Parrot Class enjoyed a fantastic day of headdress making, flag waving and

Samba dancing during our very own Carnival!

Spring 2022

Our project is ‘Dinosaur Planet’.

Within this unit, the children will be enthused to become expert paleontologists on the prehistoric creatures that once roamed our planet! We will learn the names, diets and habitats of a range of different dinosaurs, the oceans of the world and develop our sculpture skills in art to create dinosaur teeth and bones.   We will also step back in time and learn about Mary Anning and her amazing discoveries.  It's going to be ROARSOME!

How Big???

Today we used trundle wheels and metre sticks to measure the length and height of different dinosaurs on the playground. We had so much fun marking out with chalk and comparing their size to humans. Take a look at our pictures....

Coram SCARF Visit 


Parrot Class have enjoyed a fabulous SCARF workshop visit from Jess this morning learning about our wonderful bodies and how we can keep them healthy. We loved meeting Harold and exploring the 5 Ways to Wellbeing #parrots #CoramLifeEd #healthybodyhealthymind

Dinosaur Planet

Stomp, crash, ROAR! Watch out everyone – the dinosaurs are on the prowl! They’re rampaging across the dusty earth, swishing their enormous tails and baring their fearsome teeth.

In Parrot class we will be exploring the Dinosaur Planet! We will imagine we are palaeontologists and dig deep to discover dazzling dinosaur facts. 

Our topic all began when we had an unexpected visitor in our school. If you feel brave enough, take a look at our 'Dangerous Footage'...


Autumn 2021

Our project was ‘Bright Lights, Big City’.

This project teaches children about England’s capital city.  The children learnt all about London, including its history, transport, famous landmarks, physical geography and how it compares to where we live.  We will learnt about the Great Fire of London through exploring a range of historical sources, stories and timelines.  Take a look below at some of our learning from the Autumn Term....

We Are Designers!

We created, painted, decorated and finished our vehicles for Paddington Bear to use travel through London! We thought about how we made changes from our initial design and what we enjoyed about the design process.  We are very proud of our finished products!

Beep Beep!


We became designers and designed, made and evaluated a moving vehicle to help Paddington travel through London to find his marmalade sandwiches!

To begin our learning journey, the children thoroughly enjoyed exploring different vehicles and how their wheels moved.

Festive Fun!

We thoroughly enjoyed making Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer hats that we wore to sing our song to the whole school and for our Christmas Lunch! Take a look at some of our smiling faces!

Star Bakers!

We learnt about the Great Fire of London in 1666, the timeline of events and how the fire spread.  We then followed instructions to make mini bread loaves, just like those that may have been sold in Thomas Farriner's Bakery on Pudding Lane.  We then used this experience to write instructions of our own.  They were delicious!

Catch it, Bin it, Kill it!

We learnt about the importance of handwashing and created posters to share around school.  We enjoyed learning a song to help remind us how to wash our hands correctly and get rid of all those glitter germs!!!


We enjoyed learning to cycle whilst also gaining independence, social skills and a sense of wellbeing. Despite the weather, we had so much fun learning to cycle with our friends in the school hall! 


A Royal Invitation


To begin our 'Bright Lights, Big City' project, Parrot Class were thrilled to receive a 'Royal Invitation for Afternoon Tea with The Queen'.  The children enjoyed a wonderful afternoon filled with games, crafts and delicious food! We even had a special Royal Visitor too! Take a look at some of the pictures from our wonderful experience.

Autumn Walk

We had great fun exploring our local area looking for signs of Autumn.  We used our skills of observation to notice seasonal change and describe these changes using our senses.  Take a look at some of the changes we noticed....

We are Artists!!

We used the Autumn leaves we collected on our Autumn walk and drew these in our sketchbooks.  We used lines of different lengths and thicknesses to recreate the leaves.  Our drawings are fantastic and we are developing our drawing stamina and line drawing skills.  Well done everyone!


Conservatory Fun!


In Year 1, we are extremely lucky to have access to continuous provision in the Conservatory.  This is expertly managed by Mrs Howard, who ensures we can enjoy our learning through a range of fun, creative and rewarding challenges which build on what we learnt in the classroom from the previous week. Have a look at some of our pictures from the Autumn term so far....


We are Artists.....


The Proud Parrots enjoyed exploring and developing our drawing skills by drawing lines of different sizes and thicknesses.  We then applied these skills to producing observational drawings of parrot feathers.  Take a look at our amazing artistic skills....


We are the Proud Parrots!

On the transition day before the school holidays, the children enjoyed visiting their new classroom and meeting their new teachers. The children loved making these fantastic parrot masks too!