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Fairfield Community Primary School

Rochdale Old Road, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 7SD

0161 764 1559


Year 1 and 2

Welcome to Africa's 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 Brown

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Testa 

Continuous Provision Manager: Miss Hegarty


European Day of Languages

We celebrated European Languages Day by going into different classes and learning about France. In Mexico we learnt a french song about an elephant balancing on a spider's web, in Australia we made made and looked at French landmarks and in Kenya we tasted different French foods. Have a look at us tasting brioche and crepes.

Animals 'R' Us

Ranger Rob came in to school to help us with our animals topic. He brought lots of different and exciting animals for us to learn about and hold. We were very brave and many of us overcame huge phobias! Have a look at our photographs to see the animals that we met.

Florence Nightingale

We are always so excited when Freshwater Theatre Company come to visit us. This time we travelled back in time to learn about Florence Nightingale. We pretended to be nurses and wounded soldiers and tried very hard to imagine what life would have been life in the Crimean War. We also learnt how Florence Nightingale helped to improve hospitals. Thank you Florence Nightingale!


A Visit from a Real Artist...

Today we were lucky enough to have a visit from a real watercolour artist! His name is Hugh Templeton and he came to Fairfield School to help us with our paintings about plants and growing. Have a look at the slideshow to see the wonderful work that we created with Hugh's help.

Toys - past and present

We have been learning all about toys in the past. We found out how the teddy bear got its name (ask your child) and we invented new toys for the future. 


As part of our R.E work about baptism, we were lucky enough to go up to our local church, St John the Baptist, Bircle. Reverend Joyce helped us to learn more about baptism by showing us how it actually happens (with a doll!).  Thank you Reverend Joyce, we enjoyed our visit and learnt lots more about baptism.

Freshwater Theatre Company - The Great Fire of London

What a fabulous start we had to our new topic! On Friday, Alison came to visit our school to teach us all about the Great Fire of London. We took part in some amazing workshops and we learnt all about how the fire started, what happened to London, how the fire was put out and all about the famous Samuel Pepys. We had a fantastic session and are ready to use our new learning in our lessons.

Online Safety

Last week we had a whole school assembly to present the work we have been doing about online safety. Antarctica class have learnt about keeping ourselves safe online and not sharing our personal information. This includes pictures of ourselves, our names, ages and addresses.

We learnt how to write an email and we wrote an email to a pretend friend to warn her of the dangers of sharing personal information online. 

Click on the links below to see some examples of our emails.

Email 1  Email 2  Email 3

2016 - 2017

Freshwater Theatre Company 

Antarctica class have been around the world today! We "visited" Africa, Asia, Antarctica and the North Pole and we learned all about the weather in different parts of the world. First we had to pack our explorers bag. We remembered to include sun cream, water, a camera, insect repellent, a hat and scarf, a compass and a pair of binoculars. We had great fun bumping into different animals from the different continents and getting on and off the aeroplane. Thank you Freshwater Theatre Company! 

Chick, chick, chick, chick, chicken...

Look at us enjoying the chickens in our classroom and even conquering some of our fears...

A Day on the Farm

We had a brilliant day at the farm! The weather stayed dry and we we pretended we were farmers for the day. Have a look at our photos to find out more. 

Snow buggies

Antarctica class made snow buggies to link to our 'Explorers' topic. We gathered materials and designed our snow buggies for use in Antarctica. We had to think about how they could be made waterproof and how they might get across the snow and ice. Here are some pictures of us being creative.

A "Wheelie" Good Day!

The children of Antarctica learnt vital basic safety skills and had great fun when they enjoyed a day of basic bicycle training run by the National Cycling Association. The children learned how to use breaks and how to balance without stabilisers before the playground was turned into a pretend highway. They learned skills they will use once they are riding larger bikes on real roads. 


Antarctica enjoyed making healthy fruit kebabs as part of our "Fighting Fit" topic.  Ask your child to tell you about other ways of keeping fit and healthy. After we had enjoyed our fruit kebabs, we wrote instructions so cookery club could make them too.

Manchester Police Museum

What a fabulous trip we had to the Manchester Police Museum! We tried on costumes, visited an old police station and even went into a real old-fashioned cell. The children had a great afternoon learning about police now and in the past.

Rama and Sita

As a part of our R.E work, we re-told the story of Rama and Sita using puppets.