Farnley Tyas C of E First School

End of school year picnic

 As a huge well done and thank you to all of our children at Farnley Tyas this year we had a picnic lunch and spent the afternoon up at the Rec. The children behaved impeccably as always and we had a lovely afternoon. 

Year 5 Leavers Disco

What a fantastic leavers party and celebration we had! A huge thank you to our Friends of Farnley who helped to organise such a great event to celebrate our Year 5 leavers. We wish all our Year 5 leavers the very best of luck as they move onto their next chapter at KMS. Goodbye and Good Luck to Fen, Maddie, Noah, Oscar, Orla, Isabel L, Isabel M, Jessica, Gabriel and Noah. You have all been amazing. Be bright, be bold, be you and we hope you all do yourselves proud.

The ice cream van came to school!!

As a treat from all of the staff, we bought everyone an ice cream!

The children have been so well behaved all year and put a lot of effort into things that have been asked of them. The progress that everyone has made in their learning is very evident of this!

The children (and adults) were all very appreciative and it was a lovely morning shared by us all!

King Charles' Coronation Celebration

We have had a lovely afternoon, and the weather stayed on side too! The children all took part in a 'crown parade' with a winner for each class of best decorated. Class 1 made Coronation Cookies and 'Friends of Farnley' provided afternoon tea for parents watching. Our school choir sang a medley of songs including the National Anthem. Family Coronation pictures were also available to have in our well decorated gazeebo! Thank you to all of the parents that came along to celebrate with us!

Coronation family photographs

Friday Table

On the first Friday of each month, a child from each year group is chosen by our dinner time staff for exemplary behaviour, manners or displaying our School Christian Values at lunch time. These children then have guest diner (a teacher!) and have their lunch served to them in a special area of the dining hall. There can usually be a lot more than one child from each year that could have been chosen, and our lunch time staff often have a hard decision to make! Well done to this month's children!

Healthy, Safe and Happy Week

What a week we had! We had visits from the Police, GP's and Sports Coaches. We have had Peer Massage sessions, Circuit training, Yoga, Boxercise and a full school walk to Thurstonland! The children showed off their pre-existing knowledge as well as learning an awful lot, all whilst representing Farnley Tyas First School in such a wonderful manner.

Celebrating our Sporting Achievements!

The children were asked to bring in any sport related achievements that they might have had at home and we might not know about in school. We were really surprised at the amount of budding Sports stars we have!

Snow Day!

We all had so much fun playing and working together outside today!

World Book Day 2023

What a brilliant day we have had! 

We begun our day with 'Books for Breakfast'. All of our children were invited to bring in to school, a member of their family. They were asked in for breakfast and to share a book with their child. We had an amazing turn out for this and we are very grateful for the support we get from our parents. It was lovely to see how proud of the school the children were and how engaged in the books all of the adults were, sharing a love of reading.

All of the staff brought in a well  loved book from home. The adults then shared what their book was going to be in Collective Worship. The children then chose who they wanted to listen to, in different areas of the school. When this session came to an end lots of groans as they wanted it to continue... many children wrote down the title and author of the book that was being read so that they could request it at home. It was lovely to see a mix of all ages listening to adults that they wouldn't usually hear read.

We had Kirklees library visitors who spoke to each class about what the library offers them and provided each child with a choice of book to take home.

We finished off our day with a book swap. This proved to be a huge hit, the children then paired off into their 'Reading Buddies' to share with each other the new books that they had chosen.

A World Book day a little different to the norm this year, but the children have really enjoyed themselves and the staff have too. Working in mixed class teams for most of the day really highlights the fantastic values our children have and display among each other.


School Disco

What a fabulous night we all had! A massive thank you to Mr Briscoe for providing a full evenings     entertainment at very short notice! The children had great big smiles throughout the night. I hope they enjoyed the dancing and games as much as the staff did!

RSE Day 2022: Celebrating differences – everyone can sparkle!

As a school we took part in this national day, we embraced what makes us different and how we all sparkle as individuals, including delving deeper into our own heritage stories. We encouraged the children to think of how they could spread some 'sparkle' to others, in our school or community. The children came up with some fantastic ideas, which are now displayed around school to remind us.


We were welcomed into the Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara. The community there had prepared us a delicious lunch on our arrival and we were all blown away with the kindness they showed us. We learnt lots about the Sikh religion and how equality is a huge aspect of that. 


The whole school had a fantastic morning at Jamia Masjid Noor Mosque. We were shown around the mosque and engaged in workshops. We all learnt so much and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  Some children tried on traditional Islamic clothing, Abaya, Kufi's and Jalabiya. The children all had the opportunity to take part in a Wudu. We explored the prayer room and were able to spot many different things that the children had lots of questions about. All of our children behaved impeccably and their behaviour was commented on by several leaders at the Mosque.


Lunchtime Gardening Club

The children have signed up for a Lunchtime Gardening Club with Mrs Howbridge.  This year we are planning to grow peas. mange tout, broad beans, courgettes, onions and lettuce.

The children have been adding more seeds to the wild flower bed, then weeding and digging over the 3 raised planters ready for seeds to be planted. 

The children planted peas and broad beans in the cardboard tubes that parents saved up over the Easter holidays. They also planted courgettes. To get the beds ready they dug over the the soil, which was quite hard going as we've not had any rain for a while and the beds were really dry.

Walk to School Wednesday

Back by popular demand - Walk to School Wednesday returnes for the Summer 2023 term.

Walk to School Wednesday takes place all through the Summer term.  During the 2022 term the activity was very well attended, on average, 25 pupils per week.  Pupils were asked their views and parents were also asked to complete a survey.  See results below.

Children who attended regularly were asked some questions of what they thought of Walk to School Wednesday:- 

What was the best part of taking part in the Walk to School Wednesday?

Walking through the wood

Playing in the playground

Parents not using as much fuel to get to school which helps the environment

Walking with friends through the wood and being able to chat before school starts

Getting some fresh air before school 

Why do you think we ran the Walk to School Wednesday?

To help keeps us healthy, to keep us fit and for our wellbeing

Get us ready to start school with a positive attitude

To get us motivated to start school

To get to school on time 

Would you join Walk to School Wednesday again if we ran it next year?#

100% said yes