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Geography: Plate Tectonics

23/09/2018 at 20:53

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L.O. Describe the layers of the Earth

Look at National Geographic kids website for information about the parts of the earth

  1. Label globe sheet
  2. Make notes on Earth’s layers sheet

LO To understand plate tectonics

Watch this video about plate tectonics

3. Work in pairs to put together the tectonic jigsaw

 

https://divediscover.whoi.edu/archives/tectonics/movements.html

4. Plate tectonic activity table

 

 

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Windy Week 3

21/09/2018 at 17:21

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We’ve come to the end of another great week in 6H!

 

Unfortunately, our sailing trip was cancelled by the staff at Yeadon Tarn due to dangerously high winds. We agree that it was the right decision. Our trip has been rescheduled for Friday 28th September (next Friday).

 

Homework:

  1. Maths homework: Due on Tuesday 25th September
  2. Reading Comprehension: Due on Wednesday 26th September (Please go through it with your child before returning it to school)
  3. Spelling Part 1: -able/-ible spelling pattern. Please practise the words and complete the activity.(Please check it before returning it to school)
  4. Spelling Part 2: Some children have not yet achieved 75% correct on the Year 3/4 word list. These children have been given an additional spelling booklet to work on at home. They should work on the booklet at least twice/week. It may count towards Extreme Learning. We will retest these words in early November.

Geography:

This week, we continued our map work linked to Kensuke’s Kingdom. In pairs, we worked out where in the Pacific Ocean we thought Michael had gone overboard.  We had an excellent discussion about the many, many islands and what they were like using Google Earth to help us. The children each chose a group of islands and researched the wildlife, plantlife, culture, land formations and climate. We are building up a picture of what it must have been like for Michael to be stranded in the Pacific. Today, we looked at the many symbols of the Pacific island cultures and had a go at designing our own. I’ll post some photos once they are finished. Click on the link below to see the powerpoint of designs. Can you create some at home?

pacific art work

 

Literacy:

This week, we have worked on a variety of skills: Year 3/4 spelling words, reading strategies and a review of passive voice (Can the children spot the three passive sentences in this blog post?)

 

Have a good weekend!

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Charlotte on Leeds TV

15/09/2018 at 08:10

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There are only a few days left to vote for Leeds Children’s Mayor candidate, Charlotte from Farsley Farfield Primary School.  This week, she was interviewed by Leeds TV and given a chance to talk about her campaign to make musical opportunities more accessible for all children in Leeds. Two news reports were created. Please watch and then come back to this page to vote below.

To vote, go to: https://breezeleeds.org/have-your-say/leeds-childrens-mayor

Voting closes at 5 p.m. on Wednesday 19th September 2018

Anyone age 18 or under who lives or attends school in Leeds may vote.

Leeds TV: Could this be the next children’s mayor?
https://www.leedslocal.tv/videos/could-this-be-leeds-next-childrens-mayor-x6tmcgu/
Leeds TV: Leeds Votes for New Children’s Mayor
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Working Hard in Year 6

14/09/2018 at 15:57

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What a great second week of school! Everyone in 6H has been working hard and settling in well. There will be a post about 6H each week full of important information. It would really help us to gauge how many families read our posts if you could click the “thumbs up” at the top of the post once you’ve read it.

 

Farsley Farfield’s candidate for Leeds Children’s Mayor, Charlotte (6S), has been interviewed by Leeds TV this morning. A feature about her campaign will be aired tonight between 5pm and 7pm (we don’t know the exact time). It will be on channel 7 (Freeview), 117 (Sky), 159 (Virgin).  Charlotte would really appreciate it if everyone from Farfield could do one last push for her campaign this weekend and ask everyone they know to vote for her. It would be especially helpful if any older siblings could share the details about her campaign and the voting website with their friends on social media. Thank you!

 

This week in Literacy, we continued reading Kensuke’s Kingdom and have now revised all of the key question types. Everyone has Reading Comprehension Homework this week. It is due on Wednesday 26th September. Please spend some time going through the questions with your child after she/he has completed them. It is better to make corrections while the text is fresh in their minds than two weeks later.

 

The class have also completed their first piece of independent writing – a character description of a character from Moana. I am looking forward to seeing what skills they have and identifying our first set of writing targets.

 

Next week, the class will be having a test on the Year 3/4 Spelling list. Please encourage your child to revise these words over the weekend.

 

In Geography, we have continued with our mapping skills. Linked to our class text of Kensuke’s Kingdom, we plotted the main character’s sailing journey and tried to work out where he went overboard.

 

Next Friday is our sailing trip. Children should bring the following items to school for the trip:

* Wear PE kit

* Wear shoes that may get wet

* Bring a small backpack or bag containing:

o Spare clothing to change into if clothing is wet from the boat (including underwear)

o Rain jacket

o Piece of fruit for morning snack

o Bottle of water

o Healthy packed lunch (If your child receives free school meals and you would like the kitchen to provide a packed lunch, please let us know.)

 

Many children said they enjoyed their visit to the Crawshaw Open Evening last night. The next local Open Evening is Tuesday 18th September at Priesthorpe.  Please try to visit as many high schools as possible to help inform your choices.

 

Have a great weekend!

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6H – Welcome Back

07/09/2018 at 17:32

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**Important message for parents/carers – 6H will be going on their sailing trip on Friday 21st September. We need one or two parent/carer helpers to accompany us on the trip. It would also be really helpful if one of the helpers could take his/her car to Yeadon Tarn. If you are interested in joining us for the day, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing Mrs Heap (kate.heap@farsleyfarfield.org.uk). Thank you!

 

We have had a very calm, productive week in Year 6. So far, all the staff have been very impressed by the children’s behaviour and learning attitudes.

We have made a good start to many areas of the curriculum: maths, reading, writing and geography. Using Moana and Kensuke’s Kingdom in our Pacific Ocean topic, we have been learning about the different types of reading questions we will encounter in Year 6 and how to answer them. We have also been looking at different types of sentences and how to challenge ourselves as writers. In geography, we have looked at the world’s oceans and continents and played a fun game of “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiago?”

 

Homework:

We will be having a test on the Year 3/4 statutory spelling list on Wednesday 19th September.  The children have been given a word list and some practise activities. They have been told to study as much or as little as they need to (it is up to them to decide how much time they need to spend on them – with some guidance from parents & carers).

 

Extreme Learning starts on Monday so Planners must be signed and brought to school every day next week. Please make a start on Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars as well as doing some reading.

 

We hope you enjoy the weekend. Remember, it is the Farsley and Pudsey Heritage Weekend so there are a lot of things happening in the community. Sunnybank Mill is open to the public. We study the Industrial Revolution after Christmas so the children may wish to go for a sneak preview! One other particularly interesting exhibition is “Pudsey and the First World War” in the Pudsey Town Hall. This will really support our topic on the First World War coming up in November/December.

http://www.pudseycenotaph.co.uk/news-and-updates/free-exhibition-pudsey-and-the-first-world-war-centenary-exhibition-1918-2018

 

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Star Wars Day 2018

07/09/2018 at 17:17

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Just another day at Farfield…

Star Wars Day is becoming a bit of a tradition in Year 6. Thank you for such fantastic support with costumes so early in the school year!

We started the day altogether in the hall. We did some Jedi training and then received an important message about our mission for the day. In full Star Wars opening crawl, we were told the following:

 

EPISODE VIII: Attack of the Voices
There is unrest in the upper echelons of the educating systems. Dozens of law abiding pupils have declared their intentions to leave the Republic. They are kept fearfully imprisoned, however,  by the voices of Gramma who has become the feared Lord of Farfield.
There are a group of elders within the realm who must tackle the voices head on. Will they be active in their quest or passive and allow Gramma’s tyrannical rule to continue?
The children worked through a collection of fun activities to help them understand the difference between active and passive voice – an essential Year 6 Grammar objective. They are now able to change from one type of sentence to the other and use them in their independent writing.
Jedi Training:

 

 

Learning the difference between Active & Passive:

Creating our own sentences:

Practising our new skills:

Jedi Playtime (including a football match of Han Solos vs Stormtroopers):

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