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A Timeline of the Past 100 Years

02/11/2018 at 10:56

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As we think about the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, we will be researching the events of the past 100 years. These timelines will help you with your research.

Be sure to include technology, finance/business, literature, culture, politics, monarchy and sport.

Success Criteria

– use a variety of sources to create a timeline

– place items in chronological order

– select items based on importance and be able to justify your choices

– use bullet points to separate items

– align bullet points to the left and begin each on a new line

– use words and phrases rather than complete sentences

 

Timeline of Children’s Literature

Start at slide 11.

Decade by decade timeline of the 20th century

20th century Britain timeline

History of inventions

Important events of the 21st century

British History to 2005

Important events in the 21st century so far

21st century timeline

 

Think about:

  • Which events happened because of the First World War (or subsequent wars)?
  • Which events happened because Britain won the First and Second World War?
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The Unremembered100

26/10/2018 at 10:50

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We are honoured to have been asked to be involved in a very special commemoration project for the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Linked to our Farsley Airfield research and the RAF100 project we were involved with last March, we have been asked to take part in the Unremembered100 project.

This is the message from the organisers:

Unremembered100
As you took part in Name Your Plane, I would like to offer you a very special opportunity to have your community group featured on digital billboards all over the UK.  We have partnered with Clear Channel, a digital advertising agency, and throughout November they will be displaying photos of community groups commemorating 100 members of the Labour Corps from around the world. We are asking 100 community groups to take a photo holding up a certificate with the name of a member of the Labour Corps to be featured in this project and would be delighted if your group would like to take part.  
I have allocated you Edith Nattress who was 24 when she died on 2nd April 1919 while serving in the Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps in France. She is buried there in St Lazare Cemetery in Bourges. Edith was the daughter of Emily Jackson, of Knaresborough, Yorkshire.
I chose her for you as she is from Yorkshire and I hoped your students would connect with the local story. She is one of thousands that died in the First World War and has not been commemorated. By taking your photo tribute you are ensuring that she is remembered.
This morning, we took photos of a number of our Farfield children holding a certificate with Edith Natress’ name next to our Farsley Airfield plaque. It is wonderful to see young people from Yorkshire remembering another young person from Yorkshire who sacrificed her future for theirs.

You may also remember the Name Your Plane project that every child at Farfield was involved with during the RAF100 project. We’ve had some news about the art installation containing every plane we made.

Message from the organisers:

I am very pleased to announced that the Name Your Plane exhibition is now open for public viewing at RAF Museum, London.  The 4,805 planes decorated by school and community groups all across the United Kingdom are exhibited in the First World War hanger of the museum and will be open to the public until 20 November 2018.  The museum is free to enter and opens as 10am each day.  Here is a photo of the team installing the planes, I will send through some professional photographs of the full exhibition soon!
Find out more on the RAF Museum’s website:
https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london/whats-going-on/events/name-your-plane/
The Farsley Remembrance Day ceremony takes place at the Farsley Cenotaph on Sunday 11th November at 1 pm. It would be wonderful to see many of our Farfield families there.
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A Fantastic Start to Year 6

25/10/2018 at 11:13

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We’ve made it to the end of our first half-term in Year 6! The children in 6H have continued to impress us with their hard work and fantastic Year 6 attitudes towards their learning and behaviour. It’s going to be a very successful year! It was lovely to meet with all of you this week at parents evening. If you have any further questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

The closing date for Leeds high school applications is Wednesday 31st October. Please make sure you have completed the application on-line or sent in your form before this date.

https://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/children-families-and-carers/schools-and-learning/school-places/admissions-secondary-schools

 

This week, we finished reading the end of our class novel, Kensuke’s Kingdom. The class was absolutely silent as we listened to the final words – what a brilliant story! We found an audio version on-line which the children may wish to listen to again during the holiday. If you search for “Kensuke’s Kingdom Audio”, you will find the four links for the story (1a, 1b, 2a, 2b). Our next novel will be War Horse, also by Michael Morpurgo. The children may wish to read or listen to this during the holiday.

We have also been experimenting with very complex punctuation in 6H this week. Do you know when to use a semi-colon, colon or dash to create complex sentences? It’s been a challenge but the children are making excellent progress.

In Maths, we are still working on our long division skills. This week, a lot of us have had that light bulb moment when it comes to laying it out on the page. It can be a tricky thing to master but we will keep reviewing it throughout the year.

Homework for half-term:

  • Learning Log: Due Monday 5th November. A new task has been set with two parts:
    • Memorise the poem “In Flanders Fields”. Everyone should be prepared to recite it when we return to school after the half-term holiday. We will be working in groups so children do not have to do it on their own this time. A copy of the poem has been posted below.
    • Find out about the background of the poem and the poet, John McCrae.
  • Spelling: Keep practising words from the Year 5/6 list. We will be having a test on these w/b 12.11.18
  • Reading Comprehension: Comprehension work is due on Monday 5th November.
  • Time Table Rock Stars – Everyone is now able to log-on and should spend some time on this website at home each week. Try to improve the red areas on your heat-map.

Next half-term, we will be focusing on the First World War. It’s a very interesting topic for Year 6 which includes the Farsley Airfield, Farsley’s contribution to the war effort, war poetry, War Horse and much more. With it being the 100th anniversary of the end of the war, it will be extra special this year.

The Remembrance Day commemoration at the Farsley Cenotaph will be on Sunday 11th November at 1pm. It would be wonderful if many of our Year 6 children could attend with their families. Mrs Heap will be there with the Farsley Brownies and Guides.

We hope you have a lovely half-term break!

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Let’s Harvest!

19/10/2018 at 16:57

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It was lovely to share Year 6’s last Farfield Harvest Festival with them this morning. They sang enthusiastically and laughed along with the talking Mr. Aubergine.  They showed great knowledge about the farm and enjoyed the video of the first year of the farm in 2007 – the year many of our Year 6 children were born! A special well done to the three members of 6H who accompanied the singing on their drums!

Homework:

  1. Learning Log: Due Monday 5th November. A new task has been set with two parts:
    1. Memorise the poem “In Flanders Fields”. Everyone should be prepared to recite it when we return to school after the half-term holiday. A copy of the poem has been posted below.
    2. Find out about the background of the poem and the poet, John McCrae
  2. Spelling: Adding suffixes to words ending in -fer. It should be handed in by Tuesday 22nd October. Don’t forget to keep practising words from the Year 5/6 list.
  3. Reading Comprehension: This week’s comprehension work is due on Monday 5th November.
  4. Time Table Rock Stars – everyone is now able to log-on and should spend some time on this website at home each week.

This week, we finished off our work on Tsunamis. Using their fantastic learning logs, 6H wrote explanations of the causes and effects of earthquakes and tsunamis.

In Literacy, it was sentence week. We spent a lot of time writing different types of complex sentences including those with conjunctions in the middle and those with conjunctions at the beginning and a comma in the middle. Year 6 children must use a variety of sentence types to be working at the Year 6 standard.

e.g.

The mouse ran away because he was scared of the lion.

Because he was scared of the lion, the mouse ran away.

Have a lovely weekend!

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Earthquakes and Explanations

12/10/2018 at 16:21

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We’ve had another great week in 6H!

Homework:

  1. Learning Log: This must be handed in by Tuesday 16th October. We will be using our research in our Literacy lessons on Tuesday and Wednesday.
  2. Spelling: New Spelling homework has been sent home about adding suffixes to words ending in       -fer. It should be handed in by Tuesday 22nd October. Don’t forget to keep practising words from the Year 5/6 list.
  3. Reading Comprehension: Last week’s comprehension work is due on Tuesday 16th October

 

In Literacy, we have been looking at good examples of explanation texts. Remembering what they learned in Year 4, the Year 6 children have demonstrated excellent knowledge about the text type and have been applying their knowledge about Passive Voice (from Star Wars Day).

On Wednesday and Thursday, we had Mr Oddy visiting our classroom. He is a secondary education student who wanted to gain experience in Year 6 and is also a published author. The class really enjoyed hearing about his book and what it’s like to be an author. He has lent us a copy of the book and I took a photo of the cover in case anyone would like to look for it at the library or in a book shop.

Geography has been about the impact of earthquakes on different parts of the world. We have been investigating why the earthquake in Haiti was so much more devastating than a similar strength earthquake in China or Italy.

Reading Buddies:

6H and 1G enjoyed their first Reading Buddy session today. It’s wonderful for the older and younger children to work together and build relationships. The Year 6 children were gentle and kind. I was very proud of them. Today, the children created posters with fantastic drawings of each other!

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Awesome October

05/10/2018 at 13:35

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We’re into our second month of Year 6 and going strong! The children have completed their first set of practice SATs papers and we’ve found that they aren’t actually all that scary! Everyone coped really well, worked hard and tried their very best. We will be sharing their scores along with their end of year targets with you at Parents’ Evening in a few weeks’ time. Please make sure you make an appointment. It is so important that we work as a team throughout Year 6.

Mrs Hoyle is away from school at the moment following a bereavement. The class has been so kind and thoughtful about her absence and have behaved well for their cover teachers. We’ve been fortunate to have Mr Garlick and Mrs Daniels in this week and again next week to make sure the class has teachers with whom they are familiar.

The last of the local high schools have held their open evenings this week. We hope you were able to get around the ones you wanted to see and ask a lot of questions. Remember, choosing a high school is not about where friends are going but about which school best meets the needs of your family. The deadline for completing the Secondary School Application Form is Wednesday 31st October. If you need any help or advice, please let us know.

Homework:

  1. Reading Comprehension: Please go through your child’s answers with him/her before they hand it in. It’s much better to improve answers right away than two weeks later.
  2. Spelling: Some children need to continue to practise the Year 3/4 words. Please make sure this is a regular activity.  In class, we have been looking at the -able/-ible rule. Please ask your child to explain it to you.  We are moving on to the Year 5/6 words next. The children should already know many of these from Year 5. We will be having our first test in early November.
  3. Maths: Please encourage your child to spend time on TT Rock Stars and Mathletics this week.
  4. Learning Log: The task is to research the recent earthquake/tsunami in Indonesia. This links to our Geography topic and we will be using the information in our Literacy lessons in a few weeks. The following news article may help:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-45702566?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/c3494ene869t/indonesia-tsunami&link_location=live-reporting-story

Have a lovely weekend!

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