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Welcome to Year 6

08/09/2017 at 20:54

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We’ve had a brilliant week in 6H! The children have come back to school with a fantastic attitude and have worked very hard!

Homework:

Please review the Year 3/4 Spelling words. We will have a short assessment on them in Week 3.

Literacy:

This week, we’ve been reviewing Literacy skills with our short topic on James and the Giant Peach. In Reading, we have focused on the different question types we will come across in Year 6.  In Writing, we’ve been experimenting with expanded noun phrases and adverbial phrases.

Kensuke’s Kingdom:

In preparation for our sailing trip next week (which we are all very excited about), we have started reading the novel Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.

Geography:

The story of Kensuke’s Kingdom links to our Geography work on world maps, oceans and tsunamis. This week, we’ve been practising our mapping skills by labeling the continents and oceans. We enjoyed playing our own version of “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” tracking a spy across the globe using clues to help us work out her location. Some children were unsure about the location of some of the continents and oceans. Please spend some time exploring Google Earth or looking at a world map.

Next week will be busy. Wednesday is PE and Thursday is the sailing trip at Yeadon Tarn. Thank you to everyone who has already returned the permission slip. Let’s hope for sun and wind!

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Good-bye and Best Wishes

26/07/2017 at 14:04

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We can’t believe this day has finally come! It’s time for our lovely year sixes to leave us and enjoy a fantastic summer before they move on to high school.

They have been a wonderful year six cohort – so kind, encouraging and full of fun. It has been brilliant to work with them all year and get to know their unique personalities. They are now ready to move on and face the next adventure. We hope that the Farfield spirit will stay with them and help them to meet every challenge.

We hope everyone has a great summer and that you will all come back to see us and let us know how you are getting on next year.

Thank you for all of the thoughtful cards and gifts. We really appreciate your kindness and lovely messages!

All our best wishes,

The 6CH Team (Mrs Heap, Mr Cooke & Mrs Carney)

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6CH / 1GJ Reading Buddies

21/07/2017 at 11:53

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This morning, we met with our Reading Buddies in 1GJ for the final time. We have really enjoyed spending time with them this year, getting to know them and watching them grow. We are so impressed with the progress they have made with their reading! Today we read together and then enjoyed an ice pop treat! We made them each a special poster full of all the wonderful words that describe the class.

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6CH Maths w/e 21st July 2017

21/07/2017 at 11:04

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It has been a very busy week in Year 6 but we have still had time for some maths!

I presented the children with a scenario. They had to imagine a world in which the only currency (and the only coins) that existed were  3p coins and  5p coins. I asked them to consider how they would pay for things if this was the case. We discussed how we would pay for some simple goods:

  • for a pencil costing 10p  we would use two lots of the 5p coin or 2x5p
  • for a sweet costing 2p we would pay with a 5p coin and get a 3p coin change or 5p-3p

Th children were then posed with the question: ‘Can you pay for any goods costing any amounts with just 5p and 3p coins?’. They completed a table showing how to pay for amounts of 1p to 10p and then solved some harder calculations.

The children had to use their knowledge of calculation, multiples and brackets when solving this problem. Here are some pictures of the children’s work:

In a follow-up lesson, I changed the challenge with this question: ‘Can you pay for any goods costing any amounts with just 10p and 7p coins?’. Here are some pictures from this lesson:

Next week, we will be completing a challenge called ‘Alphabet Products’ where each letter of the alphabet has a value and the children will use these letters to create words. Here is a sneak preview:

Have a good weekend.

Mr Cooke

 

 

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End of Year Show!

21/07/2017 at 08:40

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On Wednesday morning, the stars of Farfield shone brightly! Every member of year 6 demonstrated why they are going to be missed by this school. This was the best performance they’d done of Goodbye My Friend and left the audience wanting more. Every child should be proud of the confident way that they owned the stage in their scene.

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Extreme Learning Bouncy Castle Treat

20/07/2017 at 21:40

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After a fantastic Leavers’ Show performance last night, 6CH enjoyed a bouncy castle treat in the hall this morning. They were owed a reward for an Extreme Learning half-term win earlier in the year.

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