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The Beginning of the End???

15/06/2018 at 15:45

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We’ve had a busy first week back after our amazing residential last week. We’ve jumped right into Leavers’ Show rehearsals and writing our entries for the Year Book.

If you missed our residential blog posts, you can find them here:

 

It is fantastic to see everyone’s writing skills really coming together. We have been focusing on making our Year Book entry and our recount of residential some of our best writing ever. On Monday, we sent off Farfield’s entries for the Yorkshire Young Writer of the Year competition. We’re thrilled that Flo and Fraser are among the 8 Farfield finalists.

In History, we have continued our new topic of The Romans. This week, we read about the religion, government and army of the Romans in Italy. Next week, we will move on to the Roman invasion of Britannia!

The Year 6 Leavers’ Show will take place on Wednesday 18th July. The children should arrive at school at 6:30 p.m. for a 7:00 start.

We would really appreciate it if each family could send us a photo of their child on their first day of Reception (age 4). If you don’t have a “first day of school” photo, a photo from around that time will be fine. You may email the photo to your class teacher (kate.heap@farsleyfarfield.org.uk) or bring in the original which we will scan and return. Please send in the photo as soon as possible. Thank you.

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Yorkshire Young Writer of the Year Story Openings

24/05/2018 at 08:23

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Tuesday

Stephen blinked. He’d never seen anything like it before in his life. It wasn’t the sort of thing you’d expect to see anywhere, ever – let alone in your own back garden on an ordinary Tuesday morning in late November.

He took a step towards it, his heart pounding. Then another. Ten more paces and he’d be able to reach out and touch it.

 

Wings

Wings?

You’re kidding right. You get out of bed and you’ve grown….wings!

They weren’t just any old wings either. They were brown and tawny and huge, as if I had turned into a hawk in the night. What’s more, they had a life of their own. I didn’t tell them to flap, but that’s what they did. Next minute I was bouncing off the walls like a rubber ball.

Just when I was feeling quite dizzy, I shot out of the open window and up into the clear, blue sky.

OK, I told myself. Time to learn how to use these things or I could end up doing myself some serious damage.

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Leeds Book Awards 2018

23/05/2018 at 21:16

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This week, I had the privilege of accompanying six Year 6 children to the Leeds Book Awards at Pudsey Civic Hall. These children have been a part of a book group who have been reading and reviewing the short-listed books over the past few months. At the ceremony, we were entertained by the very funny host and listened to some of the short-listed authors talk about their books, inspiration and tips for writers. It was wonderful to be a part of a group of 500 Year 6 children who all love Literacy and books! At the end of the morning, we were able to meet J.R. Wallis, author of “The Boy with One Name” – one of our favourite books.

We were very happy to find out that the winner of the 2018 Leeds Book Awards is Emma Carroll, author of “Letters from a Lighthouse.” She was unable to attend the event but sent a message to say thank you. Click HERE to see her video message.

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What an Achievement!

18/05/2018 at 14:28

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Our Year 6 children have worked incredibly hard this week. They have tackled every SAT paper with enthusiasm and determination. We are so proud of them all!

 

In Writing, we have been helping Mr Harris with the welcome statement on the school website. We have been thinking carefully about what makes our school great and the definition of a Farfield child. We will be able to share this writing with you next week.

 

Today we enjoyed a Year 6 treat day as a reward for our hard work on SATs. After a writing lesson in the morning, each child chose a movie and enjoyed “Wonder” or “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” with some snacks – thank you to the families for providing them! In the afternoon, we had a lovely time on our fantastic school grounds. The children enjoyed bikes, scooters, football and many other activities.

 

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Year 6 SATs Week

11/05/2018 at 11:55

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Year 6 SATs take place Monday 14th May to Thursday 17th May

 

Each day, children should bring a water bottle and some fruit for mid-morning snack. It is very important that the children are well-rested, have eaten a nutritious breakfast and are on time for school. If they are ill or will be late, please ring the school as soon as possible so we can make alternative arrangements for their tests.

 

 

Year Six After SATs Treats

 

We will have completed all of our tests in time for Singing Assembly on Thursday morning (10:00).

 

Thursday morning session 2: In our own classes for a Writing lesson

 

Thursday afternoon: PPA as normal

 

Friday morning: Writing followed by a Movie

 

We will spend the part of Friday morning enjoying a movie together. Children may bring a cushion and a teddy. We will be sharing a snack during the film. If possible, please bring the item highlighted below. Please only send enough to be shared between 4 children.

 

popcorn                      small cakes/biscuits                 individual juice cartons (nothing fizzy)

 

The movie choices will be:

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Wonder

 

Both films are rated PG. If you have any concerns, please let us know.

 

Friday afternoon: Outdoor Afternoon

The Year 6 children may bring outdoor toys such as scooters, bikes, balls, roller blades, skipping ropes, hula hoops etc. We will spend the afternoon out on the school grounds (weather permitting). There will also be an opportunity to do puzzles, draw or read under a tree for those who prefer some quiet.  Toys such as scooters, roller blades and bikes require a helmet and other appropriate safety equipment.

 

Remember: Friday is a red, white & blue non-uniform day in honour of the royal wedding.

 

Thank you,

 

The Year 6 Team

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Message for Year 6

11/05/2018 at 11:54

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Dear Year 6,

Next week, you will take your SATs tests for Grammar, Spelling, Reading and Maths. We know how hard you have worked but there is something very important that you must know.

The SATs tests do not assess all of what makes each of you special and unique. The people who create and score these tests do not know you the way we do and certainly not in the way your families know you.

They do not know how some of you love to draw and are incredibly artistic. They have not seen your amazing talents for dancing, gymnastics and singing. They do not know that you are brilliant at science and computer games or that you have a love of history and finding out about people of the past. They do not know the fantastic talents some of you have in all of your different sports. They do not know that you are funny and unique. They do not know that you are kind, trustworthy and thoughtful and that every day you try to be your very best.

The scores you get on these tests will tell you something but they will not tell you everything. You will have been successful because you have worked hard to prepare and you have tried your best. We are so proud of every one of you already. There is no “test” to see how amazing you are – we already know it.

This weekend, make sure your rest, relax, be positive and have some fun. We know you are going to shine!

Good luck,

Mrs Heap, Mrs Hoyle, Mr Sharp, Mrs Carney, Mrs Harding & Mrs DuPreez

 

Your Year 6 Team

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