07/07/2017 at 10:24
In maths this week we continued to work with algebra. The children had to write formulas for statements:
We also looked at an ‘In and Out Machine’ and made links between problems such as ‘I think of a number. I multiply it by 5 and then add 4. I get 44. What was my number?’ and algebra:
We then used the formula to work out the area of rectangles and a triangles.
Next week, I am planning to look at mean, median and mode.
Homework has now officially stopped for Y6 as the children need to prioritise learning their lines and gathering props for the Leavers’ Show.
05/07/2017 at 21:04
Today we continued our SRE (sex and relationship education) lessons in Year 6.
We split into gender groups – the girls with Mrs Heap & Mrs Carney and the boys with Mr Cooke & Mr Tiffany.
The girls began with a short review of menstruation and spent some time talking about sanitary pads and tampons. We were pleased that many of the girls have already spoken to someone at home about getting prepared for the start of their period. We have encouraged those who haven’t yet asked for a small supply of sanitary pads to do so in the next few weeks.
Both groups watched the “Boy Talk” video to find out more about the changes boys go through during puberty.
The second half of the afternoon was all about how babies are made and how babies are born. We watched a video about sexual intercourse and pregnancy. The children asked many sensible questions and we had a very educational discussion.
Once again, we were impressed by the maturity of all the children. On Friday, we will continue our SRE lessons with our session about the portrayal of men, women and sex in the media. Please send in any magazine adverts you have that portray men and women in different ways (fashion, perfume, makeup, sports equipment etc).
05/07/2017 at 18:22
This morning, a team of 6 children from Years 2 – 6 joined 8 other school teams at Pudsey Southroyd Primary School for The Great Pudsey Spell Off – the first Pudsey area Spelling Bee.
The children competed in pairs through 5 very competitive rounds: homophones, spelling patterns, creating sentences, word builders and a 9 letter countdown challenge. Our team won many rounds and everyone came home with a medal.
We were thrilled when it was announced that our Year 5/6 pair were the overall Year 5/6 winners …
… and even more excited when we found out that Farsley Farfield Primary School was the overall champion! We are incredibly proud of the children for representing the school so well today!
We brought a fantastic trophy back to school to add to the shelf in the entrance way and are looking forward to defending our title next year!
30/06/2017 at 15:51
Saturday, July 1st is Canada’s 150th Birthday! In Canada, it will be a very special weekend of fireworks, barbeques, parties with friends and enjoying everything a Canadian summer has to offer! Canadians all over the world will be remembering “Their home and native land. The true north, strong and free.”
This week, the Canadian children in school have been celebrating together. We have made special Canada 150 bags, talked about Canadian facts and shared our favourite things about Canada – most of these included being outside or eating good food! We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
30/06/2017 at 08:36
When the children access maths at high school, they will begin to learn more and more about algebra and will have to use and apply it in a variety of contexts. As such, this week in maths we have worked solely on algebra.
At the beginning of the week, I presented the children with these questions:
We then watched a couple of videos to support our understanding of algebra on a very useful website called ‘Math Antics‘.
The children then completed this:
For the rest of the week, the children tackled various algebra equations and problems. Below are just some of the questions they covered:
We finished the week by answering these questions and will continue this work into next week too.
Have a good weekend.
28/06/2017 at 20:42
Today we started our SRE (sex and relationship education) lessons in Year 6.
We split into gender groups – the girls with Mrs Heap & Mrs Carney and the boys with Mr Cooke & Mr Tiffany. Most of today’s learning objectives were a review of content already learned in Year 5.
We started with a discussion about the changes that happen throughout our lives. This included physical changes, responsibilities, independence, abilities and relationships. It soon became clear that everyone moves through these changes at different times when they are ready. We linked this to the changes of puberty – everyone goes through it at different times and that is ok.
We then moved on to a review of the changes that happen to both girls and boys before focusing on menstruation and other changes for girls. We watched the video “Girl Talk” and had lots of time for questions and discussion.
We’ve asked the girls to think about how they can be prepared for when their periods start (if they haven’t already) so they may ask for a small supply of sanitary pads to keep in their bedroom or school bag.
The children were all very sensible and mature. They worked together well, taking on board each other’s ideas, and respected what everyone had to say. All in all, it was a very successful session and we’re looking forward to next week when we’ll get together again to talk about changes specific to boys and begin to learn about how babies are made.