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6CH Maths w/e 15th May 2017

19/05/2017 at 15:28


It was good to get back to some normality this week in maths. We have covered the following in the lessons:

  • consolidated counting backwards from large numbers in powers of 10, 100, 1000, 10000 and 100000 e.g. count back from 564781 in 10000 giving the next 10 numbers
  • learned the divisibility rules for numbers e.g. a number is divisible by 3 if the sum of the digits in that number equal 3,6 or 9 so 246714 is divisible by 3 because 2+4+6+7+1+4 = 24 and 2+4 = 6
  • improved fluency when counting in multiples of 2 through to 10 as well as in multiples of 15, 25 and 50

We also started a consecutive numbers investigation which we will continue next week. Next week’s maths will also include a different investigation involving divisibility.

Homework has been set and is below:

Multiples Homework 1 Multiples Homework 2

Have a good weekend

Mr Cooke

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Peter Bunzl Author Visit

17/05/2017 at 11:41


Following the Leeds Book Awards ceremony in the morning, shortlisted author, Peter Bunzl, came to visit Farsley Farfield on Tuesday afternoon. Our Year 5 & 6 children were joined by the Year 5 & 6 children from Farsley Springbank Primary School for this exciting event.

Click here to go to Peter Bunzl’s website.

Peter told us about his fantastic book, Cogheart, and his brand new book, Moonlocket, which has only just been published.

It was fascinating to hear how his interest in the Victorians, robotics and airships combined to create such fast-paced, gripping adventure stories. One of the main characters in his books is a robotic fox. With our own foxes at Farfield, Peter really captured our interest.

Peter Bunzl posted about his visit to Farfield on Twitter. Click here to go to his Twitter page. Look for our fox display and some photos of his visit.

Opportunities to meet and hear from published authors are so valuable for children as it encourages them to read and write and shows them what they can become in the future. A highlight of the day for me was watching one of our Year 6 children ask for her Extended Writing book to be autographed and then discuss her current story with Peter Bunzl – two authors sharing ideas and encouraging one another.


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Leeds Book Awards 2017

17/05/2017 at 11:27


On Tuesday 16th May, a group of Year 6 children attended the Leeds Book Awards 2017 ceremony at Pudsey Civic Hall with 500 other children from schools around Leeds.

Click here to go to the Leeds Book Awards website.

Leading up to the ceremony, all of the children in attendance had been a part of book groups at their own schools. They read the six shortlisted books, discussed them as a group, wrote on-line reviews and voted for their favourite.

Five of the shortlisted authors were at the Leeds Book Awards ceremony to find out if their book was the winner. They were each interviewed with questions submitted by the children and told us all about how they got started as a writer, interesting facts about their lives (one of them was the creator of Bob the Builder!), their inspiration for writing and their top tips for the children as they become authors themselves. It was fascinating to hear from so many published authors.

Click here to read a blog post by Jo Cotterill, one of the shortlisted authors.

During the ceremony, the host read a very funny story and asked for volunteers from the audience to help him act it out. One of our wonderful Farfield children was chosen to get up on stage and play the part of …. leaves!

Finally, the winner was announced and we were thrilled that it was one of our favourites – Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock. We were excited to meet her and the other authors after the ceremony and have our books autographed.



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New Topic – The Romans

11/05/2017 at 20:36


Next week, we start our next topic of the year titled: What the Romans did for us.

What would you like to learn about?

Comment with requests and any great sources of information that you can find.

If you have any Roman books at home, hold on to them for now but we will make use of them later in the term.

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Well done, 6CH!

11/05/2017 at 17:01


The Year 6 children have worked incredibly hard this week! We have been so impressed with their positive attitudes and determination. Every single one of them should feel happy and proud of what they have achieved.

This afternoon, we had a great time outside playing together. The sun shone and everyone had fun.

There is no homework this week. We would like everyone to rest and regain their energy. There is still work to be done this term. Over the next few weeks, we will be continuing with our focus on writing; the teacher assessment date is 22nd June… but for now, let’s celebrate our success and feel proud!

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6CH Maths w/e 5th May 2017

05/05/2017 at 16:40


This week we have revised the following areas of maths:

  • Shape and space
  • Number sequences
  • Negative numbers
  • Number operations
  • Arithmetic methods

The children have completed past paper questions as well as questions from their CGP books. They have worked hard and made the most of every minute.

Below are some work examples from this week:

Homework this weekend is very open ended. I have suggested that the children do some more CGP work but that there is no minimum expectation. I will not be collecting the books in so this work is to be managed by the children.

Have a good weekend.


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