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Transition Week

06/07/2018 at 15:56

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It seems like everyone has had a positive transition experience this week. The children who have been back at Farfield today reported many fun activities and making new friends.

Next week will be our final week of rehearsals before the Leavers’ Show. We need everyone to bring in items for costumes and props please.

We have a lot of important July messages. A paper copy of this information will be sent home on Monday.

SATs Results

School will receive the Year 6 SATs results on Tuesday 10th July. We then need to spend a few days checking them. On Friday 13th July, we will be speaking to children individually to share their results with them. The results will also be sent home to parents/carers that day. If any parents/carers would like to come into school at the end of the day on Friday 13th July to chat about results, Mr. Sharp and Mrs. Heap will be in their classrooms until about 4:00.

 

Leavers’ Show

The Year 6 Leavers’ Show will take place on Wednesday 18th July. Children should arrive at 6:30pm for a 7:00 start and go to their classrooms. Parents/carers may take their seats once they drop of their children. Children should arrive in their school uniform – we will speak to children individually who need a different costume.

 

Leavers’ Party & Disco

The Year 6 Leavers’ Party & Disco will take place on Thursday 19th July. Before the disco, all Year 6 children are invited to gather in 6S for a “bring and share” party tea. The children will eat together and have an opportunity to go out on to the playground before the disco starts. Children should arrive at 6:30 pm with their food contribution (We will send home a letter detailing this on Monday). They should come up the farm track and enter the school through the 6S fire door. Tickets for the disco will be £2.50 (to be paid in advance). Mrs Walton will send out a separate letter about the disco tickets.

 

Returning Books

Please check at home for any school books you may have. We are particularly thinking of books from the “100 Books to Read in Year 6” list, Leeds Book Awards books and anything from the class or school library.

 

Taking Things Home

The Year 6 children will begin to take their school books home at the end of the final full week of school (Thurs 19th July). Please send in a number of strong bags for this purpose – reusable shopping bags and back packs are ideal.

 

Donating Uniform

If you have Farfield uniform that you no longer need (and have no one to hand down to), we would appreciate donations for school. We have a collection of spare uniform for muddy days and are often short of larger sizes.

 

Leavers’ Assembly

Our Leavers’ Assembly will take place on Tuesday 24th July from 9:15 am. The start of the assembly will be a review of the school year for all year groups, with the focus on Year 6 coming after about half an hour. Parents are very welcome to attend.

Each Year 6 child will be given a Year Book to have signed. They may also bring in a white school shirt to wear in the afternoon and have signed by children and staff. They may wish to bring in a permanent (Sharpie-style) marker for shirt signing. Collection will be at 3:20 as normal.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

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Feeling hot, hot, hot!

29/06/2018 at 15:51

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What a warm week it’s been! Despite the heatwave, Year 6 have continued to work hard on their Leavers’ Show. It is really starting to come together.  This weekend, we have asked children to start to look for props and costumes at home. They should bring them in on Monday if possible.

Next week is transition week. Most children will be visiting their high schools. Year 6 children SHOULD NOT COME TO FARFIELD on the morning of their transition visit. They need to go straight to their high school. Most schools have asked for smart Farfield uniform for the visit although we believe Crawshaw has asked for PE kit – please make sure it is WHITE T-SHIRT, BLACK BOTTOMS (and red Farfield hoody if it is cool). Please check the letter you received from your high school for exact information.

Thank you for all of the beautiful photos of your children! They are gorgeous. We are still missing 6 photos. If you have not yet sent one in, please do so as soon as possible. Send them to: kate.heap@farsleyfarfield.org.uk.

Enjoy the weekend and the lovely weather. We hope to see some of you at the camp over tomorrow.

 

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Pudsey Spelling Bee Success

27/06/2018 at 12:19

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The Farfield team had a very successful morning at the annual Pudsey Spelling Bee! As defending champions, we went with the hope that we could place well again (although we took a completely new team – showing strength in depth!). The team of children from Year 2 to Year 6 did brilliantly and came back with second place medals!

 

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Keep Practising!

22/06/2018 at 15:59

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The Leavers’ Show is really starting to come together. Most children know their lines and we’ve started adding some dancing!  This weekend, we need everyone to keep practising their lines and think about some dance moves for their songs.

Important Notes:

  1. Please send us a photo of your 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 the 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.
  2. Many Year 6 children do not have appropriate indoor shoes. Please make sure your child has pumps or black shoes to wear inside school. The must change out of their outdoor playground shoes when they come into school.

In History, we have continued with our topic on The Romans. This week, we started looking at what life was like in Britain at the time of the Roman invasion. Thinking back to our Stone Age topic in Year 3, we talked about the Iron Age (Celts) and watched some interesting videos. We will carry on with this next week and look at what happened when the Romans arrived. To watch the videos, click on the pictures below.

 

Image result for iron age cartoon

 

Image result for iron age bbc

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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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