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Year 6 Writing – w/b 20th May

24/05/2019 at 15:12

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This week, we’ve done things a bit differently in our Literacy lessons. We mixed up the two classes so everyone could work on challenges that helped them to meet their individual writing targets.

In the 6S classroom, the children focused on Harry Potter. They wrote a report about an imaginary school, a setting description of their school and an atmospheric description of a magical shop. Everyone reported that they had a lot of fun and really enjoyed the sessions.

In the 6H classroom, the children focused on authors’ writing styles. They were challenged to write in the style of very different authors, changing their word choices, level of formality and sentence structure accordingly. On Wednesday, they wrote in the style of Lemony Snickett – very dark and serious. On Thursday, we changed the style completely and wrote in the style of Roald Dahl or Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson) – action packed and informal. Finally, on Friday, the children could chose their style and topic for some fantastic free writing.

We’re all looking forward to residential after half-term. We’ve spent some time talking through all of the activities and the children have been given another copy of the kit list. Everyone’s excited and ready to have a go at everything, showing off that Farfield attitude.

We hope everyone has a fantastic half-term holiday and comes back to school ready for the adventures of the final half-term of Year 6!

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Brownlee Triathlon 2019

23/05/2019 at 17:43

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This afternoon, 15 Key Stage Two children represented Farsley Farfield at the Brownlee Schools Triathlon. They all did brilliantly! We took a mix of experienced triathletes and children who are new to the sport. Everyone encouraged and helped each other through the swim, bike, run and transitions in between. It was fantastic to see the true Farfield resilience and effort shining through!

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Leeds Book Awards 2019

21/05/2019 at 13:49

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The Year 6 Leeds Book Awards book club had a fantastic time at the Leeds Book Awards Ceremony (age 9-11) this morning. The event is held at Pudsey Civic Hall so we were able to leave school right away and be the first to arrive! With front row seats secured, we enjoyed the buzz in the air as 500 excited children arrived with their teachers. It is an amazing atmosphere of book lovers who have all read and reviewed the same six books.

The ceremony was brilliant! We heard from each of the shortlisted authors as they described their books, gave tips for writing and explained what had inspired them to write. We all came away feeling inspired!

This year, we were fortunate to have one of our submitted questions chosen to be read out on stage. Charlie was invited to ask her question, “I sometimes struggle to think of titles. How do you get your ideas for titles?” During the comedy segment of the show, James was invited up on stage to be a “pie holder.” He was very funny and did a great job! Elizabeth had a lovely surprise when the author of her favourite book, Dragon Daughter, thanked her for  writing an on-line review that really meant a lot to her.

Finally, the winner was announced! Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan! Elizabeth was the first to congratulate her and have her sign our book.

After the ceremony, we had the opportunity to meet each of the authors and ask them to autograph our books. It is always inspiring to meet someone you look up to and dream of achieving something similar one day.

 

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Vashti Hardy ~ Author Visit

20/05/2019 at 14:30

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This morning, children in Years 3,4,5 & 6 enjoyed an inspirational visit from author Vashti Hardy. Vashti is one of six shortlisted authors in this year’s Leeds Book Awards (9-11 category) with her book, Brightstorm. A group of Year 6 children will be attending the awards ceremony tomorrow to find out if Vashti is the winner!

We thoroughly enjoyed listening to Vashti Hardy talk about her many influences as a writer and her top tips for our own writing. Many children have been inspired to go away and draw a map of their own fictional world as the starting point for an exciting narrative. With two wonderful books based on adventure, exploration and following your dreams, Vashti encouraged the children to be whatever they want to be and not let anything stand in their way!

The children enjoyed pulling props fit for an adventure out of Vashti’s special bag and one lucky girl was dressed up as an intrepid explorer. We also learned how to escape from quicksand!

After her talk, the children who had purchased a book had an opportunity to meet Vashti Hardy and have their books autographed. It was wonderful to listen to the children’s questions and the lovely conversations that happened so naturally.

 

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Year 6 SATs Week

17/05/2019 at 16:44

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We are so proud of how well all of the Year 6 children have worked this week! They kept going when things were challenging and really took it as an opportunity to show off what they can do.

We finished the week with a great party day! This morning, we enjoyed the classrooms being turned into cinemas, complete with popcorn and treats. This afternoon, everyone had a lovely time playing outside in our beautiful school grounds!

We hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

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SATs Information

10/05/2019 at 14:11

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Year 6 SATs take place Monday 13th May to Thursday 16th 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:

Night at the Museum – Secret of the Tomb

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.

 

 

Thank you,

 

The Year 6 Team

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