16/10/2020 at 16:20
We have had a tiring but rewarding week in 6J this week. The children have taken some assessments, written and extended piece of descriptive writing, explored the Sikh’s key values and much, much more. They have all worked very hard and should be pleased with their achievements.
We had the first real glimpse into Kensuke’s life this week and I think the children’s perception of this character have really changed. He was initially portrayed as a little stern and sometimes rather rude! However, we now know that he is a caring and compassionate man who is taking care of young Michael after a rather terrifying ordeal with a jellyfish. The children use a small snippet from the text and used their retrieval skills to draw a picture of Kensuke. Below are some of their ideas.
Over the last six weeks, the children have been exploring the Sikh religion. We have focused on finding out about the Gurus and their lives, the story of Guru Nanak and took a look inside the Gurdwara. The children have asked very thoughtful questions throughout the sessions and we have received some expert answers from a number of children in the class who are part of this faith. I have been very impressed in the detail given in their answers and it has allowed the class to have an insight into this religion even further. Here is some of the work completed so far in this unit.
This afternoon, the children have taken home two important letters, parents evening times and Bikeability. We need the Bikeability letters back ASAP so that all of the equipment can be ordered ready to begin after half term. Please let me know if there are any questions regarding this.
- Spelling word search – Due 21/10/20
- Short division task – Due 21/10/20
- Mathletics tasks – Due 21/10/20
- TT Rockstar games – Due 21/10/20
Please let me know if you have any further questions. Some children have been wanting to email homework. My email is: [email protected]
Enjoy the weekend!
02/10/2020 at 15:58
We have continued to work exceptionally hard this week and have also thoroughly enjoyed our first week of playtimes in the dens. The children have been busy building and constructing a wide range of dens and I am excited to see them develop further next week.
This week we have built on our planning from last week to write our very own set of instructions for survival. Time openers and modal verbs were a huge focus during this task and the children took on the challenge well. We have lots of wonderful tips and suggestions to survive however lots of the children are not sure that anyone will actually get out alive!
Tectonic plates! This week we explored the tectonic plate boundaries and the three main types of plates. The children already had a good knowledge of the plates and what impact they had on our world. I was really pleased with the standard of work produced and the time and care taken over the detailed drawings completed. Well done everyone!
Spellings – Due 07/10/2020 Maths, negative numbers – Due 07/10/20 Learning log – research around earthquakes – Due 14/10/20 Mathletics assignments linked to this weeks learning – Due 07/10/20
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, despite the awful weather forecast!
25/09/2020 at 16:02
This has been another great week for 6J. The children have been developing their understanding of a range of topics further and have worked hard throughout the week.
This week we have focused our attentions on rounding and negative integers. There was a little confusion around the word ‘integers’ early in the week, but we soon understood this term and the children completed the tasks well. This weeks homework is focusing on rounding as this is an element of the curriculum that some find challenging. Below is a link to a video to help if you are finding it tricky at home.
We have further developed our understanding of the Mool Mantar this week and began to look at the story of Guru Nanak. The children showed great respect to the children in class who are part of the Sikh religion and asked inquisitive and well thought out questions. The work produced was of a high standard and contained lots of information from both the video clip we had watched and the discussions we had as a class.
We have also been exploring instructional writing in English, which the children will complete next week, plotting Michael’s journey on a map in geography, and revisited our counting to 10 in French!
This will the children have been issued with:
Spelling task – able and ible – Due 30.9.20 Rounding in maths – Due 30.9.20 Mathletics assignments – Due 30.9.20
Many thanks and have a lovely weekend!
19/09/2020 at 10:26
We have been working really hard this week on our writing and the children impressed me with their imagination and skills. The activity was to put yourself into the main characters shoes and write your very own ships log. We started by reading the ship’s logs from Kensuke’s Kingdom to gather some ideas and inspiration. Following this, we discussed the range of emotions which Michael felt during his ships logs and how we could incorporate this into our own. The children worked very hard and their were some very interesting journeys!
We have also been exploring ordering and comparing numbers in maths, naming and locating the continents and oceans in geography, and completed some watercolour paintings to represent the waves in Kensuke’s Kingdom.
P.E choices will start next Tuesday: children should have brought home a letter with them today.
I was very impressed with the children’s effort with extreme learning and I hope that this can continue throughout the year. Well done 6J!
Three homework tasks were set today:
- Spelling – -able and -ible words. Due on Wednesday 23rd September.
- Maths – ordering and comparing numbers. Due on Wednesday 23rd September.
- Learning Log – Branching databases. Due on Wednesday 30th September.
My two special mentions this week were Tom and Kieran! Well done boys and keep up the hard work.
Enjoy the sunshine this weekend!
11/09/2020 at 16:13
It was an absolute delight to have the children back in school this week after such a long time at home. They have all settled really well into Year 6 and although they are a little tired, they all worked really hard to impress.
We have been ensuring we have good hand hygiene and ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ this week. The children have managed really well with this and I am impressed with their maturity and attitude towards the ‘new normal’. Some children have brought in their own little bottle of hand gel and a small packet of tissues which they have kept on their desk – this is absolutely fine and has worked well but we also have plenty in school.
This week we have began work on our place value unit. The children have been working with numbers up to 10 million and I have been impressed with their efforts so far. This weeks homework involves them developing reading and writing these size numbers further. You will also need to use a die – if you don’t have one there are lots of online tools available.
This week we have started to read our Autumn class text – Kensuke’s Kingdom. It has already given us lots of ups and downs and a whole host of emotions and we are only at chapter 4! We had the opportunity to carry out some hot seating and I was very impressed with the answers given by the children in the hot seat and also the questions asked by the rest of the children. They had really thought carefully about the information they had been provided with in the text to construct their answers. I am looking forward to getting started on chapter 4 next week.
We have started our classification work and the children were very engaged in the learning. We used branch databases to classify fish into categories based on their similarities and differences. Here are some pictures showing the results.
We held our very first online special mention assembly this week and it went really well. The children enjoyed it and were still able to celebrate all of the hard work from the week. My two special mentions for this week are pictured below. Well done!
Have a lovely weekend!
17/07/2020 at 15:42
What a roller coaster of a year 2020 has been. I know that this is not the ending most of you had imagined but I hope that you have enjoyed your final days as much as possible.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the parents, carers and children for their hard work and on-going support. We have been a great home/school team as we strive to do our best for the children. Also, thank you for the very kind cards and gifts I have received over the past few days. I really appreciate them all.
We were able to hold a small celebration assembly where the children had the opportunity to reminisce on their time at Farfield and Mr Harris shared some words of wisdom for the future. Each child received their year book and a certificate to celebrate all of their achievements over the years.
The winners of the Farfield Child awards really personify what the Farfield spirit is all about. These children have consistently shown dedication, resilience, positivity, kindness and a strong understanding of our school learning hive. They have a spirit of adventure and don’t mind getting muddy! They have become role models across the school and active citizens both in the school and wider community.
A huge well done to Daniel Barratt and Laura Walton.
To the children, I would like to wish you well as you move on to your next adventure with a reminder that you take the spirit of Farfield with you always. Never forget that you will forever be a Farfield Child and all of us here are cheering you on every step of the way. You can be anything you want to be!
I will be leaving Google Classroom open so that the children can continue to communicate with me and their peers for a little while – we may even have a little Google Meet over the summer. There is a lovely leavers video link in the email sent for you to watch. I hope that you enjoy listening to all of the memories of Farfield.
Take care and best wishes for the future,