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6CH / 1GJ Reading Buddies

21/07/2017 at 11:53


This morning, we met with our Reading Buddies in 1GJ for the final time. We have really enjoyed spending time with them this year, getting to know them and watching them grow. We are so impressed with the progress they have made with their reading! Today we read together and then enjoyed an ice pop treat! We made them each a special poster full of all the wonderful words that describe the class.

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6CH Maths w/e 21st July 2017

21/07/2017 at 11:04


It has been a very busy week in Year 6 but we have still had time for some maths!

I presented the children with a scenario. They had to imagine a world in which the only currency (and the only coins) that existed were  3p coins and  5p coins. I asked them to consider how they would pay for things if this was the case. We discussed how we would pay for some simple goods:

  • for a pencil costing 10p  we would use two lots of the 5p coin or 2x5p
  • for a sweet costing 2p we would pay with a 5p coin and get a 3p coin change or 5p-3p

Th children were then posed with the question: ‘Can you pay for any goods costing any amounts with just 5p and 3p coins?’. They completed a table showing how to pay for amounts of 1p to 10p and then solved some harder calculations.

The children had to use their knowledge of calculation, multiples and brackets when solving this problem. Here are some pictures of the children’s work:

In a follow-up lesson, I changed the challenge with this question: ‘Can you pay for any goods costing any amounts with just 10p and 7p coins?’. Here are some pictures from this lesson:

Next week, we will be completing a challenge called ‘Alphabet Products’ where each letter of the alphabet has a value and the children will use these letters to create words. Here is a sneak preview:

Have a good weekend.

Mr Cooke



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End of Year Show!

21/07/2017 at 08:40


On Wednesday morning, the stars of Farfield shone brightly! Every member of year 6 demonstrated why they are going to be missed by this school. This was the best performance they’d done of Goodbye My Friend and left the audience wanting more. Every child should be proud of the confident way that they owned the stage in their scene.

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Extreme Learning Bouncy Castle Treat

20/07/2017 at 21:40


After a fantastic Leavers’ Show performance last night, 6CH enjoyed a bouncy castle treat in the hall this morning. They were owed a reward for an Extreme Learning half-term win earlier in the year.

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Sports Day Winners

16/07/2017 at 20:23


Well done to Red Team for winning this year’s sports day!

It’s always a proud moment when the eldest girl and boy accept the trophy on behalf of their team. What a great ending to Year 6!

We had a fantastic sports day and everyone competed well! Sportsmanship, effort and a lot of fun ruled the day!

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6CH Maths w/e 14th July 2017

14/07/2017 at 14:59


This week in maths, the children had to write an algebraic formula from the information written in an ‘In and Out’ function machine. They then had to solve the calculation. Examples included:

The children were also taught how to calculate the mean, mode, median and range of a set of numbers. Examples included:

The children then had to solve these problems:

In the maths next week, the children will be working on their calculating and problem solving skills.

Have a good weekend.

Mr. Cooke

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