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Farfield on Look North

29/03/2018 at 19:11

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Farsley Farfield was on Look North, BBC One, this evening for the Remember RAF100 event – a great end to a fantastic day!

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Remember RAF100

29/03/2018 at 17:19

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Today was a memorable day for Farsley Farfield Primary School. We were delighted to be the host school for the national Remember RAF100 launch event. Sunday 1st April, 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Airforce (RAF).  Through contacts made during our research into the Farsley Airfield, we were chosen to take part in this very special event.

Working with a wonderful team from Big Ideas, an organisation that develops projects for schools and community groups, children from 6H and 2LO spent the morning working together to learn about the RAF and remembrance. One of the aims of the project was to bring more acts of remembrance and learning about war into Key Stage One. The Year 6 children, who were already “experts” on the First World War and the Farsley Airfield, partnered with the Year 2 children to share their knowledge and support the learning of the younger children. It was fantastic to see such great teamwork between the children.

This was the launch of a national project for schools across the UK. The activities we did today are all detailed in a teachers’ guide that will be used in a wide variety of schools.  Many special guests were invited to join us for the morning including: the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Cllr Jane Dowson;  two members of the RAF who work locally with air cadets; a former RAF navigator; County Commissioners for the Girl Guides and the Scouts; local police officers; local historians; members of Friends of St John’s Church; representatives from the British Council and the Pudsey Civic Society; a representative of the Leeds Industrial Museum; and our chair of governors.

The Remember RAF100 project also involves an art installation. Every child at Farsley Farfield created an aeroplane with the name of a serviceman or woman from the RAF who lost their life during the First World War. In total, there were 4805 individuals. Farfield created planes for 440 of them. These planes were spread out on our hall floor so everyone could walk around them and reflect on the names. The RAF team have taken the planes away with them and they will be the start of the national art installation which will be unveiled in a yet undisclosed location in the next year.

The day started with a number of activities in our school hall. Later in the morning, the Year 2 children, some of our Year 6 children and one Reception child walked with the special guests to St John’s Church in Farsley to visit the grave of Captain Charles Butler, an RAF pilot from Farsley who lost his life in the First World War. We participated in a short service of remembrance where children read a biography of Captain Butler, recited poetry, listened to The Last Post and had a minute of silence to remember all the pilots who served in the war. Following the service of remembrance, the special guests came back to school for refreshments and an opportunity for the adults to talk about all that had gone on.

A special thank you to Mr Garlick for creating such an amazing cake.

The Name Your Plane Art Installation

The children learned about the RAF

Year 6 children read poems that have been written for the project

The children worked together to illustrate the poems for a special book

The children were faced with the challenge of building planes out of celery and toast!

Speaking with an RAF Navigator

Viewing the Airfield and Plaque

Being Interviewed by Look North

Service of Remembrance at St John’s Church

RAF & First World War Themed Easter Eggs!

 

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Maths and Holiday Homework!

28/03/2018 at 12:43

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This week the children completed their practice SATs tests and everyone was delighted with their progress! Especially me! I hope this gives everyone the confidence to dig deep and work hard for the final few weeks up to their tests.

We also completed work on algebra and did some work on ratio.

As mentioned at parent’s evening, the children will have some Holiday Homework. A separate letter has been sent explaining this. But it is important to do some nice things and have a wonderful holiday too!

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Who is to blame?

23/03/2018 at 11:34

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What a week! The children in 6H have done us proud this week, working hard and being excellent role models for the rest of the school.

In Literacy, we have been examining exactly who is to blame for Bess’ death in the poem, The Highwayman.  We held a trial complete with a judge, lawyers and witnesses. We questioned everyone involved and came to some conclusions. This morning, the children wrote a letter to the judge from Bess’ father. They made it clear who they thought was to blame and clearly explained their reasons. They have all done an excellent job of showing off their fantastic Year 6 writing skills.

Homework:

CGP Revision Books:

English text book (purple book): Read page 9, 36-37, 60-61

English exercise book (white book): Complete pages 20-21, 43-44, 69-70

Maths: pages about Algebra & Volume

Reading Comprehension – No reading comprehension this week. Please send time working on reading speed.

Spelling

1) Keep practising for the Spelling Bee.

Target Words Week 3:

vegetable

secretary

sincere

rhythm

relevant

privilege

nuisance

occupy

marvellous

interrupt

 

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Maths in 6H

21/03/2018 at 13:22

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This week in maths we completed our work on finding the volume and then moved on to algebra. Homework is about both of these.

Related CGP pages are:

P 58-59 for algebra

P 72-73 for volume.

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In the news…

16/03/2018 at 15:46

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This week we have continued to think carefully about the different characters in the poem, The Highwayman and have written newspaper reports about the event. We have explored shades of meaning and tried to use much more sophisticated vocabulary. The results have been fantastic as many children continue to make great progress in their writing.

We have also been reviewing our reading skills – particularly word meaning and inference questions. In grammar, we have looked at the subjunctive form and talked about how we might use this in our Highwayman writing next week. For example:

If I had known the soldiers were coming, I would have demanded Bess run away.

I demand the soldiers be punished for their actions.

If Bess were still alive, she and the Highwayman would be together forever.

If the landlord were the king, he would execute the soldiers.

 

Homework:

CGP Revision Books:

English text book (purple book): Read page 8, 33, 59

English exercise book (white book): Complete pages 18-19, 41, 68

Maths text book (red book): Read page 72

Maths exercise book (white book): Complete pages 62-63

Reading Comprehension – No reading comprehension this week. Please send time working on reading speed.

Spelling

1) Keep practising for the Spelling Bee.

Target Words Week 2:

guarantee

harass

immediately

parliament

prejudice

profession

programme

recommend

restaurant

sincerely

sufficient

2) This week in class, we are talking about how to remember how to spell tricky homophones. Please spend some time learning these.

brake/break

through/threw

father/farther

advise/advice

practise/practice

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