08/11/2019 at 16:10
It was lovely to see the children arrive back at school on Monday morning with a positive attitude. They were excited to find out that we were starting our new topic of World War One.
In English we have been focusing on poetry this week. The children have explored a wide range of war poetry and discussed the different themes. The children excelled when identifying the theme and held a fantastic discussion about the propaganda involved. Dulce et Decorum est was the main poem we focused on for our writing this week and the children found this poem very emotive and moving. We watched a powerful video to enhance the meaning and message behind the poem. We used the poem to construct a letter based on the information explored within the letter. I was very proud of some of the language and emotion the children explored in their letters.
Following this, the children worked together to create a word bank using the Canada’s Hundred Days clip. I was impressed with the level of figurative language the children developed and used. They thought very carefully about the meaning behind the clip and how to portray this in their writing.
Here is a link the the video we used for Canada’s 100 Days.
What was the cause of World War One? This was the question we posed to the children at the start of the lesson. We then explored a range of sources using these to plot the key events leading up to WW1. It was interesting for the children to see the different countries involvement and develop an understanding that there was not one main cause which started WW1 but in fact many triggers. The children worked collaboratively to plot the key events onto a timeline for their allocated country.
This week we have set both Maths and Learning log homework.
- Maths – BIDMAS (brackets, indices, division, multiplication, addition, subtraction). This is due in on 13/11/19
- Learning Log- To learn In Flanders Fields by heart. We would like you to try and read with fluency and intonation. This is due 13/11/19
If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to ask.
I hope that you all have a restful weekend,
18/10/2019 at 15:55
We have had an exciting week in 6J this week, particularly when uncovering the mould which has been festering in various parts of the classroom.
We have found that nearly every piece of bread tested grew at least a few spores of mould. Daisy and Svana seemed to be able to grow the most mould on their bread which had been rubbed on the toilet seat and kept in a warm location. All children in the class understand that mould likes to grow in places with moisture. I think it is now time we get rid of the mouldy bread.
We have also been working hard on developing our vocabulary. We watched the trailer of Brave and used the character and setting to collect a wide range of vocabulary and phrases. Here are some examples of our hard work.
The children then used their thoughts and ideas to write a character description. I am looking forward to reading these.
The children have completed their 108 Year 3/4 key spellings and I will be sending home revision sheets next week. Please keep up to date with Spelling Shed and Mathletics – these are great tools for rehearsing skills.
Thank you very much for all of the learning log homework this week I can see that there has been lots of effort and collaborative work.
Homework for 18.10.19
Mathematics – Prime Numbers Due 23/10/19
Have a lovely weekend,
04/10/2019 at 16:43
We have had another week of hard work and perseverance this week. The children have been exploring explanation texts, using short division to solve some tricky mathematical problems and growing mould!
This week the children have been hard at work on a different text type – explanations. This has been tricky as they are rather similar to instructional writing which we completed the week before. The children have worked hard identifying the features and language choices and also started their own research into volcanoes. Next week they will use this knowledge to write their own explanation text.
In our grammar lessons we have also been exploring active and passive voice. After a sticky start, the children can now confidently identify and use both the passive and active voice.
Can you write the sentence in the passive voice?
- Miss Jones marked the children’s books.
- Billy told the headteacher a joke.
The children have worked exceptionally hard this week on their division skills and have completed a wide range of tasks. At the start of the week, most of us were having trouble with the size and difficulty of the numbers. We have used a wide range of resources (and brushed up on our times table knowledge) and the class are now much more confident with their division methods. I have set division for homework this week and if any one is finding it tricky please ask!
In Science this week we have spent more time exploring microorganisms. The children have a good understanding of the different types and impressed me with their writing skills around this. On Monday, we set up an investigation into how quickly microorganisms grow on white bread. As you can imagine, the children picked some weird and wonderful places to rub their bread on. We are now impatiently awaiting the results.
Homework for 04/10/2019
Maths – division sheet in books (Due 9th October)
Learning log – Edward Jenner (Due 16th October)
Please also log onto Spelling Shed, Mathletics and TT Rocks at least 3 times this week.
Have a lovely weekend,
27/09/2019 at 13:34
Last Friday we had a fantastic time learning how to sail on Yeadon Tarn. Although many of the children were nervous, they all gave it their best and returned to land with huge smiles on their faces.
The children also completed a drama activity thinking about what they would need to do if they found themselves stranded on a deserted island.
The children thoroughly enjoyed their day and have produced some good writing about how to survive when stranded on an island.
Homework for 27/09/2019
Today children have been given some maths homework to complete. This is due on Wednesday 2nd October. I have also set some tasks on Mathletics to be completed by next Friday.
Spellings have also been given out and are focusing on ible and able endings. Children will complete a short test on these words next week (Thursday 3rd October). Please ensure you are accessing Spelling Shed at least 3 times per week at home.
Have a lovely weekend,
13/09/2019 at 13:52
**Important message for parents/carers – 6J will be going on their sailing trip on Friday 20th September. Please ensure your child has appropriate clothing for the trip and spares just in case.
We have had a very enthusiastic, productive week in Year 6. So far, all the staff have been very impressed by the children’s behaviour and learning attitudes. The children managed very well with their first taster of some tricky SAT tests and I was impressed with their mature attitude towards their learning.
We have made a good start to many areas of the curriculum: maths, reading, ICT and grammar. The children have been exploring the opening chapter of Kensuke’s Kingdom and the wide range of vocabulary used. There have been many purposeful discussions around the meaning of these unfamiliar words and the children are getting to grasps with this. We used ‘Vocabulary Victor’ to help us develop this skill further. The children have impressed with their mathematical skills this week. We have focused on reading/writing numbers up to and beyond a million and ordering and comparing. The children have worked extremely hard and have completed all f the tasks set. We are very lucky to have a set of new chromebooks in school, specifically for the year five and six children. This is very exciting and we have tried them out this week for some research into our class author Michael Morpurgo.
This week children have been given their weekly maths task. This is due in on Wednesday 18th September. The children have also been issued with some spelling homework. This will be handed out bi-weekly and is due in on 25th September.
Extreme Learning has gone well this week and most of the children have had their planners signed every day. Planners can be signed for a range of learning activities: reading, Mathletics, Spelling Shed, TT Rocks and any other homework activities.
Have a lovely weekend and see you all Monday.
19/07/2019 at 12:09
We can’t believe we’ve come to the end of another school year! The Year 6 class of 2019 have been central to the school for so long and we will miss them.
This morning, we enjoyed a wonderful celebration of all that we have achieved as a school this year. In particular, we were so proud to honour each of our Year 6 children.
We’d like to say a special congratulations to the winners of our Leavers’ Awards. They have all achieved so highly and worked incredibly hard throughout their time at Farfield. They have truly been the best they can be!
Our highest attainers in Reading, Writing, GPS (Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling) and Maths excelled themselves in their results. They didn’t just tiptoe over the scaled score of 110 into the “Greater Depth” level – they smashed it! All of our highest attainers scored over 117, some of them with perfect or near perfect test scores.
Our progress winners have shown so much development over the past four years. Some moving from below the expected standard to the expected standard and some from the expected standard to greater depth.
The winners of the Farfield Child and Leadership 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.
The winners of the Music & the Arts awards clearly demonstrate the well-rounded nature of a Farfield child. These children have shown commitment to their craft and worked hard to progress. We have enjoyed their participation in choir, music lessons, assemblies and talent shows. Not only have they developed their own skills, but they have inspired younger children to follow in their footsteps.
The winners of our sports awards have been active participants of our varied PE curriculum over many years and have represented the school in numerous sporting events. They embrace the “Be Healthy” ethos of Farfield and strive to do their best with a sporting attitude. They push themselves to new levels of achievement while encouraging others to step out of their comfort zones and try something new.
As we come to the end of the school year and many of us move on to new adventures, we would like to thank the parents, carers and children for their hardwork and on-going support. We have been a great home/school team as we strive to do our best for these children. Also, thank you for the very kind cards and gifts we have received over the past few days. We really appreciate them all.
To the children, we 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.
The Year 6 Team