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We Will Remember Them

Thursday 8th November | 6 comments
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We have had a very meaningful week launching our topic on Remembrance and the First World War. The children have been very respectful and thoughtful about an interesting but serious topic.

On Monday, the children were inspired by the line, “To you from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high” from the poem, “In Flanders Fields”. They want to take up the torch of remembrance and peace by encouraging others in Farsley to take a few moments to remember all those who sacrificed their future in the First World War.

The children made felt poppies and painted poppy stones which they are placing around Farsley. They hope that anyone who finds a stone will take it to the Farsley Cenotaph and spend a few moments in quiet remembrance.

The Ceremony of Remembrance at Farsley Cenotaph will take place on Sunday 11th November at 1:00. We encourage all Year 6 children and their families to attend this important commemoration. Mrs Heap will be there with 3rd Farsley Brownies and 1st Farsley Guides.

Other local Remembrance events this weekend include:

  • Threads of War at Sunnybank Mill on Satuday 1:00-4:00. Mrs Heap plans to be there at 3:00.
  • Pudsey Parish Church Festival of Remembrance on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Mrs Heap will be attending. Farsley Scout Group plans to share information about the Farsley Airfield on our school grounds.
  • Lighting of the 100th Anniversary Beacon on Woodhall on Sunday at 7:00 p.m. 

    Note from the organisers:“PLEASE NOTE, THERE IS NO PARKING ADJACENT TO THE AREA, AND ACCESS IS VERY LIMITED AND ON ROUGH TERRAIN.

    ACCESS WILL BE WALKING ONLY FROM WOODHALL OR CALVERLEY VILLAGE. THOSE ATTENDING SHOULD BRING A TORCH.”

Every child in 6H has had the opportunity to present the poem “In Flanders Fields” with a group. I have been so impressed with the number of children who have memorised the poem and thought carefully about how it should be said.

Our Literacy and History lessons are completely intertwined at the moment. On Wednesday, we examined the causes of the First World War and each country’s story of alliances and rivalries. Children worked in groups to create large timelines of the years leading up to August 1914 when war broke out. They are now able to explain the Triple Entente, the Triple Alliance and how events led to Europe “falling into war.” Ask them to explain how it was a bit like a fight on the playground or in a pub.

 

Bar fight  — Click here to read the “bar fight” analogy of the start of the First World War.

In Numeracy we have been revisiting fractions. We have been trying to master simplifying a fractions by using common factors represented in a variety of different questions.

For example:

Althought this does simplify the original fraction it isn’t it’s simplest form. What is the largest common factor you could divide the numerator and denominator by to find it? 

Did you know that the line that separates the numerator and denominator is called the Vinculum?

It has also been an incredibly active week in Year 6. During the first two weeks of the half-term, every child has the opportunity to take part in three half-days of Bikeabiilty training. This training is so important for children as it teaches them to be safe on the roads, not only when riding their bikes, but when on foot as well. Road and vehicle awareness will become even more important as these children move on to high school and are more independent.

New PE allocations have begun. Mr Garlick took a group of children to The Depot bouldering centre for their first session and captured some fantastic photos. Other groups enjoyed team-building activities in OAA and a session at Gym Magic.

In science this week we have been looking at micro-organisms – or rather, we HAVEN’T been looking at them as we have discovered that they are too small to be seen without a microscope! We focused non three main types – fungi, bacteria and viruses.

We found out the thousands of bacteria can fit on a full stop and viruses are so small that they can live inside a bacterium!

We have more bacteria in our mouths than there are people in the world!

Using the Scientific Process, we set up an experiment to find out where we will find most micro-organisms in our classroom. We rubbed slices of bread in a variety of locations, sealed them and we will look at them over the next few weeks to see if our predictions are correct.

Homework:

  • Learning Log: Due Wednesday 21st November.
    • Find out about the First World War Farsley Airfield that was located on our school grounds.
  • Spelling: Keep practising words from the Year 5/6 list. We will be having a test on these w/b 12.11.18
  • Reading Comprehension: Comprehension work is due on Wednesday 21st November.
  • Times Table Rock Stars – Everyone is now able to log-on and should spend some time on this website at home each week. Try to improve the red areas on your heat-map.
  • Maths Homework: Due Thursday 15th November.

A letter has been sent home about the quality of Learning Log homework in 6H. Please take some time to go through completed homework with your child and ask them to consider if it shows evidence of thought, care, effort and pride.

Year 6 homework should always:

– fill the pages given (usually two pages)

– be neatly presented

– have all spelling checked

– have every sentence correctly punctuated with capital letters and full stops

– have correct capital letters on proper nouns (e.g. names of people, places, institutions (universities, hospitals etc), titles of books/poems)

– include a drawing, diagram, photograph or design in presentation

 

 

6 responses to “We Will Remember Them”

  1. The sullivans says:

    Loved the poppies and the stones year6 have made. I also love the Bar Fight !

  2. Davina- Keiva’s Mum says:

    Well done 6H on all your hard work! What a lovely, meaningful idea regarding the poppy stones. Keep up the great work!

  3. The Yaps says:

    Thank you to Croft Street Fisheries for allowing us to place our rock in there!

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