# Farsley Farfield Class 6S blog

### Week 2

17/09/2021 at 15:59

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## English

Over the last few weeks in English we have been reading the story ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom.’ One of our first tasks was to respond to the blurb and front cover and predict what we thought the story would be about. We then used various media including watercolour, pastels and charcoal to create our own images. They’re really beautiful. In writing, we have written a letter as the main character to his best friend Eddie. We thought about how to make our letter sound chatty and friendly as well as including interesting details that our audience might want to know.

## Maths

This week we have been very busy completing some base line assessments. The children took this in their stride and worked really hard. We also completed a lesson on ordering and comparing. We were very impressed with the children’s knowledge and they flew through the given tasks with confidence.

## Topic

Our topic this term is Natural Disasters – specifically earthquakes and tsunamis. This week we revised the layers of the earth and learned about tremors and aftershocks. We also studied maps of tectonic plates and thought about which countries in the world would be unlikely to suffer from an earthquake.

## Trip

Monday 20th September 6D

Tuesday 21st September 6J

• Wear PE kit
• Wear shoes that may get wet
• Bring a small backpack or bag containing:
• spare clothing to change into if clothing is wet from the boat (including underwear)
• rain jacket
• piece of fruit for morning snack
• bottle of water
• healthy packed lunch (If your child receives free school meals and you would like the kitchen to provide a packed lunch, please let us know.)

## Homework

• Spelling Shed – 10 games
• Daily reading – planner signed

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Jones and Mrs Dobkin

### A great first week!

10/09/2021 at 14:02

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We have had a wonderful first week back and the children have worked really hard. There have been a lot of new rules and expectations to follow but the children have took this in their stride and impressed!

## English

We have started exploring our new class text ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’. The children have been really engaged with the story so far and have used their predicting skills well. We have also created some sketches and drawings linked to the theme using water colours or chalk pastels. These pieces of work will form part of our displays.

## Maths

In maths we have been recapping our place value work. The children had remembered lots and we soon moved on to numbers beyond a million. We were very impressed with the children’s ability to use concrete resources to build a range of numbers. They also impressed with their mental maths skills, demonstrating that they could add and subtract 10, 100 and 1000 from a variety of numbers.

## Reminders

Homework

This week’s homework is to:

• Spelling Shed – 5 games

PE will be on a Tuesday. Please ensure that children come to school in their PE kits.

Next week we will be doing some assessments. This is an opportunity for the children to show us how much they already know.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Jones and Mrs Dobkin

### Farewell Year 6

22/07/2021 at 11:46

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What a week we have had! An amazing sports day kicked the celebrations off in style and even though it was incredibly hot, the children pulled out some amazing performances. From Nuraniya’s perseverance in getting her bike out of the lock and into the race, to Aarav’s strong-man style with the tug-o-war, it really was a brilliant beginning to the week with 6S demonstrating many of the qualities which are so important to Farfield life.

Our leaving assembly on Tuesday was attended by so many parents and carers so thank you for being there to see the children receive their certificates. We even had some children checking in from home during self isolation! Of course, there have been some tears this week as the children say goodbye to their friends and what has been an amazing primary school experience for all of them.

Thank you for being so very supportive of them and of us. We are so very proud of them all and wish them nothing but the best for their futures. We know they will all do very well. And so that is it! We wish you a safe and happy holiday and hope that the children come back to see us when they get settled in their new schools. We hope you enjoy some of the photos we have taken from this week and a small video we made of our memories this year.

Thank you for all of your support this year and for the wonderful gifts and cards received. Hope you have a lovely summer!

Mrs Dobkin

Water fight

Sports day

### 16/07/21

16/07/2021 at 15:30

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We have had a lot of fun in 6S this week! It has been a pleasure for me to be back in the classroom with such a wonderful group of children.

Everyone has been polite, helpful, hard-working and full of laughter.
Our activities have been incredibly varied:-

• Maths puzzles
• Reading all sorts of story extracts
• Listening to the story Crater Lake by Jennifer Killick
• a creepy science fiction book about a Year 6 residential that goes very wrong
• Creating comic strips based on Crater Lake
• A passionate debate about whether Titus Salt should be considered a hero or a villain – both sides were very strong!
• An amazing Science lesson with a teacher from Crawshaw Academy
• Making special friendship posters for each other
• Completing the My Healthy Schools survey
• Our final PPA session with Coding & Cooking
• A group of children represented our school in a football tournament
• Another group of children helped with the Foundation Stage Sports Day
• Sports Day practice
• Lots of dodgeball outside on our beautiful school grounds.

While outside, some children wanted to take photos in small groups. The children would like to download and save these for their own personal memories.

Don’t forget about the parent-organised 6S Family Picnic on Saturday 24th July, 1pm at Farsley Recreation Ground. Please let Kate Heap or Katy Smith know if you’re planning to come along. Please note, this even is not organised by school.

Wishing everyone a fantastic end of term! Mrs Heap

### Residential Day 3

09/07/2021 at 19:00

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What a fabulous trip we have had. I always knew 6J were great fun but they have excelled themselves this week. I have been so impressed with their bravery, determination and all round attitude towards everything they have done. Every single one of them should be so proud of themselves for what they have achieved.

I must say last night was an absolute delight; lights were out by 9:30 and we didn’t see a single soul until 7am this morning. The best night sleep I’ve ever had on residential!

The children were eager and ready to go for their last activities.

Miss Jones’ group – Via Ferrata

It was really fun; I enjoyed it a lot. With a lot laughs, we made it to the end. Sonny.

The via Ferrata was a really exciting. My favourite part was when we glided across the gorge on a zip-line. Nathan

Mrs duPrez’s group – caving

Down in the caves, it was very uncomfortable. Although it was challenging, I managed to come out in one piece. No regrets! Peter

Whilst I was in the cave, our instructor Conner explained how all of the caves were formed; the passages were all different shapes ones being a keyhole passage. When the lights went off, I kept making weird faces- which scared Amba and Peter!

The best part of canoeing for me was when we rowed to the beach and got to carve our names into the sand and rocks and look at the names of the other people that had been there before us – Florrie

One of my favourite parts of canoeing was as we reached the beach and when I sat on the edge of the boat. Gabriella

I’m sure the children will be very quiet tonight at home and will tell you all about their adventures. Well done everyone – we are very proud of you!

### Residential day 2

08/07/2021 at 22:02

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We had a rather early start to the morning due to the beautiful sunshine and a few chattering children. We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast and were ready to get going.

Today the children completed gorge scrambling, abseiling, canoeing and caving. Every single child (and adult) made it down the 60 ft drop to the gorge below and had a huge smile on their faces. We then made our way up and down the gorge; swimming in pools, jumping off rock edges and sliding down waterfalls.

Mrs duPrez group

Miss Jones’ group

Canoeing – Miss Jones and Mrs duPrez

It was a windy day down on the reservoir but the children showed great grit and determination. They had to paddle hard against the headwind and even used a special chant to help them keep in time ‘fish and chips’. Once out of the reservoir, they had to carry the heavy canoes up the hill and back to the trailer; it was a real workout!

We had a lovely pasta meal this evening followed by sponge cake and custard. The children also completed a night time walk which was very peaceful and full of beautiful scenery. We ended the walk with a hot chocolate and a biscuit.

We can’t wait to complete our final activities tomorrow which are Via Ferrata, caving and canoeing!

See you all tomorrow!