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Star Wars Day!

01/04/2021 at 17:14

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What an end to the term! 6S looked brilliant coming into school this morning in their Star Wars Day costumes. Thank you all for putting in so much effort. As well as demonstrating a very impressive knowledge of all things Star Wars and some excellent lightsaber skills, the children also consolidated their understanding of the active and passive voice by acting out different active and passive sentences and labelling the subject and object. We also made sure we were ready for action by completing a ‘Train Like a Jedi’ workout!

It was a sad day for me today to be saying goodbye to you all, but I’m sure I will still ‘see’ you via computer screen, and I will certainly be keeping up with all your news via Mrs Dobkin. Thank you for your lovely cards and well-wishes. I hope you all have a great Easter break and I know you will have a brilliant summer term at Farfield.

Mrs Sykes 🙂

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The blood was pumped by the heart (and other learning from 6S this week)

19/03/2021 at 16:59

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English

In English this week we have been learning about the active and passive voice. The children got the hang of this quickly, asking great questions and making some marvellous mistakes which helped us to gain a deeper understanding of how the passive voice works. I was very impressed as I watched the imaginative sentences being written (by bananas).

When it's OK to Use Passive Voice — and When it's Not Spin Sucks

Science

In Science, we found out more about the circulatory system. We acted out the journey of the blood around the body, showing how the blood cells go from the heart to the lungs (to collect oxygen and drop off carbon dioxide) and then back to the heart so they can be pumped around the body. We then made our own diagrams to show what we had learned.

P.E

The children have enjoyed their P.E lessons for the last two weeks. We have been doing an hour of SAQs and basketball, followed by an hour with a football coach. This week was especially enjoyable: the sun was shining and the children all put in 100% effort and were suitably exhausted at the end!

Maths

In maths, we have been finding the area of triangles and parallelograms. Can you remember the different formulae we have been using?

Area of Triangles (solutions, examples, videos, worksheets, activities)
Python Math: Calculate the area of a parallelogram - w3resource

Homework

  • Maths SATs workbook p60 and p61 (area and perimeter)
  • English SATs workbook p.35 (passive voice)
  • Spellings on Spelling Shed
  • All homework is due on Wednesday 24th March. The children can mark their work using the answers at the back of the SATs books.

Special Mention

Special Mentions this week went to Charlie and Lucy – well done!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs Sykes

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Welcome Back 6S!

12/03/2021 at 16:54

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It’s been so lovely having 6S back together again! The children came in with such big smiles on Monday and their positivity and enthusiasm has continued all week. I’ve been really impressed with how quickly the children have got back into the swing of lessons in the classroom and with the work they have produced this week. Seeing the children playing together at playtimes has been wonderful; we’ve even had some sunshine to cheer us all up even more!

The view from our window this afternoon!

English

In English this week, the children wrote diary entries about one of the chapters in Wonder from the point of view of August, Jack Will, Julian or Mum. The children put a lot of effort into this task and I was reassured to see that they had not forgotten how to write on paper! In fact, the children showed that they had not forgotten any of their Year 6 writing skills; they thought carefully about their punctuation, sentence structure and how they could edit and improve their work.

PSHE

In PSHE with Mrs Swindlehurst, the children did some work around respect, tying in with our school rules: Ready, Respectful, Kind. The children thought carefully about this and, following the lesson, some children have made a particular effort to be even kinder and more respectful than usual! Mrs Swindlehurst was particularly impressed with Ethan’s poem from this lesson:

Maths

In Maths, the children have been working on finding the perimeter and area of rectilinear shapes. Being back in the classroom together, we have been able to do some great problem solving activities and I have been really pleased with the children’s determination, perseverance and resilience in these lessons.

Special Mentions this week went to Alex and Phoebe and the 6S winner of our World Book Day competition was Alice! Well done!

We are not setting any homework this week, but it would be a good idea to try to catch up on your Mathletics assignments if you know you have some still to complete.

Have a brilliant weekend everyone and I will look forward to seeing you all again on Monday!

Mrs Sykes

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Our last week of home learning!

05/03/2021 at 16:42

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Congratulations to everyone for making it to the end of our home learning journey. We are so proud of what you have achieved and we can’t wait to see you all back at school on Monday! Here are some of the things we have done in our final week:

World Book Day

We’ve had a great time today talking about and sharing our favourite books and characters while relaxing in our pyjamas.

Here are some of the children enjoying a spot of reading earlier on today…

We’ve had some fantastic entries to our character description competition. The winners will be shared next week!

Congratulations to Erin who was the winner of our World Book Day quiz for the children who were at home this afternoon, and Nathan and Phoebe who took second and third place!

What’s in our blood?

In science this week we found out about the different components of blood and made our own models to show what we found out. Can you remember what job each component does? We will do some more work on this back at school next week.

Wonder: Choose Kind

In English, we focused on the themes of the book ‘Wonder’ and Mr Browne’s idea of ‘choose kind’. We thought more about Auggie’s character and how his internal traits are affected by his external traits and the way that other people treat him.

Art

For their final art challenge, the children were given the opportunity to choose what they would like to draw. Some children also completed some World Book Day drawing.

Information for returning to school

Please remember to bring the following things back to school on Monday:

  • White Rose Maths workbooks
  • SATs question books and revision guides
  • Copies of our class texts (Wonder and Dark Sky Park)
  • Any other school library books you may have borrowed

Also don’t forget your water bottles and indoor shoes.

  • Start time for 6S: 8:40am
  • Start time for 6J: 8:50am
  • End time for 6S: 3:10pm
  • End time for 6J: 3:20pm

Please see the information from Mr Harris for full details of the re-opening: https://www.farsleyfarfield.org.uk/arrangements-for-school-full-re-opening-march-2021/

We’d like to thank you once again for all your help and support throughout this time of home learning.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs Sykes and Miss Jones

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World Book Day 2021!

04/03/2021 at 21:07

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This Friday at Farfield every class is taking part in some special activities as part of World Book Day! We are dressing up in our pyjamas and celebrating the power that books have to help us relax, take us to other worlds, make us laugh and teach us new things.

Here are some of the things that 6S will be doing, as well as some links to other websites you might like to visit.

9am: Come to our maths Google Meet dressed in your pyjamas or loungewear. Bring your favourite book too. We will share some of the books we love before we start our maths lesson.

BookTrust on Twitter: "We are SO excited about #Pyjamarama on 1 May! It's  all about spending the day in your PJs and joining families across the  country for a fabulous online festival

10am: Reading time and photo challenge! Find somewhere comfy or somewhere unusual to spend some time reading a book. We’d love you to send us a photo to add to our library displays. We might even have some prizes for the best pictures!

11am: Character description competition! We will spend some time talking about our favourite characters and how to write a character description before having a go ourselves. You might like to watch the video below to listen to author Derek Landy talk about creating realistic characters.

If you have already finished your character description, then I have a World Book Day scavenger hunt for you to complete!

There are also lots more author and illustrator videos you can watch by clicking on the link below:

Online Masterclasses
https://www.worldbookday.com/online-masterclasses/

1pm: World Book Day Quiz. Get ready for a Kahoot quiz all about books!

Gamification Tools: Kahoot GAMIFICATION+

If you have any extra time, you could try Rob Biddulph’s special World Book Day Draw with Rob!

And finally, if you would like a family challenge and the chance to win £100 of What on Earth and Britannica books, have a go at this virtual quiz. The quiz is based on the Britannica All New Children’s Encyclopedia; the questions are quite tricky but you get entered into the prize draw just for completing all four rounds – let me know if you have a go!

We hope you all enjoy World Book Day!

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Monday 1st March

01/03/2021 at 15:07

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Here is the learning schedule for our final week of home learning!

Monday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – New WRM booklet Measurement: Converting Units – Metric Measures (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Assembly: 10:10 – 10:30 – With Mr Hemming
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00
  • Reading: 1:00 – 1:30 – Wonder (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Science: 1:30-2:30pm – Assignment set on Google Classroom
  • Spellings: 2:30 – 3pm – Stage 6 List 12 (activities from your pack)

Tuesday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – WRM booklet – Convert metric measures (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Assembly: 10:10 – 10:30 – With Mr Hemming
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Mrs Sykes )
  • Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00
  • Reading: 1:00 – 1:30 – Wonder (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • PE and Art: 1:30-3pm – Assignments set on Google Classroom (please upload videos/photos of your activities)

Wednesday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – WRM booklet – Calculate with metric measures (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Online Learning: 10:00 – 10:30 – TT Rockstars: Which class will win? Battle is open until Friday at 2pm 
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00
  • Reading: 1:00 – 1:30 – Wonder (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Geography: 1:30-2:30pm – Assignment set on Google Classroom
  • PE with Joe – 2:30pm – 3pm

Thursday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – WRM booklet – Miles and Kilometres (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Online Learning: 10:00 – 10:30 – Mathletics Assignments have been set – some of you still have previous assignments set to try and complete!
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00
  • Reading: 1:00 – 1:30 – Wonder (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Coding 1:30 – 3pm – Coding (Live with Mrs duPreez)

Friday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – WRM booklet – Imperial measures (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Online Learning: 10:00 – 10:30 – Spelling Shed assignment
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00
  • Spellings: 1-1:30 – Stage 6 List 12 (activities from your pack)
  • PSHE: 1:30-2:30pm – Assignment set on Google Classroom
  • Celebration Assembly: 2:45pm – please access via the Special mention classroom and click the Google Meet link at the top

Please get in touch if you have any questions or need any support.

Many thanks,

Mrs Sykes and Miss Jones



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