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Welcome to 6S!

13/09/2019 at 16:58

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It has been a very positive start to the year in 6S. All the children have settled in well and have shown great attitudes towards their learning.

In English, we have started reading Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. We explored the vocabulary in the opening chapter and wrote balanced arguments considering whether we would want to go sailing around the world with our families for a year (which led to some very interesting discussions!). We have also done some writing in role imagining what we might see on our journeys, as well as some art work inspired by the front cover of the book and The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai.

In maths we have been reading, writing, ordering, comparing and rounding numbers up to 10,000,000. The children are developing their fluency and applying their skills to a variety of different reasoning problems.

In science this half term we will be looking at classifying living things, including microorganisms. We began by looking at a range of different fish and describing their similarities and differences. We used our observations to create branching databases to enable someone to identify a particular fish. The children worked really well in their groups and demonstrated some excellent skills of scientific enquiry.

Homework:

This week children have been given their weekly maths task. This is due in on Friday 20th September. The children have also been issued with some spelling homework. This will be handed out bi-weekly and is due in on 27th September.

Extreme Learning also started 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.

Reminder: Lastly a quick reminder about our sailing trip on Thursday 19th September. Please remember to wear appropriate clothing and bring a complete change of clothes.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend.

Mrs Sykes

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Leavers’ Assembly 2019

19/07/2019 at 12:09

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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

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Year 6 Leavers’ Show 2019

18/07/2019 at 22:57

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Getting ready…

12/07/2019 at 22:41

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What a busy week it’s been!

Children have had final transition visits to high school, we’ve been working very hard on our Leavers’ Show and we received our SATs results. Overall, we are very pleased with the results. For the most part, they were in-line with what we were expecting. The most important thing to note is that every child did his or her best. The children prepared well and put in 100% effort. If you require any further explanation about what the results sheet means, don’t hesitate to ask. There will also be more detail given in the end of year reports next week.

 

Our Leavers’ Show is getting closer and closer. We are nearly ready! Thank you for sending in costumes today. It is very important that any further costumes or props arrive at school on Monday when we will be having the first of our two dress rehearsals.

We would like to invite you to two very important events in the coming week:

  1. Leavers’ Show – Wednesday 17th July. Children should be dropped off in their classrooms at 6:30 pm for a 7:00 show. Once you drop off your children, you may find a seat. Please do not arrive any earlier than 6:30. Many children require school uniform for their “costume”. If that is the case, they should arrive wearing it on Wednesday evening.
  2. Leavers’ Assembly – Friday 19th July, 9:00 a.m. – This is a very special annual assembly for the entire school from Nursery to Year 6. It is an opportunity to share all of the wonderful events of the year and say good-bye to our Year 6 children. You should expect the assembly to last until about 11 a.m.

 

One final note about mobile phones – this week the children seem to have created a “Year 6 Group”. While this is great for keeping in touch once they all move on to high school, it has been causing problems for a number of families. Children have been on the group until 11:30 at night and then starting again at 6:30 in the morning. Some children woke up to over 1000 notifications. We’d like to ask that every family have a conversation about responsible, respectful mobile phone use when it comes to text messages. Thank you.

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Important End of Year Dates

06/07/2019 at 10:19

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Important Year 6 Dates July 2019

Leavers’ Party & Disco

The Year 6 Leavers’ Party & Disco will take place on Monday 8th July. Before the disco, all Year 6 children are invited to gather in 6S for a “bring and share” party tea. The children will eat together and have an opportunity to go out on to the playground before the disco starts. Children should arrive at 6:15 pm with their food contribution. The children have each been allocated a food item to bring in for the party. They should come up the farm track and enter the school through the 6S fire door. Tickets for the disco will be £2.50 (to be paid in advance). Mrs Walton has sent out a separate letter about the disco tickets.

 

SATs Results

School will receive the Year 6 SATs results on Tuesday 9th July. We then need to spend a few days checking them. On Friday 12th July, we will be speaking to children individually to share their results with them. The results will also be sent home to parents/carers that day. |We found this worked well last year – the children had a greater understanding of their SATs results and what they meant for them as well as how the results compared to the level at which they had been working throughout the school year. However, if you have any concerns about this please do not hesitate to contact us beforehand at school. Please also note that if you would like to come into school at the end of the day on Friday 12th July to chat about results, Mr. Sharp and Mrs. Heap will be in their classrooms until about 4:00.

 

Leavers’ Show

The Year 6 Leavers’ Show will take place on Wednesday 17th July. Children should arrive at 6:30pm for a 7:00 start and go to their classrooms. Parents/carers may take their seats once they drop of their children. Children should arrive in their school uniform – we will speak to children who need a different costume.

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The warm weather has arrived!

28/06/2019 at 15:35

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Year 6 has had another busy week of Leavers’ activities. Everyone is working hard.

Homework this weekend:

  1. Enjoy the nice weather!
  2. Think about your Leavers’ Show song. Watch dance videos on the computer and think about moves that will fit your song. We will be planning the dances next week!
  3. Start to plan your costume for the show.

Props: We need a big appliance box. If you have one, please let us know.

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