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6S Complete Their First Week

07/09/2018 at 15:32

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Welcome to the 6S weekly blog! You may have already read a post about how to use your planners!

A note to parents…

6S will be going sailing on Monday 17th September. We would really appreciate a parent volunteer or two who would need to be available for the whole day. Please could you email Mr Sharp (chris.sharp@farsleyfarfield.org.uk) if you are interested in volunteering on this trip. Thank you.

HOMEWORK
At the start of the blog, you will always find this week’s homework. Children should already be able to find their homework in their homework book. This week, however, there is no homework but I would like children to carry on revising words from the Year 3 and 4 spelling list and access Times Table Rockstars to keep practising those times tables!

In maths this week, children have begun their work on place value. Children have don some work with 7-digit-numbers: reading, writing, ordering and comparing. Having a strong understanding of place value really aids children with the rest of their work in maths and I am pleased to report that the class have really impressed me with how hard they have worked this week.

 

In RE, children have looked at the beginnings of Sikhism. They have watched a video of the story of Guru Nanak and have learned about the Mool Mantar. The Mool Mantar means ‘basic teaching’ and is found at the beginning of every section of the Guru Granth Sahib (Sikh Scriptures). It is repeated each day during early morning prayer. Children challenged themselves to write their own teachings on how they thought people should live their lives.

 

 

In music, children have started learning their song for the first half-term: I’ll Be There by Jackson 5. Music will usually take place on a Tuesday afternoon; children who play an instrument are encouraged to bring theirs with them during these sessions.

A blog all about Star Wars Day can be found here!

Well done to all of 6S this week. Mr Sharp, Ms Barraclough, Mrs Elam and Mrs Harding have all been impressed with how hard the children have worked. Can they keep it up?

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How to Use Your Year 6 Weekly Planner

04/09/2018 at 21:50

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The children in Year 6 are very excited about their new Year 6 planners!

These will now take the place of the Extreme Learning reading records and will also be used to keep track of homework and other important dates. Children must bring these to school everyday.

Parents/carers should sign the planners at the bottom of each day for any reading/maths activities that count towards Extreme Learning. The weekend activities can be written and signed in the “Notes” section on the bottom right.

Over the next few days, we would like the children to fill in the front information page with support from their parents/carers. They may also fill in the timetable and activities pages. There are copies of the weekly timetable at school which children may borrow to help them fill in the timetable page in their planner. They only need the “Week 1” page as our timetable stays the same each week.

 

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Year 6 Leavers’ Show

20/07/2018 at 16:01

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How proud we all were of Year 6 on Wednesday evening! They spoke clearly, they acted brilliantly, they sang loudly and they made us laugh and cry. What a great performance!

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The Big Budget Project Concludes

20/07/2018 at 16:00

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After a hectic hour-and-a-half this morning, the children completed a year of their Big Budget Project.

Children had already been randomly assigned different jobs with an annual salary range from around £15,000 to £29,000. They then were required to calculate lots of annual contributions: national insurance, pension, student loan, income tax – have I missed anything???

From this, children worked out their annual take-home-pay and then, subsequently, their monthly take-home-pay. Children used the internet to research rental properties, cars, utilities (gas, electric, water), broadband, council tax, TV packages and mobile phone contracts. They were challenged to create a food diary and then budget how much it would cost to buy all the food and drink they would need for a week.

We then simulated a year. Each month though, the children were hit with unexpected financial costs: domestic-product repairs, automobile breakdowns and the such-like. Many children were successful throughout the year and managed to save quite a bit of money. They had no dependants after all! Some children became entwined in debt and at the end of the ‘year’, reflected on where they could save money: cheaper cars, sharing houses, less-expensive food shops, maybe I shouldn’t get that dog after all…

I have been really impressed with the maturity and kindness of children. Lots of the class wanted to donate (not even lend!) money to other children! I hope they remember some of these budgeting skills as they get older. I am sure they will get more opportunities to develop their financial and budgeting skills in high school.

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Costumes and props!

13/07/2018 at 16:10

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Year 6 have had another great week. The highlight was definitely the trip to York to see “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” What a fantastic opportunity for our Year 6 children!

 

The Leavers’ Show is coming together for next week. All children need to make sure they are clear about what they need to wear for a costume and have it in school on Monday please. Many children are wearing school uniform as their costume but they need to think about what style will work best – skirts are not always great for dancing or sitting! We would like to have a full run-through with costumes on Monday morning.

 

We are still in need of a few props:

  • brightly coloured lunchbox
  • “Hulk” mask, toy or hands
  • Farfield book bags (2)
  • coins (1p and 2p)
  • cloth napkins (8)
  • small vases (4)
  • plastic wine glasses (8)
  • Burger King cardboard crowns (2)
  • KFC buckets (clean) (2)
  • chef or cook hats / whites / uniform

We hope you have a great weekend!

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A Trip to the Theatre and Sports Day

13/07/2018 at 15:41

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Another week done and suddenly, there’s only one more full week left at Farsley Farfield Primary School for our Year 6 children – what a year they have had!

The week started with Leavers’ Show rehearsals which continue to go positively. I obviously won’t reveal any more at this point! Children still need to bring/make props and costumes that they may need for the performance.

On Tuesday, we had a fantastic day at the Shakespeare Rose Theatre. Children travelled well via either minibus or train before enjoying a stupendous performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The acting, movement and performance throughout were superb; I was left beaming and know that many children felt the same. More information about the theatre – a pop-up version of a 16th century London playhouse – can be found at www.shakespearerosetheatre.com. Many thanks to our parent volunteers. Without them, the trip would not have been able to have gone ahead.

On Wednesday, the children competed in their last Sports Day at Farfield. Sports Day has evolved somewhat over the years and it was a delight to see children competing and challenging themselves in the long-run and duathlon events. In the morning, some Year 6s were given the extra responsibility of leading sport activities for the other classes in Key Stage 2 to enjoy: penalty goals, welly-wanging, obstacle course, hockey skills, skipping and hooping, tug-of-war and rounders were all led impeccably by a group of Year 6 children – all staff commented on how encouraging they were throughout the morning. It is a credit to our Year 6 children as to how many of them wanted to be sports leaders. I hope they continue their sporting activities as they move on to high school.

Today, children have been told their Key Stage 2 SATs results. We hope that after a conversation with the class teacher that the children understand how well they have achieved and how proud they should be of their efforts. These results do not and never will define how wonderful your child is.They simply test how much progress they have made in maths, reading, grammar and spelling over the course of their time at primary school. I know that all of our children will go on to be successful members of their high schools: this is not because of SATs results but because of their perseverance, determination, resilience and positive nature.

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