05/07/2021 at 19:28
We have had a good first day. The weather has stayed mostly fine and we had good views at Coldstone Cut. We have all completed one activity this afternoon: two groups did the ‘Via Ferratta’ and one went caving.
The cavers were a ‘super group’ and ended up being taken to what experienced school caver Mrs Hawkhead described as the tightest cave she had ever been in! Adam was a clear leader and caved like Spiderman! We don’t have many photos of that group as not many cameras/phones work well in the dark.
The other groups tackled the ‘Via Ferratta’ with bravery. A few were reticent, but everyone completed the basic course. Some in Mr Harris’ group were allowed to do some extra high wires at the end. We have lots of photos and videos of these groups: the best ones are from Miss Jones’ Pixel phone. Sorry that there are lots of some children and less than others: once you are in line, it’s hard to get to other parts of the group.
We had fish fingers and then cake and ice cream for tea.
We have moved into our tents and must remember to close them properly to stop the rain getting in. One boy claims that his mum hasn’t packed him any pants so he will be ‘going commando’ for the rest of the time having got the pair he was wearing wet!
(Almost) everyone is off on an evening walk now and Mr Harris is ‘getting some work done’ and a bit of peace… Later on, we will celebrate Alice’s birthday with a bit of cake at suppertime.
02/07/2021 at 14:39
This week in year 6 we were lucky enough to have a visitor who brought a taste of the industrial revolution to Farsley. Our visitor Maria, told us all about the life and times of Sir Titus Salt and what it was really like to live in Saltaire during the 1800s. We all received book marks and learned about who we ‘were’ and where we lived. We then used Google Earth to look up the houses we would have lived in. Maria was entertaining and interesting and we learned a great deal. Stay tuned for our planned debate about Titus Salt – was he really the hero he is often portrayed to be?
In science this week, we learned about the colour spectrum and the discovery that Isaac Newton made about refraction. We also made colour wheels and predicted what would happen when we span them.
In English, we have been writing a hybrid text in the shape of an advice guide written in role as Stanley Yelnats from Holes – our class novel. We have tried to portray the voice of the character and inform, explain and instruct. We’re really proud of our work.
This week in maths the children have been working as a team to plan a music festival. There was lots to work out and the children had to think hard about what they wanted at the festival and how they were going to cover the costs of the event. We were a little shocked at how much some of the ‘essential’ elements cost such as security, ambulance and perimeter fencing.
Here are some of the websites created by the children:
Residential is taking place next week.
6S are going Monday – Wednesday
6J are going Wednesday – Friday
If you have any questions please email 🙂
Have a lovely weekend!
25/06/2021 at 14:36
This week year 6 have completed their RSE learning – they have approached this topic with maturity and we have been proud of how they have approached the activities.
We also held our Poetry Slam on Wednesday. Wow! Year 6 worked so hard on their performances – we had group poems, individual poems and even poems which children had written themselves. Well done to everyone who had the courage to stand up and perform.
Our class novel this term has been the amazing ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar. We are nearing the end of the story and everyone is really enjoying the themes and plot. We are in for an exciting end – what do you think might happen?
To finish off the week we completed a ‘mystery maths’ lesson where we had to solve clues to discover who had the key to a safe. We loved working together and using our place value knowledge to solve this tricky problem.
Can you please ensure that you have sent a picture of your child as a baby / on their first day of school AND a recent headshot. We need these by Wednesday 29th June latest.
Next week, we have been lucky enough to secure a visit from a local historian who will be telling us more about the Industrial Revolution and Titus Salt. We would like to ask for a voluntary contribution of £2 to be made via parent pay. If this is not possible please send the donation in with your child in a named envelope.
Have a lovely weekend – only 1 more week until residential!
Miss Jones and Mrs Dobkin
18/06/2021 at 16:09
A very quick blog from us this week as the children have been completing their final assessments for the year. As SATs tests were cancelled, it allowed us a little more preparation time after lockdown learning to prepare for our final assessments. Mrs Dobkin and I have been so impressed with the learning attitudes and the revision time the children have put in over the last few weeks. The children were ready and approached the tests with confidence and maturity and we couldn’t be prouder of them! A huge well done to you all!
Next week we will be delivering our RSE content. We hosted the meeting on Monday evening but if you have any further questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to email.
Please ensure you add any additional miles to the online form over the weekend and a huge well done!
I hope you all have a wonderful and restful weekend.
Miss Jones and Mrs Dobkin
21/05/2021 at 16:25
Well done to 6S children who have written the blog this week!
On Monday, we started a new topic on angles. We were taught how many degrees are in a circle and how many degrees on a straight line. We were also taught what a quarter turn and what a 3 quarter turn is. The next day, we had to measure some angles using a protractor and it was pretty tricky because the protractors had 2 scales! Wednesday was very hard because lots of questions were asking us to measure reflex angles which are bigger than 180 degrees and smaller than 360 degrees. We had three types of challenges : Easy, Medium and Hard. Some people did all 3 challenges while some didn’t. Mrs Dobkin had a hard job because she had to teach 2 different lessons on Friday!
Ethan’s 10 question
- 21 x (3-1) =
- 32 divided by 1.5 =
- X = 13
T = X times 3
C = X times 6 + T x 14
What is C?
- What is the mean of these numbers? 26, 56, 80, 54
- E x W x R = 300763 R, E and W are the same number. What are their values? E = W = R =
- 904 divided by 8 =
- 542 x (343 divided by 49) =
- 953 + 990958 =
- 5555 – 896 =
- Y = 12 O = 2 G = 65 U = 108 R = 52 T = 17
What is YOGURT?
On Friday, we did science and we made periscopes! The first periscope was used by religious people and monks to see over the heads of other people! It was also used for submarines so that they could see over the water. We had a choice to make the periscope with a cereal box or with card. It was very fun and most of us were able to create a working one!
On Wednesday, we did PSHE and we were talking about the ups and downs about transition and heading into High school. We talked about how we can stay organised and prevent ourselves forgetting things. We were discussing not being scared about getting lost because an abundance of people are going to be there and a teacher is going to guide us. One of the most common worries was not making friends, being the odd one out and just not being yourself but thankfully we resolved the problems and we have a smile on our face even though there are still a few nerves.
During English we were writing about a clip called El Caminante, which is about a man who visits a village and walks a tightrope between cliffs. We drew plans for our versions of El Caminante which we will be writing soon. We also collected some great vocabulary for descriptive writing.
On Tuesday in P.E we did football and circuits. In football we focused on defending the goals and attacking the other goals. Some of us managed to stay on our feet, others were exhausted while playing invading games. We did this for one hour and then we moved on to circuits. All together we did eight circuits: star jumps, squat jumps, shuttle run, arm circles, sit ups, mountain climbers, triceps’ dips and lunges. After all the circuits we were really tired so we went to class and read our class book called holes. So far it is a very interesting book.
In PPA, the farming group saw some blue tits nesting in the bird box outside the greenhouse. They also left out a broken egg for a magpie to eat. The art group made brilliant clay models. They are doing Jean Tinguely and their models were based on that. The coders made multiple-choice adventure games.
Thank you and I hope you all have a lovely weekend!
From Year 6
14/05/2021 at 15:30
Well done to Abbie, Florrie, Alexis, Jacob and Sehaj who have spent their time writing the blog this week.
In English this week, we worked on a news report in a group. We all wrote our lines and rehearsed. We read our lines out loud then went to either the library or the hall to record our news reports! Then we also printed out our QR codes to stick in our books. We also printed out our Highwayman news reports and stuck them in our books. We all really enjoyed English this week as it was different for us because we don’t normally do actual news reports! The News Report was based on the Highwayman’s death and news reporters reporting the death and talking to witnesses about his death.
This week in Maths, we all worked on circles and pie charts. We all worked in our White Rose Maths booklets. We all drew our own pie charts and we recorded data on them. We all learnt the parts of the circle e.g. the circumference. Today, we worked on the mean in maths. We also learnt how to work out the mean. The formula is, you add up the amount of numbers there are then you divide them by the amount of numbers e.g. 56 divided by 4.Once you get used to the formula the questions will be really easy to work out. Everyone found it a bit hard at first but we all got used to it. We also did challenges about pie charts which was fun. We really enjoyed maths this week because we learnt more about pie charts, circles and the mean! We all do our maths in our White Rose Maths booklets and we have almost finished them!
In science this week we have been working on our slide presentation that we started last week about Isaac Newton’s light theory. We mostly managed to have them all done by the end of the school day. We learnt about Isaac’s theories on rainbows and telescopes and how they work. We also learnt facts about his life and what he did in it. We did that in the hour we had to complete the slides before dojo time. Science is always so fun when we get to do it (experiments are our favourite part about science).
This week in PPA, we all did coding and RE in class with Mrs Dupreez as a lot of staff were taking the day off to celebrate Eid. First we did RE. As there were different groups who were all meant to be doing different things , half of the class learnt about Christianity and the other half learnt about Sikhism. We all worked on google classroom to answer some questions about the task. After afternoon break, we all went on to work on our adventure games that we were creating on trinket.com. Then, at the end of the lesson, we all sat down at our chairs and played our classmates’ games!
In Guided reading we have finished The Highwayman and started a new poem called The Listeners. So far we have underlined the words we don’t understand and talked about them in class. We had discussed our ideas about the words we didn’t understand and then we were told what they actually meant. It is a very interesting poem and most of us enjoyed it so I think we are all excited to work on this poem more next week! We are also reading a new book called Holes. We are enjoying the start of the book so far!
In PSHE this week we talked about mental health some more. We did posters about what we can do to help people with mental health issues. We also talked about what we do to express ourselves if we have some of these uncomfortable feelings. Some people said dancing and others said different things like yoga. All of us also looked at websites we can go to for help. One was called Kooth and on it you can talk to professionals if you wanted some support. We all talked about other websites or people we can call and a few of us said Childline or the NSPCC. Once afternoon play was over we tried to finish our posters. Some of us didn’t get it finished though and will complete them next week! At the end we talked some more about our ideas and how we can improve mental health.
In history this week we wrote letters to our families from the perspective of a person living in the industrial revolution. We all did two each, one being the positives of the city after only being there for two days and the other negatives from being there for 2 months. There were different people in different situations or wanting a certain job to choose from. Overall it was very fun to do and we all found it very fun!
For homework we are doing:
- Pages 86 and 87 in our math SATS book
- 7 Mathletics tasks (2 weeks to complete)
- 10 games on spelling shed.
- Pages 38 and 39 in English SATS book.
Over all we all have had a fantastic week in class and enjoyed everything that we have done. Have a great weekend!