### Year 6 Leavers’ Show 2017

24/06/2017 at 13:31

The children have started work on the eagerly anticipated leavers’ show this week. Parts have been handed out and rehearsals have begun. The main job now is to learn their scene(s) by heart including who speaks before and after them.

We have asked the children to think about costumes and props but will confirm this soon.

The show is on Wednesday 19th July at 7PM with children asked to arrive at 6:30PM.

### This week in maths – 23.6.17

23/06/2017 at 17:55

This week in maths, we’ve been refining some of our mathematical skills. We discussed mistakes that had been made on some problems and where we had gone wrong. This was a really valuable session and the children were effective at identifying and learning from mistakes.

Then, we began to learn about the Fibonacci sequence: how it works, how to calculate terms and it forming spirals. Next week, we will examine the spirals by making them in Minecraft. Finally, and quite by accident, we looked at the golden ratio in nature – did you know your foot is the same length as the distance from your wrist to elbow joint… there are many more, which can you find?

### 2017 Mini Olympics Bronze Medalists

22/06/2017 at 19:18

On Wednesday, Miss Dobson, Mr Sharp and I took 30 children from year 2, 4 and 6 to the John Charles Centre for the annual Pudsey Mini Olympics competition. The competition was fierce and every child ran, jumped, threw and competed their hearts out.

The children managed to finish third out of the 10 schools competing, which is an improvement on last year’s finishing position.

Once again, Farfield can claim to be home to the fastest boy in Pudsey – Ty! The race was so tight that it was pretty much a photo finish.

### Lots of Reminders

16/06/2017 at 16:14

**REMINDERS**:

1) Wednesday 21st June – **Year 6 SRE Parents Meeting** 6:00 – 6:45 pm in 6CH

2) **First day of school photos** – Please send a first day of Reception/Year 1 photo to school by email or the actual photo (these will be returned).

3) **James and the Giant Peach** – At the end of Year 5, we loaned copies of James and the Giant Peach to a number of children. We are still missing a few copies. Please check your shelves at home to see if you have one. It should say “FFPS” on the first page.

4) **Leavers’ Show** – Parts have been allocated for the Year 6 Leavers’ Show. Everyone has a speaking part and will join in with the dance for their scene. Some children are feeling a bit nervous about this. We are trying to reassure them that it is natural to feel nervous but they will be fine. By the time the show comes around, they will be so used to playing their part that it will come easily. In previous years, we have had many children who have felt nervous at first and every single one of them has managed fine.

Most children will only need school uniform or PE kit for their costume. We will be working out more detailed costumes over the next few weeks. Please chat with your child about what they will need.

We will begin rehearsing the scenes on Thursday next week. Children should be familiar with their lines by then. We would like them to be memorised as soon as possible please.

5) **S Factor** – Children who would like to participate in this year’s S Factor competition should have their investigation ready to show on Thursday 22nd June.

6) **SATs Revision Guides** – Please send back the Literacy and Maths CPG textbooks (not the workbooks the children wrote in) as soon as possible.

### Residential evening 1 – fire and some interesting food

15/06/2017 at 21:07

The food on the residential was delicious … sometimes surprisingly so! Marshmallows, mealworms, crickets MMMMMMM!

### Roman Research Project

14/06/2017 at 09:02

As we approach the end of the year, children will be going to transition days, rehearsals for the leavers’ show and many other things. As such, we are going to be doing an individual research project all about our current topic: the Romans.

The children are going to select an area of Roman life or civilisation to investigate and present it as an interactive PowerPoint.

Some topics that would work well:

- The army
- Roman cities
- Entertainment
- Gods and Goddesses
- Roman Empire and its provinces

Homework will be set to work on this independently and at the end of the year, children will present their findings to the rest of the class.