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Leeds Book Awards 2018

23/05/2018 at 21:16

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This week, I had the privilege of accompanying six Year 6 children to the Leeds Book Awards at Pudsey Civic Hall. These children have been a part of a book group who have been reading and reviewing the short-listed books over the past few months. At the ceremony, we were entertained by the very funny host and listened to some of the short-listed authors talk about their books, inspiration and tips for writers. It was wonderful to be a part of a group of 500 Year 6 children who all love Literacy and books! At the end of the morning, we were able to meet J.R. Wallis, author of “The Boy with One Name” – one of our favourite books.

We were very happy to find out that the winner of the 2018 Leeds Book Awards is Emma Carroll, author of “Letters from a Lighthouse.” She was unable to attend the event but sent a message to say thank you. Click HERE to see her video message.

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Just Another Week in Year 6…

18/05/2018 at 15:49

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I cannot begin to say how hard the children have worked this week, how excellent they have been all week or how proud all the staff and school and I are.

The Year 6 SATs ran smoothly this week as the staff expected. The tests were fair and children remarked that the papers were ‘ok’ without being too hard or too easy. The papers will be sent off to be marked externally. School will receive the results in early July; shortly after this, children will be informed on how well they have done.

Aside from Year 6 SATs, children have enjoyed playing Danish rounders – an enjoyable, more inclusive version of rounders – with some children particularly excelling with their batting, throwing and catching skills.

Today, the children have enjoyed a film with some snacks as well as a range of tournaments in the afternoon.

Please rest and have an enjoyable weekend. The children really deserve it.

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What an Achievement!

18/05/2018 at 14:28

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Our Year 6 children have worked incredibly hard this week. They have tackled every SAT paper with enthusiasm and determination. We are so proud of them all!

 

In Writing, we have been helping Mr Harris with the welcome statement on the school website. We have been thinking carefully about what makes our school great and the definition of a Farfield child. We will be able to share this writing with you next week.

 

Today we enjoyed a Year 6 treat day as a reward for our hard work on SATs. After a writing lesson in the morning, each child chose a movie and enjoyed “Wonder” or “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” with some snacks – thank you to the families for providing them! In the afternoon, we had a lovely time on our fantastic school grounds. The children enjoyed bikes, scooters, football and many other activities.

 

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Algebra and Money

15/05/2018 at 12:26

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Follow the link below to questions about algebra and money.

Work out the answers and answer on squared paper.

Do two, mark two.

Finished? Individual mathletics.

Algebra and Money

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Arithmetic Hunt

15/05/2018 at 12:25

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Use the attached document to complete and check your answers to the arithmetic hunt.

Got a question wrong? Have another go at it on squared paper.

 

Arithmetic Questions

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This Week and Next

11/05/2018 at 12:20

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The children in 6S have worked fantastically hard this week – I have been very impressed!

In maths, the children have done work on circles (see an earlier blog post), charts and graphs, multiplication, area and volume. They have practised arithmetic skills in class and we will continue to do so in the early part of next week. Some links to previous SATs paper questions can be found on the blog if you would like to see the kind of questions which may be in next week’s SATs papers.

In literacy, children have been writing extracts from their wizarding school stories: they have taken readers on journeys via hot-air balloon rides, trains and underground flues to a wizarding school, using description and narrative to engage the reader fully. I have been impressed by the children’s diligence to write creatively as well as focus on set writing targets.

6S have also continued with the wider curriculum at school: children have been working with clay in art, using copy and paste effectively in coding to create colourful, geometric patterns as well as working hard on the farm. In science, children have begun experimenting with light – I look forward to seeing the results of these before the end of half-term.

I hope that the children feel like they have worked hard this week but that they are also feeling relaxed about next week.

There is no set homework this weekend: carry on looking at spellings, reading pages of the coloured revision books and practising pages in the white work books.

Remember: you / your children are awesome.

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