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Budgeting after SATs

08/06/2018 at 15:26


What a week for Year 6!!!

I am sure you will have seen how awesome a time the children had on residential. They have continued to work hard on their return to school.

Yesterday, the children spent time finding their favourite photographs of the residential before planning and then writing a recount of their time on residential. I look forward to publishing these recounts at some point next week.

Today, the children have enjoyed starting their Big Budget Project. The children were randomly allocated a profession and annual salary. Using their percentage-calculation skills, the children identified how much of their salary would be paid in income tax, national insurance and pension contributions. They have then begun researching property prices, gas and electricity bills and broadband internet deals. Next week, the children will continue their project further budgeting for food, clothes and thinking about savings as well.

All the staff in Year 6 hope the children have a restful weekend!

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Leeds Book Awards 2018

23/05/2018 at 21:16


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


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


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


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


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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