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Our last week of home learning!

05/03/2021 at 16:42

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Congratulations to everyone for making it to the end of our home learning journey. We are so proud of what you have achieved and we can’t wait to see you all back at school on Monday! Here are some of the things we have done in our final week:

World Book Day

We’ve had a great time today talking about and sharing our favourite books and characters while relaxing in our pyjamas.

Here are some of the children enjoying a spot of reading earlier on today…

We’ve had some fantastic entries to our character description competition. The winners will be shared next week!

Congratulations to Erin who was the winner of our World Book Day quiz for the children who were at home this afternoon, and Nathan and Phoebe who took second and third place!

What’s in our blood?

In science this week we found out about the different components of blood and made our own models to show what we found out. Can you remember what job each component does? We will do some more work on this back at school next week.

Wonder: Choose Kind

In English, we focused on the themes of the book ‘Wonder’ and Mr Browne’s idea of ‘choose kind’. We thought more about Auggie’s character and how his internal traits are affected by his external traits and the way that other people treat him.

Art

For their final art challenge, the children were given the opportunity to choose what they would like to draw. Some children also completed some World Book Day drawing.

Information for returning to school

Please remember to bring the following things back to school on Monday:

  • White Rose Maths workbooks
  • SATs question books and revision guides
  • Copies of our class texts (Wonder and Dark Sky Park)
  • Any other school library books you may have borrowed

Also don’t forget your water bottles and indoor shoes.

  • Start time for 6S: 8:40am
  • Start time for 6J: 8:50am
  • End time for 6S: 3:10pm
  • End time for 6J: 3:20pm

Please see the information from Mr Harris for full details of the re-opening: https://www.farsleyfarfield.org.uk/arrangements-for-school-full-re-opening-march-2021/

We’d like to thank you once again for all your help and support throughout this time of home learning.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs Sykes and Miss Jones

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World Book Day 2021!

04/03/2021 at 21:07

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This Friday at Farfield every class is taking part in some special activities as part of World Book Day! We are dressing up in our pyjamas and celebrating the power that books have to help us relax, take us to other worlds, make us laugh and teach us new things.

Here are some of the things that 6S will be doing, as well as some links to other websites you might like to visit.

9am: Come to our maths Google Meet dressed in your pyjamas or loungewear. Bring your favourite book too. We will share some of the books we love before we start our maths lesson.

BookTrust on Twitter: "We are SO excited about #Pyjamarama on 1 May! It's  all about spending the day in your PJs and joining families across the  country for a fabulous online festival

10am: Reading time and photo challenge! Find somewhere comfy or somewhere unusual to spend some time reading a book. We’d love you to send us a photo to add to our library displays. We might even have some prizes for the best pictures!

11am: Character description competition! We will spend some time talking about our favourite characters and how to write a character description before having a go ourselves. You might like to watch the video below to listen to author Derek Landy talk about creating realistic characters.

If you have already finished your character description, then I have a World Book Day scavenger hunt for you to complete!

There are also lots more author and illustrator videos you can watch by clicking on the link below:

Online Masterclasses
https://www.worldbookday.com/online-masterclasses/

1pm: World Book Day Quiz. Get ready for a Kahoot quiz all about books!

Gamification Tools: Kahoot GAMIFICATION+

If you have any extra time, you could try Rob Biddulph’s special World Book Day Draw with Rob!

And finally, if you would like a family challenge and the chance to win £100 of What on Earth and Britannica books, have a go at this virtual quiz. The quiz is based on the Britannica All New Children’s Encyclopedia; the questions are quite tricky but you get entered into the prize draw just for completing all four rounds – let me know if you have a go!

We hope you all enjoy World Book Day!

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Monday 1st March

01/03/2021 at 15:07

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Here is the learning schedule for our final week of home learning!

Monday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – New WRM booklet Measurement: Converting Units – Metric Measures (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Assembly: 10:10 – 10:30 – With Mr Hemming
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00
  • Reading: 1:00 – 1:30 – Wonder (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Science: 1:30-2:30pm – Assignment set on Google Classroom
  • Spellings: 2:30 – 3pm – Stage 6 List 12 (activities from your pack)

Tuesday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – WRM booklet – Convert metric measures (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Assembly: 10:10 – 10:30 – With Mr Hemming
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Mrs Sykes )
  • Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00
  • Reading: 1:00 – 1:30 – Wonder (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • PE and Art: 1:30-3pm – Assignments set on Google Classroom (please upload videos/photos of your activities)

Wednesday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – WRM booklet – Calculate with metric measures (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Online Learning: 10:00 – 10:30 – TT Rockstars: Which class will win? Battle is open until Friday at 2pm 
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00
  • Reading: 1:00 – 1:30 – Wonder (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Geography: 1:30-2:30pm – Assignment set on Google Classroom
  • PE with Joe – 2:30pm – 3pm

Thursday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – WRM booklet – Miles and Kilometres (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Online Learning: 10:00 – 10:30 – Mathletics Assignments have been set – some of you still have previous assignments set to try and complete!
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00
  • Reading: 1:00 – 1:30 – Wonder (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Coding 1:30 – 3pm – Coding (Live with Mrs duPreez)

Friday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – WRM booklet – Imperial measures (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Online Learning: 10:00 – 10:30 – Spelling Shed assignment
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00
  • Spellings: 1-1:30 – Stage 6 List 12 (activities from your pack)
  • PSHE: 1:30-2:30pm – Assignment set on Google Classroom
  • Celebration Assembly: 2:45pm – please access via the Special mention classroom and click the Google Meet link at the top

Please get in touch if you have any questions or need any support.

Many thanks,

Mrs Sykes and Miss Jones



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Friday Showcase!

26/02/2021 at 16:57

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We have had a fabulous start to the Spring 2 term and the children are continuing to work as hard as ever on all of their learning activities. We have packed a lot into the first week back!

Perseverance

This week the children were asked to conduct some research into the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover mission. The children were asked to be creative and use innovative ideas to share their learning. We had models, stories, presentations and even quizzes to answer! A huge well done and I hope you enjoyed completing the task as much as we enjoyed looking at your work.

English

This week we have started to read our new class text ‘Wonder’. This is a story that lots of the children are familiar with and some have even seen the movie. The children are enjoying the story and have already had some excellent discussions around the themes of kindness, tolerance and identity. The children have also answered lots of retrieval comprehension questions linked to the first few chapters. I was very impressed with the answers. We have also looked at writing balanced arguments for and against the main character, August, going to school. The children came up with some fabulous points and gave strong reasons for and against. Well done.

Laura Marshall - Book Covers: Wonder- Penguin Competition

Science

In Science this half term we will be learning about the circulatory system. We started off in our first lesson by thinking about what we already know about the human body. The children remembered lots from their study of the digestive system in Year 4. We labelled the major organs of the body and matched up the organ with the job it does. Some children even produced a Google Slides to demonstrate their understanding even further! I’m looking forward to building on this knowledge over the next few weeks.

PSHE

This afternoon the children were focusing on living a balanced lifestyle and what this entails. I have seem some fabulous posters with lots of ideas around how we can ensure we have the right balance in our diet, exercise and routines. I hope that the children can use this as a reminder to help maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here are some of the posters produced.

Art

This week our Art linked in well with our new class text. Children were asked to draw a self-portrait of themselves in the style of the front cover. We have some fabulous examples and I was really impressed with the time and consideration spent selecting words which represented their characters.

A huge well done to everyone and I hope that you have an enjoyable weekend.

Miss Jones and Mrs Sykes

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Spring 2

21/02/2021 at 18:08

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Hi all,

I hope that you are all well rested after the half term break. You will be collecting your new packs from school today which will have some resources in for the next two weeks. We are still using the resources from the old packs so please don’t throw these away!

Here is the learning schedule for the week:

Monday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – WRM booklet Algebra – Forming equations – 1 Step
  •  (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Assembly: 10:10 – 10:30 – With Mr Harris
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
  • Reading 1:00 – 1:30 Live with Miss Jones
  • Science: 1:30-2:30pm – Assignment set on Google Classroom
  • Spellings: 2:30 – 3pm

Tuesday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – WRM booklet – Solve simple 1 step equations (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Assembly: 10:10 – 10:30 – With Mr Harris
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
  • Reading 1:00 – 1:30 – Live with Miss Jones
  • PE and Art: 1:30-3pm – Assignment set on Google Classroom. Please upload video/photos of your activities

Wednesday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – WRM booklet – Solve 2 step equations (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Online Learning: 10:00 – 10:30 – TT Rockstars Which class will win? Battle is open until Friday at 2pm 
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
  • Reading 1:00 – 1:30 – Live with Miss Jones
  • Topic: 1:30-2:30pm – Assignment set on Google Classroom
  • PE with Joe – 2:30pm – 3pm

Thursday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – WRM booklet – Find pairs of values (1) (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Online Learning: 10:00 – 10:30 – Mathletics Assignments have been set – some of you still have previous assignments set to try and complete!
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
  • Reading 1:00 – 1:30 – Live with Miss Jones
  • Coding 1:30 – 3pm – Coding with Mrs duPreez

Friday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 –WRM booklet – Find pairs of values (2) (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Online Learning: 10:00 – 10:30 – Spelling Shed (Independent task)
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
  • Spellings 1-1:30
  • PSHE – 1:30-2:45pm – Assignment set on Google Classroom
  • Celebration Assembly 2:45 – please access via the Special mention classroom and click the Google Meet link at the top

Please do not hesitate to contact either of us if you need any support.

Many thanks,

Miss Jones and Mrs Sykes

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Friday 12th February

12/02/2021 at 17:13

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Well done everyone for a fantastic half term of home learning. You have been a pleasure to teach, at home and at school, and you should all feel very proud of what you have achieved. I hope you enjoy this week’s showcase and enjoy your half term break next week!

Biographies

The children have worked really hard on their biographies of Charles Darwin and Mary Anning this week. First, they researched the scientist they were going to write about. Then, they thought carefully about how to write an introduction, use formal conjunctions and adverbs, use punctuation to join independent clauses, include punctuation for parenthesis, and finally write a conclusion! Some children supported each other to edit their work using break-out rooms on Google Meet and I was really impressed with the way that the children responded to feedback on their writing.

Evolution

As well as finding out more about two famous scientists (Charles Darwin and Mary Anning), the children finished off their work on evolution with a worksheet on BrainPop and by thinking about how humans might evolve in the future to adapt to our ever-changing world. The second task was a little bit more fantasy than science, but the children certainly had some good ideas. Which is your favourite?

Jimi carefully thought about how the bird on the right’s long beak would help it pass on its genes to its offspring.

The new feature I would like to see humans evolve is to make no one be allergic to anything. This feature would make it easier to survive because it would make it so that less people would die and that everyone would eat everything so it would be easier to find food that you’re not allergic to and that you can eat. (Lucy)

The new feature I would like to see humans evolve is their height, they will be taller than their ancestors. This feature would make it easier to survive because you can see for far distances and if someone wants to find you they will be able to see you. (Amba)

The new feature I would like to see humans evolve is…wings!!! This feature would make it easier to survive because then we wouldn’t have to use cars or planes or trains. (Lillie)

The new feature I would like to see humans evolve by growing wings. This feature would make it easier to survive because we could go anywhere in the world without the need for cars and airplanes that pollute the skies. Additionally, without the use of cars, we would not need roads as well which means we could plant trees and greenery where roads used to be leading to a better environment. (Gursimran)

The new feature I would like to see humans evolve is…Growing our tails back. This feature would make it easier to survive because then we can climb trees and grab things easier. (Archie)

The new feature I would like to see humans evolve is… To have a larger bladder and when we pee to pee water. This feature would make it easier to survive because… You would need the loo less and if you are thirsty you can have a drink at your desk. (Jacob)

The new feature I would like to see humans evolve is… To grow a third arm. This feature would make it easier to survive because…Because it could be helpful in many ways such as cleaning/organizing quicker and it could help us cook quicker if we used it right. (Nathan)

The new feature I would like to see humans evolve is radioactive immunity. This feature would make it easier to survive because humans could go in radioactive zones and power the world with radioactive materials. (Faran)

The new feature I would like to see humans evolve is better immunity. This feature would make it easier to survive because of illnesses. (Fatimah)

Art

Whenever we ask the children what they would like to do more of at home, they say art! So here is another fantastic collection of drawings and pictures from this week – there really are a lot of talented artists in Year 6.

Maths

We haven’t shared a lot of maths on the blog this term, as the children are mostly working in their White Rose Maths booklets, but I would like to say how impressed I’ve been with the children for the understanding they have shown of two tricky concepts recently: percentages and algebra.

Bar models are a great way of solving word problems involving percentages. Here are some drawn by the children at school:

This week has been an introduction to algebra, which I hope most children haven’t found as difficult as they thought they might. If you would like an algebra challenge to try during half term, here is one that I like:

Thank you again to all children, parents and carers for making this half term such a success. We hope to see you all back at school soon.

Mrs Sykes and Miss Jones

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