A Trip to the Theatre and Sports Day
Friday 13th July |
Another week done and suddenly, there’s only one more full week left at Farsley Farfield Primary School for our Year 6 children – what a year they have had!
The week started with Leavers’ Show rehearsals which continue to go positively. I obviously won’t reveal any more at this point! Children still need to bring/make props and costumes that they may need for the performance.
On Tuesday, we had a fantastic day at the Shakespeare Rose Theatre. Children travelled well via either minibus or train before enjoying a stupendous performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The acting, movement and performance throughout were superb; I was left beaming and know that many children felt the same. More information about the theatre – a pop-up version of a 16th century London playhouse – can be found at www.shakespearerosetheatre.com. Many thanks to our parent volunteers. Without them, the trip would not have been able to have gone ahead.
On Wednesday, the children competed in their last Sports Day at Farfield. Sports Day has evolved somewhat over the years and it was a delight to see children competing and challenging themselves in the long-run and duathlon events. In the morning, some Year 6s were given the extra responsibility of leading sport activities for the other classes in Key Stage 2 to enjoy: penalty goals, welly-wanging, obstacle course, hockey skills, skipping and hooping, tug-of-war and rounders were all led impeccably by a group of Year 6 children – all staff commented on how encouraging they were throughout the morning. It is a credit to our Year 6 children as to how many of them wanted to be sports leaders. I hope they continue their sporting activities as they move on to high school.
Today, children have been told their Key Stage 2 SATs results. We hope that after a conversation with the class teacher that the children understand how well they have achieved and how proud they should be of their efforts. These results do not and never will define how wonderful your child is.They simply test how much progress they have made in maths, reading, grammar and spelling over the course of their time at primary school. I know that all of our children will go on to be successful members of their high schools: this is not because of SATs results but because of their perseverance, determination, resilience and positive nature.