# Farsley Farfield Class 6S blog

### First half-term. Tick.

###### Friday 26th October | Comments are off for this post
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The end of the first half-term in Year 6; what a half-term it has been!

HOMEWORK

Adding fractions – due Monday 5th November

Learning the poem In Flanders Fields by John McRae and to research some information about the poet.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
In maths this week, children have worked on adding and subtracting improper fractions (where the numerator is larger than the denominator) and mixed numbers (whole numbers and fractions where the numerator can not be larger than the denominator.). I have been really impressed with children’s ability to do this this week. We shall do further work on this after half-term before exploring percentages and decimals.
In literacy this week, children have completed the story of Kensuke Kingdom. What an ending! Of course, this blog isn’t going to spoil it for people but I have been really impressed with how children have worked in their reading this half-term. They have developed their retrieval and inference skills as well as their ability to write longer answers to questions using evidence from the text to support their answers.
In geography, children have developed their understanding of earthquakes. Children have learnt all the different ways the tectonic plates can move that can cause earthquakes as well as how earthquakes can be extremely devastating.
In music this week, children completed learning the song I’ll Be There by the Jackson 5. A video of this performance will be available shortly.