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Rainforest Sewing

26/04/2019 at 16:16


To complement our work on the Amazon rainforest, the children researched some of the many different types of plant and animal that can be found there.  We then decided to bring these findings to life by creating felt versions of them!

Firstly, we used some scrap felt and practised some different stitches.  Once we felt confident, we drew a picture of what we would like our animal to look like and devised a step by step plan of how we would create it.  We thought carefully about the materials we would use, and any problems we may need to troubleshoot.

Next, we created a template and cut this out before pinning it to the felt we had chosen.  We carefully drew around our template then cut it out with scissors.  It is very tricky cutting felt with school scissors, but we got there!

Then for the fun part… adding the detail!  Some pupils chose to create flat animals, stitching on felt for different features.  The rest of the pupils cut out their templates twice, stitching their two pieces of felt together and stuffing them to create 3 dimensional animals.

I am so proud with absolutely everyone for persevering; sewing can be very frustrating and tricky! Our finished designs look incredible!

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Happy Holidays

29/03/2019 at 16:25


Hi all,

The children have been working exceptionally hard up the the Easter break and have made me very proud with some of their recent test results. They are showcasing their learning and have achieved scores which they should be very proud of.


We have continued to focus on persuasive writing and have now produced our very own brochures to advertise Farsley Farfield Primary School. The children worked well as teams to decide on the different elements of the school they wanted to talk about. We are now in the final stages of completing our brochures and we will finish these after the Easter break as they has so much information to record.


For homework over the Easter break I have sent both learning log and Maths.

Maths – please log into Mathletics and complete the set assignments I have done.

Learning log- Get out and get active! Have fun and take some pictures along the way to show what you have been up to.


Have a wonderful and well deserved break,

Miss Jones

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5L: A New Week

22/03/2019 at 16:00


There may only be one week left until the Easter holiday but 5L have not slowed down one bit!

In literacy this week we designed a village in which all the children could exist as their own characters. Everyone had a name and a role within the village and had to design their place of work and homes on the map. The children created some really fantastic characters, such as Mark Schmellow (who owns the sweet shop) and a vet named Yvette! However, it seems our village was not to last…

We soon received a letter from a Mrs Vera Meen, which informed us that parts of our village were to be demolished to make way for a new motorway. As a result, the children are preparing to write some persuasive letters to try and convince Mrs Meen to build her road elsewhere.

In maths, we have been looking at fractions, decimals and percentages as well as how to convert between them. The children did a fantastic job with this and picked it up really quickly, even showing that they were able to convert fractions whose denominator was not a power of 10!

Finally, in music we have been learning how to rap the theme song from ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’. This is quite probably the most difficult song we have learnt this year and the children have done really well with it. Have a look at the video below and see what you think.

There is no learning log homework this week as I want to have a really got look at the children’s 500 word stories. There will be a learning log next week but until then, I would like all the children to really focus on their spellings by logging in to Spelling Shed.

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Working with Decimals!

15/03/2019 at 15:40


Over the last few weeks, Year 5 have been doing a lot of work with decimal numbers. We have been adding them, subtracting them, ordering and comparing them and even finding numbers that sit exactly halfway between them! But by far my favourite lesson was the one where the children worked in pairs to plot decimal numbers on a number line. it was really lovely to see the children working so well together and to listen to some of the truly fantastic explanations and reasoning that were going on.

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A New Week in 5L!

08/03/2019 at 16:34


What a week we’ve had in 5L! Where to even begin?

In our literacy lessons we have started looking at persuasive writing. To kick things off, we looked at how adverts are designed to persuade you to buy their products or services. We then had a go at creating some adverts of our own. The only catch was that the products we were trying to sell were essentially useless, which meant the children had to be really persuasive. Do you think they managed it?

For our science lesson this week we had a wonderful visit from the performers of ‘Abbie Ayre and the Shed of Science’ who taught us all about pollution and keeping our air clean with the help of Dr. Ayre, Abbie, Charlie and Derek 5000. The children absolutely loved it and hopefully learned quite a bit about pollution and how we can help reduce it. I wish I had some pictures to share with you but I’ll be honest, the performers were so good I completely forgot!

And of course to round it all off we had our World Book day celebrations. I was so impressed with the costumes that they children came in – I don’t think I have ever seen so many unique and fantastic characters appear in my classroom! Throughout the children have been hard at work coming up with stories of their own adventures in C.S. Lewis’ magical land of Narnia based around music from the film. Keep your eyes peeled for future blog posts, where we will hopefully be able to share these with you.

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World Book Day!

08/03/2019 at 16:07


Today we celebrated World Book Day and the children all looked fabulous! We had Elma, an Umpa Lumpa, Princess Fiona, Mr Bean, The Boy in the Dress and many more wonderful characters!

The children were challenged with some oral story telling this morning and had to work collaboratively as a group to each write a sentence, building the story slowly and carefully. We then rehearsed our stories orally before publishing them using our typing skills.

Here are all of the stories produced today!

This image used was named ‘The Skypath’ and the children used this image to create their story.

As I strolled down the narrow, brick alley, I saw a towering set of stairs .With excitement ventured up the winding stairs .When I reached the top, I saw multiple vicious, cloaked demons. In an attempt to escape, I charged down the misty stairs. As I looked back, I saw the deadly souls of the demons. I sprinted with all my might, even though my heart was pounding like a drum. Suddenly, I caught a glimpse of my house so I ran even faster. Without warning, I realised I had made it home. But as I looked back, a bright shining light shone through my body! I tried to run, but my limbs would not obey. I realised, with rising horror that my life force and soul had been taken.

Written by: Joseph, Harry, Max H, Elissa and Brooke!

As I reached the bottom of the sky path, mist surrounded me. Then I started to run up the sky path and many monsters glared at me. I could see flesh dripping down their teeth. The monsters surrounded me like sky scrapers, I carried on walking to unleash a giant monster with a stomach the size of an elephant. I sprinted as fast as I could to find its lair. As I entered the house, a ginormous beast came crawling towards me it was a dog with 3 heads.  Its mouth was full of drool (a bit hit me and I fell to the ground). After a while, I got back up and bolted out of the house. I went to the front of the island, but I forgot about the monsters…

I pulled my mighty sword out of my pocket and charged at my victims. With force, I got my shield and shouted “Ahhhh – be ready to meet your doom!”

Written by: Jacob P, Yaqoob H, Lauren M and George H.

As I climbed up the unstable ladder, one of the bars snapped. As I got higher, more bars started to snap. It still didn’t stop me.  I was at the top of the ladder when it hit me, cold, fresh wind. The wind knocked me out. As I fell, I knew my fate was near in the Canyon of Doom! When I fell closer to the ground, an unusual figure appeared. All of a sudden, the figure came closer and caught me. The creature chucked me on its shoulder and hurriedly climbed to the peek of the ladder. At the top of the ladder I saw a new world full of magic. The creature screeched and made an absurd noise in my ear. He flew me to his home.  The thing came into the light and its face was real. So we talked for a bit. A while later, we became friends and I lived with him. The monster, who was very kind, loved spending time with me.

Written by: Jacob E, Svana, Sahil, Charley and Daisy.

As I was walking into the mysterious land of terror, I spotted a staircase leading up. Walls surrounded me. as I climbed the Skypath, the ground drew further away. It was like an adrenaline river flowing through my body. As soon as I reached the stairs, an eerie shadow of a man appeared on the wall with blood all over it. The shadow was a monster! Every time I cautiously grew closer, it came more familiar. My body felt weak and numb, the man walked closer and started to fade away. I was terrified too think what that man could do to me. Praying for my dear life, I was hoping that it would all be okay…

Written by: Alfie, Anju, George W, Srihan, Serena and Saad!

I saw a ladder creep up into darkness. As I glanced up to the eerie sky, a furious squirrel scuttled down, so I pulled out my box of matches and set the ladder alight. All of a sudden, dead birds and squirrels came hurtling down from the blazing ladder. When the fire grew to the top of the ladder, a figure emerged from the misty smoke. When I glanced up, I saw the fierce glow of fire above me. With fury, the fire came towards me.  With fear in my eyes, I walked back and threw water over the fire. The shadowy figure came closer and closer, filling me with nightmares. Suddenly, a rounded burning cow fell into the shadowy figure and they exploded into milk. The milk turned into blood and I pulled my umbrella out to defend myself. I put the umbrella away and everything faded into shadows. All that was left was me in the open smoke…

Written by: Laura, Umayr, Gita , Darcie, Daniel and Max D.

A fantastic job everyone, well done!

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Jones

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