Farsley Farfield Primary School

Head teacher blog 18th September

We have had some lovely sunny days this week and the children have been making fine use of our wonderful school grounds. A very positive part of the new science curriculum is the requirement to study environments, plants or animals over an extended period, and children have been exploring habitats and conducting tree and leaf surveys as a snapshot of autumn. Earlier in the week we welcomed so many families to the KS1 maths workshop and Mrs Fisher did a great job in difficult circumstances – we will have to have smaller class or year-group events next time. The important message was that we all need to see maths in our every day lives and practise, practise, practise! Those that attended left with interesting maths goodie-bags. Year 5 children have visited the Bradford Industrial Museum to support their art project; history-obsessed Mr Tiffany must have been biting his lip and restraining himself, desperate to launch into a lecture about the origins of the Industrial Revolution! Children on the farm have been busy harvesting, with many children previously remarking that picking and eating apples direct from the trees in the orchard is one of their favourite memories of Farfield. Our KS2 PE curriculum has started this week and children have already accessed expert coaching sessions at Rawdon Tennis Club and Gym Magic. Next week, we begin our huge range of after-school clubs – possibly the best offer ever!

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