Head teacher blog 26th May 2017
It does seem that every northern community has been touched some way by the events in Manchester: events that have shown the very best and worst of humanity. We did have some Farfield families at the event but thank fully none of them were physically hurt. One of the victims was a friend of a member of staff. We haven’t spoken to the children about this yet other than responding to any individual comments or questions. I do intend to speak to the juniors about this at the start of next half term in an assembly. I thought the comments from the head teacher of Kippax Ash Tree Primary School were well chosen and I have nothing more to add: http://www.kippaxashtree.leeds.sch.uk/news/heads-blog .
Despite this, we have had a great week at Farfield. The children have enjoyed the sunshine and playtimes have been delightful. This morning we welcomed so many parents to the Y1 Aliens Phonic Workshop: thank you for your support! Staff and children have been working so hard on their phonics and almost every child is making very pleasing progress. Help at home is crucial in this.
Year 5 have been away on residential all week. They have had a fantastic time including activities such as caving, mountain biking and a waterfall walk (and paddle). On the night walk, we found so many sheep bones and made a spooky collection to bring back to school. Particular thanks go to the staff for giving up their time to organise and deliver a very challenging DIY residential and to volunteers and supporters such as Emily, Matt Asquith (East Bradford Cycling Club), Charlie Pyatt and Chris Young (British Cycling).