Farsley Farfield Primary School

Head teacher blog Friday 3rd February

All the children are wearing red today to support the Leeds Children’s Heart Surgery and their fund-raising. This valuable resource is currently helping at least three children in our school and we are glad to do what ever we can to support their work.

This week our Year 5 children have visited Leeds City Museum for a workshop about Anglo-Saxons. I always think that museum is a ‘handsome’ building and we are lucky to have great art galleries and museums in Leeds and Bradford that we can visit. Trips to this museum are made on the No. 72 bus – another great resource that is just around the corner. Other highlights this week include confirmation that we will be getting a new infant roof over three phases starting this summer, success in a cross country competition – Ty was again the champion boy – and positive and interesting feedback from nearly 250 respondents to our food survey.

I have also just come back from a lesson observation in Year 1. The children were doing maths and they all seemed to be able to work confidently and competently with a number line. They seemed resilient when faced with challenges and problems; progress was very evident. I compared their attainment to the expectations for the end of Year 1 and many were meeting or exceeding expectations already – less than half way through the year. It was most heartening!

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