Farsley Farfield Primary School

Headteacher blog 1st July

The slugs on the farm are appreciating this wet, (quite) warm weather but we aren’t… Nevertheless, we are beginning to harvest potatoes, peas, beetroot, broad beans and other vegetables and I was delighted to receive an emailed photo of a parent’s dinner this week with thanks for some of those lovely creamy new potatoes and broad beans.

Last Saturday, Miss Sloan took eight of the choir to St John’s Church for a ‘Festival of Voices’ and they put on a performance to be proud of. On Monday and Thursday, Reception classes visited the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster. After the trip on Monday, our oldest minibus has been officially retired and we are expecting our shiny new bus for the start of next term. We will struggle on with ‘just’ two minibuses until the end of July…  Years 3, 4 and 5 all have exciting trips lined up over the next few weeks.

Finally, I have regrettably had to write to three classes this week to inform them of strike action by the NUT next week. Striking is not something that is entered into lightly (it is inconvenient for parents and costly to the participants) but the government has, in the opinion of most people working in schools, made an absolute mess of education policy recently. Assuming it’s not Mr Gove, let’s hope that the new prime minister brings some sense and stability to education.


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