Headteacher blog 23rd September 2016
Another week of sunshine at Farfield means the children continue to enjoy and explore the fantastic school grounds. This morning, Nursery children visited the school chickens to collect eggs – they learnt that if they go at 9.30, they won’t find many! Some Reception children have been to ‘Build a Bear’ to get a bear for their class and RH are excited to see a huge new two storey role play area growing in the corner of their classroom. This afternoon, more Y2 children have had a lovely walk down in the Aire valley looking at the river, canal, railway and bridges. Our ‘Fuel for School’ stalls continue to go well and they are being heavily supplemented at this time of year by produce from our school farm; this week the children have harvested beans, tomatoes, figs, cucumbers, courgettes, squash, peppers, apples and beetroot.
This week, we had our first Friends of Farfield PTA meeting of the year. It was a bit rushed this time, but we nevertheless agreed dates for a range of exciting and enjoyable events that will raise more money for the extra special things that the school does. We still await the arrival of our new minibus that is part funded by the PTA but the children in KS2 are already enjoying the new playground markings installed in the summer. A particular highlight are the new mini tennis courts that are being used heavily in PE lessons and at lunchtime. At this week’s meeting, the PTA agreed to fund the purchase of ten Raspberry Pi kits (and associated monitors) so that the coding curriculum in upper Key Stage 2 can be taken to a new level.