Farsley Farfield Primary School

Headteacher blog 17th January 2020

Yet another wet and muddy week at Farfield but better (drier) weather is coming! We have managed to squeeze in a squelchy U11 football cup match (victorious vs Shire Oak) and the girls had three indoor games (won one, drew one and lost one) that were much more comfortable. We are all fed up of this rain and saturated school grounds and it causes problems along the path between our buildings. For temporary amelioration, we have invested in some rubber matting to widen sections of the path and allow pedestrians to thoughtfully step aside for pushchairs, prams and wheelchairs. We will get these laid over the next few days. If we are able to engineer a more permanent solution to these problems in the future, the matting will be useful elsewhere on the grounds.

More positively, nearly fifty children in Y5 and Y6 had a fantastic night at the newly-refurbished Leeds Playhouse on Wednesday evening watching a superb performance of The Wizard of Oz. This was the third event in our Show Time series, and the children don’t have long to wait until the next one: Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat at The Bradford Alhambra on the 4th February.

In class, Year 2 have been learning about the 1960s and some special visitors brought the decade to life for the children today. It is sobering to think that the decade of one’s birth is now a history lesson!  History higher up the school included Year 6 ‘invading’ Year 5 as a dramatic introduction for the younger children to the ‘Anglo Saxons’ topic that they are doing. Year 1 are getting ready for their artistic glass workshop next week and visits to Cartwright Hall Art Gallery soon after.


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