Learning with a Growth Mindset

Farsley Farfield Primary School.

Bully Free Zone

November 21, 2015 at 8:56 am

The children from the KS1 School Council met for lunch on Friday and together we talked about bullying. We had all listened to the Anti Bullying assembly on Monday and reflected on what we had learned. I am pleased to say that the children felt that there were only a couple of incidents of bullying that they could recall happening in their classes and they were able to talk about how the situation had been dealt with and that currently they didn’t feel there was any bullying taking place in KS1.
We talked about how sometimes we may fall out with our friends, but that it is important to make up again and say ‘sorry’ to each other and that these incidents are not bullying.
We wanted to create a poster to display around school, so we shared our ideas and then decided to use the bee hive to put our messages on. Once the messages were on the beehive, we talked about the bee and decided it was important to leave the school ethos messages on the bee, as when we follow these we are also helping to create a bully free and happy place to learn in.
We will be sharing our poster with KS2 School Councillors, so they may decide to tweak it, but here is our original version.
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Challenge yourself, fail, learn, challenge yourself again, succeed. Bouldering with a Growth Mindset

November 19, 2015 at 11:15 pm

In Y6 we have been visiting the Depot Climbing Centre in Pudsey. It is a fabulous opportunity for the children to  enjoy a new sport and develop a whole range of skills.

Undoubtedly climbing requires balance and strength – in order to follow a route across the climbing wall you need to carry your body weight either with your arms or legs. In addition to this, it requires patience and planning – a lot of time is spent looking at the holds, planning your route and reflecting upon your progress (seldom do you master the route on the first go). It also requires a great deal of perseverance.

I have been amazed at how well the children stick at it, and how quickly they  learn from their failures. Getting stuck half way up a route, coming back down, letting their arms and legs recover and going again is a process which repeats itself again and again until a route has been mastered. The sense of achievement, pride and joy once success has been experienced is fantastic to see. Climbing is also a good team building activity. The children actively encourage one another, sharing information and tips so that everyone has an opportunity to succeed.

Check out these pictures of the Y6 climbers.

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Anti Bullying 2015

November 15, 2015 at 7:13 am


This week is Anti Bullying Week and our ethos statement is, ‘I help to make our school a Bully Free Zone.

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In our KS1 assembly we will be reading a new Topsy and Tim book, written for the Anti Bullying Alliance.

This is a poster that we will be talking about with the children.

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At Farsley Farfield Primary School, we are determined to be a ‘Bully Free Zone.’ This year’s slogan is, ‘Make a Noise.’ Together we will be encouraging all the children to speak up, if they feel bullied or see anyone being bullied. If your child is unhappy or talks about bullying at home, please speak with a member of staff.



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Autumn 2, SEAL assemblies, Children in Need and Anti Bullying.

November 1, 2015 at 9:10 am

The SEAL theme for this half term is ‘Getting on and Falling out.’ Here is the Ethos Bee for the half term with each weeks theme on it.


The first week’s assembly will focus on ‘respect.’ What does ‘respect’ mean? How can we show respect? How do you know when others when ‘respect’ you?

In the KS1 assembly on Monday, we will share this short video to find out more about respect.

During the assembly we will also be talking to the children about the following week, when we will be focusing on ‘Actions that show others that I care.’ As part of this we will learn about Remembrance Day and poppies will be available for the children to purchase. Friday 13th November is Children in Need day and the children will be able to come to school in their own clothes. The theme for Children in Need is ‘Champions of Change,’ and children will be invited to bring in loose change for this cause. The School Council will be meeting at the beginning of the week and will send out further information about Children in Need and also Anti Bullying week, which is the following week, from November 16th.


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