Rochdale Old Road, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 7SD

0161 764 1559

Fairfield Community Primary School

Happiness and High Standards

Spring News

Friday 1st April

I am honestly in shock that we are at the end of another term.  That is 2/3rds of my first year done at Fairfield and I have loved every minute.  It has certainly been a busy term again. We had a lovely Easter themed assembly this morning with Reverend Harvey where he talked about what Christians celebrate at Easter.   The lighter nights and mornings help our moods lift and we certainly have lots of exciting things to look forward to in the summer term-see some dates below to save them in your diary!

Congratulations Miss. Woods

We will be welcoming Miss. Woods back as Mrs. Foster as she is getting married during the Easter holidays.  We send huge congratulations to her and Mr. Foster from everyone at Fairfield!

Events first week back

Tuesday 19th April 8:45am-School reopens for the summer term

Friday 22nd April-1.30pm Parent Forum (if you are unable to attend but wish to send something for discussion please send it to

                                   the school office fairfield@fpcbury.com

                      2.30pm-Celebration assembly

Events next half term

WB 25th April-Penguins swimming for 2 weeks

Saturday 30th April-Fit and Fed at Clarence Park 11am with Wheels for All.

Monday 2nd May-Bank Holiday Monday

Thursday 5th May-School closed to children due to Polling for Elections

WB 9th May-Year 6 SATS week

Saturday 21st May-Provisional Summer Fair date

24th May-Sports day (arrangements to be confirmed)     Reserve day 26th May

Friday 27th May-Jubilee ‘Street’ Party in school celebration. More details to follow

Award winners

Super proud of all our award winners this week!

Class

Effort Award

Reason

Top Cat

Pride and Joy

Bronze Award

Silver

Award

Turtles

Oscar 

Oscar has worked hard on his number skills this week. He can recall number facts within 5. Well done, Oscar. 

Macaulay 

Yamen 

 

Reece

Parrots

Jase 

For outstanding effort in maths this week learning to tell the time at o’clock and half past the hour.  Well done, Jase! 

Joshua 

Thea 

 

 

Jaguars

Joshua 

Fantastic effort in Maths, Joshua is very good at recalling facts and applying his knowledge. 

A great half term, well done Joshua! 

Ben 

Mollie 

 

Ella, Jack, Ahmed 

Orangutans

Aslan 

Aslan tries his best in all subjects. He loves to learn and has real enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge.  

Harrison 

Amelia-Mai 

Oliver 

Dominic

Orcas

Mason 

For brilliant enthusiasm and excellent problem solving skills in Maths. Well done Mason! 

Mia 

Layla 

 

 

Penguins

Caden 

 

For being a super team member when making our Iron Person in DT this week. He modified the design, helped others and demonstrated super engineering skills! He also produced an amazing explanation report on Forces and Magnets!  

Maison 

 

Jack 

Jack, Maison, Dania, Maxwell, Thomas-Mark 

Maks, Elouise, Isabella, Alana 

Narwhals

Morgan 

For fantastic progress in Maths, and developing excellent reasoning skills. On top of this, her enthusiasm for maths is huge. 

Anya 

Blake 

 

 

Polar Bears

Savannah C 

Savannah has been working hard to improve her reading both at home and in school. 

Hooria 

Leon 

Kiera 

Summer, Savannah C, Madison,  

Leon, Ella,  

Savannah K, Maisy-Leigh, Juwariah, Jocelyn, Nikola, Kiera, Holly, Layk, Ellie

Key stage 2 Gold Coin Monthly Winners-Enjoy your books over Easter!

Oliver, Dania, Rano, Kiera,Umarah 

Friday 18th March

Parent governor role

We have now filled our Parent Governor vacancy without the need for an election. Laura Williams, whose daughter is in Year 5 now joins our 3 other parent governors. Our other Parent Governors are:

 Sally McGill, whose daughter is in Year 6 and is our Chair of Governors. 

Chantelle Winstanley who has 2 boys at Fairfield, one in Year 1 and one in Year 5. 

Joanne Atkins, who has 2 children at school, one in Year 1 and one in Year 4.   

Stephanie Brooks who has 2 daughters, one in Year 2 and one in Year 5.

Comic Relief

Thank you for your generous donations, which raised £130.49.  Thank you too for all the Easter egg donations. We can still take them next week if you forgot to send them today.  Many thanks.

Events next week

Thursday 24th March-Easter Bingo 6pm.

Friday 25th March-Mr. Seddon’s final day at Fairfield L

Events this half term

Thursday 24th March-Easter Bingo 6pm. Please see message sent on Parent Hub this week for more info on how to book.

Thursday 31st March- Parent meetings with your child’s class teacher

Friday 1st April-School closes at 3pm for the Easter holidays

Tuesday 19th April-School reopens at 8:45am

Future dates for the diaries!

Friday 22nd April-Parent forum 1.30pm (if you are unable to attend but wish something to be discussed please drop us an email)

Saturday 30th April-Family Fit and Fed 11am

Week beginning 9th May- Year 6 SATS

Week beginning 12th June- Year 1 phonics check

Award winners

Super proud of all our award winners this week!

Class

Effort Award

Reason

Top Cat

Pride and Joy

Bronze Award

Silver

Award

Turtles

Malik 

Malik has made great progress with his independent writing skills. He used his phonic knowledge to write the repetitive phrases in the story of the 3 Little Pigs, well done Malik 

Harvey 

Reece 

 

 

Parrots

Bonnie 

Bonnie is not only a kind caring and helpful member of Parrot Class but she always puts her best effort into everything she does. You are a star! Keep it up Bonnie! 

Clark 

Gabriel 

 

Parya 

Leo 

Raheem 

Maddison 

Joshua 

Harrison 

Jaguars

Cali 

Cali is hard working and enthusiastic. She asks for help when needed and always tries her best with all that we do. 

Jack 

Mollie 

 

Mollie 

Joshua 

Orangutans

Lexi 

When Lexi arrives at school, she fills up everybody’s water bottle before the day even begins. She then works hard all day long and always completes all of her work at home. 

Bella B 

Frankie 

 

Lucas 

Orcas

Mia 

Mia has made fantastic effort with her home learning, despite being off poorly. 

Shevli 

Rae-Leigh 

 

 

Penguins

Maison  

Maison has made amazing effort this week in all areas of learning, trying very hard with handwriting and reading. He has also shown a mature and caring attitude too. Keep it up Maison!  

Elouise  

Kacey-Leigh 

 

 

Narwhals

Jacob 

Jacob is working so hard in Maths. He is now applying his new knowledge to solve fraction problems independently. 

Charlotte 

Elliot 

 

 

Polar Bears

Savannah K 

Savannah works hard and is a great writing partner. 

Nikola 

Holly 

 

 

 

Friday 11th March

Mr. Seddon’s departure

As mentioned previously Mr. Seddon will be putting his feet up for a well-deserved retirement on 25th March.  We cannot let him go without a good send off! The children are all planning songs to serenade him with and these will be performed at 1.30pm that day in an assembly.  Due to fire regulations on numbers, we can only invite one adult per family to attend. We will send out a link next week so that you can indicate if you wish to attend so we make sure to have enough chairs!

Late arrivals

You may have noticed that Mrs. Beswick has been at the office door this week to monitor which children are arriving late.  There is a huge amount of lost learning time for those children that are arriving after 9am so it is pleasing that the numbers have reduced this week.  Thank you for your support going forward with this-keep it up!

Book Fair

We have our book fair returning next week from Wednesday 16th to Tuesday 22nd March.  The books will be available after school until 3.20pm to browse and buy. Children can bring in their voucher that they were give and get £1.00 off their chosen book. Payments accepted online.

Events next week

Tuesday 15th March-Year 2 road safety talk

Wednesday 16th March-Closing date for Parent Governor vacancy at 3pm

Friday 18th March-Comic Relief. Wear something Red/Non uniform for a donation and an egg donation for Easter Bingo

Events this half term

Thursday 24th March-Easter Bingo 6pm. Please see message sent on Parent Hub this week for more info on how to book.

Thursday 31st March- Parent meetings with your child’s class teacher

Friday 1st April-School closes at 3pm for the Easter holidays

Tuesday 19th April-School reopens at 8:45am

Future dates for the diaries!

Friday 22nd April-Parent forum 1.30pm (if you are unable to attend but wish something to be discussed please drop us an email)

Saturday 30th April-Family Fit and Fed 11am

Week beginning 9th May- Year 6 SATS

Week beginning 12th June- Year 1 phonics check

 

Award winners

Super proud of all our award winners this week!

Class

Effort Award

Reason

Top Cat

Pride and Joy

Bronze Award

Silver

Award

Turtles

Karam 

Karam is making very good progress with his phonic and reading skills. He is answering lots of questions during guided reading. Well done, Karam. 

Charlie 

Landen 

 

Charlie 

Parrots

Logan E 

Logan just loves to learn! He encapsulates ‘Happiness and High Standards’ in everything he does with the most contagious enthusiasm. You thoroughly deserve this award Logan, well done! 

Ryley 

Talia 

 

 

Jaguars

Robert 

Consistently hard working and always trying his best. This week during our computing lesson Robert showed fantastic skill and effort. Well done!  

Rowan 

Jaxon 

 

Halle 

Orangutans

Nian 

For an excellent start at our school. Nian is always bubbling with enthusiasm and tries her best in all lessons. 

Freddie 

Chloe 

 

Aslan, Clayton, Jack, Dominic, Amelia, Harrison, Tyler 

Orcas

Orin 

For always being ready to learn and being a role model for his class. Well done Orin! 

Jacob C 

Joshua 

 

 

Penguins

Amelie  

For outstanding effort in all areas of learning this week, particularly science. Such a huge improvement Amelie, we couldn’t be prouder!  

Neve 

Elena 

 

Maison 

Dania 

 

Isabella  

Narwhals

Affiya 

For her wonderful piece of creative writing about a new rollercoaster ride. 

Junaid 

Rano 

 

 

Polar Bears

Inola 

For her hard work in Art, especially her recent Picasso piece. 

Holly 

Jocelyn 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (@FairfieldPrim) or check out our Twitter feed on the website to see what is happening in school!

Friday 4th March

Thank you so much for the super effort we saw with the ‘Book in a box’ creations.   The children loved sharing them with each other in class and with our grown ups after school too. It really helped us all think about the range of authors we know too and continue to develop that love of reading.

Sponsored sports event

It has taken a little while to be able to share this news as the office have been busy counting the money but we raised an incredible £1400 with the sponsored fitness event on 7th February. Some of this money goes to support athletes across the UK but school will be getting a voucher for approximately £600, which we can use for playground/sports equipment.  So a huge thank you to you all for your fundraising efforts!

Dinner, Nursery and Owl Club Arrears - Financial Year End

We have been informed by the Local Authority that we need to notify them of all dinner money, Nursery and Owl Club arrears at the end of every term.  Therefore, please ensure that all money is paid online before 3pm on Wednesday 30th March.  A reminder that dinner money is to be paid on the Monday of the week in which the meals are to be taken.  All payments must be made online - dinners on the Bury Council website and all other payments on Scopay.  Any significant or old arrears at the end of March will be referred to Bury Council for them to invoice and collect payment.

Donations for Ukraine

Thank you so much for the generous donations for the Ukrainian appeal.  The items have been taken to the Polish centre in Bury so they are ready to be sent to the Ukraine imminently.  We keep anyone affected by the ongoing conflict in our thoughts.

Events next week

Week beginning 7th March-Assessment week: whole school

Friday 11th March-film night at Owl Club –Trolls the Movie

Events this half term

Friday 18th March-Comic Relief. Wear something Red/Non uniform for a donation and an egg donation for Easter Bingo

Thursday 24th March-Easter Bingo 6pm. More info to follow next week.

Thursday 31st March- Parent meetings with your child’s class teacher

Friday 1st April-School closes at 3pm for the Easter holidays

Tuesday 19th April-School reopens at 8:45am

Award winners

Super proud of all our award winners this week!

Class

Effort Award

Reason

Top Cat

Pride and Joy

Bronze Award

Silver

Award

Turtles

Habil 

Habil has been a great designer this week, designing a new chair for Baby Bear. He also created an impressive dragon in the creative area using his own ideas.  

Mehrsam 

Tahlula 

 

 

Parrots

Leo 

Leo has flourished in confidence this half term and it has been lovely to see.  He has an excellent attitude to learning and always gives his very best effort. Well done Leo. 

Oscar 

Theo 

 

 

Jaguars

Hannah 

Hannah has grown in confidence. She has been working hard to be an example to others. Hannah listens to what has been said and does her best to apply everything she has been taught. 

Grace 

Bailey 

 

River 

Hannah 

 

Orangutans

Tyler 

For excellent effort in all subjects, every day, all day long and for always using good manners! Well done Tyler!  

Ayraa 

Jack 

 

 

Orcas

Joshua 

For brilliant effort in Maths and an all-round great attitude to learning. Well done Joshua! 

Khadija 

Mason 

Layla

 

Penguins

Isabella 

Isabella always, always puts a 100% effort into everything she does. Every subject, every time! Even when she finds something tricky and is worried about it, she digs even deeper and puts more effort in. She is a role model to others too! We are so glad she is a Penguin!  

Maxwell  

Reuben  

 

 

Narwhals

Luceigh 

For her excellent effort towards her Maths and writing this week. It has been lovely to see you have so many ‘light bulb moments’ this week in areas you have previously found challenging. Well done! 

Georgia  

Daniel 

Blake 

 

Rano 

 

James

Polar Bears

Mia 

Mia always works hard and never gives up, even when she finds things tricky. It is lovely to see Mia always smiling. 

Kiera 

Juwariah 

 

Mason 

Rubie S 

 

 

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (@FairfieldPrim) or check out our Twitter feed on the website to see what is happening in school!

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Friday 25th February

Homework

We have noticed again that the levels of engagement with homework have fallen off in some classes. The Education Endownment Fund toolkit on homework clearly states that ‚Äčevidence shows that the impact of homework, on average, is five months’ additional progress. We are confident that the approach we use does work and the children do enjoy it.  If you need support with the use of the websites we use etc or have an issue with access to technology, please contact Mrs. Gilkey.  I am going to start ringing families where we have seen a pattern of non-completion to see if we can support in any way.

Parent Governor

We now have a vacancy for a parent governor at school.   We will shortly be sending out more information about what the role entails and the process of nominating yourself for the role.  If you would like to chat to a current governor about the role, please contact the school office and we can organise this.  Watch out on Parent Hub for more info.

Late arrivals

We are noticing an increasing number of children coming into school via the school office after 9am.  Just a reminder that the school doors open at 8:45am and the children are engaged in activities from that time.  We know life can be busy but please strive to have the children here for 8:45am.  If does make a difference to the children when they have that settled start with the rest of their class.

Events next week

Tuesday 1st March-High School offer day

Wednesday 2nd March-Multisports in Owl Club-book on through ScoPay

Thursday 3rd March-World Book Day. Children to bring ‘Book in a box’. (flyer attached)  Parents welcome to come in after school to                   

                            view the creations!  Children to wear normal uniform.  Webinar with Jacqueline Wilson for Y3-6

Friday 4th March-Film night in Owl Club-Sonic the Hedgehog PG rating (book on through ScoPay)

Saturday 5th March 11am-Fit and Fed event –skipping workshop. The last Fit and Fed was a great success.

             Please complete the following link by Monday at 9am if you intend to come so we can order lunches.         https://tinyurl.com/2p9f4ury

Events this half term

Week beginning 7th March-Assessment week: whole school

Friday 18th March-Comic Relief. Wear something Red/Non uniform for a donation

Thursday 31st March- Parent meetings with your child’s class teacher

Friday 1st April-School closes at 3pm for the Easter holidays

Tuesday 19th April-School reopens at 8:45am

Award winners

Super proud of all our award winners this week!

Class

Effort Award

Reason

Top Cat

Pride and Joy

Bronze Award

Silver

Award

Turtles

 

 

Siena-Rose 

Maisie 

 

 

Parrots

Stanley 

What a brilliant first week back to be proud of Stanley! You have shown an excellent ‘can do’ attitude in all of your learning activities, especially in reading – keep it up! 

Millie-Rose 

Maddison 

 

Stanley 

Ethan 

Theo 

Lucy 

George 

Clark 

Mia 

Angela 

 

Jaguars

Mason 

Working very hard to create pictograms and answer questions about the data they show. 

Michael 

Florence 

 

 

Orangutans

Clayton 

For outstanding effort in all subjects but particularly for a super piece of writing about a “day in the life of an Iron Age child”. 

Ali 

Amelia-Mai 

 

 

Orcas

Rae-Leigh 

For putting extra effort into her home learning.  

Mason 

Maryam 

 

 

Penguins

Joe 

For being his super enthusiastic self, plus putting extra effort into his presentation. He has been much more focused this week too! Well-done Joe!  

Ethan  

Maison 

 

 

Narwhals

Woody 

For his effort towards his learning this week He has made a conscious effort to develop his own ideas in English and consider his purpose and audience. 

Olivia G 

Jacob B 

 

Carlos

Polar Bears

Viktoria 

For consistent good effort and an excellent poem in the style of a character in our book.  

Layk 

 

 

Lilly-Jo, Sophia, Rayyan, Hooria 

 

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (@FairfieldPrim) or check out our Twitter feed on the website to see what is happening in school!

Friday 11th February

End of term fun!

It has been a lovely day in school today with lots of celebrating! I was joined at my tea party by a selection of our children that always choose to do the right thing J Mrs. Goff celebrated our love of books with some children and I got to be very impressed by some writing in Year 1 and 2. What a lovely way to end the half term and mark the fact that we are half way through the year…what a scary thought!

After half term (all being well) we are hoping to return to some normality and we will open up the Friday celebration assembly to parents/carers once again…hooray! The assembly is at 2.30pm on a Friday afternoon.  Please wait by the office and you will be let in through the main entrance.

Children’s Mental Health Week

The children all looked fabulous today as they expressed their uniqueness! Thank you for the donations of £148, which will be sent to Place2Be.  Each class have been thinking about our mental health and well-being this week but this will be an ongoing focus at school as it becomes part of our everyday ethos.

Attendance and Punctuality

We still have several children off school at the moment with Covid. We send get well wishes to them.  Our attendance as an average for the school this half term is 93.8%.  This takes account of any absence, including Covid.  Let’s try and see if we can get over the national aim of 96% next half term!

Clubs next half term and other items on Scopay

When we return after half term we have the following clubs available to book on ScoPay. They will commence the first week back.

Tuesday-Ukulele Years 3-6 (fully booked)

Wednesday-Y4/5/6-football club.  (children to continue from this half term)

Thursday     Yoga: 3-4pm for Years 1-6-places still available (£2 per session)    

                   Street dance Reception Years 1, 2, 3, 4-places still available (£2 per session)

Bagels for morning snack is £2.90 to pay by 21st February.  This is for a bagel each day until Easter. Please send a healthy snack from home as an alternative.  No crisps, chocolates etc.

If your child was attending an after school booster this will continue, unless you have been told different by their teacher.

Events next half term

Tuesday 22nd February-Children return to school 8:45am for Spring 2

Friday 25th February-Parent Forum 1:30pm. Come and join Mrs Gilkey for a brew, biscuit and a chat!

Tuesday 1st March-High School offer day

Thursday 3rd March-World Book Day. Children to bring ‘Book in a box’. (flyer sent earlier this week)

Saturday 5th March 11am-Fit and Fed event –skipping workshop (flyer attached)

Week beginning 7th March-Assessment week: whole school

Thursday 31st March- Parent meetings with your child’s class teacher.

Friday 1st April-School closes at 3pm for the Easter holidays

Tuesday 19th April-School reopens at 8:45am

Award winners

Super proud of all our award winners this week!

Class

Effort Award

Reason

Top Cat

Pride and Joy

Bronze Award

Silver

Award

Turtles

Yamen 

Yamen has made very good progress with his reading skills. He enjoys asking and answering questions about what he has read.  

Logan 

Eva 

 

Tahlula 

Oscar 

 

Parrots

Ava 

Ava could win this award every week. Not only is she such a helpful, caring and thoughtful member of our class, her effort in all her work is outstanding. This week Ava has wrote a magnificent dinosaur story to be proud off. Well done Ava! 

Leo 

Logan E 

 

 

Jaguars

Brooke 

Brooke has been trying very hard at home and in school to improve her handwriting. This week we have seen a huge difference in her presentation and the amount of care and effort she puts in too trying to make her work neater.  

Joshua 

Ben 

 

Ivy–Rose 

Ahmed 

Orangutans

Ayraa 

Super listening in every lesson and extra effort with new challenges in maths. 

Sienna 

Chloe 

 

 

Orcas

Kiara 

Kiara has made a brilliant effort in Maths doing tricky fraction work this week. 

Sophia 

Mollie 

 

 

Penguins

Thomas B 

Thomas is always a superstar in maths, but he has been putting in extra effort in all other areas of his learning this week. Well done!  

Caden 

 

Jasmine  

 

 

Narwhals

Nadia 

For excellent work developing a more mature writing style across all genres. 

Rano 

Aflal 

 

 

Polar Bears

Nikola 

Nikola is very conscientious. She takes care to do her best and is always attentive in lessons. 

Ruby W 

Sophia 

 

Giorgia 

Viktoria 

Friday 4th February

Children’s Mental Health Week

Next week is Children’s Mental Health Week.  Education professionals across the country have noticed an increase in the number of children who are struggling with their emotional and mental health. This was becoming evident even before Covid struck.  As a school, it is our mission to ensure that the stigma around mental health is removed. The children know that we all have physical and mental health and we want them to know how to help themselves and others when they are struggling with their mental health. We will be doing lots of fun activities next week to promote this message!  It all starts with the sponsored Be Active Event on Monday and our special visitor to school.  Keep an eye on Twitter for lots of updates!

Dress to Express

As a culmination of our focus on mental health next week, we are asking the children to come to school in non uniform to allow them to express who they are as individuals. We are all unique and special and in terms of what they can wear next Friday, anything goes! Please just make sure they have sensible shoes and a warm coat for breaktimes.  We are asking for a donation that we will send to Place 2 Be who do some amazing work and offer support for children with mental health needs. Please check out their fabulous website.     Children's Mental Health Week - Place2Be

PE kits

As we approach the half way point of the year, I just wanted to send a reminder regarding our uniform policy on PE days. We are noticing some none PE items have been sneaking in!  If it is PE day for your child, they should wear plain black leggings/tracksuit bottoms, white round neck t-shirt and their school jumper or cardigan.  We will have some spare jumpers/cardigans the children can wear if they come to school in non uniform.

Polling Day Advanced notice.

We have been informed by the council that Thursday 5th May is a large election across Bury and that the school will be required as a polling station. As a result, school will be closed on that day.

 

Events next week

Monday 7th February- Sponsored sports event and the start of Children’s Mental Health week. ALL children to come in school PE kit

Friday 11th February- Non uniform ‘Dress to express’. Donations welcome for Place 2 Be

                              Finish for half term 3pm  
                              Reopen for Spring 2 on Tuesday 22nd February at 8:45am

Future date for your diary- The next Fit and Fed event will be Saturday 5th March at 11am

Friday 21st January

Change to entrance point to school

I wanted to give advanced notice that in the next week or so, access to school (for the main school day) via the car park will no longer be possible.  The entrance will be from Rochdale Old Road and the gates at the front of school.   This is due to Health and Safety concerns about mixing pedestrians and vehicles.  I appreciate that for families who live on the Fairfield Drive side of school, this will add a bit longer to your time to get to school, but ultimately, my priority is to keep everyone safe. Thank you for your support and understanding with this.
Homework

I was very pleased to hear from Polar Bear class today, that EVERY single child in the class, completed ALL their homework this week. J  What great habits to keep going for high school!  I wonder if any other class can achieve this next week too?  The challenge is set!

Free Family First Aid course

I am attaching some information about a free Family First Aid course currently being run at Bury Adult Learning Service for parents and carers.  The course started last week but some places have become available due to unforeseen circumstances.  Parents interested in joining should phone 0161 253 5772 to enrol.

Events next week

Friday 28th January-Film night at Owl Club: ‘Abominable’

Events this half term

Wednesday 2nd February Year 6 visit to Crucial Crew

Thursday 3rd February Year 1 vision screening checks

Week beginning 7th February- Children’s mental health week (events in school including a sponsored sport event-more info to come!)

Friday 11th February- Finish for half term 3pm

Award winners

Super proud of all our award winners this week!

Class

Effort Award

Reason

Top Cat

Pride and Joy

Bronze Award

Silver

Award

Turtles

Harvey 

Harvey is applying his phonics knowledge independently in his writing. 

Landen  

Wilfred 

 

 

Parrots

Panisa 

For outstanding effort in all areas of her learning. Panisa loves to learn and displays such enthusiasm which is a joy to see. 

Mia 

Alyaan 

 

 

Jaguars

Matilda 

Matilda applies 100% effort to everything she does. This week I have seen the impact of this. There have been big improvements in her reading, writing and maths. Well done Matilda! 

Jace 

Brooke 

 

Kacper 

Orangutans

Ruby 

For an excellent attitude towards all learning this week. Well done Ruby! 

Ayraa 

Oliver 

Grace 

Freddie 

Orcas

Roe 

Excellent team spirit and enthusiasm in P.E. 

Mason 

Roddy 

 

 

Penguins

Lucy 

Always puts in 100% effort in all her work. Her enthusiasm is contagious!  

Alana 

Emmie 

Ethan, Bianka 

 

Narwhals

Anya 

For superb work in her maths reasoning, even after a period of time off school. 

Rano 

Ayva-M 

 

 

Polar Bears

Summer 

For a beautiful fact file in her sketch book. 

Leon 

Maisy-Leigh 

 

 

 

Friday 14th January

So here we are at the end of the first full week back and school life is in full swing! It is a nice feeling that the nights are getting lighter as well! I have heard lots of excitement from the children as new projects for the term are launched. Please check out your child’s class page on the website for the overview of what they will be learning this term.
Clubs
We are now able to offer some after school clubs for the spring term. These are available to book via ScoPay. Extra curricular clubs will be released from the main office door at 4pm. More clubs may be added soon.
Latest Covid Guidance
Below is the latest guidance which takes effect from Monday. Thank you for your ongoing support with keeping everyone safe.
From Monday 17 January, people who are self-isolating with COVID-19 will have the option to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days if they test
negative with a lateral flow device (LFD) test on both day 5 and day 6 and they do not have a temperature. For example, if they test negative on the morning of day 5 and the morning of day 6, they can return to their education or childcare setting immediately on day 6.The first test must be taken no earlier than day 5 of the self-isolation period, and the second must be taken the following day.If the result of either of their tests is positive, they should continue to self-isolate until they get negative results from two LFD tests on consecutive days or until they have completed 10 full days of self-isolation, whichever is earliest.
Owl Club
Monday Craft club
Tuesday KS1 homework club
Wednesday Multisports
Thursday KS2 homework club
Friday Film night with hot dogs and drinks
Extra curricular Year groups
Monday Netball Y5-6 Choir Y3-6
Tuesday Ukulele Y3-6
Thursday Football (Y4-6 fully booked), Yoga (Y1-6), Street Dance (Y3-6)

Packed lunches
We have noticed a large amount of large chocolate bars and sweets etc coming into school in packed lunch boxes. Please have a
look at the link below regarding suggestions for a packed lunch.
Lunchbox ideas and recipes – Healthier Families - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
The children have 45 minutes for their lunch break. This is to allow them to eat and to enjoy some outside time as well. Please don’t over face them as they often feel like they have to eat everything. We are now sitting in class groups together regardless of if they are on school meals or packed lunches, so why not consider putting your child on a hot school meal. I have attached the menu so you can see. School meals are FREE for all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. We just need one weeks notice of any change to meal patterns.
Recycling
Our Young Leaders have been doing a great job in encouraging their friends to recycle. Our Monday Craft club would love to create
a mural like the one below, so please can we ask you to safe bottle tops and send them into school.

Events next week
Thursday 20th January and Friday 21st January-Life Bus Visit for each class linked to our PHSCE curriculum
Friday 21st January- Parent Forum - In light of the current situation we will postpone this for now. Apologies!
Events this half term
Saturday 22ndJanuary-Fairfield’s Active Families Fit and Fed event. Please see the flyer below and sign up on the link if you are interested.
tinyurl.com/pxavsuay
Wednesday 2nd February Year 6 visit to Crucial Crew
Thursday 3rd February Year 1 vision screening checks
Week beginning 7th February- Children’s mental health week (events in school including a sponsored sport event-more info to come!)
Friday 11th February- Finish for half term 3pm

I hope we are all safe and well. The children had a wonderful end to the week with our visiting Panto! See our Twitter feed on our website for photos.

No newsletter this week but I am attaching a flyer about an exciting event coming up on Saturday 22nd January. Please complete the form below if you would like to attend so that we know numbers to cater for. It is open to all age groups and families.
tinyurl.com/pxavsuay

We do have quite a number of children absent from school with Covid unfortunately.
The guidance now is that if someone tests positive with no symptoms they just isolate with no PCR but if they have symptoms they still isolate but get a follow up PCR test.

Have a great weekend and stay safe.
Kind regards,
Mrs. Gilkey