Welcome to Fair Field Junior School
On Sunday 28th April, I was in the finals of the St. Albans Young Musician of the Year 2013 competition, which was held at St. Albans Cathedral. I started to get nervous; I was third on the list to play! After two phenomenal performances, it was my turn. As I walked up to the majestic Grand Piano, butterflies started churning in my tummy.
Remember to buy your tickets to come and watch the movie "Brave" at the PTA Film Night straight after school next Tuesday. Entrance is by ticket only so if your child did not bring home a letter, please ask at the office.
On Monday 18th March, fourteen members of our School Council visited the Houses of Parliament in London. We boarded the train for our journey into Westminster, to explore how democracy works in the United Kingdom. Once we had gone through security and received our passes, we were taken on a breath taking tour of the main buildings. Read more about our exciting visit...
The pupils and parents at our school have managed to raise a fantastic amount for the Comic Relief charity. Through the sale of 120 red noses, a very successful cake sale and a non-uniform day, we have raised a total amount of £511.85. A great big thank you to everyone who contributed to this very worthwhile cause. The money we have raised will make a significant difference to the lives of others.
The PTA will be holding a sale of second-hand uniform in the school hall on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th March while the parent consultations are taking place.
On Sunday 3rd February, four children from Fair Field took part in the Watford Junior Challenge at Cassiobury Park. The race was 2.5km and over a hundred children took part in the race for under 10s, 12s and 14s. Matthew and Jack came 3rd and 12th in the under 12 group. Luke and Cormac took part in the under 10 group and came 12th and 23rd. It was all of our first time doing a huge run and all of us thought it was so tiring running around a huge circle twice! We each got a medal, a sweat band, a mini lip balm and a sports bag. Matthew was presented with a trophy for coming 3rd in his group.
Our second hand book exchange took place on Wednesday 6th March. The School Council organised this event and collected in books leading up to the day. Books donated were exchanged for tokens, which could be used to purchase books. Pupils really enjoyed choosing from the wide selection kindly provided by children across the school. It was a great success and we hope everyone will really enjoy reading their new books.
Over 150 children had lots of fun dancing at the Mothers' Day Disco, and buying lots of presents for their mums. We hope you all enjoyed them! The disco raised a fantastic £952.86 which will go towards purchasing new playtime equipment and making improvements to class reading areas. A huge thank you to the staff and parents who helped on the evening and those who wrapped the presents, and to Sharon, Janet, Sue and Jo for all their hard work beforehand.
The PTA will be holding a second-hand uniform sale in the last week of March to help raise funds to buy new books, games and software for the children to use. If you have any Fair Field uniform in good condition that your child has outgrown, we would be delighted if you could donate it to the PTA by placing it in the container in the entrance hall. Thank you
Fair Field Junior School Choir were joined by St John's, Shenley and Newberries School choirs Wednesday evening to sing at the Rotary Carol Concert in the Radlett Centre. There was not a seat left in the theatre to watch the choirs perform a set of five carols. Read more about the concert...
A huge thank you to all the staff, parents and children who made this year's Christmas Fair so successful. We raised over £2100 to help buy resources to support our children's learning. A massive thank you also to Julia Jameson who organised an extra £750 through Barclays match funding.
On Friday 16th November 2012 everyone at Fair Field took part in a non school uniform day to raise money for BBC Children In Need. The theme of the day was ‘Heroes’, everyone made a huge effort with their outfits and it was a fun to take part.
On Tuesday 13th of November 2012 , an athletics competition was held at Queens' school. The schools that took part in the competition were Fair Field (that is our school), Bushey Manor, Ashfield, Heartstone, Highwood, Littlewood and 2 other local schools. (Article written by KB, LR, ZE, AD)
The hall was lit up with glow sticks and flashing hairstyles as over 150 children enjoyed dancing to great music at the Autumn Disco. An amazing £806 was raised. Thank you to all the parents and staff who helped out on the evening.
"Achievement is outstanding because all groups of pupils make rapid progress and reach levels of attainment which are well above average in all subjects." (Ofsted, October 2012)
The new year is underway and our School Council have been elected for this year. All of the children who took part, prepared a speech and were then voted for by the rest of the class. The School Council have already been busy making their suggestion boxes.
The Local Authority admissions information can be found on line. Click 'read more' for the link...
Pupils at Fair Field leave here well above the national and Hertfordshire average. We are delighted that pupils' results continue to get even better. This year's results are excellent, including 20% of pupils achieving a level 6 in Mathematics. Read on for the results...
At Fair Field, we have been talking a lot about Resilience and we think it is the ability to "bounce back" when things get tough. It is similar to tenacity and perseverance, and very important in preparing for future success. In our first week back of the school year, the whole school enjoyed a tough "Resilience Afternoon" - filled with challenging activities to build team work, co-operation, communication, trust, and of course... RESILIENCE. Thank you to Mr Read for organising this excellent afternoon. A great start to the year.
Thank you to everyone who supported this years Summer Fair we raised an amazing £2400 which the PTA will spend on equipment to benefit all of our children.
5p Friday has raised an amazing £356.75 for the school. Thank you to everyone who donated. The race for first place was very close indeed. In third place were 3G, second place went to 4I and only just winning by £2.15 and raising an amazing £82.45 were 6K. Well done to everyone.
National Science and Engineering Week at Fair Field got off to a terrific start during the first assembly of the week with an excellent talk from Professor John Kelly on Vaccination.
Eight girls. Amazing skill. One thrilling football match... Monday 12th March 2012; the victory of the year. Monksmead school is swelling in Miss Clancy's team's minds as a sudden thought of sheer determination and of utter defeat. Who will be victorious: the hard-working Fair Field Junior School or the unknown talent of Monksmead school?
On Saturday 25th of March and Sunday 26th of March, I went to the Watford music competition. My brother was doing his grade 2 first , followed by my grade 5 and finally our duet. Unfortunately I did not win my grade 5 piece but luck struck when it came to our duet since we came first!
We have been studying the Olympic and Paralympic Values. Have a look at this short movie of the presentation slides used in Miss Clancy's assembly about Values. Can you spot which Values are also our Fair Field Values?
Every March, National Science & Engineering Week shines the spotlight on how science, technology, engineering and maths relate to our everyday lives and helps to inspire the next generation of scientists with fun and participative activities. This year, every child will be making a land yacht that they will design, test and improve ready for races at the end of our Science week. They will be developing their skills in D.T. through the construction process.
Pupils from Years 5 and 6 have started their Bikeability training with our partners at Hertfordshire County Council. This morning, six instructors took to the tarmac with the first of this year's pupils keen improve their road safety. The children thoroughly enjoyed their first cycling sessions. Bikeability is part of Fair Field's programme designed to keep pupils safe, with these new skills building on our Year 4 pedestrian skills programme.
For the past few days, we have been learning about classic narrative poems. We have looked specifically at The Owl and the Pussy cat. After that, we changed the animals and made our own version. Here is one (click Read More). Article by Matthew W (5T).
Ellis has written a terrific letter as a fine example of a balanced argument. Ellis has chosen to target improving his Writing content in our 'Going for Goals' topic. Well done Ellis! Enjoy reading his work by clicking 'Read More'.
In the first half term of 2012, Year 5 have had extra French lessons by Hertswood. On the last week, we had a French café in our classroom! Madame Denby brought in Pain au chocolate, Croissant, Brioche, Jus de pomme, Jus d'orange and L'eau minarale. Written by Matthew in 5T.
Thanks to the hard work of the PTA and the support of all parents at events, we have been able to purchase some great new wall bars for our school hall. There has been a buzz of excitement about when each class might get to try out the new equipment.
On Friday, all sixteen members of our School Council visited the Houses of Parliament in London. We boarded the train for our adventure into Westminster to explore how democracy works in the United Kingdom. We bumped into a Lord at Westminster tube and he gave us an insight into what he had on that day. He showed us the list of debates for the day. Read more...
We were delighted to welcome Councillor Chris Haywood to Fair Field this morning. Part of Councillor Haywood's role is to look after libraries and adult learning. Miss Worsley has organised a series of English and Maths GCSE courses, as well as sessions for teaching parents how schools teach Maths to their children. The courses have run over the last three years in conjunction with our friends at Hertfordshire Adult & Family Learning Service. Councillor Haywood was keen to see the sessions in action.
A 'History themed dress up day' was organised by our School Council today, along with a cake sale to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust. The School Council have organised everything, including writing to parents and deciding the charity. There were so many great costumes ranging from Ancient Egypt to 1980's! It has been a great day that has raised money for a very good cause and linked so well with our curriculum. Well done to our young leaders!
Fair Field School Choir have performed brilliantly again this term! They sang at the Christmas Fair, the school Carol Concert, the Rotary Carol Concert in the Radlett Centre and, for the lucky 12, on live TV for ITV’s Daybreak. The theme this year was ‘Carols through the Ages’, which included songs from C16th to the 1980’s. The year 6 children read out the narratives superbly and also all sang amazing solos in ‘White Christmas’ and ‘Feed the World’. The lower school children sang solos in ‘Coventry Carol’ with lovely clear and confident voices. Read on...
After weeks of preparations, on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th December, the children of lower school were given the opportunity to display their singing and acting talents to their peers and the local community. Tuesday afternoon came around very quickly and there was a buzz of excitement in the air. The children gave their first performance to their fellow pupils from Fair Field and year two of St. Johns, along with parents. Despite any nerves, all of lower school were extremely brave and performed brilliantly. Only a few hours later, the children were preparing again for their first evening performance, which was followed by another show on Wednesday evening. The hall was filled with laughter as hundreds of relatives and friends arrived to watch the evening performances. Read on...
12 of our Fair Field choir from Years 3 and 4 have been invited to sing carols on the ITV morning show, Daybreak tomorrow (Tuesday 13th December) at 6.15am, 7.20am and at 8.30am! This really is an amazing opportunity and Fair Field is delighted to be involved. Thanks to Helen Street for making this happen, and to Judit Igary who will be accompanying the choir. Tune in! Watch this space for photos after the event!
Thank you to everyone who supported this years Christmas Fair. We raised an amazing £2612.95, which will be used to help buy valuable resources for our children.
On Wednesday 12th October 2011, Year 5 went to Hazard Alley on a coach. We had our lunch there, got put in groups and started. We started at different activities and moved around the safety centre. The activities were very different from each other and sometimes got us quite confused. Everything was very realistic! There were loads of activities from 11am till 4pm. Here are some activities we did: recovery position,safety on the farm, fire in a house, dangers in an alley way and petrol station.
On the 4th November, Year 5 all had a fun packed day of learning about Victorian instruments, clothes, songs and rich and poor lifestyles. We all had to come to school dressed up in either rich or poor Victorian clothing. During Victorian Day, we were learnt a play called Squire Horton's Village. Richard York brought in a puppet called Major Horton, who was the owner of the village. When we had finished practising our play, all of Year 5 parents came to watch our play.