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Our festive Christmas Fair is this Saturday from 12-3pm. As well as a chance to visit Santa's grotto, there are games, crafts, a hair and nails room, gifts to buy for all ages and delicious food in our cafe, with entertainment provided by Borehamwood Brass Band and Fair Field Choir. This Friday is cake day - please bring in a cake to support our cake stall (homemade or shop bought) and remember to return any raffle tickets. Thank you for your donations - it's not too late to bring in bottles, chocolates or toys - and volunteers are still needed to help on the stalls.
There's less than a week until our fantastic Christmas Fair. This week we are asking for donations of chocolate for our chocolate tombola. Any kind of chocolate is great - boxes or bars - and it's not too late to donate bottles or toys for the fair too. All the raffle ticket stubs and money need returning this week to make sure you have a chance of winning that mini ipad, £200 or one of our other great prizes, and we still need more volunteers to help run the stalls and make sure we raise lots of money to help subsidize school trips, and fund new equipment in the classrooms.
Donations of toys and games are needed for a tombola at the Christmas Fair. If you have any toys and games in good condition that you no longer need, please bring them into school on Friday 29th November. Donations are also being collected for the bottle tombola this week.
The Christmas Fair is getting closer and this week - 25th November - we are asking for donations for our bottle and toy tombolas. Please help support our fair by bringing in a full bottle, which might contain wine, beer, soft drinks, bubble bath or shampoo, on any day this week, and toys and games in excellent condition on Friday 29th November.
Fair Field PTA will be screening Mr Popper's Penguins at Film night on Tuesday 19th November straight after school. This hit comedy film will keep your children laughing all the way to 5.15pm, giving you lots of extra time to go Christmas shopping without them! Tickets cost £3.00 and include a drink and snack. Entry will only be given to those children who have returned the form, if you have not received the letter, please ask at the office.
The school hall was lit up with fantastic glowing hairdos, funky necklaces and flashing light wands as the children had great fun at the Autumn Disco. An amazing £843 was raised towards the school's exciting new IT projects. A huge thank you to all the parents and staff who gave up their evening to organise and run this event.
The PTA will be holding a sale of second-hand uniform in the school hall on Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd October while the parent consultations are taking place.
The Local Authority admissions information can be found on line. Click 'read more' for the link...
All parents are invited to attend the AGM of Fair Field PTA at 7pm on Wednesday 16th October. Entry via the front entrance. The purpose of the AGM is to thank members of the PTA who have worked hard over the last year to raise money for the benefit of all our children, elect / re-elect members of the committee, look at where the funds we raise are spent, and plan events in the lead up to Christmas. We would love to see lots of new members this year.
Letters have been sent out about the fantastic glow themed Autumn Disco on Friday 18th October from 6.15 - 7.45pm. Entrance will be by advance ticket only, so make sure you return your form and money to the office as soon as possible. Tickets will be given out during the week of the disco. On the night there will be lots of glowing goodies to buy, as well as refreshments and sweets. We look forward to seeing you there!
There are just a few slots remaining for the Family photo day this Saturday. If you would like to book in, please get your form and £10 booking fee to the office as soon as you can.
The PTA have arranged a fantastic family photo portrait day to be held at school on Saturday 5th October . All pupils should have come home with an information leaflet and booking form this week. Book early to avoid disappointment.
The children had a great time dancing at the Fathers' Day Disco and we raised an amazing £884. The school will be using some of this to improve the stage lighting for school productions. A huge thank you to everyone who donated gifts to make it a special event, especially the Burgess family for donating the teddy, the Page family for all the statues, and Natalie Rosen for all the sweets in the secret room. Also a huge thank you to all the parents and teachers who gave up their time to make the event so successful.
In Year 6, pupils have been studying poetry and getting creative with their own. Matthew has recorded his for all to listen to. We are very proud of his achievement and we think you will enjoy listening. Click 'Read more' to play the audio.
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.
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.