The school have entered the Stevenage Christmas Tree Festival! The children in the Foundation Stage discussed what Christmas in the future would be like... Then, they turned their ideas into a piece of concept art!
WE NEED YOUR VOTE!
There is a charge of £2 for adults to look at the trees entered into the festival at Holy Trinity (the church at the bottom of the road.) Children can go in for free. It looks lovely inside and would be a really good trip out to get into the Christmas spirit!
The competition closes at 4pm on Saturday 7th December... so please get down there and VOTE FOR FAIRLANDS!
Following a review of our attendance monitoring systems, we have produced a new guide to attendance for parents and carers to make it clear what we expect in relation to attendance. Please read this carefully - it has a simple message: the better your child's attendance, the better they will achieve!
Imagine watching a film, where 10 minutes out of every hour was blanked out... you would soon lose interest, 'lose the plot', give up and switch off!
This is what it is like for a child when they miss school - they very quickly 'lose the plot' of their learning journey and switch off.
Let's aim for 100% attendance and keep our children switched on to learning!
You can see the guide HERE.
On Saturday the 28th September, Stevenage Taekwondo Club had a visit from twice-World Champion and four-time-Olympian Sarah Stevenson MBE for a seminar on sport fighting techniques and strategy. Students from 6 years old to 40 years old learnt from the inspirational athlete and current National Coach. For a full report, click here!
To obtain the Primary Science Quality Mark, Mr Dickinson had to submit a presentation about what goes on at Fairlands. Click HERE to see a video about all the amazing learning we do in Science!
Fairlands has been successful in obtaining a Silver Award for the Primary Science Quality Mark, which celebrates a commitment to excellence in science teaching and learning.
Jane Turner, National Director of the PSQM programme , said: “Gaining a Primary Science Quality Award is a significant achievement for a school. The standard of the submissions has been extremely high and their content is quite breath-taking. Science subject leaders, their colleagues, head teachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud.”
Thank you to Mr Dickinson, our science subject leader, who led on this initiative!
A key part of a school's Ofsted inspection are the views expressed by parents. Ofsted no longer sends out paper surveys and relies purely on views expressed through their Parent View website.
As we come to the end of this school year, PLEASE could you take some time to click here and visit the Parent View website.
You just have to register quickly using an email address, and then there are 12 questions to answer. It takes 5 minutes!
Please make sure that YOUR views are represented - you can go back at any time to update your responses, if your views change.