The blog for Fairlands School Council, By the children, for the children!
Our Council is made up of two representatives from each class in Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2. Year 6 pupils are also nominated to represent the Foundation Stage on the Council.
We are here to help you get things done!
By School Council, in School Council - Wednesday, 22 April 2020
This year, the School Council’s focus has been on environmental issues. You told us that you wanted to learn more about animals around the world, so whilst still at school, the School Council had begun to organise a whole school Australian Day to focus on the recent devastating bush fires and consider ways in which we could learn about Australia’s varied wildlife.
As today is World Earth Day, the School Council would like to offer you additional home learning ideas and activities all about– you guessed it – Australia!
Look at the attached document for a range of activities, for all ages, for you to complete at home over the next few weeks. If you would like photos of your learning to be displayed on our Facebook page, send us the photos via Facebook messenger.
By School Council, in School Council - Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Our School Council representatives, who were elected at the start of term, met for their second meeting of the year.
Representatives were presented with their official badges. They had previously voted for the colour of the badge to be green to represent the Council’s focus – environmental issues.
The council had asked the school for ideas on how to be more environmentally friendly. Today, they went through the suggestions and collated them. The feedback will be presented during assembly on Monday.
By School Council, in School Council - Wednesday, 3 October 2018
Today our new School Council met for the first time and were given their official badges.
After introductions, we discussed our role in gathering the thouhgts and feelings of children from across the school, to ensure that their views are represented in the daily running of the school.
Our first task is to find out how children feel about our topic based curriculum. We agreed the following questions:
1. Should every topic start with writing down everything you know already, then any questions that you have about the topic?
2. Should topic display boards have a big letter title, pictures, children's work, vocabulary and questions?
3. Should WOW days always involve dressing up?
4. Can you go on trips as your WOW day?
5. When is it best to go on trips - beginning, middle or end of the topic?
6. How could we make WOW days more WOWIE?
Each class will now discuss the questions, then feedback to the year group representative by 10th October.
At the next School Council Meeting, each year group representative will feedback. We will decide how best to present our findings to the school in assembly the following week.
We hope to also find out the thouhgts of parents and carers with regards to our topic based curriculum.