This term, we are excited to embark on our whole school focus, Wizard Words. The whole staff team have been thinking of exciting ways to help the children to remember the common exception words. Our aim is to help the children feel confident spelling the words and over time, this will be reflected in the children’s writing. At the end of the term, the English team will be organising a whole school event to celebrate all of children's hard work, at home and in school.
In the Year One, Trickster Ted has been challenging the children to create a tricky word game. There have been some wonderful examples including a tricky word board game, even the adults were excited to play!
Year Two have been using their Wizard Word spelling sheet and been using the spelling investigation strategy. They have been identifying the tricky part in the word and recording this.
In Year Six, the teachers have been sending the weekly spelling words via Google Classroom. The children have enjoyed working out the spelling acronyms by scrambling the letters.
Our value for January is 'Quality'... we will be thinking about:
- doing our very best at tasks
- being prepared to go back, try again and improve something
- accepting that we cannot be 'perfect' but we can still aim for greatness
There will be lots of opportunity for us to show how important 'Quality' is, whether we are learning on-site or at home!
Every year at Fairlands, we have a Christmas celebration consisting of songs and contributions from each year group. As we close this assembly, the Year 6 children perform a Circle of Light around the rest of the school.
While some things have had to change (we held this over Zoom this year), this was one rite of passage we felt had to remain. The children were videoed earlier in the week and watching this video was a beautiful way for the school community to reflect and continue to feel connected.
As the oldest children in the school, it is their job to look after the rest of us and set an example and help keep us all safe.
Year 6 are holding candles which help us to remember LIGHT
Christmas is a special time to remember the light
The light and joy that our families, the people we love, bring into our lives
The light and fun that friends bring when we play and laugh with them
The light we feel in our hearts when we feel safe and we keep other people safe
The light we feel when we join together to make our school and our world a better place.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry and safe Christmas from all at Fairlands Primary School.
Our value for the month of December is Understanding.
We will be talking about:
- taking time to think ‘why’ someone behaves they way they do
- trying to see things from someone else’s point of view: ‘putting yourself in their shoes’
- understanding that we are all the same, even though we are all amazingly different!
We are thinking about how to show the value of politeness!
We will be talking about:
- remembering to say please, thank you and excuse me.
- showing good manners, especially when eating.
- treating others respectfully, especially people who are older than you.
- using the right language at the right time.
Every day counts for children at Fairlands.
We are committed to providing the best possible learning opportunities for every child, whether they are learning at school, face to face with their teacher, or learning at home remotely.
Please take a look at our quality remote learning approach, which explains how we make sure children can access high quality learning when they are away from the school site.