The school has adopted a new resource this term called 'Jigsaw' to support us in delivering our relationships and health education curriculum.
The resource is based around six Jigsaw Puzzles, or themes, which link closely to our monthly values.
This half term, the Puzzle is called 'Celebrating Difference', which links brilliantly to our values of 'Tolerance' in November and 'Courage' in December.
We all know the story of Elmer the Elephant... but how can we make sure we positively celebrate difference in our school community?
Breakfast club was in full Pudsey swing this morning with everyone working together to create decorations for the dining hall.
The children were so enthusiastic that Cook was inspired to change the biscuits and cake today into Pudsey themed ones!
It was super to see so many children in a range of bright, spotty or Pudsey themed clothes, thank you for your great efforts!
Thank you to everyone who came along to our Halloween Discos.. you all looked brilliant in your costumes and we raised a fantastic £1701.36 in total!
The children all had a fun time, thanks to the hard work and organisation of our Friends of Fairlands and our spooky DJ Alan Collins from Abacus Events.
If you have any spare, unwanted costumes, please consider donating them to the school office - it is always nice to have a stock to pass on to other children next year if needed.
During November, we will be thinking about the value of Tolerance, which links brilliantly to our Jigsaw theme - Celebrating Difference.
We will talk about how important it is that everyone feels welcome and valued in our school, and that sometimes, we need to agree to disagree.
Each term, we agree a focus for whole school improvement which everyone at Fairlands works together on. This term, we are focusing on Teaching Reading.
All of the staff have been set a challenge to help improve reading across the school, and we would like parents and carers to join in with us.
Please take some time to:
- look at our Reading Curriculum and check what your child is expected to do by the end of each year group
- look at our new Home Learning Information Booklet
- MOST IMPORTANTLY... support your child by making time to 'CHAT, PLAY, READ' at home, every day... it really is that simple!
Thank you to everybody who brought in the mountain of goodies for our Harvest Assembly today! Once they had made up the food parcels, Mrs Biggs and Mrs Ansell braved the rain with our school councillors and delivered the food to our neighbours in the local community, where it was gratefully received!