We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time.
We will be commemorating her life in a special commemorative assembly next week. Queen Elizabeth II was a pioneering woman with a spirit that will prove an inspiration for all our children, for generations to come.
Welcome back to the whole Fairlands community to a brand new year!
We are starting the year with a fresh start and a big focus on making sure that every child is attending school every day, because EVERY DAY COUNTS.
The timetable is so packed these days that even missing one day can have a big impact on a child's chances of keeping up with crucial skills in their reading, writing, maths and across the whole curriculum.
Please can we all work together to make sure that every child keeps their attendance as close to 100% as possible!
As the end of term approaches, I’m grateful that we made it through a whole academic year without a national lockdown… although we did have a few covid outbreaks in the school.
We started the year in September with a bang, receiving our first Ofsted inspection since 2012… the whole school pulled together and we maintained our Good Rating!!
On the 14th July all the children in the school got to spend time in their new classrooms with their new teachers and classmates… always an exciting day for the children and parents/carers alike! That also means that our wonderful Year Six cohort spent the day visiting their new secondary schools. Good luck to all our Year Six leavers and I can’t wait to watch your leavers show next week… it always makes me feel emotional!
This year we have seen a number of changes to our governing body: we said goodbye to José Ángel García; we welcomed Cheryl Holt - a new parent governor; and Jon Barrett - a new Co-opted governor. We do have a few vacancies starting in September 2023 so please reach out if you would like to know more on how you could support the school Claire.Peacock@fairlands.herts.sch.uk
Now we are dealing with an unprecendeted heatwave - thank you to all the staff who once again are stepping up to keep things running as smoothly as possible.
Have a safe summer holidays and we look forward to seeing you on Monday 5th September.
Claire Peacock, Chair of Governors
On Wednesday 29th June, pupils from Year 3 and 5 took part in Stevenage Primary Schools in Concert!
They performed a version of Bill Wethers 'Lean on Me' as a homage to our school values of friendship and kindness. The singing club have been working incredibly hard to prepare for this show over the last few months and on the night, they confidently sang in front of a large audience that included the mayor, schools across Stevenage and local families. Their two pieces in the performance were a great success and everyone was very impressed with how well the children represented Fairlands.
The organisers of the event have commented on how polite and respectful our school were throughout the rehearsal and performance time and we have already been invited back again next year!
Mrs Toll has loved leading the singing group and has been blown away by the children's commitment and enthusiasm towards the event. She was incredibly proud watching them perform their piece with passion.
Well done singers!
This Sunday, 12th June, is Stevenage Day on King George's playing field. It is taking place from 11:30am until 5:30pm and - for the first time ever - we are going to be there!
Some of our Year 6 children are performing a demonstration of their maypole skills between 145pm and 210pm in the central display arena and would love your support. There will also be a stall with some activities for children and a fundraising game to participate in. It would be super to see as many of you as possible and help raise the profile of our fantastic school. Keep your fingers crossed for good weather too please!
More info: https://www.stevenage.gov.uk/stevenage-day
Our value for May is... Friendship!
We will be talking about how friendship means: