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Weekly Update 13 2023/4

3 December 2023 (by admin)


Dear Fairfields Community

We have had a really successful week in school with pupils working hard to achieve their targets in their writing.  We have been really impressed with pupils’ vocabulary which is a particular focus in reading and also through the curriculum. 


We are also in the final stages of planning the performances for the Christmas Fair.  Each year group will perform a song.  There will also be performances from Fairfields Band, the Orchestra, Choir and Recorders.  A running order will be sent out early next week!


Bilingual Parent Representatives

We have a group of parents who do an amazing job volunteering as Parent Representatives in the school. They speak a number of languages between them as well as English and they help us to welcome new families to our school, and support parents with any general questions they may have, especially in those early stages of joining Fairfields. Our Parent Representatives are also working with us to think of ideas to celebrate diversity within our school too. If you would be willing to join this group, and in particular if you are bilingual yourself and would be able to help us to welcome other bilingual families to the school, please let Mrs Hopkins or the school office know. Please see our school website under the 'Parents' and 'Parent Representatives' tab for more details. 


Activities over the holidays

Kala the arts have extended the date for their workshops over the holiday period. Please see the attached poster for more information.  



PTA Updates

Christmas Fair - Thursday 14 December

The countdown is on for the Christmas Fair which is rapidly approaching. We are still looking for some helpers so you're able to volunteer (or perhaps even have an older child that can help on a stall) then please sign-up here: https://fairfieldspta.uk/christmas-fair-volunteer-signup/

Tickets for Santa's grotto and hotdogs (including vegan) need to be purchased ahead of the event so that we know numbers. You can either purchase online or come and see us at our next playground sale before and after school on Friday 8th December (this will be the last chance for advanced sales). You can also make purchases online using the following link: https://fairfieldspta.uk/product-category/christmas-fair/

Please remember to return your raffle tickets in the playground black boxes, stubs and money or any unused tickets. Check out our website with a list of some of the great prizes too that have been donated from local businesses. For anyone who would like some more raffle tickets, these can either be collected from the school office, a member of the PTA or at one of our playground ticket sale days, else drop us an email and we can get some to you.

We would also appreciate donations by year groups based on the guidelines below if possible (please ensure all products are in date past the event date and nothing that contains nuts):

Foundation: Biscuits

Year 1: Boxed Chocolates and/or Wrapped Sweets

Year 2: Boxed Chocolates and/or Wrapped Sweets

Year 3: Wine / Alcoholics Drinks / Other Bottle

Year 4: Wine / Alcoholics Drinks / Other Bottle

Year 5: Fruit shoots or Bigtime Juice

Year 6: Soft Drinks / Non-alcoholic Mulled Wine

If you can help with anything or just want to find out more without committing, then please email us directly at fairfieldspta@gmail.com.


Updates from Year Groups

Foundation Stage

No updates this week.

Year 1

No updates this week.

Year 2

We are so proud of how well the children behaved at Sea City Museum and how engaged they were with the activities. Hopefully they have told you all about their day. We have added some photos of the day onto the Year 2 page of the website so please do take a look. Thank you to our fabulous volunteers who helped made the day run smoothly. 

Year 3

No updates this week.

Year 4

The year 4’s had a brilliant week exploring digestion in science.


The letter for the residential has gone out. We are hosting a zoom meeting on Tuesday (5th) evening at 5:15. The zoom code is on the letter. Please join so we can answer any questions you may have. 


Good news – Miss Warwick will be visiting the class in the afternoons next week.  Miss Rees will continue to teach until the end of the term. 

Year 5

No updates this week.

Year 6

Parents are invited inn to see the year 6 learning based on contrasts and the book 'Hugo' on Tuesday 5th December between 2:15-2:45pm.

The PTA have worked tirelessly to create a Christmas Fair for families to enjoy.  Unfotrunately, not enough parents have volunteered to help at the event.  We are therfore looking for any year 6 children who would be happy to help at the school Christmas Fair this year. Please visit the school PTA website to sign up. The year 6 helpers will receive a meat or vegetarian hotdog  to thank them for helping.  https://fairfieldspta.uk


Dates for next week

Tuesday 5th December  - between 2:15-2:45pm. Year 6 celebration event. 

Thursday 7th December – Open morning for pupils starting in Foundation Stage in September. 

Thursday 7th December – FS Nativity in the afternoon.

Friday 8th December – Non- School Uniform Day for the Christmas Fair – please bring in donations. 

Friday 8th December – FS Nativity in the afternoon.

For other key dates – please look at the calendar on the website or School Jotter.

PE days


Due to start PE lessons in the Summer Term

Year 1


Year 2


Year 3

Friday and every other Wednesday (Children can wear PE uniform on both days if easier to remember)

Year 4


Year 5

Monday and Thursday (Children can wear PE uniform on both days if easier to remember)

Year 6

Monday and Wednesday (Children can wear PE uniform on both days if easier to remember)


Start and finishing times are as follows:

Foundation Stage, year 1 and Year 2: 8:40am – 3:10pm (Foundation Stage have a staggered start at the beginning of the year and so please collect at the times you have been given).

Years 3- 6: 8:45am – 3:15pm

Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss Kelly Dillon