Monday April 15th 2013 is an inset day.
March 25th - 28th
What an amazing week we have had! We have celebrated Fairholme's book week with a range of activities including a visit from Derek Smith, author of Jack's Bus and other children's books, and his daughter Leah. They worked with a number of year groups on writing workshops and all children enjoyed their story shows over the course of the 2 days they were with us.
We also dressed as our favourite book characters on Thursday, both children and staff looked amazing and we must say a big thank you to all families who worked hard making the fantastic costumes. Judging the best costumes in each year group was a difficult job, Councillor Liz Mammott and a selection of Fairholme Governors deliberated for a long time before choosing the best boy and girl from each year group.
Every afternoon after school we had a Scholastic Book Fair which was visited by many families. Here we also sold our 'We Are Writers' book. This book contains a piece of writing from every single child in Fairholme School. We are extremely proud of all of the work in this book and hope that families will enjoy reading it for years to come.
As always we ran our Easter Egg competition, this year entries had to be based on a book character. We were amazed by the standard of entries and the judging, which was doone by Seema Malhotra MP, was extremely difficult. Winners were announced in our special assembly on the last day.
We ended the week with Easter discos which were well attended and enjoyed by all children who managed to get the tickets.
A busy but fun time
Thursday 28th March was an extremely busy day at Fairholme – not only was it the culmination of our Book Week with staff and pupils dressing up as their favourite book characters, but also in the afternoon we had our Y5/Y6 Cross Country Competition, Inter-house football and netball competition!
Despite the cold weather we were not deterred and the afternoon kicked off with our after-school cheerleading club starting proceedings by getting everyone in the mood for the afternoon’s events!
Cross-country was the first item of the afternoon: after several weeks of practice Y5 & Y6 set off on the course competing for the individual and house trophies! There was much debate amongst the staff about who would be triumphant, but eventually Jack (Y6) was the first to return winning the fastest boy trophy, and Elsa(Y6) won the fastest girl trophy.
All of the children completed the course and there was a fantastic, supportive atmosphere as the children were cheered home to their House Leaders. Phoenix house were the overall winning house for the Cross-Country Competition – Many congratulations to all who took part.
Following this exciting competition the netball and football heats commenced. Miss Bond was in charge of making sure that fair play was the order of the day on the netball court and Barry was in charge of the red and yellow cards on the football pitch (thankfully he didn’t need to issue any)! After some fantastic play from children who played in mixed teams from Y3-Y6, Wyvern house were triumphant on both the netball court and the football pitch.
Super team efforts from all of the children involved and some great sportsmanship displayed in the games which took place. Well done to all who participated and many, many thanks to Miss Bond & Barry for your organisational skills!
After a fun packed day – it wasn’t over even then- after school children in KS1 & KS2 then took to the dance floor at our Easter Disco – the perfect way to relax after an exciting, busy, but short term! PHEW!