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February/March 2018

We are halfway through the school year already! Time flies when you're having fun - and there is always something fun happening at Forefield.

Children practise handwriting in Victorian costumesVictorian Day
Our Y6 pupils got a taste of life for a 10 year-old during the reign of Queen Victoria when they arrived at school to find their classrooms transformed and some very strict teachers! They worked hard polishing and cleaning and learning their lessons by rote. At the end of the week they also visited Quarry Bank Mill in Styal to deepen their knowledge. Photographs of these events will feature in our Gallery soon.

Children preparing foodJunior Chefs
As part of our ‘Pupil Guarantee’, our Dance Studio was turned into a Junior Chefs’ Academy, last month. Junior Chefs’ Academy is all about helping young people to make smarter choices about healthy eating – in a fun way. Over the course of three days, each class was given ‘A Taste of France’ as the children were guided through each of the steps required to make their own tasty crêpe au fruit. Mmmmmm...

World Book Day
This year we are hoping to celebrate World Book Day as part of a series of events across the whole week. Traditionally, we dress up every other year so costumes are not required this year. There will , however, be a range of quizzes, competitions and activities to promote reading for pleasure from Monday 26 February to Friday 2nd March:

Competition: ‘Get Caught Reading’ – Simply take a photo of your child reading in an unusual (but safe!) location – the quirkier the better! Send your entries in during book week – there will be prizes for the most entertaining! All entries will be displayed.

Event: The Big Read! – On World Book Day, the teaching staff will swap classes to read a story to a new audience, before making their way to the hall to set a new record for the most people reading in one room!

Event: Readathon - During a recent assembly, Mrs Lambrianides explained how we can support ‘Read for Good’ - a fantastic charity that brings books and storytellers into hospitals (including Alder Hey). If you can sponsor your child to read a selection of books between now and the 9th March, all the money raised will be donated to this worthwhile cause. More details are available on the forms and on the Read for Good website.

Activity: The Big Book Quiz – Look out for the quiz during Book Week, which will test your knowledge of famous books and characters.

In addition, each class will be planning their own events to mark the week and £1 book tokens will be distributed, which can either be exchanged for one of the specially printed £1 books or used as vouchers towards the cost of a full priced book. The tokens are valid in all good book shops, including Pritchards on Moor Lane, Crosby, and WriteBlend on South Road, Waterloo. We hope you are able to join in with some or even all of these different events to mark World Book Day.

Easter Holidays
School will close at 2.00pm on Friday 23 March for the start of the Easter Holidays. Children will return to school on Tuesday 10th April, following a staff training day on the Monday.

Forefield Matters

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