News Round-Up

This page contains a monthly summary of the important news and information, complete with links to relevant pages and websites. You can also view and download current and past editions of our weekly newsletter, 'Forefield Matters'.

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October 2017

School TiePROUD to be Forefield
Following our updates to the school’s Mission Statement: PROUD TO BE FOREFIELD – PASSION, RESPECT, OPPORTUNITY, UNIQUE, DETERMINED - we wanted to be able to share it with our entire community in a memorable way. Children suggested ideas for a visual representation of the mission statement and before voting from a shortlist of 6. The overwhelming winner was this design based on our school tie, with a key word on each stripe.

In addition to our Mission Statement, we have also produced a Pupil Guarantee outlining the opportunies that we will make available to our children in addition to those offered as part of the school curriculum. Already this term:

  • Year 3 pupils have had a visit from two barn owls;
  • children in Year 4 have visited a local church;
  • 70 children in Year 5 have participated in the Bikeability scheme to become safer cyclists;
  • 10 Year Six boys took part in the Everton FC Academy Recruitment Football Tournament;
  • the whole school has enjoyed a performance of 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe'.

Our School Diary is regularly updated with details of forthcoming events. A weekly timetable of extra-curricular activities is available to view online, and can also be found on the reverse of each issue of Forefield Matters.

Parents Evenings
The Autumn Term Parents Evenings will be held on Tuesday 17th and Thursday 19th October. Many of you have already booked a time-slot online using our new booking system. Feedback so far has been very positive, but if you are experiencing difficulties, please contact the school office. Across the two evenings teachers are available for around five hours and we have scheduled ten minutes between appointments. Hopefully, at this early stage of the year, you will be able to gain all the information you require within five minutes – ensuring the smooth running of both evenings.

Parents and carers with children in 4S may be aware that Mrs Schwartz is currently recovering at home following recent illness. She is hoping to be back before Parents’ Evening, but if we need to reschedule her appointments, we will let you know. We all wish her a speedy recovery.

Parents raise their coffee cupsMacmillan Coffee Morning
Thank you to everyone who donated cakes, bought uniform and joined us in the dance studio for coffee and cake to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. It is a cause close to the hearts of many families and it shows our children how easy it is to do good in a world where we too often switch on the TV to hear only bad news. The final total raised, through your help and support, was £300.

Parking
You may have seen reports in the local media regarding a crackdown on parking near schools in Sefton. Civil enforcement officers will now immediately issue a penalty charge notice to any vehicle parked in an area where restrictions are in place - this includes single or double yellow lines and areas marked with yellow or white zig zags. Please take extra care when parking near school, not only to avoid a fine, but also to make the roads safer for our children and local residents.

Punctuality
Whilst we can all find ourselves wondering where time has disappeared to – especially in the mornings – punctuality is an important life skill! We open our doors at 8.45 a.m. to ensure a prompt start to learning at 9.00 a.m. Last month, forty-nine children arrived at school after the bell. Children who regularly arrive late will experience similar levels of stress to the morning commuters stuck in traffic! That’s not what we want for our children. Thank you in anticipation of your support!

Football News
Ten Year Six boys took part in the recent Everton FC Academy Recruitment Football Tournament, which was held at Chesterfield High School. After five games Forefield was unbeaten, but narrowly missed out on the top spot, finishing second in our group. Our thanks must go to Miss Cain who accompanied the team – she was very impressed by their positive attitude and the standard of football. Well done, boys!

Half-Term Holidays
School closes at 3.30pm on Friday 20th October for the start of the half-term holidays. We will re-open on Monday 30th October. We hope that you enjoy the break.

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