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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June 2019

Welcome back to our ‘summer’ term! The question is: should we remind you about sun protection or bringing a coat to school? We have had glorious sunshine one minute followed by torrential downpours the next! Since the weather has been so unpredictable, please ensure that your child is prepared for both wet weather and sunshine! Thanks.

End of Key Stage 2 SATs
A big “Well Done!” to all of the Year 6 pupils who completed their SATs last month. I’m sure parents have been hearing all about them and are equally proud of the hard work and determination the children have shown. The relaxed start to each day, in our SATs Café, proved very popular and ensured a prompt start to each test. Toast and milk were served each day from 8:30am and lots of our staff (not just Y6) came to support the children.

The test papers have now been sent for external marking and we will receive the results towards the end of term. The individual results for each child will be sent home in a sealed envelope towards the end of July.

Children walking up a hillYear 6 Residential Visit to Ambleside
On Thursday 23rd May, 86 children and 18 adults left school to embark on a 5-day residential visit to Ambleside. While enjoying the wealth of outdoor activities on offer, the children displayed a real spirit of co-operation - supporting and encouraging each other as they took on each new challenge. Their fantastic behaviour was recognised not only by our staff, but also by other visitors to Ambleside. One family, who had been staying at the same hostel, even took the time to write a lovely letter to the school, complimenting us on how wonderful the children were; a credit to the school and to their parents.

We are very proud of our pupils and extremely grateful to the staff and other friends of Forefield who gave up their Bank Holiday weekend to accompany the children. Special thanks must go to Mrs Russell for her months of preparation to ensure that the weekend was a successful and memorable occasion for our pupils. More photographs of the visit will feature in our Gallery later this term.

Michael's Day 2019
Thank you for your kind donations in remembrance of Michael Neophytou – we have raised nearly £350 for Alder Hey Hospital. We have already had several entries for the ‘peg’ competition and they have been very creative. Mrs Neophytou is already concerned that it will be very difficult to judge a winner! The closing date for the competition is Friday 28th June, so keep the entries coming!

Football News
A team of Year 4 pupils took part in a football tournament at Anfield, last month, and were pleased to win the majority of their games! 14 teams played in two groups and the only team to beat us went on to win the tournament, leaving FJS in a very respectable second place – much to Mr Parry’s delight!

Attendance - 30 Day Challenge
Following our school census, it is great to see our overall attendance figure is above 96%. However, the number of children with attendance below 90% is far higher than we would like. To encourage excellent attendance in the run up to the summer holidays, each class has been set a 30 day challenge. From Monday 10th June, every child that is in school for the next 30 days will be entered into a special raffle at the end of term with prizes for every year group.

Forefield Matters

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