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January 2020

Welcome back to the start of a new term, a new year and a new decade! This half-term sees class assemblies led by 4S and 3K, Year 6 Victorian Day and visit to Quarry Bank Mill, and our Spring Term Parents Evenings. For details of these and other forthcoming events, please see our School Diary page.

Children singingChristmas Production
Members of our Lower Junior Drama Club performed brilliantly in their production of 'Stable Manners'. Not only did they perform for their friends and families, they also gave a special performance to an invited audience of local senior citizens at our Community Christmas afternoon. Year 6 children welcomed our guests, and served hot drinks and mince pies afterwards.

We are grateful to everyone involved in making the production a succes, but we would particularly like to thank Mrs Barton, Miss Cain, Mrs Harding and Miss Mawdsley who led the rehearsals. We also thank Mr Hall for making the arrangements for our guests. Finally, we thank the children who gave up so much of their free time to rehearse. We are proud of you all. Photographs of the production can be found in our Photo Gallery.

Character Competition
After much deliberation, the Reading Ambassadors chose the four winners of their Character Competition. Erin Hughes (Y3),Pippa Siddiky (Y4), Beth Pavey (Y5) and Jamie Webster (Y6) were presented with Pritchard’s Book Shop vouchers in an assembly before Christmas. Congratulations! We are grateful to Mr Croot and our Ambassadors who are doing so much to promote reading for learning and for pleasure at Forefield. Take a look at our Reading Page - Read @ FJS!

Mobile Phones
Part of our staff training day concerned online safety and the use of technology, apps and mobile phones. A large number of children own mobile phones these days and some children (especially older pupils who walk home) bring their phones to school. As a school, we cannot accept responsibility for these expensive items and we simply ask that they are switched off and out of sight before entering the school and not touched again until children have left the building. Thank you in anticipation of your continued support. As always, in the case of emergency, our school office would contact you directly.

Careers Carousel
Children discuss careers.Last July, we held our first, very successful, careers afternoon for Year 6 pupils. The event would have been impossible without parental support and so, once again, we are appealing for volunteers. The afternoon would involve setting up ‘stalls’ (a table staffed with a representative from a variety of employment backgrounds, eg: NHS, police, council, manufacturing, business etc) in the hall - allowing the children to visit each stall to ask questions and gain an understanding of the qualifications/skills required for the world of work.

Children discuss careers.Would you be available in July to speak to groups of pupils about your job and answer questions about the training/qualifications required? Perhaps you are retired, work shifts, are self-employed or work for a company that would support you taking part in a careers event. If so, please complete the slip at the bottom of Forefield Matters (10th Jan) and return it to the school office. Hopefully we will have enough interest to repeat this event and we will be able to set a specific date.

Forefield Matters

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