Newsletters

14th January 2022

Dear Parents, It has been a wonderful week in school with Reception children searching for bears both in the forest and around the school grounds.  At the other end of the school, Year 6 had a fantastic day today at the National Horse Racing Museum with an artist in...

7th January 2022

Dear Parents, A very Happy New Year to you all!  It has been lovely to welcome the children back to school and they have been energetic and enthused in their learning.  The highlight of the week was a trip to the Jarman Centre where the children took part in a whole...

17th December 2021

Dear Parents, This week has been one that really celebrated all that Fairstead offers.  The drama productions have been amazing and I have been so impressed by the confidence of the children on the stage.  In addition, classes have been enjoying festive fun with...

10th December

Dear Parents, This week has been an amazing one to celebrate the countdown to Christmas.  This morning I was delighted to watch and enjoy the most magical nativity by Reception, on Wednesday evening Tattersalls was a joyous event and Christmas jumpers were worn today...

3rd December 2021

Dear Parents, This week really has been a busy one!  The highlight for many children was the Christmas Lunch.  The whole school joined together for a Hogwarts style feast with the most delicious meal.  As you will see from the some of the photos below, it was a very...

26th November

Dear Parents, This has been another busy week with so many events to celebrate and share with you.  I would firstly like to thank the Parents' Association for all their hard work and help in organising and setting up the Autumn Glow on Saturday.  It was a truly...

19th November 2021

Dear Parents, The week started with a very informative assembly about Road Safety Week, and Miss Drayton provided very useful advice about crossing a road safely.  She also reiterated that children should only cross a road with an adult.  Also this week there has been...

12th November 2021

Dear Parents, It has been lovely to welcome the children back after half term and what a fantastic week it has been!  Reception visited the forest for the start of their outdoor learning; Years 1 and 2 were treated to an indoor climbing wall visit, Year 3 used their...

22nd October 2021

Dear Parents, This week the highlight has been the most fantastic display of carved pumpkins.  A huge thank you to all parents who helped their children carve and decorate pumpkins - they all looked amazing!  Also this week I was very pleased to attend the informal...

15th October 2021

Dear Parents, In assembly this morning, I reminded the children of just how busy and exciting this week has been.  As you will see from the photos and descriptions, the children have had the most amazing time learning at Fairstead! Blazers A polite reminder that all...

8th October 2021

Dear Parents, What an exciting week it has been at Fairstead House! In Reception, Fairstead Fred celebrated his 5th birthday, and in Year 1, there was surprise visitor in the classroom on Monday morning.  The children had to use clues to find out where the visitor...

1st October 2021

Dear Parents, This week has been a wonderful example of how varied and exciting learning is at Fairstead House.  To name a few examples, Year 1 visited the forest exploring autumn, and Years 3 and 4 had a Pharaoh visit them to explain about life as an Egyptian.  In...

24th September 2021

Dear Parents, The highlight of the week has been the fantastic costumes for European Day of Languages.  Miss Bryan has enthused staff and children with an assembly, lessons and many learning opportunities.  A huge thank you to her for all her preparation and effort to...

17th September 2021

Dear Parents, It was lovely to welcome the whole school into assembly on Monday morning.  They looked ever so smart in their blazers and enjoyed hearing the story about all the jigsaw friends who will help them in their PSHE learning.  On Wednesday, the children...

10th September 2021

Dear Parents, It has been an absolute delight to welcome the children back to Fairstead this week.  They have enjoyed getting to know their new class teachers and meeting new pupils.  The highlight of the week has been the whole school visit to the Jarman Centre, for...

9th July 2021

Dear Parents This week has been an amazing celebration of Fairstead!  In my speech at prizegiving, I spoke about all the celebrations this term and how many wonderful memories the children will be taking with them over the summer.  They should all be very proud of...

2nd July 2021

Dear Parents, This week the amazing performances of Alice in Wonderland and Joseph have been a delight to watch, and we have been thrilled to be able to invite so many parents to see their children in the performances and dress rehearsals. It is a superb team effort...

25th June 2021

Dear Parents, What a week! The children have had an amazingly exciting and fun week, with every class taking part in events, trips and competitions. On Monday I was thrilled to see the Year 3 and 4 children complete the 'Tour de Severals' which was so exciting that it...

18th June 2021

Dear Parents, On Monday morning, the week started with Year 3 and 4 children visiting the Olympic Park, and Year 2 receiving an exciting actor-led activity morning. Every day, visits, trips, and learning continued, filling our action-packed week! Please enjoy reading...

11th June 2021

Dear Parents, The second half of term has started with a fantastic week of exciting learning!  As you will see below, a wealth of wonderful activities both in and outside the classroom have provided superb opportunities for all children in school. Please may I bring...