Monday, 7 November 2011

Fulbourn Primary School update - November 2011

click to go to Fulbourn Primary School websiteThis new school year has got off to a busy start; we can’t believe, as we write this, that it is just day until the half term break . We were delighted to welcome many new children into the reception year and they have made a very happy start. They have been helped to settle in by their year 6 'buddies', who play with them at break times, assist them with managing their trays in the lunch hall and visit them in their classrooms to learn alongside them. As well as this being of enormous support to the youngsters, it helps the oldest children in the school to develop a sense of responsibility and maturity.

We are also pleased to have awarded 'Citizens' status to the year 6 children who applied for this important and responsible post in the school. They do an invaluable job running the office over lunchtime, helping to organise school dinners, leading playtimes for the younger children and so on. As well as enabling them to develop important life-skills, such as the ability to answer the phone politely and take messages, it helps to crate a sense of contributing to their community.

The other children have also settled back in quickly and are thoroughly enjoying their new topics. Classes in key stage 1 (infants) are studying Space, Ourselves and The Great Fire of London whilst those in key stage 2 (juniors) are learning about Eco-warriors, Romans and Modern Britain, including World War II. Lots of exciting learning is planned, including a trip for Pine class to the Folk Museum. If you think you might be able to help us with any of these subjects, for example with artefacts or by coming to talk to the children and sharing your knowledge or experiences, please do contact the school. We are always delighted to make the most off opportunities to link the school with the local community.

We were pleased to welcome Revd Alice Goodman to the school. She has been in to lead several assemblies and we all enjoyed visiting St Vigor’s Church for a Harvest Festival service, jointly hosted by Alice and Nigel Uden in late September.

We have two events coming up that villagers may be interested in.

  • On Tuesday 15th November from 9.15-10.30am we are holding an Open Morning for parents of children starting school in September 2012 (children born between 1st September 2007 and 31st August 2008). This will be an opportunity for prospective to find out about the school, how to apply for a place, meet the head teacher, tour the school 'at work' and ask any preliminary questions you may have.
  • On Friday 2nd December at 7pm for a 7.30pm start the PTA is holding its annual quiz night at the school.

Fiona Thorpe
Claire Pickard
Head Teachers

Find out more

Click to go to Fulbourn Primary School website
Find out more about Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 at DirectGov

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