Friday, 4 April 2014

Easter at Fairlop...

Easter Assembly
Today was our Fairlop Easter assembly. The whole school came into the hall including reception. We all had a great time listening to the Easter story and along with the Easter songs we all enjoyed. Although it was very stuffy and hot in the hall we had a lot of fun and enjoyed every bit of it. We had a slideshow on the screen which helped us with the songs. Each year had a song relating to what part of the story it was. It was a great thing to end our long term just like this.   
By Maleeha Class 5K

The Easter Egg Hunt!
 On Tuesday 1st April, we had a magnificent Easter Egg hunt, on our school field! All together we had to find 120 eggs including special silver ones scattered all over and around the field. This was a house competition so the eggs were; Pink, yellow, purple, orange and green. When the egg hunt started, it was crazy and fun, we all dashed off to find as many eggs as we could. Some of us didn’t even find any but others got 3 or 4 eggs! By the time we finished, we were all sweating and eager to know the results. As we had competed well, at the end we got to munch on Cadbury’s cream eggs. 
The winning house team in years 5 & 6 was Tomswood.
By Samia and Shamiya 

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

My DNA.... by Branaven

On the 20th March I went to Bancroft’s school for a science fair. My favourite area we looked at was about DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). I learnt that it could be made from my own saliva! It is a molecule that encodes genetics and is a mix of hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, carbon and phosphorus. First, we were given a tray and a small bottle of a transparent liquid (phosphorus). Then, some people gave us sticks and told us to rub it in our mouths and on our gums. We dipped our sticks in the phosphorus and then took the stick out. Then we extracted the main DNA. We then put it in a smaller bottle and tied a piece of string to it to keep it secure.

We also tried to draw patterns in a mirror. They gave us a star to copy in a mirror. We had to try and keep the pencil on the lines but mine looked terrible!

By Branaven

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Sport Relief Day

On Friday 21st March, Fairlop supported Sports Relief Day. Children and Staff paid £1 to come dressed in sporting attire! Some also bought sports relief wristbands. We will let you know soon the total amount raised.

Also on this day a film crew from Youth Sports Trust visited the school. Various activities went on throughout the morning and these included:

Football practice
Netball practice
Netball Match between Fairlop and Caterham Year 7 Team
Cricket Club
Athletics Practice
Tag Rugby training
Squash for year 5 classes
Stacking cups competition for year 3-6

Ability challenge
Dance Club

All of these activities were filmed to promote the National School Games award sponsored by Sainsbury's.  A Youth Sport Trust representative then presented Ms Brannan with a Gold Sports Award celebrating all the sports activities that go on at Fairlop.

In the afternoon Year 4 classes held their own Greek Olympics with javelin, discuss and a 'chariot race'.

The afternoon ended with a sports relief assembly.

Science Fair

On Thursday 20th March 10 children from Fairlop went to a Science Fair at Bancroft's School. We were able to take part in many experiments. We also got to look at our DNA, build paper rockets and launch them using compressed air.

One of the scientists showed us some chemical reactions including colour change, by mixing liquids, making fire and causing massive bangs by popping balloons with hydrogen and oxygen in.

We discovered that some liquids totally dissolve in a polystyrene cup, as the cup is made up of only 2% plastic, the rest is air.

A teacher showed us how to make some strange shaped bubbles.

We really enjoyed our visit and learnt a lot. We would love to go back again next year.

By Charlotte (Class 5S)

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Forest Academy Talent Show...

Last Friday, ten girls from year five and six took part in the Forest Academy talent show. 

A wide range of talent was performed ranging from street dance to singing. From Fairlop we performed the superb song, Titanium by David Guetta, and stunned the audience with our beautiful two part harmony performance.

Near the end of this fantastic evening, our phenomenal street dancer Onome, from year four, performed an amazing routine and everyone was stunned by how good he was.

We all enjoyed this spectacular event and hope that Forest Academy hold another talent show in the future, so that we can take part.

Our singers were:
Sabrina, Maleeha, Sancia, Ria, Sapphire, Kaynat, Lacy, Samia, Isabel, and Aliyah 
Street Dance Performer: Onome             

Friday, 8 November 2013

Jubilee Wood and Jubilee Trail

On Thursday 7th November we had a ceremony of unveiling our Jubilee Woods and Jubilee Trail Plaques.
Our School Governor Mr Patel came along to help us with the ceremony.
He was joined by members of School Council.
We were very fortunate to have had the help from School Council and The Friends of Fairlop to raise the money for our adventure trail, which we use every lunchtime and get a great deal of enjoyment from.

Also Phil the Gardener came along to our Jubilee Woods where we have planted some young trees. If we look after the trees they will make a haven for wildlife!
Members of Gardening club where there with Ms Brannan and Mrs Bailey to unveil the plaque.

Monday, 30 September 2013

Settling In .... September 2013

Our first few weeks back at school seem to have whizzed by, and the term is getting busier every week.  So far we have had trips to Glasbury (Year Six), the Aquarium this week for Year 2 after their fun packed seaside day and Triathlon Event at Newham Leisure Centre. Also our new Family Literacy Course is being held every Monday morning in our parents room.

We were also very proud to have gained our ICT Mark during the summer break, a wonderful achievement marking our investment into ICT for students in every year group.

Still to come before half term, Pantomime Roadshow, School Council Elections and Harvest Festival. 

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Open Day at Fairlop!

On Wednesday 17th July we held an 'Open Day' at Fairlop. Parents were allowed to come into school during our normal working day, just to see how we work!

There were many presentations, one for each year group, so that the parents could see what their children will be doing next year.

There was also a presentation in the ICT suite and parents were able to come in and look online at the children's work.

This was a very successful day and we look forward to seeing you all back after a safe and restful summer holiday on Thursday 5th September!

Monday, 13 May 2013

M.A.D Stunt Bike Display Team

On Tuesday 7th May we at Fairlop Primary school were all very lucky because we had yet another fantastic afternoon of stunt bike displays from M.A.D!

We were all so excited as Joe (the rider) manages to pull stunts that are so close to us we have to close our eyes.

We all love it when Jo asks some of us to participate in helping him. He gets us to sit beneath two podiums and successfully jumps across us all.

The most exciting time of all is when he gets one of our teachers, on this occasion Mr King very kindly volunteered (did he know what he was letting himself in for?).  He jumped off of the van which is quite some height when on a bike, down onto Mr King and misses him by inches.

M.A.D are not only here to show us their skills but also to deliver a very special message:
  • The importance of wearing a cycle helmet.
  •  The importance of training
  • Respecting others
  • Having fun

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Art Week - William Morris

During art week the whole school looked at the work of William Morris.
Year three visited the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow and were very impressed with the 10 million pound refurbishment it has had.

 Year 5 worked with an artist to draw, design and make two fabulous wall hangings; one of which you can see in our school reception.
 Each year group worked with a different medium; year 4 worked with clay to produce wonderful tiles.
Please take the opportunity to look at all the work throughout the school during parents evening on the 27th March!