Thursday, 15 December 2011

Festive Fun at Fairlop

That's it, tomorrow we finish for our Christmas break. 

It has been a hectic term, with loads of activities in every Key Stage.  Many parents attended the Christmas Productions performed by Early Years and Year One. 

Parents had a wonderful morning making mince pies which were sold at last week's Christmas Concert.  We have also recorded two CD's - Christmas Cracker (24 tracks) each track sang by a different year group and the Year 5 Carol CD - both are on sale in our School Office and all funds contribute towards the Activity Trail equipment we would like to buy for our KS2 playground.

Our Film Night last week was a great success!  Year 3-6 enjoyed their popcorn & soft drinks watching an old classic - Home Alone. 

Some sad news too - we said goodbye to a favourite Midday Assistant -Mrs Fardell.  She supervises the 5-a-side teams at lunchtime, and lots of Year 6 students were upset yesterday at her special leaving assembly.  We wish her well with her plans for spending a little more time to herself after 18 years at Fairlop.

Thanks to you all for your ongoing support with all our fundraising over the year, and our very best wishes to all our students & parents for an enjoyable break.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Remembrance Day 2011

We learned about Remembrance Day today, as Class 4T gave their assembly.  It helped us understand why we wear a red poppy and also why we hold a 2 minute silence at 11 minutes past 11.00 am, on the 11th day of the 11th month of the year.

Remembrance Day is on 11 November. It is a special day set aside to remember all those men and women who were killed during the two World Wars and other conflicts. It used to be called Armistice Day, but was renamed in WWII.

Remembrance Sunday is held on the second Sunday in November, which is usually the Sunday nearest to 11 November. Special services are held at war memorials and churches all over Britain.

Thursday, 13 October 2011


Students have settled into their new year groups, and amazingly next week it is half-term and Parents Evening already!  Lots of exciting activities are already taking place - Year 4 swimming, Yr 5 & 6 Bikeability sessions, Year 2 trips to the London Aquarium, Redbridge Sports Centre day and of course, Glasbury.

A fantastic start to the term too, for the Cross Country team who have completed 2 out of 4 challenging races, our Fairlop football team - winning 6 out of 7 games at the Chigwell Football festival and our Chess Club (managed by Richard Harding, our Chair of Governors) who have been recognised by the English Chess Federation as a chess centre of excellence.  Well done to all!

Our EID celebration last month was a great success, raising over £350 for the school.  If you would like to organise a new event, please contact the Friends of Fairlop team as they are always searching for new ideas.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

End of another busy 'Fairlop Year'


Another year has come to an end here at Fairlop! We have all worked extremely hard at achieving our goals, but there has also been a lot of fun along the way.
With a great deal of help from our friends of Fairlop, school councillors and parents we have had many successful events this year. We would like to say a 'big thank you' to everyone involved.
Also we wish our year six children the very best of luck as they go off to their new scondary schools. We hope you have an enjoyable and successful future ahead of you.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Let's go fly a kite!

On Friday 1st July we had a kite flying day for the 2012 Olympics.
In July 2012 the Olympic and Paralympic flags will fly high, and so will all the flags of nations joining in the games.
Our school was invited to join in too: in just 20 minutes and 12 seconds…let’s go fly a kite.
We all had just 20 minutes and 12 seconds to make and then fly our very own kites. This was a great event and everybody joined in.  We had to make our kites from just paper and string and then we all went out onto the playing fields and flew our kites to music!
Please take a look at us flying our kites below:






Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Fairlop's got Talent!

On Thursday 16th June Fairlop held their very own 'Fairlop's got Talent' show!

Here at Fairlop we have some very talented children ranging from singers, dancers, musicians even hoola hoopers and basket ball players.
We had a panel of Judges to comment on the childrens act, Ms. Brannan, Ms. Taylor, Mrs Ireland and our very own Simon Cowell (Mr. Bettridge). This was a fantastic evening enjoyed by staff, parents and the pupils. Make sure you don't miss out on next years you have plenty of time to practise your acts!

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Our Blogs!

Did you know that people from all over the world are looking at our Fairlop School Blog?

From 11th July 2010 to 21st April 2011 we have had 4,806 people visit. The countries these visits are from are marked in red on the map:

The statistics below show just which countries our visitors are from - wow quite a few from the USA seem to be interested in what's happening at Fairlop!

Do you have family living abroad? Grandparents, Aunties or Friends! If so they can just log on to our website and then go to the media tab at the top and then onto our blog page, and take a look at what you have been doing in school this term. How wonderful for them to be able to stay in touch with your daily routine!!

Also don't  forget you can access lots of homework and activities by logging into your fronter account - and for the parents you can log into fronter using:
Username: FPSParents
Password: fairlop

Friday, 11 March 2011


Another new initiative from our School Council - our Tuck Shop opened on Thursday 3rd March.  It is open every Tuesday and Thursday during our morning break time - 10.45 to 11.00 am.

We have been amazed at how many packets of 'Nakd Amazin' raisins we are selling in less than 15 minutes!  We are already disappointing many students by selling out of our raisin stock so quickly, and are negotiating with the company to order more stock urgently.

Cherry flavour lead the field as the most popular choice, with lemon & lime and orange flavours close behind.  From 15th March, we will offer pineapple flavoured raisins too.

If you can think of any other healthy snacks we can sell in school, let your School Councillor know and they can discuss at the next meeting.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Book Fair

It's that time of year again - The Travelling Book Fair is back at Fairlop!
The book fair will be in school from Friday 28th Jan until Thursday 3rd Feb in the Library to display their books and stationary, from 8.50 -9.15am and again after school from 3.30 - 4.00pm every day.

Your child will have brought home a leaflet of some of the wonderful titles that are available, with many more on display throughout the week, so make sure you pop in to take a look - don't forget your pocket money! You will also get the chance to browse in your library session too.

Our Librarian Mrs Ball says: "This years book fair is proving to be another great success, with books flying off the cases. We are looking forward to receiving lots of new books with all our commission."

Friday, 21 January 2011

TRAID - Textile Recycling for Aid and International Development

TRAID is a charity working to make the nations unwanted clothes matter.  They divert clothes from landfill at textile recycling banks, and after hand sorting, they resell the best in TRAID shops. The profits raised support projects  in some of the world's poorest communities.

This month saw a clothing bank installed in school.  As well as supporting this fantastic charity, Fairlop reap some benefits too:
  • A free traditional crafts session run by TRAID for our pupils
  • 30 pence per kg (£300 per tonne) for all clothes/pairs of shoes collected through our clothing bank
  • Access to TRAID's educational resources, and they are presenting an assembly soon to help launch the scheme
  • Accreditation towards our 'Eco-Schools' status
  • Marketing materials to raise awareness of textile recycling in general
  • Regular updates informing Fairlop of how much we have diverted from landfill and the amount of CO2 we have helped save
  • Free editions of the TRAID newspaper

So if you are having a tidy up/clear out at home PLEASE DONATE ANY UNWANTED CLOTHES AND SHOES to this good cause.