Year 5 Rugby

Another sunny afternoon and another fantastic rugby session with Mr Williams.

We built on our dodging and tagging skills from last week – this week we ran with the ball and passed.

Many of us thought we would run faster with the ball, then we realised it was heavier. Some fantastic one-on-one chasing.

Oh, and a super game of sheep and gates to get us warmed up.

Thank you Mr Williams!

Year 3 Writing

Year 3 worked on editing their writing. We took advantage of the lovely weather and went outside to share our work with our learning partners by reading our letters to each other. We were then able to identify areas for improvement.

Year 3 Road Safety

Year 3 enjoyed Safety Day last Friday. We went outside and practiced crossing the road to the swimming pool. All the children remembered to Stop, Look and Listen. We also practiced crossing the road as a group, ready for our walk to the church at Christmas.

Year 5 – Mixed Up Animals

What do you call an animal that is half frog and half horse?

In Year 5, we have been reading descriptions of rain forest animals to inspire us to create a mixed up animal for a layer of the rain forest. Has our writing convinced you this animal could (should!) exist?

Come and see our writing display and all the WOW! Writing to be proud of in class.

Safety Day 2018

On Friday 28th September we held our annual Safety Day in school. The children enjoyed the activities designed to raise their awareness of ways they can keep themselves safe. All the year groups discussed what to do in and emergency, how to call for help and stranger danger. Then Year 3 learned about Road Safety, Year 4 looked at how they can stay safe at the beach, Year 5 learned about Fire Safety and actions to take in the case of a fire and Year 6 talked about Fireworks and how to make sure the Firework code is followed.

Governors’ update: behaviour

Last Friday myself and fellow governor, Lesley Walter, came into school to conduct our annual behaviour survey with children.

We interviewed eight children from across the school and asked them a list of questions about school rules, rewards, sanctions and fairness.

It is the third year I have done this and, as always, it was an absolute pleasure to meet the children, who were a credit to the school and their families.

Just to pick a couple of highlights – all the children answered an emphatic ‘yes’ to the following two questions:

Do you feel safe in school? And

Is everybody treated the same?

Additionally, all the children showed a great knowledge of the school rules.

Georgina Godden, Vice-Chair of Governors

Kwik Cricket Tournament

On Monday 18th June 2018, me and fellow FJS students went to a Kwik Cricket tournament in Fawley. We all loved it and I personally thought it was awesome. We played 160 minutes altogether and we were left exhausted. We won 2 out of 4 games, which is good for not having much experience.

From Year 6 Connor, Sam, Max, Will and Ethan played. From Year 4, Sid and Hector played.

A big thank you to Ms Mays and Mr Harris for taking us. 🙂

Written by Hector, 4HL

Year 5 – River Trip

Who doesn’t like messing about in rivers?

This week, Year 5 found a geographical reason to do just that.  In past years, we have worried about muddy  banks, sudden water surges and rain. Our biggest concerns this year were heat stroke and whether there would be much water in our local streams. On the coolest day in a long while, we set off to measure widths, depths and speeds.

Our two, contrasting locations were Sweatford Water Meadows (where many local people walk their dogs) and the Parsonage Park part of Sweatford Water.

Many, many thanks to the intrepid adults who accompanied us and without whom we would not be able to undertake ‘hazardous pursuits’ in our local area.