E-Safety for Parents

 These are the most popular apps used by our Year 6 children

  • 41% of parents feel their children know more about being online than they do
  • The average time spent online by a 8-11 year old is 13.5 hours per week
  • 40% of children who have their own tablet are allowed to take their device to bed
  • 77% of children regularly use YouTube as a form of entertainment
  • 42% of parents have no knowledge of content filters
  • 19% of parents with children 5-15 have never spoken to them about the risks online

These are just some of the figures we explored at a recent e-safety session for parents, as well as looking at practical suggestions for keeping children safe online.

The presentation is available here if you were unable to make the session – https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/fordingbridge-junior/UploadedDocument/2bfcb698c96642b297b2f8e31d021453/e-safety-2019-ks2.pdf

Buzzing about Bach

After a week of listening to Johan Sebastian Bach in all classes across the school, the History of Music was launched in Singing Assembly this week.

Each half term the children will be introduced to different genres of music in chronological order of periods of time. This term the genre is classical dating as far back as 1750, and they will learn different composers each week.

It was great to hear how children were able to give facts and express their own opinions about this composer depending on whether they liked it or not. Hopefully, they will be able to compare and contrast as they are introduced to more composers.

Next week it will be Vivaldi!

Happy listening!

Orienteering British Champions

On 13th October 18 children from FJS joined Ms Mays at Moors Valley to compete in the British orienteering championships. Armed with whistles, maps, a compass and dipper they set off on a 45 minute adventure to reach all 12 controls.

Ms Mays had told them all before they left that the most important thing was to have fun, fun they had but also success!

On Friday 2nd November we welcomed 3 members of the Wessex Orienteering club to present medals and certificates and announce that FJS are the BRITISH SCHOOLS ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONS! What an amazing achievement, congratulations to all of the team and a huge thank you to Ms Mays for all her time and passion towards orienteering.

Parent Liaison – October

In order for your child/children to excel at home, a school working partnership is essential.

In previous years, school and home links have been made through parents’ evenings, reports, learning unit outcomes, curriculum evenings, reading diaries, 1:1 meeting with parents and school events.

Following the success of our parent liaison last year, we continue having Parent Class Representatives to meet with Mrs Robertson on a regular basis. The hope is that any matters involving the children and the wider community can be brought to these meetings.

Please see below parents who have agreed to stand as representatives this year. If your child’s class does not have a representative and you would like to take on the role please let us know.

Our first meeting took place on the 11th October – to read the minutes from the meeting please follow this link: https://fordingbridge-junior.secure-primarysite.net/parents-liaison/

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.

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

Big Sing for Schools Festival

We had BIG fun at the BIG Singing Festival at St Mary’s Church on Monday this week surrounded by the wonderful banners made by our school the previous week.  As part of the Fordingbridge Music and Arts Festival, our school together with other schools in the area, were invited to a singing workshop to learn new songs.

Twenty children from school gathered at the church and were taught many different songs, including lots of fun warm-up songs and African songs which sounded amazing.  Susie Lamb from Salisbury Cathedral School ran the workshop and parents and spectators were able to watch them perform at the end.

Everyone enjoyed themselves.  Thank you to Revd Canon Gary Philbrick for arranging this festival and to Susie Lamb for teaching such inspirational songs.

Mrs Pring

Music Leader