Guy Competition

The annual Guy Competition was fiercely competed as always – with class 6JJ coming out on top with their wonderful Dalek, complete with flashing lights (although we wonder if anyone is missing a washing basket?).

Thanks to all the effort that went into the entries ahead of what was another fabulous fireworks display. And thanks to the Fordingbridge Mayor for judging the competition.




Cyber Ambassadors

Welcome to our new Cyber Ambassadors!

We have recently recruited a cyber ambassador from each class who will be our experts in e-safety.

Yesterday we welcomed Hampshire Constabulary into FJS and had a morning of training. We are looking forward to sharing why toothpaste and tieing ourselves in knots is linked to e-safety with the whole school very soon – watch this space!

A visit from Aaron Phipps

Wow! What an inspirational and motivating visit we were treated to. Aaron plays wheelchair rugby for team GB and represented GB in London 2012, as well as competing in the London marathons and more recently being the first disabled British person who has climbed Kilimanjaro without assistance. He is now training for Tokyo 2020.

As well as telling us all about his adventures the key messages of never giving up on a goal and having a growth mindset were inspirational.

Aaron gave us his 4 steps to succes:
– Set a goal
– Get organised
– Ask for help
– Work hard

We know many of the children came home to share Aarons story and we know his messages will come through in the childrens own lives.



Whole School Rugby

On Friday 13th September, all year groups had the chance to take part in rugby coaching sessions with Fordingbridge Rugby Football club. They all had a 35 minute session which involved throwing, catching, understandings rules and most importantly having fun. Teachers and children commented on how much they enjoyed themselves and learnt. Lots of children said to me “I’m going to join Rugby now because that was fun”.  I want to say a massive thank you to Mrs Trow for organising the event with Mrs Knapman. I’d also like to say thank you to Fordingbridge Rugby and Football club for their hard work and dedication to ensure all children learnt something and had fun. Finally all children behaved well and joined in showing what amazing pupils we have at Fordingbridge Junior School. Slips have been sent home detailing the coaching that happens at Fordingbridge Rugby and Football Club. Attached are pictures of some of the children in their sessions

Singing at Godolphin School

As a school, we were invited to attend a singing event at Godolphin School in Salisbury, which included singing workshops and a performance to parents at the end of the day. A group of 13 children from all years went along for the day who were joined by another primary school in the area, and all had a fantastic time.

After juice and biscuits on arrival (and break!), they learned some interesting breathing exercises to help them breathe properly for singing, which also involved laying on the floor. They then practised the five songs they’ve been learning over the weeks which included ‘Up on the roof’, ‘You’ve got a friend in me’, ‘When I grow up’ and an African song.

In the afternoon, the two choirs were joined by the Godolphin choir from Years 7 and 8 and the performance sounded beautiful. FJS children did the school proud because they performed wonderfully and behaved impeccably. The children also thoroughly enjoyed the long lunchbreak exploring the expansive grounds too!

School Council News

The school Council were lucky to be invited to The Regal Cinema in Fordingbridge. We had a lovely walk into Fordingbridge and enjoyed the experience of watching the film.

We watched the film Plastic Ocean, which was quite a hard hitting film about the effect of plastic pollution on sea life. As a result of watching the film we have decided to discuss what we can do to help the environment in school.