The children enjoyed a special Christmas lunch this week, thanks to school caterers HC3S and crackers provided by FJSA.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!
The blog will be back in 2018!
The school community enjoyed another lovely evening at the annual FJS Carol Service last week.
With ukulele playing from Year 3; a take on Rudyard Kipling’s ‘If’ from Year 4; a wonderfully mouthwatering round from Year 5; and beautiful reading and singing from Year 6; the evening was a great success and a truly festive occasion. The school choir and orchestra also did us proud.
Thank you to all who came along to join in and to the children and staff for their hard work.
It’s been business as usual for school governors in the last couple of weeks, with governors visiting school on many occasions.
The Curriculum and Welfare Committee met to discuss the first set of school performance data and were also interested to see presentations from Mrs Robertson about the geography and history curriculum and about the software the school uses for recording any welfare or behaviour concerns. The software is particularly useful in building a picture of patterns of behaviour or concern, by bringing together individual pieces of information logged by different members of staff.
Link Governors have also been into school to discuss specific subject areas with their leads, including Maths with Mr Woodger, English with Mrs Ovenden and Behaviour with Mrs Robertson.
As well as the more ‘serious’ side of school life, we have also been privileged to spend time with children, enjoying work sharing events and the walk to and from church – congratulations to all the children and staff on a lovely, festive and well-executed Christmas Service at St Mary’s!
A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of our school community – here’s to 2018!
Georgina Godden, Vice-Chair
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells…….all the way
Oh what fun …..we all had singing Christmas Carols and songs to the delightful pensioners at their Christmas Lunch at Avonway Community Centre today.
Some 30 very excited children wrapped up warm to walk to the venue before their centre-stage performance. Once in Royal David’s City, Away in a Manger and Winter Wonderland were just some of the songs that the choir sang to entertain the audience – some of whom could not resist joining in too. Once again, the choir were amazing and sang beautifully.
Thank you also to the wonderful helpers.