Fairstead House

NEWSLETTERs

14th June 2024

Dear Parents, This week the children have been very busy, enjoying trips, visits, visitors and residentials!  As you will read below, the week has been one of wonderful memories and experiences, consolidating learning and enjoying new experiences.  As I read through...

7th June 2024

Dear Parents, Another wonderful week at Fairstead, full of learning, achieving and striving to improve.  As you will read below, the week has been extremely busy and our Year 5 and 6 pupils are vey excited about their trip to France early on Monday morning. King's...

24th May 2024

Dear Parents There have been many highlights this week, with classes out on trips, yoga in the forest and past pupils visiting the school.  As you will read below, it has been an amazing week of learning and I would especially like to thank the past pupils of...

17th May 2024

Dear Parents The week started with the exciting speed kick challenge, with children showcasing their football skills.  We have congratulated the winners with the most powerful kicks, and will be celebrating the fundraising totals in a few weeks' time.  Other...

10th May 2024

Dear Parents This week, House Assemblies focused on E-safety and how to stay healthy online.  The main aim was to remind children how to be kind to one another at all times, both in person and when using devices.  The children also explored the importance of game...

3rd May 2024

Dear Parents This week the children have enjoyed taking their learning outdoors, with Reception exploring water at the Forest; Year 1 growing plants and Year 4 travelling to explore habitats for their writing.  Also this week, Premier Sport introduced a Speed Kick...

26th April 2024

Dear Parents, It has been wonderful to welcome the children back to school for the Summer Term.  As you will see below, learning started immediately and the children have been enjoying being back in the classroom at Fairstead House. Clubs An email was sent earlier in...

22nd March 2024

Dear Parents, The highlight of the week has been the stunning production of Lion King Jr!  What an incredible cast and thank you to all the parents and staff who made such a spectacular show possible! Lion King Jr We could not be prouder of our talented pupils in Key...

15th March 2024

Dear Parents Yet another week has passed, with more exciting learning, production rehearsals and young scientists exploring.  Please enjoy reading all about what your children have been learning this week! Assembly This morning we congratulated many children for their...

8th March 2024

Dear Parents This week has been one of the busiest of the year so far, with such a variety of exciting events and activities.  On Monday, Years 3 and 4 went on their residential trip to Thorpe Woodlands, where they took part in challenges, activities and team building...

1st March 2024

Dear Parents This week, the highlight has undoubtedly been the trip to see the Lion King in London.  The Parents' Association have made this possible and I would like to thank them immensely for their funding to allow such an incredible trip to happen.  The children...

16th February 2024

Dear Parents, In the final week of this half term, many of the children have been enhancing their learning with a range of trips.  On Monday, Year 4 visited Colchester Castle Museum for their Romans topic; Year 1 went to Shepreth Wildlife Park for their minibeasts...

9th February 2024

Dear Parents, This week, as you will read below, has focused on Children's Mental Health Week.  Throughout the school, children have been involved in activities around the topic 'My Voice Matters'.  The aim of this is to empower children by providing them with the...

2nd February 2024

Dear Parents, This week we have had a tiger in school, who visited Reception for tea!  The EYFS storytelling week across Nursery and Reception has been hugely successful and the children have thoroughly enjoyed listening to new and old stories.  As you read this...

26th January 2024

Dear Parents, As we end the week, today alone has been one that demonstrates all that makes Fairstead special - an open day, fixtures, trips, and a wanted wolf! This morning we held our second Open Morning event of the academic year, which delighted visitors with...

19th January 2024

Dear Parents At Fairstead House, the week has shown that learning topics are starting to create very exciting opportunities and experiences.  Reception linked their learning of the Three Little Pigs to a farm visit and Year 4 visited Cambridge Mosque as part of their...

12th January 2024

Dear Parents A very warm welcome back to the start of the Lent term.  It has been a delight to see the children enjoying their learning and ready to embrace new challenges and opportunities in their topics. This afternoon I was able to accompany the U9 teams...

14th December 2023

Dear Parents, The term ended with the most wonderful carol service at St Mary's Church.  The children all sang and read beautifully; it was a special way to end what has been an amazing term with so many highlights that have been shared in weekly newsletters.  Please...

1st December 2023

Dear Parents, This week has indeed been a cold spell; please ensure the children have their coats, hats and gloves with them in such frosty weather.  Despite the freezing temperatures, the children have been very busy both in and out of the classrooms.  Year 1 and...

24th November 2023

Dear Parents, Christmas Light Switch On Last week, on Friday, the children in Years 3 and 4 put on a wonderful Christmas performance of carols as part of the Newmarket Christmas Light Switch On.  The children sang beautifully and the parental support was amazing.  We...