Fairstead House

NEWSLETTERs

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...

17th November 2023

Dear Parents This week has celebrated Maths Week England! As you will see below, the children at Fairstead House have been super busy applying their problem solving skills and times tables knowledge to gain house points.  Well done to all! Photographs The photographs...

10th November 2023

Dear Parents, The first week back since half term has flown by!  The children have been busy in their learning, including topics covering Bonfire Night, producing beautiful artwork.  In addition, we celebrated in assembly, many achievements and successes, all of which...

20th October 2023

Dear Parents, It has been a fantastic final week of the half term with so many wonderful activities taking place, despite the rather wet weather today!  I would like to thank the PA for all their hard work throughout the term and for their efforts this week with the...

13th October 2023

Dear Parents, This week the children have been learning about World Mental Health Day and how to keep a healthy mind, ask for help and be aware of others and how they feel.  In addition, children have been on trips to local charities, playing in sports fixtures,...

6th October 2023

Dear Parents This week has been full of awe and wonder!  The Year 4 children returned from the Museum of Zoology buzzing with excitement from their trip, keen to share their learning.  It really was a wonderful outing and the children were lucky to handle artefacts. ...

22nd September 2023

Dear Parents, This week the school has been buzzing with the excitement of Mr Harmer and his team, who have been filming everything that happens at Fairstead House!  The timetable has been busy to fit in lessons, sport, art, languages, lunch, clubs, break times and...

15th September 2023

Dear Parents, The second week of term has seen superheroes in Reception and fairy-tale characters in Year 2.  We have also enjoyed House meetings, where children in Years 5 and 6 have received votes for their leadership speeches, aiming to win the role of House...

8th September 2023

Dear Parents, It has been glorious weather this week but the smiles from the children returning to school have been even brighter than the sunshine.  The first week back has seen children immersed in their learning straight away and I hope they have been sharing their...

7th July 2023

Dear Parents, The summer term has ended with a week full of fabulous events!  There have been trips to the seaside, a picnic in the forest, an amazing art exhibition, a superb sports day and then this morning we had our prizegiving celebration.  As you will see below,...

30th June 2023

Dear Parents, This week the children in Years 5 and 6 shared their residential trip with the school and parents in assembly. The enjoyment of their time in Derbyshire was very clear to see and the photos were amazing.  It generated much excitement in the younger...