WEEKLY UPDATE

Each week on Friday there will be an update on all things to do with Fairlight.

Please read and click on the links to find out what is going on.

WEEKLY UPDATE

SUMMER TERM

WEEK 10

 

Some rare things this week.

Sunshine being the main one.

However to counter that something we are used to seeing- England playing badly. 

 

LIGHTING IN THE STREETS AROUND SCHOOL

You may have seen a number of yellow signs around the school warning about parking for dates next week.

The council will be improving the lighting around the school as part of the School Streets project for Fairlight.

We have been working with the council to make improvements to the local area and this includes street lighting.

This area of town is often felt to be unloved and not as shiny as the city centre and as part of our School Streets work we shared how dark it can look and feel in the winter and how particularly around by the Nursery entrance it can get quite dark.

Please ensure you are aware of the parking restrictions in place so that we don't have grumpy council staff who can't make the improvements but also so that we don't have to have the parking enforcement team out to move cars.

 

GUARDIAN ARTICLES

Several weeks ago Mr Jordan met with a journalist to discuss the amazing Opal Award we had achieved but to talk all things education, schools and play. You all know Mr Jordan loves a chat!!!

The resulting article was due out a few weeks ago however the announcement of the election was deemed to be more important than hearing from Mr Jordan and seeing his lovely photos (I am not sure it really was but lets give them their 2 minutes of fame).

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/jun/18/how-a-brighton-school-head-tackles-challenge-of-lack-of-play-space-for-pupils 

https://www.theguardian.com/education/article/2024/jun/17/children-facing-brutal-loss-time-space-play-state-schools

As a school we continue to promote areas that we feel are important such as play and play space but also to continue to advocate for children.

Mr Jordan may well need to start working on his baking or his Pasa Doble for his next media appearance!

 

WITHDEAN ATHLETICS

Our Athletics Team took part in the Brighton and Hove Schools Athletics Competition this week at Withdean.

Long jump, throwing, sprints, long distance and relay had Fairlight children giving it their best against lots of other schools.

A large number of individual medals were won by members of the Fairlight team and the whole team came Third Overall in the overall event.

Well done to them all. 

 

YEAR 6 RESIDENTIAL

They survived.

And that was just the staff.

A fantastic time was had by most.

Some memories and more information can be found on the Year 6 Residential page.

https://www.fairlight.brighton-hove.sch.uk/in-the-classroom/year-groups/year-2-1-1/year-6-residential

 

DATES FOR DIARY

Don't forget to check out the dates from last week for the Summer Term ahead. 

Not long to go however loads to cram in.

WEEKLY UPDATE

SUMMER TERM

WEEK 9

It was not lost on me that I am writing about Week 9 of the Summer Term and the weather is definitely not summery.

But on a brighter note we now have daily football to watch for weeks to come. And if England do what we hope with added interest as an England fan and not because you have Pascal Gross in your Fantasy team.
Come on England- (is what I say here before every tournament!!!)

 

YEAR 6 RESIDENTIAL

Our Year 6's have been out this week at their residential trip.

Sleeping in tents. Swimming in rivers. Riding bikes.

Everything you would want in the summer in Year 6.

They have however had to cope with some interesting weather in terms of rain and cold. 

I am sure that everyone (including the staff) will have a big sleep over the weekend and will be very happy to see their beds. 

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Some more dates have been confirmed this week for the Summer Term.

Below is a quick list so you can get them booked into your diary and reorganise your work diary if needed. 

  • 18th June Year 5 Greek Immersion Day
  • 19th June- Withdean Athletics
  • 20th June- Drum Assembly- sadly without Ed Sheeran this time but who knows who might appear!!!
  • 25th June- Year 2 Seahorses Beach Trip
  • 26th June- Year 1 Animazing Visit
  • 27th June Seahorses Beach Trip
  • 28th June- PTA Disco Day NON - UNIFORM DAY
  • 5th July- Transition Day- all children to meet their new teacher/ Y6 to new schools
  • 8th July- Year 6 BBQ
  • 9th July- Sports Day
  • 10th July- Year 3 Booth Musuem Trip
  • 12th July- Year 6 Apprentice Sales Event
  • 12th July- Reports come home
  • 15th July- Lord Jordan Hiring and Firing
  • 15th July- Report Meeting with Teachers
  • 16th July- Year 6 Production 
  • 17th July- Year 6 Leavers Assembly
  • 17th July- 3.30-.4.00 Meet your Child's New Teacher
  • 18th July- Final Celebration Assembly
  • 19th July- PARTY DAY- last day of term NON - UNIFORM DAY

More information will come from individual year groups or in the coming weeks about events on this list. 

 

SCHOOL STREETS

There is still time for you to have your say on the School Streets Project for Fairlight.

https://yourvoice.brighton-hove.gov.uk/en-GB/folders/school-streets 

WEEKLY UPDATE

SUMMER TERM

WEEK 8

I was reminded today that last week was Half Term.

After a very busy and intense week at Fairlight it seems a long time away.

 

OFSTED

We have this week completed our 2 days of OFSTED visiting the school.

At this point the result and any information remains confidential however I can share that we are happy with the result and the visit.

Thank you to everyone who offered their kinds words and support during the visit.

The Governors have today sent "sweet items" for the Staffroom to keep everyone going.

What happens next?

The Report will be written over the next 18 days and will be published in the next 30 days.

That means we will have a published report to share with you and everyone before the end of term

How will we celebrate this?

We will be planning something before the end of the school year for staff, pupils and parents to celebrate the outcome. 

Keep watching this space for more information. 

 

APPRENTICE

Year 6 continue to prepare for the Apprentice.

During Half Term 4 clever candidates completed every single one of the special Lord Jordan tasks.

They have been given their Apprentice Points and have already started to planning for the next tasks. 

 

Y4/5/6 ATHLETICS TRIALS

All of our Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 children are going to take part in trials on Monday for our Athletics Squad for Withdean this year.

Running, jumping and throwing practise over the weekend for them all.

 

SCHOOL STREETS PROJECT AT FAIRLIGHT

Please see the enclosed information.

School Streets At Fairlight Letter

What is School Streets?

School Streets Fairlight Walking Map
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School Streets Fairlight Concept Drawing
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School Streets at Fairlight
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WEEKLY UPDATE

SUMMER TERM

WEEK 6 (and 7 which is half term)

Sorry for the delay in writing this. A combination of illness and half term resting meant that today is the first day of looking at my computer.

I hope you have all had a good weeks break and managed to get out in amongst the crazy weather we are having. 

 

FIRST DAY BACK

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Monday 3rd June 2024.

 

SUMMER TERM ESSENTIALS

Don't forget to ensure you child has a water bottle for the summer term as we can but hope for some nice weather and some heat.

If you wish to put suncream on them please do this before they come to school. Staff cannot apply suncream during the day. 

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES

We will update next week all of the dates for the summer diary as it is an action packed term with so much going on a lots of opportunities for you to come into school.

 

YEAR 6 APPRENTICE

Good luck to the Year 6 Candidates who have been set a challenge over the half term. This can be found on the Year 6 Apprentice page should you want to see how tough Lord Jordan has been on their first challenge.

 

WEEKLY UPDATE

SUMMER TERM WEEK 5

I would say it is now all calm after our amazing visit last week however the reality is we are still "trending" all over the world and still getting phonecalls and positive comments from lots of different sources.

 

Ed Sheeran Page

Not many schools can say they have an Ed Sheeran page on their website. 

We have however set up the page to show everyone some more photos and information from the amazing visit as well as sharing with you the various news articles from all over the world. 

https://www.fairlight.brighton-hove.sch.uk/beondtheclassroom/events/ed-sheeran-came-to-fairlight

 

Childrens Parade

Before Ed (I think as his mate I can call him that) came to Fairlight we were already buzzing from the amazing Children's Parade that we did this year.

We have now updated this page also with videos and photos from the day.

https://www.fairlight.brighton-hove.sch.uk/beondtheclassroom/events/childrens-parade

 

I don't think you could explain Fairlight to someone any easier than to show them these two pages. 

 

Year 6 SATS

Our Year 6 pupils have this week completed their SATS.

We are very proud of all of their hard work and efforts to prepare for these but also their work this week during SATS Week.

The tests were "interesting" and we will await the outcomes later in the term. 

But now Year 6 move to the hard stuff.

The "reign of Lord Jordan" has started today.

https://www.fairlight.brighton-hove.sch.uk/in-the-classroom/year-groups/year-2-1-1/the-apprentice

 

Road Plans

I this week met with the School Streets team to look at the plans for our School Streets project that will hopefully launch in September 2024.

As you can see there will be significant changes to improve the crossings around school but also to change the flow of traffic and make the area around the school much safer but also to look to cut the pollution around the playground site of the school.

I will share more with you when I have it.