Rochdale Old Road, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 7SD

0161 764 1559

Fairfield Community Primary School

Happiness and High Standards

Spring News

Friday 14th January

So here we are at the end of the first full week back and school life is in full swing! It is a nice feeling that the nights are getting lighter as well! I have heard lots of excitement from the children as new projects for the term are launched. Please check out your child’s class page on the website for the overview of what they will be learning this term.
Clubs
We are now able to offer some after school clubs for the spring term. These are available to book via ScoPay. Extra curricular clubs will be released from the main office door at 4pm. More clubs may be added soon.
Latest Covid Guidance
Below is the latest guidance which takes effect from Monday. Thank you for your ongoing support with keeping everyone safe.
From Monday 17 January, people who are self-isolating with COVID-19 will have the option to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days if they test
negative with a lateral flow device (LFD) test on both day 5 and day 6 and they do not have a temperature. For example, if they test negative on the morning of day 5 and the morning of day 6, they can return to their education or childcare setting immediately on day 6.The first test must be taken no earlier than day 5 of the self-isolation period, and the second must be taken the following day.If the result of either of their tests is positive, they should continue to self-isolate until they get negative results from two LFD tests on consecutive days or until they have completed 10 full days of self-isolation, whichever is earliest.
Owl Club
Monday Craft club
Tuesday KS1 homework club
Wednesday Multisports
Thursday KS2 homework club
Friday Film night with hot dogs and drinks
Extra curricular Year groups
Monday Netball Y5-6 Choir Y3-6
Tuesday Ukulele Y3-6
Thursday Football (Y4-6 fully booked), Yoga (Y1-6), Street Dance (Y3-6)

Packed lunches
We have noticed a large amount of large chocolate bars and sweets etc coming into school in packed lunch boxes. Please have a
look at the link below regarding suggestions for a packed lunch.
Lunchbox ideas and recipes – Healthier Families - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
The children have 45 minutes for their lunch break. This is to allow them to eat and to enjoy some outside time as well. Please don’t over face them as they often feel like they have to eat everything. We are now sitting in class groups together regardless of if they are on school meals or packed lunches, so why not consider putting your child on a hot school meal. I have attached the menu so you can see. School meals are FREE for all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. We just need one weeks notice of any change to meal patterns.
Recycling
Our Young Leaders have been doing a great job in encouraging their friends to recycle. Our Monday Craft club would love to create
a mural like the one below, so please can we ask you to safe bottle tops and send them into school.

Events next week
Thursday 20th January and Friday 21st January-Life Bus Visit for each class linked to our PHSCE curriculum
Friday 21st January- Parent Forum - In light of the current situation we will postpone this for now. Apologies!
Events this half term
Saturday 22ndJanuary-Fairfield’s Active Families Fit and Fed event. Please see the flyer below and sign up on the link if you are interested.
tinyurl.com/pxavsuay
Wednesday 2nd February Year 6 visit to Crucial Crew
Thursday 3rd February Year 1 vision screening checks
Week beginning 7th February- Children’s mental health week (events in school including a sponsored sport event-more info to come!)
Friday 11th February- Finish for half term 3pm

I hope we are all safe and well. The children had a wonderful end to the week with our visiting Panto! See our Twitter feed on our website for photos.

No newsletter this week but I am attaching a flyer about an exciting event coming up on Saturday 22nd January. Please complete the form below if you would like to attend so that we know numbers to cater for. It is open to all age groups and families.
tinyurl.com/pxavsuay

We do have quite a number of children absent from school with Covid unfortunately.
The guidance now is that if someone tests positive with no symptoms they just isolate with no PCR but if they have symptoms they still isolate but get a follow up PCR test.

Have a great weekend and stay safe.
Kind regards,
Mrs. Gilkey