We have been busy planning a range of extracurricular opportunities for our children to take part in this half term. All clubs are run by Fairfield staff. In future half terms, there will be more clubs available for different year groups. There are also a range of lunchtime clubs for both Year 1 and Year 2 that the children are able to sign up for in school time.
3.05 – 3.50pm
£5 for the half term
Outdoor games club
3.05 – 4.00pm
3.05 – 4.15pm
Board game club
3.05 – 4.00pm
As places for these clubs are limited, we have tried to ensure a way to allocate places that is fair for all. We have asked our Year 2 parents to sign up via Parentmail and we will let you via Parentmail on Friday 15th September if your child has been given a place at their chosen club, along with further details about the club programme.
If you have any questions regarding these clubs, please contact the school office who will pass your query on to the relevant member of staff.
CM Sports will running their popular Football Clubs for all pupils in Year 1 and 2. These will give your child the opportunity to learn new skills .
There are places available for this club , which starts next week (12th September) and runs on Tuesdays from 15:15—16:15 for 13 weeks (£35.50)
The club will run on the following dates:
September 12th, 19th and 26th
October 3rd, 10th, 17th and 31st
November 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th
December 5th and 12th
If you have any questions or wish to enrol on this club please visit: www.cm-sports.co.uk or telephone 02392 987881. Childcare vouchers are also accepted
We have successfully run cooking club through the academic year and are offering the club again for Year 2’s final half term. We have already allocated 6 places to children who responded last half term and were not given a place. We therefore have 6 places remaining for Summer 2 running every Tuesday from 3.05pm until 3.50pm - This starts on Tuesday 13th June and runs until Tuesday 11th July. As we offered spaces to children who had not yet attended last half term, we are now opening up the final 6 places to all. That means if your child has attended before, they are able to attend again.
In order for us to buy ingredients for activities at the club, there will be a charge of £5 for each “block” which works out at £1 per session. The £5 would need to be paid at the start of your child’s block of sessions.
Places are limited and we have tried to ensure a way to allocate places that is fair for all. Please complete the separate parentmail form if you would like your child to attend cooking club by 7pm Tuesday 6th June.
On Wednesday, if there are more than 6 children who wish to attend, 6 names will be picked out at random. We will let you know by Friday if your child has been given a place at cooking club, along with further details about the club programme.
Miss Merrell Mrs O’Neill Mrs England
Earlier in the year the eco committee wrote to local companies asking for donations to help start up a gardening club. John Rogers from Wickes in Havant responded and has worked with us to provide over £200 of equipment to help us build a vegetable garden. Wickes have kindly donated sleepers, compost and topsoil, trowels, forks and a watering can. John even came to help the gardening club to plant out our seeds and plants to start Fairfield's first vegetable garden. We planted strawberries, tomatoes, beans, and pumpkins and can't wait to see everything start to grow.
The gardening club and eco committee would like to say a huge thank you to Wickes for all their help and support.
We would like to invite Year 1 and 2 pupils to join our after school Gardening club starting on Thursday 15th June and running from 3.05pm until 4.15pm for 5 weeks. The last session will be held on Thursday 13th July.
The club is free to join, however, numbers are limited to 12 children - Children will be selected on a first come first serve basis but subsequent children will be held on a waiting list to start in the coming year (Year 1 only) .
The club will be focussing on the eco committee plans to increase biodiversity in the school grounds, activities the children will be doing will include, clearing ground, creating flower and vegetable beds, planting and growing; as well as creating minibeast habitats, bird spotting and growing a love of the outdoors and nature.
Please complete the separate Parentmail form by 9am on Wednesday 7th June if your child would like to join.
We will notify you by Friday 9th June if your child has secured a place or will be joining the waiting list for September 2023.
Forest School Leader
We are pleased to announce that we will be running an outdoor games club for children in Year 1 that will begin Monday 5th June 2023. The club will take place on Mondays after school, for 6 weeks, between 3.05pm and 4.00pm. The last session will be on Monday 10th July 2023. Children will be required to change into their P.E kits which should already be in school.
Places at the club will be limited to 12 children. We have tried to ensure a way to allocate places that is fair for all. A parentmail form has been sent to be completed by 7pm tomorrow (Thursday 25th May).
On Friday, if there are more than 12 children who wish to attend, 12 names will be picked out at random. We will let you know on Friday if your child has been given a place at outdoor games club.
Mrs Symmons and Mrs Westaway
Our Year 2 children have really been enjoying their recent sewing project in DT this half term, and some of our children have requested an after school sewing club. We are pleased to announce that we will be running a sewing club for children in Year 2 that will begin after half term. The club will take place on Monday after school, between 3.05pm and 3.50pm. Places at the club will be limited to 10 children. The club will run for 5 weeks beginning on Monday 12th June.
In order for us to buy resources the club, there will be a charge of £6 for the block of sessions. The £6 will need to be paid at the start of your child’s block of sessions.
As places are limited, we have tried to ensure a way to allocate places that is fair for all. A separate Parentmail form will be sent to you to complete if you would like your child to attend sewing club. The form will be open until 7pm on Wednesday 24th May.
On Friday, if there are more than 10 children who wish to attend, 12 names will be picked out at random. We will let you know on Friday if your child has been given a place at sewing club, along with further details about the club programme.
The children in Year 2 have really enjoyed learning the ukulele in their weekly class music lessons.
We are pleased to be able to inform you that for those children who are keen to extend their learning further, a ukulele club will be starting up for children in Year 2 from Friday 19th May 2023. The club will take place on a Friday morning before the start of the school day from 8.15am – 8.45am. Miss Jelliff will be running the club supported by or visiting music professional, Mr Steve Tanner each Friday morning with the last session taking place on Friday 14th July.
To help us in covering the additional music costs there will be a small charge of £1 per session which will be payable in bulk to cover the full costs for the remainder of the term (Total cost £8). However, please be aware that for the services of professional experts this cost is extremely reasonable and significantly lower than that normally charged for private music tuition. If your child is eligible for pupil premium funding, we can offer further support to help cover the costs of the lessons if required.
Children attending are not required to have their own instrument as we have 30 school instruments available for use in school, which have been purchased by our PTA. However, if your child would like to have the opportunity to practise at home or if requests for places exceed 30, then ukuleles can readily be purchased online. We recommend the Octopus Soprano Ukulele, which is readily available online and is the model we have selected to use in school. However, there are many other soprano ukulele models available although the very cheapest models can be more difficult to keep in tune. Children will be welcome to bring their own ukulele to the club to play if this is their preference.
Details about requesting to join the club and payment
If you would like to request a place for your child then we ask that you complete the separate parentmail form by 10am on Tuesday 16th May at the latest.
Please note that whilst we will make every effort to accommodate all children, places will be made available on a first come, first serve basis, if the sessions are over-subscribed. We will inform you if your child has secured a place on this club and request payment for the term by 10am Friday 19th May.
CM Sports will continue to run their successful Tuesday Football Club from 3.15pm until 4.15pm in the summer term for 13 weeks (£58.50)
These will run on:
18th and 25th April,
2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd May,
6th, 13th, 20th and 27th June
4th, 11th and 18th July
Please sign up your child with CM Sports directly. We will support all children who have signed up to get changed and ready for the club at the end of the school day each week.
If you would like to book or have any queries please contact CM Sports direct on 02392 987881 or visit their website on www.cm-sports.co.uk
We have invited all children that applied to join the Eco club a chance to join our brand new after school Gardening club starting on Thursday 20th April and running from 3.05pm until 4pm for 6 weeks. The last session will be held on Thursday 25th May. The club will run every Thursday after school for 6 weeks and is free to join, however, numbers are limited to 15 children.
The children will be selected on a first come first serve basis but subsequent children will be held on a waiting list to start the following half term.
The club will be focusing on the eco committee plans to increase biodiversity in the school grounds, activities the children will be doing will include, clearing ground, creating flower and vegetable beds, planting and growing; as well as creating minibeast habitats, bird spotting and growing a love of the outdoors and nature.
Forest School Leader