Fairfield Infant School

Everyone is valued and learning is fun

Current Activities/Competitions

Here are the winners of the "Reading in Unusual Places" competition


A Big Congratulations to....


Overall Winner

Primrose (Rabbits)


Primrose has been presented with £10 worth of book  vouchers.


Year  Group Winners

Year R— Leo  (Squirrels)

Year 1— Penny  ( Hedgehogs)

Year 2— Harnoor (Woodpeckers)


They have all been presented with a £5 book voucher.

School Book Fair & Reading Competition - November 2022


The Scholastic Book Fair will be in school on Wednesday 23rd, Thursday 24th and Monday 28th November and will be open after school in the hall for you to come and  purchase the books on offer. All books purchased contribute towards free books for our school so it is a great place to start looking for early Christmas presents! 


To celebrate the Book Fair, Scholastic has provided us with some vouchers to give out as prizes. We are  running a reading photo competition.


To enter, children can bring to school a photo of  themselves reading in an unusual place. For example they could be reading in the garden on a trampoline, sat in the washing basket or whilst out and about. The more unusual the better!


There will be an overall winner, who will win £10 worth of book vouchers. There will also be 3 runners up, 1 from each year group, who will win a £5 voucher each. 


If your child wishes to enter, they should bring a copy of their photo into school by Wednesday 23rd November. You can also send a copy of their photo to the admin inbox at 


Winners will be announced on Thursday 24th November Good Luck!


Year 2 Choir Songs:  Showcasing Portsmouth!

Please can current choir members practise the following songs in preparation for our forthcoming performance at The Guildhall in Portsmouth.

WORLD BOOK DAY: Thursday 3rd March


We will be running some in-school and out of school competitions in conjunction with World Book Day as below:

On the day, the children will take part in a range of activities, including:

  • Class lantern decorating competition, in which children will work as a class team to decorate a lantern around a chosen book theme. A team of judges will pick a winner and the winning class will be given an exciting prize (including signed children’s books by well-known authors)
  • Story walk in the meadow
  • Craft activities
  • Collaborative story writing



We have organised 2 competitions for children to take part in at home, bringing their creations into school on Thursday 3rd March for judging!


  • Wooden spoon puppets. We are challenging the children to turn an ordinary wooden spoon into a book character puppet! Before half term, we will send each child home with a wooden spoon to decorate and the children can do so using any materials that they like. There are some ideas shown in pictures at the end of this letter. There will be a winner chosen from each year group and each winner will be awarded a certificate and a prize. This competition is free to enter and we hope that as many children as possible can take part. We are looking forward to seeing and displaying their creations at school!
  • Book cover design. In order to support fundraising efforts for our school PTA, we will be providing the opportunity for the children to take part in a book cover design competition. Before half term, we will send each child home with an envelope containing a competition entry form. If your child wishes to take part, they should complete their design on the sheet provided and return it along with £1 in the envelope to their class teacher by Thursday 3rd March as judging will take place on World Book Day. The winner’s will receive a certificate and a prize, which will include signed books from some famous children’s authors. This is an optional competition. We are very grateful to the PTA for sourcing the prizes for this.


If you have any questions regarding World Book Day, please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s class teacher who will be happy to help. Alternatively, you can speak to me on the playground or via the school office.


Many thanks for your support,


Miss S Merrell
Reading Leader

Be Bright, Be Seen Day on Friday 3rd December


Friday 3rd December is Be Bright, Be Seen Day and we are asking our children to wear their brightest clothes and/or accessories into school, the brighter the better to make themselves more visible when walking, scooting and cycling near the road...


We will be giving out reflective wrist bands and bike spoke reflectors for the “Brightest Dressed Child in each class” along with reflective items for every child who participates in this event and we will feature winners on our Newsletter, Website and  Facebook page!


What the Dickens!:  Year 2 Choir Songs

Please click on the links to practise your What the Dickens! choir songs