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Welcome to Fair Oak Junior School. This website will give you a glimpse of what life at Fair Oak is like and we hope that you find it interesting and informative.
At Fair Oak we aim to give every child the very best education through vibrant and engaging teaching, enabling the children to become enthusiastic, active learners as part of an exciting, broad and balanced curriculum.
Throughout the school we want our children to enjoy a wide range of experiences which bring the curriculum to life and make learning fun. All our staff work hard to ensure the best possible quality of education for the children in every year group. Whilst you’re here, take a look at the topic curriculum maps in the year group pages.
We are proud of all the children at Fair Oak and are passionate to ensure they make progress. We are so grateful to have the support of the whole school community as together, as part of the Fair Oak Family, we will continue to Inspire successful learning.
Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you require further information.
Parents, please do let the school know if you would like free paper copies of information contained on the website.
Latest update from the Newsletter:
We hope that you and your families are managing to stay safe. This continues to be a difficult time for everyone, and we acknowledge how many of you are having to juggle your own work as well as supporting your child(ren) to do theirs.
The children in school are having to adjust to new ways of working and are establishing new relationships and class teams. They are working with such effort and enthusiasm that is great to see. With regards to children learning from home, we are enjoying seeing your smiley faces (with the bright, sparkly outfits for Dress to Express week) in the live zoom sessions and we are impressed with lots of the work being submitted.
As you will have heard in the news, the Government have announced that schools ‘could reopen from the 8th March at the earliest’ and that we will get two weeks’ notice of any changes. We, like you, will be informed of what is happening nearer the time. Again, we do not get any prior information of the arrangements made by the Government or what the intended return will look like. As usual, as soon as we have more information, we will communicate this with you at the earliest opportunity.
Our school has approximately 25% of children currently in school each day, with up to 35% registered as key worker/ vulnerable (not all attending every day), which is broadly in line with the national average during this 3rd lockdown but is 3 and sometimes 4 times higher than in the 1st lockdown. If it is at all possible for you to keep your child(ren) at home, please do so, as this will keep numbers and therefore transmission as low as possible.
Thank you for everyone’s feedback on our remote learning provision, this is extremely useful and will help us to develop further as a school going forward.
As you will have seen in the last Oak Bites, we are approaching exciting times, with the move to a new online learning platform. This will further support our remote learning provision, will provide further clarity, will give opportunities for extra live sessions and will make feedback easier and more effective. So, starting after half term we will be providing daily morning Teams sessions to check in with the children, run through the daily tasks and expectations and briefly address any errors and misconceptions. Children will also be directed towards the resources available to them during this session. After trialling ‘surgeries’ in year 5, where children can dial in and receive support in any areas of the curriculum they are struggling with, we are going to roll this out to the other year groups after half term too. Your child will be provided with two afternoons a week during which they can get support and intervention. More information will follow regarding this.
Finally, a huge thank you for all you are doing and for the incredible amount of effort being put into the remote learning and the on-site learning. Thank you, pupils, parents, and staff. Please, as always, contact the school office if you are having any difficulties and a staff member will be in touch to try to help resolve your issue.
Take care, stay safe and have a lovely weekend.