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Welcome to Aurora Class

Miss Waller - Class Teacher and Maths Lead
Emily Castle
Mrs Castle - Class Teacher & Early Years Lead
Mrs Darling - Class Teacher
Karen Gould
Mrs Shipp - Teaching Assistant
Becky Hunter
Mrs Hunter - Teaching Assistant

Welcome from Year R

Reception year will build on any experiences within nursery settings (Fairfields or other).  During this year, there is time allocated for direct teaching – short sessions of phonics, literacy, maths and some topic.  Children will learn to read and write with the ‘Read Write Inc.’ phonics approach.

In addition to this, each day the children will have access to indoor and outdoor provision.  Here, there are areas to support their development through play in each of the 7 EYFS areas of learning.  Similar to the nursery approach, during this time, the children will experience an area they are interested in and their learning moved on through ‘in the moment’ opportunities in a practical and hands on, child led approach.

Each week we discuss with the children what they enjoy and what would interest them; adapting the areas to suit the learning experiences the children have shown some enthusiasm for. We will be planning these experiences around topics, but it is important that the children know they are able to select any resources within the provision to use at any time.

In addition to this, we plan the classroom and outdoor environment around the characteristics of learning.  These underpin everything we do with the children, to ensure we allow the children to be themselves while staying happy and healthy within our school.

Aurora Class News

WonderDome Mobile Planetarium Visits Fairfields

April 4, 2019

WonderDome, the mobile Planetarium visited Fairfields this week.  The children in Reception and Year 1 learnt so much and were fascinated by everything and at some points felt like they were flying through space. The children were really engrossed and asked some brilliant questions.

Headteacher Awards – Friday 21st December 2018

December 21, 2018

Well done to all of the children who won the Headteacher Award this half term.  

Bees Knees Assembly – Friday 7th December 2018

December 20, 2018

Well done to this week’s Bees Knees winners

Bees Knees Assembly – Friday 30th November 2018

December 4, 2018

Well done to this weeks Bees Knees winners

Bees Knees Assembly – Friday 23rd November 2018

November 29, 2018

Well done to this weeks Bees Knees winners 

Howe Park Wood Trip – Thursday 15th November 2018

November 22, 2018

At the beginning of November, Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2 had an amazing engagement day hunting around Howe Park Wood for wildlife and their habitats and micro-habitats. We worked together in small groups to hunt for minibeasts, explore the woodland area and find and create habitats from natural resources we could find. We then…

Children in Need – Friday 16th November 2018

November 20, 2018

The children at Fairfields Primary School enjoyed a great day raising money for Children in Need. Everyone came to school wearing spotty outfits and throughout the week we have been selling Children in Need pin badges and wrist bands. Six children in Year 4 (Rayhan, Marley, Blessing, Sophia, Owen and Tobi) made cakes at home…

The children of Fairfields Primary School have been learning about Armistice Day

November 13, 2018

The children were selling Poppies all week for the Royal British Legion.  They also created poppy wreaths and art as a home learning activity.

Healthy Lunchbox Assembly

September 24, 2018

Children from Reception to Year 4 took part in a Healthy Lunchbox assembly led by Amber Ollier of the Milton Keynes North School Sports Partnership. This year at Fairfields we are working closely with the Partnership to promote Healthy Living and lifestyle to our families. We will inform you of future, relevant assemblies where you…

Headteachers Award – Friday 20th July 2018

July 23, 2018

Well done to all of the children who won the Headteacher’s Award 2017/2018