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Friday 17th December 2021

Today we said a fond farewell to Mrs Pickard. She will be hugely missed; we thank her for her seventeen years of dedication, creativity, drive and ambition for the school and wish her the best of luck in her new adventures!

A message from Mrs Pickard for the Community

I can’t quite believe that this is my last day. Despite having phased out my time in school it still feels quite bizarre. I wanted to write to you all and thank the whole community for the blessing of a fabulous seventeen years working at Fulbourn Primary School. I can hardly believe that this is my last day, particularly given events of the last couple of years. I told the Governing body that I would like to stay to ‘get the school through Covid’, which on reflection seems like a foolish statement but sadly, I had no idea what the future had in store.

Before coming to Fulbourn I had never worked or lived in a community. Being a city girl, I was mostly brought up to keep to myself; working here has certainly changed that mindset. I didn’t intend on staying at Fulbourn as long as I have and when I arrived in 2004 the school was almost unrecognisable to the school today both in ethos and physical appearance.

During my time we have:

  • Improved the learning experience for children in all subjects through our bespoke curriculum and recruitment of knowledgeable and creative staff.
  • Improved the pastoral support for children and support for families in crisis.
  • Established our school values and vision, and developed a culture based on strong positive relationships and compassion.
  • Worked with the LA to ensure the school building is the best possible environment for learning.
  • Worked with several wonderful PtFA groups, the Men in School group and other charity organisations to raise money for the playground and other lovely projects.
  • Perhaps most importantly children’s views and wishes are now respected and valued.

I feel proud that I have had a part to play in supporting the staff team and so many children over the last seventeen years. I have learned what a gift it is to be part of a supportive community. Working at Fulbourn has influenced my life in so many ways and I would like to thank you all for this.

Watching children and families flourish has been a pleasure and having worked at the school for such a long time, I have been able to meet some children of the pupils I taught when I first arrived, seeing first hand what fabulous adults they have become. One of the pupils I taught even teaches my own son. I believe that individuals have the power to change society for the better and I very much hope our pupils leave with the integrity and confidence to change the world and enjoy life in the process.

The last couple of years have been incredibly challenging for us all but I leave in the comfort that the school has an enormously dedicated and thoughtful team of staff who always act in the best interests of the children and the school. I regularly see staff sacrifice their own needs in order to better support the children; they are wonderful people and I know that you will all support me in thanking the entire team. The community is in good hands and I look forward to visiting once this current challenge is behind us.

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Some highlights from this week

Pacific class have been making bridges

The Elf has had fun making snow angels

Spring Term 2022

As we wish you all a very happy and healthy Christmas break, we also look forward to welcoming the children back to school on Wednesday 5th January 2022.

PTFA

Thank you so much to everyone that attended the Christmas event last Friday. It was wonderful to see the children being able to share the singing they have been working hard on over the last few weeks. A huge thank you to the teachers for working so hard to coordinate the children singing and especially to Mr Cook for helping us with the doughnut rush. All the raffle and games winners have now been contacted to claim their prizes. 

 

Together with our stall at the Fulbourn Winter Fair, we have raised nearly £800! Some of this money will go towards a new outdoor PA system for the school to use at future events.

 

The PTFA will be meeting in January to plan events for 2022. We would love you to join us and share any ideas you might have, so please look out for details early next term. 

JS Sports After School Clubs Spring Term

JS Sports are planning to run their popular after school clubs at Fulbourn again in the Spring Term. 

Mondays – Key Stage 1 Football

Tuesdays – Key Stage 2 Football

Wednesdays – Key Stages 1 and 2 Dodgeball

Thursdays – Key Stages 1 and 2 Multisports

 

To register your child please use the following link:

https://www.jssports-education.co.uk/https-www-jssports-education-co-uk-ecc-order-1-new

 

 

JS Sports – Christmas Camp - Cancelled

Unfortunately JS Sports have had to cancel the planned Winter Christmas Sports Camps at Fulbourn Primary School which were due to have taken place next week.

Fulbourn Arts

Click below to read Fulbourn Arts latest newsletter.

https://mailchi.mp/b7ca323d4e34/december-newsletter

Notifying us of your child’s absence

For any student absence, can we ask that you fill in the student absence form on the school website. There is now a quick link button on the home page.

If you choose to email, the more information you can provide, the more helpful it is to the office team. Please do not use Seesaw or any other email address to report absence.

Kids R Us

Kids R Us are out wraparound care provider. To contact them directly please call 01223 451050 or email office@kidsrusoosc.com. You can visit their website www.kidsrusoosc.org to sign up for breakfast, after school and holiday club. 

Finally, and very importantly, we thank all our families for your support over the autumn term and wish you a happy and healthy Christmas break.

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