Welcome to Farley Junior School
I am very proud to welcome you to our school website. At Farley Junior School, we believe there is no limit to pupils learning potential. We are committed to supporting all of our pupils to be the best that they can be and we believe that our insistence on hard work and strong values will provide our pupils with the foundations they need to be successful and happy. We are continually developing our curriculum and teaching to meet the needs of our pupils and are delighted with the impact that this is having on our pupils’ learning.
We serve a wonderfully diverse community and believe that the relationship between home, school and the wider community is very important. We enjoy opportunities to welcome parents into school, both to share in their children’s learning and to enjoy the various events we put on throughout the year.
I hope you enjoy browsing our website.
Child of Hope
Thank you so much to all the children who joined in with the Smartie Challenge to raise money for Child of Hope, the school charity that supports a school in Uganda. Altogether, we raised £162.87 which is a phenomenal amount. 5B raised a staggering £89, however, perhaps more heartwarming was one child from 4A who raised £0.90. This girl had clearly saved her pocket money and her generosity enabled a family of 4 to eat 3 meals for a day. Every little bit helps and I know how proud this girl was because she came and identified herself to me after assembly.
School Meals - Menu Change
From the 26th November the school Menu will change;
Option 1 (Red) will remain the same.
Option 2 (Blue) will become the same as Option 1 using halal meat where possible or a slight variation of Option 1.
Option 3 (Yellow) will continue to be Vegetarian.
Remembrance Day 2018
On Monday, Ms Mustardé led an assembly about Remembrance Day. She read the poem ‘On Flanders Field’ and told the children how the tradition of wearing poppies began. To commemorate this special anniversary, 100 years since the end of World War One, Ms Mustardé has created a poppy for every child and adult in school to ‘plant’ in our own poppy field at the far end of the playground. The children have responded wonderfully to this lovely idea and the result is a very special display of red poppies.
MacMillan Coffee Morning
A big thank you from the Family Workers at Farley. We held our MacMillan coffee morning today and it was a huge success. We will let you know the final total of how much we have raised next week.
Again a huge thank you to all the children, families and carers for donating or baking cakes!
This years Sports Day was a hot but exciting one! All pupils at Farley Junior School participated in a variety of track and field events to compete for the Sports Day trophy. Congratulations to all of the pupils who took part in the event and thank you to allow family members and friends who showed great support throughout the day.
The winning house this year is Dragons!
Thank you for all the support shown from the parents/carers that joined us to celebrate our Eid assembly on Wednesday 20th June. The children worked really hard rehearsing and thoroughly enjoyed taking part.
The assembly started with the children reciting verses from the Quran and performing the Azan call to prayer. This was followed by interesting facts and information about Ramadan. Finally, a Farley assembly would not have been the same without some famous dancing. The children were joined by staff and even a parent for two energetic dance routines. As it happens, lots of children in the audience have shown a keen interest to take part in future events.
So, watch this space!
Farley @ Luton Carnival
After lots of practise the 'Farley Pan Players' performed two pieces of music brilliantly on the community stage on Sunday at the Luton Carnival. Children from years 3 and 4 took part in the parade and were judged on their dances moves. We would like to thank the parents that joined us on our walk. It was a great day and fun was had by all.
Farley on the News
During Fridays final preparations for the carnival, we had a visit from both BBC news and ITV news. who filmed our Pan Players and Carnival Dancers doing their final run through and making their final parts for their costumes before their performance on Sunday. they even interviewed some of the children playing the pans. They all done the school proud!
Dance @ London Stadium with Tokio Myres
On Saturday 24th March, 45 students from Farley Junior School performed with Tokio Myers in front of 55,329 fans at the London Stadium.
Our students had the amazing opportunity to perform with Britain's Got Talent winner, Tokio Myers, during the half-time show of the Saracens versus Harlequins rugby game. The students and staff worked tirelessly for 3 weeks to practice the dance routines taught to them by the Saracens Foundation dance instructors. All of the hard work payed off, as they were given tickets to watch the Saracens match as well as taking part in a once in a lifetime performance. We would like to congratulate everyone who attended this unforgettable experience, well done!
'Anti-bullying Pro-Kindness,' initiative
On Wednesday 21st February, we launched our 'Anti-bullying Pro-Kindness,' initiative. If pupils in our school see something that worries them, they should always tell an adult because we are a 'Telling' school.
Over the next month, all of our pupils will read the book "The Angel of Nitshill Road," by Anne Fine in their PHSE lessons. The theme of the book is bullying. The main character 'Celeste' encourages children to be kinder and more thoughtful to each other and this is our aim at Farley.
To support children to have the courage to confide in the adults at school, all classes now have a 'chat box'. This is a box that children can use if they need to share information with their teacher.
Over the next few months, our aim is for the school to become a happier and kinder place to be. Every Friday, adults will nominate children who they have noticed being kind and respectful. All of the children that have been nominated will receive a 'Respect' value badge and their name will be published on our Praise Page.
Year 6 Visit Monarch Aircraft Engineering - Enabling Enterprise
Tuesday (29th Nov) year 6 took a business trip to Monarch Aircraft Engineering to take part in a Marketing Moguls' Challenge.
Year 6 Visit the Hilton - Enabling Enterprise
Tuesday (7th Nov) 6B took a Business Trip to the Hilton in Watford to take part in a 'Recruitment Race' challenge.
Year 6 Visit A London Law Office - Enabling Enterpise
Wednesday (11th Oct) 6A took a Business Trip to Fresfields Law Firm in London to take part in a 'Tour The Law' challenge.