Welcome to Farley Junior School
I a 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.
Careers Club Trip to Middlesex University
On Wednesday 10th July, Farley's Careers Club took a trip to Middlesex University in North London. During the visit the children took a tour of the extensive campus, witnessed graduation day, carried out a careers assessment questionnaire and had a Q&A session with the university's employability specialists.
This trip was the penultimate event for a group who have worked tremendously hard over the last six months to acquire skills, experience and knowledge about employability and their specific future career aspirations. We, at Farley Junior School, are extremely proud of their efforts and know this just the beginning of their employment journeys.
We wish them every success.
Sports Day 2019
Thank you to all children involved, and to all the parents who attended. Despite the unfavorable weather there was a great turnout and was enjoyed by all!
The winner was: Phoenix
Google & Parentzone - Be Internet Legends
Today Google hosted assemblies for the whole school, teaching us all how to be Internet Legends, Stay safe and be better online citizens. We also welcomed our Local MP Gavin Shuker as a guest!
These were thoroughly enjoyed by both the children and staff!
Spring Term Attendance Awards Ceremony - 100% Bronze and Silver
Congratulations to all children who achieved their Bronze or Silver award last term. It was amazing to see so many of you and it seemed like you all really enjoyed the afternoon ceremony. During the graduation style ceremony, all the children received a certificate and a badge. Followed by a fun filled afternoon tea party.
A massive thank you to all the parents/ carers for coming and supporting the children.
If you did not achieve an award this time, don't worry. Summer term has just begun, so remember to come to school every day to be able to receive your invitation to the next 100% award ceremony. Remember - attendance has an impact on achievement.
The feed back from the children and parent/carer was really positive;
"Thank you for inviting us, it was a wonderful event. Staff really looked after the parents." - Mum
"This award ceremony, helps children to motivate themselves to achieve higher grades and potentially succeed in life." - Dad
"I love the certificates, the badges and the cake was good" - Child
Thank you to all the parents who attended our Online Safety sessions, It was great to hear your thoughts and concerns around Online Safety. We hope all those who attended feel more confident in how to keep their children safe online.
If you where unable to attend or would like further information, please see below link to our Online Safety page.
If you would like any help with Online Safety, or have any concerns Mr Rowe or Mrs Badesha are happy to help.
Enabling Enterprise day
On Monday the 4th February all the students participated in a Enabling Enterprise Challenge Day! The day involved the students looking at future environments, researching existing transports and creating a new mode of transport. Each class was divided into teams of 3- 4 and in these teams the students designed and made a prototype for their transport.
The students had the opportunity to develop many skills including: working in a team, sharing their own ideas and listening to others. It was a great day and a lovely event for the students to showcase their creativity and presenting skills.
Representatives from Enabling Enterprise were impressed by the enthusiasm and excitement the students displayed completing the challenge day!
3A Pizza Express Trip
The students of 3A had the fantastic opportunity to participate in pizza making at Pizza Express- Harpenden. They thoroughly enjoyed shaping the dough, spreading the special tomato sauce and sprinkling lots and lots of mozerella cheese on their pizzas. They learnt all about how the chef makes the dough, sauce and how to ensure a pizza is cooked to perfection.
We left the restaurant carrying 30 pizza boxes and some very hungry bellies!
A huge thank you to Pizza Express, Ania and Ellie for this fantastic opportunity!
Farley's 100% Attendance Award Ceremony
Autumn Term Bronze Award
Congratulations to the 100 children received an award for 100% Attendance and Punctuality. Parents were invited to a graduation style event to watch their children receive their award. Followed by sitting down to an amazing selection of Tea, Cake and Biscuits to be enjoyed with their children in our dining hall.
Thank you to everyone who attended, it was thoroughly enjoyed by parents and children alike!
The feedback was great and gratefully received.
If you missed out this term be sure not to next term, as you can still aim for your bronze! Those who received bronze keep up the good work and go for Silver next time.
Thank you to the Family Team, who are responsible for organising yet another successful event!
'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.