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Learning at Ferrars Junior School- A Workshop for Parents and Carers

Why do we do what we do to ensure children are learning at Ferrars Junior school? 

As a school we are committed to using principles of instruction taken and adapted from Barak
Rosenshine and Tom Sherrington. These principles focus on three elements:
 How our brains use and acquire information
 Identifying what excellent teachers do in their classrooms
 The processes that can be used to help children learn difficult things

If you want to learn more about these principles we will be holding a workshop on Thursday 18th
January from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Please sign up using ParentMail.

News & Upcoming Events

Ferrars Junior School’s Academy Conversion

On 29 th April 2024 Ferrars Junior School received a letter from the Regional Director, East of England agreeing in principle for it to convert to an academy. The proposed date for the conversion is September 1 st 2024 when we are
proposing that we join the Pioneer Learning Trust. We are currently undergoing due diligence and would welcome any comments, feedback or questions which can be emailed to fjsadmin@ferrars.co.uk

Please see below the letter to parents regarding the proposal and our FAQ information page.

Letter To Parents

Academy Conversion & Joining A Mat FAQ

Parent In-School Events

We are excited to share with you all of the events taking at Ferrars in the Spring and Summer term where parents can come into school. 

Please note that these dates and times are subject to change and we are likely to add more too so please keep an eye on parentmail throughout the term.

All events and workshops will require a booking on parentmail once the event is officially advertised. 

Please note: The Year 6 performance to parents is now at 9:30-10:30 on Tuesday 16th July and NOT in the afternoon. Thank you 

Family Events Posters

Parent/Carer Survey

Thank you to all parents and carers who took part in our survey in November 2023. A total of 79 people completed the survey and all their responses and comments were recorded, published and shared with all parents and the governing board.

parent carer survey.pdf


After School Care

We are delighted to offer after school care from January 2024. Please visit our dedicated page for more information and registration. 

After School Care  

after school care poster.pdf


Poppy Appeal



Art Club

 The Year 4 and 5 members of the Arts & Craft Club are creatively working on Lourdes Villagomez inspired butterflies. Children focus on showing symmetry on their butterfly, both when drawing the details on the wings and adding colour! Everything you need is some clear plastic to draw on using a permanent felt tip, a pair of scissors, a glue stick and some colour card and paper.

Feeling inspired? Why not to have a go at home? Can you think of any other animals for your design? Ms Jimenez and the club’s members are looking forward to seeing you made at home artwork!’










Coffee Morning

Thank you to those who joined us for our Macmillon Coffee Morning. It was lovely to chat and eat cake whilst raising money to support Cancer Research. We raised over £100! 



 September 2023

Parent Meet The Teacher

Y3 & Y4 Wednesday 13th September at 3:30 pm

Y5 & Y6 Thursday 14th September 3:30pm

We wil begin in the hall with the headteacher Mr Rae and then parents will have a chance to visit their child's classroom to ask any questions about the school day. 

July 2023

Sports Day

Thank you to the staff and parents for a fun-filled sports morning. It was great to see the whole school outside together. 







June 2023

Ferrars' Fayre

 Wow! What a turn out. Thank you to all that came to the fayre and supported Ferrars. We can't wait to spend our profit on exciting new things for the school. We will let you know what we buy in the new year. 


Dress To Express

Children from over 1,468 schools across the country joined the Dress to Epress day. Over £109,000 was raised in total. 

May 2023

April 2023

Well Being Walking Challenge

Thank you to everyone that took part in the walking challenge. Over 1 million steps were taken. Here are some of the amazing views seen on our walks.

Well Being Award For Schools

Congratulations to our well being team for helping the school to gain the Well Being Award For Schools.

We are all very thankful for the efforts made to make our school such a happy place. 




March 2023

Author Visit - 23rd March

What a treat! Year 6 were visited by the author Maeeda Khan, the writer of Nura and the Immortal Palace. 

This south asian adventure novel rooted in Muslim culture with a magical twist is a must read. Congratulations to Maeeda for winning the Waterstones Children's book award this month. 



We thoroughly enjoyed talking about books and writing with her for the afternoon. 





Science Week - 13th-17th March

You can still watch this if you want to see some of the UK's wildlife:

Watch Attenborough's Wild Isles


British Science Week was a blast!

We enjoyed an array of science activities throughout the week from bridge building to moon watching. 

Mr Bright showed us some very exciting experiments too.



World Book Day- 2nd March

What a fabulous day!

The costumes were fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed looking at our class books. 

Congratulations to our winners! The teachers made quite an effort too. Check out some of our favourites!

Don't forget to use your book voucher. 


February 2023

Children's Mental Health Week 6th-10th February

This week is Children's Mental Health Week. The children are doing lots of activities in class to raise awareness of ways to look after their mental health.

They are taking part in Task Master Education challenges and treasure hunts.

On Friday we will have a non-uniform day. The theme is 'Dress to Express'. We can't wait to see what you wear! This could be through favourite colours, hairstyles, favourite sports kits, fancy dress, party clothes…whatever your child wants to wear as an expression of themselves, their feelings, who they are or who they want to be. Be as creative as you like!

To see more fun from this week head this page:Mental Health & Well Being Page






Young Voices -  7th February

Our choir were lucky enough to experience Young Voices on Tuesday 7th. This was not simply a children’s choir concert but  the largest children’s choir concert in the world.

We performed alongside 5,000-8,000 other children as a single choir to a huge audiences of family and friends.

There were even some special guests,  Heather Small and Anna Phoebe. 


Our Final Newletter

Our new website gives you all of the information and news you need so a seperate newsletter will no longer be sent out. Keep an eye on this page for weekly updates. 

newsletter december 2022.pdf