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Oliver R - Cross Country

Report by Oliver (Year 3).

I decided to take part in the cross country run with the school which was going to be a challenge for me as I don't find running easy.  So over the last few weeks I have been doing lots of training with my Dad and he has helped me to go a bit further and a bit faster each time.  I decided to give myself something to aim for, I would try and raise some money for Children in Need by taking part in this run.  I am a lucky boy and I have a nice home and lovely family but I know not everyone is as lucky as me, which makes me sad.  I thought if I could raise a bit of money it would help to put a smile on their faces too. The challenge was hard for me but I feel proud that I completed it with lots of my friends, but most of all I am really pleased that I beat my target of £100 and in total raised £245 for the charity.


Oliver, this is a fabulous achievement!! Well done.  £245 is a fantastic amount of money to raise for charity.  You should be very proud of yourself for completing the race and in a good time.


Kent Schools Cross Country Championships - Saturday 23rd November

We were very proud of all the children on Saturday at the Kent Schools Cross Country Championships. It was very wet, muddy and cold but every child completed the course and never gave up! We had tears and laughter at the finish line but most of the children seemed to enjoy the experience. The competition is always very high but we achieved some fantastic results.


Well done to Brooke RN, Ruby, Aaron, Freddie N, Jamie R, Jayden, Anna, Izabella, Jessica, Sophie, Luke, Oliver P, Samuel W, Amira, Eleanor, Jasmine, Melody, Nancy, Rosie, Alex W, Alfie, Anil, Dylan P, Freddie S, Haroon, Harrison D, Harry T, Jonny, Liam S, Noah, Rylie, Seb, Sonny, Will, Kitty, Sophia, Victoria, Alfie G, Hudson, Jake T, Louis R, Max S, Oliver R, Ollie, Oscar, Samuel S, Tate, Teddy, Thomas S, Joshua F, Luca, Harry N and Ethan.


A special mention to the top 3 fastest girl runners - Nancy (Year 4 position 49), Kitty (Year 3 position 49) and Sophie (Year 5 position 64)


Top 3 fastest boys  - Samuel (Year 3 position 10), Tate (Year 3 position 24) and Luke (Year 5 position 24)


Highest placed team - the fastest 3 runners in each group get a combined score to put towards a team placing.  Well done to Samuel, Tate and Louis for finishing as a team in 5th place! A brilliant achievement!


Here’s the results if you would like to have a look at where your children came.

Winners of Gillingham FC tickets - Saturday 16th November

Our children enjoying the Gills game on Saturday.

Year 1 and 2 Girls Football

Some girls in Years 1 and 2 have been developing their football skills with Katie Startup (England U21 and Charlton FC) and Millie Waud (Gillingham FC). 

Cara - Swimming Achievements - October 2019

Last month I competed at the Kent Development Gala.  I swam several different strokes over various distances earning 1st place in the 200m Breastroke and the 200m IM, 5th place in the 100m Freestyle and 6th place in 200m Backstroke.  I also achieved qualifying times for the County Championships in 200m Breastroke and 200m IM. 

I finished the weekend in 3rd place overall earning an invitation to the Kent Development Camp in 2020.


This is fabulous news Cara - really well done and good luck for your next competition!

Cara was also very fortunate to attend a swim camp with Adam Peaty.  We hope you learnt lots?



MYG Basketball - Tuesday 5th November

What a fantastic day we had yesterday at the MYG Basketball event.  The highlight of our day was winning the first game against Brompton Westbrook 21-0.  With 5 wins and 3 losses we ended up finishing the tournament in 8th place.  Well done to Chloe, Eva, Brooke, Sophie, Timi, Jack T, Luke, Veer and Freddie L.  Night of Champions here we come!!!

Thank you to Mr Hare and Mr Chudha (Veer's Dad) for training the team before the competition.  We will need to continue practicing ready for the 25th February where we will face the other top 7 teams in Medway.



Young Leaders

20 Year 6's have completed their training in the 'Play Maker Award' and are now playing games with the children in Years R, 1 and 2 every lunchtime.  They play a variety of games every day to keep the children active during their lunch hour. 

Olivia in Year R said, 'I like it when they give us stickers.'

Bella in Year R said, 'It's lots of fun because we play Hide and Seek.'


Thank you Joe, Isabel, Owen, Kendra, Libby, Katy, Tia, Grace, Maddy, Barbara, Abigail, Lily, Matilda, Hannah, Hattie, Ruby, Jamie, Max P, Lois and Sulyaman for giving up your time to help the younger years.


Sports Ambassadors

13 Year 6's have also been trained as Sports Ambassadors.  They play sports specific games with the Year 3 and 4 children at lunchtimes on the KS2 playground. 

Tate and Callum gave me their views, 'it's fun learning new sports at lunchtime. The Sports ambassadors keep us fit and healthy.'


Thank you Brooke, Eva, Nathaniel, Kieran, Olly, Jayden, Jack T, Ethan, Jack M, Daniel, Timi, Chloe and Cara for giving up your time to help the Year 3/4's have fun and active lunchtimes.


Mini Hockey Tournament - Thursday 17th October
Having 16 very dedicated children attend hockey club for the past 5 weeks  we decided to finish the term with a mini tournament to showcase their skills to their parents.  4 teams on the evening included a Fairview Blue team, Fairview Black team, Mierscourt School and a team from Anchorians Hockey Club.  The teams all played each other in 8 minute games.  Thank you to all the children for their enthusiasm and to the parents for transporting them to Anchorians every week.
Medway Schools Cross Country League - race 2 - Wednesday 16th October
In wet conditions and only a week after their exploits at Kingfisher School, 20 children made the shorter trip to Thamesview to compete on a flatter but longer course. The children again were a credit to the school with their drive and determination with both the boys and girls team results being in the top 5 schools. Stand out performances go to Eva and Daniel who finished 3rd and 4th respectively.

Medway Schools Cross Country League

The first race of the league saw us at Kingfisher Primary School.  With a very hilly course we ran our socks off and finished with some fantastic results. Daniel finished 3rd, Luke 4th and Samuel 9th - 3 boys in the top 10 is absolutely brilliant.  And in the girls race - Eva finished 4th, Sophie 13th, Anna 19th and Jessica 20th - 4 girls in the top 20 is a marvellous achievement too.  Thank you and well done to everyone that took part. 

I will see you at Thamesview next Wednesday for race 2.

Mini Youth Games Hockey- Tuesday 15th October
Well done to  Esta, Eva, Mimi, Sophie, Dexter, Isaac, Oliver P, Olly and Toby who represented Fairview in the 49 school competition. The children performed admirably and were great ambassadors for the school. In an extremely difficult group they achieved a record of 3 wins, 3 draws and 2 loses (both by the closest of 1-0 margins), scoring 14 goals and only conceding 6, the highlight being a 5-1 win against a strong Cliffe Woods team. These excellent results saw Fairview place 10th, narrowly missing out on qualification for the Medway 'Night of Champions' 


PTFA Thank You.

The PE staff and children would like to thank the PTFA for their kind generosity in supplying us with 15 team rain jackets - 12 for the children and 3 for staff.  The children looked super smart at the MYG competition this week and I know all the children were proud to be wearing them.  Thank you.

Year 3/4 Tri-Golf Festival - 3rd October

Our Tri-Golf team participated in the first Tri Golf festival of the year on Thursday, they did fantastically well and came 11th overall.

Report by Teddy:

On Thursday I took place in the Tri-Golf Festival at the Howard School. We got to compete against other schools in Medway.

My favourite part was chipping the ball over the bench and into the bucket.

Everyone tried their best throughout the morning.

I really enjoyed going to the Tri-Golf after school after school club and learning different skills about golf.

Medway Football Team Squad Members

What a successful year for Fairview - 5 children have been selected to represent Medway - what an achievement!! 


Well done to Brooke (Year 5) and Eva (Year 6) who have been selected to play for the Medway Under 11's girls team.


And to Daniel, Joshua and Kieran who have been selected to represent Medway Under 11's boys teams





Mrs Sheppard - Run Disney Experience - October 2019

Thank you Fairview Mile -  part 3

 Just last month I was lucky enough to go on my 3rd  run Disney weekend at Disneyland Paris, where, along with my husband, I enjoyed taking part in their Friday night 5k, the Saturday morning 10k, and the Sunday morning half marathon (21k). What a privilege to run through the theme parks (and for the half marathon also into the local community) with about 9,000 runners in each race.


3 years ago when the Fairview Mile was introduced I was a reluctant participant, who along with many in my class, needed to run/walk  the mile until I gradually built up my stamina to be able to run the whole mile. I then discovered I enjoyed running, joined the local parkrun … and kept running.  This year training didn’t go as smoothly as I’d hoped, but working through injuries to complete the 3 races and the 36k Challenge left me with a greater sense of achievement, as I’d experienced bad times as well as good times.


Thank you again Fairview Mile for helping me to become fitter and healthier; and for the new memories I made that weekend.

Mrs Sheppard 


Mrs Sheppard, you are a superstar!!






Fairview Mile


Fairview is the first school in Medway to sign up to a commitment for every child to walk / run a mile each week. Here are some pictures from our first week.


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