FODJ Spring Disco! FRIDAY 28th APRIL. Sign up Sign up !

FODJ Spring Disco! FRIDAY 28th APRIL.

Yeah, the Friday after Easter hols, we like to live dangerously.

Disco 1 – Yrs 3 & 4 – 5.00pm – 6.15pm
Disco 2 – Yrs 5 & 6 – 6.45pm – 8.00pm

Loads of fun to be had; dancing, popcorn, snacks, and most importantly all your favourite requested choons with DJ Ghost!
Ticket price £3, payable on the door ONLY. Drop off & pick up from the top playground. Healthy snacks will be available for purchase.
Raising money for the new exciting Garden Room!
Please register your child in advance to keep that pesky queue down:
Any questions: email us







FODJ QUIZ NIGHT on Friday 31st March 2017 in the Canteen at Downs Juniors – support the school and have a barrel of laughs.

This year, we are offering delicious Fish and Chips, as well as a licensed bar selling wine, beer and snacks.

Please enclose Cash/Cheque, payable to FODJ, with this slip in a marked envelope and place in the FODJ box in the school office. Download the booking form or there will be one sent round in book bags soon here

Fish and Chips: £10.00 per person

Veggie Burger and Chips£10.00 per person

Teams consist of six or eight players. If you can’t make up a team of six, we will help you make up your team on the night (a great way to make new friends).

So book your babysitter for a great evening on the 31st March!

Grantham Road entrance – the gates that Class of their Own use.

Download the booking form or there will be one sent round in book bags soon here:





FODJ Kids’ quiz Tuesday 7th Feb – at the school 5pm – 7pm


LINK HERE or use the embedded form below.

Includes a succulent cheese or Marmite sandwich and a carton of apple juice. Obviously we need to know how many children are coming to provide enough sandwiches, so thanks for booking!

There will also be a chance to buy other snacks and cakes, so bring a little change if you like.

Time: 5 – 7 pm. Drop-off and pick-up from the main school entrance (Rugby Road)

Prize: International glory (and maybe a small something else…)

Note: each team will be made of two children from Y3, two from Y4, two from Y5 and two from Y6; we will try to make sure that everybody is with any friend they have asked for below.




FODJ thanks all our volunteers for their help before, during and after the Winter Fair on Friday. Over 2k was raised to help the school fund school trips and a set of replacement iPads!

Thanks to the food, makes, drinks, presents orderers.

Thanks to the cake makers.

Thanks to the setter-uppers.

Thanks to the stall runners.

Thanks to the kitchen staff – it got HOT.

Thanks to the Grotto Staff.

Thanks to the clearer uppers.

Thanks to the office staff, Jacqui, Guile, teachers, GF, Mr & Mrs Button, their family and Sol Herne. We couldn’t do it without them.

Thanks to Ms Rusbatch for the tunes.

It’s a bloody big job to put on the Fair so thanks to everyone that came and spent money to make it worthwhile.




FODJ Winter Fair 9th Dec Friday 3.30pm-5.30pm. Come along and join the fun!

WHEN: Friday 9th Dec 3.30pm – 5.30pm
WHERE: The school canteen

xmas-fair-2016Santa does his best, but he’s stressed. He’s got a few backroom staff, a couple of IT geeks, nine smelly reindeer, plus a factory full of overworked elves, but they’re tiny and on zero hours contracts.

Santa needs our help with Mr Franceschi’s Christmas list, because he’s asking for a sack of iPads. That’s what Downs Juniors needs (to replace some that are running down) and not just so the kids can watch Dan TDM or play Minecraft like they do at home. No, the school needs them so the kids can learn history and geography and literature and respect for their elders and not to bully their parents and… Loads!

So how can you help? I’m glad you asked. You can volunteer to help at the Winter Fair on December 9th after school. We need you to bake, donate a raffle prize, run a stall, help in the kitchens – something! Anything! Just help by filling in the lovely VOLUNTEER FORM

And don’t think you get out of it if you don’t believe in Santa or Jesus, because everyone believes in Winter (if not then try going out in shorts). So if Hanukkah is your thing, or Kwanzaa or Diwali or Pagan Yule or Liz at 3pm then volunteer, and show the world that Winterval is about generosity of spirit. Ho Ho Hope you sign up.

PS: Non uniform day in return for chocolate donations for the EPIC chocolate-lucky-dip-TOMBOLA confirmed as Weds 7 December.