Desert island dilemma!

This week in school is our annual science and maths week where we have a real focus on these core subjects. This year to help further develop our curriculum through immersive classroom approaches we have had the whole school theme of “Desert island dilemma”. Our classrooms have been setup to look like remote desert islands complete with palm trees, sand, shells, treasure chests and even the odd parrot or two! Children will be working on various challenges this week such as how to build a shelter using their science skills to investigate which materials are most suitable, their maths skills to help them design and measure and their creative skills to build them. There is also a special home learning challenge for each year group and a family challenge.

This morning was amazing seeing the children so excited coming into their new classrooms. We look forward to seeing their learning and their completed projects at the end of the week. Here are a few photos of our classrooms!

Home learning IR Main entrance Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5RH Y5SS Y6 Y12 Y34

Fox Hill Art Show 2014

On Tuesday 25th March 2014 we held the first Fox Hill Primary Art Show. This was a showcase of work done by children from across school to show their skills of critique and multiple drafting. We had some brilliant examples from Nursery all the way through to Y6 and including our Integrated Resource Unit. We had violent volcanoes, beautiful sea shells, space rockets, gorgeous water colour flowers and much more!┬áThank you to everyone for their hard work creating the work and putting the show together. We had a great turn out from our families – big thanks to all who came along to view the exhibition and support the work of the children. Look out for future exhibitions coming soon! Here are some photos of the gallery…Fox Hill Art Show 2014 Infant IR Junior IR Y1 and Y12 Y2 photo 2 Y2 Y3 and 4 Y5 Year 6 photo 1 Year 6 photo 2 Year 6 photo 3

Congratulations to our EYFS team!

Today our EYFS team have undergone the re-accreditation process for the “Charter for Quality Provision”. After a long day, we are really proud to announce that we have secured the award for a second year! The assessors felt that the Nursery setting provided a wealth of opportunities for the children and that it was a truly inspiring place to learn. They said that the immersive approaches used really provoked a true sense of awe and wonder in the children. Well done to the EYFS team for all their hard work and also to the children for their brilliant behaviour and attitude to learning. Here are just a few photos to show the environment…can you spot the beanstalk? ?????????? Jack and the beanstalk FS1

Sport Relief 2014

At Fox Hill Primary on Friday 21st March we will be taking part in Sport Relief 2014. We will be doing a whole school skip-a-thon to help raise money for this worth cause.

SCSP Swimming Gala

On Thursday 6th March 2014, a group of 16 children from Fox Hill took part in the annual SCSP Swimming Gala. These children had to take part in a variety of races including back stroke, speed swimming and diving. The children were fantastic and represented our school brilliantly. We are extremely proud of them.

In assembly today, all of the children were presented with a special certificate and prize. Well done to the following children…

Year 3: Joshua B

Year 4: Usman H, Hana W, Hana E

Year 5: Jordan S, Corey E-B, Brogan P, Macy B, Rehan H,

Year 6: Cameron B, Oakley W, Alex H, Kian T, Bobbi-Jo L, Macey M, Amy BswimmerFox

Skills for learning: Self-esteem

This half term our new Skills for learning theme is “Self-esteem”. This links to our SEAL topic of “Good to be me” and is all about how we can grow our confidence by recognising our individual strengths.

To help with this work, check out our new whole school display with some of the key self-esteem strands on!

Skills for learning self esteem display

World Book Day 2014!

This year at Fox Hill Primary we celebrated World Book Day 2014 in style with a whole school dress-up with everyone coming as their favourite character from a traditional story. We also had a special book stall in our library where the children could come and collect their free World Book Day book.

To see more photos of the children, check out some of our super class blogs which can be accessed through the news section of the website. Here is a photo of some of our staff in their costumes – can you spot which characters they are? Thanks to everyone for their hard work which helped to make the day really special. Fox Hill Primary World Book Day Staff Photo