Turf Cutting Ceremony

On Friday 6th June 2014 Fox Hill Primary hosted a special turf cutting ceremony to celebrate the building of our new school. We welcomed some special guests including Peter Lauener from the Department for Education, Simon Trevor the regional manager for McAlpine and Councillor Jackie Drayton. The event was also attended by our own school pupil ambassadors who were able to take part in the ceremony by helping to break ground with a special spade presented to the school by McAlpine.

The event was covered by The Star newspaper. Here is the newspaper cutting of the event:

Turf cutting June 2014

Sheffield Children’s Festival 2014

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Each year Fox Hill Primary joins in with the Sheffield Children’s Festival. This year children across school worked with Sheffield artist Lucy Coyne to learn new skills and create pieces that became part of the Sculpture Trail displayed in the Botanical Gardens. The children created fabric banners, wire pieces, clay shapes and wooden structures. Here are a few photos of their fantastic work…

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The art work is currently on display at the Botanical Gardens…why not pop down to see this work.

Year Six Residential to The Oakes

The first day of the Year 6 residential has gone really well. The children have had an amazing time so far!

We arrived at The Oakes around 10am with our friends from Mansel Primary.

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Children were shown their rooms and given a talk all about the different activities on offer.

We then split into groups ready to start the first round of activities. The children have taken part in rafting, archery, the low ropes and more! Here is Oakley after daring to slide down the water slide…the water was freezing!


Here is Cameron rafting his way across the lake and then Sohail, Kian and Oakley after the water slide!

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They are currently enjoying some free time playing different sports, games and exploring the different problem solving activities on offer. Fish and chips (and vegetable fingers) for tea soon!

photo 3A busy evening of activities and a fun game of ‘Paparazzi Chase’ where the children had to find the different leaders disguised as famous people around the site! The children have all collapsed into bed and snoring can be heard across the building!


Another great day at The Oakes – lots of sunshine and fun activities. Here are a few photos of the day…

DSCF0268Macey and Ellie enjoying breakfast.

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Jack, Reece and Oakley taking part on the rope activity!


Problem solving!

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    Free time!


Archery lessons…

We finished the day with spaghetti bolognaise and vege pasta!


 The last day of our residential was full of more fun activities and games. The children were brilliant – especially at tidying up their rooms and packing everything at the end of the morning. Unfortunately our coach was delayed but this meant a few more hours of free time to play some football and other games in the glorious sunshine!

Well done to all of the children who took part in this residential. You were fantastic ambassadors for our school and staff from The Oakes complemented us on how well you all behaved and the exceptional manners you have.