Packing, preparing and saying goodbye!

On Thursday 26th and Friday 27th March, staff worked around the clock to pack up our current building ready for the exciting move to our new academy building. With over 600 packing crates filled and more besides, we are just about ready to start moving everything over to the new Fox Hill Primary!

We finished the day with a toast to the current school and shared a special cake made by Miss Carroll. Thank you to everyone for their hard work and team work.

Farewell Fox Hill 27th March

Farewell Fox Hill Day

On Wednesday 25th March 2015 we had a special day to say farewell to our current school building. Built in 1969, it has served well over 20,000 children over 46 years. We had a special day with our Pupil Ambassadors offering guided tours around school to ex-pupils, staff and members of the community. We then had a special assembly where staff and children shared their memories of our special building. The children were all given a special commemorative postcard and pencil to take home. From 4pm – 6pm we had more special visitors come to see the school and share their memories. It was wonderful to see so many people come back to share their memories and say farewell to the second school to be named Fox Hill Primary. We now look forward to the move to our brand new building!

Farewell Fox Hill Event

Science Week – Home learning challenges

As part of our whole school science week, children were invited to take part in both a special science quiz and also a home learning challenge. The children were asked to make something connected to our theme of “What lurks beneath!” We had some fantastic entries which you can see here:

Science week home learning 1 Science week home learning 2

Thank you to all of the children and families who took part and well done to all of our winners who took home a special home science kit!

Y3 American exhibition of learning

Our Y3 children planned and ran an exhibition of learning this afternoon showcasing all of their geography work. The children were able to talk about different places in America, the human and physical features and where they would like to visit. They were also able to share their work highlighting different aspects of American life and culture. They also shared some of the different culinary delights they had made during the topic with their visitors. Well done Y3!

Y3 American Exhibition 1 Y3 American Exhibition 2

Y6 Exhibition – Save the animals!

The children in Y6 have been learning all about the Amazon and learning to write a variety of genres from persuasive television adverts, information leaflets and letters. The children were then given the challenge of creating their own charity to help support an animal endangered by deforestation. Children had to work in teams to produce their own logo, persuasive leaflet, television advert and information leaflets to promote awareness and persuade people to recycle. They also had to write letters to the logging companies to encourage them to support and preserve natural habitats. The children then put all of their work together as an exhibition with each team running a campaign stall. Visitors to the stalls came to hear the arguments and had to say which ones they felt most persuaded by.

Y6 Save the animals 2 Y6 Save the animals

World Book Day 2015

This year we celebrated World Book Day 2015 in style! We had a full day of work with the poet, Andy Tooze, to help us kick start the events. This included a whole school assembly where Andy was able to share some of his funny poems with everyone. We then had a whole school dress-up day with everyone coming as their favourite story characters. Classes took part in special reading related activities and we had a special bookstall in school kindly run by Blackwell’s Books. We then ended the day with a special evening reading event – “Books and Bears” where children came to school with their favourite book and teddy bear to join in with some shared reading, fun activities and enjoy a cookie and hot chocolate!

Look at all of our staff showing off their World Book Day costumes!

world book day 2015

Spring Family Survey 2015

Each term we run a Family Consultation through our website and also at our Parents Meetings. Thank you to everyone who took part in the survey – your feedback really helps and the discussions we had were really helpful. Please click below to view the results from the Spring Family Consultation:

Spring Survey 2015