We have lots of exciting things happening in the Spring term. These will be sent out via our Fox Hill Flier and newsletters. Here are some important dates for your diary:
4th January – first day back at school
4th January afternoon – Key Stage 1 attendance reward for children at or over 95.7%
4th January afternoon – Key Stage 2 attendance reward for children at or over 95.7%
25th January – Family Learning Workshops begin (please see Mrs Tuxford if you would like a place)
5th February – Last day of the Spring 1 term
15th February – school closed for staff training
16th February – first day back after February half term
26th February – Upper Key Stage 2 Exhibition of learning (more details soon)
3rd March – FS1 and FS2 Exhibition of learning (more details soon)
15th March – Parents Evening (3.30pm – 6.00pm)
16th March – Key Stage 1 Exhibition of learning (more details soon)
17th March – Key Stage 1 attendance reward for children at 95.7% or more for Spring
18th March – Key Stage 2 attendance reward for children at 95.7% or more for Spring
18th March – Last day of Spring term
4th April – First day of Summer term
Our attendance for the Autumn term 2 was an amazing 95.7% – this is bang on our target! Our overall attendance for the whole Autumn term was 96.1%! Well done everyone! Thank you for your support with this. Let’s see if we can get our attendance and punctuality even better in the upcoming Spring term!
On December 17th we held our second “Stories with Santa” evening and our annual Christmas Fair. There was a great range of activities on offer for all the family and some great stalls selling a wide range of gifts. We also had a special Christmas story read by Santa and then children had the chance to visit Santa in his winter grotto.
A great time was had by all. Thank you to Mrs. Daniels, Mrs Wakefield and all of the staff for running this special event. Thanks also to all of our stall holders and all of the families who came along to support this event. We managed to raise over £600 to help us buy new equipment for our playgrounds!
On Thursday 17th December we held our special Autumn Awards Assembly. We had lots to celebrate with lots of awards to share. The winners were:
Jamie Meredith Award for being a good friend
Cole in Y2
Mrs Delaney Award for PE
Max A in FS2
Grant McGuire Award for PE (KS2)
Harry G in Y6
Betty Moore Award for maths
Abbie G in Y1
Jim Fryer Award for citizenship
Kendra in Y3
Jean Willis Award for outstanding attitude to school
Melissa L in Y4
George Riley Award for hard work
Joel R in the IR
Jean Bowie Award for art
Kadie M in Y5
Linda Hill Award for reading
Navin A in Y2
Ian Smith Award for creative writing
Sienna T in Y5
Peter Jenkins Ambassador award
Alanha L in Y6
Blake Shepherd Swimming awards
Abigail M in Y4 Morgen L in Y4
Swimming Achievement Awards
Harley T, Joe A, Tayla M and Ellie F
Well done to all of our winners!
This year we transformed our Learning Resource Centre into a winter wonderland!
At Fox Hill Primary we always like to support good causes and each year we like to get dressed up, put on our spots and dots and raise as much money as we can for BBC Children in Need. This year we came to school in our spots and dots and as our favourite heroes. We had some fantastic costumes! We also held a special bake sale competition with some amazing entries. We then sold off all of the cakes and buns to help raise money. We are really proud that we were able to raise over £475! Thank you for your support and generosity with this.
Today we held a 1 minute silence at 11am as a mark of respect for Paris following the tragic events at the weekend. Our thoughts are with the families of those lost or hurt.
Over the past week, demolition work has commenced on our old school building. This has progressed rapidly with much of the building now gone. Here are a few images:
We had many happy memories in our old school and it is sad to see it go. We have reminded the children to keep away from the site and we look forward to it soon been turned into our new sports field.
Today in school we had a 2 minute silence at 11am as a mark of respect. This is because at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month the Two Minute Silence is observed on Armistice Day, the day which marks the end of the First World War. It is also a time for the nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves and those who continue to fight to secure and protect our freedom.
This morning the children in Y3, Y3/4 and Y4 held their exhibition to showcase all of their learning about the Victorians. The exhibition began with children demonstrating what a Victorian lesson would have been like – all of the adults had to join in and complete their ABC and some arithmetic! This was then followed by children showcasing some fantastic art, literacy and topic work on display around the room. Adults were also invited to join the children for tea and cakes.
A big well done to all of the children and staff for a fantastic exhibition and thank you to all of our families who came along to support. We hope you enjoyed the morning.