Fox Primary School weekly newsletter 23/11/18
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This week in pictures
Year 4 children playing indoor table tennis during a wet lunch time.
Year 6 at the Hayward Gallery visiting the Shapeshifters exhibtion. 
Year 1 making dens at Forest Schools.
Dates for your diary
26th - 30th November 

Mon 26th Nov 
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Tues 27th  Nov 
  • Reception parents maths workshop 
28th Nov
  • Year 2 pedestrian training 
Thurs 29th Nov
  • 1C out am - Victorian House 
Fri 30th Nov
  • Year 1 parents coffee morning 8.50am - training room 
  • Year 3 out @ Jewish Museum 

Upcoming dates:
  • Fox Winter Fair -Saturday 1st December 12-4pm
  • KS1 maths workshop 8.50am- Friday 7th December 
  • Year 4/5 reading gladiators- Tuesday 11th December 
  • Phase C Winter Concert -Thursday 13th December 
  • Year 2 parents coffee morning- Friday 14th December
  • Phase B Winter Production - Wednesday 19th December 10am
  • Phase A Nativity - Thursday 20th December 10am
  • Panto for children - Friday 21st December 
  • Last day of term Friday 21st December (FINISH at 12.15 pm)
Term Dates 2019-2020
Autumn Term

Tuesday 3rd September - Friday 18th October 2019 
Tuesday 29th October - Friday 20th December

Spring Term
Tuesday 7th January- Friday 14th February 2020
Monday 24th February- Friday 3rd April

Summer Term 
Monday 20th April- Friday 22nd May
Monday 1st June - Friday 17th July
The Fox and Pounds has arrived 
Unlike other lotteries, The Fox and Pounds allows you to support Fox Primary School.  We are raising money through the community, for the community.  By joining ‘The Fox and Pounds’ for just £2 a week, you will have the chance of winning a guaranteed weekly prize, as well as knowing that the rest of the money will be going back into Fox School. The money raised will go into the ‘Keep it Fox Fund’ and be used to support teaching and learning.
Click on enter to see details of prizes and how to enter.
Mr Millet's Festival of  Sports report 
Fox Sport do not just build character. They reveal. Some of our sports stars were ill or otherwise engaged in other school duties but the group of children stuck together to produce an amazing haul of medals in the borough Festival of Sports Tournament. 
History may never have a moment like this where by brothers and sisters represented the school side by side. The brand new event of dodgeball was captured by Fox taking GOLD and SILVER. As results rolled in, the hockey narrowly missed out on playing in the semi final, whereas the intense scrap for BRONZE was taken by the basketball team. Both tag rugby teams won their semi-finals to play against each other in the final. Unfortunately even after fierce competitive match and triple over time, both teams were tied. Everyone else were long gone and so a compromise of joint first given to both teams. WoW, what a day by all the teams including the football teams as well as the Tri-Golf team who represented and competed admirably for our School.

Year 5 Charity Project - Shoe Share
We would like you to participate in the Year 5 Shoe Share in partnership with Clarks (shoe shop) and UNICEF. Do you have old pairs of shoes? We will be collecting old pairs of shoes for the rest of this half term. From Monday 26th November to Monday 17th December.
Parts of the shoes can then be re-used and Clarks will donate a generous amount of money to UNICEF for every tonne of shoes they receive.
      Follow the guidelines below to ensure they can be recycled:
  • There are no holes
  • There are no broken soles
  • The shoes need to be paired with a rubber band
Please give the pairs of shoes to your child’s class teacher and Year 5 will collect the shoes from your classroom and then deliver them to Clarks.
Well done to both the girls and boys  Fox tables tennis teams who competed and won the John Petchy Schools London table tennis competition. They will now represent London in the South of England competition.
Ms Madden recommends .......
The Dotty Detective books are fantastic for newly independent readers, from Year 2 to Year 4.  Dotty is a spirited, independent girl, who loves sour sherbets, running fast and solving puzzles.  She can set her mind to any mystery, be it a finding a missing puppy or saving a sabotaged school talent show, not without the help of her best friend, Beans, and top dog, McClusky.  The books do not have too much text per page, and are full of doodles, stickers and photos to seem like an authentic detective's journal!  I was interested to discover that the author, Clara Vulliamy, lives in West London and is the daughter of famous author and illustrator Shirley Hughes.    These great books are a stepping stone to the equally accessible Pamela Butchart range, including the most recent addition, 'The Phantom Lollipop Man.'  Both series are fun and easy reads: Dotty Detective is the simpler (book band purple and up,stage 8+), and the Pamela Butchart series for children who have passed their book bands and are 'free readers'.  
In Search of Humpty Dumpty 
Reception  had a bit of an investigation - Who pushed Humpty Dumpty? All the children in Reception were incredibly excited and eager to find the culprit. There were footprints left at the scene of the crime which they measured and then they had to find out which member of the EYFS team was guilty by measuring their footprints too. They chose what they wanted to use to measure from the classroom although unifix cubes ended up being the most popular unit of measure. Miss Garcia was found guilty but still insists it was an accident!
They have also been building walls, safe-houses for Humpty Dumpty, as well as writing invitations, lists of guests and shopping lists in preparation for Humpty Dumpty’s ‘on the mend’ party.
Online Safety Update - has a new name - TikTok

The social network app has often given adults cause for concern, because of the way that children use it to generate and share their own short videos and lip sync to popular audio clips. The app has a new name and new features, and now includes live streaming. Although the app has an age-limit of 13 years old, in practice there will be younger children using it, and the content may not be suitable.

Profiles on TikTok are automatically set to public, so that any content you post can be seen by anyone within the app.  There is also a Restricted Mode which can help to filter out inappropriate content and prevent  the user from being able to start their own live streams.

You can find out more here. Safer Internet Centre
Any unwanted winter coats? Calling London would like them!
Calling London is a charity that distributes your unwanted winter coats to Londoners who don’t have any to keep them warm this winter.
Nothing is sold. No money is involved. It’s as simple as it sounds. 
They need coats for men - women - children - babies - all sizes, as long as they’re in clean, very good condition & ready to be worn.
  • Wool coats 
  • Ski jackets 
  • Down coats and jackets
  • Workwear jackets
  • Duffle coats 
Give a coat. Help someone keep warm this winter. 
There are over 40 public donation spots, see website for more information

Click here for the UPDATED Club List for Spring 2019 

 New clubs added: Debate and Science Clubs
Schedule Change: Monday and Thursday Football Clubs

Club Dates:
Spring 2019 Clubs – Monday 14th January until Friday 29th March 2019
(The following clubs will not run on Thurs 31st Jan and Fri 1st March due to Parent Consultations)
Thurs Australian Football                              Fri Tag Rugby
Thurs Mini Gym                                                Fri Street Dance
Friday Advanced Table Tennis

Clubs Sign up date is Wednesday 5th December and the system will open for bookings after 7pm. Please do not log-on before this as clubs will appear sporadically on the gateway before this time and will cause errors to your bookings if done before 7pm. For details on how to make a booking please refer to this letter.

Please only choose a maximum of 2 clubs. If your child is doing team training/selected team clubs, they can have access to 1 club bookable via the gateway.

If you are unable to secure a club space for your child, please email to place your child’s name on the waiting list. Please note the waiting list will close on Friday 7th December at 7pm. We will not accept waiting list entries after this date. If children on the waiting list cannot be allocated a club space this term, they will be enrolled automatically the following term.

Waiting List from Autumn 2018 term: Children on the waiting list have been emailed to confirm they would still like to take up the club space for the Spring term, please respond to the email asap to confirm you want to take the place.

We will not be able to make amendments to your bookings so please book carefully. We would like to kindly remind parents that you will be charged for any clubs booked. Payment for clubs will be collected during week commencing 10th Dec once we have finalised all lists. We will email parents when the payment is payable on School Gateway. Payment must be made immediately in order to secure your club space. Outstanding balances including lunches, foxplay, breakfast club etc must be paid to ensure that the gateway allows you to book for clubs. 

Important: If you are having problems with your gateway account, it is best to ask the office to assist you ahead of club booking date. Please check your gateway well in advance to ensure your logins and the app works. The school office team will be happy to assist you with your queries.

A Street Near You - Find out if you live in a house that once belonged to a First World War soldier
A useful history resource containing information on soldiers who fought and died in World War 1 has recently been launched.  The website enables people to search their postcode and find out if they live in or near a house that once belonged to a soldier from the First World War.
Enter your postcode. It recalls all the Great War dead local to an address -
The map was put together as a personal project by 50-year-old James Morley, who lives in West London and has worked with museums and archives for over 25 years.  Talking about the motive behind the project, he said: “At the heart of it is the legacy of those who died in the conflict, and especially the scale of the impact that that would have had on their local communities.”
‘A Street Near You’ currently contains nearly 500,000 location records for 410,000 men and women who died whilst serving in the First World War. It was created using data and images sourced from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Imperial War Museum, including their Lives of the First World War project.

     Winter Fair is 1 week away! 
1. Donations needed for the Winter Fair please bring them in the sooner the better...
  • Jewellery
  • Raffle items– contact
  • Bottles & jars for tombola including bubble bath, creams etc, and children's tombola prizes,
  • Food dishes & bread for the café (homemade or bought)
  • Cakes 
  •  Gently used toys, pieces in bags, scooters, bikes, balance bikes, 
  • prizes for games and santa: packs of sweets, xmas chocolates, rubbers, pencils, hair accessories, stickers 
  • items for Hampers
  • Dads to help move tables on Saturday morning
  • Please bring food items in on the day and leave at their stall.
  • Please bring other items in now!
  • There will be a wreath making stall so don't buy yours yet.
  • There will be a Christmas card stall
  • +++(Please note there will be no book stall)+++
  • "A limited supply of plates, cups and cutlery will be available at the fair, so please 'Go Green' and bring some from home!". 
2. Sign up to a stall: The fair is a community event, put on by Fox families for Fox families (and their invited guests). Please be ready to pitch in by working at a stall, bringing a cake or food dish, setting up and/or cleaning up, or a few of the above! Sign up to help at a stall here:

3. Raffle tickets are in your book bags! Please sell them to friends and family or yourself!There are lots of great prizes, we shall share info during the week.
4.  The Silent Auction is Live!!! take a look at : 
Contact with queries or raffle enquiries
Whole School Attendance  97.69%
  RC   Maks
RP Margaux
1C Ibrahim
1J Luca
2J Noah
2S Astrid
3F Artem
3M Loic
4GT  All of Year 4
4B All of Year 4
5B Pedro
5C Ilyas
6J Zohar
6M Arushi
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