Using counters to solve short division problems with remainders
Reception children's thoughts on Fox after a 1/2 term of school.
Final harvest from the Fox allotment
Dates for your diary 5th - 9th November
Mon 5th November
Year 5C visiting the River Thames
Year 6 visiting Kew Gardens
Year 5 charity shoe event
KS1 parents spelling workshop 8.50am
Tues 6th November
Wed 7th Nov
Reception parents literacy workshop 8.50am
Year 2 pedestrian training
Thurs 8th Nov
Year 4 swimming
Year 6 height and weight measurement
Fri 9th Nov
FSA meeting 9am
Choir @ Cadogan Hall singing in WW1 centenary concert
Year 3 out - film trip
Fox Play on Fridays
Due to the demand for more Foxplay spaces on Fridays, we will be introducing a separate booking slot for FRIDAY FOXPLAY 2018-19 which will appear in your gateway next week. An email will be sent to all when the system goes live.
We will have 60 spaces every Friday starting from FRIDAY 9th November 2018. Available spaces from Mondays through to Thursdays will remain at the current limit of 40.
Children who are currently booked onto any Friday sessions will be moved onto the new FRIDAY FOXPAY 2018-19 booking slot. Please bear with us while we try to move all the bookings and payments over and we hope to have this completed as soon as possible.
Please also be advised that on the last days of term where we finish at 12.15pm (Christmas, Easter, Summer) there will also be provision for Foxplay (60 spaces) at a cost of £2.00 per child from 12.15pm till 2.15pm. You will have to provide your child with a packed lunch on that day if they are staying in Foxplay.
REMINDER: Please clear any outstanding balances for Foxplay to ensure that you are able to make bookings for future sessions and other after school clubs which will be available for booking very soon.
Federating with Avonmore Primary School - consultation
For the last two years the Fox Federation has been working very closely with Avonmore Primary School in West Kensington. Subject specialists and leadership have worked with the teachers there to put in place a strong structure and a robust plan for the future. Paul Cotter took on the role of Executive Head and Maya Wittleton, who worked for many years at Fox and went on to become Deputy Head at Ashburnham, is now the Head teacher at Avonmore.
We would like to bring Avonmore into our Federation to formalise the partnership between us. Currently, Avonmore has its own Governing Body. By joining the Federation, that Governing Body would be dissolved, and our Governing Body would be reconstituted to have responsibility for an additional school. Attached is a letter explaining the reasoning and process.
Book review by Emma Madden - 'Animal Science'
The 'Animal Science' series, by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Neal Layton, is not new, but remains a firm favourite of mine. Titles include 'Survivors, the toughest creatures on earth', 'What's eating you? Parasites - the inside story' and the children's favourite 'Poo, a natural history of the unmentionable'. Nicola Davies is a prolific author, writing much of the cross over non-fiction picture books that you may be aware of, including one of our Reading Gladiator titles last year, 'I do not like snakes'. This series is for older readers in KS2. The books are full of fascinating information and explanations, peppered with comic strips and humorous illustrations. There is a good deal of text; topics are explored in great detail, building knowledge upon knowledge, separating these books from the kinds of other non-fiction titles you see for this age range, which are often a random selection of isolated facts. Some of these titles are in the classrooms, and we have several copies in the library too. They could be read independently or together - and serve as excellent conversation starters...
Sleep workshop Thursday 15th November 8.50am.
Did you know that a 2011 study showed that English children are the most sleep deprived in Europe?
Vicki Evans, RBKC Educational Psychologist will talk about the importance of sleep and present strategies on how to help children get more of it.
Please let the office know if you plan to attend.
KS1 & KS2 Tea Towels
£5.00 each or 5 for £20
Recommended App The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science360 app for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions
Please don't drive up Edge Street
Please can parents refrain from driving up Edge Street in the morning and afternoon to drop and pick up their children. We have many children and their families congregating around the Edge Street entrance and rushing up the road/pavement to get to school. Children are not always as observant as they should be. If parents need to drive, they should find a nearby parking space and drop their children off appropriately.