Fox Primary School weekly newsletter 02/11/18
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This week in pictures
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.

Click here to read the letter.

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
Coming soon!
£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. 
Whole School Attendance  98.31%
  RC   Leopold
RP Alfie
1C Morgana
1J Jamie
2J Lira
2S Isaac
3F Marcel
3M Imogen
4GT  Valentina Violetta
4B Bassy
5B Carlotta
5C Maia
6J Ateena
6M Oscar
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