Fox Primary School weekly newsletter 21/09/18
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This week in pictures
Reception have had a wonderful first week.
Year 1 loved returning to Forest school. 
Year 3 have been using the bar model to work out problems. 
Dates for your diary
24th - 28th   September  


Mon 24th Sept
  • KS 2 Parents reading workshop 8.50am
  • Year 5 out Greenwich Observatory 
Tues 25th Sept
  • Reception parents - Fundamentals of learning workshop 8.50am
Wed 26th Sept
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Thurs 27th Sept 
  • Year 4 swimming
Fri 28th Sept 

Upcoming Dates :
  • Prospective parents workshop - Tuesday 2nd October 5pm
  • Parents evenings - Thursday 5th and Friday 6th October
  • Year 3/4/5/6  parents maths workshop - Monday 8th OCtober
  • Jazz concert (Year 5 parents) - Thursday 11th October 2.30pm
  • Individual school photos - Friday 12th October
  • Years 3/4/5/6  parents spelling workshop - Monday 15th Oct 8.50am
  • Years 1/2 parents Maths workshop - Friday 19th 8.50am
  • Half term - Friday 19th October 2.15pm finish 
Keep It Fox Fund (KIFF) - How to donate 

1. Either one off payments or regular monthly payments can be set up online with my donate. This  will be  gift aided automatically.

2. Set up a recurring monthly Standing Order to Keep It Fox.  Gift Aid Declaration form.  

All funds raised through the Keep It Fox Fund will be used in the next academic years' school budget. The money will be used to maintain current staffing levels and pay for teaching assistants and specialist teachers such as dance, music and art. 

The school will report at the beginning of each financial year exactly how much has been donated and how this money has been used. 

Charity Cycle Ride- a few dates

Federation cycle ride - Isle of Wight ( Friday 7th June - Saturday 8th  June)

The  Federation cycle ride from London to the Isle of Wight. This will involve parents and staff cycling to Southampton (145km) and then completing one lap of The Isle of Wight (102km). The event will take place over 2 days and involve one night in Cowes. The aim of this is to  raise £50,000 in sponsorship. The event will be open to all ability riders, which will be catered for by having different ability groups led by an experienced rider. Riders will need to be able to cycle between 6-8 hours in one day. Riders will also need to train for the event.

Family and friends are very welcome to ride in this event but will need to raise money for the school 

Information meeting: Friday 5th October 5.30-6pm 
First parents/staff group ride :Saturday 20th October 4 laps of Richmond Park (approx 40km) 
T- Shirt design for London Youth Games
Want to see your design worn by 500 athletes between January and July next year? Design a t-shirt for the London Youth Games for 2019!
 Complete the design template and return to school by Friday 12th October or send electronically to:
Or post to:
 Basement Office, Carlyle Building, Hortensia
Road. Chelsea, SW10 0QS .
BAME History Week: 8th – 12th October 2018
We are pleased to let you know that we will be holding our Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) History week from 8th to 12th October. A focused Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) History Week provides us with an opportunity to celebrate BAME culture, history and achievement and complements our work on prejudice, identity and belonging. The children will be taking part in a number of activities, including trips to the British Library and V&A Museum, storytelling workshops and food tasting.
Do you know anyone from a BAME background who has been particularly successful in a given field? If you know someone who would be willing to speak to the children about their work and achievements, please let us know!
In addition, we would like to hold some BAME family history sessions. If you are from a BAME background and would like to speak to a class/year group for 10 minutes about your family’s background and history, we would love to hear from you. You are welcome to bring along photos or any other relevant resources to illustrate your talk.
Anyone who can help in this or any other way, please contact Uz Afzal and Hannah Smart
Meet the Teacher 
Thank you to parents and carers for attending the Year group Meet the Teacher meetings. All year group presentations can be found on the school web site.

Ms Madden recommends - The Flip Flap series

I highly recommend the Flip Flap series by Alex Scheffler (known for his illustrations of many Julia Donaldson's books).  There are many titles in the range now, including 'Jungle', 'Safari', 'Dogs' and 'Farm'.    You can read each book 'straight' as a simple rhyming book telling you about the animals, or you can 'do-it-yourself', creating your own creatures to read about.  These books are great for readers in Reception up to Year 2 - and can be a really motivating way to develop independent reading.   The language used is quite phonically regular, and,  combined with the regular rhyming structure, means that early readers can have a good attempt at reading some of the words or all of the text themselves.   Parents and children can take it in turns making creatures and reading the corresponding text.  The more creatures you read about the easier it is for your child to read, as the text becomes more familiar.  This really helps them with their fluency.  They are fun books!  And, as you hopefully know, reading for pleasure is the most important aspect of reading there is...

International Evening - Thank you!
Thank you to all who helped make International Evening such a success. It was a delight to see all our families and children sharing and celebrating our wonderful diversity that makes up our school community. We were even blessed with the weather (in the end!). It's definitely one of our staff highlights of the year! Thank you!
Diary date: International Evening for Fox past(alumni) and present parents - Friday 14th June

FSA Parent Teacher Meeting
On Friday morning 30 parents met with Mr Cotter for a lively discussion of  Uniform, Clubs, Lunches, Snacks, a charity bike ride and even a search for new Santa's Grotto masterminds for the Winter Fair, click
here for full details of the meeting.
If you have anything you would like raised at a future meeting please contact your year rep or FSA co-chairs or indeed please come along in person, we would be pleased to see you there.

Raise money for the FSA when buying with Amazon...
Fox School Association is now a registered charity with amazon, when you shop with and register us as your chosen charity, we will get 0.5% of your net purchase price. Don't forget to always put 'smile' first when using amazon :o) Thank you! 

Fox Play bookings 
Fox Play bookings must be made via the School Gateway app or desktop site in advance or by 3pm on the day of the session (1.45pm on Fridays). Please note that there is a limit to how many kids we can have in FoxPlay so we would advise that you book sessions in advance. Please note that we will not be accepting bookings over the telephone or via email.

Gardening news
If you bought a floral hanging basket last July, please could you return it to school as soon as the flowers have faded.

If you have any 'Bon Maman' glass jars and lids please can you donate to the school for future preserve making!
Thank you. 
Mrs de la Torre
GDPR consent

Please can you ensure the consent form is ticked/signed and returned to the school office as soon as possible. Thank you for your help with this. 
Headlice at Fox
Please can you take time to look at your child's hair this weekend. We have children coming to school with nits. Please can you also make sure that your child comes to school with their hair tied up.

I've attached some information regarding nits. The information followed from a parent workshop two years ago.
Fox Fruit
Please remember to make your £40 contribution towards the children's fruit. Please pay through School Gateway. The children have really enjoyed the different variety of fruit and veg offered to them this week.
Whole School Attendance to date 98.19%
  RC   Whole Class
RP Whole Class
1C Krystian
1J Hamza
2J Selin
2S ZouZou
3F Honore
3M Alexandre
4GT  Mane
4B Daphne
5B Pietra
5C Maela
6J Markos
6M Eleanor
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