Fox Newsletter Friday 25th January 2019
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This week in pictures

Reception tree hugging at Forest Schools 

Our resident fox hanging out in the allotment 

Some intense chess moves happening at chess club 
Dates for your diary
28th January -  1st February


Mon 28th Jan
  • RC out at Forest School - PM
Tues 29th Jan
  • Dental survey - Year 1
  • Year 5 parents school journey meeting - 3.45pm 
Wed 30th Jan
Thurs 31st Jan
  • Fox play pick up to change - Please pick up from the Edge Street gate. 
  • Mini gym and Australian Rules Football - CANCELLED
Fri 1st Feb
  • Year 4 parents and carers coffee am -9am 
  • Fox play pick up to change - Please pick up from the Edge Street gate. 
  • Tag Rugby, Street Dance and table tennis - CANCELLED

Upcoming dates:
  • Parents' Online-safety workshop - Monday 4th Feb
  • Year 3 class assembly - Thurs 7th Feb
  • Half term - Friday 15th Feb 
Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you to those who responded to the FOXFLIX survey, there is still chance to give us your views using the survey link below.
So far we have had 100% in favour for the project.
Most of you have said that you would like to be able to download the videos to keep forever. We have taken that into consideration and can confirm that the system will allow you to download the videos.
If you have any further questions or requests then please do let us know via the survey.
At Fox Primary School we are very proud of our children and staff when it comes to putting on a show ranging from assemblies, productions to the ever impressive talent shows. Traditionally these have been recorded, edited and produced on DVD. However, this is a complicated, time consuming and an out of date way of distributing digital content. 

In an age of Netflix and on-demand streaming services on multi-platforms, we feel that this is the way forward for Fox to distribute such content. 
We are considering having all media we produce published online in a secure parent only access service similar to Netflix. Only current parents with children in this school will have access to the videos through this service. 
The main advantages of sharing content in this way are: 
•    Content can be produced and distributed much faster (potentially as early as the next day); 
•    The content is higher quality; 
•    It can be watched on multiplatform devices such as phones, tablets and laptops etc 
In order to make a viable service we would need to get enough parents to sign up and pay. The annual cost of a subscription would be £15 per year to access all content that the school produces until your child leaves the school. We envisage that each child would have approximately 3 videos per year uploaded – Christmas shows, class assemblies and talent show. In addition, other shows such as jazz workshop, Year 6 leavers and Reception graduation would always be uploaded. 

We are seeking the views on this from our parents and carers. Please click here to let us know your thoughts. 

Our IT team will attend the next FSA meeting to answer any queries.


Ms Madden recommends.....

‘If all the world were..’ is a beautifully illustrated picture book about a young girl’s relationship with her grandfather and how she copes when he dies, written by award winning poet Joseph Coelho (‘Werewolf Club Rules’ and ‘Overheard in a Tower Block’).  It is thoughtful and ultimately uplifting.

‘Let’s Talk About When Someone Dies’ is a newer title by Molly Potter, author of ‘What’s Worrying You?’ and ‘How are you Feeling Today’, which I’ve reviewed previously.  This is a very accessible picture book, excellent for starting conversations with children about death, bereavement and what happens next.   Like her other titles, it covers difficult subjects with sensitivity and honesty.  Each double page explains, through engaging illustrations and simple honest text, how you might feel, what you might think or how you might behave.  It has gentle guidance for parents too.
The Great Fox Ride 7th - 8th June

Calling all parents, carers and freinds. Having you considered:
  • Riding from London to Southampton and then once (twice) around the Isle of Wight;
  • Or riding once around the Isle of Wight;
  • Or riding  1/2 way round the Isle of Wight.
These are 3 of the options available to help the school raise money for the Federation. 10% of the funds raised will  support the MS charity MonkeySox. We already have 35 staff, parents and friends committed to the ride.  We would really like 50 riders with a target of raising £50,000

We are asking parents, carers and friends to try and raise £1000 for the privilege of be part of this great event. We will split into groups, every group being led by an experienced rider. We will have support vans,  feed stations along the route, spare parts and bikes and even our very own Great Fox Ride jersey and socks. Santini (Italian cycle brand) have very kindly offered to make us a small number of bespoke tops just for the ride. The quality of the jersey is excellent.(See image below)

If you are interested please sign up on the web site

Mr Cotter will be organising some training rides from February through to June. These will either be in Richmond Park or Surrey Hills.
Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress licences
Reading Eggs/Reading Eggspress is an online reading programme that is designed to help children become fluent and proficient readers. It makes the learning to read journey fun, interactive and rewarding and is based on solid scientific research. This resource supports children’s learning through carefully designed online reading games and activities that are easy to follow, self-paced and highly engaging.
If you would like to purchase a licence for your child, please email
We are asking parents for a contribution of £8.50 to pay for this resource. The normal subscription cost is £39.95.
You can find out more information about Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress on their website:
Spring Term Parent/Carer Consultations
Wednesday 30th January             2pm – 6pm                                                         Class 1C
Thursday 31st January                  2pm – 6pm                                                        All Classes except 4GT
Friday 1st February                       2.30pm – 5pm                                                   All Classes except 1C & 4GT
Wednesday 6th February               8am – 8.20am & 1.30 – 4.40pm                      Class 4GT
Thursday 7th February                   1.30pm – 4.40pm                                             Class 4GT
Online appointment booking system
This allows you to choose your own appointment times with class teachers and you will receive an email confirming your appointment. This must be the name and e-mail address we hold on the system for you.
 Appointments can be made now and will close an hour before the first appointment on the consultation day.
Should you wish to make any changes after this time, please contact the school office.
Please visit :  to book your appointments.
Login with the following information:

Your Title, Forename and Surname
E-mail address (you will get a reminder if you do this)
Pupil’s Preferred Forename:
Pupil’s Surname:
Pupils Date of birth: DD/MM/YYYY
Changes to Fox play and clubs due to Parent Consultations - Thursday 31st January and Friday 1st February only
Fox play pick up to change - Please pick up from the Edge Street gate. 
Cancelled clubs
Thursday - Mini gym and Australian Rules Football
Friday - Tag Rugby, Street Dance and table tennis
Fox and Pounds Lottery Winners
Date 1st Prize £65.40 2nd Prize £21.80 Fox Honey Bonus Prize
25/01/2019 Connie PRATT
(Rec teacher)
Maria ZORRO RODRIGUEZ Sloane POULTON Parents to have lunch with their child.
Elizabeth BEEBE
Volunteer Readers
"Are you available to read with a child at Fox once a week (for half an hour) to help them develop their reading skills? We are looking for additional readers to help Fox children in Years 1 and 2 with reading and phonics.  You would be supported throughout the scheme. There is training in helping children with phonics for those interested to be held by Miss Clark on Monday 4th February from 3.00 pm to 3.30 pm, at Fox. You will need to have attended the training session in order to start reading with a child and to have an up to date DBS certificate. We do avoid placing readers within their own child's year group.  If interested, please contact Rohan Thornton (Parent Reading Coordinator), email or speak to Gerry Johnson (Fox Reading Coordinator), email"
Sugar smart world - Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children should all have received free ‘sugar smart world’ packs in their book bags this week. The packs feature a fun game and stickers to encourage children to spot higher-sugar food and drink and choose healthier everyday swaps. In addition to this, there will be new maths and literacy activities available to download on the School Zone, embedding healthier habits while linking with the national curriculum.
For further ideas, resources and activities visit:
For general inquiries and informing us of pick up changes - Mailbox for reporting absences - please say your child's name and class and the reason for absence.
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 
Tuesday  21st  April- Friday 22nd May (amended)
Monday 1st June - Friday 17th July 
Whole School Attendance  97.46%
 RC   None this week
RP None this week
1C None this week
1J None this week
2J Aisha

3F Anika
3M Lena
4GT  Luna
4B Etienne
5B Melena
5C Giacomo
6J Gaby & Rhea
6M Edouard 
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