Fox Newsletter Friday 30th November
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This week in pictures
Year 1 visited Linley Sambourne House at 18 Stafford Terrace as part of their Homes in the past topic.
Who pushed Humpty Dumpty - part 2  
Art club have been working hard on their #Agamographs named after the artist Yaakov Agam. Ideas on making your own one at home here …
Dates for your diary
3rd - 7th December  

Mon 3rd December 
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Tues 4th Dec
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5th Dec
  • BBC observing mindfulness @ Fox 
  • Club sign up day - 7pm onwards 
Thurs 6th Dec
  • Year 4 bake sale -RNLI 
Fri 7th Dec
  • KS1 parents maths workshop @ 8.50am
  • Orchestra performing in assembly

Upcoming dates:
  • Year 4/5 reading gladiators- Tuesday 11th December 
  • Phase C Winter Concert -Thursday 13th December 
  • Year 2 parents coffee morning- Friday 14th December
  • CHANGE OF DATE - Christmas jumper day - 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 

Tuesday  21st  April- Friday 22nd May (amended)
Monday 1st June - Friday 17th July 
Sign up to the The Fox and Pounds 
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.
Ms Madden recommends .......

Miss Johnson and I were very excited last Wednesday evening to attend an Q and A session with the author Philip Reeve.  He spoke about his writing process, his inspiration, and also read from his most recently published books.  He is most well know for his 'Mortal Engines' series, which has just been adapted into a feature film.  Mortal Engines has long been one of the Year 6 team's favourite (and also Mr Cotter's): an unforgettable adventure story, set in a dark and utterly original world.     So we were all excited to read Philip Reeve's latest 'Railhead' trilogy.   Reeve described this trilogy as an homage to the science fiction novels his wished he could have read as a young person.  The futuristic worlds he depicts are incredibly evocative and richly imagined, not only full of humans and androids, but also sentient interstellar trains and mutant insects...   

Railhead is just as thrilling as Mortal Engines - following the adventures of Zen Starling, a petty thief from Thunder City.  With his new friend Nova, an android, they set off on a mission to infiltrate the Emperor's train - meeting interesting people and stealing their stuff.  But, the consequences of his actions are greater than he could imagine...  We currently have 3 copies circulating Year 6.  They are in high demand.   Mr Marsh, Ms Johnson, Mr Cotter and I look forward to discussing them with anyone who reads them!

Design a Foxy Umbrella!
An umbrella to live with, an umbrella to love: a stylish, planet-friendly sustainable series of umbrellas for protection from rain and sun.
A planet-friendly umbrella.

At a time where the deluge of plastic has become one of our most pressing concerns, we must urgently look for ways of choosing alternatives to plastic or of using it recycled. In a country where it rains a lot (for now) the umbrella is a particular challenge. Most cheap umbrellas are discarded quickly as they fall apart, filling the landfill with metal and plastic.
Ex-Fox mother and her sister-in-law, the Australian designer Alison Schutt, creator of the sustainable design brand HAASCH conceived of a series of umbrellas that would not be hurting the planet.
We would like to sell these as part of the ever increasing Fox merchandise. We are asking the children of Fox to design a Fox which could feature as the character on the umbrella. 
Every Fox  child has been given a template to design their own Fox. Ms Flegg, assisted by the Head Boy and Girl, will help choose a winning design to go on the umbrella.
Designs must be returned by Designs must be returned by Monday 10th December!
Fox Merchandise for Sale at Winter Fair

There will be a stall  selling Fox merchandise and products. These include:
Fox chutney (made from allotment produce) - £3 and £5
Fox T- towels -£5
Fox Pots - £10
Fox travel mugs - £5
Fox cards (6 for £5)
Fox mint jelly - £5
Fox canvas bags - £7
Fox honey - £5
Year 5 Charity Project - Shoe Share
Year 5, we are organising a charitable event to raise money for UNICEF, who support children’s education across the world. We would like you to bring in any old, or unwanted shoes from home. Please make sure:
· There are no holes
· There are no broken soles
· The shoes need to be paired with a rubber band
You can bring in shoes until Monday 17th December (that is the next 2 weeks). Year 5 will deliver them to our nearest Clarks shoe shop. Clarks then re-use and recycle your shoes. The more shoes you bring in, the more money Clarks donate to UNICEF. Tell everyone you know to donate any of their old ,or unwanted shoes. They can be children’s or adult’s shoes in any style! Shoe share – it’s a step in the right direction!
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.
Whole School Attendance  97.59%
The day is nearly here when we are all putting on a Winter Fair for our children and the Fox community and raising money for our school! Fox winter fair is tomorrow! 12-4pm Come and join the fun! Fingers crossed it looks like the rain will be clearing for us in the afternoon!
How can you join in?
  1. The Silent Auction has some new lots added to an already amazing collection. It will close at 10:00 p.m. on Saturday 1 December, so check it out at .
  2. Go Green - remember to bring your eco coffee mugs for mulled wine!  as we continue to strive to reduce rubbish at school events
  3. Thank you to everyone who has signed up to help at the fair! There has been an amazing response to help! There's just a few slots needing to be filled:
    • Toy stall 11-12,  12-1pm 
    • santa's grotto Santa's boots are filled but needs help with queue or to take photos
    • Entrance/raffle ticket sales (especially 1-2 pm)
    • The art stall is new if you'd like to help with watercolour cards
  4. You can still bring in raffle ticket money and stubs and unsold tickets tomorrow..... so many great prizes...have you seen the hampers!!!!!!
  5. you can still bring us children's raffle prizes, jewellery, cakes, cafe dishes, including children's simpler foods and International dishes,  All nut free, prosecco, prizes (packs of sweets, xmas chocolates, pens, pencils, rubbers etc) hamper times, toys, tombola bottles and beauty product bottles,  year 6 are running a beauty stall if you'd like donate make up, Thank you!
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