Newsletter October 2014

posted 23 Jul 2014, 01:42 by Mr Liam Spires   [ updated 24 Oct 2014, 05:28 by Our Governors ]

Please find attached our latest newsletter. 

End of Year Event Reminders

posted 16 Jul 2014, 00:25 by Mr Liam Spires

As the end of term approaches rapidly, here are a few dates / reminders:


Thursday 10th July – Proposed Strike Action by the National Union of Teachers

The sc

hool will be open tomorrow as normal. 


FOSS School Fete – Saturday 12th July  11:00am – 1:30pm

Please remember that the children need be at school (in their classrooms) for 10:45am on Saturday (if at all possible!) and dressed in brightly coloured T-shirts and skirts / shorts.  It is envisaged that their performance to start the fete will last approximately 20 minutes.  Their attendance would be much appreciated.  As the children will be dancing outside, if the weather is poor, their performance will be postponed until the last Celebration Assembly on Tuesday 22nd July at 9:10am.  We will email, where possible, on the morning of the fete if this is the case.  Fingers crossed for sunshine!!


FOSS Leavers’ Disco – Friday 18th July  3:30 – 5:00pm (NB New Event!)

Due to popular demand, FOSS have arranged a Leavers’ disco on Friday 18th July from 3:30 —5:00pm for all the children at the school.  It will take place in the school hall; tickets will be £2.00 with refreshments extra.  If you would like your child to attend, please send in £2.00 (in a named envelope) to your child’s class teacher on the day.  Please ensure all children are collected by an adult known to the school at 5:00pm.


Celebration Assembly

There will be no Celebration Assembly on Tuesday 15th July.  The final Celebration Assembly of the year will be held on Tuesday 22nd July at 9:10am when various presentations will take place.


Sports Evening – Tuesday 15th July at 5:30pm

Please remember to bring your picnic rugs / chairs to the Sports Evening next Tuesday.  If possible, we ask that your child wears a T-Shirt that represents the colour of his / her house (it doesn’t have to be plain).  The House colours are:  Sapphire – Blue, Emerald – Green, Ruby – Red (or Pink!) and Amber – Yellow or Orange.   Please don’t feel you have to buy a T-shirt especially for the evening, we have coloured bands to use if needed.  The children need to arrive ready for the races, in their kit.  If you have ordered fish and chips, they will be served from 5:00pm prior to the races beginning.  Please note:  dogs should not be brought on to the school grounds during this event due to health and safety regulations.  


The children will also be taking part in some fun House field events on Tuesday 15th so please ensure your child has their PE kit in school on that day.  (The reserve date for the Sports Evening is Wednesday 16th July if rain stops play.)


Leavers’ Service / Assembly - Friday 18th July at 9:10am

The Leavers’ Service / Assembly will this year take place in the school hall.  Reverend Doug will be conducting part of the proceedings as we say goodbye to Year 6 children and staff.  It promises to be a special occasion – please bring tissues with you!


End of Year Reports

Your child’s 

 End of Year Report will be given out on Thursday 17th July.  There will be a parent comments section attached to the report that we ask that you return to school.  However, if you feel you would like to discuss the report with your child’s class teacher, there will be opportunity to meet on Tuesday 15th July between 3:15pm and 5:00pm.  (Mrs Goodger will also be available – all being well.)  No appointment will be needed.

Year 6 Leavers’ Lunch

The traditional Year 6 Leavers’ Lunch will take place on Tuesday 22nd July.  Children in Year 6 will not need to bring lunch on that day.  Mrs Goodger will also be attending.


Kind regards

Ruth Walker-Green


posted 16 Jul 2014, 00:21 by Mr Liam Spires   [ updated 23 Jul 2014, 01:43 ]

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posted 9 Jun 2014, 06:07 by Mr Liam Spires

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School Term Dates - 2014-2015

posted 5 Jun 2014, 23:53 by Mr Liam Spires

Please see attached term dates for 2014/15.  These have changed slightly from those published on the Northamptonshire County Council website.

These dates are shown in the school's calendar, which is available to download onto your smart phone - just click on the "Our Calendar" link in the school information section

Maths Information Evening

posted 5 Jun 2014, 23:48 by Mr Liam Spires

As stated on previous newsletters, we are holding a Maths Information Evening on Tuesday 10th June at 6:00pm.  During the evening, we are planning to run through the methods that we use to teach the four basic rules of number (+, - , x and ÷) and explain the progression through the primary years.  You will also be able to take home a booklet illustrating the methods for each year group.  We will also share some sample Maths SATs papers which show the level the children are expected to reach by the end of Year 6!  In addition, we will briefly show the Abacus website and answer any queries / questions regarding the use of the website at home. 


We would very much like you to join us.  Refreshments will be available and we promise that your own Maths skills won’t be tested! 


To give us an indication of numbers attending, please return the reply slip on the letter attached to this post


posted 16 May 2014, 06:58 by Mr Liam Spires   [ updated 16 May 2014, 06:58 ]

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Our archers hit gold!

posted 15 May 2014, 13:02 by Mr Liam Spires

On Tuesday evening, 6 children from Years 4 and 5 took part in an archery competition against schools from the Daventry and South Northants area.

Jessica M, Heidi, Georgia, Luke B, Joseph and O represented the school fabulously by beating the other 7 schools to take the spoils and be crowned archery champions. It was a convincing victory for the wannabe Robin Hoods, as their total of 270 points was over 60 points ahead of the nearest school, Sywell.

The win means that Staverton progress to the next stage of the School Sports Games competition, to take place in July, where they will be representing the Daventry and South Northants. More details to be provided soon!

A huge congratulations to the whole squad, it was a real team effort! And a big thank you to the parents and siblings that came to watch, and to Dennis our archery coach for his fantastic work with the children in Classes 3 and 4. 

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Last minute help for Year 6 SATs!

posted 1 May 2014, 05:39 by Mr Liam Spires

As year end of Key Stage 2 SATs are almost upon us, here are some resources for Year 6 children to try out before their important week.

This link is for mental maths

This link is for spelling 


posted 25 Apr 2014, 07:10 by Mr Liam Spires

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