26th February 2018
Respect Week was amazing! Thank you to the staff and children for a fantastic week. Thanks also to all the parents who attended Open Session, we hope you enjoyed it! This week is already shaping up to be another great week at Fountain. We had an author visit and more are planned this week in preparation for World Book Day. Mrs Peel and Mr Hemingway have been visiting classes to look at the Maths learning that is happening in school and were very impressed. All children are great at completing quick maths on a morning and their books are bursting with fluency, problem solving and reasoning work. As a staff we are learning about teaching reading through whole class reading. Some children in Year 4 and Year 6 have already experienced this with their teachers and had some great comments about reading. They said they enjoyed reading more regularly and having time to think about one text all together. Finally, keep your eye on the snow pages for up date information during this period of great British weather! Hopefully the snow will miss us so we can continue with our fantastic learning.
19th February 2018
Welcome back everyone! We hope everyone had a great break. Today we kicked off Respect Week with a bang. In our assembly this morning the staff were extremely rude. Mrs Peel had her hood up (she wore her hoodie to assembly) and was listening to music, Mr Hemingway was making phone calls, Mrs O'Reilly interrupted assembly to bring a message, Mr Cadman was yawning, Mr Logan went to get a coffee and members of the Pupil Parliament were caught eating sweets! We were all shocked by their behaviour and gave them some good advice about how to be respectful in the future. We talked about our Golden Rules and why they are so important to us at Fountain. Lots of exciting things will be happening this week so look out for blogs and photographs.
31st January 2018
This half term is speeding by very quickly! The children at Fountain have continued to work hard. This half term has seen the introduction of Times Table Rockstars. The children are enjoying competing against each other to improve these vital skills. We have also introduced 'Quick Maths'. Every morning when children come into school they have a short task to complete before their Maths lesson begins. This is again focused on the maths skills the children need to be most confident with. We have also purchased lots of new maths equipment to support in lessons and a brand new reading scheme for the children to enjoy.
Soon we will be focusing on Respect Week. This week will focus on developing our understanding of respect and focus on the British Values that form part of our curriculum. We will be having some visitors in school and have exciting Wow's planned for the children. The Clubs we are running are proving to be very popular. Thanks to those parents who have given such positive feedback, it really is appreciated.
19th January 2018
Year 5 have had a great residential at Robinwood (see the pictures in News and Events). They had snow, wind, sleet and rain and all looked very tired when they returned! The only year group ever to return back early! We sent texts to parents as soon as we knew timings. Please let the office team know if you did not receive these.
Thanks to all the staff who gave up their time to go on the trip. We really do appreciate all that you do for the children at Fountain. Thank you also to the children. You were all impeccably behaved and no-one went in the Robinwood 'night book'. We all look forward to hearing more about it next week (especially how you braved the Piranha Pool)!
A huge thank you this week to Mr Fowler and the local help we have had. Their hard work (including tractors, no less) meant the paths and playgrounds in school were safe in this icy weather. Let's hope the weather starts to turn a corner soon, keep your eye on the snow page if the forecast is bad.
17th January 2018
A snowy start to the day! Our Year 5 children are heading off on an adventure to Robinwood. We know they will have an amazing time! Our Magical Maths Club began last night and I'm pretty sure that I saw Sherlock Holmes lurking around school. I know the children will have thoroughly enjoyed it.
As a school we are working to improve our Maths. Mathletics and Times Table Rock Stars are useful apps to get your child excited about maths and practicing those essential maths skills. Please speak to your child's class teacher if you would like any further information on these.
Our Homework Parent Consultation was well attended, thanks to those who came. We are collating the results of the questionnaire and get back to you soon. You still have time to hand your in and it really helps us to know your opinion. So far it seems homework is like marmite! Watch this space.