A great week of learning at Fountain, I've had a fabulous week popping into many of our classes to see our children's learning. I have seen some amazing topic based writing this week. Year 4 were writing letters to children evacuated in World War Two and Year 3 had a visit from a Viking who got them all writing pages and pages. I have seen Year 6 battle their way through some very tricky Maths problems and Year 1 at the beginning of their Maths journey learning about greater than and less than. What I do see everywhere at Fountain are our wonderful children who really do want to learn and do their best! I look forward to getting into more classes next week.
This week we have also been interviewing for the Pupil Parliament. The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister will be announced in Monday's Assembly along with our other ministerial roles. The children have done an amazing job and once again I am impressed by how articulate, kind and responsible our children are.
This was also a week of change at Fountain. Mr Glover has taken the decision to relocate. Miss March has joined the Year 2 team, teaching in 2AG and I am sure you will all make her welcome. Mrs Jader, our Year 4 teaching assistant also leaves us this week for a change of career, we wish her lots of luck in her new position at Sky.
See you next week!
Mrs Walker and the Fountain Team
21st September 2017
Another week of amazing learning at Fountain. There was a noticeable buzz around the school on Monday and Tuesday as pupils were immersed into their next learning topic!
Year 5 had the shock of their lives when their classroom was transported back to Victorian times, with the children seated in rows, standing to attention and writing in chalk. Year 6 were transported even further back to the stone age, were they scavenged for materials around our school grounds. Year 3 cracked viking codes whilst year 4 went back to 1940's Britain. Year 1 lined up in their medical gloves ready to work out what had made the teddy bears in their classroom sick. Year 2 used our fabulous school grounds to find out what was living there. Our Nursery children continue to settle well and are learning all about nursery routines. Our reception children are also settling well and have been exploring 'big school' this week - which included all of them coming to meet me in my office; it was a little bit of a squeeze!
Please ask your children about their new topic and have a look at the class blogs for further details about this week.
Thank you to everyone of you that made it to our open session, we hope you found it useful to see the classrooms and some of the learning that has already happened this year. We hope to make this a regular occurrence and welcome any feedback.
We sent a letter out early in the year regarding a vacancy for a parent governor. If you are interested or would like to know more please catch me in the morning or leave a message with our admin team. You may also have noticed a Police visit at the top of the school drive. We are looking at ways to make getting into school safer and the Police are supporting us with parking near the school drive and gates. We appreciate it is difficult near school as Fountain Street is a busy road, but request that you are considerate of our neighbours and think of the safety of all our children when parking close to school or dropping children off. Please note that the school car park can only be accessed by blue badge holders. Thank you for your support in keeping our children safe! See you next week!
Mrs Walker and the Fountain Team
14th September 2017
We have had such a busy second week back at Fountain. The children have settled so well into their new classes that it feels almost like we haven't been away! All children have spent these first two weeks learning about who they are and how they learn. Each class has shared a class book that has helped them to explore different ideas around these learning questions.
We would like to welcome you into classes next Thursday (21st of September) at 2.30pm so you can find out more about our mini-topics that we have nearly completed. We plan to have a number of open sessions throughout the year so don't worry if you cannot make this one. You can also find out about the children's learning on their class blogs.
Our new dining hall furniture arrived this week and children have enjoyed their lunches in more comfort. More changes will be happening at lunchtimes throughout the year, all for the better we hope - please let us know what you think too.
Your children may have come home talking to you about our Pupil Parliament this week. We aim to become a Unicef 'Rights Respecting School' this academic year. In order to achieve this we will be setting up a Pupil Parliament. Pupils will have a say in their rights within school; the right to be happy, healthy and safe.
Over the coming weeks Miss Atkins and Mrs Peel will meet with members of the Pupil Parliament (children from Key Stage 2 who have been chosen by their classes) to discuss their ideas for improving our school for our pupils. We are very excited to have our first parliament and the children are really looking forward to this new opportunity.
We hope you found the welcome back newsletter below helpful and as always if you need anything at all please get in touch with school. See you next week!
Mrs Walker and the Fountain Team.