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African Dance Day

An exciting day was had by all the children of FPS on Monday 20 January, as each class had a session learning an African Dance, which they then performed to the whole school at the end of a day.

The staff were so impressed with the range of steps the children managed to master in such a short length of time and it was a pleasure to see so many children involved and having fun. This is part of our Tanzania project and an African Drumming Day is booked for March. It will be fantastic to demonstrate our African dancing to the Tanzanian heads when they visit in June.

A big thank you to our two providers from R and R Productions for their expertise and enthusiasm. Please enjoy looking at each class’s performance and photographs of the day in our private gallery.

Roman & Celt Day

A very different day was had by Class 3 on Monday 13 January as they had a Roman Centurion come to visit. The children looked fabulous in their costumes, choosing either to be a Roman or a Celt.

Eleanor reported that in the morning the class found out where the Romans invaded and took part in a quiz about clothing, food and houses. The afternoon was spent learning how to march and prepare for battle as either a Roman soldier or Celt warrior and how they fought in different ways. Lots of warrior cries could be heard throughout the school.

Eleaonor said, “The best part of the day was learning about the Colosseum and pretending it was the Empress’s birthday. Some of us were gladiators and other were the people who blessed them before they entered the arena. Another fun part of the day was playing board games. One was called Delta.”

To view photos of the day, please visit our private gallery.

 

New Playground Surface

The children returned to school after the Christmas holidays to a new and very smart and very bouncy playground surface on which to play.

We are delighted with the difference this new surface has made to our outside space and how great our climbing frame looks with its new posts in place. As usual, the children were soon making the most of the area!

Thank you so much Friends of Flintham for providing half the costs of the works.

Christmas Productions

What a wonderful time parents and relatives have had this week at FPS watching three amazing Christmas productions: Class 1 ‘Humph the Camel‘, Class 2 ‘The Sleepy Shepherd‘ and Key Stage 2 ‘Cinderella‘.

We are so proud of all our children with how beautifully they sang, knew and performed their lines and some perfect comic timing. Well done children!

A BIG THANK YOU to parents for helping the children learn their parts and provide costumes and props, and a big THANK YOU to all the staff involved and the many hours spent casting and creating parts and rehearsing.

A fantastic £410.70 was raised for School Funds by FOF selling refreshmenents at the shows. THANK YOU!

An incredible £510.13 was collected for  so incredibly generous, Thank you!

Happy Christmas Everyone!

 

Reducing Plastic Waste

FPS and our Eco team have made the decision to work towards greatly reducing our reliance on ‘single– use’ plastic in school.

We have taken this move to send a positive message to all the children about how we all have a part to play in preserving the planet and our desire to stop using throwaway cartons, straws and wrappers. The children have been given reusable plastic bottles and the milk arrives in recyclable glass bottles.

A big THANK YOU to all our parents who have embraced our initiative.