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FPS Hedgehog Day

What a wonderful start to the new half-term, with each class having a session learning about one of our native mammals—the hedgehog!

Janet Peto and Sally, both from the Hedgehog Welfare, spent part of the day in each class explaining to the children how to care for these animals and we even had a real hedgehog in school.

The children were full of facts they had learned—one being baby hedgehogs are called ’hoglets’, and another fact is their spikes start to appear two hours after they have been born! Eco team had their own session during assembly. They have been left some boxes and taught how to build hedgehog homes and in the future we hope to have a dedicated “Hedgehog Zone” in the school grounds.

Thank you to Mrs Barker, our Eco Lead, for arranging this visit.

Equals Trust Tanzania Visit

Mrs Bartlett joined all the other head teachers from Equals Trust on an amazing visit to their link schools in Tanzania near the end of half term. Flintham Primary School’s link school is Nianjema Primary School, Bagamayo. This trip was sponsored by the British Council.

On the first day, the teachers were given a fantastic welcome; visiting three of the schools and being greeted with so many smiles and shown some amazing traditional dances, drumming and singing. The heads of all the schools then had a meeting to discuss our joint project and to plan activities. Continue reading

FPS HARVEST FESTIVAL

Wednesday 9th October
Thank you to all who attended our African themed Harvest Festival at St Augustine’s Church on Wednesday in aid of the Tanzanian Education Fund.

We are so proud of how the children behaved during the service; performing their pieces and singing our tricky African songs in Congolese and Swahili so beautifully. To raise money, the children have been learning about the Tanzanian artist Edward Tingatinga and his unique style.

The children have each produced their own canvas painting of Tinga Tinga art, which are being offered for sale to parents. Many of the pictures were taken to the church and looked absolutely fantastic and certainly set the scene for our African service.

 

We look forward to meeting Reverend Ruth Colby very soon and having her being a member of our school community and becoming a frequent visitor to FPS.

 

 

First Football Match of Season

Our football team had their first football match of the season on Thursday 19 September, against Gunthorpe at home. It proved to be a real ‘nail-biter’!

Gunthorpe were 2-1 ahead at half-time. F.P.S. worked really hard during the second half, but one minute from time were 2-3 down. In the last minute of the match F.P.S. managed to equalize and when the final whistle blew the score was 3-3.

Both sides agreed a draw was the right result. Mr Knott is really pleased with the team; especially the sportsmanship shown and the way the new players got involved. Well done and thank you Mr Knott for organising the Small Schools League.