What a wonderful morning we had at FPS with the arrival of all the amazing entries for our Easter Garden Competition on Thursday 4 April, 2019! We all enjoyed studying each and every one of them. So creative and such a variety, we loved all the different themes; we knew our children would rise to the challenge. Well done to all the children who took part. They were so very difficult to judge. Enjoy the photos below of all the entries and please look in our private gallery to see our winners.
Thursday 28 March, 2019
A super evening was had by members of all the Equals Trust schools when the finale of the Story Telling Project was held at Heymann Primary School on Thursday. Parents were invited to celebrate the culmination of the children’s work with the story teller, Mike Peyton.
Mike had previously visited our school to help the children experience the art of story telling and 4 children were chosen to perform their story to another school in the trust. This evening, each school’s 4 children performed their story to parents and each other. Niamh, Leo, Lois and Euan from FPS gave an outstanding performance and with the added pressure of being the first act!
A really special evening and we are so very proud of our children. We look forward to being part of other Equals Trust events in the future.
26th – 27th March 2019
A fantastic residential was had by all our Year 4 children and teachers this week. On Wednesday we spent the day at Conkers where the children had a great time. We especially enjoyed exploring all the tunnels in the new rabbit warren exhibit and getting wet during the 4D cinema experience.
All the children ate really well at the youth hostel and were soon fast asleep, so were the teachers! After a hearty breakfast, we all set off for Bradgate Park, Leicester. We are so impressed with how well the children met the challenge of such a long walk and all made it to the highest point to take in the breath taking views. Lots of deer roaming around as well. Some very tired children on the return journey.
Thank you Year 4 for making it such an enjoyable couple of days and a big thank you to all the staff for giving up their time!
Check out the photos in the gallery.
Congratulations to all the members of our FPS football team!
Two matches have taken place this week against other small schools and the team have played brilliantly in both. We narrowly lost against Langar earlier in the week and had a fantastic 6-2 win against Gunthorpe on Thursday. What has been so impressive is how the boys are communicating with and passing the ball to each other. They are really playing as a team and we are so proud of them all.
A huge thank you to Mr Knott for coaching the team, arranging transport and contacting the other schools to organise these matches against similar sized schools.
We look forward to next match against Elston next week.
What a fantastic time we’ve had at FPS this week promoting our children’s wellbeing and the need to keep both emotionally and physically strong.
We are so proud of how our children have explored a variety of activities so enthusiastically!
The children have taken part in Skipping Workshops, Trialling Healthy Snacks, Wellbeing Art activities, an Inter-House Football Tournament , Zumba sessions, a Sponsored Silence and Daily Mile Challenge. Parents were invited to an Online Safety Parent Workshop run by the NSPCC.
Thank you to all our parents for supporting the school by helping our children gather sponsors and encouraging the children’s newly found passion for skipping.
Please look in our Gallery to view photographs of what the children have been up to this week.
An exciting Number Day was had by all the children on Friday 1st February. The children took part in avariety of fun based number challenges and maths problems through stories. In the af ternoon there was a house quiz entitled ‘‘Who wants to be a Mathionaire?’ This was very closely contested and the teachers were so impressed with the range of strategies the children used to calculate the answers.
Only a couple of correct calculations missed by every house. As always at FPS, we dressed up brilliantly for the occasion and took part in ‘Dress up for Digits’. The children paid £1 and the money raised has been donated to the NSPCC. Thank you Mrs Sharphouse for organising such an interesting and worthwhile enrichment day at FPS.
17th September 2019
What an exciting evening was had by the Year 3 and 4 Athletics Team on Thursday night!
Every member gave their all and we had some wonderful wins in the relays. Lots of fantastic individual performances as well, especially Erin in the sprint race and Edward throwing the javelin. Super support from parents and the children to each other. Well done everyone and thank you Mr Knott for organising the team.
17th January 2019
Yesterday was a step back in time for Year 3 and 4 as they spent the day as Victorian school children. The children experienced lessons in the Victorian style, with Mrs Holley being very strict when teaching about the British Empire, rote learning, copperplate handwriting and how to make decoupage front covers.
A Victorian era Classroom
The cane and dunce’s cap were also in use in the classroom! Break times were fun with skipping games, rolling a hoop, hop scotch and football. A fantastic day was had by all the class; the costumes the children and staff wore were amazing.
FPS held its first ever school discos on Thursday 20 December, and they were a huge success! All the children in KS1 and KS2 had such a good time and everywhere there were happy, smiling faces. We were so proud as to how well the children behaved and how much fun they had together.
Thank you to Emma Sanderson and Amanda Smith and all those parents who helped make it such a special evening with bubbles, candy floss, Santa’s grotto and face painting. Definitely, an annual event from now on!
FPS Staff would like to thank FOF for the fundraising activities that have happened this term. We are completely bowled over by our parents’ wonderful commitment to the school and the thought and effort that has gone into the Christmas Hampers Raffle – incredible prizes, the refreshments during the Christmas play performances and the school discos.
Also, thank you for all the wonderful presents donated for the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal and the amazing amount raised for Rainbows Hospice.
Finally, we hope you all had a very MERRY CHRISTMAS
and we wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
All the staff and parents of FPS were so proud of the children last week in their Christmas plays. Every performance was outstanding in terms of singing, acting, costumes and timing.
The performances were: Class 1: Nursery Rhyme Nativity Class 2: Santa’s On Strike Key Stage 2: Little Red Riding Hood
A huge THANK YOU to parents for helping lines to be learned and providing such amazing costumes. Such a lovely week.
Also over £500 raised for Rainbows Hospice! Thank you all for your generosity.