Foxton Primary School News April 2021

Foxton Primary School

It was lovely to have all of the children back in school on Monday 8 March for the last three weeks of the Spring Term.  They were all very excited to see all of their friends and school staff again and have soon settled back into school routines.

Successful remote learning

The remote learning was a success – children and parents worked hard at home which meant a seamless continuation of learning.

We are, of course, still governed by Covid-19 guidance so the Covid-19 safe routines continue and will operate into the Summer Term, to keep everyone in our school community safe.

Our Achievement Assembly continues to be conducted virtually with parents and friends joining us using Zoom. Parents Evenings have also been held either on Zoom or by telephone.

Professional sport coaching

Sport coaching has begun again with Vishal Mistry, Cricket Development Officer from Leicestershire County Cricket Club working with each class and Greg Howes, Leicester City Badminton Coaching and Development Officer working separately with children in Years 4 and 5.

There was something a little different for World Book Day this year – no dressing up but instead ‘potato characters!’ The children excelled in decorating a potato to look like a character from a book. The best ‘potato’ in each class won a Prize.

Annual Maypole Dancing

You may have heard our familiar Summer Dancing music last week. The children really enjoyed their Maypole Dancing. Unfortunately, due to social distancing, we are unable to invite parents and friends to watch. However, parents and friends were able to watch from the comfort of their homes through Zoom.

An educator from the Konflux Theatre group worked with each class during the May Mental Health Week. They had fun and learned to look at the world in a more positive way and tried some calming, mindful breathing for themselves to help deal with everyday stresses.

As always, it’s a busy run up to the end of term with Sports Day, Castleton Residential, more Achievement Assemblies and the Year 5 and 6 Production and hopefully parents can come into school again for our Open Afternoon.

Phillip Clark, (Head Teacher)