Wednesday 27 June 2018

BMX Academy

Mike Mullen

Watch Mike Mullen from BMX academy making the staff very nervous!

Wednesday 27 June 2018

Dates for the diary

Summer Term is always super busy in school. See below for a list of events happening across July:

Tues 3rd July
Pupil Progress Meetings
Tues 3rd July | 3.30-6pm Parent-Teacher Consultations
Wed 4th July | 4.30-7.30pm Parent-Teacher Consultations
Thurs 5th July | 9.15am New Reception Parents Meeting
Thurs 5th July Class move up to next teacher morning
Fri 6th July FOPHS Bag2School
Sat 7th July | 12-3pm FOPHS Summer Fair
Wed 11th July Image Theatre Production
Thurs 12th July | 3.30pm Open Classrooms
Tues 17th July | 2pm Upper KS2 Performance
Wed 18th July | 6pm Upper KS2 Performance
Fri 20th July | 2pm END OF TERM
Mon 3rd Sept INSET Day
Tues 4th Sept Children Start Back

Tuesday 5 June 2018

Rock UK 2018

Very positive reports emanating from Rock UK this week. The children are having a wonderful time and everyone (apart from Mrs Thingsaker who has an uncomfortable bed!) had a really good night of sleep. The photos show the children taking part in some team building activities.

Wednesday 23 May 2018

E-Safety Workshop Feedback

Thank you to all parents who attended our e-safety workshop. Feedback from the workshop below:

134 people. 120 children, 7 mums, 6 staff, 1 governor.
Prior to the workshop 75% of attendees were worried about their family’s internet safety and social media usage.
Following the workshop 100% of attendees felt more confident about managing their family’s internet safety.
Really useful, especially parental controls.
Great course, very informative.
Very useful and informative.
Very useful – thank you.

Friday 23 March 2018

Sports Relief Match Photos

Friday 23 March 2018

Sports Relief

Thank you to all who supported our netball charity match. Pictures and match report in the next newsletter. Nice to see we can still teach the children something in all areas of the curriculum!

Tuesday 27 February 2018


A big thanks to everyone who took part in Saturday’s event. Here are some pictures from the official photographer.

Monday 5 February 2018

Jargon Buster

In the recent Parent Forum, you asked for a Jargon Buster for Education. We provided one! Click on the parent forum and policies pages where you will find a file called ‘Pixies Hill Jargon Buster’!

Tuesday 9 January 2018


We had some wonderful New Year staff training on a new phonics scheme we have begun to use called Read, Write, Inc. Phonics teaching is already pretty good across the school but we are hoping that introducing this scheme will put stronger blocks in place for spelling and vocabulary choices further up the school. Look out for blog updates and information on this as we are really excited to be sharing future knowledge, work and impacts of this work.