Principal's Message

This has been an exciting week at Falconer’ Hill and all the classes have settled back into the routines of learning and regular timetables. I am always amazed at how well Year 3 seem to settle in and get on with all our new approaches to learning. Behaviour is good at school with only a few reminders needed about expectations. We are pleased to have completed our elections for Head Boy/Girl and have established a small group of ambassadors. Many more children will have the opportunity to become ambassadors over time. Role Model badges are being distributed with the new orange lanyards. These are awarded for good attitude, behaviour, uniform and attendance.

Next Friday 22nd September is Jeans for Genes day. Children can wear jeans to school for this great cause. Jeans for Genes Week - Mon 18th to Sun 24th September

Reminder – Please ensure that children do not use the exercise equipment before or after school.

Reminder – Please label school clothing as we already have had lost blazers and ties.

Reminder – Studs only should be worn in school. You child may be asked to remove sleepers or dangly earrings.

Reminder – Healthy snacks only at playtime. Some children may need a reminder not to eat their lunchtime crisps at playtime

Allotment Project

Requests: We are currently working on developing the area an allotment and the area under the trees we are looking for donations of:

  • Bamboo that could be taken from any that you are currently growing/over run with not bought
  • Tractor tyres

Possibly contacts you might have:

  • If you have any contacts who might be able to give us discount or donate we are looking for outdoor plants.
  • Traffic barriers to section off the area in the playground whilst it is being developed – a bit random!

Learning Round-up

Maple: What wonderful week it has been! Maple have been working hard learning all the routines. The children have been sound detectives and exploring some new vocabulary in Talk for writing, in maths we have been looking at place value, in history we explored the different times during the stone age, in geography we located London on a map Well done Maple you have worked incredible hard this week!

Silver Birch: Silver Birch have a had a brilliant week! We have been working hard in our Writing lessons, learning our model text ‘The Squeaky Story’, which the children have really enjoyed. In maths we have been focussing on using place value to help read numbers represented in different formats. We have also been working really hard in the afternoons in all our other lessons. A huge well done for everyone, we are all getting used to our routines for the day and we have made a wonderful start to the year.

Elder: Elder have had an amazing week. We started off by introducing our very exciting Talk for Writing topic where we found a treasure chest and predicted where it could have come from. We have also been learning about how important our skeleton is in Science and completed some fabulous Maths work around place value. Well done Elder class!

Pine: Pine have had another amazing week. We have started to introduce our new texts in Talk for Reading and Talk for Writing, uncovering a treasure chest in the process! In our writing lessons we have been developing our setting description skills to create an image in our reader’s mind. We have also had a strong start to our first maths topic about place value, working with numbers up to 4,000. Keep up the fantastic work!

Willow: Willow have had a fantastic week. They have enjoyed beginning the Talk for Writing unit, Ice Forest. We have been exploring using different sentence starters with fronted adverbials and expanded our descriptive vocabulary. In history, we have been analysing sources to discover where the Mayan’s came from. Keep up the great work!

Sequoia: What an amazing week Sequoia! We have begun learning all about the Mayans in History historical sources, started to explore our Rainforest topic using atlases to locate the rainforests of the world and examined the heart and circulatory system by making plasticine hearts and labelling the different parts. We have had a fabulous week starting all of our topics in reading, writing and maths too! Keep it up Sequoia!

Acer: We have had a super busy week in Acer! In maths, we’ve been practising speedy recall of our times tables and place value in numbers up to 4 million! In reading, we are enjoying exploring the exciting language within Mortal Engines and have had great fun bringing our model text, The Mountain Troll, to life with a text map and actions! In the afternoons, we’ve been exploring reversible and irreversible changes, migration and the purpose of different maps. Keep working hard to be the best you can be, Acer.

Oak: What a busy week in Oak class! We’ve had some fantastic maths’ work in place value in numbers up to 4 million and great determination in practising times tables. We have been exploring the new vocabulary within Mortal Engines and we’ve made a discovery of a new exciting creature, The Mountain Troll. In the afternoons we were focusing on investigating the migration of homo sapiens, inspecting reversable and irreversible changes of matter and discussing the use of distinct types of maps. Keep working hard, do your absolute best up and reach for the stars Oak class!

2023 - 2024 Head Boy and Head Girl

Mayzi and Oliver
Deputy Head Boys: Joe & Aston Deputy Head Girls: Chloe & Poppy School Ambassadors - Ethan, Logan, Cezar, Theo, Callum, Matteo, Kaiden, Rebecca, Poppy, Valeria, Olivia, Lucy.

Dates for your diary

NMPAT Booked Violin Lessons: Starts Monday 11th September 2023

Bikeability L2 - Year 6:  Monday 18th Sept to Thursday 21st Sept 2023

NMPAT Wind Recital: Friday 22nd Sept 2023

Macmillan Coffee Morning: Friday 29th Sept - http://www.justgiving.com/cm23065935

Individual Photos: Wednesday 4th October

Y3 New Intake Tour 2023-2024: Wednesday 4th October 2023 - 9AM & 11AM

Winter Shield: Thursday 12th October 2023

Parents Evenings: Monday 16th October 4pm-7pm & Tuesday 17th October 4pm- 6:30pm

Y3 New Intake Tour 2023-2024: Wednesday 8th November - 9AM & 11AM

Children in Need: Friday 17th November

Y3 New Intake Tour 2023-2024: Wednesday 6th December - 9AM & 11AM

Christmas Jumper Day: Thursday 7th December

Daventry Carol Service (Choir): Tuesday 12th December

Santa Run: Wednesday 13th December

Christmas Party: Friday 15th December

Reports: Monday 18th December

Coats 4 Kids Letter - Please Read

Star Of The Week

Maple: Molly

Silver Birch: Sofia

Elder: Connor

Pine: Jackson

Sequoia: Tobie

Willow: Taya

Acer: Oliver

Oak: Kyle


Overall Attendance: 94.8%

Maple: 92.5%

Silver Birch: 95.8% - 3rd Place

Elder: 95.7%

Pine: 99.5% - 1st Place

Sequoia: 96.6% - 2nd Place

Willow: 93.7%

Acer: 93.1%

Oak: 92.0%

After School Clubs - Term 1

  • Mondays: Recorder Club
  • Tuesdays: Pro-Sports Football Club
  • Wednesdays: Pro-Sports Multi Sports
  • Thursdays: Pro-Sports Tag Rugby
  • Fridays: Shakespeare Club (Y5 and Y6 Only)

Healthy Eating and Well Being

We are working hard to promote healthy eating in school. Caterlink provide a wide range of salads to accompany our school meal offer. Their meals are nutritional and well balanced. Below is a link to the Better Health website where you can find guides to healthy meals and lunchboxes.

Healthy Eating Award

We are working towards out Healthy Schools Award. Please take a look at our draft Healthy Food and Physical Activity policies. Please remember to send your child in with water in their water bottle and a healthy packed lunch. Don't forget to consider the fresh cooked balanced meals from Caterlink.

Reminder - snacks at playtime must be healthy e.g. fruit, low sugar/salt bars. This should not be crisps. Water bottles need to contain water and not squash OR fizzy drinks.

Allergy awareness - we are a nut-free school. Please ensure Nutella sandwiches and Celebrations and other sweets containing nuts are not brought into school.

Notice Board

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Our Vision

To ensure all our children are engaged in the present and prepared for the future. Our children will leave us motivated to take on new challenges and with the confidence to persevere in all they do. Through a world class education, all our children will develop the ability to become lifelong learners. Our exciting, engaging and innovative curriculum will ignite a passion for learning in all of us.

Our children are members of a diverse community that is kind, responsible and respectful to all. Everyone is valued and celebrated. Everyone is encouraged to be ambitious and aspirational. Through our active collaboration between home and school, we develop resilient, confident and independent learners.

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Term Dates 2023-2024

Term 1

Training Day 1st September & 4th September 2023

Term starts 5th September 2023

Term Ends 20th October 2023

Term 2

Term starts 6th November 2023

Term ends 20th December 2023

Term 3

Training Day 3rd January 2024

Term starts 4th January 2024

Term ends 16th February 2024

Term 4

Term starts 26th February 2024

Term ends 28th March 2024

Term 5

Term starts 15th April 2024

Term ends 24th May 2024

Term 6

Term starts 3rd June 2024

Term ends 22nd July 2024

Training Day 23rd July 2024 & 24th July 2024