Principal's Message

Thank you so much for supporting your children in completing their exercise diaries and anti-bullying posters. There were 10 house points on offer for anyone completing these. I am amazed by how much exercise some of our children do! I am also amazed about how well they understand about keeping themselves and others safe. Well done FHA you are great role models for each other. We are giving out more role model badges and teachers have some in class that they can share.


Please ensure your child is suitably dressed for the changing weather. If they bring in hats, gloves and scarves you will probably want to label them.

Hair colour and nail varnish is not allowed.

PE Kits : Far too many children are not doing PE as they have not brought in their kit, please remind them to do so

Trainers are not school footwear, if you are struggling we may be able to help with footwear.

Uniform: We have lots of pre-loved uniform we can provide at no cost .

We have spare ties in the office that need to be returned at the end of the school day.

Star of The Week

Maple: Maja

Silver Birch: Melissa

Elder: Ivy

Pine: Pine

Sequoia: Poppy

Willow: Rhys

Acer: Ryan

Oak: Summer

Learning Round-up

Maple: Maple has another fantastic week! We had an amazing no pens day on Wednesday, there was some amazing show tell objects. In writing we have been busy planning and writing our amber write, it has been wonderful to read the children's report writing. In PSHE we have been discussing way we can overcome conflict. In science we have been describing how the digestive works and linking this with our scientist of the term. Well done everyone keep up the hard work!

Silver Birch: Another fantastic week in the lovely Silver Birch class! In Geography and History, we have been learning about the seasons of the Nile and the hierarchy of the Ancient Egyptian empire. In Writing, we have been working hard planning our own report. In Maths, we have moved onto fractions and we have been identifying fractions of shapes and amounts using the numerator and denominator. In PSHE, we have been applying our learning from Anit-Bullying week to discussing how to tackle conflict in and out of school. You are amazing, Silver Birch! Have a great weekend and we’re looking forward to seeing you on Monday!

Elder: We have had another great week in Elder class. We have been designing our own Christingle based on the Christmas story, started to plan our amber write for Talk for Writing and in PSHE we have been thinking about what influences our lives. Wednesday saw us having a no pens day with a big show and tell. Have a lovely weekend and look forward to next week!

Pine: What a fantastic week we have had in Pine! We have started our amber write in Talk for Writing, creating our own portal stories. In PSHE we have had some very interesting discussions about what influences our assumptions about people and considered how some assumptions can be positive and some negative. We have also had an amazing day on Wednesday as we celebrated No Pens Day. Our day was full of show and tell and many drama activities (including a very lively debate about Julius Caesar’s rise to power). Have a fantastic weekend and I look forward to next week!

Willow: Willow have had a great week. They really enjoyed no pens day, retelling stories through drama and the interactive maths activities. Willow loved their trip to Cadbury’s World. They got the opportunity to see how chocolate is made and the journey cocoa does on to reach the factory. They had fun trying chocolate and looking at the history of Cadbury’s.

Sequoia: What an exciting week we have had Sequoia! On Tuesday, we had a visitor from Hazard Alley come into class to talk to us about the dangers of carbon monoxide and helped us to understand what it is to keep ourselves safe. On Wednesday, we had great fun participating in ‘No pens day’ and took part in lots of drama and story retelling activities as well as learning some BSL. Thursday brought the long-awaited Cadbury World trip, where we learnt lots about where chocolate comes from and Cadbury’s association with ‘Fair Trade’, something we have been learning about in our Geography lessons. Keep up the hard work Sequoia.

Acer: ‘No Pens Day’ was the highlight of our week in Acer! In particular, we enjoyed sharing our hobbies and special memories in ‘Show and Tell’ and playing a maths ’Follow Me’ game. Check out our photos on Class Dojo. In writing, we have planned our meeting tales and worked hard to include elements of our description and suspense toolkits in our story introductions. In maths, we have solved problems about time and practised converting between units of time. During the afternoons, we learnt what favelas are and the problems they may cause, investigated friction and the impact it has when sliding objects and practised making the shot and creating shooting opportunities in netball. Keep working hard Acer and striving to be the best that you can be!

Oak: What an exciting week in Oak class. We took part in No Pens Day to raise awareness about the children who struggle with talking and understanding words. All children got involved in the biggest ever show and tell, joined in to learn British Sign Language and tried their best to memorise a poem about migration. In Talk for Writing, we have planned our Amber Writes and worked on the first two paragraphs of our meeting tales. In Talk for Reading, we have been learning to justify our impressions of different characters by linking points with the evidence from the text. In Maths, we have started our new unit of Time. Well done Oak class!

Speller Of The Week

Maple: Ava

Silver Birch: Frankie

Elder: Harper-Rose

Pine: Faith

Sequoia: Logan

Willow: Alfie H

Acer: Patrick

Oak: Oliver

Family Learning

Family Learning courses offer free, fun opportunities for parents, carers and children to learn together. All courses are taught by experienced, qualified teachings who will help to identify learning aims for you and your children in a safe, friendly environment.

Parents and carers can attend courses in local libraries throughout Northamptonshire.

Find more info about courses starting in September and book at Family Learning courses

Dates for your diary

Interactive Christmas - Year 4 Trip to Methodist Church: Monday 4th December & Tuesday 5th December

Christmas Lunch: Wednesday 6th December

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

Christmas Jumper Day-Non Uniform: Thursday 7th December

Daventry Carol Service (Choir and Year 4) Holy Cross Church: Tuesday 12th December 1.30pm -2.30pm

Santa Run: Wednesday 13th December

Christmas Disco: Y3 & Y4 13th and Y5 & Y6 14th 3.30pm -5.30pm

Chocolate/sweet raffle: Friday 15th December

Christmas concerts: Mon 18th and Tues 19th December - Times 9:15pm & 1:30pm

Christmas Party: This will be in school hours - Dress to impress: Weds 20th December

Reports: Monday 18th December


Your child should have come in with their Accelerated Reader book and reading journal. Please remember to record when your child is reading at home. A target of 3 times a week or more is great.


Overall Attendance: 96.4%

Maple: 96.1%

Silver Birch: 97.2%

Elder: 95%

Pine: 94%

Sequoia: 97.6% - 2nd Place

Willow: 98% - 1st Place

Acer: 96.4%

Oak: 97.3% - 3rd Place

House Points

King: 623

Gandhi: 517

Pankhurst: 435

Parks: 429

After School Clubs

  • Tuesdays: Football Club, Choir
  • Wednesdays: Multi Sports
  • Thursdays: Tag Rugby
  • Fridays: Shakespeare Club (Y5 and Y6 Only), Elite Football (Invitation 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

Daventry Junior Park Run

When is it? It is held every Sunday at 9:00am.

Where is it? The event takes place at Daventry Country Park, Northern Way, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 2JB

What does it cost to join in? It's free! but please register before you first come along by visiting Junior Park run Only ever register with parkrun once and don't forget to bring a scannable copy of your barcode. If you forget it, you won't get a time.

For more information please visit home | Daventry Country Park junior parkrun | Daventry Country Park junior parkrun

Dear Parent/Carer, Are you looking for fun sports enrichment opportunities and childcare for the Christmas holidays? Please find attached flyers for ProSports’ Sporty Holiday Clubs and Fun Football Training Camps held in the local community. This is an amazing opportunity for children to attend a club that will help support their physical and mental well-being in a fun, safe environment delivered by qualified sports coaches. At the club, children will play lots of fun games, learn a variety of sports and will have the chance to win prizes every day! The club offers a sibling discount (50% of additional children). The clubs are ran between the hours of 9am-3pm / £25 per day or 6 days for £125. Places are limited, therefore we advise you to book your place early to avoid disappointment. To book, please go to www.pro-sports.co.uk to secure your child’s place. To find out more about ProSports’ Sporty Holiday Clubs and ‘Fun football Training Camps’ please visit their Facebook page’s @SportyHolidayClub or @ProGoalsFootballCoaching. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact ProSports via marketing@pro-sports.co.uk.

We use My Family Coach to help our parents and carers understand their children’s behaviour. My Family Coach is a free website written by behaviour experts with 20 years’ experience working with over 5,000 schools. My Family Coach will support you through the tough times, inspire you with new ideas, free online classes and share practical tips to make parenting that little bit easier.

My Family Journal App - Find patterns and triggers to make sense of your child’s behaviour and find helpful ideas to try with our free journal app. Your journal is completely confidential to you. We don’t offer prescriptions, just more ideas to consider to help you understand the reasons behind the behaviours you’re seeing. Enjoy the benefits of journaling with all the advantages of our free app. Using the power of the My Family Journal, we can help you find and tackle the reasons behind the behaviour. https://www.myfamilycoach.com/journal/



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