Principal's Message

What a wet and miserable change in the weather! We have been stuck inside most breaktimes and lunchtimes! Despite this the children have continued to demonstrate excellent behaviour inside. The children have worked hard to remember to share books and games during wet play.

Well done to Year 4 on your visits to the Methodist Church for an interactive Christmas event.; we have received positive feedback about your behaviour and how well you have engaged with the exhibition.

Well done those children who returned their exercise logs on time; these children have been rewarded with a sports session with a sports coach this week or next week.

Star of The Week

Maple: Reyaansh

Silver Birch: Evelyn

Elder: Isabella

Pine: Amber-Jade

Sequoia: Tobie

Willow: Thomas

Acer: Jessica

Oak: Poppie

Anti – Bullying

We have been working with children on Anti-Bullying. We have looked at vulnerable groups and how we need to treat people equally. The children can talk confidently at school and hopefully have told you all about anti-bullying.

Here is a short survey to see what they are saying at home.


DRET Anti-Bullying policy

Falconers_Hill_Academy_Behaviour_Policy_Appendix_2023_UPDATED_docx.pdf (falconershillacademy.co.uk)

Falconers_Hill_Behaviour_and_Ethos_Policy_Sept_2022.pdf (falconershillacademy.co.uk)

Points of contact

Points of contact for any concerns

Y3 – Miss Henman

Y4 Mrs Young

Y5 & Y6 Mrs Hales

Mrs Rock

Speller Of The Week

Acer: Patrick

Oak: Clara

Sequoia: Sathushan

Willow: Taya

Elder: Freddie

Pine: Ebrima

Maple: Ava

Silver Birch: Jake

Learning Round-up

Maple: Another fabulous week in Maple class this week! We have been continuing our work with fractions this week, finding fractions of amounts and everyone has worked hard on this! In writing we have continued to look at report writing and producing more independent ideas. Our afternoons have also been filled with lots of hard work, including; learning about vitamins and nutrients, farming around the Nile and how computer systems work! We have also been spending lots of time this week practising our Christmas songs for the concert, we can’t wait to see you all there!

Silver Birch: What another fantastic week in Silver Birch! We have been continuing our learning with fractions in Maths, finding fractions of amounts. In Writing, we have been writing our own versions of Kitty’s incident report using our own creatures and events! In Geography, we have been learning about how flooding effects the communities who live around the river Nile. In Science, we are continuing our hard work learning about the digestive system and how it turns our food into energy! We are also beginning to get into the festive mood and are looking forward to lots of exciting festivities over the next few weeks!

Elder: Another lovely week in Elder this week, we had an amazing time at the Methodist Church learning about different roles in the Christmas Story, everyone was very engaged and asked some brilliant questions too. Within History we looked at Caesar and in Talk for Writing we finished our amber write all about stepping through a portal. Have a restful weekend and I look forward to next week.

Pine: We have had another great week in Pine! Our RE lesson consisted of a trip to the Methodist Church where we met some characters and learned about their role in the Christian Christmas Story. It was a really interesting visit that everyone participated in, asking some fantastic questions! We had a case study in Geography for our volcano topic as we looked in more depth about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the destruction of Pompeii. We created some very thoughtful news reports discussing the impact that the volcanic eruption had on the people. We have also worked very hard on our amber writes and have each completed an exciting portal story. We are looking forward to the festive activities over the coming weeks!

Willow: Another great week Willow, well done! They are so proud of all their hard work in Clarinets over the Autumn terms. They really enjoyed sharing their performance with you all. In maths, they have enjoyed comparing and ordering fractions, as well as exploring equivalence. They have enjoyed looking at the number system in history, and how the Mayan’s used it.

Sequoia: We have had another great week in Sequoia. In RE, we looked at another account of the Christmas story and compared it to Lukes account. In science, we looked at a practical representation of weathering using sugar and droppers and then drew a diagram to explain how this linked to real life. In History, we had a look at the Mayan number system and thought about why the Mayans may have created this. We also had the pleasure of performing our clarinets for some of our parents and carers, we really hope you enjoyed. Good work Sequoia.

Acer: This week in Acer, we’ve worked hard to complete our Amber Writes, using the model text and toolkits to help inform our vocabulary choices and writerly style. In maths, we continued to solve problems about time and started to revise our knowledge and understanding of fractions. During the afternoons, we investigated three machines that transfer force: levers, pulleys and gears; discussed possible solutions to help improve favelas, and considered how places like Holly Bank House, a hostel in Cliftonville, Northampton, played an important role during World War Two.

Oak: It’s been a great week, Oak class! We have been continuing our learning with time in Maths, mastering problem solving and conversion of units. Talk for Reading was full off creative buzz as the children were completing their Amber Writes all about coming across a great danger and creating suspense. Children showed fantastic use of onomatopoeias, alliteration, similes, fronted adverbials and powerful verbs in creating their Meeting Tales. In Talk for Reading, we carried on with inferring information using the evidence from the text and applying a timeline to summarise and sequence events. Within science, we looked at simple machines and how they reduce the force needed to lift or move the load. Keep working hard and doing your absolute best, Oak!

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

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

Santa Run: Wednesday 13th December

Christmas Disco (Bring a change of party clothes): 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: 95%

Maple: 96.1%

Silver Birch: 92.4%

Elder: 93.2%

Pine: 98.3% - 1st Place

Sequoia: 90%

Willow: 98.3% - 1st Place

Acer: 97.8% - 2nd Place

Oak: 94.3%

House Points

King: 359

Gandhi: 293

Pankhurst: 308

Parks: 333

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

Term Dates for Academic Year 2024-2025

Term 1

Training Day Friday 30th August 2024

Training Day Monday 2nd September 2024

Term Starts Tuesday 3rd September 2024

Term Ends Friday 18th October 2024

Half Term (Monday 21st October 2024 - Friday 1st November 2025)

Term 2

Term Starts Monday 4th November 2024

Term Ends Friday 20th December 2024

Christmas Holidays (Monday 23rd December 2024 - Friday 3rd January 2025

Term 3

Training Day Monday 6th January 2025

Term Starts Tuesday 7th January 2025

Term Ends Friday 14th February 2025

Half Term (Monday 17th February 2025 – Friday 21st February 2025)

Term 4

Term Starts Monday 24th February 2025

Term Ends Friday 4th April 2025

Easter Holiday (Monday 7th April 2025 – Friday 18th April 2025)

Term 5

Bank Holiday Monday 21st April 2025

Term Starts Tuesday 22nd April 2025

Bank Holiday Monday 5th May 2025

Term Ends Friday 23rd May 2025

Half Term (Monday 26th May 2025 – Friday 30th May 2025)

Term 6

Term Starts Monday 2nd June 2025

Term Ends Tuesday 22nd July 2025

Training Day Wednesday 23rd July 2025

Training Day Thursday 24th July 2025