Principal's Message

We are celebrating Anaphylaxis Awareness week. The children are all very colourful and have gained a greater understanding about food allergies. Please make your donations following the link shared earlier. Anaphylaxis UK (justgiving.com)

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!

Star of The Week

Maple: Evie

Silver Birch: Oliver

Elder: Scarlett

Pine: George

Sequoia: Erin

Willow: Igor

Acer: Rosie

Oak: Austin

Learning Round-up

Maple: This week in Maple we have been comparing local rivers to the river Thames. We have looked at stone age homes in history and compared them to our modern homes. We have a fantastic time writing poem for national poetry day, in maths this week we have started our new topic adding and subtraction. Well done Maple!

Silver Birch: Another brilliant week! We have been working really hard on adapting our model text to make it our own story, this will continue next week. We also wrote some poems all about us for national poetry day. The children were interested in investigating stone age homes and comparing them to the types of homes we live in now. Looking forward to another busy, productive week next week.

Elder: Well done Elder! We have started to write our suspenseful journey tale in Talk for Writing, designed workouts in Science focusing on which muscles they use and have had a fabulous Poetry morning. Keep it up Elder.

Pine: What a great week in Pine! We have started to write our own journey tale in Talk for Writing and we have already demonstrated lots of techniques to create suspense. We have also had some special events this week which have brought us different challenges and activities. Thursday was National Poetry Day and we create recipe poems to sum up all of the wonderful things that make us who we are. We also marked Anaphylaxis Awareness Week on Friday by dressing brightly and taking on the Challenge 14! Great work Pine, keep it up.

Willow: This week Willow have enjoyed learning about the crucial role the Amazon River has on the ecosystem and climate change. They have learnt about the features of river and the people that live along the riverbank. Willow have written some fantastic poems for National Poetry Day and enjoyed the opportunity to look at different poems. They are loving their clarinet lessons and are looking forward to sharing all they have learnt in these lessons with you. Keep up the great work Willow!

Sequoia: This week Sequoia have enjoyed continuing to learn to play the clarinet and can't wait to learn more songs that they will eventually perform to you all! The children have written some fabulous poems for National Poetry Day, learnt more about the composition of blood and looked in more depth at The Amazon River. We also learnt about the 14 food allergens in support of Anaphylaxis Awareness and learnt about how important it is to be conscious of

Acer and Oak: This week, alongside our usual curriculum lessons, we have enjoyed writing a poem about ourselves for the Young Writers Competition and we’ve developed our knowledge and understanding of anaphylaxis as part of Anaphylaxis Awareness Week. In maths, we’ve been detectives, solving magic squares and missing number problems and in writing we’ve planned our own information texts about some very quirky/terrifying trolls! We’ve also compared our lives to the Yanomamo tribe – the largest tribes in the Amazon, as well as investigating Julius Caesar’s motives for invading Britain! Keep up your enthusiasm!

Daventry academy school Falconer's Hill wins national eco accreditation

Dates for your diary

Anaphylaxis Awareness Week: Sun 1st October - Sat 7th October

Winter Shield: Thursday 12th October 2023

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

Parker Headteacher Visit to see Year 6: Friday 20th October

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

500 Words, the UK’s most successful children’s writing competition has now opened for submissions and will run until Friday 10 November. 50 finalists, along with their parents or carers, will be invited to attend a grand final next February at Buckingham Palace! What is BBC 500 Words? The creative writing competition is split into two age categories, 5-7 and 8-11 year olds, and there will be gold, silver and bronze winners for each age group. The idea is to write a 500 word fictional story on whatever you want…dogs in space? Food coming alive? Aliens taking over? We want to hear it all. Stories will be judged on five things: characterisation, originality, plot, language and enjoyment. How can your child enter? Email your child's typed story to office@falconershillacademy.co.uk by the 3rd November and Mrs Young will help to submit your entry. If you have a great idea but do not have access to an electronic device to type your story, please come and speak to Mrs Young.

Reader of The Week

Maple: Isabella

Silver Birch: Alice

Elder: Joshua

Pine: Leo

Sequoia: Erin

Willow: David

Acer: Rebecca

Oak: Holly


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: 93.3%

Maple: 96.6% 2nd Place

Silver Birch: 88.3%

Elder: 96.5% 3rd Place

Pine: 91.0%

Sequoia: 94.8%

Willow: 98.9% 1st Place

Acer: 88.9%

Oak: 91.0%

House Points

King: 458

Gandhi: 299

Pankhurst: 322

Parks: 370

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), 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

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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