Principal's Message

This week I have been lucky enough to have worked with Years 3, 4 and 5. The children have worked hard on an art project based on looking at symmetry. The children were able to identify lines of symmetry, create symmetrical patterns, draw the other half of a complex masks create their own designs and then create them using paper plates, mod-roc, masks or clay. Well done the whole school.

Star of The Week

Maple: Atia

Silver Birch: Florence

Elder: David

Pine: Tomasz

Sequoia: Frankie

Willow: Christabell

Acer: Tom

Oak: Liam

Extra -Curricular Activities

Last Saturday Joe, Lillie and Rosie each took part in the Northampton Swimming Club Development Gala; they had great fun and did really well.

Learning Round-up

Maple: This week in Maple we have worked incredibly hard. In Art this week we made some sculptures out of clay, in maths we have been adding three-digit numbers, in writing we have been busy writing our amber write, in geography we have continued our topic on London and looking at the different landmarks. Even when the children have found it all difficult, they have persevered. Well done maple.

Silver Birch: We have been working super hard with our writing this week, completing our amber write and then also writing a recount of the story ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’. In maths we have started using the column method to help add three-digit numbers, it has been a bit challenging but we all persevered. We have had some brilliant discussion about rights and responsibilities around school during our PSHE lesson, with lots of kind and considered responses. We were all very impressed!

Elder: Well done Elder. We have been really focused on working on our journey tale amber writes in Talk for Writing and performed a firework poem to our class. Within Science we have been looking at how exercise impacts the heart and made leaflets in Geography all about The Alps. Keep it up Elder class!

Pine: What a great week! We have worked extremely hard to complete our journey tales in Talk for Writing and practised our editing skills on our work. In science we have been investigating how and why exercise affects our heart rate. In the mornings we have been working particularly hard on TTRockstars, showing off our multiplication skills. Great work Pine!

Willow: This week Willow have worked very hard on their amber writes, think carefully about their vocabulary choices. In history we have explored different Mayan temples, using Google Earth. They have analysed the cultural significance of the temples and compared the features. Keep up the great work Willow.

Sequoia: This week Sequoia worked extremely hard in their assessments! We have explored different Mayan temples and their cultural significance. In Science we looked at the effects of exercise on our heart rate and planned how we could live a healthier lifestyle and in RE we looked at more sacrifices that Sikh people make for their religion. In Talk for Reading, we have been looking at the story of Hansel and Gretel linked to our ‘Into the Woods’ topic, looking at the vocabulary used and the meaning of new words. Keep it up Sequoia.

Acer: This week in Acer, alongside our usual curriculum lessons, we immersed ourselves into learning about Magistrates Courts and participated in a Cyber Bullying Mock Trial led by a magistrate! In Maths, we have solved number sequence problems and practised using the compact column method for addition and subtraction. In writing, we have worked hard to complete our amber writes, a paragraph at a time, taking care to include all the features of a report and demonstrating patience and precision when editing and improving our work. We also carried out a comparative investigation to find out which brand of nappies absorb the most water, investigated why the British colonised America and debated the question, ‘Should the UK open new oil fields?’ Another great week, Acer – well done!

Oak: What an exciting week it has been! Oak class has been working extremely hard completing their Amber Writes about a mysterious creature and taking their time to precisely and accurately execute their information text plans. They practiced summarising chapter 13 from Mortal Engines and wrote Shrike’s story imagining what type of person was he before becoming a Resurrected Man. In maths, Oak class was mastering compact column method for addition and subtraction. In the afternoon, they had an amazing opportunity to transform their classroom into a Magistrates’ court, as they took part in Magistrates in the Community Programme, and they actively participated in a Cyber Bullying Mock Trial! In science they have learned how to conduct a fair experiment to find out which brand of nappies absorb more water and in history they have debated whether the British were successful in colonising America or not. Fantastic job 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

These popular courses will run during 2023-24 in Corby, Daventry, Hunsbury, Kettering, Wellingborough and Weston Favell:

Support your child’s learning – English - for EAL parents

Support your child's learning - maths

Build your digital skills for home and work

Getting back to work as a parent

123 Magic child behaviour management programme

Healthy cooking on a budget

Dates for your diary

Parents Evenings: Please see previous emails for updates

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: Edward

Silver Birch: Frankie

Elder: Joshua

Pine: Alexandru

Sequoia: Erin

Willow: Kacper

Acer: Patrick

Oak: Clara

Feel-Good Fest Saturday 21 October 2023

11am and 4pm, New Street Park

Feel-Good Fest | Daventry Town Council

A day of discovery, fun and much, much more! Showcasing all that Daventry and the surrounding area have to offer its residents as we bring together local clubs, organisations, groups and societies that you can join!

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲: we have five Good-Vibe Zones for you to enjoy including...

𝗡𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲; Learn about nature, bees and pollinators, gardening, sustainability, recycling and join in with forest school activities.

𝗔𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲; Discover your new favourite sport, could it be Rugby, Football, Bowls, Basketball...? And have a go. Find a new gym session or martial art.

𝗣𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲; Join in and have sing-song or sit back and enjoy some dance and theatre, or perhaps you'll find your new musical instrument obsession?!

𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲; Find a creative course to expand your learning, enter a photographic competition, make some beautifully crafty items at a mini-workshop, pause to read or get your stitch-on!

𝗙𝗲𝗲𝗹-𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲; Meet local health-food suppliers, find out about volunteering, social groups, reiki, physio and well-being for every body and mind!

Plus there's the Display Arena with a schedule of performances and demonstrations throughout the day.

𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Saturday 21st October 2023 (NEW DATE)

𝗧𝗜𝗠𝗘: 11am - 4pm

𝗪𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗘: New Street Park, Daventry, NN11 4BS

𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗥𝗬: FREE to come along to and Family Friendly. All are welcome.

𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗙𝘂𝗻 𝗳𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗺𝗲𝗻 comes in the shape of a comedy May-Pole dance- along with The Joker Entertainment. Free for all to take part.

Feel Good Fest - NEW DATE!


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.

Half-Term Activities

Free Halloween Craft session at Daventry Museum during half term

Drop in any time between 10.30am and 12.30pm on Wednesday 25th October to create some scary (but cute!) Halloween decorations!

There will also be the return of a Halloween themed scavenger hunt and other activities around the museum, and once completed little trick or treaters can take home a treat.

Visitors are welcome to come in fancy dress for the occasion!

Free Half Term Halloween Crafts – Daventry Museum

Daventry Museum | Daventry


Overall Attendance: 96.3%

Maple: 100% 1st Place

Silver Birch: 95.6%

Elder: 95.5%

Pine: 95.5%

Sequoia: 98.3% 2nd Place

Willow: 97.2% 3rd Place

Acer: 93.4%

Oak: 94.6%

NTFC - We received a plaque as we are partnered with Northampton Town Football Club. Some of our Elite football club children are here accepting the commemoration.

House Points

King: 598

Gandhi: 558

Pankhurst: 529

Parks: 590

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

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

Daventry Skate Jam

Team Rubicon will be running FREE skateboard coaching and an awesome Skate Jam at New Street Skate Park, in the centre of Daventry on Saturday 21 October, 11am-4pm.

There will be an hour of coaching before the Skate Jam begins with music, competitions and prizes! All ages and abilities are welcome and there is no need to book, just turn up, register at Team Rubicon's tent and get ready to show off your skills or learn some new ones!

What: Daventry Skate Jam Coaching and Competition

When: Saturday 21 October 2023, as part of Feel-Good Fest

Times: 11am-1pm Coaching, 1pm-4pm Skate Jam competition, music and prizes!

Where: New Street Skate Park, Daventry, NN11 4BS

Who: Open to all ages and abilities. NO NEED TO BOOK! All equipment provided. FREE to all.

Skate Jam with Team Rubicon - NEW DATE! | Facebook

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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