Our New Books Have Arrived!

Two weeks ago, the new books we had been waiting for were delivered to our library, so we now have every single book on each of the Essential Guides for our children to borrow and enjoy.

This mammoth operation has largely been conducted by our school librarians and it involved a lot of hard work.

Last year, the whole school took part in a sponsored walk around the village to raise the funds. The Librarians then conducted an audit of all the books in the school to find out which books on the Essential Lists we had and which ones we still needed. At the same time, they worked with Mrs Hare – one of our school governors – to ensure the guides featured inclusive main characters and heroes from a diverse range of backgrounds and these were added to the lists. Next, they liaised with FOFSA who bought the books we needed. And finally, over the last two weeks, they have been busy stamping, stickering and organising our books so they can be shared with the right year groups.

Well done Librarians and how fantastic to be able to share their work with the school on World Book Day!

World Book Day Photographs

World Book Day is always epic at Fressingfield Primary School. Each year the costumes seem to get better and better. We want to say, “Well done!” to all the children for really getting in the spirit and, more importantly, “Thank you and well done!” to all the parents who worked so hard on the costumes.  

As I write, the children are busy decorating their spuds and transforming them into their favourite book characters. Hopefully, we’ll be able to share some photographs of these later in the day. They will then be writing their own stories about their heroes.  

Coincidentally, the Librarians have been busy today checking the new books we ordered through the proceeds of the Walk on the Wild Side into the library. We now have copies of every book on the Essential Guide to Books in school so that children can choose these as their weekly library book. 

We hope you enjoy the photos!

A Very Creative Way To Explore Tables

Children in Congo Class have been investigating the patterns made by different times tables, using a 10-point circle. They made points on the circle for each ‘ones digit’ up to twelve, then joined up the points. The patterns made are incredibly interesting, and helped us the see some connections between different tables. What amazing work you’ve all done!

Number Day

“I wish it could be maths all day!” is something we do often hear in Fressingfield. So, we made this wish come true when we celebrated Number Day. Sponsored by the NSPCC, we have all had a fantastic day, which included puzzles, mazes, code cracking and, at one point, all the children in key stages 1 and 2 challenging each other to games of snakes and ladders!  Many thanks to families who organised outfits with numbers or patterns on, and also to those who donated to the NSPCC.