Newsletter Issue 9

Ferncumbe Friday

Friday 26th January 2018


Children in school are taking part in 'Real PE' sessions each week, and I thought it helpful to share some information about this new initiative so that you are aware of its aims. The 'Real PE' programme is a new initiative that focuses on helping children to develop fundamental movement skills - agility, balance and coordination. These skills are the building blocks that underpin the ability to play and be involved in different sports and activities and it is therefore essential that every child masters these skills first. 'Real PE' involves using interactive warm-ups and creative games that build upon these skills, ready for children to use in sporting activities. Another interesting aspect to 'Real PE' is the link to six multi-abilities which are developed over the year. These include physical, social, personal, health and fitness, cognitive and creative abilities, all of which underpin children becoming all rounded sports people and athletes.

Lowsonford's Egyptian themed Kabadi, in 'Real PE' last Wednesday!

Lowsonford's Egyptian themed Kabadi, in 'Real PE' last Wednesday!


Honiley Class visit Hatton Adventure World

Children in Honiley Class were invited to Hatton Adventure World this week, where they were treated to a locally sourced, cooked breakfast. They also learned about where their food comes from and got to design their own healthy breakfast. Children then got a chance to feed the animals and even stroke the snake! They had a great time... their exploits made The Courier (link below).

Mrs MacKintosh



RSPB Big Schools' Birdwatch

Once again, Wroxall Class will be taking part in the RSPB Big Schools’ Birdwatch. After securing a generous grant from the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London, we have been able to buy 30 brand new pairs of binoculars for the pupils to use. We will practise using them and keep a close eye on our new bird-feeding area that we have established near the Forest Schools hut. On Friday 26th January, we will carry out the real event, during the afternoon, for one hour and take our official bird count.

More information about the nationwide event itself can be found at

Warwickshire public health

Warwickshire Public Health has recently purchased three acclaimed, evidence-based online guides to help build parental confidence, and has asked all schools to highlight these valuable guides to parents. The guides are designed to support mums, dads and carers in developing positive relationships with their children. In turn this will help to strengthen emotional resilience and wellbeing, so children are able to bounce back from life's various challenges.

Please follow the link below to access the guides...

Kaleidoscope Kids

There will be the first Kaleidoscope Kids session of the year on Sunday 4th February at the 10 am service at Holy Trinity, Birmingham Road and thereafter every first Sunday of the month - all welcome. 



Holy Trinity Church, Hatton

Saturday February 3rd


John Williams

Honorary President Warwickshire Group of 'Plant Heritage' will talk about snowdrops

Coffee and Cake will be served in the church from 10am

And snowdrops will be there in the church yard to be viewed at any time and on any day (please be sure to go round the back of the church)

Best wishes for a lovely weekend,

Tracey Webb, Deputy Headteacher









Staff Ferncumbe