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Roxbourne Primary School

Autumn Term 2 - 2018

Wed 12TH Dec – Public Speaking Parent Workshop

Why is public speaking so scary?

  • Do you freeze at the thought of speaking in front of people or a crowd?
  • Does the idea of an interview by strangers make you uncomfortable?
  • Do you panic at the idea of presenting anything or public speaking?

This is “a not-to-be-missed” presentation offered by a life skills coach who teaches children to be confident public speakers through the art of storytelling.

On Wednesday 12TH December I will be holding assemblies at Roxbourne Primary school for the children, before this I will also be presenting at the Parent Workshop from 08:50 - 09:20 where I will be sharing more information with you.

Mon 10TH Dec – School Choir Perform on Rayners Lane

Please join the school and wider community during this special event. Our school choir will be switching on the Christmas lights alongside some key local people on Mon 10th December at 17:00 – it would be great to see you all there!


Year 4 Visit Science Museum - Thursday 6TH Dec 2018

Year 4 went to the Wonderlab as part of their trip to the Science Museum. Children had the opportunity to explore science interactively across several themed zones. They were able to actively take part in numerous experiences, including exploring how light creates reflections, touching clouds and understanding how they are formed. To coincide with their current topic of States of Matter, children had the opportunity to observe water freeze before their eyes and create magnetic liquid. The remaining part of the day was spent exploring the various themed areas of the museum, including how everyday contraptions from washing machines, music players and even burglar alarms have developed over time due to the advances made in science. Overall the best part of the day was the friction slides, where children predicted which of the three slides would allow them to reach the ground the fastest before testing it out themselves. Thank you to all parents who volunteered and helped make the day enjoyable and successful.


Nation Young Mathematician Competition - Wednesday 5TH Dec 2018

After a very strong performance in the first round, On Wednesday, four Year 6 pupils had the opportunity to take part in the second round of the Young Mathematician Award, a national competition designed by the NRICH department at Cambridge University. I am told our pupils did very well, working together to solve to very challenging mathematics. We are all very proud of you! The final will be held at Cambridge University! We look forward to finding out if we have qualified!

Nation Young Mathematician Competition - Wednesday 7TH Nov 2018

On Wednesday, four Year 6 pupils had the opportunity to tackle a brand new maths problem designed by the NRICH department at Cambridge University. This was Round 1 of a three round competition, the final of which will be held at Cambridge University. The students worked incredibly hard during the challenge and embodied our school values, particularly perseverance. They were exemplary ambassadors of the school.


Mon 3RD Dec 2018 - Paramedic Visits Reception

As part of our topic about People who help us we invited a Paramedic who visited our Reception classes on Monday. Children were very confident at asking lots of questions about her important job. They thoroughly enjoyed being a paramedic by trying on her uniform and exploring a range of equipment that a paramedic uses. Our roleplay area was turned into a surgery where children acted out as doctors, nurses and paramedics. This experience supported all the areas of learning, especially their vocabulary and language development.

Fri 30TH Nov 2018 - Y2 Trip to the Golden Hinde

Last Friday, Year 2 went on an incredible trip to the Golden Hinde – the first English ship to circumnavigate the globe between 1577- 1580, captained by Sir Francis Drake. Children had the opportunity to explore the ship and gain a valuable insight of what life would have been like as a child on board! We explored the ship from the poop deck to the hold, children learnt how to climb the ladders like a sailor and were tested on the ship directions. Year 2 are definitely ready to captain their own ships now!


Wed 28TH Nov 2018 - Band Festival

On the 28TH November some of our pupils who learn to play instruments through the Harrow Music Service took part in the Annual Band Festival at the Harrow Arts Centre. The children spent the day rehearsing with other schools and then performed at a concert in the evening for parents. The concert was fantastic and the quality of music was outstanding. Some of the pieces played included The Dambusters March, New York New York and the Greatest Showman. I would like to thank the children who took part and the parents for supporting them. They were a credit to the Roxbourne.

Wed 28TH Nov 2018 - Visit to Westminster Abbey

Some Year 3 and 6 children were joined by staff on an exciting outing to visit Westminster Abbey, one of London’s and the United Kingdom’s most historically significant buildings. On arrival, children were greeted with an exciting video high-lighting the impressive timeline of events that make the Abbey such a rich and exciting place to visit. Children also were given the chance to create a memento for the day by creating their own stained glass window. Adults and children were then split into groups and given a guided tour around the wonderful building. One group of children were given a secret behind the scenes tour, by being given the opportunity to see the Tomb of Edward the Confessor up close and personal.


26TH - 30TH Nov 2018 - Roxbourne Primary School Book Fair

Thank you to all the children, parents and carers who supported the book fair this week. The school will receive part of the total raised, which will help us purchase new books for our children in school.

22ND November 2018 - Year of 2018 (Year 6) Reunion

We will be welcoming back the students of 2018 for a reunion meeting starting at 18:00.

See you then.

Sat 17TH November 2018 - Concert at South Ruislip Baptist Church

Last Saturday, our school choir made Roxbourne very proud as they performed at Ruislip Baptist Church alongside the Accord Choir.

Our school choir will next be performing on Monday 10TH Dec when they will be joining some key people to switch on the Christmas Lights in Rayners Lane – do pop along or encourage your child to sign up to the choir, there are still some places!

16TH November 2018 - Children In Need

This weekend is Children In Need so children will be invited to dress in spots, yellow or their own clothes tomorrow for a donation of £1.

Wed 14TH November 2018 - Year 5 Visit Waitrose

Y5 thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Waitrose. The children were given a tour around the supermarket – focusing on the importance of choosing healthy products to lead a healthy life style. During the tour, the children were taught how to read the labelling on different products. Things turned exciting when Y5 were led through stock rooms and offices - places the general public rarely see! The children were then quizzed on healthy eating and how to read packaging, given fruits, drinks and a £5 gift voucher! Thank you Waitrose for such an informative trip.

Mon 12TH Nov 2018 - Year 3 Visit Cassiobury Park

On Monday 12TH November, Y3 embarked on a journey of discovery to Cassiobury Park in Watford. Pupils hunted for mini-beasts, learned much about rivers and even took a ride on a locomotive model engine!


Year 5 (Manchester) - Remembrance Assembly - Fri Nov 9TH 2018


Halloween Party - Wednesday 31ST October 2018

FORC have been busy again, and have hosted two fantastic events since the half-term.

On Wednesday 31ST October, FORC organised our first ever Halloween Party and Fireworks Display. It was a spooktacular event which was well attended. A number of activities and entertainment opportunities were on offer including: music, a BBQ, trick or treat station, a fair ground ride, a pumpkin balloon game and more! Highlights included a bonfire and a spectacular fireworks display. I hope you enjoyed the event as much as I did!

A HUGE shout out to the FORC team for being superstars once again – we have very fortunate to have such a committed group of parents who are willing to go above and beyond for our school community. Truly inspirational!