Starfish’s Bean Experiment

As part of our science, we have been learning about plants.

We conducted an experiment where we planted 4 bean seeds in separate containers, putting in them different places to grow.  Our experiment was to see if seeds needed sunlight in order to grow.

We recorded our results over a two week period and year one have written up some outstanding investigations!  Come and have a look if you like.

We were amazed to find that the seed we kept in the locker did in fact grow but then we noticed that there were small vent holes, allowing the light into the locker so it wasn’t completely dark.  It was however, unhealthy as there was not enough sun light.

The seed in the cupboard did not germinate or grow at all because there was no light and it was too cold in there.

Our third surprise was the seed we grew in the conservatory.  At first we thought that nothing was happening.  However, we were soon to learn that germination was in fact taking place.  The problem was that it was too hot in the conservatory, meaning that the soil became too dry and hard so the shoot couldn’t push through.

Our biggest surprise yet though was what happened in the tuff spot!  We had a range of different seeds in the tuff spot that we were exploring and investigating.

We added some water in there and suddenly we had a field of bean shoots appear.  We decided to leave them to germinate to see what happened and we ended up with a crop of bean plants!!! It was amazing!  Finally when we got rid of them, we lifted the soil which rose up like a carpet held together by way too many roots to count!!

Starfish’s Trip to Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park

On Tuesday 20th June, Starfish class went to Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park.  The day started off somewhat interesting with torrential down pours and thunderstorms, however by the time we arrived, the rain had stopped so that we could start our day of adventure.
After putting our bags (and lunches) in a safe place we set off to see our first animals.  The White Wolves were due to be fed, so we embarked on a mission to find their enclosure.  Once there, we marvelled in their magnificence, noticing their sharp carnivorous teeth waiting for their next feast!  Whilst we waited, groups nipped back to see the tapir which decided it liked us a lot!
Once the wolves had been fed, we walked around the outer edge of the park seeing lots of ducks and birds.  We stopped for some time to observe the capybara which looked like really large hamsters but had three rather gorgeous babies.
Our adventure didn’t stop there.  We noticed the time and quickly began to make our way to the animal show.  Here we met a fox (who was scared of a bin), a barn owl and even some rats who did a spot of tight rope walking.
It was then already time for our lunch.  We were on a very tight schedule, so there wasn’t much time for chatter as we really wanted to be first at the scene for the big cat feeding.  Julia, who is the most beautiful tiger ever was ready for her food.  She had horse meat and rabbit for lunch and showed us her pouncing skills and really huge paws!  She was very good at camouflage and she also had the biggest teeth we had ever seen!  I wonder if you can spot her in our pictures!
After seeing lots of other animals including birds, bats, crocodiles, deer and wild cats, it was time for us to head for our final activity.  We got great seats at the reptile handling where we saw and held snakes and lizards!  One snake particularly liked Brooklyn and tried to snuggle in her warm coat for a nap.
Returning back to school we were tired after a long day of walking but it was worth every moment!  The children were exceptionally well mannered and a credit to both the school and parents.

Fishtoft Academy Sports Day 2017

On Friday 23rd June we took part in our sports day at Tollfield campus. The event was organised in conjunction with the BWAF Connect sports team and all the children were able to show off their sporting skills while having a lot of fun.
Although the weather was overcast and windy we were able to continue with the event and used the sports hall instead.
The children raced for their teams in order to score points. Plenty of events took place including sprinting, skipping, dressing up and even a space hopper race!
All children were brilliantly behaved and we would like to thank the BWAF sports team and their Haven High student helpers for helping to organise the afternoon. We would also like to thank the many parents that came along to support their children too.
A brilliant afternoon was had by all!

Tattershall castle


As part of our topic ‘Urban Pioneers’ the Dolphin Class went on a trip to Tattershall Castle. We had a tour around the medieval castle and explored it from the bottom to the top and all around the grounds too. We learnt what life was like in Lord Cromwell’s time, we made our very own royal crowns, and even experienced medieval dancing, dressed in historical costumes. The Dolphin Class were impeccably behaved and represented Fishtoft proudly. A fantastic day was had by all; it was a great experience plus a real educational joy. We will now link this back to our topic work at school as it has helped developed our knowledge of castles ready for our writing.

Fishtoft Artists

Some of the art work from children in our school was selected to be shown as part of a fun treasure hunt for Boston Woods Trust Family Funday in June. The work on display formed part of the clues and we have been thanked for taking part. Well done Fishtoft artists!


Art Club


We have all been having a wonderful time in Art and Craft Club, learning and refining a range of art and craft skills. Some children have chosen to sketch and paint their own pictures while others have been busy making and decorating gift boxes and notebooks. We are also trying out different techniques for extra effect. The children have all been incredibly well behaved and have helped and supported each other, making a great team! Art Club will continue after half term so watch this space for new and wonderful creations!


Dolphins Class

This half term the Dolphins have been learning how to work together as a team to play hockey. As well as learning the rules for hockey (which are very important for safety reasons) we have learnt new skills; how to hold our sticks correctly, how to defend goals and how to challenge our opponents safely. Although we have been very competitive when playing against each other we have also been learning about the values of sportsmanship.

After School Clubs

After school clubs..At Fishtoft Academy our staff are keen to offer a wide range of clubs for the children to stay and enjoy. These photos show the fun that is had in two of our clubs; Dance and Drama with Mrs Cooper and Sports and Games with  Mr Tempest and Mr Boden. Look out for pictures of some of our other clubs too.


Church Visit

Starfish visit the church  

The Starfish children have been learning about special places in their lessons. In particular, they have been looking at churches and why they are so special to Christians. After finding out about the features of a church we visited St Guthlac’s. Reverend Cooper kindly showed us around and answered our many questions!

New Playground Games


We would like to say a BIG thank you to a generous person who donated some money to the school. We decided that we would spend some of the money on new playground games that we are now fully enjoying! We now have lots of things to keep us busy at playtime and our big smiles show just how appreciative we are.