Athlete Visit

On Wednesday 23rd January an Olympic speed skater called Kathryn Johnson came to Fishtoft Academy to tell us all about how she became an Olympic Athlete as well as sharing some of her Olympic experiences. She taught us about never giving up, how to keep trying when it gets tough and what happens when even a world champion feels it is too hard but keeps going. After the talk, each class touched her speed skating suit and medal and then tried some of her skating exercises. It was very hard- especially to stay still and not wobble as well to complete a lap of the room using the duck walk. It needed strong leg muscles and a lot of determination to not stop and give up- just like a real athlete. It was great to meet her and inspired lots of us to keep going, show resilience and to aim high to complete our dreams.

During the afternoon, we raised some money to go towards supporting athletes in all areas. The due date for money to be in school is Thursday 31st January.

Keep your eyes on this space and we will tell you how much our school has raised to support a worthy and interesting charity.

Christmas Dinner

The whole school sat down together on Friday 14th December to enjoy our yummy Christmas dinner. Which we all thoroughly enjoyed.


Starfish had a visitor

As the Starfish have been learning about people who help us, they had a special visitor come into school.

PCSO Alex Devenish came in to school and brought his car onto the playground.

The children had the chance to ask him questions about his job; look at the uniform he wears and the equipment he uses.

They also had the chance to sit in the car with the lights on and look at how the radio works.

The children were very excited!

Starfish Homework Projects

This term the Starfish have been looking at ‘Superheroes’ and ‘People who help us’ as their class topic.

The children have been busy at home with their projects designing their own superhero.

See below for those who have handed theirs in already.


Children in Need

This year Fishtoft Academy raised £70.22.

To raise the money the children and staff came to school in their pyjamas and the children entered a Pudsey colouring competition.

Thank you for all donations made.


Mini Police 2018

The police came to our assembly. They told us all about the mini police and all the different jobs they had to do. We tried on the uniform and asked lots of questions about what to do and special jobs we might have. Lots of people wanted to be mini police so we have decided to have elections to see who will be chosen. Keep watching for an update on who was chosen.

Year 5 Haven High visit

On Monday 16ht July year 5 were lucky enough to be chosen to visit Haven High Academy to take part in a special science and technology morning.
In the first session, the children learnt how to programme a small round robot to travel around a maze or obstacle course. We used I-pads to build a series of instructions which would tell the robot which direction to travel in, how far to travel and which speed to go in. It was good fun but very tricky.
We then went on the field to fly the drone over to the science block. Tyler was able to control the drone using a phone while the camera showed us the view that the drone had of the ground below- we looked like ants.
At the science block, we complete 5 different experiments using Bunsen burners, chemicals and test tubes. We made test tubes burp, fireworks explode and a smelly slime. In the next room, we watched as Mrs Harrison held fire in her hands- she looked like a wizard. It looked good but we know not to try it at home.
Thank you to Haven High’s ICT and science departments for a super and very educational morning.

Kingswood Residential Year 6 Trip 2018

The Year 6 Children enjoyed a fantastic trip to Kingswood. They took part in various activities that were challenging but fun at the same time. Lots of children conquered their fear of heights as they took part on the Zip Wire or climbing wall – it was great to see them working as a team and encouraging each other to keep trying! There were also team challenges such as Nightline and Obstacle Challenge where they had to work together as well as archery and swimming – it really was an action-packed weekend!