Sports Day 2018

Fishtoft Academy enjoyed taking part in a Sports Day held at Carlton Road Academy this year. The afternoon was a great success and all the children took part in a wide range of races. Many parents came to watch and we enlisted the help of staff and children from Carlton Road Academy in order to ensure things ran smoothly. Thank you for hosting us – we had a lovely afternoon racing!

After tallying up the scores it was announced that the winning team were the GREEN team – well done greens!

 

BWAF Fest 2018

On Saturday 23rd June 2018 some of the Y5 and Y6 children from the Sharks class had the opportunity to perform on stage at The Gilderdrome in order to represent Fishtoft Academy at the BWAF fest. The children, along with their teachers, performed a song using the djembe drums which took us all aboard the Fishtoft train to Africa!

This fabulous event included performances from all seven primary schools across the Trust as well as Haven High Academy and the fabulous Boston Youth Jazz Orchestra! The event was well-attended and all the schools taking part were a credit to the federation. A big thank you goes to Mrs Cooper who has been busy teaching the children their weekly music lessons this year – the children from Fishtoft Academy were amazing!

We’re hoping photos taken at the event will soon be made available for us all to see so please watch this space!

 

Capture the Flag Dolphins

Children from the Dolphin Class took part in Capture the Flag competition at Tollfield. Capture the flag is a traditional outdoor game where two teams each have a flag and the objective is to capture the other team’s flag, located at the team’s “base,” and bring it safely back to their own base.  They played against a number of other schools, all much larger than ours. Despite it being a very hot day, the children showed great stamina and speed when playing and worked together as a team, using the strategies that they were taught.  We all had a great time and won a game against Pioneers (but they won in our second game against them). At the end all children shook hands and congratulated the other teams. As always, the Dolphins were well behaved and represented Fishtoft with Pride. Well done!

Ark Wildlife Park

The Dolphin class visited Ark Wildlife Park at Stickney. We had a great day! We saw a wide range of animals from giant rabbits, hare, guinea pigs and budgies to wallabies, meerkats, lamas, goats, foxes, and so much more. We also saw a range of reptiles such as lizards, snakes, terrapins and even an alligator. In addition, the children even had their own session with one of the reptile handlers. All children showed great interest and asked many questions to add to what they have already learnt about animals and their habitats. It was a real educational experience whilst having lots of fun.

Despite the sweltering heat, the children were fantastic! A real credit to Fishtoft! All children showed great enthusiasm and interest. As well as seeing the animals we spent time in the play areas, both indoors and out. All of the children played together with great excitement while having lots of fun.

Gainsborough Old Hall

The Sharks enjoyed visiting Gainsborough Hall to find out about life in Tudor times.

They had a tour of the Hall, dressed up as various characters from Tudor times, visited the kitchen to learn how a feast was prepared, and then recreated a Tudor style feast, fit for a King.

Students performed a royal Tudor dance to entertain the King. Other students dressed as jesters to juggle and tell jokes for the King. The King had a royal taster to test all food and drink before it was presented to the King.

Ofsted Inspection July 2018

We have been notified by Ofsted that the Academy will be inspected on 03 July 2018. Copies of the parent letter and the document ‘School Inspections – a Guide for Parents’ are available using the links below.

Letter to parents

School inspections – a guide for parents_200618

If you are a registered parent or carer of a pupil at the school (including pupils on sick leave or who are temporarily excluded), you can tell us your views about the school by completeing Ofsted’s online survey, Parent View, at:

http://www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk

A Street Party fit for Royalty!

On a sunny afternoon in May, we celebrated the forthcoming wedding of Prince Harry and his bride to be Meghan Markle. Our uniform was replaced by clothing in red, white and blue and we proudly wore our colours to represent the Union Jack flag.

Games and food were enjoyed by the whole school in our celebration – we even sang the National Anthem together.

We enjoyed our party and hope that the Royal family enjoyed their celebrations as much as we do ours.

Starfish Trip to Skegness Aquarium

On Tuesday 8th May Starfish went on a trip to Skegness. We visited the Aquarium taking part in activities led by the staff on site. We explored the different tanks and then enjoyed watching the diver feed the fish. After lunch we learnt all about the seashore and then made our own interactive fish that swam around a huge display screen. We then went onto the beach and had great fun digging holes, building sandcastles and even paddling in the sea! It was a fantastic day and the children (and staff) thoroughly enjoyed themselves!

Sharks Murder Mystery

Murder Mystery for the History Detectives- How did our victim die? What can we find out? How can we use the clues to make a decision? On return to school we were greeted by a crime scene and a request from the History Detectives to help us to solve a baffling case. It all started over 650 years ago – in Medieval Britain.

We used our detective skills to find out about:

Diseases that were sweeping across Europe killing a majority of the population

The possibility of war as the peasants became unhappy with the King’s decisions

The problems with thieves who would rob and murder traders and travelers

The importance of some towns and the facilities they offered.

Times tables Rockstars has landed!

Wow! On Thursday 22nd March we were “visited” by a famous rockstar who challenged us to a times tables competition.
We were all given a Top Secret pass code to use to enter the Timestable rockstars website. We could only get in if we were proper rock stars. We chose a secret rock star name and an appearance, ready to earn coins using our times tables knowledge. We looked fabulous!

Once logged on, we were soon racing to earn coins to buy clothes and accessories for our rockstar self- even amazing hair styles and wacky guitars were up for grabs. The challenge was… could we earn enough coins to spend on our heart’s desires. Soon were working hard on using our tables skills to see how quickly we could answer the multiplication and division questions within the time allowed. Our speed soon increased and we were earning hundreds of coins by the end of the afternoon. The problem was; should we spend or save?
The fastest speed was Wikor at just over 2 seconds per question- can anyone beat that?

Quotes after the session included:
I can’t wait to play at home!
It is the best lesson ever!
I am a rock god!