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Fitz Weekly 16th November

Monday 16th  

·         Cricket club with Jon Solly

·         West Wilts football Tournament

Tuesday 17th

·         Y4- 6 Netball Club , 3.30-4.15

·         FS2 Maths Workshop, after school in The Nest

Wednesday 18th

·         Blackbird class Forest School

·         Y3/4 Swimming

·         School Disco, Nest & KS1 5pm-6pm, KS2 6.15pm-7.15pm

Thursday 19th

·         Merlin class Forest School

·         Y4-5 Football Club

Friday 20th

·          Owl Class Assembly, 9.15am School Hall

·         Gosling Class cake sale



Celebrating Success

Aiming High Rocket: Seth H, Leo S, Tyler D, Cyrus F, Nesrin K, Isabelle E, Samuel A, Toby P, Karis T, Suzy F

Respect Certificate: Codi-James F, Stanley W, Claudia C, Daniel T, Sarah-Louise C, Arden H, James G, Danny-Joe McG, Emily W

Thank you to Holly F & Ned L who represented Fitzmaurice and laid a wreath at the war memorial during the Remembrance Service on Sunday.


Blackbird Class Forest School- Please can all children in Blackbird Class come in to School in their forest school kit on Wednesday mornings this term. Children should bring their wellies in a separate carrier bag and wear their school shoes as normal.

YEAR 3/4 – Due to our Egyptian Day on Friday spellings and times tables test for Puffins, Swifts and Doves will be on Thursday 19th.

Christmas Dress up Day– On Friday 18th December we will be having a Christmas dress up day where children can wear something ‘christmassy’ to School in exchange for a £1 donation. This can be anything from a tinsel wrapped headband, tinsel bracelets to a jumper. All money donated will be used to buy toys for children in Wiltshire in need this Christmas.


West Wilts Football Tournament, Monday 16th November – the venue for this year’s Football Tournament has now been changed to John of Gaunt School, Trowbridge. The children will be leaving Fitz at 3pm and will return at approx. 6pm

Fitz Friends News

Fireworks a soaring success!

Huge thanks to everyone who came along to support the Fireworks event! It was fab to see so many friendly faces! Super thanks to Russ and the Fireworks committee for taking on the monster task of organising it all! A very special shout out to the amazing army of Fitz volunteers who helped make it all happen: dug turf in appalling conditions, built bonfires, pre-cooked sausages, marshalled, set up, cleared up, worked on very busy stalls, sold tickets, put up posters and litter picked!

We will let you know as soon as we find out how much the event has raised for our kids at Fitz…



I’d like to say sorry that we have so much going on this term. I have got some ideas to change the schedule of activities for 2016/17 so the financial cost of contributing to Fitz Friends activities is spread out better and doesn’t hit in the Christmas build up.

Sally on behalf of Fitz Friends



Festive Fun!

We are really proud that we are using the funds raised by Fitz Friends for the following festive treats for our kids:

“Snowmouse” a trip to the Egg theatre for every child in the Nest

“The Snow Queen” a trip to the pantomime for every child in KS1 and KS2

Christmas crackers for every child attending the school Christmas Dinner

Christmas Tree to deck our school hall!


Cracking Christmas Fair

Come along and tell your friends!

Come along and enjoy the Christmas Fair on Saturday 28th November, 13:30- 16:30. Exciting news…the miniature festive donkeys are back by popular demand! Many thanks to our fab friends at Co-operative Funeralcare Bradford on Avon for sponsoring them!


Class Hampers

We are going to try a new idea for the Christmas Fair raffle…

Fitz Friends have put a box in each classroom and would be thrilled if each child brought in a small item based on the class theme to put in. The items can be small, but we would like them to be new so we can collect them and make them into amazing hampers to raffle away at the Christmas Fair. Please donate by Weds 25th November.

Hamper themes:

The Nest: Chocolate

Years 1 & 2: Seasonal decorations

Years 3 & 4 : Arts & crafts

Year 5: Cooking & baking

Year 6: Family night in


Raffle tickets

A book of raffle tickets was sent home this week. There are great prizes such as a Spa Day for Two at Woolley Grange Hotel and the class hampers. Please return unsold tickets or ticket stubs with money to the office as soon as you can.



We are collecting donations for the tombola stall now in the school office. Donations of new/ unwanted gifts, smellies, bottles or tins of food greatly appreciated.


Prizes for Christmas Drawing Competition

Please see attached flyer for details of the Christmas drawing competition. Any child who would like to take part is invited to draw a Christmassy picture and return it to the school office by 24th November.


Rag Bag has finished :0(

Sadly we heard this week that Rag Bag will no longer be offering any collections of old clothes. It’s a great shame as it’s been an excellent fundraiser for Fitz. We’re really sorry and disappointed that we cannot accept any more old clothes in the Rag Bag bank. Many thanks to super star volunteers Esther and Nicolette for all their efforts organising this and sorting/ shifting huge sacks of clothes and thanks to everyone who has donated to the rag bag. You can still:

• Donate saleable second-hand uniform to sell at our cake sales, etc.

• Save saleable second-hand clothes to donate to our jumble sale on January 16th.


Hooray for 100 Likes!

Thanks for your help… we reached 100 likes on our FB page. When we hit 150 we will choose a liker at random to win a bottle of fizz!

Dates for the diary

Friday 13th November – Deadline for ordering tea towels

Tuesday 17th November – Deadline for school disco reply slips

Wednesday 18th November – School Disco

Tuesday 24th November – Deadline for Christmas Fair drawing competition entries

Wednesday 25th November – Deadline for Class Hamper contributions

Saturday 28th November – Christmas Fair, 13:30 to 16:30

2nd, 3rd, 7th and 8th December – Christmas Craft sessions, school hall



Dates for your Diary

Mon 16th West Wilts Football Tournament at John of Gaunt, 3.30pm- 6pm
Tues 17th FS2 Maths Workshop, after school in the nest
Weds 18th School Disco
Fri 20th Owl Class Assembly, 9.15am School Hall
Fri 20th Gosling Class Cake Sale
Tues 24th FS2 Writing workshop, after school in the nest
Weds 25th Open Afternoon for FS2 prospective parents (start Sept 2016)
Sat 28th Christmas Fair
Weds 2nd Dec Christmas Crafts
Thurs 3rd Christmas Crafts
Fri 4th Falcon Class Cake Sale


Community Notices

Chess Fun Day – Please see the attached flyer for information on the Chess Fun day on Saturday 28th November at Christchurch school.


‘The Night Before Christmas’ – Please see the attached poster for information on ‘The Night Before Christmas’ show at St Margaret’s Hall on Wednesday 2nd December or visit