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Fritchley C of E (Aided) Primary School


Church Street, Fritchley, DE56 2FQ 01773 852216                  


A Community Thank You


We have to start by saying a huge thank you to everyone who came to our Christmas Craft Fair back in December. The children worked really hard planning, budgeting for and making items for sale and successfully raised £187.85 for the school. This will buy new PE mats for the school, so thank you for your kind support.


Community Club


Our community club meets on the first Monday of each month . We welcome Fritchley pensioners come in and have lunch with us. All are welcome to come for lunch 12-1pm and we’d love our community neighbours to come and see what take place in our school. We invite our neighbours to get involved in our school life. If you or your friends are interested, please call the school office to book your lunch. We’d love to see you.


Phil Hogg, Paralympian


Phil Hogg, a paralympian, talked to the children about his sporting experiencesWe have had a very special visitor in school. Phil Hogg, a local lad who competed in the Rio Paralympics, brought in his bikes and medals to inspire the children.

Phil talked about his determination to compete in a variety of sports, after an accident left him disabled.
The children were totally inspired and asked lots of questions. They even got to try on Phil’s medals! Phil told us all that “It’s important that we always try our best in life”. We try to remember this every day. Thank you, Phil.





Charitable Children


As part of World Kindness Day in November, our Year 5/6 children kindly made sandwiches for Derby’s homeless.

Nourish, a charity which helps to feed and clothe Derby’s homeless, were so grateful, and our sandwich-makers so motivated, that the junior children have continued the school’s link with the homeless charity by making batches of sandwiches and packed lunches for them every month.

The sandwich making takes place on the second Monday of each month, funded by donations of food from parents, carers and staff. At the Christmas sandwich club we received donations of stuffing and turkey and homemade carrot cake and the children all wrote Christmas cards to put in the bags for each homeless person. The messages were all unique and from the heart and visitors to the food bank loved them. Fantastic! We like to help those less fortunate than ourselves.


Triumphant Teams!


Well done to our fantastic Fritchley footballers who, since our last CACN article, have gone on to win the regional finals! The Year 5/6 team won the County Football Final at The Shirebrook Academy. They were incredible and are now through to the next stage - the Midlands Area Final, which will take place in spring.


The Year 5/6 team won the County Football Final at The Shirebrook Academy


Our sporty Year 5/6 pupils have also won another small school’s competition. This time it was basketball. Off to the county finals for Fritchley - again! We are so proud of their teamwork and the support and encouragement they all give to one another. Brilliant!


year 5/6 pupils are off to the basketball county finals, well done


Star Code Club


Star Code club pupils enjoyed developing their programming skillsWe’re really proud of our Star Club and are continually learning lots of new coding
languages and developing our computer programming skills.

Our infants have been using coding to give ‘forward’ and ‘quarter turn’ commands, programming a model car to change directions. Our juniors took part in ‘The Hour of Code’ as part of Computer Science Week, where lots of fun coding activities replaced normal computing sessions. The children in Year 3 and 4 were totally inspired:


We’re loving the Monster High Dance party. We’re now programming a dance routine.” (Charlotte and Danielle, using Tynker.)


7 puzzles! 42 lines of code! We’re trying to get the diamond so it’s taking us longer.” (Louie and Oliver, using Minecraft.)


We’re sailing across to catch the fish. It’s cool and we’re practising our left and right too.” (Harriet and Amy, using Disney Moana Wayfinding with Code.)


We’re making a dancing Google logo.” (Taylor-May and Joe, using Scratch.)


The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. It began as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science.

It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, which is great for nurturing problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, we hope that Fritchley pupils will have a good foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.




Please see our school website and Facebook page for information on future events.


  We offer an extensive, newly furnished setting with free flow learning both indoors and outdoors in all weather. If you would like to visit our school to see our fabulous nursery space and to speak to our friendly staff, please telephone us on 01773 852216.

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Fritchley CE Aided Primary School.


Karin Baker, Headteacher.