Fern Hill Primary School Newsletter
Newsletter 12 Summer - July 14th 2017
Thurs 20th July
Y6 Albany Park trip
Fri 21st July
Break for Summer Holiday - Mufti day, school closes at 2.30pm
Mini Tekkers / Cooking Workshop / Fun with Food / Yoga / MagiKats / Tennis Camp / Recorder & Ukulele / Football / Science / Swim-school / Masquerade.
Well done to year 3 who had the best year group attendance this week.
Congratulations to Hazel class who achieved the highest class attendance this week.
Primary Engineers Award
A huge well done to Rebecca Z, George M, Lorenzo, Dylan, Benjamin, Sofia, Bertie, Adam, Ruby, Jed, Ronak, Grace and Daniel who participated in this year's Young Leaders Primary Engineer Award. See their invention designs on the science board as we await their entry results!
Miss Sustins has been sorting her room and noticed that a few books from her range of 'When I'm feeling...' by Trace Moroney, are missing.
She has lent these books out to many pupils helping to support the understanding and acceptance of different feelings.
PLEASE have a look at home and see if you have them. They all have 'Miss Sustins' written in them either in the front or back.
Miss Sustins would really appreciate any of the books back as they are very precious to her.
Fire Station open Day
On Friday 11th August 2017 between 12pm and 4pm Kingston Fire Station will be holding a Community Open day.
Literacy & Numeracy Fair
A group of Year 4 children took up Grey Court's annual invitation to their fun Literacy and Numeracy fair. The walk there was well worth it; the children thoroughly enjoyed solving Maths and English puzzles and practical challenges, as well as a dramatised story-telling session. The children's enthusiasm to take part was noted by the staff. Well done, Year 4!
Board Game Request
If you have any unwanted and intact board games that you would like to donate to the playground, we would love to receive them. Complete sets only please and no puzzles as bits go astray! Many thanks.
End of Term Reminders
The last day of the Summer term is Friday 21st July. This is a mufti day for children. School will finish at 2.30pm - please ensure you arrange to collect your children on time.
Please collect any medicines, epi-pens and inhalers at the end of term. Any left medications will be disposed of during the summer holidays.
Please remember to take a look at the lost property outside the school office. Any items remaining on Friday 21st July will be recycled during the holiday.
Miss Fraser, Miss Hammond and Miss Moss will be leaving us at the end of term. We wish them the best of luck and thank them for their time supporting our children.
Mrs Austin, will be also be leaving Fern Hill at the end of term after many years as a HLTA here. We wish her all the best in her new job. (See below)
A big warm welcome back from maternity leave to Mrs Tagg who will be teaching in year 2 in the new term.
A message from Mrs Austin
It is with a heavy heart that I am saying goodbye to Fern Hill. For nearly 8 years I have worked closely with so many wonderful children and their families throughout both KS1 and KS2, but especially in EYFS over the past 5 years. I have absolutely loved every moment of my time here and been extremely happy at Fern Hill. It is not just a working relationship, but a personal one too as all my children have (and one still currently is) at Fern Hill, so I have been a part of our community for a very long time.
I will take so many happy memories with me and miss the children and staff dearly. This last week will be a very emotional one. I am going on to start a new chapter in my career working for Achieving for Children as a support worker, supporting young people aged 16-22! This is a new and exciting chapter for me, but one I am really looking forward to.
I wish everyone all the best and a very happy summer.
Nursery and Reception enjoyed a day of special visitors when the Daisy Garden was transformed into a farm for the day!
Farms2Ewe arrived with baby rabbits, ducklings, goats, sheep, guinea pigs, chickens, a dog and even a Shetland pony. The children were able to hold and pet all of the animals and ask lots of questions. The goats in particular made quite an impression when they hopped over the fence into the KS1 playground and later when they took shelter in Daisy Class. Farmer Debbie and Farmer Ivan provided a wonderful experience and another day of happy memories which we hope the children will tell you all about!
The overall winner this week is School Kingston
On Tuesday 11th July a group of children from Year 5 and 6 escorted by Miss Wheatley and Mrs Confalone went to Thames Young Mariners to take part in an orienteering competition. Through the rain and the wind the team managed to get first place out of 9 schools taking part. Well done guys! This is a great result and we look forward to competing again next year!
Huge congratulations to all the performers who took part at the concert on Wednesday evening. It truly was a fantastic occasion and they were all professional throughout.
It was a longer concert than usual with so many soloists wishing to perform but we were entertained all the way through to the final jazzy number!
There were some lovely surprises along the way:- a Cher rock number, an opera classic played on a saxophone, a song with a false ending (caught out the audience), two self-composed piano pieces of the minimal genre, a classical Indian piece and a vocal duet dedicated to the recent troubles the city of London has endured. Many soloists displayed true mastery of their instrument which could only mean many hours of dedicated practice.
Well done to you all!!
Keep an eye out for photographs of the evening that will be appearing on our website soon.
Microsociety - by Y5
Y5 took part in an amazing experience called Microsociety. Each class created their own society, Limania, Sycadise and Ashalicious. Every member of the class either set up a business, were politicians or civil servants. We even had our own currency, limebux, sycles and dinglets. We sold to other classes and our parents to make a profit and it was a lot of fun. We learnt many lessons along the way like keeping money safe so it didn’t get stolen, making things that were simple so we had enough to sell and that food and drink are very popular products if you have a unique idea. We loved doing Microsociety and understand more about the economy and how democracy works.
School Club & Trips
Payments Year 5: There are still lots of payments outstanding for the Day Trip to France – please make the payment as soon as possible - see attached letter
Year 4: The deposit payment of £40.00 for next year’s Year 5 School Journey is overdue – please make the payment as soon as possible – see attached letter
Club News Only the following clubs will be running next week:
MONDAY - French, Infant football, Aerobics, Science, Cricket
WEDNESDAY – Gardening / Hockey
THURSDAY - Y5/6 Football
Club applications for autumn term
There are still spaces in all our clubs especially the following:
Aerobics / Cricket / Rugby / Chess / Hockey / Netball / Infant dance / Athletics / Guitar /Sewing
Please submit your application forms asap – forms are available on the school website and outside the office
If your child is keen to join a club but not sure if they will like it, they can try it out on the first week and then decide if they want to continue.
Breakfast Club bookings for next term
There are a few spaces left in our Breakfast Club for next term but WEDNESDAYS are now full – please complete and enquiry form to request a place.
Forms are available at the school office and on the website.
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