Fern Hill Primary School Newsletter
Newsletter 1 - Spring Term - 13th January 2023
Friday 13th January
PSA Year 1 Cake Sale at 3:15 pm
Wednesday 18th January
School Health Team Clinic (for parents, by appointment only)
Friday 20th January
Year 5 & 6 Swimming Gala at The Malden Centre
Tuesday 24th January
Reception visit to Kingston Fire Station
Wednesday 25th January
Reception visit to Kingston Fire Station
Thursday 26th January
Clover class parent assembly at 9:00 am in the Large Hall
PSA meeting in school at 7:30 pm
Friday 27th January
PSA Reception Cake Sale at 3:15 pm
Monday 30th January
National Child Measurement Programme - height and weight check for Reception & Year 6
Wednesday 1st February
Year 6 visit to the Junior Citizen Scheme
Thursday 2nd February
Bracken class parent assembly at 9:00 am in the Large Hall
Saturday 4th February
PSA Comedy Night
Times of the school day
Since the start of term, a significant number of children have been late to school. The times of the school day are published on the website here. Please make every effort to ensure your child is at school on time, every day.
Bikes & scooters
Please do not leave bikes and scooters on site overnight or at the weekend, even if they are locked. The black gates next to school reception are often open in the evenings and over the weekend to allow access to both Fern Hill and The Kingston Academy for club providers. Please may we also remind you that bikes and scooters must not be ridden anywhere on the school site.
Parent Volunteers January 2023
Your year group weekly news is published every Friday afternoon on your child's Home Learning Google Classroom.
This term's Home Learning Grids for children in Years 1 to 6 are published on the Google Classroom. All work should be completed for the children's Home Learning Showcases on Friday 10th February.
Welcome back to the spring term. We hope you had a restful break and that the children have enjoyed their first full week back. We have an exciting term ahead!
As a reminder, key dates are available to view here and term dates for this school year and next are published here. Please be aware that Parents' Evening will be held on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th March. On Thursday 30th March, school will close early at 1:30 pm to allow for face to face Parent's Evening appointments. School will also close early the following day, Friday 31st March, which is the last day of term.
We have three new members of staff joining us: Ms Novakova, Lunchtime Supervisor; Mrs Hashmi, Teaching Assistant; and Mrs Foskett in the school office. Welcome to Fern Hill!
Volunteering in School
Today you will have received a letter from Mrs Davies, inviting you to volunteer in school. We would like to thank all the parents and carers who have already given their time this year; you make a real difference.
If you would like to volunteer to help in school, supporting the children with their reading or in the classroom, please complete this form. You will need to attend one of the short introduction and training sessions Mrs Davies is running on Tuesday 31st January at 2:30 pm and Wednesday 1st February at 9:00 am. For safeguarding purposes, all volunteers in school must complete this training so if you are already volunteering in school and were not able to attend one of the sessions in October, please complete the form to indicate which of these additional sessions you will attend. Thank you. For further information, please refer to the letter from Mrs Davies attached below.
Book of the Week
'Adam-2' by Alastair ChisholmAdam-2 has been hiding in a basement repeating the same daily routine, as per his father’s instructions, for more than 200 years, when he is discovered by two children and learns that the world has vastly changed since he last left the basement. The humans and the robots have been at war for many years, each trying to destroy the other. But Adam is different to the other robots, and he may hold the key to ending the war once and for all. 'Adam-2' is a thrilling sci-fi read packed with action, drama and robots. It was also shortlisted for last year's Spark! School Book Awards in the 9-11 age category.
~ Mrs Rouillard, School Librarian
The overall winner this week is COOMBE
PSA News & Events
PSA Meeting - Thursday 26th January 7:30 pm
Our next meeting will be held in school from 7:30 - 8:30pm. We will be discussing our plans for this term, so do come along to share your views and ideas!
Festive Hamper Raffle - Thank You!
A big thank you to everyone who bought tickets to our Festive Hamper Raffle, which raised just over £1,000 - a fantastic result! And also a huge thank you to Jen and her team of volunteers who organised the raffle and made up the hampers - we are so grateful for your help.
PSA Comedy Night - Saturday 4th February
Say goodbye to those January blues with a night of side-splitting comedy!
Our Comedy Night will be held in the Large Hall at 7:00 pm on Saturday 4th February. Tickets are £15 each, and you will be treated to special performances from three brilliant professional comedians: Arthur Smith, Christian Reilly, and Shazia Mirza.