Monday 9th January
Yr 6 Parent Curriculum meeting 9am KMS Spring term begins
Tuesday 10th January
Yr 5 Parent Curriculum meeting 9am
Wednesday 11th January
Yr 4 Parent Curriculum meeting 9am
Thursday 12th January
Yr 3 Parent Curriculum meeting 9am
Friday 13th January
Yr 2 Parent Curriculum meeting 9am PSA Cake Sale (Reception)
Tuesday 17th January
Heather class parent assembly 2.45pm
Thursday 19th January
PSA meeting 7:30-9pm
Friday 27th January
PSA Coffee morning 9-10am
Tuesday 31st January
Beech class parent assembly 2.45pm
All school clubs commence next Monday (Jan 9th) follow the link for details Clubs.
Fit for Sport are running their usual half term camp, please see attached poster for details. Book by Monday 9th Jan to receive preferential prices.
The Kingston Music Service (KMS) Spring term will run from 9th Jan to 10th Feb. Please remember to send your child to school with their instruments.
Important Date Changes!
YR 5 - Due to the uncertainty of the London tube strikes on Monday 9th Jan, we have had to make the decision to postpone the trip to The British Museum.
YR 6 - You should have received a letter from your class teachers to inform you that the Yr 6 parents evening has moved to Tuesday 21st February 2.45-6pm to avoid a clash with the Houses of Parliament school trip.
Group Parenting Support
For information on groups available next term please refer to the attached document 'Parenting Groups'.
Parents can self refer or professionals can make a referral using the attached referral form.
Parents from either borough can access any group.
Please contact Karen Williams for further information:
020 8547 6965 or 07771 974388
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Welcome Back to The New Spring Term
I hope you have all had a healthy and rested break. I would like to extend an especially warm welcome to our new families starting with us this term.
The children have had lovely stories to tell us about their holidays and they certainly look refreshed and re-energised and ready to take on the challenge of another exciting term ahead.
On behalf of the whole Fern Hill staff team, thank you all for your generous gifts and well wishes at the end of last term. Your support is greatly appreciated.
We look forward to continuing a positive and productive partnership with you to ensure your children can achieve their very best.
Absences & Sickness
Can we please remind you that it is vital that you contact school by calling or emailing before 9am if you child is going to be absent from school. This applies for each day that your child is absent from school unless you have informed the school office in writing.
All clubs start next week from Monday 9th January.
Payment for clubs is due this week and can be made by ParentMail via the shop which lists all the clubs available.
Cash and cheque payments will also be accepted at the school office where a receipt will be issued.
There are still places available on several clubs including cricket, (Yr3-6 Monday 3.30pm), Mini movers (Yrs1&2 Tuesday 3.30pm), Netball (Yrs3-6 Friday 12.20pm) Sewing club (Yrs3-6 Wednesday 12.30pm). Please complete an application form asap.
There will be a free trial session for Mini Movers club on Tuesday 10th January in Sunflower class at 3.30pm. Please email Jtatum1@fernhill.rbksch.org or let the office know if your child would like to try out this club. Mini Movers is a great club for year 1&2 children to have fun dancing and moving to music. It is run by Mrs Austin who is a Teaching Assistant in Sunflower Class.
Please note that the following clubs are full:
Aerobics, Beginners Chess, Hockey and Karate on a Tuesday.
Please also note that Breakfast Club is full on a Tuesday and Wednesday with a waiting list for places on both days.
The team with the most points awarded this week is Coombe
We're getting excited about Maths Week, which commences on Monday 16th January. The week will be focused around developing maths skills that will help the children throughout their life. We have workshops, visits and challenges planned for the whole school to enjoy. Please follow this link for further details. Maths Week
If you haven't yet paid your donation please hand in to the office in a named envelope ASAP.
Friday 20th January 2107 9-10am. This will introduce parents to the concept of ‘Mastery Maths’ – this is how we teach maths at Fern Hill.
Calling All School Reading Books!
We are appealing for the return of school reading books, especially from the WHITE reading list from years 1,2 & 3. Can you please check your child's bags, bookshelves, and beds for any books that belong to school and return them to us ASAP. Thank you.
New Food Smart Family App.
The New Year is often a time when people make goals and resolution for the year ahead. If taking a closer look at what you and your family are eating is one of your goals, then this new app might just be for you!
Following the success of the Sugar Smart app, Change4Life have built on it and produced the Food Smart App. It is simple to use, and includes lots of foods children (and grown ups) like to eat, so the whole family will benefit. Simply:
- Download the 'Food Smart' app your phone
- Scan the food's bar code
- Get information on your phone showing you how much Fat, Sugar and Salt is in the food you were about to choose, make it easier for you make smart food swaps to healthier alternatives.
The website also gives you lots of recipe ideas. Great, if you are in need of a bit of inspiration after the festivities to get you back on track!
You can download the app and access all the information, including ordering resources from here: Public Health England Resources
Hot & Fresh from Our Kitchen
Here at Fern Hill we are very fortunate to have our school meals cooked fresh on site everyday. Our kitchen offers a healthy hot menu of children's favourite meals & desserts. Our kitchen staff, Mrs Miles and her team have worked in the kitchen at Fern Hill for over 6 years and they certainly know what the children enjoy. You can view the current menu our website.
Food for Thought.....
Research by the Children's Food Trust shows that school meals are now consistently more nutritious than packed lunches, giving the children who eat them a better foundation for good health.