Fern Hill Primary School Newsletter
Newsletter 1 - Spring Term 10th January 2020
Monday 13th January
School Health Team in school for Reception & Year 6 children
Thursday 16th January
Year 6 Willow class assembly at 9.00 am in the Large Hall
PSA Committee Meeting at 7.30 pm in the Small Hall
Friday 17th January
Reception Cake Sale at 3.00 pm
Monday 20th - Friday 24th January
Arts Week in school
Tuesday 21st January
France trip meeting for Year 5 parents, 9.00 - 9.30 am in the Large Hall
Friday 24th January
Parent Council meeting at 9.00 am in the Small Hall
Monday 27th January
Year 6 Elder & Willow classes visit the Clapham Magistrates' Court
Tuesday 28th January
Year 4 visit Tate Britain
Wednesday 29th January
Year 6 Hawthorn & Oak classes visit the Clapham Magistrates' Court
Thursday 30th January
Year 2 Heather class assembly at 9.00 am in the Large Hall
Friday 31st January
Nursery Cake Sale at 3.00 pm
Monday 3rd February
Year 6 Oak class visit the Houses of Parliament
Tuesday 4th February
School tour for prospective Nursery parents, 9.30 - 11.00 am
Year 3 Beech & Elm classes visit the Natural History Museum
Thursday 6th February
Year 2 Bracken class assembly at 9.00 am in the Large Hall
Maths Workshop for Reception parents at 9.00 - 10.00 am in the Small Hall
Arts Week Exhibition - school open from 3.30 - 5.00 pm
Friday 7th February
Arts Week Exhibition - school open from 3.30 - 5.00 pm
PSA Cinema Night at 5.25 pm in the Large Hall (for children in Years 3 - 6)
Key dates for the 2019/2020 academic year are posted on the website here.
Kingston Music Service school tuition lessons start next week. Please remember to send your child to school with their instrument on the day of their lesson. If you have any queries regarding your child's tuition with Kingston Music Service, please contact them directly either by email at: email@example.com or telephone on 0208 547 5050.
Year Group Newsletters
Clubs Collection Points
Curriculum Learning Maps for the first half of next term are now available on the website under your child's year group page. Linked to a theme, they cover what your child is learning across all subjects this half term and any activities they will participate in, including trips and workshops.
Also posted on your child's year group page is their Home Learning Grid for the first half of this term.
Happy New Year and welcome back to all our families.
We hope you had a relaxing break and are looking forward to an exciting term ahead!
After School & Lunchtime Clubs
All our after school and lunchtime clubs begin next week, Monday 13th January, with the exception of Gardening club which starts after February half term on Wednesday 26th February. You can view and download the dates for this term here.
Infant & Junior Football, Instrumentastics for Years 1 & 2, Computing, Magpie Makes Art & Sewing and Chess clubs are now full but we may have spaces in some of our other clubs. If you would like a place for your child for next week, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the school office on 020 8247 0300.
Please check the Clubs Collection Points sheet for this term, attached below, to find out where to collect your child from when their club ends at 4.30 pm. Don’t forget that if your child will be attending a Tree Tops session after their club, from 4.30 pm, this session MUST be booked on ParentPay three days in advance.
Unfortunately, we do not have enough bookings to run the Netball club this term. Any payments made will be refunded directly to the relevant ParentPay account.
The overall winner this week is COOMBE
Applications for Reception & Nursery
The closing date for applications for a place in Reception for September 2020 is next Wednesday 15th January. Applications should be made online through the Pan London eAdmissions website. An admissions booklet is available to help guide you through the admissions process and you can download the Primary Schools Admissions Brochure for Kingston borough schools from our website here.
Applications for Nursery are now open and should be made directly to the school by Friday 6th March. An application form for our Nursery is available on our website here and you can also ask for a paper copy at the school office. Further information on Nursery schools in Kingston, including the funding provision and the admissions process, can be found in the Nursery Education in Kingston Schools booklet which is downloadable from the Admissions page on our website.
Our school tours for families who are interested in applying for a place in Nursery have been very popular. We have space on just two dates now: Tuesday 4th February at 9.30 am and Thursday 13th February at 9.30 am. If you would like to book a place, please contact the school office by email at: email@example.com or by telephone on 020 8247 0300.
PSA News & Events
Important date changes!
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the PSA has had to move the dates for the KS2 Cinema Night and Quiz Night. Cinema Night will now take place on Friday 7th February and Quiz Night will now take place in the Summer Term on Friday 1st May. Please note these new dates in your diaries.
KS2 Cinema Night on Friday 7th February
We’re excited to announce that the film for this year’s Cinema Night will be School of Rock! Please note this is an event for KS2 children only (Years 3-6) and will take place after school in the Main Hall. This year, we’re having a pyjama party theme, so the children can attend wearing their onesies or PJs if they choose! Tickets for Cinema Night will go on sale online soon and full details about how to book and lots more details about the event will be sent out in next week’s newsletter.
PSA committee meeting on Thursday 16th January
All parents are welcome to our first committee meeting of the Spring Term on Thursday 16th January from 7.30pm in the Small Hall. You don't need to be currently involved with the PSA - please come along and you can find out more about what we do. Everyone welcome!
Dates for your diary
Here is the full list of all our PSA events coming up in the Spring Term.
PSA committee meeting on Thursday 16th January from 7.30pm
KS2 Cinema Night on Friday 7th February from 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Bounce For Books on Friday 6th March
PSA committee meeting on Thursday 12th March
Mothers’ Day Breakfast on Friday 20th March
Second hand uniform sale on Friday 27th March
Information about these events and how you can get involved will be coming out over the next few weeks. We look forward to welcoming parents and children to our Spring Term events.
Thank you for your support.
Fern Hill PSA
Well done to Year 6 who have the best year group attendance this week.
The Attendance Cup is awarded to Oak class this week with 98.8% attendance - well done!
|Year||Attendance %||Star Year ★|
|Year 6||97.8%||★ Star Year ★|