Fern Hill Primary School Newsletter
Newsletter 1 - Summer Term - 22nd April 2022
Monday 25th April
Nursery parents' evening - in person appointments 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 26th April
School Journey meeting for Year 5 parents 9:00 am in the Large Hall
Thursday 28th April
Sycamore class assembly at 9:00 am in the Large Hall
Friday 29th April
PSA Bag2School collection
Monday 2nd May
BANK HOLIDAY - school closed
Wednesday 4th May
Year 2 Great Fire of London workshop in school
Year 3 Roman workshop in school
Thursday 5th May
Larch class assembly at 9:00 am in the Large Hall
Monday 9th May - Thursday 12th May
Year 6 SATs in school
Wednesday 11th May
Year 4 visit to the Science Museum
Friday 13th May
Parent Council meeting 9:00 - 10:00 am in school
Year 6 visit to Albany Outdoors
Tuesday 17th May
Reception Superhero workshop in school
Year 4 (Chestnut class) visit to the Chocolate Museum
Thursday 19th May
Lavender class assembly at 9:00 am in the Large Hall
Year 4 visit to Kingston Mosque
Friday 20th May
Sports Day - further details to follow
Key dates for the summer term are available here.
Kingston Music Service
If your child has lessons with a KMS tutor during the school day, their lessons will begin again next week. If you would like to find out more about Kingston Music Service, follow this link.
Don't forget that your year group weekly news is posted every Friday afternoon on your child's Home Learning Google Classroom. Click here for information about how we use the Google Classroom.
This term's extracurricular lunchtime and after school clubs for children in Years 1 through to 6 start next week. There are still a few places available for some clubs; to apply, please email email@example.com.
Please click here for the extracurricular club timetable.
If your child attends an after school club, please collect them promptly at 4:30 pm. Club collection points are published on the website here.
Thank you to all the families who attended Parents’ Evening this week, either by video or in person. We hope you found it informative. If you did not book an appointment and would like to schedule a ten-minute call with your class teacher, please email the school office at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try and arrange this for you.
Welcome back to school; we hope all our families had a lovely Easter break. This summer term will be our busiest for quite some time! Please take note of the key dates linked here.
We are really looking forward to Sports Day on Friday 20th May when our whole community can come together once again to celebrate the children’s achievements. We are planning to run with the usual format of Reception, Year 1 & 2 in the morning, Years 3 through to 6 in the afternoon and a whole school picnic lunch in between. Sports Day will be held locally, off the school site, and further details will be sent out as soon as possible.
There are lots of trips and visits planned, a book signing with author Cath Howe, Platinum Jubilee celebrations and of course some fantastic PSA events including a long awaited Summer Fair on 25th June.
Please don’t forget that we have an INSET day just before half-term on Friday 27th May when school is closed. School will finish at the usual time on Thursday 26th May and reopen on Monday 6th June.
On 1st April, all remaining domestic restrictions in England relating to COVID-19 were removed. There are still steps you can take to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19 and further information is available in this linked government guidance: Living safely with respiratory infections, including COVID-19.
In school, we will continue to manage the risk of transmission by ensuring classrooms and communal areas are well ventilated ventilation and encouraging the children to practice good respiratory hygiene by covering their noses and mouths when sneezing or coughing and washing their hands regularly.
The symptoms of COVID-19 in children has been updated by the NHS to include:
- a high temperature or shivering (chills) – a high temperature means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
- shortness of breath
- feeling tired or exhausted
- an aching body
- a headache
- a sore throat
- a blocked or runny nose
- loss of appetite
- feeling sick or being sick
Guidance for adults and children with symptoms of a respiratory infection including COVID-19, or a positive test result for COVID-19 is available: People with symptoms of a respiratory infection including COVID-19
If your child is unwell with any of the above symptoms and has a high temperature, please keep them at home until their temperature is back to normal and they feel well enough to return. This will significantly help to minimise the risk of them passing their infection on to their teachers and classmates.
If your child has a positive COVID-19 test result, please keep them at home for 3 days after the day they took the test. After 3 days, if they feel well and do not have a high temperature, they can return to school. Please be aware that it is 5 days for adults, not 3, because the infectious period tends to be longer in adults than children.
If your child is unwell and will be absent from school, please inform us by 8:30 am on each day of absence. You can email the school office at: email@example.com or call them on 020 8247 0300. If the office is busy, you may be put through to the answerphone. Please do leave a message.
The overall winner this week is HAMPTON
PSA News & Events
Reminder! Bag2School - Friday 29th April
We will be holding another Bag2School collection next Friday 29th April. The full list of the items Bag2School accept is below - please note, they do NOT accept school uniform. Please use your own bin bags to put your unwanted items in - the plastic ‘Bags2School’ collection bags will not be sent home. Filled bags can be bought into school and dropped off by the main reception doors from Wednesday morning until Friday (before 9am). The items you donate are reused in developing countries, so it's good for the planet too! Plus, the more items we can give to Bags2School, the more we will earn for school funds.
THE FOLLOWING ‘GOOD QUALITY’ ITEMS ARE ACCEPTED:
- Men’s, Ladies’ and Children’s clothing
- Paired shoes (tied together or elastic band around)
- Scarves and ties
- Soft toys
- Household linen
- Household curtains
- Household towels
- Household bedding (bed sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers)
BAG2SCHOOL DO NOT ACCEPT:
- Duvets and blankets
- Pillows and cushions
- Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats)
- Soiled, painted, ripped or wet clothing
- School uniforms with and without logo
- Corporate clothing and workwear
- Textile off cuts, yarns or threaded material
Next PSA meeting - help us plan the Summer Fair!
A date for the next PSA meeting will be announced very soon and we would love to see you there. If you would like to be involved in planning our biggest event of the year, the Summer Fair, please join us! We will be discussing the format, stalls, rides, food and drink, and other details at this meeting so come along and have your say!