Fern Hill Primary School Newsletter
Newsletter 11 - Spring Term 19th March 2021
Wednesday 31st March
Easter bonnet competition in school
Last day of term & mufti (non-uniform) day
NURSERY CLOSES AT 11:45 AM
SCHOOL CLOSES AT 1:30 PM Staggered dismissal times will be in place - see below
Thursday 1st April - Friday 16th April
EASTER HOLIDAY - school closed
Monday 19th April
Children return to school - school starts at the usual time
After School Clubs
The deadline for booking an after school club for next term is 9:00 am on Monday 22nd March. If you would like to book one of the football clubs, please use the application form. Just4kicks Infant Football Club for children in Year 1 and 2 is now full but if you would like your child to be added to the waiting list, please do submit an application. Click here for further information on next term's clubs.
Tree Tops Wraparound Care
Bookings for the first half of the summer term will close at 9:00 am on Monday 22nd March. All bookings must be made online using the Tree Tops Booking Form. Tree Tops will continue to run during the summer term in line with our COVID-19 control measures and to accommodate the new after school clubs timetable, the late half session that runs from 4:30 – 6:00 pm will be available again.
Year Group Newsletters
Lunch Menu for Summer 1
Last Day of Term
Wednesday 31st March is the last day of term and school will close early. To manage footfall on the school site, collection times will be staggered as follows:
1:25 pm - Year 6 & Year 4
1:30 pm - Year 5 & Reception
1:35 pm - Year 3 & Year 2
1:40 pm - Year 1
As usual, it will be a mufti day and children are welcome to wear their own clothes to school - but no football strips please!
Nursery will close at 11:45 am – there will be no Nursery Lunch Club or Daisy PM session. If your child is attending Tree Tops after school club on this day, the session will end promptly at 4:30 pm.
Lunches for the first half of the summer term are now available to order online via ParentPay.
The menu is attached below and is also available to view on ParentPay when you place your order.
The deadline for ordering lunches for the first week of the summer term, week commencing 19th April, is slightly shorter than usual to allow for the Easter break. Please place your orders by midnight on Sunday 28th March. The deadline will revert to normal for the second week back.
Lunches for 19th – 23rd April - place your order by midnight Sunday 28th March
Lunches for 26th – 30th April - place your order by midnight Sunday 18th April
You can find further information about school lunches on the website here.
If your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2, please don’t forget to place your order and make a selection from the menu on ParentPay.
Today we supported Red Nose Day to raise money for Comic Relief with a Donate to Dress in Red mufti day. The children made a great effort to wear as much red as they could and, at the time of writing, a staggering £1,287 had been donated – twice our target of £650. What a fabulous community we are!
There’s still time to donate as we will be keeping the page open for a while yet. Please click here to give what you can.
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. The money you donate via our page goes directly to Comic Relief so it's the most efficient way to give - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.
Year 2 in the Wild!
"Our fantastic Forest Fun area has been put to good use this week. As part of their Wildlife & Woodlands topic, Year 2 children have been finding out about microhabitats including those found in Britain and locally in Richmond Park. In science this week, each class went exploring with magnifying glasses in the Forest Fun area to find microhabitats and minibeasts. We found worms, spiders, woodlice, centipedes and a pond skater!"
- Miss Duffy, Bracken class teacher
Easter Activities at Fern Hill
We’re delighted that Masquerade Theatre Arts and Mother Nature Science are back with us this coming Easter over the week of 12th April, running COVID-safe holiday activities for all ages.
Masquerade are running two super workshops: Alice in Wonderland for 4 - 6 year olds and a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory adventure for children aged 7 and over, both on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th April. Places are limited with children in COVID-secure groups of 15.
Mother Nature Science are running a fantastic Science Investigators! 4-day expedition into the unknown with science activities, exciting demonstrations, hands-on experiments, team games and fun quizzes. Every day also includes outdoor activity playground breaks. The camp is running from Monday 12th to Thursday 15th April from 9.00 am - 3.30 pm with an extended day option.
You can find more information about these activities, including how to book, on our website here.
Royal Academy of Arts Young Artists' Summer Show
This year, we’ve registered again for the Young Artists’ Summer Show – an open submission exhibition run by the Royal Academy of Arts for young people aged 5 - 19 years. It’s a fantastic opportunity for talented young artists to exhibit their work online and on-site at the Royal Academy. Children can submit up to three artworks of any type using any medium. It can be a painting, sculpture, photograph, installation, video, drawing, or a combination. There is no theme so artworks can be of any subject.
You don’t need to send anything to school - you can submit your child’s work as a photo (jpeg image) directly via the Royal Academy’s website here. You will just need to select us as your child’s school and include a short summary written that includes the title of their piece, a description of it and the material they have used. You can find out more here.
The closing date for entries to the Royal Academy is 26th April. A panel of award-winning artists and arts professionals will judge the artworks and the public will also be able to vote for their favourite artwork in the People’s Choice Awards. Prizes will be awarded for two inspiring artworks from each key stage, as chosen by the President of the Royal Academy.
The overall winner this week is COOMBE