Fern Hill Primary School Newsletter
Newsletter 11 Autumn - 24th November 2017
Monday 27th November
Year 4 Birch Thames Explorers
Tuesday 28th November
Prospective parent tours 1.45pm
Wednesday 29th November
Year 4-6 FernSpeak Heats 1.30-2.30pm
Thursday 30th November
Year 6 Synagogue Trip
Friday 1st December
Reception Christmas Concert 9.15am
Mufti day for tombola & raffle donations
Tuesday 5th December
Beech Class Assembly 2.45pm
Wednesday 6th December
FernSpeak Finals - 1.30pm (by invitation only)
Thursday 7th December
Year 2 Christmas Concert 9.15am
Friday 8th December
Christmas Fair 3-5pm
- Year group newsletters
- AfC Technology Info Sheet
- Voluntary contributions letter from Mr. Scott & The Chair of Governors
- NSPCC Pants leaflet
- Girls Rugby Camp Flyer
- Christmas Tennis Camp
- Letter from Friends of Latchmere Recreation Ground
Next Wednesday some of the children from years 4-6 will take part in the FernSpeak heats. FearnSpeak is our own in house performing arts festival, where children are taught 'speaking in front of an audience; expressing yourself and developing self-confidence'. Good luck to everyone participating!
Parents & Carers with children aged 4-7 years
Children are using technology and exploring the online world from a younger age. Thinkuknow are developing a new resource to help build young children's resilience online and give them the skills to explore all the digital world has to offer safely.
They would like you to complete this survey about online safety and what works for your family.
Some of our year 6 children completed Bikeability training this week, learning about road safety and how to be road safe when out and about.
ASD & Asperger Syndrome Parent Support Group
Friday 8th December - meet other parents and share ideas over a coffee. See attached poster for further details.
How to keep control of your child’s technology
AfC have produced an information sheet for distribution to parents. Correctly setting the parental safeguards on children’s internet-connected devices is one of the most useful steps to take in keeping children safer online. Please find the information sheet attached below.
Please note: you use it on screen, not on paper, because it works by tapping or clicking on the appropriate icon(s).
Children In Need
Thank you all for your efforts and generous donations for last week's Children In Need appeal. You managed to raise a fantastic £ 967.23!
Parents are invited to attend the Christmas concerts:
Nursery Concerts - Thursday 7th December 11am & 2.30pm
Reception Christmas Concert - Friday December 1st 9.15am
Year 1 Concert - Wednesday 6th December 9.15am
Christmas School Lunch - Wednesday 6th December
Year 2 Concert - Thursday 7th December 9.15am
KS2 Concert - Wednesday 13th December 2-3pm All Saints Church Kingston
Traditional Christmas Lunch - Wednesday 6th December
Last day of Term - Thursday 21st December. School closes at 1.30pm (Mufti Day)
Christmas Cards can come to school - Monday 11th December
PSA Christmas Fair - Friday 8th December 3.15-5pm
PSA Tombola collection for Christmas Fair - Friday 1st December (Mufti day)
Clubs - Please note that there will not be any clubs running on Friday 8th December due to the Christmas Fair. Fit for Sport will be running as usual.
Christmas Party Dates
Nursery - Tuesday 12th December. Nursery Am closed for Daisy party & pantomime
Reception KS1 & KS2 - Wednesday 20th December
(Please note there are no school meals or packed lunches required on party days, parents will be asked to provide a party lunch for their classes. Your class rep will be able to give you further information).
The overall team points winner this week is School Kingston
It's been a busy couple of weeks for sports competitions in Fern Hill.
30 children from years 5 and 6 participated in a 2km Cross-Country event, competing against over 650 other children. Of the 4 categories, we had the race winner in Year 5 girls, and were placed 3rd in the overall for Year 6 girls. The boys were also strong finishers, resulting in Fern Hill being placed top 12 in all four categories out of the 33 schools competing. Congratulations to Skye H for winning the Year 5 girls race, and well done to everyone for the amazing effort they all put in to the morning.
The Year 5 and 6 boys footballers were also in action, competing for a place at the London Youth Games. Sadly, it was not to be this year, but a huge well done to the team: Rafael, Masa, Finn, Anish, Nehemiah, Kai, Josh T and Zeke.
Last Friday afternoon saw the younger children having a go. Year 2 were invited to Chessington Community College to help their GCSE Young Sports Leaders develop practical skills in coaching activities. On a chilly day, there were football games, basketball events and netball skills being taught, and they were all amazing in both attitude and effort. I am looking forward to watching these skills develop as they move through the school. Well done to: Kabisha, Kayley, Karlsen, Thomas K, Helios, Lola, Max, Maisy, Paige, Matthew, Thomas C and Rosie.
Lots more competitions coming up, so watch out for more details as and when they happen.
PSA Christmas Fundraising
The Fair is on Friday 8th December from 3.00-5.00 pm; it’s a lovely start to the festivities at school in the run up to the end of term and a great fundraiser too!
There’ll be another mufti (non-uniform day) on Friday 1st December when we’ll ask for donations for the Fair tombola and raffle hampers. The raffle will be drawn at the Fair but you don’t need to be there to enter, just make sure your contact details are clearly written on the ticket counterfoils. Ticket counterfoils and payment should be returned to the PSA post box in school reception by 9.00 am on Friday 8th December. Please also return any unused ticket books by then so that they can be sold at the Fair.
Our Christmas tree sale which will run outside school over all three weekends before term ends: 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th and 16th & 17th December.
Well done to year 3 who had the best year group attendance for this week.
Foxglove win the attendance cup this week with 98.33% attendance.
|Year||Attendance %||Star Year ★|
Daisy newsletter 24.11.17
Reception Newsletter 24.11.17
Year 1 newsletter 24.11.17.pdf
Year 2 newsletter 24.11.17
Year 3 newsletter 24.11.17
Year 4 newsletter 24.11.17
Year 5 newsletter 24.11.17
Year 6 newsletter 24.11.17
ASD and Asperger Syndrome Parent Support December 2017
Christmas Tennis Camp 2017
Friends of Latchmere Rec
Girls Rugby Camp
Parental restrictions info sheet
Voluntary contributions letter to parents 2017-18