Fern Hill Primary School Newsletter
Newsletter 12 - Summer 13th July 2018
Monday 16th July
Elder class trip to the National portrait gallery
Wednesday 18th July
Oak class trip to the National portrait gallery trip
Thursday 19th July
Year 6 Special Assembly 9.15 - Parents Invited
Year 6 trip to the Sikh Temple
Year 6 Leavers Disco 5.30 - 7.30pm
Friday 20th July
Last day of term finish at 1.30pm
Year Group Newsletters
Spartans Basketball Academy
Attendance certificates will be coming home next week for those who have achieved 100% attendance this year.
This week saw a second group of Year 5 children participating in Bikeability training. Once again the instructors commented on how impressed they were with the children, who were enthusiastic, polite and also great cyclists! Well done to all children who took part.
Miss Vaseer will be getting married during the summer holiday and will return as Mrs Rodrigues. We look forward to hearing all about her special day when we return.
Parking on Site
Can we remind parents that there is NO parking on site. We will have less spaces in September and movement on site is very tight. Unfortunately parents will not be permitted on site for drop off or pick up unless they are a disabled permit holder.
Reception where brightly dressed in blue, red and yellow to perform in front of their parents. The children did amazingly well in learning all 10 songs and sang them all so beautifully. The reception team are extremely proud of them all.
Year 1 looked amazing in their summer outfits and sang amazingly to their parents. The year 1 team were proud of them all and wish to thank the parents for all of their support. What a great way to end the year!
The year 2 staff would like to say a huge congratulations to all of their children on such a perfect performance. They are super proud of you all and you all looked so smart in your uniforms and sang beautifully! Good Luck in your new adventures in the juniors!
The year 6 performance was a great success and the children performed with such enthusiasm! The staff would like to say a massive thank you to ALL the parents that came and not only supported the children through the performance but through the whole of the school year. The staff were super proud of all of the children for their hard work! They wish them well as they move onto their secondary school as they end their time at Fern Hill.
School Clubs update
There are still spaces available for clubs. Please submit your application forms asap. The forms can be found on the website or outside the office in the main entrance.
Gardening club is now available in the 1st autumn term. The cost for this club will be £33.00. Please apply using the Clubs application.
Commercial Dance has now opened up to Year 2.
Please note the following clubs have catch up lessons:
Tuesday 17th - Chess club
Thursday 19th - Year 5/6 Football
There are NO clubs on Friday 20th July
Hello Summer Holiday
End of term reminders
Friday 20th July is a Mufti Day for all children. School finishes for the summer holidays at 1.30pm
Please ensure you arrange to collect your children on time. Can we also remind you to collect any medicines, epi-pens and inhalers that your child may have in the office. Any left medications will be disposed of during the summer holiday
Please remember to take a look at the lost property outside the school main entrance . Any items remaining will be recycled during the holiday.
There are NO after school clubs running on Friday 20th July
Hello and Goodbyes
We would like to give a big warm welcome back to Mrs Brock and Mrs Seal who are joining us after their maternity leave, Mrs Seal will be teaching in Year 2 and Mrs Brock will be teaching in Year 3.
Mr. Scott (Ash class), Mr. Marir (Larch class), Miss Wheatley (Poppy class), Miss Cannon (Beech class), Miss Taylor (Birch class) will be leaving us at the end of term. Please see their goodbye messages below.
A message from Mr Scott - Ash Class
I have had a great year at Fern Hill, thank you for all the support from the staff, parents and children. As you may know my family expanded by one in January and I am taking a part time role to have more flexibility with my family.
Mr Scott – Ash Class
A message from Mr Marir - Larch class
Being at Fern Hill this year has been one amazing roller coaster. Unfortunately, the ride is over for me as I will be moving on to another school. I will always cherish the memories that I have had the joy in experiencing. Fern Hill to me will always be a wonderful, energetic and delightful place, actively celebrating diversity and community cohesion.
Mr Marir- Larch class
A message from Miss Wheatley - Poppy class
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you everyone at Fern Hill for all your support this year. I will dearly miss the children, parents and staff at Fern Hill and want to personally thank you from the bottom of my heart for being so lovely! I leave peacefully knowing that your children are in the care of some of the loveliest teachers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I will be coming back to visit.
Love Miss Wheatley x
A message from Miss Cannon - Beech class
I will be very sad to leave Fern Hill at the end of the Summer Term. I am moving on to teach in a primary school in Balham from September. I have really enjoyed my time here and will leave with many fond memories. I thank everyone for their support and I shall miss teaching the wonderful children at Fern Hill.
Miss Cannon – Beech Class
A message from Miss Taylor - Birch class
As I am leaving Fern Hill Primary School this year after three years of teaching, I want to thank all of the staff and parents who I have worked with and been supported by. The children at Fern Hill have been outstanding and I wish everyone all the best, have a fantastic summer!
Miss Taylor – Birch Class
Healthy School Status
This week we have submitted our application for Healthy Schools Status to ensure that we are encouraging all pupils to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. As part of the accreditation for this, we have made the decision to no longer give out sweets and confectionary for children’s birthdays and celebrations from the next academic year (September 2018). We will continue to celebrate birthdays in class and will now also acknowledge children’s birthdays in Diamond Assembly on Friday. We want all children to feel special on their birthday and time will always be given to wish ‘Happy Birthday’ in class. If pupils still want to provide a treat to share with their peers we would encourage them to bring in a book to go in the class library (they can inscribe their name and age inside the front cover) or a small piece of stationery but there is no pressure to do this. If you would like further information about the Healthy Schools partnership, please see the attached link - http://www.healthyschools.london.gov.uk/about
Thank you as always for your support
Thank you to all the families who joined us for the Dads’ Breakfast this morning at school. 171 of you filled the Large Hall! Our next Dads’ Breakfast is planned for Friday 12th October so please put the date in your diary and look out for an invitation at the start of next term.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the PSA and those parents who came into school to help serve tea's and coffees' to our new parents who visited today. We are sure our new families were made to feel very welcomed.
On Tuesday there was much excitement in the lower school when a truck of animal arrived to spend the day. We had donkeys, pigs, geese, ducks and goats. The children got to learn about the animals and ensure they had their lunch and a brush as well. The highlight for the nursery children was when a goat decided to eat Miss Roberts’s shoe!
Healthy Hedge Fund
Healthy Hedge Fund Walk Update: We are very close to raising our full total. The family walk along the river is this Saturday at 10.00am. Please let us know you will be coming by adding your name to the doodle poll at this link: https://doodle.com/poll/5a2cfiuzyqfrm5rk.
Donations are still coming in and again we are staggered by how children are finding different ways in which to raise money for our hedge, so far this week we have had £98 from Amelie in Year 2 who has raised this by making and selling books marks, Joe in year 3 raised £18:50 by baking gingerbread , Zoe Waterman raised £300 from friends & family, Aashi (year 4) and Isha (year 1) raised £20.00 selling their old toys and Roxanne in year 1 who raised £1.05 by selling one of her drawings.
Year 5 Microsociety
As part of Microsociety Year 5 children made savoury muffins and sold them at the assembly. We have put all the money raised into the Hedge Fund. It's a collective of £103.47 which we think is a terrific total. Well done Year 5!
The term is coming to an end, but the sports events keep on coming.
Year 6 Orienteering this week: Two teams of 4 children took part with 8 other schools to test their map reading skills on what was a very hot afternoon. Well done to everyone who took part.
Finally, a very big thank you to all the children, and their parents, for the sporting effort put in this past year. From skipping, to running, hockey to golf (and just about every sport in the middle!) - a big WELL DONE to you all.
Next term is already filling up with events, so watch out for more details early in September.
Keep active over the summer - swimming in the sea and beach rugby sound like my idea of a great holiday!
Year 6 Teacher and PE Lead
Well done to year 2 who had the best year group attendance for this week.
The attendance cup has been awarded to Sycamore class.
|Year||Attendance %||Star Year ★|
|Year 2||98%||Well done|