Fern Hill Primary School Newsletter
Newsletter 14 Autumn - 15th December 2017
Wednesday 20th December
Reception, KS1 & KS2 parties - Children wear party clothes
Thursday 21st December
Last day of term - Mufti Day
*School closes at 1.30pm*
Wednesday 3rd January
Thursday 4th January
Children return to school
Monday 15th January
Year 2 parents meeting 9am
Tuesday 16th January
Heather class parent assembly 2.45pm
Year 1 parents Meeting 9am
Wednesday 17th January
Year 3 parents meeting 9am
PSA Meeting 7.30-9pm
Thursday 18th January
Year 4 parents meeting 9am
Friday 19th January
Year 5 parents meeting 9am
Year 4 visit to the British Museum
Year 6 visit Clapham Magistrates
Year group newsletters
Christmas cookery workshop
Tudor ward police update
Club booking forms
PE Kit Reminder
Please send your children to school with a dark coloured tracksuit for PE during the colder months. PE still takes place outside and it's too cold for the children to be wearing just shorts and t-shirts at this time. Thank you.
Year 6 Charity Support
Today, year 6 all wore hats as part of 'Wear a Hat for Shelter' day. After voting for the charity, they have raised £66.03 which will be used to support the work with the homeless at Christmas.
Well done, Year 6 and thank you for your generous donations!
A request from Year 5
Are you able to provide any empty cardboard rolls/tubes for Monday?
Year 5 require them for a project they are working on. Thank you.
Reception, Year 1 & 2
The KS1 Christmas photographs can still be ordered for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
The links have already been sent out to you.
There will be no delivery charge added on until after the end of term.
However, the photographs cannot be guaranteed back by the end of term, but will come back at the start of the new term in the new year.
If you need a reminder of the link or for any other queries, please email me directly. Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Cold Weather Plan
A reminder of what to do if we experience heavy snow on a school day:
- Check the website homepage, it will say if the school is closed.
- Listen to radio Jackie who list the local schools that have closed.
- Check ParentMail for a message from school.
Please follow the link to view the parenting courses available from Achieving for Children for parents in Richmond & Kingston.
Swimming lessons at Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre are now open to book for new pupils. Follow this link for details.
If you can donate a box of tissues to school for the 'cold' season we would be very grateful, as our stock is depleting fast. Thank you.
School closes for the festive period at 1.30pm on Thursday 21st December
Road Safety Competition
The junior travel ambassadors at Fern Hill, Arjun, Joseph and Scarlett, have designed a competition for the KS1 & KS2 children to enter.
They would like the children to design a poster about road safety, using a footprint available from the board next to the KS2 library. The closing date for the competition is Friday January 12th 2018.
All entries to the JTA box in the library - Good luck!
A Swedish Christmas Assembly
To end the terms focus on the different cultures of our school community, Mrs Haughton gave an assembly on the Swedish, traditional Christmas celebration of St Lucia. With plenty of music, images and artefacts, as well as photos of children in Sweden taking part in this festive event, the children enjoyed seeing how people from the dark, midwinter of northern Europe come together to celebrate the arrival of light in the darkness.
Thank you to Mrs Haughton for sharing her Christmas traditions.
Spring Lunch Orders
The order deadline has now passed for lunch orders in the new Spring term. If you have missed the deadline please remember your child will require a packed lunch for the first week back until your order has been processed.
Story Stork Theatre Trip
Last week lots of fun was had when the Nursery & Reception children visited the Kingston Theatre to watch a performance of the Three Little Christmas Pigs. The traditional story but with a Christmas twist!
The overall winner this week is School Richmond
Year 1 News
Year One have had an exciting week with a trip to Tudor Drive Library and an interesting visit to St Luke's Church.
KS2 Christmas Concert at All Saints Church
There was another lovely Christmas carol concert from the children and staff this week. Well done to everyone, you all performed so beautifully. Thank you to all parents that came to watch and support the children, and also to Mrs Ingram for arranging the Fern Hill orchestra, and the special performance from our choir of 'Do you hear what I hear' which was sung so professionally.
This week there are no after school clubs except for Start to Sing which is running on Monday 18th December to make up for a missed session.
There are still places left in many of the after school clubs except Guitar and Tuesday Karate which are now full.
Please send your application form and payment in as soon as possible to be sure of getting the place you want.
Full details are on the school website and application forms are attached below.
We will be running free taster sessions for the following clubs on the dates below – If your child would like to join this session please let me know by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Aerobics – Monday 8th Jan
- Athletics – Friday 12th Jan
- Netball – Friday 12th Jan
- Peaches Infant Dance – Friday 12 Jan
Well done to year 5 who had the best year group attendance for this week, and congratulations to Bluebell Class who win the cup for best class attendance!
|Year||Attendance %||Star Year ★|
Daisy - 15.12.17
Reception - 15.12.17
Year 1 - 15.12.17
Year 2 - 15.12.17
Year 3 - 15.12.17
Year 4 - 15.12.17
Year 5 - 15.12.17
Year 6 15.12.17
CLUBS - Paper application form
CLUBS - Excel application form
New Ballet Class for 4-6 years
Tudor Ward Police Update
Xmas Cookery Workshop