Fern Hill Primary School Newsletter
Newsletter 2 - Autumn Term 27th September 2019
Monday 30th September
Nursery Parents' Welcome Meeting, 9.00 - 9.30 am & 2.30 - 3.00 pm in the Large Hall
Wednesday 2nd October
Year 6 Elder & Willow classes visit the Imperial War Museum
Thursday 3rd October
Year 6 Hawthorn & Oak classes visit the Imperial War Museum
PSA Welcome Meeting for new parents, 6.30 - 7.30 pm in the Small Hall
PSA Committee Meeting, 7.30 - 9.00 pm in the Small Hall
Friday 4th October
Year 5 Cake Sale at 3.00pm
Monday 7th - Friday 11th October
Year 6 Bikeability cycle training
Monday 7th & Tuesday 8th October
School photographer in school for individual & sibling photographs
Tuesday 8th October
Whole school Curriculum Evening, 7.00 - 8.30 pm
Thursday 10th October
Tapestry Workshop for Reception parents, 9.00 - 10.00 am in the Large Hall
Friday 11th October
PSA Dads' Breakfast, 7.45 - 8.45 am in the Large Hall
Parent Council Meeting, 9.00 - 10.00 am in the Small Hall
Year 4 Cake Sale at 3.00pm
Monday 14th - Friday 18th October
Year 6 Bikeability cycle training
Wednesday 16th October
Parent Consultations, 4.00 - 7.00 pm
Thursday 17th October
Parent Consultations, 2.30 - 6.00 pm
SCHOOL CLOSES AT 2.00 PM
Friday 18th October
Year 4 visit Butser Farm
Thursday 24th October
Year 6 Hawthorn class assembly at 9.00 am in the Large Hall
Year 3 Cake Sale at 3.00 pm
Friday 25th October
INSET day - children are not in school
Key dates for the 2019/2020 academic year are posted on the website here
On 19th November, during the school day, our school nurse will be offering the flu vaccination as a nasal spray to all children from Reception to Year 6. A letter with information about the vaccine and a consent form were sent home with your child last week. Please return this form to your class teacher as soon as possible to let us know whether you consent to your child having the nasal spray or not. It is very important that a consent form is returned for every child. If you have not received a consent form, please speak to your class teacher or contact the school office.
Collection from After School Clubs
All after school and lunchtime clubs have now started. If you aren't sure where to collect your child from at 4.30 pm, please refer to the Club Collection Points page on the website here. A list of collection points is also displayed on the doors to school reception.
Year Group Newsletters
Tours of the school for families who are interested in applying for a place for their child in Nursery or Reception for September 2020 are now available to book. Please see the website here for further information. You can book a tour by contacting the school office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 020 8247 0300.
We are delighted to confirm this year’s Curriculum Evening which will be held on Tuesday 8th October 2019. This is an opportunity for parents and carers across all year groups to gain a greater insight into aspects of teaching and learning at Fern Hill. The evening will begin at 6.45 pm with refreshments in the Large Hall, followed by four workshops which will run consecutively and cover a wide range of topics including maths, science, reading and pupil wellbeing. A summary of the content of each workshop will be available on our website early next week. If you would like to find out more about the Curriculum Evening we ran in April, the workshop presentations are posted on our website here.
To register for the Curriculum Evening, please click on the link below. The closing date for registration is Monday 7th October at 12.00 pm. Please note that this event is for parents and carers only, not children.
We are the very proud recipients of the prestigious Artsmark!
Artsmark is Arts Council England’s award for schools and education settings that champion cultural education and embrace the arts across their curriculum, bringing them to life in the classroom and ensuring the children are given the opportunity to explore and build a life-long love of the arts.
About Artsmark Award
The Artsmark Award has been created to help unlock the potential of children and young people; to develop their talent and increase their learning, knowledge and understanding helping them to build skills, resilience, confidence and character.
Awarded by Arts Council England, Artsmark is designed by schools, for schools, to help them deliver high quality art and cultural education. Artsmark schools gain access to exceptional resources as well as networks of the country’s most treasured cultural organisations, helping them develop and strengthen their art provision. You can find out more about the Artsmark Award here.
Parent consultations for all year groups from Nursery to Year 6 will be held on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th October. This is an opportunity for you to meet with your child's class teacher to discuss your child’s progress and how they are settling into the new school year.
Consultations can be booked online at: https://fernhillprimary.parentseveningsystem.co.uk
The booking system has now gone live and will be available until 12.00 pm on Wednesday 9th October.
You will be able to book a ten minute consultation with your child's class teacher during the following times:
Wednesday 16th October - 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Thursday 17th October - 2.30 pm – 6.00 pm
There is an extra consultation date available for Nursery children only, on Monday 14th October from 9.00 am – 1.30 pm.
Please note that school closes at 2.00 pm on Thursday 17th October.
After school clubs will run as usual but at the revised time of 2.00 - 3.00 pm. Tree Tops will be open from 2.00 - 6.00 pm.
Please be aware that there will be limited capacity in Tree Tops on this day and sessions must be booked in advance by Friday 11th October.
If your child attends a club on Thursdays and is already booked onto the Tree Tops late afternoon session at 4.30 pm, they will automatically be registered to attend from 3.00 pm when their club ends. There will be no charge for this extended session. The early half session will run from 2.00 - 4.30 pm.
PSA News & Events
Macmillan Coffee Morning
A huge thank you to everyone who came along this morning and made our Macmillan Coffee Morning such a success. We had a fantastic array of delicious cakes and other treats on offer! Many thanks to all of you who so generously donated these. And of course, an equally big thank you to everyone who bought cakes at the coffee morning and helped raise funds for Macmillan. We will let you know the final total raised this morning as soon as possible. Thank you for your support of this very important charity.
PSA Welcome for New Parents – Thursday 3rd October
Please come along to our welcome meeting for new Fern Hill parents on Thursday 3rd October from 6.30 to 7.30pm in the Small Hall. This is a great chance to find out more about the PSA and how you could get involved. We’re a very friendly bunch and always welcome new faces. We look forward to seeing you there!
PSA Committee Meeting – Thursday 3rd October
All parents are welcome to our first committee meeting of the school year on Thursday 3rd October from 7.30 to 9.00pm, immediately after our New Parents' Welcome meeting. You don't need to be currently involved with the PSA - please come along and you can find out more about what we do.
Dads’ Breakfast – Friday 11th October
One of our most popular events, the Dads’ Breakfast, will be held on Friday 11th October from 7.45 to 8.45am in the Main Hall. This is a great opportunity for dads to come along and enjoy a delicious breakfast with their Fern Hill children. Grandads, uncles and other significant men also welcome! This is a free event, funded by the PSA, with cereals, toast, pastries, tea, coffee and juice all on the menu.
Please save the date and a link to allow you to book your places online will be sent out via Parent Pay next week. Due to space restrictions, only school age Fern Hill children (Daisy Class through to Year 6) can attend. No babes in arms or buggies please. Thank you for your understanding.
Second-hand uniform sales
Thank you to all those who kindly donated items for our second-hand uniform sales - and to everyone who came along and bought things. We will let you know how much we’ve raised next week.
Thank you for your support
Fern Hill PSA
Well done to Year 4 again who have the best year group attendance for this week.
The Attendance Cup is awarded to both Bluebell and Yew classes, both with 99.3% attendance!
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