Fern Hill Primary School Newsletter
Newsletter 2 - Spring Term 17th January 2020
Monday 20th - Friday 24th January
Arts Week in school
Tuesday 21st January
France trip meeting for Year 5 parents, 9.00 - 9.30 am in the Large Hall
Friday 24th January
Parent Council meeting at 9.00 am in the Small Hall
Monday 27th January
Year 6 Elder & Willow classes visit the Clapham Magistrates' Court
Tuesday 28th January
Year 4 visit Tate Britain
Wednesday 29th January
Year 6 Hawthorn & Oak classes visit the Clapham Magistrates' Court
Thursday 30th January
Year 2 Heather class assembly at 9.00 am in the Large Hall
Friday 31st January
Nursery Cake Sale at 3.00 pm
Monday 3rd February
Year 6 Oak class visit the Houses of Parliament
Tuesday 4th February
Year 3 Beech & Elm classes visit the Natural History Museum
Thursday 6th February
Year 2 Bracken class assembly at 9.00 am in the Large Hall
Maths Workshop for Reception parents at 9.00 - 10.00 am in the Small Hall
Arts Week Exhibition - school open from 3.30 - 5.00 pm
Friday 7th February
Arts Week Exhibition - school open from 3.30 - 5.00 pm
PSA Cinema Night at 5.25 pm in the Large Hall (for children in Years 3 - 6)
Tuesday 11th February
Year 5 visit the British Museum
Wednesday 12th February
Year 6 attend the Junior Citizenship Programme at Chessington
Thursday 13th February
Year 3 Beech class assembly at 9.00 am in the Large Hall
School tour for prospective Nursery parents, 9.30 - 11.00 am
Year 3 Rowan class visit the Natural History Museum
Friday 14th February
Last day of the half term - school closes at the usual time
Year 6 Cake Sale at 3.00 pm
Monday 17th February - Friday 21st February
HALF TERM HOLIDAY
Monday 24th February
Children return to school
Key dates for the 2019/2020 academic year are posted on the website here.
Nursery Places for September 2020
Applications for Nursery are now open and should be made directly to the school by Friday 6th March. An application form for our Nursery is available on our website here and you can also ask for a paper copy at the school office. Further information on Nursery schools in Kingston, including the funding provision and the admissions process, can be found in the Nursery Education in Kingston Schools booklet, downloadable from here.
Our school tours for families who are interested in applying for a place in Nursery have been very popular. We have space on just one dates now: Thursday 13th February at 9.30 am. If you would like to book a place, please contact the school office by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 020 8247 0300.
Year Group Newsletters
England Sports Tennis & Gymnastics Free Trial
Football at Fern Hill
This term, Mr Langridge and Mr Guyatt will be continuing their football session in the juniors’ playground every Saturday afternoon from 1.00 - 2.00 pm. Players of all ages and abilities are welcome. Saturday Football at Fern Hill starts on 11th January and costs £5 per player/session on a pay as you go basis. The sessions run every week during term term. If you would like any more information please email Mr Langridge via the school office at: email@example.com
We’re delighted that Pleiades, Masquerade Theatre Arts and Mother Nature Science are back with us this coming February half term!
Pleiades are running a week long multi sport camp from Monday 17th February to Friday 21st February.
Fantastic workshops from Masquerade and Mother Nature Science are also available to book. Masquerade are running two different activities: a Frozen adventure for 4 - 6 year olds and a Roald Dahl themed workshop for children aged 7 and over, both on Wednesday 19th February and Thursday 20th February, and Mother Nature Science are running a Science Whizz! five day activity camp from Monday 17th - Friday 21st February.
You can find more information about these activities, including how to book, on our website here.
After School & Lunchtime Clubs
All our after school and lunchtime clubs have begun this week with the exception of Start to Sing and Gardening clubs, both of which start the week after the half term break. You can view and download the dates clubs are running this term on the website here.
We still have spaces in the following clubs:
School run clubs (book via ParentPay)
Football (Years 1 & 2) – Mondays
Junior Cricket (Years 3-6) - Mondays
Start to Sing (Years 1 & 2) – Tuesdays (after half term)
Choir (Years 3-6) - Tuesdays
Instrumentastics! (Years 3-6) – Wednesday lunchtimes
Commercial Dance (Years 3-6) – Wednesdays
Gardening club (Years 2-6) – Wednesdays (after half term)
Football (Years 5 & 6) – Thursdays – now open to children in Year 4
Athletics (Years 1-6) – Fridays
Clubs run by external providers (book with the provider directly)
Junior Gymnastics (Years 3-6) – Thursdays
Tennis England (Years 1-6) - Thursdays
Teddy Cricket (Years 1-2) – Fridays
Although Junior Football for Years 3 & 4 is full, we are now able to offer places to children in Year 4 only in the Junior Football club for Years 5 & 6 on Thursdays.
If you would like a place for your child, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the school office on 020 8247 0300.
Please check the Clubs Collection Points sheet for this term, available on the website here, to find out where to collect your child from when their club ends at 4.30 pm. Don’t forget that if your child will be attending a Tree Tops session after their club, from 4.30 pm, this session MUST be booked on ParentPay three days in advance.
Free trial session!
England Sports Group (ESG) who run the Tennis and Junior Gymnastics after school clubs on Thursdays are offering a free trial session for both clubs on Thursday 23rd January. For further information, please see the flyer attached below. Spaces are limited so please register your interest directly with ESG as soon as you can. If you have any questions or wish to book, email email@example.com
The overall winner this week is HAMPTON
PSA News & Events
KS2 Cinema Night – Friday 7th February
Tickets for this year’s KS2 Cinema Night will go on sale online this Sunday 19th January from 9.00pm. Please click on the following link to buy tickets:
Cinema Night will take place in the Large Hall on Friday 7th February and this year’s film is School of Rock. Please be aware that the film has a PG rating and parents can read about the film here. There’s a pyjama party theme to the evening, so children are welcome to come in their onesies or PJs if they choose to, although this is optional!
Tickets cost £4 each and include a hotdog (meat or vegetarian option) and a drink of squash.
To help make tickets accessible for all families, parents may buy for their own children as well as for friends’ children. There is a maximum amount of six tickets per purchase. Please note we will not be selling tickets on the door – all tickets must be purchased in advance. Please remember this is an event for KS2 children only (Years 3 to 6) Doors will open at 5.25pm on the night, the film will start at 6.00pm and collection will be at 8.00pm
Please ensure you fill in the following details when booking tickets:
- Child’s name
- Parent’s name and contact number
- Name and contact number of any other adult collecting your child
- Child’s class (children will be dismissed by class at the end of the evening)
- Child’s choice of hotdog – meat or vegetarian
Children will need to bring a printed copy of their ticket with them on the night. Tickets will be exchanged for a hotdog (meat or vegetarian) and a drink of squash. Additional drinks, popcorn and vegan-friendly sweets will be available for purchase on the night at £1 per item.
Please be aware that a responsible adult will need to bring your child, sign them in and collect them from the school hall. Tree Tops staff cannot sign children in. Any child arriving without a parent/carer/adult responsible for signing them in will necessitate a phone call for permission. If anyone other than the parent will be collecting, this must be noted when you book. Please bear with us while we check the children in and out – it is for their safety and security.
Children will be supervised throughout the event by parent helpers and there will be teachers on hand as well. If you would like to volunteer to help at this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org All volunteers are very much appreciated.
Thank you for your support
Fern Hill PSA
Well done to Year 5 who have the best year group attendance this week.
The Attendance Cup is awarded jointly to Lime & Elder classes this week, both with 99.7% attendance - well done!
|Year||Attendance %||Star Year ★|
|Year 5||98.7%||★ Star Year ★|