Fern Hill Primary School Newsletter
Newsletter 3 - Summer Term - 5th May 2023
Monday 8th May - BANK HOLIDAY
Children are not in school
Tuesday 9th May - Friday 12th May
Year 6 SATs in school
Friday 12th May
PSA Year 1 cake sale at 3:15 pm
Tuesday 16th May
Year 6 Circus Skills workshop
Wednesday 17th May
Year 6 magistrates visit in school
Thursday 18th May
Foxglove class parent assembly at 9:00 am in the Large Hall
Friday 19th May
Year 5 visit to Hampton Court Palace
PSA meeting at 9:00 am
PSA school uniform sale at 3:00 pm
Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th May
Class photographs in school
Thursday 25th May
Cornflower class parent assembly at 9:00 am in the Large Hall
Friday 26th May
HOME LEARNING SHOWCASE
PSA Dads' Breakfast at 7:45 am
Reception cake sale at 3:15 pm
Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June
HALF TERM HOLIDAY
Monday 5th June
CHILDREN RETURN TO SCHOOL
Tuesday 6th - Thursday 8th June
Year 6 visit to the Kingston Liberal Synagogue
Thursday 8th June
Ash class parent assembly at 9:00 am in the Large Hall
Friday 9th June
Sports Day at YMCA Hawker Centre - look out for a letter next week with all the details
Class photographs (and the Year 6 Leavers' photograph) will be taken on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th May. The photographs will be available to purchase after the half-term break. If you do not wish your child to be included in the photographs, please email the school office at: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 19th May.
Your year group weekly news is published every Friday afternoon on your child's Home Learning Google Classroom. Don't forget the home learning activities for this half-term that are due by Friday 26th May for the Home Learning Showcase.
We wish all our Year 6 children the very best of luck next week when they will be sitting their SATs. We’re looking forward to celebrating with them on Friday when the tests are over!
This week's Times Tables Rock Stars class winners are BEECH, CHESTNUT, SYCAMORE and ELDER. Well done!
Our Careers Fair is planned for the afternoon of Thursday 22nd June. We hope to showcase a varied range of careers and would welcome volunteers from our parent community at the Fair, to talk to the children about the jobs that they do. If you can help, please let us know by completing this linked form. Thank you. You can find all the details in the letter your received from Mrs Stephenson last week.
We dodged the rain today and had a fabulous time today celebrating the King’s Coronation outside! The whole school picnic lunch was followed by a performance from each year group to showcase the songs they have been learning in music. Thank you to Vicky and her team for the pizza and brownies and to all the children and staff for making such an effort to dress up for the occasion.
Book(s) of the Week
This week's book review explores picture fiction for early readers from the Spark! School Book Awards Picture Book Shortlist.
‘The Bear and her Book: There’s More to See’ by Frances Tosdevin & Hannah Worsley
Bear reads about a sad and lonely bear living in the arctic in her Book of Being Wise and sets out to find him, helping lots of other animals along the way. A lyrical, stunningly illustrated story about a curious bear and her book-inspired adventures.
‘The Drama Llama’ by Rachel Morrisroe & Ella Okstad
Whenever Alex is feeling anxious, his worries turn into a real live llama. The llama keeps growing and causing chaos until his teacher gets him to talk about his worries. A colourful and hilarious read about learning to calm your drama llama by sharing your worries.
‘The Night Flower’ by Lara Hawthorne
As the sun sets over the desert, all the creatures begin to gather for a special event – the blooming of the beautiful Night Flower on the saguaro cactus, which only happens once a year. ‘The Night Flower’ is a gorgeously illustrated story about a rare and magical moment in nature.
‘Why, Oh Why, Am I a Crocodile?’ by Alex Brooks & Hannah Worsley
A lonely crocodile envies the other animals with their bright colours, long legs and appealing smiles, until she meets a blind monkey who teaches her to accept herself for who she is. A delightful rhyming story about friendship and learning to love yourself.
SPARK! School Book Awards Pupil Competition
Don't forget that the deadline for entries for Mrs Rouillard's competition is Tuesday 23rd May! Children can choose their favourite shortlisted book and be as creative as they like to capture their own personal response to it - by writing, drawing, sculpting, coding or even composing something individual and unique! Click on one of these links to find out more about the books and competition details: Nursery - Year 2; Year 3 & Year 4; and Year 5 & Year 6.
The overall winner this week is KINGSTON
PSA News & Events
Special General Meeting - Friday 19th May 9:00 am
A reminder of our Special General Meeting (SGM) to approve our new updated constitution on Friday 19th May after morning drop off. Look out for further details next week.
Date for your diaries! Dads' Breakfast - Friday 26th May
On Friday 26th May, we will be inviting our dads and male carers to come along before school and enjoy breakfast with their children in the Large Hall. As with the Mother's Day Breakfast, this event will be free, but you will need to book tickets. Further details to come, and mums/female carers - please consider whether you can volunteer to help out at this event. Thank you!
Summer Fair - Fern Fest Saturday 17th June
This year's Summer Fair, on Saturday 17th June from 12:00 - 3:00 pm, is our opportunity to celebrate the diverse culture at Fern Hill, embrace the local community and love our planet.
We need YOU to make this event a success; we can’t hold these events without support from across the Fern Hill community. In particular, we are looking for:
Performers to showcase talents and heritage on the World Stage - please contact us at: email@example.com with your suggestions of adult/adult-led displays.
Entries for our photography competition. Open to children and adults, the theme is ‘Love our Planet’. More details to follow...
Donations of sweets, cakes and puddings for our Global Dessert stall.
Donations of uniforms, toys and books for our Preloved stalls.
Local businesses that are interested in getting involved.
Parent volunteers to run the stalls and activities. This will be managed through Class Reps - look out for more information soon.