Mon 8th May
SATS week (Y6 only)
Tues 9th May
Foxglove class parent assembly 2.45pm
Thurs 11th May
PSA Meeting 7.30-9pm (all invited)
Mon 15th May
Y4 parent school journey meeting 2.30pm
Tues 16th May
Bluebell class parent assembly 2.45pm
Weds 17th May
Travelling Book Fair arrives
Mon 22nd May
Tues 23rd May
Poppy class parent assembly 2.45pm
Last day of Travelling Book Fair
Thurs 25th May
Sports Day (Dinton Field)
Fri 26th May
Half term - normal finish time, returning to school on Tues 6th June
Year group newsletters
Sports & Clubs
KMS new Saturday music centre
Mini Tekkers Half Term football camp
Well done to year 3 who had the best year group attendance for this week.
Congratulations to all in Rowan & Beech classes who share the cup for joint highest attendance this week.
Please remember that we do check the large post box in the reception area daily, if you have non urgent communication for the office such as forms or vouchers, you can pop it in the the post box rather than queue at the window. Many thanks.
Follow this link to view the news article about this weeks local police visit to our Nursery & Reception classes.
Travelling Book Fair
From Wednesday 17th May through to Tuesday 23rd May, the travelling book fair will be visiting school with a pop-up book shop. At the begininng and end of the school day you will have the opportunity to browse and purchase from hundreds of childrens books suitable for all ages. They will be offiering a 3 for 2 promotion. Every book sold helps to earn rewards that we can spend on free books and resources for our classrooms and library.
Don't forget to check our community board by the bicycle racks for local groups and services. If you wish to place and advertisement here please contact our Communications Officer Mrs Hawkins at email@example.com
Local Charity Event
North Kingston Choir's summer concert in support of the Samaritans is on Saturday 10 June at 4pm at the Cornerhouse, Douglas Road in Surbiton. You can expect a family friendly concert of modern music with our live band including songs from Billy Joel, Alicia Keys and Michael Jackson. Tickets are £5 for adults and free for children under 12 years old and available from www.northkingstonchoir.org.uk
50% Off Sealife London
Pick up a voucher in the reception area to receive 50% off entry to Sealife London. Valid until December 2017.
Bicycle & Scooter Reminder
Please can you remind your child/ren that they are NOT allowed to ride their bicycles and scooters inside the school gates before and after school. Children must dismount when they arrive/depart to and from school, and wheel their bikes and scooters along the paths into the cycle shelter or rack. Children should not begin to ride home until they have wheeled their bikes and scooters out of the school grounds. Thank you.
The new lunch order forms are online now!
School Lunches - Summer
The new menu and order forms are now available on our website for the second half of the Summer term. Please can we have your completed orders (all year groups) and payment (KS2 only) in by Monday 15th May.
To get us in the mood for the Summer holidays we have planned a
‘Seaside Special’ lunch on Friday 30th June.
Fish (or quorn dippers) & Chips with ketchup, mushy peas & sweetcorn
followed by an Ice cream cone and popcorn
School lunch – credit balances
If your child had a school lunch credit balance at the end of Spring 2, you will receive a paper copy. Don’t forget to use your credit balance in your payment calculation on your lunches order form. If you have any difficulties with this, please don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Year 6 SATS
We wish our year 6 children good luck next week when they sit their SAT's, we know they will all do their best. Parents, can we ask that your child comes to school prepared. Please ensure you child gets to bed on time, eats a good breakfast each day, brings in a water bottle, and arrive to school on time. This will help to make the children feel more relaxed and confident.
French Language Home Learning Ideas
Mrs Haughton has updated the french pages on our school website. She has selected some fun, easy to follow films that will reinforce the french the children are learning in school. Follow this link to access the french pages, there are links to general french learning and also a breakdown of year group appropriate french learning.
Lavender Class Assembly
On Tuesday the parents of Lavender Class had a real treat when the children performed 'What the Ladybird Heard' by Julia Donaldson.
In the absence of year 5 this week there will be a double team point announcement in next weeks newsletter.
EYFS Wellbeing & Behaviour
EYFS parents were invited to join us for a Wellbeing and Behaviour presentation on Thursday. The talk included information on how we keep children safe in school and the procedures that are in place to support your child. The wellbeing assemblies that children have received were shared and child friendly ways to talk about worries were discussed. We looked at the behaviour strategies used and how our younger children are praised or sanctioned using the school's behaviour diamond. Please follow this link to view the PowerPoint presentations at the bottom of the websites page.
Year 5 School Journey
The travellers return today from the Kingswood school journey. All children (and staff) have enjoyed a fantastic week of activities. Parents have been updated daily with the website blogs and photographs written by the children and Mr Waiting.
Follow this link to the latest blog, written by Mr Waiting which shows just how proud he feels about the children and their achievement's this week. Well done year 5.
Shakespeare Workshop & Performance
On Thursday our year 4 children participated in a fun Shakespeare workshop. The workshop leaves them with a cliff hanger ending, so if they are keen to know how the story finishes you can book tickets for the performance by following the link below.
Primary Shakespeare: King Lear, at the Orange Tree Theatre on Saturday 13 May and Saturday 10 June, 11am. Tickets £10.
Roll up, roll up Lear’s circus is in town, where it’s out with the old and in with the new. Enter the big top and discover a world of warring brothers and wicked sisters.
Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy abridged for a younger audience.
For more info and to book tickets:
Ladybird Day for Reception
Our reception classes are all dressed in red & black to resemble ladybirds today. They've had a wonderful day learning all about ladybirds, decorating biscuits, and even did some ladybird dancing!
As a school, we are trying to incorporate Music more into your child’s learning and during the week of the 15th May, there will be exciting Music workshops happening for all children.
A company called The Education Group will take the workshops. They have been performing workshops for many years and are renowned for their interactive, fun and engaging sessions. All their workshops are closely linked to the National Curriculum and as a school, we thought that this would be a great and fun opportunity to incorporate Music within a topic.
Each year group will have a different theme, which relates to their summer term topic. This will be an exciting way for the children to engage with their topic and explore musical instruments at the same time. It will be a highly interactive hour-long session where the children will learn many things relating to their topic, be stimulated, and which will support lessons to follow in class.
We would appreciate a small contribution of £3.00 per child to allow these workshops to take place. Payment should be made online via the payment facility on ParentMail by Friday 12th May. If you are not registered on ParentMail you may pay by cash or cheque made payable to Fern Hill Primary School. Cash and cheques should be posted in a named, sealed envelope in the letterbox outside the office.
Children in receipt of pupil premium support do not need to pay for this workshop.
Many thanks for you cooperation.
Bananagrams Challenge Final!
Many congratulations to James who competed in the Bananagrams Challenge. He beat 50,000 other children to win a place in the final which took place in London last Saturday. Although James wasn't crowned 'Top Banana' this time, we are extremely proud of his achievement's and how far he got in the competition.