Fern Hill Primary School Newsletter
Newsletter 4 - Autumn Term - 8th October 2021
Tuesday 12th October
Year 1 Cornflower & Lavender class visit to Gatton Park
Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th October
Parents' Evening — details below
SCHOOL CLOSES EARLY AT 1:30 PM ON THURSDAY 14TH OCTOBER
Friday 15th October
Year 6 visit to Ham
PSA second-hand uniform & costume sale, 3:00 – 4:00 pm outside school
Saturday 16th October
Gardening Day at school, 10:00 am — 2:00 pm
Monday 18th October
Year 2 workshop in school
Wednesday 20th October – Friday 22nd October
INSET days — children are not in school
Monday 25th — Friday 29th October
HALF TERM HOLIDAY
Monday 1st November
CHILDREN RETURN TO SCHOOL
Monday 1st — Tuesday 2nd November
Flu immunisations (nasal spray) in school for all children
Thursday 4th November
PSA Fireworks Night
Key dates for the autumn term are available to view on the school website calendar and here.
Early closure next Thursday
Please don’t forget that school closes early at 1:30 pm on Thursday 14th October for children in Reception through to Year 6. Children will be dismissed from their usual collection points at 1:30 pm — dismissal will not be staggered as it was last year. Teachers start their face to face appointments with parents at 1:45 pm so please collect your child promptly. Nursery will continue for the Daisy afternoon session until 3:25 pm.
Gardening Day Poster
Please join us to celebrate our beautiful gardens and help to get them winter ready! On Saturday 16th October, Mrs Dutra will be holding our first Gardening Day of the school year and would love as many families as possible to come along. Everyone is welcome and refreshments are provided. Please see the poster attached below for further information.
Parents’ Evening will be held on Wednesday 13th October, 4:00 – 7:00 pm and Thursday 14th October, 1:45 – 6:00 pm
Our Parents' Evening System for booking an appointment with your class teacher has now closed.
If you have booked an in-person appointment on Thursday 14th October, please wear a face covering (unless you are exempt) when you move around the school building. If your child is in Year 5 or Year 6, they are welcome to attend the appointment with you. Children will not be able to wait in the corridor while you attend your appointment so please make alternative care arrangements if possible. To ensure a comfortable and safe environment for everyone, we ask that only one parent or carer attends an appointment.
Don’t forget that school closes early at 1:30 pm on Thursday 14th October for children in Reception through to Year 6.
Due to high demand, Tree Tops is fully booked for Thursday 14th October and the waiting list is now closed. Please do not make a booking for this day using ParentPay — your booking will be cancelled by the system.
Arrangements for after school clubs
Football, Gymnastics and Chess club will run after school ends. Football and Gymnastics will finish at 2:30 pm. As our Chess club leader is not available until 2:00 pm, the children attending the club will be supervised from 1:30 – 2:00 pm in the Chess room and the club itself will run from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. Children will be dismissed from their usual club collection point.
Please see our website here for further information on the arrangements for Parents' Evening.
Half-term at Fern Hill
Pleiades, Masquerade and Mother Nature Science are back with us again over this half-term break and offering some great activities in school!
Pleiades are running a three-day multi sport camp on our INSET days: Wednesday 20th — Friday 22nd October. Fantastic workshops with Masquerade Theatre Arts and Mother Nature Science are also available to book for the following week.
Masquerade are running a Mini Magicians Magic School for 4 — 6-year-olds and the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for children aged 7 and over, both from Wednesday 27th to Thursday 28th October. Mother Nature Science's five-day Spooky Science! is running from Monday 25th — Friday 30th October from 9:00 am — 3:30 pm with an extended day option. Find out more on the website here.
Lunches for the second half of the autumn term are now available to order online via ParentPay.
The deadline for ordering lunches for the first week back after the half-term break is slightly shorter than usual to allow us to order the food items before school finishes. Please place your order for at least the first week in November by midnight on Sunday 17th October.
Lunches for 1st — 5th November — place your order by midnight Sunday 17th October
Lunches for 8th — 12th November — place your order by midnight Sunday 31st October
You can find further information about school lunches on the website here.
Don't forget that if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2, you MUST place an order for your lunch using ParentPay. You will not be charged but you must make a selection from the menu.
The overall winner this week is KINGSTON
PSA News & Events
~ Second-hand uniform & Halloween costume sale ~
The PSA will be running a second-hand school uniform & Halloween costume sale on Friday 15th October after school. We are looking for good quality school burgundy jumpers and cardigans, grey trousers, grey pinafores, Fern Hill fleeces and jackets, PE kit and any fancy dress costumes your children have grown out of. We already have plenty of stock of white polos and shirts and summer dresses. Please drop off any items at school before Thursday 14th October. Thank you.