Fern Hill Primary School Newsletter
Newsletter 4 Spring - 26th January 2018
Monday 29th January
Story Telling Week in school
Year 6 citizenship trip to Chessington
Tuesday 30th January
Rowan class parent assembly 2.45pm
Year 5 Buddhist Temple visit
Year 6 Romeo & Juliet at Tiffin Girls
Wednesday 31st January
Year 5 Buddhist Temple visit
Thursday 1st February
Year 5 Buddhist Temple visit
Friday 2nd February
Cultural carnival dress up day
Y4 Charity badges on sale after school
Tuesday 6th February
Elm class parent assembly 2.45pm
Year 4 parents swimming meeting 9.15am
Wednesday 7th February
Arts Exhibition 3.45-5pm
Thursday 8th February
Arts exhibition 3.45-5pm
Friday 9th February
Safer internet day
PSA cinema night (KS2 only) 6-8pm
Break for half term - normal finish time
Thursday 1st March
World Book Day
National secondary school offer day
Year group newsletters
Fit For Sport Newsletter
Half Term Workshops
Paddington & School of Rock with Masquerade
Mother Nature Science
Contact the Elderly leaflet
Baseline Tennis Lessons 50% discount for Fern Hill
Year 5 School Journey
The 3rd and final payment for the Year 5 School Journey is now due. Payment needs to be made by Friday 9th February please. Thank you.
Many congratulations to Mr Scott (Ash Class Teacher) who's family welcomed a new baby girl this week. Mr Scott has spent this week with his family and will be returning to teach on Monday.
Farewell Mrs Tatum
We will be bidding a fond farewell to Mrs Tatum this half term as she leaves Fern Hill to spend more time with her family. Mrs Tatum has been with us since 2008, initially working as a Teaching Assistant and moving in to the finance department in more recent years to evolve the role of Club Co-ordinator. Her organisation skills will be sorely missed as she has arranged many school trips and clubs for a great number of classes and families during her time with us. We wish her well in the next chapter of her life.
Year Group Presentations
Thank you to all parents that were able to attend the year group meetings over the past week. If you didn't manage to make a meeting we have uploaded the presentations to our website under each year group page so you can refer to them at any time.
Internet Safety for 6-10 year old's
With our safety internet day coming up on February 9th in school, we would like to share this esafety advice with our parents & carers. Internet Matters.
We are rapidly running out of our tissue supply as the cold & flu season continues. If you could please purchase an additional box of tissues for your class when you're next out shopping we would be extremely grateful. Thank you.
Contact the Elderly are Looking for Guests
Do you know anyone 75 or over who lives alone, has little contact with friends or family and finds it difficult to get out and about on their own?
Lunch orders must be received by Monday 29th January.
The parents evening system (not ParentMail) will go live for bookings on March 4th at midday and will be available until March 18th at midday. Details of how to access the system and book your time slot will follow shortly.
Nursery Only Meetings
Monday 19th March 9am - 2.30pm (additional date)
Nursery & Year 1-5 Meetings
Wednesday 21st March 4-7pm
Thursday 22nd March 2.30-6pm
This year our year 6 classes will be trialling a new system. The children have been sent home with a letter explaining the new system.
The children have enjoyed a fun week in school being creative for our Arts Week. We look forward to unveiling their displays at our exhibition taking place on 7th & 8th February.
Story Telling Week Finale
As a finale to our story week celebrating culture and diversity in our community, we are holding a carnival/parade in school on Friday 2nd February. Children are invited to dress in national dress if they have one, or in the colours of their chosen country. Bright and fun clothing is welcome but no team kits (football shirts etc) please.
Gardening club will start after half term, there is lots to do in the secret garden – it is for years 2-6 on a Wednesday after school from 3.30 – 4.30pm.
Children will need to bring suitable clothing to wear for gardening – e.g. wellies if it has been raining.
The cost of the club is £27.50 for the 5 week half term – payment should be made on ParentMail.
If your child would like to join the gardening club please let me know by email - firstname.lastname@example.org
On a cold and blustery Tuesday afternoon, some of our Year 3 boys took part in a Tag Rugby festival, held at Surbiton High Sports Ground.
Playing 6 games without a break, they had an impressive score sheet - 3 wins, 2 draws and only 1 loss. This might not have seen them win the medals, but they played brilliantly throughout, scoring 18 tries! Full of enthusiasm, the mini-coaches who were being subs offered feedback and support for the players on the pitch, and there was a lot of sportsmanship shown during and after each match.
Well done to William G, Maxim, Luke, Amzar, Kai, Jojo, Tom, and William D (who scored the final try of the final match - on his birthday.
The overall winner this week is School
Year 3 Visit to The Natural History Museum
On Wednesday the 24th January, Year 3 went to the exciting Natural History Museum. We went to a workshop where we became palaeontologists by dusting dinosaur skulls and studying fossilised dinosaur dung. Then we saw some bright coloured gems and rocks. Our favourites were opal and topaz. We went on the shuffling earthquake simulator and got to travel into the centre of the earth’s core and see how volcanoes erupt.
By Elijah and Saihaan in Beech Class.
Year 6 Visit to Tate Britain
Year 6 enjoyed a fantastic trip to the Tate Britain this week. It was great to see so many of them engrossed in sketching some of the artwork on display, as well as engaging in deep discussion about them. The behaviour of the whole year was excellent and resulted in a thoroughly enjoyable day for all.
Year 5 Visit to The British Museum
To compliment their current topic 'The Ancient Greeks' our year 5 classes enjoyed a visit to the British Museum this week. The teachers were very proud of how they conducted themselves throughout the day. Even members of the general public made comments to the teachers that they were a very well behaved group. Well done year 5!
Kingston Characters Exhibition
An exhibition at the Rose Theatre of stitched textile portraits, features people within our local community. The explosion of colour by local artist Ruth Blackford celebrates Kingston's wonderful and diverse community. It also features a very clever textile portrait of three of our year 4 children. Our year 4’s have already seen the portrait as Ruth kindly bought it in the show the children. It's definitely worth visiting the exhibition which is on from Tuesday 23rd Jan to Sat 3rd March on the first floor foyer at The Rose Theatre.
Our annual Quiz Night is tonight and we’ve had a fantastic response with over 112 tickets sold. For those of you with tickets, just a reminder that doors will open at 7.30 pm and the Quiz will start at 7.45 pm sharp. Don’t forget to bring you own drinks, nibbles and cutlery and start thinking about your team name now!
KS2 Cinema Night, Friday 9th February
This year we will be showing The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. Doors will open at 5.30 pm for pizza and the film will run from 6.00 – 7.45 pm. Tickets, priced at £2.50, will be on sale outside school reception at drop off only from Monday 5th February to Wednesday 7th February and the ticket price includes a slice of pizza and a drink. Numbers are limited so it’s first come, first served! Look out for the posters going up next week. Parents, please note that Cinema Night is for KS2 children (Years 3 to 6) only.
Well done to year 4 who had the best year group attendance for this week.
Foxglove class take the attendance trophy this week with 100%
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