Monday 6th February
Reception trip to the Fire Station
Tuesday 7th February
Y4 swimming meeting for parents 9.15am
Y3 Rowan class parent assembly 2.45pm
Wednesday 8th February
Y5 Parents French trip meeting 9am
Friday 10th February
Break for Half Term
PSA Cake Sale
Monday 20th February
Back to school
Parent Consultations begin
Friday 24th February
PSA quiz night
Thursday 2nd March
World Book Day - MUFTI book characters
Friday 3rd March
Bounce for Books
Mon 6th March
Tuesday 7th March
Nursery tour 1.45pm
Thursday 9th March
Nursery Tour 9.30am
PSA Meeting 7.30-9pm
Friday 10th March
Nursery Application closing date
On Thursday 9th of February we will be welcoming Miss Day back to the nursery from her maternity leave.
Red Nose Day!
Details of our plans to follow....
Curly Hair Project
The Curly Hair Project is a social enterprise group who are dedicated to supporting those on the Autistic Spectrum. They are hosting a free talk at The Kingston Academy, please see the attached letter of invitation to all parents.
Active Kids Vouchers
Sainsbury's are running the Active Kids voucher scheme again. Collecting vouchers will benefit our school as we can exchange them for sports equipment. We would be very grateful if you shop at Sainsbury's that you collect the vouchers offered and place them in the collection box in our main reception. Thank you.
Half Term Activities
You will find details of local half term clubs attached to the bottom of this newsletter.
- Fit for Sport
- Magpie Makes
- Masquerade Theatre Arts
- Cooking workshops
Please note that Mother Nature Science will not be running as the uptake was too low.
Please remember to take a look at the Community Noticeboard by the bicycle racks. It contains information on local events and advertising that you may find useful.
If you would like to advertise any relevant events, activities, services or items for sale then please email details to the office (firstname.lastname@example.org) attaching a poster, flyer or photographs and we will endeavour to display them for you. Alternatively you can drop a flyer to us via the office for the attention of Mrs Hawkins.
As you know we try very hard to keep parents regularly informed about what’s going on at the school. To improve these areas we have been using a service called ParentMail, which is used by over 3,500 schools across the UK.
ParentMail is beneficial to you because:
- Messages get to you quickly and reliably
- We can send messages directly to both parents at the same time
- You can make payment for trips & school lunches
Whilst many of our parents are already benefiting from using this system, we are aware that not quite everyone has registered yet. We will be utilising more of ParentMail's services in the future so it will be a great benefit to you to sign up and stay informed.
To use ParentMail you just need to inform the school office who will begin the process for you.
Please be assured that ParentMail is registered with the Data Protection Registrar and guarantees that all information you provide will be kept private and will not be passed on to any other organisation.
On Monday the kitchen was visited by Kingston & Sutton Shared Environment Service for a food hygiene inspection. The kitchen was closely inspected, the cooking and service observed and all records looked at. We were delighted to be awarded a Grade 5-Very Good which is the top rating. Congratulations to all of our kitchen staff for their continued hard work.
School Lunch Ordering
Apologies if you have found our website layout a little confusing for ordering lunches, we have now improved the layout, we hope you find it to be more user friendly.
Chinese New Year Lunch
This week the children enjoyed celebrating the Chinese New Year. On Tuesday lunchtime the School Council decorated the hall with colourful lanterns and roosters that each class had carefully hand made and decorated. The staff and children were served a delicious lunch including noodles, spring rolls, vegetables, and custard tarts. Everyone, including those with a packed lunch enjoyed the fun of a fortune cookie. The hall was alive with music and excitement of the celebration .
Arts Week - Calling all parents with creative flair
Our annual Arts Week is rapidly approaching, it will commence on the 6th March. We would like to hear from any parents who either work in an artistic field or have an art skill they would be willing to share in a session with a class/es. Please get in touch with the office specifying your name, skill or year group you would like to work with. Alternatively you can contact Miss Gillard (Hazel class) or Miss Sustins (Bluebell class) after school with similar details. Many thanks in advance.
Please note the change of date for our Arts exhibition from 16/17th March to 23/24th Mark 3.45-5pm.
The house with the most points awarded this week is Coombe
Primary Maths Challenge
On Wednesday 1st February, three children from Year 6 took part in the Primary Maths Challenge Bonus round. They were selected by scoring one of the highest marks across the country. A huge well done to: Dylan, Grace, and Ali!
Parent Consultation - Booking reminder
The booking systems is now available. It will close for bookings at 2pm on Thursday 9th February.
Login via: https://fernhillprimary.parentseveningsystem.co.uk/ (It is NOT part of ParentMail)
Meetings with the teachers below can be booked via the school office.
Tuesday 21st February 2.50-5pm Year 6 intervention only
Thursday 23rd February 2.30-4.30pm Year 5 intervention only
Mrs. Davies/Mrs. Stephenson
Wednesday 22nd February 2.30-6pm Year 1&2 intervention only groups
Year 5 Buddhist Temple Visits
Year 5 went to a Buddhist temple this week to learn more about the foundation of the religion and how Buddhists live.
We were amazed by the gold painted roof and the various gold statues inside. We were also shown the special bell that was only allowed to be rung 7 times a year, to announce key festivals and gatherings, due to disturbance to their neighbours. We also met a monk, who taught them more about the faith and the life of Buddha. We learnt many amazing facts such as them not being allowed to drink alcohol and they had to shave their eyebrows and hair to be a monk. We also thought it was very unfair they were not allowed to have a partner or marry.
By Rohan, Timmy & Arjan - Lime class
Year 6 Citizenship
On Thursday, Year 6 visited Chessington World of Adventures for their Junior Citizens trip. They were faced with an array of 'real life' scenarios and had to think about the choices they would make if they actually faced these. Well done to all the children who took part.
This week, a team of courageous Year 2 girls travelled to Chessington Community College to take part in a football festival. The team were bursting with excitement and showed great team spirit from the very moment they arrived. The opposition were strong in the seven games that Fern Hill played, but the girls never gave up on chasing the ball and going for goal! We saw some spectacular saves from all of the girls that had a go in goal, and we also saw some fantastic efforts at scoring goals at the other end of the pitch! Well done to all of you. You were an inspiring team and Fern Hill are proud of you! Miss. Stranks.
Our Gardening Club starts again after half term on 22nd February.
It is open to anyone in Year 2-6 who enjoys gardening, wants to help in our school garden or just wants to learn more about growing plants.
The club is on Wednesday after school in the school garden. (Remember to bring appropriate outdoor coats and shoes or wellies if it is wet.)
Please complete a club application form if you would like to join the club, these are available from outside the school office.
The club costs £30.25 and you can pay by ParentMail, cash or cheque
Quiz Night – Friday 24th February
Details of this event will follow shortly.
Bounce for Books – Friday 3rd March
To celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 2nd March and to raise money for our school libraries, our annual Bounce for Books event will be held on Friday 3rd March. Sponsorship forms and more information about this bounce-tastic event for the children will be coming home next week!
Design a Christmas Stamp
Imagine having your design on the 2017 Christmas Stamp. Royal Mail are running a competition for children aged 4-11 to design this years festive stamp.
Entries need to be on the Royal Mail entry form and brought in to school by Monday February 27th 2017. You can download the entry form attached to the bottom of this newsletter, or pick one up from the school reception area.
Further details from Royal Mail can be found here.
Feb Half Term Asian Cooking Workshop
Feb Half Term Cooking Workshop
Royal Mail Stamp Entry Form
Fit for Sport Feb Camp
Curly Hair Kingston Academy
Magpie makes half term
Masquerade - Grease
Masquerade - Madagascar
Half Term Magpie Makes
Science Holiday Camps 2017