Fern Hill Primary School Newsletter
Newsletter 5 - Summer Term 21st May 2021
Monday 24th May
Year 6 workshop in school: Crime & Punishment
Wednesday 26th May
Year 5 visit to Thames Young Mariners
Thursday 27th May
Year 2 class assemblies (available on Google Classroom on Friday 28th May)
Year 4 class assemblies (available on Google Classroom on Friday 28th May)
Minibeast dress up day for children in Reception
PSA Committee meeting via Zoom at 7:30 pm
Monday 31st May – Friday 4th June
HALF TERM HOLIDAY
Monday 7th June
Children return to school
Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th June
Tuesday 15th June
Year 6 workshop in school: Macbeth
Thursday 17th June
Reception class assemblies (available on Google Classroom on Friday 18th June)
Key dates for the summer term are now available on the website here.
School Lunches for the next half-term
Lunches for the second half of the summer term are now available to order online via ParentPay. Please don’t forget to order your child’s lunches for the first week back (week commencing 7th June) by midnight on Sunday 23rd May. Lunches for the second week back (week commencing 14th June) must be ordered by midnight on Sunday 6th June. You can find further information about school lunches on the website here.
Year Group Newsletters
Lunch Menu for Summer 2
After School Clubs Timetable
Help us win £5,000 of National Book Tokens to fill our libraries with new books and win £100 for yourself too! Everyone can enter the competition — parents, teachers and school staff — the more nominations we receive, the higher our chance of winning — so click here to enter Fern Hill. Please spread the word!
Spark! Children's Book Awards
Last term, we launched the Spark! Children's Book Awards in school, joining over eighty other schools across Kingston and Richmond as judges to decide which three books, from a shortlist selected by teachers, booksellers and librarians, will be the winners of the first ever Spark! Awards.
Judging will take place the week after the half-term break, so please encourage your child to keep reading the books in preparation for this. We’ll find out the winners at the Spark! Book Awards Ceremony in June.
You can find a list of the books, by age category, on the school website here.
The Sparks! Buzz Magazine has lots of information on the shortlisted books plus competitions and puzzles for the children — it's available in a page turning online version or as a PDF to download or print.
An announcement from the Governing Board
Thank you to all the families who voted in the parent governor election. The votes have now been counted and we are delighted to welcome Rebecca Normand, who has a child in Reception, to the Governing Board from 24th May 2021. We would also like to thank Alan Waterman, our outgoing parent governor, for his hard work and commitment over a four-year term. Alan has now been co-opted to the Governing Board and will continue as a governor on the basis of his extensive experience and skill set. You can find out more about the Fern Hill Governing Board on the website here.
There has been a real buzz in Year 2 this week following The Great Fire of London Workshop. The children really enjoyed meeting Thomas Farriner, Samuel Pepys and King Charles II and taking on different roles to re-enact the key events from The Plague to the rebuilding of St Paul’s Cathedral. Gabi in Heather commented, “It was brilliant to meet Samuel Pepys and I learned even more about the Fire”. “I really enjoyed playing a boatman and rowing Samuel Pepys down the River Thames.” added Elena from Clover. Ella from Bracken enjoyed being a maid and trying to keep the baker’s oven alight, “It was fun and I got to do some acting!!”
After School Clubs
We are so pleased to be able to offer additional clubs for the second half of the summer term: Technokids Coding & Digital, Gardening, Magpie Makes Art and Sewing and Kew Karate. These new clubs will run for 6 weeks, starting the week of Monday 7th June 2021 and ending the week of Monday 12th July 2021.
Bookings for Gardening and Kew Karate must be made using our application form and payment should be made through ParentPay at the time of booking. Gardening Club is now full but we are holding a waiting list so please apply if your child would like to join. There are a few places left for Karate.
Information on all our clubs is on the school website here.
The overall winner this week is KINGSTON
PSA News & Events
With restrictions beginning to ease, we’re now planning events and activities for the remainder of this term and into the next school year. Our next Committee meeting to discuss fundraising ideas will be held on Thursday 27th May at 7:30 pm via Zoom and everyone is very welcome — please see the joining details below. If you can’t make the meeting but would like to share your fundraising ideas, please get in touch at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The PSA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting:
Topic: PSA Meeting
Time: May 27, 2021 19:30 London
Link to join meeting:
Meeting ID: 891 8890 0378