Fern Hill Primary School Newsletter
Newsletter 6 - Summer May 25th 2018
Monday 4th June
Tuesday 5th June
Children return to school
Wednesday 6th June
Curriculum Evening 5.50-8pm
Thursday 7th June
Year 5 parents Grey Court School presentation 2.30pm
Friday 8th June
Mufti Day - PSA tombola collection
Nursery cake sale
Monday 11th June
Author visit/book signing after school
Tuesday 12th June
Sunflower class assembly 2.45pm
Wednesday 13th June
Year 1 visit to Birdworld
Thursday 14th June
Cath Howe book signing/sale after school
Friday 15th June
Year 3 visit to Chessignton
A full list of dates for the rest of summer term can be found on our website here.
Year group newsletters
Year 1 phonics screening presentation
Half term activity
Skipping workshop - The Big Skip Fest
Class photographs and year 6 leavers photographs will take place on Wednesday 6th June & Thursday 7th June. Please ensure your children are wearing the correct school uniform on these, days.
Book Fair Prize Winners
1st prize - £12 worth of books
2nd prize - £8 worth of books
3rd prize - £5 worth of books
Congratulations to our lucky prize draw winners from Willow, Cornflower and Lime classes!
It has not been possible to create an accurate attendance report for this newsletter due to sports day taking place. We have been pleased with overall attendance this week across all year groups.
Y5 Secondary School Tour
Teddington School are offering tours of the school on Thursday 28th June and Tuesday 10th July starting at 9.15am. To book a tour please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org putting the subject ‘Year 5 Tours’, with your name, which date you would like to attend and contact details in the body of the email.
Inset Day Reminder
We wish you all an enjoyable half term break. Please remember that Monday 4th June is an inset day. The children should return to school refreshed and ready for the last half of the summer term on Tuesday 5th June.
Please take the time to complete the Parent Survey. We really value your feedback about the school and suggestions on where we can improve and what we do well.
Follow the link below to complete our survey online. It takes just 3 minutes. Thank you.
The staff and children have all enjoyed a fun and energetic active week. The children have demonstrated fantastic sporting skills and shown great sportsmanship across all events. Some tried new sports, while others enjoyed showing off their skills in a sport that they already participate in.
The sponsored run ran smoothly throughout the day, one year group at a time. We are very proud of everyone, they all tried their best. A big thank you to all of the parents who assisted marshalling the run. Sponsorship money can be bought to school with forms in an envelope to be given to the class teachers. We will update you on the total amount raised after the half term holiday.
Nursery sports day took place this week in the KS2 playground. We welcomed lots of support from our families who encouraged the children in their races. The children's faces said it all, so much fun was had in the egg and spoon races, hurdles, bean bag races and water bucket races. More photographs can be viewed in our school gallery.
As sports day has taken place today, we will do a big Active Week report and share photographs after the half term holiday.
Curriculum Evening - Wednesday 6th June
All parents are invited to attend the Fern Hill Primary School Curriculum Evening.
Please join us for four informative workshops on maths, english, growth mind-set and e-safety. All workshops are appropriate for ALL year groups across our school. This is a wonderful opportunity to better understand the current teaching and learning in these areas for this year and next.
Please arrive at 5.50pm, we will start promptly at 6pm. The evening will finish at 8pm an our generous PSA will be providing refreshments. To secure a place, please complete the form attached to the link below, or contact the school office. Please note that this event is NOT for children to attend.
Travelling to school - Important Reminders
- Bicycles including adult bicycles should not be taken into our school playgrounds. Some bikes are being left against the fences that have the potential to fall onto children.
- Please remind your children that when scooting along pavements to and from school they must remember to be mindful and considerate of pedestrians.
- Children that cycle to school must always wear a cycle helmet.
Team Points obtained this week and those awarded at sports day will be shared in our
Monday 11th June, we will be visited by popular children’s author Steven Butler. Steven's first novel, The Wrong Pong, was shortlisted for the prestigious Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2009. Since then, he has written the bestselling Diary of Dennis the Menace fiction series, the picturebook Odd Dog, and The Nothing to See Here Hotel series, as well as hosting The Biggest Book Show on Earth for over 13,000 children and dozens of top-name authors. His latest book, Dog Diaries, is co-written with James Patterson.
You will be able to purchase signed copies of Stevens book after school.
Cath Howe will be visiting us on Thursday 14th June with her new book 'Ella on the Outside'. She will be running workshops for years 5 and 6.
She will be signing and selling her new book 'Ella on the Outside' after school. The book is suitable for for year 4 upwards.
Reviews:"Charming, subtle & incredibly – suddenly – moving, Ella On The Outside is one of those delightfully unclassifiable ‘thank god it’s in the world' books that @nosycrowbooks does so well.
"A fantastic, thought provoking and very realistic story about the challenges of school life"
Described as "A gripping story of lies, friendship, and blackmail" this is actually a real page-turner.
School councillor William D in year 3 has been inspired to create a new group called 'The Energy Council' who's focus will be on environmental issues.
He is looking for help with a logo design for the new group, and is running a drawing competition that is open to all years. There will be a box outside year 3 classrooms where entries can be placed until Friday 8th June.
There is a 50p entry fee, with all proceeds to go towards purchasing hedging for the KS1 playground to assist with pollution control in the playground.
William has demonstrated great initiative in creating this group, we hope your children will be encouraged to support him.