Fern Hill Primary School Newsletter
Newsletter 6 - Summer Term - 1st July 2022
Monday 4th July
Year 5 Thames Young Mariners parent meeting at 9:00 am in the Large Hall
Thursday 7th July
Bluebell class parent assembly at 9:00 am in the Large Hall
PSA Meeting at 6:30 pm in school
Thursday 14th - Friday 15th July
Year 5 Thames Young Mariners residential visit
Friday 15th July
End of year reports available
Sunday 17th July
Dragon Boat Challenge at Canbury Gardens
Monday 18th July
Year 6 performance of Macbeth at 6:00 pm in the Large Hall
Tuesday 19th July
Year 6 performance of Macbeth at 9:15 am in the Large Hall
Wednesday 20th July
Class changeover day - the children spend time with their class teacher for September. Nursery is closed this day
Year 6 Leavers' Party at 5:30 pm
Thursday 21st July
Year 6 Leavers' Assemblies from 1:40 pm
Year 5 Enterprise Fair at 3:30 - 4:15 pm
Friday 22nd July
LAST DAY OF TERM - school closes at 1:30 pm
Monday 25th July – Wednesday 31st August
Thursday 1st September
Start of the autumn term — INSET Day — children are not in school
Friday 2nd September
INSET Day — children are not in school
Monday 5th September
Children return to school
Appointments with our school uniform supplier, PMG Schoolwear, are available to book now - please click here. The cut-off date for ordering uniform for the start of the autumn term is 12th August. Please see the school website here for further information on school uniform requirements at Fern Hill.
Year group weekly news
Free holiday activities & food
If your child receives benefits-related Free School Meals, please take a look at the FUEL programme for free access to holiday clubs, sports groups, play sessions and more during the summer break. Click here for further information on the programme and the providers, or contact the school office for support with booking. You can watch Marcus Rashford MBE talk about the programme on YouTube.
Today our annual Parent & Carer Survey went live. This survey is for you to give us your views about Fern Hill and your child’s experience at school. The survey will be available until 9:00 am on Monday 11th July.
You can access the survey here.
Your feedback is extremely important and will be a key input to the School Development Plan for next year. To encourage feedback, we are offering an incentive! The year group that receives the most survey responses will enjoy their own class treat before the end of term.
The survey is designed to enable you to complete a questionnaire for each of your children attending Fern Hill so if you have more than one child here, please take the opportunity to do a survey for each. More than one parent can also complete a survey for each child.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to give us your views. If you prefer to complete the survey in writing, please pick up a paper copy from the school office.
Books for our libraries
National Book Tokens are giving five schools £1,000 to spend on books each, plus membership to the School Library Association, to help them build their range of books and encourage reading for pleasure now and for generations to come.
Please nominate us using this linked form before the end of term. If we're one of the five winning entries, you’ll also win a £100 National Book Token for yourself! Thank you.
The deadline for ordering your child's class photograph with free delivery to school before the end of term is Monday 4th July. Please remember to add your child's name and class in the instructions box next to the thumbnail image at the cart stage of purchase.
If you have any queries or need your class link and/or password resent, please contact the school photographer, Kans, directly by email at: info@inTime-Photography.com or phone on 07931 593169.
Summer activities at Fern Hill
It’s not too late to book one of the exciting activities happening at Fern Hill over the summer break. Masquerade Theatre Arts and Mother Nature Science are offering some fantastic workshops and Pleiades will be running a holiday camp over the last two weeks of the holiday including the two INSET days on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd September. Please see the website here for further information.
The overall winner this week is HAMPTON
PSA News & Events
FernFest 2022 - a big thank you
We would like to send a massive thank you to everyone who came along to FernFest on Saturday, and especially to all the parents, carers, and staff who gave their time and effort whether in volunteering on stalls, cooking delicious food, or donating to our tombolas! It was a fantastic day, and brilliant to see the school community come together to have fun in the sunshine. We will let you know the total amount raised as soon as possible!
Farewell to Cat, our PSA Chair
Sadly, at the end of this academic year Cat Walkden will be stepping down as Chair of the PSA. Cat has done a fantastic job this year, kickstarting PSA events back into action and galvanising us with her energy and enthusiasm! She has put a huge amount of time and effort into the brilliant events we have enjoyed this year, and we will miss her.
Final PSA meeting and AGM - Thursday 7th July 6:30 pm
Our final meeting of the year will be held at school on Thursday 7th July at 6:30 pm - we'll be reviewing this year’s events and achievements and discussing next year. Even if you have never attended a meeting before, it is not too late to join us for this year! We are really keen for a good turn out for this final meeting, and to listen to your feedback and ideas for next year. Of course, saying goodbye to Cat means the position of PSA Chair now needs to be filled for next year. If you might be interested in this role, please come along to the meeting or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dragon Boat Challenge - Sunday 17th July
We have 4 teams lined up for this year's Rotary Club Dragon BoatChallenge taking place on Sunday 17th July at Canbury Gardens: Mamas, Papas, Mixed and a Parent/Teacher boat! The teams are fund-raising for Fern Hill PSA and you can donate via our JustGiving page. We hope to see you at the riverside, cheering on the Fern Hill dragons!