Monday 12th June
Mufti Monday & PSA Summer Fair tombola donation day
Tuesday 13th June
Reception visit to Chessington Zoo
Year 2 & 5 visit to the Rose Theatre author events
Wednesday 14th June
Year 2 African Dance & Drumming workshop in school
Thursday 15th June
Sunflower class parent assembly at 9:00 am in the Large Hall
Saturday 17th June
PSA Summer Fair - Fern Fest
Tuesday 20th June
Nursery visit to Bocketts Park Farm
Author visit from Cath Howe in school
Thursday 22nd June
Poppy class parent assembly at 9:00 am in the Large Hall
Fern Hill Careers Fair in school
Monday 26th - Wednesday 28th June
Year 6 School Journey
Monday 26th June
Year 1 visit to Windsor Castle
Tuesday 27th June
Nursery Sports Day
Wednesday 28th June
New Parents' Welcome Evening at 6:00 pm
Thursday 29th June
Bluebell class parent assembly at 9:00 am in the Large Hall
Usborne Book Fair after school
Tuesday 4th July
Fern Speak Finals at 1:30 pm in the Large Hall
Next week, you will receive a link and password to view and order your child's class photograph. Please note that the password will be unique to your class and must not be shared with anyone outside your class for data protection reasons. Delivery of your order will be directly to school, before the end of term.
Early morning clubs
If your child attends a club before school, e.g. a phonics or Nessy group, please do not arrive any earlier than five minutes before the start of the lesson. If your child travels to school unaccompanied, please remind them that they should wait in the school reception area to be let in.
Your year group weekly news is published every Friday afternoon on your child's Home Learning Google Classroom.
This week's Times Tables Rock Stars class winners are BEECH, CHESTNUT, LIME and ELDER. Well done!
On Monday, pupils can come to school in their own clothes (but no football strips please!). In return, we would be very grateful to parents for donations to the adults' and/or children’s tombola stalls at the Summer Fair. Please bring your donations of bottles (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), beauty products, chocolate, sweets and anything else we can include on the tombola (that someone would love to win!) to school on Monday 12th June and drop them off at the collection point by the school office. Thank you.
Well done to all the children taking part in their Sports Day today. There was some great sportsmanship and a sense of fun across the field. Thank you to the families who could join us too - it was lovely to see so many of you there!
Usborne Book Fair
To encourage a lifelong love of reading, we will be holding a Book Fair later this month with our local Usborne Partner, Michelle Dalby. All the money raised from the Fair will be used to buy new books for our school - for every £10 that you spend, we will receive £6 to buy new books! We would particularly like to boost our non-fiction section in the library.
The Book Fair will be held after school on Thursday 29th June and you will be able to browse and buy books to take away on the day, and pay by cash or card.
We are also offering pre-orders of books from Michelle’s website using this linked order form. Pre-ordered books will be available for you to collect on Thursday 29th June from the Fair or can be sent home with your child. If you would like to pre-order any books, please complete the order form (there are copies available from the school office if you don’t have a printer at home) and return it to school with your payment or proof of online payment by 3:00 pm on Friday 16th June. If you are paying by cash, please note that change can not be given.
Our annual Parent and Carer Survey is now live and will be available until Wednesday 21st June. This year, we are using a new format of survey which is being administered across the Kingston Educational Trust. Responses are anonymised and comments confidential and the results of the survey will be shared during the autumn term.
Book of the Week
'Pizza Pete and the Perilous Potions' by Carrie Sellon
Pete's favourite word is 'home' and when something awful happens he decides he's just going to stay at home forever in the flat that he shares with his Dad above their pizza takeaway shop. But they've been losing customers to the pizza chain on the high street and Pete's Dad breaks the news that they are about to be evicted if they can't raise £10,000 in four days.
But then Pete finds a suitcase of mysterious potions in the attic, and he comes up with a brilliant plan to save their home. Together with his best friend Anna, Pete creates a menu of magical pizzas to give each customer an experience they will never forget. At first their scheme is a roaring success, until the potions start going wrong.
School refusal and anxiety is at an all-time high after the pandemic, but Pete is one of the few children's book characters I've come across who is struggling with this, and the issue is handled with warmth and sensitivity.
'Pizza Pete and the Perilous Potions' is a hilarious, madcap pizza adventure with a poignant message about homes and families at its heart - perfect for lower KS2.
~ Mrs Rouillard, School Librarian
The overall winner this week is COOMBE
PSA News & Events
Summer Fair Round Up! Less than 10 days to go! Saturday 17th June 12:00 - 3:00 pm
FernFest is just around the corner, and we have a few important messages for you to help make this event the best it can be!
We have some fabulous prizes for the raffle! Tickets NOW ON SALE here.
Toy Donations - Monday 12th June
If you have any good quality toys which you could donate to our Lucky Dip and Preloved Toy Stall, we would be very grateful. Small toys will be appreciated for the Lucky Dip and all other toy donations will be put towards the Preloved Toy Stall. Please bring in any donations on Monday 12th June and leave them at the collection point outside the school office.
Children’s Book Donations - Monday 12th June
We would be very grateful for donations of good-quality children's books for our Preloved Book Stall. Please bring in any donations on Monday 12th June and leave them at the collection point outside the school office.
Global Dessert Stall Donations - during the Fair on Saturday 17th June (from 11:00 am onwards)
This year we invite parents and carers to donate sweet items for the Global Dessert Stall at the Fair. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our school’s diversity and enjoying some delicious sweets, cakes and puddings. Please note that all dishes must be vegetarian and ready to serve, we cannot keep items warm. Strictly no nuts please! If you are able to donate please could you email us at: email@example.com so we have an idea of the quantity of donations - the more, the merrier! Please bring these donations directly to the stall on the day of the fair!
Summer Fair BBQ - Volunteers Needed
We are still looking for more willing volunteers to wield the tongs at our summer fair barbecue! If you can help please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the PSA via your Class Rep.
Class stalls - Volunteers Needed
We need YOU to make this event a success, we can’t hold these events without support from across the Fern Hill community. Please work with your class reps to make sure that each stall has the people it needs!
Deadline extended for “Love our Planet” Photography Competition - Fern Fest 2023
Thank you for the wonderful entries so far - given the obvious talent in the community we are extending the deadline! Inspired over half-term? Captured beauty of the local area? We would love to see your images. Please submit entries by Sunday 11th June using this entry form.
We are looking forward to seeing you all at the Fair. Everyone has been working so hard to put on what we’re sure will be an amazing event. Thank you for your support!