Fern Hill Primary School Newsletter
Newsletter 7 - Spring Term - 18th March 2022
Monday 21st March
Year 2 visit to Richmond Park
Wednesday 23rd March
Year 6 parent meeting: SATS, 9:00 - 9:45 am in the Large Hall
Thursday 24th March
Foxglove class parent assembly, 9:00 - 9:30 am in the Large Hall
Friday 25th March
Year 3 visit to Kew Gardens
PSA Mother's Day afternoon tea, 2:15 pm in the Large Hall (ticket only)
Thursday 31st March
Chestnut class parent assembly, 9:00 - 9:30 am in the Large Hall
Parent Forum - Joining KET, 2:30 & 6:30 pm in the Large Hall
Friday 1st April - last day of term & mufti (non-uniform) day
SCHOOL CLOSES AT 1:30 PM
Monday 4th April - Monday 18th April
EASTER HOLIDAY - school closed
Tuesday 19th April
Children return to school
Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21st April
Parents' Evening — details below
SCHOOL CLOSES EARLY AT 1:30 PM ON THURSDAY 21ST APRIL
Key dates for the spring term are available to view on the school website calendar and here. Key dates for the summer term will be published next week.
Year group weekly news
Your year group weekly news is published every Friday afternoon on your child's Home Learning Google Classroom.
World Book Day
Don’t forget to use your World Book Day £1 book token by Sunday 27th March; download the digital version attached below and exchange it at your local bookseller for one of the fabulous books listed here.
Parent Forum: Joining KET
World Book Day 2022 Digital Token
Lunch Menu Summer Term First Half 2022
The following catch up club sessions will run during the last week of term:
Monday 28th March – Start to Sing (Year 1 & 2) at 3:30 pm
Tuesday 29th March – Choir (Year 3 – 6) catch up session 1 at 3:30 pm
Thursday 31st March – Keyboards (lunchtime); Magpie Makes Sewing (Year 3-6) at 3:30 pm
Friday 1st April – Choir (Year 3 – 6) catch up session 2 at 1:30 pm; Infant Gymnastics (lunchtime); Pottery at 1:30 pm (don't forget that school closes early on 1st April).
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The children looked fantastic today in their superhero costumes - what a great effort! Thank you for all your donations via our JustGiving page. There is still time to donate if you can; we'll keep the page open for the next few days.
Thank you to all our families who bought Red Noses yesterday too. Now that you’ve got your Red Nose, why not get creative and design a habitat for it with Comic Relief’s free LEGO® Build the Change fact sheets and activities?
World Poetry Day
Next week, we will be celebrating World Poetry Day at school. In 1999, World Poetry Day was designated by the UN as an official day of commemoration to promote the reading, writing and teaching of poetry across the globe. The first World Poetry Day was held on 21st March 2000. The children will spend time in the classroom exploring both traditional and modern poetry and today, Mrs Stephenson and Miss Crook shared their favourite poems in Celebration Assembly.
In school, we are taking part in the Spark! School Book Awards Poetry Competition and asking the children to write a poem based on the cover (or blurb) of one of the books shortlisted for the Award. The children don’t have to have read any of the books (although that would be great of course!) – they can use the covers or titles to inspire them, or perhaps just write about the power of reading and what they love about it.
Their poem can be written in any style they wish: limerick, haiku, narrative, acrostic or free verse and it doesn’t need to rhyme! There will be prizes for the winners who will be announced in assembly and shared on the Google Classroom. The children will have the opportunity to work on their poem at school but they may also like to write and illustrate a poem at home. It should be no bigger than A4 size and handed to their class teacher by next Friday 25th March. We can’t wait to read them!
Lunches for the first half of the summer term are now available to order through ParentPay. The menu is attached below and on the website here. Information on how to order a lunch using ParentPay is published on our website here.
The order deadline for the first week back after the Easter break is midnight Sunday 9th April however, to guarantee your child’s choice of meal option, please place your orders for Tuesday 19th - Friday 22nd April by Thursday 31st March.
The overall winner this week is COOMBE
PSA News & Events
Collection for Ukraine
Your PSA is working in partnership with Prosperity, a Ukraine restaurant in Twickenham, who are organising aid to where it is needed across Ukraine and Poland. We will be asking Fern Hill parents to bring in donations next week. Further details of the items needed will follow soon, through email and your Class Rep.
Mother's Day Afternoon Tea - NEXT FRIDAY 25th March! Calling all dads!
Our Mother's Day Afternoon tea will be held in the Large Hall from 2:15 pm on Friday 25th March. This is a ticket only event; tickets are free of charge but you must pre-book a place to attend. There will be donation buckets and a hamper up for grabs, so please bring some cash!
DADS, your chance to earn some brownie points! Thank you to the dads who have signed up to serve the tea and clear up afterwards. We still need a few more people to volunteer so please join the WhatsApp group if you can help.
Bounce4Books final total!
We are thrilled to announce that we have raised a grand total of £3,913 from Bounce4Books! This is an incredible result and we are very grateful to everyone who has donated. THANK YOU! And an additional thank you for completing the GiftAid forms that will earn the school a further £700 - £800 on top and unlock even more GiftAid from our future fundraising!