Fern Hill Primary School Newsletter
Newsletter 7 - Spring Term 28th February 2020
Thursday 5th March
World Book Day - children may come to school dressed as their favourite book character
Child Anxiety Workshop at 9.00 am in the Large Hall
Friday 6th March
PSA Bounce for Books in the Large Hall all day
Year 5 Cake Sale at 3.00 pm
Monday 9th March
Year 1 Lavender class local walk
Year 6 Willow class visit the Houses of Parliament
Tuesday 10th March
Year 1 Foxglove class local walk
Wednesday 11th March
Year 1 Cornflower class local walk
Thursday 12th March
Year 3 Elm class assembly at 9.00 am in the Large Hall
Year 2 visit the British Wildlife Centre
Fern Speak Finals for Years 3 & 5 at 1.30 pm in the Large Hall - families of children performing are invited to attend
Friday 13th March
Parent Council meeting at 9.00 am in the Small Hall
Monday 16th March
Parent Consultations for Nursery, 9.30 am - 3.30 pm
Nursery Stay and Play sessions
Tuesday 17th March
Nursery Stay and Play sessions
Wednesday 18th March
Parent Consultations, 4.00 - 7.00 pm
Thursday 19th March
Parent Consultations, 2.30 - 6.00 pm
SCHOOL CLOSES AT 2.00 PM
Friday 20th March
PSA Mother's Day Breakfast at 7.45 - 8.45 am in the Large Hall
Nursery Stay and Play sessions
Year 4 Cake Sale at 3.00 pm
Inclusion Coffee Morning
If you would like to attend our Inclusion Coffee Morning on Thursday 5th March at 9.00 am around understanding child anxiety and strategies to help children overcome worries and behavioural difficulties, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Year Group Newsletters
Curriculum Learning Maps & Home Learning
Curriculum Learning Maps for this half term are now available on the website under your child's year group page. Linked to a theme, they cover what your child is learning across all subjects this half term and any activities they will participate in, including trips and workshops.
Also posted on your child's year group page is their new Home Learning Grid.
After School Club Notices
Football for Years 1 & 2 on Monday 2nd March is unfortunately cancelled due to staff unavailability. There will be a catch up session on Monday 30th March.
There will be no Hockey club on Wednesday 11th March. A catch up session will be held on Wednesday 1st April.
There will be no Basketball club on Friday 13th March. A catch up session will be held on Tuesday 31st March.
Dance club will be running a catch up session on Wednesday 1st April.
The catch up session for Athletics club will be on Friday 3rd April. This is the last day of term and school closes at 1.30 so the session will run from 1.30 – 2.30 pm.
We are very proud to have received our official Koala Protector certificate from the WWF! Thank you to the School Council for raising our awareness of the impact of the Australian bushfires and to all our families for their donations and support.
It’s World Book Day on Thursday 5th March and we’ll be celebrating with special assemblies, book character hunts and mystery readers! Children and staff are invited to come to school dressed up as their favourite book character. If you’re looking for dressing up ideas, the World Book Day website is a fantastic resource. Please look out for your child’s £1 National Book Token which we’ll be sending home with them next week. You can use this token to get a World Book Day Book for free or £1 off a book or audiobook at your local bookseller.
Parent Consultation bookings go live on Sunday....
Parent consultations for all year groups from Nursery to Year 6 will be held on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th March. This is an opportunity for you to meet with your child's class teacher to discuss your child’s progress.
Consultations can be booked online at: https://fernhillprimary.parentseveningsystem.co.uk
Please note that the booking system will open at 12.00 pm on Sunday 1st March and close at 12.00 pm on Thursday 12th March.
You will be able to book a ten minute consultation with your child’s class teacher during the following times:
Wednesday 18th March - 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Thursday 19th March - 2.30 pm – 6.00 pm
There is an extra consultation date available for Nursery children only, on Monday 16th March from 9.30 am – 2.30 pm.
If you have had an SEN review - or have one scheduled - you do not need to book a separate parent consultation using this system.
Please note that school closes at 2.00 pm on Thursday 19th March.
After school clubs will run as usual but at the revised time of 2.00 - 3.00 pm. Tree Tops will be open from 2.00 - 6.00 pm. There will be limited capacity in Tree Tops on this day and sessions must be booked in advance by Friday 13th March.
If your child attends a club on Thursdays and is already booked onto the Tree Tops late afternoon session at 4.30 pm, they will automatically be registered to attend from 3.00 pm when their club ends. There will be no charge for this extended session. The early half session will run from 2.00 - 4.30 pm.
Reception experience the Learning Street
Reception had a very special visit this week when an Early Aspirations Learning Street arrived to bring their ‘People Who Help Us’ topic to life. The children had the opportunity to play Dr. Doolittle in the veterinary surgery, investigate the latest crime scene as police officers, role-play as construction workers and dig for dinosaur bones as palaeontologists!
The overall winner this week is KINGSTON
PSA News & Events
Bounce For Books – Friday 6th March
We are very excited that our Bounce for Books event is fast approaching. Thank you so much to all the parents who have volunteered to help on the day – we couldn’t manage without your support. We do still need more volunteers to help count the children’s bounces, particularly in the 10.15 to 11.30am slot. If you can help out for this slot, or at another time during the day, please either let your class rep know or email email@example.com with your name, email, mobile number.
Also please don’t forget to hand in your completed forms plus sponsorship money to your class teacher by Friday 13th March. All money raised goes directly to buy more books for the children at school. Thank you so much for your support. Your help and enthusiasm make this event the great success it always is!
Second-hand costume and dressing-up clothes sale – Wednesday 26th February
Thanks to everyone who donated items for our second-hand costume and dressing-up sale on Wednesday. We had a wonderful selection of items and we hope parents who came along to the sale were able to get some great bargains. We’re delighted to say that this sale raised £242.36 for our school.
Mothers’ Day Breakfast – Friday 20th March
To celebrate Mothers’ Day, we are holding a Mothers’ Day Breakfast at school on Friday 20th March from 8.00 to 8.45am. This is a lovely opportunity for all mums (plus grandmothers or aunts) to come along and share breakfast with their children. This is a free event, but tickets must be reserved for both children and adults to allow us to cater for the correct numbers. Due to space restrictions, only children currently attending Fern Hill (Daisy class to Year 6) can attend. Please put the date in your diary and a link to our online booking page will be in next week’s newsletter. We will need plenty of lovely volunteers to help out on the morning and we'd particularly like volunteer dads so the mums can enjoy their breakfast! If you can help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please come along to our next PSA meeting – Thursday 12th March
All parents are very welcome to come along to our next PSA meeting in the Small Hall on Thurs 12th March from 7.30pm onwards. This is a great forum to share ideas and chat about future events, so please come along and join us.
New date for our Summer Fair
Please make a note in your diaries that our PSA Summer Fair will now take place on Saturday 13th June.
Thank you for your support,
Fern Hill PSA
Well done to Year 1 who have the best year group attendance this week.
The Attendance Cup is awarded to Chestnut class this week, with 98.3% attendance - well done!
|Year||Attendance %||Star Year ★|
|Year 1||97.2%||★ Star Year ★|