Fern Hill Primary School Newsletter
Newsletter 7 - Summer Term - 16th June 2023
Saturday 17th June
Fern Fest 2023 - PSA Summer Fair
Tuesday 20th June
Nursery visit to Bocketts Park Farm
Year 5 secondary school taster day at TKA
Author visit from Cath Howe in school
Thursday 22nd June
Poppy class parent assembly at 9:00 am in the Large Hall
Friday 23rd June
PSA Year 6 cake sale at 3:15 pm
Monday 26th - Wednesday 28th June
Year 6 School Journey
Monday 26th June
Year 1 visit to Windsor Castle
Year 2 & Year 3 RNLI talk in school
Tuesday 27th June
Nursery Sports Day at 2:00 pm
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
Monday 3rd July
Year 6 transition day for Richmond borough schools
Tuesday 4th July
Fern Speak Finals at 1:30 pm in the Large Hall
Wednesday 5th July
Year 6 transition day for Kingston borough schools
Monday 10th July
Year 5 visit to Thames Young Mariners
Thursday 13th July
Year 6 Leavers' production at 6:00 pm in the Large Hall
Friday 14th July
HOME LEARNING SHOWCASE
Year 6 Leavers' production at 9:15 am in the Large Hall
Year 6 visit from Sarah Olney M.P.
You will be receiving an email from the School Photographer via ParentPay with a link and password to view and order your child's class photograph. Please note that the password is unique to your class - please do not share it with anyone outside your class. Orders should be placed by Monday 26th July, with delivery to school before the end of term.
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 ROWAN, YEW, ASH and ELDER. Well done!
Our annual Parent and Carer Survey 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 the results of the survey will be shared during the autumn term.
Fern Fest 2023 - just one day to go!
We hope to see you all tomorrow, Saturday 17th June from 12:00 - 3:00 pm for Fern Fest 2023, the annual PSA Summer Fair. A few reminders and tips for the day...
Fern Fest brochure - children will have brought home a Summer Fair brochure this week that includes a map of where all the stalls and activities will be around the school site. Remember to bring this along with you, so you can complete the Postcard Quest and win a prize!
Please bring cash! Only a few stalls will be able to accept card payments.
Photography competition - come along to the Gallery to see if your photograph has been selected for display and find out which haven been chosen as winners by the judges. Everyone can vote for their favourite to win the People Choice Award and these winners will be announced at 2:30 pm in the Gallery.
Raffle - there is still time to buy your raffle tickets; just click here. The draw will be made at 2:00 pm at the Fair.
Usborne Book Fair
To encourage a lifelong love of reading, we will be holding a Book Fair on Thursday 29th June 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. You will be able to browse and buy books to take away on the day, and pay by cash or card.
Book of the Week
'Quiet Storm' by Kimberly Whittam
When Storm starts Year 7 at Daisy Mill Academy, all her teachers expect her to be as confident and proactive as her older brother, Isaiah – the Head Boy. But Storm isn’t like Isaiah. Storm is quiet – she hates having to speak aloud in class in front of the other children and will do anything to avoid being the centre of attention.
When Storm is selected for the school athletics team, she’s excited to have finally found something she is good at but she’s not sure she will have the courage to participate unless her best friend, Zarrish, goes with her. But Zarrish is distracted by a new girl at school, Melissa, who is determined to belittle Storm at every opportunity. Storm has to find her voice and learn to stand up for herself.
‘Quiet Storm’ is a wonderfully warm, relatable and engaging story that is bound to be a comfort and inspiration to other 'quiet' children.
~ Mrs Rouillard, School Librarian
Spark! School Book Awards
The winners of the Spark! School Book Awards were announced during an online ceremony yesterday. Thanks to the following Year 6 pupils, Olle, Daisy B, Zoe, Arun, Julianna & Ian, who helped to announce some of the shortlisted books during the ceremony. And thanks to everyone who read the books, rated the books and voted for the winners!
Spark! Pupil Competition
Congratulations to the winners of our Spark! Competition:
EYFS Winner - Noah in Bluebell for his wonderful story, ‘Shaun’s Show’, inspired by ‘Why, Oh Why am I a Crocodile?’
KS1 Winner - Manuela in Heather for her comprehensive book reviews of all the shortlisted books.
KS2 Runners-Up - Rayva in Beech for her colourful 'Rumaysa' model. Kimmy, Houston, Clemmie & Sofiah in Yew for their terrifying 'Underpants of Chaos' cake.
KS2 Winner - Zoia in Yew for her incredible ‘Runaway Chase Board Game’ inspired by ‘The Underpants of Chaos’.
The overall winner this week is COOMBE
PSA News & Events
Dragon Boat Race - Saturday 16th July
Don't forget to grab a picnic and come along to Canbury Gardens on Saturday 16th July to show your support for our mums, dads and teachers taking part in the Dragon Boat racing challenge. It's a fantastic event to celebrate the end of the school year!
This is a fundraising event for the PSA and all donations are gratefully received via our JustGiving page. Thank you!
Your PSA Committee