Fern Hill Primary School Newsletter
Newsletter 8 Spring - Friday 2nd March 2018
Tuesday 6th March
Reception Fire Station Visit
Friday 9th March
PSA Mothers Day Breakfast 7.45-8.45am
Year 4 cake sale
Tuesday 13th March
Year 1 Hampton Court Palace visit
Wednesday 14th March
PSA meeting 7.30-9pm
Monday 19th March
Sport Relief Week - Comic Relief
Nursery & reception Easter hot chocolate event 3.30pm
Living Eggs in school
Wednesday 21st March
Thursday 22nd March
School closes at 2pm
Friday 23rd March
PSA Second hand uniform sale
Year 3 cake sale
Tuesday 27th March
Year 4 Spring performances 9.15am & 1.50pm
Wednesday 28th March
Year 4 Spring performance 9.15am
Thursday 29th March
Easter bonnet parade (in school)
Easter Holiday - MUFTI DAY
Year group newsletters
Y5/6 French trip Forms
Easter Science club
Year 6 French Trip 2018
The deadline for the return of consent forms and passport information was TODAY (Friday 2nd March) please complete and return the forms to the school office (attached below) as soon as possible.
Nursery & Reception Parents
Fern Hill PSA would like to invite you to our 'Easter hot chocolate afternoon' on Monday 19th March from 3.30pm -4.30pm. Please check parent mail and book bags for more information next week. We would love to see lots of you there!
The Sustainable Transport Team are recruiting new Cycle Instructors please follow this link if you are interested in learning more about these opportunities. View Jobs
Year 4 Swimming Lessons
The year 4 swimming presentation to parents is now available to view on our website for anyone who was unable to attend the meeting. Follow this link.
Richmond Half Marathon
The organisers of Richmond Half Marathon have added a Richmond Mini Mile inline with their half marathon and 10km. The race is on Sunday 18th March at Old Deer Park Richmond.
Local schools have been given priority booking , there are a maximum of 400 participants, aged 5-17.
To register - go to: http://www.richmondhalf.com/
Please note: This is not a school-organised event, parents will need to be responsible for their children.
Please do let us know if you take part - it would be great to celebrate this in school.
Have a good time if you're celebrating this weekend.
March 2nd Holi (Hindu)
March 2nd Chinese Lantern Festival
March 2-3rd Hola Mahalla (Sikh)
March 3rd Japanese Hinamatsuri
World Book Day
The children enjoyed a wonderful day of story telling and dressing up on Thursday for World Book Day. Both Mr Waiting and Mrs Davies loved reading stories to the children who listened intently.
Follow this link to the school gallery to view some of the fantastic costumes worn on the day by both children & staff, and don't forget to exchange your book token vouchers!
Our Sunflower teachers dressed as very cute little piggies!
The parents evening system (not ParentMail) will go live for bookings on Sunday March 4th at midday and will be available until March 18th at midday. Bookings can be made at this address: https://fernhillprimary.parentseveningsystem.co.uk/
(it must be typed into the tool bar if not used as a link)
Nursery Only Meetings
Monday 19th March 9am - 2.30pm (additional date)
Nursery & Year 1-5 Meetings
Wednesday 21st March 4-7pm
Thursday 22nd March 2.30-6pm
This year our year 6 classes will be trialling a new system. The children have been sent home with a letter explaining the new system.
Thank you for ensuring your children made it to school this week during some tough weather conditions. It has shown that we are all very resilient. Please view our severe weather proceedure in the event of future servere weather forcasts.
The children were delighted to play outside in the fresh snow on Wednesday. Here are some of our Daisy children having a lovely time!
What an action-packed Science Day the Fern Hill pupils and teachers had on Wednesday 28th February. The children thoroughly enjoyed visits from The Royal Institute of Science, who gave an explosive show all about electricity! Zeiss Group visited Key Stage One and let the children use their £2000 microscopes to get a better look at plants and insects as part of their science topic. Lastly, The Education Group visited Reception and gave a workshop called 'Silly Science' to each class, where the children were introduced to a variety of different science topics. It was a successful Science Day and everyone enjoyed it.
Another busy couple of weeks for Fern Hill sports.
Last week, 7 girls from years 5 and 6 took part in a netball tournament. they came up against some tough opposition to go through to the second round, but sadly missed out on a place in the final. Well done, girls, for playing so well.
Maya, Loveday, Nina, Tehya, Lottie, Laila, Lara
On a very cold and snowy Tuesday this week, Year 4 girl footballers were in action, taking part in a festival at Chessington Community College. The purpose of the event was to have fun playing football, and the 8 girls enthusiastically threw themselves into the spirit of the day, securing a number of wins - and some impressive goals along the way. Great sportsmanship girls - you represented the school superbly.
Belle, Tilly, Zahra, Laura, Georgie, Eloisa, Valentina, Kaila
Next week sees the hockey players taking to the sports field in addition to some budding Cross-Country runners braving the elements at the weekend. Watch out for more on these events in the coming newsletters.
The overall team points winner this week is Kingston
ParentPay - Update
Thank you to the 239 parents (34%) who have so far activated their ParentPay accounts! Special thanks to parents of Ash and Willow classes – you are joint leaders with 50% of accounts activated each!
Targeted reminder letters will be going out in book bags this week to those who have not yet logged on to ParentPay. Please don't forget to activate your account before Monday 12th March in order to receive email communications from the school, and to book and pay for lunches and clubs for the Summer term.
For your information the activation code you have been sent is unique and can only be used by one parent/carer. If other adults linked to a pupil (or pupils) wish to receive email communications and/or be able to access ParentPay to make online payments, then they will need to be set up separately by the school.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the full name and email address of any additional contacts you wish to set up on ParentPay
Bounce for Books
Thank you to our PSA for running such an organised sponsored bounce today. All classes took turns to bounce their socks off against the clock on one of the two bouncy castles in the school hall. Well done to everyone who bounced and sponsored, and thank you to all parent volunteers for counting bounces and helping out today.
Please don’t forget to return your sponsorship forms plus any donations by Monday 12th March to the PSA post box in school reception. All money raised will be used to buy new books for the school and all donations are very gratefully received. Thank you so much for your support.
Well done to our Reception classes who achieved the best year group attendance this week.
Poppy class win the attendance cup this week for 99.65% attendance. Well done!
|Year||Attendance %||Star Year ★|
Daisy Newsletter 02.03.18
Reception newsletter 02.03.18
Year One Newsletter 02.03.18
Year 2 Newsletter 02.03.18
Year 3 newsletter 02.03.18
Year 4 newsletter 02.03.18
Year 5 newsletter 02.03.18
Year 6 newsletter 2.3.18
Consent form & Passport Information 2018
Y6 French trip Letter 2018
Easter science camp
Easter science fun 2018