Fern Hill Primary School Newsletter
Newsletter 9 - Summer 22nd June 2018
Tuesday 26th June
Year 5 trip to Kidzania
Wednesday 28th June
Year 4 Thames Young Mariners sleepover
Year 6 Albany Park
Thursday 29th June
Year 4 Thames Young Mariners Sleepover
Monday 2nd July
Reception to Y1 transition talk to parents 9.15am
Tuesday 3rd July
Year 1 trip to Birdworld
Nursery Summer Concert
Secondary school induction day
Wednesday 4th July
Year 2 trip to Bocketts Farm
Daisy summer concert 9.00am and 12.40pm
A full list of dates for the rest of summer term can be found on our website here.
Look out for the proof sheets coming home next week
Club Flyers/ Application form and club dates
Twenty20 Community Cricket Flyer
Year Group Newsletters
Dads’ Breakfast, Friday 13th July – save the date!
Our second Dads’ Breakfast of the year will be held on Friday 13th July and will run from 8.00 – 8.45 am in the Large Hall at school. Look out for the invitation next week via Parent Pay.
Year 3 trip to Chessington
On Friday 15th June Year 3 visited Chessington Zoo to learn all about animals and their skeletons. They enjoyed seeing many animals up close including giraffes, lions and tigers. The children were even lucky enough to see a 6 week old baby gorilla that was so tiny and very cute. Some very brave children chose to hold a Giant African Snail!
Thank you to all the parent helpers on the day.
In year 6 we have been having an hour of languages on a Wednesday. Half the class went to french and the other half went to Spanish. In Spanish we were split into two groups. The lesson is given by a teacher from TKA. We learnt to say: hello ,count from 1-10 and say how we are all in 2 weeks!
By Scarlett, Year 6
Music Evening at Fern Hill
On Wednesday evening, we had around 60 children that came back to school to play their instruments or sing to an audience of very proud parents. We were treated to classical pieces and pop songs this year; also, we had songs form Evita and Grease, which the choir performed beautifully.
Thank you parents and music tutors for all the encouragement and support. Big thanks also to Miss Day for organising a splendid evening.
Fern Hill Summer Fair
Thank you so much to all the parents, children and staff who made our Summer Fair last Saturday such a great success - it’s all down to the tremendous support of everyone who came along to enjoy the day and the hard work of the helpers and organisers. Once again, we were very lucky with the weather! We’re busy counting the takings and will let you know how much we have raised as soon as we can.
Healthy Hedge Fund - join in now and make a difference for decades to come!
Pupils, parents and staff have been busy collaborating on plans to plant a tall hedge along the fence of the KS1 playground, helping to cut pollution from Richmond Road and make the school a happier, healthier, more private place. We have permission from Transport for London and the Council and are now fundraising to buy the hedge. We’ll be planting a mature hedge so that we can reap the benefits straight away; it’s an evergreen called ‘Oleaster’ (Elaeagnus x ebbingei) and we hope to plant it in September. We’d love everyone to get involved in raising the £7,000 we need for this project, an investment that will benefit all our children next term and last for years to come. The children are going to be coming up with their own fundraising ideas in school alongside our crowdfunding appeal. Please visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/fernhillhealthyhedgefund to donate what you can – every penny counts! Look out for an ice cream sale after school on Friday 29th June and get ready to join a fun family walk and treasure/quiz hunt along the river from Kingston to Richmond on Saturday 14th July at 3pm. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a fundraising pack. With all our parents, children and local community working together, WE CAN DO THIS!
An Ancient Experience
Year 4 went to Butser Ancient Farm as part of their Stone Age topic. It was a fantastic hands-on day where the children got to make pots and jewellery including cordage bracelets. The day was also incredibly informative and the children participated in each activity with tremendous enthusiasm. The children were very well behaved and set a perfect example of the expectations we have at Fern Hill. The Year 4 team would like to extend a thank you to all parent helpers who came with us!
Club News - The deadline for applications is Thursday 12th July
We are pleased to offer a wide range of clubs next term (September- December 2018) which we hope will offer something for everyone including a new Pottery Club on a Friday. Please note that the Orchestra has moved to Friday. One of the Tuesday Art clubs session has moved to Monday. There are also a few room changes please check the collection points in September. Start to Sing club will start after half term. Clubs will start week beginning 10th September and will run for 12 weeks, please refer to the club dates. All clubs will run after school from 3.30 – 4.30pm except those marked * which are at lunchtime and packed lunches are required.
Clubs are available to children in Year 1 – 6 only
There are two types of clubs – those run by school and those run by outside organisations. The external clubs are all highlighted ** and should be contacted directly. Application forms and details for these clubs are available on the school website (please see attachments) and outside the school office.
The overall team points winner this week is
Sports Report Sports ! Sports! Sports ! …. And even more sports!
We have had a busy couple of weeks involving lots of sports, and lots of children. Well done to everyone who has taken part or has come to trials – keep up the enthusiasm. Please see the following reports from Miss Petty and Mrs Sinclair.
On Wednesday 13th June, Mrs Rouvray and I were lucky enough to take a group of children, from Years 3-5, to participate in a long distance relay event. From start to finish, the children showed they were great team players, and even though we didn't bring any medals home, everyone ran their best and cheered each other on. I'd like to thank all 24 children who took part for a very enjoyable and sporty day!
The Year 2 boys took part in a football festival at Kew AFC on Thursday 14th June. Full of enjoyment and enthusiasm, they played 4 games, winning 3 and only losing 1. Well done to the team:
On Wednesday 20th June nine pupils from Fern Hill attended a Tri- Golf competition at Chessington Community College. All of the children who took part did fantastically well in developing their putting, driving and chipping skills, coming 5th out of 12 schools. Well done to all who took part!
Finally, Twenty20 cricket have some cricket trials coming up. Please see attached flyer for details.
There’s plenty more events coming before the end of term- watch this space.
Zoolab came to visit
The children had Zoolab come to visit on Thursday morning. They got the opportunity to hold a Giant African Snail, Corn Snake, Cockroach, Giant millipede apart from the tarantula! and learnt some great facts such as a cockroach can survive for 10 days without a head! All children behaved well (they had to be quiet as to not scare our visitors). What an exciting morning they all had!
Reception outing to the Zoo
Reception Class visited Chessington Zoo on Tuesday and had a fantastic time. The children loved seeing all the different animals, including gorillas, giraffes, penguins and lots of under the sea creatures. Thank you to all the parent helpers who helped on the trip.
Fern Hill Choir
Fern Hill Choir performed magnificently at The Rose Theatre on Monday evening. They sang Another Suitcase in Another Hall (a song from Evita) and Grease is the Word (from the UK stage musical Grease). Soloists were Zoe, Laila, Bella, Aneeka, Ire, Tiana, Anushka, Lottie and Yelin.
It was a beautiful musical evening. Thank you to Mrs Ingram and to all who took part.
Well done to year 2 who had the best year group attendance for this week.
The attendance cup to to Heather class this week.
|Year||Attendance %||Star Year ★|
|Year 2||98%||Well done|
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Fern Hill Art club 2018
Fern Hill Sewing Club 2018
Mother Nature - Science club
Peaches commercial dance
Chess Flyer Autumn 2018
Chess Instructions Autumn2018
Club Dates Autumn 2018
Fun with food Flyer Sept 2018
Paper application form Autumn Term 2018
Spanish Club Autumn 2018
Advanced Chess Club - Tuesdays
Twenty20 Community Cricket Borough State School Academies 2018-19 flyer
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