Newsletter Issue 2
FRIDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2017
Yesterday morning the children said goodbye to our school cook, Nicky Harris, who is leaving Ferncumbe to pursue new ventures and spend more time with her family. Nicky has been cooking in the Ferncumbe kitchen for the last 12 years, so both children and staff were keen to share a few special memories with her during yesterday's assembly. These ranged from favourite meals and funny moments to Year 6's re-creation of the morning tuck queue! We are all going to miss Nicky (and her fabulous cooking) so much - we thank her sincerely for everything she has given Ferncumbe over the years and wish her all the very best for the future. Thank you, Nicky!
Lisa Pinfold, who has already been working alongside Nicky for a number of years, will be stepping into her shoes.
A reminder that our school Harvest Festival will take place at Holy Trinity Church on Tuesday 17th October at 9.15am. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer an open invitation to all parents due to numbers. However, as it is Reception’s first visit to Church, Reception parents are welcome to come and watch their child’s debut performance - it is likely there may only be standing room available.
Children are requested to bring dried food/packets/tins to school on the 17th October, which will then be donated to Warwick and Leamington Foodbank. They will carry some of these to Church. As in the past we also ask that a coin is sellotaped to the top and any money donated given to charity. School Council will decide on the charity receiving the donation and you will be informed in due course of their decision and the amount raised.
We look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible into school next Monday and Wednesday for our first parents' evenings of the academic year. Please do ensure you have signed up for a slot via Agora - any problems with this then feel free to contact the school office. There will be a chance to discuss how your child has settled into their new class, ask any questions and also receive from the teacher the year group expectations. As usual, various members of the governing body will be present over the course of each evening, for you to raise any issues you would like to discuss with them. More information about the governors, including email contact details, can be found under the 'about us' tab on the school website... www.ferncumbefamily.co.uk
haseley class visit warwick caSTLE
Haseley Class had a fantastic time exploring Warwick Castle last week. We enjoyed learning about the 'mighty trebuchet' as well as watching a bird of prey show and discovering more about King Henry VIII!
congratulations to our cross country runners!
Year 6 pupils Evie, Sam, Finley, Jacob and Joseph attended the first cross country race of the season at Southam College last Saturday. They all ran really well in a large field of runners and their parents and Steve (our sports coach) were all very proud of them. Well done team!
The current school lunch menu (3 weekly cycle) runs until October half-term. After this date the new menu should be updated on the following website...
INTRODUCING OPEN AQuatic FUN DAY
Saturday 7th October 2017
Newbold Comyn LC, Leamington Spa – 11.00am – 1.30pm
(Arrival from 10.45am)
St Nicholas Park LC, Warwick – 2.15 – 4.45pm
(Arrival from 2.00pm)
Aged 7 to 14 years old?
Fancy trying out Olympic Aquatic Sports including
Water Polo, Synchronised and Fast Swimming?
Want the chance to do that under the instruction of some of GB’s top athletes?
On Saturday 7th October, Newbold Comyn LC and St Nicholas Park LC are excited to be hosting an Open Fun Day. This unique event, part of a nationwide series of events being held this year will give 7 to 14 year olds the unique opportunity to experience Olympic aquatic sports and meet Olympic and Commonwealth athletes.
This unique event is totally free of charge - all we ask is that children, aged between 7 and 14 years old, can swim a minimum of 25 metres.
What will happen?
The event will feature a morning or afternoon of skills and games across the different aquatic disciplines, with every participant getting the chance to try each of the sports by rotating through the stations. Each station will be led by an Olympic or Commonwealth athlete, an expert in the discipline, who will provide instruction. As well as having the opportunity to meet successful Olympic athletes, experience the different sports, have a photograph taken and get an autograph, the event will conclude with a fun ‘Race the Olympian’ and each participant will go home with a medal.
How do I sign up?
We have a limited number of places and all participants have to be signed up and registered in order to take part. So, if you fancy getting involved, call us now on 01926 882083 (Newbold Comyn) or 01926 495353 (St Nicholas Park) or see reception for more details.
Free music taster session
Warwickshire Music is delighted to announce a groundbreaking partnership with Yamaha Music Schools UK.
We are offering a wonderful opportunity to children aged 9-12 (in years 5, 6 and 7) to experience a FREE taster session at Kenilworth School.
These taster sessions will introduce children to Yamaha's unique approach to group tuition in drum kit and electric guitar, an approach currently in use in hundreds of Yamaha music schools around the world.
Telephone NOW on 01926 742 630 to book your FREE taster session.
For more information please follow the link below.
kids run free
Kids Run Free creates free, fun and sustainable outdoor running opportunities for children, from toddlers to teens, igniting their passion for sport and physical activity and encouraging them to become healthier, happier and more confident.
Programmes are accessible to all children, regardless of age or ability. 'Kids Run Free in the Parks' takes place in green spaces across the central and south-east of England. Depending on location, there are meetings once or twice a month to inspire children, from toddlers to teens, to run together for fun and enjoyment, and always for free.
If you fancy getting involved do take a look at the 'Kids Run Free' website for information regarding upcoming events to be held in Warwick and Leamington.
With best wishes for a lovely weekend,
Tracey Webb, Deputy Headteacher