Newsletter Issue 1
Friday 7th September 2018
It has been an incredibly busy start to the new term and everyone is refreshed and ready to start another year of exciting learning. It is always lovely to hear how the children have enjoyed the summer holiday and are settling into their new classrooms. Along with Reception children, we have some new members of staff joining our family. MIss Kerri-Ann Grubb is our new teacher in Honiley Class (Year 2) and Mrs Sellen (formerly Miss Crawley) joins Wroxall Class (Year 5). This year our Learning Support Assistants are working with children, and supporting learning, across a variety of year groups.
Hatton Class (Reception) - Mrs Stephenson and Mrs MacKintosh
Haseley Class (Year 1) - Miss Forbes
Honiley Class (Year 2) - Miss Grubb
Rowington Class (Year 3) - Mrs Foss and Mrs MacKintosh
Shrewley Class (Year 4) Mrs Grier and Mr Upton
Wroxall Class (Year 5) Mrs Steer and Mrs Sellen
Lowsonford Class (Year 6) Ms Houlihan and Mrs Webb
upcoming diary dates
May I remind you to refer to the bottom of the home page on the website for an interactive calendar of important dates throughout the academic year. These dates include INSET days, term dates, class assemblies, Christmas plays, parents' evenings etc.
The Friends have been busy organising our annual barbeque, which will take place at the end of next week, Friday 14th September, from 6 - 8pm on the school playground. This fantastic event is always extremely well attended. It is such a pleasure to catch up with members of the Ferncumbe Family, both old and new. I hope to see you there!
congratulations Miss morris!
Miss Morris would like to thank everyone who supported her during her cycle challenge over the holidays. She says that the daily words of inspiration and personal messages kept her going! During Tuesday's assembly Miss Morris held the children spellbound as she likened her cycle ride to the children's educational journey this year. She explained that whilst there will undoubtedly be challenges to face, mountains to climb, times of digging deep for self belief and moments to celebrate each day for the children, the support, trust and guidance of those around them will play an essential part in their achieving success. The children agreed that they had plenty of support in school to help them as they embark on this year's 'journey', alongside, of course, that from friends and family at home.
Miss Morris has so far raised over £3000 for Alzheimer's Society - the following link takes you to the JustGiving page if you would like to make a donation.
new school menu options
From Monday 24th September all children choosing to have school meals will make a selection from two hot dinners (red and green options on the menu), on a daily basis. Children will choose from the menu in their classrooms each morning. KS2 children will have the additional option of a deli-bag (as last term). For your convenience the following links take you to the current menu (with dates) - please do discuss choices with your child, especially if they are in KS1.
Week 1 menu
Week 2 menu
Week 3 menu
volunteers to hear readers
Do you have a regular afternoon to spare? At Ferncumbe, we love reading! We're looking for parent volunteers to come into school to read on a one to one basis with our children. Don't worry, we'll show you the ropes, and we know our enthusiastic readers will love sharing their books with you.
If this is something you think you would enjoy, please contact the school office to let them know your availability.
friends of ferncumbe
Friends of Ferncumbe has been accepted for a Bags of Help grant from Tesco! It’s a scheme which gives charities like us grants of up to £4,000, all raised from the sale of carrier bags in Tesco stores. The public will now vote on the split of the grant funds starting today. Please support us when you shop at the Warwick, Leamington or Lillington stores. Don’t forget to ask for a counter if you’re not given one at the end of your shop – then drop it in our collection box! Please share with friends and family too. The more tokens we have the higher the value of our grant.
AGORA ONLINE PAYMENTS
We apologise for the trouble with Agora this week. Please be assured that the office staff are in the process of sorting out the problems.
With best wishes for a lovely weekend,
Tracey Webb, Deputy Headteacher