Newsletter Issue 14

Ferncumbe Friday

Friday 5th April 2019

‘singtastic’ and music concerts


We are extremely proud of our music-making at Ferncumbe, and have been reminded of that fact over the past week. The ‘Singtastic’ concerts were a wonderful reminder of the joy that singing can bring - as a performer or listener! The children have really enjoyed their singing lessons with Kieron Howe throughout this term and were keen to put on an display of their singing skills. Thank you to all those parents who have approached me with such positive feedback.


Anne Ransford, also from the Warwickshire Music team, led Year 2 and other instrumental performers in an impressive concert in the school hall on Wednesday afternoon - it is hard to believe that Honiley Class have been learning to play their instrument for less than two terms! It was an absolute pleasure to watch the children, see their enthusiasm, listen to the performances and observe the progress of our musicians on so many levels. All the performers were extremely professional and a credit to themselves and the school. Many thanks for the tremendous support from friends and family, the children really welcomed such an appreciative audience.

Do watch out for letters coming out in the next term regarding the uptake of instrumental lessons next year. Please contact the school office with any questions. 


crisp packet recycling at ferncumbe

We are very excited to announce the start of our crisp packet recycling initiative at Ferncumbe. Using the Walkers Crisps scheme, through a recycling orga

nisation called Terracycle, we have two collection points at school. Crisp packets (and larger multi-pack packets) make up a noticeable proportion of our non-recyclable waste and this scheme aims to recycle this plastic into other reusable forms. Much more information can be found here:

Please take this opportunity to discuss this issue with your child. We are aiming to build an ethos at Ferncumbe to encourage our pupils to be aware and question the need for the amount of single-use plastic around them. With nothing compulsory on the National Curriculum that teaches our pupils about the effects of human activity on our environment, discussing these issues at home is vital in helping to get that message across.

Please feel free to use us as a collection point. Packets can be delivered with your child to the Year 4 classroom, or dropped in the lunch hall box during lunchtime. We can also accept the larger multi-pack bags. Packets must be empty and flat. I'm afraid we cannot accept popcorn bags or crisp tubes.

Thank you very much for your support,

Peneli Grier


first aid course

AC First Aid are hosting a Baby and Child First Aid Course at Budbrooke Community Centre on Wednesday 17th April 2019 7-9pm, to raise money for Hampton Magna Pre-School.

The tickets are £10 per person and all aspects of emergency first aid will be covered.

AC First Aid is a local family run business and all the trainers are fully qualified, DBS checked and insured with years of experience. We are also a registered centre with Qualsafe Awards.

Bookings can be made through our website or by emailing

Hatton Park Baby & Toddler Group

This group is run by local mums, many of whom have older children who attend Ferncumbe. It runs on a Friday morning, at Hatton Park VIllage Hall, and the group is looking to open in the holidays when many Ferncumbe children would be welcome to attend with younger siblings.

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With the Easter holiday fast approaching next week, may I take the opportunity of wishing everyone a wonderful break. Many thanks to you all for your continuing support, which is truly appreciated.

Tracey Webb, Deputy Headteacher

Staff Ferncumbe