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Friday 14th January 2022

 

It's been a very exciting first full week back. This week has been Bible week - we've spent the week investigating the whole bible with help from All Saints Church.

 

 

We are pleased to announce that our new class set of iPads are up and running. These are being used in different year groups to enhance learning.  The Year 6 children have been very excited to use the iPads as part of their coding unit in computing. Later in the term, we look forward to sharing some of the children's finished apps with you. 

 

 

We also announced our new Head Boy and Head Girl: Noah and Lauren.

 

Important Notices

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

Coding Camp – Monday 14th to February 16th February

If you have booked a space for your child on this exciting three-day event, please continue to make any payments by the start of February.

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week in English, we will be completing our poetry unit by writing our own poems.  

 

Maths

In maths we will be working with mixed numbers.

 

History

In history we will continue learning about how charity schools began during the Georgian era and how our school was originally set up as one.

 

Geography

In geography we will be undertaking some local fieldwork on the climate at SHF.

 

Science

In science we will be creating board games about the circulatory system - watch this space for how they turned out.

Friday 7th January 2022

 

It has been wonderful to welcome the children back after the Christmas break.

 

This week, Bella and Fabiano did a great job in church working with our wonderful Year 5 classes.

 

 

In class this week, the children started their new RE unit focusing on The People of God, where they learning about the events of Moses’ life. In History, the children took part in a Georgians and Victorians quiz and were surprised to learn that England’s first postage stamp was called the Penny Black.

 

Important Notices

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

Coding Camp – Monday 14th to February 16th February

If you have booked a space for your child on this exciting three-day event, please continue to make any payments by the start of February.

 

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week in English, we will be continuing our poetry unit, looking at rhythm, rhyme and repetition, and how similes can be used to develop imagery.   

 

Maths

In maths we will be adding and subtracting fractions (including mixed numbers).

 

History

In history we will be learning about how charity schools began during the Georgian era.

 

Geography

In geography we will be learning about the climate of East Sussex.

 

RE

Next week, we are holding a special Bible Week where children will be having a special worship each day, led by Mark Ashworth and the team from All Saints.

 

Science

In science we will be learning about the function of the circulatory system.

Friday 10th December 2021

 

What a week! Although our week has been packed full of learning, we finished it off by celebrating Christmas in style.

 

Today, Year 6s visited Father Christmas in his grotto in the forest. As a special surprise, we were able to visit Father Christmas with our Reception buddies. Both sets of classes were thrilled.

 

  

 

 

We also spent the day completing assorted art projects. 6L worked on a seasons-themed piece of art while 6M made Christmas cards. Next week each class will complete the activity they didn't do this week.  Be sure to keep an eye out for these pieces of art coming home soon.

 

Finally, today we all participated in Christmas dinner today. Although not everyone had the festive meal, everyone enjoyed the ambiance - including being served by teachers!

 

Important Notices

 

Carol Concert - Tuesday 14th December, 6pm @ All Saints Church

As communicated in the email to parents this week from Mrs Strand, we will prioritising Year 6 parents for seating at the service to ensure you have the opportunity to see your child's final carol service at Sir Henry Fermor School. At the time of writing this newsletter, the church are finalizing the booking system and we will email the link to you as soon as possible. This will remain open until 12 o'clock noon on Monday 13th December when we will then allocate any seats which have not been reserved to parents from other year groups. Please be aware that if you cannot attend in person, the service will be streamed on a private channel (the link for which will be shared on Monday).

 

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

Coding Camp – Monday 14th to February 16th February

Please let us know as soon as possible if your child is interested in attending the three-day coding camp during the February half term. Please see the letter emailed out last week for more details.

 

Our Learning Next Week

 

As this upcoming week is a day short and our last of the term, our learning will take place around other school-wide events.

English

Next week in English, we will create our own short stories inspired by the tale, 'Eric' by Shaun Tan.

Maths

In maths we will continue to work on adding and subtracting a variety of types of fractions.

History

In history we will plan our local history project about Sir Henry Fermor and our school, and participate in our Fabulous Finish: a virtual tour of the Tudors and Stuarts art exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.

RE

In RE we will complete our learning about how Christians celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

 

Friday 3rd December 2021

 

Once again, it's that time of year! We have begun to celebrate the Advent season this week by preparing for the Christmas Fair, discussing the birth of Christ in our RE lesson and singing Christmas hymns in worship.

 

We have prepared for Saturday's fair by creating Nutcracker-themed decorations which will adorn the halls.

 

This week was an exciting week in History, as we were able to sample a few authentic Tudor-era recipes. There were a mix of reactions to the food, but everyone agreed that food during the Tudor times was much different than what we have today.

 

This week in PE we practiced our netball skills by playing mini-games.

 

This week we also announced our new Head Boy and Head Girl: Jack and Kairi. Congratulations to you both!

 

Important Notices

 

Sir Henry Fermor Christmas Fair - Saturday 4th December

We are pleased that our Christmas Fair is still going ahead. If you are attending, please ensure you bring your face masks, bundle up warm and follow the one-way system in place. If your child is volunteering for the first shift in the Year 6 booth, please arrive at the main door at 1:15, where we will come collect them. If they are volunteering for the second shift, please have them come straight to the booth for 2:45.

 

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

Coding Camp – Monday 14th to February 16th February

Please let us know as soon as possible if your child is interested in attending the three-day coding camp during the February half term. Please see the letter emailed out last week for more details.

 

Our Learning Next Week

 

English

Next week in English, we will investigate how to write speech accurately and work on building up our own narratives based on stories from author Shaun Tan.

Maths

In maths we will be working on adding and subtracting fractions.

History

In history we will be learning about the early life of Sir Henry Fermor.

Geography

In geography we will further investigate the uses of OS maps.

RE

In RE we will be learning about how Christians celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

Science

In science we will finish out investigation of microorganisms.

Friday 26th November 2021

 

After so many special events over the past two weeks, we have a much calmer time this week.

 

Many of our Year 6 children took part in the swimming gala on Tuesday and we are very proud of how they represented the school, showing great determination and being very responsible at all times.

 

We have spent some time this week learning about our local area in Geography – be sure to ask about what we have learned!

 

 

 

Important Notices

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

Coding Camp – Monday 14th to February 16th February

Please let us know as soon as possible if your child is interested in attending the three-day coding camp during the February half term. Please see the letter emailed out this week for more details.

 

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week in English, we will be finishing our unit focused on the Gunpowder Plot, before starting a narrative unit focusing on the stories from the Shaun Tan book, ‘Tales from Outer Suburbia’.  

Maths

In maths we will be starting to learn about fractions.

History

In history we will be tasting traditional Tudor foods.

Geography

In geography we will be learning more about OS maps and how to use them.

RE

In RE we will be continuing to look at the Gospels and interpreting the signs of the arrival of the Messiah.

 

Science

In science we will be learning about microorganisms.

Friday 19th November 2021

 

Thank you to all the parents and carers who helped their children pick out a pair of odd socks to start our kindness week. In class, Year 6 have spent time discussing how we can be kind and supportive of each other and celebrating our uniqueness.

 

 

On Monday, the children were very pleased to be able to spend time on the laptops during our computing lesson. This term we are learning about researching and using web based resources.

 

Recently, we have been encouraging the children to use Timetable Rock Stars on a more regular basis. Thank you for all the children who have been logging on at home, the hard work is showing in the local leader board where as a school we have moved from 20th up to 13th. We are very keen to continue this upward trend, so please keep practicing.

 

Finally, today we celebrated Children in Need day by sporting our best spots.

 

 

 

Important Notices

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th June

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week in English, we will be continuing our unit on the Gunpowder Plot and learning about using a more formal tone when writing some non-fiction texts.

Maths

In maths we will be continuing with our order of operations learning.

History

In history we will be starting to learn about who Sir Henry Fermor was and why we attend a school named after him.

Geography

In geography we will be investigating different types of maps and learning about their purposes.

RE

In RE we will be looking at the Gospels and interpreting the signs of the arrival of the Messiah.

Science

In science we will be continuing our classifying of made-up creatures based on their characteristics.

Friday 12th November 2021

 

It has been a very busy week in Year 6. We spent the first part of the week preparing for our year group worship on gentleness and self-control, our fruits of the spirit. The Year 6's performed wonderfully to parents and to the rest of the school on Wednesday. At the end of this worship, Year 6's were also surprised with a new Fermor tradition: the Year 6 Tie Ceremony. Our classes quickly switched ties to show off the brand new Year 6 tie at Sir Henry Fermor School.

 

  

 

  

 

This week also marked the day on which we pause and give thought, gratitude and respect to those who have lain down their lives for us through war. The Year 6's were invited to participate in the Crowborough community's Remembrance Day ceremony, during which we laid a wreath in memory particularly of the boys from our school who fought in the war. We were lucky enough to have a relative of Sidney Page-Mitchell (one of the boys who attended Fermor School prior to enlisting) join us for the morning and tell us about Sidney. Students were excited to see history come alive.

 

  

 

This week in Celebration Worship we announced our new head boy and girl: Rey and Sienna. Our school council shop will be opening up again next week on Tuesday at playtime. Students may bring in a small amount of money if they wish to purchase school supplies from the shop.

 

 

Important Notices

Christmas Fair: Saturday 4th December. Times to be confirmed.

Year 6 Residential: Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

Our Learning Next Week:

 

English

In English, we will be starting to learn about the structure of reports through the focus of the Gunpowder Plot.

Maths

In maths we will be investigating factors and learning about the order of operations. 

History

In History we will learn about the end of the Tudor era and how the Stuarts came to power.

Geography

In geography we will be continuing our study of map work.

RE

In RE we will continue reading and interpreting prophecy texts from the Bible.

Science

In science we will show our understanding of classification by creating and classifying our own animals.

Friday 5th November 2021

 

We have had a lovely first week back after the half term. Today we announced our new Head Boy and Head Girl: Reuben and Flo.

 

Well done to 6L who have won this month's Upper Key Stage 2 line competition. The class was very to excited to have 5 extra minutes of play as a reward for their work.

 

 

This week has been spent learning about Remembrance Day and practicing for our worship at All Saints Church on Wednesday. We are looking forward to sharing it with you!

 

 

Important Notices

Year 6 Church Service – Wednesday 10th November at 9am (please note the change in date)

Please drop your child directly at the church between 8:45 and 8:55.

 

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

Our Learning Next Week:

 

English

In English, we will be writing our own Remembrance Day poems.

Maths

In maths we will be carrying on with long division. 

History

In History we will learn about the Age of Exploration under the rule of the Tudors.

Geography

In geography we will be refreshing our memories on how to read and use maps.

RE

In RE we will be reading and interpreting prophecy texts from the Bible.

Science

In science we will learning about characteristics of animals which we can use to classify them.

 

 

Friday 22nd October 2021

 

We made it! This term has flown by and has been filled with laughter, learning, investigation and exploration. Thank you to all parents and students who have helped make this first term back a good one.

 

This week in Celebration Worship we announced our new Head Boy and Head Girl: Callum and Laura.

 

For the first time this term, we have spent time with our Reception buddies. On Tuesday, we shared the daily run with them, showing just how far the Year 6s run. On Thursday, we spent the last part of the afternoon basking in the autumn sunshine while reading a book. Our little buddies loved being read to!

 

  

 

As we start thinking towards Remembrance Day in November, we spent the last day of term honouring the men who went to Sir Henry Fermor School and lost their lives in the Great War. We created poppies out of wire and tissue paper which each bear the name of one of these men who sacrificed their lives. These poppies will be used in our Remembrance Day worship when we return from the half-term break.

 

  

 

Important Notices

Year 6 Church Service – Wednesday 10th November at 9am (please note the change in date)

Please drop your child directly at the church between 8:45 and 8:55.

 

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th June

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

Our Learning When We Return

English

In English, we again turn our thoughts to Remembrance Day as we learn about and create pieces of poetry.

Maths

In maths we will be learning the long division method.

History

In history we will be continuing to compare the lives of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.

Geography

In geography we will be concluding our Population unit by learning about the census.

RE

In RE we will be starting our unit on the incarnation of Christ.

Science

In science we will be starting our new unit on classification systems of animals

Friday 15th October 2021

It is hard to believe that we have just one week left of this term. This week we introduced our New Head Boy and Head Girl, Jack and Sammy.

   

This week, most of the children received their new badges and training for their Year 6 responsibilities. Our ambassadors were able to give the first child led tours in almost two years and the play leaders look very smart in their new uniforms.

In science this week, we have been learning about shadows – how they are formed and what shape they take. To practice, we spent some time learning to form (and then perform) hand shadow puppets.

Next week, the children will be spending time outside with their reception buddies. We will also be preparing for our church service and holding our house group hockey match.

  

Important Notices

Year 6 Church Service – Wednesday 10th November at 9am

Please drop your child directly at the church between 8:45 and 8:55. Please note that at this service we will also be presenting the children with their new Year 6 tie. 

 

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th June

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week in English, we will be completing our short story unit, where the children will apply the skills they have learnt in their big write.

Maths

In maths we will be refreshing our memories about various methods of division.

History

In history we will be comparing the reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.

Geography

In geography we will be completing our case study of London and Cardiff.

 

RE

In RE we will be reflecting on our learning from this term, revisiting the questions we asked at the start of the unit and identifying our successes.

 

Science

In science we will be finishing our study of shadows by putting on a shadow puppet play.

Friday 7th October 2021

 

This week, we were pleased that we were able to go to church for our harvest festival, where we were able to reflect on how amazing it is that we can grow food from such tiny seeds.

 

  

 

Next month, on the 3rd November, Year 6 will be leading the service based on our class values of gentleness and self-control. We hope that you will be able to join us. 

 

In Science, we have been continuing our learning on light, focusing on refraction. The children really enjoyed having the opportunity to explore first how light can bend using prisms (and how light is split into the visible spectrum through them).

 

  

 

 

Important Notices

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th June

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week in English, we will be continuing our unit on short stories. As part of this, we will be exploring how an author can show the reader what a character is feeling or thinking. 

Maths

In maths we will be carrying on with multiplication, as we learn to multiply any number by two digits, followed by revising division.

History

In history we will be learning about the trials and tribulations of Elizabeth I's reign over England in the Tudor era.

Geography

In geography we will be carrying on with our study of Population, including our case study of London and Cardiff.

RE

In RE we will be exploring the concept of stewardship and how this can be reflected in a Christian.

Science

In science we will be exploring shadows - how they are made and why they may change shape.

 

Friday 7th October 2021

 

This week, we were pleased that we were able to go to church for our harvest festival, where we were able to reflect on how amazing it is that we can grow food from such tiny seeds.

 

Next month, on the 3rd November, Year 6 will be leading the service based on our class values of gentleness and self-control. We hope that you will be able to join us. 

 

In Science, we have been continuing our learning on light, focusing on refraction. The children really enjoyed having the opportunity to explore first had how light can bend using prisms.

 

 

Important Notices

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th June

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week in English, we will be continuing our unit on short stories. As part of this, we will be exploring how an author can show the reader what a character is feeling or thinking. 

Maths

In maths we will be

History

In history we will be

Geography

In geography we will be

 

RE

In RE we will be exploring the concept of stewardship and how this can be reflected in a Christian

 

Science

In science we will be

Friday 1st October 2021

 

This week, we held time trials for the upcoming inter-school cross country competition. We were really impressed with how many children put themselves forward and their outstanding effort while running the two kilometres. Our fastest time came in at just over nine minutes!

 

In our history learning this week, the children learnt about what life was like during the Tudor period, including what people ate, where they lived and the types of punishments that were used. The classes were particularly shocked to learn about the poor sanitation and that Queen Elizabeth only had two baths during her life time, neither of which she liked. We continued our study of the Tudors by writing biographies of Henry VIII.

 

  

In celebration worship today, we announced our new head boy and girl, Jack and Pati. This week they will be leading our harvest festival in church.

 

 

Important Notices

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th June

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week in English, we will be starting a new unit focusing on short stories. We will begin be reading and discussing a range of stories by the author Kevin Crossley-Holland

Maths

In maths we will be starting to learn about different methods used to multiply larger numbers.

History

In history we will be exploring the reign of Elizabeth I.

Geography

In geography we will be starting a case study on multi-ethnic London and the features of urban centres.

 

RE

In RE we will be reflecting on the wonder of the universe and creation. We will also be thinking about how Genesis can inspire Christians.  

 

Science

In science we will be using prisms to understand what light is made of.

 

Friday 24th September 2021

 

This week, we have been learning how to solve problems involving negative numbers. The children particularly enjoyed making their own number lines to help work out the answers.

 

 

 

Today the children spent time learning to make their own periscopes, following our investigation on the reflective properties of different materials last week.

 

 

 

In celebration worship today, we announced our new head boy and girl, Ollie and Emily. Congratulations to you both. We are sure you will be outstanding role-models.

 

 

 

Important Notices

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th June

This week you should have received a letter outlining our residential trip to Heatree in the summer term. We have been amazed by the amount of deposits we have already received and level of enthusiasm from the children. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Year 6 team.

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week in English, we will be finishing our unit on biographies, where the children will be looking at how to create cohesion in writing before writing their own biography for Henry VIII

Maths

In maths we will be starting our unit of study on the four operations. We will be learning about addition, subtraction, and using the inverse.

History

In history we will be learning about what life was like in Tudor times, and compare their daily life to our own.

Geography

In geography we will be learning about the migration of populations across the world.

 

RE

In RE we will be exploring the meaning of Psalm 8 and how Christians might interpret it.

 

Science

In science we will be carrying on with our study of reflection and refraction.

Friday 17th September 2021

 

There was much excitement in Year Six this week due to the announcement of the Year 6 jobs. We were very impressed by the quality of applications submitted, which only made allocating the roles even harder to decide.

 

We are very pleased to introduce you to our new teams:

 

The house captains, who will each be aiming to lead their house to success this year.

 

The worship leaders, who will be responsible for preparing and leading our Friday celebration worships this year.

 

The play leaders, who will be working with our lunch staff to select playground equipment and teach children how to play a wide range of games.

 

The school ambassadors, who will provide tours for visitors to our school, showing all Fermor has to offer.

 

The office team, who will work with Mrs Saunders to deliver important messages and items to classes.

 

The school council leaders, who will help to set up our school council for this year, run meetings and operate our school council shop.

 

The eco team, who will work hard to raise our awareness of environmental issues and help our school to be more green.

 

We look forward to sharing the successes of these teams with you as the year progresses.

 

 

In celebration worship today, we announced our new head boy and girl, Charlie and Mia-Bee. Congratulations to you both. We are sure you will be outstanding role-models.

  

 

 

Important Notices

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th June

This week you should have received a letter outlining our residential trip to Heatree in the summer term. We have been amazed by the amount of deposits we have already received and level of enthusiasm from the children. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Year 6 team.

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week in English, we will be continuing to research the life of Henry VIII as part of our unit on biographies. We will also be revising how to write in the correct tense and how to use a formal tone.

Maths

In maths we will be learning about negative numbers.

History

In history we will be looking at the impact of the English Reformation and learning about Henry VIII's life.

Geography

In geography we will be learning about population density and how it changes between urban and rural areas.

RE

In RE we will be looking at how both religion and science help to build our understanding of the universe and the types of questions each is most suited to help answer.  

Science

In science we will be learning about how light refracts.

Friday 10th September 2021

 

It has been great to have our first full week back in school. Our new head boy, James, and head girl, Isla, did a wonderful job leading our first church service on Wednesday. 

 

This week, the children have been working hard on their application letters for their Year 6 job. We have been very proud of how passionate they are about taking on a role and look forward to announcing the results next week.

 

Our first topic this year is the Tudors and Stuarts. As our stunning start to this unit, we went onto the field to re-enact the Battle of Bosworth where Henry Tudor succeeded in overthrowing Richard III.

    

 

   

 

Important Notices

Meet the Teacher – Monday 13th September 2021 – 9:00 to 9:30am

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our meet the teacher session on Monday, where we will outline the key events of this academic year and share important information. (If you are unable to attend, a copy of the presentation will be shared after the meeting.)

 

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

This week you should have received a letter outlining our residential trip to Heatree in the summer term. We have been amazed by the amount of deposits we have already received and level of enthusiasm from the children. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Year 6 team.

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week, we will be starting a new unit on biographies, particularly focusing on the life of Henry VIII. The children will start by researching the key events of his life before exploring the key features of a biography.

Maths

In maths we will be continuing our study place value and will be learning to order numbers up to seven digits.

History

In history we will be starting to learn about the English Reformation, including why it happened and the events leading up to it.

Geography

In geography we will be learning about population density. We will compare the population densities of urban and rural spaces, and of different countries around the world.

 

RE

In RE we will be continuing our new unit on creation by exploring and interpreting the events in Genesis.

 

Science

In science we will be carrying out an investigation on the reflective properties of different surfaces.

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