14 July 2017

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Saturday 15th Boot Fair on school field, more information below

Boots from 7am, gates open at 7.30am for buyers

Monday 17th Kennington CE Academy Disco 5.30pm- year 2 children
Tuesday 18th Informal parent afternoon between 3.00pm and 4.00 pm.  For parents who wish to discuss their child’s report/progress.  Just turn up!
Wednesday 19th Year 2 end of year show 1.30pm in hall, all parents of year 2 children welcome – Year 2 children to bring party clothes to wear for the show
Thursday 20th Birthday assembly for children with Birthdays in July and August.

Last day of term

Friday 21st Inset Day – no children in school
August, Wednesday 23rd 11am – 1pm Downs View and Kennington CE Academy Summer event. This is a free event, just come along to the school field with a picnic
Future dates
4th & 5th Sept Inset days – no children in school
Wednesday 6th September Year 1 and 2 children return to school
Monday 11th September New Reception begin – am or pm
Thursday 20th October Last day of term 1
Friday 21st October Inset day – no children in school

Future Inset Days 19th February and 2nd July 2018


  Reading award Active award Sunshine award Feet on Friday Star table
 Penguin Daisy Tom L & Sophia Chloe Jessica
Polar Bear William Alfie & Tilly Alfie Keeley
Snow Leopard Sarah Kadie & Tianna Jacob Samuel
Sea Horse Nicholas-Adam Daniel & Madison Joshua Brooke
Star Fish Alex Lola & Russell Sienna James
Turtle Maryssa Sarah & Selena Sarah Felicity
Fox Morgan Jimmy & Cody Franky Elizabeth Ileana
Caterpillar Riley Sofia & James M Evie E-D Jessica
Owl Izzy Nita & Jack Kareem Harrison
Bonus card winners this week      Polar Bear



Star Table – Year 2 names are the same as last week as they were out of school last Friday lunchtime.


Weekly school attendance Days missed across the school

this week

Best class attendance for the week Overall attendance for the year










What we’ve been up to…….

This week in EYFS we have taken a trip with some aliens to their planet. Whilst we were there we found out that they love underpants! They even come down to Earth to borrow ours! Patty the alien is still too young to visit Earth so we wrote her a letter describing our planet and told her about all of the exciting things that there are to do! In Maths Patty set us some addition problems and we used the part-part -whole method to solve them. We have been busy creating our own aliens, rockets and even tried hard to make pants to wear!

Year 1 have been creating their own stories using the book Chicken Licken. The children started by recounting the story of Chicken Lickin then created their own characters using other animals found within the UK and thought about how to describe these animals. In maths the children learnt about how to give change using coins and have started to learn about making comparisons using weight.


What a busy week it has been in Year 2! We have been adding the finishing touches to our leavers show ready to show parents next week. In Maths we have designed and created our own board games, we have had so much fun playing them! In English we have written a new recipe for George’s Marvellous Medicine. We hope it makes Grandma grumpy! We have finished our learning about toys in the past and consolidated our learning by playing a board game and discussing how toys have changed over the past 100 years. We are looking forward to even more fun next week as our last week as Year 2!


School Summer Event

On Wednesday 23rd August our school, along with Kennington CE Academy, will be holding a summer event on the school field.  Please come along with a picnic from 11am to the school field. More details given in flyer sent via Parentmail. Refreshments will be on sale by the Friends of Downs View.

Please note in the event of bad weather this event may be cancelled.  Please check our school Facebook pages on the day, to confirm this event is going ahead.

 Travel plan bid success

A huge thank you to Mrs Collins and the School Council in identifying the need for new scooter parks and wellie racks as part of our travel plan. We are pleased to announce that we have been successful and given the full amount of £4,213 because of our ‘commitment to sustainable travel and because we are able complete this work by February 2018. ’ We will be ordering these as soon as possible so that more children can walk or cycle/scooter to school. Watch this space!! 

Transition activities

Your child has been involved in a range of activities to prepare them for their next steps as we come to the end of the year. Reception and Year 1 have met with their new teacher and teaching assistant.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Year 2 have made visits to Kennington during lunchtime to get used to the new lunchtime arrangements.  The children have enjoyed these events, preparing them for the exciting journey again.  On Monday Reception and Year 1 children will have a whole day with their new teacher and teaching assistant.  Year 2 will spend the day in a range of outdoor activities with Mrs Collins, Miss Doyle and Mrs Smith.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Community summer activities.


Crafty Kids – Nature Inspired craft activities.  Every Wednesday from 10am – 12 noon during the summer holidays at the Singleton Environment Centre.  It is suitable for all ages and cost £4.  Telephone 07920 4404546 for more information.  No booking is necessary you can just turn up on the day.


Wild Wednesdays – summer outdoor games, nature exploration, team challenges, bush craft adventures and more.  Activities are aimed at age 4 and above.  The sessions run every Wednesday from 26th July – 30th August 1.30pm – 4pm.  £5 per session, no booking necessary.  Telephone 07920 4404546 for more information.


The Conservation Volunteers Kent are holding a Summer Craft Fayre on Saturday 12th August from 10.30am until 2.30pm.  Stalls cost £15 each, for more information email singleton@tcv.org.uk or call 01233 666519

At this craft Fayre there will be lots of kids activities including Seed bombs, bug bingo and lots more.


Maths Course

Are you interested in attending a maths course?

If so, East Kent College will be delivering a 16 week Maths course starting on Friday 15th September, 9.30-11.30am in Puppies. Attendees will gain a nationally recognised certificate in maths, ranging from entry level to level 2.

Many parents that have attended the course go on to gain employment or feel more able to support their children’s school work, whilst for others this provides the necessary confidence to move on to further courses.

To book a place or for more information please contact Sam Ansell or give your name in to the office.


Are you interested in learning about your child’s behaviour?

A Solihull course will start in September 2017 for 10 weeks – details to be confirmed. The course aims to promote and encourage effective parenting, provide parents/carers with a strategy to repair situations when things go wrong, increase confidence and self- esteem in both parent and child, increase parents understanding of the different stages of development and learning. It will explore feelings, parenting styles, communication, sleep and anger and developmental needs. The programme is open to all parents/carers with children aged 0-16 years. For more information or to book a place please call/text Sam Ansell on 07884866105.


BBC One’s Eat Well For Less programme is back on the hunt for families looking to save on their food shop!  If you would like more information please email: eatwell@rdftelevision.com or call 0117 9707661.


Lolzors Puma’s F.C Under 7’s

There will be a new football team training on Downs View’s field on Saturday mornings 10.00 – 12.00 until the season starts.

Once the season begins training will be on Wednesday afternoons from 17.00 – 19.00 with games on Saturdays 10.00 – 12.00.

We can cater for boys and girls from the ages of 5 -7.