14 June 2019

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Saturday 15th June Making SENse Summer Event for families – Repton Connect Centre 11am-2pm – details are included on poster below. Downs View staff will be there with an activity along with many other schools.
Week beg 17th June Transition activities begin for Reception and year 1 moving on

to year 1 and 2

Tuesday 18th June 9.15am Sports Day (weather permitting) on school field- parents/families welcome. Please presume it is going ahead unless you hear from school on Monday afternoon.

3.30pm Friends Annual General Meeting – all welcome

Thursday 20th June 9.15am Sports Day  OPTION 2 if Tuesday is cancelled (weather permitting) on school field
Friday 21st June 9.05am Squirrel class assembly

Art day for talented artists – children taking part will receive a letter about this.

Tuesday 25th June CATs choir year 2 event at John Wallis all day.  4pm performance for parents
Thursday 27th June 9.00 am Birthday assembly
Final Training day 28th June 2019 – no children in school
Saturday 29th June Kennington Summer Fayre 12pm at the Kennington Recreation ground. The Friends will have a stall there – if you can help please let the Friends or office know.

2.30pm – Year 2 CATs choir to sing

Friday 5th July 9.05am Fox class assembly
Wed 10th July Menu change – Wimbledon theme; please see new menu below
Friday 12th July 9.05am Turtle class assembly
Friday 19th July 9.05am Birthday assembly
Every Monday (term time only) Parent and Baby/Toddler group – Puppies room 1.15pm-2.45pm


Weekly school attendance Days missed across the school this week Best class attendance for the week Overall attendance for the year
97.09% 38.5 Squirrel 95.45%



  Reading award Star of the week Active Award Star Table  

Feet on Friday


Penguin Lesley Benjamin  






Polar Bear Jack Joel  





Snow Leopard Frazer Izzy  





Daisy N


Dolphin Blake Isla  






 Star Fish Finlay Wilhelmina  





Turtle Juliet Arafat  






Fox Reuben Sinead  








Squirrel Ellie  








Owl Jack Wellard Jacob  

Jessica H





Jessica H


Bonus Coin Winner of the Week – Penguin

Punctuality Pup – Starfish 

What we have been learning………


This week we have had a very eventful week! We started Monday morning by counting down how many sleeps until the school trip and collectively wrote some rules to ensure that we remained safe and of course had a good time whilst on the trip. Wednesday finally arrived with the weather forecast of rain, rain and more rain but that did not stop us having an amazing time. Whilst dodging the downpours we got involved in being bug estate agents (creating our own home for sale), using our senses to write the beginnings of a poem, creating sculptures from natural objects and clay! In Maths we have been continuing our learning on doubling and have been concentrating on using the ‘part part whole’ to record our calculations. Please continue using this method at home to record any maths equations that your children want to create/solve. We have also been practising our sports day games where we have to use not only speed but good control and co-ordination!


Year 1

We have had a busy week this week in Year One. We’ve spent some time going over all of our phonic digraphs and trigraphs and had some fun activities to play to help us with these. We then read some words containing them. We were really impressed with how many the children know and their confidence in blending them within words. In English we have been writing a discussion about the UK. We wrote about all the great things about each country and then have concluded our work with a statement saying which country we like best. In Maths we have started to look at numbers to 100. We have been using dienes to split the numbers into tens and ones. In PE we have been practising relay races in preparation for Sports Day next week. We look forward to showing you our skills on Tuesday!


Year 2

What a busy week we have had in year 2! We ready the story ‘At the beach’ by Roland Harvey which is a narrative told through postcards. We then learnt a postcard ourselves and wrote it adapting the descriptive language to describe a day at the beach. In Maths we have continued to use our number knowledge of bonds to 10 in order to add and subtract numbers that bridge the 10s boundary. We are trying hard to build our fluency! In computing we have collected data and learnt how to represent this data in bar charts using Excel. We had a go at making our own bar charts too! Another polite reminder can all children have PE kits in school ready for sports day on Tuesday. Penguins and Polar Bear class loved their treasure hunt at Kennington Academy, unfortunately Snow Leopard’s session was cancelled due to weather but will be rescheduled next week!



During Eco Club this week we designed posters for our uniform sale on, Friday 14th June. We sorted through all of the no named and spare jumpers and cardigans and placed them into sizes. We are hoping to raise enough money to buy a water butt for each year groups outdoor area, to help us save water around the school. Let’s save the planet together!


Father’s Day Gifts

Thank you to all families that took part in the Father Day’s gift sale. The children involved enjoyed choosing their own present and are looking forward to surprising somebody special to them with it!

Thank you to the Friends for giving up their time to support with this. Another great event to raise money for the school. They will inform you of how much was raised next week and will also give an update of the amazing things that will be funded for your children from your ongoing support.


Secure Gate Entry System

Safeguarding our children is essential, can we remind parents/carers dropping off children at breakfast and 8.20 club that an adult needs to press the entry buzzer to gain access; the door will only be released if a known adultis present at the gate. Please also be vigilant when you are coming in and out of the door/gate that you do not let other people enter at the same time. Your help with keeping all children safe in school is much appreciated.