21 June 2019

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Monday 24th June Year 2 trip to Reculver
Tuesday 25th June CATs choir year 2 event at John Wallis all day.  4pm performance for parents- separate letter has been sent to parents of children involved
Thursday 27th June ·      9.00 am Birthday assembly

·      Non-School Uniform Day – in exchange for a tombola prize for the Kennnington Summer Fayre (further details below)

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
Monday 15th July 5.30pm (6pm show) Year 2 performance at Kennington Academy
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
95.98% 53 Polar Bear 95.47% 


  Reading award Star of the week Active Award Star Table  

Feet on Friday


Penguin Jack Charlie C  





Charlie O

Polar Bear Mason Emma  


Oliver B



Snow Leopard Danni-Rae Daisy N  


Scarlet S




Dolphin Matthew Chelsea  






Star Fish Shane



Charlie H



Turtle Reda Gethin  






Fox Harry S Chloe  









Squirrel Lilly-Rose  








Owl Marshall Olivia  





Izabelle S


Bonus Coin Winner of the Week – Dolphin

Punctuality Pup – Squirrel

What we have been learning………



This week in EYFS we have been taking a magic train ride to a variety of imaginative settings. In our Literacy work we thought about where we would ask the train to stop if we were aboard. We then described the setting that the train stopped at. We also thought about what we might hear and smell i.e. in fairground land we saw tall helper smelters, smelt sweet candy floss and hear children laughing. In our music lesson we used the percussion instruments to replicate the sounds that we would hear. In Maths this week we have been creating repeating patterns using two and three objects. We were also able to spot mistakes in the pre made patterns. We also really enjoyed sports day and the EYFS team are super proud of all our little athletes!


Year 1


We have had a lovely week in Year One enjoying and exploring the story of Peace at Last. We have learnt to recite the story with actions, act it out and retell it using story mountains. We then linked music and ICT to the story by adding our own sound effects which we are going to learn how to add to a PowerPoint. In Maths we have been continuing to explore numbers to 100. We are getting very confident at partitioning these bigger numbers into tens and ones. We have now also learnt to compare them by suggesting which is more and which is less. We loved sharing sports day with many of you on Tuesday and we’re so proud of the children’s team spirit and effort in all the activities. In RE this week we have enjoyed acting out the Christian story of the Good Samaritan. We then thought about how we show acts of kindness in our lives.



Year 2

Year 2 have had two visits to Kennington Academy and have had so much fun! We visited their library and playground to find out more about the school. In English we have continued to write postcards as if we had been on a beach holiday, we discussed the weather and how this would impact on the activities we would do. Within Maths we have continued to develop our addition and subtraction knowledge whilst solving equations where numbers bridge the 10s boundaries. This was tricky but we never gave up trying! Within RE we have explored how others care for people in their communities and around the world. We then discussed the Christian beliefs of caring for others.



During Eco Club this week we went on a electricity hunt around each of the classrooms. We gave every class a point who had turned off their interactive whiteboard, laptop and lights. Squirrel class and Dolphin class scored the most- well done! We also raised £18 at our uniform sale last Friday, thank you for everyone who donated. We still have lots more jumpers and cardigans left so we will be holding another uniform sale soon. Don’t forget to turn off your electrical items!


Friends of Downs View Infant School

The AGM was held this week which outlined the amazing fundraising which has taken place this year, raising a total of £2,172.43. Please see the breakdown below.  A huge thank you for the hard work of all committee members.  Shelley the Chair, Kirsty Secretary and Ritchie Treasurer who have given up endless amount of time to organise key events to raise money for the good of your children.  Other parents who attended the meeting who have also supported at many events across the year are Kirsty D, Michelle and Lianne who deserve a special mention. They are always looking for help for events or in the background so if you can spare a little time please do get in touch with the office.  The friends would like to express a huge thank you to all parents who have supported the Friends, giving kind donations and raising this amazing amount.


The monies raised have been used for the following:

Christmas and Easter gifts, home reading books, Science equipment for experiments in ID time, a new whiteboard for every child, a theatre production for year 1 and 2 (in July), outdoor learning equipment and toys, water colour paints for every class, teddy bears for new Reception children, and medals for year 2.


Wow! What lucky children!


Wish lists from teachers are already growing for next year! These include:

More home learning books

Outdoor learning equipment

Lunch and play time toys

Topic resources

Planters for outside


The next key event is Kennington Summer Fayre next Saturday 29th June from 12-4pm.  The Friends/staff will be hosting a stall with a tombola for children and adults, hook a duck and finding treasure.  If you can support, even for half an hour setting up or helping on the stall, please let the office know. On Thursday 27th June the children can come in non-school uniform in exchange for a tombola prize as follows:


Reception:  A new or unused toy, game or book

Year 1:  A new or unused toy, game or book

Year 2: Sweets, chocolate or biscuits


Kennington Summer Fayre – Raffle Tickets


There are some fantastic prizes this year which include Kingswood activity centre children’s party, £150 Sainsbury’s voucher, family ticket to Leeds Castle and Eurostar tickets. For every ticket sold the school gain 90p. Tickets can still be purchased, please complete the form and return this along with the money in an envelope marked raffle tickets to the school office.


Sports Day 2019


We had so much fun at sports day taking part in a variety of team races such as space hoppers, javelin, hurdles and the egg and spoon race. We were all great sports cheering on our team. Well done to this year’s winners who were the red team. The grown-ups were great sports too racing with a bean bag on their heads. A special thank you to Mrs Thorogood for all her hard work organising this amazing event.


Parent Information


A leaflet has been sent home in your child’s book bag today for ‘stamp tastic’. These are stamps to label your child’s clothes.  This is a great fund raising opportunity for the school. Every purchase will raise 20% commission for the Friends of Downs View and this is great way to personalise your child’s possessions.