23 March 2018

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Saturday 24th 7.30pm Kennington WI Centenary Event with Invicta Choir at Towers School

Our Choir children will not be singing at this event but we will be given half of the profit made so please support if you can.

Monday 26th 3pm- Easter Fun in hall after school with a cake competition

Children can bring in any homemade cake donations on Monday morning.  These will be stored in the hall. Donations of bought cakes are also welcome to sell at the Spring Mini Fete after school.

Tuesday 27th Extra tennis club session due to cancellation when we had snow.
Wednesday 28th Year 2 trip to Wingham Wildlife Park
Thursday 29th Easter Service in the church –  Parents welcome to join us.

Year R – 9.15-9.40am, Year 1 9.45-10.10am, Year 2 10.15- 10.40am   

·      Menu change – Fish and Chips will be served instead of Thursday menu

LAST DAY OF TERM (Easter break)

Monday 16th April Children return to school
Wednesday 18th Year 1 Art Exhibition in hall from 3pm – 4pm –parents invited
Friday 28th Birthday assembly, all parents of children with birthdays in March invited 9.05am
May Half Term Holiday 28th May to 1st June

Inset Day Monday 2nd July


  Reading award Active award Star of the week Feet on Friday Star table
 Penguin Yasemin Poppy & Alfie Noah Jonathan Skye
Polar Bear Sophie Liberty & Brooke Izaac Oliver F-H Zoe
Snow Leopard Bella Lexie & Bryson Jack F Liam Bryson
Dolphin Ryan Amber & Callie Izzy Grayson Phelan
 Star Fish Teddy Erin & Charlie O Harry Ki Jake James
Turtle Albie Ethan & Christine Arthur Franky Leo
Fox Gracey Prasoon & Lilly Harry Wilhelmina Sophie
Squirrel Isla Oliver R & Jaden Matthew Ashton Millie
Owl Aleksander Gethin & LJ Tommy Evie Amelia
Bonus Coin of the week winners –    Owl


Weekly school attendance Days missed across the school

this week

Best class attendance for the week Overall attendance for the year









Packed Lunch

As you will be aware we aim to be a ‘Healthy School’ therefore we would like to remind parents that children should not have sweets or fizzy drinks in their lunch boxes.

What we’ve been up to………

This week in EYFS we have been thinking about the Incredibles a superhero family. It led us to think about what super powers our family may have and in Literacy we wrote these ideas down i.e. My Dad is a superhero because he can lift up an elephant! In Maths we have been exploring addition by working out how many superheroes were needed for each incident. We realised when they arrived that there were not enough so added some more and worked out how many altogether. We then recorded this as a ‘part part whole’. In PE we have been travelling across apparatus in different ways, learning to dismount carefully and as a star challenge putting a balance in to the remit!

We have not had much homework to share this term please don’t forget we love to see the starred activities that your children have achieved at home too!


EYFS Fundraising committee

Unfortunately we have had to cancel this committee meeting which was due to be held on 27th March as we have not had enough interest.

What an exciting week it has been in Year 1! We have planted cress and are recording what happens in a diary. We’re remembering to ensure they have light and water so that they can grow.

We have also begun to write our own non-fiction books linked to our topic, by explaining which plants we can and can’t eat and what plants need to grow.

In Maths we have been learning about measure. We have explored using a ruler to measure the length of different objects and record our answers in centimetres. We’ve enjoyed drawing our own lines and finding different objects to measure from around the room!

In Music we have been leaning about pulse and how music has something Siloam called a beat. We have been trying to clap to a beat and march with different speeds. We have also learnt about tempo and listened to different nursery rhymes to recognise fast and slow tempos.

In PSHE we have been learning about how to care for our environment with an emphasis on recycling and reusing different objects. We sorted objects into the correct recycling bins and discussed why they had to be recycled.

Year 2 have had a creative week! Mrs Hodge returned to school for an art workshop where we used different shaped and sized leaves to create prints using a press machine. We also created a still life watercolour painting in the style of Cezanne and a bold stencil pattern in the style of Orla Kiely. In Maths we have been learning how to tell the time. We have found this tricky but haven’t given up! In English we learnt about the meaning of Easter for Christians by reading the Easter story. We then sequenced the events and re told the story in our own words. We are really looking forward to Easter now and can’t wait for our school trip to Wingham Wildlife Park next week!


The Friends of Downs View Spring Cake Competition and Mini Fete



Downs View and Kennington After School Club – Easter Holiday Club

There are only a few places left for this club

YOUNG EXPLORERS HOLIDAY CLUB Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th April 2018

Open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For children 4 – 11 years, £20.00 per day or £10.00 per ½ day

Prices include a visit from our “Bug Lady” on Thursday & Friday

(Book now to avoid disappointment)

Enrolment forms available from Sophie Ling,

Senior Club Co-ordinator at the After School Club – 07724 198112

Please deliver completed enrolment forms along with payment to:  Downs View and Kennington

After School Club

(Cheques to be made payable to: Downs View and Kennington After School Club),

Childcare Vouchers also Accepted,

Payments should be delivered to the After School Club, between 3.05pm – 5.45 pm  Monday-Friday

There is also an Easter event at the Ray Allen Centre on Thursday April 5th between 2pm and 4pm. Meet outside Stanhope library, in Partnership with Moat housing and Uprising youth, for a Easter event for local families. Hop, skip, wiggle and giggle your way round the physical activity trail. 

Holiday Bible Club

Mount Zion Baptist Church Sunday School are holding a holiday bible club for all 4-11 year olds during the first week of Easter.  The club will run from 10am – 12 noon on Tuesday 3rd to Friday 5th April.  This is a free club.  For more details contact 07506189417 or log on to www.mountzionashford.org.uk