7 June 2019

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Week beg. 10th June Transition activities begin for year 2 moving on to year 3- further information sent via letter.
Monday 10th June  Fathers’ day gift sale all day for all children -£2 per gift for Dad/Grandad/Uncle. Please send this in an envelope in the morning.
Friday 14th June ·      9.05am Dolphin class assembly

3pm on playground– Second hand jumper/cardigan sale in playground afterschool – donations will help fund Eco-club class water butts

Saturday 15th June Making SENse Summer Event for families – Repton Connect Centre 11am-2pm – details are included on poster below
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

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
Final Training day 28th June 2019
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
97.08% 31 Polar Bear 95.40%


  Reading award Star of the week Active Award Star Table  

Feet on Friday


Penguin Cleo Sofia S  






Polar Bear Albie Christine  

Amelia M




Snow Leopard Manni Daisy H  






Dolphin Ellie-Mae Jaden  






 Star Fish Harley B Keara  





Turtle Annie Tommy  






Fox Leo Ayan  









Squirrel Kamile Davids








Owl Izabelle









Bonus Coin Winner of the Week – Snow Leopard

Punctuality Pup – Snow Leopard


What we have been learning………




Wow what a busyweek we have had in EYFS! We have all been very excited to start our new topic of ‘Taking flight!’This week’s story Handa’s Surprise focused on how we travel on foot from one place to another. This story is set in an African village so this also led us to think about what type of vehicles and modes of transport that we may find in other countries. In Literacy we retold the story using our writing toolkit framework remembering to include the character, setting, problem and resolution. In Maths we thought about how to share out a given amount between two animals in order to support the animals in the story to be fair! We have also begun in PE practising team games in preparation for sports day!

A reminder…. Not all PE kits have returned. Please bring these in with plimsolls as we are going outside as well as in the hall for PE this term.


Year 1


We’ve had a super week back to school in Year 1. We launched the week with a Geography day where we learnt all about the UK and the four countries within it. We then took this learning into our English where we have been reciting and recalling facts. The children have amazed us with what they can remember! Did you know that the titanic was built in Northern Ireland? In Maths we have been exploring half of a shape as well as an amount.  We’ve worked so hard on this so now we are now moving onto quarters. On Wednesday we were all lucky enough to go for a walk around the school to find wild flowers. Ask your children what we found and see if they can remember some of the fun old folk tales we learnt about them! We discovered that daisies were the most common on the school grounds.


Year 2

This week in year 2 has been busy! In our English we have written questions to the year 3 teachers, we were lucky enough to go to Kennington Academy to ask the questions on meeting the children’s new teachers for September. We then wrote diary entries of this exciting event! In Maths we have used our number facts to 10 whilst adding 2 and 3 one digit numbers together. We practised making number bonds and partitioning numbers to make 10 as our first step to bridging 10 in addition. Our let’s explore day was Art where we have explored and created our own art linked to the beach. Please can all children have PE kits in school and especially as we are practising for sports day which is coming around very quickly!




During Eco- Club this week we planted a range of plants in our hanging baskets and sowed flower seeds in our chest of drawers. We are looking to raise money to buy a water butt for each year group’s outdoor area. Next week we will be selling second hand school items in the school playground on Friday 14th June, after school, all donations will go towards the water butts. Keep recycling!


Easter Colouring Competition


Well done to all the children that entered the Friends of Downs View and Co-op Easter colouring competition. The following children were awarded prizes for their entries: Chloe – Fox class, Harrison– Fox class, Cruz– Penguin class.


Downs View’s Got Talent

Downs View’s Got Talent was hosted in school on Monday afternoon; we were amazed at how talented the children are. Auditions were held in class and the following children were chosen to represent each class:


Sophie – Polar Bear – singing

Harry K – Penguin – Lego inventions

Daisy – Snow Leopard – dancing

Charlie-May – Starfish – dancing

Alfie – Turtle – magic

Kingsley – Dolphin – guitar

Jessie P – Owl – singing

Emily M – Squirrel – Karate

Connie – Fox – singing


Congratulations to everyone for taking part. There were some very proud parent/carers and staff!

Some photos will be put on the website soon.


Farewell to our FLO Mrs Sarah Howard


As mentioned in previous newsletters, we have said goodbye and thank you to Sarah Howard our FLO today.  Sam Ansell will return as our FLO from Monday. She will be on the playground every morning so please pop by and say hello to her.  She will be available every morning and will be working in class every afternoon.


Father’s Day Gift Sale – Monday 10thJune

The children will get a chance to come and visit the Friends to buy a gift for their Dad or special man in their life for Father’s Day.  The gift will be wrapped and given to the children to bring home.

If the children would like to take part they need to bring £2 on Monday.


Home learning

Please look out for a parent mail with a summary of what your child will be taught this term.  There are also some suggestions about that you can do at home. Please try to complete as many of the suggestions as possible.  Reading and learning words sent home as much as possible is key to your child’s progress – even just 10 minutes a night can make such a difference!


Charity Skydive

Well done to Cath Chandler (mum of Isabelle in Snow Leopard) for completing a Skydive on Monday 27thMay to raise money for Padua Ward at the William Harvey hospital. Cath is a paediatric nurse on the ward and is fund raising for new entertainment equipment such as DVD players, DVDs, televisions, headphones and equipment that make a child’s experience in hospital just that little bit more manageable. What a great cause and how brave is she. If you would like to donate and support this fantastic cause please visit: hhtps://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/padua


Change to Menu on – Wimbledon Theme

(This will be served on Wednesday 10thJuly not Thursday as stated on the poster)