11 May 2018

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Thursday 17th/Friday 18th Caterlink menu change. Battered Fish and Chips will be served on the 17thinstead of Friday 18th
Friday 18th Starfish assembly

The royal wedding celebration – children can wear red white and blue for a donation of £1.  Caterlink will be serving a special picnic lunch (see below)

2pm- Choir event at WI hall – Parents to join children and collect from the WI hall at 3pm. (If you have siblings still at school this can be 3.15pm)

Monday 21st


3.15pm Friends AGM meetingWe need you! This will summarise the successful year the Friends have had and will be time to appoint committee members for next year.  Please come along and find out more about what the Friends and how you could help! Toys available in the hall for children. A formal nomination form has been sent by ParentMail.
Thursday 24th 6pm Welcome evening for parents of children starting EYFS in September – parent only meeting
Friday 25th Birthday assembly, all parents of children with birthdays in May invited 9.05am
May Half Term Holiday 28th May to 1st June 
Monday 11th – Friday 15th Year 2 transition week – children will spend the week preparing for their next steps on to year 3 – more details to follow
Friday 15th Dolphin assembly
Tuesday 19th Sports Day – 9.15am start for Year 1 and 2.  9.30am for Reception

If wet Sports Day will take place on Thursday 21st

Friday 22nd Fox assembly
Friday 29th Birthday assembly, all parents of children with birthdays in June invited 9.05am
Monday 2nd Inset Day
Friday 6th Squirrel assembly
Friday 13th Turtle assembly
Monday 16th 6pm-Year 2 film premiere at Kennington Academy – details to follow
Friday 21st Birthday assembly, all parents of children with birthdays in July invited 9.05am
Monday 23rd 1.30pm Year 2 Leavers’ assembly


Weekly school attendance Days missed across the school

this week

Best class attendance for the week Overall attendance for the year





Penguin 97.50%




  Reading award Active award Star of the week Star table Feet on Friday and WOW
 Penguin Harry Freya & Arthur Roxie-Ray Arthur Kayden
Polar Bear Bledion Oliver H & Faith Kylan Oliver H Brooke
Snow Leopard Skye Mia & Joshua Calesha Scarlett Rayna
Dolphin Mia Ryan & Jack Thomas Thomas Harrison
Star Fish Sammy Erin & Harry K Ronin Harry K Jack
Turtle Morgan Jimmy & Amelia Harry Arthur Jimmy
Fox John Harley & Autumn Astraea Charlie-May Frankie
Squirrel Stephanie Amber & Charlie Zishun Jaden Zishun
Owl Alfie Skyla & Tommy Annie Stanley Stanley
Bonus Coin Winner Of The Week – Snow Leopard


What we’ve been up to………

This week in EYFSwe have been learning about Mr Grinling the lighthouse keeper. In Literacy we decided to help Mrs Grinling with Mr Grining’s lunch by planning for her a delicious healthy lunch. We used all the sounds we could hear to write labels for the foods we had chosen. In the story some pesky seagulls decided to steal Mr Ginling’s lunch. In Maths we used this concept to help us with our subtraction number problems. We learnt that when we subtract a smaller number from a larger number the total is always less than the whole number we started with. We have extended our learning by thinking about staying safe by the water. We have learnt that the RNLI are there to support us if ever got into danger whilst out at sea. We explored how sea rescue has changed in history and read the story of Grace Darling to find out where it all started. Please don’t forget to ensure your child has a P.E. kit in school with plimsolls to enable us to go outside.


Year 1 had a fantastic day yesterday! We enjoyed exploring the castle and the underground tunnels. We were able to recognise the different parts of the castle including the arrow loops! It was interesting to see the different rooms including the great hall and where the toilets used to be!

In RE we have learnt about synagogues and Jewish customs. We explored Jewish artefacts and completed a puzzle to identify what each one was and what it was used for.

In PE we have enjoyed practising tennis skills. We’ve tried to serve using the racquets by watching carefully when the ball is thrown.

In Year 2 we have read part of the Narnia, The Lion,the Witch and the Wardrobe story. We thought about whether Lucy should continue on her journey through Narnia or whether it would be safer to go back home. We wrote our ideas in the form of a debate and gave our reasons and opinions. In Maths we have continued to explore subtraction, however moving on to trickier calculations that bridge 10 for example 54 – 29. We have then applied our knowledge of addition and subtraction into missing number problems, putting what we know into the part-part-whole model to represent this. In Computing we are still figuring out the mystery of the missing chocolate cake and have sent emails to staff across the school to see if they can help. We can’t wait to see their replies! In Science we have finished our learning on habitats by exploring food chains that occur in various habitats, applying our knowledge to explain why a polar bear would not eat a hedgehog.

School picnic lunch for Royal Wedding

Caterlink will be serving a picnic style lunch to those children who normally have a school dinner on a Friday.  All other children to bring packed lunch as normal. Please ensure your child has a water bottle in school on this day.  We are hoping that the weather is nice as if the sun is shining and it is warm enough we hope to go out on to the field as a whole school and all eat our lunches together. If you have a picnic blanket or a large towel we can use, please send it in with your child’s name on it.