13 July 2018

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Monday 16th   6pm-Year 2 film premiere at Kennington Academy – There will be no tickets issued this year but your names will be ticked off at the door.  Please pay your entrance fee into the office before the event if you have not already paid. 
Tuesday 17th  
  • Reports sent home today 
  • School nurse team in to test Reception hearing and vision 
Thursday 19th  
  • Parents ‘drop in’ to see current teachers after reports from 3pm – all classes except Dolphins (optional – no appointment necessary) 
Friday 20th  
  • Birthday assembly, all parents of children with birthdays in July & August invited 9.05am 
  • School nurse team in to test Reception hearing and vision 
  • Dolphins parents ‘drop in’ to see Miss Allen after reports from 3pm  
  • (optional – no appointment necessary) 
Monday 23rd   1.30pm Year 2 Leavers’ assembly 
Tuesday 24th  
  • Menu change Fish & chips will be served instead of normal menu 
Saturday 11th August    Deadline for ordering uniform from KMAC if you require it to be ready/delivered by 4th September 
Wednesday 5th September  Children return to school – Year 1 and 2 only 



  Reading award  Active award  Star of the week  Star table  Feet on Friday and WOW 


Penguin  Maryssa  Yasemin & Riley  Alfie  Sarah  Maddison 
 Polar Bear Kylan  Lydia & Joshua  Takunda  Faith  Lilia 
 Snow Leopard William  Rayna & Rosie  Lexie  Skye  Alex 
 Dolphin Charlie  Ryan & Alexia  Lois  Ryan  Harry 
Star Fish  Harry K  Cleo & Charlie S  Erin  James  Lesley 
Turtle  Arthur  Sophie & Ella  Morgan  Emma  Elizabeth 
Fox  Ethan  Lavender & Luke  Lily  Tessa  Shane 
Squirrel  Amber  Blake & Ibi  Primrose  Adam  Jack 
Owl  Lewis  Gethin & L.J.  Juliet  Kyle  L.J. 
Bonus Coin Winner Of The Week – Polar Bear 


  Weekly school attendance  Days missed across the school 

this week 

Best class attendance for the week  Overall attendance for the year 



 51 days 







Sports Picnic  

On Friday August 10th from 11:00 – 13:00 we will be holding a joint sports picnic, with Kennington Academy, in the EYFS area of Downs View school.  The Children’s Centre will be joining us for parachute games and other fun activities, and will be able to talk to parents and carers about other holiday events.  Please bring a picnic, and something to sit on.  Please note, in the event of bad weather, this event will be cancelled, and a message will go out on Facebook.   We look forward to seeing you, Claire and Sam (Family Liaison Officers).  


What we’ve been up to…… 


This week in EYFS we have been exploring the story ‘The Mixed Up Chameleon’. In the story the chameleon camouflages himself in a variety of environments. In Literacy we wrote sentences to describe where we would camouflage ourselves depending on which animal we chose. i.e. if I were an owl I would hide in the grey rocks. In Maths we have been creating our own subtraction number stories and recording these in a variety of ways. We have also been enjoying getting to know our Year 1 teaching team, through stories and games on the field with them.  


Year 1 have been on a journey around the school and mapped out the journey thinking about the story of “Journey home from Grandpa.’ 

In Science we have been learning about trees and what they look like in each season, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. During our Maths we have been learning about Time- focusing on O-clock and half past. We have even had a go at creating our own clocks during child initiated time. 

In RE we had a lot of fun learning about how babies are welcomed into Christianity. We learnt all about baptism and even had a go at baptising babies ourselves!  

We all really enjoyed spending a morning in our new class, getting to know our teachers more and completing exciting challenges.  


This week in Year 2 we have explored the text George’s Marvellous Medicine. We have planned our own Marvellous Medicine thinking carefully about what effect each ingredient will have on mean old Granny. In Maths we have continued to explore statistics and have collected and represented our own data in our own choice of pictogram or bar chart. We then wrote questions on our data to find out which were the most and least popular. In History we have consolidated our learning about toys from the past and have played a board game answering questions about how they have changed discussing attitudes, safety, materials and technology. Within Computing we have started to learn about Excel and how to input data and create bar charts. We then changed the names of the axis and changed the colour of the bars. We are really excited to see you Monday evening at Kennington Junior School ready for our transition show at 6pm. 


Preparing your child for transition/moving on… 

Thank you to all parent/carers who came to our transition meetings for current year R and year 1 parents last night.  We hope we have supported you in understanding the exciting similarities and difference of their new year group they are moving on to and addressed any worries you may have had.  A copy of the presentations will be uploaded onto the website soon under the teaching and learning tab and transition presentations.  Your child has been involved in a range of transition activities to prepare them for these next steps and will come home with a booklet next week which you can read with your child to continue to prepare them during the summer holidays. 


 Cycle Workshops 

Reception and Year 1 have been working with the Cycle Circle team learning to ride a bike. They learnt how to balance and pedal safely avoiding different obstacles on the playground. Thank you to the parents who got involved too at the end of the day and joined in to see the progress their child had made and gain useful tips for how to help them at home. Photographs of the children having fun can be found on our website: http://www.downs-view.kent.sch.uk/pe-and-sports-2017-2018/ 


The Hope Tree Counselling and Consultancy Service Presents Family Matters –Summer Fun Programme – Parent and Children Activity Days 

Dates:  26, 27, 30, 31, July and 1, 2, 3,6,7,8, August – Time 10-3pm 

Venue: Centre Piece, Bank Street, Ashford, TN23 1BA 

Activities include: Arts and crafts, healthy eating and dancing and singing workshops, Face Painting, Traditional games and more. Planned days out 30th July & 6th August. 

Cost:  Parent and 2 children £10 per day, each additional child £3 per day. 

Lunch and refreshments provided. Suitable for Children Up to 12 years old. 

For more information or to book a place please contact The Hope Tree: 

Call: 07444299575/ 07920428324.  Email: info@myhopetree.org.uk. 

Website: visit www.myhopetree.org.uk