17 November 2017

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Dates for your diary
Year R and Year 3 – Application process is now open
Thursday 23rd ·      Year 2 India Exhibition in hall from 3pm-4pm
Friday 24th ·      Birthday assembly, all parents of children with birthdays in November invited 9.05am

·      Non uniform day for Christmas Fayre

·      Friends Pamper evening

Monday 27th Coffee Morning – Puppies between 9am & 10am
Thursday 30th 3-4pm –Book look in classrooms
Friday 1st ·      Polar Bear class assembly, 9.05am

·      Friends Christmas Fayre

Friday 8th Turtle class assembly, 9.05am
Tuesday 12th Year 2 Christmas production, A Midwife Crisis,  9.15am and 2.00pm – see below
Wednesday 13th Year R Christmas production, A Wriggly Nativity 9.15am and 2.15pm – see below
Thursday 14th Year 1 Christmas production, A King is Born 9.15am and 2.00pm  – see below
Friday 15th Birthday assembly, all parents of children with birthdays in December are invited 9.05am


Sunday 21st Repunzel Pantomime – more details will follow on Parentmail



  Reading award Active award Star of the week Feet on Friday Star table
 Penguin Riley Tallulah & Jacob Harry S Evie Sarah
Polar Bear Kylan Daniel & Faith Eva Liberty Henry
Snow Leopard Calesha Sienna & Jack F James W J.J. Jessie
Dolphin Harry Phelan & Anna Frazer Grayson Daisy
Star Fish Cleo Sofia & Charlie O Sofie Cruz Evie
Turtle Charley Henry & Ella Leo Arthur Jack
Fox Astraea Harley & Prasoon Bertie Finlay Lavender
Squirrel Amber Isla & Dylan Jaden Zishun Poppy
Owl Arthur L.J. & Juliet Alfie Amelia Beau
Bonus Coin of the week winners-   Snow Leopard


PE Kit – Year 1 & 2

Please can we remind parents that children need an indoor PE kit which includes plimsolls.  This time of year an outside PE kit with tracksuit bottoms and trainers if possible would be beneficial as children also do PE outside.


Weekly school attendance Days missed across the school

this week

Best class attendance for the week Overall attendance for the year





Dolphin 98.67%




 What we’ve been up to………

In EYFS we have been learning the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We are hoping that from our Literacy learning Goldilocks has learnt some manners from watching the video we took of our real tea party! We even learnt how to make real tea and jam sandwiches so don’t be surprised when your child asks for a cup at home! To say sorry to the bears we helped Goldilocks follow some instructions to make more porridge to leave at their house but of course we had to taste it first to check that the temperature was ‘just right’! In maths we thought about the sequence of events that happened in the story and tried hard to put her day into the correct order. We also had great fun at Boogie Bounce this week where we bounced on small trampolines to music!

Reminder – The weather is getting much colder now and the children love to still explore the outside environment. Please make sure that they have appropriate coats, mittens (remember gloves are not the easiest thing to put on independently when you are 4 and 5!) and hats so that they can still enjoy outdoors.

Year 1 have found learning about the journey of an egg, carnivores, herbivores and omnivores really interesting. We’ve sorted animals using a Venn diagram and can explain what they eat. We’ve used our imagination to create menus for carnivores and herbivores, thinking about what delicious foods they like.

In Maths we have continued to work out subtraction stories by using ‘part-part-whole’ to help us. We’ve had a go at writing our own number stories and solving problems involving subtraction.

Throughout ICT we have started designing our own cards thinking about the images we will need to find and what message we would like to include.

If you can help:-

We need clean jam jars for an exciting craft we will be doing leading up to Christmas. If you have any spare at home please pass to your child’s class teacher. Many thanks

This week in Year 2 we have continued to be inspired by our topic based on India. We have written poetry about the evil demon king Ravana, describing his appearance and how he moves. We had so much fun at the Hindu temple at the Shorncliffe Barracks and learning about the 3 main Gods Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. We loved seeing all the Hindu symbols and the shrine to the Gods. In Maths we have started to learn about money, recapping money in pence and learning about money in pounds. We have counted amounts in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s and compared amounts of money using the symbols < > and =. In Art we have been inspired by the patterns seen in Indian clothing and have started to create printing blocks using the patterns we like.


Remembrance Service

We were so proud of our School Council and Reception pupils who represented our school in the Kennington remembrance service. We started the service at the memorial with many different groups from the community including The Scouts, cubs, brownies , rainbows and beavers and Kennington Academy and listened to Reverend Eve and others speaking before we heard a man play the last post on the bugle .  This was followed with a two minute silence.  The children proudly laid the wreath which can be seen by the memorial and collected donations in the church.  A huge thank you to all families who attended the service who I’m sure like us felt proud to be part of the Kennington community.

Maths Mastery Meeting

Thank you to the small group of parents that came to our workshop yesterday. The parents that came found it informative.  It’s a real shame that more parents/carers weren’t able to make it but information about Maths mastery can be found on our website. Thank you to Mr Horne for leading these.

Christmas performances

As you should be aware we will have 2 performances per year group. We will be sending out ticket requests via parent mail next week and also a letter about costumes which will come via your child so look out in book bags!  There will be a crèche available at a cost of £2 per child and we encourage you to use this facility if you have babies or younger siblings.  Places will be on a first come first served basis and we will be restricted to numbers based on adult/child ratio.

FESTIVE FAMILY FUN DOUBLE BILL – St Mary’s Church, Central Ashford

Saturday 25th November 2017 1:15pm to 5:00pm (Doors 12.45pm) General Admission: 50p

Get in the festive spirit with Festive Family Fun Double Bill. Revelation sponsored by Love Ashford, offer family-friendly film screenings of Christmas favourites Frozen Singalong and A Muppets Christmas Carol for just 50p per film!  Let it go with Elsa, Anna and Olaf at our Frozen Singalong at 1.15pm. When Princess Elsa (Idina Menzel) traps her kingdom in eternal winter, it is up to brave sister Anna (Kristen Bell), mountaineer Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), his reindeer Sven and a snowman called Olaf (Josh Gad) journey through treacherous conditions to find a way to break the spell.

Then at 3.30pm join Kermit the Frog and the gang in A Muppet Christmas Carol, a retelling of the classic Dickens holiday tale, starring Michael Caine as Ebenezer Scrooge, when a miserable old man receives visits from the spirits of Christmases past, present and future, hoping to show him the error of his self-serving ways in time for Christmas dinner.

Further event information: http://revelationashford.co.uk/whats-on/

So why not drop in and enjoy a treat as you shop? Tickets: General Admission: 50p per film.