2 February 2018

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2.15pmYear 1 and 2 workshop Come in and take part in an internet safety competition with your child.  These will be displayed around the school.

A letter has been sent via Parent Mail giving more details.

Wednesday 7th Special Visitor from Caterlink
Thursday 8th NEW DATE 2.15 TURTLES internet Safety workshop- see above

2.15 Reception Internet Safety Workshop – see above

Friday 9th Snow Leopard class assembly

Non Uniform Day – Princess and Heroes (or own clothes if you do not have dressing up clothes) for £1 donation for Friends

Last day of term

HALF TERM Monday 12th February until Friday 16th February
Monday 19th INSET Day – no children in school
Tuesday 20th Children return to school
Thursday 22nd Sponsored bounce event – more details to follow

Chinese New Year – Menu change – see below

Friday 23rd Birthday assembly, all parents of children with birthdays in February invited 9.05am
Monday 26th Book week starts
Wednesday 24th Children’s reports out to parents
Thursday 1st World Book day – children and staff can dress up as a book character
Friday 2nd Polar Bear class assembly

Non Uniform Day – Gift for Mother’s Day for Friends

Monday 5th Mother’s Day gift sale Year 2 – 1.45pm
Tuesday 6th Mother’s Day gift sale Year 1 – 1.45pm

Parents Evening 3.20pm – 6.20pm (booking forms to follow)

Wednesday 7th Mother’s Day gift sale Year R – 1.45pm
Thursday 8th Parents Evening 3.20pm – 6.20pm (booking forms to follow)
Friday 9th Starfish class assembly
Friday 16th Turtle class assembly
Friday 23rd Birthday assembly, all parents of children with birthdays in March invited 9.05am
Saturday 24th Invicta Choir event with Downs View Choir at Towers – details to follow – fundraiser for WI and Downs View.
Monday 26th Easter Fun with cake competition
Thursday 29th LAST DAY OF TERM (Easter break)


Cool milk

Chilren under 5 receive free milk at school. If your child is over 5 they can still recive milk at school at a cost of 22p per day.  You can register your child online at www.coolmilk.com/register.  By registering online, you’ll be able to make a payment straightaway. If your payment is received by 5pm on a Tuesday, your child will receive milk the following week.

If your child is Pupil Premium the school can pay for milk for your child as funding is received to cover this.  Please contact Helen Rowson in the office who can arrange this. 

Weekly school attendance Days missed across the school

this week

Best class attendance for the week Overall attendance for the year










  Reading award Active award Star of the week Feet on Friday Star table
 Penguin Roxie-Ray Selena & Annabelle Lacey Maddison Yasmin
Polar Bear Tegen James & Ayiri Henry Oliver F Faith
Snow Leopard Bryson Ceres & Jack F Alex James W Skye
Dolphin Amelia Logan & Lois Amber Callie Manni
Star Fish Charlie S Sammy & Cruz Lola Luke Jack
Turtle Arthur Chanise & Mason Elizabeth Elizabeth Harry
Fox Tomas Frankie & Kacey-Marie Autumn Noah John
Squirrel Tommy Mickey & Aaliyah Adam Amber Isla
Owl Amelia Beau & Amira Kyle Tommy Reda
Bonus Coin of the week winners – Squirrel


In EYFS this week we have been thinking about Fire Fighters. We have learnt what to do if the fire bell was to ring at school. We ordered the pictures that demonstrated this and then wrote instructions to accompany each image. We thought they would help any visitors that came to our school. In Maths we have been using the vocabulary full, empty and half full and tried hard to work out which container held the most water to help put a fire out. We thoroughly enjoyed supporting our friends to build fire engines and ladders from construction and junk materials. We are still trying hard to learn our phonemes and digraphs but would benefit from extra consolidation of these at home.

Year 1 had an amazing week learning about the different continents. We have written many different facts, such as: In Europe there are 250 languages spoken, Asia is the biggest continent and the Antarctica was once as warm as California! We’ve really enjoyed our continent adventures!

I’m Maths we have been learning about place value to help us count on in tens. We’ve been using the part-part whole model to partition numbers into tens and ones.

Year 2 this week we have been exploring a certain HORRID character. We have thought of adjectives to describe his dirty, ripped clothes and think he is mischievous and terrible! Do you know who he is? Yes you are right we have been writing about Horrid Henry! In Maths we have started to learn about shape, thinking about 2D shapes and their properties. We then sorted 2D shapes depending on their sides, vertices and lines of symmetry. In History we loved drawing London before and after the fire, thinking very carefully about how the houses were built differently after the tragic event. In Computing we have planned and edited photographs of toys.

Safety Week

Next week we will be teaching your child about keeping safe.  Part of this will be taking part in national internet safety day on Tuesday. We hope of you will be able to join us for our workshop but if you can’t look out for parent mail with information about internet safety and a quiz for you to complete with your child.  All completed entries will be put in a raffle with an electronic prize available for each year group.

Rapunzel pantomime

Thank you to all families who came to watch Miss Anderson in the pantomime of Rapunzel. It was absolutely amazing with an added surprise of Miss Anderson playing a main character ‘Fairy Liquid’!  The children (and adults) thoroughly enjoyed it!  Huge congratulations to Miss Anderson.

Childminder with places

We have been given the following details from a new childminder in the area: –

I am an Ofsted registered childminder with over 10 years experience looking after children. I would be happy to send an information pack to anybody who wishes to find out more.

Name: Lynda McCallough

Emial: brightblossomschildcare@hotmail.com

Number: 07867410518

Address: 245 Faversham Road, Kennington

Chinese Menu – 22nd February – Menu change

To celebrate Chinese New Year we will be having the following lunch on this day

Special Chicken Chow Mein

Sweet & Sour Vegetables with Rice

Steamed Mixed Vegetables

Also Available: Jacket Potato & Filling, Salad Bar, Homemade Bread, Yoghurt & Fresh Fruit

If your child does not normally have a school dinner on a Thursday and would like to take part please let Helen in the office know.