|Friday 23rd||Year 2 Exhibition 3-4pm in hall – all parent/carers welcome|
|Saturday 24th||Kennington Summer Fete 12pm-4pm|
|Tuesday 27th||Sports Day from 9.15am weather permitting or 2nd choice 13th July|
|Friday 30th||Birthday assembly- for all children with Birthdays in June – parents welcome|
|Wednesday 5th 4pm||CATS Collective Choir Concert -Year 2 St Mary the Virgin Church, Town Centre (children – rehearsal from 1.30pm-3.30pm)
3.30pm – 5pm – My Grown up and me for new Reception children and siblings
|Friday 7th||Fox assembly
Year 2’s to Kennington Academy all day, they will be provided with a packed lunch from school if they normally have a school dinner on a Friday
|Monday 10th||5pm – 5.30pm Parent meeting for all new year 2 pupils (current year 1) in Sept, to run through of routines, expectations etc.
6pm – 6.30pm Parent meeting for all new year 1 pupils (current year R) in Sept to run through of routines expectations etc.
|Wednesday 12th||School reports home to parents|
|Thursday 13th||Year 2 Transition film premiere 6pm at Kennington Academy – parents of year 2 children and year 2 children invited|
|Monday 18th||Informal parent afternoon between 3.00pm and 4.00 pm.|
|Thursday 20th||Birthday assembly for children with Birthdays in July and August.
Last day of term
|Friday 21st||Inset Day – no children in school|
|4th & 5th Sept||Inset days – no children in school|
|Wednesday 6th September||Year 1 and 2 children return to school|
|Monday 11th September||New Reception begin – am or pm|
|Thursday 20th October||Last day of term 1|
|Friday 21st October||Inset day – no children in school|
|Weekly school attendance||Days missed across the school
|Best class attendance for the week||Overall attendance for the year|
This is outstanding attendance – let’s hope we keep this up.
Thank you for your support –every minute counts!
|Reading award||Active award||Sunshine award||Feet on Friday||Star table|
|Penguin||Eve||Micah & Yiqing||Micah||Aaron|
|Polar Beer||Freya||Evie & Oscar||Ellie-May||Noah|
|Snow Leopard||Ethan||Cerys & Isaac||Emma||Kai|
|Sea Horse||Tommie||Oliver F-H & Lydia||Bledion||Bledion|
|Star Fish||Mayzee||Dominic & JJ||James||Lily|
|Turtle||Chethan||William & Alex||Maryssa||Selena|
|Fox||Gabriel||Henry & Charley||Noah||Mason|
|Caterpillar||Lola||Luke & Erin||Ronin||Samuel|
|Owl||Grayson||Logan & Mia||Grayson||Charlie|
|Bonus card winners this week – Starfish|
A couple of farewells……
We will be saying goodbye to Mrs Gladden who has been at our school for a number of years as a mid-day supervisor and also a play leader. Mrs Thornburn another of our mid-day supervisors has left and is now working for Caterlink in the school kitchen.
What we’ve been up to…….
This week in EYFS we have continued our journey across the rainbow by taking a little journey into space with a bear in a box rocket, a colander helmet and a pair of welly space boots! We used our time connectives to write the instructions that a new bear would need if they too wanted to travel to space i.e. First, Next, Then, Finally. In Maths we have been creating our own patterns using different colours, shapes and objects we even managed to use up to 4 different things in our patterns! We have also been busy practising our Sports Day games and are really looking forward to competing in our teams on Tuesday. Remember those PE kits though!!!
This week in Year 1 the children have been learning about the story ‘The Journey Home from Grandpa’s.’ They first looked at the story for all the adjectives that had been used and decided how to improve these by making them into similes. The children then went on a walk around the school and made their own story in the style of ‘Journey Home from Grandpa’s’ where they described what they saw in each of the different places using adjectives and similes. On Monday the children had a fantastic outdoor learning morning where they practised archery, orienteering and completed an assault course in the woodland area.
What an exciting week Year 2 have had! On Monday morning we found out what our transition week was all about, it was all about Chinese traditions and called our dragon adventure! We found out what our team names were by hunting for clues all around our playground area. Our team names were the 5 Chinese elements; fire, water, earth, metal and wood. We were so excited to then open our own envelope to discover what team we were going to be in! Throughout the week we have been doing different team games and Chinese themed activities, we have even learnt how to write a few Chinese symbols! We are looking forward to sharing everything we have been doing throughout the week through our exhibition Friday afternoon, filled with dances, songs and poems! It made us feel like real ‘grown-ups’ collecting our special certificate scroll at the end of the week for completing our transition week. The whole week has been filmed by our camera man Adam, we won’t spoil it by giving too much more away, you’ll have to wait until our special film premiere night on Thursday 13th July at Kennington Academy to find out everything we’ve been up to!
*NEW * Year 1 and 2 classrooms swap over
We are going to be moving the location of year 1 and year 2 classrooms next year. The main reason for this change is so Year 1’s have direct access to their outdoor learning area easing the transition from EYFS to Year 1. This has taken a lot of thought as there will be some moving of furniture and resources which will happen out of school hours and during the summer holidays.
The classes for next year are:
Reception – Owl, Squirrel and Fox
Year 1- Turtle, Dolphin and Starfish
Year 2- Penguin, Snow Leopard and Polar Bears
Your child will be visiting their new class, teacher(s) and teaching assistant on Monday 3rd July when the new Reception children come to visit too. On this day your child will bring home a letter from his/her new teacher and teaching assistant. As mentioned in a previous newsletter, the classes will remain in the classes that they are and will not be mixed. Next week Reception and Year 1 children will be involved in a range of activities to support their transition to the next year group and class. This will be a positive week giving the children lots of opportunity to ask questions and eliminate any questions or worries they may have. Please support us in talking to your child about the changes ahead and reassure them that lots of things will remain the same but the changes are exciting! Our welcome night meetings on Monday 10th will give you lots more information to support you with this. The details are in the events list at the top of this letter.
Summer Reading Challenge
Organised by The Reading Agency and the UK public library network since 1999, the Summer Reading Challenge is the UK’s biggest annual reading promotion for children aged 4 to 11. Last year, 1324 children in Ashford district took part.
The theme for 2017 is Animal Agents. This is illustrated by Tony Ross, the award winning artist behind the Horrid Henry series. The Animal Agents feature a variety of clever creatures, specially trained to use their skills and natural instincts to unravel mysteries.
It’s very easy to take part, and it’s FREE!
- Each child (aged 4-11) signs up at their local library and receives an Animal Agents collector folder
- Children borrow and read SIX library books of their own choice during the summer, collecting the special stickers and incentives along the way
- Library staff and young volunteers are on hand to advise and run family-friendly activities
- Children receive a medal and certificate when they complete the Challenge
- Children can enter the codes on their stickers onto the Animal Agents website to unlock surprises and play games. They can also use the Book Sorter to find books recommended by other children.
Children who have previously taken part in the Summer Reading Challenge
- are more enthusiastic about reading
- maintain their reading level over the holidays
- boost their confidence and self esteem
Animal Agents starts on Saturday 15 July and runs through to Saturday 16 September. If your child does take part please bring in their certificate and medal in September – we would love to acknowledge their achievement!