|Dates for your diary|
|Friday 13th||· Birthday assembly, all parents of children with birthdays in October invited 9.05am
· Reading workshop for all parents – guided reading /enjoy books with the children from 2.30pm
|Sunday 15th||Helping Hands Day 9-3pm|
|Monday 16th||Halloween Disco – letters in book bags and information below|
|Thursday 19th||· Last day of term
· 3.20pm- 8pm Parents consultation evening – come and hear about your child’s learning. Crèche available for children and siblings (places must be booked – via appointment form or via the office)
· Fish and chips will be served today instead of usual Thursday menu
|Friday 20th||INSET DAY – No children in school|
|HALF TERM Monday 23rd October until Friday 27th October|
|Monday 30th||Children return to school|
|Thursday 2nd||Nasal flu immunisation – for all children whose parents have given consent|
|Friday 3rd||Penguin class assembly, 9.05am|
|Monday 6th||Maths Workshop for parents 2.15pm|
|Friday 10th||Maths Workshop for parents 2.15pm
Dolphin class assembly, 9.05am
|Friday 17th||Snow Leopard assembly, 9.05am
Non Uniform Day – Children in Need
|Friday 24th||· Birthday assembly, all parents of children with birthdays in November invited 9.05am
· Non uniform day for Christmas Fayre (more details to follow)
· Friends Pamper evening
|Friday 1st||· Polar Bear class assembly, 9.05am
· Friends Christmas Fayre
|Friday 8th||Turtle class assembly, 9.05am|
|Tuesday 12th||Year 2 Christmas productions (2 performances more details at a later date)|
|Wednesday 13th||Year R Christmas productions (2 performances more details at a later date)|
|Thursday 14th||Year 1 Christmas productions (2 performances more details at a later date)|
|Friday 15th||Birthday assembly, all parents of children with birthdays in December are invited 9.05am|
|Weekly school attendance||Days missed across the school
|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||Alfie||Lacey & Noah||Chetham||Skye||Tallulah|
|Polar Bear||Maddie||Brooke & Oliver H||Tommie||Sienna||Tommie|
|Snow Leopard||JJ||Jack C & Bella||Mia||Alex||Mia|
|Dolphin||Harrison||Grayson & Scarlett E||Charlie||Scarlet S||Amelio|
|Star Fish||James M||Inaaya & James C||Teddy||Benjamin||Ronin|
|Turtle||Jack||Ellie & Oliver B||Charley||Arthur||Chanise|
|Bonus Coin of the week winners- Fox|
Children’s nasal flu immunisation programme 2017 – 2nd November in school
If your child is in year 1 or 2 they should have received a letter in their book bags about the flu immunisation programme which will be carried out at school. If your child did not receive this letter please contact Helen in the school office. Year R children will receive a letter through the post direct from the NHS immunisation team, this letter for Reception children requires forms to be completed on-line. Completed forms for year 1 and 2 should be returned to the school office.
Reception children’s phonics workshop
Thank you to those parents and carers who joined us to learn phonics alongside their children this week. We hope you found it useful and has helped you to show you how your child is being taught, giving you some ideas of how to help at home. We value your feedback so please look out for a feedback form via parent mail to return to us.
Reading workshop Friday 13th October
You are invited in to read with your child in their classroom. You will see your child’s teacher reading with a group and gain some top tips about how to support your child at home. Please look out for a letter via parent mail to return to let us know if you can join us!
Helping hands day – Sunday 15th October -9-3pm
We will be hosting a helping hands day for staff/parents/volunteers to complete a range of jobs around the school, including painting, gardening, repairing, tidying etc. If you and/or family members are available to support we would love your help. If anybody has any unwanted paint which they would like to donate, please bring it in and give it in to the office. This is an adult only day which will run from 9-3pm. Mr Corall will also be in the forest area continuing the repair work following the summer damage.
We value your feedback so if you have 10 minutes please visit parent view website and answer a few questions which evaluate Downs View. This will also be available to complete online at parents evening outside each classroom. The website address is: www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk.
What we’ve been up to…..
This week in EYFS we have been exploring the story Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson. We thought carefully about the different animals in the story. We learn the correct names for their babies and learnt where we would find their homes. This led us to think about our own homes. We discovered that everyone’s homes are different and the names of some of these homes i.e. bungalow, terraced house. In Maths we continued to count objects but it was a little trickier as we could not move the objects as we counted them so had to be very careful! We have also been very brave and got changed into our PE clothes! We are however still some PE kits missing so please remember to send in shorts and t-shirts if you have not done so already!
A big thank you too for still encouraging your children to come in on their own. The corridor is so much less congested which has made it much easier for your child to be independent!
The Kentish Express photographer came in to school this week to take the First Class photos, these photos of your child’s class will appear in next week’s newspaper (12th October).
This week Year 1 have enjoyed learning about fish and amphibians. We have deceived what each have and started to think about how different features benefit them.
In Design and Technology we have started to create our under the sea costumes, following our previous plans and ideas. We’ve thought about our families this week and in RE we have learnt about the promises God gave Abraham. In Maths we have started learning about number bonds to 10 which has been a little challenging. Lots of practical activities will help us learn these even more.
Year 2- This week has flown by! We have learnt so much! In English we have explored recipes and written our own for how to make a fruit salad. In Maths we have started to learn about addition, adding 2 2-digit numbers together. In RE we have thought about how we can care for others including pets, friends and ourselves. Within phonics we have started to learn the various rules of adding the suffixes ed and ing to change verb tenses. Let’s hope next week is just as fun!
Thank you for all of the food donations for our local charity. It’s not too late to send in some tinned/perishable food. This week we have been learning lots about harvest and festivals in assembly. Yesterday we learnt how flour and bread is made and with a little extra magic we were able to make our own bread which was served with the with the school dinners!
Hello from the Friends of Downs View
Halloween disco letters will be in bags tonight & children can come dressed spookily or not, it’s their choice.
We still require helpers but sadly we can’t have siblings due to space.
WE WILL BE IN THE PLAYGROUND DAILY SELLING TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT.
Monday night was our social event
Thank you to those who made our first event of the term & we hope you all had fun.
We have some new people who have decided to join us so can we welcome these people as class representatives:
Fox is Lynette Watson
Owl is Rachel Carpenter
Squirrel is vacant
Turtle is Shelley Baker
Dolphin is Jo Missing
Starfish is vacant
Penguin is Tina Ozdemir
Polar Bear is Francesca Fox & Rachel Newton from Friends
Snow Leopard is vacant
What is a class rep I hear you ask???
Each representative of a class is there to give you any information about Friends’ events or just have chat!. The only time it will cost you is whilst you are in the playground (dropping off or collecting from school). You may get to know some parents you haven’t spoken to before!
Whilst you wait around for your appointments please come and find the Friends for a drink in Puppies kitchen area. We will also we will have chocoholics books available for you to order from. We will have some items to view along with a goodie box to win.
We still have year one & two tea towels for sale which would make fab Christmas presents!