8 June 2018

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Monday 11th 3.15pm Friends AGM meetingnew dateWe NEED YOU! This will summarise the successful year the Friends have had and will be time to appoint committee members for next year.  Please come along and find out more about what the Friends and how you could help! Toys available in the hall for children.
Monday 11th – Wednesday 13th Children to bring in £2 on the following days if they would like to choose a gift for Father’s Day – see below and Parentmail

Monday 11th June ~ Reception

Tuesday 12th June ~ Year 1

Wednesday 13th June ~ Year 2

Monday 11th – Friday 15th Year 2 transition week – children will spend the week preparing for their next steps on to year 3
Friday 15th ·      Dolphin assembly

·      Athletics Day Fundraiser – £2 donation to take part – pay on the day (more information has been sent via Parentmail)

Monday 18th

Friday 22nd

·      Transition week for Reception and Year 1

The children will bring home a letter telling them which class they will be in next year this week.

Tuesday 19th ·      Sports Day – 9.15am start for Year 1 and 2.  9.30am for Reception  If wet Sports Day will take place on Thursday 21st

·      Downs View’s got Talent auditions in class  (see below)

Friday 22nd ·      Squirrel assembly, CHANGE OF DATE- Fox assembly now on 6th July

·       Non uniform day for donations to Kennington Fayre (more details to follow)

·      International Day, (more information sent via Parentmail)

·      International Fayre in school from 3.15pm – 4.30pm.

Tuesday 26th ·      2pm Downs View’s got talent Show – by invitation – for parents of children voted to perform
Wednesday 27th School Nurse team to measure height and weight of Year R – letters to opt out sent out via Parentmail in January
Friday 29th Birthday assembly, all parents of children with birthdays in June invited 9.05am
Saturday 30th Kennington Summer Fayre 12 noon until 4pm
Monday 2nd Inset Day
Wednesday 4th  Kent School Uniform (KMAC) sale of uniform on the playground from 2.30pm
Friday 6th Fox assembly ( Squirrel now on 22nd June)
Thursday 12th 3pm Reception and Year 1 families invited to meet their new teachers

5pm – Parents meeting for current Reception parents about Year 1

6pm – Parents meeting for current year 1 parents about Year 2


Friday 13th Turtle assembly
Monday 16th 6pm-Year 2 film premiere at Kennington Academy – details to follow
Tuesday 17th Reports sent home today
Friday 21st Birthday assembly, all parents of children with birthdays in July invited 9.05am
Monday 23rd 1.30pm Year 2 Leavers’ assembly
Tuesday 24th ·      Menu change Fish & chips will be served instead of normal menu


Saturday 11th Deadline for ordering uniform from KMAC if you require it to be ready/delivered by 4th September


From Kennington Academy

Thank you to everyone who came along on Wednesday – it was great to meet you all.  To start to get an overview of our school please log onto our Facebook page.  We will keep our website up to date so that you can also see our weekly newsletter. Once your child has joined us there will be a class Dojo and emails or texts sent to you.  If you were unable to attend


Weekly school attendance Days missed across the school

this week

Best class attendance for the week Overall attendance for the year



 52.5 days






  Reading award Active award Star of the week Star table Feet on Friday and WOW
Penguin Chethan Roxie & Arthur Alex Tristan Chethan
Polar Bear Samuel Izaac & Max Zoe Izaac Oliver F-H
Snow Leopard JJ Mayzee & Jack C Sienna James Skye
Dolphin Zachary Charlie & Phelan Daisy Keiran Zacary
Star Fish Inaaye Lola & Jack James Joshua James C
Turtle Laceigh Harry & Franky Christine Rubie Mason
Fox Shane Bradley & Sophie Harley Ethan Noah
Squirrel Violeta Chelsea & Henry Oscar Oliver Oliver R
Owl Amelia Aleksander & Arafat Amaya L.J. Punt Kyle
Bonus Coin Winner Of The Week – Squirrel


Downs View’s Got Talent

Does your child have a special talent they would like to share with their class.  This could be playing an instrument, performing a poem, reading an extract of a book, dancing, singing, performing magic, filming yourself performing your talent to show your class or any other talent they may have!
This celebration of talent will take place on Tuesday 19thJune, so make sure your child brings in everything they need on the day! One child from each class will be chosen to perform again in a final to the whole school on Tuesday 26thJune.

What we’ve been up to………

This week in EYFSwe have begun our topic of ‘Over the rainbow’. The week started with a mysterious box arriving that was rather large. We used all of our senses to try and guess what we thought may be inside and then wrote down our thoughts. It was very strange as even though it was very large it was very light and didn’t make a sound when we shook it! We also read the story of the Rainbow Fish which made us think about how everybody is different but special and we all have our own unique qualities!

In Maths we used the rainbow fish to help us think about halving. We used given numbers and halved them by sharing the given amount between two small fish i.e. half of 8 is 4. We also found out that some numbers cannot be shared fairly and if this is the case we end up with a remainder.

We have also been creative by making our very own paper plate rainbow fish.

Don’t forget to bring all P.E kits back with plimsolls as we are outside now for P.E and sports day is so very close! Also please don’t forget to bring in a water bottle each day for your children. The weather is getting warmer and they need to stay hydrated!!

Year 1we have enjoyed launching our new topic with a walk round the local area. Thank you to all the parents who came along to help. The children have recognised the local landmarks and got some bearings as to where the school is situated. In Design and Technology we designed a bridge, thinking about the most appropriate materials that would support the weight of a toy car. In Music we have been exploring sounds of the ocean and started to learn a famous song from the Disney film Moana. In Science we have explored different parts of the human body and are starting to label them.

Year 2We enjoyed our time off from school but are happy to be back learning morning. We launched our topic by discussing our favourite toys. We have started to think about what toys were like in the past 100 years or so and how they have changed. We decided that we want to carry out research to find out more. Within DT we have thought about wheeled vehicles and how they enable them to move, learning the new vocabulary of wheel, axle and chassis. In English we have started to read ‘The Twits’ by Roald Dahl, we have described the characters using descriptive language. We have started to think of ideas of new tricks they could play on each other and used drama to re-enact them. In Maths we have rounded numbers to the nearest 10 and used this knowledge to estimate and check answers to calculations.

Small steps

Year 2 children have taken part in their first session of road safety this week. Thank you to parents/grandparents who volunteered to support this.  The children were impeccably behaved and have learnt lots of tips to keep them safe – please encourage them to show you what they have learnt!

Father’s Day Gift Sale – 11th  to 13thJune

The children will get a chance to come and visit the Friends to buy a gift for their Dad or special man in their life for Father’s Day.  The gift will be wrapped and given to the children to bring home.

If the children would like to take part they need to bring £2 on the following days;

Monday 11thJune ~ Reception

Tuesday 12thJune ~ Year 1

Wednesday 13thJune ~ Year 2

If you are able to help with Wrapping at the sales, please come along to the office at 1.45pm on any of these days.

Live Streaming Guide for parents

Following recent headlines below is a useful link for parents regarding live streaming.  The information is designed to inform parents and carers about the dangers of live streaming for their children and how they can help control the associated risks.