9 March 2018

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Monday 12th 9.05am- Year 2 Mothers’ Day/Grown-ups assembly
Tuesday 13th Dress up as a book character (World Book Day postponed from 1st March), all children and staff can come to school dressed as a character from a book for fun! (no donations needed)

Polar Bear assembly 2.30pm (new date and time)

Friday 16th Turtle class assembly
Friday 23rd Birthday assembly, all parents of children with birthdays in March invited 9.05am
Saturday 24th 7.30pm Kennington WI Centenary Event with Invicta Choir at Towers School – more details below
Monday 26th Easter Fun in hall after school with a cake competition
Thursday 29th LAST DAY OF TERM (Easter break)
Monday 16th April Children return to school



  Reading award Active award Star of the week Feet on Friday Star table
 Penguin Tristan Maryssa & Chethan Freya Alex Chethan
Polar Bear Izaac Daniel & Alfie Maddie Carson Teddie
Snow Leopard Russell Charley & Dominic Scarlett Calesha Jack
 Dolphin Isabelle Anna & Amelia Zacary Jadon Tristan
Star Fish Lola Charlie O & Etty Tom Evie E-D Samuel
Turtle Christine Oliver B & Bethany Asya Franky Andy
Fox Olivia Lavender & John Isabelle Shane Bradley
Squirrel Jaden Kingsley & Poppy Primrose Charley Matthew
Owl Arafat Isla I & Isla J Tyler Paris Paris
Bonus Coin of the week winners –  Squirrel


New office gate entry system

We have just installed a new video gate entry system.  We will be able to see who is at the office gate by way of a video link displayed in the office. You may still be asked for your name before the gate is released.

Kentish Express Newspaper – My Mum

Our children recently had the opportunity to draw pictures of their mums for a My Mum supplement. These pictures will be published in this week’s edition of the Kentish Express newspaper, which can be brought at any local newsagents or supermarkets. We hope you like the pictures – can you spot a teacher and teaching assistant’s drawing?


Weekly school attendance Days missed across the school

this week

Best class attendance for the week Overall attendance for the year





Polar Bear 99.66%





What we’ve been up to…….

In EYFS we have been thinking about superheroes in our family (particularly our Mums). We have, in literacy, been talking about the special things people in our family do for us and how this makes us feel. We have also completed a surprise piece of writing! We have also been very creative so more surprises to come! In Maths we have been thinking about subtraction and our naughty Mums have been taking away lots of chocolates to eat from the box and we have had to work out how many are left and record it as a part-part-whole. We hope you enjoyed our Mother’s Day assembly and have a great Mother’s Day!

P.S. please remember you only need to bring in to share the ‘starred’ pieces on the homework grid!

Year 1 have been busy working hard this week especially with their writing! We have been writing our own versions of Jack and the beanstalk. We have changed the villains and settings and tried to add extra detail. We have tried to describe how the characters feel and what they can see. In Maths we have been solving missing number calculations. We have had to look carefully at the patterns to decide if they are going up or down in ones or twos! In Art we have been practising our painting skills. We carefully mixed paints to create different colours as well as paint our delicate drawings of leaves. We tried really hard to stay within the lines. We hope you enjoyed our Mother’s day assembly and we wish you a lovely day celebrating this weekend!


Year 2 have recovered from all of the excitement of the snow last week and have been working really hard. They have been exploring the features of non-chronological reports in Maths and then written their own using their knowledge on nocturnal animals. We think Andy Smith will be very impressed! In P.E we have started gymnastics and learnt the basic skills such as tuck, straddle and pencil. In Science we explored different micro-habitats in the outdoor area and looked for the mini-beasts that lived there. We found worms, ladybirds, spiders and woodlice! We hope all the Mums and special grown-ups have a lovely Mother’s Day and we look forward to sharing our songs and poems with you on Monday at 9.05am! 

Special Mother’s day surprise

We would like to thank Karen and Ann for the very kind donation from their card sales at the Co-op.  We were overwhelmed to receive £106 from them which has paid for the special Mother’s Day surprise which your child will bring home today.  Thank you to the many of you who may have bought a card or two. The company is KatNic and they have a stand in the local Co-op should you like to have a browse or purchase any more.


Parents’ evenings

Thank you attending parent’s evening this week.  It was great to see lots of you leaving school, very happy and being completely ‘wowed’ by your child’s learning.  Remember our open door policy and do make an appointment to see your child’s class teacher at any time if you would like to share their successes at home or discuss their learning in school and at home.

Mother’s day gift sales

Thank you to the fantastic team work this week by the Friends committee and to those of you who supported them to make the sales such a success.  Thank you for the amazing donations.  We hope that those of you who took part in this enjoy their gift; carefully chosen by your child.

Parent view

We value your opinions so please remember to complete a short questionnaire on parent view on https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/ if you haven’t done so already.

Book fair

Thank you to all of you who came to our book fair this week.  We have raised £672.10 which means we will get £336.05 commission in books for the school.  Thank you.

Petition to address the traffic congestion in and around the schools

You may have seen a petition to sign last night if you attended parents’ evenings.  Kennington Academy have produced a similar one following a recent meeting regarding traffic and parking around the schools.  One proposal is to have a one way system for traffic and buses along Ulley road and Upper Vicarage Lane. This will go to Ashford Borough Council and Kent Highways in an attempt to make the traffic flow safer and smoother.   There is a copy in the office if you would like to sign it or look out for adults on the playground with clipboards to sign it then.  Thank you for your support.


Sponsored Bounce

Thank you again for your support.  The money is still rolling in and the total so far is £2673 this will be used to purchase I-pads for your children.

If there is any money still to come in we would be grateful for this as soon as possible.


Revelation music venue based at St Mary’s Church, Ashford town centre

have a fun, family-friendly theatre show on

Saturday 24th March 2018 2:30pm to 3:15pm (Doors 1.45pm)

General admission: £7/£8 (door) Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children): £26/£30 (door) (must be accompanied by an adult)

For more information contact: Revelation, Ashford’s leading music and arts venue www.revelationashford.co.uk

Based on the award-winning book by Polly Dunbar, with lively songs by Tom Gray of Gomez, Penguin is exciting, surreal and full of surprises; a spectacular theatre experience for all ages-especially 2-8 year olds!

Kennington WI Centenary Event with Invicta Choir at Towers School

Saturday 24th March at 7.30pm.  This is a fundraiser for WI and Downs View with tickets costing £10 per adult, £5 for children between ages 5 – 12, children under 5 free or £25 for a family ticket. Tickets are available via the Friends or send in your request and money to the school office in an envelope clearly marked.