20 May 2022

CYP Lower – Another fun-filled week!

We’ve had a great week at Cypress Lower and have been reflecting on our fabulous Jubilee celebrations last Friday.  Please have a look at our news story from last week, which has a slideshow of photos from our special day.  In assembly this morning we enjoyed learning more about the Queen’s coronation thanks to Sam and Oscar’s mum, who lent us some replica Crown Jewels as she works at The Tower of London.  We hope everyone’s kept their commemorative Jubilee medal safe!

Children in Year 2 have been learning about position and direction in maths.  They were given different sets of instructions and worked together in partners to follow them.  Some of our Year 2 classes have been working with Ms Smythe in PE, developing their movement and ball skills and then incorporating these new skills into target games in pairs.  We have also celebrated some excellent writing in Year 2 this week.

In Year 1, children have been busy creating artwork based on an image of African ladies.  Ariana explained, “First we drew the ladies in pencil and then went over the lines with black pen. Next we used watercolours for the background and then we finally used crayons for the people.”  Inonge told us, “I feel very, very proud of my art!”.  Please look at the photo below as I’m sure you’ll agree this art work is superb!

In Reception we have been reading an African version of ‘The Princess and the Pea’ by Rachel Isadora.  They have fully immersed themselves in this fairytale and many children across Reception can now retell the entire story in great detail!  They have been busy creating their own art work, depicting the mattresses the princess slept on.  Children have also been planting seeds and writing detailed instructions of the process.

We have an Active Travel Art Competition running in school this term entitled: What can you see on your journey to school?  Children can hand in art work to their teacher until the deadline of Friday 24th June and submissions can be any size, theme or art medium.  Please ensure your child’s name is on their art work.  We will display these in school and announce winners in assembly later in the Summer term.

The Cypress Primary School PTFA would love you to join us at our annual summer family fair at the Lower site on Sunday 12th June between 1pm and 5pm.  There’ll be the usual fun with a bouncy castle, face painting, lots of craft activities and games for the children, as well as an open mic session for the children to perform if they’d like to.  Tickets are £3 per child, which gives them two goes on the bouncy castle, as well as access to all crafts and games.  Face painting, external stalls and refreshments/bar/food is extra.  Adults go free (unless you would like to generously make a voluntary donation).  Buy your tickets now at www.ptfa-events.co.uk/cypressptfa or pay on the door.  We can’t wait to see you there!  As always, these things won’t work without volunteers so if you can spare an hour on that day then please do sign up on the website or email cypressptfa@pegasusacademytrust.org  and thank you also to everyone who signed up for a Pedder advertising board which will be arriving soon.

Our Year 2 music teacher Mr Spoerer is running the London Marathon and fundraising for the Down’s Syndrome Association.  Please click here if you’re able to support his fundraising efforts.

Next week Year 1 are visiting the Horniman Museum and we can’t wait to hear about their adventures!  Year 2 will be visiting Morden Hall Park after half term – please ensure you return your permission slip and lunch forms by next Wednesday 25th May.

We hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

Mrs Sorensen and the CYP Lower Team

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