12 May 2023

CYP: Showing resilience in our learning

This week has been a very busy week at Cypress with children working hard and showing resilience in all areas of their learning.

Key Stage 2 SATs

This week, Year 6 have been working very hard on their end of Key Stage 2 SATs.  The children have completed in English for reading and grammar, punctuation and spelling.  In maths, they have competed tests in maths arithmetic and reasoning.  We have been very impressed with the resilience the children have shown this week and are very proud of all our children.  The children have worked really hard this year and it is important to recognise that the tests are a snapshot of what your child achieved on that day.  The children have achieved so much already and still have more progress to make in the last half term.

Cypress Superstars

Congratulations to Hazel, Evie and Loresa in Birch Class who came the office to share a fantastic piece of drama showing what they have learnt about the stone age. What a wonderful, creative way to show your learning! Well done to Tom in Birch class who has been produced some fabulous writing about the Stone Age.

It’s been a week for superstar writers at the Lower School!  Well done to Kaden in Orange class for his fantastic writing, carefully using his sounds.  Bethany in Blue class has worked really hard to independently write questions about lions.  She has tried really hard to write using a smaller script and we are very proud of her progress.  Julia in Orange class has also produced some fantastic independent writing, using her phonics to write a sentence all about magic beans.  Well done to children from Indigo class for their efforts in art where they created African ladies using oil pastels, watercolours and pencils.  They are so effective and we are really impressed with their attention to detail.  Mrs Sorensen is going to get some frames so we can display their art around the school!  Ted in Turquoise class has created the most amazing piece of homework – a traditional Punch and Judy theatre complete with all the characters!  Well done to all our children who received Rainbow certificates this week and to George in Blue class for winning ‘word of the week’.

Forest School updates

Mrs Spencer has been busy creating some Forest School mascots with children at the Lower School.  We’d like to introduce you to Bob and Blossom, who are 6 year old twins.  Bob likes long country walks and eating ice cream and Blossom enjoys riding her pony and eating lots of cake.  They have been made by children in Yellow and Orange Class.  Jack is also 6 years old and he likes going to soft play and rides a motorbike to school.  He’s been made by children in Green class.  This week Bob, Blossom and Jack have been gardening.  Can you spot what kind of tree they have been planting?  Look out for Bob, Blossom and Jack in Forest School and see what they get up to over the next few weeks!  This week, some children in Reception have also been busy exploring our pond, searching for wildlife.  A very exciting week in Forest School!

Cypress Cycling Club

Cypress Cycling Club met over the bank holiday and hope to meet again over the half term.  Here is a lovely review from Clem in Ruby class:

On Bank Holiday Monday I had a great time at Cypress Cycling Club with all my friends from school. It was very, very fun. We started at The Lakes Park and cycled down to South Norwood Country Park. When we got there we did a lap of the park and then we went to the playground !! Then all we all got a sweetie. After that we cycled all the way back to The Lakes Park. I would recommend the club to any Cypress kids who would like to get better at cycling!!!

Mrs Carpenter

We have had a lovely week at the Upper school this week.  Mrs Carpenter has been in all week for some “keeping in touch days”.  The children and staff have all enjoyed having her back in school and we look forward to seeing her in school again very soon.

Uniform Reminders

We have noticed a recent increase in the number of children coming to school wearing brightly coloured trainers.  As a reminder, our uniform policy states that children should wear plain black school shoes or plain black trainers with no visible logos or colours.  Children may wear different trainers for PE days.


We wish all of our families a relaxing weekend.

Mrs Sorensen, Miss Binks and the Cypress team

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