21 January 2022

CYP Upper – Listening to Others to Help us Learn

This week, we have been thinking about the features of good listening and what we can learn by really hearing what others have to say.  We have been showing respect to the person speaking by being aware of our body language.  This collaboration has helped the children learn from one another and further develop their work.

This morning, we started the day with a wonderful assembly from Cedar class who have been reading a book called “Jemmy Button” This is based on the true story of a boy from Tierra Del Fuego who was sold for a button to Captain Fitzroy. He was then brought to England on the HMS Beagle. We were treated to some wonderful acting and percussion in a retelling of the story and some fantastic examples of writing.  The assembly ended with a fantastic performance of “A Whole New World” which explained perfectly how Jemmy would have felt when he arrived in England. Thank you to Mr Shipley, Ms Francis, Miss Rana and Mr Beeharry for all your hard work!  If you would to see the assembly again, please log in to your child’s class blog.

Congratulations to this week’s Rainbows!

Class Name Rainbow 1 Rainbow 2
Holly Billy – for being a brilliant grow coach when we were producing our poetry artwork. Gokhan– for persevering on his reasoning skills.
Cedar Robin – persevering during maths to understand new calculation methods Maya – making links, imagining and noticing to produce wonderful thematic and literacy work this past week
Birch Mahid– for using good collaborative skills when using money to solve mathematical problems. Zara- for showing perseverance and improving her handwriting. Well Done!
Lime Cavani – for working well independently as well as with his partner. Staying absorbed and focused to get all of his tasks completed! Maggie – staying absorbed in her tasks and editing her work to make it better. Independently using subordinate conjunctions in her letter to Eliza!
Hawthorn Abbey – Showing perseverance when trying to use subordinate clauses in her writing. Dalanda – Showing perseverance when trying to use subordinate clauses in her writing.
Rowan Tabby –  for always making ambitious, considered vocabulary choices in her writing. Leah –  for contributing thoughtful ideas to class discussions, always showing that she has listened carefully.
Hazel Reggie – perseverance during art. Resulting in a fantastic clay model. Isabella – Brilliant collaborative learning. Sharing her ideas to support her partner.
Willow Munasar – For excellent writing in literacy and making huge improvements in his handwriting. Blake – For showing his art skills and making an excellent clay sculpture of a Viking dragonhead.
Sycamore Erin – for showing active listening in class. Violet – for showing great resilience when asked to move seats.
Beech Sangeeth– for capitalising on all he has been taught to write a brilliantly balanced argument. Super work Sangeeth! Kemara– for being a living example of the Cypress reading tree- she always has a book (or two) on the go and is constantly seeking her next read!
School council Abbey from Hawthorn class – well done for showing great listening in our discussion and for using brilliant ‘talk’ language; this showed you were listening to your fellow councillors too.

Word of the Week

Well done to Teyana in Cedar class who was this week’s word wizard.  She wrote a fantastic sentence using the word incessantly.

This week’s word is “sparse”.  Remember to hand in your sentences to be in with a chance of winning.

Cypress Superstars

Well done to Lucy in Rowan class who achieved a distinction in her Grade 2 violin. Nikolai and Maya in Year 5 produced some excellent self-portraits in their art lessons this week.  Brilliant work! Well done to Roshina and Tyler in Year 4 who have produced some fantastic writing in their English lessons this week.

Polite reminder – If families are travelling to school by car, then please park courteously on surrounding roads.  Please ensure that driveways, pavements and the grass verges at the park entrance are not blocked.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Ms Binks, Mrs Carpenter and the Upper School Team

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