Today we have been celebrating children who have demonstrated outstanding skills in teamwork. The children who won the Gold Award have shown the skills of collaboration, interdependence, listening and empathy consistently, both inside and outside of the classroom. Their photos will be displayed on our Gold Award board with a special paragraph from their teacher explaining why they have been awarded. Winner in Year 5, who were on a trip, will be announced in the first week of our return. To our Gold Award winners – we are very proud of you! See our gallery for photos. Swimming will continue for Rowan on the first week back at school
Year 3 trip to the Buddhapadipa temple
Year 3 went to the Buddhapadipa temple in Wimbledon as part of their RE topic of Buddhism. They enjoyed the beautiful architecture and the surrounding gardens and learned about origins and the tenets of the religion. Please click here to see the news story.
Opening of Woodland Library
We had our grand opening of Woodland Library on Wednesday. It was so lovely to see so many of you in attendance. I am sure you will agree, the library is a wonderfully inviting space, packed with high quality and inspiring resources. Thank you to all who helped to bring this project to fruition. Click here to read the news story.
Y5 trip to the Science Museum
Year 5 went on a trip to the Science Museum. They were having great fun exploring until the fire alarm sounded! Not to worry – Mr St Aimee soon had Year 5 eating lunch on the grass by the Natural History Museum. After lunch, children enjoyed an impromptu visit to the Natural History Museum next door and learnt lots about their current Science unit, life cycles. Thank you to the Y5 team and all parent helpers who accompanied the children on this trip.
Albert and Sheick were flint knapping – learning a skill used by our ancestors to create a range of tools such as hand axes and arrowheads. They used soap to carve realistic tools (see the gallery). Well done to Erin, who wrote an engaging book review in the form of a news article for the book, ‘Hidden Figures’. Rosie was our Word Wizard this week, who won the prized rosette for her use of the word ‘devious’. This week’s word is ‘drenched’. Get your entries in before 9am on Monday for a chance to win ‘Word of the Week’.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and thank you also to everyone who signed up for a Pedder advertising board which will be arriving soon.
We hope you have a fantastic half-term break and Jubilee weekend! See you on Monday 6th June.
Mrs Carpenter and the Upper Site team.