The children have come come back to Cypress full of enthusiasm following the half-term break. On Monday we read ‘The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do’, in assembly. It tells the story of Lou and her friends who are great learners and brave enough to do anything! That is until her friends decide to climb a tree. Lou has never climbed a tree before and doesn’t think she can do it. She uses her learning power of reflectiveness to plan how she can tackle this task and uses the experiences that she has had in the past to be successful. Today in assembly Violet and Turquoise class shared something they couldn’t do at the beginning of the week but which they have now conquered. It was a very empowering story and help us to remember that we can face our fears.
Lots of parents/carers have been enquiring about our sports day on the 25th June and if they will be able to support their children. Whether we are able to have parents depends on what Boris Johnson’s announces next week with regards to the Covid lockdown roadmap. As soon as we have confirmed arrangements we will let you know.
We hope that you enjoy the photos of our Summer 1 Reception Gold award winners and some of the photos of our outdoor art exhibition from last half term. Unfortunately the photos didn’t publish in the previous newsletter.
“Cypress Summer Family Celebration”
The PTFA are organising (a scaled back!) school fair for Saturday 26th June from 3pm – 8pm. It is going to be called the Cypress Summer Family Celebration. The PTFA are finalising the schedule at the moment but there will be games / stalls earlier on, an open mike session from 3.45pm – 5.15pm and music (DJ) from 5.15pm. Tickets will be available next week or people can turn up on the day (we will advertise staggered entry times).
For your information, the PTFA will be charging £3.50 per child entry, within this price they will be able to visit the stalls and win prizes. They will only be charging extra for BBQ/ bar/ raffle etc. Year Six will be running some stalls specifically to raise money for their leaving celebrations. There are lots of free stall with prizes to be won but the children’s tombola has a cost ( 20p per ticket or 6 for a pound). We really hope that you can make it.
Book Fair – 22nd June-2nd July
We are very excited that we are able to announce we are holding a Travelling Books Book Fair this half term! We really missed having our usual Book Fair during Book Week. We have had to make a number of adaptations in order to hold the Fair in a safe way and these include:
- one year group visiting the Fair per day
- all payments placed online
The Book Fair is an ideal chance for children to see a range of new and recently published books, and enables us to promote the enjoyment and excitement of reading. There will be special offers, including a 3 books for 2 offer, and every book sold earns us a book for school! There will be more information to follow. Please look out for text messages alerting you to check our website posts and downloads.
Have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine : )