25 June 2021

Cypress Upper: Sports Day Fun!

On Wednesday, we enjoyed Sports Day. It was so lovely to see all our parents and carers back on the school grounds and to enjoy time with you! The children had a great time. We were also exceptionally lucky with the weather! The children enjoyed a carousel of activities, some races, and then a class v. class tug of war. We are so proud of all of the children, particularly those who took part in individual races. It takes courage and determination to race and represent your class; well done for your efforts! A big well done to all children in Athens, who gained the most points and who were the overall winning House! Special thanks to Mr St Aimee, who organised the event and thank you to the teachers, who helped the event run so smoothly.

It was also lovely to have our Year 2 children, who will be joining us in September, log in to our Monday assembly. They will be doing this for the remaining weeks so they can begin to familiarise themselves with teachers and headship at Cypress Upper. We are excited to see you again on Monday!


Class Name Rainbow 1 Rainbow 2
Holly Kevin – for helping others to perfect their javelin technique in PE Nicolas – for persevering in your reading sessions with Ms Francis
Cedar Aaliyah – for a wonderful piece of writing in an Edward Tulane diary entry . Hector – he has read every day and filled in his diary to make sure the class wins Miss Parker’s competition.
Birch Ashtri-  for your amazing fluency when reading. Gus- for persevering with your impressive diary entry based on Edward Tulane.
Lime Chloe – for writing amazing similes and metaphors in her poem Matilde – for being absorbed coming back to school and completing all tasks
Hawthorn Daniel – for using a range of similes in his poem about the tiger. Kurtis-Theo – for using a range of powerful similes and metaphors in his poem about the tiger.
Rowan Natnale  – for being able to empathise superbly with a character. Lena – for her fantastic use of similes  in her writing.
Hazel Indya for demonstrating excellent resilience Sangeeth  for asking good questions to deepen his understanding
Willow Kishon – for persevering and making great progress in understanding decimals. Archie – for excellent effort in writing a third-person narrative on ‘The Island’.
Sycamore Felice – for using his distilling muscles to write an outstanding narrative. Vincent – for persevering and trying his best to improve his times tables knowledge.
Beech Efe – for showing excellent focus and contributions in all lessons Molly – for writing in the style of the author in her retelling of Odysseus
Oak Michael – for his fabulous application of intonation, tone and volume in the class assembly. Juliette – for the speed in which she has learnt her lines  for the end of year production.
Larch Hari – for his consistent effort in maths and using his making link skills. Alex- for his amazing use of figurative language in literacy -so impressive!


Beech Class Assembly

Well done to Beech class, who wrote and delivered a class assembly this morning. It was very informative and filled with funny moments. It makes me very proud to hear how you worked independently to create your assembly. It was so amazing to hear about how Building Learning Power has helped support you in your learning and what it means to you. You delivered your lines with great confidence – I am so very excited for the end of year performance! Thank you to Miss Binks, Ms Prideaux, Mrs Sa Walmsley and Miss Brewer for facilitating this.

Cypress Superstars

Well done to Pietro, Lara, Maggie, Sophia, Meredith, Matilda, Malaika and Mathilde (Holly) for achieving their gold Acceleated Reading award! Well done – it seems Holly class are the class to watch. Well done for gaining so much reading mileage! It will stand you in good stead next year. Keep it up – we are all very proud of you.

Well done also to Leah (Cedar) who won the Golden Lock competition. This is the second time she has won! Not only is scooting/riding to school a healthy and sustainable choice, you can also win a prize for it! Flora also completed her Pegasus person bookmark and received a prize; you are an amazing role model to others Flora! Lucy in Cedar class was our Word Wizard this week! Congratulations to you, Lucy! She used the word ‘monstrous’ perfectly in an ambitious, independent sentence. The word of the week this week is ‘animated’. Get those entries in first thing in the morning to be in the running for a Word Wizard rosette!

Cypress Summer Family Celebration

We hope to see you all at the Cypress Summer Family Celebration event taking place tomorrow between 3-5pm on the Lower School field. If you haven’t got a ticket yet, do not worry – you can pay on the door. There will be lots of stalls to browse and games to enjoy, most of which is covered by the cost of entry (£3.50 per child).


Have a great weekend.


Mrs Carpenter and the Upper School team

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