17 September 2021

CYP Upper: All-round agile learners!

This week we have been thinking about how to stay resilient, even when we are faced with obstacles.  We discussed in assembly the US Open champion, Emma Radacanu, and thought about how she gets ready for a match.  She would likely practise specific shots and abilities, work on her general stamina, strength, coordination, self-awareness and ability to be strategic.  She makes sure that her body and mind are as fit and as sharp as they can be. We reflected on the facts that our Building Learning Power skills help us to develop this kind of all-around learning fitness and our resilience helps with our readiness.

Today we all wore Jeans for Genes. It was lovely to see regular jeans, dungarees, skirts and shorts all worn in aid of this fantastic charity. We will update you with the total raised as soon as we have the total.

We also celebrated our Rainbow winners. This week they are:

Class Name Rainbow 1 Rainbow 2
Holly Jack – for a fantastic start to year 3 and persevering to produce some very interesting and high quality work. Emman – well done for an amazing start to year 3 and persevering to produce some fantastic work.
Cedar Quinn  –  a great start to Cypress Upper. Fantastic behaviour and manners and really showed off their best skills in class. Matilda –  a great start to Cypress Upper. Fantastic behaviour and manners and really impressed me during our lessons
Birch Owureku  – for being a fantastic role model to all your friends. Xaviera -for your all round fantastic attitude to your learning &  great start at Cypress!
Lime Cara  – for using her imagination skill to come up with amazing adjectives and verbs to describe the city during our English work this week Jemimah  – for being a true Pegasus person – she is always absorbed in her tasks and helps her partner
Hawthorn Ela –  for being absorbed in her tasks and working to the best of her ability in all lessons. Frank –  for enthusiastically sharing his knowledge of States of Matter with the class during Science.
Rowan Mark –  for generating some powerful vocabulary when responding to a text in English lessons. Sam-  for a fantastic effort to apply himself to written tasks, creating his best work all week.
Hazel Kieran – for his great contributions to class discussions, especially in English lessons. Isabella – for wonderful attitude to learning and always trying to be an independent learner.
Willow Ruby – for setting an excellent example all week with her behaviour and attitude to learning. Zeenat –  for being a really helpful member of the class and always trying her best in class.
Sycamore Anna – for showing a great attitude to learning all this week and setting a great example. Evan – for showing great focus in our lessons and displaying a great, positive attitude to learning.
Beech Cai – for a fantastically positive start to the year. Julia – for demonstrating excellent behaviours for learning at all times.
Oak Danny – for always having a smile and a positive can-do attitude on the first week of term. Sundus – for being positive a super helpful to her class teacher.


We will be holding a Macmillan Cake Sale during the day, and at the end of the day next Friday (24th September). Please help us to support this worthy cause. We are asking for as many cake donations as possible – the more spectacular and homemade the better!  You should have received a letter via text link about this event today. Let’s raise as much as we can for this worthy cause.

Virtual class assemblies are beginning again, with Oak class kicking it all off next Friday. We are very excited to see what they have been working on – parents of Oak class children, you will receive further information via text and letter.

Cypress Superstars this week are: Maria and Emily for using their ‘noticing’ skills to create a sketch of the Crystal Palace, using different pencil grades to create the effect of light and shade. Very impressive! Well done also to Jasmin – for showing perseverance and working with her Mum to create a Viking game!  A big well done also to Alesha who won the ‘Golden Lock’ – keep up the biking Alesha! Well done also to Nealan in Lime Class for winning the ‘Word Wizard’ rosette, with a fantastic sentence using the word ‘flabbergasted’.

Have a great weekend.


Mrs Carpenter & the Cypress Upper team

Published on 17th September, 2021

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