11 November 2022

CYP UPPER: For our tomorrows, they gave their today

This week has been a busy week, but we have also been reflective. Today we had a special Remembrance Day assembly led by Miss Patel and Mrs Rose. We discussed why we have Remembrance Day and the significance of the poppy. We then processed out to the lower playground and stood in our year groups. Each class laid a poppy wreath created by the children. Each poppy contained a written message to those who have fallen in war, sharing gratitude for their sacrifice and hope for the future. We observed the two minutes silence and then listened quietly to ‘The Last Post’. The children were silent and reflective as they thought about those who have given their lives as well as those still serving in conflicts around the world.

Thank you to all families who purchased a poppy or other Royal British Legion pins and accessories. 100% of your money goes to funding RBL’s ongoing work in supporting the Armed Forces community, serving and ex-serving personnel and their families.


Congratulations to our new librarians in Years 3 and 4! They underwent a rigorous recruitment process, were short listed and interviewed for the role of librarian and the candidates below were successful:

Birch – Bea          Cedar – Jack      Holly – Bonnie

Hawthorn- Xaviera        Lime – Cora-Rose      Rowan: Sammy


Cypress Superstars

Evie and Joe came to the office this week to show me their amazing homework. Joe had created a Roman villa, complete with beds and a mosaic floor and Evie had created an intricate mosaic picture. Well done for your dedication to learning and creativity! Maria, Zhane and Amelie have written very passionate and persuasive speeches in the role of Boudicca, decrying the Romans for their betrayal and vowing revenge. You gave a wonderful performance too! Austin won a medal playing football – with his team winning the match 3-2; we may have a future premier league player on our hands here! Dotty had worked extremely hard on her ‘Spooky Soup’ recipe. She used model verbs to show possibility and written her recipe with an awareness of the audience! The ingredients were quite alarming but the writing was charming! Well done Dotty! James visited me yesterday to show me the amazing monument he had built from Lego for Remembrance. He also created a cenotaph to accompany it. Such creative skills, James! Lime class enjoyed their Spanish lesson with Miss Sa Walmsey and invited me to watch them perform a Spanish song with actions. It was fantastic; you were engaged and sang with confidence. Well done, Lime. Lastly, well done to Raul, who has improved in all aspects of school life. Raul. your teacher is so proud of you, as am I!

Seve the Super Dog 

We are happy to announce Seve the Superdog’s first trip to the Upper School on Wednesday 23rd of November. He will be visiting classes, getting familiar with his surroundings and his new Cypress friends at the Upper School.

Friendship Week

Next week we are celebrating Friendship Week and will be learning how to be a kind, supportive and good friend.  We are encouraging children (and staff!) to wear odd socks to school on Tuesday 15th November, to celebrate us all being unique.  On Friday 18th November children can wear their own clothes (the brighter the better!) and we will be fundraising for Children In Need.


Please note the change to our term dates this academic year 2022-23 in light of The King’s Coronation.  We have also now published the term dates for 2023-24.  Find out more here.

We hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

Mrs Carpenter and the Upper School team

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Published on 11th November, 2022

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