This week, we have been very busy. Our first group of Year 5 students have just concluded their intensive swimming lessons. It has been exhausting, but SO much fun! The next group begin on Monday! Year 6 have also been riding the rollercoasters at Chessington and are camping overnight together in the school field tonight! Year 5 and 6 had an amazing author visit with Jim Beckett, who explained his writing process and joined us virtually to deliver a very engaging and interesting workshop about writing creatively. Year 5 also visited Fulham Palace and studied the Thames – complimenting their thematic topic of ‘Rivers’; Year 4 have had a great time enjoying outdoor pursuits at Fryland Woods and Year 3 are VERY excited about their upcoming trip to Littlehampton. Phew! What a jam-packed, adventure- grabbing week it has been! . We organised these trips very carefully to adhere to all Covid guidelines – school trips play an important part in the school experience and we want to ensure we can deliver the best possible experiences for all Cypress children- safely. We hope they had a great time.
|Class Name||Rainbow 1||Rainbow 2|
|Holly||Pietro – for working on distilling golden nuggets of learning in our lessons||Sophia – for revising her plans in literacy to get the best outcomes.|
|Cedar||Ian – for distilling a fantastic ‘golden nugget’ for the class.||Flora – for helping the class with good BLP strategies.|
|Birch||Frank- for making fantastic links for science during our topic on plants.||Clara- for your fantastic attention to tone and detailed sketching during thematic.|
|Lime||Harry – for persevering in maths with reasoning questions||Jimmy – for having a good attitude to learning and not giving up on tricky questions|
|Hawthorn||Ilyas (Ill-e-as) Working collaboratively to read a passage from the Qu’ran in Arabic during RE and sharing his prayer book with the class||Mujtaba – for sharing his copy of the Qu’ran with the class during RE and demonstrating how Muslim’s pray using his Prayer Mat|
|Rowan||Alima – for working collaboratively||Oliver – for effectively distilling during maths|
|Hazel||Mustafa – for persevering in swimming lessons||Sangeeth – for great use of persuasive vocabulary in writing lessons.|
|Willow||Nouria – for making great effort in her letter writing, using great persuasive language.||Sebastian – for always persevering in maths and being able to solve decimal problems.|
|Larch||Emma – for being dedicated to promoting and collecting the Y6 raffle money even when the teacher was unwell||Esme -for being dedicated to promoting and collecting the Y6 raffle money even when the teacher was unwell|
|Beech||Cassie- for using her distilling skills to select key information from a story map.||Benyamin- for working hard to make links between a selection of pictures and the story being read in English.|
|Oak||Simi – for writing a creative rap about himself (including his likes, character and ambitions) and then performing it in front of the class with good timing, confidence, enthusiasm and energy.||Marvin – for writing a creative rap about himself (including likes, character and ambitions) and then performing it in front of the class with good timing, confidence, enthusiasm and energy.|
Our shooting stars this week are Eira, Gus, Dotty, Abbey (Birch) and Malcom (Rowan) for getting their gold Accelerated Reading awards – well done! Keep gaining those reading miles! A big shout out goes to Sam (Cedar) for a very impressive letter written as Edward Tulane – amazing emotive vocabulary Sam. Well done Abbey (Birch) for a very skilled piece of independent writing retelling a section of the story of ‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane’! Lena (Rowan) won the Word Wizard rosette this week, using the word ‘animated’ correctly in an ambitious sentence – great job! This week’s word is ‘disregard’. Get your entries in first thing on Monday for a chance to win the Word Wizard rosette!
We hope you have a fantastic weekend. See you on Monday!
Mrs Carpenter and the Cypress Upper team