This week was Black History Week at Cypress. We have enjoyed our daily ‘storyteller sessions’, with a new story teller each day. Press play to watch Miss Francis tell a traditional West Indian story.
We have also been learning about periods and events in History and the role of black people within them, such as the ‘Black Victorians’, ‘The Forgotten soldiers of World War Two’, ‘The Bristol Bus Boycott’ and the history of Carnival. We also had a special story telling session from Usifu Jalloh on Wednesday. This all culminated in an amazing celebration of our knowledge today with our own Cypress Carnival, where we shared facts, sang songs we had practised in singing assembly and participated in and listened to Djembe drumming! It was so much fun! What a way to finish the half-term! A big thank you to Miss Prideaux and Mrs Rose, our PSHE co-ordinators and Miss Barker, our amazing music teacher, who organised such an exciting and informative week for the children.
|Class Name||Rainbow 1||Rainbow 2|
|Holly||Tess – for using her noticing skills to help write a fantastic report||Beatrice – for using her noticing skills to help write a fantastic report|
|Cedar||Heela – for being absorbed in her work and producing wonderful non-chronological report on their chosen dinosaur that they should be proud of.||Filip – for being absorbed in his work and producing wonderful non-chronological report on their chosen dinosaur that they should be proud of.|
|Birch||Gabriel- for your brilliant problem solving skills in maths and grammar.||Tosca- for your fantastic contribution to our history lesson on the Industrial Revolution!|
|Lime||Beatriz – for always persevering in her tasks and using her imagining skill when writing in role as Corky.||Meredith – for using her imagining skills when writing in role as Corky to produce a great piece of creative writing|
Lea- for representing the class and the school in the Croydon Cross Country competition.
Theon -for representing the class and the school in the Croydon Cross Country competition.
|Raul– for representing the class and the school in the Croydon Cross Country Competition.|
|Rowan||Nealan for his dedication to his role as a reading ambassador.||Maggie for excellent effort, enthusiasm and expression during Harvest assembly rehearsals.|
|Hazel||Lena – for Passionately fulfilling her role of reading ambassador and encouraging children to read||Sam – for actively listening in lessons and consistently using his BLP skills to improve his learning.|
|Willow||Romy – for persevering in English and writing an excellent informal letter.||Alexander O. – For consistently using his noticing skills in maths and showing a comprehensive understanding of rounding and pace value.|
|Sycamore||Le A’ja – For using her linking and noticing skills when editing her Beowulf letter.||Lucy – for showing great kindness in our lessons, as you always try to support other children in their learning when they are struggling.|
|Beech||Leonor – for always trying her hardest and persevering when the work is challenging.||Freda – for her amazing behaviours for learning – always ready to be challenged.|
|Oak||Khadija – for being a resilient learner and trying her best during Literacy.||Joan – for his positivity and energy during P.E. It was infectious and joyous.|
Gold Award winners – Resilient Learner
These amazing learners have worked hard to manage distractions, become absorbed in their learning and persevere in the face of challenge! Well done to:
Birch: Jules & Maria Cedar: Matilda &Quinn Holly: Constance & Kayhan
Rowan: Mete & Aaliyah Hawthorn: Joe & Alesha Lime: Rico & Beatriz
Sycamore: Maya & Nikolai Hazel: Iqra & Maria Willow: Greta & Willow
Oak: Alycia & Danny Beech: Nihaal & Cai
Our Cypress Superstars this week are Kemara and Mikayla, who medalled in a recent gymnastics competition! Well done girls! Jules, who created an amazing steam train as homework for the Year 3 topic, ‘The Crystal Palace’ and Tosca & Louis, who created detailed, well organised non-chronological reports on the Tyrannosaurus Rex. Oliver in Hazel class won the Word Wizard award by using last week’s word grating in a (very entertaining) sentence. Tess won the Golden Lock prize this week; great news – keep up the scooting!
Well done again to our Year 4 children for their amazing Harvest performance; the whole school watched the recording and absolutely loved it! It really reminds us of how fortunate we are and the importance of helping others.
Please remember, if your child is in Hawthorn, Sycamore, Hazel, Willow or Oak, your child will have Forest School next half-term every Monday. You should have received a letter in your child’s bag. If not, please click here.
Parent MAC nominations for Cypress Primary School
We have received 6 nominations for the vacancy of Parent MAC and it’s been great to have such positive interest! Thank you to those parents who have put themselves forward. A ballot will now be arranged and after half term a letter will be sent home to all Cypress families with further details.
All after-school clubs will restart on the week beginning 8th November.
We look forward to welcoming you back on Thursday 4th November 2021 Have a restful half-term break.
Mrs Carpenter & the Upper School team