This week we have been introduced to a new learning power – interdependence. We have been thinking about when it is best to work with others, the benefits we get from it,, and when it can be detrimental to our progress. We also discussed the importance and sometimes difficulty of maintaining your own independent judgement in a group. We also have been selling our poppies this week and want to say thank you for your generous donations to the Poppy Appeal for the Royal British Legion (the ‘slap bands’ really went down a treat!). We also had a very reflective assembly on Thursday marking Armistice Day and then gathered in the lower playground to lay wreaths and listen to poetry read by our house captains. The last post was played after our two minutes silence and we reflected on how grateful we are for sacrifices made to ensure our freedoms and were filled with hope for a peaceful future. See our gallery to view our pictures of the event. Special thanks to Mrs Rose and Ms Prideaux, who worked hard to organise this event.
Well done to Hazel Class who kicked of this half-term'[s assemblies with style with children reading and performing scripts they had written based on their English text, ‘Beowulf’. They explained that they had focused on exploiting literary devices for effect, such as onomatopoeia and hyperbole. They explained the learning power skills they used to be successful in their task and wrote narrative with humour and delivered their scripts with expression, and confidence. Well done Hazel class! Thank you to Mr St Aimee, Miss Mitchell and Ms Simadree, who worked to assist the children in creating a wonderful assembly.
Next Friday, we look forward to Willow class assembly, please look out for a letter regarding this on Monday if you have a child in Willow class.
Parent MAC election
Many thanks to all those who voted in our Parent MAC election. A total of 103 votes were cast and we’re pleased to announce that our new Parent MAC is Sarah Waddingham. Sarah has a child in Little Cypress and is very keen to support our school and join the MAC team.
Friendship Week and Children In Need
Next week is Friendship Week, where we will be exploring themes around positive friendships, what constitutes bullying and what to do, or who to talk to, if you’re worried. The theme this year is ‘One Kind Word’. On Monday 15th we ask that all children come to school wearing Odd Socks to celebrate their uniqueness (no donations required). Friday 19th November is Children in Need and our School Council have decided to hold a pyjama day to raise funds! We are all very excited to wear our pyjamas to school (including the staff!) so please donate to this worthwhile cause (click here for letter).
Wishing you a restful weekend,
Mrs Carpenter & the Upper School team