We are feeling festive at Cypress! The Christmas trees are up and the decorative Christmas hoops are on display in the hall. We are looking forward to the Y5 Christmas production, Winter discos and Christmas parties happening over the next two weeks!
We have also been considering how resourceful we are in the classroom. We know that being resourceful can improve our efficiency in the classroom. We looked at characters who have overcome challenges by being resourceful and considered how we might further employ our imagination, questioning, link-making and capitalising skills.
We also have been considering the concept of Trust – how it can take time to build, seconds to break and a long time to repair. We heard the story of the Crow and the Fox and The Tiger’s Whisker to reinforce these ideas. Ask your child about what they have learned this week about Trust.
In line with our new behaviour policy, each classroom has a ‘recognition board’ where we celebrate children’s successes and achievements. Each week, we (Miss Binks and Mrs Carpenter) also have children coming to us to share their work and achievements and we love sharing this in our weekly news story.
Ida, Sebastian, Gabriella and Ted came to share their conversational Spanish skills! They were so confident when speaking I thought I’d share! Please click the link to listen.
Sophie also came to see me with a wonderfully detailed drawing based on a scene from the Phillip Pullman’s Firework Maker’s Daughter. She had used powerful language to describe a scene from the story. It is clear that you thought very carefully before choosing your words, Sophie. Well done!
Football – Cypress v St Joseph’s
Yesterday Cypress Football team played St Joseph’s in a long awaited match. After a disappointing opening game, the Cypress football team came back strongly against St Joseph’s to earn a hard-fought draw at 1-1. After an opening goal from Ruby in the first half firing in from distance, the team begun to show so fight and determination. Maxwell marshalled the defence, and Ray delivered some excellent saves. Sebastian, Pietro and Lea worked hard in midfield.St Joseph’s fought back and scored just before half time to level the score with a well taken goal. Ralph, Cruz, Rico and Ethan worked hard to keep an even score sheet. It was a hard fought second half with chances for both sides, but neither team could edge it. Excellent progress made by Cypress – well done to all who took part!
Congratulations to Mrs Sorenson, who gave birth to her little girl, Lily Rose last Friday. She is absolutely gorgeous and is doing well. We send our love and best wishes to Mrs Sorenson at this happy time!
Today we also say ‘good luck’ to Ms Thomas-Bell, who definitely deserves the title of Cypress Superstar. She is due to have her baby in January and today was her last day. We will miss you! We can’t wait to meet your little one when she arrives!
Year 5 Christmas Production
We are very excited for the Year 5 Christmas production. If you have a child in Year 5 and have not yet requested tickets, please do so through the office as soon as possible. The performance is on Thursday 14th December at 2pm and another later performance at 5:30pm.
Thank you to all who attended the Winter Fair. Special thanks to our amazing PTFA, who dedicated their time and organised such a wonderful event. We hope to update you with the amount raised soon!
Winter School discos
Monday 11th December – Year 1
Tuesday 12th December – Year 2
Thursday 14th December – Years 3 & 4
Friday 15th December Years – 5 & 6
Tickets are £3 and can be purchased here
Come and have a fun evening singing some Christmas Carols and getting in the Christmas spirit! This event will take place on Tuesday, 12th December at 6.15pm at St John the Evangelist Church on Sylvan Road. Click here to reserve your free tickets.
Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Carpenter, Miss Binks and the Cypress team