Cheam Fields Weekly Newsletter

27th September 2019

Learning Together, Growing Together

Information and Reminders

Parents' Evenings

Tuesday 15th October – Reception, Years 1, 2 , 3, 4, 5 , 6

Wednesday 16th October – Year 5 ONLY

Thursday 17th October - : Reception, Years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6

Please book an appointment to see your child's class teacher by using our online Parents' Evening Booking System.

The booking System is now open and will close on Wednesday 9th October at 4pm.

If you have changed your email address or are having problems accessing the system, please let the office know.

Dates For Your Diary

Please check the dates section regularly as dates may change and new dates will be added

Monday 30th September - Individual Pupil Photographs

Monday 30th September - Friday 4th October - NSPCC Buddy's Big Workout Activity Week

Wednesday 2nd October - PTFA Quiz Night, 8pm - new start time

Monday 7th October - Reception Autumn Walk (more details to follow)

Monday 7th October - Year 2 SATs Meeting, 9am & 6pm, Hall

Monday 7th October - Reception Open Afternoon, 2:30pm (more details to follow)

Wednesday 9th October - NSPCC Buddy's Big Workout Sponsor Money due in

Friday 11th October - Year 3 Kew Gardens Trip and Sleepover

Tuesday 15th October - Parents' Evening, Reception to Year 6

Wednesday 16th October - Year 2 Great Fire of London Workshop

Wednesday 16th October - Parents' Evening, Year 5 ONLY

Thursday 17th October - Year 1 “The Magic Toy-maker” Exit Point (see letter)

Thursday 17th October - Parents' Evening, Reception, Years 1,2,3,4 and 6 (Not Year 5)

Friday 18th October - Last Day of Half Term!

Monday 21st October – Friday 25th October – Half Term

Monday 28th October - INSET Day. No school for pupils on this day.

Wednesday 30th October - PTFA Halloween Discos - Reception and Year 1 (see times below and letters from PTFA)

Thursday 31st October - PTFA Halloween Discos - Year 3 & 4 and 5 & 6 (see times below and letters from PTFA)

Monday 4th November - Friday 8th November - Parliament Week (nothing required from home)

Monday 11th November - Friday 15th November - Anti-Bullying Week (nothing required from home)

Monday 11th November - Remembrance Day Assembly (nothing required from home)

Friday 15th November 2019 - Child in Need Mufti (£1 donation)

Monday 18th November - Friday 22nd November - World Nursery Rhyme Week for Nursery and Reception (more details to follow)

Wednesday 20th November - Nursery & Reception - Nursery Rhyme Dress Up & Sponsored Walk (more details to follow)

Special Events

PTFA Quiz Night!

Wednesday 2nd October

New Start Time: 8pm

Champagne to be won on the night plus a chance to win a party hamper for your table!

£5 a ticket and entry forms can be collected from reception.

NSPCC Buddy's Big Workout Activity Week

To support the invaluable work the NSPCC do, we are taking part in Buddy's Big Workout Activity Week during the week of the 30th September.

Year 1-6 are participating in Dance-a-thons on:

Monday 30th September - Year 3 - 6

Friday 4th October - Year 1 & 2

Your children have brought home their sponsorship forms to collect sponsors. We know they will have a fantastic time raising funds while having a ‘good old boogie’.

Sponsor money is due in by Wednesday 9th October at the latest.

As always, we thank you for your support.

Year 1 - The Magic Toy-Maker Exit Point

Thursday 17th October -

Year 1 children can come to school dressed as a toy or toy character - new or old!

Will we see any of these?

PTFA Halloween Discos

Wednesday 30th October -

15:30 - 16:15: RECEPTION

16:30 - 17:30: YEARS 1 & 2

Thursday 31st October -

15:30 - 16:30: YEARS 3 & 4

17:00 - 18:00: YEARS 5 & 6

Children in Need Mufti Day

Friday 15th November -

Children can wear their own clothes (including Children in Need t-shirts, hairbands etc.) in return for a £1 donation for Children in Need.

Nursery & Reception - Nursery Rhyme Dress Up & Sponsored Walk

Wednesday 20th November -

Nursery & Reception pupils can come to school dressed as nursery rhyme characters. They will also take part in a sponsored walk - more details to follow soon.


Year 2 - The Great Fire of London

Year 2 are learning about the Great Fire of London.

Please ask us lots of questions about it as we know lots of amazing facts!

In IPC this week they have started creating their own pictures to represent The Great Fire of London. We learnt about silhouettes and the impact they make on a picture. They look forward to showing you the finished pieces!

European Day of Languages

On Thursday 25th September, we celebrated European Languages Day in conjunction with Lingotot. There were special assemblies and pupils took part in activities in classrooms.

Thanks to Mrs Lester from Lingotot for providing resources for all of the pupils to enjoy!

Try out these tongue twisters:

Combien de sous sont ces saucissons-ci? Ces saucissons-ci sont six sous.

(French): “How much are these sausages here? These sausages here are six cents”.

Zwei schwarze schleimige Schlangen sitzen zwischen zwei spitzen Steinen und zischen.

(German): “Two black slimy snakes sit between two pointed stones and hiss”.

Papá pon pan para Pepín, para Pepín pon pan papá.

(Spanish): “Dad serves bread for Pepin, for Pepin Dad serves bread.”

四 是 四 , 十 是 十 , 十 四 是 十 四 , 四 十 是 四 十

sì shì sì, shí shì shí, shí sì shì shí sì, sì shí shì sì shí

(Mandarin Chinese): “Four is four, ten is ten, fourteen is fourteen, forty is forty.”

Science - Year 5

Year 5 have used different classification keys to classify animals.

They have worked collaboratively in groups to create their own classification keys and have used their enquiry skills to come up with great scientific questions.

They classified different species, sorting them into mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds and insects.

We then used our observational skills to create enlarged drawings of different animals.

Battle of the Books

Year 2

Aliens Love Underpants - Clare Freedman and Ben Cort

"Aliens love underpants, in every shape and size,

But there are no underpants in space, so here's a big surprise...."

This zany, hilarious tale is delightfully brought to life by Ben Cort's vibrant illustrations. With a madcap, rhyming text by award-winning Claire Freedman, this is sure to enchant and amuse the whole family!

Perfect for joining in, this story is fantastically fresh and funny - you'll laugh your pants off!

Week Commencing 16th September

Year 1 & 2: drought

Year 3 & 4: unison

Year 5 & 6: voracious

Week Commencing 23rd September

Year 1 & 2: huddle

Year 3 & 4: nimble

Year 5 & 6: effervescent

Week Commencing 30th September

Year 1 & 2: witness

Year 3 & 4: eloquent

Year 5 & 6: abhorrent


Year 6 School Captains

Congratulations to our new School Captains

You have been chosen to do a very special role - you should be really proud of yourselves!

Well done!

"I am overjoyed to take on this role and responsibility. I hope I can make a difference in the school." Jacob

"I am extremely grateful to become a school captain and play an important role in the school. I can't wait to do more for the school as I'm already doing the small but important things like: getting in early, putting the benches out and looking after the school equipment." Callum

"I am really proud to be a school captain and hope I can help the school and do jobs, like doing the benches and making sure everyone stays on the left." Jason

"I am very grateful to become a school captain. It is a privileged role. I love moving the benches, coming in early in the morning and giving everyone playground equipment. I really enjoy taking care of my wonderful school." Zara

Leah , Maya, Callum, Zara, Jacob, Jason

"I am very grateful to be picked for a school captain this year as there are many responsibilities. I love that we are taking care and looking after our school. My favourite job as a school captain is everything!" Maya

"I am very grateful to be chosen as a school captain. I love that we come in early to the ramp and get to put the benches out. I also like placing the playground equipment." Leah

Theo - AFC Wimbledon

Congratulations to Theo in Turquoise Class who has successfully signed a Football League Youth Contract with AFC Wimbledon at Under 11 level.

We look forward to seeing what the future holds for you Theo!


Thank you to all of you who donated cakes for the cake sale and those who came along to buy them.

Thanks to Miss Gill and Miss Nijhuis for organising it.

Check next week's newsletter to see how much we raised for Macmillan.

Club 1

The children in Club 1 know their number bonds. Membership of the clubs need to be earned each half term! Congratulations to the following children who have achieved membership of the club.

  • Badger Class: Jamie H, Ozzy, Sebastian, Isla, Jessica, Caitlin, Rowan, Carmen, Ed
  • Rabbit Class: Charlotte C, Oliver, James, Charlie F, Albert, Bator, Rosie, Matteo

Club 2

The children in Club 2 know their number bonds. Membership of the club needs to be earned each half term! Congratulations to the following children who are members of Club 2:

  • Year 2 Fox Class: James. C, Killian, Rory, Ewa, Matheo, Hendrix, Serena, Summer, James. T
  • Year 2 Owl Class: Phoenix

144 Club

The children in 144 Club know their times tables. Membership of all the clubs needs to be earned each term! Congratulations to the following children who are members of the 144 Club:

  • Year 3 Garnet: Anir, Anshula, Niamh, Kristiyan
  • Year 3 Jade: Anbond, Daniel, Sonny
  • Year 3 Opal: Najibah, Rohan, Daouda, Menaal, Hisham, Freya, Tanvi
  • Year 4 Emerald: Sadhana, William, Molly
  • Year 4 Topaz: Umit, Flynn, Jeffreet , Fred, Nicolas, Isha
  • Year 5 Amber: Alejandro, Hayden Green, Lucas, Vithuli, Avaneesh, Freya H, Freya TL, Arshya, Hayden Groves, Joshua, Finlay
  • Year 5 Sapphire: Abelash, Milo, Lilly Lance, Dexter, Rebecca, Abinaya, Charlotte, Harrison, Ciaran, Tamzin, Johnny
  • Year 6 Amethyst: Danielle, George, Kamyar, Aely, Frankie, Jacob, Theo N, Nacho, Aimee, Jason, Asher, Aidan, Leah, Sam, Logan, Lily Hannigan, Daisy, Bosco, Joe, Eshaal
  • Year 6 Turquoise: Ollie, Abdul, Daniel, Advay, Emmie, Harry P, Shajina, Preethy, Theo J, Jess, Ishaan, Bobby, Oswald, Yusuf, Rhys, Maia W, Callum, Josie, Maya S, Gabriel, Gemma, Zara, Isla, Jack, David

Achievement Awards

Congratulations to all the children who received the Achievement Award this week

Reception Hedgehog : Freya

Reception Otter : Evie

Year 1 Badger : Siyona

Year 1 Rabbit : Matteo

Year 2 Fox : Olive

Year 2 Owl : Luca

Year 3 Garnet : Reggie

Year 3 Jade : James

Year 3 Opal : Rohan

Year 4 Emerald : Lola

Year 4 Topaz : Freddie

Year 5 Amber : Eva

Year 5 Sapphire : Sasha

Year 6 Amethyst : Fareed

Year 6 Turquoise : Gabriel

Going for Gold Awards

Congratulations to all the children who received the Going for Gold Award this week

Reception Hedgehog : Hugo G

Reception Otter : Robyn

Year 1 Badger : Ed

Year 1 Rabbit : Leila

Year 2 Fox : Luca

Year 2 Owl : Sienna

Year 3 Garnet : Phoebe C

Year 3 Jade : Milly

Year 3 Opal : Tanvi

Year 4 Emerald : Summer-Rose

Year 4 Topaz : Ammarah

Year 5 Amber : Hayden Green

Year 5 Sapphire : Abelash

Year 6 Amethyst : Tristan

Year 6 Turquoise : Miah

Times Table Rock Stars

The children have been busy practising their times tables by using Times Tables Rock Stars. Well done to this week's top three pupils who got the most correct answers:

  1. Finlay (Amber)
  2. Freya T-L (Amber)
  3. Abelash (Sapphire)

The top three classes in Key Stage 1 were:

  1. Owl Class (Year 2)
  2. Fox Class (Year 2)
  3. Rabbit Class (Year 1)

The top three classes in Key Stage 2 were:

  1. Amber Class (Year 5)
  2. Sapphire Class (Year 5)
  3. Garnet Class (Year 3)


School Council Update

Our School Council continues to be committed to their Healthy Eating project they started at the end of the last academic year.

They had a meeting with Mrs Mackenzie who has agreed to support their hard work in ensuring that children bring healthy packed lunches.

Our voice counts -together we make a difference!

Sports News

Cricket World Cup Event

Last week, Year 3 and 6 pupils had a brilliant time at Sutton Cricket Club. They took part in cricket activities and got to see the actual Cricket World Cup trophy.

It was a great afternoon in the sunshine!

Brownlee Foundation Triathlon

The Triathlon was a fun, exciting opportunity where we tested our fitness and teamwork skills. We had to encourage others to keep going. I enjoyed it very much and got to play with my friends, challenge myself and have a once in a lifetime experience.

The event was for everyone as it was not competitive, however we could still have a great time and complete the course at our own speed.

Callum - Turquoise Class

Nike You're It!

Tuesday 24th September was probably the best day of my life! After travelling on the underground and walking in the wet weather, we arrived at the place of wonders - the Nike Stadium (well that's what I call it!)

Whilst waiting for minutes on end, we were finally called to the pitch. Ecstatic, we rushed on. A kind gentleman explained what would happen - the biggest game of tag!

Zara - Turquoise Class

Year 2 - Tennis Taster Sessions

Year 2 enjoyed taking part in a tennis taster session on Thursday 26th September hosted by Sutton Tennis Academy.

We developed a range of skills including teamwork, throwing and catching and hitting the ball back with the tennis racket. We enjoyed developing our teamwork skills by creating our own human net!

NAS Sutton Lego Club for Primary Aged Children

Sunday 29th September 2019

2pm - 4pm

Would your child like to join us at Lego Club?

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance through the following link:

Supporting Siblings (A Workshop for Parents and Siblings over the age of 8)

Sunday 6 October

1.10pm - 5pm

The Main Hall, Wallington United Reformed Church, Stanley Park Road, Wallington

NAS Sutton are really pleased to welcome Dr Alexandra Gregory, who is an Educational Psychologist and also a sibling of somebody with autism.

She is going to be running a half day workshop for both Parents and Siblings which will cover the following:

  • A workshop for siblings where they can share their experiences
  • A workshop for parents/carers and siblings focussed on supporting sibs
  • Sharing her own personal experiences as a sibling, the highs and the lows
  • An overview of research in this area

Parents and their children will remain in the same hall for the afternoon, although at times they may separate off into different groups.

Refreshments will be provided.

IMPORTANT: Please note that this workshop is only for Siblings and not for those kids with a diagnosis of Autism. This is to protect the siblings and give them a chance to speak openly and honestly about their feelings. We ask everyone to respect this. We are also limiting the age to those of 8 years and over on this occasion so that they are of a similar age group. If this workshop runs well we will run it again for the lower age range.

Places must be booked in advance through the link below:

Small Change, Big Difference - An Autism Parenting Programme

Adapt to Learn in conjunction with the NAS Sutton Branch are now able to offer

‘Small Change, Big Difference’, a series of Workshops for parents of children with a diagnosis of autism, and especially those who have recently been diagnosed and are looking for a good basic understanding of Autism.

Our aim is to empower parents, grandparents. carers, family in supporting them to help their children by developing an in-depth understanding of autism.

Over a four week course, we will take a positive approach, while exploring, sharing and discussing practical strategies to help develop communication skills, pre-empt and manage behaviour and gain confidence and resilience.

During our interactive sessions, parents will be given the opportunity to make connections and friendships with each other, gain support and feel less isolated.

The course comprises of four x 2-hour sessions and will cover a range of topics.

IMPORTANT: This is a 4 week course, and you must sign up to and be able to attend all four sessions.

The sessions will be held at Carshalton Beeches Baptist Free Church, Banstead Road, Carshalton SM5 3NL.

Session Times & Dates

Session 1 17th October 6.30pm-8.30pm


Session 2 31st October 6.30pm-8.30pm

Session 3 7th November 6.30pm-8.30pm

Session 4 14th November 6.30pm-8.30pm

£20 per person which covers all 4 sessions

Places must be booked through the link below:

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Please hand in any Woodcote Green Garden Centre & Nursery Vouchers by the end of the month.

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