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Fabulous Frogs!

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This has been such a wonderful and busy week! The weather has been fantastic and we have heard all about your amazing long weekends. We really hope you had a fun extra day to enjoy. The children have been very excited as tadpoles have been donated to Reception.

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Infant Agility in Year 2

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On Wednesday 25th April, ten children from Year 2 represented our school at the Dartford School Games: Infant Agility Festival. This is a competitive event aimed at children in Key Stage 1. The children took part in a series of field events, demonstrating their balancing, throwing, bowling and jumping skills. Each school was scored on a points system and the overall highest achieving team goes on to represent Dartford at the Kent School Games final.

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Chirping Birds in Reception!

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It has been another exciting week in school with lots of amazing discoveries from our young learners! We have continued to follow their interests on birds and have enjoyed making nests and fact books.

The children have deepened their understanding of birds; by exploring their different features such as; their beaks and the different eggs laid by different birds. We have also used water paint to explore colour mixing and painting birds. It has been a pleasure to watch children working as a team, making nests out of sticks and leaves.

Our enthusiastic novices have been extremely busy, as well as learning about birds, they have also enjoyed making observational drawings of plants and embarking on mini-beasts hunts in our garden. They have certainly allowed their imaginations to go wild and this has been a joy to watch!

We want to thank you all for our weekly Friday Fund donation. This generous contribution is used to purchase resources to enhance learning and teaching! Lastly, we are also grateful to our parents who gave up their time to help make class teas a success last week! We appreciate all your support! Thank you!

News About the Sing-Up Award!

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At Joydens Wood Infant School we love to sing! Staff and children have been working hard to collect evidence of how much singing we incorporate into our school life, from curriculum songs, to routine songs and preparing songs for assemblies and productions. We are collecting this evidence as we have pledged for a Sing Up Gold Award and we are nearly there! So please keep encouraging your children to enjoy their singing and we hope to have good news on achieving our Gold award very soon!

Birds, Birds Everywhere!

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This has been a wonderful first week back after Easter. We have heard all about the exciting activities that you and your children have been up to. The weather has certainly been a rather spectacular surprise and we have also had a visit from a very special tortoise that enjoyed spending the day with the Reception classes!

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Skip for Sports Relief!

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On Friday 16th March the children took part in a series of skipping challenges to raise money for Sport Relief. These included a team skip challenge, backwards skip, hoop skip and a skip relay.

The children showed great sportsmanship, cheering on their team and supporting each other. Not only did we have lots of fun, the money raised will go to Sport Relief and help disadvantaged people across the UK.

Thank you to all of you for your kind donations!