Newsletter 29: 29th April 2016

‘The best that I can be’

James 5: 11- Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.

We have had another fun and productive week this week. On Thursday, members of class 5 and 6 really impressed me by presenting their RE work on the Trinity to the rest of the school.

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On Thursday afternoon, Reception had a great time in Forest School, planting new plants in the beds at the back of the school and toasting marshmallows. Thank you to Mr. Whitcombe, who donated the plants.

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Anti-bullying code

We have been working with KS2 children on how to prevent bullying in school. They have come up with a code, which we will introduce to the rest of the school next week, to help all members of the school. We discussed what we understand bullying to be and the reasons why some people bully others. The code will become part of our new anti-bullying policy statement to be published on the website:

Speak up, rather than joining in;

Tell an older child or teacher if you are being bullied or you see someone else being bullied;

Always think about what you say and do to others.

Think of other people’s feelings- be kind

If you have upset someone, say sorry;

Remember : telling the teacher about something that has upset you is the right thing to do- its not snitching.

Lexi and Sadie made some lovely posters about being kind to others, which will be displayed in the school.

Online Safety

Over the bank holiday (especially if the weather lets us down) children will probably be spending time at home online. Please ensure that you are vigilant regarding your child’s online safety : talk to them about what they are playing, who they are talking to and what they are watching. Our school website contains links to lots of useful and informative sites for parents. Try visiting  www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/ for the latest advice on the apps and games your child may be using.

Attendance

Class 1 and 2 :97.92% ; Class 3 and 4 : 96.98% ; Reception : 89.17% and Class 5 and 6 : 91.67%

Gold Book

Well done to Jessica White, Aimee Bradley, George Dignum, Finlay McKeown,

Conor Hazelwood (x2), Dhiya Chagger, Sidonie Holmes, Freddie French, Scarlett Kedadi,

Josh Thurbon,Tiffany Sosanya, Dylan Alexander, Nicole Mahoney, Zachary Teshola, Chinaza Osaji-Okai, Elaina Goodison, Oliver Mahoney, Deborah Ajayi, Kai Davis, Sasha Goodison, Chidi Emechebe, Kitty Jerrett, Freddie Parrish and Adaora Emechebe for earning their place in this week’s Gold Book for excellent learning behaviour.

Commendations

Well done to the following children who received a commendation for upholding our core Christian values : Livia French (Perseverance)- always wanting to learn and asking questions which help her learning; George Viney (Perseverance)- spectacular effort with his writing; Miller Davis (Perseverance)- excellent effort in reading and writing; Freddy Parrish (Perseverance)- great effort in all his activities this week.

Work of the week

Class 1 and 2’s Work of the week was awarded to Tommy Randall for an inventive letter to the Big Bad Wolf; Class 3 and 4’s to Zachary Teshola for an excellent retelling of a short story and Class 5 and 6’s to Sidonie Holmes for an excellent news report. Well done, everyone!

Dates for the diary:

  • Monday 2nd May- School closed- Bank Holiday
  • Thursday 5th May – School closed to pupils for local elections.
  • Monday 9th– Thursday 12th May- Year 6 SATs week.
  • Friday 13th May- Non-uniform day to raise money for our sponsored children.
  • Monday 23rd May- Parent Voice Event: Behaviour- 2pm
  • Monday 20th-Friday 24th June- Class 5 and 6 residential visit.
  • Thursday 23rd June – School closed to pupils for the European Referendum.On behalf of all of us at Dame Tipping, we wish you an enjoyable long weekend.
  • Kathryn Waters