Newsletter 32: 20th May 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.

Year 2 SATs

Well done to all Year 2 children, who have been working very hard and using all their concentration in their SATs tests this week. Mrs. McCormack is very pleased with the children’s achievements.

Gambia Total

We raised a grand total of £255.98 for our Gambia appeal. Thank you once again for your generous support.

After School Clubs

Just a reminder that after school clubs ARE on next week. They will also be on the week straight after half term. If your child is in year 6 or year 2, they can chose a second club to replace SATs club. Please return the form and payment for clubs which carry a charge.

Donations and Help for School Fair

The Friends of Dame Tipping would like to ask for donations of old crockery (no glass!), any unwanted gifts for our luxury tombola and donations of bottles of wine and empty wine bottles (screw top only) please.

If you are able to help on a stall on the 18th June, please contact Vicky Makepeace, or any of the Friends. In order to make the event a success, they need as many helpers as possible.

Half Term ‘Play Date’

You & your children are warmly invited to another Friends of Dame Tipping Play Date, to be held Thursday 23rd June. Weald Park, Brentwood. Car parks can be found on Weald Road and Lincolns Lane, CM14 5QS (small charge made for parking).Stick Man Trail, Deer & Ducks to feed.  Play & Picnic Area. Meet outside the Visitor Centre at 10.30am.  Please bring packed lunch & a child or two or three ! Contact Verity Collins if you want further info 07876 498 988.

Socks and Shoes!

There are an increasing number of children wearing socks which do not follow our school uniform code. Socks should be grey or white. Girls may wear socks with yellow detail to match the summer uniform. Many shoe companies are now making trainers which are sold as school shoes. I have no objection to such shoes as long as they are completely black, with inconspicuous logos. They should also be tied correctly with the tongues underneath the trousers.

Wearing our uniform smartly shows that we take pride in our school, so please ensure that your child is wearing the correct uniform and that it is clean, neat and tidy.

Teachers for September

The class teachers for September have now been confirmed and are as follows :

Class 5 and 6, Mr. Matthews (Deputy Head) supported by Mrs. Hood and Mrs. Marshall ;

Class 3 and 4 Miss Smith supported by Mrs. Potts and Mrs. Johnson ;

Class 1 and 2, Mrs. McCormack supported by Mrs. Davies and Mrs. Buckley ;

Reception, Miss North supported by Mrs. James.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming our 2 new teachers in September.

Census Day

Thank you for supporting the school by encouraging your children to have school lunch on Thursday. The children really enjoyed their meals and we had around 90% take-up (which means more funding for the school).

New Playground

As you know, the Friends of Dame Tipping and the children have worked very hard to match fund the necessary amount for an adventure playground to be built at the back of the school. The children are very excited about the project and can’t wait to play on all the new equipment. Work starts on the INSET day next Friday and will continue into the first week after half term. The car park will be inaccessible whilst the work goes on, so please make alternative arrangements for the first week back. Staff will be on duty at the front of the school before and after school, so you will be able to drop your children there. Thank you for your co-operation.

Attendance

Class 1 and 2 :100% Amazing ! ; Class 3 and 4 : 98.97% ; Reception : 98.67% and Class 5 and 6 : 98.33%. This is even better than last week. Well done !

Gold Book

Well done to Demi- Bleu Strunkey, Kitty Higgins, Jeremiah Oyetunde, Chidi Emechebe, Sadie Turrell, Charlotte Woods, Aaliyah Bimpong, Lexi Webb, Jack Robinson, Joe Stanley, Matthew Hick (x2), Freddie French, Devon Alexander, George Dignum, Maddie Taylor, Dylan Patel, Scarlett Kedadi, Ben Wapling, Daniel Davies, William Smyth and Joshua Airen 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 : Kitan Sosanya (Perseverance)- amazing transformation in her handwriting, Archie Jerrett and Deborah Ajayi- being excellent learning ambassadors, Bonnie-Blu Kedadi (Perseverance)- hard work in writing, Katie Snow-(Perseverance)- excellent writing; Kitty Higgins (Perseverance)- excellent reading and writing; Tom Marshall (Perseverance)- excellent reading; Oscar Knight (Respect)- excellent behaviour in class this week.

Work of the week

Class 1 and 2’s Work of the week was awarded to Mojola Awosan for well chosen vocabulary in her poem, Class 3 and 4’s to Aaron Hick and Amber Gordon for their explanation writing and  Class 5 and 6’s to Ben Wapling for a clear explanation about why Holy Communion is so important to Christians. Well done!

Dates for the diary:

  • Monday 23rd May- Parent Voice Event: Behaviour- 2pm
  • Monday 23rd May- Kingswood meeting for Year 5 and 6 parents 3pm
  • Friday 27th May- School closed to pupils (INSET DAY)
  • Monday 6th June- School closed to pupils (INSET DAY)
  • Monday 13th June- Year 5 Secondary Transfer Talks- 6pm
  • Thursday 16th June Summer open afternoon for parents and children- 3-5pm
  • Friday 17th June- Class photographs
  • Saturday 18th June- School Summer Fair on the village green
  • Monday 20th-Friday 24th June- Class 5 and 6 residential visit.
  • Thursday 23rd June – School closed to pupils for the European Referendum.

Mrs. Kathryn Waters