Newsletter 32: 8th June 2018

 

‘The best that I can be’

School Journey

Class 5 and 6 have had a fantastic time at Kingswood. I had the pleasure of visiting them yesterday and it was wonderful to see them overcoming challenges, deepening their friendships and supporting each other so well. I would like to say a big thank you to Mrs. McCormack, Mrs. Potts and Mr. Brome for spending the whole 5 days with the children and taking care of them so well.

School Lunch News

There is an exciting competition for KS2 children (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6) who have school lunches. On certain days in June and July, they can collect a badge for having a school meal. If they collect all the badges, they will be entered into a draw to win a bike! Badge days are: 12th June, 19th June, 26th June and 10th July. Please encourage your children to take part.

On Tuesday 19th June, there is a special football-themed menu. The children will be able to choose a cheeseburger in a bun with chips or Quorn tomato pasta bake.

Academisation Consultation Meeting

If you would like to find out more about our school joining the LIFE Education Trust, please come along to our meeting on Thursday 14th June at 6.15pm.There will be a presentation and a chance to ask questions of myself and the CEO of the trust, Julian Dutnall.

All other questions should be submitted in writing from 4th June via the school email address and addressed to Mr. G. Brome, Chair of Governors.

Secondary Transfer Talks

Parents of Year 5 pupils are invited to a meeting at 3.15pm on Wednesday 27th June, where a representative from the Local Authority admissions department will explain the secondary application process and answer any questions you may have.

Friends of Dame Tipping Family Fun Day

Please see the message below from the Friends- it would be a real shame to have to cancel what promises to be a very enjoyable event with the potential to raise lots of funds for the school due to lack of volunteers.

Family fun day Saturday 30th June 1- 4pm. 

If you would like to advertise your business in the programmes being handed out at the fun day in exchange for a raffle prize donation then please contact Marcia – m.hagon@hotmail.co.uk 

We are still on the lookout for donations of soft toys, crockery and bottles of drink as we have only received a single donation. 

We also need more volunteers for help on the day. As it stands, we haven’t got enough help to run the event successfully. We need help with a variety of things including drinks stalls, simple games stalls, crafts and for the supervising of bouncy castles.  If you are able to help for any amount of time during the day then please return the volunteer reply slips or simply come and talk to Kay, Marcia or Louise, we promise we don’t bite! 

Kay, Jason, Louise & Marcia 

Hair and Nails

Please ensure that you do not send your children to school wearing nail varnish, as it is not part of school uniform. If you do not have remover at home, it is best not to paint their nails at all! Once again, can I remind you not to send children in with large, colorful (except school colours) or ornate hair accessories. Save these for the weekends and holidays, please.

Dates for the Summer Term

As always, there will be a lot happening in school over the weeks leading up to the end of term. We try to give you as much notice as possible for anything which affects you, but please to keep an eye out for Dojo messages, primary contact messages and any letters over the coming weeks so that you don’t miss any important dates.

Dates for the Class 3 and 4 play and Class 5 and 6 end of term showcase will be sent out next week. Both will be within the last 2 weeks of term.

On 26th June, we will be taking part in an RE day at St. Edward’s Primary school in Romford. This will involve children being dropped off at St. Edwards. More details will follow soon.

Sports day is scheduled for Friday 29th June at 1.30pm, with a reserve date of the following Monday. Parents will be invited to spectate this year.

Letter to the Prime Minister

I was very proud to learn that one of our Year 4 pupils, Mojola Awosan, wrote a persuasive letter to the Prime Minister, Theresa May on the subject of gun crime. Mojola received a reply and has been told that her letter has been passed on to the Home Secretary. It is fantastic to see one of our pupils putting her learning to use in such a positive way.

Work of the Week

Reception- Evie Parrish- for her fantastic independent writing

Class 1&2-  Isabelle Mahoney- for her hard work in phonics and writing

Class 3&4- Jack Webb- for excellent independent work interpreting bar charts and pictograms in Maths

Commendations

Reception- Archie Ormes- for persevering with his learning and making great progress

Class 1&2- Katie and Rhiannon- for being fantastic Perfect Partners in Phonics.

Class 3&4- Sapphire Hagon- for a focused and mature attitude to all her work this week

Pen Licence

Congratulations to JJ Jan in Year 3, who earnt his pen licence for consistently neat, joined handwriting.

Achievements

Congratulations to Poppy Whitcombe and Eva Ali for achieving their stage 1 ice skating award.

Attendance

Reception- 82.31% ; Class 1&2- 94.83% ; Class 3&4- 90% ; Class 5&6- 94.62%

Dates for the Diary

Wednesday 20th June- School Nurse drop-in- 8.30am

Tuesday 26th June- RE day at St. Edward’s

Wednesday 27th June- Secondary Transfer talks for Year 5 parents

Friday 29th June- Sports day (weather permitting)

Saturday 30th June- Friends of Dame Tipping Family Fun Day

Thursday 19th July- Leavers’ Service 1.30pm (St. John’s Church)

Friday 20th July- No school for pupils- INSET day

 

Mrs. Kathryn Waters

The Christian value we are learning about this term is ‘Truthfulness’

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Please see your child’s class page for next term’s topics. More details to follow!
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