Newsletter 5: 2nd October 2015

‘The best that I can be’

Dear parents/ carers,

We have had a very productive week at Dame Tipping. Year 1 have made some lovely Bear puppets, Class 3 and 4 have been making some 3D shapes from nets, Reception have been learning all about houses and homes and have produced some lovely artwork to go with this topic. Years 5 and 6 really impressed me today with some fantastic writing based on our class novel.

Census Day Lunch

Thank you to all the parents who opted for a school lunch for their child on Thursday. We had a really good take up, which will make a big difference to our funding next year. The children really seemed to enjoy their lunch. In October, we will be launching a new menu. I hope this will encourage more children to have school lunch regularly.

NSPCC Big Workout

We had great fun yesterday dancing to our favourite music in the hall. The children certainly did get a workout! Please ensure that all sponsorship money is returned by Friday 9th October. Thank you again for your support.

 

NSPCC Workshop

Class 5 and 6 has an excellent NSPCC workshop today, which told them all about Childline’s services and how they can keep themselves and their friends safe from all types of child abuse. The NSPCC have a really informative website for parents. I would encourage you to log on, as there is a lot of advice on how to talk to your children and keep them safe. Go to www.nspcc.org.uk

 

Friends AGM

The Friends of Dame Tipping have their AGM in the school hall on Thursday 8th October at 2pm. Please come along to hear about the money raised so far and future plans for fundraising. The Friends welcome all parents to support with their valuable work.

 

Parents Evening

Thank you for returning your parents evening slips. You will be given your times today. We have done everything we can to ensure that people had their choice, but please be understanding if you did not get your first choice. Don’t forget to arrive in plenty of time on Tuesday to park and move between classrooms. If you have not returned your slip yet, please do so on Monday and we will allocate you one of the remaining slots.

Governors

Governors have a very important role in helping myself and the staff to lead the school. We currently have a vacancy for a Parent Governor. There will be a letter and nomination form coming to you very soon. Please think about whether you could support the school in this way. The Governors’ page of the school website is currently being updated and will provide information about who the Governors are and their impact on school improvement.

 

Parking (again!)

Thank you to those of you who have been parking more responsibly around the school, or parking further away and walking. Please could parents refrain from parking in Samantha Mews, as this road is too narrow for extra cars and the residents have been unable to access their garages and parking spaces. We are trying very hard as a school to keep a good relationship with the neighbours, but continued parking issues are making this difficult.

 

Attendance

Attendance this week has been affected by the cold virus which is doing the rounds at the moment. However, Class 1 and 2 still had over 97% attendance this week. Let’s hope everyone comes back to school fit and  healthy next week.

 

Pen Licence

Congratulations to Freddie French for earning his pen licence this week. Pen licences are awarded to children for consistenly neat, cursive writing.

 

Commendations

Kitty Higgins, Adaora Emechebe, Harry Newman, Maansi Chagger, Chidi Emechebe, Deborah Ajayi, Caleb Chen, Maisie Randall, Katie Percival, Neli Higgins.

Well done, everyone !

 

Gold Book

Well done to Archie Jerrett, Tommy Randall, Deborah Ajayi, Kitty Jerrett, Sasha Goodison, Devon Alexander, Jessica White (x3), Kaci Peart, Dhiya Chagger, Dylan Patel, Oliver Mahoney, Zachary Teshola and Nicole Mahoney for earning their place in the Gold Book. They have all displayed excellent learning behaviour.

 

Dates for the diary:

  • Tuesday 6th October- ‘Termly Learning Conference’ parents evenings 2.00-6.30pm
  • Thursday 15th October- Individual and Sibling Photos
  • Thursday 22nd October- Harvest Festival at St. John the Evangelist Church 9.30am

Mrs. Kathryn Waters

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