Newsletter 9: 3rd November 2017

Newsletter 9: 3rd November 2017
‘The best that I can be’

We have had a very positive start to the new half term. The children have come back full of enthusiasm for learning and I have seen some fantastic Maths and English work in particular this week. Years 1-6 have been having computing lessons on a program called ‘Scratch’, so please encourage them to log in at home and look at some of the tutorials as this will help them with their animations and games when they are in school.

Building Work
As you may be aware if you have been inside the school, the building work is running behind schedule. Unfortunately, work over the half term holidays was halted due to a problem with the piling that meant further testing was necessary. This has now been resolved and the base of the new classrooms are now well underway and we should start to see more rapid progress. I will know more about completion dates once I have had a site meeting on 16th November. I will also be meeting the catering manager next week to discuss how we can manage school lunches now that the weather has turned colder. I am sorry that I cannot be more specific at this time, but will let you know when I have more news. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

Class 5 and 6 Tag Rugby League
Class 5/6 had a brilliant time playing against several schools. It was a long and tiring day but it all paid off in the end. The team worked very hard and showed true sportsmanship. They scored many tries which led to winning 2 games, drawing 2 and sadly losing two games. Overall, they had an amazing time and would definitely go again.

‘We had a great time but it was a shame that we didn’t get into the quarter finals’ Chinaza.
‘We tried our best and it was good fun’ Amber.

Dame Tipping Gospel Choir
The choir will next meet on Wednesday 8th November, 6.30pm at the school. We have started rehearsing for our Christmas singing evening, which will take place on Wednesday 13th December. Come and join us !

Winter Uniform
If your child is in Years 1-6, they should now be wearing winter uniform. This means a shirt and tie and NO polo shirts. Trousers and skirts should be grey and socks and tights should be grey or black.
Please ensure that ties are burgundy and gold (not burgundy and white) as these are our school colours

Commendations
Reception- Lenny Sains, for being very kind and helpful to his friends at Forest School.
Class 1&2- Ellie Allen-Moss, for her hard work and perseverance in all she does and Kitty Higgins, for being kind to others and being a good role model for friendship.
Class 3&4- Sasha Goodison, for always trying hard to edit and improve her own work to make it the best it can be.
Class 5&6- Imogen Snell, for her Science reasoning and explanations and Timothy Olusegun, for a mature speech to the class about his operation.
Well done, everyone !

Work of The Week
Reception- Noah Chen, for writing his name independently in pre-cursive script.
Class 1&2- Alicia Moran, for fantastic effort in Maths for her beautiful presentation.
Class 3&4- George Viney, for making a fantastic effort with the presentation of his letter written in character.
Class 5&6- Chinaza Osajo-Okai, for his excellent descriptive writing.

Achievements :
Fibian McKenzie achieved a distinction in her Grade 2 LAMDA Speaking Verse and Prose exam. Well done, Fibian !

Congratulations to the Year 5 and 6 First Rugby Team for winning some of their matches at the tournament on Wednesday. The team were : Lou Lou French, Jack Robinson, Faye Newman, Dylan Alexander, Elena Marshall, Zachary Teshola, Aaron Hick, Chinaza Osaji-Okai and Bonny-Blu Kedadi. Great job, team !

Well done to Miller Davis for completing 10 laps on his sponsored walk.

Attendance
Reception- 100% ; Class 1&2- 97.93% ; Class 3&4- 96.79% ; Class 5&6- 99.20%

Dates for the Diary
Friday 17th November- Children in Need – Disney/Pixar/Marvel Dress up
Monday 20th and Friday 24th November- Prospective parents open morning- 9.30am
Thursday 14th December- Reception and Class 1/2 Nativity
Friday 15th December- ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe- Brentwood Theatre
Monday 18th December- Class 5/6 Pantomime

Mrs. Kathryn Waters

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