Newsletter 33: 16th June 2017

 ‘The best that I can be’


Sports Fun

We held our sports day on Tuesday and all the children had great fun. A special mention to Jack Webb, who ran all the races for his team and showed great perseverance and Conor Hazelwood, who was the event photographer and came up with the idea of a ‘photo finish’. Pyrgo (Blue) team won the most points.

Summer Sports

Don’t forget to sign up for the Foundation Sports summer school, if you are looking for something active for your children to do over the summer. The children were given letters this week, but please ask if you need another one.

Termly Learning Conferences

Please return your slips for the Termly Learning conferences due to take place on 20th June by Monday at the latest.

Before and After School Care

We have had enough interest to run a small before and after school care provision from September. The cost of this provision will be published soon and will reflect the cost of food, equipment and most importantly staff. We aim to make the provision as affordable as possible for parents.


Please note that the bell goes in the morning at 8.55 and the register is taken immediately after this. Children may arrive from 8.30a.m, when they will be let in. Please ensure that your child arrives on time, but please do not leave them unsupervised before 8.30am. Thank you for your co-operation.

Inflatables Afternoon

The Friends of Dame Tipping will be running an inflatables on Wednesday 5th July. Prices and more details to be confirmed, but please put a note in your diary!

TAs for September

Although Mrs. James is leaving, Reception class and Miss North will still have a very experienced TA working with them. I will let you know which TAs are in which class next week, when plans have been finalised.


Congratulations to these children who received commendations this week: Imogen Snell, for working hard on her imaginative writing; Eva Ali, for always being kind and helpful to her friends; Deborah Ajayi, for being a times table superstar; Sasha Goodison, for being a kind, caring and helpful member of the class and Freddy Parrish, for great all-round effort. Well done, everyone!

Work of the Week

Reception: Sian Stafford-fantastic reading, writing and maths work this week.

Class 1/2: Jack Webb- excellent research, writing and drawing in his homework.

Class 3/4: Jack Robinson- excellent work on division.

Class 5/6: Joy Akinyemi and Scarlett Blackshaw- an evocative poem about a WW1 hospital.


Well done to Kai Davis, for the trophies he won a football for a successful season.


Reception: 97.33%; Class 1 and 2: 93.70%; Class 3 and 4 : 97.50% ; Class 5 and 6 : 92.96%

Although we have improved on last week’s attendance, we are still, as a school, short of our target of 96-97%. Unfortunately, many parents have taken their children out of school on unauthorised holidays. Whilst the children have completed their SATs tests and other assessments, we are still teaching the core subjects. It is also important for them to be in school every day to take part in all of the end of term activities which help them to become more rounded individuals.

Dates for the diary:

  • Friday 16th June- Secondary Transfer Meeting for Year 5 Parents 3.15pm
  • Monday 19th June- Music Festival at the Queens Theatre (choir)- 7pm
  • Tuesday 20th June- Termly Learning Conferences (parent meetings) for all children 2-6.30pm
  • Wednesday 5th July- Friends’ Inflatables Afternoon- 3pm School field
  • Thursday 13th July- Year 5/6 show ‘Matilda’- 6.30pm- St. John’s Church
  • Friday 14th July- KS1 show ‘Mary Poppins’.