Newsletter 10: 18th November 2016

 ‘The best that I can be’

Children in Need

It was lovely to see the children dressed in their spotty clothes today. They have had lots of fun playing games and have enjoyed eating the cakes that were donated. Miss Smith’s class treated us to a wonderful assembly yesterday, which really brought home the message about sharing what we have with those less fortunate. Thank you for all your donations.

So far, we have raised over £300.



Anti-Bullying Week

As your children may have told you that we have been talking about how to stop bullying this week.

We have also been teaching the children the difference between being ‘mean’ and bullying.

This week is national Anti-Bullying week which has the theme ‘Power for Good’. As well as discussing the issues during collective worship, the children have been taking part in activities in class. Please look on the Anti-Bullying Alliance website for top tips for children and young people and for parents:

Parent Governor Elections

Congratulations to Marcia Hagon, who was voted in as our new parent governor. Thank you to Rebecca Snell, Joann Osaji-Okai and Anthony Moran for their applications.

Term Time Holidays

I have received several requests for term time holidays. Please note that holidays during term time will not be authorised and the local authority will issue fines to parents who take their children out of school without authorisation. Each parent will be fined for each child they take out of school. Taking time out of school can have a detrimental effect on children’s learning, as well as sending them a message that it is acceptable to opt out of school.

Friends of Dame Tipping Christmas Fayre

The Christmas Fayre will take place on Friday 9th December from 3-6pm at St. John’s church hall. We require donations for the chocolate tombola, teddy bear tombola, wine tombola and any unwanted, unused gifts. Any donations of gift vouchers etc… for the raffle are also needed, so if you, or someone you know has a business or a contact who could provide some good prizes, we would be very grateful.

Nurse Drop-ins

A member of the School health Team will be holding Drop Ins at 08.30 on the following dates:

Thursday 2nd February

Wednesday 15th March

Friday 5th May

Friday 30th June

We can discuss any health concerns that your child may have, such as:

Healthy Lifestyle           Sleep            Bedwetting         Behaviour

Emotional Health           Fussy Eating / Diet           Weight Concerns

If you are unable to drop-in, you can always email or telephone us during the school week.

Telephone: 0300 300 1605

Email:  (if phoning or e mailing, please state which school your child attends)


Commendations this week went to: Zachary Teshola, for working hard at home to learn all his lines for the class assembly; Sadie Turrell, for always persevering with her work even when she finds it tricky ; Harry Newman, for helping and playing with children in Reception ; Ruth Airen, for helping children who are feeling lonely ; Neve Collins, for her excellent problem solving in Mathematics ; Oliver Garwood, for being very kind and helpful to his friends ; Blake Turner, for settling in so well and making lots of new friends ; Miller Davis, for sharing his ideas about being a good friend ; Freddy Parrish, for being the top Mathletics scorer in the class and Kitty Jerrett, for some well-considered ideas about friendship. Well done, everyone!

Work of the Week

Reception : Ella Murch- for writing a brilliant sentence about why we celebrate remembrance day.

Class 1 and 2 : Katie Percival- for a really good poem, using alliteration.

Class 3 and 4 : Sapphire Hagon- for fantastic independent work on halving in maths.

Class 5 and 6 : George Dignum- for his entertaining and original take on a mystery story.


Reception: 96.25%; Class 1 and 2: 96%; Class 3 and 4 : 93.20% ; Class 5 and 6 :95.71%

Dates for the diary:

  • Monday 21st November- Bug Club workshop for Reception parents and any who would like further information- 3pm
  • Wednesday 23rd November- Class 3/4 Dodgeball Competition- Hornchurch Sports Centre
  • Wednesday 7th December- Class 3/4 Theatre Trip to London
  • Thursday 8th December- Whole school trip to Brentwood Theatre- Alice Through the Looking Glass
  • Friday 9th December- School Christmas Fayre in the church hall- 3-6pm

Mrs. Kathryn Waters