Class 5 and 6 Trip to London

The children had a great day out in London and lots of exciting and creative work has resulted from their experience.


Big Ben by Neve


Tower Bridge by Bradley

Reading the newsletter

Please can you ensure that you read the newsletter thoroughly, so that you do not need to telephone the office for information that has already been given to you. The newsletter is posted on the website and emailed to parents, but we have an increasing amount of parents asking for paper copies. Please do not ask for a paper copy unless you do not have a computer or access to the internet. If you have technical issues, please let us know and we will do our best to resolve them. Paper copies cost the school money and take up valuable admin time. Thank you for your co-operation.

Children in Need

Our final total was £333. Well done, everyone!

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.


Please encourage your children to log on to Mathletics and complete the homework activities set by their teacher. During November, there is also a Mathletics Challenge, which the children can take part in and earn points for our school. There will be a prize for the child who completes enough to become our school ‘Mathletics Champ’. If you have any technical issues regarding Mathletics, please let us know. The programme works best on tablets and smart phones if you download the app. Your child can also use a PC or laptop. The Mathletics website also has very useful help pages.

Christmas Lunch

Our school Christmas lunch will be served on Monday 19th December this year. The children can come to school wearing their Christmas jumpers instead of their school ones for a small donation (charity to be decided on by the children). The menu will be : roast turkey or vegetable plait, with all the trimmings. £2.20 for KS2 pupils and free to all Reception and KS1 pupils.

School Kits

There are a number of children who have not returned their school kits and tracksuits after wearing them for matches and events. Please return all kits (washed and dried) to Mrs. Potts as soon as possible so that they can be worn for forthcoming events.


Commendations this week went to: Henry Simmonett, for consistent hard work in English and Maths, making a real difference in his quality of work ; Freddie French, for being consistently calm, respectful and polite- a credit to the school ; Nicole Mahoney and Faye Newman, for showing perseverance with learning compact multiplication ; Eva Ali, for a brilliant effort when creating her own repeating patterns ; Tyler Randall, for an excellent improvement in his number work ; Katie Snow, for trying really hard to sound out words in her writing and Katie Percival, for her cheerful and enthusiastic approach to all she does.  Well done, everyone!

Work of the Week

Class 1 and 2 :Milo Shorter- for trying really hard to include a range of interesting vocabulary in his writing.

Class 3 and 4 :Archie Jerrett- for a brilliant piece of independent work in R.E.

Class 5 and 6 : Ruby Walton- for persevering with fraction/decimal conversions and achieving high standards because of that.


Well done to class 3 and 4, who took part in the Havering Dodgeball Tournament. They worked in teams with children from other schools and really rose to the challenge.


Reception: 97.50%; Class 1 and 2: 95%; Class 3 and 4 : 95.20% ; Class 5 and 6 :97.86%

Dates for the diary:

  • Wednesday 30th November- Collective Worship Committee meeting at St. Edwards Primary
  • Wednesday 30th November- Sports hall athletics (Years 5 and 6)
  • Thursday 1st December- Sports hall athletics (Years 3 and 4)
  • Wednesday 7th December- Class 3/4 Theatre Trip to London
  • Thursday 8th December- Whole school trip to Brentwood Theatre-‘Through the Looking Glass’
  • Friday 9th December- School Christmas Fayre in the church hall- 3-6pm
  • Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th December- Reception and KS1 Nativity- 1.30pm
  • Monday 19th December- Christmas lunch
  • Tuesday 20th December- Christmas Church Service

Mrs. Kathryn Waters