Newsletter 13: 1st December 2017

‘The best that I can be’

Psalm 37:30 The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak what is just.

Bedtime Story Fun

Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have had a lovely day reading bedtime stories together in their pyjamas! Thank you for your generous donations for this event.

A Special Visitor

We had a surprise visit from Mrs. James on Wednesday. The children were so excited to see her. We all miss Mrs. James, but she is really making the most of her retirement and will come back and see us again soon.

Sports Hall Athletics

Today we went to Hornchurch Sports Centre. We won out of 4 classes. We were 10th overall and we got a Respect certificate.
(Evie Baldwin Class 3/4)

Christmas Party Lunch

We will be having our Christmas Party Lunch on Tuesday 19th December. It should be a really fun event. The children will be able to wear their Christmas jumpers and we will have music and Christmas crackers. Lunch that day will be turkey baguettes and rolls, vegetarian sausage rolls, coleslaw, cherry tomatoes, carrot sticks, potato salad, chipolatas, breadsticks and cheese triangles with a festive ice cream dessert. The children will also receive a small free gift, courtesy of Havering Catering Services. Please let your child’s class teacher know if you would like your child to have a lunch (via Dojo or note) by Monday 11th December, as we will need to let the caterers know numbers. Christmas lunch will be free to Reception and Class 1 and 2 and will be £2.20 for children in years 3-6. Those paying for lunch should do so on sQuid.

Reception and Class 1 and 2 Christmas Bazaar

The children in Reception, class 1 and 2 are on a special quest to raise as much money as possible for new equipment and exciting resources for their new classrooms.
Reception, class 1 and 2 will be running a School Christmas Bazaar on 13th December at 2pm. There will be a range of stalls and games including a sweet tombola, ‘How many elves on the shelf?’ and Pin the nose on Rudolph. With support from the Friends of Dame Tipping we are also able to offer our Christmas present stall, where the children will be able to purchase gifts for parents and carers. More details will follow.

We appreciate your continued support and generosity.

Dame Tipping Gospel Choir

Our Christmas singalong/carol service will take place at St John the Evangelist church from 6.30-7.30pm on Wednesday 13th December. Tickets cost £5 and include a mince pie and warm Christmas punch (non-alcoholic).Tickets can be purchased from a member of the choir or from the school. All money raised will be used to buy resources for our children.

‘Narnia’ Payments

Thank you to those of you who have returned your slips for the trip to Brentwood Theatre to see Narnia and for paying on sQuid. If you have a problem setting up your sQuid account, please call Mrs. Wakeman.

Flu Vaccines

Vaccinations will take place on Tuesday 5th December in the afternoon.


Reception- Thea Shorter, for being kind and caring to her friends
Class 1&2- Willow Snell, for her willingness and perseverance in all she has done this week and
Rhys Hayes, for being a role model for friendship and the kindness that he shows to all of his peers
Class 3&4- All of Class 3 and 4, for showing respect, determination and friendship at the Sports Hall Athletics
Class 5&6-Elena Marshall, for using good concentration to produce a lengthy piece of writing and Elaina Goodison for her excellent attitude to learning.
Well done, everyone!

Work of The Week

Reception- Charlie Lockwood, for working hard to remember the words in the nativity songs and for singing beautifully.
Class 1&2- Miller Davis, for his excellent effort in writing this week.
Class 3&4- Evie Baldwin, for working really hard to learn her times tables at home
Class 5&6- Jack Percival, for excellent reasoning on 2-way tables.

Headteacher’s Award

Congratulations to Elaina Goodison, who has been given the Headteacher’s award for living out our Christian values every day.


Well done to Isabelle Mahoney for her level 2 and 3 swimming certificates and her 5m certificate.


Reception- 88.57% ; Class 1&2- 97.14% ; Class 3&4- 96.67% ; Class 5&6- 98.80%

Dates for the Diary

Wednesday 13th December- Dame Tipping Gospel Choir Christmas singalong evening
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
Tuesday 19th December- Christmas jumper day and Christmas party lunch

Mrs. Kathryn Waters

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