Newsletter 14: 14th December 2018

‘The best that I can be’


Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children really surpassed themselves with their production of ‘A King is Born’. It had a combination of fantastic singing, great dancing and confident acting. What a fabulous way to remind ourselves of the true meaning of Christmas.

Christmas Lunch

The children very much enjoyed their Christmas meal. They looked lovely in their Christmas jumpers and enjoyed pulling their crackers! Thanks to Kathy and Kay for cooking the meal for us.

Dame Tipping Gospel Choir

Dame Tipping Gospel Choir’s evening of Christmas music was a very enjoyable event and a great start to the Christmas season. Thank you to all those who attended. The choir’s next performance will be at Easter. If you would like to join, please let Mrs Waters know. No experience needed, just a love of singing and to be available on Wednesday evenings (6.30-8pm) once a fortnight. This is an adult choir, so over 16s only, please.

Clubs and Wraparound Care

Please note that there will be NO after school clubs (including sports) next week. After school care will continue until Tuesday 18th December. There will be no after school care on the last day of term after the church service. Breakfast club will continue until Wednesday 19th December.

Young Voices at the O2

The tickets have been ordered, the T-shirts have arrived, but we don’t yet know all the songs!

Please could you encourage your children (if they are taking part in the concert at the 02) to log onto the Young Voices 2019 Music room (password Popmedly2019) and practise the songs. We will be having extra practice in school, but we only have a few weeks before the event, so any extra practice your child can do at home is really important. I will distribute the T-shirts after the holidays.

Admissions Policy

Please check your email for our new admissions policy for 2020. The period of consultation for this document ends on 24th January 2019.

Naming Belongings

Our staff have been surprised recently that so many items of uniform are unnamed. Please ensure that all items brought to school are clearly named so that they can be returned to their owners if they are misplaced.


Reception and 1 :96.67% ; Class 2 :99.29 % ; Class 3 and 4 :93.57% ; Class 5 and 6 :97.41 %

Work of the Week

Reception/Year 1- All of the class for working so hard during their nativity play.

Class 2- All of Year 2, for working so hard during their nativity play.

Class 3/4- Yoanna Kitanove, for excellent reasoning on multiplication in maths.

Class 5/6- Kai Davis, for working hard to identify patterns in maths and presenting his findings carefully.


Reception/Year 1- Rosie Robinson, for always showing our core Christian values and being kind and caring to her friends; Molly Percival, for always showing our core Christian values and being helpful; Will Davis, for being kind and understanding to his friends and David Roberts, for excellent effort with his reading.

Class 2- Ella Murch, for showing how kind and caring she is when supporting her friend.

Class 3/4- Jack Webb, for working very hard to learn the times tables and apply them in his work.

Class 5/6- Tahir Ceesay, for excellent conduct and play at the football match; ; Nicole Mahoney, for helping Mrs McCormack by supporting with the choreography for the pantomime.

Pen Licence

Congratulations to Yoanna Kitanova who was awarded her pen licence for consistently neat, joined handwriting.


Miller Davis was awarded 3 certificated for his participation in the production of ‘Addup in Pantoland’ including ‘Star of the Day’ and ‘The blue T-shirt award for outstanding effort, hard work and dedication’. Well done, Miller!


Well done to the Year 5 and 6 football team for playing so well in yesterday’s match with Gidea Park. They didn’t win, but their teamwork was fantastic.


Finally, I would like to wish you and your families a happy, peaceful Christmas. I hope you all have a chance to enjoy the company of your loved ones at this special time of year.


Dates for the Diary

Monday 17th December- Class 5 and 6 Pantomime- 6pm

Wednesday 19th December- Christmas service at St. John’s church- 1.30pm

Wednesday 19th December- Last day of term (no after school care)

Monday 7th January 2019- First day of term



Mrs. Kathryn Waters



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