Dear parents/ carers,

We have had another great week at Dame Tipping, with our talented children entertaining us in so many ways. We have come to the end of our first term. It has been a long, but very productive one. There have been quite a few changes to the way we organise things and the way we teach the children. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff for their patience, hard work and support and to the children for working so hard. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a peaceful and very merry Christmas.

Nativity Success

What a wonderful performance the Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children gave us this week. We were treated to fantastic singing, acting and dancing. The children were very professional and remembered all their lines. A huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who made the show so good: especially the children. Thank you to Mrs. Whitcombe for teaching the children their dances.

Carol Singing at St. Francis Hospice

Our school choir did us proud once more as they sang for the day care patients, their families, nurses and volunteers at St. Francis Hospice. There are still spaces in choir, so please encourage your KS2 children to come along next term.

Music Assembly

We were treated to some lovely solos from Sidonie, Hermione, Tiffany, Maansi and Dhiya on Wednesday. Thank you to Mrs. McCormack for organising the special assembly and t Iris Budd for accompanying Sidonie on the piano.

Football: Dame Tipping vs Parklands

Our football team played Parklands yesterday. They lost 4-1, but the goal difference is narrowing!

Christmas Fayre

Thank you to everyone who organised, ran, attended and supported the Christmas Fayre last Friday. It was a fantastic event. We will let you know how much has been raised as soon as it has been calculated. All money raised will go towards the playground project.


Attendance for each class this week:

Reception-85%; Class 1 and 2- 95.67%; Class 3 and 4- 87.93%; Class 5 and 6- 91.67%


Commendations this week went to Archie Jerrett for making an excellent information book about insects, to Dhiya Chagger, Maansi Chagger, Tiffany Sosanya, and Hermione McCormack for their excellent solo performances on the piano in assembly and for Sidonie Holmes for her solo on the cornet ; to Sidonie again for giving up her own time to complete her written work, George Dignum for accurate Science work this term, Ruth Airen and Alfie Makepeace for reciting their 12 times tables whilst doing star jumps and Katie Snow and Miller Davis for a fantastic effort in phonics and reading this week.

Well done to all of you !

Work of the Week

The Class 1 and 2 certificates were awarded to Kai Davis and Chidi Emechebe for mature story writing and the Class 3 and 4 certificate went to Elijah Oyetunde for his work on Area.

Gold Book

Well done to Caleb Chen, Tobi Oyetunde, Kitty Higgins and Katie Snow for earning their place in this week’s Gold Book for excellent learning behaviour.

100% Attendance

Congratulations to the following children who have attended school every day since the beginning of this term :

Deborah Ajayi, Milo Shorter, Kai Boorman, Caleb Chen, Sasha Goodison, Sapphire Hagon, Tobi Oyetunde,

Kitan Sosanya, George Viney, Jack Wallis, Jack Webb, Lexi Webb, Charlotte Woods, Dylan Alexander, Elaina Goodison, Amber Gordon, Hermione McCormack, Fibian McKenzie,

Harry Newman, Elijah Oyetunde, Krishan Patel, Joshua Airen, Bradley Allen-Guinaine, Sidonie Holmes and William Smyth. This is a great achievement ; well done !

Dates for the diary:

  • Monday 4th January 2016- Children return to school.
  • Thursday 14th January 2016- School Nurse drop-in and Reception height and weight checks

Mrs. Kathryn Waters