Newsletter 17: 12th January 2018
‘The best that I can be’

Romans 5.3–4: ‘Suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.

More Fundraising News

Thank you to the Friends of Dame Tipping, who sold refreshments and raffle tickets at the Christmas shows. They raised a further £217 to buy new resources for the new classrooms.

There is still one unclaimed prize: Pink ticket number 4.

Grand Opening

We will be having the official opening of our new buildings on Friday 2nd February. Due to space, we will not be able to invite parents in to the actual opening, but will open up the school in the afternoon so that you can have a look at the new facilities.

Healthy Snacks

As we now have 2 lunch sittings and some children are not eating their lunch until 12.30pm, we have agreed that KS2 children can bring in a healthy snack (either a fruit bar or a piece of fruit, in a suitable container) to eat at break time. Reception and KS1 are already provided with fruit at break time, so they do not need to bring anything in. Please do not send your child with any unhealthy snacks, as they will not be permitted to eat them in school.

Dame Tipping Gospel Choir

Choir will start again on Wednesday 17th January at 6pm in the school hall. We have some great new songs to learn, so please come along if you would like to sing with us.

Forest School Volunteers

Please let Ms. Holmes or Miss North know if you are able to help.

After School Sports Clubs

We still have spaces in boys’ basketball for Y4-6 (Tuesday), mini basketball YR-3 (Wednesday) and girls’ netball/basketball Y4-6 (Thursday). Please return your forms to Mrs. Potts or Mrs. Davies and pay on sQuid if you would like your child to attend.

Work of the Week

Reception- Rosie Robinson for being creative when making jungle animals.
Class 1&2- Tyler Randall for excellent listening and participation in all he has learnt this week, especially in Maths.
Class 3&4- George Viney for writing brilliant sentences starting with adverbs and trying hard to use correct punctuation.
Class 5&6- Oliver Mahoney for a carefully thought out rhyming poem.
Well done, everyone!


Reception- Evie Parrish for trying really hard when writing letter sounds in Phonics.
Class 1&2- Ben Baldwin for being a fantastic friend and role model.
Class 3&4- Aaliyah Chitolie-Durand for making a fantastic effort in all our work on poetry this week.
Class 5&6- Chinaza Osaji-Okai for scoring 100% in his arithmetic test and Elena Marshall for working hard with her writing.


Well done to Sapphire Hagon for achieving a merit in her Grade 1 singing exam and to Elena Marshall for passing her Bronze stage 3 swimming and life saving award.


Reception- 90% ; Class 1&2- 95.67 % ; Class 3&4- 98.93% ; Class 5&6- 96.40%

Dates for the Diary

Monday 15th January- Reception and Class 1& 2 parents information meeting- 3pm
Wednesday 17th January- Class 3 & 4 parent information meeting- 3pm
Thursday 18th January- Class 5 & 6 parents information meeting- 3pm
Tuesday 23rd January- School Nurse drop-in session-8.30am
Friday 2nd February- Grand opening of classrooms and new reception area.
Tuesday 6th February- KS2 Young Voices at the O2.
Tuesday 6th February- Safer Internet Day.
Tuesday 20th February- Termly learning conferences for all year groups by appointment (2-7pm)

Mrs. Kathryn Waters

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