Newsletter 18: 19th January 2018

‘The best that I can be’

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

This week, the Headteacher of another local school visited us and spoke to the children about their learning. She was impressed with teaching and learning and with the fantastic attitude of our children. We will all continue to work hard to ensure that the children achieve the very best that they can. It is fantastic that so many of you take such an active role in your children’s education, as this makes such a difference to children’s progress.

Collective Worship Team

The Collective Worship Team planned and delivered their first assembly on ‘Perseverence’ this week. They did a really good job and will be delivering assemblies on our core Christian values each half term.

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.

Forest School Volunteers

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

Changes to After School Care Hours

Due to lack of demand on certain days, we will be reducing the number of late nights at after school care. From February half term, after school care will be available for the following times :
Monday : 3pm-4pm
Tuesday : 3pm-6pm
Wednesday : 3pm-6pm
Thursday : 3pm-6pm
Friday : 3pm-4pm
There will be no after school care available after 4pm on Mondays and Fridays, so please ensure that you make alternative arrangements. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause, but without an adequate number of pre booked children, we cannot afford to run the provision.
Please book your sessions in advance wherever possible and pay on sQuid.We hope that after school care will remain viable and can continue long term. Breakfast club will continue to run every day from 7.30am.


Dame Tipping Gospel Choir

The next choir rehearsal will be on the Thursday 1st February at 6.30pm in the school hall. We have some great new songs to learn, so please come along if you would like to sing with us.

Kingswood Deposits

Just a reminder to Class 5 and 6 parents that the second Kingswood deposit of £50 is due by the end of January and the full balance due by 16th April. Please ask Mrs Wakeman if you are not sure how much you still need to pay.

Work of the Week

Reception- Arthur Parrish for a fantastic effort in writing activities this week.
Class 1&2- Ava Shorter for fabulous presentation and organisational skills in Maths and English.
Class 3&4- Kesiah Hughes for demonstrating excellent reasoning skills in Maths.
Class 5&6- Scarlett Blackshaw for a thoughtful, detailed and empathetic diary entry.
Well done, everyone!


Reception- Charlie Lockwood for being a good friend to his peers.
Class 1&2- Oscar Knight for much improved focus and concentration and Jaeden Aberdeen for showing maturity in his friendship group and being willing to forgive others.
Class 3&4- Deborah Ajayi for challenging herself and having a fantastic attitude in running club and Lexi Webb for always going out of her way to be kind, compassionate and thoughtful.
Class 5&6- Bonny-Blu Kedadi for going over and above what is expected in her reading.


Well done to Caiden Boorman for achieving his level 2 swimming award and to Emily Harris for earning a bronze medal for tap dancing and a silver medal for her song and dance routine.

Headteacher’s Award

Congratulations to Scarlett Blackshaw who was awarded the Headteacher’s award for living out our core Christian values.


Reception- 98.57% ; Class 1&2- 96.33 % ; Class 3&4-95.71 % ; Class 5&6- 97.60%

Dates for the Diary

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)

K. Waters

Mrs. Kathryn Waters

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