Newsletter 19: 26th January 2018

‘The best that I can be’

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

School Start Times

Please remember that the register is taken at 8.55 in the morning, so children should arrive before this. They can enter their classroom from 8.45am and will be supervised from 8.30am. We have found that children who arrive in good time are settled and ready to learn, so please ensure that your child is not late. Thank you for your co operation.

Books for Charity

One of our ex parents, Danielle Davies (who is an explorer scouts leader) was able to collect 587 books that we don’t use any more so that they could be donated to ‘Bookbridge’ a charity which sends them to Africa. We received a lovely message of thanks from the charity for this. Whilst we are raising funds to support our own children, it is really important that, as a Christian community, we support those who do not have as much as we do.

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.

Dame Tipping Gospel Choir

The next choir rehearsal will be on  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- Muzi Ncube for excellent writing in phonics
Class 1&2- Katie Snow for fantastic writing
Class 3&4- Tommy Randall for his perfect use of the expanded method for multiplication and for being able to explain each step clearly
Class 5&6- Emily Harris for writing super poems using similes and metaphors
Well done, everyone!


Reception- Archie Ormes for trying hard in all activities this week
Class 1&2- Sian Stafford for perseverance with her writing
Class 3&4- Sophia-Louise Turner for working very hard to become more confident with written multiplication
Class 5&6- Dylan Alexander for working well in English and Maths

School Swimming Awards

Swimming 5 metres : Aaliyah Bimpong, Aaliyah Chitolie-Durand and Tahir Ceesay.
Swimming 100 metres (purple stripe) : Chinaza Osaji-Okai, Kai Davis, Kai Boorman, Tommy Randall, Sophia-Louise Turner and Mojola Awosan
200 metres : Paul Olusegun
400 metres : Sasha Goodison
600 metres : Deborah Ajayi and Evie Baldwin

Well done swimmers !


Well done to Elena Marshall who has earned her Stage 6 gymnastics award and to Eva Ali, for achieving a swimming award.


Reception- 100% ; Class 1&2- 97 % ; Class 3&4-97.14 % ; Class 5&6- 96%
Well done, Reception! Hopefully the bugs are on their way out, so we can continue to enjoy improved attendance.

Dates for the Diary

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’