Newsletter 19: 8th February 2019

‘The best that I can be’

Uniform Consultation

Thank you to those parents who attended the uniform consultation yesterday morning. It was very useful to hear your views and ideas. If you were unable to attend but would still like to have your say, please email the office. We discussed quality, cost, availability, Summer and Winter uniform and the wearing of trainers, but would welcome feedback on any aspects of school uniform.

In the meantime, please ensure that your child is wearing full winter uniform, which means a white shirt and a burgundy and gold tie. Children should NOT be wearing polo shirts to school. The only exception is Reception children, who may wear a polo shirt with an embroidered school logo.

Charity Fundraiser

2 of our year 4 girls, Fern and Fae, have been working hard to research and present to the children about a charity event they are organising. The girls were moved by an advert they had seen and decided that they wanted to hold a non-uniform day to raise money for Children with Cancer UK. This will take place next Friday, 15th February. It is great to see our children showing compassion to others and I am very proud of how determined they have been to make this work. Please give generously.


I would like to remind parents that the school will be closed to the children on Wednesday 27th February to enable the staff to take part in a training day.

HABCOS Traffic Meeting

HABCOS will be meeting about the traffic outside the school at 5.30pm on Friday 1st March at the Education Centre at St. Francis Hospice. Andrew Rosindell, the local MP and members of the local council will be present. We would like as many of your views as possible regarding the traffic in the village, including parking issues and the speed at which drivers drive through. If you would like to have an input into the meeting, please come along, or alternatively put your views in writing and give them to Verity Collins (either in person or via the school office).


Reception and 1 : 91.29% % ; Class 2 : 95.71% ; Class 3 and 4 : 97.59% ; Class 5 and 6 :92.14%

Work of the Week

Reception/Year 1- Charlie Lockwood, for fantastic independent story writing

Class 2- Eva Ali, for her wonderful innovated story and beautiful presentation

Class 3/4- Naa Dedei Osaji-Okai, Tom Marshall and JJ Jan, for their excellent work on traditional Indian stories.

Class 5/6- Elena Marshall, for beautiful presentation using cursive writing.


Reception/Year 1- Layla Rose Stevens, for showing independence today! Evie Parrish, for always being kind and helpful to others, especially the younger children and Harry Snow for being kind and caring to his peers.

Class 2- Michelle Nemhara for her hardworking and determined attitude towards all of her work.

Class 3/4- Oscar Knight, for sharing his love of nature through his research and Madeeha Begum, for settling in quickly and participating very well in class.

Class 5/6- Jamie Goodman, for lovely storytelling using a variety of well-chosen words.

From Mrs. Squirrell- Jack Webb and Yoana Kitanova, for graduating from their reading and writing programme through hard work and perseveranc

Spelling Awards

Well done to the children who were successful in achieving the following spelling awards :

Red Spelling award Green Spelling  Award Red star spelling award
Noah Chen

Maisie Randell

Fae Dignum

Krish Chagger

Chloe R

Ella Murch

Kayan Pokar

Alicia Moran

Eva Ali

Rhys Hayes

Naa Dedei

Oscar Knight

Jaeden Aberdeen

Madeeha Begum

Poppy Whitcombe

Caleb Chen

Jehangir Jan

Lexi P Jack Percival

Deborah Ajayi

Sasha Goodison

Mojola Awosan

Kai Davis

Paul Olusegun

Harry Haley

Aaron Hick

Jamie Goodman

Zachary Teshola

Lou-Lou French


Yellow Spelling Award


Lexi Webb



Well done to Chloe, who achieved her level 7 gymnastics award.

Congratulations to Aaron Hick, who came 2nd out of 60 children in the Essex league under 11s cross country. This is an amazing achievement. Aaron showed perseverance throughout the very difficult, very muddy race.

Pen Licence

Congratulations to Gracie Bartram for working so hard with her handwriting and being awarded her pen licence.

Dates for the Diary

Friday 15th February- non-uniform day in aid of Children with Cancer UK (gold coin donation)

Tuesday 26th February 2019- Termly Learning Conferences

Wednesday 27th February 2019- INSET day- Children not in school

Friday 1st March- HABCOS meeting about the traffic outside the school- 5.30pm Education Centre St. Francis Hospice

Dates for the Diary from the Friends of Dame Tipping

Family Bingo- 1st March 2019

Mothers’ Day Breakfast- 29th March 2019

Fathers’ Day breakfast- 14th June 2019



Mrs. Kathryn Waters



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