Newsletter 2: 14th September 2018

‘The best that I can be’

We have had a great week getting to know the children better. They are calm and settled and our new Reception children particularly impressed me with how well they listened in achievement assembly today. What a great start!


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Dojo Difficulties

If you are not receiving notifications on your Class Dojo, it could be that your app is not updated. Please check and update your app.

Education Sunday

Sunday 23rd September is Education Sunday and St. John’s church is holding a special service at 10am, to which you are all invited. We will be celebrating our school and education in general and hope that the service will be an opportunity to build even stronger links with our local community. If you will definitely be attending with your children, please let me know, as there will be opportunities for children to take part in the service through songs, prayers and readings. It would be fantastic to see as many Dame Tipping children, parents and staff as possible on the day. If you would like to attend, please let me know as soon as possible on Class Dojo, so that I can plan what our school’s contribution will be.

Year 6 Responsibilities

Each Year 6 pupil has been given a special responsibility in order that they can contribute to the school and the LIFE Education trust. I am sure that they will all do a great job in their new roles:

Student Leader and LIFE Ambassador: Lou-Lou French

Deputy Student Leader and LIFE Ambassador: Aaron Hick

School Learning Council Secretary and LIFE Ambassador: Faye Newman

Worship Committee Leader: Zachary Teshola

House Captains: Grange- Elena Marshall; Bower-Jamie Goodman; Pyrgo- Jack Robinson;

Bedfords-Nicole Mahoney

Birthday card monitor: Michelle Onifade

Assembly and lunch monitors: Emily Harris and Leah Moss

Computing and technology monitors: Jack Percival and Chinaza Osaji-Okai


Reception and 1 : 91% ; Class 2 : 100% ; Class 3 and 4 : 92% ; Class 5 and 6 : 99%

Well done Class 2 ! Let’s try for 100% from every class next week.

Meet the Teacher

Class 3 and 4 and Class 5 and 6 had very successful ‘meet the teacher’ mornings. Thank you to those of you who attended.

The remaining dates for you to meet your child’s teacher are as follows :

Friday 14th September- Class 5 and 6 ; Monday 17th September- Class 2 ; Wednesday 19th September -Class Reception and 1

Dame Tipping Gospel Choir

Our School and Community Gospel Choir (who performed at the summer fun day and the Brentwood festival !) will begin rehearsals on Wednesday 19th September. Rehearsals will be at the school,from 6.30-8pm every other Wednesday. You do not need to be a great singer to join, or to read music, as long as you are enthusiastic and willing to commit to rehearsals. Feel free to bring friends with you. This is an adult choir, so over 16s only, please. We look forward to seeing you there.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Mrs. Squirrell is organising a Macmillan Coffee morning to be held on Friday 28th September at 9.30am in the school foyer. It will be a chance for parents to meet one another and for us to raise money for this worthy cause (as well as to eat cake !). Please out the date in your diary- you will receive more information soon.

Work of the Week

Reception/Year 1- Rosie Robinson, for her great writing this week.

Class 2- Beau Maskell, for her excellent piece of writing about her friend.

Class 3/4- Daniel Roberts, for fantastic work on place value in Maths.

Class 5/6- Emily Harris, for her excellent friendship recipe.


Reception/Year 1- The whole class for settling in well and making new friends.

Class 2- Harry Goodman, for being a fantastic role model and demonstrating our core values.

Class 3/4- Rhiannon Geca, for trying her best in all her work, making thoughtful contributions and demonstrating our core values.

Class 5/6- Jack Percival, for his motivation and positive attitude towards his learning.

Dates for the Diary

Meet the teacher (see above)

Wednesday 26th September- NSPCC ‘Speak Out Stay Safe’ assemblies (letter to follow)

Friday 28th September – Macmillan Coffee Morning- 9.30am in the foyer

Mrs. Kathryn Waters


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