‘The best that I can be’

Lenten Reflection:

John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

World Book Day

We had fun yesterday celebrating World Book Day. We began with a special assembly, where all the teachers shared their favourite books and Mr. Matthews treated us to a very entertaining reading of ‘I want my hat back!’ by John Klassen. We then had some book-related lessons and stopped at various points during the day just to read for pleasure.


The World Book Day quiz can be completed over the weekend and handed in on Monday. A prize for the most correct answers will be awarded in next Friday’s assembly and in the event of a tie the winner will be drawn at random.

All of the children were given a voucher yesterday. Please try to visit a book shop over the weekend so that they can buy one of the special World Book Day books, or put it towards another book.

Mr. Matthews

As you have probably heard, sadly, Mr. Matthews will be leaving us at the end of this term.

Mr. Matthews has been offered a very prestigious job working as an adviser for the charity CLPE (Centre for Literature in Primary Education). In his new role, he will be able to use his passion for children’s literature to support teachers all over the country in improving and enhancing their children’s reading.

Lent Games

The children have begun organising their Lent games: where we try to raise enough money to send our 2 sponsored girls to school in The Gambia. Children should bring 50p, 20p and 10p pieces if they wish to take part in the games. Games cost 20-50p to play.

Accident in Car Park

Unfortunately, there was an accident in the car park at the back of the school on Tuesday at club pick-up time. Staff and parents rallied around to ensure that the injured person was safe and comfortable and I would like to thank everyone for their support with this. The lady who was injured has recovered well; however, the local authority has closed the car park pending investigation into safety. I will keep you informed of their progress.

Friends of Dame Tipping

Following the meeting last week, Kay Percival has been elected the new chair of the Friends, Marcia Hagon is the Treasurer, Louise Garwood is the Secretary and Jason Wapling is the Vice Chair. There are many exciting events coming up, the first being the Mothers’ day gift sale on 24th March. There is also a quiz night booked in for May and an inflatable afternoon in July. Watch this space for more details.

Book Fair

Our next book fair will be delivered on 24th March and will be with us for a week. Please do come along and purchase some books for your children to read over the Easter holidays. We will have a card machine this time, which should make purchasing books more convenient.

Red Nose Day

We will be selling red noses for £1 from Monday 20th March. On Red Nose Day itself, the children can dress up in something funny for a donation of £1. There will also be a ‘bake off’ and cake sale for 50p.

More details to follow!

Sainsbury’s Active Kids

Please send in your Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers and ask friends and family members to donate them too. There is a box in the corridor for the children to post them in.


Commendations this week went to: Tami Quadri and Neve Collins, for their hard work and determination in the fossil geography challenge ; Harry Newman and Joy Akinyemi, for their hard work and perseverance in Mathematics ; Mojola Awosan, for excellent work on reasoning in Maths ; Bonnie-Blu Kedadi, for being kind and friendly to everyone in the class and working well with everybody ; Oliver Garwood, for an excellent effort in reading this week ; Katie Snow, for trying really hard with her story writing ; Fern Collins and Kitty Higgins, for a great effort with an extendede piece of writing and Stevie Makepeace for the most Dojo points. Well done, everyone!

Work of the Week

Reception : Sian Stafford- for an excellent drawing of her favourite book character.

Class 5 and 6 : Fibian McKenzie- for her analysis and discussion of language in David Almond’s ‘Skellig’.


Reception: 97.50%; Class 1 and 2: 97.14%; Class 3 and 4 :97.39% ; Class 5 and 6 : 96.54%

Dates for the diary:

  • 23rd March- Whole school Spirituality Day at St. Edward’s Primary
  • 24th March- Red nose day
  • 24th March- Class 1/2 Mother’s Day Tea- 2.30pm. Mother’s day sale after school (3pm)


Mrs. Kathryn Waters


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