‘The best that I can be’

Ephesians 4:31-32

Get rid of all rage and anger, fighting and gossip. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as through Jesus Christ, God forgave you.



Shakespeare Workshops Next Week

All of the children will be taking part in Shakespeare workshops on Monday to celebrate Shakespeare week. The workshops will be starting promptly at 9.00 in order to fit all the classes in, so please ensure that your children arrive in school by 8.55.


Office Interruptions

Many of you will be aware that Mrs. Wakeman is the only person who works in the office at our school. She has many responsibilities, including monitoring attendance and dealing with finances. She also greets visitors and answers the phone. Unfortunately, Mrs. Wakeman spends lots of time during the day dealing with enquiries and messages which could be avoided and this takes her away from her numerous admin tasks. Please try to ensure that you send your children in with the clothes and equipment that they need for the day, and that you read the newsletter and any other letters given out for dates and times of events to avoid the need to call the school. Of course, if there is an emergency, Mrs. Wakeman is always happy to help. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.


Special Easter Menu

The special Easter lunch menu on 21st March will be: Thumper’s Southern Style Chicken Fillet, Flopsy’s Salmon Goujons, Cotton Tail’s Cheese and Onion Puffs with Easter Cornflake Nests.



Attendance for each class this week:

Reception- 77.3%; Class 1 and 2- 98.67%; Class 3 and 4-  94.48%; Class 5 and 6 – 94.33%.



Commendations this week went  to Sidonie Holmes for continuing to work on her writing in her own time and showing dedication to doing her best; also to Caleb Chen for his excellent recall of doubling numbers and  Demi-Bleu Strunkey and Rhys Hayes for beautiful writing.


Gold Book – Well done to Class 5&6’s Aimee Bradley and Josh Thurbon for earning their place in this week’s Gold Book for excellent learning behaviour and also to Reception’s Brooke Thorn.


Work of the Week

Class 5 and 6’s work of the week went to Devon Alexander for work on complex percentages.  Class 3 and 4’s  went to Maansi Chagger and Elijah Oyetunde for writing poetry using rhyming couplets. Class 1 and 2’s to Kai Davis for a varied and interesting list of descriptive phrases and similes.

Well done to all of you.


Year 2 Sports news

Year 2 attended a sports event in Hornchurch on Wednesday afternoon where they competed against other schools in a variety of indoor team sports and games.  Everyone was awarded a certificate of attendance for a great effort and our school received a special certificate in recognition of the children’s polite and respectful behaviour.  Well done to everyone involved and thanks to Mrs Davis, Mrs Buckley and Coach Del.


Friends of Dame Tipping – Bista Villiage Trip


Just a reminder that the money needs to be paid by Friday 18th March for the trip to Bista Villiage which is on Tuesday 3rd May.

Thank you.


Gold Book

Dates for the diary:

  • Thursday 24th March – Easter Service at St. John the Evangelist church-1.30pm
  • Thursday 24th March- End of Spring term (Children can be collected from church at 2.30pm by any parents who are not attending the service)
  • Monday 11th April- children return to school after the Easter holidays

Mrs. Kathryn Waters


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