Newsletter 25: 5th April 2019

‘The best that I can be’

We are looking forward to spending time next week thinking about the importance of Easter and taking part in lots of Easter activities. Please talk to your children about how they are getting on with their Lenten promises. So far, I have managed to keep to my promises of giving up coffee and sending a message to a different friend every day. The children have been helping me by giving me reminders! You will receive some leaflets and a magazine which have details of activities taking place in the local area over the next few weeks.

Forest School

It was such a pleasure to share the experience of Forest School with parents and Year 1 children on Wednesday evening. The parents told me that they believe Forest School is such a privilege for the children and I am so pleased that we can provide this opportunity and make the most of the beautiful surroundings we have at Dame Tipping.

Year 5 Basketball Tournament

I was so proud to hear how well our Year 5s conducted themselves at the basketball tournament on Tuesday. They were awarded a certificate from the organisers for ‘Passion’.

Summer Uniform

The children should wear their summer uniform after the Easter holiday. Please remember that this no longer includes a polo shirt. Children may wear short sleeved shirts with their ties, shorts or a yellow school dress or playsuit (school uniform style). Please note that white cardigans and sandals are no longer permitted.

Lenten Appeal Cake Sale and Non-Uniform Day

In order to ensure that we raise enough money to send both of our girls in The Gambia to school, we are holding a cake sale and non-uniform day next Thursday. Please send your child in with £2-3 (£1-£2 for non-uniform and £1 for a cake and drink). Thank you for your continued support with our appeal.

Absence Calling

If your child is unable to attend school, please phone the school office, rather than just sending a Dojo to the class teacher. This is because Mrs. Wakeman is responsible for checking the registers and calling parents who have not let us know where their child is. As the registers are a legal document and attendance is also a safeguarding issue, I would appreciate every parent’s co-operation in this matter.

End of Term for Clubs

Please note that there will be NO CLUBS next week. Breakfast Club will be on until the end of term, as will After School Care, except for Friday 12th April, when school will finish at 3pm.

Easter Service at St John’s

Please join us at 1.30pm on Friday 12th April for our Easter Service. You may take your children straight home at the end of the service. If you are unable to attend, your children will be brought back to school to be collected at 3pm.


Reception and 1 : 89.03% ; Class 2 : 100% ; Class 3 and 4 : 94.44% ; Class 5 and 6 : 94.29%

Well done Class 2 again!

Work of the Week

Reception/Year 1- Leo Louca for fantastic effort in phonics.

Class 2- Harry Goodman for writing a beautiful Forgiveness prayer.

Class 3/4- Fern Collins for completing extra work at home on her times tables.

Class 5/6- Deborah Ajayi for writing an excellent and detailed King Arthur legend.


Reception/Year 1-  David Roberts for brilliant number work and Noah Chen for great independent writing.

Class 2- Tyler Randall, for being an excellent role model and explaining and showing  forgiveness so well.

Class 3/4- Jack Wallis, for noticing when his friends are doing really well and letting his teacher know.

Class 5/6- Aaron Hick, for amazing test scores including 100% in arithmetic


Well done to Charlie Lockwood for achieving his level 4 swimming award.

Dates for the Diary

Thursday 11th April- Non uniform day and cake sale for Lenten appeal.

Friday 12th April- Easter Service at St. John’s Church 1.30pm.

Wednesday 22nd May- Dame Tipping Gospel Choir presents an evening of song at St. John’s Church 6.30pm

Dates for the Diary from the Friends of Dame Tipping

Fathers’ Day breakfast- 14th June 2019

           K. Waters

Mrs. Kathryn Waters



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