Newsletter 26: 12th April 2019

‘The best that I can be’

Happy Birthday, Mrs Johnson!

Mrs Johnson doesn’t like a fuss, but we couldn’t let this very special occasion go by without a celebration. Mrs Johnson will be 80 years young on Easter Sunday. She has worked at Dame Tipping since 1970 and is a much valued member of staff who contributes so much to school life.

I’m sure you’ll agree that Mrs Johnson has so much energy and enthusiasm for her work here. She loves being with the children and says that’s what keeps her young!

I would like to thank Mrs Johnson for all that she does and hope you’ll join me in wishing her a very Happy Birthday.

Dragon’s Den

Children in KS2 had the chance to pitch their inventions to 3 ‘dragons’ on Tuesday afternoon. In computing, Class 3 and 4 have been creating interactive toys and using ‘Scratch’ to make online simulations of their toys;  Class 5 and 6 have been designing Wellbeing Apps aimed at children their own age. The dragons were impressed with the children’s presentations and their computing skills. Great work, KS2!

Year 1 and 2 Cricket

I had the pleasure of accompanying a group of Year 1 and 2 children, along with our sports coach Mr. Nunn to a 3 Tee Cricket tournament at Rainham Cricket Club yesterday. The children played very well and the scores were very close. Year 1 won their last match against St. Patrick’s. I was so proud of the children’s attitude and their behaviour. We also had lots of fun!

Lenten Appeal

Thank you so much for your generous support of our Lenten appeal this year. Thanks also to all the children who organised Lent Games. We raised £380 which will cover a year of school for our girls in The Gambia, Bintou and Fatoumata.

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. When the sun comes out, children will need their school baseball caps whenever they are outside, so please ensure your child has a named school cap in school every day.

In Memory of Mrs James

Mrs James’ daughter, Laura will be running the London Marathon in memory of her Mum and in aid of Saint Francis Hospice on 28th April. It would be fantastic if members of our school community could help Laura to reach her fundraising goal. On the Saint Francis Hospice website, there is a lovely page dedicated to Gill and a link to Laura’s fundraising page, or you could go straight to:


Thank you


Reception and 1 :87.86% ; Class 2 : 91.61% ; Class 3 and 4 : 98.52 % ; Class 5 and 6 :95.36%

Work of the Week

Reception/Year 1- Charlie Lockwood for his fantastic reading progress.

Class 2- Oliver Garwood for his fantastic opening to his character description and for his hard work and effort this term to improve his writing

Class 3/4- Oscar Knight and Poppy Whitcombe for putting a lot of effort into writing their excellent adventure stories.

Class 5/6- Emily Harris for a well-planned and informative presentation on autism.


Reception/Year 1-  Amna for being so caring to her friends and Jake Allen-Moss for always trying his best in all his activities.

Class 2- Blake, for showing kindness towards others and helping his friends when they were hurt.

Class 3/4- Fern Collins, for being very helpful to others.

Class 5/6- Kai Boorman, for being  a good role-model, a good friend and an amazing reader.


Congratulations to Aaron Hick for achieving his Stage 7 swimming award. Well done to Leah Moss for gaining a gold star award for her tuition sessions. Congratulations, also, to Sapphire Hagon for achieving 93% and a distinction for her recent singing exam.

Ella and Emily Murch had the opportunity to attend a training day with West Ham and scored lots of goals !

Headteacher’s Award

Congratulations to Elena Marshall who was awarded the Headteacher’s Award for ther perserverance and determination and for living out all of our core Christian values. Well done, Elena !

Dates for the Diary

Sunday 14th April- HABCOS village clean up 10am-4pm (see flyer)

Sunday 21st April- HABCOS Easter Egg Hunt 12.45 pm on the Village Green (see flyer)

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

I would like to wish you all a peaceful Easter break. I hope you have lots of opportunities to spend quality time with your families and friends. I look forward to seeing all the children back on 29th April, well rested and ready to learn.

           K. Waters

Mrs. Kathryn Waters



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