‘The best that I can be’

James 5: 11- Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.

The children have really been enjoying playtimes this week, thanks to the new equipment they now have. This was purchased with money raised by the events which were organised by the school council last term.

Non Uniform day for Pageant Charity

Whilst the children did work very hard organising and running their lent games, we still did not raise enough money to sponsor our 2 girls’ schooling in the Gambia. We are therefore going to have a

non-uniform day on Friday 13th May. We will also have jars in the classroom where children can put any spare change. If everyone brings £1 or £2 to dress up and some spare change, we should reach our target. Paying for a child to go to school in the Gambia really does change their whole life, so I hope that you will support this cause.

Friends of Dame Tipping

We have received exciting news from Havering Council that they have given approval for us to hold the Dame Tipping Summer Fayre on Havering atte Bower village green on Saturday 18th June!
We now need to set the wheels in motion for organising how the day will run. There will be a meeting of the Friends of Dame Tipping on Tuesday 3rd May at 2pm at the school, so I am calling all parents, grandparents, neighbours and teachers who are keen to be involved either on the day or in the organisation prior to the day to please come along- as we will need as much help as possible to make the fayre a success.
We will also be looking for outside companies that would like to hold a stall at the fayre to reserve their pitch, so please spread the word.
If anybody can reserve some sunshine for the 18th June too that would be fabulous!
Look forward to seeing you all on the 3rd May at 2pm inside the school.
Many thanks
Vicki Makepeace

Watch Your Speed!

Several visitors have commented lately on how they have nearly been run down by parents’ cars in the car park before and after school. It does not even bear thinking about what the consequences would be if a child got in the way of someone driving too fast, so PLEASE put everyone’s safety first and drive as slowly as possible. We have been informed by the local council that we could close the car park whilst children are on the premises if it poses a health and safety risk and will be forced to do so if parents continue to drive dangerously around our children. Thank you for your cooperation.

New Menu

I will be re-issuing the school menu in the next week or two, as they state that some of the meat products are on the bone, which is putting children off. All our meat and fish is actually boneless, so please let your children know this when discussing their school lunch with them.


Class 1 and 2 99.33% Year 3 and 4 97.59%, Reception had 100% and Class 5 and 6 94%.

Well done Reception.

Gold Book

Well done to Faye Newman, Jessica White (x2), Aimee Bradley (x2), Sidonie Holmes (x2), Dhiya Chagger (x2), Joe Stanley, Finlay McKeown, Maddie Taylor (x2), Neve Collins, Bradley Allen-Guinane, Michael Battrum, Scarlett Clarke, Louise Stafford, Scarlett Kedadi (x2), Kaci Peart, Dylan Patel, Ruby Walton, Daniel Davies, Josh Thurbon and Freddie French for earning their place in this week’s Gold Book for excellent learning behaviour.


Well done to the following children who received a commendation for upholding our core Christian values : Sasha Goodison; Bradley Allen-Guinane (Perseverance); Chinaza Osaji-Okai (Perseverance).

Work of the week

Reception class Work of the week went to Rhiannon Geca and Rhys Hayes for excellent writing and Jeremiah Oyetunde for excellent maths; Class 1 and 2’s to Katie Percival for accurate number bond work; Class 3 and 4’s to Tiffany Sosanya for an outstanding summary of a story and Class 5 and 6’s to Maddie Taylor for an excellent news report. Well done, everyone!

Pen Licences

Congratulations to Hermione McCormack, Livia French and Mikey Snow who earned their pen licences for consistently neat, cursive handwriting.

Dates for the diary:

  • Thursday 5th May – School closed to pupils for local elections.
  • Monday 9th– Thursday 12th May- Year 6 SATs week.
  • Friday 13th May- Non-uniform day to raise money for our sponsored children.
  • Monday 23rd May- Parent Voice Event: Behaviour- 2pm
  • Monday 20th-Friday 24th June- Class 5 and 6 residential visit.
  • Thursday 23rd June – School closed to pupils for the European Referendum

Mrs. Kathryn Waters