Newsletter 29: 12th May 2017

‘The best that I can be’

SATs Tests

Well done to year 6 for focusing so hard on their tests this week. There were some quite tricky questions, but the children tried their best. Thank you to Year 5 for being so adaptable and to all the adults for their support.

Lunch Arrangements during Building Works

All being well, the demolition of the Reception and KS1 classrooms will take place over the half term holidays. This means that there will be no access to the kitchen for several weeks. We have made arrangements for our meals to be prepared at another local school. There will be a selection of healthy wraps, sandwiches and baguettes, with a vegetarian option each day. In addition, the children will be offered fresh salad vegetables (e.g. carrots and cucumber) and a dessert. Meals should still be paid for using your SQUID account.

Here Comes the Sun!

Hopefully, yesterday wasn’t our last day of sunshine for the summer, so please remember to provide your child with a water bottle (water only, please) and a school baseball cap. We do have a spare school hat for each child, but the children usually prefer to wear their own.

Breakfast and After School Club

We are planning to start our breakfast club and after school care in September. Please could you send a message to the office, or to your child’s class teacher via Dojo, to say whether or not you would be interested in before and after school care, what time you would need breakfast club to begin (not before 7.30am) and what time you would need after school care to end (not after 6pm). There will, of course, be a charge for this service and it will only be able to run if we have enough children to make it viable. I look forward to your feedback on this matter.

Broxhill Road Closure

Broxhill Road will be closed for road works from 15th May (Monday) for 5 days. Please plan an alternative route so that your children will still arrive on time.

Friends Quiz Night

Please buy your tickets for the Friends of Dame Tipping quiz night by Monday. The last one we had was very enjoyable and this event will help to raise some much needed funds for the school. Spare letters are available in the office if you cannot find yours. The quiz starts at 7.30pm on Friday 19th May in the school hall.

Census Day Lunch

Our Census day lunch will be on Thursday 18th May. As you know, funding is affected by the number of children who have a school meal on that day. Please could we ask that all Reception- Year 2 children stay for a school lunch (which is free of charge) and as many Y3-6 children as possible (payment via SQUID). The menu is: chicken breast or veggie sausage roll, roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, carrots, broccoli and an ice cream tub.


Congratulations to these children who received commendations this week: All of Year 6, for their focus and concentration during their SATs tests; Lou Lou French, for writing a clear and convincing persuasive letter; Alfie Makepeace, for asking thoughtful and interesting questions on our visit to the church; Kitty Higgins, for a thorough and clearly recorded Maths investigation, Freddy Parrish, for scoring the mose Dojo points in his class and Michelle Nehmara, for brilliant reading this week. Well done, everyone!

Work of the Week

Reception: Ella Murch- writing a fantastic letter for our Jolly Postman topic.

Class 1/2: Caleb Chen- an imaginative story, well written in several chapters.

Class 3/4: Elena Marshall- using her prior knowledge to work independently in Maths.

Class 5/6: Imogen Snell- writing an excellent, rhyming dream poem.


Reception: 97.50%; Class 1 and 2: 96.07 %; Class 3 and 4 : 95.83% ; Class 5 and 6 : 99.63%

Dates for the diary:

  • Monday 15th May- KS1 SATs week begins
  • Friday 19th May- Friends Quiz Night (letter to follow)
  • Thursday 8th June- School closed to pupils- General Election
  • Friday 16th June- Secondary Transfer Meeting for Year 5 Parents

Mrs. Kathryn Waters


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