Newsletter 29: 17th May 2019

‘The best that I can be’

Well done, Year 6!

The Year 6 pupils impressed me so much this week with their determination in their SATs tests. They did not allow the pressure to get to them and they all tried so hard to put into practice all the knowledge and skills they have learnt. Thank you so much to Mrs. McCormack and Mrs Squirrell for all of the extra work they have put in, including coming in to teach during their Easter holidays.

After half term, Year 6 and Year 5 (who have been very accommodating during the tests) will be rewarded with a fun-filled activity week which will include go-karting and water sports.

LIFE Passports

It has been lovely to hear from the children how many of the LIFE Passport activities they have already completed. We have completed quite a few in school too, so please encourage your children to bring their passports in to be signed. Please have a look at your child’s Passport before half term and see if you can plan to do any of the activities. Have fun!

Polling Day

The school will be used as a polling station on Thursday 23rd May. The late notice is due to the fact that the European elections are now taking place because of the delay to Brexit. I am hopeful that an alternative polling station will be found in the village so that future elections will not necessitate the school closing. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Get Your Dancing Shoes On!

The Friends of Dame Tipping will be holding an end of term / end of SATs kids disco next Friday 24th May at St John’s Church hall 6PM – 7:30PM . £5 per child. Price includes drinks, snacks, music, games and prizes. Tickets can be bought online at

Sun Hats

Please send your child in with a NAMED school hat, as the sun has been making an appearance recently. I have ordered a few hats from Red Oak Roller for children who do not have them. They can be purchased from the office for £5.50. I will let you know when they arrive.

An Evening of Song with Dame Tipping Gospel Choir (and friends!) CHANGE OF DATE

We have decided to postpone the choir evening planned for next Wednesday. It will now take place on WEDNESDAY 3RD JULY at 6.30PM. This is in order to give the children’s choir more time to learn their songs and for us to sell more tickets. Please put the date in your diaries and support this event by coming along with your friends and families. You can use the booking form given out to the children last week and you will receive printed tickets on payment (£5 adults, £3 children).

Clubs Payments

All children who have applied for clubs have been allocated places.

Please could you ensure that you pay for clubs before they attend. Mrs Wakeman has put 2 offers on Squid- 1 for sports clubs and one for all other clubs. Thank you for your co-operation.


Reception and 1 : 97.42 % ; Class 2 : 100 % ; Class 3 and 4 : 99.08% ; Class 5 and 6 :99.26%

Well done, everyone ! Year 2 are the attendance superstars again.

Work of the Week

Reception/Year 1- Archie Ormes, for independently making a story book.

Class 2- Oliver Garwood- for having a good attitude to his work.

Class 3/4- J.J Jan, Ellie Allen-Moss, Caleb Chen and Sinead.

Class 5/6- Deborah Ajayi for her independent Island Project Work.


Reception/Year 1- Rosie Robinson for her perseverance and Corie for showing friendship.

Class 2- Sian Stafford and Isabelle Mahoney for persevering in Maths.

Class 3/4- Katie Snow, for working hard on her handwriting.

Class 5/6- All of Year 6 for their hard work in their SATs.

Lexi Webb, for the creativity and hard work shown through her board game design.

Dates for the Diary

Thursday 23rd May- SCHOOL CLOSED for polling day

Friday 14th June- Class and whole school photos

Friday 21st June- New Reception intake information afternoon 1.15-2.30pm

Wednesday 3rd July- 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

Post SATs Disco- Bower Hall- Friday 24th May St.John’s Church Hall 6-7.30pm

Fathers’ Day breakfast- 14th June 2019