Newsletter 3: 21st September 2018

‘The best that I can be’

It has been my pleasure to teach nearly all the children at various points this week. Their behaviour has been excellent and they have really impressed me with their maths, writing and computing skills.

Parent Information

We had very positive feedback about the parent information meetings and activity sessions. If you were unable to attend, or need a reminder of what was discussed, the information will be on your child’s class page of the website very soon.


Please follow us on @DameTipping. This is a great way for us to share how special our school is to all of you, but also to the wider community.

Timetable of Interventions

Please be patient as we organise this term’s interventions (extra support), including 1-1 reading. We need to match interventions to pupils and adults to interventions and whilst we aim to do this as quickly as possible, this will take time and careful planning.

Education Sunday

This Sunday, the 23rd September is Education Sunday and St. John’s church is holding a special service at 10am, to which you are all invited. It would be fantastic to see as many Dame Tipping children, parents and staff as possible on the day.


Reception and 1 : 100% ; Class 2 : 100% ; Class 3 and 4 : 99.66 % ; Class 5 and 6 : 98.57%

What a huge improvement ! Good attendance at school is so important, not only for your child’s academic development, but also for their friendships and social development.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Mrs. Squirrell is organising a Macmillan Coffee morning to be held next Friday (28th September at 9.30am in the school foyer. It will be a chance for parents to meet one another and for us to raise money for this worthy cause (as well as to eat cake !). Please put the date in your diary. We are looking for donations of cakes (bought or home made)  and we will provide the tea and coffee. Mrs Squirrell will be sending out further information on Monday.

Work of the Week

Reception/Year 1- Charlie Lockwood, for great handwriting.

Class 2- Ella Murch, for her great attitude to learning all week.

Class 3/4- Maisie Randall, for working carefully to identify pronouns in a text.

Class 5/6- Kesiah Hughes, for her excellent information writing.


Reception/Year 1- Molly Percival, for showing friendship to her classmates.

Class 2- Tyler Randall, for encouraging others.

Class 3/4- Katie snow, for showing kindness to a friend who needed help.

Class 5/6- Lou Lou French, for showing understanding and kindness.

Well done, everyone !

Dates for the Diary

Monday 24th September- Y5 to Frances Bardsley athletics afternoon

Wednesday 26th September- NSPCC ‘Speak Out Stay Safe’ assemblies (letter to follow)

Friday 28th September – Macmillan Coffee Morning

Mrs. Kathryn Waters