Newsletter 29: 17th May 2019

‘The best that I can be’

I have been excited to see the children having so many opportunities for child-initiated learning this week. It really is a pleasure to watch them as they explore topics and put the skills they have learnt into practice. Thank you to all the staff who have made this happen.

Class 5 and 6 enjoyed testing their board games out with year 3 and 4.

Class 5 and 6 also attended a debating workshop run by the Year 9 girls at Frances Bardsley School on Monday.

Well done, Year 2!

Ms Holmes has spent this week with groups of Year 2 children as they completed their KS1 SATs tests. The children tried so hard and even though some of the questions were very tricky, they all did their best. Thank you to all the staff who have helped them.

A Trip Down Memory Lane

We had a very special visitor the other day. Les, who is 79, attended the school from 1947-1949. He now lives in another part of the country, but was visiting the area and really wanted to look round the school that he had such fond memories of. He was amazed at all the positive changes to the buildings, but felt that the school still has the very special, family feel that he remembers from all those years ago.

The Ayes Have It!

Congratulations to Aaron Hick, Emily Harris and Zachary Teshola who were chosen to represent Dame Tipping at the debating competition today against Benhurst Primary School. Both teams debated very well, but our team won! This means that they will be taking part in the London final in July. We are so proud of them.


The year 5 and 6 boys took part in the cricket tournament on Wednesday. Jack Percival reports: ‘The boys played really well. They came 12th out of 20 teams and really enjoyed it. They won two of their games’.

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

This event will take place on WEDNESDAY 3RD JULY at 6.30PM. 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).

Class 5 and 6 Information

Year 5 and 6 Activity Week starts on 3rd June.  Please check the information sheet for times, lunch arrangements and clothing required for each day and ensure that permission slips have been completed and returned in plenty of time.  Please make any outstanding payments before the end of May.

Year 5 and 6 Quad Kids is Thursday 6th in the morning – please ensure that permission slips are completed and returned if your child has been selected to take part.


Reception and 1 : 95.97% ; Class 2 : 98.21% ; Class 3 and 4 :94.23% ; Class 5 and 6 :100%

Fantastic, Class 5/6 !

Work of the Week

Reception/Year 1- Noah Chen, for writing instructions independently.

Class 2- All of year 2 for their hard work, determination and achievements this week.

Class 3/4- Katie Percival, for her hard work learning to tell the time.

Class 5/6- Harry Haley and Chinaza Osaji-Okai for writing a funny story in the style of David Walliams.


Reception/Year 1-  Xavier Wallis, for his enthusiasm in Forest School and Harlee Hammond-Johnson for being a good role model.

Class 2- Beau Maskell for her hard work and perseverance.

Class 3/4- Gracie Bartram- for being kind and considerate.

Class 5/6- Chloe Roberts – for joining in with enthusiasm at the debating workshop.


Well done to Willow Snell, for completing her Stage 5 swimming and her Stage 6 gymnastics. Congratulations to Fern Collins for swimming 700m and Poppy Whitcombe and Jack Wallis for swimming 800m.

Dates for the Diary

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

Wednesday 17th July -Year 5 and 6 Leavers’ Play ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ at the church hall 1.30 performance for school and 6.30 performance for parents

Monday 22nd July- Leavers’ service at the church at 10.30a.m, followed by a family picnic for all children and families back at school. This will finish at 1pm.

Dates for the Diary from the Friends of Dame Tipping

Fathers’ Day breakfast- 14th June 2019

I hope you have a fun-filled half term !

           K. Waters

Mrs. Kathryn Waters



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