Newsletter 31: May 25th 2018

‘The best that I can be’

Our Year 5 and 6 cricket team did extremely well at the tournament on Wednesday, We were really proud with the way they played and their excellent attitude and behaviour. The team won one of their games, which was a great achievement. The children who took part were: Aaron Hick,
Zachary Teshola, Imogen Snell, Nicole Mahoney, Faye Newman, Oliver Mahoney, Lou-Lou French, Fibian McKenzie, Elena Marshall, Emily Harris and Jack Robinson. You really did the school proud!

Hackney Half Marathon
Over the last half term fourteen children from KS2 Running Club have been taking part in the Schools’ Challenge organised by Virgin Sport as part of the Hackney Half Marathon Festival of Sport. Each week they have run 1-2 miles at lunchtime, completing a total of 12 miles over seven weeks. On Sunday 20th May they travelled to Hackney Marshes to complete the final 1.1 miles of the challenge and claim their half marathon medals. The children really enjoyed having the opportunity to take part in a real running event, crossing the same finish line as the adult half marathon runners and even earning the same medal! The children who took part have shown exceptional dedication and should be very proud of their achievement.

Well done to Aaron Hick, Jack Webb, Lexi Webb, George Viney, Zachary Teshola, Elena Marshall, Caleb Chen, Jack Wallis, Sophia-Louise Turner, Kai Davis, Chinaza Osaji-Okai and Fae Dignum. An honourable mention goes to Evie Baldwin and Jack Robinson, who were unable to run on Sunday but completed the 12 miles at school with the others.

Thank you to Mrs Webb for running with the children on the day.

Mrs Omodara

New Website Photos
The photographers from Carmel Jane photography came to take some new photographs for the website on Wednesday. They took some great shots and I am looking forward to seeing the proofs next week. Both photographers commented on how polite and well behaved our children are and they were particularly impressed with how kind they were to one another.

School Journey
I would like to wish class 5 and 6 a safe and enjoyable school journey next week. Having been before, I am sure they will have a fantastic time and learn lots about themselves and each other over the course of the week.

Year 2 Assessments
Well done to all the Year 2 children who completed their KS1 assessments this week. The children tried really hard to apply their learning to the assessments. Thank you to all the adults who supported with the assessments.

Contacting the School About Sickness
If your child is off sick, you must phone the office and speak to Mrs Wakeman or leave a message on the answer phone. Please do not send a message on class dojo, as it is Mrs Wakeman who is responsible for chasing up attendance.

Term Time Holidays
I have had several requests for term time holidays over the past week. Please note that term time holidays will not be authorised. The local authority monitors unauthorised holidays and will issue penalties for parents who take their children on holiday during term time. As you can see form this week’s attendance, term time holidays have a huge impact on our school’s attendance figures, but, more importantly, a huge impact on children’s learning. We cannot teach your children when they are not here. Please take your family holidays during the 13 weeks of school holiday which have been allocated. Thank you for your co-operation.

Academisation Consultation Paper
Please read the information on the consultation for the school to become a part of the LIFE Education Trust. Questions should be submitted in writing from 4th June via the school email address and addressed to Mr. G. Brome, Chair of Governors.

GDPR forms
Please return your forms giving us permission to use your child’s data on existing systems if you have not done so already.

Secondary Transfer Talks
Parents of Year 5 pupils are invited to a meeting at 3.15pm on Wednesday 27th June, where a representative from the Local Authority admissions department will explain the secondary application process and answer any questions you may have.

Friends of Dame Tipping Family Fun Day
Please remember to fill in your forms regarding volunteering to help with this event.
The next meeting is on the 7th June at 2:15pm in the school hall.

Work of the Week
Reception- Nicole Louca, for her independent writing and Maths work.
Class 1&2- Ella Murch, for her fantastic fairytale writing.
Class 3&4- Tahir Ceesay,for working independently on his project and presenting it confidently.
Class 5&6- Maansi Chagger, for her creative writing which included writing in dialect.

Reception- Lenny Sains, for his perseverance in reading.
Class 1&2- All of Year 2, for their focus and determination in their SATs tests.
Class 3&4- Caleb Chen, for trying hard to apply corrections in his writing and for carrying out extra research at home.
Class 5&6- Lou-Lou French, for her all round effort and continued achievement.

Congratulations to Jack Robinson and Lou-Lou French for passing their Orange belt grading in Karate ; Kayan Pokar for achieving his level 2 swimming award ; Willow Snell for her invesment into Beavers and Alicia Moran for completing the treasure hunt at the country show.
Well done Everyone!

Reception- 100% ; Class 1&2- 88.28% ; Class 3&4- 94.25% ; Class 5&6- 96.92%
Well done, Reception.

Dates for the Diary
Week Beginning 4th June- Class 5/6 Residential Visit.
Wednesday 20th June- School Nurse drop-in- 8.30am
Wednesday 27th June- Secondary Tranfer talks for Year 5 parents
Saturday 30th June- Friends of Dame Tipping Family Fun Day
Thursday 19th July- Leavers’ Service 1.30pm (St. John’s Church)
Friday 20th July- No school for pupils- INSET day

Mrs. Kathryn Waters

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