Newsletter 31: 26th May 2017

‘The best that I can be’

Year 5 and 6 Girls’ Cricket Tournament

The year 5&6 girls had a super time at the cricket on Wednesday; even though it was a long day, they all played really well and were a credit to the school. Well done, girls! (Mrs. Potts)

Fun in the Sun!

We have had lots of fun in the sunshine this week. Please ensure that your child is wearing sun cream before they come into school and that they have a water bottle and sun hat, as we all want to keep safe and not burn.

Building Work Update

I met with our H&S adviser this week to discuss safety during the building works. We worked on a risk assessment covering vehicle access, authorised access to the site and a new fire plan. As soon as I have all the information to share with you, I will have a short meeting with parents.

Classes for September

We will be having a few changes to class teachers in September: Mrs. McCormack will be teaching class 5/6, Mrs. Omodara will stay in Class 3/4, Miss North will stay in Reception and our new Deputy Headteacher, Ms. Holmes (who is joining us in September) will be teaching class 1/2. I will be covering classes when the teachers have their release time.

Mrs. James

As some of you may have heard, Mrs. James, who has supported many children through their Reception year at Dame Tipping over the years, will be retiring in July. We will all miss her very much.

Changes to clubs

Just for the first week back after half term, there will be no Choir and no Art club on the Monday. This is due to the class 3/4 trip and the fact that there may still be some disruption to the classrooms due to building works. All other clubs will be on as usual.


Congratulations to these children who received commendations this week: Albert Gilbert, Harry Newman and Timothy Olusegun, for helping a friend who had hurt himself; Freddy Parrish, for his wonderful attitude to learning; Mojola Awosan, for excellent work on solving missing number calculations; Sophia-Louise Turner, for making an excellent start to her time at Dame Tipping and Evie Williams, for being kind and caring to her friends. Well done, everyone!

Work of the Week

Reception: Tyler Randall- an excellent effort when completing maths tasks

Class 1/2: Kitty Higgins- creating a beautifully presented children’s book

Class 3/4: Faye Newman- a clear, informative report about a computer game

Class 5/6: George Dignum- a thoughtful diary entry from the point of view of a character


Well done to Elena Marshall, for her level 8 gymnastics award; Rhiannon Geca, for her level 1 Irish dancing medal and Sapphire Hagon, for her participation in a trampolining competition.


Reception: 99.38%; Class 1 and 2: 97.14%; Class 3 and 4 : 96.77% ; Class 5 and 6 : 95.56%

Dates for the diary:

  • Monday 5th June- Class 3/4 visit to the Chocolate Museum
  • Thursday 8th June- School closed to pupils- General Election
  • Friday 16th June- Secondary Transfer Meeting for Year 5 Parents
  • Tuesday 20th June- Termly Learning Conferences (parent meetings) for all children 2-6.30pm

Mrs. Kathryn Waters


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