Newsletter 32: 14th June 2019

‘The best that I can be’

The children have been working really hard on their assessments this week. Well done to all the Year 1s who completed their phonics screening checks. Miss North is so proud of them, as am I.

There has still been time for fun and creativity, though. The children are really getting into their topics and rehearsals for the Year 6 show are in full swing!

Father’s Day Breakfast

It was lovely to see so many dads and granddads at the Friends’ Father’s Day breakfast. I hope you all have a lovely day on Sunday.

Nice Weather for Cricket?

Our Year 5 and 6 girls’ cricket team braved the torrential rain to play all day at Rainham cricket club. Thank you to Mrs Webb for taking them and well done to Deborah, Lexi W, Lexi P, Aaliyah, Nicole, Sasha, Chloe, Sadie, Lou-Lou and Emily.


Thank you to those of you who have completed your questionnaires. We really do value your feedback. It is not too late to return yours if you haven’t already. I will be collating your feedback and addressing issues raised after the deadline on the 24th June.

Progress on North Road

I have been informed by the chair of HABCOS that the council plan to put 2 zebra crossings on North Road to allow children and parents to cross safely from the green to the wider pavement opposite the school and back again to enter the school. This should also serve to slow down the traffic through the village. Double yellow lines will be added to the roads around the green, but these will NOT be enforced between 8.30and 9.30am and 2.30 and 3.30pm on weekdays, so parents WILL be able to park at the green and make use of the crossings on the way to school.

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

Please remember to buy your tickets for this event. It promises to be a lovely evening and the children are already sounding fantastic.

Baseball Caps

Please send your child in with a named school baseball cap every day, as the weather is unpredictable at the moment and the sun sometimes appears unexpectedly! We still have a few caps in the office which can be purchased for £5.50.

Come in for a Cuppa

Please drop in to St James’ Church in Chase Cross Road for a cup of tea and a chat with members of the church on the first Thursday of every month from 10.15am to 12 noon.


Reception and 1 : 92.90% ; Class 2 : 100% ; Class 3 and 4 : 98.52% ; Class 5 and 6 : 95.71%

Work of the Week

Reception/Year 1- Arthur Parrish, for great progress and attainment in phonics.

Class 2- Caiden Boorman  for his detailed message in a bottle.

Class 3/4- Poppy Whitcombe, for dedication to her work and for participating so well in lessons.

Class 5/6- Nicole Mahoney for a well worded piece of information writing.


Reception/Year 1- Liliana Mahoney for showing compassion and friendship, Emily Murch for her enthusiastic singing and all of Year 1 for their hard work in their phonics screening tests.

Class 2-Alicia Moran for showing kindness and friendship to her friends.

Class 3/4- All of the class for being so welcoming to their new classmate, Guste.

Class 5/6- Harry Haley, for participating so well in paddleboarding at Stubbers, Kai Davis, for swimming so well in really heavy clothes during his survival lesson and Sophia- Louise Turner, for putting others first.

Pen Licence

Congratulations to Katie Snow, who has persevered with her cursive handwriting and earned her pen licence.

Headteacher’s Award

Congratulations to Emily Harris who earned the Headteacher ‘s award for living out our core Christian values.


Well done to Elena Marshall for achieving her level 3 in gymnastics and to Ella Murch for completing 1000 kicks, blocks and punches in an hour in order to raise money for her karate club.

Dates for the Diary

Thursday 20th June- Open Morning for prospective parents 10am-12pm

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

Saturday 22nd June- HABCOS Fete on the village green 12pm-5pm (see poster)

Wednesday 3rd July- Dame Tipping Gospel Choir presents an evening of song at St. John’s Church 6.30pm

Tuesday 9th July- Open afternoon/meet your child’s new teacher 3pm-5pm

Wednesday 17th July -Year 5 and 6 Leavers’ Play ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ venue tbc

1.30 performance for school and 6.30 performance for parents

Thursday 18th July- Sports Day (more information to follow)

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

Inflatable Afternoon- Tuesday 16th July 2019


Please remember to update your LIFE Passports with the activities you took part in over half term. The deadline for handing them in is 1st July.

                  K. Waters

Mrs. Kathryn Waters



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