Newsletter 37: 14th July 2017

‘The best that I can be’

I have been so proud of our talented children this week: they have treated us to 2 fantastic performances. The children in Class 5/6 were outstanding in their ‘Matilda’ show- all of them acting, singing and dancing so well. The backstage and technical crews were very professional and really did themselves proud. Reception and Class1/2 impressed me so much this morning with their amazing performance of ‘Mary Poppins’. It was wonderful to see such young children performing so professionally with loud, clear voices.

Clubs next week

Please note: there will be no clubs next week, as it is the last week of term. Please ensure that your children are collected at 3pm.

Uniform Expectations

It has been noted by parents, staff and governors that a growing number of children are not wearing the correct school uniform. In September, we will be checking children’s uniform and will be writing to parents whose children are not correctly dressed. When we return after the holidays, children should be in summer uniform: boys should be in shorts or trousers with an official Dame Tipping polo shirt. Girls should be in summer dresses. Any Year 5 and 6 girls who are not able to wear a summer dress should wear a skirt with a shirt and tie NOT a polo shirt. After October half term, all children should be in full winter uniform with a shirt and tie. Only Reception children should wear polo shirts in winter.

Please do not buy your child trainers for school. Children should wear school shoes and have a separate pair of trainers or plimsoles for P.E. It is important that we keep up our standards of uniform, as this demonstrates a respect for the school rules which is then reflected in wider behaviour and attitudes.

Monday’s Para Athletics

Please ensure that you bring your child to meet us at Romford Station at 9am on Monday (with their packed lunch). Due to the timetable being altered, the return time for Monday’s trip to the Olympic Stadium will now be 2.45pm. We appreciate that this may be difficult if you have children in younger classes, so we will hold onto your younger children until you can get back to the school from Romford. Please ensure that your child does not have canned drinks or drinks in glass bottles, as these will not be allowed into the stadium. The T.V coverage of the Para Athletics begins this weekend.

Tipping’s Got Talent

Our annual talent show will take place next Wednesday. Children will need to bring their own costumes and props if they need them. They should also bring £1 to vote for their favourite act: the money raised will go to the school performing arts budget.

Leaver’s Service

Next Thursday (20th July) is our last day of school. We will be saying goodbye to Year 6 at the church from 1.30pm. I hope you will be able to join us. You may collect your child from the church as soon as the service is over at 2.30pm. Any children who are not collected will be brought back to school and MUST be collected by 3pm.

Community Choir

In September, we will be starting our very own community choir for adults. The choir will be run by an experienced choir leader and the aim is to have fun singing and to put on concerts to raise much needed funds for the school. You do not need to read music or be the best singer to join; you just need to have enthusiasm! More details to follow.

Breakfast and After School Care

We have had enough interest in our before and after school care to make it viable. We will therefore be beginning this provision in September (Week beginning 11th September). You will receive a letter shortly which will give you the opportunity to sign up. You will be able to pay for the provision via sQuid. Breakfast club will be charged at £4 per session, per child and after school care at £10 per session, per child. Breakfast club will start at 7.30am and after school care will finish at 6pm.


Congratulations to these children who received commendations this week: All of Class 5 and 6 for their fantastic performance of Matilda; Faye Newman, for a very consistent performance on both parts of her Maths test and Kai Boorman, for always making thoughtful contributions to class discussions. Well done, everyone!

Work of the Week

Class 3 and 4: Elena Marshall- amazing independent work on writing dialogue.


Well done to Sapphire Hagon for receiving her level 10 trampoline proficiency award and to Fibian McKenzie for receiving nominations and awards for her acting, dancing and singing.


Reception: 88%; Class 1 and 2: 84.07%; Class 3 and 4 : 93.33% ; Class 5 and 6 : 94.07%

I would like to wish you all a safe and happy summer, filled with precious family time. I look forward to seeing you back in September, refreshed and ready for the new academic year.

Dates for the diary:

  • Monday 17th July- KS2 visit to the Olympic Stadium for the Para Athletics- All day
  • Monday 17th July- Year 6 Leavers’ Meal at ‘Nando’s’- 6pm
  • Wednesday 19th July- Tipping’s Got Talent
  • Thursday 20th July- Leavers’ Service at St. John’s Church-1.30pm
  • Wednesday 6th September 2017- Children in Years 1-6 Return to school.


Mrs. Kathryn Waters


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