Newsletter 4: 30th September 2016

 ‘The best that I can be’

We have had another very productive week this week and it has been a real pleasure to see the children’s fantastic attitude to learning.

Hello, Baby !

Please could reception parents remember to send in baby photos of the children on Monday. This is to support their learning for the week.

Keeping Your Children Safe

As you have probably seen, we have installed security entrance systems at both back gates of the school. We have also removed the exit panel at the front door, so that they it only be opened by a member of staff. The doors will be opened and supervised by members of staff at the beginning and end of the school day and at the end of clubs. At all other times, please press the buzzer and wait for the office to respond. In addition to this, we have installed safety signs in the car park. Could all parents please observe the signs by limiting their driving speed to 5m.p.h.

Anyone for Coffee?

The Friends of Dame Tipping will be holding a coffee morning in the school hall on Thursday 6th Oct at 9am and everyone is welcome. It is a really informal meeting to introduce ourselves to any new parents and to have a chat about the exciting events that we have planned for the coming school year. We would like to hold a second hand uniform sale on that day too, so please donate any uniform your child has grown out of.

Curry Night

The first event will take place on Thursday 20th Oct in conjunction with Simply Asia restaurant which is located behind the Royal Oak pub within the village. Musum has kindly agreed to host a curry night for all of Dame Tipping’s friends and families for a very special price of £18 per adult and £10 per child. This will include a choice of starter, main course with two sides and all soft drinks. There are vegetarian and alternative options for the children. If you would like further information please contact me, Kay, Jason or Marcia- however, a separate letter will be sent out over the next week. Please come along and enjoy a tasty meal and support the Friends of Dame Tipping. Many thanks Victoria Makepeace

Census Day and Special Menu

Next Thursday (6th October) is census day. The school’s budget depends very much on the number of children in school that day and the number who eat school meals. There is a special menu of the children’s favourites which costs just £2.20 for KS2 children and is free of charge for Reception and Key Stage 1 and those entitled to free school meals.

Chicken Nuggets

Bubbly Fish Fillet (Gluten Free)

Cheese and Tomato Pizza

Broccoli  Baked Beans

Chips Jacket Potato

Jam Doughnut (or Fresh fruit, Yoghurt, Cheese and Crackers)

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Please come along to St. John’s church hall on the green on Saturday 1st October from 10am-2pm. All are welcome and money raised from your donations will go to Macmillan. Children’s art activities will be available. It will be a great opportunity too enjoy good company and a good cake !


Our Head Girl, Jessica White competed in the national InKart championship at Daytona Sandown Park last weekend. She won the whole round, a 1st place on the podium and a very impressive trophy. Well done, Jessica! Well done also to Sapphire Hagon, for winning a medal in her gymnastics competition, Adaora Emechebe for her Karate medal and Sidney Turrell for her skiing medal.


Commendations this week went Isabelle Mahoney, for always helping her friends ; Eva Ali, for always helping her teachers and friends ; Kayan Pokar, for learning to write his name independently using the pre-cursive style ; George Viney, for being there for a ‘friend in need’ ; Neli Higgins, for setting an example to everyone with her work this week ; Oscar Knight, for great work in phonics and dictation sentences ; Bonny-Blu Kedadi, for always making thoughtful contributions in class ; Sasha Goodison, for being an excellent role model and treating everyone with respect ; Ruby Walton, for her work ethic and commitment to learning and Imogen Snell, for speaking with knowledge and compassion about current affairs. Well done, everyone !

Work of the Week

Class 1 and 2 : Ellie Allen-Moss, for a lovely re-telling of the ‘Little Red Hen’ story; Class 3 and 4 : Kitan Sosanya, for incredible independent work on rounding numbers in Maths; Class 5 and 6 : Finlay McKeown, for his poetry writing in response to a personal memory.


Reception: 99.33% ; Class 1 and 2 : 94% ; Class 3 and 4 : 97.86% ; Class 5 and 6 : 100%

Well done to Class 5 and 6 for a huge improvement on last week’s attendance.

Dates for the diary:

  • Thursday 13th October- Individual School Photos (Younger siblings from 8.30am)
  • Thursday 13th October- Scholastic Book Fair Arrives.
  • Monday 17th October- Class 5/6 assembly (parents invited)- 9am *Note change of date*
  • Tuesday 18th October- Termly Learning conferences Years 1-6 – 2pm-6.30pm

Mrs. Kathryn Waters