Newsletter 4: 7th September 2016


 ‘The best that I can be’


I would like to thank all parents, children and staff for their support with this week’s OFSTED inspection. Whilst the result of the inspection will not be confirmed until the report is published (in approximately 2 weeks), I can say that the inspector was very impressed with our children, both in their behaviour and their attitude to learning.

Black History Month

As your children have probably told you, October is Black History Month and we have been celebrating in a number of ways : We have been learning about influential black people from history, talking about how we show friendship to one another, regardless of colour and taking part in African art, craft and music sessions with Mrs. Bimpong.

Supporting Learning at Home

Reading at home and completing homework tasks are very important for consolidating skills learnt in school. Please can all parents ensure that they record when their children have read and write a comment. More information on reading with your child is included in our reading guide, which is under the curriculum tab of the Parents page on our website.

Friends of Dame Tipping Curry Night

Please look in your child’s book bag for an invite and booking form for the Friends curry night on the 20th October.

Book Fair

Our scholastic book fair arrives next week. Please come along and buy some early Christmas presents. The more books we sell, the more free books we earn for the school.

Individual Photos

Individual photos will be taken next Thursday. Younger siblings may come in for their photographs at 8.30am.


George Viney shared his ‘Man of the Match’ trophy today. His team won 3-1 in the Essex league.


Commendations this week went to : Ava Shorter, for excellent sounding out and blending CVC words in phonics; Alicia Moran, for always trying her very best in her work and showing a great attitude towards learning; Tyler Randall, for trying really hard in phonics this week ; Rhys Hayes, for super reading and sounding out; Rhiannon Geca, for writing independently both at home and at school ; Hermione McCormack, for always challenging herself and trying her best ; Sapphire Hagon, for trying hard to improve her listening skills and Maddie Taylor, for her efforts in creative writing during all our poetry lessons this week. Well done, everyone !

Work of the Week

Class 1 and 2 : Adaora Emechebe- an excellent story about how the lion got its roar (excellent sentences and vocabulary choices); Class 3 and 4 : Sasha Goodison- using conjunctions to write a clear and informative report on gorillas ; Class 5 and 6 : Henry Simmonett- hard work and perseverance in Mathematics this week.

Pen Licences

The following children have been awarded their pen licences for neat, joined writing : Jack Robinson, Sapphire Hagon, Sidney Turrell, Zachary Teshola, Deborah Ajayi, Charlotte Woods and Bonny-Blu Kedadi. Congratulations!


Reception: 98% ; Class 1 and 2 : % ; Class 3 and 4 : % ; Class 5 and 6 : %

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 (Parent Welcome)- 9am *Note change of date*
  • Tuesday 18th October- Termly Learning conferences Years 1-6 – 2pm-6.30pm
  • Thursday 20th October- Friends of Dame Tipping Curry Night at Simply Asia
  • Thursday 17th November- Class 3/4 assembly (Parents Welcome)- 9.00am

Mrs. Kathryn Waters