Dear parents/ carers,

The children in Reception class have been very fortunate to have visits from a firefighter and a nurse this week, to support their ‘People who help us’ topic. Thank you to Mrs. North and Mr. Marshall for giving up your time to help the children with their learning.


Remembrance Day

The children took part in a Remembrance Day service this week. They were very respectful during the 2 minutes’ silence and they shared art work, poems and prayers which commemorated those who have died in wars and conflicts.


Children in Need Lazy Day and Cake Sale

We raised over £190 for Children in Need today. Thank you to everyone who dressed in their pyjamas and bought cakes. A special thank you goes to Scarlett Kedadi and Scarlett Clarke for organizing the event and making all the cakes to sell, and to Dhiya Chagger and William Smyth for selling the cakes with them.


Polite Request

New parents may not be aware, but one of our members of staff needs to leave the car park at 2.40pm every day. If possible, please avoid entering the car park at that time so that the member of staff does not need to keep backing up. Thank you for your co-operation.

Road Closures

Please see the communication below from HABCOS, for your information:

The following disruption will take place from 09:30 – 15:00
Monday 16th , Tuesday 17th and Friday 20th Straight Road will be closed  between Lower Bedfords Road and Hailsham Road. Traffic will be diverted via Hill Dene Avenue, North Hill Drive and Noak Hill Road
Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th, Broxhill Road will be closed between Noak Hill Road and Sunset Drive. Traffic will be diverted via Lower Bedfords Road and Orange Tree Hill.
Due to the 3 way lights in operation, there will be some delays during these off peak hours.

Thank you to Mrs. Hick for passing on this information.


Attendance for each class this week:

Reception- 94.29%; Class 1 and 2- 99.33%; Class 3 and 4- 97.59%; Class 5 and 6- 98%.

Despite all the coughs and colds, we have managed to improve on last week’s attendance. Well done.



Commendations this week went to Harry Newman, Bonny- Blu Kedadi, Kitty Higgins, Freddie Parrish, Mojola Awosan and Katie Percival. Well done to all of you !

Work of the Week

The Class 5 and 6 Work of the Week certificates went to Dhiya Chagger and George Dignum for their excellent news reports ; Class 1 and 2 ceritficates were awarded to Poppy Whitcombe for fast, accurate and neat Maths work and  Charlotte Woods for writing an amusing interview with ‘Mrs Armitage’ ; The Class 3 and 4  certificate went to Zachary Teshola for writing messages in Ancient Egyptian Heiroglyphics and Reception Class certificate was awarded to Kitty Higgins for writing a fantastic sentence about what she wants to be when she grows up.

Gold Book

Well done to Neli Higgins, Kitty Higgins, Josh Thurbon, Finlay McKeown, Ruby Walton, William Smyth, Daniel Davies, Louise Stafford, Freddie French and Joe Stanley. They have all displayed excellent learning behaviour.

Dates for the diary:

  • Friday 20th November: Friends of Dame Tipping Christmas Shopping Event- St John the Evangelist Church Hall, 7.30pm
  • Monday 30th November: Class 3/4 trip to the British Museum, 8.00am
  • Tuesday 8th December: ‘Cinderella’ Pantomime in school.
  • Thursday 10th December: Whole school visit to ‘The Wind in the Willows’- Brentwood
  • Wednesday 9th December: School Nurse Drop-in, 8.30am
  • Friday 11th December: School Christmas Dinner
  • Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th December: Reception, Class 1 and 2 Nativity for Parents- 1.30pm
  • Friday 18th December: Christmas Service- St John the Evangelist Church, 1.30pm

Mrs. Kathryn Waters