Welcome to Autumn Term 1!
Welcome to Term 1 2019/20! It's fantastic to see the children back at school so keen to learn and enjoy themselves.
We would like to extend an especially warm welcome to our new families right across the school, many of whom will be experiencing Primary School as a parent for the first time. Please do look out for new faces in the playground and help to make them feel at home here and aware of all that's going on.
We will focus on core Christian values of Forgiveness and Friendship this term which fits in well with one of our Golden Rules 'We are kind and helpful'. Please support these at home in any way you can. Our whole school topics are related to Local History and 'The Time Machine'. Please see class pages for more information about what each class will be doing in relation to these topics.
Calendars and dates at the end of this newsletter are up to date with those all important events in the school year so that you can update your diaries. Don't forget that you can synchronise your electronic diary with ours for instant calendar updates too.
Meet the Teacher
There will be an opportunity for you to meet class teachers after school next week as follows:
Tues 10th September - 3.20pm Years 1 - 6
Weds 11th September - 3.20pm Reception Class
Teachers will present various material to parents about the school year, curriculum and class routines. If you're unable to attend, the information will be available shortly afterwards on Class Pages on the website.
Reception Class Need 'Loose Parts'
Reception Class always need ‘loose parts’ in order to support their numeracy and curriculum work. If you have any of the following please can you pass them onto Reception class either directly or via the office?
1. Clean foil milk bottle tops
2. Wine corks
3. Pine cones, conkers and acorns
4. An old spinning spice rack
5. Wooden spoons and kitchen utensils
6. Old saucepans and frying pans
7. Egg boxes and shoe boxes
8. Baskets or wooden crates
All school clubs will begin w/c 16th September (with the exception of Magpies). Information about clubs and how to book is available on our website under About Us, School Clubs.
Please do look at the timetable as some clubs have changed their time slot. Some clubs are already booked up so do act fast to secure places. Last minute bookings are very disruptive in school so please book in advance and not on the day.
Information about how to sign up for Netball and Choir will be available next week.
School Games Silver Mark Award
We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games Silver Mark Award for the 2018/19 Academic Year. For the past three years we have achieved the Bronze Award so we are very pleased to be awarded the Silver this time around.
The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success. We are extremely proud of our pupils, staff and parents for their dedication to all aspects of school sport.
As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation , competition, workforce and clubs and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.
Miss S Harding - PE and Sport Lead
New Picnic Benches
A big thank you to Mr Hill (Mrs Hill is our caretaker) who built new picnic tables for school from the defunct climbing wall - saving us lots of money and supporting our commitment to recycling in the process!
School Lunches - Grab Bags Only Next Week
Wilson Jones operate a commercial kitchen in school which requires industrial overhead fans to be working in order for other equipment to be switched on. Unfortunately, the fans have broken meaning kitchen staff are unable to cook hot food. Parts have been ordered which will take a short while to arrive and be fitted, however, we do not anticipate being able to provide hot lunches next week. Grab bags will be available for children to order next week. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Mufti Day Next Friday - PTA Bring a Small New Toy
Next Friday children are welcome to come to school in Mufti in exchange for a small new toy. On Sunday 15th September, Holy Trinity Church will be running their Summer Festival in the school grounds involving groups from the whole community. Our PTA will be running a stall selling small toys received as a PTA fundraiser. Many thanks for all contributions.
Holy Trinity Summer Festival - Sunday 15th September 12noon - 4pm
We are hoping for good weather so do plan to come along to Holy Trinity Church's Summer Festival next weekend, hosted here in the school grounds. There'll be plenty to eat and drink and lots to do with stalls from all corners of our community taking part. Look out for fliers in Book Bags with more information and details about the Fancy Dress Competition. We look forward to seeing you there!
PTA Shed - Thank You!
Thank you to the fairies who appeared during the school holidays and cleared out the PTA shed!
Have you signed up to the School Lottery yet? 40% of all monies go to the PTA for your school and there are extra cash prizes this month! Click here to sign up:
Autumn Term Dates – 2019
School Term Dates
Please see here for term dates:
Ofsted noted a marked increase in persistent absence (a holiday will register as persistent absence). Please do not book holidays or family days during term time. Thank you.
Holy Trinity CE Primary School take safeguarding very seriously. If you have a concern, please do not hesitate to report to our designated staff;
Mrs P. O’Brien, Mrs J. Griffith, Miss S. Harding, Mrs F Fargher