Dear Parents and Carers,
We have enjoyed taking time this week to focus on Remembrance and explore what it means with the children. Thank you to Year 6 for their poetry contributions and to all who have bought poppies and other goods to support the Royal British Legion.
Next week is national Anti-Bullying week and we are inviting the children to celebrate all our differences by wearing odd socks to school on Monday.
The theme of ‘One Kind Word’ will be explored in class as we focus on friendships and speaking out.
We often have parents asking our advice for promoting online safety. There are so many new apps, games and devices coming out all the time and it’s often hard to know how to best support our children in the online world.
We subscribe to National Online Safety so that you, as parents, have access to up to date information about the latest games etc. You can also access training to support you in keeping your child safe online.
Please use this link to log in and set up your access: https://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/holy-trinity-ce-primary-school-1
There are lots of illnesses doing the rounds and I'm afraid one of these is Covid. We currently have children off school right now who have tested positive. Please don't bring children in to school with bad coughs or high temperatures or bring them back to school without having had a PCR test. Please do help us to stay safe in school - thank you so much for your help with this.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Stars of the Week for w/e – 12th November 2021
Well done to all of our Stars this week.
Class 1 – Reggie for a really positive attitude to his reading and for being really proud of himself.
Class 2 – Flois and Ella for persevering in gymnastics every week since September. They both jumped off the highest table this week!
Class 3 – Annabelle for a positive attitude towards learning across all subjects. Her enthusiasm on our school trip was amazing.
Class 4 – Charlie for being a kind and loyal friend and for making valued contributions in class discussions.
Class 5 – Owen for being kind and helpful towards his peers.
Class 6N – Ben for making a particular effort with his writing this week with lovely improvements in both content and handwriting – well done!
Year 6W – Elisa for always being the best she can and for being a brilliant role model for the school.
House of the Week
The House with the most house points this week is Earth! Well done Earth!
Spare Shoes for the Field
Please can all children in KS2 make sure they have a spare pair of shoes (trainers or wellies) in school. This is very important so that they are able to go onto the field at lunchtimes to stay in their separate bubbles. Many thanks.
The school menu has expanded to four choices a day. However, at the moment we only have two members of staff working in the kitchen so we'll be offering three choices again until a new member of staff is recruited. The choices will generally be the top two on each day plus a jacket potato option.
Aidan in Year 4 competed in his third competition with Staines Swimming Club yesterday. More great results. He entered four events and won four medals, two golds, one silver and one bronze and gained a personal best at 25m breaststroke. Well done Aidan!
We've also had news that Ophelia in Year 3 passed her ballet exam with a Distinction! Well done Ophelia!
Matthew in Year 5 took part in a swimming challenge this week to raise funds for the KS2 play equipment. In one hour, he swam 66 lengths! Amazing Matthew! So far he has raised almost £300 and his Go Fund Me page is still live via Classlist.
Times Tables Rockstars – England Rocks Tournament
Congratulations to all those children who participated in the England Rocks tournament this week. It was a fantastic team effort towards a school total of 62,415 points and an average user score of 507! The class with the most points was Class 4 with an amazing total of 26,658 and a class average score of 919 points. The highest scoring players in each class were:
Class 6W – Mathilde
Class 6N – Mia
Class 5 – Benoit
Class 4 – James
Class 3 – William
Class 2 - Zen
A special mention to each of Igor, Reggie, Ella, Max and Bertie in Class 1. They all played and contributed to our score even though Times Tables Rockstars is not yet a part of their class maths curriculum. Well done for showing such fabulous school spirit!
Year 3 Trip to Celtic Harmony
Class 3 enjoyed a fantastic trip to Celtic Harmony on Monday to experience life as Iron Age farmers. We learnt to make cloth by carding, spinning and weaving and used a quern stone to grind wheat into flour and make bread. We also learnt about the wide variety of herbs used by the Celts and made our own friendship bracelets using natural dyes. Wow – Iron Age farmers had a lot of work to do each day!
Stop Dropping Litter
Year 3 and 4 had attended a live webinar last week: Stop Dropping Litter run by the 3engineers.
We learned about sustainability and how we, as individuals, could help achieve this.
We discussed wind turbines, solar panels, tidal turbines, electric cars and LED lights.
We can take action now by stopping dropping litter and by becoming litter pickers.
Well done to these children for taking the initiative to design and make posters in their own time.
Year 4 - Volcanoes!
There was lots of excitement in year 4 this week as the children finally erupted their paper mache volcanoes. Year 4 have been learning about volcanoes, the Romans and using the book Escape from Pompeii to write stories and make a holiday brochure.
Year 5 Ravenous Readers
Here are this week’s ravenous readers. Hristiana has read The Borrowers.
Year 5 Science
Year 5 have been learning about dissolving in science.
Year 5 raised an amazing £192.35 at the cake sale last Friday! Thank you to everyone who provided cakes and supported the bake sale.
A big congratulations and well done to Matthew in Year 5 who did a swim challenge to raise funds for the KS2 play area.
Unfortunately, we did not raise the required minimum order quantity for the Christmas Tree Express so this fundraiser will not be going ahead.
Our Virtual Christmas Fair will go live on Monday 15th November, so please do take a look, support our stallholders and start your Christmas shopping…. only 43 days until the big day!!
Dates for your diary:
15 Nov – Virtual Christmas Fair
27 Nov – Online Auction
4 Dec – Raffle draw
7 Dec – Bubble Film Night
10 Dec – Year 4 Bake Sale
17 Dec – Christmas Jumper Day
Autumn Key Term Dates – 2021
Friday 26th November – Mufti Day £1 donation
Friday 3rd December – Nasal Flu Vaccination – All Years
w/c 6th December – Last week for All Clubs
Tuesday 7th December – PTA Film Night
Wednesday 8th December – Christmas Lunch
Thursday 9th December – Christmas Service – KS2 – 6pm
Friday 10th December – Reception Class Nativity – School Hall – 9.30am
Friday 10th December – Year 4 Bake Sale
Monday 13th December – KS1 Nativity – School Hall – 1.30pm
Tuesday 14th December – KS1 Nativity – School Hall – 9.30am
Tuesday 14th December – Christmas Parties – Reception Class and KS1
Wednesday 15th December – Christmas Parties – KS2
Thursday 16th December – Christingle – Holy Trinity Church (children only)
Friday 17th December – Christmas Jumper Day/Mufti
Friday 17th December – End of Term 2 – 1.30pm
School Term Dates
Please see here for term dates:
Although tempting as we have not been able to travel freely for so long, please do not book holidays or family days during term time. These will show up as persistent absence which is checked by Ofsted when they visit and monitored each half term by the Education Welfare Officer at RBWM. 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 J. Griffith, Mrs C Barnes, Miss S. Harding, Mrs F Fargher
Please do not send your child to school if they're unwell or with a high temperature controlled by paracetamol or ibuprofen. Don't forget that your child must not return to school until at least 48 hours after the last episode of any gastric upset (vomiting or diarrhoea).