Dear Parents and Carers,
Well, this week (actually it started last weekend!) has been one of the most difficult weeks we have had in school since the pandemic began. Like so many of you have said to me in passing this week, we’ve been so lucky that we haven’t experienced the disruption before this. A heartfelt thank you to all those parents who have taken the time to voice your support and pass on your gratitude for all that the staff are doing at this tough time.
We end the week with 22 pupils and 3 staff testing positive leading us to closing Year 1 and Year 3 and moving their learning to remote provision via the class pages and Teams. I’m praying hard that this will have the desired effect and that we won’t be in a position where we have to close the whole school again.
We are asking for your support in:
Please use this guide on our website or call the office if you have any further queries.
As you have probably guessed already, we’ve had to change our plans for Christmas Nativity and Service too. We’re determined that the children will still experience performing (with a tea-towel on their head maybe!) and be able to celebrate so we will video/take photos of the Nativities and make them available to you. We’re so disappointed not to be able to invite you in for a second year running but we’ll make sure the children enjoy the festive period.
We will be holding Christmas parties. The children can come to school in their party clothes. PTA will kindly provide crisps and a drink:
The last day of term is a Christmas Jumper day.
Christmas lunch is on Wednesday 8th December.
Film Night can go ahead on Tuesday 7th December.
Vacancy: Y1 Teaching Assistant
We wish Miss Hing all the very best as she awaits the birth of her first child! We are looking to appoint a full time TA from January to fill Miss Hing’s shoes. If you know of anyone who may be interested, please ask them to call Mrs Poulter in the office.
Thank you once again for being so patient and showing such understanding this week. Let’s all pray the situation improves quickly.
Stars of the Week for w/e – 19th November 2021
Well done to all of our Stars this week.
Class 1 – Posie for showing true perseverance in her number bond work this week.
Class 2 – All of Year 2 have been absolute stars this week. So adaptable and welcoming. Well done Year 2!
Class 3 – Elliot, Thomas and Ollie for your amazing skeleton puppets that you made as part of your remote learning. You have all been stars this week!
Class 4 – Jude for always putting maximum effort in to his home learning. What a fabulous Roman Villa you made!
Class 5 – Isis for taking time and care to look after our classroom and always helping to keep it tidy.
Class 6N – Darcie for always applying herself completely to her learning and looking to challenge herself.
Year 6W – Woody for putting so much effort into his enquiry homework and for always setting the best example to others.
House of the Week
The House with the most house points this week is Air! Well done Air!
School Email Address
Please make sure you use the correct email address when contacting school. A number of emails are still being sent to the old address. The school email address is email@example.com
Vacancy for a Kitchen Assistant
We have a vacancy for a Kitchen Assistant. If you or anyone you know are interested and would like to know more please contact Leo on 07539 297072.
Nasal Flu Vaccinations
The immunisation team will be on site during the morning of Friday 3rd December for all those children who have a vaccine booked. This is available to children in all year groups but MUST be booked with consent given beforehand and by 9am on Wednesday 1st December. There are no exceptions to this deadline. The team would like you to complete the online form even if your response is not to give consent - this way they know that you are aware of the programme and haven't forgotten. The original letter which was sent out is below for your information.
Please BOOK HERE (or give none consent) using School Code BK110018 by Wednesday 1st December.
Year 5 Ravenous Readers
Well done to this week's Ravenous Readers including Hristiana who has read 'Who Let the Gods Out'.
We are delighted to inform you that a very generous parent has made a donation to the PTA for £15,000. We can’t express how grateful we are, thank you! We are getting closer and closer to our target for the KS2 play area.
A big thank you to Robyn and Kate in Year 5 and Annabel in Year 6W who spent last weekend selling homemade lemonade to raise money for the KS2 play area – what super stars.
Should anymore of the children wish to help and get involved with fundraising, they can do so by searching for us under our charity name and number on Go Fund Me and Just Giving:
Name: Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School Parent Teachers Association
Our Virtual Christmas Fair is now LIVE. Please do take a look, support our stallholders and start your Christmas shopping… not long now until the big day!!
Please see attached information regarding some of the stallholders you will find on our Facebook page.
Bubble Film Nights will take place on Tuesday 7th December, straight after school.
You will shortly be able to register your child’s attendance and purchase your child’s Snack Box via ParentPay. If you do not have a ParentPay account, please post money in a marked envelope with your child’s name, class and film night to the PTA Postbox located in the office.
The cost is £5 and will include crisps and a drink.
The chosen films this year are:
Reception – Mickey’s Once upon a Christmas
Y1&2 – Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
Y3&4 – Despicable Me 2
Y5&6 – Home Alone 2
Dates for your diary:
15 Nov-6 Dec – Virtual Christmas Fair
27 Nov – Online Auction
4 Dec – Raffle draw
7 Dec – Bubble Film Night
10 Dec – Year 4 Bake Sale
17 Dec – Xmas Jumper Day
Autumn Key Term Dates – 2021
Friday 3rd December – Mufti Day £1 donation
Friday 3rd December – Nasal Flu Vaccination – All Years
Tuesday 7th December – PTA Film Night
Wednesday 8th December – Christmas Lunch
Friday 10th December – Year 4 Bake Sale
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).