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Newsletter 11 - 20th November 2020

Dear Parents,

As you know, our school is still open and we've yet to close any classes.  But we're now aware that schools locally have had to send both pupils and staff home to isolate due to positive cases of coronavirus in our community.  Please, please help us to keep our school open and our staff and children safe by following government regulations and advice as closely as you can. Although we are in Lockdown, staff are aware of playdates and even sleep overs taking place.  Perhaps the nation is lockdown weary and finding it more difficult to follow the rules this time around, but we ask you to resist the temptation of meeting others indoors.  Although children share bubbles in school, cleaning and hand sanitisation carry on throughout the day with doors and windows wide open in various spots to keep fresh air flowing through classrooms.  If your child displays coronavirus symptoms, you will need to pick them up straight away and arrange testing as soon as you can and follow the isolation rules.  We don't do this to be awkward, but because we must follow the guidelines we're given to minimise the risk of spread.  So far every test in our school community has had a negative result.  At some point this may change as it now has for other schools in the area and measures will need to be taken in consultation with Public Health England.  We trust you will support us should measures be advised and rest assured we will do everything we can to maintain education for your children.

Have a lovely weekend!  

Mrs Griffith - Headteacher

 

Stars of the Week for w/e 20th November 2020

Year 1 – Flois for his commitment to Mathletics and for being a perfect gentleman.

Year 2 –  Mia for growing in confidence and always having a fantastic attitude to learning.

Class 3 – Kaleb for showing excellent thinking skills in looking at how a character is feeling.

Class 4 – Etta for great subtraction work in Maths this week.

Class 5C – Theo for showing excellent perseverance when learning about long division this week.

Class 5W – Grace for setting a fantastic example to others with her focus and determination to challenge herself. 

Year 6 – Sam for making efforts to challenge himself with his work, questioning his writing to extend it and setting an example to others.

House of the Week
The House with the most house points this week is Water! Well done Water!

Writing Wall of Fame

Here is our Writing Wall of Fame!  Each term we showcase work from each class on this special board to celebrate children's writing.  We hope you enjoy taking a look.

Miss Prince - Class 2 Teacher

 

Year 3 Explore the Trinity

In Class 3 we have been exploring the concept of The Trinity.  We made Trinity spinners, which showed God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit and enjoyed twirling around to show One God.  Below is a written explanation by James White from Class 3.

Mrs Barnes - Year 3 Teacher

 

Advent Videos

Throughout Advent, Reverend Jon will be publishing daily videos featuring important readings for the season for school, church and the community to enjoy.  These will feature readings from children and staff and will be available on Rev Jon's Youtube channel!  The themes will be:

 

Week 1:  Story of Faith – the Family Tree (old Testament)
Week 2:  Prophecy
Week 3:  John the Baptist
Week 4:  The Christmas Story

 

In the meantime, children will be working on a large scale art work about the Prophecy in Week 2 which is the traditional 'Christmas Card' style nativity scene.  

Please find Reverend Jon's YouTube Channel here and subscribe to keep up with the daily readings. The channel also includes regular Sunday services and Family worship which children will recognise and enjoy.  

 

Hand Gel Donation

We would like to thank Smink Laboratories based in Ascot Business Park for their valuable gift of 100 litres of hand gel!  They have made large gifts to all local schools and homeless charities which is just fantastic.  

 

PTA News

Virtual Christmas Stalls  🎄🎁🎅

Week 2 of our Virtual Christmas Stalls.  This week we have Christmas Wreaths and Sunny Honey.   More stalls will be announced next week!

 

Happy shopping! 🛒👜

 

Christmas Wreaths

Order yours today for only £10.  This fundraiser has been organised by parents of the School and the Wreaths are made by hand with love.  All profit will go to the PTA.

 

Please email htpta@outlook.com and confirm your colour choice; red, blue or brown and provide your home address for delivery.

 

Payment can be made in cash via PTA postbox located in the school office or paypal https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8usZb4vNZH

Sunny Honey

Carl Creswell, parent of Orla in year 3, keeps a small number of beehives in the Sunningdale area as a hobby, and has jars of honey for sale this autumn. The honey is produced locally and makes great Christmas presents, with a % of sales going back to the PTA.

The honey produced during the year will vary depending on the flowers the bees are visiting, but this year we have seen quite a bit of chestnut honey (darker colour) as well as a blackberry/wildflower honey (lighter colour). This means that the colour of honey you receive will vary, but all are unique and delicious! We can take orders until 1 December, and will deliver gift-wrapped jars week of 14 December.
 

Cost: £8 for a 1lb (454g) jar

£5 for a 1/4 lb (113g) hexagonal jar

 

Bank details: Nationwide Building Society
Account number: 40511338

Sort Code: 070116

 

If you would like to order, please make an electronic payment to the bank account above, and then send an email to sunnyhoneyorders@gmail.com with:
1) Your name

2) Your address

3) Size and number of jars you would like to order
 

Thank you!

Carl and the Bees

DON’T FORGET, TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ORDER SOME PERFECT STOCKING FILLERS FROM PERSONALISED-BY-NAO https://www.personalised-by-nao.com/ 

 

TROPIC HAVE EXTENDED THE ORDER PERIOD TO 1ST DECEMBER DUE TO BLACK FRIDAY OFFERS….

https://www.facebook.com/Carols-Tropic-Festive-Shop-HTPTA-103180864938532

 

Film Night

Bubble Film Nights will take place on 8th December, straight after school.  To register your child’s attendance and to purchase your child’s Snack Box please make payment via Parentpay.  The cost is £5 and will include crisps, drink and a sweet treat.

We have decided to do a Christmas Theme Film Night to get the children into the Christmas spirit.  The films which will be shown are:

 

Reception – Mickey’s Once upon a Christmas

Y1&2 – Dr Seuss The Grinch

Y3&4 – Dr Seuss The Grinch

Y5&6 – Home Alone

 

Pick up time will be advised in next week's newsletter.  

 

Dates for your diary:

5 Dec – Raffle Draw & Silent Auction

8 Dec – Bubble Film Night

 

Many thanks

PTA Committee

Little Musketeers Fencing Club

Dear Parents,
In the lead up to Christmas, Little Musketeers is excited to announce that we will be offering a fencing class online via Zoom. But, with a twist…
 
Presenting LITTLE MUSKETEERS ADVENTURES. 
 
On Friday 4th December, the children will learn key fencing techniques and skills whilst immersing themselves in a themed, swashbuckling adventure led by fencing coach and actor Andy Mudie.
Andy is a qualified fencing coach who has worked for Little Musketeers for the past three years. He has also appeared on the West End, appearing as 'The Gruffalo’ with the family theatre company Tall Stories - so the kids are in good hands!
 
The Adventure… 
 
Friday 4th December: Zorro and the Slaves of El Dorado
If that’s not exciting enough, children can experience the first Little Musketeers Adventure FOR FREE!
 
Open to all levels of experience - ages 4-8
 
If the first adventure is a success, we plan to roll out two more themed experiences in the lead up to Christmas for a nominal fee. 
 
If you’d like to register your child for Little Musketeers Adventures, please get in touch via our contact details below.
 
Contact details:
 
T: 07834 562190
E: andy.mudie@littlemusketeers.com 
 
We look forward to seeing the children for our first adventure!
 
Kind regards,
Little Musketeers Berkshire

 

Autumn Key Term Dates – 2020

  • Thurs 26th Nov – Life Base Skills Sessions
  • Fri – 27th Nov – Life Base Skills Sessions
  • Tues 8th Dec – PTA Film Night
  • Weds 9th Dec – Christmas Lunch
  • Tues 15th Dec – KS1 Christmas Parties
  • Weds 16th Dec – KS2 Christmas Parties
  • Fri 18th Dec – Christmas Jumper Day
  • Fri 18th Dec – 1.30pm – End of Term

School Term Dates

Please see here for term dates:

https://www.holytrinityschsunningdale.co.uk/term-dates/

Absence

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 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).   


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