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
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.
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
Little Musketeers Fencing Club
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!
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.
T: 07834 562190
We look forward to seeing the children for our first adventure!
Little Musketeers Berkshire
Autumn Key Term Dates – 2020
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 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).