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Newsletter 12 - 29th November 2019

Thank You for a Wonderful Fair!

Holy Trinity School would like to say a huge thank you to the PTA and all who helped to bring us a wonderful Christmas Fair last Saturday.  A special thanks goes to Mrs Shukla and Mrs Brown who have taken up the lead role and organised the fair for the first time which is a daunting task.  They did a brilliant job!  Thank you also to Miss Wallbanks and the Choir who entertained the crowd and a very special mention to Santa's Elves.  Mrs Pepler had this to say:


'As the Year 5 reps, Mrs Ghattaura and I were in charge of organising and running Santa's Grotto at this year's Christmas Fair and wanted to let you know how impressed we were with the ten members of the Year 5 class who gave time on Saturday to be 'Elves’ in our Grotto.

They all demonstrated great maturity and took responsibility for the tasks assigned to them with enthusiasm and brilliant, positive attitudes.

For the adults running the Grotto, they were invaluable helpers and we have received some lovely comments from guests on how impressed they were by the Elves.'

Santa's Elves were Lucas P, Amber, Charlotte, Sadie, Caleb, Freddie F, Sophie B, Dylan, Eleanor, and Lola - well done to you all!

Stars of the Week for w/e 29th November 2019

Reception – Jacob for amazing number writing.

Year 1 – Sienna W for her excellent focus in class and trying her hardest in all that she does.

Year 2 – Xander for learning all of his lines in the Nativity and performing his solo with brilliant expression.

Class 3 – Hristiana for her excellent attitude to learning especially in Maths. Your perseverance and hard work has paid off.

Class 4H – Summer for excellent effort in Maths to conquer the different subtraction methods.

Year 4W – Zach for excellent work in Maths. 

Year 5 – Alex for his amazing attitude to learning and his willingness to improve and make progress. 

Year 6 – Harry for being noticed by staff making a real effort with his focus and attitude. 

House of the Week

The House with the most House Points this week is Water!  Well done Water - we hope you enjoyed your extra playtime!

Anti Bullying Week 2019

This week has been Anti Bullying Week in schools across the UK.  The children were invited to wear any odd socks to school all week to celebrate all that is different and we've seen some lovely crazy sock combinations!  On Wednesday we had a visit from Firehorse Productions who presented a play called 'Just Joshing'.  The play was great and enabled lots of useful conversations in the classroom.  The children were taught:

Remember to:

Stand up - for others

Speak out - if you see bullying happen

Small changes can make a big difference!

Year 4 Study Judaism

Mrs Hodge kindly came in this week to talk to the children about Judaism. She brought some bread – challah – for everyone to taste. She talked about what they do during Shabbat (Friday evening -  Saturday evening). She lit candles and said prayers.  The children had lots of questions and it was a very enjoyable session.  Thank you so much to Mrs Hodge for giving up her time to share with the children.  

Nature Club

On a Monday lunchtime we are fortunate enough to have Michael, a local Ranger from the Thames Basin Heaths Partnership, coming into school.

Children from Reception Class to Year 4 have been invited to join in Nature Activities during lunchtime that will go towards challenges set by the RSPB.

Well done to those that braved the weather to look in our Forest School this week and successfully found seven different species hiding under rocks, logs and leaves...they even found some eggs!

This investigation will continue on Monday!

Choir to Sing at the Sunningdale Lights

The Sunningdale Lights will be switched on tonight at 7pm and as usual our choir will there to entertain on the stage outside Chancellors estate agent from 5.15pm.  Do pop along if you can!

Extra Curricular Clubs

We have various clubs on offer before and after school and at lunch times run by many different providers.  Most clubs have already provided new information for the Spring Term for our web page for you to sign up.  We have a new fencing club called Little Musketeers on Monday mornings from Monday 13th January with 20 spaces which is filling up quickly.  Netball and Magpies clubs have just gone up on the web page today.

Christmas Lunch

We are looking forward to our Christmas Lunch which will be on Wednesday 11th December.  The menu is as follows:


Roast Turkey or Vegetable Puff Parcel

Pigs in Blankets, Roast Potatoes, Glazed Parsnips, Carrots, Peas, Brussels Sprouts, Stuffing and Gravy

Ice Cream


For children in Years 3 - 6 please make sure your ParentPay account is in credit - many thanks!

PTA News

A BIG thank you to everyone who helped make the Christmas Fair such a great success, we could not do it without you!  We are waiting for final expenses to be claimed and we can then announce the final amount raised.


Easyfundraising/Amazon Smile

With the run up to Christmas and lots of us buying online, please, please, please sign up. 

Easyfundraising - Many parents are already collecting free donations for the PTA every time they buy anything online with the UK’s leading online fundraising service, easyfundraising.  It’s simple to join, go to and join for free.  Every time you want to shop go to the easyfundraising app, find the site you want and start shopping.  When you check out, Holy Trinity CE School Sunningdale PTA gets a donation, the site gives easyfundraising a percentage of what you spend and they turn that into a donation. 


Amazon Smile – To shop on Amazon please go to and select Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School Sunningdale Parent Teachers Association.  Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price of eligible purchase to the PTA.


Dates for your Diary

6th December – Year 2 Bake Sale

11th December – Film Night, this is on Parentpay, cost is £5.  The film chosen for KS1 is Secret Life of Pets 2 and will be shown in Reception Class.  Year 6 have chosen Detective Pikachu which will be shown in the Main Hall.  A packet of crisps and squash is included in the price.

Autumn Term Dates – 2019

  • Fri 29th November – Choir at Sunningdale Lights Switch on
  • Fri 6th December – Year 2 Bake Sale
  • Mon 9th December – Y5 & 6 Basketball at Charters School 3.30 – 5pm
  • Tues 10th December – Nasal Flu Vaccination (All Years)
  • Weds 11th December – Christmas Lunch
  • Weds 11th December – PTA Film Night
  • Fri 13th December – Reception Class Nativity Play – 9.30am - School Hall
  • Mon 16th December – 1.30pm KS1 Nativity – School Hall
  • Mon 16th December – 6.30pm – KS2 Christmas Service – Holy Trinity Church
  • Tues 17th December – 9.30am KS1 Nativity – School Hall
  • Tues 17th December –  Rec and KS1 Parties in the afternoon
  • Weds 18th December – Year 4 Ukulele Concert – 10am – 10.30am
  • Weds 18th December – KS2 Parties in the afternoon
  • Fri 20th December – Christmas Jumper Day
  • Fri 20th December – 2pm – End of Term 2

Spring Term Dates – 2020

  • Mon 6th January – Inset Day
  • Tues 7th January – Term 3 Starts
  • Mon 13th January – All Clubs Start
  • Mon 13th January – PTA Meeting 8pm
  • Weds 22nd January – Internet Safety Day in School
  • Weds 22nd January – Internet Safety Workshop for Parents – Paul Hay 6pm
  • Fri 24th January – Y6 Class Assembly 9.15am – School Hall
  • Fri 24th January – 4H Bake Sale
  • Fri 31st January – Y5 Class Assembly 9.15am – School Hall
  • Fri 7th February – 4W Class Assembly 9.15am – School Hall
  • Fri 14th February – 4H Class Assembly 9.15am – School Hall
  • Fri 14th February – 3.15pm End of Term 3
  • Mon 24th February – Term 4 Starts
  • Fri 28th February – Y3 Class Assembly 9.15am - School Hall
  • Fri 6th March – Reception Class Assembly 9.15am – School Hall
  • Fri 6th March – Y3 Bake Sale
  • Mon 9th March – Y5 Bikeability Week
  • Mon 9th March - PTA Meeting 8pm
  • Fri 13th March – Y2 Class Assembly 9.15am – School Hall
  • Tues 17th March – Parents’ Consultation Evening
  • Thurs 19th March - Parents’ Consultation Evening
  • Fri 27th March – Y1 Class Assembly 9.15am – School Hall
  • Fri 27th March – Reception Bake Sale
  • Mon 30th March – Easter Service Rec, Y2, Y5 and Y6 – Holy Trinity Church – 9.30am
  • Tues 31st March – Easter Service Y1, Y3 and Y4 – Holy Trinity Church – 9.30am
  • Fri 3rd April – Easter Egg Hunt
  • Fri 3rd April – 2pm – End of Term 4

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