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Newsletter 14 - 11th December 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas in school this week; Film Night and Christmas Lunch were both successful and enjoyable. We’re really pleased that we can still provide some Christmas fun for the children.
Next week we have Christmas Parties and the Christingle to look forward to. As well as Christmas Mufti day (£2 donation) next Friday (we finish at 1.30pm).
I’d like to say a special thank you to Maisie in Y5 who has donated £50 of her own money towards new microphones. She loves singing and has very generously offered to help us. Thank you Maisie – this is a wonderfully kind thing to do.
Another special mention this week also goes to Nathaniel in Y6 who created a very impressive lesson for his classmates on technology in WWI. We’re very proud of you Nataniel – your enthusiasm for history is inspiring!
The Bishop of Oxford has a special message to the children of the diocese. He has requested their help. You can hear his message here. If you would like to send him your best joke, the details of how to do so are underneath the video.
Finally, you will be aware from the email I sent to you earlier in the week that we will not be making next Friday an INSET day. You may have heard in the news that the government have allowed schools to move one of the other planned INSET days to do so.  
Thank you for all your kind words in recognition of all that staff are doing for your children at the moment – they really do mean a lot.
Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Griffith

Stars of the Week for w/e 11th December 2020

Year 1 – Ariana for always going above and beyond with her home learning.

Year 2 – Sienna W for always being a kind classmate and trying her best in all she does.  

Class 3 – Ayden K for having a super attitude to his learning. 

Class 4 – Sylvia for great shape problem-solving in Maths.

Class 5C – Woody for really embracing our new writing topic about the Nowhere Emporium and for showing a willingness to try new things in his writing.

Class 5W – Alessia for growing in confidence and challenging herself in maths this week. 

Year 6 – Emma for beautiful manners and the effort that she has been putting in to her work.

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

Donation to Buy Microphones

I wanted to donate £50 to buy the school microphone because I really like singing and acting which both use microphones.  I also just felt like it and I didn't know what to spend my pocket money on so I decided to give some to the school.  

Maisie - Class 5W


Wow thanks Maisie - this is going above and beyond!  We are truly thankful for your very generous donation.

Year 1 Pyjama Day

Well done to Year 1 for earning 100 marbles again for their amazing behaviour and enthusiasm in learning.
They chose to wear their pyjamas into school on Tuesday as a treat.

Year 6 Christmas Coordinates!

Year 6 have been getting in the Christmas spirit in Maths through plotting coordinates on the four quadrants.  We started with Rudolf, Holly and Frosty the snowman in the 1st quadrant and are moving on to completing the Elf challenge across 4 quadrants.  Would you like a Christmas challenge completing Santa? 


Advent Videos

Have you been watching the Advent videos from Reverends Jon and Terry (and Ralph)?  Children from Years 5 and 6 have done a great job with the readings.  See Reverend Jon's Youtube channel here to catch up.  

Young Songwriter Competition 2021

Please find information below about a Songwriting Competition for children.


School Clubs Now Finished

All school clubs have now finished for the term so please pick your children up as usual next week.  We are unlikely to expand our club offer next term but expect to offer similar clubs to this term.  Please look out on our School Clubs web page for more information which we will post as it becomes available.  Clubs will be offered from w/c 11th January 2021.

School Finishes Early on Friday 18th December

Don't forget school is out early next Friday rather than normal time.  Please pick up from the usual places as follows:


To Avoid Congestion in Church Road

Reception Class - 1.15pm

Year 4 - 1.25pm

Class 5C - 1.30pm


Station Road

All other classes - 1.30pm

Inset Day Clubs

Magpies will be hosting a Sports Club at school on Monday 4th January and Tuesday 5th January from 8.30am to 3.30pm.  For more details and information about how to book, please see the letter from Magpies below.

PTA News

Virtual Christmas Stalls  🎄🎁🎅

Thank you all who have supported the Christmas Stalls and to the companies who have been involved and generously given the PTA a percentage of sales.

A special thank you to Inga Kacerauskaite and her team of helpers who created the beautiful Christmas Wreaths, we have received lots of wonderful comments on how gorgeous and detailed they are.

Christmas Raffle & Silent Auction

Finally, thank you so much for all your support and generosity with the Raffle.

There is still time to bid on the Silent Auction which closes tomorrow at 10am.  Thank you to parents who helped obtain Auction prizes, your help is always appreciated.

We will announce the winning bids on our Instagram page on Saturday afternoon – holytrinitypta.

Dates for your Diary:

11 Jan – PTA Meeting (TBC)


Many thanks

PTA Committee

Autumn Key Term Dates – 2020

  • 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

Spring Key Term Dates – 2021

  • Mon 4th Jan – Inset Day
  • Tues 5th Jan – Inset Day
  • Weds 6th Jan - Pupils Return to School 
  • Mon 11th Jan – PTA Meeting
  • Fri 15th Jan – Deadline for Applying for Reception Class 2021
  • Weds 27th Jan - Life Base for Reception Class
  • Fri 12th Feb – PTA Mufti Day – Optional PJs or Onesies (£2 voluntary contribution to PTA)
  • Mon 22nd Feb - Inset Day
  • Mon 8th March – PTA Meeting
  • w/c 22nd March - Sports Week
  • Thurs 1st April - PTA Easter Egg Hunt and Times Tables Rock Star Mufti (£2 voluntary contribution to PTA)
  • Thurs 1st April - 1.30pm – End of Term

School Term Dates

Please see here for term dates:

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).   

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