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Newsletter 15 - 18th December 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,
The last newsletter of 2020 is upon us! And what a year it’s been for all of us. We’re all praying that 2021 brings us more normality, freedom and, of course, good health.
Yesterday, we enjoyed Christingle in our bubbles. It was a real highlight for us and we’d like to extend our thanks to Reverend Jon for a really lovely reminder of the Christmas story.
I’d like to say a huge thank you to all the wonderful staff at Holy Trinity. We have such a dedicated and committed team and I’m so proud to work with them. I know you’ll join with me in wishing them a relaxing and restful break.
Thank you to you for all of your cards and gifts too. Your generosity is much appreciated.
We hope you stay safe and well over the Christmas holiday. We look forward to seeing you all on 6th January.
All that remains is for me to wish you all a peaceful and joyful Christmas.
Mrs Griffith

A Big Thank You

A huge thank you from all the staff for your enormous generosity in bringing in such thoughtful gifts and cards for us all.  We are truly grateful to all of our school families for these but also for your tremendous support this term.  


Sorry to give this thing another mention, but please do email should your child test positive for coronavirus at any point during the school holidays.  Many thanks indeed. 

Stars of the Week for w/e 18th December 2020

Year 1 – Imogen for writing such an amazing story called ‘The Coral Fin’s Christmas’.

Year 2 – Phoebe M for her amazing letter writing to Dancer the Reindeer.

Class 3 – Alex W for being a lovely friend and living the Christmas message. 

Class 4 – Amelia for her calm and quiet approach in all that she does – a fantastic example to all.

Class 5C – Elisa for writing a fantastic story titled ‘The Nowhere Museum’.

Class 5W – Harry for showing maturity and for an excellent piece of sewing work.

Year 6 – Isaak for making a particular effort in lessons over the last week. 

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

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.

A Romping Reader Recommends…
James in year 4 has finished the extension reading list, which means he has read 20 books during this autumn term. Simply amazing!  James’ favourite book from this recent list was ‘The Legend of Podkin One-Ear’ but he also recommends ‘Starfell’.


Roman Recruits
Class 4 took part in Roman recruit training on Thursday to bring their Roman topic to an exciting end. They used their shields that they’d made in D.T. and learnt Latin commands to give and follow. Afterwards, they produced some written work based on their role-play.

Class 5C and The Bayeux Tapestry

This term, 5C have been looking at and learning about the Bayeux Tapestry. After looking at the original tapestry, we thought about how we could recreate this in modern times. We decided it should be more colourful and represent some important events from the last decade. 
This is how we made our own tapestry square…. We cut out the shapes we needed from felt. Then we started to sew on text and the shapes.
By Harry M - 5C

Class 5W have been Sewing Too!

5W have been working hard on their sewing this term. Here are some of their creations based on an important event to them over the last decade. 

And then they had a Party...

Sewing Seems to be a Theme!

Year 6 have been working on their cross stitch skills today!

Years 3 & 4 Hockey Tournament
On Friday last week, years 3 & 4 played a competitive inter-house hockey tournament. The results were as follows:
4th – Fire
3rd – Earth
2nd – Water
1st – Air 


Congratulations to all children for great effort, sportsmanship and for enjoying themselves! School Games value wristbands were awarded to the following children: Alfie for passion, Emily O for determination, Ethan for honesty, J for self-belief, Kaleb for respect and Aidan P for teamwork. Thank you to Miss Bohdjalian, Miss Harding, Mrs Hunt, Mrs Jans and Mrs O’Neill for organising and refereeing the tournament.

Year 5 & 6 House Football Tournament

On Friday Years 5 and 6 had a football tournament for all the houses.  Each house had 2 teams playing.  It was fantastic fun and we all enjoyed it.  The teachers said how proud they were that behaviour was fantastic, sportsmanship was great and there were no complaints or arguments.  All this and we even got soaked when it poured with rain!  In the end Water 1 were the winners with Water 2 coming a close second place – a great day for Water! A huge thank you to the teachers, TAs and especially Magpies who came in especially to set up and Ref our games!

Alex - Year 6 

Tennis Success for Freddie in Year 6

Freddie F was interviewed this week at the Wentworth Club as part of his Annual Tennis Scholarship review.  He was interviewed like an adult by a panel of three board members.  They asked him lots of questions to see if they were prepared to renew his scholarship for another year.  However, after the interview they decided not to keep Freddie for a year, but to offer him a further scholarship for six years instead!  Freddie is now an official Junior Member at the Wentworth Club and will part of their tennis programme until he is 16.  A huge well done Freddie; we are so proud of you!  This is Freddie all dressed and ready for his interview:






Wishing Tree Items

The Design and Technology Team have requested Official Crumble Starter Kits for use by Years 5 and 6.  These are £24 each and they would love to have 15 kits - can you help?  Please speak to Mrs Poulter in the first instance.


Year 1 Team - The Year 1 team would love to have a Mini Ipad exclusively for use by the Year 1 team.   This would be circa £440 with a hard case to keep it safe.  Again, if you are able to help, please speak to Mrs Poulter in the first instance. 

Change to Menu - First Day Back

Please note that the school menu will not be as published on the first day back at school in January.  The choices will be Chicken Burger, Veggie Burger or Jacket Potato.

PTA News

The Silent Auction was a huge success, thank you for all your bids! 

A big thanks to the Class Reps for putting together the gorgeous hampers and organising the teachers gifts.

Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas 🎄

Dates for your diary:

11 Jan – PTA Meeting (TBC)

Many thanks

PTA Committee

Autumn Key Term Dates – 2020

  • 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