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Newsletter 15 - 20th December 2019

Merry Christmas from Holy Trinity School 

You will see that lots of 'thank yous' are due this week and we have been incredibly touched by people's generosity at what can be a busy and sometimes stressful time of year.   Staff are very grateful for the huge numbers of gifts dropped at school - thank you for thinking of us.  Thank you too for all your support in helping the children with their learning over the Autumn.  It's been a long term and much has been achieved.  In school we've had a wonderful week as the children have celebrated all that is Christmas with nativities, a concert, parties and their very own Christingle in Holy Trinity Church led by Reverend Jon.  We have tried to capture some moments to share with you so we have a bumper crop of photos in today's newsletter.  All that remains is to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  

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Stars of the Week for w/e 13th December 2019

Year 1 – Ollie for always being ready for learning, contributing in class and for his happy smiling face each day.

Year 2 – Neive for facing her fears and doing a brilliant performance in our dress rehearsal on Friday. 

Class 3 – Benoit for always being the best he can be.

Class 4H – Thomas for great vaulting in gymnastics.

Year 4W – Mason for growing in confidence each week and being a lovely member of our class.

Year 5 – Sam for showing a great attitude to learning and a willingness to challenge himself

Year 6 – Max for his excellent efforts with his Christmas Coordinates and his kind and caring nature. 

Pick Up Today...

Just a quick reminder that school closes at 2pm today for the Christmas Holidays.

...Starting Again On

But time will fly and we're all back to school on Tuesday 7th January.  

Reception Class Nativity

Thank you for helping with costumes, helping the children to learn their lines and for coming to see us perform. Didn't they do well!  Please see some photos below.

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KS1 Nativities

Thank you for all you help with the KS1 Nativities this year; for helping with costumes and learning lines and also for coming along and bringing lots of family members to watch the children perform.  We do hope you enjoyed the performances - the children worked very hard.  

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KS2 Christmas Service

Children in Years 3 - 6 presented a beautiful Christmas Service in Holy Trinity Church which was well attended and we hope enjoyed by all.  A very special mention goes to our soloists (see photo below) who were prepared to perform and sing alone in front of hundreds of people!  What a great job they did!   

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Collection for Action Duchenne

This year we had collections at all of our Nativities and the Christmas Service towards the charity Action Duchenne which supports families living with Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy and carries out important research to help better the lives of those with the condition.  In addition, Holy Trinity Church took a collection at the Charters School Carol Concert this week which has also been gifted to Action Duchenne.  This means we were able to send a cheque this week to the charity for a total of £800!  We have a school family affected by the condition who have asked us to pass on their great thanks - they have been overwhelmed by people's generosity for the cause.

Mrs Free Prepares to Run the London Marathon for Muscular Dystrophy UK

Mrs Free will be running the London Marathon in April 2020 and as well as getting in to training, she is busy raising funds for her chosen charity, Muscular Dystrophy UK.  Thank you to everyone who bought cakes, fudge and other sweet treats this week raising a total of £225 which is a great start! Mrs Free has just set up a fundraising page and if you would like to add your sponsorship please click here.

Year 5 Help to Prepare for the Christingle Service

On Wednesday Year 5 walked to the Church to prepare Christingles for the whole school ready for the service which was led by Reverend Jon for all the children yesterday afternoon.

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The Christingle

All classes braved the rain for the Christingle on Thursday afternoon which was very special...

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Year 4 Ukelele Concert
Year 4 put on a fantastic Ukulele Concert on Wednesday 16th December where they showcased what they've been learning over the past 6 weeks.
Their teacher Gareth from Berkshire Maestros was very impressed with the focus and effort they put into all lessons.  Well done year 4!

Class 4H Made Beautiful Shoebox Nativity Scenes

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Christmas Parties

Every class had a party this week and some imaginative games were played!

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Nature Club

This week Nature Club, with the help of Michael and Flo from the Thames Basin Heaths Partnership and Mrs Hunt explored the Forest School area looking to complete a wildlife alphabet. We almost did it, but got stuck with a couple of letters. Can anyone think of something natural that begins with Q or X that can be found at school?  Let Mrs Hunt know if you think of something.  

Miss Duncan Goes on Maternity Leave

Miss Duncan leaves us to start her Maternity Leave today.  We wish her all the best for a short rest and a great experience as she brings a new addition to the family.  Good luck Miss Duncan!  We all hope to hear your news and see you very soon!

A Very Big Thank You to Sunningdale Golf Club

Sunningdale Golf Club's Staff Social Club raise money for a local cause each year at their Staff Christmas do.  This year they raised an astonishing £880 and have donated this to Holy Trinity school to go towards a new project to build a new outdoor play area for Reception Class and KS1.  We would like to thank them for thinking of us and for their enormous generosity in raising such a substantial sum.  We now hope to go ahead with this project in January.  

Keep Collecting Plastic Bottles If You Can...

Last but not least please keep any plastic bottles you may have over Christmas and bring them in to us here for recycling for 5p per bottle.  We'll be collecting until Monday 13th January.

Autumn Term Dates – 2019

  • 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
  • Thurs 30th January - Year 4 Electricity Workshop
  • 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:

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 P. O’Brien, Mrs J. Griffith, Miss S. Harding, Mrs F Fargher

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