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Newsletter 18 - 24th January 2020

Stars of the Week for w/e 24th January 2020

Reception – Isabella A for creating a scary monster after reading ‘The Gruffalo’.  

Year 1 – Mia for her positive attitude, enthusiasm to ‘have a go’ and confidence in class.

Year 2 – Ernie for a brilliant character description of Emma-Jane in our topic work.

Class 3 – Etta for working extremely hard and independently on her maths.    

Class 4H – Finn for thoughtful ideas in his ‘What is Spirituality?’ work.

Year 4W – Mia for challenging herself in maths and for having the confidence to question what she doesn’t understand. 

Year 5 – Emma for working so hard on her maths and making great progress. 

Year 6 – Dominick for making lots of effort in lessons and being noticed for his work on the Charles Darwin biography.

Internet Safety Day

On Wednesday we had an Internet Safety Day including a visit from Paul Hay who is an Internet Safety Expert with a particular focus on keeping our children and teenagers safe online.  Every class had a session with Paul geared towards their age, the staff had a workshop after school and parents at 6pm so it was a very full day!  Please see some posters at the end of this newsletter that you might want to look at regarding Minecraft, TikTok and some more general safety tips.  Also have you heard of kiddle.co?  

Kiddle.co is a search engine designed just for kids and powered by google which comes highly recommended.  Children can search without risk of coming across anything dodgy.  There is kpedia section which is a fabulous online encyclopedia and all the usual images and video search preferences just like google but without the risk.  You may also be interested in youtube.com/kids which limits also limits content and provides a child friendly interface.

National Online Safety

As a school we have signed up to an organisation called National Online Safety (NOS) which provides advice to professionals and parents about keeping children safe online.  We're delighted to have this new resource and will be sharing details of how you can use it very soon.

Reception Class Meet a Ranger!

Reception enjoyed a visit from Michael Jones at Forest School on Tuesday afternoon. Michael works as a Ranger for the Thames Basin Heaths Partnership https://www.tbhpartnership.org.uk/ – educating people about our amazing heaths and what we can all do to protect them.  He talked to the children about the snakes and reptiles that can be found in the UK, and bought in specimens from our local heaths that had died during local fires. He was impressed that the children could recall at the end of the session the names of the UK snakes and reptiles.
Michael has been running a nature club on Monday lunchtime, where children can visit Forest School and learn about our super outdoor environment and participate in some exciting activities.
Different classes will be working with Michael on our school site and hopefully later in the year some classes will be visiting Horsell Common to see what amazing flora and fauna can be found on our doorstep and learning how to protect our local environment.
 
You can find out more on Michael’s blog post at here.
 

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Year 2 Learn About Islam

Last Friday Mrs Khawaja came into Year 2 to talk to us about Islam. She brought in lots of precious things including some perfume and woodchips from Mecca, two beautiful prayer mats and some prayer beads. We were shown some Arabic writing and Ayden showed us how he can say the alphabet in Arabic! We really enjoyed learning about Muslim prayer and are grateful to Mrs Khawaja for giving her time. The class have all done some excellent writing as a result!

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What are we going to do about the Iron Man?

This week Class 4H had to face the challenge of what to do about the Iron Man!  These photos show a series of Farmers' Meetings in progress as they come up with workable solutions!

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Meanwhile in Class 4W...

The Iron Man has been used as inspiration for some brilliant artwork made from pasta!

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Writing Wall of Fame

We have just renewed our Writing Wall of Fame which can be found just past the medical room and on the left.  So with writing worthy of note this term are:

Reception - Millie

Year 1 - Simar

Year 2 - Orla

Year 3 - Aleena

Year 4H - Poppy

Year 4W - Jay M

Year 5 - Nataniel

Year 6 - Noah  

Well done to all of you for working so hard on your writing!

Miss S Harding - Year 4 Teacher

Sensational Story-Writers
During this term the children will be taking part in Radio 2's 500 words short story-writing competition, in association with Oxford University Press. Each child is allowed to submit one story, which they will be crafting in school. For more information please see https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00rfvk1.

Can You Help Our Year 5 Geographers?

Year 5 will soon be working on a detailed study of Sunningdale for Geography. Do you have any of the following that we could borrow?

  • any detailed maps of Sunningdale
  • any old photos of what Sunningdale used to look like 
  • any books about Sunningdale

If you're able to help please speak to Miss Cullen or the school office.  Many thanks.
 

Payments

We have lots of workshops and extra activities planned over the next two terms.  Some of these we do manage to obtain for free but others require payment and your contributions are vital to our confidence in booking these again in the future.  The children do get real benefit from interacting with specialists in their field who often have exciting resources to share too!  Many thanks to those who've already paid for the following events.  Please hand any outstanding payments to your class teacher or the school office.  

 

VR Workshops - Weds 8th January - Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 - £5

'Star in the Jar' to be performed by the Pied Piper Theatre Co - Weds 29th January - Rec Class and Y1 and Y2 - £5

Electricity Workshops - Thurs 30th January - Year 4 - £5

PTA News

Second Hand Uniform

Mrs Holden and Mrs Clark will be running a 2nd hand uniform stall next Friday 31st January.  If you have any unwanted uniform, please pass to the office.

 

Details and booking forms for our Painting Evening and Circus Events will be distributed shortly.

 

Fundraising

As Key Stage 1 are in the process of having a nice new play area built, we are now fundraising for a new Key Stage 2 play area as well as continuing to fund the online subscriptions Purple Mash, Mathletics and Times Table Rock Stars.

We would really appreciate your support by signing up to the following and helping the PTA raise funds for the school. 

 

Yourschoolottery.co.uk – for just £1 a week you get entered into 2 weekly draws, 1 with the chance to win up to £25,000 and the school are guaranteed a return of 40% of all the ticket funding raised.  If you haven’t already, please do sign up and support the school.  It’s quick and easy to sign up at https://www.yourschoollottery.co.uk/lottery/school/holy-trinity-primary-school

 

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 www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/3UOK0S and join for free.  Every time you want to shop go to easyfundraising, 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 www.smile.amazon.co.uk and select Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School Sunningdale Parent Teachers Association.  Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price of eligible purchases to the PTA.

 

StamptasticLabel your uniform hassle-free with Stamptastic! Any purchases via Stamptastic will earn the school 20% of the value of the order. Simply go to www.stamptastic.co.uk, place your order and enter our PTA Code - SL50NJ at checkout. Please spread the word to any family and friends who may also need labelling equipment.

 

Should you wish to make a donation to go towards the new Key Stage 2 play area we are fundraising for, you can make a payment directly to the PTA as follows:

 

Bank details

Name: Holy Trinity CE School PTA

Sort Code: 20-02-53

Account Number: 30493449

 

Thank you all for your continued support 😊

 

PTA Committee

Spring Term Dates – 2020

  • Fri 24th January – 4H Bake Sale
  • Weds  29th January – Y6 Heathrow Explorers Workshop
  • Weds 29th January – ‘Star in a Jar’ – Theatre for Reception class and KS1
  • Weds 29th January – Charters Football Tournament Y5 & 6 – 3.30 – 5.15pm
  • Thurs 30th January – Y4 Electricity Workshop
  • Fri 31st January – Y5 Class Assembly 9.15am – School Hall
  • Mon 3rd February – Rec to Y3- Drama Workshop – ‘All Around the World’
  • Fri 7th February – 4W Class Assembly 9.15am – School Hall
  • Mon 10th Feb – Y2 Papplewick Rugby Tournament – 1.30 – 3.30pm
  • Weds 12th February – Y3 trip to Haslemere Museum - Egyptians
  • 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
  • Weds 26th February – Tag Rugby Tournament - Charters School
  • Thurs 27th February – Y2 Trip to Brooklands Museum
  • Fri 28th February – Y3 Class Assembly 9.15am - School Hall
  • Fri 28th February – Sponsored Run for Mrs Free – Marathon for Muscular Dystrophy
  • Fri 6th March – Reception Class Assembly 9.15am – School Hall
  • Fri 6th March – Y3 Bake Sale
  • Mon 9th March – Y5 Bikeability Week
  • Mon 9th – 11th March – PTA Book Fair – School Hall
  • 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 Class 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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