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Newsletter 19 - 31st January 2020

Stars of the Week for w/e 31st January 2020

Reception – Eleni for some super independent writing.

Year 1 – Elliot for his neat handwriting this week and his consistently excellent behaviour.

Year 2 – Joshua for his enthusiasm during the theatre show and brilliant listening in the key stage workshop.

Class 3 –Issy for super independent work this week. 

Class 4H – Abigail for her considered and mature contributions to discussions in class.

Year 4W – Emily for an excellent piece of art work when studying Jack Kirby.

Year 5 – Bowen for being prepared to have a go at new things and challenging himself in his learning.

Year 6 – Nellie for being an enthusiastic participant in our Heathrow Explorers Challenge.

New Playground

We are delighted that our new Reception and KS1 Adventure Playground is now complete. Reception class have been having great fun playing on it today. A huge thank you to parents that have donated and to the PTA. The playground will be of enormous benefit to the children.


As tempting as it may to allow your children to play on the new equipment before and after school, we ask that you make sure they don’t. We wouldn’t want any accidents!

Charters Football Tournament

On Wednesday the Year 5/6 football team went to Charters for a football tournament against other local teams. The team played fantastically and came a close second to St Michaels Primary School, with only 3 points separating the top three teams. Well done to the whole team but also to our goal scorers Micah (Y5), George (Y6) and Freddie (Y6). 

Beth Cullen - Year 5 Class Teacher 

'Star in a Jar'

On Wednesday afternoon KS1 and Reception Class enjoyed an afternoon with another production from The Pied Piper Theatre Company. This year they watched ‘Star In a Jar', the story of a little boy who enjoys hunting for treasure. He finds a star, and the story evolves as he tries to return the star to where it belongs. All the children were enthralled by the show, sitting beautifully and enjoying the performance.

Year 1 Explore Shapes

Following the performance of 'Star in the Jar', Year 1 enjoyed trying to make a variety of stars in different ways and with different properties.  We looked at the shapes we could spot inside and learnt the names of 5 and 6 sided shapes. 

Year 1 - Pyjama Day!

Well done for earning 100 marbles for your amazing behaviour year 1!

As a result, year 1 earned the treat to come to school for a day of comfort, in their pyjamas on Tuesday.

We had a super day! We also got some free choice time!  Please see below The Superheroes, The Onesie Gang, The Fluffy Gang and The Kids With Attitude.  

Year 4 Electricity Workshops

On Thursday this week Year 4 had a visitor from outside who worked with each class on electricity! Here is what they had so say:

'Yesterday we made circuits with batteries and wires, light bulbs or motors.  Sarah was our leader .  She made fun games.  I wish it never ended.' Lily 4H

'Yesterday was amazing.  I learnt that solar cells work with lamps as well and if you have two wires and a buzzer, when you put the wires together the buzzer buzzes.  Sarah was the workshop leader and she was amazing.' Sophie 4H

'Yesterday was the electricity workshop.  The first thing we did with Sarah (the workshop leader) was trying to make a circuit.  We made it work.  Next we tried to make a propeller spin.  We had a motor, a propeller and some wire and we did it.  Next we tried to get a propeller to spin by a solar cell.  Unfortunately it didn't work because it was raining.  But we tried!' Cerys 4H



Year 6 - Heathrow Airport - Young Explorers Workshop 

On Wednesday Year 6 had a Heathrow Young Explorers workshop and they brought along Heathrow workers to make the day extra special. We had a helpful PowerPoint showing us some of the important roles at Heathrow. We learnt that there are a lot of different people for one job. After that we were privileged enough to design our own mode of transport to travel around the airport. One of the ladies gave us five things to look out for when we were making our vehicle: COMMUNICATION, ADAPTABILITY, TEAMWORK, CREATIVE THINKING, PROBLEM SOLVING.

We were assigned our own jobs designer, presenter and leader. As we were making our vehicles we were able to talk to the Heathrow experts, learning how to create new objects and how to be a good team member. We were trying to make a sustainable vehicle. Some groups made scooters, cars or bikes; some were used for people with disabilities but some were made for passengers and bags. We had so much fun with the Heathrow workers. We were able to ask them some questions about different roles at the airport and how things worked.  We would like to thank the volunteers for their time as some of them had very important jobs!

By Belle       

Owen Goes to School in Taiwan!

At the beginning of January, Owen in Year 3 had an opportunity to spend two weeks at a primary school in Taiwan at the invitation of the Taiwanese government.  Owen's Mum said that 'with years of experience of having short term oversea students in this school, children like Owen benefitted from teachers and students with very positive and welcoming attitudes to foreign visitors and luckily with Owen's happy open minded nature, he blended in very quickly. At the end of the two weeks, his teacher told us that Owen's classmates also found the experience very eye opening as Owen speaks fluent Mandarin so he could share how his British school life and normal life is like back here. 

It was extremely funny when Owen told me how much all his new classmates want to come to study in the UK after they were told children here don't need to clean up (sweep/mop up) the school every morning! And when Owen went up the stage to introduce himself, he was very proud to say his school is called Holy Trinity in Sunningdale. While we were out there, Owen received many compliments of being polite and I think that is through the years of British education system focusing on kids behaviour and manners as well as Holy Trinity School having a strong connection to the church which teaches kids to be grateful and humble.'

Sponsored Fun Run
On Friday 28th February, all classes will be doing a sponsored fun run on the school field to raise sponsorship money for Mrs Free. She is running the London Marathon for Muscular Dystrophy.  You can wear sports gear with crazy hair, or funky socks or a silly hat if you’d like. You can run, skip, jog or even march if you want to!
More details and sponsorship forms to come home soon.
Thank you for supporting us,
The School Council

Phones and Smartwatches

Please note that phones and smartwatches are not allowed in school.  Year 6 pupils who walk to or from school may bring in a phone which will be kept in the school office for the duration of the school day.  Smartwatches are not allowed in school under any circumstances.  Thank you for helping us to keep classrooms distraction free!

Flu Uptake

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust would like to thank you for your support of the National Flu Programme.  Our school uptake was 73% which is well above average.  If you need to contact the team you can do so via their email address: or website


Spring Term Dates – 2020

  • Fri 31st January - PTA Second Hand Uniform Sale - 3.15pm
  • Mon 3rd February – Rec- 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 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

Magpies Holiday Camp - February Half Term

Please see a flyer below advertising the Magpies Holiday Camp at Holy Trinity School.  Please use the discount code HOLYT when making bookings for Holy Trinity pupils so that you can benefit from the lowest possible price.

Koosa Kids Holiday Club

Please find below information from Koosa Kids about their February Holiday Club.

Furze Platt Senior School Alumni

Furze Platt Senior School are looking to reconnect with their Alumni and will be sending out an Alumni newsletter at the end of this month to ex students, staff, governors and friends of the school – all those who have signed up to receive it. Please see the document below for details of how to sign up.

Adult Back to Netball and Walking Netball

Please see below information on two new adult netball sessions that will be running at Dedworth Community Leisure Centre on the Dedworth Middle School Site.