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Newsletter 20 - 7th February 2020

Stars of the Week for w/e 7th February 2020

Reception – Ariana for outstanding story writing with ‘The Cheetah who Came for Tea’.

Year 1 – Vivienne for always working her hardest and being a happy and enthusiastic member of year 1. 

Year 2 – Maya for challenging herself with her choice of vocabulary in her story writing.

Class 3 – Alfie for his attention to detail and creating an excellent self portrait of a Pharaoh. 

Class 4H – Eloise for a great piece of topic homework on The Iron Man.

Year 4W – Max for his enthusiasm and excellent work on electricity. 

Year 5 – Alisha for her excellent acting in our class assembly and for your commitment to learning your lines. 

Year 6 – Charlie for making a particular effort with his writing this week.

House of the Week
The House with the most house points this week is Air! Well done Air – we hope you enjoyed your extra playtime today.

Year 1 Enjoy the Adventure Playground

Please some photos below of Year 1 enjoying the Adventure Playground this week!

Year 1 Constellations

Following on from our visit from the Pied Piper theatre company last week, Year 1 explored constellations in the night sky and had a go at creating their own (with the added challenge of not eating the marshmallows!!!)

Class 4H at Forest School 

Class 4H spent Friday afternoon at Forest School working in groups. First, we created the Iron Man’s footprints and then recorded news reports of the discoveries, which we had written earlier in the week.

Year 6 Artwork

We have been looking at observational drawing, how to consider form and use shading to create 3D images.  Linked to our studies of classification and the human body, we have started to draw our hands.

National Online Safety

Following on from our Internet Safety day, we are very happy to be able to introduce you to an online resource ‘National Online Safety’.
The online world is posing an ever-increasing risk to children and it's important that schools, parents and carers work together to take an active role in teaching children about online dangers and how to act safely when using the internet. Holy Trinity C.E. Primary School is showing it's commitment to protecting pupils online by investing in and working with National Online Safety to deliver an interactive online workshop for our parents and carers.
The course can be taken at your own convenience and covers:
·        Information about online dangers and the newest platforms
·        What online risks to look out for and how to protect your child
Please find below the URL you need to visit to register your account, you will need to complete your details and select “I am a Parent/Carer” from the dropdown menu:

Once you have registered, you will be able to access the “Online Safety for Parents and Carers’ course and National Online Safety’s Resources (which includes a wide range of online platform guides on the latest social media channels and games). The aim is to give parents the knowledge to protect their children from the dangers of the internet.
If you have any questions, or trouble accessing the course please contact

Nature Club

This week’s Nature Club with Michael and Flo from the Thames Basin Heaths Partnership and Mrs Hunt saw the group take on the role of intrepid ‘Wildlife Detectives.’ Using their tracking skills, the children hunted high and low in the Forest School area for signs of wildlife, jotting down what they found along the way. There were signs everywhere and the group found wood pigeon feathers, nibbled hazelnuts, munched leaves, worm poo and an array of minibeasts from slugs to earwigs. There is so much to discover!


Nature Club runs every Monday lunchtime and all are welcome.


For further information on the work of the Thames Basin Heaths Partnership, visit

Mrs Free's Cake Sale - Friday 14th February

Mrs Free will be running the London Marathon this year in aid of Muscular Dystrophy UK and will be having a cake sale next Friday 14th February to raise funds.  Please do pop along for an end of term treat!  Training is going well and Mrs Free says:

'I'm now up to 13 miles and the mileage is rising steadily each week . I'm still feeling good and really enjoying the training. I completed the Thorpe and Egham half marathon at the weekend.'  

Phew!  If you'd like to sponsor Mrs Free please click here


Special ‘At The Movies’ Menu Thursday 13th Feb 


All American Hot Dog

Loaded Veggie Hot Dog

Skinny Fries

Baked Beans

Crunchy Slaw

Hot Chocolate Popcorn Crunch

Take the Survey - Plastic Recycling

It's very quick and easy and could help us win an extra £150 from Green Redeem.  Please do the survey if you can.

Many thanks!

Magpies - 'Try Before You Buy'

Please note that free taster sessions are available on Magpies Clubs.  Two free taster sessions are available for Girls' Football after school on Fridays.  

PTA News

Year 4H Bake sale —funds raised were £107. Well done!


Thank you to Mrs Holden and Mrs Clark for running the 2nd hand uniform stall last Friday – funds raised were £37.


Details and booking forms for our Brush Party Evening and Circus Event will be sent out in School Bags today.


We are holding a Brush Party at School on Friday 6th March from 7-10pm.  We have chosen the painting “Wishful Thinking” to paint and an artist will guide you through your painting step by step.  The ticket price includes a glass of prosecco and drinks will be available during the evening.  We hope you will join us and family and friends are welcome to join in on the fun too.  Tickets are limited so please book without delay. 


With many requests for a Circus this year, Happy Circus have been booked for Sunday 7th June.  We will hold a Summer Fair from 11.00am-1.30pm with the Circus commencing at 2pm.  We are offering Early Bird Tickets to the School before advertising the event to the wider Community.  Please book your tickets as soon as possible to take advantage of the discounted early bird price.


Don’t forget next Friday (14th) is Mufti Day – we’re sure the children will enjoy coming into school in PJ/Onesie Mufti in exchange for £1.  The money raised will go towards the PTA Fundraising, please pass to the class teacher at drop off.


Upcoming dates for your diary:

14th February – PJ/Onesie Mufti Day

6th March – Brush Party


Many thanks, PTA Committee


The government is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and is taking action at home and abroad.
The overall risk of Coronavirus to the UK remains moderate. However we understand that people may be concerned where there are children, students or staff returning from or visiting China.
Public Health England and the Foreign Office have issued advice for anyone travelling to the area. This can be found at: 
Latest information and advice can also be found at: 


Advice for parents/guardians

You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus.
There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend school as normal. 
We recognise that some families or children may be planning to travel to China during the forthcoming half term period. If so, please refer to the FCO’s latest travel advice via the link above. 


Please do not park illegally or in any way to cause an obstruction to our neighbours, pedestrians or other road users.  In particular do not park on the corner where Station Road meets Church Road.  There was a very near miss (two cars touched each other as opposed to crashing into each other but it was a close thing) this week.  Please don't forget that most of our Year 6 children and Charters School children are walking to school and negotiating these roads and junctions without adult guidance.   Please make sure you park in such a way that they can cross the road easily.  

Spring Term Dates – 2020

  • 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
  • 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

PTA Brush Party

See the flyer below and check out book bags for a booking form.  Please return completed booking forms with payment (cash or cheque payable to Holy Trinity CE School PTA) to the PTA Postbox in school reception.  Book early to avoid disappointment!