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Newsletter 20 - 8th Feb 2019

Newsletter 20 - 8th February 2019

This Friday is rather different to last Friday when we were hard hit by snow!  We are very grateful to our amazing staff team who made it in to be here to support working parents.  Nearly all of the children made it to school too!  Do make sure you're familiar with our Snow Plan for future snowy days.  Find it here on our website:

Also, see Newsletter 19 from last week for some pictures of the children playing in the snow. The children really enjoyed playing out with their friends.

Thank you to everyone for bringing in plastic bottles for our recycling project.  Keep them coming - every bottle counts!

Stars of the Week for w/e 25th January 2019

Reception - Sam and Mia for inventing ‘cardboard’ technology – laptops, ipads and mobile phones for the class to play with!

Year 1 – Aidan for showing true perseverance while learning maths.

Year 2 – Amelia for amazing step Maths scores this week.

Class 3C – Poppy for writing a fantastic Egyptian themed fairy tale.

Class 3G – Grace for always trying hard and taking care and pride in her English work.

Year 4 – Nataniel for excellent acting during our assembly rehearsals.

Year 5 – Christos for showing kindness and thoughtfulness towards his classmates.

Year 6 – Edward for making wise choices in his learning and setting an example to others.

Stars of the Week for w/e 1st February 2019

Reception – Josh for ‘perseverance’ and super answering on the carpet.

Year 1 – Mehher for challenging herself in Maths. Your hard work is paying off!

Year 2 – Etta for always being kind and helpful to her class mates.

Class 3C – Sonny for his thoughtful contributions and hard work in R.E. this week.

Class 3G – Zach for being so enthusiastic for about the Egyptian topic homework.

Year 4 – Sadie for challenging herself in Maths and putting in the effort to learn all of her times tables.

Year 5 – Luke for helping Miss Harding in Computing.

Year 6 – Nancy for always making wise choices in her learning.

Year 5 Maths Competition for Girls

On Thursday 7th February, a team of 4 Year 5 girls attended the Annual Maths Competition for Girls at The Marist School.

This competition consists of three rounds of questions with the team sometimes working as a group and sometimes as two pairs with answers of questions being passed between the pairs in order to complete the next question. 

Fifteen teams took part and we finished in a very respectable 5th place! A huge well done to Belle, Lily, Manika and Sophie for taking part and doing so well!

Mathletics Multiverse

Have you tried Multiverse?
Miss Wallbanks would like to direct you all to a new area on Mathletics – the Multiverse Mission!

Multiverse has been specifically designed for pupils in years 2 to 6 so they can practise their multiplication recall. Once you have completed all of your homework tasks, you will be able to enter this rich animated science fiction world in the PLAY area. 
Have fun!

Writing Wall of Fame

If you get a chance, take a look at our reworked Writing Wall of Fame!  Our current crop of celebrated writers are:

Reception - Simar

Year 1 - Ernie

Year 2 - Theo

Class 3C - Woody

Class 3G - Zara

Year 4 - Eleanor

Year 5 - Manika

Year 6 - Nancy

Well done for your writing achievements.

Reception and the Dinosaurs!

Reception Class have been learning to subtract using dinosaurs. They had been working practically with dinosaurs jumping from the land into the water. They had been using their fingers and whiteboards to subtract and discussing which method they find easiest and they've been solving subtraction problems involving disappearing dinosaur eggs!

They then learnt to make 'eggy bread' in Forest School!


'The Big Enormous Present'

Reception and Years 1 and 2 watched a performance of ‘The Big Enormous Present’ last Wednesday afternoon in the school hall. The performance was superb, with outstanding acting. The children were all beautifully behaved and were captivated by the story. The story has links to the curriculum and we have been looking at ‘What makes a good friend?’ and using the story as a basis for our literacy lessons.
If you would like to read the story through with your child or listen to the audio book together this would help to embed the message from the story. Please use the link below.


Netball Results

On Thursday this week, our year 5 and 6 netball team played against the Marist School.  Although the Marist team won the match, Molly scored 4 goals and Nancy was awarded 'Player of the Match' by the Marist team.  Well done to our players - Grace, Manika, Megan, Molly, Nancy, Scarlett, Sophie, Tianna and Will.  

Wishing Tree

The School Council are delighted that the PTA have donated £1000 towards equipment for the garden & playground. Here are the granted ‘wishes’ on our Wishing Tree!


·        Outdoor storage for equipment
·        Gardening gloves, forks & spades
·        Broom
·        Rake
·        Watering cans
·        Water butt
·        £400 for playtime equipment like balls, skipping ropes, scratch, cricket bats, tennis bats
If any parents would like to buy any wishes directly, at the moment we have these wishes outstanding:

·        4 x large dice
·        Large chess set
·        Large draughts set
·        Outdoor ping pong tables
·        Ping pong balls and bats


Please contact the school office for more details.  Thank you so much to the PTA for the wishes granted so far!


Take our two minute Recycling Survey and you can win a £10 M&S Voucher!
As part of our current recycling initiative at your school, we would like you to complete a short survey to help us to get a better understanding of your views on plastic bottles and recycling, (where 5 lucky winners could win a £10 M&S voucher).  Please visit our website to complete survey:

Healthy and Happy Minds for Younger People

Magnolia House and Kings Corner Patients Groups have arranged for the following talk for parents:


Healthy & Happy Minds For Younger People
A talk by Dr. Katie Simpson, GP Mental Health Lead, East Berkshire CCG
The talk will include:


Building resilience in children & young people for good mental health

Local provision for children’s emotional and mental health problems.


Thursday 21st March
7.30pm – 8.30pm
Charters School, Main School Hall,
Charters Road, Sunningdale, SL5 9QY.
Free of charge. Everyone welcome.
Plenty of parking on site available

From Magnolia House Surgery

I would like to thank all those pupils who sent in pictures on the theme of Happiness. They are brightening up the days of all those who visit the surgery and are very much appreciated.  If any other pupils would like to contribute we would be very grateful.
Kind regards,
Sally Johnstone
Magnolia House Forum


Any pictures handed in to the school office will be passed to Magnolia House - as you can see these have been very gratefully received so far.

Spring Term Dates 2019

Mon 11th February – Year 3 Egyptian Workshop at Eton College

Fri 15th February—3G Class Assembly—9.15am

Mon 25th February—INSET DAY

Thurs 28th February— Y5 & Y6 Netball Match at the Marist—3.30pm

Fri 1st March—Y1 Bake Sale

Thurs 7th March—Reception Class Assembly—9.15am

Thurs 7th March—PTA Book Sale

Thurs 7th March— Y5 & Y6 Netball Match at the Marist—3.30pm

Thurs 7th March— Y5 & Y6 Netball at Charters—3.30—5pm

Mon 11th March—Y5 Bikeability Starts

Mon 11th March—PTA Meeting 8pm

Weds 13th March – Year 4 Trip to Madagascar the Musical – Return at 4.15pm

Thurs 14th March—Y1 Trip to the Theatre

Thurs 14th March—Y3 and Y6 Shakespeare Workshops

Fri 15th March—Y2 Class Assembly—9.15am

Fri 15th March—Reception Class Bake Sale

Tues 19th March—Parents’ Consultation Evening

Thurs 21st March—Y1 Class Assembly 9.15am

Thurs 21st March—Parents’ Consultation Evening

Mon 25th March—Class Photos

Thurs 28th March—Y3 and Y4 Netball at Charters—3.30—5pm

Mon 1st April—Easter Service—Y1, 3C, 3G & Y5—9.30am Holy Trinity Church

Tues 2nd April— Easter Service—Rec, Y2, Y4 & Y6 —9.30am Holy Trinity Church

Weds 3rd April—PTA Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 5th April—End of Term 2pm

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.