Dear Parents and Carers,
We find ourselves at the end of another busy week.
Hopefully, you will have seen the letter I have sent to you today about our staffing levels. You’ve probably noticed that your child’s teacher may not have been teaching them, or that a different member of staff has been in your child’s class. Please take the time to read the letter if you haven’t already done so. I thank you in advance for your patience and understanding at this critical time.
Safer Internet Week
‘All Fun and Games? Exploring respect and relationships online’
We will be highlighting this next week with the children. As part of their Computing Curriculum, children are taught about how to stay safe online throughout the year and this is an on-going conversation in the classroom. However, we will shine a spotlight on this next week and encourage the children to discuss this at home with you. You may find this website useful.
Please let us know if you’re worried about online safety and we’ll try our best to help.
Here’s to a great weekend!
Stars of the Week for w/e – 4th February 2022
Well done to all of our Stars this week.
Class 1 – Henry for being a true helping friend in Year 1. You are always a consistent role model in everything you do.
Class 2 – Cailyn for working so hard on your maths this week and always trying your best.
Class 3 – Simar and Cohen for their excellent teamwork during the Mission to Mars workshop.
Class 4 – Xander for a fabulous Powerpoint presentation for homework about Benjamin Franklin.
Class 5 – Isaac for really pushing himself out of his comfort zone.
Class 6N – Mia for having such a positive attitude towards life. Her mindset and attitude set an example to us all about what is important and how to approach everything we do.
Year 6W – Tom for great focus and producing excellent work in English this week.
House of the Week
The House with the most house points this week is Earth! Well done Earth!
World Book Day - Thursday 3rd March
We are delighted that we will be in school to celebrate World Book Day this year. All pupils are welcome to dress up as a character from a book. There will be a parade so all classes get to see each other’s costumes and a competition for the best-dressed too! More details about activities on the day will be released in due course.
Head Lice In School
We do have cases of head lice in school. Please can you make sure you do a head lice check this weekend using conditioner and a nit comb? Unless an infestation is very heavy, this is the only way to reliably detect whether someone has head lice. If you do find lice present, the Bug Busting method (wet combing) is generally considered the best for eradicating lice completely. Many pesticides and lotions no longer work. Click here for NHS advice which looks quite useful.
Plastics - A Further Week of Collections
Local business ATOM, need to produce a large display made of many different plastic bottles, tubs and trays. Could you help them by supplying the plastic? We have agreed to collect plastic bottles and tubs for another week, until Friday 11th Feb, to help ATOM gather the raw materials for their project. Please see more details below of the types of bottles needed. Washed bottles can be brought in to school reception. Many thanks for all the plastics collected so far!
Girl Guide Thinking Day - Monday 14th February
Girl Guides and Girl Scouts have been marking this special day since 1926. World Thinking Day is a celebration of ten million girls worldwide that has taken place on every 22 February since 1926. It remains a day for all Guides and Girl Scouts to think of each other and celebrate their sisters all around the world.
Thinking Day falls within half term, so we are inviting any children who take part in Girl Guided or Girl Scouts to wear their uniforms to school on Monday 14th February if they wish. Alternatively, they can proudly display their promise badges on their usual school uniform.
School Library - Opening and Book Amnesty
Thanks to parent volunteers we'll be able to open our school library again on Monday lunchtimes for KS1 readers.
Please could you have a look around this weekend for any library books at home? These might even be from before lockdown but please don't be embarrassed to return them to the school office. It would be great to get these back in to stock and get our library up and running again.
Mission to Mars
On Tuesday, years 3, 4 and 5 participated in a fun workshop run by Satro, called Mission to Mars. The children used code and the BBC micro:bits to make a vehicle move and follow instructions. They all had a brilliant time and learnt new skills!
Year 5 Ravenous Readers
Here are Year 5’s ravenous readers this week. A special mention for Isis and Hristiana who have completed the first reading list - well done!
Letter from David Attenborough
Thomas Br in 6N wrote a letter to David Attenborough, as he loves the natural world and his great grandfather, Desmond Hawkins, worked with David Attenborough at the BBC. Thomas' great grandfather founded the Natural History Unit there. Thomas was really pleased to get a personal reply with some great advice which he would like to share with us all:
Year 3 bake sale made a fantastic £179.10, thank you all for your bakes and purchases!
Year 2 will be holding their bake sale next week so don’t forget to send your child in with change in a marked envelope so they can enjoy some baked goodies.
Hopefully you will have received your Valentine Raffle tickets in school bags. There are some fantastic prizes on offer, 2 return flights to New York, overnight stay at the Berystede with dinner, breakfast, afternoon tea and 2 x 25 minute treatments, La Cloche voucher and Tropic gift sets to name but a few. More details on the prizes on offer will be sent out early next week, so please do purchase tickets to be in for a chance to win.
There are additional tickets available in the school office, so please do mention the raffle to family, friends and neighbours.
Dates for your diary:
11 Feb – Year 2 Bake Sale
14 Feb – Valentines Raffle
18 Feb – Mufti Day
Once again Magpies will be at Holy Trinity School for their action packed Holiday Club in half term. See the attachment below and click here to book!
Spring Term Key Dates – 2021
Friday 11th February – Y2 Bake Sale
Friday 18th February – PTA Mufti – ‘Who’s Who’ £2
Friday 18th February – End of Term 3 – 3.15pm
Monday 28th February – Start of Term 4
Monday 7th March – PTA Meeting – 8pm
Friday 11th February – Y1 Bake Sale
Tuesday 22nd March – Parent Consultation Meetings
Thursday 24th March – Parent Consultation Meetings
Friday 1st April – Reception Class Bake Sale
Monday 4th April – Easter Service - 9.30am - Y1, Y3, Y5, 6W
Tuesday 5th April - Easter Service - 9.30am - Rec, Y2, Y4, 6N
Friday 8th April – PTA Easter Egg Hunt
Friday 8th April – End of Term 4 – 1.30pm
School Term Dates
Please see here for term dates:
Although tempting as we have not been able to travel freely for so long, please do not book holidays or family days during term time. Missing even one or two days learning can be detrimental to your child's learning. Holiday absences will show up as persistent absence which is checked by Ofsted when they visit and monitored closely each half term by the Education Welfare Officer at RBWM. 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 J. Griffith, Mrs C Barnes, Miss S. Harding, Mrs F Fargher
Please do not send your child to school if they're unwell or with a high temperature controlled by paracetamol or ibuprofen. Don't forget that your child must not return to school until at least 48 hours after the last episode of any gastric upset (vomiting or diarrhoea).
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