Dear Parents and Carers,
Return on Monday 8th
We do hope you’ve all had a good last week of home schooling. In case you missed it, or need to check details, here’s the information you need for our return to school on Monday 8th. Please see the letters from your child’s class teacher for information about PE days etc.
We’ve taken an exciting delivery of 25 new pupil laptops this week! This will make such a difference to pupils’ computing learning going forward. A big thank you to PTA and parental donations that has made this possible. Thank you!
World Book Day
We hope you enjoyed the World Book Day celebrations and activities yesterday. We have tokens to give out to the children next week that they can use towards buying a book or exchanging for one of the World Book Day books. A thank you to Miss Prince for creating the fantastic Masked Reader activity. Did you manage to guess who all the masked readers were? You can watch the video again here.
Stars of the Week
Please click here to see our Stars of the Week.
You may have seen reports in the news last weekend that asymptomatic tests will be available for adults in households where children are returning to school. This is the information we have received from the government:
'Undertaking regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing helps reduce transmission of the virus. Parents and other adults in households with children at school or college, who do not have symptoms, can now access regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing. This includes childcare and support bubbles.
Tests are fast, easy and completely free. There are different ways for a household, childcare or support bubble to collect their test to take at home, twice-weekly:
· through your employer, if they offer testing to employees
· by collecting a home test kit from a local test site – anyone aged 18 or over can collect 2 packs of 7 tests
· by ordering a home test kit online – please do not order online if you can access testing through other routes, this frees up home delivery for those who need it most
If you have any queries about the tests, and you live in England, please call 119 (free from mobiles and landlines). Lines are open every day from 7am to 11pm.
Children of primary school age (and below) without symptoms are not being asked to take a test.
Testing is voluntary, but strongly recommended to all who are eligible. Alongside the vaccine, washing hands, wearing face coverings, and maintaining social distancing, rapid testing plays a vital role in reducing transmission rates. Getting into the habit of regular testing as part of our everyday lives will help us all to play our part and do what we can to protect each other.'
I will keep you informed if I hear any further information about this.
After School Club
Parents that use After School Club (run by Sunningdale Pre-School) will be aware that they are not running until the 15th March due to staffing issues. Please contact Sharon Thompson on 01344 623331 or email email@example.com for further information.
Once again, thank you for all your efforts with home schooling and the support you have shown us. We are very much looking forward to welcoming all the children back on Monday morning!
Enjoy the weekend.
Change to School Email Address
From 31st March the current school email address will no longer be in use. The new email address which can be used from now on is firstname.lastname@example.org
After School Club - Monday 15th March
Please note that the After School Club hosted by the pre-school in the Village Hall will not be opening until Monday 15th March. All children should be collected directly from school at 3.15pm.
The Masked Reader
We hope you enjoyed the World Book Day challenge! How many voices did you manage to match? Here all is reavealed...
Mrs Tomes – The Smartest Giant in Town
Mrs Rhodes – Wombat Stew
Mrs O’Brien – The BFG
Miss Prince – The Fish Who Could Wish
Mrs Free – The Snail and the Whale
Mrs Barnes – Horton Hears a Who
Mrs Jans – The Enormous Crocodile
Miss Harding – Danny Champion of the World
Miss Cullen – Oi Dog
Miss Wallbanks – The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
Mrs Neale – The Magician’s Nephew
Mrs Marriner – The Tales of Peter Rabbit
Mrs Griffith – Cops and Robbers
Year 1 Photos
This term, year one are learning about woodland animals and habitats.
This week, the children were asked to create and name, a new woodland creature from nature. These are their fabulous creatures!
Year 4 Ravenous Readers
Here are this week's Ravenous Readers! Congratulations to Benoit who has finished the second reading list and highly recommends ‘The Legend of Podkin One-Ear'.
Class 5W - Space Rovers
s part of their space topic, 5W designed and created their own Space rovers. Here are some of the creations.
Sentence Stacker - Do You Have Feedback?
We have been trialling a new approach to writing. During home learning, you may have seen some Sentence Stacker lessons. If so, we would really appreciate your feedback on them and it won't take a moment. Just click here or copy and paste the link below into a Microsoft browser such as Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge:
If the link takes you to another browser (this will depend on what you're accessing the newsletter on) you may be asked for a sign in. Again, copying and pasting the link to a Microsoft product should stop this happening and take you straight to the questionnaire.
Many thanks for your help with this.
Miss Harding and Miss Prince.
Little Musketeers are back with LITTLE MUSKETEERS ADVENTURES!
Join us on Friday afternoons on Zoom as we return with three brand new and exciting adventures, brought to you by Actor and Fencing coach Andy Mudie.
Friday 12th March - 4:15pm-4:45pm
The Knights of Camelot
Friday 19th March - 4:15pm-4:45pm
Attack on the Jedi Knights
Friday 26th March - 4:15-4:45pm
Captain Flaming Beard & The Quest Of The Golden Egg
Each sessions costs just £4.50 or you can book ALL three sessions for a discounted price of £12.
Please click here to book and confirm your child's place on a Little Musketeer Adventure.
Suitable for children aged 4-10. Fancy dress and toy swords are encouraged! All abilities welcome.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at email@example.com We look forward to seeing you there - En Guard!
RBWM Library Consultation - Proposed Closures and Major Reduction of Provision
We, the Trustees of Friends of RWBM Libraries, are writing to you in connection with the consultation of the Library Transformation Strategy currently taking place from 8th February - 30th April: -
As part of our role as a charity in supporting and promoting the borough libraries, the Friends have produced a simple one-page guide to the Strategy, highlighting the major changes to the library service. A previous Library Consultation on Reduced Library Opening Hours (Nov 2020) received less than 2000 responses from a population of over 150,000 residents. So, our aim, therefore, is to inform, encourage, and increase resident participation in this significant consultation. Please complete a response to this consultation if you can.
Below is a copy of the Library Transformation Strategy – A Layman’s Guide by Friends of RBWM Libraries.
The Trustees of the Friends will be meeting with Cllr Rayner and Angela Huisman in early March to discuss the Strategy. In the meantime, if you do have any questions please free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Trustees of Friends of RBWM Libraries
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).