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Newsletter 23 - 6th March 2020

Stars of the Week for w/e 6th March 2020

Reception – Ryan for super sitting on the carpet, excellent progress with reading and writing and for always being a good friend. 

Year 1 – Bertie for excellent listening and participation at Pizza Express and for his beautiful presentation of follow up work.

Year 2 –  To the whole of class 2 for super behaviour on their trip to Brooklands Museum on Thursday last week. 

Class 3 – Charan for her excellent thinking in RE and always being a good role model. 

Class 4H – Aaron for his thirst for knowledge and always being eager to ask and answer questions.

Year 4W – Hannah for her excellent mathematical thinking and amazing effort in maths lessons this week. 

Year 5 –Charlotte for working so hard in Maths and being prepared to have a go at new things. 

Year 6 – Noah for a great attitude towards checking his own work this week. 

Successful Appointment of Assistant Headteachers

We are very pleased to announce that Mrs Barnes, Class 3 teacher, and Miss Wallbanks, Class 4W teacher, will be promoted to Assistant Headteachers from September 2020. Congratulations to them both! They will be working closely with Mrs Griffith to lead the school. We will be announcing class teachers at the end of the school year as usual.  

Parents' Evening - Tuesday 17th and Thursday 19th March

Emails have been sent out from Primary Site inviting you to book slots for Parents' Evening.  Please check your spam or junk file if you haven't received an email.  Please do contact the school office for help if you haven't received anything at all.  

Usborne Book Fair for World Book Day - Monday to Wednesday Next Week

We are delighted to welcome Elise Patrick from Usborne Books into the school to run a Book Fair from Monday 9th - Wednesday 11th March.

You will be able to spend your £1 World Book Day tokens with Usborne and for every £1 you spend on a Book the school will receive 60p from Usborne to spend on books for the school. 

There will be a fantastic selection of books so please come along to the school hall from 3.15pm to have a look.

Spanish Club

This week our wonderful Spanish club finished their learning about “La oruga muy hambrienta “ The Very Hungry Caterpillar story.  They made door hangings with all the yummy food the oruga ate.  They also made up a Spanish song about it.  Ask them if you would like to sing it too!

Sponsored Run and Reception Tea Party for Muscular Dystrophy

Well done to everyone who took part in the sponsored run today - the sun shone for us at last and you all did a fanstastic job .  Thank you so much for all your sponsorship monies so far totalling over £750 which is a fantastic amount!  Please bring in any further sponsorship monies by the end of next week.  In addition, Reception Class followed up their Class Assembly for parents today with a tea party and raised a further £135 for Muscular Dystrophy and Mrs Free's London Marathon in April.  Thank you so much to everyone who baked and served and gave. Your generosity is so appreciated.  

Year 1 Visit Pizza Express

Class 1 went to Pizza Express in Sunningdale this week for a workshop on how to make the perfect pizza!  We learned to follow a set of instructions and wrote them up once back at school.  We all made a margharita pizza and were careful to sprinkle the cheese all around the base.   The best bit was eating our pizza back in our classroom for lunch!  Buon Appetito!!


Year 2 Visit Brooklands Museum

Last week Year 2 went to Brooklands Museum to find out more about the history of transport as part of their topic, Explorers. There was so much to do there and the day was jam-packed. We saw lots of old vehicles, racing cars and bicycles before looking around the Aircraft Factory and the London bus museum. Our highlights were getting to go on double decker buses, making our own aeroplanes using the tin press, making peg racer cars and seeing some real life bombs from the second world war. The best part of the whole day (apart from eating our packed lunches!!) was being able to go on the Concorde – this was a real hit and something we all enjoyed. It was understandable why so many of the class were fast asleep on the way back to school!

Year 2 Learn About Fractions

We have spent the last two weeks learning about fractions and have had some exciting lessons as part of this work. On Shrove Tuesday, we all had a scotch pancake each that we had to try and cut into halves, quarters and thirds. Jacob said that it was “the best lesson ever!” whilst a lot of us couldn’t even believe we were in a maths lesson. Lexie was our Mathemagician of the lesson with her super investigating, she found out that “a half is equal to 2 quarters!”

Following this we painted our own pizzas and had to choose different toppings for each half or quarter. All this work thinking about food made us work up an appetite for lunchtime!


Year 2 at the Camberley Quilter Kid's First Spring Rugby Festival

Last weekend Alex, Findlay and Jude played in the Camberley RFC Spring Rugby festival, representing Chobham RFC U7's. The Festival is one of the largest in the calendar involving 8 clubs from Surrey and Hampshire with over 1000 children between 6-11 taking part and despite the cold weather everyone had a great time.

Between matches the boys met Harlequins fly-half Brett Herron and then they received their medals from a surprise guest, England coach Eddie Jones! 

Alex, Findlay and Jude will be back in action this weekend at the Cobham triangular festival before they travel to Leatherhead for the Surrey Rugby Mini's Festival at the end of March. If your children would like to try tag-rugby at Chobham please contact Nikki at

Ben's Judo Success!

Following an exam on the weekend, Ben (Y2) has been awarded his red belt in judo – well done!


Aidan's Super Swimming

Aidan competed in a swimming gala over the weekend and was 4th overall for his age group, a great achievement for your first gala Aidan, well done!

Class 4H Learn About Jewish Festivals

4H have been learning about Jewish festivals. They found out about some of the things Jews do during Sukkot, a festival that celebrates the time their ancestors spent in the wilderness. The children built models of sukkahs, which are huts made from mainly natural products that Jews eat, celebrate and sometimes sleep in during Sukkot. 

Inter House Hockey Tournament

Please find more photos of last week's hockey tournament below...

GreenRedeem - Plastic Bottle Recycling

This week we received a cheque from GreenRedeem for the grand total of £918.95 for the plastic bottles we recycled last year.  This means we recycled well over eighteen thousand bottles into clean recycling use.  Thank you to everyone who made such a big effort to save and bring in their bottles. 

Covid-19 Helpline

Please note that a new freephone helpline has been set up to support education with questions and issues related to Covid-19.  This helpline is open to staff, parents and young people and the number is 0800 046 8687.

In2Sport Football Clubs

Both of our In2Sport football clubs for the summer term are open for booking.  Please click here for more details.

PTA News

We’ve had lots of Circus booking forms returned, please keep them coming! Please note children two and under are free but must sit on parent’s laps throughout the show.



We are now fundraising for a new Key Stage 2 play area as well as continuing to fund the online subscriptions Purple Mash, Mathletics and Times Table Rock Stars.


We would really appreciate your support by signing up to the following and helping the PTA raise funds for the school. – for just £1 a week you get entered into 2 weekly draws, 1 with the chance to win up to £25,000 and the school are guaranteed a return of 40% of all the ticket funding raised.  If you haven’t already, please do sign up and support the school.  It’s quick and easy to sign up at


Easyfundraising – Many parents are already collecting free donations for the PTA every time they buy anything online with the UK’s leading online fundraising service, easyfundraising.  It’s simple to join, go to and join for free.  Every time you want to shop go to easyfundraising, find the site you want and start shopping.  When you check out Holy Trinity CE School Sunningdale PTA gets a donation, the site gives easyfundraising a percentage of what you spend and they turn that into a donation. 


Amazon Smile - To shop on Amazon please go to and select Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School Sunningdale Parent Teachers Association.  Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price of eligible purchase to the PTA.


StamptasticLabel your uniform hassle-free with Stamptastic! Any purchases via Stamptastic will earn the school 20% of the value of the order. Simply go to, place your order and enter our PTA Code - SL50NJ at checkout. Please spread the word to any family and friends who may also need labelling equipment.


Should you wish to make a donation to go towards the new Key Stage 2 play area we are fundraising for, you can make a payment directly to the PTA as follows:


Bank details

Name: Holy Trinity CE School PTA

Sort Code: 20-02-53

Account Number: 30493449

Reference: your surname KS2


Thank you all for your continued support 😊


The next PTA meeting is being held on 9th March at the School at 8pm, should you wish to attend please feel free to pop along.


Many thanks, PTA Committee

Spring Term Dates – 2020

  • 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
  • Tues 10th March – Y2 Parents SATs Meeting – 3.15 - Y2 Classroom
  • Fri 13th March – Y2 Class Assembly 9.15am – School Hall
  • Tues 17th March – Author Visit – Kerry Gibb
  • 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
  • Mon 30th March – Y5 Parents Residential Trip Mtg
  • 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

Farrow & Ball Competition

Farrow & Ball are hosting an exciting competition for children aged 4-18, that runs until the 27th of May which you may like to take part in.  
The outline of the competition is as follows:

Head outside and photograph your favourite colour in nature, give it a name, and ask a grown up to enter it at

Five winners and their parents or guardians will receive an unforgettable prize, including 10 litre of the paint colour they photographed and named, a visit to our Dorset home to see how our paint is made, and a private breakfast at the Natural History Museum. All travel and accommodation will be paid for. 

Please see a poster and more details about how to enter attached.