Dear Parent and Carers,
We do hope you’ve been enjoying the sunshine this week. It's so very welcome isn't it?
We also hope you found Parents’ Consultation Meetings helpful and enjoyed seeing your child’s books. Miss Harding will re-arrange the meetings that have been postponed as soon as she’s well enough to return to school.
We are delighted to be welcoming Fantastic Fred performing arts into school on Monday. These performances focus on promoting good mental health. You can find out more here. All year groups will enjoy a session with them.
After School Clubs
Next week is the last week for all after/before school clubs. (Breakfast Club will continue to operate).
Support for Ukraine
Thank you to Thomas Br in Y6 for his suggestion of a blue and yellow mufti to raise funds for Ukraine.
Don’t worry if you don’t have blue and yellow – it can just be a mufti!
This will be on Friday 8th April. Apologies for any confusion with the date!
We’d like to thank Miss Wallbanks for her contributions to the school as Assistant Headteacher. Miss Wallbanks is stepping back from this role and Miss Harding will be Acting Assistant Headteacher (alongside Mrs Barnes) for the remainder of the school year.
Enjoy the weekend – Happy Mothers’ Day to all the wonderful Mums out there!
Stars of the Week for w/e – 25th March 2022
Well done to all of our Stars this week.
Class 1 – Eva for her fabulous Superhero dance moves.
Class 2 –Eleni for being so wonderful with our reptile visitors this week.
Class 3 – Matthew for his fantastic attitude to learning this term. Your hard work across all subjects has been noticed.
Class 4 – Arthur for independently writing an amazing character description of the Iron Man.
Class 5 – Henry for working hard to make great progress with reading comprehension.
Class 6N – Grace for her attitude towards learning and always striving to achieve her best in all she does.
Year 6W – Cerys for an excellent sketch of a city using two point perspective.
House of the Week
The House with the most house points this week is Earth! Well done Earth!
The Fantastic Fred Experience
We are excited to announce that we have booked ‘The Fantastic Fred Experience’ for Monday 28th March. An educational team, linked to the NHS, will be in school to deliver fun sessions to all our pupils about taking care of themselves – both physically and mentally. See the flyer below for more information.
Thank you so much to Mrs Patel, Mum to Savan in Year 1 who spent several hours tidying up the Spiritual Garden this week. Mrs Patel has lots of ideas about how to brighten up the garden and we're very grateful for her help. Thank you also to Mrs Harrison, Mum to Oscar in Year 1, who will also be helping in the garden and made a fantastic donation of compost and decorative bark which was delivered to school just this morning. The children will be able to enjoy lots of blooms and things going on in the garden this year which is wonderful.
Jonathan's Jungle - Reception, Y1 and Y2
The children had a fantastic experience getting up close and personal with a variety of creatures that crawl, slither and scurry. Experiences like this really do bring the learning to life! See if you can spot the 1 day old stick insect in the photo...
Year 2 Maths
This week we have made the most of the rays shining down on us by taking our Maths learning outside. We were exploring drawing a variety of 2D shapes and labelling them with the correct names and the number of edges.
Year 4 Gymnastics
Inez Lewington and Eloise Fleming took part in their first gymnastics competition, Grade 6 Berkshire Championship representing Links Gymnastics Club on Sunday. They both passed the grade with distinction. Eloise won gold for her floor routine and came 6th on beam and vault, placing 6th overall. Inez won gold for vault, silver for strength & conditioning and bronze on bars. Inez was crowned Berkshire Champion and will now compete in a regional championship next month! Good luck!
Year 5 Ravenous Readers
Please see this week's Year 5 Ravenous Reader below...
On the 17th February, Holy Trinity School went to the Marist Maths Competition. Mathilde, Abigail and Amber in 6W and Darcie and Zara in 6N went to compete against different schools. In Year 5 Dahlia, Amba, Emily T and Sylvia also took part in the competition. Although we didn't come first we enjoyed it - thanks to all the girls who competed.
6W have been focusing on creating quizzes in their computing lessons. This week they created year 4 spelling and grammar quizzes and who better to try them than year 4 themselves!
Click here for more information on clubs available for the Summer Term. Most clubs are now open for booking.
Year 6 French Club
At Holy Trinity we study Spanish as part of our curriculum. At secondary school most children will study French too and so Mrs Boyd will be offering an after school French Club for Year 6 children in preparation for Year 7. Please contact Mrs Boyd for more information or to book.
Spring Term Key Dates – 2021
Tuesday 29th March - Y5/6 Netball Tournament at Charters School
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
Wednesday 6th April – Year 5 Winchester Science Museum
Friday 8th April - Dress for Ukraine Mufti
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).