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Newsletter 28 - 23rd April 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back to the Summer Term!

We hope you all enjoyed the Easter break and maybe took advantage of the social restrictions lifting slightly. Being able to enjoy time spent with friends or family we haven’t seen in a while is such a blessing I know.

Thank you to the PTA for the delicious Easter Eggs on the last day of term - the children enjoyed the Eggsercise Hunt too!

We are delighted that the easing of restrictions means that we are able to do more in school too. Years 3 and 4 were able to start swimming lessons this week; we have Bikeability for Year 5 in the next couple of weeks and the restrictions on some school trips are beginning to ease.

Please take a look at your child’s Class Page on the website for information about what they will be learning this term. Information about PE days and other activities can be found on the Class pages too.

We are hopeful that our Summer Term will be productive and fun!

Enjoy a sun-filled weekend,

Mrs Griffith

Stars of the Week for w/e 23rd April

Reception – Zahra for settling in so well and adjusting to new routines and already knowing the names of nearly everyone in the class!

Year 1 – Jake for trying really hard and for good focus with his writing this week, using known tricky words and phonics.  Very well done. 

Year 2 – Annabelle for a brilliant first week at Holy Trinity.  Annabelle has arrived each day confident and happy; she has made friends already and shown excellent focus in all of her learning.  A great start and we are delighted to have you in Year 2.

Year 3 – Kaleb you have shone this week for just being you.  Your respectful nature for everyone and everything has been particularly noticed this week.

Ernie for being a fantastic geographer this week in explaining how an oxbow lake is formed.  Fantastic work. 

Year 4 – Matthew for being responsible and helpful in keeping the classroom environment eco-friendly.

Year 5C – Thomas for taking excellent care over his ‘Wild and Wonderful World’ art work – it’s fantastic!

Year 5W –Zach for setting such a brilliant example to others with his conscientious approach and for being such a lovely member of our class. 

Year 6 – Fred C for being an enthusiastic learner  this week and getting very involved in class discussion. 

House of the Week
The Houses with the most house points this week are Fire and Earth! Well done Fire and Earth!

Royal Ascot Schools Art Competition 2021

Thank you to everyone who contributed their art work to this year's Royal Ascot Schools Art Competition.   The standard is exceptionally high as usual and we have entries shortlisted in all the primary categories!!! 


It's now time to vote.  Art works aren't named but you can see which school the entries are from.  Please, please, please vote now and share the link with friends and families if you can to give our children the best chance of winning:


Voting closes on Sunday 2nd May and winners will be announced the following week.  Winning art work is turned in to large decorative panels which will be used to line the Heath Tunnel at the Racecourse for Royal Ascot week.  


Many thanks!


Race for Life

Miss Lazar, Mrs Hunt, Miss Hing and Miss Reader will be taking part in the Race for Life this weekend to help beat cancer.  Please click here to sponsor the team with all donations going to Cancer Research UK.  Many thanks!  

Clubs Start Next Week!

At last clubs can start again!

If your child is booked on to a sports club they should wear their PE kit to school on that day please rather than get changed.  

Do check out our clubs page - for example, we still have space for Years 5 and 6 to learn how to fence at 8am on Monday mornings and to take part in Martial Arts at 8am on Tuesday mornings.  Magpies will be playing cricket with Years 5 and 6 on Wednesdays after school, teaching gymnastics to Years 1 and 2 on Thursdays and playing Rounders with Years 3 and 4 on Fridays.  Check out our web page for links and more details about how to sign up to these and other clubs:

Inter House Netball Competition - Years 3 and 4

On Tuesday afternoon Years 3 & 4 took part in an inter-house netball competition. The weather was beautiful and it was great to see the children outside in the sun taking part in team sport again! For many children, it was the first time they had played in netball positions and it was fantastic to see their confidence grow throughout the tournament. Well done to everyone!

The results were as follow:


4th Fire

3rd Water

2nd Earth

1st Air


Congratulations to Air!


I’d like to thank Mrs Hunt, Miss Bohdjalian and Mrs O’Neill who helped me to run the tournament, and also the team captains: Theo, Jake, Benoit, Matthew, Emily O, Amba, Aleena and Robyn.

Miss Harding - Year 4 Teacher  


Year 4 Ravenous Readers

Here are this week's Ravenous Readers! The Legend of Podkin One-Ear was read by Hristiana and The Firework Maker’s Daughter was read by Charan. 

Parents and Carers in Partnership

PaCiP are hosting an online event to inform parents of the CAMHS process and support that is available for those with mental health issues. Whilst this is likely to be aimed primarily at children in Upper Key Stage 2 and secondary school, there may be some relevant information and it is worth attending if you are concerned about your child’s wellbeing.

Summer Key Term Dates – 2021

  • w/c 26th April Bikeability – Class 5W
  • w/c 4th May Bikeability – Class 5W
  • Fri 23rd April – Time Tables Rock Star Winning Class Mufti Day
  • Thurs 6th May – Theatre Company Visit to Reception and Years 1 and 2
  • Tues 11th May – Reception Class trip to Rushall Farm
  • Thurs 13th May – Year 4 Heathlands Habitat Session
  • Mon 17th May – Group Photos - please wear uniform and bring PE kit if needed
  • Tues 18th May – PTA Film Night
  • Fri 28th May – PTA Break the Rules Day
  • w/c Mon 14th June – Sports Week
  • Mon 14th June – Grey Goose Archery – Workshops all year groups
  • Mon 28th June – Year 6 to Mill on the Brue
  • Thurs 8th July – Years 5 and 6 Mission to Mars STEM day
  • Thurs 15th July – 9.30am - Leavers’ Service
  • Fri 16th July – Reports issued
  • Tues 20th July – Class Swap
  • Weds 21st July - 1.30pm – End of Term

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 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).