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Newsletter 29 - 8th April 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have arrived at the Easter break!

It was lovely to see so many of you at the Easter Services this week; coming together as a community once again was very special. A huge well done to the children and a big thank you to the staff.


The children have had great fun with the Easter Egg Hunt this morning – thank you to the PTA for the gift of the eggs!


We are looking forward to Summer Term (we return on Monday 25th April). The children are welcome to start wearing their Summer Uniform when we return. Please see our website here for details.  Please make sure that children continue to wear their school shoes rather than open-toed sandals.


On behalf of all the staff, I’d like to wish you all a very Happy Easter and a wonderful break. Thank you, once again, for all your words of support – they mean so much to us all.


Mrs Griffith

Ukraine Appeal Mufti Day

Today we raised well over £500 for Ukraine humanitarian aid!  Many thanks to Mrs Brooke for co-ordinating this for us and to everyone for your generous contributions and superb blue and yellow outfits. Here are 6W, also with their buddies for the Easter Egg hunt.

Class 1 Easter Gardens

Class 1 retold the story of Jesus through their Easter Gardens.  We will roll the stone away when we come back from our Easter holiday.

Year 5 Ravenous Readers

Here are this week's Ravenous Readers.  Hristiana has read the following books: Danny Champion of the World, Anglo-Saxon Boy and There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom.  Isis has also read Anglo-Saxon Boy.


Year 5 Residential Meeting

There will be a meeting about the Y5 residential trip to Leeson House on Thursday 28th April in the Y5 classroom straight after school. 

Year 6 Residential Meeting

There will be a meeting about the Year 6 residential trip to Mill on the Brue straight after school on Monday 23rd May.

A BIG Thank You!

Last year during Sports Week, pupils came dressed in sports mufti for a donation towards a set of adjustable hurdles. We raised enough money to put with some of our Sports Premium to buy sixteen hurdles. On Monday afternoon Year 5 put them together before spending some time jumping over them! The hurdles are great and the children really enjoyed the session. Many other classes will be using them in the summer term. Thank you to everyone who donated.

Miss S Harding and Year 5    

School in a Bag's Ukraine Crisis Appeal

You may remember children raising lots of money in previous years to support the amazing charity 'School in a Bag' which supplies a school bag and school supplies to children in countries where these things are a rarity if they exist at all.  'School in a Bag' has been life changing for many children across the world.  School in a bag are currently working with two existing partners who are right at the forefront of the Ukrainian crisis. Both are getting school bags out to families who have fled Ukraine seeking refuge in neighbouring countries. Please click here to donate or find out more.


A couple of excerpts from their website:


Whilst it may seem that the items of utmost importance right now to the Ukraine refugees are clothes, toiletries, food, blankets, nappies and medical supplies, our SchoolBags are also a much-needed resource for a number of reasons. Here's why:


Children need routine in their lives and aside from family, education provides the biggest role in providing this throughout the week in a structured and timetabled way. A SchoolBag, and the contents within it, enable the opportunity for the continuation of education in the short term and the long term when children are displaced from their natural home environment. Despite many Ukrainian women and children being in transit at this current time, children will still benefit from having the resources to keep them mentally active and learning on the road so a SchoolBag is a welcome gift to enable this.


The situation in Ukraine at this current time will be terrifying for children for three reasons:

  • In leaving the country, along with their family and friends, they face the risk of being killed or caught up in explosions.
  • There will be much uncertainty about where they will eventually end up taking refuge.
  • The vast majority will have said goodbye to their fathers, brothers and uncles with the realistic uncertainty that they may never see them again. 

These will provide unprecedented levels of grief, trauma, worry, sadness and anxiety for young minds who will have most likely witnessed the atrocities of war first hand.

Children often find it very hard to communicate their feelings verbally in the same way that adults can. However, the contents of a SchoolBag present the opportunity for them to draw and write about their feelings - this outlet of expression plays such an important part of the rehabilitation process for children, both during and following a disaster.

Attendance Policy

Please click here for a reminder of our Attendance Policy.  Children should be in school every day unless they are unwell.  Should you need to take your child out of school for any other reason, e.g. music or dance exams, school entrance tests and hospital appointments, you must advise us in advance using the Request for Term Time Absence form which is also available here on the Attendance section of the school website or by hard copy from school reception.  Our attendance records and associated paperwork are inspected by the Education Welfare Office twice a term and an explanation is required for every absence and unexplained absences and poor attendance are investigated.  Attendance and attainment in school are statistically very closely aligned.  Making sure your child is in school and on time every day means you are giving them the very best chance with all aspects of their education.  In particular, please do not book holidays in term time.  

Windsor Royal Station - Jubilee Competition

To celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Windsor Royal Station shopping centre is hosting a special colouring competition.

They are inviting all pupils from Year 6 and younger to use the attached colouring sheet to design a Teddy Bear for The Queen. The winning design will be brought to life into two real toys; one for the winner to keep and the other will be gifted to The Queen.

All entries will be displayed at Windsor Royal Station during the Jubilee Weekend alongside the entrant’s name, age, and school.

If you would like to participate please post or drop off your entries to the address below by Monday 9th May.

FAO Sue Watts/Caron Cole

Windsor Royal Station

Arch 5, Goswell Hill




National Offer Day for Primary Schools

National Offer day for primary schools this year is on Tuesday 19th April.  If you have any queries about an offer received for a younger sibling, please email or the admissions team for your local authority if this isn't RBWM.  School is closed over the holidays and we won't hear any messages left on the answerphone.  Unfortunately, we are not permitted to comment or help with any queries about school allocations made on National Offer day.  


We have contacted the police again about problems with parking and driver behaviour outside school and there are likely to be patrols after Easter.  In the meantime, please don't park in or use the disabled space for waiting whilst traffic passes, as we have children and adults in our community who need to access the space.  Many thanks. 

Job Vacancies - Charters School

Charters School has some new vacancies for Associate Staff including the following roles:


  • Site Manager
  • Receptionist/Administrator
  • Student Services Receptionist
  • Cover Administrator
  • Temporary Caretaker


Please click here for more details and information about how to apply.  

Pre-School and Afterschool Club Quiz Night Returns

*** Save the Date ***

Saturday 21st May from 7:30pm

Tickets on Sale from Monday 25th April

email: or 

to reserve a table.

Summer Term Key Dates - 2022

Tuesday 3rd May – PTA Film Night

Monday 9th May – KS2 SATs Week

Tuesday 10th May – Reception Class trip to Rushall Farm

Friday 13th May – 6N Bake Sale

Monday 16th May– Y5 Residential Trip to Leeson House

Wednesday 18th May – Y5 Return from Leeson House

Friday 20th May – Asthma Nurse Coffee Morning – 9am School Hall

Monday 23rd May – Class Photos

Friday – 27th May – Break the Rules Day

Friday 27th May – End of Term 5 – 3.15pm

Monday 6th June – Inset Day

Tuesday 7th June – Inset Day

Wednesday 8th June – Pupils return for Term 6

Friday 10th June – Bags 2 School

Tuesday 14th June – Skipping Workshops – all years

Wednesday 15th June – Visit from author Kerry Gibb

Friday 17th June – Sports Day

Friday 17th June – 6W Bake Sale

Monday 20th June – Y6 Production at Cordes Hall – 5pm

Tuesday 21st June - Y6 Production at Cordes Hall – 5pm

Wednesday 22nd June – Visit from God’s Planet Theatre

Thursday 23rd June – Sports Day Contingency Date (if postponed)

Friday 24th June – ‘Bring a Bottle’ Mufti Day

Saturday 25th June – PTA Summer Fair

Monday 27th June – Year 6 to Mill on the Brue

Friday 1st July – Year 6 return from Mill on the Brue

Tuesday 5th July – Y6 Transition Visit to Charters School

Wednesday 6th July – Y6 Transition Visit to Charters School

Wednesday 6th July – Y5 Sports Day at St Mary’s School

Thursday 14th July – Leavers’ Service – 9.30am at Holy Trinity Church

Friday 15th July – Reports Issued

Friday 15th July – Year 6 Mufti Day

Wednesday 20th July – End of Term 6 – 1.30pm

School Term Dates

Please see here for term dates:

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


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.

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).