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Newsletter 3 - 20th September 2019

Stars of the Week for w/e 20th Sept 2019

Well done to our Stars of the Week!

Year 1 – Sienna S for her excellent listening skills and interesting contributions in class.

Year 2 – Inez for contributing to class discussions and lessons by putting her hand up and having a go.

Class 3 – Matthew for asking and answering some excellent questions during our trip to Ufton Court.

Class 4H – Harry for impressing one of the actors at Ufton Court with his knowledge.

Year 4W – Rhys for his enthusiasm and engagement during our trip to Ufton Court.

Year 5 – Lola for working so hard on her maths and for already making amazing progress.

Year 6 – Rose for her excellent listening skills, always being on task and setting a fantastic example to others. 

House of the Week
The House with the most house points this week was Fire!  Well done Fire – we hope you enjoyed your extra playtime.

Reception Class Learn All About the Postal Service

Reception Class  had an exciting visit from local postman Mr Clay this week. The children listened attentively as he told them about his job. The highlight though, was definitely exploring his van!

Year 3 and 4 Trip to Ufton Court

On Tuesday 17th, years 3 and 4 went on their school trip to Ufton Court. When they arrived, Year 4 were met by Julius Flavius ( A roman soldier) who took them to train for the Roman army. They did lots of other exciting activities such as building walls using the wattle technique. They finished the day by acting out the battle between the Celts and Romans. In 4W, we wrote letters to Julius Flavius thanking him for the day. Below is Mia's letter. 

Dear Julius Flavius,


I'm writing to you because the day was full of fun, joy and excitement. The day was great! I would like to share with you what I enjoyed the most.

My favourite bit was when you taught us the tortoise formation, the shield wall and the rest with the shields. It was so much fun. Also the story was fun. I was a Celt and I think the Romans won!

The thing I disliked was the wool weaving because it was a bit tricky to thread it through the spindle but the rest was fun. You made the day funnier than any other day I had since last week. I really enjoyed being a Celt!

I enjoyed my day with you. Did you enjoy your day with us too? I would like to ask you a few questions. 

Is your real name Julius Flavius? 
Do you like your job?
Do you live at Ufton Court?
How many children come to Ufton Court?

You're the best soldier I've seen. Thank you for teaching us about the Romans. You told us more than we know at the moment. 

Yours sincerely 

Mia N

Macmillan Coffee Morning - Friday 27th September - 9am - 10am

We will be joining in with the Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning.  Please do join us if you can to help us raise money towards Macmillan Cancer Support.  We will gather for coffee and cake in the school hall and everyone is welcome.  Any donations of cakes will be gratefully received.  

Autumn Book Club

Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running! Go to to browse the latest books and order online. For every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 25p in Scholastic Rewards.  We do not take order forms/monies at school. 

Please place your order online by October 11th, 2019.

Reminder - Doors Close at 8.55am

Several children are already beginning to arrive late to school after 8.55am and after doors have closed and registration is complete. This causes considerable to disruption to the start of the school day for teachers and children in classrooms where teaching activities may have already started, the kitchen where lunch numbers have been taken and also the school office with children needing to be accompanied to classrooms and often in to assembly.  Please try to leave extra time in the morning to arrive before classroom doors close.

Reminder - Gastric Upset

Please note that a child with any kind of gastric upset should not return to school until at least 48 hours has passed since their last episode of sickness or diarrhoea.  Thank you for your co-operation with this.  

School Office

Please do respect the role of our school office which is there to support the smooth running of the school.  It is not appropriate to ask office staff to take personal messages or to use the office as a post room or as a drop off or collection point for personal business.  Office staff are always happy to help with school business.  

PTA News

REMINDER - Year 6 Bake Sale in the Playground after school today!


A huge thank you for all contributions for the PTA Toy Tombola at the Holy Trinity Community Fair on Sunday and to those who volunteered their time on the day to run it! We raised £380 for the school with some gifts left over for the Christmas Fair!

Dates for the diary:

  • Mon 23rd September, 8pm Staff Room - AGM and First Meeting. All parents are welcome! These meetings do not ask you to take on anything further, are short and are a really good way to get to understand what the school and PTA are planning for the children for the upcoming year - all parents are welcome. New Class reps and Committee will be voted in and we will cover this term's plans which are very much underway!
  • Fri 18th October - Year 5 Bake Sale.
  • Sat 23rd Nov - PTA Christmas Fair - your Class Reps should have been in touch to ask for 30 mins of your time to support your class stall at the fair.

Many thanks,
The PTA Committee

Autumn Term Dates – 2019

***Please note change to Reception and KS1 Nativity Dates***

  • Fri 20th Sept – Year 6 Bake Sale
  • Mon 23rd September - Year 2 Football Tournament at Papplewick School 
  • Mon 23rd September – PTA AGM 8pm
  • Weds 25th September – Y2 Trip to Hampton Court Palace
  • Fri 27th September – Macmillan Coffee Morning - 9am - School Hall
  • Mon 30th Sept – School Photos (Portraits)
  • Tues 8th October – Year 1 Trip to Windsor Castle
  • Weds 9th October – 6pm – Phonics Evening for Reception Parents
  • Mon 14th October – 9.30am - Harvest Festival 1 at Holy Trinity Church – Years Rec, 2, 5 and 6
  • Tues 15th October – 9.30am - Harvest Festival 2 at Holy Trinity Church – Years 1, 3 and 4
  • Fri 18th October – Year 5 Bake Sale
  • Tues 22nd October – Parent Consultation Evening
  • Thurs 24th October – Parent Consultation Evening
  • Fri 25th October – 3.15 – End of Term 1
  • Mon 4th November – Inset Day
  • Tues 5th November – Pupils Return to School
  • Fri 8th November – 4W Bake Sale
  • Mon 11th November – PTA Meeting 8pm
  • Fri 22nd November – Bring a Bottle Mufti Day
  • Sat 23rd September – PTA Christmas Fair
  • Fri 6th December – Year 2 Bake Sale
  • Tues 10th December – Nasal Flu Vaccination (All Years)
  • Weds 11th December – Christmas Lunch
  • Weds 11th December – PTA Film Night
  • Fri 13th December – Rece ption Class Nativity Play – 9.30am - School Hall
  • Mon 16th December – 6.30pm – KS2 Christmas Service – Holy Trinity Church
  • Tues 17th December – 9.30am KS1 Nativity – School Hall
  • Tues 17th December –  Rec and KS1 Parties in the afternoon
  • Weds 18th December – KS2 Parties in the afternoon
  • Fri 20th December – Christmas Jumper Day
  • Fri 20th December – 2pm – End of Term 2

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

Vacancy Clerk to Governors - White Waltham CE Primary School 

White Waltham Primary School are looking for a new Clerk to Governors.  Please click below if this might be of interest.


Berkshire Maestros Choirs Open Day - Saturday 28th September

Please find a document attached with details of Berkshire Maestros Choir Open Day.