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Newsletter 37 - 2nd July 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

RHSE Consultation

Thank you to those parents who took the time to respond to our questionnaire about our Relationships, Health and Sex Education policy and curriculum.

As the questionnaire was anonymous, I’m going to answers a few queries:

  • Just to clarify, we will be utilising the Stonewall materials if we see they are fit for purpose and meet the needs of the curriculum. For example, fact files on figures from history. We are aware of their media presence and hard-line stance currently so will keep reviewing their materials.
  • ‘Will RHSE be delivered with a secular rather than a religious approach?’   Yes, we will follow the national requirements and the content will be delivered in a neutral, non-judgemental way focusing on inclusivity and respect for all.
  • ‘As RHSE in Y5 was missed due to lockdown last year will it be covered in Y6?’  Yes, content will be covered although Year 5 did receive some puberty lessons last year when they were invited in during the summer term.
  • 20% of you that responded would like further support with how to talk to your children about RHSE so we will be finding ways to support you.

Thank you again for your comments and overwhelming support for our provision in this area. The Governors will ratify this policy next week and it will then be in place.


Wacky Races

Next week we will be celebrating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) across the school. All classes will be designing and making their vehicle for our Wacky Races that will take place on 13th July. Please see below (and your child’s class webpage) for any materials they may need to complete this challenge! Thank you to Mrs Rhodes for organising.


Celebrating Science

We will end our week by inviting the children to come in scientist MUFTI on Friday 9th. There is no donation required, just a fun day!


Governor Vacancy

The deadline for applying for the parent governor role is Monday 5th. Please call the office if you need any further information.


Staffing for September

Reception class: Mrs Tomes

Year 1: Mrs Barnes/Mrs O’Brien

Year 2: Miss Prince

Year 3: Mrs Pinkerton

Year 4: Mrs Rhodes/Mrs Ahmed

Year 5: Miss Harding

Year 6W (current 5C): Miss Wallbanks/Mrs Fargher

Year 6N (current 5W): Mrs Neale


We know you’ll welcome Mrs Pinkerton and Mrs Ahmed into our community!

The children will be spending time with their new teachers in their new classrooms on the morning of 20th July.


You may recall that we are having to say good bye to Miss Cullen and Miss Duncan at the end of this term; we thank them for all their contributions to Holy Trinity and wish them all the best.


Y6 Residential

Year 6 have had a wonderful time away this week and the weather was kind to them too! If you’d like to see what they’ve been up to, please take a look at the Year 6 class page. A huge thank you to Mrs Neale, Mrs Marriner and Miss Lazar for taking the children away for the week. I’m sure there’ll be lots of sleep to catch up on this weekend!


Have a wonderful July weekend,

Mrs Griffith

Stars of the Week for w/e – 2nd July 2021

Well done to all of our Stars this week.

Reception – Ken Ken for progress in his reading.  Emily for great focus on the carpet.

Year 1 – Indira for her constant positive approach to her learning and immaculate behaviour.

Year 2 – Lewis for putting so much effort in to his Titanic writing this week.  Ben for writing a superb, carefully considered book review.

Class 3 – Orla for showing true strength and courage this week.   

Class 4 – Oscar and Henry for great myth writing. 

Class 5C – Harry for his excellent enthusiasm for learning, especially in science this week, asking some excellent scientific questions.

Class 5W – William for always contributing to all lessons so enthusiastically and for your infectious smile and sense of humour. 

House of the Week
The House with the most house points this week is Earth! Well done Earth!

STEM Week 

Throughout next week the children at Holy Trinity will be celebrating STEM week. All children will be designing and making a vehicle to race the following week, in our whole school event, Wacky Races.  

The design and make process will showcase the progression of skills and technology through Design Technology across the school. We are encouraging the children to be as creative as they can be. They just need to apply a certain technology component that is specific to their year group. 


Most resources that are needed will be provided by school and the children will have a choice of what materials to use. There are, however, a few items we would like your help to collect and bring to school on Monday.   Could you please look at the list below? 


Reception - all that is needed is in school already. 


Year 1, 2 and 3 - small plastic bottles, paper towel or toilet roll tubes, plastic bottle lids, cardboard. 


Year 4, 5,and 6 - small plastic bottles, paper towel or toilet roll tubes, plastic bottle lids, cardboard, 2 x AA batteries. 


Please check your class pages for anything more specific your class teacher has asked for. 


On Thursday, year 5 and 6 will be lucky to be attending a fully funded STEM workshop by SATRO, titled Mission to Mars, where they will use code and BBC: Microbits to program a moving vehicle. 


Friday will be a Celebrating Science day – more information will follow next week. 


A special thanks to these children in 5W for designing signs and posters for this event: 

STEM poster - Sian and Savannah 

Wacky Races poster - Mia 

Start sign - Adya and Grace 

Finish sign - Ava, Harry and Hannah. 


We hope all the children have a terrific week. 


Thank you for supporting this event. 

Mrs Rhodes 

Design Technology Lead 

School Council

On Wednesday 30th June, the school council went on a little trip to the church. Reverend Jon, Mrs Boaler and I wanted to say a big thank you to them all on behalf of the whole school and community for their fantastic work during what has been a more challenging year. They have all made us so proud by approaching their roles with enthusiasm and positivity.

Thank you School Council!

Miss Wallbanks

Reception and Year 1 - Chertsey Museum Visit

On Wednesday Reception and Year 1 were lucky to attend an amazing workshop by Chertsey Museum learning about the Seaside. The workshop focussed on the Seaside in the past. We learned about how people travelled to the seaside, how their clothes and swimming costumes were very different to now and what activities they enjoyed in the past, such as Punch and Judy shows and donkey rides.  We all got an opportunity to dress up in olden day clothes, create and watch a Punch and Judy show, make a puppet, sort postcards from the past and present and write and design our very own seaside postcard. We all had a wonderful time and learned something new.

Year 4 - The Water Cycle

Year 4 have been learning about The Water Cycle this week. Here are some photos of their re-enactment. Can you spot evaporation, condensation, precipitation and surface run-off?

The School Council Interview

This week the School Council interviewed Mrs Moss, one of our Parent Governors.  They had some great questions!

1.What is it like being a governor? (Elliot)

It is very varied and interesting. You learn a lot being a governor and it is a really fun job. I am on the standards and curriculum committee and chair of admissions committee. I get to work with Mrs Griffith and the teachers.

2.Is it fun being a governor? (Koda)

It is very fun being a governor as I love learning new things. I get to meet so many new people and get to spend time with the head teacher and staff. I really feel that I’m giving back to the community.

3.Do you get paid to be a governor? (Saffie)

No I don’t get paid in money but you get paid by feeling like you’re making a difference.

4.How did you become a governor? (Simar)

I put my name forwards and then wrote a little bit about myself. After that all of the parents in school vote for you. It’s like being elected to be a school councillor.

5.Do you like being a governor? (Koda)

I really like it! If I could have stayed ,I would have but it’s important to let new people have a go.

6.Who helps you as a governor ? ( Elliot)

Lots of people help me. Mrs Griffith is a fantastic help as she knows so much and Mrs Boaler (The head of governors) helps me too. The clerk who takes all of the minutes really helps. Mrs Poulter and Mrs Lawson are a great help. They know everything!

7.Are you friends with other governors? (Koda)

Yes I know some governors really well as they’re parents at the school. We all think the same.

8.How many times do you use the other governors? (Saffie)

Some things I do by myself. There are 5 or 6 people on the admissions committee, so we do that together. I couldn’t do it without them. 

9.What do you do when you come into school? (Simar)

I always have a meeting that is normally focused on a particular subject. After the meeting, I fill out a governor’s report about what we have discussed.

10.Do you help other governors? (Elliot)

I am especially helping at the moment as I am in the process of doing a handover.

11.What made you want to be a parent governor? (Darcie)

I really wanted to be involved and do something good for the community. I love learning and I knew I would be learning new things.

12.What’s the biggest achievement of being a parent governor? (Jack)

Learning all of the terminology related to schools. As a parent, you don’t always know what’s happening in schools but now I have a better understanding of what is involved.

13.What’s the atmosphere like in school as a parent governor? (Grace)

I always feel that everyone is happy when I walk in. Everyone is friendly and polite. It feels like such a happy place.

14.What duties are involved in being a parent governor? (Darcie)

It depends which role you are given. Every year we have four full meetings. In the September meeting, everyone gets assigned a role. Each governor gets an area/ subject to lead and assigned a committee.

15.What do you like about being a School governor? (Harry)

There are so many different things you can do. Of course you get to do the BBQ at the summer fair which is fun! You get to meet all of the other governors and work with the head teacher and teachers. I also get to work with Reverend Jon who is very funny.

16.What benefits are there of being a school governor? (Emma)

You get to understand how a school works. You get to help and support the head and teachers of our school. You get to be interviewed by the school council which I have never done before.

17.Do you have an office?

I have an office at home but when I come into school, Mrs Griffith sometimes lets me use her office.

18.What piece of advice would you give to a new parent governor? (Darcie)

Get involved in everything and ask lots of questions along the way. Listen as there are so many people in school that you can learn from. It’s so much fun and very worthwhile.

RBWM Libraries - Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge 2021 is fast approaching.  Launch day is Saturday 10th July.


The inspiring theme this year is Wild World Heroes. The challenge will be a celebration of reading, nature and action for the environment. Developed in partnership with WWF,  Wild World Heroes hopes to inspire children to stand up for the future of our planet.


This year we are really excited to say that the libraries are open for the children and parents to come in, sign on and take out books.  Please see below for information about applying for library cards.  

PTA News

Bags 2 School made a fantastic £169.80, thank you for all your donations!


Virtual Summer Fair

Our Facebook page will be open for another week, so please do take a look and contact the stallholders direct in regards to any orders you would like to place.


Please see the document below for more information about our Virtual Stallholders.  


Holy Trinity PTA Online Summer Fair 2021 | Facebook


Winkworth Boards will be removed on Monday or Tuesday next week.


Online Auction and Raffle

We will draw the Raffle on Saturday 3rd July and upload a video to our Instagram page holytrinitypta


Winners will be contacted week commencing 5th July. 


Good luck 🤞🤞


A huge thank you to Gemma Gill and team who have put a huge amount of time and effort into obtaining donations and putting together the Online Silent Auction Brochure.  This will be circulated on Monday via Classlist.  Please take some time to have a look and don’t miss out on our fantastic Lots we have on offer!


The Auction will be live from Monday 5th July to midnight Sunday 11th July. To place your bid email with your BEST offer for your Lot of choice!


Winners will be announced week commencing 12th July.


Dates for your diary:

3 July – Raffle Draw

5-11 July – Online Auction


Many thanks!

PTA Committee

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).