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Newsletter 37 - 5th July 2019

Stars of the Week for w/e 5th July 2019

Reception – Malaika for super listening and answering on the carpet.  Vivienne for her kindness all year and her understanding of others needs and feelings.

Year 1 – Amelie for her excellent behaviour all year and for all of her hard work in all that she does. 

Year 2  - Emily T for having a fantastic attitude to her learning and all she does in school.

Class 3C – Lily for pushing herself and conquering the diving board in her final swimming lesson!  Well done Lily!

Class 3G – Adya for embracing a personal challenge this week with very successful results – well done Adya!

Year 4 – All of Year 4 for their enthusiasm and excellent behaviour during our trip to Marwell Zoo.

Year 5 – Nellie for always sharing her thoughts and ideas in all lessons.

Year 6 – Demi for her commitment to friendship and being a fun-filled member of Year 6.

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 About Bee Keeping!

Reception Class had a fantastic visit from Mr Creswell on Friday morning last week. His hobby is bee keeping, and he brought his kit to school to show our Reception children how the hives work and how he collects the honey. The children are learning about minibeasts, so this talk really extended their understanding. Many thanks to Mr Creswell for his time.

Year 4 Trip to Marwell Zoo

On Monday 1st July Year 4 had an amazing time at Marwell zoo. When we got off the coach, we went to the penguin enclosure. There were about thirty penguins and some were swimming underwater. Then we saw the capybaras and they were very cute! After that, we saw the flamingos and tapirs. Next, we saw the zebras, they were neighbours to the cheetahs. The cheetah’s camouflage was so good that some people couldn’t spot her! A few minutes later, we found the giraffe enclosure. We went inside and saw about 6 giraffes, most of them were eating. We also saw some lemurs and tigers. Then we went to the tropical house. We saw sloths, birds, fish in ponds and rare insects plus it was extremely hot in there! Some groups also saw snow leopards and red pandas. After all that everyone was very hungry and tucked into their lunch. After lunch, we had a workshop in which we stroked cockroaches and a snake. Next, we went off in our groups to look round again for 45 minutes. After a long day, everyone was tired and ready to go. On the way back some people even fell asleep!!  We really enjoyed the trip and would recommend the next year 4 to go.

By Eleanor, Sophie C and Sam

Year 6 School Production - Cinderella Rockerfella

On Thursday 27th and Friday 28th of June Year 6 performed Cinderella Rockerfella at Cordes Hall.  Many people enjoyed it, Miss Wallbanks even said it was the best ever!!!

After we received our parts we worked very hard to learn our lines and the songs.  We would like to thank everyone who helped especially Mrs Marriner, Miss Lazar and Mrs Neale.  We enjoyed it very much!!

By Demi, Lara, Molly and Nancy – Year 6


Green Redeem Plastic Recycling Project

Thank you once again for all the plastic bottles you've brought to school for us to recycle.  As these bottles are not mixed with other waste they form a valuable commodity for recycling!  We are still second in the league table behind a school which is twice the size and you have so far earned over £570 for school!  We will have our reverse vending machine for recycling bottles until  the end of the year and can earn up to £2000 so keep your contributions coming.  Please see the link here for more information about which schools are taking part:

Wishing Tree

We have a Wishing Tree in school where teachers and the School Council can make requests for equipment and resources for school.  The PTA have granted many of the wishes on the tree but you may wish to donate directly and new wishes are being added all the time.  We currently have requests for:

  • An outside blue tooth speaker that could be used in the outdoor Reception Class area and for whole school special events and PE sessions
  • Outside Wi-fi for the Reception Class outdoor area and Forest School 
  • two wireless microphones 

If anyone would like to help with these items please contact the school office in the first instance.  Thank you!


Special Seaside Menu - Thursday 11th June


Next Thursday Wilson Jones will be serving up a special seaside menu:


Shipwreck Burrito (Chicken and Veggie Options)

Pirate Wedges

Gold Coins

Mini Corn Barrels

Ice Cream Sundae

PTA News

THANK YOU to everyone who organised, helped at and attended the Summer Fair.  We've had some fantastic feedback and would appreciate your views on what worked and didn't so we can hopefully make our future events even more successful. We are still awaiting final expense requests but we look to have raised over £5000 which is simply fantastic!! We will let you know the final total as soon as we can.


School Picnic TONIGHT


Gates open at 5pm - Bring your own picnic

6.15pm-7.15pm - Ice cream van (if you could bring coins for payment the company would be very grateful)

6.45pm-7.30pm - Band Play

SPECIAL APPEARANCE - Year 6 will be performing a couple of songs from their Cinderella Rockerfella performance - time will be agreed on the day.

8pm - Close - please help with pack up & pick up all your litter before leaving - bin bags will be available.


NB Last year the PTA had to pay over £150 to replace goals that were broken through children swinging on them. Could we ask for no hanging on goals under any circumstances.  Please supervise your children appropriately.  


Could we ask you all to buy your tickets on classlist to reduce the administrative burden on those volunteering on the evening.  Tickets are £10 per family.  


Calendar of events can now be found on the School Website for next Academic Year!


Thank you as always for all your support.

The PTA Committee

Summer Term Dates – 2019

  • Fri 5th July - PTA family picnic on the school field – 5pm – 8pm
  • w/c 8th July  - Y6 residential trip to Mill on the Brue
  • Weds 10th July – Y5 Cluster Sports Day – St Mary’s School
  • Thurs 11th July - Y2 class assembly - 9.15am - School Hall
  • Thurs 11th July – Kwik Cricket Years 5 & 6 Charters 3.30 – 5pm
  • Friday 12th July – Year 5 Maths in Action at Ascot Racecourse
  • Tues 16th July - Leavers' Service - 9.30am at Holy Trinity Church
  • Tues 16th July – KS2 Sports Day 1pm – 3pm
  • Weds 17th July – Rounders in School
  • Thurs 18th July – KS1 Sports Day 10am – 11.30am
  • Fri 19th July - End of the school year - 2pm

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

Flying Hill Summer Creativity!

Mon 12th - Fri 16th August 2019


At Holy Trinity CE School, Sunningdale


Calling all 9-11year olds who love colour, pattern and making things! Come prepared to paint, draw, sew, needlefelt, print and collage... and have lots of fun!


  • Monday 12th – Painted Papers & collage (We’ll be preparing lots of textured papers to use in a llama & cactus collage)


  • Tuesday 13th – Needle Felting (Learn how to make a landscape picture and a 3D bird/animal using wool fibres)


  • Wednesday 14th – Wet Felting (Learn how to make a picture using wool fibres, soap and water)


  • Thursday 15th – Printmaking (We will do some observational drawing, then use our designs to make our own block prints)


  • Friday 16th – Sewing (Use hand and machine stitching to make your own cushion)



All materials provided, but please bring your own apron or old shirt, and a packed lunch!


Cost: £25 a day or £110 for all 5 days

Places are limited


Flying Hill – where creativity soars!


If you are interested, please contact Sally-Ann Hooper on 07971790408 or email