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Newsletter 38 - 12th July 2019

Reception Class Wheelbarrow

Reception Class have worked so hard to produce this beautiful wheelbarrow to enter in to the Windsor Flower Show.  Thank you so much to Mrs Kemp for offering to take the wheelbarrow to St George's School in Windsor and bring it back again!

Year 2 Receive Letters from Kensington Palace!

In Year 2 we were very excited about the birth of a new royal baby.  We wrote our own letters to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to congratulate them on their first baby.  We received letters back from Kensington Palace!

Dahlia and Ollie - Year 2 Class Ambassadors

 

Year 2 Mathemagicians!

On 1st July, three budding mathematicians from Year 2 went to Maidenhead to take part in the Mathemagician Madness competition. James, Benoit and Theo were chosen to represent Holy Trinity.  This was our first time competing in the Year 2 competition, so we were feeling a bit nervous but very excited! Out of 22 schools we did amazingly well and came 4th, just missing out on a medal. Miss Prince was extremely proud of the behaviour of all the children, but particularly their effort and attitude to the competition. 
Well done boys!

Stop, Drop and...Read!

On Friday afternoon Years 1,2,3G and 4 took part in a stop drop and read promoted by the National Literacy Trust. They had a great time pairing up and even the teachers joined in. It was lovely listening to the children reading to one another and sharing books that they enjoy.

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3G Make ModRoc Vases

This week 3G made some ModRoc vases. They have had a great week designing them, modelling them and then painting them outside in the sunshine!

 

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Year 5 Visit St Mary's School Sports Day

Year 5 had a very enjoyable day at St Mary's School in Ascot competing against and working in teams with children from other schools.  The children loved trying out new sports and using ‘professional’ equipment and would definitely recommend it to the next year 5 class!

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Appreciation Cafe

As a thank you to all of the volunteers who contribute so much to the school, School Council members from Years 1 - 4 enjoyed hosting a special Appreciation Cafe this morning. If you weren't able to make it (or your invitation never made it out of the book bag!) please know that we do appreciate the enormous contribution that all of our volunteers make to our school.    

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Ice Cream Van

On the last day of term, Year 6 parents have organised for there to be an ice cream van in the playground from 2pm for all to use.  The van is Sir Whippy and has a 'no nuts' policy.

 

Keep Your Children Safe Online Over the Holidays

Paul Hay of www.pclstraining.com has forwarded links to useful articles from the website ThinkuKnow to share with you.  Click on the titles below for a link to the articles. Many thanks to Paul for these:

 

Help for parents to engage with their child's online activities over the summer holidays. These articles have been kindly reproduced from the thinkuknow.co.uk website, created by the education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command.


1. Gaming: what parents and carers need to know
Many children will be spending time gaming online over the summer holidays. This article explores the different elements of gaming with a particular focus on how it can be used by offenders but focusing on what parents can do to support their child while gaming.
2. Sharing pictures of your child online
Lots of parents love sharing photos of their children with friends and family, particularly when they are on holiday or starting the new school year. A recent report found that 42% of young people reported that their parents had done this without asking their permission. Our article helps parents to protect their child while staying social.
3. Keeping your under 5s safe online
Whether it's watching videos, playing games on their devices or talking to Alexa - today's under 5s are spending more time online. In this article we look at the benefits of children accessing the internet, and share advice about how parents can make sure their child has a safe experience online.
4. Live streaming: responding to the risks
Many children enjoy live streaming as it can be used to showcase talent, develop communication skills and create identity. Our article helps parents to understand why children love it, what the risks can be, and how they can help their child stay safe if they are live streaming.
5. Using parental controls
Parental controls are a great tool for helping to protect children but should not replace open and honest conversations with children about their life online. Share these tips on how to use parental controls effectively.


More helpful advice can also be found here:
www.pclstraining.com/links
If parents have any questions, they are welcome to email me on paul.hay@pclstraining.com 

 

 

After School Clubs

All After School Clubs finish this week with the exception of Mrs Dutton's Art Club which will run next Thursday 18th July.  Autumn Club information is published on our website as soon as available from our providers and booking is open for Dance, Art, Tennis and Football already.  Please book well in advance to secure places and ensure registers are correct and we know where children are supposed to be at school.  Last minute bookings can be disruptive to the school day as teachers and children don't where they are supposed to be!  All clubs will start w/c 16th September and will end w/c 9th December.  

 

https://www.holytrinityschsunningdale.co.uk/clubs-at-holy-trinity/

PTA News

This is the last PTA update for this school year - once again we've hosted so many events which we couldn't have run without all your help and support.

 

Family Picnic - thank you to all who attended, to the band who gave their time for free and to Year 6 for their wonderful performances. Thank you also to those parents who gave up their time to cover the entrance. As you will all know last year the PTA had to fund 2 replacement goals due to them being broken at the picnic. Unfortunately despite the notices asking parents to respect school property it was brought to our attention that a few parents allowed their children to go into the Forest School and despite being asked to exit, the Forest School and the equipment in it was damaged. Mrs Tomes has had to clean up and try and remediate the damage not only causing extra time for her but also affecting the experience for the children who would want to use it. It also upset those responsible for overseeing the picnic at some aggressive behaviour and disrespect in response to the requests to get out. Ultimately there is a pond in the Forest School which as you will understand puts unsupervised children in danger.

 

As the PTA, we have apologised to the school and to Mrs Tomes but ultimately are disappointed that as with last year, it is the actions of the few that have affected the event and the enjoyment of the majority. We have also decided and agreed with the school that there will be no Summer Picnic or Dad's Camping Event (which was planned for next year) moving forwards. The school spoke to the children during Assembly on the topic and it is a shame that the children will now miss out on this experience moving forwards. We have also agreed to fund whatever is needed to replace the items that are replaceable.

 

Other news

 

The summer fair raised £5200 - a fantastic end to the year!  The picnic raised £600. 

 

On behalf of the school and the parents an enormous thank you to all our class reps for keeping each class organised and arranging all the wonderful stalls and events for the children. Many will be handing the baton over to new reps after all their hard work. If you know your class does not yet have a rep please do volunteer as without one your class will not benefit directly from the funding raised for bake sales etc.

 

As we look forward to the new academic year a few points to note:

 

  • Classlist will be updated to change your child's class to their new class - this will be done in the first week of the school holidays
  • Any Year 6 parents who wish to stay in touch should take details now as that class will be removed to comply with Data Protection requirements.

 

Next year's PTA Calendar is on the PTA webpage:

 

https://www.holytrinityschsunningdale.co.uk/pta/

 

Yourschoollottery.co.uk - if every parent signed up for at least one ticket per child per week we can raise more than several of our events put together for the school. Please do sign up and if possible for more than one ticket to help the school!

Have a wonderful Summer Holiday!

 

 

The PTA Committee

Summer Term Dates – 2019

  • Tues 16th July - Leavers' Service - 9.30am at Holy Trinity Church
  • Tues 16th July – KS2 Sports Day 1pm – 3pm
  • Weds 17th July – Transition Morning in School
  • Weds 17th July – Rounders in School
  • Thurs 18th July – KS1 Sports Day 10am – 11.30am
  • Fri 19th July - End of the school year - 2pm

Autumn Term Dates – 2019

  • Thurs 5th September – Pupils Return to School (Mrs Rhodes in Y1)
  • Fri 6th September – Mrs O’Brien in Y1
  • Tues 10th September – Meet the Teacher
  • Fri 13th September – Mufti Day – Bring a new toy for the PTA Toy Tombola stall at Holy Trinity Summer Festival
  • Sun 15th September - Holy Trinity Summer Festival - run by Holy Trinity Church on the school site 
  • Tues 17th September – Year 3 Trip to Ufton Court
  • Fri 20th Sept – Year 6 Bake Sale
  • Mon 23rd September – PTA AGM 8pm
  • Fri 27th September – McMillan Coffee Morning 9am School Hall
  • Mon 14th October – Harvest Festival 1 at Holy Trinity Church – Years Rec, 2, 5 and 6
  • Tues 15th October – 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

School Term Dates

Please see here for term dates:

https://www.holytrinityschsunningdale.co.uk/term-dates/

Absence

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

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Bikeability Level 2 and 3

Summer Courses

Booking now

24th and 25th July

Maidenhead, Braywick Park, SL6 1BN

                                                                               

Level 2 Bikeability

 

If your child is aged between 8 and 11yrs old and missed out on the course at school or did not achieve the Level 2 standard, then this course is a chance to reach that goal. 

The course will take 8 hours over two days to complete. The first part of the course will cover Level 1 skills to ensure your child is prepared for the on-road Cycle Training. 

If your child is assessed as Level 1 or below, they will be unable to continue to the on-road Cycle Training to gain Level 2.

 

The cost is £5.00 per child.

 

Level 3 Bikeability

 

If your Child is aged between 11 and 14 yrs old, achieved Level 2 and would like to progress to Level 3, then this is their chance to reach that goal. This course takes two hours to complete.  All participants must have achieved Level 2 Bikeability Training to attend. The four main elements for Level 3 are:

  • Plan a Journey
  • Maintain a suitable riding position
  • Cooperate and respect other road users
  • Ride Assertively

 

The cost is £5.00 per child.

 

Go to www.cycleexperience.com and click on: For children and Schools – Select Book Holiday Course Bikeability Level 2 OR Holiday Course Bikeability Level 3

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