Dear Parents and Carers,
The last newsletter of the year. Can you believe it?! At times it feels like this year has flown by and other times it seems like a lifetime ago since we welcomed the children back last September. So much has happened! We’ve all been on a rollercoaster of a journey together that is slowly coming to a stop for the summer holidays. Thank you once again for all your support and kindness.
Year 6 Leavers
We enjoyed an emotional Leavers’ Service at church yesterday with Year 6 parents. The children did a great job of reminding us of their time here at Holy Trinity. Revd Jon reminded us all that as adults, we may wish for our children to stay at primary school a little while longer, but that the children are so ready to move on and embrace new adventures. Wise words indeed! We wish all of our wonderful Year 6 all the luck in the world as they leave us next Wednesday. You’re all stars ready to shine. All we ask is that you pop back in to say hello before too long.
Staff enjoyed a wonderful lunch prepared by Y6 parents this week too. Thank you! It was a real treat and much appreciated.
From September, our school meals will increase to £2.50 per day. I’m sure you will all appreciate that this is due to rising food costs generally.
We have a collection of lost items. We will put them on the gate at the end of the day for you to rummage through if your child has lost something recently!
We are due to enjoy some rather hot weather this weekend and into next week. Please make sure your child has a full water bottle and sun hat. Please apply sun cream before school. Thank you.
We wish you all a lovely summer holiday and we’ll see you on 2nd September to do it all over again (well, maybe not all of it…!)
Stars of the Week for w/e – 16th July 2021
Well done to all of our Stars this week
Reception – The whole of class R for learning so much this year and playing so well together.
Year 1 – The whole of class 1 for their perseverance and excellent design making skills in Wacky Races.
Year 2 – Josh for working so hard on his growth mindset all term. Barnaby for focussing really well and completing all his work.
Class 3 – Lexie for showing true perseverance in building your Wacky Races vehicle. We are all very impressed at your attitude, creativity and resilience.
Class 4 – Kai for astounding the swimming coaches with his amazing progress.
Class 5C – Arianna for always being a fantastic role model for others , always showing kindness to others and for always working so hard this year.
Class 5W – Alessia for her willingness to always have a go and for growing in confidence this year. We are so proud of you!
Year 6 – To all of year 6 for being really great at their leavers’ service yesterday. They should be very proud of themselves.
House of the Week
The House with the most house points this week is Water! Well done Water!
School Dinners - Price Increase
Please note that from 1st September the price of school dinners will increase to £2.50.
Change to Menu - First Day of Autumn Term
Please note there is a change to the menu on Thursday 2nd September. The choices will be Pork Hot Dog, Veggie Hot Dog or Jacket Potato with a choice of fillings.
KS2 Inter House Rounders Tournament
Please could all children in Years 3, 4 5 and 6 wear house coloured T-Shirts to school on Monday when they'll be taking part in an inter house rounders tournament.
Sports Day Results
We missed having parents and families in school for Sports Day but they were still very enjoyable if quieter events! We have combined the results of both days to give an overall result....
1st Water - 121 points
2nd Earth - 103 points
3rd Fire - 100 points
4th Air - 88 points
Aidan in Year 3 entered six events at his swimming club’s ‘Summer Splash and Dash’ and he won medals for his age in each; three gold, one silver and two bronze! He is very happy and proud of himself. Well done Aidan!
Reception Class Enjoy Playball
Reception class enjoyed their Playball session after school on Friday. They all had a great time, lots of activities and ball skills.
Year 2 came into school Monday morning feeling tired, a little disappointed but mostly just immensely proud of the England team and all they have achieved. It has been so brilliant to see how inspired the children have been. We have learnt some lessons from the manager and players about respect, teamwork and collaboration and we worked together to produce this artwork for the playground. We hope you enjoy it!
Year 2 Science
On Monday Year 2 had a very exciting Science workshop where we learnt to make sherbet, slime, smoke bubbles, explosions and to make water disappear! It really brought Science to life and there were so many ‘WOWs’, ‘ahhhhhs’ and wide-open mouths!!
Year 4 Ravenous Readers
This week's Ravenous Readers are Emily T who has completed the extension reading list (her favourite book was ‘Run Wild’ by Gill Lewis), Matthew who has read has read The Snow-Walker’s Son and Hristiana who has read One Dog and His Boy. Well done to you all!
Year 4 Art
Year 4 have been looking at the artist David Hockney and have used his artwork to inspire their own. This week, they were lucky enough to have a visit from Alan Kluckow, who knows David Hockney and is himself an artist.
Help the Bees!
Years 5 and 6 have been learning how important bees are to ensure a plentiful supply of food for us all. Did you know that 1 in every 3 mouthfuls of food we eat is a result of the hard work bees do to pollinate flowers? Bees are under threat, however, and many wildlife organisations are calling on people to plant bee-friendly gardens to help bees survive.
We have set a challenge for Key Stage 2 pupils to make bee-friendly gardens – or even little planters - over the summer! They could sow their own seeds, or even buy some bee-friendly plants to encourage bees, and other important insects such as butterflies, to carry on the important job of pollination. For those who are really keen, they could record the number of bees visiting their chosen plants in a given period of time, and see if this changes with different factors such as the weather.
If you want to find out more, click on the link below:
And if you want to make a bee-friendly planter, a bee bath or a bee hotel, then follow these links for the instructions:
When we return to school for the Autumn Term, we will put together a display of all the gardens and planters created – so don’t forget to take lots of pictures and bring some in to school! Remember that if you sow seeds, there may not be any flowers until next spring, but you can still photograph the plants and show the amazing work you have done to help our little friends, the bees!
Please see fliers below about Bikeability Courses of different levels available in the area.
Summer Key Term Dates – 2021
PTA Second Hand Uniform
Please see the document below for second hand uniform available from the PTA along with details of how to buy.
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).