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Newsletter 39 - 19th July 2019

2018/19 Round Up!

Once again we have come to the end of a very busy and productive year at Holy Trinity.  We have celebrated a huge array of achievements with you in our weekly newsletters including:

  • Winning the Y4 Maidenhead Rotary Maths competition;
  • Achieving Investors in Pupils award;
  • Receiving a letter of congratulations from the Secretary of State for Education and the Minister of State for School Standards for the high standard of achievement in 2018 KS2 maths;
  • The Mayoral Visit to open our Spiritual Garden;
  • Y4 and Y5 working alongside Royal Holloway on Biodiversity throughout the year;
  • The pupils have taken part in 29 sporting competitions throughout the year;
  • There have been 31 enjoyable and successful educational visits or visitors into school;
  • The fabulous Year 6 production of ‘Cinderella Rockerfella’! supported by the KS2 pupils
  • And both Sports Days (eventually!)

It has been a privilege to work with your children and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support throughout the year. We look forward to welcoming all the children back on Thursday 5th September. Have a wonderful summer.

Mrs Griffith and Mrs O’Brien


Good Luck and Farewell to Year 6!

Today is the last day of Year 6's Primary School career!  We wish you so much luck and many good things for the future. If you put as much energy in to High School as you did in Primary School you're sure to do well!

Thank you for a Fabulous Lunch!

All staff would like to say a huge thank you to Year 6 parents who provided a fabulous lunch this week on Tuesday (and stretching in to most of the week).  The staff room was very quiet and everyone enjoyed such a lovely treat!  It was very appreciated.  

Ice Cream Van

The Ice Cream van (nut free) arranged by Year 6 parents will be here in the playground at 2pm.  

Stars of the Week for w/e 19th July 2019

Reception – Willow for making lots of new friends this year and for loving her buddy time.  Barnaby for super progress in writing and amazing ‘Holy Trinity’ letters.

Year 1 – Orla for the fantastic year she has had in Year 1 and for her love of learning.  Well done!

Year 2  - Aleena for working so hard on her writing this term and being a great athlete on sports day.

Class 3C – Poppy for being such a kind and supportive member of our class.

Class 3G – All of 3G for being amazing this year!  You have made Miss Glenister incredibly proud with everything you have done.

Year 4 – Lucas P for showing excellent sportsmanship skills during sports day and the rounders competition.

Year 5 – Christos for having a  wonderful year, growing in confidence and making great progress.

Year 6 – To all of Y6 – you’ve worked hard, played hard and made it to the end of your time at Holy Trinity!  Well done to you all smiley

Year 6 Residential Trip to Mill On the Brue

Last week Year 6 had the most amazing time at Mill-on-the-Brue activity centre in Somerset.  During the week, we took part in many activities including raft-building, canoeing, rock climbing, tower jump, clay oven cooking, crate stack, archery, all aboard and zip wire.  We all had our own particular favourites; some of us enjoyed the water activities (especially Mrs Hunter and Miss Lazar) whereas others enjoyed the high ropes activities which gave us a chance to face our fear of heights.  We worked well in our teams and were lucky enough to have glorious sunshine every day.  While at Mill on the Brue we became ‘Zero Heroes’ by not wasting any food during mealtimes.  By the end of each day we were fully worn out and slept well before starting all over again for another fun packed day.  It was certainly a week that we won’t forget in a long time.
Year 6

A Day at Ascot Races - Year 5
Last Friday, Year 5 spent the day at Ascot Racecourse where they learned how maths is used there. Activities included measuring the perimeter of the parade ring with trundle wheels, calculating between metric and imperial units of weight and analysing race cards. The day culminated in watching a live horse race from the panoramic balcony. It was a very enjoyable day!

Year 2 Art at Sunningdale Station

From August 23rd at 3pm, some art work produced by Year 2 will be available to view in the London side Waiting Room!  If you're headin up to London make sure you have a look.  

Chertsey Museum Visit Reception and Class 1

Chertsey Museum visited Class R and Class 1 on Monday this week as we explored toys from the past!  

Our session looked at different toys from the past; how they worked, what they were made of and how toys have changed over time. The workshop involved an object-based talk looking at different types of toys, followed by various activities playing with different replica toys, drawing old toys and making a thaumatrope to take home.

The children were engaged and had fun playing with the various indoor/outdoor toys eg: the 'pop-gun', yo-yo and diabolo.   With about half the children voting that toys from the past were actually more fun that todays toys!  

KS2 Quadkids

Last week KS2 had fun taking part in a Quadkids competition on the field.  Please see the results below.  Well done everyone!







Boys’ sprint



Freddie F



Girls’ sprint






Boys’ jump



Francis and Freddie F

Charlie & Freddie

Mikey, Archie & Harry

Girls’ jump






Boys’ distance

Jay H


Fred C and Ben



Girls’ distance






Boys’ throw

Jay H





Girls’ throw




Lexi & Sophie


Overall boy

Jay H


Freddie F



Overall girl






KS2 Rounders Competition

The annual KS2 Rounders Tournament took place this week with the following results:


1st Place 8 points – Earth

2nd Place 7 points – Water

3rd Place 6 points – Air
4th Place 2 points – Fire


Well done to Earth who were awarded the trophy in assembly today.

Sports Days 2018/19

We were third time lucky with our sports days this year as we finally had some good weather and were able to go ahead!  Please see the results below.  


KS1 Sports Day

1st Place 90 points – Water

2nd Place 86 points – Fire

3rd place 81 points – Air
4th place 70 points – Earth

KS2 Sports Day

1st place 552 points – Earth

2nd place 454 points – Air

3rd Place 443 points – Water
4th place 442 points – Fire

Sporting Challenge Results (Activities take place throughout the year)

1st place 58 points – Fire 

2nd place 50 points – Water

3rd place 47 points – Air
4th place 32 points – Earth
Altogether (both sports days and sporting challenge)
1st place 654 points – Earth

2nd place 586 points – Fire

3rd place 583 points – Water

4th place 582 points – Air

Trophy awarded to Earth in Assembly today.
Well done to everyone! Thank you to all staff and children, especially house and vice captains, and parents who supported.

Dates for the Diary

Summer Term Dates – 2019

  • 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 HTS Fest
  • Tues 17th September – Year 3 & 4 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:


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


Learn to Balance and Ride lessons.

19th to  22nd August.

27th to 30th August.

  Venue to be confirmed


Learn to Balance and Ride


Would you like your child to learn to ride a bike? 

Learn to Balance and Ride is a series of sessions that aims to prepare children in Reception, Year 1 and 2 with the skills that they will need to take part in Bikeability Level 1, by using games and balance bikes to develop their handling and awareness.


All balance bikes and pedal bikes are provided, however your child will need their own helmet.


The course is one hour per day for 4 days


The cost is £25.00 per child.


Keep an eye on the website below and as soon as we have a venue confirmed it will go live on the website.


Go to and click on: For children and Schools – Select Book Holiday Course Learn to Balance and Ride and Windsor & Maidenhead.

Bikeability Level 2 and 3

Summer Courses

Booking now


24th and 25th July

Maidenhead Rugby Club

         Braywick Park.

   SL6 1BN

Due to high demand

MORE DATES ADDED – 1st & 2nd, and 19th & 20th August.


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.

Thames Valley Police - Open Day

This year’s Thames Valley Police Open Day will be taking place between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 10 August and will be hosted at the force’s training centre in Sulhamstead.
We have over 50 exhibitors attending to showcase their work and contribution to policing, these include our Roads Policing Unit, Forensic Investigations Unit, Contact Management team and Specialist Operations teams. The force museum will also be celebrating its return to the Sulhamstead, and will be open all day for you to discover the force’s history and stop by the shop.
We have displays from our dogs section, our local search and rescue dogs and our public order team who have a new twist in store this year. The force helicopter will be dropping by with an opportunity for you to meet the pilots and grab a photo.
If you want to learn more about the force and some of the roles we undertake visit one of our exciting talks taking place throughout the day.
The fancy dress competition will be returning for its third year, and children can come dressed in their best police themed costume to be in a chance of winning a fantastic prize.
This year, we also have a scavenger hunt for you to get involved in, which will see you take a trip round our stalls to follow the clues and bring out your inner detective.
Key information to note

  • Car parking is available of first come, first served basis.
  • Assistance dogs are permitted to the event, other visitors with dogs will be turned away and dogs must not be left in vehicles.
  • Bag searches will be taking place upon entrance to the event.
  • Entrance to the site is free and last entry will be 3.30pm for a 4pm close.
  • Seating on site is limited, so please feel free to bring picnic blankets with you.


Venue Address: Thames Valley Police Training Centre, Sulhamstead, near Reading, RG7 4DX.
We look forward to welcoming you to the event.