Dear Parents and Carers,
As we come to the end of our first month back at school we are celebrating what has been a calm and happy return to school life. We are all adjusting to new ways of working and the children have all been amazing in how they have just accepted the way things are at the moment.
I’m sure you’re all aware of the rise in the number of Covid tests being needed nationally, signifying the rise in positive cases. We have not had any positive cases of children or staff here at Holy Trinity yet. If we do, we have plans in place. If a class bubble needed to isolate, this decision would be taken in conjunction with Public Health England and RBWM. Next week, we will be sharing with you the details of the plan we have to ensure pupils will continue to access learning, should a class bubble need to close.
Due to the amount of on-line access children may have in the event of bubble closure, I’d like to remind you of the support we have for you as parents in regard to Internet Safety. We are paid up members of National Online Safety. I would strongly encourage you to sign up and have access to their guides and information.
Click here to sign up for free.
Please see the information below in regard to Parents’ Evenings this term. Again, slightly different to usual but still as important as ever.
I wish you all a lovely autumnal weekend.
Stars of the Week for w/25th September 2020
Year 1 – Ryan for amazing focus and effort in writing and maths tasks this week.
Year 2 – Junior for showing such a positive attitude to his work and always trying his best.
Class 3 – James for his beautifully presented science work on types of rocks.
Class 4 – Emily T for setting a good example with her behaviour – working hard and listening well.
Class 5C – Jenson for really impressing Miss Cullen with his retelling of a part of the Legend of King Arthur.
Class 5W – Darcie and Emily for being fantastic friends to their classmates by supporting those around them.
Year 6 – Alex for always being focused and giving his best efforts.
Parent Consultation Meetings
We will be holding virtual meetings this term, preferably by Microsoft Teams or by telephone if this isn't possible. Various slots will be available during w/c 12th October and w/c 19th October and this will vary according to class. You will receive an invite to book a slot for each of your children over the next week or so. Once you have booked your slot, please email the class teacher to confirm whether you will be able to accept a Teams Meeting or will need to talk on the telephone. Teachers will use this email address to send you a Teams invite. Please bear with us as we set up this new way of working!
Hot Lunches Next Week!
We are pleased to be able to offer hot lunches again from next Monday. The menu is published below but please note that Thursday and Friday's menu next week will be swapped around so that we have fish fingers and chips available on Thursday which is our Census day. Please top up Parentpay accounts if required.
In order to be fully prepared for any future school closures, it would help us if you could please take a few minutes to complete this questionnaire. This will help us plan for such an eventuality. Many thanks for your input.
School Photos on Monday
Our school photographer will be here on Monday to take the children's portrait photos. All children should come to school on Monday in normal uniform.
Year 3 - please bring PE kit with you to change in to at school.
Class 5C - you will not need your PE kit on Monday.
Year 6 - please bring PE kit with you to change in to at school.
Five A Day Fitness
We use Five a Day Fitness frequently in school to keep energy levels high. It's also great fun! We will circulate a log in via email that you can also use at home - this is just for our school families and so we ask you not to share this more widely please. Sign in here.
No Dogs on the School Premises
Just a quick reminder that dogs are not allowed anywhere on the school premises. If you walk your dog to school and need to enter the site you must leave your dog tied well outside the school grounds. Please don't tie your dog to any of the school gates.
Please wear a face mask whenever you are on the school site - many thanks.
Just a quick reminder that the school office is generally closed to parents. However, you may drop second hand school uniform just inside the school reception door, you may need to bring in medicines or Reception parents may need to access the PTA postbox. School staff are always available to help on the phone or via email - please don't hesitate to call. We also appreciate a wave now and then :-)
Wishing Tree Request - Bluetooth Speaker
A new request has made it's way from staff to the Wishing Tree for a Bluetooth speaker to take outdoors. With the children working outdoors so much more at the moment one of these would be amazing. We might even be able to get some very socially distanced singing going! (The newsletter editor is really missing hearing the children singing in the background throughout the day). This one is only about £30. If you might be able to help, please contact the school office.
NHS Test and Trace
Public Health England have asked us to share this letter with all parents.
Erection of New New Mobile Phone Mast in Sunningdale Park
We have been advised that the installation of a new mobile phone mast in Sunningdale Park, opposite the junction with Church Road, is in the pre planning phase. Please find a couple of documents below for your information.
Thank you all for your Bags2School – we raised a whopping £247.80!
The AGM and first PTA meeting took place on Monday. Thank you to those who attended and for the parents who have put themselves forward as Class Reps this year. Please see attached AGM letter at the bottom of this article.
At the meeting we discussed fundraising and the school have confirmed they would like us to continue our fundraising for the new KS2 Play Area as the current one is rotting as well as continuing to fund the online subscriptions Bug Club, Mathletics & Readiwriter. They have also confirmed they are in dire need of some new laptops as they only currently have 10 working laptops. The ideal would be around 30 so that when classes enter the ICT suite, each child has their own laptop to work from. The Committee agreed this was an important key learning resource and should be a fundraising priority.
Don’t forget the easy fundraising options of Stamptastic, Easyfundraising and Amazon Smile:
In previous newsletters we had given our bank details for families who wished to make a one-off donation or set up a DD. We have already raised £445 from this. Thank you for your support and generosity.
Last chance today to purchase the Holy Trinity Lockdown Recipe E-book on Parentpay. For Reception parents who may not yet have a Parentpay account, you can pay £5.50 by cash in a clearly marked envelope which can be posted in the PTA box in school reception. We will distribute this via Classlist next week.
Thanks and have a fantastic weekend.
Autumn Key Term Dates – 2020
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