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Newsletter 4 - 29th September 2023

Dear Parents and Carers,

Harvest Service

We’re looking forward to seeing you at our Harvest Services. Any donations can be given to the children to take to church with them or you can bring them to the church yourself as well.


Year 1, Year 3 and Year 5:

9.15am at Holy Trinity Church on Tuesday 10th October

Reception, Year 2, Year 4 and Year 6

9.15am at Holy Trinity Church on Thursday 12th October

Online Safety

We sometimes get asked by parents for advice around how to keep their child safe whilst gaming or online. Our website has some information and links to various other website that give comprehensive advice.

We hope to be able to provide a workshop for parents later in the year on this topic so watch this space!

Bags 2 School

Is on Tuesday. We welcome your donations – please see below for what items are accepted.


Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Griffith

Stars of the Week for w/e 22nd September 2023

Well done to all of our Stars this week.

Class 1 – Benji for his super attitude to learning this week.

Class 2 – Peyton for her enthusiasm and effort in all lessons.  Theo for excellent listening in all lessons and for his polite and gentle nature.

Class 3 – Fin for always taking part in lessons fully and making good suggestions and asking great questions. 

Class 4 – Sammy for excellent contributions to Sentence Stacker sessions this week. 

Class 5 – Cohen for approaching his learning with enthusiasm and always being willing to 'give it a go'.

Class 6 – Kaleb for showing commitment to his learning and listening well in class.

House of the Week
The House with the most house points this week is Earth! Well done Earth!

Year 3 - Diwali

Year 3 are learning all about Diwali and they used stencils and coloured powder and made some rangoli patterns.  Do have a look at Class Pages on the website to see photos of the things your children get up to during the week.

Skipping for Cancer Research

Sam in Year 5 and his Mum are skipping throughout October to raise money for Cancer Research.  This was initiated by Sam himself who is very keen to do a sponsored challenge for a good cause.  Please click here if you'd like to support Sam, Sam's Mum and Cancer Research.

Living the Vision

A big thankyou to Mrs Meadows, Mrs Harrison, Mrs Sudell, Miss Lau and Mr Creswell for living our vision of ‘be happy and do good,’ in establishing a new library system for our school. 

Census Menu Change

Next Thursday 5th October we will be completing the School Census. The Department of Education collects information from schools during the Census process including school dinner take up in KS1. This does affect our funding so it's helpful if all children in Reception Class, Year 1 and Year 2 order a school dinner that day.  The menu will be Fish Fingers or Veggie Fingers or Jacket Potato.  Thursday's usual noodle dishes will be served on Friday.  Thank you. 


Wanted: Offcuts!

Are you pruning your garden? Do you have any branch, tree or hedge remains? Please bring them into school and place them in the large yellow bag at the back of the field. They will be gratefully received by the Eco Committee. Thank you!

Parking Outside School

We have had a number of complaints from our neighbours about ongoing issues with inconsiderate parking.  Please do not park on double yellow lines, encroaching on junctions or blocking resident's driveways, leaving residents unable to leave or enter their own properties and our Year 6 and Charters children unable to cross roads safely.  We will be contacting the local authority and the police to ask for assistance from parking wardens and the Ascot PCSOs. 

Please park further away from school and walk.  Many thanks for your help with this.   

The Big Ambition - A Message from Dame Rachel de Souza  Children’s Commissioner for England     

You may have seen that I recently launched The Big Ambition, a new campaign to hear directly from children, young people, and parents across the country about what they need to make their lives better.  


I want to thank all the schools that have already participated and to the thousands of children that have had their say. I am keen to build momentum on this and so would appreciate it if you could encourage your school to take part in The Big Ambition, if you have not done so already. 


As we approach the General Election, now is a crucial moment to take children and young people’s voices to policymakers, Government, and decision makers, to make sure they are heard.  


That is why I want to hear from every child and young person in England about their schools, communities, family life, and the wider world. I will also be asking what they want for their future, their hopes, dreams, and aspirations.  


This survey is for all children and young people aged 6-18 and for parents/carers who can complete the survey on behalf of children aged 0-5. This will ensure we hear from early years settings.Adults can also assist children who are unable to complete the survey independently.  


The survey can be completed here: 

Autism in Girls Talk - new date - 7pm Tuesday 21st November – at Furze Platt Senior School’s Theatre.


For those who have requested their tickets to be transferred to this new date, this will be done in the next few days.


We are joined by Cathy Wassell, who runs the charity, Autism in Girls Network, to talk about how girls are often diagnosed much later than boys due to misconceptions about how it presents itself. 

Cathy is the mother of a child with autism, who was only diagnosed aged 13 after a mental health crisis. 

She can talk both professionally and personally about the challenges of getting a diagnosis and gives practical tips and techniques for those who care for children and teenagers.

Ticket prices are £5 to cover the cost of hosting Cathy at our theatre. Book here: 


For any other enquiries contact

PTA News

We wanted to take some time this week to update you on the great things you have managed to get for the school via our PTA fundraising activities. As you know we finally have our KS2 playground that was solely funded through the PTA.  We have also funded; a reading retreat, bubble workshop, Easter eggs, dictionaries, football goals and all the learning apps you use like Mathletics and Timetable Rock Stars. 


The money you also raise from your year group cake sale goes to your class to use on learning materials or even treat the children such as an ice cream if they go to the park!


This year we have a target of £15k and we have a long list of suggestions from the school on what some of this money will be used that includes; investment in the school garden and Library as well as investment technology by getting Ipads for the teachers to use in class and laptops for pupils that need a loan. 


Your support for the school via our fundraising activities is vital and really makes a difference to the children’s and teachers’ school life – so thank you!


So what’s coming next? 


As a PTA we need some help with the following


  1. Black waterproof trousers sizes 5-6 and 6-7 to be used for Y1 Forest School - please contact your class rep!
  2. Contacts who have access to discounts on ipads or laptops please let your PTA rep know. 
  3. Bags2School - Tuesday  3rd October by 9am Have a good old clear out this weekend, go to your friends and relatives and ask them to bag up some of their pre-loved items listed below that someone else can treasure. The more it weighs the more it pays!! Last year we raised over £900 and that helped to fund the Mathletics Subscription the PTA supports! See below for items
  4. Multi Day -  Friday 20th October 
  5. Christmas Fayre - Saturday 25th November


We know all too well carrying change is not on the forefront of our minds, you can always set up a standing order or one off donation here:


Holy Trinity School PTA

A/C No:  30493449

Sort Code: 20-02-53


Moving forward we will update you on how we are progressing with our fundraising target monthly and importantly what we are investing this money in. 


Bags to School Tuesday 3rd October

We accept the following ‘good quality’ items for RE-USE*:

  • Men’s, Ladies’ and Children’s clothing
  • Paired shoes (tied together or elastic band around)
  • Handbags, Hats, Bags
  • Scarves and ties
  • Jewellery, Belts
  • Lingerie, Socks
  • Belts
  • Soft toys
  • Household linen, Household towels, Household bedding (bed sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers)
  • Household curtains


We DO NOT accept:

Duvets and blankets, pillows and cushions, carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), soiled, painted, ripped or wet clothing school uniforms with and without logo, corporate clothing and workwear, textile off cuts, yarns or threaded material.

Autumn Term Key Dates – 2023

Tues 3rd Oct - Bags 2 School - by 9am please (change to previous date)

Tues 10th Oct - 9.15am - Harvest Service at Church - Y1, Y3 and Y5

Thurs 12th Oct - 9.15am - Harvest Service in Church - R, Y2, Y4, Y6

Fri 13th Oct - Year 6 Bake Sale

Mon 16th Oct - Black History/Culture Week

Mon 16th Oct - Parent Consultation Meetings

Weds 18th Oct – Y1 Trip to The Look Out Discovery Centre

Thurs 19th Oct - Parent Consultation Meetings

Fri 20th Oct - Mufti Day

Fri 20th Oct – End of Term 1!

Mon 30th Oct – Inset Day

Tues 31st Oct – Start of Term 2

Thurs 2nd Nov – Nasal Flu Immunisations – All Years

Fri 10th Nov – Year 5 Bake Sale

Tues 21st Nov – Y3 Trip to Butser Ancient Form

Fri 1st Dec – Year 4 Bake Sale

Tues 5th Dec – PTA Film Night

Weds 6th Dec – Y4 and Y5 – Panto at St George’s School

Mon 11th Dec – 1.30pm - KS1 Nativity – School Hall

Mon 11th Dec – 6pm – KS2 Christmas Service – Holy Trinity Church

Tues 12th Dec – 9.15am - KS1 Nativity – School Hall

Tues 12th Dec – PM - Rec and KS1 Christmas Parties

Weds 13th Dec – Christmas Lunch

Weds 13th Dec – KS2 Christmas Parties

Fri 15th Dec – Christmas Jumper Day

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