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Newsletter 6 - 8th October 2021

Dear Parents,

Parents Evening
Parents Evening will be face to face with the class teacher this time and the meetings will take place in your child’s classroom.  We would be grateful if you could arrive only 5 minutes prior to your time as there is very little waiting room.  Seats will be put outside each classroom.  6N and Reception parents will be able to wait in the Reception classroom. Your appointment time will be 10 minutes and a stop-watch to time the appointment will be used to ensure appointments do not overrun.  We would prefer you to wear a mask when indoors waiting and during your appointment. 
Slots are currently being prepared for each class and some booking emails have gone out already. Please check your junk folder if you don't receive a booking email over the next couple of days.  If you need any help booking your appointment, please do call the school office.  


Harvest Festival Reminder
This year we come together to celebrate Harvest Festival at Holy Trinity Church at 9:30am on Tuesday 12th October (YR, 2, 4, 6N) and Thursday 14th October (Y1, 3, 5, 6W).    We would be grateful if all adults would wear a mask on this occasion whilst in church.  We thank you for your cooperation.


Holy Trinity Church will be collecting items for the Ascot Day Centre this year.   Below is a list of items needed.  These need to be long life goods rather than perishables so that they can be stored and distributed as needed.  Items can be brought to school and carried down to the church by the children:


  • Tins of beans, lentils, chickpeas, carrots, peas, sweetcorn, runner beans, mince, fruit, Big Soup
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Toilet rolls - packs of 4
  • Kitchen towel
  • Tissues
  • Teabags
  • Coffee
  • Biscuits
  • Multipacks of snack bars
  • Multipacks of crisps
  • Cartons of apple juice or orange juice (1 litre or individual) 

Have a wonderful weekend and we’ll see you on Monday!

Mrs Barnes


Stars of the Week for w/e – 8th October 2021

Well done to all of our Stars this week.

Class 1 – Ella for her amazing sentence work on your recount of the Windsor Castle trip.

Class 2 – Zen for his contribution to our writing lessons.  He goes the extra mile with every sentence he writes, challenging himself and inspiring others in the class.

Class 3 – Ben for his amazing knowledge of fossils and his enthusiasm to learn even more.

Class 4 – Alex for great teamwork and super skills in bench ball this week.

Class 5 – Emily O for giving great answers in role as a Viking General!

Class 6N – Sian for gaining in confidence and really applying herself to her learning.

Year 6W – Jerry for being so brave!  We welcome you to our Holy Trinity family. 

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

School Photos

Portrait photos were sent home in book bags this week.  These can be ordered online or via school if sent in to the school office by Tuesday 19th October at the very latest.

School Council Meeting

School councillors had their first meeting at the church this week. It was wonderful to hear all of their thoughtful and creative ideas. Reverend Jon helped them to create a new School Council Prayer.  It's going to be a great year!

Year 1 Trip to Windsor Castle

Class 1 visited Windsor Castle on Monday and had a wonderful time learning about all the different roles in the castle in Queen Victoria’s reign.  Children dressed up as maids, chefs and Felix (the butler) who helped Queen Victoria with everything!  A dubbing ceremony was held by Queen Mrs Barnes and they arose as Sir or Lady.  Having read the story, ‘The Queen’s Knickers’, we also hand delivered our range of Platinum Jubilee Knickers for the Queen to decide which she should wear for this very important occasion next year.  Windsor Castle were delighted with the range and said this was a first for them to receive such a gift.  The castle organised a washing line to display the pants.  We hope the Queen enjoyed our designs.

Years 4 and 5 - Trip to Ufton Court

Year 4 learned all about the Romans. We went back in time and learnt some useful Roman skills such as weaving,  carding and spinning and using a flint and steel. We looked at Roman artefacts and had to guess which teacher was telling the truth! We then learnt some very tricky Military manoeuvres such as Shield Wall, the Orb and the fabulous Testudo formation. What a great day!

Year 5  re-enacted court drama, terrible tales and faced each other as the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings in battle. Fun was had by all!

Year 5 Ravenous Readers

Here are this week's Ravenous Readers!  Charan read Beetle Boy and Hristiana read Carrie's War.


6W Music

In 6W we have been challenging our glockenspiel skills by learning how to play 'It's a long way to Tipperary' as part of our WW1 topic. 

School Christmas Cards

Templates for the school Christmas Cards will come home in book bags today.  Cards will not be designed in school this year so if you would like your child to design a Christmas Card, please do this at home and return to school with your order form and payment in cash or cheque payable to RBWM by the morning of Friday 15th October at the very latest.  These will be collected the same day so unfortunately late returns cannot be processed.   

Halloween Fancy Dress Costume Sale - Friday 15th October

Got a box full of costumes your kids never play with?
Got a witch / wizard cape that is "for babies!" and never going to be worn again?
Got no idea what your kids are going to wear for Halloween Mufti day on the 22 Oct?


FEAR NOT!!  We have the answer...


Halloween / Fancy Dress Costume Sale in the playground after school on Friday 15th October.  


Costumes will be £2 and proceeds will go to the PTA (and the world will thank you for saving some polyester from landfill!).

We need you to...
- Dig out all those old costumes that are too small / never played with / not "trendy" anymore

- Give them a wash and hand them in to the school office by the end of the day Wednesday 13th October

- Bring your pennies to pick up on Friday 15th (also - it's Bake Sale day - so double hurrah!)


Thanks in advance for your support.

PTA Reps

PTA News

Year 6W will be running their cake stall next Friday.  Please remember NO nuts and all cakes sold need to show a list of ingredients.

There will also be a Pre-Loved Uniform sale and Halloween Fancy Dress Costume sale.  If you have any old Halloween costumes please give them a wash and hand them into the school office by Wednesday 13 October.  All items will be £2.

Please bring your pennies to pick up next Friday and support 6W and the PTA!

Pumpkin Carving competition
We will be running our Pumpkin Carving Competition again this year.  

Please see details below in the attached flyer.  We will in due course set up payment via ParentPay, or for those without a ParentPay account, payment can be made by cash and dropped into the PTA post box in the school office.   There will be a 1st and 2nd prize for KS1 & KS2.

Silent Auction
Disappointingly only 1 parent has volunteered to help with the gathering of auction prizes.  We have therefore made the decision not to go ahead with the auction this Christmas.

Your School Lottery
For just £1 a week you are entered into two weekly draws, one of which has the chance to win up to £25,000. The school is guaranteed a return of 40% of all the ticket funding raised!  If you haven’t already, please do sign up and support the school.  It’s quick and easy to sign up and you could win Harry Potter & The Cursed Child Theatre tickets, please see here for more details. 

Dates for your diary:
15 Oct – Year 6W Bake Sale

15 Oct - Preloved Uniform Sale

15 Oct - Halloween Fancy Dress Costume Sale
22 Oct – Mufti Day (Halloween dress up optional)
30 Oct – Final Entries for Pumpkin Carving Competition

Many thanks
PTA Committee

Autumn Key Term Dates – 2021

Tuesday 12th October – Harvest Service – Holy Trinity Church – Rec, Y2, Y4 and 6N – 9.30am

Wednesday 13th October – Y2 Trip to Hampton Court

Thursday 14th October – Harvest Service – Holy Trinity Church – Y1, Y3, Y5, 6W – 9.30am

Friday 15th October – Y6W Bake Sale

Friday 15th October – Halloween Outfits – Preloved Sale – 3.15pm

Tuesday 19th October – Parent Consultation Evening – 3.30pm – 7pm

Thursday 21st October – Parent Consultation Evening – 3.30pm – 6.30pm

Friday 22nd October – PTA Mufti Day – Halloween Dress Up Optional - £2

Friday 22nd October – End of Term 1

Monday 1st November – Inset Day

Tuesday 2nd November – Pupils Return for Term 2

Tuesday 2nd November – Bags 2 School

Friday 5th November – Y5 Bake Sale

Monday 8th November – PTA Meeting 8pm

Friday 26th November – Bring a Bottle Mufti Day

Saturday 27th November – PTA Christmas Fair

Friday 3rd December – Nasal Flu Vaccination – All Years

w/c 6th December – Last week for All Clubs

Tuesday 7th December – PTA Film Night

Wednesday 8th December – Christmas Lunch

Thursday 9th December – Christmas Service – KS2 – 6pm

Friday 10th December – Reception Class Nativity – School Hall – 9.30am

Friday 10th December – Year 4 Bake Sale

Monday 13th December – KS1 Nativity – School Hall – 1.30pm

Tuesday 14th December – KS1 Nativity – School Hall – 9.30am

Tuesday 14th December – Christmas Parties – Reception Class and KS1

Wednesday 15th December – Christmas Parties – KS2

Thursday 16th December – Christingle – Holy Trinity Church (children only)

Friday 17th December – Christmas Jumper Day/Mufti

Friday 17th December – End of Term 2 – 1.30pm

School Term Dates

Please see here for term dates:


Although tempting as we have not been able to travel freely for so long, please do not book holidays or family days during term time.  These will show up as persistent absence which is checked by Ofsted when they visit and monitored each half term by the Education Welfare Officer at RBWM.  Thank you.


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).   

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