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Newsletter 7 - 16th October 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

Many thanks for the donations  for Harvest Food Bank. We will still be collecting next week.

We hope those of you that have already had your Parents Evening call with your child's teacher have found them useful. It is taking longer doing it this way so please remember to be respectful of the 10 minute timing and not over-run your time.

Enjoy a weekend of family time,

Mrs Griffith

Stars of the Week for w/e 16th October 2020

Year 1 – Indira for writing an excellent set of instructions, with extra detail, of how to trap a dragon.

Year 2 –  Sienna S for always being a kind, caring friend and good role model.

Class 3 – Cathy for showing true resilience, perseverance and honesty this week. 

Class 4 – Amba for being a great example to others.

Class 5C – Cerys for always showing a positive attitude to learning , no matter what we are learning about. 

Class 5W –  Thomas Br for setting an amazing example to peers with his mature, kind and gentle nature. 

Year 6 – Ben for his great efforts this week in writing and in topic work. 

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

Year 6 Learn About WW1 - Nataniel's Game

During our studies of WW1, I created a game for PE based on our learning of the two sides at war: The Allies and the Central Powers.  The aim of the game was to have the least amount of players caught (or soldiers wounded).  We had great fun playing and it helped to consolidate our learning of the layout of the trenches and the 2 sides at war.  Here are some of the rules:
Whistle signals:
1 blast – exit the trenches and go over the top
2 blasts – retreat back to the trenches
3 blasts – end of the round (all players freeze)
4 blasts – the end of the game
In each team there are 2 key players – the general and the secret medic.  The general gives the order and the secret medic is able to heal the other players when they get hit by any ammunition.  When the game begins, each side prepares to leave their trench and target the other team with balls and beanbags.  During the the game, I scored 2 victories for my team by hitting the general. Boy, it was fun!

Nataniel - Year 6

Year 6 Learn About WW1 - Church Visit

On a more serious note, Year 6 walked to church this week to learn from Reverend Jon and Reverend Terry about some of the real people who lost their lives during WW1 and who are commemorated there at their graves and at the War Memorial at the top of Church Road.  

Wokingham Children's Book Festival

Wokingham Library is organising an online book festival on the 17th and 18th October.  This will be an online event and is a literary festival aimed at children across Berkshire and features 10 talented writers and illustrators, including Onjali Rauf, author of The Boy at the Back of the Class, and Peter Bunzl, author of the Cogheart series. They will be talking about their books, offering writing tips and answering questions from everyone that dials in. The festival is completely free but you need to book tickets.  To sign up and be part of the audience, tickets can be booked here.


No Netball Club Next Week

There will be no Netball Club next Thursday 22nd October due to Parent Consultation Meetings.  

Christmas Cards

Christmas Card designs have been sent home this week in a plastic wallet.  If you'd like to place an order, please fill in the order section, enclose payment in cash or by cheque payable to RBWM and return to class teachers or the school office by Tuesday 20th October at the latest. Many thanks.

Many thanks
Miss Prince (Art Co-ordinator) 

Shoes for the Field

As the field starts to get wet and muddy now that the weather has changed, please send in some old shoes or trainers for children to wear if they'd still like to play on the field.   This goes some way to helping us keep the mud outside!   Dark coloured old tracksuit bottoms can also be worn to keep uniforms clean.  

Data Collection Exercise

Every Autumn we are duty bound to check and revise the data we hold about your child.  This is to make sure that we have all the latest information we need to keep your child safe and can easily contact you if we need to.  You will have received a brown envelope this week with a data sheet, a new Home School Agreement and a new medical form.  Please check, complete and return these to school by Friday 23rd October at the very latest.  Mrs Lawson in the school office is very grateful to you for doing this and for returning the information on time (she remembers it's a bit of a pain).   Families who have very recently joined the school will not need to do this. 

Bags 2 School 

We are fortunate to have another Bags 2 School pick up after the holidays on Wednesday 4th November, just in time to relieve you of the output of a half term clear out!  Bags have gone home with children this week (please check book bags) but any bag will do!  More information about Bags 2 School and what can be included in bags can be found here.

Many thanks!

PTA News

Pumpkin Carving Competition & Trail

Thank you for the entries received so far!  The closing date for entries is 18th October, payment received after this date may mean pumpkins are not added to the trail map.

For those of you who don’t live in Sunningdale Village, you can still enter the competition and if you wish to display your pumpkins, you are welcome to bring them down to the School where they can be displayed for seekers to spot; further details to follow.

The pumpkin trail has now been posted on social media, please like/share the post to get your friends and family involved.  You can now like/follow us on Instagram, HolyTrinityPTA

2nd Hand Uniform

We have been inundated with 2nd hand uniform so please do not send anymore into school other than KS2 PE uniform which we are short of.  Any non-branded uniform can be kept and placed in the next Bags2School on 4th November.  There is still lots of uniform available so please contact Alison Shukla via Classlist if you are in need of any spares!

Doodle Nest

If you haven’t heard of Doodle Nest before, they transform all your children’s art work, by beautifully photographing it and creating their own special book.  Please click the following link for further details and see attached leaflet:

Doodle Nest have kindly confirmed they will donate 10% of all orders received from the school to the PTA, so please quote HT10 when ordering.

Dates for your diary:

23 Oct – Mufti Day & Halloween fun run

30 Oct-1 Nov – Pumpkin Trail

4 Nov – Bags2School

9 Nov – PTA Meeting

8 Dec – Bubble Film Night


PTA Committee

Autumn Key Term Dates – 2020

  • Mon 19th Oct – Flu Vaccinations – All Year Groups
  • Fri 23rd Oct – PTA Mufti Day £2 (optional Halloween Dressup)
  • Fri 23rd Oct – PTA Sponsored Fun Run
  • Mon 2nd Nov – Inset Day
  • Tues 8th Dec – PTA Film Night
  • Weds 9th Dec – Christmas Lunch
  • Tues 15th Dec – KS1 Christmas Parties
  • Weds 16th Dec – KS2 Christmas Parties
  • Fri 18th Dec – Christmas Jumper Day £2
  • Fri 18th Dec – 1.30pm – End of Term

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.

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 of 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