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Newsletter 7 - 20th October 2023

Dear Parents and Carers,

We can't believe it's half term already!


Parent Survey

Thank you for the response we received. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive along with comments. We are grateful for your suggestions on how to continue to develop our school.

  • 96% of parents stated their child enjoys school.
  • 97% of parents stated the school keeps their child safe.
  • 94% of parents stated their child feels cared for by the staff at school.
  • 97% of parents stated the believe there is a good standard of teaching at the school.
  • 48.5% of parents stated the school deals well with any suspected bullying (47% didn’t know).
  • 97% of parents believe the school has a good reputation locally.
  • 91% of parents believe the school helps their child to achieve as well as they can, receiving good support for their learning.
  • 92% of parents are happy with the range of subjects taught (6% didn’t know)
  • 90% of parents are pleased about the information they receive in termly reports, parents meetings, etc. (6% didn’t know)
  • 90% of parents agree the school encourages their child to adopt a healthy lifestyle. (9% didn’t know)
  • 96% of parents feel welcome when they contact the school (3% didn’t know)
  • 92% of parents believe the school respond if they have questions or concerns (3% didn’t know)
  • 94% of parents believe the school is well led and managed (3% didn’t know)


Curriculum Evening

You may have seen the invite to attend an information evening on Holy Trinity Curriculum on 21st November 2023 at 6pm in the hall. This is for parents to come along and learn more about the curriculum in Y1 to Y6.



We are not open on 30th October but look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 31st October.


Enjoy a wonderful half term,


Mrs Griffith

Stars of the Week for w/e 19th October 2023

Well done to all of our Stars this week.

Reception - Benji for a super start at Holy Trinity, for being always kind and helpful.

Class 1 – Rachel for being able to answer questions when back at school after our animal workshop.

Class 2 – Isabella M for working so hard this week and showing great listening skills.

Class 3 – Nellie for always putting 100% effort in to her work and for great resilience.

Class 4 – Star for working incredibly hard this week on written addition and subtraction methods in maths.

Class 5 – Luke for being a true Holy Trinity role model who is kind, hard-working and always supportive to his classmates.

Class 6 – Orla for her positive attitude to learning and kindness to others. 

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

Half Term Maths Challenge

Charters School Football Tournament

On Tuesday after school , two football teams from Years 5 and 6 took part in a football tournament with other local primary schools at Charters School.  One of our teams came 3rd out of nine teams which is a fantastic result.  We were pleased to have representation from the girls as well as boys.  Well done to everyone who took part: Ben F, Findlay, Harry, Iris, Jack, James W, Josh, Jude, Kaleb, Keiron, Lexie, Luke B, Luke Z, Neive, Ollie, Sam G, Samuel T, Simar, Thomas and Xander.  Thank you also to Mr McClure and Mr Nicoll for managing the teams, to parents for coming along to watch and Miss Harding and Mrs Barnes for attending with the children.  The children were notable for their excellent behaviour, representing Holy Trinity in superb fashion. 



Scholastic Book Club

Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running! Go to to browse the latest books and order online. For every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 20p in Scholastic Rewards.

Please place your order online by November 3rd, 2023.

New Menu After Half Term 

We will have a new lunch menu starting straight after half term.  The first week back will be week 1 on the menu.

We will also have a special menu to celebrate Diwali on Thursday 9th November - see below for more information about the yummy dishes available!  You can always see the menu on our website here.

Eco Warriors and Gardening Club News

Our Eco Warriers and the Gardening Club have joined forces to begin the transformation of a plot at the end of the school field in to an allotment!  This project is being ably supervised by Mrs Patel, Mum of Savan and Pasha, who also looks after our Spiritual Garden with the help of Mrs Hunt and Miss Harding.  Seedlings are already starting to sprout and lots of activity has been taking place to get the allotment underway! 

Berkshire Music Trust

Please see the the Berkshire Music Trust (formerly Berkshire Maestros) newsletter below.

Is My Child Too Ill for School?

This article on the NHS website provides some useful advice on this topic which we thought you might find helpful. 

The Sleep Charity

Sleep is essential to brain function; by helping children to sleep better, we can help them to succeed in school. At any given time up to 40% of adults and 50% of children (this rises to 80% with a SEND diagnosis) have difficulties with their sleep. Yet in a recent survey, almost 60% of adults felt there was a lack of support for sleep issues. Sleep problems can leave people feeling isolated and lonely.


Our free helpline is run by trained sleep advisors, many of whom are specialists in working with SEND. We can talk to young people directly, or parents (we can also talk to adults, including older people, about their sleep issues).


The helpline is open 5 times a week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday evenings 7-9pm, and Monday, Wednesday mornings 9-11am. The number is 03303 530 541.


You can read more here:


Autumn Term Key Dates – 2023

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

Sat 25th Nov – PTA Christmas Fair – 11am – 2pm

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

Fri 8th Dec – Y4 Bikeability – Level 1

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