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Newsletter 9 - 6th November 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back to our second half of Autumn term. As we enter the new lockdown restrictions, we are very aware in school how vital our job is in keeping routine and ‘normality’ consistent for our children at Holy Trinity. As I said in my email to you all earlier this week, in order to be able to keep our school open, we are relying on all of you to follow the new restrictions outside of school too. Thank you in advance for doing so.
I wanted to extend my thanks to the PTA for organising such a wonderful MUFTI day and Pumpkin trail! We have had so many comments and witnessed such fun. So, thank you for your time and efforts.
Remembrance Day is next week and we will be taking the time in school to think about all those who have served and are serving still to keep us safe. We are still selling Poppies on behalf of the Royal British Legion and will do so until the end of Tuesday next week. 
A special mention goes to Manon in Year 6. Manon came to see me this week with ideas of how we could be more eco-friendly in school. She has really inspired her class mates to join her in her campaign. It always makes me so proud of our children when they have ideas that they want to take further and make a real difference. Thank you Manon for your passion and commitment.
I hope you all have an enjoyable (hopefully peaceful!) weekend.
Mrs Griffith - Headteacher 

Stars of the Week for w/e 6th November 2020

Congratulations and well done to our Stars this week!

Year 1 – Millie for super focus and determination to write nine interesting facts about Queen Victoria.

Year 2 –  Bertie for showing such enthusiasm during our topic learning this week and remembering so many facts!

Class 3 – Mehher for always trying her best in everything she does.  She is a true role model.

Class 4 – Kai for great focus and concentration during art sessions over the last few weeks.

Class 5C – Connie for having a go at new things and teaching and helping others whilst we were at Forest School yesterday.

Class 5W – Jay M for showing excellent focus and perseverance when creating a Viking braid. 

Year 6 – Lucas P for his consistent focus and application to his work. 

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

Poppies - Collection for the Royal British Legion

We will be able to continue selling poppies and related items in aid of the Royal British Legion until the end of Tuesday next week. Suggested donations are:

Pins - £2

Snap Bands - £1.50

Wristbands - £1

Reflectors and Zip Pulls - 50p


Quick Reminders

School drop off is now 8.40 - 8.55am as we resume our normal registration time.  Gates will close at 8.55 so please make sure children are dropped to school in good time.  Late arrivals are very disruptive to morning routines.  


A spare pair of shoes is required in school by children wanting to use the field at break and lunchtimes.  

Gum Shields - Years 3 and 4

Gum shields are recommended for Year 3 and 4 pupils who are playing hockey this half term.  These are available from the school office for £8, courtesy of Cliff Roe sports in Ascot High Street.  

The Great Fire of London - Year 2 Workshop

On Wednesday, Year 2 welcomed a theatre company into school to enable us to go back in time to the year of 1666, the year of the Great Fire of London. We had a fantastic morning learning more about what happened on that fateful day in Pudding Lane, the factors that contributed to the Great Fire spreading and how London was changed after the fire was finally stopped. This kicked off our new topic of ‘London’s Burning’ and Miss Prince was so impressed by all the facts we remembered after the workshop was over. 

Year 5 Viking Day

On Thursday 5th November, Classes 5C and 5W had a Viking Day.  Many of the pupils came to school dressed up as Vikings.  Some came in with plastic weapons like swords and shields.  Throughout the Viking Day, four groups of children moved around the school as they completed each activity.  The first activity was weaving.  As you weaved and weaved, a braid formed at the bottom of the cardboard circle.  You would end up with a beautiful plait. Next was drama.  The groups learnt two songs 'Loki the Joker' and 'The Viking Song' with a dance to each one.  Another activity was bread making.  Lots of people loved the bread making.  First we made the dough with Miss Cullen then we put them on sticks and roasted them and put honey or jam with it.  Finally we made a Viking game similar to chess.  Everybody had a fantastic day.

We would like to say a big thank you to the Year 5 team but especially Miss Cullen for spending her half term organising this amazing day for us!

Harry R and Zara

Harvest Donations

Thank you so much for your generous harvest donations.  Holy Trinity church asked us to pass on the following message:


Please can you pass on my thanks to everyone involved in contributing to all the wonderful harvest gifts that I collected yesterday. All the donations will be very much appreciated by the families that we are supporting in these challenging times.

Roz Doherty - Pastoral Team Leader - Holy Trinity Church 

PTA News

Thank you for all your Bags2School – we raised a fantastic £249.20!


Pumpkin Carving Competition & Trail

Thank you all for your entries and supporting our first ever Pumpkin Carving Competition & Trail!  It was a big hit and we’ve received some lovely feedback.  We loved looking at all your wonderful creations and hoped you enjoyed the trails over the weekend.


Winners are:

1st Place: Sophia & Xander M – “Punk kin”

2nd Place: Paige  – “Cinderella”

3rd Place: Stanley & Elsie – “The Boo Crew”

Christmas Raffle & Auction

You should have received Raffle tickets in your child’s bag today.  Monies and ticket stubbs can be returned to the PTA Post Box in school reception or handed to class teachers.  The Grand Prize is an iPad, along with the fabulous hampers and other goodies. 


We are also holding the usual Silent Auction, lot details to follow in due course.  If your child wishes to put forward a design for the front cover of the silent auction brochure, they can submit an A4 piece of paper with their art work via the PTA Post Box.


In need of some Christmas gift inspiration:


For some really lovely personalised Christmas gifts, please visit

For all orders received by Holy Trinity parents, the PTA will receive 20%.  Orders to be placed online and closing date for Christmas orders is Friday 13th November

Please note, once you have placed your order and your items are in the cart, please click on PTA orders and add “Holy Trinity”.  You will also need to change the shipping to read “PTA”.



The Tropic Festive Shop is now up and running, and 50% of profits will go to the PTA!  Carol is busy posting images of the festive goodies for you to see. The link to the page is below so have a look over the weekend; the ordering link will be live on the page on Monday 9th November and will stay open until the following Monday 16th November. There's something for everyone so do have a look!  Orders £30+ qualify for free delivery direct to your door.

Festive Shop link: Carol's Festive Tropic Facebook Shop

For non-Facebook-users please have a look at the online festive guide here Tropic Festive Gift Guide 2020 and contact Carol with any questions/orders on


Dates for Your Diary

5 Dec – Raffle Draw & Online Auction

8 Dec – Bubble Film Night


Many thanks

PTA Committee

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).   

School Term Dates

Please see here for term dates:

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