Newsletter 24 – 18th March 2016

Dear Parents

Somewhat unusually, the last day of this term is Thursday 24th March – and we all come back to school on Monday 11th April. Holiday Club will run for the first week of this holiday – sign up details below.

Parents invited to Stonehenge Class and Sarum Class It has been lovely this week to have so many parents join their children in their classrooms to share the work that has been completed during the term. Our children really enjoy showing the work that they have done and it is great for parents to see how their children spend their time when they are in school. My thanks to all the teachers and TAs who have worked very hard to make sure these events passed so successfully.

After school clubs  Due to staff training netball with Mrs Goddard & winter sports with Mr Amor are cancelled next week ( Tuesday 22nd March). We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Netball club will continue into the summer term but winter sports club will not.

PFA My thanks to our wonderful PFA who work so hard to ensure that children’s experience of school life is enriched by events such as the disco, the Bake-off and so much more. The project to raise funds for the outside classroom is gaining pace now and we are very excited about the possibility of having the structure in place before the last half term.

Our thanks to Mrs Wilding for helping to judge the Bakeoff. It is a very difficult task, as you can imagine!

e-safety It is a hugely important part of every parent’s responsibility to ensure that their children are safe online and there is a good website with engaging interactive activities that you might like to use with your child to support you in this work. There are activities appropriate for all school aged children and we do recommend that you have a look at these. The website is: http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Reading for fun It is really important that children read for fun. At school, we have a variety of books, magazines, newspapers, blogs and child friendly website etc. that children can access and can read for fun. If you are wondering how to encourage a reluctant reader, please do not feel that they have to read a book from cover to cover – any reading is good! Comics, magazines, articles online, emails, websites on subjects that interest them – anything at all that will encourage a child to read is to be valued. The local libraries have a huge variety of books and other media which might interest your child.

Children who read and do a bit of writing over the holidays come back to school better prepared for the new term than those who don’t. They might like to keep a diary, or make up a magazine on a subject that interests them, or write a story, a postcard, a letter, a poster – anything at all. On our website there is a link to a lot of activities that you might like to try at home. Follow the link “Information for Parents” and go to “Learning at Home” or follow this link: http://holy-trinity.co.uk/learning-at-home/ .

Safety of our children Please make sure that you have clear sight of your child when they are on the school site under your supervision before and after school hours – too often we see children engaging in unsuitable behaviour whilst parents’ attention is elsewhere. Children know that school rules must be obeyed at all times when they are on site – even if it is before or after school hours.

Holiday Club A reminder that our very popular holiday club will run from 29th March – 1st April during the Easter holidays. Go to https://bookings.super-stars.org.uk to book or phone 0845 2413682.

A Palm Sunday event for all the family – Sunday 20th March at 3.00 pm and will finish 5.00pm.

Starting at Potterne Youth Centre, Silver Street SN10 5NG & finishing at St.Mary’s Church, Potterne.

Crafts – competition – afternoon tea – Easter egg hunt and ‘Eggie’ the Eagle Competition.

Upcoming Events(Calendar of events is available on the website at www. holy-trinity.co.uk)
Thursday 24th March Charity fund raiser for outdoor classroom – for children and their helpers only. 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Thursday 24th March Last day of the term
Tuesday 29th March – Friday 1st April Holiday club
Monday 11th April Back to school
Tuesday 24th May Music Concert 5.00pm

 

Best wishes       Mercedes Henning

PFA NEWS

EASTER DISCO TODAY   KS1 from 4pm-5pm and KS2 from 5.15-6.15pm.  £1.50 on the door.

A massive thank you to the children for your amazing and delicious entries to the Junior Bake Off! You all have obviously worked so hard to create your masterpieces.

We would also like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to the whole school community who have supported the tuck shop so generously; we have made £236.80 to go towards the Outdoor Classroom. Additionally the flowers sold at the Mother’s Day tuck shop made £80. A special thank you to the families who donated the marvellous Brownies, Easter Nests & other goodies, and to the children who got together with friends to make them. Tuck Shop will be back after the Easter break, all the usual goodies and a cake rota, so please sign up. Also, we always have a 10p Friday Fruit which gets more interesting as the lovely fruits come into season & some sweets without chocolate/milk

We have had the most AMAZING couple of weeks fundraising for the Outdoor Classroom. 71% has been raised so far! This is incredible, thank you so much EVERYBODY

Week 11-14th April: Spring Clean Clear-out Textiles Recycling week – keep an eye out for a flyer in book bags.

Saturday 16th April: Beer & Bid Night at the Three Daggers Edington £15 (incl. welcome drink & canapés) 7-11pm. TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW from the School Reception but they are limited in number and won’t be available on the door on the night. We have some FANTASTIC auction items. Friday 29th April: 10am-2pm Parents & Guardians First Aid Training Course at Great Cheverell Pavillion £20 per person – To book your place please email gemmaeackerman@hotmail.com or post a message on our Facebook page

Our Facebook page is regularly updated with the latest news and what is happening. So ask to join the group – Holy Trinity (Great Cheverell) PFA.

We welcome and value your opinion. If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact the Head teacher or Chair of Governors.

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