Newsletter 28 – 29th April 2016

Dear Parents

Monday 2nd May is a public holiday! Enjoy a lovely weekend and return to school on Tuesday 3rd May.

School Choir Our choir gave a beautiful performance at the Wiltshire Choir of the Year competition on Tuesday. They performed “Penny Lane” by the Beatles, “Hushabye Mountain” from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and “Double Trouble” from the Harry Potter films. We weren’t lucky enough to get through to the competition final, but the choir’s singing was of a very high standard indeed. Some comments from the adjudicators were “A lovely choice that you executed very well with a fine tone and good diction”, “You created a beautiful atmosphere and your soloists sang beautifully”, “Your unison singing is really lovely”. We are very proud of everyone who performed in this competition.

After-school choir will continue on Mondays through May (on the 9th, 16th and 23rd) to practise some new songs for the school concert on May 24th. Any child in KS2 who enjoys singing is welcome to join these three sessions and sing in the concert. The planned songs are “One Call Away” by Charlie Puth and “When I Grow Up” from Matilda, the Musical.

Our thanks to Ms Sharman who does so much to ensure the excellence of music in our school.

MDSAs We are sad to say good bye to Mrs Brown who is leaving our MDSA team, but delighted to welcome Mrs Hiscock to our staff.

Summer sports club for years 5 & 6 with Mr Amor will commence on Tuesday 3rd May from 3-4pm.

Canal Trip The children in White Horse class had a wonderful time at the Devizes canal this week, finding out about the history and function of the canal and also having the chance to ride on a narrow boat. Because our children always behave so beautifully, it is a joy to plan off site trips like this, and children are inspired to learn ever more effectively. My thanks to Mrs Mehaffy and her team who organised this trip, and to our admin staff who work so hard to ensure that these trips run without a hitch.

Poetry workshops Each class in the school is having a poetry workshop run by Akulah Agbami during the course of this term. It is always fun to have specialists run workshops for the children and they learn a tremendous amount from these visits. Akulah focuses on helping children see the world through the eyes of a poet, using imagery and unusual vocabulary choices to build an emotive picture for the reader.

Summer Blues At this time of year, we notice that people are a lot more likely to fall out with each other and argue. We are not sure whether this is because they are tired through sleeping less in the shorter nights, or whether they are hot, or whether they are starting to think about the changes that might come about in the next academic year. However, it is something we notice every year through the summer terms. We do ask that you help your child to maintain a sense of proportion, to support them to mend relationships and to find ways to live amicably with those around them.

Pupil Premium A reminder that if your child is entitled to the Pupil Premium funding, we do ask that you sign up for it – it is a significant amount of money and we will use it for many school activities, in addition to helping to pay for music lessons and school trips for your child. If parents do not sign up, the school simply does not get the funding and, with budgets being increasingly tight, it is important that we access every penny we can to ensure the outstanding education we provide here at Holy Trinity can continue.

Last day of half term is Friday 27th May. Do not forget that Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th June are TD days and we all come back to school on Wednesday 8th June.

Upcoming Events(Calendar of events is available on the website at www. holy-trinity.co.uk)
Wednesday 18th May Sarum class trip to Devizes All day
Tuesday 24th May Music Concert 5.00pm
Wednesday 25th – Friday 27th May Forest of Dean residential for Year 5 & 6
Friday 27th May Last day of half term
Wednesday 8th June Everyone returns to school
Wednesday 6th July Year 6 Leavers to Cathedral All day
Thursday 7th July Shakespeare play by Years 3 and 4 One performance during the school day, and one at 5.00pm
Wednesday 13th July Sports Day 9.15 – 12.00 then picnic on the field
Thursday 14th July School Eucharist – Bishop Ed (Celebrant) 2.00pm
Monday 18th July Y6 Leavers’ trip All day
Wednesday 20th July Y6 Leavers’ Assembly 2.00pm
Thursday 21st July Last day of term

 

Plant Sale Erlestoke Church would like to announce a Plant sale on Monday 2nd May at 2pm. Bargain Plants, Homemade teas and a raffle – don’t miss it!

Best wishes

Mercedes Henning

PFA News

There will be a tuck shop opposite the park after school today, as usual on a Friday. Please sign up if you would like to be on the cake rota.

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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