Newsletter 38 – 7th July 2017

Dear Parents

School Reports Several families have still not downloaded their child’s school report – please log into the Parent Portal and click into “Documents” to find the report. If you have any problems, contact the office for help.

Around the World in 6 Plays What a fantastic experience this was for our children! We all had such fun enjoying the stories from around the world. What talented children we have in our lower juniors! Well done, to all our actors. Our thanks go to Mrs Jones and Mrs Goddard who worked so hard to edit the play and to direct and produce it. Thanks also to Mrs Trusler and Mrs Hayward who supported rehearsals and perfomances so strongly. We would also like to thank our wonderful families who made sure their children learnt their lines, had their costumes ready and were presented on time and well prepared for their performances! One of the greatest strengths of our school is the outstanding parent commitment to excellence.

Restaurant The Year 6 children this year are a particularly well organised, committed and effective team and as a result, the restaurant this year was probably the best we have ever had! Each person played their part to perfection, calmly managing difficulties and ensuring that their guests had a wonderful and memorable experience. What a great event! We are very proud of you, Year 6 children! Our thanks go to Mr Amor, Mrs Heath and Mrs Andrew who work hard behind the scenes to support the children to carry out this project.

SATS Our SATS results were returned this week and once again we are delighted to say that our children have achieved significantly better than their peers nationally in all areas. We do not yet have all the comparative data (the data for the “Higher” levels will only be published in September) but the data we have at present shows this outstanding outcome. ARE stands for “Age Related Expectations Met”.

Subject Reading Writing Maths Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Reading, Writing and Maths
Level ARE Higher ARE Higher ARE Higher ARE Higher ARE Higher
 

School 2017

 

 

85%

 

 

48%

 

96%

 

40%

 

96%

 

37%

 

92.5%

 

55.5%

 

85%

 

29.6%

National 2017  

71%

 

 

76%

 

75%

 

77%

 

61%

Average scaled score School 2017  

107.8

 

108.0

 

109.1

Average scaled score National  

104.0

 

104.0

 

106.0

 

As ever, whilst we are delighted with these outcomes, we are just as delighted about all the other learning these children have done this year – they are young people of integrity and courage, of aspiration and joy, and full of compassion for others. They enjoy sport, are good at art, many are great musicians – they are proficient in many areas other than the purely academic and that is just as much cause for celebration.

Sports Day Please do come along to our sports day on Wednesday 12th July next week at 9.15am. We should complete the event at about 12.00pm and you are welcome to have a picnic on the field with your child if you would like to. The bell will ring as usual at 1.00pm and the children will return to class for afternoon school. Children are encouraged to wear something in their “House” colour. They will need sun hats and water bottles. Please make sure you have applied sun screen before school. Our thanks to our PFA who provide refreshments to the children through the morning.

Change to Welcome Meetings Please note that we have had to change the times of the meetings of Avebury and Sarum class welcome meetings on Wednesday 6th September. Avebury class will now run at 5.00pm and Sarum class at 6.00pm with the residential trip meeting in between.

The Life Ed Bus Children will all take part in activities next week to do with keeping safe and healthy, making good decisions and resisting peer pressure. These sessions are run by specialists on the Life Ed bus.

School Eucharist We invite you all to come along to the school Eucharist, celebrated by Archdeacon Sue Groom, on Tuesday 18th July at 2.00pm. Always a lovely event with singing, dancing, water and reflection.

Recorder, brass and guitar tuition Please sign up if you would like your child to take part in recorder, brass instrument or guitar tuition with our exceptional music teachers next term.

Upcoming Events (Calendar of events is available on the website at www. holy-trinity.co.uk)
Wednesday  12th July Sports Day and picnic lunch on the field 9.15am – 1.00pm
Monday 17th July Y6 Leavers’ treat off site 9.00am – 3.00pm
Tuesday 18th July School Eucharist 2.00pm – 2.45pm
Wednesday 19th July Leavers’ Assembly 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Thursday 20th July Last day of term (Friday 21st is a TD day)
Monday 4th September Children return to school
Wednesday 6th September ·         Avebury class welcome meeting

·         Residential trip meeting for all parents of children in

Y3  and Y4

·         Sarum class welcome meeting

5.00pm – 5.30pm

5.30pm – 6.00pm

 

6.00pm – 6.30pm

Thursday 7th September
  • Stonehenge class welcome meeting
  • White Horse class welcome meeting
  • Silbury class welcome meeting
5.00pm – 5.30pm

5.30pm – 6.00pm

6.00pm – 6.30pm

 

Best wishes

Mercedes Henning

PFA News

IT’S THE SUMMER FAYRE  FROM 4PM TODAY!!!! See you there, in the school field, to kick-start a wonderful weekend!

Loads of Summer fun for everyone – Burgers and Hot Dogs, Jumping Castle, Bouncy Slide and plenty of more activities and fun stalls. Even Mr G has an activity up his sleeve! There’ll also be a Pimms stall for the grown-ups on what promises to be a beautiful, sunny afternoon!

Thank-you for all your wonderful Secret Jars, £1 donations, Teddies, Toys and amazing Cakes and Biscuits – we couldn’t do this without YOU!

The support from families – Parents, Grandparents, Siblings, Friends – has been incredible and it’s literally the Holy Trinity community that is hosting what we hope will be a very enjoyable and memorable afternoon. THANK-YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!

Hard to believe that Harriet’s Car Craft afternoon was only last Friday. It was such a heart-warming success. The cardboard car creations that ‘drove’ home that afternoon were a feast of creativity and fun. Harriet had sourced all sorts of colourful and wonderful ‘junk’ to inspire the children. And we suspect the Parents and Grandparents who were there had as much fun! We have super photographs of the event that we’ll upload onto Facebook next week.

And finally, Emma Farebrother’s car was bursting to the seams again on Monday, driving the Fabric Recycle to the plant. We love the way the recycle just keeps piling up. Thank-you and keep it up! Next recycle will be in the new term on Monday, September 4.

See you this afternoon at the Fayre! From the PFA Team

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