Newsletter 26 – 5th April 2019

Dear Parents

Last day of term Today is the last day of term and we all return to school on Tuesday 23rd April. We wish all our children, their families and the whole community a very happy Easter and a restful holiday.

Charity Afternoon What a wonderful afternoon we had on Tuesday as our children prepared for and ran their Charity fund raising stalls in the hall! Charities that benefited from our children’s generosity included Mary’s Meals, the WWF, RSPCA, The Nightingales (Romania), the Wildlife Aid, Dorothy House, Help for Heroes and Sponsor my Future. The stalls included lots of interesting activities to participate in such as mini-golf, indoor target games and cake icing as well as various other simple games of chance to win a small prize. It was a busy, bustling, fun filled afternoon and overall £261.15 was raised. We are very grateful to all the children for running the stalls and for participating as customers and to all the parents and grandparents who supported the children so effectively in their work.

Through this event, children learn about compassion for others and for our planet, they learn how to plan and work as a team, they learn how to manage money and how to manage customers, services and products. These are life skills which will serve them well and are very important even though they are not part of the national curriculum.

Water Bottles Every child should have a water bottle in school every day. This is important at all times but particularly as the weather starts to warm up. Please mark it with their name.

Mid-morning snack Children up to Year 2 are given free fruit through the Government Fruit Scheme. If you wish your children in Year 3, 4, 5 or 6 to have a piece of fruit at morning play, please feel free to send something in for them. They can stand near the adult on duty in the playground whilst they eat it and then run off to play. NO sugary or unhealthy snacks, please, just fruit. We are a nut-free school.

SATS and summative assessments As an outstanding school, we always ensure that our statutory assessments are carried out with the utmost probity and integrity. We ask our governors and teachers from Lavington School to come in and invigilate alongside us so that as many stakeholders as possible can see how strictly we abide by the administration regulations. We make sure children are well prepared, confident and enjoy the assessments – happy children are going to do their best and that is all we ask of them.

For us, our undoubted academic success is not as important as the fact that our children are growing up to be compassionate, courageous, aspirational and joyful people. This is the real aim for education at Holy Trinity.

Cheverell’s Junior Bake off Thank you to Mrs Dudman and her team from the PFA who organised and managed this wonderful event – the children really enjoy taking part! Wonderful cakes and biscuits were presented and it was hard to choose a winner. Well done all of you.

Gardening Club Gardening Club will meet again after Easter. The sessions will be as follows: 29th April, 13 May and 20 May then after half term sessions will run on 24 June, 1 July, 8 July, 15 July and 22 July. Gardening Club grows vegetables in the raised beds, maintains the flower borders and pots, and the willow structures within the school grounds. If your child would like to join Gardening Club please ask for an application form from the school office. Places are limited to 12. We are reliant on parent helpers to run the club, and those children who are able to be regularly accompanied by an adult will have priority in joining over those who do not.  The rest of applications will be decided on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to find out more about gardening club or be involved in running it, please call Liz Read on 07967 803420.

Sickness and diarrhoea If your child has had a sickness bug, please keep them off school for 48 hours after the last episode of sickness or diarrhoea. This is in compliance with directives from the Health Protection Agency (Public Health, England). 

Keep children fit over Easter ‘Fit on the Farm’ Children’s Bootcamp at the Rowdey Cow Café in Rowde on Friday 12th April between 10 -12.  Challenge yourself over an obstacle course, do some fun exercise and games. See the website for details and booking www.townsontraining.co.uk and click on Special Events.

Upcoming Events (Calendar of events is available on the website at www. holy-trinity.co.uk)
Friday 5th April Last day of term
Monday 8th – Friday 12th April Holiday Club, Superstars Book online at www.super-stars.org.uk/2018courses  – Ph: 02920 090503
Tuesday 23rd April Everyone back to school
Tuesday 21st May Music Concert for children taking music lessons in school 5.00pm
Wednesday 22nd May – Friday 24th May Residential trip to Forest of Dean, Years 5 and 6
Friday 24th May Last day of term
Monday 3rd June and Tuesday 4th June TD days
Wednesday 5th June Everyone back to school
Wednesday 12th June Music Concert for children taking music lessons outside of school 11.00am
Friday 28th June Written school reports uploaded for parents
Wednesday 3rd July

Thursday 4th July

Year 3/ Year 4 performance
Tuesday 2nd July Year 6 Leavers’ trip to Salisbury Cathedral
Wednesday 10th July Sports Day and picnic 9.15am  – 1.00pm
Tuesday 16th July Year 6 Restaurant 1.30pm
Wednesday 17th July School Eucharist 2.00pm
Tuesday 23rd July Last day of term
Tuesday 3rd September Back to school

Best wishes

Mercedes Henning

PFA News

Junior Bake-Off –  A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to Carla Dudman who has has been organising the Bake Off for many years now. It is a great event as demonstrated by the many wonderful entries and we are thankful to Carla for being the driving force behind it.

Quiz Night – Friday 26th April (first Friday of next term!) in The Pavilion – Please sign up by today by handing your form in to the office, thank you!!

Social Evening – Friday 10th May – The Three Daggers Brewery (underneath the Farm Shop) – A fantastic opportunity for all school parents and members of the school community to get together. We are hoping to provide a minibus service on the evening (donation to the driver appreciated).

Many thanks,

Your PFA

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