Newsletter 33 – 14th June 2019

Dear Parents

Class photos On Monday 17th June, (next Monday), Mr Gyllenspetz will be taking the class photos which you can purchase for a very reasonable price if you wish. Notes will go out for you to order these in due course. Please make sure your child has a school jumper or cardigan on Monday so that there is a sense of cohesion in the photos.

First Aid course for children Staff from the local Air Ambulance came to our school and gave First Aid training to children in Year 5 and 6 this week. The children were told how to make a 999 call efficiently and how to perform CPR. They practised on the dummies which was interesting. We are very grateful to the Air Ambulance for this initiative.

Performance for musicians taking lessons outside of school We had a lovely little concert on Wednesday, showcasing more of the tremendous musical talent we have in our school. We are very proud of all our musicians.

Best in Show! Our Handbell musicians always give a performance at Edington Fair, and this year they also presented a lovely dance routine based broadly on the theme of Romans (which was the theme for the Fair this year). In addition, Mrs Heath, who organised our entry, helped children in school make a papier-mâché Roman Soldier for the event. We were delighted that our item was judged joint Best in Show! Our thanks to the Edington Fair organisers who invite us to take part in the fair each year, and to Mrs Heath who does such wonderful things in our school.

Phonics check and Multiplication check All Year 1 children have to take part in a phonics check sent out by the Government each year. This took place, as is statutory, this week. We do not make a fuss about this (or any) check and the children are put under no pressure but just regard it as a usual part of the school day. The check is carried out in a “one to one” situation with Miss Nisbeck. The children have been well taught and will achieve at the level expected for their ability.

From next year, we have to carry out a statutory multiplication check on all Year 4 children. We were given the chance to take part in the pilot this year, and we accepted since it will give us an idea of what is involved. Again, because the children have been well taught, they do not find this stressful and most children who did the check seemed to enjoy the experience. This is an online test, with 6 seconds being given to think of the correct answer, type it in, check it and press submit.

Residential Trip Meeting All parents of children currently in Year 2 and Year 3 are invited to come to a meeting here at school on Wednesday 26th June at 2.30pm to discuss the upcoming residential trip which the (then) Year 3 and Year 4 children will have in October 2019. They will be going to Hooke Court in Dorset for an overnight stay and will take part in lots of exciting and adventurous activities.

Parents welcome meetings These meetings will introduce you to your child’s teacher for the coming academic year, give you the chance to find out what the expectations are in that classroom and to ask any questions you may have.  You and your child will by then have been told which classroom they will be in next year. Children in Stonehenge class will have their welcome meeting at the start of the new academic year as usual, so that our new families can take advantage of the meetings. For all other classes the welcome meetings will take place on Monday 22nd July at the following times:

4.30pm White Horse class (Years 1 and 2)                              5.00pm Sarum class (Years 3 and 4)

5.30pm Avebury class (Years 4 and 5)                                      6.00pm Silbury class (Years 5 and 6)

Lavington School Open Evening This is an invitation to parents and Year 5 children to find out more about Lavington school if this is one of the schools they are considering for their child when they leave Year 6. The open evening will take place on Thursday 27 June 2019There will be a Headteacher’s welcome at 6pm and 7pm.  Tours and activities take place from 6.15pm – 8pm.

St Augustine’s RC College Open Day and Open evening Year 5 children considering St Augustine’s as a destination for Year 7 can spend a day at the College on Monday 1st July, from 9.45am – 2.30pm (contact wheatf@st-augustines.wilts.sch.uk to book a place for your child on this day) and there is an evening for both parents and their Year 5 children on Wednesday 10th July from 6.00pm – 8.00pm.

Devizes School Parents and children in years 5 and 6 are invited to an Open Evening – Thursday 26th September 6:30pm – 8:30pm to find out more about Devizes School as a possible Year 7 destination.

Matravers School believe that every day is an open day, so any interested parents can go on a tour of the school. They can arrange this by sending an e-mail to engage@matravers.wilts.sch.uk

Big Family Music Day, Saturday 22nd June from 10am – 4pm at Wiltshire Music Centre. Live performances and taster sessions. Book on 01225 860100 or  www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk

Upcoming Events (Calendar of events is available on the website at www. holy-trinity.co.uk)
Wednesday 26th June Year 3/Year 4 residential trip meeting for parents 2.30pm
Friday 28th June Written school reports uploaded for parents
Tuesday 2nd July Year 6 Leavers’ trip to Salisbury Cathedral
Wednesday 3rd July

Thursday 4th July

Year 3/ Year 4 performance
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
Monday 22nd July Parents’ “Welcome to the new class” meetings 4.30pm White Horse 5.00pm Sarum

5.30pm Avebury 6.00pm Silbury

Tuesday 23rd July Last day of term
Tuesday 3rd September Back to school

Best wishes

Mercedes Henning

PFA News

SUMMER FAYRE – 3pm onwards on Friday 28th June – Request for Volunteers & Donations –

Anyone who is able to offer a hand with the fayre, either by helping to run a stall or set up/clear up (or in any other capacity), please do come forward.

We will also be requesting donations of cakes, books and teddies for our stalls. Any help and donations will be greatly appreciated.

You can contact us via our email holytrinitypfa@gmail.com or our Facebook page “Holy Trinity (Great Cheverell) PFA

Many thanks,

Your PFA

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