Newsletter 36 – 20th July 2018

We wish all our families a wonderful summer holiday, with lots of fun, sun and time to rest and refresh themselves.

Children return to school on Tuesday 4th September, (except for the new Foundation Stage children who start on Thursday 6th September). There will be no newsletter next week.

 School Eucharist We had a quiet moment of reflection in this busy term – with some lovely readings, singing, liturgical dance and time to focus on our spiritual wellbeing, regardless of whether we are people of faith or not. We are grateful to Rev Marion Harrison, Rev Harold Stephens and Steve Dewar who supported us so strongly with this celebration.

Leavers’ Assembly Year 6 parents are particularly invited to attend the Leavers Assembly on Monday 23rd July at 2.00pm. Year 6 children will recount some memories of their time in primary school and there will be awards for children in various year groups for various achievements.

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.  See below for the times. Stonehenge class will have their welcome meeting on Tuesday 11th September at 5.00pm.

 Class splits Your children will know which classroom they will be in next year as they had an afternoon in their classroom with their new classmates on Thursday. Year groups are split on ability – and each time your child reaches one of the year groups that is split, we do the ranking procedure again, so that different children will be in your child’s cohort each time. Children develop at different rates and progress at different rates – this system allows each child to be educated in the best possible place for their development at that particular point in time. We ask that you trust us to do the very best for your child and to help them to celebrate their class and look forward to the new academic year with enthusiasm.

Supervision of children Sadly, across our country, many children are hurt in the summer holidays as they take their bikes or scooters out and forget the basic traffic safety rules. There are also accidents on railways, powerlines and in water courses. Children spending too much time online can result in a spate of cyberbullying over the summer holidays. Please make sure that your child is supervised at all times. Whilst we do not advocate risk aversion, young children make wrong decisions because they do not have enough life experience and they need adult support to stay safe as they run and explore and have adventures.

School Bags Please remember, as you are buying your child’s school bag, to ensure that you do not get a ruck sack. We have no room for these in school. There are serious health and safety issues with large bags falling off the hooks and blocking circulation areas that lead to fire exits.  Children should have a flat, fabric book bag (which goes into a crate) and a draw string PE bag and their lunch boxes. Nothing else ought to come into school.

Restaurant The Year 6 children this year made a tremendous job of running their restaurant for their parents.  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 worked hard behind the scenes to support the children to carry out this project.

Hit the ground running!  Please continue to read with your child through the summer holidays, using the library Summer Reading Challenge (this year on the theme of Mischief Makers) or any other reading they wish to do – books, comics, blogs, emails, instructions, recipes, adverts, menus etc.

You might also, for instance, with younger children, ask them to divide a pizza between their family in equal fractions, or work out how much cutlery is required for a picnic if each person has 3 items and there are 4 people coming on the picnic. Older children might like to work out how much 20% off the entrance fee to a theme park would be, or what time it will be when you arrive at your destination if it takes 1 hour and 23 minutes to get there. There are online times tables games and other number games which children enjoy.

They could write a postcard to grandparents, or an invitation, a menu or an instruction leaflet. They might like to produce a newspaper for the family, asking for contributions and writing articles, jokes, letters etc themselves. A holiday pamphlet persuading people to come to their holiday destination is always fun – with photos taken by the children. A report on a museum or sea life centre is interesting. Any real life learning like this will support your child’s learning and help them understand the point of learning.

On our webpage there are resources that you can use to help you think of things to do to help your child over summer. http://holy-trinity.co.uk/learning-at-home/

Keeping up with reading, writing and maths over the summer, means that children can “Hit the ground running” when they return to school in the new academic year. None of this needs to take very long, just a few minutes each day, but it will really help your child when they return.

PFA Our thanks go to our wonderful PFA and all our families who support the school so strongly and ensure that our children are given the best possible education.

Upcoming Events (Calendar of events is available on the website at www. holy-trinity.co.uk)
Monday 23rd July Parents’ welcome meetings for new academic year 5.30pm White Horse class

6.00pm Sarum class

6.30pm Silbury class

7.00pm  Avebury class

Monday 23rd July Leavers’ Assembly 2.00pm
Tuesday 24th July Last day of term
Monday 30th July – Friday 3rd July Holiday Club with Superstars
Monday 13th August – Friday 17th August Holiday Club with Superstars
Tuesday 4th September Year 1 – Year 6 come back to school
Wednesday 5th September Year 1 and Year 2 children to Salisbury Museum

 

Best wishes

Mercedes Henning

PFA News

At the recent PFA meeting the following spending was agreed:

£3000 for the children’s pantomime tickets & coach hire

£200 towards the Leavers’ books

£300 towards coach fees for Hooke Court

£450 for Leavers’ trips, transportation & the cooking budget

£5500 for the outdoor play equipment

This leaves around £1000 in the account to start the next academic year.

Many thanks to all those who contributed and participated in all the fundraising this year.

Wishing you all an enjoyable Summer break!

Thank you so much to everyone who has helped the PFA over the course of the year, members and volunteers alike – we couldn’t do it without you!

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

Newsletter 35 – 13th July 2018

 Dear Parents 

Key stage 2 SATS Once again, we are delighted with the outcomes of all our children in Year 6 who have achieved outstandingly well. These children sat externally set and marked tests for reading, SPAG and maths, and the Local Authority came to our school this year to check our writing judgements were secure. Below is a table showing the outcomes of our school compared with those of children nationally. Further data and analyses will be made available as they are published.

Subject % of pupils achieving the expected standard:

 

School

% of pupils achieving the expected standard:

 

National

Average scaled score:

 

 

 

School

Average scaled score:

 

 

 

National

Greater Depth –

 

 

 

School

Greater Depth –

 

 

 

National

Progress (National levels = 0)

 

 

School 

Reading Writing and Maths  

93%

 

 

64%

     

27%

 

10%

 

n/a

Reading  

93%

 

 

75%

 

109

 

105

 

47%

 

28%

 

+1.0

Grammar Punctuation and Spelling (SPAG)  

93%

 

 

78%

 

111

 

106

 

73%

 

31%  (2017 DATA)

 

n/a

Maths  

93%

 

 

76%

 

108

 

104

 

53%

 

23%

 

+1.6

Writing (Teacher assessed – moderated by Local Authority  this year)  

93%

 

 

78%

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

60%

 

20%

 

+3.3

Science (Teacher assessed)  

93%

 

 

82%

(2017 DATA)

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

n/a

As ever, we emphasise that this is just a snapshot of a narrow area of the curriculum and, whilst we are delighted with it, it is very important to note that our children achieve so much more than this, in all areas of the curriculum. Their spiritual, moral, social and cultural outcomes are also outstanding, they are fine young people and their talents and gifts add richness across a huge variety of areas.

 Sports Day  Thank you to all our wonderful children who showed such great aspiration and compassion as they strove to do their best and to make sure everyone had a good experience. The Year 6 children were amazing as they cared for the younger children and made sure equipment was ready as it was needed. Blue team won the Sports Day trophy, but all the teams won various trophies for events at sports day and throughout the year, including the swimming gala, pancake races, intraschool rounders tournaments and so on. Thanks also to our parents and grandparents who came along to support the children so strongly. And a huge thank you to Mr Amor, whose outstanding organisation ensures a smooth, exciting and fast-paced event each year, and to his team of staff who work so hard to ensure that sports day is fun for all.

School Milk If you wish your child to have milk at break time from September, please register at www.coolmilk.com or for telephone enquiries call 0844 8542913.

 Avebury Class Exhibition Parents and carers enjoyed a wonderful afternoon, looking at art and design projects completed by their children and having WW2 themed afternoon tea and cake! Thanks to Mr Gyllenspetz and Mrs Heath who worked so hard to ensure a great outcome.

Piano lessons Mr Broomfield has two available spaces for piano lessons next term. Please collect a form from the office if your child would like to start lessons.

School Eucharist A quiet moment of reflection in this busy term – the school Eucharist will take place on Wednesday 18th July at 2.00pm. There will be singing, dancing, readings and reflections. Everyone is invited to attend. This is always a lovely event.

Year 6 Leavers’ trip Year 6 children will go on their final outing as a class to a mystery destination on Friday 20th July. Please make sure that you have read the notices going home about this and send children to school with a packed lunch and the other items mentioned.

Last day of term Tuesday 24th July is the last day of term. Everyone from Year 1 – Year 6 is back to school on Tuesday 4th September. Foundation Stage children start with their half days on Thursday 6th September.

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.  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 23rd July at the following times:

5.30pm White Horse class                                            6.00pm Sarum class

6.30pm Silbury class                                                        7.00pm Avebury class

Upcoming Events (Calendar of events is available on the website at www. holy-trinity.co.uk)
Tuesday 17th July Silbury class Restaurant for parents 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Wednesday 18th July School Eucharist 2.00pm
Monday 23rd July Parents’ welcome meetings for new academic year See above for timings
Monday 23rd July Leavers’ Assembly 2.00pm
Tuesday 24th July Last day of term
Monday 30th July – Friday 3rd July Holiday Club with Superstars
Monday 13th August – Friday 17th August Holiday Club with Superstars
Tuesday 4th September Year 1 – Year 6 come back to school
Wednesday 5th September Year 1 and Year 2 children to Salisbury Museum

 

Best wishes

Mercedes Henning

PFA News

Thank you so much to everyone for supporting the PFA throughout the year. As a result of the monies raised, next term we are looking forward to the arrival of the new play equipment for the field and to other activities such as the Pantomime & cookery funded by PFA efforts. We hope to hold a final PFA meeting of the year next week, exact date & time TBC – we will inform everyone via Facebook & email.

PFA FACEBOOK PAGE & MAILING LIST:

We’d love everyone to feel a part of the PFA community whether it be just by hearing about what’s going on, attending events or helping out in some way.

If you would like to receive our updates please either find us on Facebook under “Holy Trinity (Great Cheverell) PFA” or contact us via email at holytrinitypfa@gmail.com and we will add you to our mailing list.

Many thanks, Your PFA Team

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

Newsletter 34 – 6th July 2018

French Café experience What fun we had at the French cafés! The children did very well to conduct short conversations in French, to determine what their parents would like to order to eat or drink. The maths problems were also engaging and it was lovely to see parents helping their children work through the puzzles. Thank you to all who attended. And a very special thanks to Mrs Twentyman who organised these events, and to the teachers and TAs who put so much effort into making the afternoons a success. We are also very grateful to Darcy Johnson and to the Year 8s of Lavington school who supported us so beautifully.

Year 6 Leavers Cathedral Service Our Year 6 children had a wonderful time at the Cathedral on Wednesday, taking part in various workshops which included themes on moving from primary school to secondary school, and also taking part in a short but moving service on the same theme. Thanks to Mr Amor and those who accompanied the trip as well as the admin staff who, as ever, organised coaches, funding, risk assessments and other paperwork necessary

Sports Day  On Wednesday 11th July, next week, we have our Sports Day. The event starts at about 9.15 and is usually finished by 12.00pm. Parents and carers are then welcome to stay on the field and bring a picnic lunch to share with their children, if they wish. At the end of lunch time, the bell will ring at 1.00pm and the children will line up and continue with afternoon school as usual.

If the weather continues to be so hot, children will be sitting under the trees for Sports Day and we advise parents to bring parasols and umbrellas since it does get very hot on the field. Please do not encourage your child to come to you during the Sports Day events – every child must stay with their team for the whole morning until the lunch time picnic. We run a very tight timetable and we must have every child exactly where we need them all the time. You can share all your comments and hugs during the lunch time picnic. We also ask parents to stay on their side of the track – it becomes very complex for us to manage if there are non-staff adults mingling in amongst the children whilst we are trying to run the sports day events.

If you have a T shirt or a ribbon or some other mark of the colour team that your child is in, please encourage them to wear this – we can then identify their team more easily.

Sports Day Lunch All children who have ordered a lunch on that day will have a packed lunch rather than the usual roast, so that they can eat outside with everyone else in a picnic. If you want to cancel your order for that day, please let Lataca know.

Avebury Class Exhibition Parents of children in Avebury class are all invited to come and view some of their children’s work and have some refreshments on Tuesday 10th July at 2.15pm – the children’s models of the World War 2 gardens as well as some art work will be on display.

School Eucharist A quiet moment of reflection in this busy term – the school Eucharist will take place on Wednesday 18th July at 2.00pm. There will be singing, dancing, readings and reflections. Everyone is invited to attend. This is always a lovely event.

Year 6 Leavers’ trip Year 6 children will go on their final outing as a class to a mystery destination on Friday 20th July. Please make sure that you have read the notices going home about this and send children to school with a packed lunch and the other items mentioned.

Award Ceremony and Leavers’ Assembly On Monday 23rd July, we will have an assembly presented by the Year 6 leavers, as they review and remember their days at primary school – lots of laughter and tears at this event! At the end, we will have our awards ceremony. We have 10 awards, presented for academic achievements, sporting achievements, artistic achievements, music, fellowship, services to the school and so on. Parents of Year 6 children will be given priority for seating but all are welcome to attend.

Silbury class restaurant A reminder that in the afternoon of Tuesday 17th July, Silbury class will be holding their restaurant in the hall for their parents. You will have received your invitation.

Last day of term Tuesday 24th July is the last day of term. Everyone from Year 1 – Year 6 is back to school on Tuesday 4th September. Foundation Stage children start with their half days on Thursday 6th September.

Class Photos The photos have been sent off for developing – we regret that we cannot take any late orders. 

Salisbury Museum Trip We will be jumping into the new school year with a school trip for children in Year 1 and Year 2 to Salisbury museum on Wednesday 5th September! They will find out about Art through the Ages. This will be their introduction into the whole-school art theme on famous English artist, David Hockney, which will be our vehicle for learning through the first half term. All other children will have a trip to the museum to find out about the history of art on Wednesday 12th September and Thursday 13th September.

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.  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 23rd July at the following times:

5.30pm White Horse class                                 6.00pm Sarum class

6.30pm Silbury class                                            7.00pm Avebury class

 

Upcoming Events (Calendar of events is available on the website at www. holy-trinity.co.uk)
Tuesday 10th July Avebury exhibition From 1.30pm – 3.00pm
Wednesday 11th July Sports Day followed by picnic on field 9.15am – 12.50pm
Tuesday 17th July Silbury class Restaurant for parents 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Wednesday 18th July School Eucharist 2.00pm
Monday 23rd July Parents’ welcome meetings for new academic year 5.00pm – 7.30pm
Monday 23rd July Leavers’ Assembly 2.00pm
Tuesday 24th July Last day of term
Monday 30th July – Friday 3rd July Holiday Club with Superstars
Monday 13th August – Friday 17th August Holiday Club with Superstars
Tuesday 4th September Year 1 – Year 6 come back to school
Wednesday 5th September Year 1 and Year 2 children to Salisbury Museum

 

Best wishes

Mercedes Henning

PFA News

CIRCUS SUMMER FETE

We hope everyone felt the fete was a huge success, it certainly felt like a fabulous event.

We took nearly £3500 on the day (due to the heat no doubt, almost £1000 passed across the bar alone).

We hope you enjoyed all the entertainment:

The Devizes School of Dance put on a tremendous display despite uneven terrain and the warm weather – well done for the wonderful display and many thanks to them all.

Ben the Juggler was a riot and his second more intimate performance was really appreciated by all who stayed for being in the cool shade near the woods.

We had a huge amount of help on the day from both parents and villagers alike.

A special thanks must go to the Wilson girls for their tireless efforts on the day.  The children really got into the spirit of the event.

The total raised to date is £1460 to go towards the playing field equipment, other projects and activities which will benefit the children hugely.

Huge thanks to everyone involved, it was a team effort on the day and what a team!

PFA FACEBOOK PAGE & MAILING LIST:

We’d love everyone to feel a part of the PFA community whether it be just by hearing about what’s going on, attending events or helping out in some way.

If you would like to receive our updates please either find us on Facebook under “Holy Trinity (Great Cheverell) PFA” or contact us via email at

holytrinitypfa@gmail.com and we will add you to our mailing list.

Many thanks,

Your PFA Team

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

Newsletter 33 – 29th June 2018

Dear Parents and Carers

Year 3 and Year 4 Performances What amazing performances our children in Years 3 and 4 presented this week! They have been in rehearsal for only 3 weeks and the quality of the plays was superb. We are so proud of them all. Our thanks to Mrs Goddard and Mrs Jones who adapted, produced and directed the plays and to Mrs Penny Trusler and Mrs Hayward who worked so hard to support the children to reach this really astounding level of performance. What a great achievement!

Class Photos Mr Gyllenspetz took the class photos this week – one formal and one funny for each class. The order forms went out earlier this week. If you would like to order these, the cost is £2 per photo. I am afraid that the wrong end date was published on the order form – the end date is in fact Friday 6th July. We are sorry for any confusion. We will be sending the orders off on Friday 6th July for printing and we cannot take late orders so please get them in promptly. If you would like to see the photos, please come to the office as there is a set of photos for viewing. Because of new Data Protection regulations we cannot simply stick them up on the hall doors anymore. They are, as always, lovely photos. Mr G is an outstanding photographer.

School Reports End of year written reports for your children have been uploaded onto the Parent Portal. To access this go to www.holy-trinity.co.uk  and click on the parent portal pencil to login. If you have difficulty logging on, or if you have forgotten the password, let us know in the office and we will help you access the site. If you would like to have a meeting with your child’s teacher before the end of term to discuss their outcomes, please make contact to arrange this.

Parents welcome meetings This year, rather than having the parent welcome meetings at the start of the new academic year, we are trialling them at the very end of this year. 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.  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 23rd July at the following times:

5.30pm White Horse class                            6.00pm Sarum class

6.30pm Silbury class                                        7.00pm Avebury class

Hooke Court residential trip All parents of children who will be in Year 3 and Year 4 next academic year (those currently in Year 2 and Year 3) are invited to a meeting about the residential trip to Hooke Court that will take place in October 2018.  This meeting will take place on Tuesday 3rd July (next week) at 2.30pm after the White Horse French Café experience. At this meeting, you will be given the chance to receive information and to ask any questions you may have about the trip.

French Café experience Children in all classes except Silbury have invited parents to come along to a French Café experience next week at 2.00pm; Stonehenge class on Monday, White Horse class on Tuesday, Sarum class on Wednesday and Avebury class on Thursday. Parents should have received a “crib” sheet so that they can support their children with the vocabulary at their disposal. This is the first time we have had this event and it promises to be great fun.

Films  On the last day of term, Tuesday 24th July, we have a special reward celebration which is our Film and Ice Cream Morning. This year, the children have chosen two films which are PG rated. The films, and the reasons for their rating, are the following:

Paddington 2 – ‘Some action and mild rude humour’

How to Train Your Dragon 2 – ‘Adventure action & some mild rude humour’

If you would prefer that your child not watch either of these films, please let us know at the office. If we do not hear from you, we shall assume you are happy for your child to watch either of these films. (Both films are shown, in different rooms, and the children can choose which they prefer to watch.)

Our link to an Indian Orphanage school We recently had our regular annual visit from Anup Biswas, director of the Mathieson Trust music school in Kolkata. https://www.mathiesonmusicschool.org/  Anup himself was a beneficiary of Rev Mathieson who cared for poor children and orphans, and Anup, soon proving himself to be an exceptional musician, was sent to England in his teens to study music. He became a world famous concert cellist. He has spent his life supporting the work started by Rev Mathieson, and the orphanage has about 70 children who all learn several musical instruments as well as the usual curriculum. It is always a joy to welcome Anup to our school, to experience his amazing performances on the cello and other Indian instruments, and to hear about his plans for improving the lot of the poorest children in his area. His visits give our children an insight into the lives of other children in different circumstances and a different culture to their own.  We are raising funds to support his work through donations to our “Sharing Piggy Bank”.

Upcoming Events (Calendar of events is available on the website at www. holy-trinity.co.uk)
Friday 29th  June Children’s reports published for parents
Week commencing 2nd July Parents invited to French Café experience, class by class. After lunch each day
Tuesday 3rd July Meeting for parents of Year 3/Year 4 children about residential trip in October 2.30pm
Tuesday 10th July Avebury exhibition From 1.30pm – 3.00pm
Wednesday 11th July Sports Day followed by picnic on field 9.15am – 12.50pm
Tuesday 17th July Silbury class Restaurant for parents 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Wednesday 18th July School Eucharist 2.00pm
Monday 23rd July Parents’ welcome meetings for new academic year 5.00pm – 7.30pm
Monday 23rd July Leavers’ Assembly 2.00pm
Tuesday 24th July Last day of term

 

Best wishes

Mercedes Henning

PFA News

TOMORROW 2PM-5PM – OUR BIGGEST EVER FETE – THE CIRCUS SUMMER FETE!

Lots & lots to see and do:

Punch & Judy Show, Circus Berzercus, Clare’s Circus Balloon Art, Face Painting, Bouncy Castle, Fancy dress parade & competition, Games, BBQ, Cream teas, Cake stall, Bar and guaranteed sunshine!

Come along for plenty of fun!!

AND REMEMBER CIRCUS FANCY DRESS COSTUMES ON THE DAY! THERE WILL BE A PARADE AT 2:45 & A BEST DRESSED COMPETITION!

Monday 2nd July – Textile recycling.

Your PFA Team

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

Newsletter 32 – 22nd June 2018

Dear Parents

Year 3 and Year 4 Performances A reminder that children in Year 3 and Year 4 will be presenting their wonderful summer plays – this year using Roald Dahl’s amazing stories – on Wednesday 27th June at 2.00pm and again on Thursday 28th June at 5.00pm. Tickets for these performances have been sent out. If you do not need any of your tickets, please send them back in for re-distribution. If you would like an extra ticket, please write in and let us know.

Transition Stonehenge class had a wonderful morning at Old School Nursery on Tuesday, meeting the children who will be joining us in September. My thanks to our staff, volunteers and the staff of Old School Nursery who worked together to make this day so successful.

Avebury Field Trip Children in Avebury class visited the Swindon Steam Museum on Wednesday to re-enact the experience of the evacuees, and to examine some amazing artefacts and displays on the theme of World War 2. What a wonderful day this was! Our thanks to Mr Gyllenspetz and the staff team who organised this trip.

Parasites It is part of the human condition to have parasites but we aim to reduce the frequency of these in our school as much as possible. Please check your child for lice and intestinal worms regularly and ask your pharmacist for advice if you think you may need to treat your child.

Bell ringing Today we had a presentation on the wonderful ancient craft of church bell ringing – if your child is interested in becoming a bell ringer, please see the flyer sent home today with contact details.

Plea from the Nestling Trust We have had a request from the Nestling Trust which supports charity work in Nepal for a special push to raise funds for a family in a desperate situation. The family’s home has recently burnt down. The 11 year old daughter, her mother and her father are in hospital, injured and burnt – hospital care is not free in Nepal. The Nestling Trust is holding a ‘Nearly New Sale’ in West Lavington Village Hall on Saturday 7th July 10a.m. – 12.00 noon, to raise funds. They are asking for “Nearly New” items for the sale and also asking people to come along to this event. If you feel able, please consider supporting this cause.

Upcoming Events (Calendar of events is available on the website at www. holy-trinity.co.uk)
Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th June Summer performances by Years 3 and 4
Friday 29th  June Children’s reports published for parents
Week commencing 2nd July Parents invited to French Café experience, class by class. After lunch each day
Tuesday 3rd July Meeting for parents of Year 3/Year 4 children about residential trip in October 2.30pm
Tuesday 10th July Avebury exhibition From 1.30pm – 3.00pm
Wednesday 11th July Sports Day followed by picnic on field 9.15am – 12.50pm
Tuesday 17th July Silbury class Restaurant for parents 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Wednesday 18th July School Eucharist 2.00pm
Monday 23rd July Parents’ welcome meetings for new academic year 5.00pm – 7.30pm
Monday 23rd July Leavers’ Assembly 2.00pm
Tuesday 24th July Last day of term

 

Foundation Governor As well as the Parent Governor vacancy, we have heard that we will also have a Foundation Governor vacancy in the new academic year. This post is does not involve an election, but the person will be appointed by the Trustees and the Diocesan Board of Education. The person must be a practising Christian from one of the “Churches Together” denominations. The Governing Body will be publishing a list of skills that would benefit our Governing Body shortly and if you feel that you would like to be considered for this post, please contact us to find out more.

Newspaper article: The following article (Times, 19th June 2018) raises some interesting questions about the low level of language and content that our children are presented with in popular children’s books nowadays. We fully support the idea that children need to hear rich, advanced and complex vocabulary and sentences. This empowers them to think more deeply and form their philosophy in more detail. Without rich language to draw on, it is not possible to think richly and forensically.

Best wishes

Mercedes Henning

PFA News

QUIZ NIGHT – A thoroughly enjoyable evening was had and over £800 raised!! A huge thank you to all who attended and to all who helped make it happen!

CIRCUS SUMMER FETE (Next Saturday, 2pm-5pm) – Now in the final week of preparations, a few final requests…

* Donations for the CAKE STALL would be very gratefully received. Please bring to school on Friday 29th or directly to the Fete on the Saturday. Any contributions large or small, homemade or shop bought would be great.

* Donations for the PLANT STALL – please bring to school & leave by the school greenhouse behind the Art Centre.

* We could do with a couple of extra helpers for the Face Painting & Bouncy Castle -please let us know if you could help with one of these, even if it’s just for a little while on the day to give the volunteers running these a break.

* We would be very grateful for a few more donations of RAFFLE PRIZES or money towards a prize, particularly from any local business owners or families. If you would consider donating a prize or something towards a prize then please contact Stephanie Cadwgan on scadwgan@outlook.com or catch her at school. Many thanks!

AND REMEMBER CIRCUS FANCY DRESS COSTUMES ON THE DAY! THERE WILL BE A PARADE AT 2:45 & A BEST DRESSED COMPETITION!

It’s going to be lots of FUN!

Your PFA Team

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