Newsletter 38 – 19th July 2019

Dear Parents

We wish you all a wonderful and refreshing summer holiday! We will see you back on Tuesday 3rd September.

School Eucharist What a lovely event we had as Bishop Andrew Rumsey led us in our school Eucharist! He was very impressed with our children, their sense of serenity and reflectiveness, with the liturgical dance, with the enjoyment they had in this time of quiet, recollection and song at the end of a busy year. We thank our clergy and other lay workers who support us so strongly as we help children along their spiritual journey whatever their faith or non-faith position.

Silbury class restaurant Another amazingly successful event! How proud we are of our Year 6 children who manage this project so independently and efficiently. We had an external advisor on site during the Year 6 Restaurant experience, and he was completely amazed by how our children simply picked up the project and made it happen. He had never seen anything like it in any other school he works in. My very sincere thanks to Mr Amor and Mrs Heath who work so hard in the terms before this to make sure the children are ready and skilled enough to run a little restaurant, complete with chief chefs, other chefs, waiters and welcomers. Thanks also to our wonderful parents who throw themselves into this with such enjoyment.

Security Review As we reviewed our security, health and safety procedures at the end of this year, we have identified some areas which would benefit from improvement. To this end, we will be trialling a new morning routine. Wake and Shake will now be held after first break, rather than first thing in the morning – this means that children will not have to try to manage their books, bags and lunch boxes whilst taking part in the dance routine, hopefully leading to fewer trips and falls. We shall ask parents to say good bye and leave the playground as soon as the bell rings so that children are able to have a clearer, safer lead into the school building, with fewer people on the playground and in amongst the lines of children. We hope that this might also help ease the congestion in the roads outside the school.  We thank you in advance for your cooperation with this initiative.

Award Ceremony and Leavers’ Assembly On Monday 22nd 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 as we say farewell to our wonderful Year 6 children. At the end, we will have our awards ceremony. First priority for seats go to parents of Year 6 children but if there is space, everyone is welcome.

Uniform As you start buying your “Back to School” equipment, we remind you that we cannot have rucksacks in school – we just do not have enough space to hang them up safely. Children need PE kit in a small draw string bag and their books in a very flat, portfolio type book bag. If you have decided to buy shoes with laces, it is absolutely essential that you make sure that your child can tie them independently. It is really dangerous for children to run around with laces undone. Please buy ordinary black school shoes, no boots or trainer-type shoes for school. Nothing with high heels and no fashion shoes please. We ask that children do not wear extreme hairstyles, jewellery (except small studs if they have pierced ears and small wrist watches), nail polish, temporary tattoos or make up. We want children to be safe and happy running around through the school day without worrying about their appearance or accessories.

Class splits All parents should have received an email about class splits, and those children who are in split year groups, Years 1, 4 and 5, will also have had slip come home with their child telling them which classroom their child is in next academic year. We ask that you are positive about your child’s classroom – they want to be excited and happy about it and you can support them with this. We assure you that your child will be taught at the edge of their learning no matter which classroom they are in, and they will be taught the national curriculum for their year group regardless of the classroom they are in. Friendships are easily maintained through lunchtime play, break times, and playdates.

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 10th September at 5.00pm.

Gardening Our school grounds look beautiful because of the amazing work of Gardening Club. They need some volunteers to help with watering and harvesting over summer and are desperate for volunteers to run Gardening Club in the new year. It would be such a pity if this club were to fall into abeyance because there are no volunteers ready to take the lead. Please consider offering either to take the lead entirely or share the lead with someone. If you can help over summer, or help lead the club, please contact Liz Read, or come to us in the office and we will put you in touch with her. Our huge thanks to Liz who has done such amazing work with Gardening Club, moved the project into a different league and transformed the grounds.

Eisteddfod Choir We are very grateful to Patrick Williams (choir master) and Gwynnifer Williams (accompanist) who have offered to take on the school choir as Mrs Sharman is now not able to do it. They will be taking choir practice on Tuesdays after school from 3.00pm – 4.00pm. If your child is interested in this, letters will come out in the new academic year to sign up. Singing together in a choir is always great fun, and Patrick has a degree in music, has run choirs before, gives singing lessons and is a great singer himself – we are fortunate to have someone so qualified to take the lead on the choir for our children. The choir will compete in the Eisteddfod in late Autumn and will sing in other performances as well.

Lice in school We have had a report of lice in school. Although they do not actually cause harm, and are not the result of dirt, they are unpleasant and we would like to be rid of them if possible. The summer holidays are a good opportunity for us to ensure that every single child is free of lice. We ask that all parents and carers check their child for lice regularly and comb through with conditioner or ask your pharmacist for advice if necessary. Thank you for your support with this.

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.

Hit the ground running!  Please continue to read with your child through the summer holidays, using the library Summer Reading Challenge or any other reading they wish to do – books, comics, blogs, emails, instructions, recipes, adverts, menus etc. Also, get them to work out little maths problems using time, baking, and buying. Get them to write a postcard, a magazine, or an advert. 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.

Edington Flower show There is a lovely category for children in the Edington Flower Show, to be held on Saturday 7th September 2019. This is not just for residents of Edington but for any child in the district.  It is free for children to enter this competition, and the categories include Snowflake Cut Outs, A Gingerbread Person, A Vegetable Person or Monster, A Garden on a Plate, Colour the Picture, A Poem, and Five Decorated Cup Cakes.  www.edingtonwiltshire.org.uk/produce-show

Upcoming Events (Calendar of events is available on the website at www. holy-trinity.co.uk)
Monday 22nd July Leavers’ Assembly 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

The PFA wishes everyone a very happy holiday and a big thank you for all the support you have given throughout the year!                                                                                                                                                                                        We welcome and value your opinion. If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact the Head teacher or Chair of Governors

Newsletter 37 – 12th July 2019

Dear Parents

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. Yellow 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 other family members 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, to Mr Gyllenspetz who had overall charge of the events on the day, and to our team of staff who work so hard to ensure that sports day is fun for all. Thanks also to our wonderful PFA who provided the children with refreshments throughout the morning.

We are also delighted to report that our team of athletes, who competed in the area Quad Kids tournament at Bath University and won it comprehensively a few weeks ago, and went to the next round against big schools in Swindon, Salisbury and other centres, came second in the whole county by a single point! What an astounding achievement for a little, rural school! We are so proud of them – so much determination and courage required to achieve such an outcome. My thanks to Mr Amor and all the teachers who ensure that children are challenged to be the best they can be in sporting events as in all areas of their lives.

Key Stage 2 Statutory Assessments (SATS)

Once again, our children have achieved outstandingly well in the KS2 SATS – realising outcomes that will see our school placed, in the top few percent of all primary schools in the country as we have been for many years. We are very proud of our children – their commitment and aspiration shine out of all learning they do in all subjects. My thanks, also, to our whole team of talented and inspirational staff who ensure that every child is supported and encouraged to be the very best they can be. These data are unvalidated as yet, but will be largely unchanged at validation. Further analysis, including progress measures, will be released in the new academic year. In many areas, this will be a record breaking year for us – the number of children working at Greater Depth is hugely impressive.

% achieving the standard expected for their age. % achieving at Greater Depth within the standard.
Measure Our school National Our school National
% Combined Reading, Writing, Maths  

95%

 

65%  

41%

 

10% (TBC)

 

Reading

95% 73%  

59%

 

25% (TBC)

 

GPS

100% 78%  

50%

 

32%(TBC)

 

Maths

 

100%

 

79%  

77%

 

24% (TBC)

 

Writing

 

100%

 

TBC  

50%

 

19%(TBC)

As ever, we emphasise that this is just a snapshot of a narrow area of the curriculum and, whilst we are delighted with the outcomes, 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.

School Eucharist A quiet moment of reflection in this busy term – the school Eucharist will take place on Wednesday 17th July at 2.00pm. There will be singing, dancing, readings and reflections. Everyone is invited to attend. This is always a lovely event.

Silbury class restaurant A reminder that in the afternoon of Tuesday 16th July, Silbury class will be holding their restaurant in the hall for their parents. You will have received your invitation.

Award Ceremony and Leavers’ Assembly On Monday 22nd 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.

SuperStars Holidays course with be running their popular multisport holiday course at the school this summer. SuperStars will be running for 2 weeks from 29th July – 2nd August and also from 12th August – 16th August. To book visit https://www.super-stars.org.uk/summer2019courses/. If you have any questions then please contact SuperStars directly on 0345 2413682.

Dogs Barking We have had some neighbours complaining about dogs barking in Chitham Close at the morning drop off time. We aim to keep on good terms with our neighbours and would be grateful if you could ensure that there is no disturbance caused to them.

Great Cheverell Soapbox Derby Committee are holding a party at the Pavilion on Saturday 13th July which includes a beer and cider festival, tug of war and a children’s disco from 5pm – 7pm. We have 5 bands visiting and the evening ends with “Purple Fish”. This is a charity event and everyone is welcome!

Upcoming Events (Calendar of events is available on the website at www. holy-trinity.co.uk)
Tuesday 16th July Year 6 Restaurant 1.30pm
Wednesday 17th July School Eucharist 2.00pm
Friday 19th July Leavers’ Trip All day
Monday 22nd July Leavers’ Assembly 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

SPORTS DAY – Wednesday 10th July – 9:15-12:00 – Volunteers needed – We will be providing drinks and biscuits for our busy athletes at this school event. We need a few extra volunteers so if you are able to help please do let us know.

SUMMER FAYRE – A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the fayre such a success! It was a lovely afternoon enjoyed by all. We made around £460 in total which is a fantastic amount which will go towards activities and / or resources for the children.

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

Many thanks,

Your PFA

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

Newsletter 36 – 5th July 2019

Dear Parents

Midsummer Night’s Dream What a tremendous performance our children in Years 3 and 4 gave this week, as they treated us all to an abridged version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream! It is a comedy, and the children certainly made us laugh. It is wonderful to see their confidence and their enjoyment in performance. We are so proud of them all. Our sincere thanks to Mrs Goddard and Mrs Jones for producing and directing the play and to Mrs Hayward for her sterling work with small groups and prompting. And of course, to William Shakespeare for writing the play!  We raised £143.39 from your generous donations, half of which will be sent to a charity of the children’s choice and the other half towards our drama and creative arts resources – thank you!

Seaside trip The children in KS1 had a wonderful trip to the seaside at Bournemouth on Wednesday – they saw some amazing things in the Oceanarium, had their lunch on the seafront and played on the beach. We had several passers-by comment on how exceptionally well our children behaved, having fun safely and sensibly. My thanks to the teachers and TAs in KS1 who took on this significant responsibility so that our children could have this great enrichment opportunity for their topic of “Under the Sea”.

Cathedral Trip  Children in Year 6 enjoyed a trip to Salisbury Cathedral where they took part in the activities arranged for Year 6 leavers from across the whole Diocese. After a morning of drama, dance and art, they had lunch and then took part in a short, interactive service. This is the first of our “Leaving” celebrations that the Year 6 children will have this term, as they prepare to move into secondary school and we prepare to say farewell to them.

Sports Day Please feel free to join us for Sports Day on Wednesday 10th July, starting at 9.15am. We will provide some chairs but you might want to bring your own in case there are not enough.

We ask that you keep well clear of the track and that you do not position yourself in front of the winning line but rather stay in the areas designated along the south side of the running 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.

Please do not call your child over 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 picnic.

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.

We should be finished by 12.00pm, when we have a short prize giving. Feel free to bring along a picnic to share with your child on the field after the prize giving. When the bell rings at 1.00pm, children will line up and lead into school for the afternoon session and can be collected as usual at 3.00pm.

School Eucharist A quiet moment of reflection in this busy term – the school Eucharist will take place on Wednesday 17th 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 19th 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.

PFA Our thanks go, as ever, to the PFA for the amazing summer fayre last Friday – what fun we all had!

Silbury class restaurant A reminder that in the afternoon of Tuesday 16th July, Silbury class will be holding their restaurant in the hall for their parents. You will have received your invitation.

Award Ceremony and Leavers’ Assembly On Monday 22nd 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.

Last day of term Tuesday 23rd July is the last day of term. Everyone from Year 1 – Year 6 is back to school on Tuesday 3rd September. Foundation Stage children start with their half days on Monday 9th September.

SuperStars Holidays course with be running their popular multisport holiday course at the school this summer. SuperStars will be running for 2 weeks from 29th July – 2nd August and also from 12th August – 16th August. To book visit https://www.super-stars.org.uk/summer2019courses/. If you have any questions then please contact SuperStars directly on 0345 2413682.

Upcoming Events (Calendar of events is available on the website at www. holy-trinity.co.uk)
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
Friday 19th July Leavers’ Trip All day
Monday 22nd July Leavers’ Assembly 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

SPORTS DAY – Wednesday 10th July – 9:15-12:00 – Volunteers needed – We will be providing drinks and biscuits for our busy athletes at this school event. We need a few extra volunteers so if you are able to help please do let us know.

SUMMER FAYRE – A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the fayre such a success! It was a lovely afternoon enjoyed by all. We made around £460 in total which is a fantastic amount which will go towards activities and / or resources for the children.

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

Many thanks,

Your PFA

 

 

 

 

 

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

Newsletter 35 – 28th June 2019

Dear Parents

Reports Written reports to parents have been uploaded onto the Parent Portal and are now available for viewing. We recently sent out reminders about your passwords – if you are not sure how to access the report, do get in contact with the office and we will help. If you require a hard copy of the report, let us know. If you need a conversation with your child’s teacher, please contact them to make an appointment.

Cricket and Quad Kids Our children have had some amazing achievements in the past week! Our cricket team came second in the interschool tournament run by Dauntsey’s school – a great achievement. Well done, cricketers and thank you to Mr Gyllenspetz who accompanied and coached the team last Saturday.

And our team of Year 5 and 6 children who took part in the Quad Kids competition at Bath University on Monday have excelled. This competition includes four events, a sprint, a long distance run, a standing long jump and a throwing event. There were 240 children at the competition, from large schools in Devizes, Chippenham and other towns. The highest scoring boy and the highest scoring girl both came from our school, our children recorded the two fastest times in the 600 metre run and the longest distance in the throwing and our school scored, by a significant margin, the highest number of points overall. We achieved 6 gold awards and 2 bronze awards. What an achievement! So our team will be going through to the next round. My thanks to Mr Amor who leads sport in our school and to our wonderful children who are so courageous, talented and aspirational.

Forest Schools Lots of our older children took part in lighting fires with flint and cooking over their own fire this week – along with other amazing Forest school activities. My thanks to Mrs Goddard who is Forest Schools trained and who runs these sessions for us.

Seaside trip All children in KS1 (Foundation Stage, Year 1 and Year 2) will be going to the seaside on Wednesday 3rd July. They will visit the Oceanarium and have their lunch on the beach (weather permitting). Please make sure your child has a packed lunch for this trip and is wearing their school uniform. They will have a great time learning more about their theme of “Under the Sea” and the children always enjoy the coach trip!

Cathedral Trip  Children in Year 6 will be attending the Leavers’ Service at Salisbury Cathedral on Tuesday 2nd July – they will need a packed lunch for this trip. The day involves some lovely art and drama activities in the morning, followed by lunch, and then a well-planned service with lots of child participation led by a senior member of the clergy of the Cathedral. The children will be back at school by 3.00pm.

Midsummer Night’s Dream Please make sure you have tickets for this performance – there are a few spares if you need them. Also, please make sure your children are in school by 4.30pm on Thursday 4th July so that they have time to put on their costumes before the performance at 5.00pm.

Parents and Friends Association We are so lucky to have an amazing, dedicated and creative team in our PFA who work so hard to raise funds and provide extra enrichment for our children’s educational experience. Lisa Downing, who has chaired the committee brilliantly this year, will be stepping down and we urgently need someone to step up and take the reins for the coming year, or part of the year. Please do consider putting yourself forward for this. The PFA provides so much for our children and is also a lovely way to meet other parents socially.

Sports Day Lunch All children who have ordered a lunch on Sports day will have a packed lunch rather than the usual roast, so that they can eat outside with everyone else in a picnic. A form has been sent out so that you can order the packed lunch your child will prefer on the day. If you want to cancel your order for that day, please let Lataca know. Please send the forms to Lataca as soon as possible (or bring them to the office and we will send them on for you).

Fun Maths Roadshow Children in Years 5 and 6 had a great time solving maths puzzles on Tuesday, at an event organised and delivered by the maths department of Dauntsey’s school. It was lovely to see how hard they worked to solve the puzzles, showing great perseverance and resilience even when the puzzles were really tricky. We are grateful to Mrs Mallett for providing such an excellent event where our children could really challenge themselves and use their maths knowledge in different ways. We love maths in our school!

Trip in the first weeks back All children will be visiting Aerospace Bristol in the first two weeks of September as part of our work on modern, contemporary history. Children will see the last Concorde to fly, will design and test their own flying models and will find out about the history of flight. We find that these field trips in the very first days of a new year inspire great learning and enthusiasm. It does mean we have to plan everything this side of the summer holidays. Notes will go out about the event shortly.

SuperStars Holidays course with be running their popular multisport holiday course at the school this summer. SuperStars will be running 2 weeks of high energy sporting fun. They have over 40 different sports, popular games and activities which are all designed to make sure the children are kept active and are having the best summer possible! Your child will also receive a FREE SuperStars sports cap if you book before Friday July 5th. To book visit https://www.super-stars.org.uk/summer2019courses/. If you have any questions then please contact SuperStars directly on 0345 2413682.

Upcoming Events (Calendar of events is available on the website at www. holy-trinity.co.uk)
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
Friday 19th July Leavers’ Trip All day
Monday 22nd July Leavers’ Assembly 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 today!! We look forward to seeing lots of you at the fayre, it should be a terrific afternoon!

You can contact us via our email holytrinitypfa@gmail.com or our Facebook page “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

Newsletter 34 – 21st June 2019

Dear Parents

Seaside trip All children in KS1 (Foundation Stage, Year 1 and Year 2) will be going to the seaside on Wednesday 3rd July. They will visit the Oceanarium and have their lunch on the beach (weather permitting). Please make sure your child has a packed lunch for this trip and is wearing their school uniform. They will have a great time learning more about their theme of “Under the Sea” and children always enjoy the coach trip!

Cathedral Trip  Children in Year 6 will be attending the Leavers’ Service at Salisbury Cathedral on Tuesday 2nd July – they will need a packed lunch for this trip. The day involves some lovely art and drama activities in the morning, followed by lunch, and then a well planned service with lots of child participation led by a senior member of the clergy of the Cathedral. The children will be back at school by 3.00pm.

Letter of commendation We received a very complimentary letter from the Sports Centre Manager at Dauntsey’s school where our children take their swimming lessons. He commended them on the way they get on with their sessions, do their best each week, and show really excellent sportsmanship in the competitive elements of the course. He says “They are an absolute delight!” We are very proud of our children – they are a credit to the school and to their families.

Midsummer Night’s Dream Parents of children in Years 3 and 4 will have received tickets to our performances of the abridged version of this play which will be staged on Wednesday 3rd July at 2.00pm and Thursday 4th July at 5.00pm. If you have tickets you will not be using, please return them to the office for re-distribution. If you wish to have extra tickets, please write in and ask.

Sports Day Weather permitting, our sports day this year will take place on Wednesday 10th July, starting at about 9.15. The events will be finished by about 12.00pm and then you are welcome to stay and bring a picnic lunch to share with your child on our field. The bell will ring for afternoon school at 1.00pm as usual and children will line up and go into school then for the rest of their day.

Ukulele performance Wednesday Ukulele group will give a short performance at Sharing Assembly on Friday 12th July. Remember, everyone is welcome to attend Sharing assembly every Friday at 2.15pm, when a few children from each class will share something of the work they have done that week. It is informal and unrehearsed but great fun for all.

Year 6 events Parents of Year 6 children are invited to their restaurant on Tuesday 16th July in the afternoon (all food is prepared by and served by the children) and also to their Leavers’ Assembly on Monday 22nd July at 2.00pm. At the Leavers’ Assembly the children will reflect on their time in our school and we will have our awards ceremony. This is a moving and lovely event where we say good bye to our Year 6 children formally.

Clothing lent by the school If your child has an accident in school, we will always provide fresh clothing for them to wear. However, in Stonehenge classroom, a great deal of this clothing has not been returned and they are now really short of spare clothing. Please, if your child was sent home in clothing from school, would you wash it and send it straight back?

Polite request If your child comes home and tells you about something that happened to another child in their class during the school day, please do not contact the parent of that child to discuss it. There may be many reasons that this would be a very inappropriate contact to make, possibly leaving both parent and child in an uncomfortable position. If the parent wants more information, they will contact the school and the matter will be dealt with using clear data protection guidelines. Children have a right to have their privacy and data protected and we have duty to ensure that happens.

Parents welcome meetings Please make sure you have these dates and times (see below) in your diaries so that you can find out about your child’s class and meet their teacher for the coming year.

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.

Entry into the school Once children have left the classroom at the end of the day, the teaching, support and admin staff then start the hard work of putting everything together for the next day of learning. If we have a lot of children running back into school over the course of the afternoon to use the toilets or to pick up things, it is difficult to get on with the work we are trying to do here as everyone who comes into the building should be accompanied by a member of staff. Unless your child is attending an after-school club, please do not send them back into the building except in an emergency.

Change of Bank Holiday next year The Government has altered their May Bank holiday next year from Monday 4th May 2020 to Friday 8th May 2020 to coincide with the VE Day celebrations. We have attached a new copy of the School Term and Holiday Dates for 2019/20. TD Days are also highlighted.

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
Friday 19th July Leavers’ Trip All day
Monday 22nd July Leavers’ Assembly 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 

Have you got items you would like to sell? We have had a request from one parent to sell handmade items. If you have something you would like to sell at the fayre please let us know. There will be a small charge of £5 per stall.

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

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