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

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

Newsletter 25 – 29th March 2019

Dear Parents

Last day of term   Friday 5th April is the last day of term and we all return to school on Tuesday 23rd April.

Charity Afternoon Parents and carers who are supporting their child’s group with the Charity afternoon on Tuesday 2nd April next week, please arrive at the school at about 1.00pm (no earlier, as we will still be clearing the hall from lunch). The first customers (children from various classes) will be coming through the door at about 1.25pm. At the end of the event, please help your group tidy up and count the money, and then please send the money off to the charity nominated. We would like to have a copy of any letter of thanks that they return to you for our records.

For all parents – Please feel free to send your child in with a pound or two to spend at the Charity afternoon stalls on Tuesday 2nd April. Most of the events cost about 20p.  Please put the money into an envelope with your child’s name clearly marked on it.

Dragon Dress-Up Day What a wonderful afternoon we had on Tuesday as Sarum class had a Dragon day! They found treasure on the field, wrote about it, made short films on the theme, and entertained their parents with some of the work they have done through the term.

Woodland Day Children in Stonehenge class spent the morning in the local woods on Tuesday, making and finding things, working together and enjoying the woods. We are very fortunate to have such a lovely environment in which to educate our children.

Easter Craft Afternoon Parents of Stonehenge class are invited to come into school on the afternoon of Monday 1st April at 2.15pm to enjoy making Easter craft items with their children. We are very tight for space, so only one person per child, please, and no buggies or babies to ensure that we can keep everyone safe.

SATS and summative assessments In May, we have to deliver some of the statutory assessments set down by the government. We take the opportunity to carry out little summative assessments of all our children at this time. The younger children’s assessments are very informal, the older children have little tests. We ask that you do not concern yourself or your child with these assessments. No work needs to be done towards them except your usual reading, spelling and times table practice. The results of the tests should not be a surprise to you or to the teachers – they simply secure the judgement of the teachers who have been assessing your children daily throughout the year, and which you already know about. Please do not put any pressure on your child as this will cause them to worry and then they will do less well, whatever their ability. Your child is very well prepared for the assessments.

Transition data As children transfer to their new secondary school (or their next primary school), the data that we hold on them will be sent on to the receiving school. As well as personal information such as birthdates, ethnicity and the like, these data will include academic, SEND, behaviour, welfare, safeguarding and child protection data.

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. This year however we will not be able to achieve quite so much, and will concentrate on shorter projects. 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.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) We want to remind you that some companies associated with the school may hold your data but we have not shared that data with them – they obtained it directly from you. They hold the data because they have entered into a contract with you. Included in this group of companies is Lataca, Cool Milk, School Transport, Super Stars Holiday Club, Peripatetic coaches and tutors, the Library Service and private counselling or parenting courses. This is not an exhaustive list but these are the kinds of organisations who may have your data but there is no school responsibility for keeping those data secure. The companies themselves will be abiding by GDPR and will have their own polices and protocols to keep your data secure.

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
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 – Next Friday 5th April –  Please bring your baked creations to the school Art Centre around 8:35am. Entry forms will be available beforehand and on the day. A reminder: we are a NUT FREE school (due to severe allergies) so please make sure all entries are free of any nut products (this includes peanut butter, marzipan and anything containing any type of nuts). It’s always amazing to see the variety of cakes & bakes created by our enthusiastic bakers! The winners will be announced that day in Sharing Assembly.

Quiz Night – Friday 26th April (evening) in The Pavilion – Please sign up by next Friday 5th April!  Flyers with sign up slip went out in book bags yesterday.

Social Evening – SAVE THE DATE – 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

 

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

Newsletter 24 – 22nd March 2019

Dear Parents

Pilgrimage Day We had a wonderful day of reflection, activities and celebration at Edington Priory church on Tuesday. This annual event is a day of spiritual growth for all, whether people of faith or not. This year, using the theme of Easter, children and adults were able to spend time thinking about their priorities, their inspirations, their philosophy and their approach to life. We ended with a lovely celebration, joining together the local parishes and our school for this great project. Our thanks to all the staff and all the congregations and clergy of our surrounding parishes who worked so hard to make this day a success.

Charity Afternoon We are delighted to have been able to give a stall to every group who applied for one, to raise funds for a charity of their choice. The applications were thoughtful and carefully presented. Each group will now prepare a very short presentation on the charity of their choice (no more than 2 minutes in total) to give to the school before the Charity afternoon on Tuesday 2nd April. Each group has been notified of the date for their presentation.  Preparations for the afternoon are already underway!

Dragon Dress-Up Day Children in Sarum class are invited to come to school on Tuesday 26th March in “Dragon” themed costumes, ready for a day of fun on the theme. Parents have also been invited to come at 1.30pm to enjoy some of the work the children have done on this theme.

Outreach from Dauntsey’s KS2 children enjoyed a performance of “Danny, Champion of the World” at Dauntsey’s secondary school on Monday. We also have regular sports coaching for our older children through the Dauntsey’s outreach, and our Year 6 children complete a little D&T project in their workshops each summer. We are always grateful for the enrichment of our provision that we gain from this link with Dauntsey’s.

Last day of term   Friday 5th April is the last day of this term and we all return to school on Tuesday 23rd April.

Change of date for Year 6 Leavers’ Trip to Cathedral Please note that the date for the Cathedral trip for Year 6 Leavers has been changed to Tuesday 2nd July.

Thank you We have really enjoyed seeing more parents taking part in the Wake and Shake routines that our Year 6 children choreograph in their spare time. Thank you for having a go!

Homework There is an expectation that children will spend about 20 minutes each evening doing homework. This will include reading and discussing their book with you, learning spellings, times tables and number bonds, and once a week completing a written homework exercise. If your child will not do their homework calmly and willingly, just write a note to that effect in the homework book and send them into school with the homework not done. We do not want homework to become a huge issue in the home. We will deal with the matter here at school and children will have playtime detentions if their homework is not complete. It should be the responsibility of the child to do the work.

There are three main reasons we set homework: first is to ensure that children get a bit more practice at various aspects of the curriculum, second is to give parents a little glimpse into the work their children are doing at school and third is to help children develop the independence, discipline and resilience that they need to tackle the challenges of education and work in later life.

Parking in Witchcombe Close Once again, we have had complaints from the residents of Witchcombe Close about cars belonging to parents in our school. Please remember that this is a private road, no one ought to be driving along it, turning in it or parking in it unless they are one of the residents responsible for its upkeep. The residents have been advised to take a photo of the registration of the cars involved and send them to the police.

Erlestoke Junior Cricket at The Walled Garden Throughout the summer of 2019, Erlestoke & Coulston CC will be reviving the junior section of the club. They offer fun and all-inclusive cricket coaching for boys and girls aged 5-11 and welcome all abilities and experiences. Each session costs £2, and all equipment and refreshments are provided. The first session will be on the 27th April, 10.00am – 11.00am, so please drop them an email if you or your children are interested.

Website: https://erlestokecoulston.play-cricket.com/                   Email: ecccjuniors@outlook.com

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
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
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

Mothers’ Day Flowers & Tuck Shop – Friday 29th March –  Please do let us know if you can volunteer a little of your time to help set up during sharing assembly and/or help run the stall after school.

Quiz Night – Friday 26th April (evening) in The Pavilion – Flyers now available from the school reception, please pop in to collect one (correction from last week as they will not be in book bags). Please sign up by returning the slip by Friday 5th April.

Social Evening – SAVE THE DATE – 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

 

 

 

 

 

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

Newsletter 23 – 15th March 2019

Dear Parents

Parent Teacher meetings Thank you to all the parents who came along to the parent/teacher meetings this week – we are always delighted with the response to our invitation to these meetings, and this term 95% of parents attended the meetings. This remarkable turn out reflects the high number of very supportive and engaged families in our school. Education is a joint project between families and school and one of the reasons for our huge success is the strong commitment of our families.

Pilgrimage Day On Tuesday 19th March, we will be taking all the children to Edington Priory for a “Pilgrimage Day”.  Singing, crafts, reflection time, discussion and drawing/writing are included in the various activities that will help children reflect on the school values and their own philosophy through the story of Easter. The church provides a beautiful, tranquil space for this event and we are very grateful for the welcome we are given.

Please send your child in with a packed lunch on Tuesday 19th March, as we shall be eating at the church.

Performance at Dauntsey’s Children in KS2 (Years 3, 4 5 and 6) will be going to watch “Danny, Champion of the World” at Dauntsey’s secondary school on Monday 18th March (this coming Monday) after lunch. We will take them to the show in coaches, but parents must remember to pick their children up at 4.15pm at Dauntsey’s school on that day. A letter has been sent home detailing the parking and collection point.

Facebook Pages Both the school and the PFA have Facebook pages – please do go online and follow them. There is a lovely, active and supportive network that operates on the PFA page, so please do involve yourself in this online community. The school page often has photos of things that are going on in school.

Recorder Choir It was lovely to have a very good recorder choir of (mainly) professional musicians and music teachers perform for our children on Tuesday. They brought with them some amazing recorders, including the extraordinary cuboid shaped contra bass recorder, which is nearly 5 feet high. We heard some lovely pieces of baroque music as well as more contemporary pieces. We are very proud of our own little recorder choir which accompanies and plays for us so beautifully and this performance showed them where they might like to aim as they continue with their music studies. Our thanks to Mrs Jenkins (one of our peripatetic music teachers) for arranging this for us.

Charity Afternoon Thank you very much to those parents who have signed up to support a group for the Charity afternoon on Tuesday 2nd April. We shall be allocating stalls to the successful applicants early next week. Please note that if you have offered to help, you will need to support the children with their preparations in advance, supervise their setting up and taking down of the stall on the day, help them manage the money and send the money to the charity that they have chosen. We would like you to let us know how much was raised and to let us have a copy of the thank you letter that the charity sends back. We are, as ever, very grateful for your generous support of this event. The children gain so much from planning, running and packing up their own little stalls and we hope that they manage to do most of it by themselves.

Superstars Holiday Club This very popular club runs from Monday 8th April to Friday 12th April. You can come every day or just whenever you wish. They have over 40 different sports, fun activities and themes that the children will be taking part in. Everyone from the school is welcome as they accommodate age 4-11. If you have any more queries or would like to book on then contact SuperStars directly on  www.super-stars.org.uk/holiday-courses or call 0345 2413682. Spaces are likely to fill up fast as they can only take 30 children per day.

Upcoming Events (Calendar of events is available on the website at www. holy-trinity.co.uk)
Monday 18th March KS2 to Danny Champion of the World at Dauntsey’s School 2.30pm – 4.15pm
Tuesday 19th March Pilgrimage Day – please bring a packed lunch
Friday 5th April Last day of term
Monday 8th – Friday 12th April Holiday Club, Superstars
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
Friday 5th July Year 6 Leavers’ trip to Salisbury Cathedral
Wednesday 10th July Sports Day and picnic 9.15am  – 1.00pm
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

Textile Recycling – Many thanks for all the textiles donated on Monday and a BIG THANK YOU to our very dedicated “Recycling Fairy” Emma Farebrother who gives up her time (and boot space) to deliver the recycling to the depot – you are an absolute PFA star!

Mothers’ Day Flowers & Tuck Shop – Friday 29th March – Our first Tuck Shop of the year and also the hugely popular Mothers’ Day flower stall. We will be needing volunteers to run this so please do come forward if you are able to help in any way.

Quiz Night – Friday 26th April (evening) in The Pavilion – Please look out for flyers and sign up slips in book bags. Friends and family all welcome! A cheese-board supper will be provided and drinks will be available to purchase.

Social Evening – Friday 10th May – The Three Daggers brewery (underneath the Farm Shop) – Tickets will be £15 to include a drink and a buffet supper – A relaxed evening for all school parents and members of the school community to get together.

If you would like to receive our updates via email, please sign up by emailing us at holytrinitypfa@gmail.com and we will add you to our list.

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 22 – 8th March 2019

Dear Parents

Parent Teacher meetings Please do not forget to come along to chat to your child’s teacher on either Monday 11th March or Wednesday 13th March – you will have booked your appointment.

Pilgrimage Day On Tuesday 19th March, we will be taking all the children to Edington Priory for a “Pilgrimage Day”.  Staff and volunteers from the churches and the school work together to ensure that children are given a great experience that leads to spiritual growth, whatever their faith or non-faith position. Themes around the school values of compassion, courage, aspiration and joy will be explored within the context of Easter. Singing, crafts, reflection time, discussion and drawing/writing are included in the various activities. The church provides a beautiful, tranquil space for this event and we are grateful for the welcome we are given.

Please send your child in with a packed lunch on that day, as we shall be eating at the church. Children will be back at school for most of the afternoon session. If you have been DBS checked and would like to accompany the trip, please let us know.

Bat Day Thank you for sending in money for your children to buy one of the wonderful Bat biscuits baked by the children in White Horse class to raise money for bat conservation. We had some amazing bat costumes in school on that day and lots of exciting work preparing the biscuits for sale. Over £48 was raised – a great result! Our thanks to Mrs Twentyman and Mrs Trusler who worked so hard to ensure that the children had fun with this project.

Pancake races We had a great time on Shrove Tuesday, with each team doing their best to win this event. In the end, Blue team won – well done to them and to all who took part with great sportsmanship. The points won will be added to the Sports Day total to help identify the overall winning team for the whole year. We are very grateful to the PFA who supported us so strongly with this event.

PFA Our thanks as ever to our wonderful PFA for all they do to enhance the quality and richness of education we provide for our children. Lisa Downing and her team do a really amazing job, drawing the school community together, providing great opportunities for our children and raising funds to support education here at Holy Trinity.

Charity Afternoon Each year, we give children the opportunity to raise funds for a charity of their choice. This year, the event will take place on Tuesday 2nd April 1.30pm – 2.30pm. Children who wish to run a stall must complete the application form, detailing the charity they are supporting, the event they will run, and the adult who will be supporting them with the event. All applications for a stall will be examined on Friday 15th March and we will allocate one of the twelve tables on offer to the teams who have presented the best applications.

These teams will be asked to do a two minute presentation to the whole school on their charity in advance of the Charity Afternoon. The event is only for children, except for the adults who are supporting each team. The adult supporting the team will need to help them clarify what is going to happen at the event, help them to prepare for it, run it, clear away afterwards and send the money to the charity the children have chosen. However, we expect that the majority of work will be done by the children themselves – this is part of their learning.

 

Collaboration Many of you will know that our school is part of a formal collaboration (not a multi-academy trust) which started about four years ago. The collaboration is called the Emmanuel Collaboration, consists of five church schools, Five Lanes CE Primary, St Thomas a Becket CE Primary in Tilshead, St Barnabas CE Primary in Market Lavington, Urchfont CE Primary and our own school. Through the collaboration we share resources, training, moderation of work to ensure high standards, expertise and much more. All our schools are stronger as a result of the collaboration and results of our aggregated data have risen each year since the inception of the collaboration. We have not given away any of our independence and have full control of our school, finances, governing body and staff – unlike the situation in a multi-academy trust.

Superstars Holiday Club This very popular club runs from Monday 8th April to Friday 12th April. You can come every day or just whenever you wish. They have over 40 different sports, fun activities and themes that the children will be taking part in. Everyone from the school is welcome as they accommodate age 4-11. If you have any more queries or would like to book on then contact SuperStars direct www.super-stars.org.uk/holiday-courses. Call 0345 2413682. Spaces are likely to fill up fast as they can only take 30 children per day.’’

Azoomee This is a fun online learning platform for children aged 5+. There are games, learning activities and videos that have been hand picked for children. It requires a subscription but we have had parents recommend this platform highly.  http://azoomee.com/

Upcoming Events (Calendar of events is available on the website at www. holy-trinity.co.uk)
Monday 11th March Parent teacher meetings 5.30pm – 8.00pm
Wednesday 13th March Parent teacher meetings 3.10pm – 6.00pm
Monday 18th March KS2 to Danny Champion of the World at Dauntsey’s School 2.30pm – 4.15pm
Tuesday 19th March Pilgrimage Day – please bring a packed lunch
Friday 5th April Last day of term
Monday 8th – Friday 12th April Holiday Club, Superstars
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
Friday 5th July Year 6 Leavers’ trip to Salisbury Cathedral
Wednesday 10th July Sports Day and picnic 9.15am  – 1.00pm
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

Pancake Day races: These were great fun as always! Thanks go out to our fantastic PFA volunteers on the day, who helped make this happen.

PFA Evening Meeting Many thanks to those who attended the meeting on Wednesday evening. It was a very productive meeting in which various activities and events for the next few months were discussed. The minutes of the meeting will be sent out to our mailing list. Please sign up by emailing us at holytrinitypfa@gmail.com if you would like to be kept informed.

Quiz Night – Friday 26th April (evening) in The Pavilion – Date & venue confirmed! Friends and family all welcome! A cheese-board supper will be provided and drinks will be available to purchase.

Social Evening – Friday 10th May – The Three Daggers brewery (underneath the Farm Shop) – Tickets will be £15 to include a drink and a buffet supper – A relaxed evening for all school parents and members of the school community to get together.

Friday Tuck Shop – Would you like to see the return of Tuck Shop? We are looking to bring this back on the last Friday of each month. As many of those who previously ran the tuck shop have now moved on, we are requesting volunteers who could help on an occasional basis. If you think you could dedicate an hour or so of your time on a Friday afternoon, once every few months, then please let us know. The children love the tuck shop and it’s a nice way to end the week (particularly if the sun is shining!!)

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