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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.

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Many thanks,

Your PFA

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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

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Newsletter 21 - 27th February 2019

Dear Parents

Online Safety again We continue to hear reports of children in our school playing Fortnite and other unsuitable online games. There have been children whose feelings have been hurt through the group messaging that occurs within these games, even when the children are known to them through our school. School children do not understand the impact of some of their comments when they are written down and they can both hurt, and be hurt, in this forum. We, as adults who have not grown up in this online world, often do not understand the devices, the games and the very real dangers our children face in the online world. It is one of a parents’ most important tasks to keep our children safe. No parent would allow their primary school child to go into an unsafe place on their own. This is exactly the same. Children’s welfare and indeed their very lives are in danger and parents need to act decisively to keep their children safe in the online world.

  • Make sure you know how to use your child’s device very efficiently so that you can control what is going on. Unless you know exactly what they are doing, they should not be doing it. Ask for help if you are not sure.
  • Set the filters strictly.
  • Limit the time your child can spend online.
  • Limit the people they can meet online to those that you know well.
  • Never let a primary school child have a device in their bedroom – it must be in the family living area so that they are under direct supervision at all times.
  • Check their device regularly, read their messages, check their communications in all areas. This is responsible parenting. Make sure your child is accustomed to this.
  • Keep talking to your child about their online presence.
  • Encourage your child to tell you if they are feeling upset or uncomfortable.
  • Know what to do about online dangers and cyberbullying.
  • Have a look at the main areas for concern by clicking into this link: https://usa.kaspersky.com/resource-center/threats/top-seven-dangers-children-face-online
  • And this link for advice for children. https://www.bbc.com/ownit/its-personal/when-you-see-something-scary-online

Bat Day! White Horse class is studying Bats this week and, as part of their work, will be raising funds for the Bat Conservation. On Wednesday 6th March, next week, they will be selling Bat Biscuits to everyone in the school. Please send your child in with 20p on Wednesday if they would like to buy a Bat biscuit.  Children in White Horse class may also come to school on Wednesday 6th March dressed as bats.

Thank you We would like to say a warm thank you to the parents who help us so much by joining in with Wake and Shake in the mornings. The Year 6 children spend many hours of their free time choreographing and learning the routines and the children benefit by having their heart rates lifted first thing in the morning through the dance. The more parents who support this and join in, the more fun for the children and the more they perceive the value of exercise.

Performance Poetry Competition We are very proud of all our children who participated so beautifully in our performance poetry competition. Whether they made it through to the finals or not, they all showed great courage and resilience in having a go. Our finalists and winners did a superb job – well done!

Farming Talks We are very grateful to our local farmers, Bob King and Emily Pepler, who have come into school over the past term to talk to our children about farming. It has been fascinating to hear about modern technology in farming and to find out more about dairy farming. It is really important that our children maintain a connection with food production.

Parent Teacher meetings Please do not forget to go online to book an appointment to chat to your child’s teacher on either Monday 11th March or Wednesday 13th March. The site is now open to book.

Playground over the road Please make sure that you supervise your child carefully when they are in the playground over the road. If your child is small, they will need help as they open and close the metal gate in and out of the playground – it is heavy and springs back.  Small children should not operate the gate on their own.

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 Sch 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 -  on Monday (4th March) - As usual, please leave any textile recycling in sealed bags under the covered area between the Art Centre and school reception. Many thanks.

PFA Evening Meeting -Wednesday 6th March 7:30pm in The Bell Inn, Great Cheverell. Please do come along if you can make it - all very welcome, to hear of upcoming plans and offer any suggestions for future activities and events.

Quiz Night - Date confirmed: Friday 26th April, in the evening - Sure to be a fun night so please pop the date in your diary and start assembling your teams! (we can also help make up teams nearer the time)

PFA Social Evening - Friday 10th May - We are working on a venue for this and will announce it as soon as it has been booked.

Easyfundraising –  If you haven't already done so, please do create an account and click through this website when doing your online shopping.

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Newsletter 20 - 15th February 2019

Dear Parents

Today is the last day of this half term. We are all back to school on Monday 25th February 2019.

Paper Free Newsletters We are going to move to a paper free system for our weekly newsletters in the new half term. We will make sure that there are few “hard copies” available at the office but, since nearly everyone receives the newsletter electronically, and it is always available on the school website, it makes sense to reduce our paper and ink consumption through this measure. If you would prefer to continue to receive a paper copy of the newsletter, please let us know and we will make sure that your child is given one on Friday afternoons.

Salisbury Fire Station Trip As well as having the fire service in school to talk to our children about fire safety this month, we also took our two younger classes to Salisbury fire station. Children in White Horse class got to watch some model Tudor Houses being burnt (as part of their Fire of London topic). Children in both classes used the fire hose – what an experience! They then went to Salisbury cathedral (to see the baptismal font, a replica of which we have in school as a candle holder) and Salisbury museum, to find out about the history of firefighting through the ages. We are very fortunate that our families support us so strongly in our work to take children out on field trips – nearly all of our families help us pay for the coaches and entry tickets, so that we are able to afford to take the children to exciting places. Thank you to all our families.

Letter of Congratulation We received a letter of congratulation this week from the Director of Education in Wiltshire, for our outstanding results in the 2018 statutory assessments. She writes, “I congratulate you on the recently validated outcomes achieved by your pupils in 2018, which are amongst the best primary schools in Wiltshire.  We appreciate that these very good outcomes are due to the sustained commitment, hard work and success of your staff, governors and pupils and recognise that they could not have been achieved without your effective leadership and determination to remain focused on school improvement. I would like to offer my thanks to you and all at your school for your pursuit of the highest standards of educational achievement.”

Lost Property Please check your child’s belongings over the holiday and return anything which isn’t yours to school so that we can return it to the rightful owner.

Cycling into school We are very pleased with how many children walk or cycle into school each day – these families are making the roads outside our school safer and are helping the environment by not using cars. Thank you to all the parents to make sure their children are safe on the roads, particularly those who cycle. It is essential that children wear cycling helmets when cycling, even if the distance is quite short. A minor accident can result in horrific injury or death if they are not properly protected by a helmet.

Gardening Club Unfortunately Liz Read is not able to restart the Gardening Club for the year until after the Easter Holidays. Therefore the first meeting will be Monday 29th of April.  This will be the last year Liz runs the club and she is looking for someone or a group of people to take it forward. It would be a terrible pity if Gardening Club has to fall into abeyance because there are no volunteers to run it. Please do come forward if you would like to lead, or be part of a team that leads this really wonderful club. You could join us for a few months in the summer term to gain some idea of what is entailed. Help is always welcome, particularly in May and June this year, when help with watering would be much appreciated even if you don’t want to lead the club.

Gardening Club grows vegetables and fruit 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 at the office for a permission form. 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 have any queries please call Liz Read on 07967 803420.

There is an Annual seed swap on Saturday 16 Feb at St Andrew’s Church between 10am and Noon.

www.timestables.co.uk This is a good app (and free) for helping children with their times tables through practice and games (and there are also options for practising other maths skills that are related to the primary curriculum). We do not advocate children spending too much time in front of a screen, but if your child does want to play on their device, perhaps this is a worthwhile activity to promote.

Upcoming Events (Calendar of events is available on the website at www. holy-trinity.co.uk)
Friday 15th February Last day of term
Monday 25th February Everyone back to school
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 Sch 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

PFA Social Evening - Friday 10th May...please save the date! A chance for parents and friends of Holy Trinity to enjoy a relaxed evening. There will be nibbles and drinks available, and a raffle will be held to raise some funds. Venue will be confirmed after half term.

Quiz Night - This ever popular evening is in the pipeline! Date to be confirmed, watch this space.

Easyfundraising –  If you haven't already done so, please do create an account and click through this website when doing your online shopping.

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Many thanks for your continued support,

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Newsletter 19 - 8th February 2019

Dear Parents

Next Friday, 15th February, is the last day of this half term.

Science afternoon What a wonderful afternoon we had on Tuesday, when children in Sarum class and their parents were given the opportunity to take part in a carousel of science experiments together! Children could try invisible writing, estimate their lung capacity, make their own compasses that show North, experiment with magnets, and so much more. Thanks to Mrs Goddard and Mrs Jones who organised the event so efficiently and to Mrs Hayward who stayed on after school to help. And thanks to all the parents and carers who came to enjoy this event. Working in partnership with the school is one of the best ways to ensure your children have an outstanding education.

Fire Safety We were grateful to the fire service who came to our school to remind our children how they must react to keep safe in the unlikely event of a fire. They reminded us that we should all have evacuation plans to leave our homes should the usual exits be blocked by fire. And children were warned about the dangers of playing with fire.

Snow day We do not like to close our school for snow but last Friday the safety of our children and of our staff who have a long or complex commute into school was at risk due to the snow. Thank you all for your understanding.  It was lovely to hear how many children and their families made the most of the day and spent it outdoors enjoying the fun of the snow. So much better than sitting at home watching a screen!

Review of school values It is always good for us to take time every so often to reflect on the foundation of our school, the Christian ethos and the school values. Our governors, staff and children are busy with this at the moment. We welcome parental input into this work and ask you to respond with any comments you would like to make about the school values and how they impact on your child and their education. We welcome positive comments as well as points for improvement. Our values are Aspiration, Courage, Compassion and Joy. These are the foundation on which we build all our work. You can phone in, email in, write a note or pop into the office to give us your views on this.

Paper Free Newsletters We are going to move to a paper free system for newsletters in the new half term. We will make sure that there are few “hard copies” available at the office, but, since nearly everyone receives the newsletter electronically, and it is always available on the school website, it makes sense to reduce our paper and ink consumption through this measure. If you would prefer to continue to receive a paper copy of the newsletter, please let us know and we will make sure that your child is given one on Friday afternoons.

Christmas Performance Donations Half of the money raised at the Christmas Performances is always given to charity. This year, the children have decided that they will donate the money to the WWF https://www.wwf.org.uk/ and to the Mathieson Music Trust http://www.mathiesonmusictrust.org.uk/ . These two charities embody the concern our children have for our environment and for children less fortunate than they are. It is heart-warming to see how outward looking they are, and how much they understand their responsibilities as citizens of our world.

Parking Residents of homes across the road from our school and in Witchcombe Close have been advised to take photos of cars that block their driveways or park dangerously and send these photos in to the police. Please make sure that you do nothing to annoy our neighbours or jeopardise the safety of our children. There is parking further down in the village and you can walk along Green Lane, enjoying a chat with your child as you come to and from school along this very pretty lane.

Easter Flower Festival at St Peter’s Church in Great Cheverell will take place over the Easter weekend (Sunday 21st April – Monday 22nd April). If you would like to do a flower arrangement for this festival, on the theme “All flowers that on Earth do spring”, please contact Mrs Roberts-Phare on arobertsphare@gmail.com and let her know. Our children will be presenting art work for the festival.

Upcoming Events (Calendar of events is available on the website at www. holy-trinity.co.uk)
Friday 15th February Last day of term
Monday 25th February Everyone back to school
Monday 11th March Parent teacher meetings 5.30pm – 8.00pm
Wednesday 13th March Parent teacher meetings 3.10pm – 6.00pm
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

Upcoming events - We are currently planning a couple of upcoming social events / fundraisers - exact dates and details to be confirmed. We hope to have more news on this very soon.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email us at holytrinitypfa@gmail.com

Easyfundraising – In the past you have raised £2,641.44 for the PFA using easyfundraising, the majority of which has been raised by our number 1 donor (you know who you are, Mr. H! Big thanks to you!).

In the last 30 days the sum raised has been £10.87.

It really is such a simple way to fundraise for the PFA, at no extra cost to yourself, and can go towards funding many valuable activities for the children.

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Holy Trinity Church of England Primary Academy is a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with company number 07743627.
The registered office is at Townsend, Great Cheverell, Devizes, United Kingdom SN10 5TL

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