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Newsletter 2 - 15th September 2017

Dear Parents

New Reading System Every family is invited to come to a workshop in school on Monday 18th September at 2.15pm to find out how to support your child’s reading comprehension even more effectively.

Sarum Class – Roald Dahl Day.  What fun the children (and parents) in Sarum class had on Wednesday! Lots of disgusting food was shared, some great science experiments on explosions were conducted and the costumes were excellent. Our thanks to Mrs Goddard, Mrs Jones and Mrs Trusler who worked so hard to make sure the day ran smoothly, and thanks to the children and the parents for participating so fully and making the day so successful. The work on this theme continued with some great writing taking place the following day. We are all waiting to see the results of the decomposing fruit experiment, drawn from Dahl’s horrible descriptions of the contents of Mr Twit’s beard.

PFA Our sincere thanks to the PFA for all their hard work to enhance the learning opportunities and the provision for our children. Do consider offering your support to the PFA – it is a great way to make friends and become a part of the school community. You can do as much or as little as you wish so you do not need to feel that you will be overwhelmed if you volunteer!

Calendar for the year The calendar on our website has now been updated to include some of the important dates and fixtures for the whole year – if you need to find out when Sports day is or the Christmas plays etc, please look on the website at http://holy-trinity.co.uk/calendar/ .  There will be a lot more dates as the year progresses, including trips off-site and invitations for parents to come to events at school – so please keep an eye on the newsletter for details each week.

Upcoming Events (Calendar of events is available on the website at www. holy-trinity.co.uk)
Monday 18th September Reading Workshop for all parents and carers 2.15pm – 3.00pm
Friday 29th September Harvest Service at church – 9.30am

Harvest Assembly – 2.15pm

Friday 13th October Individual Photos 9.00am
Monday 16th October – Tuesday 17th October Braeside residential trip for Year 4 children 9.30am drop off on 16th Oct

3.30pm pick up on 17th Oct

Tuesday 17th October – Wednesday 18th October Braeside residential trip for Year 3 children 9.30am drop off on 17th Oct

3.30pm pick up on 18th Oct

Wednesday 18th October Last day of term
Monday 30th October Children back to school
Wednesday 8th November Parent/Teacher meetings – appointments to be booked online nearer the time. 3.10pm  – 6.00pm
Thursday 9th November Parent/Teacher meetings – appointments to be booked online nearer the time. 5.30pm – 8.00pm
     

Transferring Data As children transfer from one school to another, their data will be sent on to the receiving school. As well as personal information such as names and birthdates, these data will include academic, SEND, welfare, safeguarding and child protection data. The police will also send schools information about relevant domestic violence incidents or other matters that might impact a child in the school.

Pupil Premium Funding If you are claiming certain benefits, the school will receive £1320 for your child. This money will be used for various support programmes throughout the school for all children. Your child will also benefit directly as some of the funding will be used to subsidise or pay completely for school trips, music lessons and other additional school costs for your child. All of this work is done in the strictest confidence. Forms are available in the office.

Please do check and if you think you are eligible, complete the form so that we can process the claim for the funding.  The benefits which attract the funding are:

  • Income support,
  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance,
  • Income related Employment and support Allowance,
  • Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum act 1999 (NASS),
  • the guarantee element of State Pension Credit,
  • Child Tax Credit (you must NOT be entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs that does not exceed £16,190),
  • Working Tax Credit “Run On”

Parking Can we once again make the plea that our parents are considerate in their parking when dropping off and picking up? We need to keep our children safe and we have a duty to our neighbours as well. The road into Witchcombe Close is a private road and any repairs and maintenance have to be paid for by the residents themselves – no one should be parking there. Parking on the intersection and double parking puts children’s lives as risk. Please consider parking further down in the village and walking up Green Lane if there is no parking outside the school or in the Pavilion car park. Our thanks go to the Parish Council which very kindly allows us to use the car park at busy times if it is not in use for an event. The police have said that they will be carrying out regular patrols at pick up and drop off times with a view to checking for infringements. We do need to abide by the law.

Best wishes

Mercedes Henning

PFA News

Only a week away until we screen ‘Moana’ at the Family Outdoor Cinema Evening, Friday, September 22! Flyers in book bags today. A reminder about timings: The school gate opens at 6pm. It would be best to time last arrivals by 7pm as the film may start anytime between 7pm and 7.30pm based on dusk conditions. All children are to be accompanied by an adult.

If your child wants to enter the ‘car craft competition’, please ensure their car designs are placed near the front of the large cinema screen on the field by 6.30pm. Kytes Garage will be doing the judging!

There is still time for your child to create a cardboard car if they want to. Join your child at Harriet’s 2nd Car Craft afternoon, on Wednesday afternoon (September 20).

We’re appealing for your donations of cakes and home-baked treats to sell at the Outdoor Cinema. This time, please could you sticky tape your name (so we know who to thank!) and confirmation your baking is nut-free to your cake or biscuit packaging. These can be dropped off at Reception either at school drop-off or pick-up on Friday (September 22). THANK-YOU!

Also, please don’t forget to diarise the PFA AGM, the following Friday, September 29 at 13:30, ahead of Harvest Assembly - especially if the role of PFA Chair appeals to you.

Looking forward to the Outdoor Cinema!!!! From the PFA Team

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New System for Homework Reading

New System for Homework Reading
The background to the change is the following:
• We have increasingly found children being pushed through the reading bands at speed, with a target to reach Gold (or Lime or Brown) being the most important part of reading at home.
• Of course, the most important part of reading is to understand what you have read!
• Our research has shown that far too many of our children decode efficiently – give them any book and they can fluently decode the words. But, when we ask them any question that requires some deeper understanding of the text, they struggle.
• It has been shown in numerous studies that children who love reading show much greater comprehension of the text.
• We want our children to love reading and to be able to unpick the deeper meaning of text, using the skills of inference and deduction.
• For instance: If your child reads this sentence: “He huddled behind the curtain, his thin arms shivering around his body, his eyes wide as he waited”, and then you ask your child what the boy is feeling, they might well suggest that he is excited because he is playing hide and seek! They might not pick up the words “thin”, “shivering” and “wide” as giving us clues that there is likely to be some kind of suffering involved in this boy’s life.
• We need to make sure that children can be word detectives, picking out those words which give us clues to the deeper meaning.
• Analysing pictures can also help children to understand more about the deeper meaning.

Here is a short summary of the changes
• Rather than your child being required to read a book that is strictly within their own reading level, we now ask them to choose any book that they fancy from the library to read for homework. They can change books every day or as often as they like.
• Within the school day, we shall continue to monitor their progress and give them reading exercises that are matched to their attainment and reading level and we will ensure that they make good progress in reading through our guided reading programme.
• At home, they will read or look at any book/blog/magazine/note/cereal packet that they like to practice their reading.
What if the book that they choose to bring home is much too hard for them to read?
• Read it to them! Let them read the occasional word/phrase that is within their scope, or read a caption or a heading. Then discuss what you have just read. Ask your child questions about what you have just read to help them dig deeper into the text, to enjoy it and understand it.
What if the book they choose to bring home is much too easy for them to read?
• Let them read it with ease and enjoyment! Then ask them questions about the text and about the pictures so that they start to think more and more deeply about the words.

A bit of help
On the back of this sheet is a list of questions, some of which might give you a starting point for the discussion that you might have with your child about the text that they are reading. This is not exhaustive, of course, and as you get used to this, you will think of all sorts of good questions to ask.

A bit more help
We invite all parents and carers to come into school on Monday 18th September at 2.15pm to have a workshop in which we shall show you examples of how to use skills of inference and deduction to unpick a text. Then you will go to your child’s classroom and have a go at rehearsing these skills with your child – the teacher will be there to help you.

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Reading Comprehension Questions

Unpicking the text
Questions you might like to ask before reading:
• What is the title of the book?
• Have you read any other books by this author?
• Have you read the ‘blurb’ on the back cover?
• What does the cover tell you about the book?
• What do you think the book is about?
• What are you curious to find out about this book?
• What do you already know about this book?
• What do you want to learn?
• Why are you reading this book?
Questions you might like to ask during reading:
• What has happened so far?
• What do you think will happen next? What gives you the clues to this?
• What is the problem in the book?
• Which is your favourite character? Why?
• How are these characters connected? (friends/relations/partners in crime…)
• What do you like/dislike about Bernard? How do you know he is like this?
• What do we know about Bernard? (physical and personality characteristics, habits, job, likes/dislikes …) How do you know this?
• Why do you think Bernard did/said/felt that? What makes you think this?
• When you were reading this part, what were you picturing in your head?
• Why is this part in a different type of writing (bold/italic/typeface)
Questions you might like to ask after reading:
• Describe the setting of the story.
• Describe how a character changed throughout the book. Explain using examples from the text.
• Which of the characters did you like best? Why?
• What were some of the problems or situations the characters encountered?
• Tell about a part that you liked or disliked and explain why.
Encourage your child to refer to the text, to give examples from the text for their views and to look at words critically to see what the nuance and implications might be of those particular words.

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Newsletter 1 - 8th September 2017

Dear Parents
Parents’ Class Welcome Meetings and residential trip meeting Thank you to everyone who attended these welcome meetings. Please be aware that we have a very welcoming open door policy. Come and talk to us about anything that is troubling you or that you are very pleased with. Your comments can help to shape policy in our school.
It was interesting to hear so many parents remarking that school is very different now from when they attended – it is worth emphasising this point. Children are encouraged to be very independent in their learning, they are expected to work well as a team and to support each other’s learning, they have the opportunity to grow spiritually and emotionally as well as academically and physically. Children in the modern classroom are expected to be reflective and to try to find answers for themselves – by getting up and looking at “Walls of Help” displays or by consulting an online resource, or by asking a peer, before they ask an adult just to tell them the answer. They take great responsibility for their own learning and meeting their own targets so that they are equipped to deal with a world that will be very different from the one in which we grew up. We are teaching them for their future, not for our past.

Thank you! All the teachers and support staff have asked me to thank everyone who sent gifts in to school for the staff at the end of last term – we were, as ever, overwhelmed by your generosity and thoughtfulness. We were especially touched by the messages in the cards and notes – it is heart-warming to have our work so clearly appreciated.
New families Thank you to all who have reached out in friendship to our new families – it can be daunting both as a child and as an adult to enter a new school community and it is important that we make sure all our new families feel welcome in this lovely community.
Secret codes! Sometimes we use vocabulary or acronyms that you may not be familiar with – please alert us if we do this so that we can make sure we are clear in our communications. We will often use the term KS1 or KS2. These stand for Key Stage 1 (which is Year 1 and Year 2, and usually we include the Foundation Stage children in this group as well), and Key Stage 2 (which includes Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6).
Sharing Assembly Please remember that sharing assembly takes place on Fridays at 2.15pm where a few children from each class share their successes and experiences of learning with the whole school. All parents are welcome to attend this assembly which gives insight into all the work going on here.
Recorder lessons commence on Friday 15th September - If your child already has lessons, could you let the office know whether they will be continuing. Guitar lessons will start on Wednesday 13th September. Brass instrument tuition starts on Thursday 14th September. Please remember to bring in the appropriate instrument.
New Reading System Please read the attached leaflet on the new reading system that we are implementing this year. Every family is invited to come to a workshop in school on Monday 18th September at 2.15pm to find out how to support your child’s reading comprehension even more effectively.
Sarum Class – Roald Dahl Day We are looking forward to seeing children in Sarum class coming to school dressed as a Roald Dahl character on 13th September. Parents are invited to come to school at 2.00pm to share the end of this day of Roald Dahl activities.
Gardening Club There are a few spaces available in Gardening Club – if you would like your child to attend, please meet Mrs Liz Read after school on Monday afternoons and sign up. We always welcome parents to support us with this club and if your child is in KS1, your child must be accompanied by an adult. Great Cheverell Gardening club is holding a competition tomorrow – do consider making a figure out of vegetables or fruit and submitting it! Several of our gardening clubbers will be submitting entries.
Reminder Children are not allowed to have mobile phones in school. We also cannot allow rucksacks in school – there is just no room to hang them and they cause trip hazards. Draw string bags can be used for PE kit and flat portfolio type bags for reading books. Please make sure your child has good, black school shoes – no boots, no ankle boots, no sandals, no trainers or any other type of footwear should be worn to school except trainers for PE. Please make sure hair is tied back from the face – children struggle to learn if they have to keep shaking hair out of their eyes every time they look up at the board. We are a “Nut-Free” school as we have children with severe allergies on site. Many thanks for your support and cooperation with the management of our children’s safety and wellbeing.
Clubs: At Holy Trinity we offer a wide variety of special interest clubs. Some of these are led by our teachers, teaching assistants or parents on a voluntary basis. Others are run by experts or professionals in the field and there will be a fee for these clubs. Not every club is open to every age group – so please check the permission letters when they come out to check that your child is eligible to sign up for a particular club. Some clubs have already asked for sign up and will commence immediately. Most school-led clubs will start in the week commencing Monday 25th September. Permission letters for clubs will be sent out shortly.
Judo Club starts on Thursday 14th September and Ukulele Club on Wednesday 13th September. Fencing club starts on Monday 11th September.

Clubs led by school staff - Teachers/Teaching assistants or Volunteers (Nominal or no charge) Handbells (Monday lunchtimes)
Gardening (Monday after school)
Choir (Mondays after school or as notified)
Sports Club (Tuesday after school)
Crocheting (Wednesday lunchtimes)
Netball Club (Wednesday after school)
Christmas crafts (Various lunchtimes)
Chess (Monday or Friday lunchtimes)
Clubs led by professionals or experts (Fee Paying)
Ukulele
Special Sports by Go-Active (Fencing in first term)
Judo

Practices for the Eisteddfod choir will begin after school on Monday September 18th. Please could those children who received an invitation to join this choir - either this week or just before the summer holidays - return the slips and payment to the office if they are interested in performing at the Eisteddfod in November.

Coats Please send coats in every day from now on – the weather can change suddenly and it is cold on our field! Please make sure all items of clothing are marked with your child’s name.
PFA Our wonderful Parents and Friends Association is holding an outdoor cinema on the school field! This will be huge fun, with a competition for the best car made out of a cardboard box, a food court and, of course, a film shown on the field. Do come along and have a unique and fun-filled evening.
Children’s Harvest Workshop… Come and have fun making different items to celebrate Harvest on Saturday 9th September from 10-12 noon in Erlestoke Church. Items will be put on display ready for the Harvest service. Children from all parishes are welcome but children under five must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

There is a “Messy Church” session at St Andrews Church in Devizes this Sunday from 3-5pm.
Junior Volleyball for year 3 and above starts back once a month at Lavington School sports hall from 1pm until 4pm this Sunday.
Best wishes
Mercedes Henning

PFA News

We’re kicking off the new school year with the FAMILY OUTDOOR CINEMA –SEPTEMBER 22! Entrance is £2.50 per person. Arrivals are from 6pm for a film start just after dusk, approximately 7.30pm. The film may start a little earlier if conditions are right so time your latest arrivals by 7pm.
This will be such an AMAZING EVENT FOR ALL THE FAMILY so spread the word to your grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings and friends of Holy Trinity.
The 8x4 inflatable screen in the school field guarantees a magical evening – and we aim to have a BBQ, Prosecco, beer, soft drinks, juice, hot chocolate, cakes and popcorn! All you need to bring is cushions, camping chairs, blankets to stay warm, a torch and the children’s cardboard cars, ‘drive-in style’, if they’ve chosen to make one. Pack a brolly and ponchos if we expect a little rain – just like ‘The Proms’!
The winners of the cardboard cars will be announced just ahead of the film start. There is a lot of discussion about the film choice to be announced soon – so watch this space!
OTHER DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:
:: Wednesday, September 20, after school – Harriet’s 2nd Car Craft Club (details to follow)
:: Friday, September 29, 13:30 – PFA AGM
Finally, a big welcome to all the new families at Holy Trinity. From the PFA Team

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Newsletter 39 - 14th July 2017

Dear Parents

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

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

Sports Day Once again, we had a wonderful day on Wednesday, with Mr Amor’s beautifully organised sports programme running exactly according to plan. We were very proud of the children – they showed courage and compassion, aspiration and joy and they gave us all a wonderful example of just how these events should run. We are also very proud of, and grateful to, our Year 6 children who were remarkably well organised, ensuring that the equipment and the support was exactly where it needed to be at each moment. This is a really outstanding group of Year 6 children. Thank you to all our families and governors who came along to support the children as well. And, as ever, a very sincere thank you to our PFA who provided refreshments for the children during the morning.

Year 6 Leavers’ Trip This event takes place on Monday 17th July. Please remember to bring a packed lunch and swimwear.

School Eucharist We invite you all to come along to the school Eucharist, celebrated by Archdeacon Sue Groom, on Tuesday 18th July at 2.00pm. Always a lovely event with singing, dancing, water and reflection.

Leavers’ Assembly On Wednesday 19th July, at 2.00pm Year 6 children will reflect on their time in primary school and school trophies will be awarded. Parents of Year 6 children are invited to come to this event. 2 seats will be allocated to each Year 6 family – there may be a few extra for other people but these will not be reserved and there will not be many extra. We have had a truly exceptional year of Year 6 children this year – we shall all be sad to see them go.

Parents’ Welcome Meetings You are all invited to come along to school on the dates below, meet your child’s class teacher, find out about their school routines and ask any questions you may have. We have also arranged for the meeting about the Year 3/Year 4 residential trip to be amongst these meetings so that hopefully you will be able to coordinate the evening and get to all the meetings.

Avebury Class Welcome Meeting: Wednesday 6th September 5.00pm
Residential Trip Meeting for Year 3 and Year 4: Wednesday 6th September 5.30pm
Sarum Class Welcome Meeting: Wednesday 6th September 6.00pm
Stonehenge Class Welcome Meeting: Thursday 7th September 5.00pm
White Horse Welcome Meeting: Thursday 7th September 5.30pm
Silbury Class Welcome Meeting: Wednesday 7th September 6.00pm

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.

Recorder, brass and guitar tuition Please sign up if you would like your child to take part in recorder, brass instrument or guitar tuition with our exceptional music teachers next term.

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

Music holiday Club If you would like your child to attend this wonderful experience from 31st July – 3rd August at school, please email info@maestromania.co.uk to book a place – the children will play and make instruments, do music themed baking and other food and lots more. £50 for the week or £14 a day.

Superstars sports holiday club This very popular club will run at school from 24th July – 28th July and again 7th August – 11th August. Website www.super-stars.org.uk or 08452413682. £68 for the week or £20 a day.

Hit the ground running! Please continue to read with your child through the summer holidays, using the library reading challenge or any other reading they wish to do - books, comics, blogs, emails, instructions, recipes, adverts, menus etc.

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Events (Calendar of events is available on the website at www. holy-trinity.co.uk)
Monday 17th July Y6 Leavers’ treat off site 9.00am – 3.00pm
Tuesday 18th July School Eucharist 2.00pm – 2.45pm
Wednesday 19th July Leavers’ Assembly 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Thursday 20th July Last day of term (Friday 21st is a TD day)
Monday 4th September Children return to school
Wednesday 6th September • Avebury class welcome meeting
• Residential trip meeting for all parents of children in
Y3 and Y4
• Sarum class welcome meeting 5.00pm – 5.30pm
5.30pm – 6.00pm

6.00pm – 6.30pm
Thursday 7th September • Stonehenge class welcome meeting
• White Horse class welcome meeting
• Silbury class welcome meeting 5.00pm – 5.30pm
5.30pm – 6.00pm
6.00pm – 6.30pm

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

Sunflower Competition Please take a photo of your sunflower and either send it to lizread@mikeread.org or post on the PFA Facebook page by 1st September, noting the height from the soil level to where the stem attaches to the flower.
The top 3 tallest flowers will be visited for verification and there will be a prize giving at sharing assembly on the 15th September.

Cheverells Garden Club Fun Show There will be classes for the children at the CGC show on the 9th September at the village hall. Flyers are in book bags and available on the PFA website. Children living in the Cheverells or attending Holy Trinity are able to enter.
Classes - Gingerbread person
Garden on a plate
Collage of a flower
Animal from vegetables

Pavilion Car Park A reminder to all parents that Cheverell Magna Parish Council very kindly lets our parents use the car park at pick up and drop off times. However, it is a privilege that we need to respect. If the car park has been hired by another user, our parents may not use it. It does not belong to us. I have asked that the Council to consider letting us know when the car park has been hired out so that we can give parents a warning that there will be very limited parking on that day. If there are traffic cones up, please do not park there.

Library Reading Challenge Our libraries are running their very popular reading challenge through the summer. For each book that the child reads, they will be given a small reward and a certificate at the end. The topic this year is “Animal Agents” and is a bit of a detective theme. This is tremendous way of making sure that your child keeps up with their reading over the summer. Please do consider taking part.

Are you a parent of a 3- or 4-year old? Check out the new entitlement for working parents starting this September on http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/child-care
Up to 30 hours of free childcare a week. You can also check what help you could get with your childcare costs by using the government’s new childcare calculator at https://www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator

"My greatest Adventure" Watch Bear's Story on Alpha.org. Bear Grylls is backing the Alpha Course which will run in September on Wednesday evenings at Easterton Church.
Alpha is a series of interactive sessions (for adults) that freely explore the basics of Christian faith. It is free for anyone who is curious and takes place in a friendly, open and informal environment. Alpha is 11 weekly evening sessions and is free of charge. Each session includes food, a short talk/ video and discussion for thought sharing. Try it and leave it if it is not for you; no questions asked.
Come to a taster session at Easterton Church at 7pm on Wednesday 19th July (next week) For more information and or transport from Great Cheverell contact Anna Spear - 07718949559.

Best wishes
Mercedes Henning

PFA News
This time last week we were advertising the Summer Fayre. Today we’re sending out an ENORMOUS THANK-YOU for your incredible support!! Together we raised: £1090.76!!!
We’ve emailed stall-holders the takings of individual stalls, so check your inbox if you haven’t already. Everybody – Mums, Dad, Grandparents, Siblings, Friends – worked so hard to make the afternoon a success as the sun smiled on the Holy Trinity Community. Thanks again everyone!
And still on the subject of the Fayre, we have a winner of ‘Guess the number of Jelly Beans’. Well done Marie Spencer you were the closest guess with 907. The actual number of Jelly Beans in the jar was 905! A lovely great big colourful jar of jelly beans is waiting for you in School Reception.

Today is a very special Chocolate Strawberry Tuck Shop. We encourage you to make the most of it this afternoon as sadly this is the last of the Tuck Shops with Jane and Barry at the helm. Although it is wonderful that the Gibbons are moving forward as their son leaves Year 6 – it is with a tinge of sadness that we make this announcement.

Jane has contributed so, so much to the PFA Team – Friday Tuck Shops, the posters and flyers you get in book bags, many raffle prizes as well as the annual Chocolate Easter Bunny! Jane came up with the idea of Tuck Shop after hearing parents in the park say how nice it would be to have refreshments - and so she did something about it! So much so that ‘Friday Tuck Shop’ is now a firm favourite with our kids. It would be sad to see what is now a wonderful tradition trail away, so please do let us know if you are interested in perhaps helping to sustain the tradition of ‘Jane’s Friday Tuck Shop’ during the next school year. (We're thinking it may be suitable for a team who could share the role.)
In the meantime, enjoy the Chocolate Strawberries today!
From the PFA Team

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