Newsletter 20 – 12th February 2021

Dear Parents

Half Term Break Starts on Monday 15th February! No online learning for the coming week – you’re on holiday!


Please make sure that you stay at home. Do not arrange to go out and visit friends, no matter how tempting this is. We need to hold the line for another few weeks in order to drive down infections enough that we can return to school on 8th March!


We shall see everyone back at their Moodling stations on Monday 22nd February. We hope that this may be the commencement of the last fortnight of home learning in Lockdown before we can return to school. But that will only happen if case numbers are low. Please limit all contact with people outside your household! Covid case numbers are still very high and lockdown may continue if these numbers do not fall enough.


Positive PCR Result If your child was at school as one of our critical worker families, and then tests positive for Covid on a test taken up to and including Sunday 14th February, please email us with your child’s name, the date and number of their positive test, the date their symptoms started, and the last date they were in school. We may have to work with Track and Trace to alert other families to the possibility of infection and subsequent isolation.

Sharing Each week, we have a few images of some wonderful work done by our children at home, on Moodle. Go to the Whole School page and scroll to the bottom to see what has been published this week.

Spring in Your Step We are inviting all our families to take part in this initiative to bring joy into our neighbourhoods. We would love to see your children (or you!) creating a beautiful drawing or painting of a spring scene or spring flowers or something that has especially reminded you that spring is nearly here and then put this art work in your front windows so that passers-by can see it. Or you could put a vase of spring flowers in your front window. Or you could place a container with wonderful flowering spring bulbs outside your front door or near your front gatepost for everyone to enjoy as they walk past. Spring on your doorstep! Add a little poster encouraging people to “Choose Joy”, or to “Enjoy the Spring”, or to “Stay Strong” in these difficult times. This is a great project for the half term.

We look forward to seeing photos of your amazing Spring in your Step displays!

Accessibility Survey Mrs Goddard, our lead on our inclusion and accessibility work, is asking as many of you as possible to complete the little survey on this link. Please do log in and do this survey! Your views are very important to us and will inform future decisions we make. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FQV6VFH

Take care of yourselves We know that these times are very difficult for many of our families. Please make sure that you look after the wellbeing of everyone in your family as your first priority. Some days it may not be easy to do much academic work – that’s OK. We will help your child when they get back to school.

Go for a walk, do some painting, get out the play dough, find a cardboard box to play with, plant some seeds, dress up in crazy clothes, dance to your favourite music…..anything that is fun for you and your child, but not too demanding will help on these difficult days. Don’t forget that the Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub is there if you need more support.

Some online visits you might enjoy with your child! Always supervise your children carefully when they are online.

Google Earth
Google Earth is an excellent geographical learning resource for children.
They can type in questions about capital cities and landmarks to get interactive answers. It also has a 3D feature that can be used to view any location around the world.

You might want to visit the Louvre in France:
https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

Or how about a quick visit to the Great Wall of China! https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china

Reminder If at all possible, children (even those of critical workers) must be kept at home. School attendance is available only if there is absolutely no other option. We need to limit contacts as much as we possibly can to hold this virus at bay.

We wish you all a very good half term break at home, with no virtual school! See you back on 22nd February.

Best wishes Mercedes Henning

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

Upcoming Events (Calendar of events available on the website at www. holy-trinity.co.uk)

Friday 12th February Last day of half term
Monday 22nd February Home schooling starts again
Monday 8th March Perhaps we will all be back in school! We will keep you updated – please stick to lockdown rules until then!
Thursday 1st April Last day of term
Monday 19th April School re-opens
Monday 3rd May May Day Holiday
Friday 28th May Last day of half term
Wednesday 9th June Everyone back to school 7th and 8th of June are TD days
Tuesday 6th July Sports day and picnic on the field afterwards 9.15am – 12.00 Sports Day
12.00pm – 12.45pm Picnic
Parents welcome if restrictions permit
Monday 12th July and Wednesday 14th July Parent/Teacher meetings 3.20pm – 5.50pm – we will keep you updated as Covid restrictions change
Tuesday 20th July School Eucharist 2.00pm with the Bishop. All parents welcome if restrictions permit
Wednesday 21st July Leavers’ Assembly 2.00pm – Year 6 parents welcome if restrictions permit
Thursday 22nd July Last day of summer term 23rd July is a TD day

PFA News

PFA on hold
The PFA activities are currently on hold. When school returns we will continue to make plans for fundraising, and fun events and activities which benefit your children at Holy Trinity

If you would like to help or have a question please get in touch at holytrinitypfa@gmail.co.uk
or on our Facebook page Holy Trinity (Great Cheverell) PFA

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