Newsletter 17 – 22nd January 2021

Dear Parents

Take care of yourselves We ask you all to prioritise your welfare and that of your family. Go for a walk or a cycle or a run every day. Encourage your children to play outside as much as possible. Engage with other people online to stave off loneliness. Do something you enjoy every day – arts and crafts, woodwork, models and puzzles, gardening, reading, meditation, baking, music, dance, a bit of screen time, chatting to your family, eating together, games.

But please reduce the number of face to face contacts you have outside of your household as much as possible! Every contact adds to the risk of getting Covid and spreading it around the community.

Our hospitals are desperately stretched at present, and any one of us might be impacted by the negative effects of that, not just those with Covid. We must aim to reduce the spread of the virus by reducing the direct contact we have with others outside of our household.

Learning online Thank you to all of our amazing families! The learning continues and we know that you are working very hard to ensure that this happens. Even if you do a little bit of reading, writing and maths each day, your child will reap the benefit. Try to submit the assignments if you can, encouraging your child to complete them independently as far as possible. Encourage your child to be outside a lot, with lots of activity, creativity, and fun. We do not want children spending hours and hours every day looking at a screen.

If you are enjoying the online learning, then there are lots of amazing projects for you to complete in every class page. But, we emphasise again, aim to keep everyone’s wellbeing at the heart of what you are doing at home at this difficult time. That is the most important thing to prioritise.

We are very sorry that some of our recorded teaching has been disrupted this week in a few classes, due to computer breakdowns. The problems are being resolved.

Non-Screen Activities from Pobble Attached to this newsletter, please find a lovely poster of 25 great activities that your child might like to do, that do not involve a computer screen! Please encourage them to choose a few of these activities to try. Some great ideas for improving mental health.

Time for reflection On the “Whole School” page of Moodle, there is a daily reflection published. On Mondays, I shall record a short reflection from my office to post on this page. Please do encourage your children take part in this very precious time to reflect, time to be still. It is such an important part of maintaining good mental health. Next Friday, our new headteacher-elect, Mrs Woodman, hopes to post a little message to you all on that page! Look out for this.

A day at the Zoo! How about packing a picnic, and taking a day out at the zoo in your own home? Chester Zoo has a wonderful free Virtual Zoo offer, and you could help your children enjoy this by making up a picnic, building a den, creating some appropriate posters and notices, creating a mini zoo at home with their toy animals, and enjoying the fun outside in your garden if possible, or indoors if the weather is poor. Virtual Zoo | Chester Zoo

Star Gazing Or perhaps, as the night falls, you could make up a flask of hot chocolate, and enjoy a planetarium experience? There is a £5 charge for this, and you need to book, but it is very good. See planetarium shows in London | Royal Museums Greenwich (rmg.co.uk)

Any good ideas? If you have had any other fun days “out” in your own home, please let us know so that we can share these with other parents.

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.

“Looking after yourself, looking after your children” Wiltshire Local Authority have published this little pamphlet which you may find helpful in these difficult times. The suggestions for good mental health mirror almost precisely the Ten Habits for Good Mental Health that our children know and discuss regularly. There are useful links for agencies that can help you with various issues and problems that you may be facing as well as some very good links to enrichment activities for your home learning. Please do click into this link and have a look.

https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/media/4254/COVID19-Looking-after-yourself-looking-after-your- children/pdf/COVID19_looking_after_yourself    looking_after_your_children.pdf?m=637336053278700 000

Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub If you are struggling with any aspect of lockdown, please do not suffer in silence. The Wiltshire Local Authority has a wellbeing hub which can offer support with emotional and mental health issues, with practical things like deliveries, with financial matters, and with all sorts of other problems people may experience at this time. Please do contact them. wellbeinghub@wiltshire.gov.uk or phone 0300 003 4576

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 will be available on the website at www. holy-trinity.co.uk in the coming week)
Friday 12th February Last day of half term  
Monday 22nd February Possibly, all children might be allowed back to school. We will keep you updated.
Thursday 1st April Last day of term  
Monday 19th April School re-opens  

PFA News

Thanks to staff

Sincere thanks go to the school staff who are working so hard supporting learners at home as well as those in school. We really appreciate it.

Julia’s House

The Christmas jumper day raised £143.50 for Julia’s House – the Dorset and Wiltshire Children’s’ Hospice and this money has been sent to them.

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

Newsletter 16 – 15th January 2021

Dear Parents

TD Dates for next year In collaboration with our lovely new headteacher from September 2021, Anna Woodman, we have set the TD dates for next year.
The TD dates are:
Wednesday 1st September 2021
Monday 28th February 2022
Monday 6th June 2022
Friday 22nd July
Monday 25th July 2022

Transition We are doing a lot of work together with Mrs Woodman to ensure a very good and efficient transition of leadership. She would have liked to have had a meeting with all our parents this term but, at the moment with Covid, this is not possible. However we hope that she will be able to record a message for our community which will be published on Moodle. We also hope that, all being well in summer, there will be opportunities for you to meet Mrs Woodman and to welcome her into the school community.
Mrs Woodman and I are having regular meetings to ensure that we have the best possible transition of senior leadership. Staff and governors will be increasingly involved with the transition work as we move through this academic year. We are very fortunate to have such a committed new headteacher-elect, who is prepared to work so hard before her tenure starts to ensure best outcomes for our children at this transition point.


Take care of yourselves We would like to remind you all that, although the Government would like KS1 children to be doing 3 hours of school work a day, and KS2 children (those in Year 3 and above) to be doing 4 hours of school work a day, we think the most important thing you can do is to make sure you are looking after the welfare of each person in your home. No child will be damaged in the long term by missing out on some school work, but the long term impact of stress and anxiety can be profound.
Choose to do the most important school work first – a bit of maths and some literacy. Then, please make sure your child does lots of outdoor play, exercise, activities. They will benefit from doing some creative activities as well – lots of ideas on Moodle. And if you can get to the other areas of learning on Moodle, that would be great. But care for your family’s wellbeing as a first priority.
We also ask that you leave your children to work independently as much as possible – especially for the pieces of work that are to be submitted for assessment and marking by the teachers. If these have been completely supervised and supported by the parents, it is hard for the teachers to see how well the child can do without support, and it is hard for them assess the progress the child is making. Your role is to encourage your child to stay on task for the half an hour or whatever time you have asked them to work on the project. They must then just get on with doing it to the best of their ability.


Socialising Children will benefit from having a short spell of socialising with their friends regularly. This cannot happen in person, but you can arrange with the parents of your child’s friend to have a 20 minute video chat – sometimes, setting it up so they are both playing with their lego, or have playdough in front of them or are both doing some drawing can help ease the awkwardness of a video chat. Or if they are older, you could arrange a little messaging time, carefully supervised, with a friend. Just saying “Hi” and sending an emoji can help reduce loneliness. We emphasise that all these interactions must be carefully supervised by you, and managed to ensure that no child is left with hurt feelings or a sense of powerlessness. Children sometimes do not realise that things they type on a message can hurt feelings very badly. We do a lot of work on this in school as part of our e-safety but, with primary school children, all engagements must be supervised by an adult to help ensure everyone feels safe and happy.


Thank you We are very grateful to our families for abiding by the Government direction to keep your children at home as much as possible, and to use the school’s onsite offer only if there is absolutely no other option, even if you are eligible for a place. This is the best way to keep our children, their families and our staff safe. The fewer children onsite, the less infection will be passed around the community. The impact of your thoughtfulness and courage is clear – our area has remarkably few positive cases compared with other areas in Wiltshire. This is a direct result of the strict compliance we are seeing in our area with the Covid restrictions. We are very fortunate to be part of such a caring and powerful community.

“Looking after yourself, looking after your children” Wiltshire Local Authority have published this little pamphlet which you may find helpful in these difficult times. The suggestions for good mental health mirror almost precisely the Ten Habits for Good Mental Health that our children know and discuss regularly. There are useful links for agencies that can help you with various issues and problems that you may be facing as well as some very good links to enrichment activities for your home learning. Please do click into this link and have a look.
https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/media/4254/COVID19-Looking-after-yourself-looking-after-your-children/pdf/COVID19_looking_after_yourself__looking_after_your_children.pdf?m=637336053278700000

Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub If you are struggling with any aspect of lockdown, please do not suffer in silence. The Wiltshire Local Authority has a wellbeing hub which can offer support with emotional and mental health issues, with practical things like deliveries, with financial matters, and with all sorts of other problems people may experience at this time. Please do contact them. wellbeinghub@wiltshire.gov.uk or phone 0300 003 4576

Primary School Applications If your child will be turning 5 years old sometime between 1 September 2021 and 31st August 2022, you will need to apply for a primary school place for them by today, 15th January 2021. Parents can apply using the online system, which is available through www.wiltshire.gov.uk or by calling 01225 713010 and a paper copy will be sent out.

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 will be available on the website at www. holy-trinity.co.uk in the coming week)


Friday 12th February Last day of half term
Monday 22nd February Possibly, all children might be allowed back to school. We will keep you updated.
Thursday 1st April Last day of term
Monday 19th April School re-opens

Newsletter 15 – 8th January 2021

Dear Parents

Welcome back! Although much of our meeting up and teaching will be virtual for a while, as we enter the Lockdown, we welcome you all back to Holy Trinity. A very big thank you to our wonderful families – what a great response we have had to our online learning platform! Almost every family has logged onto Moodle, and clearly children are engaged with some learning in almost every home. This is the commitment that makes our community so special and so successful.

We re-emphasise that you need to be gentle on yourselves through this difficult time – look after the wellbeing of each person in your household. Do not put undue pressure on yourselves and make sure you spend plenty of time each day doing things that bring you joy. Exercise, helping others, hobbies, eating and sleeping well, enjoying the present moment, keeping in touch with family and friends electronically … all these things will help to ensure good mental health.

Keep Safe As we face this difficult time together, we need to remember to keep our face to face contacts as few as possible. We need to keep our distance from everyone except our own household. We need to keep washing our hands and wearing our face coverings. We need to use good respiratory hygiene – using tissues to catch a cough or sneeze, throw them away and wash hands. Working age people are, at present, making up the majority of seriously ill people in hospital. We must do all we can to stop the spread of infection so that those in our little community, at least, are safe.

For those children of critical workers who are coming in to school, the single biggest thing you can do to keep our community safe is to make sure that no child attends school if they are unwell – if they have a high temperature, a cough or a change to their sense of taste or smell. If they are unwell, isolate immediately, arrange for a Covid test and remain in isolation until either they have a negative test result or until 10 days has passed. Please only bring your child in to school if you have no other option. If you can keep them at home, do so. To keep our community safe, as many people as possible must be at home.

Moodle Passwords We will be asking all our families to change their child’s Moodle password next time they log on. Please make sure you do this before Monday for those children who are going to come into school on Monday morning, otherwise they will not be able to access their learning in school.  If your child is coming into school as one of our critical worker families, please make sure that we have your child’s password so that, if they forget it, we can help them log on. You could email it to the office.

We remind parents that the password must be secure, and must be kept strictly confidential – only your child, you and the school staff may have access to the password. Children MAY NOT log into each other’s accounts. This is a breach of our own policies and is, of course, against the law if it is done without the account owner’s consent. We work very hard in school on e-safety – your children know how important it is to act with integrity, care and kindness online, and how to protect their own online presence with secure passwords and by ensuring that they do not give out private information online. It is worth reminding your children of these things regularly. Please never leave your child online without adult supervision.

Moodle is a learning platform. Children should not be using it for private messaging. Please make sure you monitor their use carefully and ensure that they only use Moodle for learning activities.

A moment of reflection On the Whole School page of Moodle we will aim to have a little reflection posted each day. Do encourage your child to spend five minutes in stillness and quiet, thinking about the reflection or being mindful in the present moment. This is a very good way for everyone to access the peacefulness and joy at the centre of their being. For people of faith, it is a good moment to pray – to sit quietly with God. The reflection is useful for those of any faith or none.

Spare shoes and clothes For the children of critical workers coming into school, we ask that you send in a spare pair of shoes (or even sensible slippers with a good sole) and spare warm clothing, so that if they get wet at playtime they have dry things to change into. If possible, it would be better if these could stay in school in a named, drawstring bag, rather than coming backwards and forwards between home and school, to reduce the risk of cross infection.

We need to keep our children warm but they also will want to go out and have fun no matter what the weather.

How To….. On the “Whole School” page on Moodle, scroll down to the very bottom of the page, “Moodle Help & FAQ”, where there are videos, showing how to upload your child’s work for marking and assessment and also how to download the work once it is marked, to see the teacher’s comments and targets. You will obviously upload to your own child’s class page – the video gives Silbury class page as an example. Please note that if your child has handwritten their work in their books, you can use the Adobe Scan app, which allows you to photograph your child’s work, then the app turns that photo into a PDF, and then that can be uploaded for marking and assessment.  You will only need your smart phone for all these operations.

Art Project Sadly, our planned art project has had to be cancelled, of course. If you were collecting plastic items for this, please re-cycle these. We hope to plan the project for another time, and will alert you to the need for materials when that happens. At the moment, we do not know when that is likely to be.

School Bus Wiltshire Local Authority has notified us that normal school transport network may be reduced as their staff absence is high.

“Looking after yourself, looking after your children” Wiltshire Local Authority have published this little pamphlet which you may find helpful in these difficult times. The suggestions for good mental health mirror almost precisely the Ten Habits for Good Mental Health that our children know and discuss regularly. There are useful links for agencies that can help you with various issues and problems that you may be facing as well as some very good links to enrichment activities for your home learning. Please do click into this link and have a look.

https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/media/4254/COVID19-Looking-after-yourself-looking-after-your-children/pdf/COVID19_looking_after_yourself__looking_after_your_children.pdf?m=637336053278700000

Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub If you are struggling with any aspect of lockdown, please do not suffer in silence. The Wiltshire Local Authority has a wellbeing hub which can offer support with emotional and mental health issues, with practical things like deliveries, with financial matters, and with all sorts of other problems people may experience at this time. Please do contact them. wellbeinghub@wiltshire.gov.uk  or phone 0300 003 4576

Primary School Applications If your child will be turning 5 years old sometime between 1 September 2021 and 31st August 2022, you will need to apply for a primary school place for them by 15th January 2021. Parents can apply using the online system, which is available through www.wiltshire.gov.uk or by calling 01225 713010 and a paper copy will be sent out.

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 will be available on the website at www. holy-trinity.co.uk in the coming week)
Friday 12th February Last day of half term  
Monday 22nd February Possibly, all children might be allowed back to school.   We will keep you updated.
Thursday 1st April Last day of term  
Monday 19th April School re-opens  

Lockdown January 2021

4 th January 2021 8.30pm

Dear Parents

I am very sorry to have to contact you so late on the night before you expected to be bringing your children into school tomorrow. However, our prime minister has just let us know that, from tomorrow, schools in England are only to be open to children of critical workers and those classified as vulnerable in order to keep people safe from infection by the Covid virus. We have attached to this email the list of people classified under those headings.

From tomorrow, only children of families who fall into these categories will be able to attend school. Everyone else will have to stay at home and access our distance learning provision. We ask that you send by email some form of proof that you are a critical worker if you do bring your child into school tomorrow, and that you let us know how many sessions/days in each week your child will be attending school. This may change, with your shift patterns, but we would be grateful if you could provide us with as much detail as possible.

Critical workers may only bring their children in if they have no other option, in order to keep the risks as low as possible. Tomorrow will be somewhat turbulent as we work quickly to make sure we have enough staff to manage the children in school as well as running the distance learning effectively. We have very little idea at the moment how many children will be in school at this stage.

We hope to continue with our Wrap Around Care offer, though if it is very poorly attended, we may reduce the offer or, if there are no children attending, we may pause it for the time being. Please let us know if you would continue to use this provision – again, only available if you are a critical worker.

We had planned for full time face to face teaching up until this evening and will need time to complete planning for full time distance learning. It is very different to plan for distance learning, of course. There is some work on the Moodle site for you to access for the next day or two by which time we hope to have our full distance learning programme up and running. We will send out more detail about this as we complete the final planning tomorrow.

We are very sorry for the very late notice, and for the difficulties this might present to you. But we know that we must all do all we can to stop the spread of this terrible virus.

Best wishes Mercedes Henning

Children who may come into school in January

Critical workers and vulnerable children who can access schools or educational settings – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Vulnerable children and young people

Vulnerable children and young people include those who:

  • are assessed as being in need under section 17 of the Children Act 1989, including children and young people who have a child in need plan, a child protection plan or who are a looked-after child
  • have an education, health and care (EHC) plan
  • have been identified as otherwise vulnerable by educational providers or local authorities (including children’s social care services), and who could therefore benefit from continued full-time attendance, this might include:
    • children and young people on the edge of receiving support from children’s social care services or in the process of being referred to children’s services
    • adopted children or children on a special guardianship order
    • those at risk of becoming NEET (‘not in employment, education or training’)
    • those living in temporary accommodation
    • those who are young carers
    • those who may have difficulty engaging with remote education at home (for example due to a lack of devices or quiet space to study)
    • care leavers
    • others at the provider and local authority’s discretion including pupils and students who need to attend to receive support or manage risks to their mental health

Critical workers

Parents whose work is critical to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and EU transition response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined in the following sections.

Health and social care

This includes, but is not limited to, doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributors of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.

Education and childcare

This includes:

  • childcare
  • support and teaching staff
  • social workers
  • specialist education professionals who must remain active during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response to deliver this approach

Key public services

This includes:

  • those essential to the running of the justice system
  • religious staff
  • charities and workers delivering key frontline services
  • those responsible for the management of the deceased
  • journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting

Local and national government

This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of:

  • the coronavirus (COVID-19) response, and the delivery of and response to EU transition
  • essential public services, such as the payment of benefits and the certification or checking of goods for import and export (including animal products, animals, plants and food), including in government agencies and arms length bodies

Food and other necessary goods

This includes those involved in food:

  • production
  • processing
  • distribution
  • sale and delivery
  • as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines)

Public safety and national security

This includes:

  • police and support staff
  • Ministry of Defence civilians
  • contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and EU transition)
  • fire and rescue service employees (including support staff)
  • National Crime Agency staff
  • those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas

Transport and border

This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response and EU transition, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass and those constructing or supporting the operation of critical transport and border infrastructure through which supply chains pass.

Utilities, communication and financial services

This includes:

  • staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure)
  • the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage)
  • information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response
  • key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services)
  • postal services and delivery
  • payments providers
  • waste disposal sectors

Newsletter 14 – 18th December 2020

Dear Parents

Today is the last day of school. We welcome everyone back on Tuesday 5th January 2021.

We wish everyone in our community a safe and blessed Christmas and a happy new year.

And we would like to say a huge thank you to all of those who contributed to the very generous gift vouchers and gift cards which were given to us – what a lot of work went into organising that, and what generosity! And thank you also to all who sent us Christmas gifts, hampers, cards and messages. We are aware that this is a very difficult time of year for everyone, and your thoughtfulness and generosity are very heart-warming and much appreciated. The kind words and sentiments in the cards are very much valued by all staff.  We feel very fortunate to be part of this wonderful community.

Keep safe over Christmas Please be very careful over Christmas if you have decided to extend your Bubble to include others. After the last half term break, the numbers of Covid cases increased sharply and we are anxious to avoid anything like that impacting on our community after this Christmas holiday. Please keep using face coverings, washing hands and maintaining your distance from everyone you meet at Christmas. Ventilation is very important – meet outside or keep your windows open, even if it is cold. Limit the number of people you meet to the bare minimum. We hope to have Spring term with no positive cases in our school! Please let us know if you are isolating when we return to school on Tuesday 5th January.

Reporting Positive Covid Tests  If your child develops symptoms of COVID- 19 within 48 hours of their last day of school and then tests positive, please email the school (admin@holytrinity.wilts.sch.uk) to let us know, giving the best phone number for us to reach you.  This is so that we can ensure that our part in any contact tracing can be fulfilled through the Christmas holidays. It is possible that close contacts of your child through the school will have to be traced and told to isolate. We will be guided by Public Health Wiltshire for the decisions on how to manage the situation should this happen. These are not decisions that we are allowed to make ourselves. See last week’s newsletter for more details.

If your child develops symptoms more than 48 hours since last being in school (i.e. after Sunday 20th December), the school does not need to be contacted. Parents and carers should follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace.

KS2 Christmas performance Silbury class has recorded their Christmas performance this year as a radio play! Please go onto Moodle, on the Whole School tab, scrolling down to “Sharing”, where you will find the series of 4 episodes that you can listen to and enjoy. Our thanks to Silbury class and Mr Amor who have worked so hard to produce this excellent and inspiring performance in a Covid safe way.

KS2 Choir Also on Moodle on the Whole School page, scrolling down to “Sharing”, you will be able to enjoy the children singing “It’s Christmas Time at Holy Trinity!” It is also on our webpage https://holy-trinity.co.uk/creative-curriculum/ . Our thanks to Patrick for rehearsing this with small, Covid safe groups of children, recording it and then stitching it together digitally.  Thanks also to Mrs Jones and Mrs Edwards who were part of the team that made this possible. It was a tremendous experience for the children and really amazing outcome.

Christmas Party The PFA organised lovely games and party treat food for each class on Thursday, and arranged for Santa to drop off a little pre-Christmas gift for each child. Each class had their own party safely in their own classroom and it was a tremendous success. We are very grateful to Maxine Knox and her team for all the work on this – the children had a wonderful time. We know a lot of work went into organising this so beautifully and it was very much worth it for the fun the children had.

Panto and Popcorn We all had a wonderful, Covid-safe panto experience on Tuesday, streaming the panto into each classroom. Oh yes, we did! My thanks to Miss Nisbeck who led on this project and to our admin staff who, as always, make sure everything is booked and ready to go.

Science Boffin Today, all the children had our usual amazing Science Boffin entertainment – they made rockets and slime and learnt some interesting things about physics and chemistry on the way. This is always a great experience for the children with lots of hysterical laughter and great audience participation! This year it had to be done in class Bubbles rather than all together as we usually do, but the Science Boffin made sure was fun!

Collective Worship This week, we continued with our reflections on Christmas, thinking about all the journeys that took place over the story of the nativity – Mary’s journey to Elizabeth, Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem, the journey of the shepherds into Bethlehem, the journey of the Magi and then the escape of Mary and Joseph to Egypt. We reflected on our lives being journeys in which we need to be brave, joyful, kind and aspirational and to live our lives to the fullest. As ever, there is time for quiet reflection in our worship, suitable for those of any faith and no faith, a chance to collect ourselves into a quiet and peaceful space, whatever our philosophy. 

Art Project As part of our commitment to ensuring that children have the richest possible experience at school, even during these difficult times, we have commissioned an “Artist in Residence” to support us to create a large sculpture. This will be made by recycling items we have in our homes that might otherwise just be thrown away. Every child will take part in a workshop to create part of the sculpture which will be sited, when finished, on the right of the main reception entrance to the school.

In preparation for this, could you start to collect the following: – Coloured plastics – bottle tops, lids, small coloured drinks bottles, coloured shampoo bottles – small plastic toys/figures, margarine containers. All containers need to be thoroughly cleaned and dried please! The project will take place on 13th and 14th of January so if you can make sure the cleaned items have been stored for quarantine in safe boxes or bags for 72 hours before then, and bring them in from Friday 8th January, we would be very grateful.

Wrap Around Care From next term, you will be asked to book and to pay in advance at the time of booking through School Money (www.eduspot.co.uk).  If you wish to register for a place, (most sessions still have capacity) please contact the office or go onto our website under “Information for Parents” where there is a tab for Wrap Around Care. The forms that need to be completed are on that page. https://holy-trinity.co.uk/information-for-parents/wrap-around-care/

We have registered the school as a childcare provider for tax-free childcare – please go to www.childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk to see if you are eligible, it could be very worthwhile.

We are also able to accept childcare vouchers from Sodexo, our ID number is 909990 or Care-4 where our account number is 81060551. Please complete a booking form and return it to the office when paying through the tax-free, Sodexo or Care-4 scheme.

Upcoming Events (Calendar of events will be available on the website at www. holy-trinity.co.uk in the coming week)
Friday 18th December Last day of term School Christmas dinner & Science Boffin workshop event
Tuesday 5th January Everyone back to school (Monday 4th January is a TD day)
Friday 12th February Last day of half term  
Monday 22nd February Everyone back at school  
Thursday 1st April Last day of term  
Monday 19th April Everyone back to school  

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.

Primary School Applications If your child will be turning 5 years old sometime between 1 September 2021 and 31st August 2022, you will need to apply for a primary school place for them by 15th January 2021. Parents can apply using the online system, which is available through www.wiltshire.gov.uk or by calling 01225 713010 and a paper copy will be sent out.

PFA News

Thank you to everyone for your help with the Christmas parties, Non uniform day and Christmas competitions. 

The PFA will be collecting Christmas jumpers from January for rehoming nearer next Christmas, so please hang on to any you might have grown out of and put them in the textiles recycling box next term.

We wish you all a happy and peaceful Christmas and look forward to seeing you again in 2021.

Many thanks

Your PFA

To contact the PFA:    Email: holytrinitypfa@gmail.com