Newsletter 38 – 16th July 2021

Dear Parents

Campout! As you read this, the Year 3 and Year 4 children will be preparing to spend the night under canvas on the school field! We are hugely grateful to Mrs Goddard, Mrs Jones, Mrs Hayward and Mrs Edwards and their partners who have volunteered to organise and accompany this event. It is an enormous undertaking to organise an event like this, and a huge responsibility, especially in Covid times where we also have to maintain strict Bubbles, but they have accepted the challenge and have planned a wonderful experience for the children, with adventure activities being brought on site, a barbecue and lots of games and fun. Please be prompt picking up your children on Saturday morning at 10.30am – children and staff will be tired and will need to get home!

Silbury Class Restaurant We are very proud of the children in Silbury class who planned, rehearsed and prepared for this restaurant experience, inviting their parents to attend outdoors, at widely spaced tables and presenting delicious Mexican food for their lunch. All the food was prepared by the children themselves, under the watchful eye of Mrs Heath. Children were chefs, waiters and welcomers. Our thanks go to Mr Amor, Mrs Heath and Mrs Andrew who have so worked hard to ensure that this event could take place in this very unusual year, with the Covid restrictions, and to the parents who attended and embraced the opportunity.

Parent/Teacher Meetings Thank you to all our parents who came to the Parent/Teacher meetings – we had almost 100% take up of this invitation, even though the meetings were outside (and for some, in the pouring rain!).  Your commitment to your children’s education is hugely valued as we strive to provide an outstanding experience for them here at Holy Trinity.

Lataca As of September 1st 2021, all KS2 school meals provided by Lataca will go up slightly in price, and be £2.30. Of course, KS1 meals will still come at no cost to parents. If you want your child to have school meals, please order a week in advance. https://www.lataca.co.uk/

New Rules for Covid From Monday 19th July, schools will no longer carry out routine contact tracing. From this point onwards, close contacts will be identified and contacted by NHS Test and Trace.

  • Until 16th August, anyone identified by NHS Test and Trace must self-isolate for 10 days from the date of last contact with the positive case, and not attend school. They should also take a PCR test. They must continue to self-isolate for the full period even if the test is negative.
  • From 16th August, in line with fully vaccinated adults, children identified as close contacts will not need to isolate and instead will be advised to take a PCR test. Individuals identified as close contacts will not need to self-isolate while they are awaiting the results of their test.
  • From 2nd September return to school: At this stage (though this might change over the summer holidays if the situation becomes unstable), we are expecting that we will no longer have to maintain children in their Bubbles and we will be able to resume our usual routines in classrooms and within the school timetable, with Collective Worship including everyone gathered together in the hall, lunch being taken in the dining areas all together, children accessing all parts of the field and playground and mixing freely with each other. Please be aware that this might change before we return in September, and we will email/text parents to let you know in advance if we need to make adjustments to this protocol.
  • Drop off and Pick up in the new term: Stonehenge and White Horse classes will be dropped between 8.30am and 8.40am and picked up at 2.50pm. Stonehenge will use the pedestrian gate and White Horse will use the vehicular gate on the layby. Sarum, Avebury and Silbury classes will be dropped off between 8.40am and 8.50am and will be picked up at 3.00pm promptly. Sarum and Avebury will use the pedestrian gate and Silbury will use the vehicular gate on the layby.
  • We ask that parents leave the area promptly after dropping off or picking up their children so that there is car parking available for the next tranche of parents to pick up or drop off their children. This will help to ensure our children are safe from traffic accidents due to congestion outside the school.

If your child shows ANY SIGN of Covid infection, they (and any siblings) must not come into school – this is really important! Any temperature, cough or change to sense of taste or smell requires a test and isolation. Keep your child at home if anyone in your house has Covid (10 day isolation), or Covid symptoms until a negative PCR test has been returned. No Lateral Flow Tests to be used on primary school children.

Recorder Lessons Mrs Broomfield is able to offer lessons to your child who will be starting year 2 in September. Lessons take place on a Friday during the school day. If you would like your child to have lessons in September please complete the attached form and return it to portiabroomfield@gmail.com by the 16th August.

Last day of term Thursday 22nd July is the last day of term. Everyone from Year 1 – Year 6 is back to school on Thursday 2nd September. Foundation Stage children start with their half days on Monday 6th September.

Best wishes

Mercedes Henning

Salisbury Museum  Please have a look at the attached poster from Salisbury Museum on which details are given of their very exciting Discovery Days Summer 2021. These are wonderful, interactive, fun events for children and adults and make brilliant family days out through the summer holidays. Themes include:  Fashion, building, art, cooking and archaeology.

All Discovery day activities 10am – 4pm     No booking required.
Cost: Normal admission charges apply

Upcoming Events (Calendar of events available on the website at www.holy-trinity.co.uk )
Friday 16th July – Saturday 17th July Year 3/Year 4 campout on the school field Children to be kept in their class bubbles for this event.  
Postponed to September Teachers’ welcome meetings Tuesday 7th Sept 4.30pm – White Horse Class Tuesday 7th Sept 5pm – Stonehenge Class Tuesday 7th Sept 5.30pm – Avebury Class
Postponed to September Teachers’ welcome meetings Wednesday 8th Sept 4.30pm – Sarum Class Wednesday 8th Sept 5pm – Silbury Class
Tuesday 20th July School Eucharist 2.00pm with the Bishop. Outdoors
Wednesday 21st July Leavers’ Assembly 2.00pm – Outdoors, social distancing.
Thursday 22nd July Last day of summer term 23rd July is a TD day  
Thursday 2nd September Everyone back to school except the new Foundation Stage children Foundation Stage children have their timetable of induction – starting on Monday 6th September

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

Message from Maxine Knox (PFA Chair)
As we look to the end of the academic year, it feels like a good time to reflect on the activities we have been involved with. It has been an unusual year where we have had to cancel most of our events and look to do things a bit differently. This year the amount of people involved with the PFA has increased significantly and this has been a fantastic thing for helping more parents and friends of the school feel involved.

We have organised Christmas cards, Christmas parties in “bubbles,” Christmas jumper day, non- uniform day, “follow new rules” day, we have held uniform sales and a sweet sale, our first Facebook based fundraiser. We have had group of parents set up a new recycling scheme, funded a circus skills workshop for all the children and supported events to welcome new parents to the school.

We will be going into next year with a keen and dedicated committee who have lots of great ideas as we plan to be able to get “back to normal” in some way. You are always very welcome to get involved in any way you can.

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered their time this year; it is very much appreciated.

The PFA, on behalf of the parents and carers of the school would also like to send a big “thank you” to all the staff at school who we know have worked extremely hard this year to help our children to learn and thrive.

Finally, we all wish Mrs Henning well and send her our good wishes for retirement. Thank you Mrs Henning for the dedication you have shown to our children and the school.

Holy Trinity Great Cheverell

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Newsletter 37 – 9th July 2021

Dear Parents

Holy Trinity Olympics What fun we have had this week! We have run all sorts of competitive sporting events, many for the first time this year, since we had the flexibility of a whole week at our disposal. We have seen once again what aspirational and gracious sportspeople our children are – cheerful, supportive and kind in both victory and defeat. We are so proud of them.

My thanks to Mr Amor for all the hard work on sorting out the complicated timetables of events, and to all the staff and children who worked so hard to make this week a success.

Parents Welcome Meetings Change of Date!  Please note that we have decided to move the Parent Welcome Meetings, where you would have met your child’s new class teacher, to the start of the Autumn term. This means that you will have the opportunity to meet Mrs Woodman, the new headteacher, and will also (we hope) be able to have the meeting in your child’s classroom rather than outside, so that you can see the environment in which they will spend much of their day. We hope that this will make the meeting more useful for you. Please change this date in your diaries from the last week of this term to the following:  

Tuesday 7th September at 4.30pm – White Horse Class

Tuesday 7th September at 5.00pm – Stonehenge Class

Tuesday 7th September at 5.30pm – Avebury Class

Wednesday 8th September at 4.30pm – Sarum Class

Wednesday 8th September at 5.00pm Silbury Class.

You will receive a letter today telling you which classroom your child will be in next academic year. This morning, your child had a session with their new cohort of friends and their teacher for next year so that they feel familiar with that new community.

Parent/Teacher Meetings Don’t forget to come to your appointment! The meetings will be held after school on Monday 12th July and Wednesday 14th July. Please do NOT bring children with you. All adults on site must maintain social distancing. We will need people to arrive at their exact time, neither earlier nor later. Please do not come at all if you have any Covid symptoms. The meetings will be held outdoors. We ask that you enter through the pedestrian gate on the layby and leave through the vehicular gate so that we do not have too much cross over. 

Covid Although the Government has said that staggered drop off and pick up times and Bubbles are no longer a statutory duty from 19th July, they have suggested that we continue with our routines as they are for the final four days of term – there is no benefit to children having their routines disrupted for these last few days. We will therefore continue to maintain the strict protocols we have followed for the past year in order to keep our community, and particularly our staff, safe and well as they go into their summer holiday. Even vaccinated adults can be quite ill with Covid, as Andrew Marr has testified. We do not want our staff to be ill through the summer holidays. They need to rest and be fresh for the new academic year.

Year 3/Year 4 performances In light of the extremely high case numbers in Wiltshire at present, and in line with our commitment to helping our staff go into their summer holiday without Covid, we have decided to video the performances for parents and send those families a copy, rather than having visitors come into the hall to watch the plays. The children continue to be very excited about the plays, and are making the scenery and having rehearsals with great enjoyment.

Silbury Class Restaurant In order to reduce the number of people on site, we will run the restaurant over two days,  Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th July at 1.30pm, weather permitting. The event will be cancelled if it is raining. Parents will have had the detail on this. Please abide by the restrictions when you come on site – remain seated at your table and maintain 2m distance from other people as you come in and go out. If you have any symptoms of Covid, please do not come on site. You will need to isolate and get a PCR test if you have symptoms of Covid.

Uniform Expectations in the New Academic Year From September, we ask that all children revert to the usual uniform code with ordinary black school shoes – no trainers, no boots (even ankle boots), no open toed shoes etc. We also ask that children keep their PE kit in school in a draw string bag at all times so that they can run out and do a bit of PE at any moment through the week. Please DO NOT send in rucksacks or bags, as we have no space for children to store these and they present serious safety hazards lying on the floor of the cloakrooms. We provide all they need in school, and the most they should be bringing in is their reading book, lunch, and, if required, their musical instrument for their lesson.

The uniform code can be found in full on our website: http://holy-trinity.co.uk/policies-2/

Second Hand Uniform We have a lot of second hand uniform that is sold for school funds by our PFA. We strongly encourage you to purchase second hand uniform as it is far better to re-use and recycle these garments than to buy new. New clothing has a high environmental impact and it is a really good idea to do all we can to limit that impact.

The PFA will run a “shop” to be advertised via the Parents’ WhatsApp channel, so do keep a look out for that. Francesca Shepherd and Liz Reid are happy to be contacted for bespoke requests. There will also be an online shop through the PFA Facebook page with photograph and lists of items. 

The Summer Reading Challenge! This year the Summer Reading Challenge (which is absolutely free, run by the Wiltshire Library Service) will run from Saturday 10th July until Saturday 4th September. They will be running it slightly differently from previous years, giving out complete packs of materials to take away (rather than children visiting regularly to collect items).  Children can collect a pack from Devizes Library from Saturday 10 July. Children are encouraged to read six or more library books (including eBooks) during the summer holidays and receive rewards along the way.

If they prefer, children will be able to take part in the challenge online at: summerreadingchallenge.org.uk. Here they will also find games, competitions, book recommendations and much more to inspire them. The theme of the challenge this year is Wild World Heroes – The Reading Agency has teamed up with WWF to encourage children across the country to engage in fun reading activity focused on environmental issues. In addition libraries will also be running a ‘Climate action’ fun activity, with prizes for some lucky participants!

Hit the Ground Running! In order for children to come back to school in September ready to pick up their learning journey quickly, we do ask parents to keep up with some activities through the summer holidays – as well as the reading, a little bit of practical maths and writing will help them to “hit the ground running” when they come back.

You might, for instance, with younger children, ask them to divide a pizza between their family in equal fractions, or to 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 playing.

They could write a 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 projects like this will support your child’s learning and help them understand the point of learning.

None of this needs to take very long, just a few minutes each day, but it will really help your child when they return. 

If your child shows ANY SIGN of Covid infection, they (and any siblings) must not come into school – this is really important! Any temperature, cough or change to sense of taste or smell requires a test and isolation. Keep your child at home if anyone in your house has Covid (10 day isolation), or Covid symptoms until a negative PCR test has been returned. No Lateral Flow Tests to be used on primary school children.

Last day of term Thursday 22nd July is the last day of term. Everyone from Year 1 – Year 6 is back to school on Thursday 2nd September. Foundation Stage children start with their half days on Monday 6th September.

Best wishes

Mercedes Henning

A competition for the local parish magazine! ‘The News’ Magazine for Coulston, Erlestoke and

Edington would like our children to create something to go in their magazine. It could be: A photo; A short story (300 words max); A poem (300 words max); A drawing; A manga (story told through cartoons)

THEME: ‘Being thankful

What are you thankful for? Is it your friends, family, school, pets, clubs, food, the sunshine?

PRIZES!!!        1st place – £20; 2nd place – £10, 3rd place – £5

Deadline 10th September – entries to be returned to the school after the summer holidays.

Upcoming Events (Calendar of events available on the website at www. holy-trinity.co.uk)
Monday 12th July and Wednesday 14th July Parent/Teacher meetings NO children, please. 3.20pm – 5.50pm To be held outdoors.
Friday 16th July – Saturday 17th July Year 3/Year 4 campout on the school field Children to be kept in their class bubbles for this event.  
Monday 19th July and Wednesday 21st July.  Year 3 and Year 4 summer plays No parents – a video will be sent to the families
Postponed to September Teachers’ welcome meetings Tuesday 7th Sept 4.30pm – White Horse Class Tuesday 7th Sept 5pm – Stonehenge Class Tuesday 7th Sept 5.30pm – Avebury Class
Postponed to September Teachers’ welcome meetings Wednesday 8th Sept 4.30pm – Sarum Class Wednesday 8th Sept 5pm – Silbury Class
Tuesday 20th July School Eucharist 2.00pm with the Bishop. Outdoors
Wednesday 21st July Leavers’ Assembly 2.00pm – Year 6 parents welcome if restrictions permit. Outdoors, social distancing.
Thursday 22nd July Last day of summer term 23rd July is a TD day  
Thursday 2nd September Everyone back to school except the new Foundation Stage children Foundation Stage children have their timetable of induction – starting on Monday 6th September

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

PFA News

Thank you


Thank you to all the parents who have been supporting us this year and helping us to adapt to new circumstances.

Many thanks

Your PFA

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Newsletter 35 – 25th June 2021

Dear Parents

Circus skills We are very grateful to our wonderful PFA, under the leadership of Mrs Knox, who funded the day of circus skills on Tuesday for our children. What fun they had! They were given the chance to practise their skills in throwing, catching, balancing and coordination as they tried out various circus skills on offer. There was a low rope, juggling, plate spinning, hula hooping, and many other amazing activities to enjoy. As ever, the children were beautifully behaved and tried their best with everything that was presented to them. We are always very proud of them.

PFA We would like to take this chance to thank this year’s PFA committee and all the PFA members for the tremendous work they have done this year, under the most trying of conditions through the Covid pandemic. As well as raising funds for, and helping to manage, our children’s enrichment activities, their role in welcoming new families into our school is hugely appreciated. We are very grateful for the great contribution the PFA make to the outstanding education of our children.

We would also like to welcome Mrs Ridd and her new team who will be taking over the PFA leadership roles from September. Mrs Ridd has already had a meeting with our new headteacher, Mrs Woodman, and there are lots of wonderful plans in the pipeline for next year. Please do come forward to volunteer your services to the PFA – as well as providing a service to our children, this is a great way to make new friends and become even more a part of our warm school community.

Booking for Parent/Teacher Meetings We will be opening the booking system for our Parent/Teacher meetings on Monday 28th June at 9.00am. Please do log in and book your slot to see your child’s teacher using the booking platform called “Parents Evening Systems”. The link for this booking system is https://holytrinityacademy.schoolcloud.co.uk/

The meetings will be held after school on Monday 12th July and Wednesday 14th July. Please do NOT bring children with you. The meetings will be held outdoors and we will be limiting numbers of people on site in order to comply with Covid restrictions and our own risk assessments. All adults on site must maintain social distancing. Please do not come at all if you have any Covid symptoms. We do not want to risk anyone’s health at this stage.

Canvassing children Our recent canvassing of children showed that 96% of children enjoy coming to school, 96% have friends in school that they enjoy spending time with, and 99% agree that they learn a lot at school. Only 88% agreed that they enjoy reading. We would love to see this percentage rise into the 90s as well. Please do encourage your child to read for pleasure – whether this is magazines and comics, blogs, songs, instructions for Lego models, or complete chapter books. We want our children to value reading and to read for fun and interest. Children who enjoy reading do better not only in literacy but, research shows, do better in maths and other subjects at GCSE as well.

Please do read to your children, right up into their teens. It is always fun to have a family book on the go. Children who hear a good reader reading to them, find it easier to write well because they instinctively understand what good sentences sound like. You are never too old to be read to!

A very good website, that we use to help us choose books of the appropriate level and genre for our children, is www.lovereading4kids.co.uk. You may find this useful as you choose books for your child.

Please Bring Books Back! If you have school library books at home, please do bring them back in so that other children can borrow them. We would be very grateful if you could check through your child’s bookcase and make sure all have been returned before the summer holidays.

Covid  The following data have been published by Wiltshire and make for stark reading, showing the rapid increase in Covid cases within schools. We have to be even more on our guard. Each one of us has a part to play in keeping our children and our staff safe. So far, our strict adherence to the measures has kept our school safe but we cannot let our guard down yet.

Number of confirmed positive cases in Wiltshire schools:
30/05 – 05/06 – 2
06/06 – 12/06 – 26
13/06 – 19/06 – 37
20/06 – 24/06 – 56

If your child shows ANY SIGN of Covid infection, they (and any siblings) must not come into school – this is really important! Any temperature, cough or change to sense of taste or smell requires a test and isolation. Keep your child at home if anyone in your house has Covid (10 day isolation), or Covid symptoms until a negative PCR test has been returned. No Lateral Flow Tests to be used on primary school children.

Best wishes

Mercedes Henning

Upcoming Events (Calendar of events available on the website at www. holy-trinity.co.uk)
Monday 12th July and Wednesday 14th July Parent/Teacher meetings NO children, please. 3.20pm – 5.50pm To be held outdoors.
Friday 16th July – Saturday 17th July Year 3/Year 4 campout on the school field Children to be kept in their class bubbles for this event.  
Monday 19th July and Wednesday 21st July.  Year 3 and Year 4 summer plays Parents invited if Covid restrictions permit, small numbers, socially distanced.
Monday 19th July Teachers’ welcome meetings for all their families of next year’s cohort. NO children please! Outdoors, social distancing White Horse class: 5.00pm Sarum class: 5.30pm
Tuesday 20th July Teachers’ welcome meetings for all their families of next year’s cohort. NO children please! Outdoors, social distancing Silbury class: 5.00pm Avebury class: 5.30pm
Tuesday 20th July School Eucharist 2.00pm with the Bishop. Outdoors
Wednesday 21st July Leavers’ Assembly 2.00pm – Year 6 parents welcome if restrictions permit. Outdoors, social distancing.
Thursday 22nd July Last day of summer term 23rd July is a TD day  
Thursday 2nd September Everyone back to school except the new Foundation Stage children Foundation Stage children have their timetable of induction – starting on Monday 6th September

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

PFA News

Thank you
Thank you to all the parents who have been supporting us this year and helping us to adapt to new circumstances. Due to your generosity the PFA were able to fund circus skills workshops for all the children at school this week.

Welcome to new parents

The PFA are also working behind the scenes to welcome the families who will be joining Holy Trinity in September. Many thanks to the volunteers who have been involved with this.

Sports Day/Week

Of course this year, Sports Day/Week will be a little different and the PFA and parents will not be on-site for the event. We are pleased to say that we are still providing biscuits for the children to enjoy after their races and hope they have a fantastic time.

Recycling

Thank you also to the parents who have organised to collect recycling in order to raise funds for charity. Weather permitting they will be outside school on 22nd June and the 6th and 20th July. Please see your WhatsApp group or our Facebook page for more information.

Many thanks

Your PFA

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Newsletter 34 – 18th June 2021

Dear Parents

Covid: Delay in Easing of Lockdown  As cases of Covid start to rise exponentially, and as we are now engaged in a race between the virus and our vaccination programme, we will be continuing with the current restrictions for another 4 weeks until 19th July. Even after that, the prime minister has rightly asked us to be “sensible” about our approach.

This means, sadly, that we will not be able to invite parents onsite for Sports Day. As a school, we will hold the event with children in “Class Bubbles” rather than “Houses” or teams and Mr Amor has a plan for this to be a very successful and enjoyable day for all our children, as it always is while being as safe as possible for everyone at school .

Also, the Year 3/Year 4 summer performance will be moved to the last week of term, Monday 19th July and Wednesday 21st July, with parents being invited just to the “Playlet” that includes their own child so that we can reduce the number of adults in the hall (assuming that restrictions have indeed ended by then, and with a view to continuing to be sensible about infection risk).

We are hoping to be able to run the Silbury Class Restaurant but it will have to be held outdoors with social distancing – which is something of a challenge but we are working on plans for this. It will probably mean having at least two sittings to be safe. We will keep you informed.

We hope to continue with the Year 3/ Year 4 campout on the school field though we will now have to keep the children in their “Class Bubbles” throughout the event. This will, again, take a bit of planning, managing and extra tents, but we are hopeful that we will find a way through.

For the Parent/Teacher meetings on the 12th and 14th July and for the Familiarisation Meetings in the last week of term, only adults may attend. Please make arrangements to have your children looked after if you attend these events, as they will not be allowed onto the site at these times.  

We know that you will be patient with us as we try to navigate our way through all of these issues and we assure you we are doing all we can to provide your children with the best possible education under the circumstances.

Punctuality at Drop Off and Pick Up  As case numbers rise in Wiltshire, it behoves us to be extra cautious about spreading the infection through school contacts. It is absolutely essential that parents and carers abide strictly by the time slots allocated for their child’s drop off and pick up. Please do not allow your child to cross Bubbles on their way in and out of school, and please do not come so late that children have to be brought to the office – this puts our staff at risk and also impacts on their workload. It is also uncomfortable for the children who find themselves in this position. We understand that on very rare occasions, there is a real, unavoidable emergency, and of course we are ready to support in those circumstances but please let us know as soon as possible.

Iron Age Day On Tuesday, all our children had the amazing opportunity of experiencing something of the Iron Age culture in the UK. The Iron Age forge, using just wood and some leather bellows, was very impressive as iron was heated and forged into various tools. And the lifestyle presentation showed how surprisingly advanced people were in those days – weaving, bee keeping and cooking very effectively. My thanks to Mrs Jones who organised this wonderful event through the museum in Salisbury. Children and adults really enjoyed it and we all learnt a lot.  

Class Photos Mr Gyllenspetz, our school photographer, will be taking class photos on Monday, 21st June. These will be offered as hard copies for a very small cost in due course. We are very grateful to Mr G who does such beautiful photos of our children.

Wrap Around Care We can now accept up to 25 children in our Wrap Around Care provision so if you would like your child to attend either Breakfast Club or After School Club, please complete and send in the forms, to be found on our website: http://holy-trinity.co.uk/information-for-parents/wrap-around-care/ . Children have a wonderful time at the provision, with Mrs Roberts-Phare and her helpers ensuring that amazing, creative activities are always available.

Hot weather Please send your child into school with a sunhat and a water bottle – these are essential as they play outside in the summer term. It is also very important that all items of clothing are marked with your child’s name – jumpers are cast off regularly at this time of year and often we cannot return them to their owners as they have no names written in them.  

If your child shows ANY SIGN of Covid infection, they (and any siblings) must not come into school – this is really important! Any temperature, cough or change to sense of taste or smell requires a test and isolation. Keep your child at home if anyone in your house has Covid (10 day isolation), or Covid symptoms until a negative PCR test has been returned. No Lateral Flow Tests to be used on primary school children.

Best wishes

Mercedes Henning

Upcoming Events (Calendar of events available on the website at www. holy-trinity.co.uk)
Monday 12th July and Wednesday 14th July Parent/Teacher meetings 3.20pm – 5.30pm To be held outdoors.
Friday 16th July – Saturday 17th July Year 3/Year 4 campout on the school field Children to be kept in their class bubbles for this event.  
Monday 19th July and Wednesday 21st July.  Year 3 and Year 4 summer plays Parents invited if Covid restrictions permit, small numbers, socially distanced.
Monday 19th July Teachers’ welcome meetings for all their families of next year’s cohort. NO children please! Outdoors, social distancing White Horse class: 5.00pm Sarum class: 5.30pm
Tuesday 20th July Teachers’ welcome meetings for all their families of next year’s cohort. NO children please! Outdoors, social distancing Silbury class: 5.00pm Avebury class: 5.30pm
Tuesday 20th July School Eucharist 2.00pm with the Bishop. Outdoors
Wednesday 21st July Leavers’ Assembly 2.00pm – Year 6 parents welcome if restrictions permit. Outdoors, social distancing.
Thursday 22nd July Last day of summer term 23rd July is a TD day  
Thursday 2nd September Everyone back to school except the new Foundation Stage children Foundation Stage children have their timetable of induction – starting on Monday 6th September

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

PFA News

Our PFA’s Easyfundraising link:          https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/htspfa/

holytrinitypfa@gmail.com               Facebook: Holy Trinity (Great Cheverell) PFA

Newsletter 33 – 11th June 2021

Dear Parents

Archdeacon of Wilts It was lovely to have Sue Groom, the Archdeacon of Wilts, in school on Thursday to lead worship with the children. As we reflect, this term, on themes of endings and beginnings, she led us through some thoughts on change in our lives – we thought about things we can choose to change, and change that just happens to us. She reflected on how change often makes us stronger and better people. Sue always enjoys coming to our school where the children are so thoughtful, reflective and engaged.

We only come together as a whole school if the weather allows us to meet outdoors so that we can protect the integrity of the Class Bubbles and reduce any risk of infection. Children are spread out across the playground, maintaining strict social distancing.

Our New Headteacher We always enjoy Mrs Woodman’s regular visits to school to spend time with the children and staff. On Wednesday, it was fun to have her serving dinners to the children with our admin staff who have taken on this duty at present because of Covid restrictions. And it was lovely to welcome her into the classrooms in a Covid safe way to chat to the children and to become even more familiar with our school and our very special ethos. We are extremely fortunate to have such a tremendous leader ready to take the reins in September, with wisdom, compassion and skill. We thank her for all the work she is doing at this time to ensure a smooth and flawless transition of leadership.

Fun this term! Because it is very difficult to have trips off-site at present, whilst ensuring everyone’s safety, we are continuing with our programme of having great visitors onsite. Next week we are having an “Iron Age” day, where children will get to sample typical Iron Age food and see artefacts from the Iron Age, and will also have the amazing experience of watching an Iron Age style forge in action! The school is funding this in full as we know that these are difficult times for many families.

And the week after that, our wonderful PFA has paid for a day of Circus Skills for all our children – this will be tremendous fun for everyone and will help develop gross motor and fine motor skills. We are very grateful for the work of our PFA to organise this and other great events in our school.

Covid Restrictions As the Government narrative increasingly points to a delay in the full re-opening of our society in the face of very quickly rising infections across the whole country, including Wiltshire, we are preparing for various scenarios for the final few weeks of term.

We have no idea whether we will be fully open, partially open, or still in the same situation we are at present. And we have no idea for how long this will continue. We understand the frustration of this, but we urge everyone in our community to hold the line, so that we can ensure that as few people as possible are infected and become seriously ill, or are left with long Covid.

It is possible that we will have to change our approach to Sports Day when the picture becomes clearer – Mr Amor has various plans to launch once we know what we are facing. And other events are also likely to have to face some changes to accommodate the requirements. As soon as we are able, we shall let you know how we will proceed. In the meantime, we thank you all for your ongoing patience and endurance as we live through these difficult times.

Covid 19 – a Reminder! Please do not use Lateral Flow Tests on primary school children! If your child has symptoms of Covid, they must isolate and have a PCR test at a test centre, and must remain in isolation until a negative result has been registered. If the result is positive, of course, they must isolate for at least 10 days or until they are well enough to come back to school. If any member of your family has Covid symptoms, every person in your household must isolate while you await the PCR test result for the symptomatic person.

Hot weather Please send your child into school with a sunhat and a water bottle – these are essential as they play outside in the summer term. It is also very important that all items of clothing are marked with your child’s name – jumpers are cast off regularly at this time of year and often we cannot return them to their owners as they have no names written in them.  

If your child shows ANY SIGN of Covid infection, they must not come into school – this is really important! Any temperature, cough or change to sense of taste or smell requires a test and isolation. Keep your child at home if anyone in your house has Covid (10 day isolation), or Covid symptoms until a negative PCR test has been returned. No Lateral Flow Tests to be used on primary school children.

Best wishes

Mercedes Henning

Upcoming Events (Calendar of events available on the website at www. holy-trinity.co.uk)
Tuesday 6th July Sports day 9.15am – 12.00 Sports Day Parents welcome if restrictions permit
Wednesday 7th July and Thursday 8th July Year 3 and Year 4 summer plays Parents invited if Covid 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
Friday 16th July – Saturday 17th July Year 3/Year 4 campout on the school field Please complete the consent form
Monday 19th July Teachers’ welcome meetings for all their families of next year’s cohort   White Horse class: 5.00pm Sarum class: 5.30pm
Tuesday 20th July Teachers’ welcome meetings for all their families of next year’s cohort   Silbury class: 5.00pm Avebury class: 5.30pm
Tuesday 20th July School Eucharist (and short headteacher farewell after school) 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  
Thursday 2nd September Everyone back to school except the new Foundation Stage children Foundation Stage children have their timetable of induction – starting on Monday 6th September

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

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