Newsletter 35 – 28th June 2013

Dear Parents

French Concert On Thursday 4th July, at 10.45am, all our children will take part in a French concert. This will take the form of little sketches, songs, conversations and games in French. Do feel free to come along and enjoy the performance – it is always great fun and you will be amazed at how much French the children speak and understand!

Music Concert On Thursday 11th July, we will be holding our evening music concert where some of the children who take part in music lessons/clubs at school will be performing. Your child’s music teacher will have notified them if they are on the programme. They need to be in school at about 5.55pm, and can wear smart clothes for their performances (not school uniform).

We will enjoy performances by our recorder players, guitarists, handbell players, school choir, ukulele players, and the Silbury class ensemble. We expect that the concert will be finished by about 7pm or shortly after.

Because of the huge amount of music that is going on in school, we will not be able to offer solo slots to those children who play an instrument outside of school, but we invite them to play for our special Musical Sharing Assembly on Friday 12th July. See the note below.

Musical Sharing Assembly If your child would like to perform at the Musical Sharing Assembly on Friday 12th July at 2.15pm, please complete the slip at the bottom of this newsletter. The piece they play must not be longer than 2 minutes, and I would like them to play for me beforehand to ensure that they are confident and competent to perform in front of an audience. There will be a limit on the number of places we can offer at this event, and the places will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Solstice Fair Thank you very much to our wonderful PFA who did such sterling work in organising and running the fair last Friday – it was a tremendously successful evening, with everything perfectly organised and lots of money raised. It was lovely to see how many people came along to enjoy the balmy evening, the events and food in a happy, family atmosphere that marks out our school. Special thanks to Lisa and Jacqui who worked incredibly hard to ensure that everything came together on the night. A great achievement!

Handbells Club Well done to our talented Handbell players who performed a delightful concert at the Edington fair last Saturday – everyone was very impressed with your music. Very sincere thanks to Mrs Heath who runs this club each year, with such success, and to Mrs Andrew who came along to help on Saturday.

Bloodhound Project Children in Years 4, 5 and 6 all took part in a Bloodhound challenge on Wednesday. This is nothing to do with animals, but is all about the land speed record that is being attempted in this country. Our children made small cardboard cars, powered them with balloons and raced them against each other. A competition was held at the end of the afternoon to establish our best engineer – well done, Charleigh, for your brilliant and speedy car! Our thanks to Mr Henley who directed this day. More about this project can be found on this website:

Paralympian Medal Winner We were fortunate enough to have Paralympian Medal winner, Stephanie Milward,  in school today. She spoke to the children about her achievements and inspirations, and the children were given the chance to examine her medals. These visits help our children to raise their aspirations to the highest level and we are very grateful for her input. Our thanks to Penny Trusler who organised this event for us.

Pond Dipping The children had a wonderful time on Tuesday when we had a pond come into school and the children were able to do a little pond dipping and then did a lot of learning about the species, food webs, habitat and ecology of ponds. It was fascinating to see how many different animals can be found in an English pond. Thanks to Mr Gyllenspetz for organising this event for us.

Parent Portal Once again, we will be uploading your child’s school report to the Parent Portal. If you have not yet signed up to this service, please do so. You will find the registration details and login on our website at . Once you have signed up, our admin staff will process your application and notify you. Reports will be uploaded on Friday 5th July.

Facebook If you have Facebook and would like to join the Holy Trinity Facebook page, please go to and “like” the page. You will then receive our notifications and will be able to post on the page.

Lost property  We will be recycling all the lost property at the end of this term. Please check through the box over the next few weeks if your child is missing items.

Holiday Club Our Superstars holiday club will run for two weeks through the summer holidays – 29th July to 2nd August and then 12th August to the 16th August. Children always have a great time at this club and you can sign up for a day, a half day or for the whole week. We had one of the coaches from the club come into school this week to demonstrate to the children some of the activities they will take part in – they are kept very busy with sports and other fun events.

Children’s Movie Night… Come and enjoy food, film and fun with friends, Friday 28th June from  6-8pm in Erlestoke Church. All are welcome but children under five must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. A light supper and pudding will be provided; donations of £1 for food are gratefully accepted.

Edington Priory Church, Saturday 6th July, 3pm.   Roly the Clown is coming to Edington Priory Church to present a circus skills afternoon, which includes juggling, plate-spinning and the slack-rope and a chance for you to try your hand at some of these too, followed by a party tea.  Please contact Andrew King 01380 831227 or email to book your FREE place. 

Best wishes

Mercedes Henning 

Application for Musical Sharing Assembly


I would like my child ………………………………………………….. to play on their instrument ………………………..  at the Musical Sharing Assembly on Friday 12th July at 2.15pm. I understand that their piece must not be longer than 2 minutes and that they must be confident and competent to play in front of an audience.


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