Dear Parents and Carers 07/07/2022
Reports and details of teachers for next year will be sent home tomorrow – do ask your child or have a hunt through their bag.
Staff news: Staff leaving us at the end of term:
- Mrs Sharpe who is going to teach at her daughter’s school so will have a much shorter commute.
- Mrs Campbell who is moving to Kent and going to teach in a private school there.
- Mr Collett has completed his teaching degree and will be teaching in another local school.
- Mrs Wilkins is going to do an administrative job for AfC.
We are very grateful for all that they have contributed to Holy Trinity during their time with us, however long or short.
In addition, Miss Ashby is also going on a secondment to a school in Hampshire.
Sports Day will take place tomorrow. Nursery am, Reception, Years 1 and 2 will take place in the morning from about 9.15am and Nursery pm and Years 3 to 6 will be in the afternoon from about 1.30pm. You are all most welcome to attend -the PTA will be serving refreshments during both sessions. Please send your child into school wearing the correct PE kit, including footwear, and ensure they have a sun hat and water bottle. If we are blessed with sunshine, do please apply long lasting sun cream before school in the morning.
Thank you … and help please.
Handy with a paint brush or the garden shears? Keen to help with odd jobs around the school? We’re looking for volunteers to form an informal working party group to assist in maintaining the school buildings and grounds. We would be starting in the Autumn, initially for a few hours on a Friday morning as needed. Last week we completed our first job, clearing the passageway but there are more jobs to do! Please let Francis Neal – email@example.com know if you are interested.
Gold Sports Award.
We are delighted to announce that Holy Trinity has achieved the School Games GOLD Mark Award. This is a Government led scheme to reward and recognise school’s engagement in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active. Special thanks to Mr Callaghan for leading on this.
Headteacher Awards – save the date
Some of the children in years 3, 4 and 5 have been working towards achieving their Bronze, Silver or Gold Headteacher Awards. Invitations will be sent out by their class teacher soon but if you know that your child is working towards this, you may want to put the awards ceremony in your diary. It will take place on Monday 18th July at 2.30pm.
Reception Class Trip to Bocketts Farm
Kingfisher class had a wonderful time at Bocketts Farm. Their favourite parts were, feeding the goats, the tractor ride around the farm spotting the sheep and huge pigs and jumping on the giant pillow. ‘The goats were tickly when they ate out of my hand’ – Aadam
Year 2 trip to London
Year 2 had an incredible time in London last Friday, enjoying a river cruise and going on the London Eye, spotting all of the landmarks around London! They were absolute superstars and everyone involved had a brilliant time!
Thames young Mariners
Year 6 are having a great time at Thames Young Mariners today
The Year 5’s enjoyed performing their Brass instruments to parents as part of the Wider Opportunities Scheme run by the Richmond Music Trust. The children have been learning to play the Trombone, Baritone and Cornet. They performed excellently!
Our Summer Concert is taking place at 9am on 18th July. If your child is playing an instrument or singing in the KS1 choir we will invite you to join us. We would love to invite everyone but don’t have the capacity in the hall; our apologies!
Grab a book – or two!
The PTA and school have a number of books that need rehoming. We will have all of these out on display after school on Friday 15th July for you all to come and help yourselves to keep you busy reading over the holidays.
The Governors and I are very grateful to all of you who took the time to complete the questionnaire this year. The outcomes and comparisons with previous years will be put on the website. Thank you for your comments too – I have passed on some lovely ones to individual members of staff. Where there have been a few comments on a particular theme, the Governors and our leadership team will consider what can be done to address these however there are a couple of very specific comments, linked to things that happened a considerable time ago which we are now unsure what they relate to. If any of you do have very specific concerns at any time, do please either raise them with class teachers or myself at the time so we can seek to look into the matter to see if they can be addressed.
Thea, Lev, Fraser, Lujain, Amelie, Jesse, Isabelle, Tim, Anna, Tabitha, Ved, Noah, Joseph, Chloe, David, Jennah, Phineas, Summer A, Zac, Josie, Otta and Charles.
House Points: Pankhurst
Attendance: Overall 94.37% Owls 100%
Touch Typing Course for those with dyslexia
Please see details of a Technologies and Touch-Typing Course which is ideal for children in UKS2 who are dyslexic. It has had positive feedback as being highly effective and good value for money. Despite the name of the course provider – we are not related! https://www.achievenow.org.uk/workshops-and-webinars/touch-typing-technology-for-academic-success-remote-course-summer-8-weeks-starting-11-july-2022-ye4ed
Learn to swim this Summer
“Children can learn to swim this summer with our wide range of crash courses available at Teddington Pools and Fitness Centre and Pools on the Park.
Bookings can be made by calling us on 020 3772 2999 or in person at the centre reception.
Please see our website for more information.”
The FUEL programme for children in receipt of benefits-related free school meals are offering the following cycle clubs:
- Learn to Ride (Non-riders)
- Cycle Club
These FREE and fun-packed holiday provision will include a hot lunch. Bookings will be made through Class for Kids: Cycle Club: https://the-cyclecoach.class4kids.co.uk/camp/29 Learn to Ride: https://the-cycle-coach.class4kids.co.uk/camp/30