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Holy Trinity Newsletter                                  27/11/2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

I am very much looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the Christmas Fair on Saturday. The PTA work extremely hard in the build-up and in the aftermath of the Fair as well as during the Fair itself - I am extremely grateful to them and all who have supported them in making this event possible.

Giraffe class performed a fantastic assembly for the school last Friday based on World War 2, the topic they have been studying this term. They have also taken part in a WW2 day involving a visit to an old air raid shelter.

I would also like to extend my gratitude to a long serving member of staff who will be having a career change in the New Year. Helen Beaney, a member of our KS1 support staff, will be going to work as an administrator at her church. I am sure many of you would like to offer her your thanks and best wishes before she leaves our school.

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Important Information

Playtimes

I have had a number of parents comment on restricted activities at break times. The school encourages children to be active and the playground includes areas for having fun, encountering nature, encouraging physical activity and space to meet and make friends. Under health and safety law, schools have to assess any risks that may arise during school activities and take steps to prevent hazards and injuries. The school will, so far as reasonably practicable safeguard the health, safety and wellbeing of the children. This sometimes involves us asking children to modify or refrain from activities that present certain risks. We have therefore asked children to refrain from gymnastics in the playground, other than on the gym bars in the designated area. Whilst gymnastics carried out by children who are competent and in the right environment may present a low level of risk, when carried out on unsuitable surfaces in a busy playground without the level of supervision that would be provided in a PE lesson or gymnastics club, and sometimes by children who are not competent gymnasts, the level of risk is obviously heightened. I would also like to reassure you that children have not been banned from running around and in addition to the opportunities to do so at break and lunchtimes, teachers often provide short breaks between lessons to allow their class to have a short ‘brain break’ and allow them to run around the playground. Children are occasionally asked not to run in large groups or in certain areas if other activities are taking place there and will also be warned about the dangers of running if the ground is slippery following rain especially when there are leaves around. Whenever I am outside at break or lunchtime, I witness lots of running around and happy children.

Chaplains Message "I was in a large crowd with my son following the Palace v Liverpool match at the weekend. As we left the ground some of the fans stopped to get sight of their favourite stars, however this created a bit of a bottleneck! This was the first time Brad had experienced this and he was a little uneasy that he couldn’t see where he was going! However I was tall enough to plot a route and head out through the streets. This reminded me of how God guides us at times in life; ‘Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it’ (Isaiah 30:21). I pray as we approach the season of Advent that The Holy Spirit will lead and guide us all along the narrow road that leads to life.

"Congratulations to:

Junior Certificates: Emma, Sam B, Melody, Lili, Lucy, Allegra, Emma, Nahla, Leo, Maisie, Alex, Ella, Estelle, Harry, Josef, Isobel.

Infant Sticker Chart: Sumi, Ines, Alexander, Phineas, Tyler, George, Laura, Chloe, Cleman, Kiran, Aoba, Jenna, Rowan, Nicolas, Casper, Lilly, Jasper, Kian, Brooke, Benjamin, Lucas, George, Leon, Matteo, Elsa, Ved, Mete, Sophia, Matheus, Max.

Attendance: Seal class – 98%