Holy Trinity Newsletter                                  18/12/2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

Firstly, I would like to thank everybody for the support and kindness shown to me over this last term to help me settle in and start to get to know the school. I feel very lucky to be part of the Holy Trinity community. It was a special moment to share in the Carols by Candlelight service in church on Monday to hear the KS2 children singing so beautifully. Thank you too for your generosity in the retiring collections at that service and our nativities last week. We raised £795 for Crisis at Christmas which will support 27.5 homeless people over the Christmas period.In addition, Year 3 have been doing a ' Reverse Advent calendar' this year. The children have been thinking about giving as well as receiving and of those who need food, toiletries etc. over the Christmas period. Each day throughout December, the children brought a small, wrapped gift with a message on a tag. All the gifts are being donated to the Christmas night shelter at the Vineyard Community Centre. On Monday, Phil and Dave from the Centre spoke to Year 3 about the impact of being homeless and to thank the children for the gifts which will make someone less fortunate have a happier Christmas morning.

I am sure you would all like to wish Mrs Harriet Brown well as she goes off on maternity leave – we look forward to hearing some news during January. We are pleased to have Tanya Kinsley joining us to teach Penguin class on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays to cover Mrs Brown’s maternity leave and doing an additional day covering PPA time in Reception and Nursery on Thursdays. We also look forward to welcoming back Verity Da Costa after her maternity leave. Verity will be working one day a week in Reception class.

We were delighted to see in the school league tables this week how well Holy Trinity performed compared to the schools in Richmond – a real testament to the dedication of the whole of our amazing staff team and the hard work of last year’s year 6’s -

Before we break up at 2.15pm on Friday, may I take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas. I hope you all have the chance to spend special time with family and friends and to experience the love, joy and peace of the Christmas story. We look forward to welcoming your children back to school on Tuesday 7th January.                

Alison Bateman - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Autumn Maths News Alexander, Kamran, Etta and Lili from Year 6 attended the maths Masterclasses run by the Royal Institution at Kings House School. Karis, Mert, Alex and Emily from Year 2 had lots of fun at the Maths Wizard, Fun with Numbers Competition held at Hampton prep school.

The National Mathletics challenge took place 18th -24th November. Reception to Year 6 earned participation points competing against schools across the UK. The children also competed individually and as a class/year group against other children in Holy Trinity. Over the week they signed into Mathletics 1879 times, competed for 952 hours and scored a total of 1,081,024 participation points! This placed Holy Trinity an amazing 34th out of 530 schools nationally! The winning class was Owl class, the winning Year group was Year 4 and there were some outstanding individual scores. Thank you to everyone who participated in the challenge and to all parents for supporting and encouraging the children at home.

Congratulations to:Junior Certificates: Dylan, Chaise, Gemima, Idrees, Alexander, Paula D, Daisy, Callum, Caleb, Isla, Sean, Rose D, Sammy, Izzy L, Arshan, Albie

Infant Sticker Chart: Matheus, Ethan, Lula, Ved, Freya, Faris, Sophie, Brooke, Leon, Benjamin, Connor, Aiden, Dolly, Joseph, Lilly, Kayson, Jessica, Arvin, Emma, Nayan, Harry, Phineas, Victor, Rowan, Jennah, Aoba, Zeynep, Edie, Karis, Gustavo, Liam

Attendance: Kestrel class 99.66%