HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Welcome back to school and a very happy New Year to all our children and families!
Don’t forget school finishes on Friday 10th February 2017 at normal school time for the half-term break and we return to school at normal time on Monday 20th February.
I am delighted to be able to finally share our OFSTED outcomes and report with you. This report will be published on the OFSTED website on 7th September. As you will see, we are thrilled that we have been graded as a good school with outstanding features. We are pleased that the hard work of the school has been externally recognised.
|Effectiveness of leadership and management||Good|
|Quality of teaching, learning and assessment||Good|
|Personal development, behaviour and welfare||Outstanding|
|Outcomes for pupils||Good|
|Early years provision||Good|
RE Quality Mark.
We are proud and pleased to have gained a silver award for the quality of our RE. We are now working towards Gold in the next year to 18 months. Well done to all the children and staff.
CONGRATULATIONS to our District Sports Team (14th June 2016) – The team won overall in the small schools competition and the so did the boys! We are very proud to have the trophies back for the second year running!!
Our SIAMS inspection report has now been officially published. We are delighted with the outcome and the feedback about our school and community. The report has been sent out to parents and carers today.
Parents/carers and family are invited to attend class assemblies from today. This is an opportunity for you to share the work children have been doing in class. Please ensure you arrive at 2.45PM ready for the class to start at 2.50pm. The assemblies normally finish by 3.10pm.
29.4.16 Year 1
6.5.16 Year 2
13.5.16 Year 3
20.5.16 Year 4
10.6.16 Year 5 (9.05am)
17.6.16 Year 6
Please note: these are only for the parents/carers and families of children within the specific class. Mobile phones need to be on silent, video is not permitted. Further dates for next half-term are on the dates.
Friendship – Christian Value for next half-term
Our value for after the Spring holiday is Friendship. The quote from Thessalonians encompasses our vision. ‘Encourage one another and build each other up.’ Thessalonians 5: 11. This is a Christian value that we promote throughout children’s time at our school. We also share our friendship with you and with God.
Dear Lord Jesus,
You have shown us through the Bible that you want to be woven into our lives as our friend.
Thank you that we can talk to you at any time because you are even closer to us than the people in our own family.
Here are some activities for the Easter weekend: http://ow.ly/ZSLtH
We had a lovely service in church on Monday morning, thank you to those of you who joined us. It was a good way to start the week. On behalf of all the staff I would like to wish you all a peaceful Eastertide and share with you a prayer for Easter.
God of wonder, God of new life,
On Good Friday we remember how the friends of Jesus cried tears at the foot of the cross.
They were sad and quiet as he was laid in the tomb.
On Easter day we will remember how their sadness turned to joy when Jesus rose from the dead and returned.
He brought the promise of new life and forgiveness for us all.
Help us to remember every day
The gift of your son Jesus to the world, and always be thankful.
Football Team latest!
Well done to the football team who have won the WPDSSA Cup! We are so proud of you!
SPORTS RELIEF – Friday 18th March
UPDATE: we have raised approximately £180 for Sports Relief. Well done to everyone!
Don’t forget that it is Sports Relief Day this Friday. Children can come wearing sports kits or PE kit and take part in different activities throughout the day. We will also be selling our limited edition cupcakes for £1.25 during the day and would like donations towards the charity.
We have now confirmed that our Easter service in church is at 9.15am on Monday 21st March. We will be leaving directly after registration. It has been lovely to see so many families, so if you can join us, we’d be delighted!
Sports Hall Athletics
Well done to our Y3-6 pupils who went with Mr Waite to the sports activity yesterday. Year 3 and 4 came 2nd overall, our Year 6 children won and so the school won overall! Year 6 boys will be representing the county very soon! Amazingly good news! The children behaved really well and enjoyed their time. Well done to everyone!
Don’t forget we have lots of activities going on over the next few weeks linked with the promotion of reading and enjoyment of books.
Have a look at the newsletter for reminders:
We have been having fun with our book activities so far this week. If anyone came into school yesterday you will have noted a number of princesses, queens, Harry Potters and Spidermen! We all had a great time. Today we have been taking part in our reading activity session which involved shared reading between classes and activities. Thank you to all of you who supported our bookfair. We have taken quite a lot of money and raised approx £900 for the school.
Our book fair opens on Thursday 25th February and finishes on Tuesday 1st March 3.20pm – 3.45pm
World Book Day – 3rd March
The theme for this year is Festival of the Imagination. We will be dressing up on Thursday March 3rd as book characters. Children will receive their £1 vouchers as well as having a fun book-themed day! We would like donations for dressing-up to put towards the cost of the theatre show.
For more information, have a look at the website.
Our value for this half term is:
‘Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also forgive others.’ Colossians 3:13
Collective worship plan
Have a look at our lovely Jesse Tree
SchoolComms – online payments to school via credit or debit card
We have introduced a new service – ‘School Gateway’. This means that you will be able to make online payments via the School Gateway smartphone app or website. You will also be able to view school meal balances and top them up at any time.
Further information: Schoolcomms letter to Parents
Anti Bullying Week 16th – 20th November
Next week is Anti Bullying Week. We will be working with our pupils to discuss what bullying is and isn’t, what they need to do if there is an issue and providing information about E-safety. A newsletter for parents will be sent out on Friday 13th November: Anti bullying week 2015
The information pack is here: abw_campaign_pack_2015
Parents/carers and family are invited to attend class assemblies from Friday 9th Oct. This is an opportunity for you to share the work children have been doing in class. Please ensure you arrive at 2.45PM ready for the class to start at 2.50pm. The assemblies normally finish by 3.10pm.
6.11.15 Year 6
13.11.15 Year 1
Please arrive by 2.30pm for Reception’s assembly.
27.11.15 Year 4
Please note: these are only for the parents/carers and families of children within the specific class. Mobile phones need to be on silent, video is not permitted.
Christmas – dates
8.12.15 1.30pm KS1/Rec Nativity to parents
9.12.15 6.30pm KS1/Rec Nativity to parents (Date change)
16.12.15 Church (Christmas)
17.12.15 6.30pm KS2 Carol Service in Church
Church dates confirmed:
13th October 9am Harvest (Broxbourne Foodbank)
11th November 9am Remembrance
16th December 9am Christmas
For Remembrance Day we have been exploring with our pupils the significance of poppies and why we wear them.
We have a lovely service in church on Wednesday 11th November at 9.20am. Representatives from The British Legion and Royal Naval Association kindly agreed to join us at the service and processed with the banner through the church. We finished with the National Anthem. It was a very dignified service and Rev Barbara gave the children a clear insight into Remembrance.
Well done to Reception children for their behaviour during their first school church service.
Our collective worship and school value for this half-term is compassion. The main Bible quotation we will be using is:
‘Clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, gentleness and patience’ Colossians 3.12
As usual, it was lovely to see so many parents and carers at parent consultation evenings this week. The feedback has been extremely positive overall. If you have missed making an appointment, please contact the school office. We will be contacting parents who have not yet had their consultation.
Information about progress: letter to parents about new curriculum
Harvest Service 2015
We had a lovely service in Church this morning, sharing our Prayer Days and gifts for Broxbourne Foodbank. The singing was the best I have heard. Thank you to everyone who attended and sent food items.
Year 5 Collective Worship
It was lovely to share the children’s work with parents and carers this afternoon. Well done to Year 5 for their hard work and performance. Thank you to all those parents and carers who were able to join us.
Please note: These collective worship times are part of our school worship and important to us. Unfortunately, if you arrive late, you may not be able to join in as this is disruptive to the children, other parents and carers and the school worship. Please ensure you arrive by 2.45pm.
Prayer Activities and Harvest
‘The Lord God placed man in the Garden of Eden to tend and look after it’
In preparation for Harvest next week, we have been taking part in prayer activities:
Reception, Year 2 and Year 4 have been making hand prayers; Year 1 are making a special paper chain with children writing what they are thankful for on the loops; Year 3 are making a book of prayers based on the Jewish unit of work; Year 5 are making angel prayers. Year 6 are making an Andy Goldsworthy inspired colours of Autumn palette with prayers of nature.
Have a look at our pictures:
Don’t forget it is our church service for Harvest next Tuesday at the start of the day. Donations to Broxbourne Foodbank please. We would love for you to join us for the service.
Macmillan Coffee Morning – Friday 25th September
We raised an amazing £243!
Thank you to everyone who supported the Macmillan coffee and cake afternoon. We had lots of customers and sold a lot of cakes. Well done for organising it Year 6 and thanks to Mrs Harris and staff for their help.
Parents and carers meetings.
We have arranged the dates for the first general parent and carer meetings of the year please see below. These meetings are a chance for parents, carers and grandparents to meet the teachers, find out about the curriculum and discuss any general matters.
All meetings are at 2.45pm. Please come to the school office.
Monday 21st September Year 1
Tuesday 22nd September Year 4
Wednesday 23rd September Year 2 and Year 3 (separate meetings)
Thursday 24th September Year 5 and Year 6 (separate meetings)
Letter: parent meetings 2015
Reminder – Arrangements for the start of the school day.
Children should not be unattended (unless in Breakfast Club) on the premises before 8.35am.
We have a smartphone app for our school to help keep you better informed. The app is free to download for iPhones, Windows and Android Phones.
Update: the app is now able to have attached files so documents such as newsletters will be added.
You can download the app by either searching in the relevant app store for “Holy Trinity CE Primary School” or by using one of the following links:
Please note that the app is compatible with iPads, but to download it you have to search the store in “iPhone Only” mode.
Holy Trinity on TWITTER!
Holy Trinity has launched our new Twitter account (see to the right of the page) that can be used to keep up to date with what is going on in school.
The Twitter address is @HolyTrinity1952.