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As we are going though another lock-down period, we expect everyone to be safe and sensible to protect all members of our community. Please remember to wear your masks on the school site.

I thought it would be useful to remind the children about the key facts and the importance of hand-washing. This is a useful video to show children: https://bit.ly/3mKTGv3

You can also explain the need for keeping our distance with

‘While We Can’t Hug’ : https://binged.it/3jM4kQh

Latest guidance for Covid isolation is here:

You can also find links to versions in other languages using the following: https://bit.ly/3fjJK9b

Catch-up Funding

We have published the ‘Catch up Premium Plan’. ‘Catch-up’ Premium is the DFE funding which is equivalent to £80 per pupil over the year for support to ‘catch-up’ following Covid.

The plan covers the academic year, and has the way in which we plan to make the best use of the funding.

DFE information about the funding can be found here: https://bit.ly/3lQNIZp

JUST TALK WEEK

After a difficult year, Hertfordshire’s ‘Just Talk’ mental health campaign is hoping to help more young people than ever look after their mental health. This years’ Just Talk Week is taking place exclusively online, from 16 – 22 November.

Just Talk is a positive mental health campaign, developed by a network of more than 30 agencies, and steered by Hertfordshire’s young people. Taking this approach ensures the campaign addresses the issues that matter to young people, whilst communicating with them in a consistent and meaningful way. We all have mental health, just like we all have physical health. COVID-19 may have triggered new feelings of anxiety and uncertainty which your child hasn’t experienced before. It’s therefore more important than ever that every person knows how to look after their mental health and wellbeing – and how to seek help if they need it. This year’s campaign week is virtual, so you and/or your children will be able to access a range of webinars taking place throughout the week and hear useful tips on social media.

More information: https://bit.ly/2Ju2RSk

Christmas 

While it is clear that Christmas is not going to be quite the same this year, we are planning a ‘new normal’ Christmas at Holy Trinity. We will be showing the children a DVD of the live pantomime ‘Dick Whittington’, we will be having our usual Christmas activities including lunch (9th Dec) in our ‘bubbles’, and we are working out how to have some form of Nativity towards the end of term.

Christmas Cards

We have looked at the guidance for Christmas cards and we will be able to do this, but within classes only. Children will be able to brings cards in for children within their class, labelled with their names on a Monday or Tuesday. They will then go into a tray for a period of quarantine, and will be handed out on Fridays.

Bring in Hand out
Mon 30th/Tues 1st Dec Friday 4th Dec
Mon 7th /Tues 8th Dec Friday 11th Dec
Mon 14th /Tues 15th Dec Friday 18th Dec

Parent Questionnaire Results

We have the results of the Parent/carer Questionnaire. Though there were a small number of responses, the results were very positive:

BLENDED LEARNING

Remote Learning – don’t forget to login to Google Classroom with your child, and check everything is working. Our Remote Learning Policy is in place:

If your child is isolating but not ill, they can still take part in the learning. If you are unable to access Google Classroom, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can support you.

End of school arrangements – From Monday 14th September

Please don’t not arrive at school too early.

Arrival:

Year 1 and 2 children        8.30am – 8.45am     Vicarage Gate

Reception                        8.40am – 8.50am     Vicarage Gate

Year 3, 4, 5, 6                   8.30am – 8.45am     Alleyway entrance and KS2 gate

If you have children in KS1 and KS2, please drop your younger child first.

Pick-up:

Year 1 and 2 children        2.45pm – 3pm         Vicarage Gate

Reception                         2.55pm – 3.05pm    Vicarage Gate

Year 3, 4, 5, 6                   3pm – 3.15pm        Alleyway entrance and KS2 gate

If you have children in KS1 and KS2, please collect your younger child first.

We all need to follow the latest guidance https://bit.ly/34PCpej and will provide updates as restrictions change and adapt. If you have changed any contact details, please make sure you contact the school office either via phone or email to update them. This will be vital for us to get any urgent information to you. Email admin account at: admin@holytrinity.herts.sch.uk or phone 01992 622180. The information below includes much of the same material as was sent out in July, this should just be a reminder for you.

Please remember that all of us must continue to follow the latest guidance from DFE/Public Health England: https://bit.ly/2BdyD26. If your child or anyone in your household shows symptoms you must get a Covid 19 test and isolate. Please do not put yourselves and others at risk. You must also inform the school so that we can take the appropriate measures. If we get a confirmed case/s we may have to close a class ‘bubble’ or potentially the school, so please be sensible. We have guidance to follow and will have to follow the advice we are given in terms of action to take following a confirmed case. We will expect you come to school immediately and take your child home if they are showing symptoms. 

Should you be shielding or have any concerns about your child coming into school please let us know. If you have any concerns about your child, or feel there is additional information which it would be useful for the school to have before or after we start back, please email the admin account at: admin@holytrinity.herts.sch.uk or phone 01992 622180. This includes if there have been any changes to circumstances, bereavements or anything you feel may impact upon your child in school, please also update us. We are happy to call you to discuss in more detail. I know that children starting back to school will be a different experience this year. Please keep in contact and let us know of any concerns or worries you have. 

Latest update to arranagments 4.9.20

Government Coronavirus information can be found here http://shorturl.at/cCY27

Guidance Covid-19 Symptoms

The most important symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of any of the following:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

For most people, COVID-19 will be a mild illness. However, if you have any of the symptoms above you must stay at home and arrange to have a test to see if you have COVID-19 – go to testing to arrange.

Guidance for parents and carers (DFE) latest updates: https://bit.ly/2Aw5ej0https://bit.ly/2CPrJk6

Information about Google Classroom

Please note we will be continuing with this next academic year.

Helpful login tips can be found via the link: https://bit.ly/2KmjAUM

Google Classroom information

Latest support information for families at home: https://bit.ly/2UkrNPg

We know that this is a really difficult time for all our families. If you need help and support you can contact the school. We are still available to try to support. You can also access some useful information from our website:

Information from CEOP – staying safe online: https://bit.ly/2vNmQVw

Department for Education – DFE updates: https://bit.ly/38OYMz8

NHS: https://bit.ly/2TU3tmN

Communication

Support for mental health: https://bbc.in/3b1JYhU

SCHOOL GATEWAY link

You can pay for lunches and other items using the School Gateway app.

Here is the link:

https://login.schoolgateway.com/0/auth/login

Healthy Schools

FEELING GOOD WEEK – 10th Feb – 13th Feb 2020

Safer Internet Day resources: https://bit.ly/39pWOWx

online-safety-newsletter-feb-2020

Feeling Good Week is a Hertfordshire-wide event that encourages schools and the wider community to promote children and young people’s emotional well-being by raising awareness of mental health and showing where support can be accessed. As part of this we have planned a variety of activities throughout the school next week focusing on well-being, healthy lifestyles and being safe on the internet.   

Thursday 6th February – Time to Talk, each class will take time to talk for ten minutes during the day. https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/get-involved/time-talk-day

Monday 10th February – All children in school will be taking part in a variety of well-being activities including, yoga, mindfulness, drama, PE, Music and gardening. Please ensure your child has a PE kit and trainers in school.

Tuesday 11th February – Each class will be looking at food and baking linked to a favourite story.

Wednesday 12th February Whole school sponsored walk. Attached is a sponsor sheet, please sponsor your child and all proceeds will be going towards the school library and reading books. Please dress in funky sports clothes and ensure you have a change of shoes as we will be on the school field. (Children can wear wellies as it may be muddy!)  

Thursday 13th February – Safer internet day, all classes will be looking at how to stay safe on the internet and taking part in different PE activities to promote healthy well-being.

Dreams and Goals – our focus for this half term in PSHE is dreams and goals. The KS2 children have collaborated to create their dream garden featuring their goals. An amazing, collaborative piece!

 

Longlands Close, Crossbrook Street, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, EN8 8LU Tel: 01992 622180 Fax: 01992 641644 admin@holytrinity.herts.sch.uk