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Dates Update!

Please check the dates below to make sure you have everything in your diaries for the last month at school. Our Christmas-themed day is 13th December when the children can wear Christmas jumpers and non-uniform for a donation to the PTA. During the day we do Christmas activities, have Christmas lunch and then there is the Pantomime in the hall in the afternoon. KS2 children will then be back at church in the evening for the KS2 Carol Concert. Our Christmas tree arrives on 27th November and then it will be Christmas all the way to the end of term!

 

 

Date Event      Time Who is involved
22nd Nov Drug and Alcohol Awareness Evening 6.30pm All parents/carers and staff
1st Dec Royal Gunpowder Mills All day Year 5
5th Dec Prayer Day – Christmas ‘People of God’ All day Everyone
7th Dec Christmas Nativity Rec/KS1 Plays for parents and carers 1.30pm Rec Nativity

2.15pm Y1&2 Play

6pm Rec Nativity

6.45pm Y1&2 Play

Rec/KS1 and families

 

 

8th Dec Piano Assembly 9.10am Whole school including parents and carers of children who play the piano
8th Dec Dogs Trust visit to KS2 All day KS2 children
8th Dec Choir to Waltham Cross shopping centre 9.30am Choir – parents and families can meet there to watch the children
8th Dec Disco (PTA)
12th Dec Church Practice am KS2
13th Dec Christmas Activities (Cards etc.) am Everyone
13th Dec Non-uniform day All day Everyone
13th Dec Christmas lunch lunchtime Everyone
13th Dec Pantomime pm Everyone
13th Dec Christmas Carol Concert KS2 6.30pm KS2 and families
19th Dec Church Christmas 9am Everyone
19th Dec End of term 1.20pm/1.30pm Everyone
3rd Jan INSET – school closed All day Staff
4th Jan Start of term Normal school time Everyone
Have you heard that on Thursday, 2 November, a Hertfordshire County Council committee voted in favour of closing Cuffley Camp Outdoor Centre?
 
www.whtimes.co.uk
Five thousand people have signed a petition to save Cuffley Camp Outdoor Centre as Hertfordshire County Council decides whether to close it.

CHURCH – Remembrance

We will be going to church for our Remembrance Service on Thursday 9th November, leaving school at 9am. If you are available, it would be lovely if you could join us. We are selling poppies and other merchandise to raise money for the appeal.

Drug and Alcohol Awareness Evening for Parents/Carers

We have organised a drug/alcohol awareness evening at 6.30pm on Wednesday 22nd November. We would urge you to come as it is important as parents/carers that we are informed about the impact of drugs and alcohol. We have organised this session to provide you with information, particularly with the increasing numbers of younger children knowing more about both drugs and alcohol. The session will last until 8pm.

We are planning to organise an internet safety session in the Spring term. Please let us know if there are any other sessions you would like us to organise.

Cultural diversity

We are working to put together a collection of stories and poems from our children’s heritage. Building on from our Humanae Project we are looking at our school community and celebrating the diversity we have. If you have a story or a poem from your child’s and your own cultural background please share it with us. You can send them in via email to the admin@holytrinity.herts.sch.uk or in writing and we will be putting together a collection to share.

Hot Chocolate Friday!

We have started a new incentive for our children this week called Hot Chocolate Friday! Children are chosen by their teachers to have hot chocolate with me at break-time. The children are chosen because of their consistently fantastic behaviour and attitude to learning. It is very important that we celebrate the behaviour of all of those children who always work hard and behave well. I am really proud of our children.

The first group are:

Annabelle and Sienna (Rec), Lucia (Y1), Ellie (Y2, Zara and Mrs Stickler (Y3), Rosie (Y4), Ruby and Bradley (Y5), and Gabriella (Y6).

It was great fun!

HCF1

Prayer Day – Humanae Project

During the last week children took part in Prayer Day activities to paint their self-portraits and look at the similarities and differences in ourselves as a school. The activity promoted the idea that we are all people of God regardless of eye, hair or skin colour. The children mixed paints to match their skin colour which links into the Humanae Project which was developed by artist Angelica Dass. Her work is available to look at using the following link:

http://ow.ly/NrXU30fJP84

Humanae 1 Humanae 2

Gates

Reminder: the vehicle gates are not pedestrian exit. Please do not use these gates. The gates were installed to make the site safe for children and people using the site. Following a recent H&S check, they are potentially a crush zone for pedestrians due to the way in which the gates work. The reason we use the pedestrian gate is to try to help make Longlands Close a safe zone for our children and families. We are teaching the children to be safe and we expect our parents/carers to uphold our school rules when using the site.

Reminder: we no longer allow anyone without a permit to park on the premises. For breakfast and after school clubs you will need to park and use the pedestrian gates.

UNIFORM

Please remember to check your child’s uniform. We have a number of children who need indoor shoes and have yet to bring PE kits. Please ensure they have the correct uniform by Monday at the latest.

Should you have any queries regarding this please ask at the office or the class staff.

OFSTED 

We are graded as a good school with outstanding features. We are pleased that the hard work of the school has been externally recognised.

Overall effectiveness Good
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

HT OFSTED Report June 9th and 10th 2016

 

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.

Holy Trinity CE Primary School REQM Letter

 

SIAMS INSPECTION

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.

HT SIAMS REPORT 31.3.16

Class assemblies and events.

Parents/carers and family are invited to attend class assemblies and other events in the school calendar. This is an opportunity for you to share the work children have been doing.

Please ensure you arrive and are seated ready for any performance to start at the designated time. For most assemblies this is at 9.05AM ready for the class to start at 9.10AM. The assemblies normally finish by 9.25AM.

You will not be allowed in unless you are on time as this disrupts the children’s performances and the parents/carers and families’ enjoyment.

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.

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

www.schoolgateway.com

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.

Our School

Ethos and Aims of Holy Trinity CE School.

 At Holy Trinity School we believe in the concept of lifelong learning and the idea that both adults and children learn new things every day. We maintain that learning should be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for everyone; it should be fun.

Our motto is:

Alta Pete – Aim High

The primary aim of the school is to help each pupil reach his or her full potential so that they may develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge to take full advantage of the opportunities available in their future lives.

 We achieve this by:

  • fostering the values, attributes and lifestyles that a Christian faith demands in the family, among friends, in the school and in the wider community.
  • creating an environment for staff and pupils that is happy stimulating and supportive in which core values and beliefs of high expectations can flourish
  • providing an appropriate balanced education designed to help each pupil reach their potential.
  • ensuring that all staff have access to development opportunities in keeping with the needs of the school and individuals’ expertise to enhance the educational opportunities for our children.
  • providing effective management and organisation within the school to give clear guidance for its direction
  • nurture the partnership role between School, Governors, Parents,ChristChurchand the wider community for the benefit of the children we are jointly responsible for.

These are underpinned by the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect, and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.

Homework help

Maths.

We are often asked about different activities to support children at home.

Here are some useful websites to support learning at home.

www.nrich.maths.org.uk
A really rich resource, for extending students, with new activities each month; use the Archive to find activities and solutions from previous months.

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies
Activities and games based on CBeebies characters such as the Teletubbies, Fimbles, Tweenies and Bob the Builder. Aimed at ages up to 6.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/digger
Digger and the Gang
activities to support Year 3 and 4 of the National Strategies for Literacy and Numeracy, and KS1 and KS2 programmes of study.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/numbertime
Number Time activities alot into the Numeracy Framework for reception year and years 1 and 2.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/revisewise
Activities designed to prepare children for KS2 National Tests.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship
Aimed at chidlren preparing for KS1 National Tests in English.