Friday 24th January 2020

Dear Parents,

We are now in full swing of 2020 and children have settled back into school life.

A few dates for your diary:

Open Classroom: Week of 3rd February

Posters will be up next week for you to sign up:

This is an opportunity for you to come into school and see what is happening in your child’s Class.

Class Assembly is always on a Friday at 2.45 p.m. in the hall.

Year 2: 31st January

Year 6: 7th February

Year 1: 14th February

Year 4: 28th February

Year 5: 13th March

Year 3: 20th March

 

Mother Day Assembly: Friday 20th March 9.15 a.m. in the School Hall

Parents of: Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

Workshops For Parents:

Wednesday 5th February: Year 4 Parents: Times Tables Test information, 2.45 p.m. in the School Hall

Friday 7th February: Parent Council Meeting, 9 a.m. in the School Hall

Tuesday 11th February: Keeping your child safe on the Internet, in the School Hall

Reception / Year 1 and Year 2 Parents:  3 p.m. 

Year 3 / 4/ 5 / 6 Parents and children: at 3.30 p.m.

Wednesday 12th February: Year 2 Parents: SATS meeting 3 p.m. in the School Hall

 

Have a great weekend.

Laura Hall

 

 

 

End of Autumn Term 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

It has been a great Autumn term with much to celebrate.

Staff and children have worked  hard to create a wonderful balance of learning through a rich curriculum with classes going on trips, taking part in national projects, performing to parents and of course maintaining high standards in core subjects such as reading, Maths and writing.

We continue to share our excellent work in RE, showcasing  your children’s work to other schools.

I hope this blog reflects some of the wonderful work and events of this term.

Have a great Christmas break.

Many Thanks, Laura Hall

 

Staffing updates:

Mr Miller who teaches music and Mr Pallas who teaches Computing started in September and have had a huge impact on children’s learning. I hope your children report that they are enjoying these specialist lessons.

Ms Roscoe returned to school following her maternity leave a couple of weeks ago. She is teaching Reception Class alongside Mrs Dean. This is a change to Ms Hammond who is off sick at the moment. This partnership will continue in Reception for the rest of the year. Mr Sammy will also be staying with us as a Teaching Assistant in Reception class. 

Mr Edwards was covering Ms Roscoe’s maternity leave. As she has returned Mr Edwards will be leaving us this week. Ms Styllis will be increasing her days to teach Year 5. 

 

Christmas celebrations:

 

Year 5 Carol Concert:

 

Year 2 Nativity:

 

Art in school:

Year 5 Local Area Project

 

Year 3 (current Y4 children) Steve McQueen Project:

 

Reception Class at the Wallace Collection:

 

 

Friday 13th December

Dear Parents and Carers

Congratulations to Year 1 and 2 for their fantastic Nativity, full of confident acting, speaking, singing and dancing. It was great to see so many of you at the different performances.

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We look forward to seeing Year 5 parents on Monday at 4 pm and Reception parents on Wednesday at 9.30 or 3 p.m. for their children’s Christmas performances.

Have a lovely weekend.   If you get a chance, take a look at our Pupil Newsletter which has been produced by Press Club

 

Laura Hall

 

Friday 15th November

Dear Parents,

Thank you to all the parents who attended the Parent Council meeting this week. Your ideas on the new Lighthouse project were very much appreciated. We will keep you updated on progress of the project.

Highlights from the last few weeks:

Trip to Poland with our Erasmus Project

Year 2 learning about owls

 

 

Science Week –

Year 5 trip to The Crick

 

 

Scientists from The Crick teaching Year 6 about lasers

Henry Moore Sculpting in Year 6

Have a great weekend,

Mrs Hall

Friday 18th October

Dear Parents,

This half term has flown by with lots to celebrate and enjoy.

Reception Class has settled so well and celebrated the end of their first half term with a trip to the Unicorn Theatre. Despite chaos on the Jubilee Line the class along with many parent volunteers enjoyed a showing of:

 

Aiming High!

Year 5 and 6 went on a trip to ‘YFYA – Your Future, Your Ambitions’ careers conference at the Emirates Stadium. They heard from different companies and organisations about career paths and opportunities.  Some children tried their hands at being  a weather forecaster..

Curriculum News:

We have been updating information on our Curriculum.

You can find out about the curriculum your child follows here.  

Topics and Themes

We have developed three whole school themes a year which connect the curriculum to our school vision.  This approach links topics and texts which are being taught across different year groups in the school, providing an integrated, thematic approach to the curriculum content.

Autumn – Flight, Journeys and Exploration: ‘Aiming High’

        

Year 1                                                 Year 2                                             Year 3

  

Year 4                                         Year 5                                              Year 6

 

Spring – Leadership and Heroism

 

  

Thomas Coram (Y1)                  Emmeline Pankhurst (Year 2)                Narnia (Year 4)

 

  

Beowulf (Year 4)              Greek Heroes (Year 5)                                    Macbeth (Year 6)

Summer – Creative Thinking

 

  

Fantasy Worlds (Year 1)                   Roald Dahl (Year 2)              Krinklekrax (Year  3)

 

   

House of Wisdom – Islamic History  (Year 4)                Shakespeare (Year 5)

We are firm believers in connecting curriculum subjects within year groups too in order to make the learning experience rich, relevant and memorable.

 

Have a great half term.

Mrs Hall

 

Friday 4th October 2019

Dear Parents,

We have been celebrating Poetry Week throughout the school.

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Key Stage 1 shared their poems with their parents on Friday afternoon and Year 3 children shared a poem about Harvest during the brilliant Harvest Festival on Wednesday.

I hope you have all enjoyed coming into school over the last few weeks to see your child learn and attend workshops on how to support your child at home. Here are a few photographs of the wonderful things your children do at school!

Amazing Arts and Design

 

Exploring computer technology

 

Taking part in Cross Country

Have a great weekend.

Mrs Hall

Friday 20th September 2019

Dear Parents,

We now feel in the swing of the new year. A huge welcome to all the new Reception children.

We have many new initiatives this year with the introduction of  specialist projects and teachers in school.

We hope your child is enjoying their new PE, Computing and Music sessions during the week.

Year 5 and 6 started a new project this week with CHOL theatre:

 

‘Through Imaginary Communities teachers, children and artists work together to create fictional characters and worlds to inspire learning through and beyond the curriculum.  Our arts education programme is having an extraordinary impact on the engagement and attainment of children and young people.’

The first session was enjoyed by all and we look forward to some great outcomes.

 

Have a great weekend.

Laura Hall

Friday 13th September

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to school.

Many of you have met your teacher at the ‘meet the teacher’ event repeated over the last weeks.

We hope you are looking forward to working in partnership with us to support your children. Reading is a National Focus this year and we are working in school to promote reading for pleasure. Please continue to read with your child at home, even if they are in KS2!

We are already planning ways to build on last year’s success as well as continue to enrich our curriculum. The dates list was sent out yesterday. We will continue to add to it and let you know more about up-coming trips and events.

We are so happy to welcome our new Computing Teacher Nathan Pallas who will be teaching your children digital skills every Wednesday. We also welcome Ashley Miller a specialist Music teacher who will be teaching music every Monday and running our choir.

A huge welcome to Alice Walker who joins us as the new Year 4 Teacher.

Have a great weekend,

Mrs Hall

Friday 12th July 2019

Dear Parents,

What a week to celebrate!

I hope you have all read the letter I sent home today detailing the successes we have had this week.

Our Year 6 SAT results are in and they are fabulous.

Combined (passed all subjects) Reading Writing Maths
Our School 85% 89% 93% 89%

 

National 65% 73% 78% 79%

 

Camden 73% 80% 82% 86%

 

Inspection: Holy Trinity graded Excellent in all areas.

We had an inspection on Monday 1st July. This inspection comes every 5 years and is carried out by a Church of England inspector. We have been given the highest grading possible and are so proud to have achieved this.

Here are some quotes from the report:

‘Teaching shows strong elements of outstanding practice.’

 ‘There is a calm, purposeful and stimulating learning environment where pupils and staff, ‘aim high’.

 ‘…pupils are excellently supported, whatever their starting point or background, in making expected and often accelerated progress.’

 ‘…it to be an outward-looking, harmonious and caring ‘family’.

 ‘…the high quality of courteous relationships between members of the school community. Pupils demonstrate a deep-seated respect for others.’

 ‘The personal and character development of pupils is excellently supported through, for example, the commendable pastoral care. There is an exemplary emphasis on pupils’, and indeed staff, wellbeing and flourishing.’

 ‘The headteacher effectively leads a dedicated team of teaching and non-teaching staff who place the pupils and their families at the heart of what they do.’

You can read the full report here. 

 

We hope you enjoyed Sports Day this week and look forward to seeing you all at our International  Evening.

Have a good weekend, Laura Hall

 

 

 

Friday 5th July 2019

Dear Parents,

Time to celebrate for Year 6:

We have just waved off our Year 6 children and staff to PGL. They will be returning on Sunday and we hope they have a great time.

 

Year 6 should also be celebrating after their amazing production of Jungle Book on Monday. I hope you enjoyed it.

Our Gymnasts represented Camden Schools on Thursday at Crystal Palace. I went along to support them . It was a great day out of school!

A huge well done to our 4 gymnasts and Mr Pastore for coaching them.

Have a great weekend. Laura Hall