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

 

 

 

Friday 21st June 2019

Dear Parents,

Thank you so much for all your generous donations to cake sales. We will report on the final amount at the end of the year. Our final cake sale will be next week.

Your Waitrose Tokens came to £267. Thank you so much for this and we will be spending the money on health and well-being for pupils.

HUFF day is on Thursday next week. We will be welcoming volunteers from Waitrose who will be helping our children improve their fitness.

Have a good weekend.

Laura Hall

Friday 14th June

Dear Parents,

We have battled with the weather this week but the sun seems to be shining again now!

Years 3 and 4 took the rain in their stride and went to Hampstead Heath on a class trip this week.

Year 6 and Key Stage 2 pupils have been really busy over the last two weeks with a trip to Oxford University last Friday and a careers conference on Wednesday this week. We hope this has inspired them to aim high.

As you know some of our Year 6 pupils were in Latvia last week with members of our staff. They have been telling us all about it and the school have been hearing about life in Latvia. The group learnt about different animation techniques as well as finding time for horse-riding and swimming in Latvia’s largest lake! Our Christian Value of Courage has been so appropriate for them as many of them were away from home for the first time. We will be taking some more pupils away next year to Poland and Croatia. You can find out more about our Erasmus Project here. Erasmus Plus

 

 

Well done to our Year 1 pupils this week who have completed their phonics screening. A Camden Representative came to watch us and was so impressed with Ms McQueen and your children – Well Done Year 1!

We hosted Governors Open Day on Friday 7th June (hence no Head’s report that day). The Governors spent all day with us, spending time in classes and seeing our Christian Vision in action. Just a reminder of your Parent Governors:

Kate Gosling: Children in Reception class and Year 6

Ubah Egal: Child in Year 3

Sabina Krasniqi: Child in Year 5

Friday 24th May 2019

Dear Parents,

Its been such a busy half term and we are all looking forward to this half term break.

Here are a few highlights from the half term:

The term started with out Vision Launch and the visit from Bishop Rob and  an eagle. It really is a day to remember. Lucy,our art club teacher has been working with the children to make an eagle for the office which is now on display.

   

Whole School Day Out:

We really hope you had a great time joining us on Primrose Hill. The children enjoyed the Art focus on the day and yoga was popular too!

We are so proud of all the Teaching and Learning at school. Year 6 have completed their SATs this half term, having worked so hard over the years. Their last 6 weeks with us after half term is full of fun with trips, award ceremonies and a performance. They will also be leading the school’s last Christian Value of the year:

 

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A particularly appropriate Value for our Year 6 to lead as they prepare to move onto Secondary school.

A huge thank you to Ms McCleave who has led Art Week in School this week. Please do look at the Art folder on the website to see the high quality Art.

Have a great Half term and we will see you on Monday 3rd June.

Mrs Hall

 

 

Friday 17th May 2019

Dear Parents,

It has been a quiet, hard working week as Year 6 have completed their SATs. We are so proud of their focus and determination and hope they have a good rest over the weekend. Next week Year 6 will be working with Wac Arts on a film as well as auditions for the Year 6 play.

Mary Thorne (our LDBS adviser) led assembly this morning to introduce the school to our new charity as mentioned in previous weeks. Children will learn more about the charity in class.

Ms Hawley attended the premiere of a set of short films produced by Holy Trinity children at The Winch. The films went live on the Maths On Toast website on Thursday morning. Do try to watch them as they show creative ways of engaging with Maths activities at home.

Year 2 went to the Jewish Museum where they learnt about Jewish festivals.

 

We hope you join us on Wednesday for the Whole School Day Out.

Have a restful weekend.

Mrs Hall

Friday 10th May 2019

Dear Parents,

Children have been inspired by science this week with a trip to UCS.

Year 4 spent the day in the secondary school chemistry lab creating potions and experimenting. We hope it inspired some of our children to become scientists of the future.

 

Year 1 visited the Jewish Museum to learn more about Judaism and handled some religious artifacts.

 

Please see the letter going home tonight about our Whole School Day Out the Wednesday after next. We really hope you will join us and the weather will be good!

Good luck to all of our Year 6 children next week in their SATS; they have been working so hard.

Have a good weekend.

Laura Hall

 

Friday 3rd May 2019

Dear Parents,

We started our new Christian Value this week: Forgiveness.

The children will be learning about what this means to them and how they show forgiveness.

I have sent home a dates list today which is also on the website: http://www.holytrinitynw3.co.uk/events-list/

Children have been working hard across the school in class and around the school including in our new Tech Lab.

Year 2 and 6 have their SAT tests in Reading, Writing and Maths this month. Thank you for all your support at home.

There is a cake sale each Friday in the Summer term. Money raised is going towards our new charity: The Good Will Children’s Home in India. Its a great cause so please get baking!

Have a lovely Bank Holiday Weekend.

Laura Hall

Friday 26th April 2019

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to Summer term.  We hope you had a restful break and are ready for the term ahead. You will receive a Newsletter from your class teacher today with information about this term.

Launch of new vision

On Tuesday we launched our new vision

To help us launch it we invited a real eagle and Bishop Rob  into school.  The Camden New Journal have written about this event and we are in the newspaper this week.

Building Aspirations:

As part of building aspirations we have partnered with Finastra (A local technology company). They have donated laptops to us, offered us free coding lesson and continue to support us.  This has all resulted in our new Tech Lab. Please do come and see it.

Filming took place today of one of our star Coders. During a Coding session at Finastra Gabby impressed the team so much that they wanted to feature him and the school in their publicity.

We are frequently Tweeting and you can follow us on Twitter. 

Year 5 Tudor Day

History was brought to life today with History Off The Page workshops today. The children took part in a range of activities including embroidery, candle making and portrait drawing.

 

 

 

Have a good weekend.

Laura Hall – Head Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 5th April 2019

Dear Parents,

It has been a great term and thank you for all your support.

On the first day back after Easter (Tuesday 23rd April) we are launching our new school vision:

The day will be filled with exciting events such as a visit from Bishop Rob; the Bishop of Edmonton. All children will also take part in a  workshop with a real eagle.

We are also inviting you into school at 3pm on that day to find out what we have been up to.

The Easter Egg assembly has once again been a huge success – thanks for all your donations and a big thank you to Kate, Isa , Albina , Pauilne and Rongmei for selling the tickets and help organise the raffle.

Have a lovely holiday.

First day of term: Tuesday 23rd April 

Laura Hall