Happy Half Term Everyone,
It has been the most unusual of half terms in so many ways and totally back to normal in many others. School has felt very calm over the last 8 weeks and children say they feel safe at school.
I have spoken to some of you and you have also agreed that children report feeling safe and have enjoyed being back at school.
If your child is unable to come to school please access on-line learning. The Padlet work has continued to be available to children at home throughout the term.
Travel over Half Term
Please let us know if you are going away over the half term to a country not in the UK travel corridor. Please ensure you allow the Government guidance on self-isolation following your travels.
Positive tests over half term
If you receive a positive Covid test over half term please email both of the email addresses below:
These emails will be picked up by our office team, Ms. Balgobin and Ms. Sparks.
We will then be able to plan any action for the school.
A huge well done to all for all the hard work you have done over the last 8 weeks.
We have managed to stay safe and ensure your children have enjoyed school.
Our New Film: Please see our new film. Hope you enjoy it….
A few updates:
We are making a promotional video of the school next Tuesday.
Usually at this time of year I would be showing prospective Reception parents around the school. However due to our ‘no visitor’ rule this has created a challenge.
We are still going ahead with tours but these will be in very small groups at 5pm when the children are not here. Please see the Admissions and Tour menu for dates.
In order to get a flavour of school life we thought the best option is a video for visitors to access from our website. Although this is covered in the school starter agreement consent form, I do want to take this opportunity to give you the option of retracting consent for this particular project. Please let the office know if you do not give consent.
When we decided to offer packed lunches at school it was because children were mainly eating lunch in their classroom and for safety reasons, hot meals couldn’t be offered.
I also thought it was going to be a short term situation!
However, here we are and its almost half term. For this reason we are going to be reinstating hot meals as soon as possible (likely end of next week). We have arranged timings in the hall for all classes to eat in there. This will be staggered, classes will be alone in the hall and the tables and chairs will be cleaned between each sitting. I will send a menu out as soon as it becomes available to us.
Return to School:
I hope you agree that the return to school has been successful. Children are very settled in their classes and have followed all the new routines without fail.
We were extremely ready for them! A huge thank you to all of you for not only reading but also adhering to the routines and new guidance information. As this situation changes and develops so will we. We do have plans for how we are going to carry on with traditions i.e. Christmas celebrations and performances – we will let you know closer the time.
Thank you to all of you who have managed to connect with our Zoom meetings i.e. Year 4 times tables, Year 2 phonics etc.
Please do keep in contact via Dojo/Tapestry and phone.
Black History Month:
We have been celebrating black history month in school.
Year 6 looked at famous works by Jean-Michel Basquiat:
Monday 5th October
Today we had a zoom workshop with Greenwich Maritime Museum. We looked at Black History through art from the Georgian times until modern day. We discussed why there are not as many famous black artists and the importance of identity.
Tuesday 6th October
Today we learnt about Jean-Michel Basquiat. We discussed what it meant when he said “I am an artist. Not a black artist”. We looked at his graffiti and discussed how he was influenced by hip hop culture.
Telen: Any race can be an artist
Oshauney: Art does not depend on what you look like
We also looked at elements that make up Jean-Michel Basquiat’s style:
Elena: There are lots of numbers and words
Leke: There are people in the images
Leon: It kind of looks child-ish
We continue to monitor children’s well being at school. Ms. Toplis has continued with her well-being work with children throughout the school and is always at hand to talk with you as parents about any concerns you have about the well-being of your child. Contact the school office to make an appointment to speak with her.
Have a great weekend.
We hope you have a restful half term break.
Well done to Year 6 who performed a great assembly last week on Macbeth. They also shared an account of their trip to The Globe.
Internet Safety Talk:
We hope you found the session helpful.
Amazing Design and Technology in Year 6:
Each class has a gallery on our website where you can see the art and DT work.
Here is a taster of some Year 6 work:
Tuesday was an unusual day at school due to 25 Barclays Volunteers. As part of their corporate responsibility to the community, Barclays employees spends a day each year completing work for a good cause. They have done a great job of painting the hall, stairwells, planting beds and benches.
Due to all the volunteers being in school, some classes went on trips:
Year 6 have been reading Macbeth by William Shakespeare.
They visited the Globe Theatre to learn more.
Year 5 have been learning about Ancient Greece – They visited the British Museum.
Year 2 have been learning about the history of communication. They visited the Postal museum.
Reception Class have been learning about Chinese New Year.
Class Assembly – Year 2
Well done Year 2 for your brilliant assembly last Friday all about Owls.
School Hours and Attendance:
Please ensure your children are in school on time. We will close the gate at 9 am and any child will be registered late after that. Teachers are in class from 8.45 and we do strongly encourage you to try to get your children to school for 8.45.
We do offer breakfast club from 8am which is staffed by our own team at Holy Trinity.
Attendance letters will go home to you next week. This letter will explain attendance expectation.
******Term Dates 2020 / 2021 are now available on this site*********
Thank you to all parents who attended our Parent Council Meeting this morning about Mental Health.
We discussed what we do in school already for children’s well-being and shared ideas on next steps.
The display board in the playground will show information on fundraising:
- The amount of money raised
- Different ways we can raise money
- Future fundraising
- How the money is spent
Events for parents next week:
Keeping your child safe on the internet: School Hall
Tuesday 11th February at 3.00 – Reception / Year 1/ Year 2 parents
Tuesday 11th February at 3.30 – Years 3/4/5/6 parents and children
Year 2 SATs: School Hall
Wednesday 12th February at 3.00 – Year 2 parents SAT meeting
Have a great weekend,
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.
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
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.
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:
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.
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
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,
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:
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..
We have been updating information on our Curriculum.
You can find out about the curriculum your child follows here.
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.
We have been celebrating Poetry Week throughout the school.
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