To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.

Victor Hugo

World Book Day Celebrations

It was such an exciting World Book Day where the children’s love of reading and books really shone through! The older children were inspired by the author visits from Ivor Baddiel (books include Britain’s Smartest Kid … On Ice! and 50 Times Football Changed the World) and from our very own Ms Periton (AKA Jan Dunning), who inspired the children taking about the writing of her debut book, Mirror Me.

The younger children enjoyed storytelling workshops inspired by classic children’s stories while Y3 and Y4 had mystery readers along with a Zoom author workshop with Anna Brooke, writer of Monster Bogey.

Christian Vision

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, by encouraging one another.

Hebrews 10:24-25

At Holy Trinity & S. Silas we promote making good mistakes as a way of learning in class, and in the playground, teach about forgiving and learning from the mistakes we make in our relationships. In the bible Jesus tells us the story of the ‘Prodigal Son,’ where the younger son leaves home and squanders all that his father has given him, while the older brother, spurred on in trying to do the right thing and please his father, stays at home saving his money and working hard. Our human instinct tells us that the older brother is justified in being upset and resentful when his younger brother is welcomed home by his father throwing a party of celebration. That said, it is clear in the story that the younger brother regrets his actions and does not assume that his father will want to see him. It is in taking the risk of returning home that the younger sons sees how much his father loves and forgives him. It is clear that the mistakes he made and the forgiveness he was shown will encourage him into doing good deeds in the future.

This story shows us how much God loves us. Just like the son in the story, we often want our own way and do not think of the consequences. We make foolish mistakes and come to regret them later. Just like the father in the story, though, God never stops loving us and is always ready to forgive us when we admit our wrongdoing.

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamour and slander be put away from you, with all malice, and be kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Ephesians 4:31-32

Sporting News

Congratulations to our Year 3 and 4 girls’ football team for their impressive performance in the Camden Girls’ Football Festival. It’s a fantastic achievement to finish as runners-up in such a competitive tournament. Winning 5 out of 7 fixtures and accumulating 22 points is a testament to their skill and determination. The team should be proud of their exceptional teamwork and the display of care, courage, and cooperation they showed throughout the competition. It’s also worth mentioning the outstanding goal-scoring ability they demonstrated. A special mention goes to Marie and Finn for consistently displaying these qualities. Their contributions to the team’s success are commendable. Well done to all the girls for their hard work and dedication!

Another huge congratulations to our dodgeball team on their outstanding performance in the first ever school vs school Y6 dodgeball competition. They showed great skill and determination by beating all the other schools in the tournament. It was a very intense semi-final against Argyle, but our team came out victorious in all 3 sets. The final against Primrose Hill was a nail-biter, with each team winning a set and the third set going to sudden death. Our team showed incredible resilience and emerged as the champions. Jack and Kimberly played a significant role in our team’s success with their technical ability and tactical awareness. They should be proud of themselves, as should the entire team. Well done to everyone involved!

PiP Quiz Night

A reminder of Quiz Night for adults (parents, family members and staff) on Wednesday 20th March.

It will be fantastic, so do come if you can! Click here for tickets.


Friday 15th MarchReception
Friday 22nd MarchAwards assembly

Arts Projects


Ms Periton has registered our school to take part in the Royal Academy Young Artists Summer Show! The standard for this annual competition is VERY high, but pupils from HTSS have been selected before. If your child has made an artwork they are proud of, we can submit it on their behalf. ONE artwork per child only. 

The submission period runs from JAN – MARCH 2024. Please bring the NAMED ARTWORK to school for Ms Periton to photograph, along with A SHORT PIECE OF WRITING explaining what you have made and why. To find out more and see examples of work from previous years:

Attendance and Punctuality

This week our attendance remained at 96%, due to a few instances of coughs, colds and bugs. Let’s aim for an improved percentage next week!

Attendance Bears

Infants: Y2 with 100%!! Juniors: Y4 & Y5 with 98%

Early Birds

Infants: Year 2 Juniors: Year 5

Age: Year 2 to Year 6

Coach Steve’s ‘Match Play Only’ football class.

Book a free taster via email –

Free Counselling Service for Parents

We highly recommend the free counselling service for parents through Camden. You can find out more and register your interest via this leaflet.

New Emotional Wellbeing Website for Young People and Families

A new NHS website, packed with emotional wellbeing and mental health information and resources, has been launched to help young people and families, as well as professionals working with them, to navigate support options.

NCL Waiting Room was produced with the help and input of young people, families and professionals. It aims to be a ‘one-stop shop’ for information on specialist mental health services, community groups, emotional wellbeing and self-care resources.

It allows young people and their parents or carers to search for, filter and share resources based on their needs and preferences.

NCL Waiting Room will continue to grow and develop, so watch this space for more details. You can visit the website here and try out the Support Hub resource navigation feature here.

If you have any feedback on the website, you can do this on the relevant pages of the site, or email

Camden Music Service

From Y1 onwards, you can sign your child up to learn an instrument in school. For more information and to download the Camden Music Service application form, please click here.

Other Community Initiatives

Camden Library Activities
We highly recommend these. Click here for the catalogue.

Term dates for 2023 – 2024

First day of autumn term Wednesday 6th September
Half termMonday 23rd – Friday 27th October
INSET DAYMonday 30th October
Last day of autumn term Friday 22nd December
INSET DAYMonday 8th January 2024
First day of spring termTuesday 9th January
Half termMonday 12th – Friday 16th February
Last day of spring termThursday 28th March
First day of summer termMonday 15th April
Half termMonday 29th May – Friday 2nd June
INSET DAYMonday 3rd June
Last day of summer termWednesday 24th July