The KS1 Nativity film will be sent out to families next week once the children at school have seen it. The DVDs are now also here and will be distributed next week. Thank you so much to families for their generous contributions via ParentPay. This has helped us capture the children’s performance skills with the help of a specialist.
The KS2 Christmas songs have been recorded and filmed and are in the process of being edited. We will send them out next week via a password-protected link. If any families are able to donate to the opportunity we had of working with specialists, please do this via ParentPay. Any contribution is very much appreciated in supporting the school to bring in people that inspire learning through the arts.
Our Y6 music leaders have done a wonderful job of introducing the following performances for you to enjoy from home. You can access them from our website in Parents/Music or click this link (you will have received the password to open them in a text message).
- Y3 recorder rendition of Jingle Bells
- Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5 & Y6 piano recitals with a range of musical styles
Class band performances will also be shared next week.
Ms Periton has updated our art blog with the fantastic art from Black History Month: https://www.holytrinitynw1.camden.sch.uk/art-room/
Next Week Reminders
- Instead of the traditional Christmas theatre trips, we are bringing the theatre to Holy Trinity! On Monday and Tuesday, we welcome Phil the Storyteller to our school to perform a Christmas tale for each class
- Sports clubs and computing club have now ended
- Curriculum clubs are on as usual expect that Ms Godwin’s Y5 group will be on Tuesday & Wednesday instead of Tuesday & Friday
- School closes on Friday 18th December at 1:30pm
- Vouchers for families on Free School Meals will be distributed
- There will be an update on what to do if your child tests positive for COVID-19 at the beginning of the holidays
Photography Competition Winners
Huge congratulations to Lara in Y6 & Kayah in Y5 for their stunning photographs that earned them joint first place. Lara’s composition was of autumn trees with contrasting blue sky, while Kayah artistically captured the same scene at different times of the day. Their photos were closely followed by Aaron Q in Y4 who caught Holy Trinity School and the beautiful tree outside school in perfect harmony! All three received books as prizes to enable them to develop their photography skills further.
PIP Christmas Fundraising
We would like to share thanks and appreciation to all parents that have supported the fundraising drive towards school iPads. Through PiP fundraising and donations via ParentPay, we are now able to purchase the remaining 38 iPads for our pupils. Our most recent events have raised the following:
£911 – tea towel fundraiser
£670 – wreath fundraiser
£173 – dress up day
£2414 – Parentpay donations, including Fantasy Football
Our sincerest thanks to all PiP reps for making this happen. Below are further fundraising incentives for future arts projects….
Easyfundraising – If you have not already signed up to this website, please make this your weekend task. Then every time you shop online with many major retailers, you will automatically raise money for the school.
Raffle – The Christmas raffle has over 40 fabulous prizes. Since the raffle tickets went to print, we have had many more generous donations, including an HP Chromebook, John Lewis vouchers and a great mix of goodies for kids and adults alike. See the full list of Prizes here.
Tickets have gone home in school bags – please try to sell these to family and friends. The raffle will be drawn on Tuesday 15th December and the year group that sells the most tickets will get an extra non-uniform day! Thank you for all your efforts in supporting the school.
Attendance and Punctuality
Whole school attendance this week was 97.7% which continues to be strong. Well done to Y1 for winning the bear for the third week with a perfect score! Y3 have also been impressive and continue to top the table in KS2. Y4 were also awarded the early bird for a third time too; they were joint winners with Y5.
Y1 – 100% Y3 – 100%
Reception & Y4/Y5
Wellbeing Top Tip of the week – Creative expression
Engage in a creative activity to help you feel calm and more relaxed. Colouring, dancing, creative writing, playing an instrument and knitting are all examples of ways we can be creative and express ourselves. Research has shown that creativity can help to reduce stress and anxiety and increase self-esteem. It also provides an outlet for us to process difficult feelings and find some relief. Don’t worry if you don’t think you’re any good at these things; this is an activity just for you!
It is helpful to stop and reflect on who we choose to go to for advice. What makes us listen to some rather than others? Sometimes those we don’t want to hear are actually trying to tell us something that will help us to be a better person. Try and listen out and avoid being immediately dismissive if at first you don’t want to listen. Open up to someone trying to help you see something from a different perspective and welcome that self reflection – it will bring greater happiness.
Christians find all they need to know about living a wise life by looking at Jesus and the things that he taught. He is not only a wise person, but wisdom itself.
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.James 1:19
Supporting the ETO
Look out for the English Touring Opera’s campaign video in particular which will be shared regularly. A reminder of where you can find their social media platforms:
- Individual and group lessons are now taking place; if you would like to take up an instrument, please contact Camden Music
- Recorder for Y3 is on Wednesdays
- Class bands for Y4, Y5 & Y6 are on Thursdays. If you would like an additional one-to-one brass lesson, please contact Camden Music.
Castlehaven Community Centre is a hub of opportunities and events so please go to their website for details of what they have to offer including the projects below:
- Activ8 Programme is a new after school club for children from 8-13 years old.
- The Community Park and and Horticulture Hub runs various family events and activities.
- C-19 Foodbank is currently running for people and families in need at Clarence Hall in the Clarence Way Estate.
- Recent months have seen many changes at Littlehaven Nursery resulting in the provision being recognised as being ‘good’ by Ofsted. Some of our new Reception families speak highly of the nursery and about how much their children enjoyed it. They currently have nursery spaces so please contact them if you would like to find out more.
- We also wanted to let you know that Littlehaven Nursery is currently running a breakfast club for children in Reception and Year 1
Term dates for 2020 – 2021
|First day of autumn term||Thursday 3rd September 2020|
|Half term||Monday 26th – Friday 30th October|
|Last day of autumn term||Friday 18th December|
|First day of spring term||Monday 4th January 2021|
|Half term||Monday 15th – Friday 19th February|
|Last day of spring term||Thursday 1st April|
|First day of summer term||Monday 19th April|
|Half term||Monday 31st May – Friday 4th June|
|Last day of summer term||Friday 16th July|