Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

Albert Einstein

Y3 and Y4 have started working with a choreographer on planning and preparing for their Julius Caesar performance later in the term – there is lots of excitement around!

Most classes have been out on geography field trips over the last couple of weeks making the most of the Hampstead Heath Education Centre and learning all about maps, key vocabulary and geographical skills in your our park through an organisation called Urbanwise London.

Christian Vision

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

Once again you will show loving concern for us. You will completely wipe out the evil things we’ve done. You will throw all our sins into the bottom of the sea. You will be faithful to Jacob’s people. You will show your love to Abraham’s children. You will do what you promised to do for our people. You made that promise long ago.

Micha 9:19

The first half of the Lord’s Prayer talks about God; how He is our father, He should be treated with respect and how His kingdom is growing. The second half talks about what we want God to do for us. ‘Give us this day our daily bread,’ reminds us that He will give us all we need. He too will forgive our sins and take them away as if they never happened. If God forgives like that, He expects us to do the same.

In the parable of the unmerciful servant (Matthew 18:21-35), we hear how a king forgave a servant but that same servant did not forgive another servant. Jesus taught us that we must learn to forgive from the heart. Forgiveness can be hard when we have been hurt but it is right and just to forgive. The parable reminds us to also notice when we are forgiven and ensure that in return we practise it whenever we can.

Hard as it may seem to understand, there are times when people do not know they have caused hurt but we must still learn to forgive them, just as God forgives us. This is a sign of how much God loves us.

Sporting News

On Tuesday this week, a team of talented Year 3 and 4 pupils represented our school in a tennis tournament. The A team performed heroically and finished the competition as runners-up. The B team also gave it their all and finished in third place. We are proud of all of them, and of the care, courage and cooperation they showed.

On Thursday, a total of 12 talented children from Years 5 and 6 enthusiastically participated in the highly anticipated Camden Primary School Tennis Competition. The children were divided into three distinct groups, namely A, B, and C, each consisting of equally skilled players. Throughout the competition, they showcased exceptional sportsmanship and remarkable teamwork.

The A team demonstrated their exceptional prowess and secured a well-deserved 1st place. Not to be outdone, the B team also claimed the top spot, showcasing their remarkable talent and dedication. The C team showcased their resilience and secured a commendable 3rd place finish.

Each child exhibited outstanding performance in the four intense singles matches they engaged in. Their dedication, skill, and determination were truly commendable. It is with great pride and delight that we announce the remarkable achievements of our school’s tennis teams. Heartfelt congratulations and admiration go out to all the incredible tennis players who represented our school with pride and determination. Their remarkable achievements are a testament to their hard work, passion, and unwavering dedication to the sport. Well done!”

Class Collective Worship

Friday 17th May Y3
Friday 24th May Y2
Friday 7th JuneY5
Friday 14th June Y6
Friday 21st June   Y1
Friday 28th June Reception

Art Challenge – The Three Cs

At Holy Trinity ‘the three Cs’ of CARE, COOPERATION and COURAGE are integral to our school life. We would like to create some visuals to represent these values – these will be used on school documentation and displays to reinforce the importance of the three Cs.

We would like to set the children a challenge to create an artwork at home that illustrates ONE of the three Cs. This artwork can be created in any media: pencil, pen, paint, collage… the choice is yours. Children should bring their artwork to school, clearly labelled with their name, by Tuesday 4th June.

Please do encourage your child to participate – we can’t wait to see what they create!

The Big Listen – Ofsted

Some of you might already know about this but Ofsted are going through a period of consultation and there is a questionnaire to complete following this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/ofsted-big-listen

The closing date is 31st May.

Attendance and Punctuality

This week our attendance improved to 97.4%. We hope it remains strong throughout summer term.

Attendance Bears

Infants: Reception with 99% Juniors: Y6 with 98%

Early Birds

Infants: Y1 Juniors: Y6

Camden Moving on to Secondary School Event – 13 June 2024 (Philip McCorkell, Philip.McCorkell@camden.gov.uk)

Parents of children in current primary school Years 4 and 5 can join our Camden Moving On event at the Francis Crick Institute, in King’s Cross on Thursday 13th June, from 4.15pm to 6.45pm. The event is an opportunity for parents whose children will be starting secondary school in September 2025 or September 2026 to:

  • receive advice on how to apply for a Year 7 place from the Camden Admissions Team;
  • find out more about what Camden secondary schools have to offer their child;
  • speak with headteachers, student ambassadors and staff from Camden secondary schools.

Parents should register for this event online. We’ve also produced the this flyer, which includes a QR code that takes you to the Eventbrite booking page when you scan it. Printed copies are being sent to all primary schools for Year 4 and 5 pupils to take home to their parents. This is a timed ticket event, so parents should please make sure that they arrive for the time slot they booked. The event is aimed at adults, rather than children. Any children attending are the sole responsibility of their parents.

Free Counselling Service for Parents

Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity with many years of experience working with UK schools to improve children’s wellbeing and behaviour. The charity also supports parents and families and has a wealth of practical tips and advice on many areas of parenting, all of which can be accessed online, including: dealing with changes and endings; building resilience; separation anxiety; de-escalation techniques; positive body image; friendship issues; perfectionism; sleep; gaming habits; and many more. Click on the link here to access and explore the support

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 rtown@tavi-port.nhs.uk

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

This is an incredible music night run by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. All sorts of different acts plus wood-fired pizza etc. It’s in a fortnight: https://oae.co.uk/event/live-at-the-hex-4/

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