This week our ‘tree of prayer’ came alive with children’s thanks and hopes for the future. As you might expect their number one wish is to see the end of this virus, so let’s keep working together to minimise the risks of spreading it. We ask that you ensure that you keep us informed of any potential symptoms listed below in your children or family and we will update you on what you need to do.
- A high temperature – 37.5 degrees C or higher
- A new, continuous cough – coughing a lot for more than an hour or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
- A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
As we move into flu season we are urging families to take up the offer of the flu vaccine. We must do all we can to safeguard the NHS so minimising the impact of the flu is an absolute necessity. The nurse will be coming to give the vaccine (which is a nasal spray, not an injection) on Wednesday 14th October. Families will need to complete and return the consent letters that are going home in school bags today.
While we are sadly unable to invite families in to enjoy assemblies, we are planning to film classes so that children can still share their learning. The link to the film will be sent on the Friday of their assembly week as follows:
|Fri 25th Sept||Y3|
|Fri 2nd Oct||Y2|
|Fri 9th Oct||Y5|
|Fri 16Th Oct||Reception|
|Fri 23rd Oct||Y4|
|Fri 6th Nov||Y6|
|Fri 13th Nov||Y1|
Year 2 have been out a couple of times this week, making the most of our local area and learning how significant the canal has been in transportation over the years.
We are in the process of planning how we will conduct parents evenings this term and will keep you updated on this. If you want to discuss any concerns you might have about your child, please contact the school office to either arrange to speak to a teacher on the phone or, if absolutely necessary, in person after school.
Please note: class clubs will start next week. Please see the table below for days and times. There are still places available in all class clubs, so if you would like your child to be involved, please pay via ParentPay before Monday, or return the reply slip first thing next week if your child qualifies as Pupil Premium.
|Before school (8.00-8.40am)|| ||Y6 multi-sport|| Y1 multi-sport|
|After school (3.30-4.30pm)||Y4 multi-sport||Y3 multi-sport||Y5 multi-sport||Y2 multi-sport |
Our incredibly supportive PiP reps are keen to begin finding creative ways of fundraising.
There is still time to join HTSS Fantasy Football League before week 2 of the football season. We currently have a link on ParentPay to donate to the purchase of more school iPads. If you contribute towards this fund you will be sent the passwords to join the Fantasy Football League, so please do contribute to this if you are able. More details below:
For families of children in Y6, preparation for application to secondary school has begun. The Camden website will give you information on open days/evening events: https://www.camden.gov.uk/secondary-school-admissions. Please contact the school office if you would like to arrange a meeting with me to discuss secondary schools.
Holy Trinity and St Silas parents in all year groups are invited to a ‘hub’ school transition Meet the Parents event at Kentish Town primary school, on Monday September 21st from 6.30 to 7.30pm. Parents and children from all the local state secondaries will be on an informal panel to answer any questions about their school experience. You can also chat to the panelists privately afterwards. Appropriate social distancing will be in place. There will also be an event at Hawley primary school in Camden the following night, Sept 22nd, from 6.30 to 7.30pm.
We are starting to see uniform slowly arrive and ask for your continued patience as we process the orders over the next two weeks.
- Individual and group lessons will begin from Monday 21st September
- Recorder for Y3 will begin on Wednesday 23rd September.
- Class bands for Y4, Y5 & Y6 will begin on Thursday 24th September.
Sometimes we meet people whom we immediately feel we ‘match’ with. We find them easy to be around. We can immediately laugh with them, feel comfortable with them, talk to them and find it easy to become their friend.
There are other people who are more difficult to be around. Maybe they are very shy; maybe they are too noisy! Maybe they are sometimes naughty; maybe too good!
In the bible Jesus provides tells parables that teach us the importance of a making an effort to get along with people whom we find it more difficult to like. We should remember that everyone is special in some way . . . it just takes a while longer to see the good in some people.
Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.Proverbs 27:17
Donations via ParentPay
We would like to remind parents that they can still donate to our appeal for classroom iPads on ParentPay.
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|