Creativity takes courage.

Henri Matisse

There was great excitement at Phil’s storytelling this week as the children were introduced to our Shakespeare play for this year, Julius Caesar. We soon look forward to welcoming our specialists into school to begin to work with the children in planning and preparing for performances in the next half of term.

Please look out for the parent/carer questionnaire that has gone out today. We very much look forward to hearing your views on what we do well and how we could further develop. Click here for questionnaire or visit

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!

Sporting News

Well done to all the children who represented our school this week in the Tri-Golf tournament and the swimming gala. More details will follow next week!

Christian Vision

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

This half term we are looking at what we do and say when we pray: the time that we take to talk, listen and simply be with God, be it through vocal prayer, meditation or contemplation. It is a time when we might be sharing our love, saying thank you, seeking forgiveness or asking for help. When we talk to God we know that he hears and listens to us.

There are many kinds of prayers but the one that is most well known and important to us is The Lord’s Prayer: the prayer that Jesus taught his closest friends when they asked him to teach them how to pray.

In collective worship this week we reflected on how Jesus starts the prayer with ‘Our Father;’ this is because he is teaching us that God is like a loving parent to all of us, that we can talk to. We know that God loves us and that he will never let us down and that, like our parents, he wants the best for us.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16

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:

The closing date is 31st May.

Attendance and Punctuality

This week our attendance is at 97%. We hope it remains strong throughout summer term.

Attendance Bears

Infants: Y2 with 98% Juniors: Y5 with 99%

Early Birds

Infants: Y1 Juniors: Y6

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 support parents and families and have 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

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:

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