Dear Parents/carers, Another week has flown by and the end of the Summer Term is fast approaching. We have been so pleased to welcome back the Y5, Y4 and Y3 children for a lunchtime social event which has given them the opportunity to meet their friends and play with them again. A big thank you to Mrs Stacey, Mrs Maxwell, Mrs Makkar, Mrs Cole, Mrs Bradley and Mr Nichols who have given up their time to help with these sessions. I continue to pray for good weather!
Transition Days EYFS, Y1, Y2, Y3. Y4, Y5 Monday 20th July and Tuesday 21st July have been set aside for transition. As part of this, Kevin has also kindly offered to organise some fun sporting events for the Bubbles in the afternoon. A letter will be sent out to parents shortly confirming your child’s transition day. Y6 The Y6 children will also have the opportunity to end their time at Trinity on Tuesday 21st July. We are planning to hold their Leavers' Event on Tuesday 21st July from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Due to the restrictions surrounding COVID-19, we unfortunately will not be able to invite parents to the event, however we intend to do a live video stream so that parents/carers can watch from home. It will also be recorded and parents will be sent a copy. Further details about the event will follow shortly. However, it will include:
Performances from each of our Year 6 bubbles that they have been preparing in school
A tug of war competition.
An awards ceremony
We really want to give our fantastic Year 6 children the send off they deserve and, although this Leavers' Event may not be the end of year celebration we had hoped, we do intend to make sure it is as special as it can be for our children, whilst still adhering to the guidelines around social distancing. In addition to the event on the 21st July, we are also hosting a Virtual Camp Out on Saturday 18th July. I am sure you will all agree that our Y6 Team led by Miss Newman have made a tremendous effort and worked incredibly hard to ensure our Y6 children are recognised and enjoy their last few days at Trinity. When I compare what other local schools have organised I am ever so proud of what we have achieved. Thank you to the Y6 Team. New Classes For The Academic Year 2020 - 2021 We are now finalising our classes for the next academic year. This has proven to be incredibly challenging and Phase Leaders have tried to organise the groups using many different criteria. Friendship groupings seem to be the preferred option and I am so impressed with the care and attention that the Phase Leaders have displayed when discussing individual children at length with their teams. They very much embody the school value ‘Care.’ The class lists will be determined by the Senior Management Team and I would not expect there to be any changes to these lists. However, if there are any exceptional circumstances we will of course listen. More details about exceptional circumstances will follow shortly. Summer Holiday Arrangements The Secretary of State for Education has confirmed that they are not asking schools to open over the summer holidays, and there is no expectation that schools should open for vulnerable children and children of critical workers over this period. Teachers, support staff and school leaders deserve a break, to recharge and rest. Full Opening of Trinity School On Thursday 2nd July guidance was published by the DfE regarding the opening of schools from September onwards. (Letter sent out this morning) The expectation from Trinity is that we will welcome back all children returning to school on a full time basis and we are planning for this to happen. However, it is also advised that schools will need to plan for the possibility of a local lockdown and ensure continuity of education. A succinct summary of various options will be presented to parents/carers which will help keep the whole school community informed.
Thank you again for all your support. Working together, we will make a difference to your children’s education. Beatriz Melero & The Trinity Team