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Infant 4 May 2012

04 May 2012

Dear Parents

I’m really grateful to the groups of parents who came to the focus group on Wednesday. We had a good session talking about written reports, consultation evenings, information reported to parents and teacher expectation. Interesting ideas were suggested for all of these topics. These will now be taken to a staff meeting and I will inform you of changes which are to be made.

Already I can say that we will be making consultations confidential, changing the annual reports so that the general comments section is replaced by strengths in foundation subjects (topic, art, science, RE, music etc) and also hobbies and interests. We will make all parents aware that they can ask for numerical national levels for their children in English and Maths and any predictions for future target scores. As for expectations; I told the group that we really do have very high expectations for all students and now we will give parents the information so that they are aware of this.

In a couple of weeks we will be having the second of these focus meetings. This one will include the areas of behaviour, bullying, ‘does your child feel safe’ and who your child feels they can talk to if they have a problem. I will send out an email setting the date for that early next week. This meeting is open to all including those who have attended previous focus groups. Please feel free to come even if you don’t have a particular concern about these areas, but just want to make the school even better.

You will be interested to know that two former students have been reaching the heights in musical careers which were encouraged and nurtured at Holy Trinity. They are India May Murton (2001-2005) who did really well in getting to the semi-finals of the The Voice on BBC1 and Charlotte Cox (2000-2004) who is a finalist on Young Musician of the Year this week. Our congratulations and best wishes go to them both.

Do enjoy the long weekend – whatever the weather!

With best wishes,

Parking & Safety
At about 3.00pm last Friday (27th) one of our parent’s cars was hit by a small silver car (similar to a VW Golf - 55 plate) while parked on the corner of Pewley Bank/Semaphore Road. Unfortunately the driver of the silver car did not leave her details, so if anyone witnessed the accident could they please let the Pewley office know or alternatively contact Lisa Barnard direct on 07936 796165.
Could we once again remind all parents about the need for safe and considerate parking and driving around the school sites. In particular, if everyone could stick to the unofficial one-way system (down Semapore Road) at drop off and pick up times.

School Council
Representatives from Reception year have now joined the School Council: Annie Brook and Ruben Parnell from Willow Class; Ella Randall and Freddie Kay from Hazel. This term the School Council’s project is to raise money to re-do the playground markings. So, watch this space for news of up-coming fund-raising events.

Year 2 Natural History museum trip, 17 May
Please return your permission slip and payment for the Year 2 trip if you haven’t already done so.

Uniform Shop
The uniform shop will be opening on a Wednesday morning 8.45 – 9.00am starting next Wednesday 9 May. The shop is now located in the large cupboard between Oak and Beech classes. If you are unable to get to the shop or need something urgently please come up to the office and complete an order form. Thank you to Liz van Eykenhof for organising the uniform for us.

HTPD Prayer Meeting
We are meeting to pray at Natalie Savage's house on Friday 11th May at 2pm. Children welcome! Contact Emma Laporte for details on 07947 712 542. Be inspired!




Thank you to everyone who brought in bags of stuff for the Phil the Bag textile collection. We will let you know how much it raised.

When the weather improves, we will be starting up ice lolly sales in the playground on Friday afternoon.

Watch out for posters and flyer for the Midsummer Bash on 23rd June - hot buffet, free drink at the bar and live music from One-Eyed Dog, all for £17.50. Tickets will be going on sale shortly.

Out and About Club
Advance notice that Nicola’s Out & About club will not take place on Tuesday 15 May.

Sainsbury’s & Tesco’s vouchers
Please have a good look round at home for any vouchers and bring them in to the office.  At the last count we had far fewer than in previous years.  Thank you.

If anyone has any spare padlocks and keys Reception year would love to have them.