World Book Day – Thursday 4th March

World Book Day

World Book Day is going to look a little bit different this year, however, we are going to make sure it is just as much fun! We know how much you love books and reading and think it is particularly important for us all to celebrate World Book Day. We are planning lots of exciting and engaging activities based on our favourite books and authors during the week starting 1st March.  Our whole school book will be ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’.

There will be daily Zoom reading sessions with different adults working at Holy Trinity. Teachers will also be talking about their favourite books and authors and we would like to challenge you to record a short video talking about your favourite book and send it to us.

On Thursday 4th March the children who are in school will take part in an online author roadshow which will be recorded and a link sent out to all of the families working from home so that everyone can enjoy listening to some of their favourite authors.

  • For our younger children Jonnie Duddle, John Kane and Julia Patton will be attending the Roadshow.
  • For our older readers, Konnie Huq, Chris Wakling and Andy Shepherd will be taking part.

We would like to invite you to join us all in dressing up as your favourite character on World Book Day. There is no need to buy anything special for this, all you need is your imagination! We will be having Zoom sessions during the day so that we can see each other’s costumes, I wonder how many different characters we will see?

Finally, you will be sent a digital World Book Day token which can be used to buy an exclusive World Book Day book from your local bookshop between 18th February and 28th March 2021.

Thank you for your support,

Miss Wright (English Lead)

Nursery Re-Opening 8th March 2021

Dear Parents/Carers,

Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support over the last few weeks. The Key Worker children who have continued to attend nursery have coped fantastically with the changes to their usual settled routine. They have welcomed new children and staff into their bubble and adapted well to the new ‘normal’.

Lots of the children at home have really engaged with home learning. Many have joined zooms, made contact via Dojo and shared pictures of great home learning. This period has been unsettling for children of all ages (and most adults too!), but the resilience of the youngest members of our school has really impressed both myself and the Early Years team.  It is thanks to the parents and carers at home that the children have managed so well. So, a big thank you to all of you from all the staff on the Early Years team.

And finally, a thank you to those parents of the children who were due to start attending our nursery in January. Thank you for your understanding and patience. We are really looking forward to welcoming your child in March and getting to know them as they begin their educational journey at Holy Trinity Nursery.

As you will be aware, the Government has stated that schools will reopen on the 8th March 2021.

Holy Trinity Nursery will reopen to all current nursery children on this date. If your child was already attending nursery, they will be able to continue with their normal sessions from Monday 8th March.

For the children who were due to start in January, we look forward to welcoming them into the nursery from the week beginning the 15th of March.

We have made the decision to stagger the intake for the sake of the children. The majority of nursery children have not been in the setting since December. They are likely to need some time to settle back into the routine and environment. Key Worker children will need time to adapt to the changes and be part of the larger nursery group again. By giving these children a week to settle back in we will be providing the new January intake with a more settled and calm environment to begin their nursery experience. The sessions that were agreed for the January starters will go ahead as planned.

May I take this opportunity to thank you once again for your ongoing understanding and support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.  If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me on 01691 654832.

Best Wishes

Mrs Allcock

EYFS Lead Teacher