School Re-Opening – Monday 8th March

Dear Parents & Carers,

School Re-Opening  – Monday 8th March 2021

Welcome back to a new term and I hope this communication finds you all well and in good spirits. The February half-term was very different for all of us but I hope that you all managed to have some quality time together as a family. You have all been doing such an amazing job guiding your children at home with their learning through what has been the most difficult time we have ever experienced in education. I really can’t thank you enough for the support, positivity and love you have displayed throughout this period.

Yesterday’s announcement from the Prime Minister has clearly laid out plans for all children to return to school on Monday the 8th of March and this is what we will aim for in respect of a full return. We will utilise next week to ensure that we are fully prepared for all of our pupils coming back into school. We continue to have a robust risk assessment in place which is continuously re-evaluated and revisions will be put in place where appropriate.

As children and school staff have still not received any vaccinations then the virus remains highly transmissible. We are therefore still in a prevention phase so many of the measures and expectations that you previously experienced will still be in place when the school fully re-opens. All school staff are conducting self-testing twice a week but this is once again just a preventative measure.

From the 8th of March, face coverings will need to be worn by all adults visiting the site and all parents and carers will be expected to adhere to social distancing guidance of at least two metres. Prior to the most recent lockdown, some of our parents were continuing to mix either on or immediately off the school site which is not acceptable. If the expectations being set by the school are not adhered to then parents may be refused entry to the school site and alternative drop off and pick up procedures will be put in place.

We will once again aim to use a staggered start and end to the school day as well as additional entry and collection points. This will hopefully help us to avoid such lengthy queues but it will only be effective if parents and carers stick to their given drop off and pick up times.

Children will be expected to wear their full school uniform each day apart from when it is their P.E day. On a P.E day children can come to school wearing their full school P.E kit and trainers. If your child does not have the appropriate P.E kit then please contact www.schoolshopdirect.co.uk to place an order immediately.

Your child’s class teacher will inform you of P.E days on Class Dojo and on the school website. Please ensure that your child’s school uniform, coat and P.E kit are all clearly labelled. It is also essential that your child has a freshly filled and clearly labelled water bottle in school with them each day.   More detailed information regarding times and access will be sent out prior to the 8th of March.

Thank you for your continued support during such challenging times.

Mr Dickson – Principal

Whole school music challenge – ‘Any Dream Will Do’!

ARE YOU UP FOR A CHALLENGE?

We are setting you a singing challenge to complete over half term and including the first week back in school. We will be studying the Bible story ‘Joseph and the coat of many colours’ when returning to school. Your challenge is to watch and listen to the powerpoint below (made by Miss Younger) and learn a song from the musical of Joseph called ‘Any dream will do’. Once you have learnt the song, can you record yourself singing and together, as a whole school, we will collate the videos and make our own version of the song.

You can find the song and lyrics attached to the post, or on You Tube:

The moral of the story is forgiveness, one of our school’s Christian Values and therefore the story has an important part in our school’s ethos and well-being of the children.

Colossians 3:13,

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”

 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a musical comedy with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The story is based on the “coat of many colours” story of Joseph from the Bible’s Book of Genesis and was produced in 1999.

 

Please see the PowerPoint below created by Miss Younger and complete the following tasks:

  • Learn the song
  • Record yourself singing
  • Please send any videos in to longmynd@holytrinitycepa.co.uk by 2nd March 2021, which then gives us time to edit and create the final video.

Whole school song – Joseph powerpoint

Any dream will do – song lyrics

Thank you for all your continued support with home learning at these difficult times that we are faced with.

WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER FROM ALL OF THE HOLY TRINITY FAMILY.

Matthew 5:16

 ‘In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven’.

Mental Health and Fitness Week – Express Yourself through singing

Hello everyone,

Are you ready for a challenge?

singing out loud for wellbeing

It is well known that singing out loud releases feel-good hormones called endorphins that make you feel happy and positive. There is also a tiny part of your inner ear, called the sacculus, that releases even more happy hormones when it’s stimulated by music. 

So Holy Trinity children and families turn up the volume and sing your hearts out!

I am challenging you to learn and sing out loud to one or both of these songs:

This first song is for the children in Nursery, Reception and KS1: It is called
‘It’s not just a pile of old bricks’
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This song is for the children in KS2: It is called

‘This is Me’ from The Greatest Showman film

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I would love it if you could record yourselves singing and dancing to the songs. 
When you are happy with the video send it to me at Clee@holytrinitycepa.co.uk and I will create one big video to share with you all.
This will be a great opportunity for you to express yourself through music, sing the songs and also for you to see your friends expressing themselves too.
You can film your video alone or with your brothers and sisters – anyway will be perfect! Be as creative with your filming as you can too.
I would love to see your videos by 15th February.
Have a great week!
Mrs Meddins