Dear new P1 Parents and Carers
I hope you had a good weekend despite the rather chilly temperature!
Please see below for Trinity News updates. I hope you find these useful as a means of getting a ‘flavour’ of our school. Visits to nurseries by Trinity staff begin next week and we hope we will be able to meet all our new P1 learners before the summer holidays. Information booklets are also being produced and we will be in touch with all of you to arrange times for collection. Please do get in touch if you have any questions : firstname.lastname@example.org
Trinity’s Got Talent
Our house captains are delighted with the number of applications they have received. Trinity certainly does have a lot of talent! The next stage will be for all our acts to have the opportunity to audition, with their year group as the audience. Auditions will take place in the week beginning May 17th – a week later than planned so an extra week to practice. If your child needs music for their act please let us know the title and version so we can search on spotify or youtube. Send an email to email@example.com Alternatively please send in a CD (what’s that some of our P7s asked me??) if you have one.
We have four houses – Royston (red), Craighall (yellow), Argyll (green) and Melville (blue). At the end of their P6 year our learners are encouraged to put themselves forward for house captain by writing a speech and taking part in an election campaign. Those elected are presented with sweatshirts in their house colours which they wear throughout their P7 year. When your child joins Trinity they will be allocated a house and can earn house pennies for effort, showing our school values etc
This term all classes are learning about What a Wonderful World and Equalities and Diversities(our Rainbow School). We often share video links at assembly and some of the children tell me they watch again at home. Please see two links below which you might enjoy watching as a family.
Everyone is different
What a wonderful world : David Attenborough
Each year we have two whole school learning themes. The year always starts with a MADD about ….. theme. (Music, Art, Drama and Dance). This year we were MADD about Heroes. In the summer term we have all been learning through the song What A Wonderful World. We have recently asked staff and pupils what they would like to be MADD about for Aug 2021. Votes are still coming in!
Unfortunately we will not be able to invite parents and carers to join us for Sports day. We will however still make sure that it is a fun event for everyone in school. To allow us to distance classes, sports will take place across two days – Wed 9th and Thurs 10th June. On those days children are invited to come to school wearing their house colours. The sports activities will be based on the lyrics from What A Wonderful World and will involve, amongst other things, the soil and spoon race, dress the baby and painted hand prints! More details will follow nearer the time. A fruit snack will be provided for all the children.
Our sports day is a non competitive, fun, usually cross stage, organised in houses event that takes place in Victoria Park with families able to come along and watch. At second level (P5, P6 and P7) we also hold a competitive athletics festival with gold, silver and bronze medals presented at the end of term.
Edinburgh Marathon Festival – message from Karen Walsh P4 teacher
This year the emf is on the last weekend in May. It can be done in the local area and I know some families are taking part in Victoria Park so I’ve put the fundraising page together. Please support us if you can. Thanks
At the moment we are still unsure what, if any, restrictions will still be in place when school returns in August. Please be assured that we have both ‘with COVID restrictions’ and ‘without COVID restrictions’ plans – no prizes for guessing what one we are all hoping for.
Thank you again for the incredible support and understanding this year and let’s keep positive that we all stay negative!