Trinity News: 4th April 2022

Dear Parents and Carers

I hope you are all well.   This week sees us into our final week of the Spring term.  In many ways time really does seem to fly:  April 2020 saw us learning from home,  April 2021 the return of all our learners following the second lockdown and April 2022 the welcoming back of our parents and carers into our building.  We are definitely going in the right direction.   The summer term will see school begin to return to pre Covid times but we are asked to still remain cautious.  

  • The updated guidance for schools comes into effect for the summer term.  It is guidance and non statutory.

As always if your child is unwell, whatever it might be, please keep them at home until they are well enough to be back in school.  This keeps everyone safe from the spread of possible infections. 

Times and Gates :

The decision has been made to keep our school times as they are for the rest of this school year.   They will change from August 2022.  Further information regarding this will be shared next term.

However for the summer term there will no longer be a requirement to line up outside the school gates.    Pupils can enter the playground using either the front or back gates. 

The gates will open at 8.30am and will remain open.   Pupils in P5, P6 and P7 will enter and go straight to class.

Pupils in P1 – P4, accompanied by parents and carers, will be able to enter the playground and wait there until time to go to class – 8.45am for P3 and P4 and 9.00am for P1 and P2.

P3 and P4 : all pupils will enter school by the front doors from the front playground at 8.45am

P2 : wait in front playground and go to class at 9.00am

P1 : wait in back playground and go to class at 9.00am

End of school day :

2.55pm : P5 – P7 will be dismissed and can leave school playground using either front or back gates

3.00pm : no change.  P1 and P2 will dismissed from classrooms into front (P2) or back (P1) playgrounds.  Either gates can be used to enter or leave playground

3.10pm : P3 and P4 will be dismissed directly into the front playground.   It is the responsibility of parents and carers to ensure an adult is there to meet them.  Either gates can be used to enter or leave playground.

I hope that this all makes sense. 

This week @ Trinity

Tues April 5th : 2.00pm P5 Scottish Opera performance to P5 parents and carers in the front playground

Wed April 6th : 2.00pm P5 Scottish Opera performance to other classes

Wed April 6th : 6.00pm – 6.40pm P1 and P2 Easter Penny Hunt event – front playground

Thurs April 7th : 2.00pm Spring Singalong in the front playground – ALL welcome to join us

Fri April 8th : School closes for holidays at usual times : 12.00 P1 and P2,   12.05 P5 – P7,   12.20 P3 and P4

As I write the following calendar of events I am so heartened to be able to include so many experiences that make Trinity, Trinity.  Please be aware some dates might be subject to change.

Mon April 25th : School returns

P7 to Benmore Outdoor Centre until Fri April 29th

                             P6 to Skiing and Outdoor Learning at Midlothian Ski Centre

Tues April 26th : P6 to Skiing and Outdoor Learning at Midlothian Ski Centre

Thurs April 28th : P6 to Skiing and Outdoor Learning at Midlothian Ski Centre

Fri April 29th :     P7 return from Benmore

P6 to Skiing and Outdoor Learning at Midlothian Ski Centre

Mon May 2nd : MAY HOLIDAY – school closed

Tues May 3rd : INSET day – school closed for pupils

Fri May 6th : School Open Morning – please come along between 9.00am and 10.00am or between 11.00am and 12.00noon to see your child’s classroom, some learning in action, chat with your child, stay and play,  meet other parents and carers.  Teas and coffees will be available in the main hall.               

Sun May 8th : 9.30am – 12.30pm Community Playground and Secret Garden tidy : the more hands the better!

Thurs May 12th : P5 to Skiing and Outdoor Learning at Midlothian Ski Centre

Thurs May 19th : P5 to Skiing and Outdoor Learning at Midlothian Ski Centre

Fri May 20th : Sports Day in Victoria Park : ALL welcome

Sat May 21st : TPSA May Fair

Thurs May 26th  : P5 to Skiing and Outdoor Learning at Midlothian Ski Centre

Mon May 30th : Learners Conference at Victoria Primary : What Does Equalities mean for us?

Wed June 1st : New P1 transition event

Thurs June 2nd : School closed for Platinum Jubilee

Fri June 3rd : School closed for Platinum Jubilee

Wed June 8th : P5 – P7 Athletics Festival and Masteclasses

Thurs June 9th  : P5 to Skiing and Outdoor Learning at Midlothian Ski Centre

                            6.00pm – 7.30pm : Open Evening to share Coast to Coast learning : All welcome

Tues June 14th : Thurs June 16th : Transition days for P7 pupils

Tues June 21st : Meet Your Teacher

Wed June 22nd : P1 – P6 picnic to Aberdour :  All help much appreciated.  Definitely a case of the more the merrier!

Thurs June 23rd : 6.30pm – 8.00pm : P7 Leavers’ Do in the Secret Garden

Mon June 27th : P7 picnic

Tues June 28th : P5 Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop event – parents and carers welcome

Wed June 29th : 9.10am End of year celebration : front playground : parents and carers welcome

Thurs June 30th : Trinity’s Got Talent final

Fri July 1st : School closes for summer holidays

                     11.45am : Clapping out of P7

                     12.00 : P1 – P6 dismissed

P4 – P7 parents and carers have now had the opportunity for a video or phone call with their child’s class teacher to chat about progress.   Some have commented that it is helpful for these to be online whereas others have said they much prefer face to face.  This is something we will be considering from August.   In the meantime, with adults now allowed back into the school building, we are unsure as to what format we will use for P1 – P3 next term.  Please look out for more details.

I hope that the last week of term goes well for everyone in our school community.  We are still experiencing significant staff absence and thank you for your continued support.   I am so looking forward to the summer term and, hopefully,  a further move towards school returning to ‘normal’.

Best wishes

Jacqueline Scott  | Head Teacher | Trinity Primary School

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