Dear P6 Parents and Carers
Further to my email outlining the situation regarding an area of our school building.
The area requiring action involves the P6S and P6B classrooms and admin wing. Whilst this situation was somewhat unexpected we always pride ourselves at Trinity as being up for a challenge!
Securing a suitable space for the teaching of P6S and P6B has been a priority. To enable P6 to continue to operate as a year group P6S, P6B and P6M will all move to Trinity Academy for the foreseeable future. We are so lucky to be so close to our local secondary school who have already put plans into action. They are looking forward to welcoming our P6 year group and are hoping to offer them an art, technology or home economics experience. A real bonus to being in a secondary school. Ms Sherazee, Ms Baker and Mr Mackay will accompany their classes along with Mr Lewis, PSA. I am confident that having the opportunity to spend some time in what, for most of our P6 learners, will be their secondary school will actually be beneficial in the longer term.
Mon April 24th : P6 in Trinity Primary School
Tues April 25th : P6 in Trinity Primary School
The children will have the opportunity, in small groups, to visit Trinity Academy and see their new learning spaces.
Wed April 26th : Zoo visit as planned leaving from Trinity Primary School
Thurs April 27th : P6 will move to Trinity Academy
Initially the following arrangements will be put in place from Thursday morning
8.45am P6 arrive at Trinity Primary School to be registered in the main hall. It will be essential that ALL P6s are at Trinity Primary for 8.45am
They will then walk across to Trinity Academy to be taught in their ‘new’ classrooms
Breaktime – P6 will use a cordoned off area of TA playground
Lunchtime– P6 will return to TPS to have lunch, use our own playground and return to TA at 1.15pm
3.05pm P6 will leave TA and walk across to TPS to be dismissed at 3.10pm
On a Friday they will return to TPS to be dismissed at 12.00pm
It is possible that as time progresses the children will be dismissed, with parent / carer permission, direct from TA.
Will P6 still get taught STEAM?
Yes, they will walk over to TPS for STEAM with Mrs Walsh.
Where will PE take place?
PE will take place at TPS
How will I get in touch if I need a message to be given to my child?
Please continue to do as you do now – phone TPS on 554 2062
Will my child be sharing toilets with senior pupils at TA?
No, P6 will be allocated toilets that only they will use.
What will I do if I need to collect my child during the school day for an appointment?
Please inform your child’s class teacher or our TPS school office beforehand. We will arrange with yourself whether collection will be from TA or from TPS.
Will P6 still be involved in whole school events?
Yes definitely. Whole school events will all take place outdoors and P6 will join with the rest of the school.
Will they still get a chance to work with their buddies?
Yes, opportunities will be planned to allow for buddy activities using the P1 classrooms and outdoors.
I hope that the above will go some way to alleviate any concerns you may have but please do not hesitate to get in touch. The most important factor in all of this is to ensure that our P6 learners enjoy being in their temporary environment and that they continue to make progress. I am confident that the team at both TPS and at TA will go above and beyond to make sure that happens.