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Dear Parents and Carers

To those of our families celebrating Eid Ul Fitr tomorrow, from everyone at Trinity we wish you a very happy day.

Please remember to let us know if your child will be absent as we don’t want to disturb your celebrations with a phone call from school!

Happy Eid

Jacqueline Scott

Trinity News : May 10th 2021

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 : admin@trinity-pri.edin.sch.uk

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 gillian.chalmers@trinity-pri.edin.sch.uk   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!

Sports day

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! 

Best wishes

Jacqueline Scott

Lost Property

Stikins ® - School Uniform Labels -A Helping Hand For Lost Property

We currently have some property which needs to find it’s way home!

At the moment, due to health and safety, we are unable to keep lost property so it is important the following items find their way home.

If these items remain unclaimed they will be donated to charity or washed and put into our own ‘Pre-Loved Uniforms’.

Flu Vaccination Videos

COVID VACCINATION VIDEOS

1.       https://vimeo.com/530751443     English

2.       https://vimeo.com/530755530     Arabic

3.       https://vimeo.com/530767346     Mandarin

4.       https://vimeo.com/530767549     Cantonese

5.       https://vimeo.com/530768290     Romanian

6.       https://vimeo.com/530747880     English

7.       https://vimeo.com/530744945     BSL

8.       https://vimeo.com/530744121     Polish

9.       https://vimeo.com/533458662     Bengali

10.   https://vimeo.com/534515281     Urdu

11.   https://vimeo.com/531693262     Swahili

We also have “UNDERSTANDING SELF ISOLATION AND SUPPORT” and “FLU VACCINE VIDEOS” in different languages.

UNDERSTANDING SELF ISOLATION AND SUPPORT

1.     ARABIC   https://vimeo.com/499658055

2.     URDU      https://vimeo.com/499709523

3.     CANTONESE https://vimeo.com/499707761

4.     BENGALI https://vimeo.com/499659376

5.     MANDARIN https://vimeo.com/499661871

6.     POLISH  https://vimeo.com/499705668

7.     KURDISH https://vimeo.com/499655706

8.     ENGLISH https://vimeo.com/499653519

9.     BSL        https://vimeo.com/499649701

FLU VACCINE

1.      Arabic    https://vimeo.com/460216037/d0aaa6afe3

2.      Bengali   https://vimeo.com/460216589/9629f15828

3.      BSL        https://vimeo.com/460217130/b156db27c1

4.      Cantonese https://vimeo.com/460217706/f91745f127

5.      English   https://vimeo.com/460218170/feb7cd9d80

6.      Mandarin https://vimeo.com/460218651/ba242144b3

7.      Polish      https://vimeo.com/460219098/47755b2c07

8.      Polish      https://vimeo.com/460503668/3fd628487d

9.      Punjabi   https://vimeo.com/460219665/19008d0132

10.  Urdu       https://vimeo.com/460220115/df820b9cf4

Trinity News : 26th April

Dear Parents and Carers

I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend.   The easing of further restrictions from today is certainly a bonus and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that each step of the journey takes us towards returning to pre COVID days!

Whilst the last year has certainly had its challenges there have been some elements of school life that have worked well and we are looking positively towards August 2021.  At the moment we are unsure as to what, if any, restrictions will remain in force so all plans will have to be flexible.  I think we have all got very skilled at that over the past months.  

Please find below a link to a short survey asking for your views on the ways we communicate with parents and carers.  The survey will remain open until Sun May 2nd and we would welcome as many responses as possible.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=af6sSGo3tUKfacnke7-5xHlz6Lm0hzhIug7vc6-vXaNUOUxHN0g2RUtaTVZGWTRORVExRDM0S1RaTy4u

Many thanks

Jacqueline Scott

Trinity News : April 23rd 2021

Dear Parents and Carers

It’s the summer term, everyone is back in school (very different to last year at this time) and the sun is shining.  I really do feel that life is moving in the right direction and hope that the term ahead proves to be successful for us all.   We are still currently working within the same COVID restrictions as we were last term although I am hopeful that the next few weeks might see the start of us returning to being able to fully learn as Trinity Together.  I’m keeping everything crossed!

Please see below for some Trinity news :

Trinity’s Got Talent

Application forms will be available from Mon 26th April and must be returned by Fri 30th April.  Our house captains have explained that anyone taking part must provide their own props and music if required.  Auditions will take place from Mon May 10th with the final being ‘aired’ on Wed June 16th.  We are still in discussion with the organisers (our house captains) as to the format of this!

Rainbow school

Please take a moment to chat to your child about Trinity being a rainbow school.  We have introduced this idea to both support our learners in understanding about diversity and to take action if they hear or see any behaviours that are unkind or disrespectful. 

We all need to ‘see with our hearts, not our eyes.’

What a Wonderful World

This term our whole school will be using the lyrics from the song ‘What a Wonderful World’ to lead aspects of learning.   Classes will be looking at the four elements, at living things, climate and wildlife amongst other things. 

Reporting to parents and carers on leaners’ progress

By the end of this term all parents and carers will have received a second profile, either paper copy or through OneNote, and had a second opportunity to chat with their child’s class teacher  As always, if you have concerns please do not hesitate to get in touch via admin@trinity-pri.edin.sch.uk   

Class organisation for Aug 2021

We are in the process of rearranging classes for August.  The decision has been made to do this for all stages.  Please find attached a pdf regarding class organisation.  This will also be made available on our school website.   A range of criteria will be used with friendships being a key element.  I hope that you have trust in the school that we know our learners and that we want to get this right for everyone.  

A meeting on TEAMS for current P5 and P6 parents and carers will take place on Tues April 27th at 6.30pm.   Please look out for an invite.  The reason a meeting is being held is to explain how we will manage moving from 6 to 5 classes.

Sports day, Summer picnic, End of Year celebration etc

Unfortunately, as restrictions currently stand, these events will not be able to happen as they did in summer term 2019.  We are however looking at what we can do to allow us to stay within the guidance whilst still having fun.  More information will follow.

Dates for diary

Monday May 3rd – Monday holiday.  School is closed to all.

Tues May 4th – INSET day for staff.  School is closed to pupils

Wed May 5th – school as normal

Thurs May 6th – Election day.  School is closed to pupils – please look out for learning from home on TEAMS   

Fri May 7th – school as normal

Mon May 24th – Monday holiday.  School is closed to all.

Fri 25th June – school closes for summer holidays. 

At the moment times are 11.40am : P5, P6 & P7,  11.50am : P3 & P4 and 12noon : P1 & P2

Thank you again for being so supportive, understanding and resilient.  The last year has certainly expected a lot from all of us but with kindness and perseverance we are winning!

Have a good weekend

Jacqueline Scott