I have been made aware of some discontent amongst some of our learners and their families regarding the Christmas Card design. I have to take full responsibility for this as I asked staff to plan the content in the hope of ensuring a high quality end product from everyone. Possibly a bit too controlling and not in line with our value of creativity! The past has seen designs falling outwith the border, incorrect spelling, some of our learners unable to think what to draw and the card being unfinished etc. With this being one of our main fundraising opportunities quality control was a top priority. As I am sure you will appreciate for some learners a very clear structure allows them success whereas others welcome the chance to show their own artistic ability. To this end all of our P7s and P6s are very welcome to take home a design template to complete over the weekend. All that is asked is that it is returned to school by Tues Oct 12th.
Having seen some of the finished designs I think they look fabulous. Hopefully, whatever design your child chooses to submit will make them and you feel proud!
Please see information below regarding pupils collecting lateral flow tests prior to starting at Trinity Academy.
We have decided that In terms of admin re administration of LFD kits, it would work best if pupils were to collect Lateral flow test kits from Trinity Academy during the summer holidays, should they wish to participate in LFD testing prior to their return in August. P7 pupils did receive a parental consent form within their welcome packs, this would need to be presented upon collection. Collection will be made available outdoors at the main entrance of Trinity Academy on the following days from the hours of 9am to 3pm:
Infection control measures will be followed, masks should be worn at all times. Can you please communicate this with all your P7 pupils? Testing should be conducted on Monday 16th August or Tuesday 17th August prior to their return on Wednesday 18th August should they wish to take part
Jacqueline Scott | Head Teacher | Trinity Primary School
In true Trinity fashion the weather was kind to us for day one of our Sports days and today is looking the same. Many thanks to the parents and carers who joined in with the walks. I had a lovely time with P5C!
What’s happening over the next two weeks?
Unfortunately there has been an increase in the number of positive cases in schools and several classes have had to isolate or, in some cases, whole schools have had to move to learning from home. We are all keeping our fingers crossed that we can get to Fri 25th June with limited disruption to Trinity families and staff. Guidance from CEC has asked that no events happen outwith school opening hours and to adhere to this I have had to make the decision to alter the P7 Leavers’ Do planned for the evening of Wed 23rd June. This will now take place in school on Thurs June 24th. Please be assured that we will still make it a time to remember.
The virtual premiere of the P7 show ‘The Future is Ours’ will now take place at 7.00pm on Wed June 23rd. Refreshment bags, to be enjoyed at home whilst watching, can be ordered on parentpay. Two versions are available :
Standard – bag of mixed sweets @ £1
Deluxe – crisps, fudge stick, bag of mixed sweets, juice @ £3
Fri 11th June : preloved uniform sale – fenced area in back playground
Mon 14th June : children welcome to wear the colours of the team they are supporting in EURO 2020 (if they are supporting any!)
: New P1s to collect bookbags and information packs
Mon 21st : P7 picnic to Wardie Bay. Chips may be purchased in advance. Please send in £1.50 to school.
If you have ordered a school lunch for Mon 21st June please cancel your lunch order on Parentpay.
Wed 23rd : 7.00pm P7 show premiere – refreshment bags to order on parentpay if you wish
Thurs 24th: 9.15am Our VirtualTrinity’s Got Talent Final
11.00am P7 yearbook presentation (presented by P1)
1.30pm P7 Pizza, Juice and Ice Cream Party
P7s are welcome to wear what they want to school.
The cost for this is included in the £60 paid for EPIC day.
If you have ordered a school lunch for 24th June please cancel your lunch order on Parentpay.
Fri 25th : Our virtual End of year celebration assembly
11.25 P7 will walk through the school being clapped out by the rest of the school. They will leave the playground by the back gate into the park at
Unfortunately we are unable to invite parents and carers to any of the above events but we will post photos on Twitter.
For many years being a buddy to younger pupils has been a responsibility enjoyed by our P7s. This year has seen our P7s and P1s unable to take part in usual buddy activities – staying in bubbles have made them impossible. I have been so impressed with how accepting of the situation our P7s have been and how they have managed to think creatively about how to support their younger buddy. A huge thanks to them.
This really has been quite a year and there is no doubt that everyone is beginning to feel a bit tired (bit is possibly an understatement!). As we manage the final two weeks please do stick with the rules. We can do this!
As the date approaches for the P7 EPIC day we are hoping that the sun continues to shine. The EPIC day has been organised by the outdoor learning team at City of Edinburgh Council who have put together the programme for over 3000 P7 Edinburgh pupils. A fantastic achievement with the day promising to be great fun. Please check the information leaflet issued last month with details as to what to wear and what to bring. This can also be found on school website under the P7 tab.
Children should report to school as normal on Friday and are expected back at school at approx. 9.30pm. It is helpful if children are aware of who will be meeting them on their return. We ask that NO mobile phones are taken on the day.
The cost for the EPIC day and other P7 end of term events is £60. Many thanks to parents and carers who have paid this already on Parentpay. We do appreciate that financial circumstances may make paying the full amount challenging but do ask that every family pays what they can afford.
As we head into the last few weeks of another school year please see below the arrangements for P7. I am sure you will understand that these may have to change as we respond to City of Edinburgh and Scottish Government guidance. I apologise for being quite late in sharing our plans but I have tried to wait for as long as possible in the hope that what is planned can actually happen!
Unfortunately, at the current time NO parents / carers are allowed to attend any of the events.
The total cost for the EPIC day (activities, transport and evening meal), the P7 Leavers’ Do (pizza, drink and ice cream) and yearbook will be £60 per pupil. This can be paid through parentpay. As always at Trinity please pay what you are able.
No child will miss out for financial reasons.
I’m a P7 Get Me out of Here – Bush Tucker trial Show rehearsals continue Tues : Rugby Wed May 19th at 6.00pm : Parent / Carer Information session from Trinity AcademyThis will take place on TEAMS- link has been shared
Mon : Holiday Tues : Rugby Enhanced transition to TA for certain pupils Wed : Athletics festival (alternative date Wed 2nd June) I’m a P7 Get Me out of Here – The Dance Off! Show rehearsals continue
Mon : P7M opportunity to go out to buy lunch – see separate email Tues : P7E opportunity to go out to buy lunch – see separate email Wed : Athletics festival (if postponed from 26th) Thurs : P7B opportunity to go out to buy lunch – see separate email P7 class photos – outdoors, weather permitting Fri : EPIC day at Bonaly – see detailed information below
Wed : Enhanced transition to TA for certain pupils Thurs : What A Wonderful World Sports day
Tues 15th – Thurs 17th : 3 day virtual transition Whilst this will take place predominantly on TEAMS, P7s will get their TA tie, timetables and take part in virtual activities with our cluster (those not going to TA will receive info on TEAMS from their respective schools) Thurs : Trinity’s Got Talent final Fri : SAVE THE DATE! The premiere of the P7 show will take place online at 7.00pm. Make a night of it at home and sit and enjoy the talents of our P7 learners. An order form for refreshment goody bags will be issued shortly. These will be distributed in time for the event. Further info will follow
Mon : P7 picnic to Wardie Bay. In true ‘trip to the beach’ fashion, it is hoped that chips will be available to be purchased! Wed : 6.30pm – 8.00pm P7 Leavers’ Do in the Secret Garden. Casual dress (shorts, T shirts, jeans etc) encouraged as the evening may be wet (with or without rain!). Pizza, juice and ice cream lollies will be served! Thurs : Yearbook presentation Fri : Term ends at 11.30am for P7. Pupils will be clapped out by others in school. They will leave by the back gate into the park
P7 / S1 transition : all information relating to transition to S1 is available on TEAMS. Learners access TEAMS as they have done when learning from home. The information for TA includes school booklet, map of the school, short films etc. Please be assured that TPS staff and secondary colleagues have been in touch and information shared. The main online transition events will take place in the week of June 14th.
We are delighted that our P7s will have the opportunity for an EPIC day in the Pentlands. This is being organised by the CEC Outdoor Learning team and promises to be a fun filled day of adventure! Possibly not quite a Benmore experience but a close second. Please see the powerpoint on the website for additional information.
Pupils need to report to school as normal. They will travel by coaches to Bonaly – we are due there for 10.00am.
Morning : two activity sessions
Lunch : please provide a substantial packed lunch plus snacks for the day as well as a water bottle
Afternoon : two activity sessions
5.00pm : Dinner – provided as part of the cost for the day
6.00pm : Evening activity
7.00pm : Campfire experience
9.00pm : Leave Bonaly. Expected arrival back at school at 9.30pm
A simple kit list, for an Epic Day! From the Outdoor Learning team
The day will be long and bring many Epic Adventures, so it is important that we are best prepared before we step into the Adventure Arena.
The good news is that the equipment you need is simple. If you are struggling to find any of the items on the list, please do not worry! The event is being run by The City of Edinburgh Council’s Sport & Outdoor Learning Unit and they can help to provide the bits and pieces that you do not have. There’s no need to buy anything new to come on your Epic Day; new boots can cause blisters and new jackets have a high likelihood of never looking ‘new’ again. We want the day to be memorable for the right reasons!
What you’ll need:
A rucksack, big enough to carry the rest of your stuff. A school bag will be fine if it’s comfy to carry when you’re walking. Top tip: put your stuff inside a plastic bag inside your bag as a waterproof liner.
Wear the most solid pair of shoes you own – comfortable and warm. If you have boots, that’s a bonus but trainers will be absolutely fine.
If you have one, bring a waterproof jacket, with a hood. If you have waterproof trousers, and space in your bag to carry them, bring these too – your own ones will probably be comfier than the kit we can lend out.
Wear tough old trousers – warm and comfortable. Tracksuit trousers are ideal. Jeans are not ideal as they can get heavy, cold and uncomfortable if they get wet.
Wear a t-shirt and a hoodie or sweater or fleece jacket.
Bring an extra layer. Best would be another sweatshirt or fleece jacket, in the rucksack.
Bring a hat. Hats are important shelter from the sun and provide warmth for the evening time.
Bring a pair of warm gloves in your rucksack (unless it’s snowing on the day, in which case wear them!)
Come with plenty of food in your tummy, and in your rucksack –lunch plus snacks. A long energetic day requires energy to burn!
Bring a water bottle. This can be refilled on-site. This can just be an empty drinks bottle.
Medication – the school will be able to speak with you about this in more detail.
If you have Sun cream bring it for the day – fingers crossed that we need it!
If you have midge repellent bring it for the evening – fingers crossed we don’t need it!
I really hope that, together, these activities will make the end of the school year memorable for all our P7 Trinity Learners. We have been so proud of how accepting and resilient they are. Trinity Academy, or whatever secondary school they are heading to, will be lucky to get every single one of them.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like further information about any of the above.