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Trinity : News October 16th 2020

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Dear Parents and Carers

It is the last day of term one and watching all our Trinity Learners arriving at school this morning looking relaxed,  full of smiles and chatting to their friends is testament to all the effort put in by all our school community over the past weeks.  I cannot thank you enough.

Please see below for a few bits of information :

+ve case over the holidays

I so hope that none of our children test positive for Coronavirus over the holiday period.  If they do, please contact City of Edinburgh council on 0131 200 2000.   School will be informed and any close contacts identified as required. 


Children are very welcome to dress up for Halloween on Friday October 30th.  We will have some adapted Halloween activities for the children to enjoy.

Hot Lunches

A hot lunch option is now available on Parentpay.  As we are unable to use our dining hall due to COVID – 19 restrictions lunches will continue to be delivered to classrooms and children will continue to eat in the classroom.  We are ever hopeful there will be no escaping veggie balls or cheesy pasta squahed into classroom carpets!

Front gate : P2

From Tues Oct 27th we are aiming to introduce an in and out gate system for the P2 pick up time.  It is hoped that this will help with distancing.   Please remember if collecting your P1 or P2 child we ask that only one adult enters the playground, wears a face covering if able to do so, adheres to a 2m distance from other adults and leaves the playground immediately they have collected their child.   These measure are for the safety of everyone – thank you.

Goodbye and Good Luck

We have a few families and Felicity Martin leaving Trinity at this time and we wish them all the very best in the future.  New Zealand, India, Spain, Dunfermline and Ferryhill Primary are all very lucky to get such fabulous people joining their communities.  They will all be a great  miss.

INSET day : Monday Oct 26th

School is closed to pupils on Monday 26th Oct.  Children return for term two on Tuesday October 27th.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back on the 27th for term two and all the fun it will bring.  Christmas@Trinity is not being thwarted by a virus!   

I hope everyone has an enjoyable October break.

Jacqueline Scott


Please see below for a message from the house captains (shared at assembly this morning)

Dear Trinity Learners, Parents and Carers

We are the House Captains.  We want to tell you about the guide dogs we are hoping to sponsor.  Each house will get one guide dog.  It costs about £4 per month to sponsor each dog so if you can, please bring in any loose change on a Friday.  There will be dog money banks that you can ‘feed’ with your coins.   If you can do this we would be very grateful.  Any amount helps.

Thank you from the House Captains

Argyll : Thomas,  Fiona,  Oliver  

Craighall : Gabby, Rosa, Adriana

Melville : Isaac, Mari, Rachael

Royston : Finlay, Erin, Hannah 

Learning in P1

We have had a great start to P1 this year and we are really enjoying seeing all the children progress in their learning. Thank you for all your help and support so far! Our MADD about Superheroes topic has been great fun but the P1s have also been experiencing learning in phonics and numeracy, as well as health and wellbeing. For information about how learning happens in P1, please watch the video below.

Goodbye p2!

It has been a pleasure to get to know you all and teach you this year. We are so proud of you all! Thank you for all your collaboration during lockdown – you have been amazing! Please watch this short goodbye video from us.

As a goodbye gift from us – we have sponsored a Hawksbill Turtle with the WWF on your behalf. More information will arrive over the summer holidays and will be shared with you by your P3 teachers. You can download the certificate and picture below. We have also included information from WWF about how your sponsorship will help to protect and save turtles.

Marine turtles are excellent navigators – they often migrate hundreds, even thousands of kilometres between feeding and nesting grounds. Male turtles never leave the sea, but females come ashore to lay eggs – amazingly to the same beach where they themselves hatched.


80% Decline in Turtles over 3 generations


Marine turtles need to get to the surface to breathe, and if they get caught up in fishing gear, they can drown.

Turtle Silhouette


One of the main threats marine turtles face is the destruction of their habitats. Development along coastlines is destroying nesting beaches, making it harder for female turtles to lay their eggs.

Human Silhouette


Marine turtles are poached for their meat and shells, and nests are raided for eggs, which are seen as a delicacy in some cultures.



Climate change is causing sea levels to rise, and increase the number, and the intensity, of storms. This can damage and destroy nesting beaches.


We’re reducing the negative impact of fishing practices on marine turtles by, including the use of less-harmful fishing gear – for example, ‘circle hooks’ instead of traditional ‘j’ hooks can reduce accidental capture of turtles by up to 80%.

We’re helping protect marine turtle habitats. In Fiji, we’re engaging with local communities to help them protect, monitor and manage turtle nesting grounds

Your adoption and support will help us:

  • Reduce accidental by-catch of turtles and lobbying to have on-board observers on fishing vessels
  • Influencing national policy including input into the Fiji Sea Turtle Recovery Plan
  • Community protection, monitoring and community turtle monitors and sharing of data and insights to improve turtle conservation
  • Educating local communities on the importance of Marine Turtles and their threatened status.
  • Capacity building on law enforcement, protection, management, research and monitoring
  • Promoting sustainable development and livelihood diversification to reduce pressure on marine environment
  • Fund our other essential work around the world
turtle image

Turtles have light, spongy bones that help them float.

p2 phonics revision

For our last week of learning from home, we are looking at two sounds that we learned in P2; ‘ck’ and ‘igh.’ Once you have watched the videos, have a go at the tasks and see if you can remember how to use the sounds. A tip for using ‘ck’ or ‘k’ is if a word has a short vowel sound before the /k/ sound (such as lick, peck, lack, lock, luck, picker) then you use ‘ck’. If there is a long vowel sound (such as look or leek) then you only need a ‘k’. Have fun!