13th August 2020
Dear P1 Parents and Carers
I am sitting at my desk, the sun is shining and all is calm!
It has been fabulous over the last two days to welcome our new P1s to our school and to welcome back our P2s – P7s. We are so looking forward to having our whole school back together again from tomorrow. Our children continue to be a real credit to us all – smiles and laughter from nearly everyone! Their resilience and positivity are a testament to how well you have supported them. In true child fashion the storm this week was what a lot wanted to chat about : weeks of lockdown, for many, already a thing of the past.
Thank you so much for playing your part in ensuring that we keep to our new procedures. Ensuring your child is on time, using the correct gate, giving your child a snack and then collecting them correctly at the end of the day is much appreciated by us all and makes all the difference. There may have been some confusion about the end of the day for P1. One adult per child is asked to enter the playground from the gate in the lane, wait for their child outside their classroom and then exit by the gate into the park. Thank you
Reminder : Friday 14th August : 9.00am – 12noon
From Monday 17th August : 9.00am – 3.00pm (Mon – Thurs), 9.00am – 12noon (Fri)
I have come to the conclusion that there is no normal in life so rather than this period being the ‘new’ normal it is simply life at the moment and we will take each day as it comes. Please do get in touch if you have any concerns or simply have a question.
Here’s to a very happy and healthy 20/21 school year.
Please can you share the following with your children
Dear P1 Trinity Learners
I have had such a great couple of days meeting you all and I am so looking forward to seeing you again tomorrow.
I am so delighted that you are now a Trinity Learner. I thought you might like to know what is very important to everyone at our school. We have four, what we call our values. These are creativity, perseverance, respect and kindness. You will find out more about each of these in school although I am sure that a lot of you will already know what kindness means. We also try to Go Above and Beyond in all that we do. This means we try really hard to make everything extra special.
Stick to those and you will definitely be a Trinity Superstar.
6th August 2020
Dear new P1 parents and carers
Please find attached the information relating to Trinity and what our new ‘normal’ will look like. Whilst some aspects of school life will, by necessity, be a little bit different, the fundamentals will remain the same. Respect, creativity, perseverance and kindness will be at our core along with Let’s Go Above and Beyond. I have no doubt that our school community will rise to this challenge and ensure that everyone feels safe and happy.
I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our school.
25th June 2020
Virtual Tour of Trinity Primary
Hello new P1s, we hope you enjoy viewing this virtual tour of your primary school. We can’t wait to welcome you all to Trinity. Have a fabulous summer when it arrives. See you soon!
Meet the P1 Team:
15th June 2020
Dear New P1 Aug Parents and Carers
I hope that you are well. On Friday afternoon parents and carers of pupils in Edinburgh schools received a text from the authority providing a link to a letter regarding the reopening of schools. Please see link below :
As you will read the model adopted for all schools will see 33% of the children in school across Monday – Thursday. Whilst it is good to now have a plan to work to, I do not doubt that parents and carers will have many questions. Please be assured that as a staff we have already started discussion as to how this will look at Trinity and will work together to ensure we provide a great learning experience both in school and out. Whilst we would all much prefer to have 100% of our children in school everyday, it will be great to at least start the process towards that. Some children each day will definitely be better than none! We really do miss them.
Further detail regarding what days your child will attend, what group they will be in, the entrance they should use etc will all be with you by the end of this week. There is a lot to consider so please do bear with us.
I hope that you and your family were able to enjoy the weekend – perhaps with other family or friends. The relaxing of lockdown certainly has its benefits.
I look forward to seeing some of you over the next couple of days when you come to the playground to collect P1 packs.
12th June 2020
- Look out for our Virtual Tour of the school, to be posted on the website during the last week of term.
- You might have seen a little yellow triangular character when you visited Trinity. This represents a Trinity Learner: a triangle of Healthy Body, Healthy Mind and Healthy Respect. You will find a pile of these ‘Trinity Learners’ when you collect your pack. Please write your child’s name on the back of one of these Trinity Learners, before hanging it on the fence.
- There will also be a Video from your P1 Teaching Team, posted on the website next week.
Dear P1 Parents and Carers
I hope that you and your families are well and that your child is excited about starting school. We are very excited to be meeting them in August and are currently getting things organised to ensure that they, and yourselves, feel our school is safe, welcoming and a fun place to be. As I am sure you will appreciate we are unable to hold our normal transition events so unfortunately there will not be an opportunity for your child to visit their classroom or to meet the staff in person. This will however still take place, albeit virtually. Please do look out for information from Mrs Berthinussen regarding the collection of school packs and the sharing of the P1 team. This information will be with you by the end of this week. In the meantime I thought you might be interested to read our latest school news – see below
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
New P1 Parents/Carers and Pupils
Dear Parents and Carers
First and foremost a very warm welcome to Trinity Primary School. We are very excited that your child will be joining our school and hope that they thoroughly enjoy being a Trinity Learner. If your child is no longer going to be attending Trinity please can you let us know by emailing email@example.com as a priority. As I’m sure you’ll understand we have children on a list waiting to find out if they have a space.
Whilst these are unprecedented times and we are awaiting guidance about the practical elements of our new P1 pupils starting school in August, please be assured that we are working hard to make this a positive and supportive start for everyone. Our usual transition activities will still take place albeit in a slightly different format.
- Mrs Berthinussen, one of our DHTs, has ‘met’ with all nursery staff and has had the opportunity to hear about your children. This information will assist Mrs Berthinussen in making up the P1 groups.
- Many of you have had the opportunity to visit our school earlier in the school year and many of the children were able to go on a tour – some saw every part in great detail! A virtual tour of the school will be available on the school website in June
- Please see attached information from the City of Edinburgh Council about the bear transition project and an ‘All About Me’ sheet to be completed and emailed to school . These documents have also been shared by some nurseries.
- P6 pupils are very excited to have a P1 buddy in August and are already thinking about how they can support their new friends
- Your child will be issued with a book bag containing a message from their teacher, the name of their buddy and, very importantly, the name of the house they will be in. Information re how to collect the book bag will be with you as soon as possible (we are just working out how best to manage this)
- An information booklet for parents and carers will also be in the book bag
- School uniform can be ordered online from Superlogo (based in Coburg Street). We are hoping to offer parents / carers the opportunity to purchase previously loved school uniform items towards the end of JuneI fully understand that you may be feeling anxious about this next stage in your child’s life especially given the current situation. However we never fail to be amazed about how resilient young people are. As I said in an email to our parent / carer body recently, children are living through a time in history that they will tell their children and grandchildren about. We need to make sure they have happy memories to look back on. Your child will respond to you so, please hide any anxieties you may have, show them your excitement about them starting school, reassure them that it will be lots of fun and tell them they will make lots of friends.We have added some information to our website https://trinity-pri.com/ Please keep checking the Starting School 2020 tab for up to date information.Our school staff are available to help in any way we can over the next few weeks. Do not hesitate to get in touch either through email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by text to the school emergency mobile : 07907 344059I look forward to meeting you in the not too distant future
Please can you share the following with your child – thank you.
My name is Mrs Scott and I will be your HeadTeacher at Trinity. I am so excited that you are going to be joining our school. We call everyone who comes to Trinity a Trinity Learner, even all the adults, because all of us are learning in lots of different ways and about lots of different things at our school. You might have seen a little yellow triangle person when you visited Trinity. We call it the Trinity Learner. It stands for having a Healthy Body, a Healthy Mind and Healthy Respect. You’ll find out lots more about that when you’re in school. In the meantime I hope you enjoy the bear hunt activities.
See you soon
Why is Transition Important?
Moving on to P1 Information for Parents/ Carers
Activities to help prepare your child for Primary 1
As you begin to think about the transition from nursery into primary 1, we have come up with some suggested activities to help to prepare your child for school. We encourage children to be as independent as possible and by working on some of these activities you will help your child to achieve this and make life easier for them (and their teachers!)
This is meant as a guide only and we fully understand that not all children will make the same progress as the same time. However, if you are looking for a few simple things to practise at home then this jigsaw would be a good place to start.
We look forward to welcoming everyone soon!