HTPD 20/7/18

20 July 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

And so we arrive at the end of another year – I hope that your children had a great day today. They certainly deserve a restful summer break, as do our amazing teaching team!

I’ve just arrived home after the Year 6 leavers’ barbeque and disco – what a lovely summer’s evening spent wishing our Year 6 children on their way. They are certainly well placed for a move on to secondary school and we all felt confident that they are “embracing the future with hope and confidence”. They have been a remarkable year group, attaining high SATS scores, winning copious sports awards, achieving excellence in music, art, dance and drama, singing with enthusiasm, particularly in church this week, and demonstrating to the younger children how to live life to the full! We will miss them all.

Please do take a look at the
sports review of the year. Written by Laura Sutton and Nick Walker it summarises all the sporting successes of 2017-18. I’m delighted to announce that once again we’ve been awarded the Gold Award School Games Mark! What an excellent way to finish off the year!

Finally, thank you all for your good wishes, kind words and generous gifts to our staff team. We have all been so touched by your generosity and appreciation. Thank you!

For those families that are moving on, we wish you well and hope that your memories of happy times at HTPD live long into the future. For those still with us next year, we look forward to welcoming you back to school on Thursday 6th September. Until then, enjoy a wonderful summer holiday!

With best wishes,
Clare


The Autumn term starts on Thursday 6 September for years 1 – 6.
Year R have a staggered start between Friday 7 and Thursday 13 September depending on date of birth.

INFANT

Thank you
All the staff would like to say a very big ‘thank you’ for your generosity (gifts, cakes, cards …) this week – but especially Julia who leaves us today and has greatly appreciated your good wishes.

‘Run to Rio’ update
We have made it to Pyeongchang, running over 5,500 miles! We celebrated in assembly today with the 3 boys and 3 girls from each class who ran the furthest receiving medals. Well done for everyone’s amazing efforts!


JUNIOR 

Coming soon...


FOPS NEWS

And so we reach the end of another fantastic year! We would like to thank all of you for everything you have done to support our wonderful school this year whether it’s been buying a cake or volunteering at an event!

Thanks to your commitment and generosity we have raised nearly £15,000 from:
Events: Christmas and Summer Fairs, Disco, Bake ‘n’ Stroll, Ball, Fun Run
Initiatives: Phil the Bag and Easy Fundraising
Sales: cakes and lollies, school uniform, Christmas cards, DVDs, photos and tote bags.

Thanks to everyone who has been involved in any way as this is truly a team effort.

The reason for raising the money is of course to spend it! This year the majority has been spent on purchasing fabulous new smart boards. So far we have paid for four at a cost of £11,550. We’ve also been able to fund treats for the children such as the Christmas Show, Bedtime story, curriculum resources and we contributed to the Year 2 leavers BBQ and party.

WANTED – NEW COMMITTEE
If we are to continue raising money for our school then we urgently NEED some new committee members.

A chairperson or chair-people! Please have a think if you and some friends can take on this incredibly rewarding role. The current committee have promised to be on standby to answer questions and help out as much as possible. If you’d like an informal chat about what the role involves, please contact Laura: laurasabster@yahoo.co.uk (ABSOLUTELY NO PRESSURE!!)

Class reps: thanks to those who have already been in touch about being class reps next year but we need more across all classes. This is a great way of meeting new people and getting involved with our events and activities. Most people will have a turn at being rep at some point during their time at Pewley so make this your year! No previous experience needed! To register interest with no need to commit, contact laurasabster@yahoo.co.uk

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER EVERYONE!


HTSC News

A huge thank you to everyone who has helped out this year whether it was by coming along to events, helping to organise the events, being a class rep or part of the HTSC committee.

We have crunched the numbers and are delighted to announce that the total amount raised this year is a spectacular £27,000!

A special mention must go to the Year 6 fundraising team who raised a fabulous £2,200 towards the Year 6 leavers' activities.

Class Reps
We are urgently seeking class reps for ALL YEARS next year and, in particular, for years 4 and 6. Go on you know you want to!

We aim to have 6 class reps in each year group - ideally at least 2 per class. If you would like further information or to volunteer your services, please contact Ros Vickerman, rosalindvickerman@yahoo.com.

New HTSC chair or co-chairs needed!

We are looking for a new chair or co-chairs to take over running HTSC from September as the current chairs are all leaving the school/stepping down. Can you help? It’s a great opportunity to get involved with the school community, raise funds, organise social events and make a real difference to the educational possibilities offered by the school.
If you think this is a role you would be interested in taking on, please contact Ros Vickerman rosalindvickerman@yahoo.com for more details.

HTSC AGM – Thursday 13 September 7.45pm
HTSC’s AGM will take place in the Chapel on Thursday 13 September straight after the HT meet the team evening. We will be approving this year’s accounts and electing the new committee members for the next academic year.

Walking 26 miles to raise money for HT – Surrey Hills Challenge
Katie Ealden, 4R, is going to walk the full marathon (26 miles/42.2 km) organised by the Surrey Hills Challenge on Sunday 23rd September. It will be a long and hilly trek with 1272.8 metres of climb and Katie has to finish within ten hours. Please support Katie https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/ditastaton1. Every pound counts! Thank you

And it’s goodbye from us…..
We would like to take this opportunity to say goodbye and a massive thank-you to Andrea Dundas our current HTSC treasurer. Andrea has been a fantastic treasurer for the past three years and a brilliant part of the HTSC team.

Finally, and by no means least, a phenomenal thanks to my brilliant fellow co-chairs, Carrie and Jane for an amazing three years as chairs of HTSC. It’s been an unforgettable experience which I wouldn’t have missed for the world – THANK YOU!

Have a brilliant summer!

HTPD 6/7/18

06 July 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

Phew! It’s been so hot in school this week! The children have amazed us with their ability to keep going and still make the most of every moment for learning with temperatures reaching the thirties. Everyone does seem tired and ready for the final fortnight before the holidays, although the quality of work hasn’t dropped off at all! Hopefully a weekend of rest will rejuvenate all of us.

Year 3 in particular will need a good sleep tomorrow night – they’re spending Friday night at school at their sleepover. They’ve had a super day of activities on The Downs and will soon be arriving back at school for a yummy barbeque and an evening full of fun!

The dinosaur museum in Year 2 today was simply stunning. Thank you so much to all those who came along – it made for a genuine museum atmosphere, providing a real audience for our Year 2 expert palaeontologists, historians and artists. Thanks too to the Year 2 staff for providing such a great opportunity for showcasing our topic-based curriculum at its best. Do remember that all the year groups will be celebrating the term’s learning at this year’s Celebration Afternoon on Monday 16th (1.30pm at the infants and 2pm at the juniors); do come along if you can!

Also at the infants this week, we were delighted to welcome our new Reception children for their first proper visit. They seemed to settle in so quickly, as did those children who moved into Y1 and Y2 to try out their new classes. We are always amazed to see the readiness that the children show in pluckily moving along the corridor and greeting their new classmates, “embracing the future with hope and confidence”. We’re looking forward to doing the same next week at the juniors. Do encourage the children to look forward positively to the change, helping them to overcome any nerves!

In this hot weather, can I ask parents to turn off their engines when waiting to pick children up. I know it’s tempting to keep the air-con running while you wait, but this has been shown to really cause problems with air quality at the school gate and cause children, particularly those with asthma already, to find it difficult to breathe. Also, please remember to park respectfully and consider our neighbours, especially those in Cline Road at the junior site. The turning circle must be kept free and the double yellow lines and driveways should not be used. Thank you for your help with this.

Have a good weekend – and enjoy the football!

With best wishes, Clare
 

 

WHOLE SCHOOL

End of Term
Friday 20 July (PD 1.30pm and HT 1.45pm)
Monday 16 July Celebration Afternoon starts at 1.30 at PD and 2.00pm at HT

INFANT

Teacher-led clubs
Lego Club and Cup Stacking Club have now finished for this term.
Next week 9-13 July will be the last week for all other teacher-led clubs, including Andy’s clubs (Ball Skills and Multi-Sports).

Celebration afternoon, Monday 16 July, 1.30 pm
Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the children’s work in the classrooms on Monday 16 July.

Year 2 reminders:
Wednesday 11 July: Final swimming session.
Chestnut class to bring a packed lunch from home.
Tuesday 17 July: Year 2 Fun Day
Wednesday 18 July: Parents are invited to the Leavers’ Assembly, 9.15am in the hall.

‘Run to Rio’ update
In week 10 we ran 266 miles.

Found
A Bazzsaz badge (Beavers).
Single key (found on the school field).
Pewley tote bag found at Sainsbury’s, Burpham!

Menu: (week 3 beginning 9 July)
Mon: BBQ Chicken or Quorn with Rice; Fruit Crumble with Custard
Tue: Pasta Carbonara or Mac & Cheese; Marble Cake with Custard
Wed: Roast Beef with Roast Potatoes & Gravy or Stuffed Roasted Peppers; Jelly
Thu: Beef or Vegetable Taco with Rice & Peas; Fresh Fruit Salad
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Homemade Pizza ; Ice Cream

Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potatoes and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.


JUNIOR 

Dates for your diary:
Tuesday 10 July - District Sports
Wednesday 11 July – Year 3’s WWII Tea Party at 2.00pm in the Hall
Friday 13 July - Year 6’s Trinity Trek
Tuesday 17 July Year 6 Leavers’ Service at St. Mary’s at 10.00am. Parents are welcome to join the Service
Thursday 19 July End of Term Service at Holy Trinity Church at 1.45pm.
Year 6 BBQ and Disco 5.30 – 7.00pm.

Men's shirt donations please to be used for Art aprons to make sure your lovely children are squeakily clean when they come home after a fun filled Art lesson J Thank you very much

Cancelled Clubs next week:
Year 5 Netball on Tuesday
Years 3&4 Cricket on Tuesday
Girls Cricket on Fridays - finished for term

District Sports Athletics
Date: Tuesday 10 July
Time: 12.30pm - 4.30pm - Parents to help with lifts to Spectrum
Venue: The Spectrum Leisure Centre, Parkway, Guildford GU1 1UP

Laura Sutton
HTPD Sports Co-ordinator
Follow us on Twitter: @HTPDSport

Menu - Week 3


FOPS News

We hope you’re all enjoying the final few weeks of the school year and that plenty of you can celebrate with your year groups.

We’ll soon be updating you on the total we have raised over the year. In the meantime please come and support our last lolly sales and enjoy the incredible weather!

WANTED – NEW COMMITTEE
Due to other commitments some of the existing committee (including the current chairs) will have to step down next year. If we are to carry on raising money for our school and providing vital resources as well as some lovely ‘extras’ for our children, then we urgently NEED:

A chairperson or chair-people! Please have a think if you and some friends can take on this incredibly rewarding role. The current committee have promised to be on standby to answer questions and help out as much as possible. If you’d like an informal chat about what the role involves, please contact Laura: laurasabster@yahoo.co.uk (NO PRESSURE!!)

Class reps: thanks to those who have already been in touch about being class reps next year but we need more across all classes. This is a great way of getting to meet new people and getting involved with our events and activities. No previous experience needed!

YEAR GROUP SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Reception Tuesday 17 July – coffee morning at Caffe Nero (House of Fraser)

Year 1 Friday 6 July – a huge thanks to Cath and Rob for hosting Beech and Oak class at their home THIS EVENING. (See email for address details). Please bring a bottle and £5 donation for the school. The football will be on, so no excuses!

Tuesday 10 July – Coffee morning at G-live straight after drop off

Year 2 Thursday 12 July – End of term food and drinks at Ye Olde Ship Inn, Portsmouth Road

Our FINAL LOLLY SALE OF THE YEAR will be run by WILLOW class – Friday 13 July

Don’t forget you can find out more about what’s happening by visiting us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FOPSFriendsofPewleyDownSchool/


HTSC News

HT WORLD CUP SUMMER FAIR - THANK YOU!
A massive thank you to everyone who helped at last week’s Summer Fair. We had amazing weather, there was a great atmosphere and it was lovely to see the children having such a brilliant time. Our initial estimates show that we raised over £4,600 which is a fantastic result – thank you for all your support.

A special thanks also to Cavenders Sales & Lettings who sponsored our top raffle prize of an Apple watch.

CLASS REPS NEXT ACADEMIC YEAR
A huge thank you to all the class reps for all they have done this year. We have had some fabulous events and raised a fantastic amount of much needed money for the school.

You will soon know which class your child is going to be in next year and perhaps you might consider taking on the role of class rep? The support from this team of volunteers is particularly important when it comes to organising our main events, as HTSC really wouldn’t function without them. If you would like to know more about what the role involves or volunteer your services, please contact Ros Vickerman rosalindvickerman@yahoo.com

WALKING 26 MILES TO RAISE MONEY FOR WHITEBOARDS AT HT – SURREY HILLS CHALLENGE Katie Ealden, 4R, is going to walk the full marathon (26 miles/42.2 km) organised by the Surrey Hills Challenge on Sunday 23rd September. It will be a long and hilly trek with 1272.8 metres of climb and Katie has to finish within ten hours. The main aim is to raise money for whiteboards so every class can have one. Please support Katie https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/ditastaton1. Every pound counts! Thank you!

Year 5 drinks - Wed 18th July at Rogues from 8pm.



Guitar/Ukulele Tuition: Professional musician and songwriter, Keith Ryder, offers lessons in contemporary guitar and ukulele at Holy Trinity Pewley Down School and has spaces available for new pupils in September. Beginners are very welcome. Keith may be contacted on 01483 414874 / 07958 534458 or email keithryder@btconnect.com