HTPD 29/4/16

29 April 2016

Dear parents,

I’ve had a chance this week to admire the beautiful work being produced across the school. Several children have shown me their excellent poems, biographies, letters and stories, and proudly explained what they had done to make their writing such high quality. It’s great to see how much progress the children are making – the displays up around both schools are also stunning so do take time to have a look!

We are keen to make sure you feel confident in how teachers help children to move their learning forward. To that end we have planned an evening meeting later in May (7pm, Tuesday May 17th) so that we can explain our assessment approach. It will take place in the Chapel at the junior school and is for parents from all year groups, although will probably be most relevant for parents with children in Years 1 – 5.

The children at the infants are doing well on the “Run to Rio” clocking up the miles – it’s great to have a goal! It was also lovely to see some of our youngest children in the school taking part in their first inter-school athletics event and I was delighted to hear about the success of our Year 6 tag rugby team, being awarded the “Fair Play” Award at the county finals for demonstrating the best attitude throughout the tournament. Meanwhile, the numbers of children taking part in extracurricular clubs is astonishing! Thank you to all of our teachers for running so many activities, and to the children for contributing so enthusiastically to our whole school ethos of learning beyond the classroom. It makes HTPD such a vibrant community!

I hope you all enjoy the long weekend.
With best wishes, Clare


Admissions 2016 – Year R and Year 3
The deadline for accepting or declining offers of places for Year R or Year 3 for this September is next Tuesday 3 May.

INFANT

Sainsbury’s Active Kids
This is the last week that Sainsbury’s will be offering the Active Kids vouchers. Please bring in any vouchers that you may still have at home - the collection box is just outside the hall near the school office.

Waitrose green tokens
The Waitrose Guildford store has accepted us as one of their local fundraising groups for May. This means that every time you shop in Waitrose you can put a green disc in the appropriate container and we will then receive a proportion of £1000 at the end of the month. We are planning to put the money towards the outdoor music classroom.

CowParade
CowParade, the world’s largest public art event, is coming to Surrey.  Primary schools have been offered the chance to get involved with calf-sized versions called Mini Moos.  Kokomo, the new cocktail bar in Guildford, has very kindly sponsored a Mini Moo for Pewley Down.  It will be decorated by the children in Year R and, at the end of the summer, it will be auctioned off to raise funds for the School. It will be unveiled, for all parents to see, at Kokomo (located opposite the Yvonne Arnaud theatre www.kokomobars.co.uk/#about-us) on 9 June from 7.30pm.  We hope that all mums, dads and staff can join us and have a really good night supporting this fun fundraiser for school. If you would like to find out more about CowParade Surrey visit www.cowparadesurrey.com

Run to Rio update
The updated total for week 2 is 703 miles.

Lost
Lola Cannings, Hazel Class, has lost a navy quilted jacket with floral trim around collar (named Lola as well as Saskia). Missing for about a week.
Eliza Andrews’, Beech Class, pink ballet shoes are missing, possibly taken home by another child by mistake.

Menu - week commencing 2 May

FOPS News

Save the Date
Friday 6th May Oak Class Cake Sale
Friday 13th May Beech Class Cake Sale
Friday 20th May Year 2 Coffee Morning after drop off at Café Nero, House of Fraser
Willow Class Cake Sale
Friday 27th May Hazel Class Cake Sale
Sunday 12th June Summer Fair
Saturday 9th July Summer Disco
Thursday 14th July Year 2 Celebration Drinks at Kokomo from 19:30 pm onwards.

Thank you to everyone who attended the Bake n Stroll on Saturday, which was a great success and fun for all the family. Congratulations to our winning bakers; Kids Isla Morgan, Evie & Grace McClung and Charlotte Craigie, Dad’s Delicacies Neil Craigie and Mum’s Masterpiece Charlotte Houghton and everyone that entered their delicious treats. A big thank you to our Judge, Helen from Kalm Kitchen, who sampled all the entries. The winning Dino Egg Designs were from Oliver Preston, Amber Grundy and Millie Jones. All your brilliant support raised £300.

Thank you to the Preston and Byrne families that built composts in the year 1 gardens.

Well done to everyone that delivered the 200 kg of textiles for Phil the Bag, which raised £70.

There has been a tremendous response to the release of ticket sales for the Maytime Party. Tickets are still available from the school office. If you are able to help with the raffle through possible donation contacts or organisation, please contact Nicci nicciholliday2012@gmail.com.

Finally, preparations for the Year 2 Leavers book are underway. If you have any really good photos taken on school trips or activities over the last 3 years, please send them to pewleyleavers2016@gmail.com.
 


JUNIOR

Lost: Sofija Hagelina (4JW) has mislaid her Mandela PE kit, including shin pads and mouthguard. All items are named. If you know of their whereabouts, please let the office know. Thank you.

Found: Has your child lost a watch recently? We have had a number of watches handed in recently so please do check with the office if you are missing one.

Menu - Week 1
 


HTSC News

HTPD MARVELLOUS MAYTIME PARTY
Tickets are now on sale and so far we have had a great response. Please be aware numbers are limited so if you are thinking of joining us for what is going to be a great night, please get your requests in to HT or PD receptions ASAP.

Ticket price is £30 per head to include: BBQ, Welcome drink, DJ and of course dancing until Midnight!

To get your tickets send cash or cheque confirming how many tickets you require (and any special dietary requirements) in to either HT or PD Reception from 8.40 am on Monday 25 April. Please make cheques payable to HTSC. Tickets usually sell out on the day so get your requests in early!

MARVELLOUS MAYTIME PARTY - HELP NEEDED!
We are looking for a volunteer or two to take on the job of asking for raffle donations for a raffle at the Maytime bash. If you think this is something you could help with or you have a prize you could donate, please contact Ros Vickerman (jrvickerman@yahoo.co.uk) or Carrie Witts (carriewitts@gmail.com).

SUMMER FAIRPLANNING MEETING – Tuesday 24th MAY
We will be holding a kick-off planning meeting on Tuesday 24th May in the HT staff room after drop off – Hope to see you there .

OTHER DATES FOR THE DIARY
Thirsty Thursday - 5 May (8pm Rogues)
Summer Fair – Friday 1 July


Parents, does your son enjoy singing? Holy Trinity’s famous Boys’ Church Choir is looking for new members. There will be an open choir practice for interested boys on Thursday,12th May 6.30 – 7.30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, High Street, Guildford. Please just turn up!

Calling all Guildford Orienteers! Would you like an opportunity to join in an event at The Chantries on 11th May after school (5.00 – 7.30pm) to celebrate the 1st World Orienteering Day? The cost is £4 for adults and £1 for juniors. There is also a Surrey Schools and Youth Orienteering Festival on Monday, 27th June at Norbury Park, Leatherhead between 4.00 and 6.30 p.m. For further details of this and the taster event, please visit www.guilfordorienteers.co.uk or email fixtures@guildfordorienteers.co.uk.

Parents, are you looking for a Spanish au-pair? A friend of a Holy Trinity family is coming to the UK and would like a role within a family. If you would like more information, please call Ana on 07408 809005 or email anademadariaga@gmail.com


 

HTPD 22/4/16

22 April 2016

Dear parents 

How exciting this week to be wishing Julia Grocott every happiness as she temporarily leaves HTPD to have her first baby. We will all miss her tremendously and I’ll let you know details once we know them! We’re excited to welcome Heather Havermans back on staff to teach with Bec in Year 4. Sarah Mistry, our lovely Year 5 teacher, who covered Heather’s maternity leave, will also be moving on at the end of the year having successfully been appointed to Busbridge Junior in Godalming. Many congratulations to her!

Following analysis of your responses to our parent survey last term, I’m delighted to publish the results on our website. It was so encouraging to see how many of you are very satisfied with the culture of respect and empathy that we endeavour to build at HTPD. Do take a look at the summary (click here) and please be reassured that both the staff and governors will be considering all of the feedback. One of the main issues raised was the problem of parking and road safety at both sites and this has already been very helpful in our discussions with Guildford Borough Council. Thank you again for partnering with us – we really value your views.

We received exciting news this week from another local partnership – Waitrose have accepted us as one of their local fundraising groups for the month of May! Every time you shop in the Guildford store you can put a green disc in the appropriate container and we receive a proportion of £1000 at the end of the month. We’ve chosen to put this towards a music project at the infant site on this occasion. Luckily we’ve also been able to enrol for a junior school initiative at a later date and will keep you posted.

With our theme this week “Bee Special”, the children learnt about how bees are so special that they fly despite it being inexplicable. Did you know that they defy our understanding of the laws of flight? What a wonderful metaphor for being unique, achieving against all the odds and surpassing expectations. I love how we see this every day at HTPD in the lives of the children. I hope you enjoy the weekend.

With best wishes, Clare


Tuesday 17th May 7pm “Assessment at HTPD”
We have planned an evening meeting to communicate to parents how the new curriculum has impacted on assessments of children’s attainment and progress. Parents from all year groups are very welcome to attend.

Admissions 2016 – Year R and Year 3
A reminder that if you are applying for a place in Year R or Year 3 for September you must accept (or decline) the place offered by Tuesday 3 May. 

INFANT

Ugandan school link
We were excited this week to be visited at the infants by two teachers from Mukono in Uganda. The town of Guildford has worked with this project for a number of years and it was great to renew the link. The teachers quizzed us especially about our child-centred approach and enjoyed a tour around the classrooms.

Teacher-led clubs
You should now have received your child’s teacher-led clubs form with the allocated club circled.  We do have one un-named form!  Clubs will start next week commencing Monday 25 April with the exception of Lego Club which starts on Tuesday 3 May.

Run to Rio update
Last week (week 1) we collectively ran 288 miles and will keep you updated on progress.

Sports Hall Athletics
Well done to the Year 1 children who took part in the Sports Hall Athletics event at Spectrum yesterday.

Lost
Kezia Blume’s (Willow Class) scooter has been missing from the scooter park since before the Easter holidays. It is one of the metro scooters with a bright pink foot board and silver metal post, unfortunately un-named. Please check whether it has been taken home in error as Kezia would love to get it back.

Found
Boy’s blue football watch – left behind after football club on Wednesday.

FOPS News

Bake ‘n’ Stroll Saturday 23rd April
We hope you received the information about this upcoming event in your child’s book bag.
For the bake we are looking forward to lots of entries in our Bake Off competition. There are three categories; Kids Cakes and Cookies (with minimal help from a grown up), Dads’ Delicacies and Mums’ Masterpieces. Please bring your entries to the school hall between 1 pm and 1:45 pm on Saturday 23rd March. The competition will be judged by a cake expert and the winners announced at the end. It is a condition of entry that Bakers let us sell their cakes to hungry strollers.



The stroll will start from the school back playground at 2 pm. Follow the trail around Pewley Down to find the Dragon Eggs and crack the secret code. We will do our best to make the course buggy friendly, but come prepared for a bit of outdoor fun in any weather. 



It costs £5 per family to enter the stroll and at the end enjoy a free cup of tea or squash and the opportunity to buy a tasty slice from the Bake Off entries. 



Marvellous Maytime Party
Ticket Release Date: Monday 25th April 8:40 am.

Get your party shoes on and let your hair down for this year’s HTPD Maytime bash on Saturday 21st May 7pm- 12am at Weybourne House, Guildford. Weybourne House boasts enviable views of the fabulous River Wey, has a gorgeous outside decking area for that last bit of evening sunshine and a great dance floor. There is no set seating, so come along as friends, couples or as a team to party the night away.


Ticket price is £30 per head to include: BBQ, Welcome drink, DJ and of course dancing until Midnight!


To get your tickets send cash or cheque confirming how many tickets you require (& any special dietary requirements) in to either HT or PD Reception from 8.40 am on Monday 25 April.
Please make cheques payable to HTSC
. Tickets usually sell out on the day so get your requests in early!



Save the Date

Thursday 28th April Year 1 Drinks, 8pm onwards at The March Hare
Friday 29th April Walnut Class Cake Sale
Year R Coffee Morning after school drop off at Café Nero, House of Fraser (1st Floor)
Friday 6th May Oak Class Cake Sale

Friday 13th May Beech Class Cake Sale
Friday 20th May Willow Class Cake Sale
Friday 27th May Hazel Class Cake Sale

Sunday 12th June Summer Fair

Saturday 9th July Summer Disco

Menu for week beginning Monday 25 April
Mon: Spaghetti with Bolognese or Margarita Sauce; Date Sponge with Custard
Tues: Chicken or Vegetable Paella; Semolina with Peach Sauce
Weds: Roast Pork or Leek & Pasta Bake, Roast Potatoes; Vanilla Ice Cream with Fresh Fruit
Thurs: Homemade Vegetable Pizza; Apple Crumble & Custard
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Vegetable Curry & Rice; Carrot Cake
Available daily: A selection of seasonal vegetables, salads and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.


JUNIOR

Healthy snacks

We’re concentrating again on being a healthy school and would ask for your support in making sure that all the children have only healthy snacks at breaktime (just fruit or veg). We will be asking children to put other snacks back in their bags for after school instead. If they would like to buy something, the Ecoteam will be starting a healthy tuck shop next week with prices at just 30p.

Termly Lunch Discount
Take advantage of the termly lunch discount! - Once again, there is a discount lunch price available to all who pay for the full term by Monday 25 April. The discount price is £2.35 per meal, not the full £2.40. The termly amount payable differs slightly by year group to take account of days out, so consult the lunch price chart on the school website Payment page. After the deadline, we uprate discount payments to the full meal price on ParentPay. Lunch credits are only used when meals are actually taken, so you really can’t lose. Leavers will have any credit refunded. Thanks, Lesley

Sport – no fixtures this week!

HTSC NEWS

HTPD MARVELLOUS MAYTIME PARTY
TICKET RELEASE DATE ON MONDAY (25 APRIL) at 8.40AM!

Get your party shoes on and let your hair down for this year’s HTPD Maytime bash on Saturday 21 May 7pm- 12am at Weybourne House, Guildford.

Weybourne House boasts enviable views of the fabulous River Wey, has a gorgeous outside decking area for that last bit of evening sunshine and a great dance floor. There is no set seating, so come along as friends, couples or as a team to party the night away.

Ticket price is £30 per head to include: BBQ, Welcome drink, DJ and of course dancing until Midnight!
To get your tickets send cash or cheque confirming how many tickets you require (and any special dietary requirements) in to either HT or PD Reception from 8.40 am on Monday 25 April. Please make cheques payable to HTSC. Tickets usually sell out on the day so get your requests in early!

MARVELLOUS MAYTIME PARTY - HELP NEEDED!
We are looking for a volunteer or two to take on the job of asking for raffle donations for a raffle at the Maytime bash. If you think this is something you could help with or you have a prize you could donate, please contact Ros Vickerman (jrvickerman@yahoo.co.uk) or Carrie Witts (carriewitts@gmail.com).

PHIL THE BAG
Thank you for all your Phil the Bag donations – we had a fantastic haul last week - great collecting everyone!

SUMMER FAIR – FRIDAY 1 JULY
We had a good HTSC meeting on Tuesday evening and have started planning for the Summer Term, in particular the Summer Fair. If you would like to help with the Summer Fair, we will be holding a kick-off planning meeting in the week before half term – date to be confirmed.

OTHER DATES FOR THE DIARY
Thirsty Thursday - 5 May (8pm Rogues)
Summer Fair – Friday 1 July


The Guildford Rock Choir are putting on a Rock Choir charity concert in aid of Jigsaw (SE) and The Fountain Centre (based in Guildford), on Friday 24th June. All profits will be allocated to the two charities  Tickets are only £10 each, to include a drink, so this is a great event to take friends and family along to! This promises to be a great event – uplifting and fun.

Tickets are now available from the Guildford Tourist Office Box Office and can be bought on-line as well as in person. Please contact Anthony McCann on 07964 058396 or 01342 313895 for further details.

Week 3

 

HTPD 15/4/16

15 April 2016

Dear Parents,

What a difference a bit of sunshine makes! The whole school has enjoyed this first week of term and both children and teachers have made the most of the beautiful weather. Year 2 were amazed to discover dinosaur bones in their archaeological dig at the Wild Place, Year 5 began summer sports with a fabulous tennis lesson, all the infants have started clocking up miles in their “Run to Rio” challenge to mark this year’s Olympics and the juniors have been excited to see the newly developed outside space. I’m sure all of these outdoor experiences have a great impact on the children’s learning and their wellbeing.

We’re concentrating on wellbeing and happiness this term in our assembly series. The focus comes from Jesus’ words in Matthew 5, The Sermon on the Mount which are known as the Beatitudes. This is Jesus’ way of reminding us of how to live happy with typical HTPD humour, we’ve renamed them “The Bee-attitudes” and are looking forward to learning from that wonderfully industrious insect, the honey bee. Do take a look at the slideshows on our website; they give a flavour of all the different assembly aspects. Each classroom’s Thoughtful Spot is now covered with gold cloth, matching this term’s colour theme. The gold reminds us of the sweetness of honey, the value of happiness and the extravagant blessing of God’s love.

There are so many exciting events planned this term, with residential trips, days out as well as sports days and end of year celebrations; do keep a close eye on your year group’s JTLYKs for up to date reminders and information.
I hope the sunshine continues into the weekend so that we can all take some time outdoors to live out our school value of “seeing heaven in the moment”! Enjoy it!

With best wishes,
Clare

INFANT

Teacher-led clubs
Please check your child’s book bag for information on teacher-led clubs for this term. Forms should be returned by next Wednesday 20 April. Clubs will start week commencing Monday 25 April with the exception of Lego Club which starts on Tuesday 3 May.

Teacher vacancy
We are currently recruiting for a class teacher. Further details are available on the website
or on the eteach website if you might be interested.

Lost
Ona Cashmore, Walnut, has lost her named navy cardigan with bows on the shoulders – missing since Wednesday.

Football Club, Years R, 1 and 2
Please return your football club form before sessions start next week if you would like your child to attend this term so that we have an idea of numbers.

Menu for week beginning Monday 18 April
Mon: Salmon Crumble Bake or Lentil & Tomato Stew, Pasta; Iced Orange Sponge
Tues: Sausage or Quorn Sausage Volcano, Mashed Potato; Jam Tart & Custard
Weds: Steamed Gammon or Cauliflower & Leek Bake, Roast Potatoes; Jelly & Fresh Fruit
Thurs: Yum Yum Chicken & Rice or Sweet Potato & Bean Pitta; Pear & Oaty Crumble
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Vegetable Lasagne; Apricot Flapjack
Available daily: A selection of seasonal vegetables, salads and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.

FOPS News

Welcome back to the summer term!

Firstly, a thank you to M&S for making a donation towards the children’s Easter Egg hunt at the end of last term.

During the first week of the holiday, Young at Heart Yoga (Emily Young), ran a Family Yoga Workshop and kindly donated all the proceeds to FOPS.

Thank you to everyone who brought in their Phil the Bag donations. We will let you know how much this generated for the school in the coming weeks.

Bake ‘n’Stroll Saturday 23rd April.
We hope you received the information about this upcoming event in your child’s book bag.
For the bake we are looking forward to lots of entries in our Bake Off competition. There are three categories; Kids Cakes and Cookies (with minimal help from a grown up), Dads’ Delicacies and Mums’ Masterpieces. Please bring your entries to the school hall between 1 pm and 1:45 pm on Saturday 23rd March. The competition will be judged by a cake expert and the winners announced at the end. It is a condition of entry that Bakers let us sell their cakes to hungry strollers.

The stroll will start from the school back playground at 2 pm. Follow the trail around Pewley Down to find the Dragon Eggs and crack the secret code. We will do our best to make the course buggy friendly, but come prepared for a bit of outdoor fun in any weather.

It costs £5 per family to enter the stroll and at the end enjoy a free cup of tea or squash and the opportunity to buy a tasty slice from the Bake Off entries.

Marvellous Maytime Party
Ticket Release Date: Monday 25th April 8:40 am.
Get your party shoes on and let your hair down for this year’s HTPD Maytime bash on Saturday 21st May 7pm- 12am at Weybourne House, Guildford. Weybourne House boasts enviable views of the fabulous River Wey, has a gorgeous outside decking area for that last bit of evening sunshine and a great dance floor. There is no set seating, so come along as friends, couples or as a team to party the night away.
Ticket price is £30 per head to include: BBQ, Welcome drink, DJ and of course dancing until Midnight!
To get your tickets send cash or cheque confirming how many tickets you require (& any special dietary requirements) in to either HT or PD Reception from 8.40 am on Monday 25 April.
Please make cheques payable to HTSC
Tickets usually sell out on the day so get your requests in early!

Save the Date
Friday 22nd April Chestnut Class Cake Sale
Saturday 23rd April Bake ‘n’ Stroll
Friday 29th April Walnut Class Cake Sale
Friday 6th May Oak Class Cake Sale
Friday 13th May Beech Class Cake Sale
Friday 20th May Willow Class Cake Sale
Friday 27th May Hazel Class Cake Sale
Sunday 12th June Summer Fair
Saturday 9th July Summer Disco


JUNIOR

After School Clubs (lead by teachers) will resume on Monday the 18th April. For a full list of the clubs available this term, please click here. Hard copies will be available at the Office if you wish to pick one up!

Sport
Tuesday 19th April
High 5 Netball County Finals at Christ’s College, Guildford (Away) - approximate finish time 5.00 p.m.
We will leave HT at approximately 1.20 p.m. Collection is from Christ’s College.

Wednesday 20th April
Tag Rugby County Qualifier at Christ’s College, Guildford (Away) – approximate finish time 5.00 p.m.
We will leave HT at 3.15 p.m. Collection is from Christ’s College.

Teacher vacancy
We are currently recruiting for a class teacher.  Further details are available on the school website or on the Eteach website if you might be interested.

Menu - Week 2

HTSC News

Welcome Back everyone – we hope you all had a great Easter Break. We have some exciting events planned for the Summer Term – watch this space.

MARVELLOUS MAYTIME PARTY – TICKET RELEASE DATE: MONDAY 25TH APRIL 8.40AM

Get your party shoes on and let your hair down for this year’s HTPD Maytime bash on Saturday 21st May 7pm- 12am at Weybourne House, Guildford. Weybourne House boasts enviable views of the fabulous River Wey, has a gorgeous outside decking area for that last bit of evening sunshine and a great dance floor. There is no set seating, so come along as friends, couples or as a team to party the night away.

Ticket price is £30 per head to include: BBQ, Welcome drink, DJ and of course dancing until Midnight!

To get your tickets send cash or cheque confirming how many tickets you require (& any special dietary requirements) in to either HT or PD Reception from 8.40 am on Monday 25 April.
Please make cheques payable to HTSC

Tickets usually sell out on the day so get your requests in early!

OTHER DATES FOR THE DIARY

HTSC Meeting - Tuesday 19 April, 8pm Rogues
Our next HTSC planning meeting will be held on Tuesday 19 April, where we will be planning all the Summer Term events. Hope to see you there.

Thirsty Thursday - 5 May, 8pm Rogues


Santiago Quartet
The Santiago Quartet (which includes Jonny Hennessey-Brown, dad of Christopher) are supporting MIND with their new album ‘Language of the Heart’. If you or anyone you know might like to donate, buy a perk or share this with possible backers they would greatly appreciate it. Further details at: www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-santiago-quartet-language-of-the-heart#/