Infant 12/2/15

12 February 2015

Dear Parents,

I expect you are as ready as I am for the half term holiday. The Ofsted inspection is now behind us at Holy Trinity and probably a year or two away at Pewley Down. So this will be a great term and a half to concentrate on the smooth handover to Clare and to start to look at some exciting projects which the school will be able to develop under her leadership. It’s an exciting time for the school and we intend to keep you up to date with all the developments.

As soon as we receive the final Ofsted report I will make sure you have it sent to you. I wonder if you would like a meeting to discuss it as we had last time? Perhaps you could let me know if you would.

I do hope you enjoy the break and we look forward to seeing everyone back in school on Monday 23 February.

Enjoy Valentine’s day!

With best wishes, Richard



Bedtime Story

We all enjoyed sharing a bedtime story on Tuesday. The children looked even more delightful in their pyjamas and dressing gowns. It was a lovely way to end a busy half term of work, and we wish you and your families a happy and restful half term break. Thanks to FOPS as well for their hard work organising the hot chocolate.

Parent Consultations, Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 March
Letters about the parent consultation afternoons/evenings on 4 and 5 March will come home in book bags straight after half term (Monday 23 February), and the completed forms will need to be returned by Wednesday 25 February.

2016 Admissions Consultation

A reminder that HTPD is proposing to make significant changes to the admissions arrangements for 2016.  A summary of the changes, together with the full text of the proposed criteria and the slides from last week’s consultation meeting are available on the website:
www.holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk/The-School/Parents/Admissions-2016.aspx
The consultation closes on 1 March 2015. Please send any comments you wish to make to Jane Bennett, clerk to the governing body, at janeb@pewleydown.surrey.sch.uk or by post to Pewley Down Infant School, Semaphore Road, Guildford GU1 3PT.

Ukulele Appeal!

Pewley Down's Year 2 Ukulele Club is in need of ukuleles. Currently we are sharing ukuleles with the Junior site - bringing them back and forth each week - but we would love to have 10 of our own at Pewley to allow the children to practise, learn and enjoy as best as possible. If you have a spare ukulele hanging around at home and would be willing to donate it, please send it to us at Pewley - FAO Patrick. Later in the term we will look at fundraising to buy some more ukuleles, so if this is something you could help with, please let me know by email to patrickd@pewleydown.surrey.sch.uk. Many thanks!

Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers
Please bring in any Active Kids vouchers you may have – the collection box is located outside the hall doors.


ASD parent support group, Thursday 26 February, 9.00 am at Boxgrove School
Boxgrove School run an ASD parent support group and are inviting families from other schools to the next meeting on 26 February. There will be a guest speaker, Carole Scott, from Freemantles coming in to give a talk, as well as the chance to meet other parents in the area. If you are interested in attending please would you email Paula van der Meulen (HTPD Home School Link Worker) paulav@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk.

For sale

TAG ALONG bike for sale. Old but good working order. £20. Contact Sara 0783 3732453.

Menu for week beginning Monday 23 February

Mon: Chicken & Leek Fricassee with Pasta or Mixed Bean & Vegetable Wrap; Blackcurrant Sponge with Custard
Tues: Lamb Casserole or Sweet & Sour Roasted Vegetables, Rice; Ginger Cake with Vanilla Sauce
Weds: Roast Turkey with Roast Potatoes or Chickpea & Vegetable Couscous; Fruit Salad with Frozen Yoghurt
Thurs: Cumberland Sausages or Vegetable & Lentil Casserole, Mashed Potato; Apple & Cinnamon Crumble & Custard
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Macaroni Cheese; Banana Cake
Available daily: A selection of seasonal vegetables, salads and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit