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Junior 18/7/14

18 July 2014

Dear Parents,
 
It was a real joy to have the dedication of the Chapel this Thursday. The theme of the service was the pilgrimage of life and we welcomed the Bishop of Dorking to formally dedicate the building. Will Todd, who is one of our parents, as well as being one of the nation’s top classical/choral composer, had written a setting of Psalm 150 especially for the occasion. I will hope to attach a sound file of the children singing it to next Wednesday’s newsletter. Our stained glass artist, Kathy Shaw-Urlich, was there and her windows set the pilgrimage theme for us. 
 
In the afternoon we had planned for the infants to come and join in the dedication, but I felt it was just too hot for walking from and back to Pewley Down. Instead they will be coming on Tuesday afternoon, prior to a whole federation joint assembly on the Downs. Clare Brunet has prepared some fun and meaningful activities for them.
 
This morning I had the privilege of telling the story of the Lost Sheep to the infants – it highlighted how we really matter to God as the unique, wonderful person he has made us. The Chapel celebrates that uniqueness, as well as our corporate worship and coming together.
 
The Chapel is used for so many great activities each week, including dance, drama, year group and house meetings, educational gymnastics and boogie pump dancing, as well as Kate Webster’s great ballet lessons. I hope it will continue to be used for the wider community.
 
Along with the newsletter, we are also posting the written reports from the two Inspections which we have recently had at Holy Trinity.
 
I do hope you have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine and dodge the thunderstorms!
 
With best wishes, Richard
 
Diary for next week:
Monday 21 July (2.30 – 4.00 p.m.) - Whole school Open Afternoon and Year 6 Great Exhibition
Tuesday 22 July – Parents’ Thank You 12.30pm
Tuesday 22 July - Year 6 Leavers’ Disco and BBQ (5.30-8.30pm)
Wednesday 23July - End of Term at 1.45 p.m.
 
Celebration/Open Afternoon - Monday 21st July - Parents are invited to come into school from 2.30pm to look at their children's work.  There will be some musical items from the choir, Orchestra and some of Year 3s in the Chapel at 3.30pm.  If your child is in the Orchestra or Lauren's choir, please make sure they can stay until 4pm. If you are not coming, normal home time applies (3.15 p.m.)
 
Last chance saloon! Buy lunch credit at this year’s prices! - Lunch prices will be going up in September UNLESS you buy credit now at the current price (£2.30 per meal) OR you pay for the full year in advance in September. For those buying a full term in advance the price will be £2.35 and for all others the price will be £2.40, which still needs to be bought in blocks of credit in advance. There will be more details on the website after the end of term. Any credits you buy now will still be on your child’s account next year- so roll up! You have three school days to buy blocks of credit at £2.30.
 
Breakfast Club is going up in September to £3.50 (£3 only if not eating). Clubs Plus prices are remaining the same for now: £4.50 for session 1 and £5.50 for session 2 - £10 for full afternoon.
 
Once again, could everyone – especially Year 6 and other leavers - please ensure you have paid your accounts before Wednesday. Happy summer holidays to you all!
 
PUPS - sadly, at the end of this term, Alison Swinerd (PUPS Manager) will be leaving Pewley to start a new venture. Alison has worked at Pewley for 12 years building up and running the after school provision, including the time when PUPS was a separate entity. During this time she has nurtured and supported many, many children in her care.  If you would like to make a contribution to a leaving gift, please leave your donation at either the Pewley or Holy Trinity office by Monday afternoon.
 
We are pleased to announce that we have employed one of our teaching assistants, Sam Andrews, a qualified playworker, to manage PUPS from September to take on this role. Please note that there will be no changes to the way that PUPS operates and that you may continue to make bookings for PUPS and PUPS+ on the same basis next year. Please continue to email requests to pups@pewleydown.surrey.sch.uk.
 
Nick is looking for a bookcase for his classroom. If you have anything suitable (all sizes gratefully received!) please get in touch with him at nickw@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk Thank you very much.
 
 
 
HTSC (PTA) News
 
Class Representatives & HTSC Committee - next academic year
A huge thank you to all the class reps and HTSC Committee for all they have done this year, we have had some fantastic events and raised a lot of money for the school. Now you know which class your child is in next year, perhaps you might consider taking on the role of class rep next year? If you would like to know more about what the role involves or volunteer your services, please speak to Caroline Swift
caroline@swifts.me.uk

We are also looking for parents to join the HTSC committee next year (including a new Chairperson/Co Chairs). If you would like to get involved there are a number of roles which need filling - some big, some small - please speak to Caroline Swift. Thank you.
 
We still have a few bargains left from the Bag a Bargain stall:
Delta Force Paintball - Cobham 
Voucher for 10 people to participate in a full day of paintball action. Paintballs not included. The prize,can be used at any of their paintball centres across the UK. Minimum of 10 years of age. Voucher can be used for adults as well. First 100 paintballs £7.99 per person. Visit www.paintballgames.co.uk for more details. Worth £100  
 
Holiday Inn Spirit Health Club - 1 week full membership for 2 Adults and 2 Children. Includes use of facilities Gym, Swimming Pool, Spa, sauna and steam room. To be redeemed by 30/08/2014. Visit www.spirithealthclubs.co.uk   
 
Big Hat Bush Camp (The ultimate bush craft experience for the whole family) a gift certificate for two people for the holiday kids club or one of their Family Bushcraft Weekends. Or 25% off the cost of a private course or party. Camp based around the Chertsey area. Visit www.bighatbushcamp.co.uk for more details. Worth £100 
 
Ice skating and Hire - Spectrum 
Family voucher (4 persons, max 2 adults) includes skate hire. To be redeemed 01/01/15. www.guildfordspectrum.co.uk Worth £26.
 
Wild learning- outdoor learning and adventure
Voucher entitles one child a place for the whole day at the wild learning holiday club.
"At our day camps your child will take part in engaging, motivating and achievable tasks in a safe woodland area." Visit wild-learning.net for more details and locations. There is a club based at the Chantries. Worth £38 
 
Please contact Suzanne Clifton suzanne.clifton@talktalk.net if you would like one of these fantastic prizes. All offers considered.   
 
 
Albury Eagles Girls Football team - We are looking to build upon the success of last year’s girls football at Albury Eagles and expand the setup going into the new season. We are looking for new girls with an interest in football to join us!  We have recruited an external coach, Jack Sollis from Kickstart Coaching UK for the new season.The club will be taking girls from ages 7 to 12 this coming season, which is Year 2 to Year 7. Football training will be as last year, on a Sunday morning from 9:15am to 10:30am at Tillingbourne school. The first session will be on Sunday 7th Sept. For enquiries please contact either: Jack Sollis : kickstart-coaching.uk@outlook.com  07748406647 or Steve Pritchard : Stephen_pritchard@hotmail.co.uk07710 422717
 
LOST - Maisie Dolling has lost her OVERSIZED tennis ball. Please return to Year 5 if you happen to have seen/found it. Many thanks, Alison
 
LOST - Toby Harrington’s (3C) school shoes have been missing since the Year 3 sleepover! They are Clarks’ ‘Jack Shine Shoes’, size 2G. Please check to see if you have the wrong pair/pairs(!) at home please. Thank you.
 
FOUND - Have you lost a pale blue cardigan? One was left at Rouges Wine Bar last night. Please come to the office if it belongs to you. Thank you.
 
 
Week 1

Infant 18/7/14

18 July 2014

Dear Parents,
 
It was a real joy to have the dedication of the Chapel this Thursday. The theme of the service was the pilgrimage of life and we welcomed the Bishop of Dorking to formally dedicate the building. Will Todd, who is one of our parents, as well as being one of the nation’s top classical/choral composer, had written a setting of Psalm 150 especially for the occasion. I will hope to attach a sound file of the children singing it to next Wednesday’s newsletter. Our stained glass artist, Kathy Shaw-Urlich, was there and her windows set the pilgrimage theme for us. 
 
In the afternoon we had planned for the infants to come and join in the dedication, but I felt it was just too hot for walking from and back to Pewley Down. Instead they will be coming on Tuesday afternoon, prior to a whole federation joint assembly on the Downs. Clare Brunet has prepared some fun and meaningful activities for them.
 
This morning I had the privilege of telling the story of the Lost Sheep to the infants – it highlighted how we really matter to God as the unique, wonderful person he has made us. The Chapel celebrates that uniqueness, as well as our corporate worship and coming together.
 
The Chapel is used for so many great activities each week, including dance, drama, year group and house meetings, educational gymnastics and boogie pump dancing, as well as Kate Webster’s great ballet lessons. I hope it will continue to be used for the wider community.
 
Along with the newsletter, we are also posting the written reports from the two Inspections which we have recently had at Holy Trinity.
 
I do hope you have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine and dodge the thunderstorms!
 
With best wishes, Richard

School finishes at 1.30 pm on Wednesday 23 July and re-opens on Wednesday 3 September for Years 1 and 2 (Thursday 4 September for Year R).
 
Open Afternoon YR & Y1, Monday 21 July
Don’t forget the informal open afternoon on Monday, 1.30 – 3.00 pm.
 
Whole School Photo
Please return order forms by Monday 21 July. Photos will be ready for collection in September.  
 
Outdoor Working Party, Saturday 19 July – has now been cancelled.
 
Break-time fruit
Children may bring in their own fruit for break-time on Tuesday and Wednesday next week. We will only receive fruit from the School Fruit and Veg scheme until Monday. 
 
Library Books
We are missing a large number of library books. Please have a good look around at home and return any library books by next Monday 21 July – no matter how long you may have had them! 
 
Lost Property
We have a large amount of lost property at the moment. Please check the lost property box outside the lower entrance doors over the next few days for any missing items. 
 
PUPS
Sadly, at the end of this term, Alison Swinerd (PUPS Manager) will be leaving Pewley to start a new venture. Alison has worked at Pewley for 12 years building up and running the after-school provision, including the time when PUPS was a separate entity. During this time she has nurtured and supported many, many children in her care.  If you would like to make a contribution to a leaving gift, please leave your donation at either the Pewley or Holy Trinity office by Monday afternoon.
 
We are pleased to announce that we have employed one of our teaching assistants, Sam Andrews, a qualified play worker, to manage PUPS from September. Please note that there will be no changes to the way that PUPS operates and that you may continue to make bookings for PUPS and PUPS+ on the same basis next year. Please continue to email requests to pups@pewleydown.surrey.sch.uk.
 
Breakfast Club,
There will be no Breakfast Club on the first day of the autumn term, Wednesday 3 September.
 
 
 
FOPS News
 
Class Reps and FOPS
Thank you to those who have offered to be Class Reps for Willow Class next year – Nicci Holliday, Cat Allan and Layla Johnson. So far we do not have any Class Reps for Hazel, Oak, Beech, Chestnut and Walnut. If your child is in one of these classes next year, please consider volunteering. We also need someone to take on the role of Chair of FOPS next year. If you are interested in any of these roles, please speak to Emily Bourke (who would love to hear from you!).
 
 
 
Piano Lessons at Pewley Down
One or two slots available for the Autumn term 2014. Music reading and basic theory taught. A fun introduction to playing the piano. Beginners very welcome. Contact David Hyde on 01483 237141 or via email on waggydee@btinternet.com.
 
Menu for week beginning Monday 21 July
Mon:            Hot Dog or Veggie Hot Dog, Broccoli, Mixed Vegetables; Chocolate Chip Cake
Tues:            Fish Fingers or Vegetable Lasagne, Peas, Baked Beans; Ice Cream with Fruit Sauce
Weds:            Party Packed Lunch on the Field
 
Rosamund Garden - your local community Garden on Longdown Road, Pewley Down, GU4 8PP
This garden is run and tended by a small group of enthusiastic gardeners.  They'd love more local people, including families and children, to join them in caring for this fast growing (literally!) garden on Friday mornings from 10am to 1pm.  Please pop along to help, or buy produce, during the Summer holidays and beyond.  For further information (the garden boasts a lovely story and heritage!), refer to the website http://www.rosamundgarden.org or contact Joanna on  jaz1947@hotmail.com.  And please pass the word on…! 
 
Albury Eagles Girls Football team
We are looking to build upon the success of last year’s girls football at Albury Eagles and expand the setup going into the new season. We are looking for new girls with an interest in football to join us! We have recruited an external coach, Jack Sollis from Kickstart Coaching UK for the new season. Albury will be taking girls from ages 7 to 12 this coming season, which is Year 2 to Year 7. Football training will be as last year, on a Sunday morning from 9:15am to 10:30am at Tillingbourne school. The first session will be on Sunday 7th Sept. For enquiries please contact either:
Jack Sollis : kickstart-coaching.uk@outlook.com      07748406647
Steve Pritchard : Stephen_pritchard@hotmail.co.uk        07710 422717
and we will assist you with signing on

Infant 11/7/14

11 July 2014

Sports Day, Wednesday 16 July, 9.15am
Children should come to school in their house t-shirts, shorts and trainers on Wednesday. PE bags will be sent home on Tuesday afternoon. Please don’t forget a water bottle and sun hat especially if it’s warm. Parents are invited to meet us on the field after morning registration. We anticipate that it will last about an hour.

Year R - Chapel Opening, Thursday 17 July

We would be grateful for some extra helpers to walk the Year R classes to and from HT on Thursday afternoon. We will be leaving Pewley at 1.30 pm and be back for normal finish time. Please see Sarah or Sian if you can help

Outdoor Working Party, Saturday 19 July, 10.30 am

The date for the working party has been changed to next Saturday 19 July (unfortunately we had no volunteers for this Saturday 12th). If you could help with some gardening at the Wild Place and the school outdoor areas please contact Hannah (Beech Class) hannahb@pewleydown.surrey.sch.uk.

Whole School Photo

You should have received an order form for the whole school photo today (Year 2 will have theirs on Monday). If you would like to order a copy please return the completed form by Monday 21 July. The photos will be ready for collection in September.

Golden Boot
Well done to everyone for taking part in The Golden Boot competition. Lots of children tried walking, scooting, biking or car sharing and the competition for which class had the most children coming to school in a 'green way' was very exciting. The results were very close indeed! Well done to Year 2 who have won the Golden Boot this year. Chestnut had 66% and Walnut had 64% of their children coming to school in a 'green way' closely followed by Willow Class with 63%. Thank you to everyone for taking part so well.

School Lunches in September

As you may know, from September school lunches will be free for all children at infant school. Obviously we do need to have an approximate idea of numbers of children that will be having a school lunch. Please would you therefore complete the slip coming home on Monday if your child will be having a packed lunch in September.
 

FOPS News

Class Representatives & FOPS Committee - next academic year
I am sure you will all agree that your class reps have done a fantastic job this year. Now you know which class your child is in next year, perhaps you might consider taking on the role of class rep next year. If you would like to know more about what the role involves or volunteer your services, please speak to your current class rep or Emily Bourke.

We are also looking for parents to join the FOPS committee next year (including a new Chairperson and Secretary). If you would like to get involved there are a number of roles which need filling - some big, some small - please speak to Emily Bourke.

Y1 Pedometers

Thank you if you have returned both the pedometer and the form. If you cannot find the pedometer please could you send in £6.50 so we can replace it. If you haven’t sent in the form, please can you do so as soon as possible. We have the figures for Friday so don't worry about that.

Ballet Club, Thursday 17 July

There will be a ballet show for parents next Thursday afternoon at 3:30pm.

Lost
Annie Brook has lost her blue Speedo swimming goggles – they are named albeit faded.
Found
We have had a dark grey Britax car seat in the medical room for some time. Please contact the office if this is yours.

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Menu for week beginning Monday 14 July
Mon: Hot Dog or Veggie Hot Dog, Warm Bread Roll, Mixed Vegetables, Green Beans; Blackcurrant Sponge & Custard
Tues: Salmon Pasta or Vegetable Pasta Bake, Peas, Cauliflower; Jam Tart
Weds: Roast Turkey & Gravy or Glamorgan Sausages, Roast Potatoes, Carrots, Broccoli; Fruit Jelly
Thurs: Two Cheese Pizza or Vegetable Bake, Sweetcorn, Cucumber; Syrup & Cornflake Tart
Fri: Fish Fingers or Vegetable Basmati, Chips, Baked Beans, Peas; Fruit Salad and Cream
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BEC-Art Classes for 7 -12 year olds will be starting again on Saturday 6 September 2014 for 9 weeks. 9.30-11.30am class (9-12years),11.45-1.45pm (7-9years). 9 week term of 2 hour classes costs £145, of 1 and half hours costs £120 or 1 hour classes cost £95. All materials included. Drop-in classes also available. We will be using Watercolours, Acrylics, Pastels, Printing, & doing 3 Dimensional work finishing with wet-Felting. For more information please contact Becca Clegg (mum of Georgia in 6C & Issie in Chestnut) at www.becart.co.uk where you can also see some of the work done previously & the itinerary for the term. Please note: only 2 spaces left in each class so please book promptly if you are interested.

Creative Arts Week, Mon 4-Fri 8 August, G Live

If you would like the young people in your life to learn new skills and help improve existing ones as well as meet new friends, look no further than G Live’s Creative Arts Week! Brand new for 2014, this action packed week for 7-14 year olds includes: Magic, Circus, An Introduction to Radio, Stage Combat/Clowning, Project Carnival. Times – 10am-4pm (do bring a packed lunch or the G Live cafĂ© will be open for refreshments) Course fee - £150 (just £30 per day!) Siblings - £120. For further information please visit GLive.co.uk.

Camcorder

Does anyone have a camcorder (the kind that takes tapes) that I could borrow/hire? I have a box of tapes that need to be uploaded on to my computer but our camcorder has stopped working. I would really appreciate it if you could help. Call Michala 07855 496 044.

Junior 11/7/14

11 July 2014

Forthcoming events for July
Tuesday 15 July - Sports Day 1pm
Wednesday 16 July - Final Assembly for Year 6 at St. Mary’s Church 9.30am (Parents welcome)
Thursday 17 July - Official opening of the Chapel 10am
Thursday 17 July - House Swimming Gala at St. Catherine’s School, Bramley 1-3pm
Monday 21 July - Whole school Open Afternoon and Year 6 Great Exhibition from 2.30pm
Tuesday 22 July – Parents’ Thank You 12.30pm
Tuesday - 22 July - Year 6 Leavers’ Disco and BBQ (5.30-8.30pm)

School Clubs – PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE NO AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS NEXT WEEK (apart from Clubs Plus)

HT Sports Day Tuesday 15 July
Please note all children should come to school in their House PE kit. Lunch will start at 11.45 and the event will start at 1.00pm sharp.

REMINDER - If you still have cups/trophies/awards, please return them please, Thank you.

Amounts outstanding

One and a half weeks to go! Thanks a lot to those who have paid their accounts. Those who still haven’t – especially leavers – please help us by paying next week. Thanks a lot!

Clubs Plus

We would really appreciate any DVD’s and board games for age 11 and under that you may no longer require. Please leave them at the office for Alison. Many thanks.

Whole School Photo

You should have received an order form for the whole school photo today (Year 6 will have theirs on Monday). If you would like to order a copy please return the completed form by Monday 21 July. The photos will be ready for collection in September.

HTSC (PTA) News

Summer Fair - Thank you for your support last week at the Summer Fair. It was a lovely evening and we managed to raise about £3,600 for the school. A huge thank you to the Summer fair team Class Reps, HTSC Committee and all those parents who helped on stalls and with setting up and clearing away.

We would also like to thank the following local businesses who supported the fair by donating prizes or sponsoring us.

Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe Friary Centre Guildford - sponsors of the Sweet stall
PG Nails, Delta Force Paintball - Cobham, Alpine Snowsports Centre- Aldershot, Big Hat Bush Camp- Chertsey, Holiday Inn Spirit Health Club, Air Hop Trampoline Park Guildford, The Spectrum Guildford, Wild learning, Surrey Sports Park, Glive, Odeon Cinema Guildford, Pirate Island Adventure Golf Woking, Dabbling Duck Cafe- Shere, Pizza Express Guildford, Max Feet, Helen Elspen Physio, Bills Restaurant Guildford, Steamer Trading Cook Shop, Lush, H&H coffee shop Guildford

We still have a few bargains left from the Bag a Bargain stall:

Delta Force Paintball, Cobham - Voucher for 10 people to participate in a full day of paintball action. Paintballs not included in prize,can be used at any of their paintball centres across the uk. Minimum of 10 years. Voucher can be used for Adults as well. First 100 paintballs £7.99 per person.Visit www.paintballgames.co.uk for more details. Worth £100
Holiday Inn Spirit Health Club - 1 week full membership for 2 Adults and 2 Children.Includes use of facilities Gym, Swimming Pool, Spa, sauna and steam room. To be redeemed by 30/08/2014 www.spirithealthclubs.co.uk
Big Hat Bush Camp (The ultimate bush craft experience for the whole family) a gift certificate for two people for the holiday kids club or one of their Family Bushcraft Weekends.Or 25% off the cost of a private course or party. Camp based around the Chertsey area. Visit www.bighatbushcamp.co.uk for more details.Worth £100
Ice skating and Hire - Spectrum - Family voucher (4 persons, max 2 adults) includes skate hire. To be redeemed 01/01/15 www.guildfordspectrum.co.uk worth £26
Surrey Sports Park - 1 month Family membership voucher. Free access to the health and fitness Centre,swimming pool,sauna and steam, climbing centre, group fitness classes, tennis court bookings, squash court bookings, sports arena off peak bookings,discounted sports arena and artificial pitch bookings. Great for the summer holidays!! Worth £200
Pirate Island Adventure Golf Woking - Voucher for a Family day out of golf. Maximum of 6 people must be redeemed before the 31/07/14 Worth £40
Wild learning- outdoor learning and adventure - Voucher entitles one child a place for the whole day at the wild learning holiday club. "At our day camps your child will take part in engaging, motivating and achievable tasks in a safe woodland area." Visit wild-learning.net for more details and locations. There is a club based at the Chantries.Worth £38

Please contact Suzanne Clifton suzanne.clifton@talktalk.net if you would like one of these fantastic prizes. All offers considered.


G Live is holding a Creative Arts Week from August 4-8, featuring magic tricks (and how to do them), circus skills, clowning, samba and an introduction to radio production with producers from Eagle Radio. Cost is £150 for five days, 10am-4pm. Please see www.GLive.co.uk for more information.

BEC-Art Classes for 7 -12 year olds will be starting again on Saturday 6 September 2014 for 9 weeks. 9.30-11.30am class (9-12years),11.45-1.45pm (7-9years). 9 week term of 2 hour classes costs £145, of 1 and half hours costs £120 or 1 hour classes cost £95. All materials included. Drop-in classes also available. We will be using Watercolours, Acrylics, Pastels, Printing, & doing 3 Dimensional work finishing with wet-Felting. For more information please contact Becca Clegg (mum of Georgia in 6C & Issie in Chestnut) at www.becart.co.uk where you can also see some of the work done previously & the itinerary for the term. Please note: only 2 spaces left in each class so please book promptly if you are interested.

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

Guildford Summer Festival
We hope you have enjoyed all the events you have been to so far. If you haven’t already got your brochure, you can download a copy here. Or if you prefer, you can access the online Festival Calendar here

Junior 4/7/14

04 July 2014

Dear Parents,

I wonder if you got a chance to see the dinosaur museum at Pewley Down this Morning? It was fantastic! The children had put a great deal of effort into their models, videos and writing. The art gallery in the hall was also a highlight. A big thank you to all the staff in year two who have led such an imaginative and exciting presentation which not only teaches the children about dinosaurs but also about a wide variety of presentation skills.

School always seems at its very best on warm summer days – as of course we all remember from our own school days. One of my big memories from my primary school, Busbridge in Godalming, was taking part in district sports with a broken arm. I was in the 80 yards, relay and sack race in which I managed an amazing first place. This unfortunately proved to be the pinnacle of my athletic career, the sack now having been dropped from the Olympics!

Yesterday our children took part in the district sports for Guildford at the Urnfield in Merrow. We were victorious in Years 3, 5 and 6 and of course overall winners. I believe we have won the sports every year I have been here – since 1990. This is due in large part to our two games teachers during that time, Nicky Cavalero and Gillian Rodgers.

Gillian recently gained an award for being an inspirational leader of sport in Surrey and it is richly deserved. Her outstanding contribution is not just seen in winning competitions, but also in every child being inspired to participate in sport and form great habits for life.

Best wishes, Richard


World Cup themed Summer Fair – Tonight 6-8pm
There will be NO PARKING at school, so please walk if possible. If you do have to drive please park considerately.

Forthcoming events for July

Wednesday 9 July - Year 6 Leavers’ Service at Guildford Cathedral (Leave school at 10am)
Friday 11 July - Trinity Trek for Year 6 (Leave school at 9.15am and pick up from Bentley Copse at 8.30pm)
Tuesday 15 July - Sports Day (after lunch)
Wednesday 16 July - Final Assembly for Year 6 at St. Mary’s Church 9.30am (Parents welcome)
Thursday 17 July - Official opening of the Chapel
Thursday 17 July 1-3pm House Swimming Gala at St. Catherine’s School, Bramley
Monday 21 July – Year 6 Great Exhibition & Open afternoon from 2.30pm onwards
Tuesday - 22 July - Year 6 Leavers’ Disco and BBQ (5.30-8.30pm)

School Lunches and Packed Lunches
– Unfortunately there is a significant amount of children who are not eating their sandwiches from their packed lunch. We are becoming increasingly concerned that they will be hungry in the afternoons. May we ask you please to talk to your child/ren about how important the midday meal is and also the waste!

Surrey Youth Games-
Congratulations to all of the children who participated in the Surrey Youth Games. It was a wonderful weekend of sport and it was brilliant to see so many children participating in so many different and varied sports.

Aquathlon - Twenty two of our children took part in an aquathlon at St. Teresa's last week in beautiful surroundings. Everyone really enjoyed their combined swim and run with a few of our children receiving some silverware: Michael Naisby won the year 4 boys, Toby Grimshaw came second, Ayla Darcy came third in the year 4 girls and Eliza Sutton came second in the year 5 girls. Well done to everyone and the team support was outstanding.

Football - World cup fever could be witnessed at the Outdoor Football Tournament at Charterhouse last Friday. Both the year 5 and 6 teams performed really well with the year 6 winning on penalties in the semi-finals and eventually coming runners up and the year 5's winning overall. Both teams gave 100% effort, well done.

District Sports
- We had a super afternoon bathed in sunshine up at the Urnfield yesterday for our District Sports Competition. Lots of wonderful athletics skills were showcased from across the seven Guildford schools involved. Holy Trinity managed to get 1st in Year 3, 3rd in Year 4, 1st in Year 5 and 1st in year 6 and overall winners. Congratulations to everyone for such a brilliant team effort.

School Clubs -Next week will be our last week for school clubs. Paid clubs and clubs plus will carry on as normal.

School Kit - Please could you have a good look around at home and return all school P.E. Kit, thanks.  Also please return any cups or trophies.

Amounts outstanding - There are two and a half weeks to the end of term and still a lot of money outstanding. It helps a great deal to be able to close accounts for the year. We will be phoning people with outstanding amounts over the next days, but please don’t wait to hear from us. Check what you owe on ParentPay and PLEASE pay lunches / clubs up to the end of term. If you haven’t yet activated your ParentPay account – now is the time! Exactly 75% of parents have activated their accounts, which is great. Next term we would like to see this approach 100%.

BUT FOR NOW – PLEASE PAY BY ANY MEANS! Leavers will be refunded any credit (or have it transferred to remaining siblings).Quite a number of Year 6’s have not paid the £18 for Summer Activities including Trinity Trek – perhaps the letter didn’t get to you. THANK YOU SO MUCH TO THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE PAID UP YOUR ACCOUNTS! If you have any queries, please contact Lesley – finance@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk

Found: We have a pair of brown coloured glasses made by Vision Express. If you think they might be yours, please come to the office.

HTSC (PTA) News!

The overall winner for designing the logo for the Summer Fair poster is Gabriela Rodrigues-Breen (5H). Gabriela won a £10 Sports Direct voucher and chocolates.
Year group winners:
Year 3 Lexi Widdett (3G)
Year 4 Seb Shenton (4S)
Year 5 Martha Biss (5HH)
Year 6 Cassia Taylor (6C)
Thank you to everyone who entered.

Tonight is our World Cup themed Summer Fair. It’s going to be a lovely warm evening – perfect for an ice cold drink from the bar and something from the BBQ. There’ll be a candy wheel, candy floss, popcorn, jolly jars, beat the goalie and much more. The Fair runs from 6-8pm. Don’t forget your raffle ticket stubs, so they can be included in the draw this evening. We look forward to seeing you there.

There will be NO PARKING at school, so please walk if possible. If you do have to drive please park considerately.

A massive thank you to everyone who has helped so far and will be helping this evening and especially to Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shop, Guildford Friary.

Prayer Group Celebration
– for end of year takes place on Thursday 10 July at 8.15am at Rebecca Clift’s house. Please contact Emma via emmalaporte@hotmail.com if you would like to attend. Many thanks.

Kittens for sale
- They are three weeks old, mixture of male and female. Tortoiseshell, ginger, black and white and grey and white. Ready for new homes in August. Please call for more info - 07533630241.

Once again, Head2Head
is offering this event and will be free for children with special needs (ages 4-19) and their accompanying carer. All other members of the party will be charged £5 each. Morning slots: 10.45am – 1pm. Afternoon slots: 12-2.30pm.
Wed 30 July - Sat 2 Aug Redhill Baptist Church, Hatchlands Road, Redhill RH1 6AE
Mon 4 - Tue 5 Aug The Children's Trust, Tadworth Court, Tadworth KT20 5RU
Tue 12 - Thu 14 Aug Merrow Methodist Church, Bushy Hill Drive, Guildford GU1 2SH
Thu 21 - Sat 23 Aug Walton Leigh Special School, Queens Road, Walton KT12 5AB
Please have a look at our website and, if you are interested, contact us as soon as possible as we expect Toad on the Road to be extremely popular: www.head2headtheatre.co.uk/special-needs/free-holiday-activities Head2Head Theatre, 15 Ralliwood Road, Ashtead, Surrey KT21 1DD Tel/Fax: 01372 278021, Mobile: 07519 747 290 or email: h2hoffice@gmail.com

Week 2
 

Infant 4/7/14

04 July 2014

Dear Parents,

I wonder if you got a chance to see the dinosaur museum at Pewley Down this Morning? It was fantastic! The children had put a great deal of effort into their models, videos and writing. The art gallery in the hall was also a highlight. A big thank you to all the staff in year two who have led such an imaginative and exciting presentation which not only teaches the children about dinosaurs but also about a wide variety of presentation skills.

School always seems at its very best on warm summer days – as of course we all remember from our own school days. One of my big memories from my primary school, Busbridge in Godalming, was taking part in district sports with a broken arm. I was in the 80 yards, relay and sack race in which I managed an amazing first place. This unfortunately proved to be the pinnacle of my athletic career, the sack now having been dropped from the Olympics!

Yesterday our children took part in the district sports for Guildford at the Urnfield in Merrow. We were victorious in Years 3, 5 and 6 and of course overall winners. I believe we have won the sports every year I have been here – since 1990. This is due in large part to our two games teachers during that time, Nicky Cavalero and Gillian Rodgers.

Gillian recently gained an award for being an inspirational leader of sport in Surrey and it is richly deserved. Her outstanding contribution is not just seen in winning competitions, but also in every child being inspired to participate in sport and form great habits for life.

Best wishes, Richard


Chestnut Class, Tuesday 8 July: A reminder that Chestnut Class need to bring a packed lunch on Tuesday owing to the move-up mornings.

Year 1 Trip to Painshill Park, Wednesday 9 July: Please return your permission slip and payment as soon as possible. Please could you also ensure that your child has a water bottle in their back pack as well as a drink in their packed lunch.

Year 2 transition days at HT, Thursday 10 & Friday 11 July:
If any Year 2 children are going to Ballet Club (Thursday) or PUPS (Thursday or Friday) please let Ruth in the school office know and we will arrange for them to be walked back to Pewley Down.

Year R trip to the Look-Out Centre, Friday 11 July:
Year R are looking forward to their trip to the Look Out on Friday. Don’t forget your packed lunch. If you haven’t already done so, please return your permission slip and payment.

Outdoor Working Party, Saturday 12 July, 10.30 am: We are planning to hold a working party on Saturday 12 July to spruce up the Wild Place and the outdoor areas at school. If you could help with some gardening and tidying up for an hour or two please contact Hannah (Beech Class) hannahb@pewleydown.surrey.sch.uk. Please bring tools if you have them and we will also have some available. We would ask that you don’t bring children along for safety reasons owing to the tools we will be using.

Sports Day, Wednesday 16 July, 9.15am
: Parents are invited to our Sports Day on 16 July which should last about an hour. Please meet us on the field after the children have been registered in their classrooms. Children will be racing in their houses and parents will sit around the edge of the field. Children should come to school that day in their PE kit (house t-shirt, shorts and trainers).
NB: Children need to have their trainers in school every day as we are doing a lot of outdoor PE.

Open Afternoon YR & Y1, Monday 21 July, 1.30 – 3.00 pm: Parents are invited to come along to our informal open afternoon on Monday 21st. Please meet your child in their classroom and they will show you around. It is also an opportunity to look at your child’s new classroom for next year. If you have children at both sites there will be time to get to the HT Celebration Afternoon which runs from 2.30 pm onwards.

For parents of children in Year 2 the Dinosaur Exhibition today provided an excellent showcase of the children’s learning this term and they will be enjoying their trip to the beach on the 21st.

Teacher-led clubs: Teacher-led clubs (Outside Fun, Science Club, Binca, Construction and Creative Drawing) have all now ended for this term.

Ballet Club:
There will be a ballet show for parents on Thursday 17 July at 3:30pm.

FOPS News

Class Representatives & FOPS Committee - next academic year
I am sure you will all agree that your class reps have done a fantastic job this year. Now you know which class your child is in next year, perhaps you might consider taking on the role of class rep next year. If you would like to know more about what the role involves or volunteer your services, please speak to your current class rep or Emily Bourke.

We are also looking for parents to join the FOPS committee next year (including a new Chairperson). If you would like to get involved there are a number of roles which need filling - some big, some small - please speak to Emily Bourke.

Year 1 Summer Party
Liz van Eykenhof has kindly offered (again!) to open her garden to us lucky year 1 parents for a bring & share get together on Friday 18th July at 8pm : 69 The Street, Shalford, GU4 8BU. It's really important for Liz to have a good idea of numbers in advance so that there are enough cups/plates etc. Please sign the attendance list outside Oak/Beech before Wednesday 9th July. A food contribution list will then go up on Thursday 10th July outside each class - please sign up for something ASAP....bring your own booze!

Northbrook gift wrap
have a sale on. Please visit their website: www.northbrookfundraising.co.uk and look in the bargain basement section. Please select Pewley Down Infant School then 22% of each purchase will go to FOPS.

Menu for week beginning Monday 7 July
Mon: Lamb & Bean Cowboy Hash with Rice or Filled Jacket Potato, Mixed Vegetables, Cauliflower; Chocolate Cake
Tues: Roast Gammon & Gravy or Glamorgan meat-free Sausages, Roast Potatoes, Carrots, Broccoli; Flapjack
Weds: Chicken & Bacon Stroganoff with Pasta or Vegetable Risotto, Sweetcorn, Green Beans; Golden Flake Tart
Thurs: BBQ Beef Burger or Veggie Burger in a Bun, Cucumber, Grated Carrot; Apple & Raspberry Crunch & Custard
Fri: Fish Fingers or Vegetable Lasagne, Chips, Peas, Baked Beans; Fruit Jelly
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CHRIST CHURCH GUILDFORD HOLIDAY CLUB: for all children from Reception to Year 6, 10am-1.30pm, Wed 30 July – Sun 3 August – five days of amazing fun, games, crafts, drama, water balloons, boomerangs and kangaroos , cost only £10 per child. To find out more visit www.christchurchguildford.com or phone Louise 01483 301927

Summer Fun For All The Family!
Stuck for things for the children to do during the holidays? ….Well help is here! Guildford Borough Council has put together lots of helpful information to keep everyone entertained during the summer holidays; play schemes, sports academies, arts & crafts, drama clubs, family days out and much more! Just visit our website: www.guildford.gov.uk/holidayactivities
FREE SUMMER ACTIVITY FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS ‘TOAD ON THE ROAD’
Tue 12 - Thu 14 August, Merrow Methodist Church, Bushy Hill Drive, Guildford GU1 2SH (other performances at Redhill, Tadworth and Walton). Full details on the website.
Interactive, multi-sensory performance based on The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.
Once again, this event will be free for children with special needs (ages 4-19) and their accompanying carer. All other members of the party will be charged £5 each.
Morning slots: 10.45am – 1pm
Afternoon slots: 12.00 – 2.30pm
During each 50-minute session the young people (with siblings and carers) will explore the venue, discovering scenes and meeting characters from the story. If weather permits, some of the action will take place outdoors. Whatever the weather, we will also provide games, a sensory tent and an eating area, so bring along a picnic to enjoy before or after your booked session. Each venue offers plenty of parking spaces and accessible toilet facilities (hoist available at some venues). Please have a look at our website and, if you are interested, contact us as soon as possible as we expect TOAD ON THE ROAD to be extremely popular:
www.head2headtheatre.co.uk/special-needs/free-holiday-activities
Tel/Fax: 01372 278021 Mobile: 07519 747 290Email: h2hoffice@gmail.com

Large guinea pig (small rabbit) hutch -
free to a good home. Please phone 01483 539332.