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Infant 20/6/14

20 June 2014

Dear Parents,

Inspections seem to be like men and buses – none come for a while and then they all turn up at once. Within just three hours on Monday morning we were given notice of two inspections for the Juniors. The first call told us that we had a Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist schools – Ofsted Section 48 and the second that in just 21 hours we were to have our HMI Monitoring Inspection – Ofsted Section 8. Well we have had the HMI inspection which was very positive and showed that all elements of school were making good progress. That was the limit which the inspector informed us that we could tell parents. However I will add that we all have big smiles on our faces! The full report will be published as a letter to me from Ofsted on the Ofsted website by Mid July. The HMI himself now has the ability to tell Ofsted if he considers us to be ready for a full inspection which will expunge the RI judgment. We will give you an idea of when that will be soon.

Now on Monday we have the SIAMS inspection. This concentrates on five main areas: RE teaching, Assemblies, Leadership, Behaviour and Safety and Ethos. The biggest element is the impact which our teaching and assemblies make on our children. Thank you to all of you who have taken part in the survey. We will publish a summary in the newsletter next week and also present it to the inspector. We are so fortunate to have done the process before we knew of the inspection. The children have also completed a questionnaire and we will publish these results as well. We are hoping for a positive result and would value all your prayers for the inspection, especially that he would be able to discern and distil the essence of the Christian Distinctiveness of the school. I will send out a parentmail giving our first impressions and the full report will be made public 2 – 3 weeks later.

It is worth saying that these short notice inspections are great because we are not tempted to spend too much time preparing for the visit. As it was we have felt well prepared for these. Thank you for your continuing support during these interesting times.

Best wishes,
Richard


Forthcoming dates:

Thurs 26 & Fri 27 June: School closed (Inset days)
Monday 30 June: School closed (mid-summer holiday)
Wednesday 2 July: Y2 Last swimming lesson
Friday 4 July: Y2 Dinosaur Museum
Wednesday 9 July: Y1 to Painshill Park
Thurs 10 & Fri 11 July: Y2 transition days at HT
Friday 11 July: YR trip to the Look Out Centre
Wednesday 16 July, 9.15am: Sports Day
Monday 21 July: YR & Y1 Open Afternoon; Y2 beach trip
Tuesday 22 July, am: Y2 Leavers’ assembly

Outside Fun Club cancelled
Maggie has unfortunately had to cancel the Outside Fun club next Tuesday 24 June.

Class Photographs
You should by now have received an order form for class photographs via your child’s book bag. If you would like to purchase a copy the payment envelope should be returned to the school office no later than Wednesday 25 June.

PE - Year 1 pedometers
This week year 1 have been shown how to use our pedometers and have tried them in a PE lesson, which was very exciting! Oak class will be given them on Tuesday 1st July (after the INSET/mid-summer holiday) until Friday 4th and Beech class will take them home on Monday 7th July until Friday 11th. Please look out for them and a letter in book bags on those days. Please can you remind the children to leave them alone once they are clipped onto their waistbands and just to do their normal activities - it is not a competition to see who does the most steps!

Year 2 packed lunches, 1st and 8th July
Owing to the move-up mornings and new entrants visiting, children in Walnut Class will need to bring a packed lunch on Tuesday 1 July and Chestnut Class will need a packed lunch on Tuesday 8 July.

School packed lunch
There is still some availability if your child would like a school packed lunch rather than a cooked lunch for the rest of the summer term. Please let the office know by Wednesday 25 June if you are interested.

Sainsbury’s vouchers
Thanks to everyone for bringing in the Sainsbury’s vouchers – we collected 18,579 which we can now exchange for sports and other equipment. A big ‘thank you’ also to Dawn Holloway for administering the scheme for us and counting all the vouchers!

Warm weather
Please remember to send children to school with a sun hat and water bottle as well as sun cream applied before leaving home.

Lost Property
We have lots of lost property mounting up at the moment. Please ensure that your child’s uniform is named. We will re-unite named items with their owners.

Menu for week beginning Monday 23 June

If you are registered at Dapdune House Surgery, you may be interested to know that the planning application for the redevelopment of the Methodist Church on Woodbridge Rd has been submitted. There is a risk that when the development is complete, five of the patient carparking spaces at the surgery will be lost. The surgery is objecting to the planning application unless some guarantees can be made regarding this. If you would like to object to the planning application please do so by sending an email to planningenquiries@guildford.gov.uk quoting reference 14/P/00998, closing date 27th June. (Anna Williams)

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

Junior 20/6/14

20 June 2014

Dear Parents,

Inspections seem to be like men and buses – none come for a while and then they all turn up at once. Within just three hours on Monday morning we were given notice of two inspections for the Juniors. The first call told us that we had a Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist schools – Ofsted Section 48 and the second that in just 21 hours we were to have our HMI Monitoring Inspection – Ofsted Section 8. Well we have had the HMI inspection which was very positive and showed that all elements of school were making good progress. That was the limit which the inspector informed us that we could tell parents. However I will add that we all have big smiles on our faces! The full report will be published as a letter to me from Ofsted on the Ofsted website by Mid July. The HMI himself now has the ability to tell Ofsted if he considers us to be ready for a full inspection which will expunge the RI judgment. We will give you an idea of when that will be soon.

Now on Monday we have the SIAMS inspection. This concentrates on five main areas: RE teaching, Assemblies, Leadership, Behaviour and Safety and Ethos. The biggest element is the impact which our teaching and assemblies make on our children. Thank you to all of you who have taken part in the survey. We will publish a summary in the newsletter next week and also present it to the inspector. We are so fortunate to have done the process before we knew of the inspection. The children have also completed a questionnaire and we will publish these results as well. We are hoping for a positive result and would value all your prayers for the inspection, especially that he would be able to discern and distil the essence of the Christian Distinctiveness of the school. I will send out a parentmail giving our first impressions and the full report will be made public 2 – 3 weeks later.

It is worth saying that these short notice inspections are great because we are not tempted to spend too much time preparing for the visit. As it was we have felt well prepared for these. Thank you for your continuing support during these interesting times.

Best wishes,
Richard



Forthcoming events for June/July

Thursday 26th & Friday 27th – INSET Days – school closed
Monday 30th – Midsummer holiday – school closed
Thursday 3rd July - District Sports
Friday 4th July James & the Giant Peach, Yvonne Arnaud – Years 3, 4 & 5 (letter to follow soon)
Friday 4th July - Summer Fair

Bills coming home today in children’s bags
There are less than 5 weeks to the end of term and we would like to get accounts settled please – there is a lot of money outstanding across the school. We are sending home bills today that reflect amounts outstanding BEFORE lunch yesterday. Apologies if you have since settled these. The amounts on the bills DON’T INCLUDE CREDIT FOR LUNCH to the end of term. If your child eats every day then an additional £50.60 should be added to the total. Year 6 and other leavers will be refunded any remaining credit at the term end (or it can be transferred to remaining siblings). If you have any queries, please contact Lesley – finance@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk

ParentPay Tip
Please save the school considerable resources in payment chasing by setting your FREE email low balance reminder in your ParentPay account (it is only text reminders that are charged). When in your account, click on the Communications tab and set the low balance reminders for each service used by your child. When your credit falls below the level you set, you will receive an email reminder. Thanks very much in advance for this help!

Reminder: So far lunches and afterschool clubs are payable on ParentPay. Other items such as trips will be added in the next academic year. Thanks.

Athletics
We had our first athletics fixture this week with the girls at Manor House in a three way competition with Rowan Prep. The girls were fantastic, giving their all across both the running and field events.
Overall, the Year 3's were 3rd, the Year 4's 1st, the Year 5's 2nd by one point and the Year 6's also second by 1 point. It was a really enjoyable event, well done to everyone who participated.

Swimming
Equally enjoyable was our swimming fixture at St. Catherine's. We were able to field a lot of our swimmers which made for a very exciting afternoon. As always it was well contested and Holy Trinity came a very close second 307 points to 282. Good swimming by everyone involved.

Cricket
We have had a very busy week for our cricketers. The girls played in the County Finals on Wednesday at Epsom College in beautiful surroundings. After two exciting games, they made it through to the last 6 out of 15 teams, a fantastic result!

Our year 5 boys had two teams at the Guildford Cricket Tournament on Thursday who all enjoyed an afternoon playing in the sunshine as it should be!

One of our teams made it through to the County Finals at Sunbury Cricket Club on the 10th July.

School Kit
As we have had a very busy couple of weeks we barely have any of our blue competition T-shirts in school.
Please could we ask you to return them at the beginning of next week in order that they are ready for the next fixtures, thanks.

School Fair
As you know, the theme for this year's summer fair on Friday 4th July is the World Cup.
We will be running many different sporting activities based around this so would really appreciate any help that parents and friends of the school are able to provide in running an activity even if it is only for a short while. Please could you contact gillianr@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk if you feel you are able to help, thanks.

Surrey Youth Games
Good luck to all of our children who are representing Guildford Borough in a range of sports at the Surrey Youth Games this weekend.

Promises to be a wonderful weekend of sport.

Guildford Schools Confederation have organised 2 Internet Safety sessions on Monday 7th July for parents following requests from a number of our schools. If parents would like to attend the email address to reply to is ConFedAdmin@guildfordcounty.co.uk or Guildford Schools Confederation, 07745 877568

HTSC (PTA) News

DONATION WEEK IS MONDAY 23rd JUNE to WEDNESDAY 25th June

Please bring in your donations & leave them at the bottom of the ramp. We need the following items:

BOTTLES - Any type of bottles for the Bottle Tombola from champagne to tomato ketchup!

JOLLY BAGS or JARS - decorated jars/bags filled with small toys/sweets.

HAMPER DONATIONS – Please see separate parentmails about what is needed

GIFTS - Please bring in any new unwanted gifts that may be suitable for the hampers

TEDDIES – Any unwanted teddy bears in good condition for the teddy tombola

PLEASE NOTE: this year we will not be doing a Toy Tombola so no toys please

Please check the use by dates for any food/drink items

You should have received your raffle tickets for our great Summer Fair raffle. Please sell as many as you can. All stubs with money to be returned by 3rd July please to the office so they can be included in the draw. Please return any unsold stubs as well so we can sell on the night of the fair.

Please volunteer your services to your Class Reps to help on a stall on the night.



PLEA FOR ANY SPARE TENNIS BALLS! Please, if you have any balls that you can spare, we would be so grateful.

Saturday, 5th July 2014 - Surrey Dance Partnership presents a festival of dance for all ages and abilities (see selection below). Free performances and taster workshops from Hip Hop to Ballroom. Book: GLive.co.uk 0844 7701 797
• Free Taster Workshops All Day in a range of styles: Family Storytelling, Hip Hop, Creative Seated Dance, Street, Line dancing, Ballroom - No Booking Required
• Free Dance student Workshops with Tavaziva, African contemporary fusion and Sonia Sabri, Kathak. Please book by emailing eunhyoung.howell@surreycc.gov.uk
• Free performances featuring companies include Stopgap and Surrey Dance Collective as well as community companies from across Surrey
• Free Tea Dance join the dancing or sit back and watch with a free cup of tea and cake. Please book by emailing eunhyoung.howell@surreycc.gov.uk

Bearded dragon babies! Nate and Alex Bill's pet bearded dragon (a small dinosaur like lizard, friendly and calm) has had five babies, and we are desperately looking for homes for them! If you think you could provide them with a good home, then please contact me, Ros at simbil@btinternet.com.

“Adventure Down Under” Christ Church Holiday Club. We have got a few places left for our Australian themed Holiday Club, Wed July 30th to Sun Aug 3rd. Just £10, book online at www.hclub.christchurchguildford.com Hurry – first come first served! Any questions contact Louise Kenyon 01483 301927, louise@christchurchguildford.com

Butser Warrior Camp – great for over 8’s! An invitation for your child(ren) to join us at Butser Ancient Farm for the new holiday Warrior Camp. Daily activities include shelter & raft building, making fire, hunting and cooking food with instructor Keith Page MBE. Hours 10-4 daily (extended hours available), between Mon 28th July and Friday 1st August. To find out more (or book a place) email Gwen@butserancientfarm.co.uk or call on 02392 598838.

Menu - Week 3

Infant 13/6/14

13 June 2014

Dear parents

We are all really enjoying the warm weather at HTPD. It is remarkable how we are affected by the weather. Windy seems to make children highly active, drizzle – downbeat and sunshine – happy and enthusiastic. I guess it’s all to do with our endorphin or melatonin levels. Pewley Down have been supplementing these with exercise, which can produce the same results. It is our healthy schools weeks there; so during the week the children have been engaged in Boogy pumps, skipping workshop, making fruit kebabs, making use of new playground and the field. Their literacy and maths lesson have also been tied into the theme.

Another year group which have been expending a great deal of energy are Year 6. I joined them on their journey to Preston Montford near Shrewesbury. They all made some great visits and did long walks as well as a detailed study of a highland stream. Their energy and initiative was tremendous.

I am sure you will all be interested to hear which teachers are teaching in which classes from September. The children will be told their classes nearer the end of term. Friendship requests will be sorted out next week.

Year R: Sian Stanley and Sarah McKenzie
Year 1: Sheena Preston and Emily Russell / Clare Brunet or Nicola Bridal
Year 2: Hannah Jezeph and Maggie Burgess / Gillian Trumble
Year 3: Ginnie Gregory, Claire Cruddas and Julia (JJ) Blackstock
Year 4: Julia Morrison, Sheila Manson and Jess Newman
Year 5: Nick Walker, Cheryl Brace and Heather Havermans
Year 6: Mary Booth, Alison Tester and Sarah Davies / Rebecca Plaistowe

Best wishes,
Richard


Year 2, Monday 16 June
Year 2 children should come to school on Monday dressed in their PE kit. Also, if anyone has any thin wire coat hangers please bring them in to Year 2 teachers.

Book Fair, Monday 16 June
Monday (before and after school) is the last chance to come and have a look round the book fair in the hall. If we sell enough books we will be able to choose some free books for the school.

Whole School Photograph, Wednesday 18 June

We will be walking round to Holy Trinity next Wednesday afternoon for the whole school photograph. Please could children come to school on Wednesday in a white polo shirt and navy/grey skirt/trousers (winter uniform). Reception year could do with some extra helpers to walk the children round. Please contact Sarah or Sian if you can help.

School closed
A reminder that the school will be closed on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 June (Inset days), and on Monday 30 June (mid-summer holiday).

Healthy Week
A big ‘thank you’ to Julia for organising such an exciting and varied week. The children have learned a lot about the importance of exercise and how to keep healthy. They have taken part in activities ranging from skipping workshops and football on the field, to athletics / games in the hall and making fruit kebabs and smoothies (and tried to drink plenty of water).

Summer Fair
Another huge ‘thank you’ to Emily Bourke and the FOPS team for organising the wonderful summer fair last Sunday.

School packed lunch
There is still some availability if your child would like a school packed lunch from week commencing 23 June.  The lunch will consist of a filled soft roll, choice of salads and a hot or cold pudding. Please let the office know by next Thursday 19 June if you are interested.

Sainsbury’s vouchers
Please bring in any remaining Sainsbury’s vouchers by next Wednesday 18 June.

Year R
If you are having a sort out of your toys Reception would be very glad of any toy cars, jigsaw puzzles, dolls, Lego and Duplo. Many thanks.

FOPS NEWS

Summer Fair - THANK YOU! Thank you for your support on Sunday at the Summer Fair. It was lovely to get together as a school community and enjoy the sunshine. In the process, we managed to raise about £2,700! This should go a long way towards the projects to renew the IT infrastructure in the class rooms and buy new reading books. A huge thank you to the Class Reps, FOPS Committee and all those parents who helped on stalls and with setting up and clearing away. Thank you too to parents and grandparents who donated their time and talents to make it a really special event.

Day Out At Fisher's Farm and a Pizza?
We still have a few bargains left from the Tree of Promises stall. Are you thinking about a day out at Fisher's Farm over the summer holidays? We have three vouchers (cannot be used together) for half price entry for one child or adult worth about £6.50 each. Are you planning on getting in some pizzas next weekend? We also have six vouchers for a large pizza from Papa Johns. These vouchers expire on 22 June. All these vouchers are available for a donation of £1 each (or more if you wish) on a first come first serve basis from the School Office.

Year 1 Coffee Morning
– Thursday 19 June: Suzanne Walsh will kindly host another chance for Year 1 Coffees and Catch-up on Thursday 19th after drop off at: 63 Lancaster Ave, GU1 3JR.


Internet Safety – helping your children stay safe in an online world, Monday 7 July

Guildford Schools Confederation have organised 2 Internet Safety sessions on Monday 7th July (St Pius X Church in Merrow) for parents following requests from a number of our schools. There will be morning (9.30-10.30 am) and evening (6.30 – 7.30pm) sessions. Please follow the link for more details.

Lost:
Natasha Hampton, Chestnut Class, has lost a Nightingale sweatshirt (named William Hampton) from her tray. She has also lost 4 named cardigans. Please check your child’s uniform in case these have been taken home in error.

Sammy Lytle, Hazel Class, has misplaced his grey/blue trainers (Sketchers).

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Menu for week beginning Monday 16 June
Mon: Lamb & Bean Cowboy Hash & Rice or Filled Jacket Potato, Mixed Vegetables, Cauliflower; Chocolate Cake
Tues: Chicken & Bacon Stroganoff with Pasta or Vegetable Risotto, Sweetcorn, Green Beans; Golden Flake Tart
Weds: Roast Gammon & Gravy or Glamorgan Meat-free Sausages, Roast Potatoes, Carrots, Broccoli; Fruit Jelly
Thurs: BBQ Beefburger or Veggie Burger in a Bun, Cucumber, Grated Carrot; Apple & Raspberry Crunch & Custard
Fri: Fish Fingers or Vegetable Lasagne, Chips, Peas, Baked Beans; Flapjack
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Message from Zoe Kay (Hugh’s mum, Chestnut Class):
GLive Ambassador needed

Due to a move out of the area, a parent is needed to represent Pewley as a Parent Ambassador. GLive are keen to establish links with local schools and promote themselves. A couple of times a year, the marketing team host a morning meeting for an hour where they do some market research (such as what shows you see, would like to see, ideas for what they could do for holiday activities, where they should advertise etc). It's very relaxed with coffee and cake. I have also attended an evening drinks reception, where they welcomed feedback and ideas and then saw a complementary show. It is also useful to get tickets for the school raffle and auction and to find out about special offers which parents and children can benefit from. If you're interested, get in touch (via the school office) and I'll forward your details to the marketing department.

For sale
Netball goal post £25 o.n.o. Buyer to dismantle and take away. Tel: 01483 450782.
 

Junior 13/6/14

13 June 2014

Dear Parents,

We are all really enjoying the warm weather at HTPD. It is remarkable how we are affected by the weather. Windy seems to make children highly active, drizzle – downbeat and sunshine – happy and enthusiastic. I guess it’s all to do with our endorphin or melatonin levels. Pewley Down have been supplementing these with exercise, which can produce the same results. It is our healthy schools weeks there; so during the week the children have been engaged in Boogy pumps, skipping workshop, making fruit kebabs, making use of new playground and the field. Their literacy and maths lesson have also been tied into the theme.

Another year group which have been expending a great deal of energy are Year 6. I joined them on their journey to Preston Montford near Shrewesbury. They all made some great visits and did long walks as well as a detailed study of a highland stream. Their energy and initiative was tremendous.

Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools Questionnaire

As we are a Church school we are subject to a SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) Inspection very imminently. It will be a one day inspection and feedback from parents is really valued. The questions are to do with the Christian Distinctiveness of the school. We would so appreciate just a few minutes of your time to fill in a short questionnaire (5 questions) and return it to us no later than Friday 20th June. You can access the online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BGPJC66 or alternatively download a copy here or ask for a copy at the office. Very many thanks.

I am sure you will all be interested to hear which teachers are teaching in which classes from September. The children will be told their classes nearer the end of term. Friendship requests will be sorted out next week.

Year R: Sian Stanley and Sarah McKenzie
Year 1: Sheena Preston and Emily Russell / Clare Brunet or Nicola Bridal
Year 2: Hannah Jezeph and Maggie Burgess / Gillian Trumble
Year 3: Ginnie Gregory, Claire Cruddas and Julia (JJ) Blackstock
Year 4: Julia Morrison, Sheila Manson and Jess Newman
Year 5: Nick Walker, Cheryl Brace and Heather Havermans
Year 6: Mary Booth, Alison Tester and Sarah Davies / Rebecca Plaistowe

Best wishes,
Richard



May we remind parents to send your child/ren into school fully equipped for this wonderful sunshine please! All children should have a water bottle, a sun hat and sun cream applied before leaving home in the morning. Thank you.

Forthcoming events for June
Tuesday 17th – Year 6 at Dapdune Wharf for Junior Citizens’ Day
Wednesday 18th – Whole School Photo
Thursday 19th – Year 6 Parents’ Trinity Trek Meeting
Friday 20th – Year 3 Sleepover
Thursday 26th & Friday 27th – INSET Days – school closed
Monday 30th – Midsummer holiday – school closed

Whole School Photo
As you will be aware, a whole school photograph is due to be taken on Wednesday at the Holy Trinity site. The time for the photograph is planned for 1.45pm. May we ask please, that your child/ren wear a white polo shirt and navy/grey skirt/trousers (winter uniform).

Quiz Night – Saturday 21st June at 7.30pm at Holy Trinity
Tickets are £5 each. To order tickets please send in cash or cheques made payable to HTSC in an envelope to the HT office. On the envelope please specify how many tickets you require and the name and class of your child. Tickets will be sent home with your child. Teams must be a maximum of 8 but don't worry if you don't have a team do come along and we will make up some new teams. The format is that you bring and share food for your own table, drinks will be on sale from the bar. We aim to finish at 10.30pm. If you have been to one of these before then you know it promises to be a really fun night out, and will also raise money for the school.

Cross-Country
- Congratulations to all of the boys and girls who took part. Our year 3 and 4 cross country teams had super races at St Joseph's yesterday. Ayla Darcy won the girls race, Michael Naisby won the boys and the team won the overall competition to bring the shield home with them.

Netball - Twenty of our year 4 girls took part in a lovely mini-netball tournament yesterday at Tormead with Queen Eleanor's. It was great to see how well the girls have progressed and to watch them enjoy playing in the glorious sunshine. Well done to all of them.

School Kit - The cupboard is bare! We have a lot of big fixtures coming up soon so please could we ask for all of the blue competition t-shirts to be returned to school as quickly as possible this week. Thanks for your help with this.

Clubs - Apologies, there will be no year 5 netball on Monday and Rounders on Tuesday due to fixtures.

Internet Safety – helping your children stay safe in an online world, Monday 7 July
Guildford Schools Confederation have organised 2 Internet Safety sessions on Monday 7th July (St Pius X Church in Merrow) for parents following requests from a number of our schools. There will be morning (9.30-10.30 am) and evening (6.30 – 7.30pm) sessions. Please follow the link for more details.

HTSC (PTA) News

Dates for the Diary
Phil the Bag – 16-19th June
Quiz Night - Saturday 21st June at HT
Year 3 Coffee Morning - Wed 25th June - 9am Cafe Nero North Street
Summer Fair Friday 4th July

Phil the Bag 16th to 19th June - All the proceeds from this go towards the various celebrations for all of the Year 6 children who will be leaving Holy Trinity at the end of the Summer term. Just to jog your memories, Phil the Bag accepts all your unwanted textiles, all kinds of adult and children's clothing, hats, shoes, belts, handbags, and household textiles including sheets, pillow cases, duvet covers, curtains and towels. They also accept school uniform. They do not accept: Blankets,Bric-a-Brac, Duvets, Pillows, Sleeping Bags, Rugs, Carpet, Offcuts of fabric, Any WET items, Tent Canvas. No ripped or stained clothing.

DESIGN A LOGO COMPETITION : Summer Fair - Please encourage your children to enter our "Design a logo" competition to advertise the fair. The theme this year is the football World Cup. We would like the logo to be encompassed within a circle and to be bright and eye-catching. Please use felt tip pens and don't forget to put your name on your entry. You can get an entry form from the office or download here. The overall winner will win a Sports Direct voucher and there will be other prizes for the winner in each year group. Please hand entries into the office by Monday 16th June. Looking forward to seeing the children's creativity.

Summer Fair - Our Summer Fair planning is well under way and we are going with a WORLD CUP theme this year! We need your help - Please look out for Parentmails over the next few days looking for volunteers to help with set up on the day of the fair and asking for people to cover a slot on the stalls during the fair.

As part of the Summer fair we like to have a good range of EXTERNAL STALLS at the fair. Do you know anyone who has their own business or hobby that might like a stall at the fair. If so please get them to email us at caroline@swifts.me.uk



Starburst Foundation is a charity first set up in 1990 and to raise money for local children with special needs, is currently rehearsing ‘Back to the 80's’ - a jukebox musical featuring the hits from the 80's such as Footloose and Man in the Mirror. The show will be staged at Samuel Cody School - Ballantyne Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 8SN on the 3rd - 6th July. Tickets are available now from www.starburst.ticketsource.co.uk and are £10 for a Child/OAP/Student (with student ID) or £13 for an Adult; you can also get a family ticket (2 Adults, 2 Concessions) for £42. Buy your tickets now so you don't miss out on this journey Back to the 80's!. Contact us on backtothe80s@starburst-foundation.org.uk or call 07011 000 782

For sale
Netball goal post £25 o.n.o. Buyer to dismantle and take away. Tel: 01483 450782.

Week 2

Junior 6/6/14

06 June 2014

Forthcoming events for June
Monday 9th to Friday 13th – Year 6 to Preston Montford
Wednesday 18th – Whole School Photo
Thursday 19th – Year 6 Parents’ Trinity Trek Meeting
Thursday 26th & Friday 27th – INSET Days – school closed
Monday 30th – Midsummer holiday – school closed

Year 6 Preston Montford Information - Please drop your children to school at 7.40am on Monday 9th as we plan to leave by 8.00am. We aim to arrive back at school for approximately 5.30pm and we will update the tickertape on the website throughout Friday afternoon. Please see JTLYK for more details.

Clubs Plus and Breakfast Club on ParentPay
- Clubs attendances during May are now fully logged on ParentPay (opening balances at the end of April were loaded into the system). We will not be sending out monthly Clubs invoices as before, so if your child uses these Clubs, please do activate your ParentPay account in order to check attendances and see the balance owing (even if paying by vouchers or other method). If you need a copy of your activation logins, please contact Lesley – finance@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk

ParentPay Tip - Please save the school considerable resources in payment chasing by setting your FREE email low balance reminder in your ParentPay account (it is only text reminders that are charged). When in your account, click on the Communications tab and set the low balance reminders for each service used by your child. When your credit falls below the level you set, you will receive an email reminder. Thanks very much in advance for this help!
Reminder: So far lunches and afterschool clubs are payable on ParentPay. Other items such as trips will be added in the next academic year. Thanks.

*Date Change* Quiz Night! Saturday, 21st June at 7.30pm at Holy Trinity
- Come along and pit your wits against the brightest and best brains of Guildford in our Quiz Night. Once again the questions have been set by that master of all things quizzical Michael Tame (Geraldine's other half) and if you have been to one of these before then you know it promises to be a really fun night out, and also will raise money for the school. Tickets are £5 each and will be on sale from Monday 9th June from HT Office. Teams must be a maximum of 8 and the format is that you bring and share food for your own table, drinks will be on sale from the bar. We aim to finish at 10.30pm. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE due to a clash with the Year 3 sleepover!

Tag Rugby - We enjoyed a great festival this week at Christ's College. It was lovely to see so many teams participating from across Guildford and children enjoying their sport. Our year 5 team came third overall with a spectacular try in the dying minutes of the game to secure a win. The Year 6's came fifth overall really getting into their stride in the last two matches. Well done to everybody involved.

School Cups - We are fast approaching that time of year when we need to gather in the cups and awards from last year's recipients in order that we can prepare for the end of this year. We would really appreciate it if you could return them to the school office, thanks.

Sainsbury's Vouchers - Huge thanks to everyone for all of the vouchers that you have collected for the school. They are always well used for both sports equipment and cooking equipment for the children's cooking sessions and make a big difference to our resources. If you have any vouchers hiding in your purse or wallet please dig them out and drop them in the box at reception as we will shortly be doing our order.

HTSC (PTA) News

Dates for the Diary
PTA (HTSC) Meeting - Thursday 12th June
Phil the Bag – 16-19th June
Quiz Night - Saturday 21st June at HT
Summer Fair Friday 4th July

DESIGN A LOGO COMPETITION :
Summer Fair - Over the next week, please encourage your children to enter our "Design a logo" competition to advertise the fair. The theme this year is the football World Cup. We would like the logo to be encompassed within a circle and to be bright and eye-catching. Please use felt tip pens and don't forget to put your name on your entry. You can get an entry form from the office. The overall winner will win a Sports Direct voucher and there will be other prizes for the winner in each year group. Please hand entries into the office by Thursday 12 June. Looking forward to seeing the children's creativity.

Summer Fair - Our Summer Fair planning is well under way and we are going with a WORLD CUP theme this year!

Two of our major fundraisers at the fair are the Raffle and Bag A Bargain and we usually have many wonderful prizes donated by local companies. However, having just asked for donations for the March Ball and the Christmas Fair we do not want to approach the same businesses again.
So we are asking if you would help us: When you are out and about please consider picking up a voucher to donate to the Fair. Some examples: any local restaurants, clothing stores, garden centres, coffee shops, Curry's PC World, B&Q, Sports Direct, Spectrum passes, Wildwood Adventure, Air Hop, Craggy Island, Legoland, Thorpe Park, just to list a few ideas! Any amount would be greatly appreciated - smaller ones could be packaged together if needed, so please don't feel any donation is too small. Alternatively, if you are able to give a monetary donation we could then purchase prizes. Again, all donations would be gratefully accepted and can be handed in at the office.
As part of the Summer fair we like to have a good range of EXTERNAL STALLS at the fair. Do you know anyone who has their own business or hobby that might like a stall at the fair. If so please get them to email us at caroline@swifts.me.uk

Phil the Bag 16th to 19th June
- All the proceeds from this go towards the various celebrations for all of the Year 6 children who will be leaving Holy Trinity at the end of the Summer term. Just to jog your memories, Phil the Bag accepts all your unwanted textiles, all kinds of adult and children's clothing, hats, shoes, belts, handbags, and household textiles including sheets, pillow cases, duvet covers, curtains and towels. They also accept school uniform. They do not accept: Blankets,Bric-a-Brac, Duvets, Pillows, Sleeping Bags, Rugs, Carpet, Offcuts of fabric, Any WET items, Tent Canvas. No ripped or stained clothing.


Lost Property – William Hampton’s named PE kit in a named HT PE bag has been missing since before half term. The contents of the bag are trainers, Nightingale house t-shirt and sweatshirt, navy blue M&S tracksuit bottoms, and navy blue M&S PE shorts. Please can you all check that your child has not brought it home by accident.

G Live Ticket Offers
– G Live are offering some great ticket offers and discount codes for a number of shows and events such as Horrible Histories, The Science Museum Live and Ralph Fiennes: Living Dangerously. For the Science Museum Energy Show today and tomorrow (6 and 7 June), get 30% off with code EnergySaving. Get 2-4-1 for the Reduced Theatre Company on 28 June with code ReducedOffer; and 2-4-1 for Horrible Histories from 8-22 July with code Horrible241. Any queries, contact alice.fowler@hotmail.co.uk. You can visit Glive.co.uk or call 0844 7701 797 for more information or to book your tickets.

Surrey Arts: Junior Art School
– Junior Art School is a weekly art workshop for children aged 7-11 years run by professional artists. It offers children to learn new creative skills including printmaking, textiles, sculpture and painting. The school runs at the Lightbox in Woking, Guildford House Gallery, Cranleigh Arts Centre and Watts Gallery. Sessions cost £6.50 or £32.50 for 5 sessions. Please visit www.surreycc.gov.uk/arts for more information.

Job Vacancy:
Are you looking to work with children on a part-time, term-time basis? A local ‘outstanding’ community pre-school has an opening for a capable manager. Minimum Level 3 Childcare qualification or equivalent) plus relevant management experience in Early Years (or other suitable setting) required. Please contact linda.britain@btinternet.com for further details.

Calling all running enthusiasts!!
A local mum lost her son in 2011 to a brain tumor. He was 16 years old. Since then she has worked tirelessly to raise money for an early brain tumor detection scanner. In the first year she raised £85k. She is currently organising a 5 mile trail course in Haselmere on the 21st June and would be enormously grateful if any runners could bear this in mind. For further details and registration please visit www.uniqphysique.com Thank you.

Week 1
 

Infant 6/6/14

06 June 2014

Healthy Week, 9 - 13 June
Please remember that children need to come to school in their PE kit (house t-shirt, shorts or joggers and trainers) every day next week. They will be taking part in activities related to health and fitness all week including dance and skipping workshops. Further details are in the letter which came home earlier in the week.

Book Fair, 10 - 13 June

The book fair will be running in the hall from Tuesday to Friday next week before and after school. Please do come along and have a browse – there are lots of titles to choose from and every book you buy helps to earn free books for the school. The book company (Travelling Books) also offer a web based ‘click and collect’ service at www.travellingbooks.co.uk which allows parents to choose at home, pay online and have their books delivered to the book fair. Any parent buying two books online can claim a third book free at the book fair.

Science Club cancelled, 10 June
Science Club is not running on Tuesday 10th June as Clare will be away with Year 6.

Sainsbury’s vouchers
The Sainsbury’s voucher scheme has now finished for this year so please return any vouchers you may still have by Friday 13 June.

Swimming kit (Year 2)
Please return any swimming kit your child may have borrowed as soon as possible.

Lost
Hugh Kay, Chestnut Class, came back with the wrong wellies at half-term (Mothercare, blue, size 10, unnamed). His are size 1, John Lewis blue ones, labelled Hugh Kay.

Charlotte Craigie, Hazel Class, has lost her named M&S blue quilted jacket.

Lora Stoyanova, Hazel Class, has mislaid her glasses with dark pink frames.

FOPS NEWS

Summer Fair - Sunday 8 June @ 12pm
We are looking forward to a sunny afternoon on the School Field enjoying the bouncy castle, face painting, drumming, games, ice creams, hot food, cream teas and much more. Please come along with your family and friends and join in the fun.

Don't forget to hand in all raffle tickets and money before the draw.

We will need help to set up the Fair on Friday evening (7pm - 9pm) and Saturday afternoon (3pm - 5pm). If you can spare an hour to help, we would be grateful as there's a lot to do and many hands make light work.

Thank you for your donations and support.

Year R Coffee Morning - Friday 13 June: Jo McGee is hosting a coffee morning for Year R parents at her house (21 Pewley Bank) on Friday 13 June after drop-off.

Year 1 Coffee Morning – Thursday 19 June: Suzanne Walsh will kindly host another chance for Year 1 Coffees and Catch-up on Thursday 19th after drop off at: 63 Lancaster Ave, GU1 3JR.

Job Vacancy

Are you looking to work with children on a part-time, term-time basis? A local ‘outstanding’ community pre-school has an opening for a capable manager. At least a Level 3 childcare qualification
plus relevant management experience in Early Years (or other suitable setting) required. Please contact linda.britain@btinternet.com for further details.

Menu for week beginning Monday 9 June
Mon: Salmon Pasta or Veggie Pasta Bake, Peas & Sweetcorn, Carrots; Eve’s Pudding
Tues: Chinese Chicken & Noodles or Vegetable Noodles, Mixed Vegetables, Cauliflower; Pear Semolina
Weds: Roast Gammon & Gravy or Cheese & Onion Flan, Roast Potatoes, Carrots, Broccoli; Ice Cream & Fruit Puree
Thurs: Italian Meat Balls & Rice or Mixed Bean Wrap, Sweetcorn, Sliced Green Beans; Lemon Sponge
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Jacket Potato with Cheese, Baked Beans, Peas; Jam Tart