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Infant 30 March

30 March 2012

Dear Parents,

Wow another great week of weather and at Holy Trinity Pewley Down we have certainly made the most of it.  Lots of outside learning as well as some special events.

Rosie organised the combined service to celebrate Easter at Holy Trinity Church.  This is the only time in the year when the whole school meets together in church.  It is tremendous to see nearly six hundred children singing and participating.  The theme was the Ultimate Hero – Jesus who conquered death and can take our burdens of worry and guilt.

This morning we continued the theme with a joint assembly on the downs another really moving moment with all the children fully focused and engaged.

Easter is the time we celebrate new birth and this was poignantly shown in the march of Year 2 from Pewley Down to Holy Trinity.  They had made a giant cross and covered it with prayers and messages.  This was left with their partners in year 5 who carried it up to the Downs as the centre point for our assembly.  The Year 2 then completed the journey taking it back to Pewley.

I am so pleased that HTPD is an outdoor orientated school.  The National Trust is very concerned that the nation’s children do not get outside into nature enough.  This is not the case for our children where more than 60% walk to school, up to 40% of our lessons are held outdoors, the infants go to the Wild Place on a weekly basis and the juniors have many Fluffy activities on the Downs and walking or cycling in the beautiful countryside.

I do hope you have a great Easter Holiday and that you manage to get outside with your children!  Let’s hope as well as much needed rain we also have some more lovely days.

Look forward to seeing everyone back, normal time on Monday 16th April.

Best wishes, Richard

Sport Relief

We raised £212 for Sport Relief including sale of the sweat bands, so thank you all very much for your donations.

Vacancy

We have advertised the vacancy for a Financial Manager in the Surrey Advertiser this week. If you are interested in this role, please email recruiting@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk for an application pack.

Reminders
Please have a look at home for any library or class reading books over the Easter holidays – we have a lot missing.

Also, please ensure that your child has a pair or trainers (which fit them) in their PE bag as there will be more outside PE and games in the summer term.

Lost
Tabitha Hill Price, Oak Class, has lost her (named) Mandela t-shirt.
Ben Gluyas, Walnut Class, has lost his (named) Nightingale sweatshirt.
Monty Steer-McBain, Chestnut Class, has lost his (named) Keller fleece.
Rebecca Williams, Willow Class, has lost a (named) Keller cardigan.
Caitlin Haresnape, Chestnut, has lost her complete collection of Blott erasers in a white Tupperware tub. 

Parents’ Group
Are you a single parent? Do you sometimes find it difficult to cope with the emotional and practical issues of being on your own? Do you wish you could talk to people in a similar situation? Having young kids is exhausting enough on its own but when you are a lone parent there are so many other elements in the mix making it even harder. Even with supportive friends and family around there is something comforting in talking to other people who understand the difficulties and who appreciate the challenges you face and who you can contact when other friends are with their "traditional families". It doesn't matter what your circumstances are but if you feel that you are often on your own and you want to meet people on an informal basis who are in a similar situation,contact Cecilie on email cecilierandall@yahoo.co.uk. Look forward to hearing from you!



FOPS News

 

A BIG thank you to everyone who helped with and supported the Pigracing evening on Saturday. It was good to see so many families present - we hope you all had a fun evening. We raised about £340, so thank you.

Dates for next term:

Next FOPS meeting - Monday 23rd April, 8PM in the Staff Room. We will be planning the Midsummer Bash and Summer Fair.

Friday 27th April - Phil the Bag
will be returning to Pewley, so if you have the opportunity over the holidays to turn out your cupboards, please bag up any unwanted textiles and shoes and bring them to school on that day.

Saturday 23rd June - Midsummer Bash - food, bar and live music with One-Eyed Dog - an evening just for the grownups this time.

Sunday 8th July, 12-2PM - Pewley Summer Fair.



Menu - see website.

Spanish club

If you are interested in joining El Club Espanol (Tuesdays 3.00-4.00pm at Pewley) please contact Sonia Maskell – smask_elclubespanol@hotmail.com

Charity run
Fiona Durrant (Alastair’s mum in Chestnut Class) will be running the London Marathon on Sunday 22 April.  She will be running for the charity AbleChildAfrica, which specialises in childhood disabilities in Africa.  They help to improve the lives of these children so that they can achieve their full potential and participate in the world around them.  If you would like to sponsor her, please go to her justgiving page: http://www.justgiving.com/fiona-durrant1.  Thank you. 

Going for Gold - Family concert at Guildford Spectrum

Special Offer: All tickets only £5!  Please ring the Box Office on 01483 444777 and quote SCHOOLS. On your marks, Get Set, Go!  Grab your sports gear and jog down to the starting line at Guildford Spectrum on Sunday 15 April at 2.30pm for a musical marathon with the finely tuned athletes of the Guildford Philharmonic. This fantastic family concert takes place at the end of the Easter holidays and is suitable for all ages.  For more information visit the website: www.guildford.gov.uk/goingforgold  or call 01483 444666.

NEWS: Jazz It Up Ceramics will be hosting a drop-in pottery painting parties at the New Contemporary Mummas and Beans coffee shop in Godalming (Queen Street on 11th April, from 11am -2pm  all welcome… ages 0-99!! This is a fantastic chance to get creative and have some fun for a couple of hour. There will be an exciting range of pottery pieces to choose from easter goodies - plates - mugs - money boxes the list go on. Or if you can't make this date but still fancy getting creative why not give us a call an we can arrange a Hamper to bring the party to you. Any questions please call 07976 647507.

Junior 30 March

30 March 2012

Dear Parents,

Wow another great week of weather and at Holy Trinity Pewley Down we have certainly made the most of it.  Lots of outside learning as well as some special events.

Rosie organised the combined service to celebrate Easter at Holy Trinity Church.  This is the only time in the year when the whole school meets together in church.  It is tremendous to see nearly six hundred children singing and participating.  The theme was the Ultimate Hero – Jesus who conquered death and can take our burdens of worry and guilt.

This morning we continued the theme with a joint assembly on the downs another really moving moment with all the children fully focused and engaged.

Easter is the time we celebrate new birth and this was poignantly shown in the march of Year 2 from Pewley Down to Holy Trinity.  They had made a giant cross and covered it with prayers and messages.  This was left with their partners in year 5 who carried it up to the Downs as the centre point for our assembly.  The Year 2 then completed the journey taking it back to Pewley.

I am so pleased that HTPD is an outdoor orientated school.  The National Trust is very concerned that the nation’s children do not get outside into nature enough.  This is not the case for our children where more than 60% walk to school, up to 40% of our lessons are held outdoors, the infants go to the Wild Place on a weekly basis and the juniors have many Fluffy activities on the Downs and walking or cycling in the beautiful countryside.

I do hope you have a great Easter Holiday and that you manage to get outside with your children!  Let’s hope as well as much needed rain we also have some more lovely days.

Look forward to seeing everyone back, normal time on Monday 16th April.

Best wishes, Richard

Summer 2012 Clubs

Please see website (click here). We have tried to offer variety of clubs across many areas and age groups. With the advanced recorders club, if any year 5 child enjoyed and thrived playing the clarinet,  please come and join the year 6 recorder players who will pass on the baton! We would really welcome any helpers for our cricket club which is always well attended.  Please could you let Henry know if you are interested.

Tag Rugby

We really enjoyed a lovely match vs. Queen Eleanor's to end our Spring term.  It was a well contested match with lots of play both ways and ended with a win for HT 17 -13.  Well done to all those involved.

Sainsburys & Tesco Vouchers

We are collecting these and there are collection boxes in reception. Please save them over the Easter holidays as they can be used for new school sports equipment. Please can you make sure that the vouchers are in school by the 20th of May. Thank you

Vacancy

We have advertised the vacancy for a Financial Manager in the Surrey Advertiser this week. If you are interested in this role, please email recruiting@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk for an application pack.

Payments for Brenscombe/Preston Montford

A little reminder that these are due. Thank you.

Packed school Lunches

We will be starting packed lunches at school from the 23rd of April. We will be offering various filled sandwiches; a drink; a biscuit or cake; a fruit or vegetable sticks. Please let the kitchen know in writing if you prefer your child to have a hot dinner. Thank you. 

Opportunity to audition to sing for the Queen on June 5th at St Paul's Cathedral.

Will Todd has written a new anthem which is being performed at the Thanksgiving Service at St Paul's Cathedral on June 5th live on TV in front of HRH the Queen. There is a nationwide search to form a children's choir of 10 -13 year olds. If your child would like to take part in the audition they need to apply via the website www.diamondchoir.co.uk, by mid day weds 4th April. There’s a couple of youtube films about it and it will be on newsround later this week. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuHYbG68feg, http://www.stpauls.co.uk/View-St-Pauls-Videos

Lost:

Named Keller sweatshirt, belonging to Theo Brown. If you have seen it – please can you return it to the office? Thank you.

Xander (Wiles 5H) has lost his light blue swimming bag from Fluffy Friday. It contains a towel, swimming trunks, goggles and possibly some leftover lunch! It should have his name on the front but the words may have faded a little.

Navy (Mandela) HT jumper labelled ‘Richardson’. Please return to Orsalene (6SM) please. Thank you.

Emma Keiller's (4N) has mislaid her named, Nightingale cardigan. If you find it please let her know. Thank you.

Lunch Menu - see website

Opportunity for boy singers - Holy Trinity Church, Guildford will be holding an 'open' choir practice for potential new boys on Thursday 3rd May from 6.30 - 7.30pm. This is an opportunity for boys and parents to come along to find out more about belonging to this famous choir and for boys to take part.

After school Ballet club for girls aged 7 – 10, every Friday, starting on the 20th of April, 3:20pm to 4:20pm in the Hall. £60 for 10 weeks. To book a place please contact Kate Webster 07825368737 / kate@tiptoesandtutus.co.uk

Young Suzuki string players from Surrey and Belgium join forces to present a concert in aid of ‘Tom’s Trust’. Programme will include music by Bach, Shostakovitch, Brahms, Dvorak and Pachelbel. Tom ap Rhys Pryce, was Suzuki trained and won an exhibition to Marlborough College where he played in both the chamber and school orchestras.Tom was robbed and killed on 12th January 2006 as he walked home from Kensal Green underground station. Tom’s parents, his fiancĂ©e and Linklaters LLP have established a registered charity (in the form of a trust) as a lasting memorial to Tom, the aim of which is to provide opportunities to disadvantaged children and young people in London. To apply for tickets please phone The Menuhin Hall or go on-line. Saturday 14th April 2012 at 7pm. The Menuhin Hall, Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey KT11 3QQ. TICKETS: £10 (under 16: £8). Please note the early start time of this performance Tickets sold on behalf of Tom’s Trust See www.tomstrust.com

An Easter-themed fancy dress family fun run and Easter Egg hunt is taking place at the Merry Harriers, Hambledon, on Sunday 8th April from 11am. It will be a four-mile circuit, featuring part of the Greensand Way - a 108 mile footpath that Claire Turner will be running later this year with 3 friends to raise money for the Tanzania 2012 expedition. All you'll need is good footwear, weather-appropriate clothing and optional Easter-themed fancy dress. Entry is by donation, and everyone is welcome to run or walk the trail. Afterwards all are invited to the Merry Harriers for refreshment from 12.30pm onwards, and there will be a raffle taking place to raise money for the Tanzania 2012 expedition – a joint Scout and Guide expedition taking 32 young people and 7 leaders to Itete, Tanzania, where they will be working on a much-needed medical centre. To confirm your place please email GreensandWay@gmail.com or just turn up on the day. For donations please visit www.charitygiving.co.uk/GreensandWay2012 and to keep up with the group’s training escapades, visit http://GreensandWay2012.blogspot.com/ or follow @GreensandWay on Twitter.

Jazz It Up Ceramics will be hosting a drop-in pottery painting parties at the New Contemporary Mummas and Beans coffee shop in Godamling (Queen Street on 11th April, from 11am -2pm all welcome… ages 0-99!! This is a fantastic chance to get creative and have some fun for a couple of hour. There will be an exciting range of pottery pieces to choose from easter goodies - plates - mugs - money boxes the list go on..Or if you can't make this date but still fancy getting creative why not give us a call an we can arrange a Hamper to bring the party to you. Any questions please call 07976 647507

The Parenting Puzzle – How to get the best out of family life. A 10 week evening programme this Summer term of discussion and support covering key parenting issues. The course has been run successfully at this and other local schools and is an encouragement for anyone involved in parenting. Wednesday evenings 7:00pm-9:00pm at St.Bede’s School - Starts 2nd May 2012 with a pre-course Taster session. Refreshments provided. Everyone welcome, dads included! Contact: Alenka Miles 07726 148843; Tania Parslow 07790 457482. E-mails: alenkamiles@btinternet.com ; t.parslow@virgin.net

Infant 16 March

16 March 2012

Dear Parents

You should have received a questionnaire today asking for your views on various aspects of school life. I do hope that you will take a few minutes to fill it in and return it to either of the schools. It so important we know the views and opinions of the people most involved with school life. We have already asked the children for their opinions about the school.

There are two types of question some are those which Ofsted use during an inspection, others are more specific to our school. Both will help us to understand how you are feeling and will give us some pointers about how we need to develop the school.

This information is only for our use and will not be shared with other authorities. I hope you will write what you really think and be specific about areas and aspects of HTPD that we could improve. It is important that we also know about the areas that you are really happy with. Please feel free to use the free writing section at the end either to develop any answer further or to raise a new subject.

Our Teaching Assistants at both sites had a training day together this week. They had training on different activities that develop the use of fine and gross motor skills. These exercises and techniques help to strengthen children’s muscles so they have the dexterity and coordination to improve their skills in sports, writing and many other activities. We greatly value the important role our committed and professional teaching assistants play in the education of your children.

Trips and special days are an integral part of your children’s educational experience at HTPD and really add value to their learning.

Year 6 had a fantastic visit to the Natural History Museum on Wednesday, a beautiful building in itself but also so full of incredible exhibits and information – every year, the children are amazed by the size of the Blue Whale!

Year 2 have been to New York this week (after they managed to get through the very rigorous passport control) as part of their Round the World topic – a good old American breakfast of bagels was a highlight.  

Year 3 went back in time to Ancient Greece yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed a truly creative day; they all looked fantastic dressed up in a stunning array of Chitons! 

Make sure you have a look at the web site to see the pictures!

Best wishes
Helen, Nicola and Debbie

Curriculum Trails, 20-22 March, 9.15-10.15am
Don’t forget the maths curriculum trails next week (Tuesday – Year R, Wednesday – Year 1, Thursday – Year 2).  If you aren't able to come in please let your class teacher know or arrange for another parent to work with your child.

Sport Relief & Fluffy Friday, 23 March
A reminder that all children should come to school next Friday in their favourite sporting outfit for the fluffy activities.  Please send your child in with a donation if you would like to contribute towards our Sport Relief collection.

Teacher-led clubs
Next week (19-23 March) will be the last week for teacher-led clubs this term – Drama, Binca, Lego, Science and Cartoon Drawing. 

Easter Church Service, Thursday 29 March
All children (infants and juniors) will be attending the Easter Service at Holy Trinity Church on the 29th.  If anyone is able to help walk the children down to the church please let your child’s teacher know.  Unfortunately, there will not be space in the church for parents to attend the service itself.


FOPS News

Pewley Pigracing - Saturday 24 March 5-8 PM - There is still time to buy your tickets for this fun family event. Fish and chip orders must be placed by Monday 19th at the latest. Tickets without a food order will be available throughout next week.

SPONSORS - we are still looking for sponsors for the pig races. A donation of £20 will allow you to have a pigrace named in your honour!! It would greatly help our fundraising effort if we could cover the costs in advance so if you are unable to come on the night itself, please think whether you could help in this way and let Louise know (louise.keiller@gmx.com).

Last playground cake sale of the year (ice lollies after Easter!) will be on Friday 23rd and will be run by Willow Class.

Northbrook Gift Wrap - Would you like to help with fundraising for the school?  This is a well-run fundraiser that is done each year in Oct/Nov.  We would like to have a volunteer to coordinate it.  It takes only a few hours to enter the orders online and one afternoon to sort the items ordered when they arrive.  If you're interested, please speak to Louise Keiller or Kimberly Smith (ayejsmith@yahoo.com).


Ballet Club
The re-scheduled ballet class will take place on Thursday 22 March.  You are warmly invited to an end of term performance on Friday 23 March at 3:30pm in the School Hall.

Parents’ Group
Are you a single parent? Do you sometimes find it difficult to cope with the emotional and practical issues of being on your own? Do you wish you could talk to people in a similar situation? Having young kids is exhausting enough on its own but when you are a lone parent there are so many other elements in the mix making it even harder. Even with supportive friends and family around there is something comforting in talking to other people who understand the difficulties and who appreciate the challenges you face and who you can contact when other friends are with their "traditional families". It doesn't matter what your circumstances are but if you feel that you are often on your own and you want to meet people on an informal basis who are in a similar situation,contact Cecilie on email cecilierandall@yahoo.co.uk. Look forward to hearing from you

Menu - click here

Guildford Spring Music Festival, 18-24 March 2012
GSMF is offering a whole week of exciting and varied concerts at easily affordable prices and without the need to travel out of Guildford.  Every concert will feature local performers both amateur and professional. Most concerts take place at the Electric Theatre with a few in the Guildhall and the Organ Series at local churches. Ticket prices: Lunchtime £8 (£4 concessions); Evening £14 (£7 concessions).  Multiple booking discount.  For further details go to: www.gsmf.org.uk. A number of the performers are either past pupils or parents of pupils at Holy Trinity Pewley Down: Jonathan Hennessey Brown, Suzanne Evans and Emma Blanco of the Santiago String Quartet,  Will Todd and Jonathan Veira,

Art Classes will be running at the Spike, Guildford, for 7 -12 year olds on Saturday mornings from 21 April at 10am.  1 and 2 hour classes available for the whole term from £10 per hour, and 2-Hour Drop-In classes available from £22. Watercolours, Pastels, Chalks & Charcoal & Printing for cards & T-shirts at the end of term.  For an itinerary, booking form or more info phone Becca Clegg (mother of Georgia in 4N & Issie in Willow) (01483) 870127, text 07796 780042 or e-mail becca.clegg@ntlworld.com . Class size strictly limited to 12.

Junior 16 March

16 March 2012

Dear Parents

You should have received a questionnaire today asking for your views on various aspects of school life. I do hope that you will take a few minutes to fill it in and return it to either of the schools. It is so important we know the views and opinions of the people most involved with school life. We have already asked the children for their opinions about the school.

There are two types of question some are those which Ofsted use during an inspection, others are more specific to our school. Both will help us to understand how you are feeling and will give us some pointers about how we need to develop the school.

This information is only for our use and will not be shared with other authorities. I hope you will write what you really think and be specific about areas and aspects of HTPD that we could improve. It is important that we also know about the areas that you are really happy with. Please feel free to use the free writing section at the end either to develop any answer further or to raise a new subject.

Our Teaching Assistants at both sites had a training day together this week. They had training on different activities that develop the use of fine and gross motor skills. These exercises and techniques help to strengthen children’s muscles so they have the dexterity and coordination to improve their skills in sports, writing and many other activities. We greatly value the important role our committed and professional teaching assistants play in the education of your children.  

Trips and special days are an integral part of your children’s educational experience at HTPD and really add value to their learning.

Year 6 had a fantastic visit to the Natural History Museum on Wednesday, a beautiful building in itself but also so full of incredible exhibits and information – every year, the children are amazed by the size of the Blue Whale!

Year 2 have been to New York this week (after they managed to get through the very rigorous passport control) as part of their Round the World topic – a good old American breakfast of bagels was a highlight.  

Year 3 went back in time to Ancient Greece yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed a truly creative day; they all looked fantastic dressed up in a stunning array of Chitons!  

Make sure you have a look at the web site to see the pictures!

Best wishes
Helen, Nicola and Debbie

Dates for the diary
Thursday 22nd March - Year 4 Bentley Copse Meeting 7pm
Friday 23rd - FLUFFY Friday, please bring £1 and wear Mufti.

Book Week:

A Book Fair will be running in the morning and after school throughout the week.

Monday - Year 5&6 have a speaker coming in – Miles Evans a Sports journalist.

Tuesday - A television Producer is coming in to school for Year 3&4.

Wednesday Lunchtime - As part of Book week, we are having the GREAT BOOK SWAP! 21st of March at lunchtime in the Library. Bring in a book from home that you no longer want exchange yours for another book and get entered into a raffle to win a £10 book voucher.

Thursday - “Where’s Wally” day including book mark making. 

Simon Mayo will be in school on Thursday to talk to Year 5&6, and will be signing his new book for anyone who wishes to purchase one (£8.99).

Music Festival - Please note that there is no restriction on the amount of tickets you can purchase for this event.

Orchestra and Clare's recorder group - There pupils are going on Tuesday 20th March to Northmead for a rehearsal for the Music Festival leaving school at 9am and returning by lunchtime. Thank you to all parents who have offered help with lifts - very much appreciated.

Tag Rugby - We had two lovely matches in yesterday's sunshine at St. Joseph's. The Year 5 match was a very closely contested game ending in a 6- 6 draw and the Year 6 team won 11 - 5 with a great display of teamwork. Well done to everyone involved.

Netball - We also played St. Joseph's this week at netball in some High 5 matches. 

The Year 5 team won 14 - 1 and the Year 6's won 11 - 0. The girls all showed great versatility moving positions every quarter with some great shooting!

Good luck to the two Year 6 teams playing in the Tormead tournament tomorrow morning.

Sport Relief

As I am sure everyone will know it is Sport Relief next week with lots of fantastic things going on all around the UK. We would like to do our special bit so next week during your child’s usual PE lesson all the children in the school (and a few adults!) will be completing their own mile. Please can the children bring in any sports clothes that represent their favourite sport so that they can wear them during their mile on their PE day.  We would also like to ask you if you could kindly make a small donation that we could send to Sport Relief to boost the pot, thanks.

Read-a-thon – Journals are needed all week – 1m per page. Funds are to be divided between school reading projects and Sports Relief!

Sainsburys & Tesco Vouchers

We are collecting these and there are collection boxes in reception. They can be used for new school sports equipment.
 


HTSC News

Quiz Night - tonight 8pm - tickets available on the door
HTSC Meeting - 20th March 8pm, HT Staff Room
 


HTPD Kayak Club for Years 4, 5 and 6  - Kayak Club will be starting up again on Thursdays after Easter, for the 6 weeks beginning Thursday the 19th April.  If your child would like to join please could you let me know by email.  There are only 18 places which will be offered to Year 6, 5 then 4 on a first come first serve basis.

Wey Kayak Club and myself willingly put a lot of time and effort into the club and we ask, that once committed, they see the course through (as others are unable to join and fill their place after the 2nd week in) and there is always a waiting list.  It is helpful to do a little background into the sport if your child is not sure about it before they "plunge" in.  And yes- they will actually get wet at some point during the course!  They do not however need to be able to swim as we wear buoyancy aids on the water. Parents are responsible for lifts to and from the club in Riverside Road, Bellfields.  In previous courses parents have arranged lift clubs amongst themselves. We start at 3.45 and pick up is 5.15. The cost of the course is around £40 per child. Tracey Dowse, HTPD Kayak Club traceyd@holytrinity.surrey.schuk

Art Classes – We are resuming the Art Club with Elena Andreva on the 16th April (3.30 – 5.00 p.m.)   The children who attended before, and new ones, are welcome. To book a place please contact Elena on 01483 560385. The cost is £100 for 10 sessions.

Art Classes will also be running at the Spike, Guildford, for 7 -12 year olds on Saturday mornings from 21st  April at 10am.  1 and 2 hour classes available for the whole term from £10 per hour, and 2-Hour Drop-In classes available from £22. Watercolours, Pastels, Chalks & Charcoal & Printing for cards & T-shirts at the end of term.  For an itinerary, booking form or more information please phone Becca Clegg (mother of Georgia in 4N & Issie in Willow) (01483) 870127, text 07796 780042 or e-mail becca.clegg@ntlworld.com . Class size strictly limited to 12.

Lost:

Poppy Isaacs (3G) has lost her named, Shackleton (green) sweatshirt. It has been missing since before Half Term. Would you please check your own uniform just in case it has been swapped? Thank you.

Leo Williams lost his unnamed blue Speedo goggles at 3MG swimming on Wednesday. If you have found them please could you send them into 3MG? Thank you.

Isabella Foreman in 4N has mislaid her PE kit (all named). If found, please bring the items to the Office. Thank you.

Wanted: Old trainers – we have a mum who is involved in making an Olympic sculpture out of old trainers that will be bronzed. Please bring them into the office. Thank you.

Lunch Menu Week 3

Junior Newsletter 2 March

02 March 2012

Dear Parents,

Parent consultation week always allow us a moment of reflection; to look back at where the children started the year, celebrate where they are now and look forward to their future achievements. It has been great to see so many of you on the Holy Trinity site this week and we look forward to next week at Pewley. For those of you who took up the opportunity to join one of Geraldine's book clinics, we hope you found this useful. I'm sure you'll agree that Geraldine is truly the fount of all knowledge on children’s fiction! She will be running some more sessions on the infant site next week during parent evenings, so please do pop along to pose any questions you may have about choosing the right book for your child.

Finally we wish Richard a speedy recovery over the next two weeks as he recuperates from a planned operation. As ever we will be available to answer any queries you may have during this time.

Best wishes,
Nicola, Helen and Debbie


Dates for the diary
Year 4 Drinks - Thursday 8th March - The Albany from 8pm
Year 5 Drinks - Tuesday 13th March - Rogues 8-8.30pm
Year 6 Drinks - Wednesday 14th March  - Rogues from 8pm
HTSC Quiz Night - Friday 16th March at 8pm
Summer Fair - Friday 22nd June

Journey with Jesus
Tuesday, 3rd April - Good Friday 6th April - DROP IN - 9am-8pm - JOURNEY WITH JESUS: Interactive Stations of the Cross (for all ages), created by Christ Church family. Children welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

Public Speaking
We will be having a House Public Speaking event on Wednesday 21st March. As this is during book week, the topic will be authors, books and reading. For those who would like to enter, we are asking children to prepare a short talk (1 -2 minutes) about something they feel passionate about with regard to books, reading and/or authors.

Children will be performing their speech to their House during House Assembly on Thursday 8th March, with one speaker for each House presenting their speech to the whole school on Wednesday 21st March.

Guildford Grooves
Our Guildford Groovers did us proud with their wonderful dance at the Ivy Theatre on Tuesday evening.
Well done to everyone involved, their confidence was amazing!
 
Football
Lots and lots of football this week with two teams playing at Bushy Hill with St. Joseph's and both Years 5 and 6 playing at Queen Eleanor's in the preliminary rounds of the outdoor competition.  Both Years 5 and 6 have made it through to the cup finals so great football all round.
Good luck to the girls who play on Friday.
 
Netball
Two Year 5 teams played some fantastic netball yesterday to notch up wins against Queen Eleanor's;
4 -1 and 8 -1.
Good luck to the Year 6 teams playing in the Holy Trinity Cupcake Tournament on Saturday.

Sportshall Athletics
Congratulations to all of our 41 athletes who took part in the qualifying event for Sportshall Athletics.
It is always fast and furious and tremendous fun. Holy Trinity won the event and go through to the County Finals on Tuesday.
 
A big thank you to all of the parents and helpers who assist with transport and help with yummy post match teas.


HTSC News

HTSC Quiz Night Friday March 16th at 8pm
Can you name the Captain of the Titanic? What is the highest mountain in Europe? Who won x-factor? Who directed Inception? Pit your wits against Michael Tame (Geraldine's husband) who has put together one of his famous quizzes and come and outsmart the mightiest brains in Guildford, or just come along for a bit of fun, there are themes for everyone. The format is bring your own food, and there will be a bar where you can buy beer, wine, soft drinks and nibbles. £5 a head, teams of 8 - invite your friends and family, tickets on sale in the office from Monday.

Dates for the diary
Year 4 Drinks    Thursday 8th March – The Albany from 8pm
Year 6 Drinks    Wednesday 14th March - Rogues from 8pm
Summer Fair     Friday 22nd June


Lost:
Claire Healey’s (5H) named, navy school jumper with purple (Mandela) coloured new logo.  Could parents please check to see if it was picked up by mistake? 
A purple Microlight Scooter which went astray a long time ago but is still very much missed.
A lady’s silver ring with purple stone – lost on Wednesday, 29th February on the school premises.
Adam Buckley (5R) has lost his school clarinet. It's possible it has been mixed up with others (as there are so many looking the same). If you have a clarinet with 101 as the last 3 digits of the number on the side of the case, can you please bring it to the office?  Thank you.
Mallie Waterfield (5H) has lost her named, navy blue joggers.
 

Infant Newsletter 2 March

02 March 2012

Dear Parents,

Parent consultation week always allows us a moment of reflection; to look back at where the children started the year, celebrate where they are now and look forward to their future achievements.  It has been great to see so many of you on the Holy Trinity site this week and we look forward to next week at Pewley.  For those of you who took up the opportunity to join one of Geraldine's book clinics, we hope you found this useful.  I'm sure you'll agree that Geraldine is truly the fount of all knowledge on children’s fiction!  She will be running some more sessions on the infant site next week during parent evenings, so please do pop along to pose any questions you may have about choosing the right book for your child. 

Finally we wish Richard a speedy recovery over the next two weeks as he recuperates from a planned operation.  As ever we will be available to answer any queries you may have during this time.

Best wishes,
Nicola, Helen and Debbie

Parent consultations, Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 March
At your given time, please go to the locations listed below for your appointment.  Children’s work will be available for you to see in the classroom during the evening sessions and in the library during the afternoon sessions. In order to make the appointments run as smoothly as possible, please try to keep to time and we will do our best as well!

Year R   Afternoon Evening
6 March Sian
Emily
Richard's Office
Star Room
Computer Suite - between Yr R Classes
7 March Sian
Emily

Richard's Office
Computer Suite - between Yr R Classes
Star Room
Year 1      
6 March Sarah
Sheena
PPA Room - via Staff Room
Computer Suite - between Yr 1 Classes
PPA Room - via Staff Room
7 March Sarah
Sheena

PPA Room - via Staff Room
PPA Room - via Staff Room
Computer Suite - between Yr 1 Classes
Year 2      
6 March Rosie
Thabo
  Chestnut Classroom
Walnut Classrom
7 March Rosie
Thabo
Staff Room
Medical Room
Chestnut Classroom after 3pm
Walnut Class after 3pm
Star Room      
6 & 7 March Hayley Star Room - Lower Floor Star Room
 
Teacher-led clubs
Don’t forget that there will be no teacher-led clubs (Drama, Binca, Lego, Science and Cartoon Drawing) next week owing to the parent consultation evenings.
 
Scholastic Book Fair
A reminder that the Book Fair will be in the hall after school from Monday to Thursday next week. It will also be open during the parents’ evenings on 6 and 7 March. Please come along and have a browse; the school receives books as commission on all sales.
 
Unusual reading competition
Thank you for sending in your entries for the ‘unusual reading’ competition. The winners are: Erin Gruenberg and Anna Glynn-Jones from Year R; Rebecca Healey and Milo Derham from Year 1; Meg Miller and Katie Keiller from Year 2. All the entrants and the School Council went down to Waterstones on Wednesday for a special story-time session as a treat.
 

 
FOPS News
 
Saturday 24th March – Pig racing and fish and chip supper. Please look out for a flyer in book bags today. Tickets will go on sale next week. We hope this will be a fun social/fundraising early evening event for all the family so book your tickets early to avoid disappointment! Ham-Shire Pigs (who will be organising the evening) will be running a tote betting system for the pig racing. It would really help our fundraising effort if we had sponsors for the 6 races of the evening. We are looking for  6 sponsors to stump up £20 each as this would go a long way towards covering the expenses of the evening, so whether you would like to have a Pig Race named in your honour (!!) or be an anonymous benefactor, please let Louise know (louise.keiller@gmx.com) and help the evening off to a flying start ! Thank you. We look forward to seeing lots of you there.

Next playground cake sale will be on Friday 9th March and will be run by Walnut class.


Sport Relief
This year we will be selling wrist bands in aidof Sport Relief. They will be available in the office from Monday 5 March at a cost of £1.50. Our next Fluffy day on Friday 23 March will have a sporty theme at Pewley, so start getting ready and come and buy your wrist bands now.

Scooter rack 
You may already have noticed that our scooter racks have finally arrived and are located at the front of the car park, so scooters can now be parked there during the day.

Oxford website
We have been made aware of a really useful new website for parents: www.oxfordowl.co.uk which is an excellent resource with great e-books and activities plus a section on maths.

Lost
Elias Savage, Beech Class, has lost a blue mini micro scooter which may have been collected in error. It was left by the hedge (near the front gate) early this week. It had the back brake missing and a crack in the plastic on the front.
Found
A set of keys was found earlier this week on the back playground.  The keys are on an ‘Amaroni’s’ keyring.

Menu - see Lunch Menu link

Positive Steps Children’s Day Nursery 

We are a new purpose built state of the art Nursery in central Guildford (in Cross Lanes, off London Road, near Guildford High School). Please do come to our Open Day on Saturday 3 March 2012, drop in any time between 10 am and 2 pm (no need to book) or do not hesitate to contact us on (01483) 569112 to arrange a personal Show Round during the week.  www.positivestepsnurseries.co.uk

Forthcoming Events by Ali McClure
Making it Better for Boys – Understanding Boys (for primary professionals and parents) 
Chobham, Wednesday 14 March 2012, 4-7pm
Making it Better for Boys – Understanding Boys (for parents)
David Lloyd Club, Woking, Wednesday 7 March 2012, 8pm
Behaviour Consequences and Discipline (for parents)
David Lloyd Club, Woking, Tuesday 27 March 2012, 8pm
alimcclure@hotmail.com for more information