Infant 20/3/15

20 March 2015

Dear Parents,

I’m sitting writing this at 1.45 with beautiful blue skies – such a shame it wasn’t like this four hours ago. My son Ollie in Leicester just texted to say the eclipse was amazing. I guess most of you will have had the cloudy experience we had. However at both schools we made the very best of the weather and gave the children the full HTPD eclipse experience. At Holy Trinity and Pewley Down we had children acting as the Moon, Sun and Earth and noting the point where the moon blocked the sun’s rays. Then we went outside and experienced the huge temperature drop and the light becoming like twilight. Yesterday, led by parent Liz Pomeroy, over a hundred juniors made pinhole cameras and were poised to use them this morning. However they were thwarted by the clouds. I have just tried one out in the bright sun and it works well you just need to get the angle correct. So it ended up a successful time, followed by a great fluffy Friday.

The different activities were tremendous and I do hope your child enjoyed their day. At PD there was: Walk On The Downs, Hockey, Rugby, Easter Craft, Making Easter Eggs, Construction, iPods, Pond Dipping and Gardening. At HT there was: Dens On the Downs, K-Nexions (construction), Bike Skills, Hockey, Behind The Scenes At the Yvonne Arnaud, 3 Course Meal, Marvelous Monet (and Klint), Easter Egg Hunt Around Guildford, Easter Crafts, Movie Maker, Reg Dolls, Creative Writing, ManiPedi, Pewley Playmates, Wacky Web Pages, Football, Journalism, Zumba and Eclipse (including a visit to the Astronomy Department at the University.

So lots of possibilities and the greatest part of the day is when we get to share with each other our results. I hope to get two fluffy Fridays into next term so more children will, get more opportunities.

I do hope you have a great weekend and enjoy the sun!! (grrr)

With best wishes,
Richard


Fluffy Friday

Despite the cloudy conditions all the children enjoyed experiencing their first near-total eclipse. They noticed how cold and gloomy it became when the moon blocked the sun and we watched the live webcam too. This proved a super start to our Spring Equinox Fluffy where the children joined in and made new friends taking part in a range of activities including Tag Rugby, Easter Craft, Garden Fun and Construction. Thank you especially to our parent helpers – we couldn’t do it without you.

PUPS+ Easter Holiday play scheme
This is to confirm that PUPS+ will now run from Monday 30 March to Thursday 2 April inclusive. There are still a few spaces so please book as soon as possible.

Year R visit to Notcutts garden centre, Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 March

Hazel Class will be visiting the garden centre on Monday and Willow Class on Tuesday. Please return your permission slip and payment (£5) on Monday morning if you have not already done so.

Easter Egg Tombola, Monday 23 March

The residents of Addison Court are kindly holding an Easter Egg Tombola (3 tickets for £1) in the playground after school on Monday to raise money for Shooting Star Chase, the children’s hospice. If you miss it they will also be holding an Easter Egg tombola at Holy Trinity on Tuesday 24th.

End of term Easter Service, Wednesday 25 March
We will be walking down to Holy Trinity Church on Wednesday afternoon for the Easter Service at 1.30pm. If you are available to help walk the children to and from the church, please let your child’s class teacher know. At the end of the service we will be walking back to Pewley for the usual end of the school day. With the whole school attending the service, there will unfortunately be very limited space to stay and watch.

Ballet Club, Thursday 26 March

The Ballet Club will be putting on a show next Thursday at 3:30pm for parents of children who attend the club.

School closes for the Easter holidays at 1.30 pm next Friday 27 March and re-opens on Monday 13 April.

Lost
• Tilly Shenton, Beech Class, has lost her Mandela fleece, named in pink ink.
• Stefan Lawson Foia, Oak Class, has lost his entire PE kit including the bag.
• Mylo Blackley, Hazel Class, has lost his Shackleton sweatshirt (named).
Found
Baby girl and baby boy dolls – left behind at parent consultation evenings and still unclaimed.

FOPS

Bake ‘n’ Stroll - This Sunday @2pm
We are looking forward to our treasure hunt on the Downs and Bake Off competition this Sunday. If you haven’t already bought a ticket and would like to join us, you can pay on the gate on Sunday. Family tickets are £5. The Stroll starts from the School Playground at 2pm. Follow our treasure map, collect all the stamps and win a medal. Then join us for refreshments in the School Hall and the eagerly anticipated results of our Bake Off competition. We can’t wait to see what you will create in the kitchen. All entries for the Bake Off must be brought to the School Hall between 1pm and 1.45pm on Sunday. See you there!

Phil the Bag - 22 April 2015
Here’s advance notice that we will be holding a Phil the Bag collection on 22 April 2015. The school gets paid for every kilo of clothing, shoes, textiles etc that we collect. So if you are clearing out your wardrobes this Easter, bag it and bring it in on 22 April. Please note that clothes must be in a wearable condition.

SAVE THE DATE - 6 June 2015
We're planning a Summer Ball. More details to follow.

Lost
• Tilly Shenton, Beech Class, has lost her Mandela fleece, named in pink ink.
• Stefan Lawson Foia, Oak Class, has lost his entire PE kit including the bag.
• Mylo Blackley, Hazel Class, has lost his Shackleton sweatshirt (named).
Found
Baby girl and baby boy dolls – left behind at parent consultation evenings and still unclaimed.

101 Dalmatians

Come to the Electric theatre this Easter holidays for a production of The One Hundred and One Dalmatians. 9th to 11th April at 3.30 and 7.30. Tickets from only £8.50. Free face painting in White Lion Walk this Saturday to promote the show. Come along and see us there


Menu for week beginning Monday 23 March
Mon: Salmon Crumble Bake or Lentil & Tomato Stew, Pasta; Iced Orange Sponge
Tues: Sausage or Quorn Sausage Volcano, Mashed Potato; Jam Tart & Custard
Weds: Steamed Gammon or Cauliflower & Leek Bake, Roast Potatoes; Jelly & Fresh Fruit
Thurs: Fish Fingers or Vegetable Lasagne, Chips; Apricot Flapjack
Fri: Easter Party packed lunch
Available daily: A selection of seasonal vegetables, salads and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.