• School finishes on Wednesday 17 October (12 at PD, 12.15 at HT). We start back on Monday 29 October

HTPD 24/3/17

24 March 2017

Dear parents

I had the pleasure of accompanying Year 6 to Wintershall this week. This is an estate just outside Bramley where the owners have used sculptures to depict the journey of Jesus to the cross. It was a beautiful spring morning, and the beautiful grounds, the glorious daffodils and the bright, blue skies provided a stunning contrast to the sadness of our reflections. The children were very thoughtful and considered Jesus’ sacrifice and silent humility with deep respect. They also experienced “heaven in the moment” as their mood changed to the hope of the resurrection as they ran across the grassy field at the top of the hill. “Christ is risen!” really did seem to bring light and joy to their mood. Light in the darkness has been our prayer this week and this seems particularly apt given the recent events in our capital city.

To continue with this Easter theme, next Monday will be our annual “Pause Day”. All the year group teams have planned age-appropriate, creative activities to help all of the children take some time to stop and think. With themes such as forgiveness, love, serving others and celebration, it is sure to be a great day. We are also grateful to Guildford Baptist Church, Emmaus Road Church and Christ Church for helping at both sites and imaginatively bringing the Easter story to life.

Next Tuesday the whole school will gather at Holy Trinity Church to celebrate Easter, as well as to mark the end of term. We would appreciate helpers to walk the children to the church and back – and there may be some standing room for parents during the service, although all seven year groups together is a tight squeeze. We will be leaving from both sites just after 9am.

Thank you to everyone for their generosity in supporting this year’s Red Nose Day! We’ve had a fun day of silly costumes, plenty of red noses…as well as the outpouring of talent in our talent shows at both sites, in classes, year groups and in front of the whole school. What talented children!

With best wishes
Clare

INFANT & JUNIOR

School closes for the Easter holiday on Friday 31 March (1.30pm at Pewley Down, 1.45pm at Holy Trinity). The Summer Term begins on Tuesday 18 April.

HTPD Prayer Group, Monday 27 March
The prayer group will be meeting during Pause Day on Monday 27th at Suzie Speed’s house at 11.00am. Younger children welcome, contact Suzie on 07780 677151 for the address.

Vacancy: Catering Assistant, Pewley Down School, Guildford – immediate start
Harrison’s Catering are looking for a Catering Assistant to join the catering team at Pewley Down. The job includes assisting with the preparation of our fresh food offer and with serving customers, as well as with washing up and cleaning. The ideal candidate will not need any previous experience working in a busy catering environment, but must be able to work as part of a team. You will be rewarded with a competitive salary for working 20 hours per week (4 hours a day), term time only. If you are interested and would like to apply for this role, please email your CV and covering letter to Paul at paul.thorne@harrisoncatering.co.uk.  

INFANT

Holy Trinity Church Service, Tuesday 28 March, 9.30am
Please let your child’s teacher know if you are able to help walk the children to and from Holy Trinity Church on Tuesday morning.

Teacher-led clubs
A reminder that the teacher-led clubs have now finished for this term.

Ballet Club Show, Thursday 30 March
Parents are invited to the Ballet show next Thursday at 3:30pm.

Please settle accounts – financial year end
Our financial year end is fast approaching. We would like to have all accounts (swimming, trips and PUPS / Breakfast Club etc) settled up to that date please. Thanks Bev.

Please see below for FOPS News:


Menu for week beginning Monday 27 March


JUNIOR 

Dates Week Commencing 27 March
Monday, 27th and Tuesday, 28th – Book sale during lunch time
Tuesday, 28th March – Year 3 Greek Topic Afternoon. Parents are invited in at 2.15 p.m. in the Chapel
Wednesday, 29th March – Year 3 “Signs of Spring in the Woods” 1.30 – 2.30 p.m.
Thursday, 30th March –Easter Garden at lunch time, natural materials only
Thursday, 30th March – Easter Egg Tombola in aid of Guide Dogs. Please see below for further details

Please settle accounts – financial year end
Our financial year end is fast approaching. We would like to have all accounts settled up to the 31st March as soon as possible please. We will invoice anyone with outstanding balances early next week, so please login to your account as soon as possible to settle any outstanding balances to minimise the exercise – and please add on lunch credit if it’s required. Thank you very much to those who regularly monitor their ParentPay accounts and keep them paid up! Bev and Flora

Adventure Trail
Several children have recently been seen using the Adventure Trail after school. Please be advised that this area is not currently in use and we would ask parents to ensure that their children do not use this area of the grounds. Although the Arena has been recently refurbished, the Trail will not be open for use until the Summer Term, and only then with a member of staff in attendance. As the safety of all the children on site is paramount, we appreciate your understanding and support.

Sport
Cancelled Clubs:
Monday - Year 4 Netball  (due to Year 5 & 6 High 5 practice)
Tuesday - Year 5 Netball (due to Year 5 & 6 Match v Queen Eleanor’s)
Wednesday - Years 3 and 4 Football Club

Year 5 & 6 High 5 Netball v Queen Eleanor’s School
Date: Tuesday 28th March
Time: 3.15pm - 4.30pm - Parents to help with lifts
Venue: QE, Queen Eleanor's Rd, GU2 7SD

Year 5 & 6 Guildford Primary Schools XC
Date: Wednesday 29th March
Time: 3.30pm - 4.45pm
Venue: Holy Trinity - XC at Pewley Downs (Parents to help marshal the course)
 
Year 5 & Year 6 High 5 Netball - County Qualifiers
Date: Thursday 30th March
Time: 4pm - 6pm
Venue: George Abbott, Woodruff School, GU1 1XX

Laura Sutton
HTPD Sports Co-ordinator
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Lost property
We reported that we have a pair of girls’ black patent shoes and a black/red/white cycle helmet in the office. Sadly, if they are not collected by the end of term, they will be disposed of.

Junior Menu - Week 2


FOPS News (Infant)

Year 2 Leavers Book
Information coming out soon - prior to Easter Break
 
VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED - Easter Egg hunt Fri 31st March 9-10.30am
Once again FOPS will be holding Easter egg hunts for the children on the last morning of term. Each year group will take a turn in hunting for eggs in the front playground before enjoying a yummy treat with friends. If you can spare an hour or so to help please let Jill, Nicci or Sue know.
 
Bake n’ Stroll – Sunday 23rd April
It’s Spring and the sun is shining at last, which means it’s time for Bake n’ Stroll! Come and join us for a fun, family treasure hunt on Pewley Down and yummy tea and cake back at school. Once again we will also be holding our very own Pewley Bake Off! This year we are looking for Mum’s Masterpieces, Dad’s Delicacies and Children’s Cakes and Cookies. There will be prizes for the winning adult entries plus 1st, 2nd and 3rd places for Children up to Yr 2 and a separate category for Yr 3 and above. Entry forms have been sent out and every returned form will be entered into a Lucky Draw to win a gorgeous Spring Hamper – generously sponsored by Cavenders. Put the date in your diary - we look forward to seeing you there!
 
Calling all runners!
If you would like to meet up for a social run then please join us (some friendly year R Mums) on Thursday mornings in the playground straight after drop-off. We usually run for around 30-45 mins around Pewley Down and the Chantries. All fitness levels welcome.


FOPS webpage
Check out the FOPS webpage and find out more about upcoming events and exciting new plans for improving the rear outside areas at Pewley. The minutes from our last FOPS meeting are now also available www.holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk/The-School/Parents/PTA/Infant 



HTPD

Annual Fun Run – Sunday 21st May 2017 – Shalford Park
The HTPD Fun Run is back. This year it will take place at Shalford Park. Organisation of a bigger and better event is well under way and this year we are looking forward to the launch of the parents and teachers 5k run. Dust off those trainers and please put the date in the diary for what we hope will be another fantastic family event.


HELP NEEDED - HTPD Summer Party – Sat 17th June 7-12pm
Plans for the joint Summer Party at Weybourne House are now well under way! Once again it will be a relaxed, fun filled evening with good food, dancing and a well-stocked bar at this local riverside location. For extra fun and funds we will, again, be holding a SILENT AUCTION but we need a team of people and prizes to make it happen. Do YOU or your company have a suitable prize to offer? – these could be event tickets or passes to a ‘behind the scenes’ experience,  a weekend away, a case of bubbly or similar. Have an idea? Please contact Jill, Nicci or Sue.




SAVE THE DATE:

Sun 23rd April – Bake n’ Stroll 2-4pm at Pewley
Weds 10th May – FOPS meeting, 8pm in the Staff Room

Sun 21st May – HTPD Fun Run at Shalford Park

Sun 11th June – Pewley Summer Fair 1-3pm

Saturday 17th June – HTPD Summer Party 7-12pm at Weybourne House, Guildford


HTSC News (Junior)

HTPD SUMMER PARTY – 17 JUNE - AUCTION HELP NEEDED!
Plans for the joint Summer Party at Weybourne House are now well under way! Once again it will be a relaxed, fun filled evening with good food, dancing and a well-stocked bar at this local riverside location. For extra fun and funds we will, again, be holding a SILENT AUCTION but we need a team of people and prizes to make it happen. Would YOU be willing to source and co-ordinate prizes? Or do YOU or your company have a suitable prize to offer? These could be event tickets or passes to a ‘behind the scenes’ experience, a weekend away, a case of bubbly or similar. Have an idea? Please contact Ros (jrvickerman@yahoo.co.uk) or Carrie (carriewitts@gmail.com).


PHIL THE BAG WILL BE RETURNING AFTER EASTER

The ever popular Phil the Bag is coming back after Easter - the date is to be confirmed but in the meantime why not start having a Spring clear out?

DATES FOR THE DIARY:

HTPD SUMMER PARTY PLANNING MEETING - WEDNESDAY 29 MARCH
Come along and hear the plans for the party so far! We are meeting in Rogues from 8pm.

HTPD ANNUAL FUN RUN – SUNDAY 21 MAY - SHALFORD PARK
The HTPD Fun Run is back. This year it will take place at Shalford Park. Organisation of a bigger and better event is well under way and this year we are looking forward to the launch of the parents and teachers 5k run. Dust off those trainers and please put the date in the diary for what we hope will be another fantastic family event.



HTPD SUMMER PARTY
Saturday 17 June - Weybourne House, Guildford.

HT SUMMER FAIR
Friday 30 June (6pm - 8pm)
 


This Mothering Sunday at Holy Trinity Church
You are warmly welcome with your family and friends to our Mothering Sunday service at Holy Trinity church at 10am this Sunday. There will be craft and activities for the children, flowers for our loved ones and cake and refreshments after the service. Please do drop me a line any time at youth@holytrinity.guildford.org.uk or see the website at www.htsm.guildford.org Pippa

Equipment Sale, Monday 27 March, 10am – 2pm
Harvey Road Preschool will be closing and therefore a sale of all the equipment and resources will be taking place on Monday 27th. Harvey Road Preschool is within the Adult Education Centre is Guildford. Please do not park in the Adult Education Centre car park. Parking is available in the bays on Harvey Road, Sydenham Road and in Bright Hill car park. Please contact preschool for more information on 07904 205718.

Easter Egg Tombola in aid of Guide Dogs UK
Our friends in Addison Court will be holding their annual Easter Egg Tombola, here in school, on Thursday afternoon, 30th March. Tickets will cost £1 for 3 or 50p each. Lots of charities have benefited from funds raised in the past. This year, 2 gentlemen will be running in the Virgin London Marathon in aid of Guide Dogs UK, so please be as generous as you can! Also, if you would like to donate any chocolate eggs for the tombola before next Thursday, please bring them to the office. Thank you very much.

Amazing Art Club
Come along and have fun learning a mixture of drawing skills (using pen, pencil and charcoal), painting techniques and how to construct in 3-d/sculpture and kinetic narrative art using  paper engineering/ making books whilst looking at artists and applied artists for inspiration. Key to the sessions is that your child develops their own voice, sustains focus, finds solutions, explores ideas and ways of working that they find interesting whilst learning new skills and a context for their work. It is stealth learning!

Sessions are run by artist Sophie Artemis Pitt www.sophieartemispitt.com. See website for gallery of children's work from Watts Gallery, Painshill, Lightbox Museum and now Holy Trinity! Sophie has 2 sons and loves making artist's books and painting (work collected by the Tate Gallery and the V&A Museum) in her studio in Guildford. This popular club has been running since 2013. Maximum 12 spaces so book early: THURSDAY 20 April - 6th July (no class half term 1st June). The cost for the 11 sessions (all materials included as always) remains at £154 (£14 per session). For enquiries please email sophieartemispitt@gmail.com

Christine Slater, who taught here at HTPD for about 15 years, has been very busy and is now tutoring Maths, mainly years 3 to 6 but has also tutored Years 2 and 7.  Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your child's needs. Christine is extremely flexible about what she teaches, eg. a special focus on certain areas of the curriculum, or perhaps combining Maths and English in one session.

Amongst her other talents, Christine also enjoys making curtains, (also adjusting/repairing), cushions and other soft furnishing projects.

Christine’s current 'thing' is box-framing pairs of small shoes.  It's a lovely way of remembering those toddler days, both for parents and grandparents, and is more than happy to send you a couple of photographs to show some examples.  For further information on any of the above, please email christineslater@btinternet.co.uk or phone on 07815 200959.  Thank you!