Infant 25 May 2012

25 May 2012

Dear Parents

Wow! What a great Fluffy Friday. I would really like to thank everyone who has made it such a memorable day. We have had more experiences and a greater variety than ever before. We have had some new and exciting opportunities like stamp collecting and meditation as well as old favourites including woodcraft and off-road cycling.  At the infants children enjoyed ‘going to Spain’, wide games and Hama beads amongst other things. The other good news is that all the children got one of their choices with all of year six getting their first choice. I am so grateful to Alison and Nicola for all the hard work they have put in to make all this happen.
 
Thank you also to parents who have offered to help or to tell their reminiscences for our HTPD 200 Book. We could still do with more of each group. Please chat to your elderly neighbours if they have been around in the area for a long time and see if they attended the school. It would be great to be able to talk to folk prior to 1960. I am off to the Isle of Wight as usual this half term and will chat to my predecessor who lives there – he became Head in 1969.
 
We have postponed the behaviour focus group until after half-term as I wanted to have representatives from Surrey Behavioural Support Group there to help our thinking. I have already had an excellent meeting with them and feel confident that they will be able to assist us in working towards some new policies or guidelines.
 
I do hope you have a lovely weekend in the sun. I’m excited to be going to the Chelsea Flower Show!

With best wishes
Richard


Jubilee Celebrations, Friday 1 June
All grandparents are very warmly invited to our Jubilee Tea Party next Friday (and parents are very welcome too).  Please let your class teacher know if you are planning to attend.  If you are coming and have children in different year groups, let us know and we will arrange for them to come up at the same time.  Tea parties are taking place at the following times:
9.00   -   9.45am - Year R
10.00 – 10.45am - Year 1
11.00 – 11.45am - Year 2
We will also be dressing up on Friday:
Kings and queens - Year R
Red, white and blue - Year 1
90’s pop stars  - Year 2

Warm weather
Just a reminder, now that we are enjoying some lovely summer weather, to send your child to school with a sun hat and water bottle.  Please apply some sun screen before school if necessary; we are unable to apply sun screen and you can imagine the mess when the children try and apply it themselves. 
We do use Anthisan (antihistamine) cream for nettle stings and insect bites.  Please let the office know if you do not want us to use this on your child.

Friendship letters
Please return the letter listing your child’s friendship choices by next Wednesday, 30 May. 

House Assembly, Thursday 31 May
Sports Day this year is going to have an Olympic theme so the houses will be getting together to plan their big entrance.

SCALES Project
Information on the Surrey SCALES project went out to Reception Year last week.  Please return the slip by Thursday 31st if you wish to opt out.
 


FOPS NEWS

Next FOPS meeting on Monday 28th May, 8 PM in the Staff Room.

Midsummer Bash - Saturday 23rd June, 7.30 pm till midnight. Book your tickets NOW -£17.50 per person, includes buffet supper, a free drink on arrival and live music from the band "One-Eyed Dog". Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis and must be purchased by Friday 1st June.

Summer Fair - Sunday 8th July - we are still looking for sponsorship for the Punch and Judy show and the bouncy castle.  Any donation gratefully received.   If you or your company are able to help, please let Louise know louise.keiller@gmx.com
 


Surrey Information event for Parent Support Groups: 12 July, Reigate; 16 July, Addlestone
Families of children with additional needs/disabilities need to know where to go to for the help and support that they are entitled to.  Information is key if parents are to access the best support and services to meet their child’s needs.  Contact a Family’s Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Information Project is hosting these events, along with Surrey Partnership with Parents and the Family Information Service, to provide an opportunity for parent support groups to find up-to-date local information and meet other support groups.  There will be stalls offering information on local services.  For more information and an application form please contact the school office or Claire Harding, SEND, 0207 608 8785.

Fund-raising for Kenya expedition
I am taking part in an expedition to Kenya in the summer which will involve charity and conservation work.  As part of my fund-raising I am selling:
Vintage bone china cake stands for your Jubilee party (£20), Jubilee bunting (£4 for 10 metres), Jubilee hats (£1), and flags (50p). Please contact Iris (in the kitchen) via the Pewley office 01483  570038.  Thank you – Emily Andrews.

 

Junior 25 May 2012

25 May 2012

Dear Parents

Wow! What a great Fluffy Friday. I would really like to thank everyone who has made it such a memorable day. We have had more experiences and a greater variety than ever before. We have had some new and exciting opportunities like stamp collecting and meditation as well as old favourites including woodcraft and off-road cycling.  At the infants children enjoyed ‘going to Spain’, wide games and Hama beads amongst other things. The other good news is that all the children got one of their choices with all of year six getting their first choice. I am so grateful to Alison and Nicola for all the hard work they have put in to make all this happen.
 
Thank you also to parents who have offered to help or to tell their reminiscences for our HTPD 200 Book. We could still do with more of each group. Please chat to your elderly neighbours if they have been around in the area for a long time and see if they attended the school. It would be great to be able to talk to folk prior to 1960. I am off to the Isle of Wight as usual this half term and will chat to my predecessor who lives there – he became Head in 1969.
 
We have postponed the behaviour focus group until after half-term as I wanted to have representatives from Surrey Behavioural Support Group there to help our thinking. I have already had an excellent meeting with them and feel confident that they will be able to assist us in working towards some new policies or guidelines.
 
I do hope you have a lovely weekend in the sun. I’m excited to be going to the Chelsea Flower Show!

With best wishes
Richard

Hot Weather
Please remind your children to drink lots of water in the hot weather and bring a water bottle and a hat into school everyday.

Collecting Children
Please ensure you let the office know if you are changing your pickup arrangements. Thanks.

New Manga Club, Monday 28 May 3.15–4.15pm
Come and try your hand at drawing Manga. All ages welcome. Venue Library. Please contact Geraldine.

Jubilee Celebrations
On Friday 1st June we will be holding our Jubilee Celebrations. Please would your children come in dressed in clothes (fancy dress) from the following decades:
Year 3 - 1980’s
Year 4 - 1970’s
Year 5 - 1960’s
Year 6 - 1950’s

Swimming
Congratulations to our swimming team who got a well deserved second place at the Guildford Junior School Gala last Saturday. We had a packed pool with 8 schools all enjoying their swimming. Whilst there were some amazing individual swims, it was the teamwork that really stood out, well done!

Year 5 Coffee Get Together
Come and join us for a coffee and a catch up on Friday 1 June straight after drop off, upstairs at Pret on Swan Lane. Love to see as many of you there as possible, as we just don't seem to be in the playground any more! Year 5 Reps.
 


HTSC News

Zumba Evening at HT Wednesday 30th May at 8:30pm
Come and party an hour away and raise lots of marvellous funds. A Zumba Evening from 8.30pm on Wednesday 30th May in the main school hall. £6 on the door. All proceeds go to HT Year 6 Leavers Fund. Zumba – The Latin inspired, easy to follow, calorie burning Dance Fitness-Party. Feel the music and let loose. If you’ve never Zumba-ed before come along and see what you’ve been missing. It’s so much fun! To book email Mandy on mbloomfield@sky.com

Phil the Bag - Monday 28th May – Thursday 31st May
Please bring in your unwanted textiles - adult and children’s clothing, shoes, handbags, belts, hats, curtains, towels and bedding (no duvets) - and leave them at the bottom of the ramps in school. Textile items are accepted in any type of bag and in any condition, as those items that cannot be reused are recycled.

The more textiles we can collect the more money we can raise, we receive 50p for every kilo of textiles, that’s £500 per tonne. Many thanks for your help!

Bags are being sent home with your children however normal bin bags can also be used.

Jubilee Cake Sale - Friday 1st June
We will be holding a cake sale to celebrate the jubilee, so start planning those red, white and blue themed cakes, biscuits etc. No nuts please. The cakes are sold to the children during school time in the afternoon. Each cake costs 25p so we suggest you send your child in with 50p - £1.00

Summer Fair - Friday 22nd June
Please put the date in your diary and come and enjoy an evening of fun, games, shopping, food, drink and live music by Sax Accord! Children will be able to enter the HT Pentathlon with lots of great prizes.

We do need more raffle prizes and items for our Buy a Bargain stall are you able, or do you know anyone who would donate something? Or do you know anyone who would “sponsor” a stall or who would like to have a stall to sell their own goods on the night. if so please contact Caroline Swift on 01483 820477 or caroline@swifts.me.uk
 




Easyfundraising
Would you like to raise funds for the school every time you shop online? If so, follow this link for information http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/htscguildford

Lost & Found
Joshua Pomeroy’s clarinet (clarinet) may have been picked up from Year 5 classroom accidentally. It is named. Can all Year 5’s check they have the right instrument please? Thank you.

Wanted
Half size violin and a Yahama Clavinova (full size touch sensitive keys, 7 1/4 octaves and pedals) wanted. Please contact Sian (572501) if you have a violin or clavinova that you would like to sell.

Lunch menu - Week 2. School packed lunches are also available daily.
 



Star Diving Club – Summer Springboard Diving Course Availability 2012
Star Diving are pleased to be able to offer five separate holiday courses during June and August. These are a great way for your child to try diving as a sport in a fun and recreational way. We will be running the next Fun Learn to Dive Courses on the 5th - 8th of June Please email Polly at membership.stardiving@gmail.com or Call 07816 929887 for details.

Athletics
Star Track
– Wednesday 6 June – Friday 8 June PLACES STILL AVAILABLE
If you are interested and would like to try running, jumping and throwing and are aged between 8-14 why not have a go at Star Track. The registration form can be downloaded from the Guildford Borough website www.guildford.gov.uk/startrack
 

Junior 18 May 2012

18 May 2012

Dear Parents

Holy Trinity Pewley Down School has its two hundredth birthday this year. The school was originally founded in George Abbot hospital in 1812. This was just one year after the National Society had been formed to provide education for poor children throughout the country. There are now, of course many thousands of church schools but Holy Trinity was the sixth to be founded.

The school spent most of its life at the bottom of South Hill in the buildings now occupied by the short-stay school. At the start of the last century Surrey County Council took joint responsibility with the church. So the school prospered until the mid seventies when the school divided into the separate infant and junior school. We joined back together officially in 2010.

We want to contact as many former pupils as possible, especially the older ones. We have good records of the school from 1860-1920 and again from 1970-present day. We hope the last fifty years history can be filled by living memory.

We are going to celebrate the birthday during the week October 15-19th. We are also planning a high quality book about the school which should be available at Christmas. If anyone is able to help with the book; providing memorabilia and photos, typing copy, sorting through photos and archives we would be so grateful. Please let me know if you can help.

We want this to be a thanks giving to God for all his goodness to us in the past, a celebration of all that is good about the school in the present and a looking forward to a bright and exciting future – continuing to serve children of South Guildford and the villages.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.
With best wishes
Richard

FLUFFY Friday
Next Friday, 25th May, is FLUFFY Friday please bring £1 and wear Mufti. If your child is taking part in an activity off-site, a signed consent form needs to be completed, these will be sent home for the relevant activities. We need helpers to walk children to and from the Spectrum (no need to stay) – please let Alison Tester know if you are able to help. Thanks.

Jubilee Celebrations
On Friday 1st June we will be holding our Jubilee Celebrations. Please would your children come in dressed in clothes (fancy dress) from the following decades:
Year 3 - 1980’s
Year 4 - 1970’s
Year 5 - 1960’s
Year 6 - 1950’s

House Hockey
Please check the website for the latest results http://www.htpd.surrey.sch.uk/The-School/Weekly-News/News/May-2012/Olympic-Hockey-World-Cup.aspx

Dog owners
Please ensure that your dog is supervised on a lead if you are in the school ground at all times.
 


HTSC News

Year 3 Pamper evening at Champneys  - Wednesday 23rd May 6-8pm
We still have a few places available. The deal is that each guest receives a Mini Treatment, you can choose from a mini facial, massage, manicure and pedicure. There are also make up consultations / mini Garra Spa treatments. 50% off future Champneys bookings made Monday – Wednesday, 20% off Champneys products, 10% off Elemis and Bare Minerals products. There is a Goody bag for all on departure and wine and refreshments are provided. Tickets are £12.50 per person and £9.00 of every ticket sold goes to the school - so this is a great way to raise funds. We do need to confirm numbers so please contact Vanessa Green vanessa@wigwampr.com or 0771 3333 2303 to reserve your space or for any other information.

Zumba Evening at HT Wednesday 30th May at 8:30pm
Come and party an hour away and raise lots of marvellous funds.  A Zumba Evening from 8.30pm on Wednesday 30th May in the main school hall. £6 on the door.  All proceeds go to HT Year 6 Leavers Fund. Zumba – The Latin inspired, easy to follow, calorie burning Dance Fitness-Party.  Feel the music and let loose. If you’ve never Zumba-ed before come along and see what you’ve been missing.  It’s so much fun! To book email Mandy on mbloomfield@sky.com
 
Phil the Bag - Monday 28th May – Thursday 31st May
Please keep all your old clothes and shoes as we will be collecting them again, bags will be sent home with your children beforehand however normal bin bags can also be used.

Jubilee Cake Sale - Friday 1st June
We will be holding a cake sale to celebrate the jubilee, so start planning those red, white and blue themed cakes, biscuits etc. We will need a few helpers on the day to sell cakes from about 1.30 pm if you are able to help please email caroline@swifts.me.uk

Summer Fair - Friday 22nd June
Please put the date in your diary and come and enjoy an evening of fun, games, shopping, food, drink and live music by Sax Accord!! Children will be able to enter the HT Pentathlon with lots of great prizes. We do need more raffle prizes and items for our Buy a Bargain stall are you able, or do you know anyone who would donate something?  Or do you know anyone who would “sponsor” a stall or who would like to have a stall to sell their own goods on the night. If so please contact Caroline Swift on 01483 820477 or caroline@swifts.me.uk.

Easyfundraising
Would you like to raise funds for the school every time you shop online? If so, follow this link for information http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/htscguildford 
 


Lost & Found
  • Brenscombe Trouser Mix-Up!!  Please check your girl’s jeans.  We have 1 pair of M&S skinny jeans, aged 12.  Josie in 5R would like her M&S jeans (named on label) back in exchange!
  • Sophie Carter (6C) can’t find her PE bag. Last seen on her peg; a few days ago.  If you see it, she’d be very grateful if you would let her know.  Many thanks.
  • A bracelet has been found on Cline Road please call Petra 07971 223476.

Lunch Menu Week 1

Dear Parents, Elise Close (6C) is going to Sierra Leone this half term for a charity called Street Child which runs respite centres for children aged 10-18 who lead an unsafe life on the street and aims to reunite children with long lost family. Elise will be spending two days onsite at the children’s centre in Makeni and will also complete a 5km sponsored run.  The children own nothing of their own - we will be taking out with us play equipment and educational resource. If you have any clothes for young people of this age or any unwanted (robust) toys, Elise would be thrilled to take these to the Makeni centre.  Please send in a bag marked 'Street Child - Elise 6C'. If your child wanted to enclose a handwritten note, I am sure it would be delightedly received too! Many thanks, Gaby Close.
 

Infant 18 May 2012

18 May 2012

Dear Parents

Holy Trinity Pewley Down School has its two hundredth birthday this year. The school was originally founded in George Abbot hospital in 1812. This was just one year after the National Society had been formed to provide education for poor children throughout the country. There are now, of course many thousands of church schools but Holy Trinity was the sixth to be founded.

The school spent most of its life at the bottom of South Hill in the buildings now occupied by the short-stay school. At the start of the last century Surrey County Council took joint responsibility with the church. So the school prospered until the mid seventies when the school divided into the separate infant and junior school. We joined back together officially in 2010.

We want to contact as many former pupils as possible, especially the older ones. We have good records of the school from 1860-1920 and again from 1970-present day. We hope the last fifty years history can be filled by living memory.

We are going to celebrate the birthday during the week October 15-19th. We are also planning a high quality book about the school which should be available at Christmas. If anyone is able to help with the book; providing memorabilia and photos, typing copy, sorting through photos and archives we would be so grateful. Please let me know if you can help.

We want this to be a thanks giving to God for all his goodness to us in the past, a celebration of all that is good about the school in the present and a looking forward to a bright and exciting future – continuing to serve children of South Guildford and the villages.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.
With best wishes
Richard


Jubilee Celebrations, Friday 1 June
We would like to invite grandparents (and parents are welcome too) to a Jubilee Tea Party on Friday 1 June.  Timings are:
9.00 -9.45am  - Reception Year
10.00 – 10.45am - Year 1
11.00 – 11.45am - Year 2
Could you please let your class teacher know if you are able to come so that we have an idea of numbers.  Also if you are planning to come, and have siblings in different year groups, let us know and we can arrange for one of them to pop up at the same time as the other.  Our over-arching theme for the whole school (including Holy Trinity) is to look at the decades of the Queen’s 60 year reign.  As part of this we will also be dressing up; please could Year 2 come as 90’s pop stars, Year 1 in red, white and blue and Reception year as kings and queens. 

Class Photos Monday 21 May
Tempest Photography will be in on Monday to take class photos.  These will be in the same format as last year and examples are hanging in the reception area.

Friendship letters
Just to let you know that letters regarding friendship choices for classes next year will be coming home on Monday, so please check your child’s book bag.

Fluffy Friday, 25 May
Please return your completed form for Fluffy Friday, if you have not already done so.  We do have 4 un-named forms so please come up to the office if you think this may be you.

Year 2 Yearbook
A reminder that orders for the Year 2 Yearbook must be in by Friday 25 May.

Scales Project
We will be taking part in Surrey’s SCALES project (Surrey Communication and Language in Education Study).  This is the first population study of language development at school entry in the UK and will trace children’s language, educational and developmental progress from school entry to Year 3.  A leaflet explaining the project in more detail has gone out to Reception Year and there is a slip to return if you wish to opt out.
 


FOPS NEWS

Midsummer Bash, Saturday 23rd June - tickets going on sale next Monday 21st May - available on a first-come, first-served basis, so don't delay!! You should have received a booking form in your bookbag this week. If not, see school website to download a copy. We are looking forward to a great night with lots of you there!

Next FOPS meeting - Monday 28th May, 8 pm in the Staff Room. This will be to finalise details for the Midsummer Bash and the Summer Fair.

Jubilee Jewellery competition - please support this fun competition. Entries to be handed in at Reception by Wednesday 23rd May.

Summer Fair - we are looking for sponsorship for two fun elements of the Summer Fair on 8 July. We have booked a Punch and Judy Show and a large inflatable run, which cost £140 and £175, respectively. If you or your company were able to help with sponsorship for these, it would really help our fundraising effort. Please let Louise know (louise.keiller@gmx.com) if you can help. Thank you.
 


Junk Modelling
One of our Fluffy activities is junk modelling so please raid your re-cycling boxes for kitchen towel tubes, cardboard boxes, plastic bottles etc and bring them to the office.

School Council
An up-date from the School Council who have decided on a Sweetie Sale and a sponsored Dads’ Day – so watch out for our posters.
 
PUPS
The PUPS Holiday Playscheme will be open for 3 days in half term (Wednesday 6 to Friday 8).  Booking forms are available on the website. 

Olympic Torch relay event
Two children from HTPD will be holding the school’s flag at the Olympic Torch relay event at Stoke Park on 20 July.  A ParentMail went out earlier in the week with details of the event and how to apply for tickets via ticket master (www.ticketmaster.co.uk or by calling 0844 844 0444) from 8am Friday 18th May.) Residents within Guildford Borough postcodes will have priority for the first 12,000 tickets for the event. Tickets are free, however there will be a £1 admin fee per ticket purchased from ticketmaster, with a maximum of 6 tickets per household. 

Lost
Brooke Doyle (Beech Class) has lost her black ‘liquorice allsorts’ lunch box.

Menu - see website.

Help with a Hair Cut
Ella and Millie live in Godalming and attend Busbridge Infant School.  In 2011 Ella was diagnosed with Leukaemia and has undergone intensive chemotherapy and, if that works, is facing a bone marrow transplant.  She has been in and out of hospital for the past two months and, at the same time, her sister Millie has carried on with life at school without her sister.  A fund has been set up to raise money for Ella and Millie to give them some time together doing something that they love to give them a reason to keep smiling.  Essensuals hairdressing in Guildford (North Street, Guildford, 01483 301200) are offering haircuts for children six and under for just £10, with half of the money going directly to the Ella and Millie Fund.  No booking necessary, just turn up.
 

Infant 11 May 2012

11 May 2012

Dear Parents

I do hope that you and your families enjoyed the long weekend. The weather didn’t really lead to getting much done or going out. Philippa and I walked round the corner to Witley National Trust Centre and visited a living exhibition of Witley at War. We experienced the NAAFI Café and heard a talk about the Home Guard. We also saw pictures taken during the World Wars, when Witley and Milford Commons were covered in Army camps.

Year 3 have also been finding out about World War II. Last week they had a great trip to Henley Fort at the top of The Mount in Guildford; this gave them a great deal of knowledge about ARP Wardens and the Home Guard. The children were thrilled to see the wide variety of gas masks. This week they had an evacuee experience which started at London Road Station where they were left by their parents and ended back at school to be met by the mayor and given to their new families (luckily their own parents!). In between, they walked around Guildford seeing sites of bombed out houses and where doodle bugs landed, they met local people who told them about Guildford in wartime, including Gertrude ‘best call me Gertie and leave out the rude part!’ wonderfully played by our very own Librarian Geraldine Tame.

As well as our valuable knowledge of local and recent history, there is an underlying theme of how tragic and wasteful war is and how we should strive for peace. For this reason we also remember the Holocaust, not to point blame, but be aware that great evil can exist and we all need to be vigilant to guard against it. A lesson for all of us.

Do have a peaceful weekend.
Richard


Maths Resources
Coming soon for the Summer ...Maths Resource pages for parents and children to access at home.  What types of resources would you like to see on our website for maths?  Some examples...how to form numbers, times table sheets and grids, number bonds to 5, 10, 20, 100, 100 squares, useful websites?
At the start of the Autumn Term we will be running Maths Curriculum sessions for parents.  What information would you find useful?
We hope the Maths Pocket Poster booklets have been helpful for Years 3-6.  There are just a handful left at £2 a booklet - available from the office.  More are on order so if you've missed out we will let you know when they arrive.  They will be available at Pewley for Year 2's as well this term.
Please email the maths team at traceyd@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk  and let us know your ideas!
The Maths Team (Tracey, Emily, Mel and Christine)

Out and About Club
A reminder that Nicola’s Out & About club will not take place next Tuesday, 15th.

List of Dates
Hopefully you have received an updated list of diary dates sent out in book bags this week.

Fluffy Friday, 25 May
Letters with choices for our next Fluffy day will be coming out next week.

Slapped Cheek
We have had a few cases of ‘slapped cheek’ in Year R recently.  Slapped cheek is a common viral infection and the symptoms are a distinctive rash on the face, headaches, high temperature and itchy skin.  It is usually a mild condition that passes in a few days and symptoms can be treated with over-the-counter medications such as paracetamol.  There is no recommended period for children to be kept away from school as slapped cheek is most contagious before the symptoms emerge.  The main risk is for pregnant women without immunity.  If you are concerned, please seek advice from your GP.
 


FOPS NEWS

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Phil the Bag collection. We raised £156.

Midsummer Bash Saturday 23rd June - flyers will go out in bookbags next week. Tickets will go on sale on Monday 21st May and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Jewellery Designing competition - we are grateful to local jewellers Simon Pure for their kind donation of a £100 voucher for our summer raffle. Please support this competition - entries by Wednesday 23rd May.
 



Spare Clothes
We keep a supply of spare clothes in school but are running short of girls’ and boys’ pants and socks.  Please return any clothes which your child may have borrowed and, if anyone has any socks or pants they no longer need please bring them in to the office.

German Student
German girl (16 years old) is hoping to spend two weeks in July with an english family in order to improve her english.  For further details please contact Amanda Evans (Isabelle in Oak) on 07986 219676.

House for Sale
A three bedroom semi-detached house located in Cline Road, Guildford GU1 benefiting from private off-road parking, living room, French doors to the conservatory, big rear garden, kitchen/diner, re-fitted white suite bathroom, downstairs WC, gas central heating, double glazed windows throughout, walking distance to Holy Trinity Pewley Down School and High Street.  Tel: 07756 035561 or 01483 856330.

For Sale
Nearly new ‘Regatta’ Waking Boots. Size 4  £15.00. Contact Gill Sutton on 01483 574641 or gillian.sutton@hotmail.com.
 

Junior 11 May 2012

11 May 2012

Dear Parents

I do hope that you and your families enjoyed the long weekend. The weather didn’t really lead to getting much done or going out. Philippa and I walked round the corner to Witley National Trust Centre and visited a living exhibition of Witley at War. We experienced the NAAFI Café and heard a talk about the Home Guard. We also saw pictures taken during the World Wars, when Witley and Milford Commons were covered in Army camps.

Year 3 have also been finding out about World War II. Last week they had a great trip to Henley Fort at the top of The Mount in Guildford; this gave them a great deal of knowledge about ARP Wardens and the Home Guard. The children were thrilled to see the wide variety of gas masks. This week they had an evacuee experience which started at London Road Station where they were left by their parents and ended back at school to be met by the mayor and given to their new families (luckily their own parents!). In between, they walked around Guildford seeing sites of bombed out houses and where doodle bugs landed, they met local people who told them about Guildford in wartime, including Gertrude ‘best call me Gertie and leave out the rude part!’ wonderfully played by our very own Librarian Geraldine Tame.

As well as our valuable knowledge of local and recent history, there is an underlying theme of how tragic and wasteful war is and how we should strive for peace. For this reason we also remember the Holocaust, not to point blame, but be aware that great evil can exist and we all need to be vigilant to guard against it. A lesson for all of us.

Do have a peaceful weekend.
Richard

Parking
May I ask all parents who drive to and from school to park safely and considerately at all times please?  Just recently we have had several telephone calls from our local residents to say that they have been unable to enter or leave their premises because cars, driven by our parents, have been parked across driveways.  We have also had a visit from a member of the local Community Police team this week with the same request.  Your co-operation in this matter would be much appreciated with immediate effect.

Maths Resources
Coming soon for the Summer... Maths Resource pages for parents and children to access at home.  What types of resources would you like to see on our website for maths?  Some examples...how to form numbers, times table sheets and grids, number bonds to 5, 10, 20, 100,  100 squares, useful websites?

At the start of the Autumn Term we will be running Maths Curriculum sessions for parents.  What information would you find useful?

We hope the Maths Pocket Poster booklets have been helpful for Years 3-6. There are just a handful left at £2 a booklet - available from the office.  More are on order so if you've missed out we will let you know when they arrive.  They will be available at Pewley for Year 2's as well this term.

Please email the maths team at traceyd@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk and let us know your ideas!

SATs Week – Year 6
Just a reminder for Year 6 to get some good sleep this weekend! Please remember pencils and pens and water for the brain! If your child is ill just let the office know, as usual and we can make alternative arrangements. Good luck to all.

School Uniform
Please note there is a new order form available for ordering Junior School uniform. Small sizes (5-6) are available through the Infant School and we will no longer be supplying House back packs as requested by school. This can be downloaded from the website uniform pages www.htpd.surrey.sch.uk/The-School/Parents/Uniform/Junior.aspx

Choir at Holy Trinity Church this Sunday at 9.15
Looking forward to seeing the choir this Sunday for the rehearsal of Will Todd's Anthem at 9.15am; this is before the service at 10am. Please remember to be wearing smart school uniform.  Thank you.

Head Lice
We have cases of head lice at school, please check your child and treat accordingly. For more information on how to treat visit www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Head-lice/Pages/Treatment.aspx

Sainsbury’s and Tesco Vouchers
Thank you to all of our parents who donated their Sainsbury’s and Tesco vouchers. We have collected nearly 11,500 from Sainsbury’s and 5,010 from Tesco.  An order for some sports equipment will be posted off soon!

Tables
There are four quite new and in good condition tables available for anyone who would like to collect them. We have had to replace them, as the high usage of tables in school life can, result in the legs working themselves a bit loose! This would not be a problem in a home setting. The tables are 1.60m x 0.80m and are 0.72m high.

Lost:
Please could you check your pegs, bags, car, at home for Finnan Waterfield's waterproof coat!  It is royal blue/black, age 5-6, with his name in it.  Last seen on the pitch 2 weeks ago - it must be somewhere!  Many thanks. Sara 07833 732453.
 


HTSC News

Dates for your diary: Reminders
Next HTSC Meeting - Thursday, 17th May 8pm in the staff room
Year 3 Pamper Evening, Champneys, Guildford - Wednesday, 23rd May 6 - 8 p.m.
Phil the Bag - Monday, 28th May - Thursday, 31st May
Jubilee Cake Sale - Friday, 1st June
Summer Fair - Friday, 22nd June
 




Charlotteville Diamond Jubilee Street Party Monday 4th June 2 'til Late
Tickets on Sale Now - Adults £8, Children £4, Pre-School Free
Fancy Dress Parade, BBQ, Childrens Tea Party, Live Music and Much, Much More
Contact Gina Redpath on 01483 598420

Guildford Summer Festival
Every year Guildford Summer Festival brings you a whole host of activity to keep you entertained. The next Festival will take place from 1 June to 31 July 2012 and incorporate events for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the Torch Relay. Take a look at the calendar for all the events, download a brochure or come and pick up your brochure from the Tourist Information Centre.

From John Redpath, a parent : I am raising funds for County School in Guildford, a secondary school that is still small enough to care and has fantastic and dedicated teachers, the problem is the building leaks/floods and the dining hall is hopelessly too small.  So I am helping to raise, along with many others, matched funding towards the refurbishment project.  The challenge is: ABSEILING OFF THE SPIRE OF GUILDFORD CATHEDRAL on 14th July 2012. Naturally you are all welcome to come and watch but even more welcome to donate towards the fund at:  http://www.justgiving.com/John-Redpath.  Thank you.

Dear Parents, Elise Close (6C) is fortunate enough to be going to Sierra Leone this half term, in support of a charity called Street Child Elise will be spending two days onsite at the children's centre in Makeni and will also complete a 5km sponsored run out in the equatorial heat.  We have been advised that any clothes for children aged 10-18 would be most gratefully received. If you have any clothes for children/ young adults of this age, suitable for a hot climate, or any unwanted toys (robust, no batteries or power source required), Elise would be thrilled to take these to the Makeni centre.  Please send in a bag marked 'Street Child - Elise Close 6C'. If your child wanted to enclose a handwritten note, I am sure it would be delightedly received too!  Many thanks, Gaby Close.
 

Infant 4 May 2012

04 May 2012

Dear Parents

I’m really grateful to the groups of parents who came to the focus group on Wednesday. We had a good session talking about written reports, consultation evenings, information reported to parents and teacher expectation. Interesting ideas were suggested for all of these topics. These will now be taken to a staff meeting and I will inform you of changes which are to be made.

Already I can say that we will be making consultations confidential, changing the annual reports so that the general comments section is replaced by strengths in foundation subjects (topic, art, science, RE, music etc) and also hobbies and interests. We will make all parents aware that they can ask for numerical national levels for their children in English and Maths and any predictions for future target scores. As for expectations; I told the group that we really do have very high expectations for all students and now we will give parents the information so that they are aware of this.

In a couple of weeks we will be having the second of these focus meetings. This one will include the areas of behaviour, bullying, ‘does your child feel safe’ and who your child feels they can talk to if they have a problem. I will send out an email setting the date for that early next week. This meeting is open to all including those who have attended previous focus groups. Please feel free to come even if you don’t have a particular concern about these areas, but just want to make the school even better.

You will be interested to know that two former students have been reaching the heights in musical careers which were encouraged and nurtured at Holy Trinity. They are India May Murton (2001-2005) who did really well in getting to the semi-finals of the The Voice on BBC1 and Charlotte Cox (2000-2004) who is a finalist on Young Musician of the Year this week. Our congratulations and best wishes go to them both.

Do enjoy the long weekend – whatever the weather!

With best wishes,
Richard

Parking & Safety
At about 3.00pm last Friday (27th) one of our parent’s cars was hit by a small silver car (similar to a VW Golf - 55 plate) while parked on the corner of Pewley Bank/Semaphore Road. Unfortunately the driver of the silver car did not leave her details, so if anyone witnessed the accident could they please let the Pewley office know or alternatively contact Lisa Barnard direct on 07936 796165.
Could we once again remind all parents about the need for safe and considerate parking and driving around the school sites. In particular, if everyone could stick to the unofficial one-way system (down Semapore Road) at drop off and pick up times.

School Council
Representatives from Reception year have now joined the School Council: Annie Brook and Ruben Parnell from Willow Class; Ella Randall and Freddie Kay from Hazel. This term the School Council’s project is to raise money to re-do the playground markings. So, watch this space for news of up-coming fund-raising events.

Year 2 Natural History museum trip, 17 May
Please return your permission slip and payment for the Year 2 trip if you haven’t already done so.

Uniform Shop
The uniform shop will be opening on a Wednesday morning 8.45 – 9.00am starting next Wednesday 9 May. The shop is now located in the large cupboard between Oak and Beech classes. If you are unable to get to the shop or need something urgently please come up to the office and complete an order form. Thank you to Liz van Eykenhof for organising the uniform for us.

HTPD Prayer Meeting
We are meeting to pray at Natalie Savage's house on Friday 11th May at 2pm. Children welcome! Contact Emma Laporte for details on 07947 712 542. Be inspired!

 


 

FOPS NEWS

Thank you to everyone who brought in bags of stuff for the Phil the Bag textile collection. We will let you know how much it raised.

When the weather improves, we will be starting up ice lolly sales in the playground on Friday afternoon.

Watch out for posters and flyer for the Midsummer Bash on 23rd June - hot buffet, free drink at the bar and live music from One-Eyed Dog, all for £17.50. Tickets will be going on sale shortly.
 




Out and About Club
Advance notice that Nicola’s Out & About club will not take place on Tuesday 15 May.

Sainsbury’s & Tesco’s vouchers
Please have a good look round at home for any vouchers and bring them in to the office.  At the last count we had far fewer than in previous years.  Thank you.

Padlocks
If anyone has any spare padlocks and keys Reception year would love to have them.

Junior 4 May 2012

04 May 2012

Dear Parents

I’m really grateful to the groups of parents who came to the focus group on Wednesday. We had a good session talking about written reports, consultation evenings, information reported to parents and teacher expectation. Interesting ideas were suggested for all of these topics. These will now be taken to a staff meeting and I will inform you of changes which are to be made.

Already I can say that we will be making consultations confidential, changing the annual reports so that the general comments section is replaced by strengths in foundation subjects (topic, art, science, RE, music etc) and also hobbies and interests. We will make all parents aware that they can ask for numerical national levels for their children in English and Maths and any predictions for future target scores. As for expectations; I told the group that we really do have very high expectations for all students and now we will give parents the information so that they are aware of this.

In a couple of weeks we will be having the second of these focus meetings. This one will include the areas of behaviour, bullying, ‘does your child feel safe’ and who your child feels they can talk to if they have a problem. I will send out an email setting the date for that early next week. This meeting is open to all including those who have attended previous focus groups. Please feel free to come even if you don’t have a particular concern about these areas, but just want to make the school even better.

You will be interested to know that two former students have been reaching the heights in musical careers which were encouraged and nurtured at Holy Trinity. They are India May Murton (2001-2005) who did really well in getting to the semi-finals of the The Voice on BBC1 and Charlotte Cox (2000-2004) who is a finalist on Young Musician of the Year this week. Our congratulations and best wishes go to them both.

Do enjoy the long weekend – whatever the weather!

With best wishes,
Richard

Fluffy Friday 25th May
We are in the process of organising the children's choices for the next FLUFFY day. The children have made some suggestions for activities they thought parents might be willing to help with. Their suggestions are:  Chess day, table tennis tournament, sewing and embroidery, make a model or toy, paper aeroplanes, jewellery making, hairdressing and hair styling,  beautician and make-up lessons......the list goes on!  If you are able to help with any of the above, or have suggestions for a different activity, please contact Alison Tester (alisont@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk).  The day starts at 9.30, with break between 10.30 and 11 am, lunch between 12 and 1pm and a celebration assembly in the hall at 2.30 pm.

Sainsburys Vouchers
Can we make it 20,000 by next week?  We already have over 11,200!  Thank you.

HTPD Prayer Meeting
We are meeting to pray at Natalie Savage's house on Friday 11th May at 2pm. Children welcome! Contact Emma Laporte for details on 07947 712 542. Be inspired!

Room Required
Would anyone be able to help one of our Teaching Assistants who desperately needs to lodge in a room between 6-22 July?  If you have a spare room and are able to help, please contact Matt on 07854 800112.

Tables
There are four quite new and in good condition tables available for anyone who would like to collect them. We have had to replace them as in the busyness of school life the legs tend to work a bit loose. This would not be a problem in a home setting. The tables are 1.60m x 0.80m and are 0.72m high.
 


HTSC News

Next HTSC Meeting      Thursday 17th May 8pm in the staff room

Phil the Bag - Monday 28th May – Thursday 31st May
Please keep all your old clothes and shoes as we will be collecting them again, bags will be sent home with your children beforehand however normal bin bags can also be used.

Summer Fair - Friday 22nd June
Following a very successful raffle last year we are hoping to get a fantastic first prize again this year. Can you donate a raffle prize? Are you able to get tickets for an event that could be used as a raffle prize? If anyone is able to make a contribution towards the main prize or has a suggestion of a local business that might be able to donate something please let us know at htsc@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk

Jubilee Cake Sale - Friday 1st June
We will be holding a cake sale to celebrate the jubilee, so start planning those red, white and blue themed cakes, biscuits etc.

Year 3 Pamper Evening, Champneys, Guildford 23 May 6-8pm
Enjoy being pampered whilst raising funds for the school. If you can’t make it for 6pm, you can book in a treatment for 6.30 or 7pm instead. The deal is that each guest receives a Mini Treatment; you can choose from a mini facial, massage, manicure and pedicure. There are also make up consultations / mini Garra Spa treatments, 50% off future Champneys bookings made Monday and Wednesday, 20% off Champneys products, 10% off Elemis and Bare Minerals products. There is a Goody bag for all on departure and wine and refreshments are provided. Tickets are £12.50 per person and £9.00 of every ticket sold goes to the school - so this is a great way to raise funds. We do need to confirm numbers so please contact Vanessa Green on 0771 3333 2303 or vanessa@wigwampr.com to reserve your space or for any other information.
 



Lost
Alexia Taylor (6SM) lost 2 clarinet books entitled Clarinet Basics by Paul Harris and are named.  They are Grade 1ABRSM pieces with a red cover on the front.  If found, would you please return them to 6SM.  Thank you.
Bethan Draycott (5H) lost her named green Shackleton Fleece
Daisy Disley (5R) lost her named blue mountain warehouse rain Mac on pitch size 11/12

Sunday 6th May - Frimley 10k Road Race 2.5K Fun Run
The Savage family will be running in this event to raise funds for the SCBU (Special Care Baby Unit) at Frimley Park. Why?  Because their lovely cousin Clara Hope (a twin born in February this year) spent all the early weeks of her life in the Unit and we want to say a great big thank you to all the staff at the hospital. She was transferred to Southampton where she had a heart operation; she is now back at Frimley Park and preparing to go home in the next few weeks. If you feel you could sponsor us, please look at the fundraising link below. www.justgiving.com/RunningForClara

Hockeython 
If anyone fancies adding a small sponsorship sum for Ted Vorley and a number of other HTS children who are raising funds in a 12 hour Hockeython on 19th May, please click on the just giving link below. Its not clear from the page, but the money will go to "Help For Heroes" and the kids are going to be running their knee-length socks off... Thank you, Kate https://www.justgiving.com/Under12-Boys