• Due to last minute changes, places available in Year R - get in touch for info.

HTPD 25/5/18

25 May 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

Just a brief note from me today to wish you all a very happy half term break! I’m going to hand you over shortly to the group of 7 children who, as part of today’s Fluffy Friday, are seeing how it feels to be headteacher for the day. As part of their responsibilities, I’ve asked them to write today’s newsletter. I’m looking forward to the second half of the summer term which is jam-packed with different activities, residential visits, Sports Day (see the important junior school notice from Nick, our sports leader below) and end of year celebrations. I’ll see you all on Monday 4th June.

With best wishes,
Clare




Over to our heads for the day:

Hello! This is two of the seven responsible headteachers today. We’re just going to tell you a bit about how much fun your kids have been having. As we walked around Holy Trinity Pewley Down we saw many happy faces and smiles! We visited both sites and a lot of fun and laughter and shouts of joy were heard. I’m sure your child had a great time. Do ask them about their brilliant day (from Jimmy and Zi).

Today at Holy Trinity, the children have been doing so many different things: board games, weaving, movies, mask making and racket sports. All the children we asked really enjoyed their day. They were making new friends, and learning new things. Most would recommend their activity to others and would do the same activity again next time! We would love to tell you more, but we can’t fit it all on this page! (from Jemima and Nathalie).

Hello, it’s Thew and Tomas here. We’ve been looking at other people’s Fluffy activities. As we walked and asked questions, we saw a lot of happy faces and joy filled the air. After that, we went to Pewley and asked the children some questions. We saw the Pewley Playmates, our Y6 friends, helping out the younger ones. The children were really entertained by a Tom and Jerry film while they ate their fruit snack! (from Thew and Tomas).

Some of the children I met had a great time at Fluffy. At Pewley, their favourite things were to play in the sand pit, play on the iPads, play football, painting and dancing! At HT, the people at iMovies were enjoying making films and having fun. When I went to Mad Masks, they enjoyed showing me their masks and they were learning drama skills, as well as working with new people. At Racket Rallies I interviewed Jake and he said that he’d learnt that lots of people played differently. He’d had a great time! I hope that everyone enjoyed this Fluffy and had a fabulous time. Enjoy your half term holiday (from Toby).

Whole school news

School is closed for Half Term next week (28 May to 1 June).

Tick information
We have had a couple of reports of ticks being found on children. It’s that time of year and most patches of long grass can pose a problem. Please ask children to wear long trousers in long grass, and if a tick is found, seek medical advice so that it can be removed safely to avoid long term problems. Do take a look at the NHS guidance found here (www.nhs.uk/conditions/lyme-disease) and if your child was out and about for Fluffy Friday, make sure you notice if they’ve picked up any ticks!

Accommodation needed
We are hoping that a Spanish teacher from our partner school in Aguilar de Campoo is going to join our staff for a year from September. He is keen to live fairly locally and is ideally looking for some kind of self-contained accommodation. Please email Helen Pronger if you think you could help.

INFANT

Healthy Living Week, 4-8 June
A reminder that Healthy Living Week starts straight after half term and children should wear their PE kit to school every day that week (trainers, house t-shirt, shorts or joggers, jumper).

Golden Boot Challenge 
We are again taking part in the Golden Boot Challenge designed to encourage greener ways of travelling to school such as walking, scooting or parking further away and then walking. The children’s usual mode of travel was recorded on the ‘baseline day’ last Friday, and we will now be asking them how they come to school on Friday 8, 15, 22 and 29 June. The class with the highest ‘green scores’ will win the Golden Boot trophy.

‘Run to Rio’ update: Last week (week 5) we ran 554 miles.

Lost:
Marcus Spicer, Beech Class, has lost his green, dinosaur print raincoat and his Nightingale school jumper – both items are named.


Menu: (week 1 beginning 4 June)
Mon: Spaghetti Bolognese or Vegetable Bolognese; Fruit Crumble with Custard
Tue: Thai Chicken or Mild Vegetable Curry with Saffron Rice; Chocolate Sponge with Chocolate Sauce
Wed: Roast Turkey with Roast Potatoes & Gravy or Roasted Vegetable Tart; Jelly
Thu: Sausage or Vegetarian Sausage with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy; Fresh Fruit Salad
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Homemade Pizza; Rice Pudding
Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potatoes and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.
 


Junior

Dates for your diary:
Monday 4 June: School re-opens
Wednesday 6 – Friday 8 June: Year 4’s residential trip to Bentley Copse
Thursday 7 June: Sleepover meeting for Year 3 Parents
Tuesday 12 June: Tempest Photography in for class photographs for Years 3–6
Monday 18 – Friday 22 June: Year 6’s residential trip to Preston Montford

Cancelled clubs week commencing Monday 4 June:
Wednesday 6 June: Shakespeare Club for Years 4, 5 and 6

Exciting news about Sports Day!
After much consideration we have decided to change the way in which Sports Day will run this year. Year 3 and 4 will have their running races from 11 – 12 and Year 5 and 6 will have their races from 1.30 – 2.30. We will then bring out the Year 3 and 4 children again to take part in the relays and tug of war with the rest of the school at 2.30. After that we’ll have the results presentation with all of the children together. We understand that this may make the day longer for parents with children across the school, but we do believe that it will offer the children a better experience of the day. If you have any questions regarding this you can contact Nick at nickw@htpd.surrey.sch.uk

Bikes in school
We’re enjoying seeing some of our older children arriving at school on a bike. Would you please remind them however to dismount from their bikes before cycling into the school carpark. It’s a very steep slope to come down at speed, the surface is loose and difficult to navigate, and it would be dreadful to collide with any cars or delivery vehicles that aren’t expecting to see cyclists as they turn in through the gates.
 
Online safety advice:
I am sure that you noticed the attention that the computer game ‘Fortnite’ has been gaining from media outlets across the UK at present. Concerns have been raised about the suitability of the content for primary school children, the addictiveness of the gameplay and the possibility of contact with unknown individuals. At school, we too have observed some alarming trends linked to those children playing the game over the last month. Players are regularly attending school noticeably more tired than usual, hampering their ability to focus on lessons. In addition, those children are struggling with creative thinking, even to the point where they find it challenging to join in with conversations about other topics, instead seeking to steer dialogue back towards Fortnite. Ultimately Fortnite has a PEGI 12 rating and this fact, combined with the concerns detailed above mean that as a school we strongly suggest that you do not allow your child to play. Please get in touch with Tom, our online safety lead if you have any questions or concerns.

Sport
No fixtures currently.

Laura Sutton
HTPD Sports Co-ordinator
Follow us on Twitter: @HTPDSport

 
Menu - Week 1 
This lunch menu is also available on the website under the ‘Weekly News’ tab


FOPS NEWS

Summer fair and festival SATURDAY 16 JUNE, 3 – 6pm
When we get back from half term, preparation for the fair will be in full swing and we’d love your help with the following:

  • gathering any toys, books and DVDs for our second-hand stall
  • providing bottles (anything from ketchup to Cava) for our bottle tombola
  • putting together bags of sweets and small toys for our ‘booty bag’ stall

We will also be asking you to sign up on our BBQ boards to indicate your food preferences so we can get an idea of quantities needed.

We are still looking for:
someone to run our drumming workshop or another fun workshop for the children to enjoy such as music, circus skills ….. Please let us know if you know anyone who might be able to help.
some enthusiastic teenagers to run our tattoo and nail bar.
If you have any ideas please email Laura: laurasabster@yahoo.co.uk.

HTPD Family Fun Run
Thanks to everyone who supported the Fun Run. It was wonderful to see such a large Pewley contingent! Congratulations to everyone who made the effort to run on such a warm day. You were fantastic! Thanks to all those who helped in any way, particularly the dedicated team selling cakes and manning the bouncy castle.

GDPR – (General Data Protection Regulations) Important, action required
In order to comply with new data regulations we would be so grateful if you could opt-in to the recent email sent out by class reps. This will enable your class reps to send you emails about social, fundraising and community events and activities and other things you might like to get involved with such as end of term collections. Please, please opt in!! Thank you.

YEAR GROUP SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Reception
Weds 13 June – evening drinks at The Britannia
Thurs 5 July – evening drinks at The Britannia
Monday 17 June – coffee morning at Caffe Nero (House of Fraser)
Tuesday 18 July – coffee morning at Caffe Nero (House of Fraser)

Year 1
Friday 8 June - Evening drinks, The Albany Pub 8pm
Friday 6 July – evening drinks, details to follow
Tuesday 10 July – Coffee morning at G-live straight after drop off

Year 2
Thursday 12 July - End of term food and drinks at Ye Olde Ship Inn, Portsmouth Road

Cookie and lolly sales will start after half term, kicking off with Walnut class on 8 June.

Don’t forget you can find out more about what’s happening by visiting us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FOPSFriendsofPewleyDownSchool/


HTSC News

Coming soon...



BEC-Art Workshops for 7-12 year olds
run once a month in Guildford on Saturdays in term time from September. 9.30am class (approx 9-12years), 11.45am (approx7-10years) and 2.30-4.30pm (approx7-12years) 1 space available at 9.30, 4 spaces at 11.45 ansd 2 spaces available at 2.30pm (max 9 in each class) . 5 one hour workshops cost £55 or 5 two hour workshops cost £85 (this includes January 2018).  All quality materials included & one and half hour classes also available. We will be using watercolours (8 Sept), 3D paper books (6 Oct), using acrylic and acetate(3 Nov), gilding (24 Nov) & acrylics(5 Jan).  Please contact Becca Clegg (mum of Izzy in 6J) becca.clegg@ntlworld.com for more info. www.facebook.com/BecArtGroup shows recent work and the itinerary for the rest of the academic year.

Sunday l July - HTAG (Holy Trinity Amenity Group)
are holding a Teddy Bears Picnic on the Downs.  Bring your own picnic and if you have one, a game or toy to share.  Meeting at midday by the trig point/lookout.  There is also a Butterfly Walk and Talk led by Peter Curnock on the same day at midday, meeting at the same place.  A short walk and an opportunity to hear about the butterflies and plants in this area and also the conservation work carried out by the Pewley Volunteers.  Any questions about the picnic or talk, please contact Kate on 07981 814917.

HTPD 18/5/18

18 May 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

A huge well done goes this week to our Year 6 children who have proved themselves to be determined, resilient and optimistic individuals in the way that they have tackled this year’s SATS tests. They coped magnificently with four days of tricky questions and remained calm and cheerful throughout. As I write this newsletter, they are celebrating with their friends at Guildford Lido. They really do deserve to have a fun time. They’ll surely need to have a good rest though this weekend. Next week, some of them are heading off to visit our Spanish partner school in Aguilar de Campoo. We wish them Bon Voyage! The rest of the year group will be excited to get properly stuck into this term’s topic focusing on the industrial revolution and the changes that resulted from it, taking on Victorian characters and looking ahead to their residential trip to Shropshire later in the term.

The children in Year 5 have also had an exhausting time, visiting Brenscombe Farm in Dorset for an action-packed residential visit. I had such a wonderful day with them earlier in the week, feeling almost like royalty as they welcomed me on to the site! It really made the long drive worthwhile – they were so pleased to see me and were full of all that they had already experienced! Huge thanks must go to all the staff that accompanied them. I know that they’ll definitely appreciate a weekend of catching up on sleep!

There have also been trips for the children in Year 1 and Year 3 this week heading off to Wisley Gardens and Henley Fort respectively – what a superb way of bringing about a “zest for learning and a love of life”. Thank you for the ways in which you support us in providing these opportunities for the children. I know that many of you have given so generously to support those that would otherwise not have had this chance. Thank you! The impact on the children’s lives is immeasurable.

I hope the good weather continues through to Sunday for our annual school fun run! If you haven’t already booked, just come along on the day. There are so many taking part this year – it’ll be a super event and there’s lots going on throughout the afternoon on Shalford Park. See you there!

With best wishes,
Clare

WHOLE SCHOOL

Some of you may remember Di Balchin, a talented teacher who worked at Holy Trinity back in the early ‘90s. She sadly passed away just recently, and Richard Rowe (our previous headteacher) asked me to let the school community know. Di served the school for over 25 years and was well loved by generations of children who especially enjoyed her passion for science and her consistent kindness.

Accommodation needed
We are hoping that a Spanish teacher from our partner school in Aguilar de Campoo is going to join our staff for a year from September. He is keen to live fairly locally and is ideally looking for some kind of self-contained accommodation. Please email Helen Pronger if you think you could help.

INFANT

HTPD Prayer Group, Monday 21 May
The prayer group will be meeting on Monday at 2.00pm in the staff room at Pewley Down. Please contact Suzie Speed if you would like any more information (suziespeed@gmail.com). Everyone is very welcome.

Club cancellations next week
Cup Stacking and Lego Clubs will not take place on Tuesday 22nd and Film Club is also cancelled on Wednesday 23rd. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Fluffy Friday, 25 May
A reminder that children should come to school next Friday in mufti (home clothes) and bring in a £1 donation to help cover the cost of materials. If there are any particular clothing requirements for your child’s activity we will let you know beforehand.

Healthy Living Week, 4-8 June
The first week after half term will be our Healthy Living Week when we have sports experts coming in to run some exciting workshops (skipping, cricket, hockey, golf and circus skills) with the children.

Children should wear their PE kit to school every day that week (trainers, house t-shirt, shorts or joggers, jumper).

Ballet Club
This term’s Ballet show will be on Thursday 5 July and parents are invited to come and watch from 3.30pm. This will also be the last session of the term.

‘Run to Rio’ update
Last week (week 4) we ran 346 miles

Lost
Tomas Bubenik (Oak Class) has lost his Nightingale PE T-shirt.
Yan Liang (Hazel Class) has lost his light blue, sea creature print, sunhat.

Lost Property
Our lost property box (at the lower entrance) is overflowing again. Please have a look through if your child is missing any items of uniform.

Menu
Week 2 beginning 21 May (available under the Weekly News tab).


 

JUNIOR

Dates for your diary:
Sunday, 20th May HTPD Fun Run
Monday - Friday (21st - 25th May) Year 6 Spanish Exchange Trip
Friday, 25th May Fluffy Friday
Monday - Friday (28th May - 1st June) School closed for Half Term
Monday, 4th June School re-opens

No cancelled clubs next week

Sport
Kwik Cricket Tournament
Date: Monday 21st May
Time: 12.10pm - 4.00pm - Parents to help with lifts
Venue: Normandy C.C., Hunts Hill Road, Normandy, Guildford GU3 2AH

Girls Athletics Meeting
Date: Wednesday 23rd May
Time:  - 9am - 3pm. Parents to drop off and pick up from Spectrum
Venue: Spectrum Athletics Track, Parkway, Guildford, GU1 1UP

Laura Sutton
HTPD Sports Co-ordinator

Lost 
Lilien in 3T has lost her second PE kit, missing from her peg in the cloakroom. The kit consisted of black/pink Nike trainers, a pair of black trousers and a black t-shirt. Please check your own kit and if you know where the missing kit might be, please let the office know. Thank you.

Menu - Week 3 
This lunch menu is available on the website under the 'Weekly News' tab.


FOPS NEWS – Summer FUNdraising

Summer fair and festival SATURDAY 16 JUNE, 3 – 6pm
Please, please save the date for our key fundraising event of the summer! We will be starting off with games, stalls, bouncy castle, cream teas, ice-cream and Pimm’s and then relaxing to enjoy a Brazilian BBQ, music and drinks! We know it’s a very busy time of year but this is our key fundraising event for this term so please come and have fun!

We need you to help run our fair! The success of our fair depends on willing volunteers.

Class reps will soon be sending out a call for volunteers to help on stalls so have a think about how you and your family can get involved. If you have any secondary aged children who would like to run a game or stall with some friends, please email laurasabster@yahoo.co.uk.

We are also looking for people to help immediately after drop-off w/c 11 June to fold raffle tickets/sort donations etc. If you could spare half an hour any day please join us in the staffroom straight after drop off any day w/c 11 June.

Wanted - singers and musicians!
Are you or your children in a band, choir or orchestra? Or do you have older children or friends who are involved with music? We’re looking for musicians of any age to sing/ play during the summer fair (while people are enjoying the food and drinks). If you have any ideas or would like to find out more, please email Laura – laurasabster@yahoo.co.uk

HTPD Family Fun Run (plus NEW toddler race) – this Sunday, 20 May, Shalford Park
It’s great that so many Pewley Families have signed up for this. We look forward to seeing you in Shalford Park from 12.30 for running, bouncing and fun! Please bring a picnic blanket to sit on. The parent and teacher race starts at 1pm so come along and cheer! There will be coffee, soft drinks and cakes to buy but please bring a picnic if you need something more substantial!

Easy fundraising – do it now! You can raise money for the school every time you shop online with your favourite retailers (at NO cost to you and it takes seconds)! Don’t do it later – log on now!! Once set up you can use it every time you shop and it takes no time at all: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/fopd/

YEAR GROUP SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Reception Evening drinks – date to follow

Year 1 Friday 8th June – Evening drinks, venue tbc

Tuesday 10 July - Coffee morning at Eloise’s house (Oliver’s Mum)

Year 2 Thursday 24th May – Coffee morning in the castle grounds after drop-off. In case of adverse weather conditions we will meet at Caffe Nero (House of Fraser). Check email the day before for confirmation.

Thursday 12 July – End of term food and drinks at Ye Olde Ship Inn, Portsmouth Road

Cookie and lolly sales will start after half term!

Don’t forget you can find out more about what’s happening by visiting us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FOPSFriendsofPewleyDownSchool/


HTSC News

THE 2018 HTPD FUN RUN - THIS SUNDAY!
We are looking forward to the third annual HTPD fun run on Sunday at Shalford Park. We have a new record of 300 people taking part which is simply brillinat!

There will be a bouncy castle, a team of professional face painters, cakes and ice-creams for sale plus the weather is looking set fair, so it promises to be a fantastic afternoon.
We do still need volunteers to help on the day so if you are able to volunteer some time, please fill out the form here: https://goo.gl/forms/q5G8zZGxKr2MHWyp2

For all runners who have already signed up, don't forget to ask your friends, family, neighbours and colleagues for sponsorship using the sponsorship form that was distributed last term. Additional forms are available at the HT or Pewley offices.

Alternatively just go to https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/htsc and click on the 'Donate Now' button to make a donation.

HTSC SUMMER FAIR KICK OFF MEETING - MONDAY 21 MAY 8PM
We are holding a meeting at Rogues on Monday 21 May at 8pm to kick off the planning for the annual HT Summer Fair. Why not come along to help choose the theme and plan the stalls - it is always good to hear new and fresh ideas!

MATCH FUNDING – CAN YOU HELP?
Are you a parent who works for a company? We are looking for parents who are willing to ask their employers about Match Funding schemes to help boost our fundraising at our summer events. If you think you can help, or require more information please contact Ros Vickerman (rosalindvickerman@yahoo.com) or Carrie Witts (carriewitts@gmail.com).

DATES FOR THE DIARY:
HT Summer Fair – Friday 29 June – 6pm – 8pm



Vacancy at Addison Court, Addison Road – Part time Cleaner/Support Worker required for Independent Living Scheme. For further details including job description and salary etc., please call Katie Rooke on 01483 569533 or email: addison.court3@virginmedia.com

The Oxford and Cambridge Singing School, for boys and girls aged 7–13 who love to sing, has organised a further two courses for August and December. Designed for children aged 7-13, both courses include a combination of whole group singing, singing lessons in small groups, music history based on the theme of the course, music appreciation and music theory in the form of games and exercises, a broad schedule to engage and inspire young minds during the holidays. The course director is Dr Edward Wickham, Music Fellow and Director of Music at St Catharine's College, Cambridge.
Summer Course:  29th - 31st August - Holy Trinity Church, Guildford (top of the High St), 9.30-3.30 pm, registration from 9am
Christmas Course:  20th & 21st December - St Nicolas' Church, Guildford, (bottom of the High St), 9.30-3.30 pm, registration from 9am

For more information and to book, please seewww.oxbridgesingingschool.com
 

HTPD 11/5/18

11 May 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

It’s been a really good four-day week! I do hope you enjoyed the summer weather over the May Day weekend. We managed to squeeze our usual assembly theme in, despite there being one day less than usual. The parable this week spoke about a man with two sons, one of whom said he’d help in the vineyard, but in fact was distracted and never actually came. The other said he couldn’t help, but later turned up anyway. Who did the farmer most appreciate? It raised some interesting questions about actions speaking louder than words, as well as the importance of promises. It also helped us to reflect on respecting our parents and those that have lived for longer than ourselves. We see the benefit of having older role models all the time in school. Returning past pupils, children on work experience, our Clubs+ and PUPS young staff, student teachers and even activities between year groups give younger children opportunities to learn from those that are just a bit older and wiser. Do take a look at our assembly PowerPoint each week if you’d like some more information about this term’s series.

I’m sure some of the children in Year 3 will have told their parents about a problem that occurred this week in their toilets. I had to speak to all of the Year 3 children about it. Unfortunately, we had to spend a large sum of money unblocking a pipe that had become blocked. It seems that one of the children has been putting the remnants of their packed lunch into the toilets, and over several days, this had blocked up the plumbing, leading to a flood downstairs. There were whole eggs, sweetcorn, sandwiches and several plastic bags in the drain. It would really help if parents could support us by having a conversation at home about looking after school property. We explained to the children that money spent on plumbing means that less is available for more exciting things. Thank you for your support in talking about respect for our school.

With Fluffy approaching fast, we’d love to have some more parent volunteers helping out on the day (Friday 25th May), especially if you find out that your child is taking part in an off-site activity. Do get in touch with either office or your child’s class teacher. Thank you so much in advance – it’s sure to be a great day!

I hope that this lovely weather continues over the weekend. It’ll be a good way to relax to spend time outdoors – especially for our Year 6 children who will take part in the national SATS tests next week. We know that they’ve worked really hard and are ready for these; I do hope that they stay calm and confident. We’re very proud of all the children as they tackle the challenge ahead and hope that they actually enjoy the chance to shine!

With Year 5 getting ready for their residential trip to Brenscombe Farm in Dorset next week, we could do with the good weather lasting just a bit longer! They should probably pack warm clothes and waterproofs just in case!

Have a good weekend all.

With best wishes,
Clare

Whole school notice

Accommodation needed
We are hoping that a Spanish teacher from our partner school in Aguilar de Campoo is going to join our staff for a year from September. He is keen to live fairly locally and is ideally looking for some kind of self-contained accommodation. Please email Helen Pronger if you think you could help.

Infant

Pewley Bank
A reminder that Pewley Bank, adjacent to the school, is a private road and we would ask you to find alternative places to park. Now that the sun is shining, perhaps you could park further away and walk into school. It is so important that we work together with our local residents so that that we continue in good partnership with them. Please therefore park respectfully all around the school and taking care not to block our neighbours’ drives.

Year 1 trip to Wisley, Monday 14 May
Thank you for returning your permission slips. Please bring in your payment if you have not already done so.

Royal Wedding Picnic Lunch, Friday 18 May
If any children who normally have a packed lunch would like to join in with the picnic lunch next Friday, please let the office know.

PUPS & Breakfast Club
We are really sorry but, due to staff illness, the invoices for PUPS and Breakfast Club have not yet been prepared. If you have any questions please let me know. Bev Reed.

‘Run to Rio’ update
Last week (week 3) we ran 378 miles

Lost
Beau Stableford, Oak Class, has lost two new Mandela jumpers, named in biro. 
Kacy-May Arnold, Willow Class, has lost a Sainsbury’s pale blue checked summer dress (un-named), following Ballet yesterday.
Please check: Ben Sabharwal, Oak Class, came home from Football yesterday with two odd shoes – one correct size 10G and one larger size 12F (Start Rite black shoes with football motif inside the heel).


Menu: (week 1 beginning 14 May)
Mon: Spaghetti Bolognese or Vegetable Bolognese; Fruit Crumble with Custard
Tue: Mexican Beef or Vegetable Chilli with Rice; Fresh Fruit Salad
Wed: Roast Turkey with Roast Potatoes & Gravy or Mac ‘n’ Cheese; Chocolate Sponge with Chocolate Sauce
Thu: Fish Fingers & Chips or Neapolitan Pasta; Rice Pudding
Fri: Egg & Cress Mini Rolls, Hummus or Cream Cheese with Cucumber Sticks, Royal Sausage or Vegetable Rolls, Queen of Hearts Jam Tarts, Wedding Toast (Orange Squash)
Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potatoes and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.


Junior

Dates for your diary:
Monday 14th May: Class 3T visit Henley Fort
Monday 14th –Thursday 17th May: Year 6 SATs
Tuesday 15th May: Class 3S visit Henley Fort
Tuesday 15th – Friday 18th May: Year 5’s residential trip to Brenscombe Farm
Wednesday 16th May: Class 3A visit Henley Fort
Friday 18th May: Year 6’s fun swim at Guildford Lido

Whole School:

Accommodation needed - We are hoping that a Spanish teacher from our partner school in Aguilar de Campoo is going to join our staff for a year from September. He is keen to live fairly locally and is ideally looking for some kind of self-contained accommodation. Please email Helen Pronger if you think you could help.

Cancelled Clubs this week:
Monday - Years 3 & 4 Netball
Tuesday - Year 3 Athletics
Wednesday - Years 5 & 6 Art Club
Friday - Years 5 & 6 Girls’ Cricket

Sport
Year 4 Cross Country at Barrow Hills School
Date: Tuesday 8th May
Time: 3.45pm - 5.00pm - Parents to help with lifts
Venue: Roke Lane, Witley, GU8 5NY

Laura Sutton
HTPD Sports Co-ordinator
Follow us on Twitter: @HTPDSport

LOST
David Agbaje 4J lost his named tennis racket (Red, White and Black), please bring it to the office if you have seen it.

Menu - Week 2 
This lunch menu is also available on the website under the ‘Weekly News’ tab
 


FOPS NEWS – Summer FUNdraising

Summer fair and festival SATURDAY 16 JUNE, 3 – 6pm
Please, please save the date for our key fundraising event of the summer! We will be starting off with games, stalls, bouncy castle, cream teas, ice-cream and Pimm’s and then relaxing to enjoy a Brazilian BBQ, music and drinks! We know it’s a very busy time of year but this is our key fundraising event for this term so please come and have fun!

We need you to help run our fair! The success of our fair depends on willing volunteers.
Class reps will soon be sending out a call for volunteers to help on stalls so have a think about how you and your family can get involved. With a few exceptions (hot food and bar!!), most stalls and games can be run with a child in tow and many like helping hand out prizes! If you have any secondary aged children who would like to run a game or stall with some friends, please email laurasabster@yahoo.co.uk. If you can’t help on the day but can spend half an hour or so the week before the fair (folding raffle tickets/sorting tombola prizes etc) then please come along to the staff room straight after drop off any day w/c 11 June.

Wanted - singers and musicians! Are you or your children in a band, choir or orchestra? Or do you have older children or friends who are involved with music? We’re looking for musicians of any age to sing/ play during the summer fair (while people are enjoying the food and drinks). If you have any ideas or would like to find out more, please email Laura – laurasabster@yahoo.co.uk

HTPD Family Fun Run (plus NEW toddler race) – 20 May, Shalford Park
Come and enjoy a run, jog or stroll or just chill out and cheer! Bring a picnic and make an afternoon of it!

Easy fundraising – do it now!
You can raise money for the school every time you shop online with your favourite retailers (at NO cost to you and it takes seconds)! Don’t do it later – log on now!! Once you’ve set up you can use it every time you’ve shop and it takes no time at all: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/fopd/

YEAR GROUP SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Reception Friday 18 May
Coffee morning at Caffe Nero (House of Fraser)

Year 1
Friday 8th June – Evening drinks, venue tbc
Tuesday 10 July - Coffee morning at Eloise’s house (Oliver’s Mum)

Year 2
Thursday 24th May – Coffee morning in the castle grounds after drop-off. In case of adverse weather conditions we will meet at Caffe Nero (House of Fraser). Check email the day before for confirmation.
Thursday 12 July – End of term food and drinks at Ye Olde Ship Inn, Portsmouth Road

Cookie and lolly sales will start after half term!

Don’t forget you can find out more about what’s happening by visiting us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FOPSFriendsofPewleyDownSchool/


HTSC News

SUMMERTIME QUIZ AND CURRY NIGHT – POSTPONED!
With huge apologies to those people who purchased tickets for the quiz tomorrow night, we have had to postpone this event due to low ticket sales.

If you did send a cheque or money in to school to buy tickets, this can be collected from HT reception.

We have had a lot of interest from people who could not attend the evening due to prior commitments, so we are trying to find a date to reschedule the quiz before the end of term - watch this space!

THE 2018 HTPD FUN RUN - CALLING VOLUNTEERS!
We hope you are looking forward to the fun run next Sunday 20 May at Shalford Park. We have a new record of 280 participants and we need your help to make it go smoothly.

To volunteer please fill out the form here: https://goo.gl/forms/e9MYFu4Md0sQY78k2

For all runners who have already signed up, don't forget to ask your friends, family, neighbours and colleagues for sponsorship using the sponsorship form that was distributed last term. Additional forms are available at the HT or Pewley offices.

Alternatively just go to https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/htsc and click on the 'Donate Now' button to make a donation.

HTSC SUMMER FAIR KICK OFF MEETING - MONDAY 21 MAY 8PM
We are holding a meeting at Rogues on Monday 21 May at 8pm to kick off the planning for the annual HT Summer Fair. Why not come along to help choose the theme and plan the stalls - it is always good to hear new and fresh ideas!

MATCH FUNDING – CAN YOU HELP?
Are you a parent who works for a company? We are looking for parents who are willing to ask their employers about Match Funding schemes to help boost our fundraising at our summer events. If you think you can help, or require more information please contact Ros Vickerman (rosalindvickerman@yahoo.com) or Carrie Witts (carriewitts@gmail.com).

DATES FOR THE DIARY:
HT Summer Fair – Friday 29 June – 6pm – 8pm



Rock 4 Refugees - 19 May, 3pm-late, The Boileroom
Come and join us for a mini family-friendly festival raising much needed funds for Dorking Refugee Support and Refugee Community Kitchen. There will be an array of bands/musicians, some fun activities including an art area, raffle, face painting, a screen showing the FA Cup Final and new this year a speakers corner featuring various local speakers/performers. This event is family friendly, tickets for age 14 and under are free. Suzanne Evans (mum to Chris HB, 4S) will be performing with the Palatine Quartet at 5:15- contact her for more info. Tickets available here www.goldengiving.com/event/R4RMiniFest

 

HTPD 4/5/18

04 May 2018

Dear Parents and Carers

One of my favourite moments of the school year took place this week. The children in Year 5 walked to the infant site to join with Year 2 to present them each with a Bible. Thanks to Holy Trinity Church, we are able to purchase a beautiful storyteller Bible for each child. Seeing the older children read so carefully to their younger peers is always so heart-warming and it is the first taste of junior school life! We really try hard to build both the excitement and an awareness of a good level of support right from the start of the transition period; knowing that your Y6 buddies will be on hand makes those first September days even more enjoyable.

With numbers in the town surprisingly low this year, we do currently have some places in Reception for September. Perhaps if you have friends with younger children you might encourage them to get in touch with the Pewley office (570038) to come and have a look around. I so often hear people saying they’d have loved to come to Pewley, but that they thought they lived too far away – not this year!

Talking of September, I do want to tell you of some staff changes. We are very sad to be saying goodbye to Rebecca Plaistowe, Helen Campbell and Rachel Tolhurst. All three of them are wonderful teachers who have given so much to life at HTPD and they will be greatly missed. For different reasons, each of them is taking a step into a new adventure. I’ve told them all that the door will always be open for their return!

We are thrilled to announce that we have appointed two new teachers. One of them, Abigail Allen is relocating from Bristol and we know she’ll bring lots of good ideas. The other is our own SCITT trainee, Clare Giles who is already part of the team.

Can I remind everyone that as a healthy school we ask that the junior school children continue the good habits set at the infants and only bring healthy snacks in for playtime. This means just fruit or vegetables. It keeps the school site free of litter, and is so much better for everybody! Thank you for your support in keeping HTPD crisp and chocolate free!

It seems hard to believe that we are already at the May Day bank holiday. I hope the promised weather forecast is accurate and that we all have some time to enjoy a relaxing long weekend.

With best wishes,
Clare

INFANT AND JUNIOR

Monday 7 May – school closed for May Day Bank Holiday

INFANT

Fluffy Friday, 25 May
Letters with choices for the next Fluffy Friday have gone out today to all year groups. Please return your completed form by next Friday 11 May.

Club cancellation
There will be no Cup Stacking or Lego Club on Tuesday 22 May. Apologies for any inconvenience.

‘Run to Rio’ update
Last week (week 2) we ran 425 miles.

Found
Pair of Start Rite black velcro boys shoes, size 12F (probably left behind after tennis club).
One turquoise/navy Nike trainer (has been in the Y2 area for a while).


Menu: (week 3 beginning 7 May) – available under the Weekly News Tab
Mon: Bank Holiday
Tue: Spaghetti Bolognese or Vegetable Bolognese; Fruit Crumble
Wed: Roast Beef with Roast Potatoes & Gravy or Stuffed Roasted Peppers; Fruit Jelly
Thu: Jerk Chicken with Vegetable Pilaf or Salmon Linguini; Fresh Fruit Salad
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Homemade Pizza Margherita; Ice Cream
Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potatoes and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.


JUNIOR

Dates for the Diary
Monday 7 May - Bank Holiday
Monday 14 May: Class 3T visit Henley Fort
Monday 14 –Thursday 17 May: Year 6 SATs
Tuesday 15 May: Class 3A visit Henley Fort
Tuesday 15 – Friday 18th May: Year 5’s residential trip to Brenscombe Farm
Wednesday 16 May: Class 3S visit Henley Fort
Friday 18 May: Year 6’s fun swim at Guildford Lido

No cancelled clubs this week

Sport

Year 4 High 5 Netball Tournament
Date: Tuesday 8 May
Time: 3.45pm - 5.00pm - Parents to help with lifts
Venue: St. Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School, Horseshoe Lane West, Merrow, GU1 2SX

Laura Sutton
HTPD Sports Co-ordinator
Follow us on Twitter: @HTPDSport

Menu Week 1 - This lunch menu is also available on the website under the ‘Weekly News’ tab


FOPS News - Summer FUNdraising

Summer fair and festival SATURDAY 16 JUNE, 3 – 6pm
Please, please save the date for our key fundraising event of the summer! We will be starting off with games, stalls, bouncy castle, cream teas and ice-cream (and of course, Pimm’s) and then relaxing to enjoy a Brazilian BBQ, music and drinks! PLEASE PLEASE save the date for this great fun family event. We know it’s a very busy time of year but this is our key fundraising event for this term so if at all possible please try to avoid booking your child’s Birthday party for this day as we’d really love as many of you as possible to attend!

Wanted - singers and musicians!
Are you or your children in a band, choir or orchestra? Or do you have older children or friends who are involved with music? We’re looking for some musicians of any age to sing/ play during the summer fair (while people are enjoying the food and drinks). If you have any ideas or would like to find out more, please email Laura – laurasabster@yahoo.co.uk

HTPD Family Fun Run (plus NEW toddler race) – 20 May, Shalford Park
Spring into your trainers and join us for this great afternoon of running, jogging, cheering or just relaxing on the grass! This year there will also be a bouncy castle, coffee van and TODDLER RACE so make an afternoon of it! Complete your online applications soon. Toddlers can enter on the day!

Easy fundraising – do it now! You can raise money for the school every time you shop online with your favourite retailers (at NO cost to you and it takes seconds)! Don’t do it later – log on now!! Once you’ve set up you can use it every time you’ve shop and it takes no time at all: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/fopd/

YEAR GROUP SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
Reception
Wednesday 16 May: Coffee morning at Caffe Nero (House of Fraser)

Year 1
Tuesday 10 July - Coffee morning at Eloise’s house (Oliver’s Mum)
Friday 11th May – Evening drinks, venue tbc
Friday 8th June – Evening drinks, venue tbc

Year 2
Thursday 24th May – Coffee morning in the castle grounds after drop-off. In case of adverse weather conditions we will meet at Caffe Nero (House of Fraser). Check email the day before for confirmation.
Thursday 12 July – End of term food and drinks at Ye Olde Ship Inn, Portsmouth Road

Cookie and lolly sales will start after half term!

Don’t forget you can find out more about what’s happening by visiting us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FOPSFriendsofPewleyDownSchool/
 


HTSC NEWS

SUMMERTIME QUIZ AND CURRY NIGHT – SATURDAY 12 MAY 7PM - TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
A reminder that tickets are now on sale for HTSC’s Summertime Quiz Night. Come along to HT and enjoy a fun night of fantastic quizzing. As always, the questions have been set by the master of all things quizzical Michael Tame (Geraldine's other half).
Tickets are £12.50 each to include a delicious curry from Rajdoot in Burpham. There will be a fully stocked bar and post curry chocolate, together with a fun raffle.

Get your team together or come along and make up a team on the night - maximum of 10 people per team, everyone welcome.

To order tickets, please send in cash or cheques made payable to HTSC in an envelope to the HT office. On the envelope please clearly specify how many tickets you require, if you have any specific dietary requirements, together with the name and class of your child.

THE EASTER SMARTIES CHALLENGE
Last call for any remaining tubes of smarties. Please bring them in to the office ASAP so they can be included in the count.

THE 2018 HTPD FUN RUN
It is still possible to apply to take part in the HTPD Fun Run (although the organisers cannot guarantee that they will be able to supply you with a t-shirt) https://goo.gl/forms/WmG2ZCT34rxU1PHq1

For all runners who have already signed up, don't forget to ask your friends, family, neighbours and colleagues for sponsorship using the sponsorship form that was distributed last term. Additional forms are available at the HT or Pewley offices.

Alternatively just go to https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/htsc and click on the 'Donate Now' button to make a donation.

HTSC SPONSOR
A huge thank you to Cavender Sales & Lettings in Guildford who, for the fourth year running, have agreed to support HTSC. As well as sponsoring our major events, Cavender Sales & Lettings will donate £150 to the school if you decide to rent your property through them or if you sell a property through them, they will donate £500. So, if you are thinking about either, please get in contact with them www.cavenders.co.uk.

DATES FOR THE DIARY:
HT Summer Fair – Friday 29 June – 6pm – 8pm



Guildford in Bloom ‘Picnic in the Castle Grounds’, Saturday 2 June, 12.30 to 3pm

The Guildford in Bloom Committee would like to invite you and your family to a ‘Picnic in the Castle Grounds’ on Saturday 2 June. The Mayor of Guildford will officially open the Guildford in Bloom Competition and unveil the colourful Castle Grounds summer flower beds. There will also be entertainment from the bandstand, showcasing acts from Guildford Summer & Guildford Fringe Festival. Keep up to date with event details on Twitter. Various refreshment options will be on offer including teas served by the Castle Green Bowling Club and, of course, you are welcome to bring a picnic! We look forward to seeing you there.

Guildford Borough Council has collated some useful information on activities for children and young people taking place in Guildford over the May half term. Please visit their website: www.guildford.gov.uk/holidayactivities or call Gill Paddington on 01483 444769

Lisa and Gemma in the kitchen will be running Guildford’s Race for Life on Sunday, 29th July in aid of Cancer Research UK in Stoke Park. If you would like to donate to this amazing cause, please use this link: https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/lisas-race-for-life-5546. Thank you.