HTPD 16/11/18

16 November 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

What an exciting and full week it has been! It was great to welcome our new Reception parents to their first school parents’ evening, together with all those with children in Year 1 and 2. Then today we’ve been wowed by the talents of Year 3 as they’ve entertained us with their musical production of Noah. The children at the junior school spent time praying for peace and reflecting on the centenary of the end of World War 1. Some children in Year 6 took part in a science workshop at King Edward’s School in Witley, the children in Year 2 marvelled at the splendour of St Paul’s Cathedral on a day trip to London, some of our young carers were invited as the Mayor’s guests to help with the switching on of the Christmas lights, and then the Mayor joined us for our Friday assembly at the juniors to talk about his role and why he has given so much time and energy to the town! Phew! We’ll all be glad to have a rest this weekend!

All of this positivity, energy and joy was slightly marred when I heard from some of the residents in our local community. They were so disappointed, as I am, that some of our families have been disrespectful to them in the way that they are using the roads and parking spaces around the school. We often talk to the children about behaving respectfully and treating one another as we would like to be treated. Can I ask all of our parents to do the same? Please stay calm when trying to park, leave the permit spaces, private roads, driveways and zigzags clear – and speak politely to residents who live nearby and who are patiently waiting for peace to return to their road once school is finished for the day. Do consider parking up further away from the school and walking the last part of the journey. Thank you so much for supporting the school values in this way.

Next week, I know that with it being Road Safety Week, we’ll be talking to the children about the importance of good road sense. At Pewley on Friday 23rd, the children will be joining in with National Road Safety Day and wearing bright colours to remind them of the importance of being seen. Please do take this opportunity to reinforce with your children the key safety messages about being careful near to traffic, crossing roads safely, and getting out kerbside, rather than into the road.

We’ll also be getting closer to the Christmas plays with rehearsals taking place in all year groups. Take a look at the dates below so that you make sure you can come along to one of the performances!

With best wishes, Clare

Thought of the week: God at work – Making us brave. Who helps you to be brave?

WHOLE SCHOOL NOTICE

Parents are reminded that we consider that children should be supervised at all times when online and that Fortnite is not age-appropriate for primary school aged children. We continue to have to support children managing situations in school caused by children playing the game at home. Please help your child by not allowing them to play. You'll see a difference in their wellbeing and in their topics of conversation! Thank you so much for your support.

INFANT

Transfer to Junior School: Prospective Parents’ Evening, Thursday 22 November, 7.00 pm
We look forward to seeing Year 2 parents at Holy Trinity next Thursday; this is a really good opportunity to meet the team and get to know the junior school. Although pupils at Pewley Down are guaranteed a place, you do need to complete the Surrey County Council on-line application before 15 January 2019:
https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools/school-admissions
as well as a Supplementary Information form (available on the website or from the school office).

Beep Beep Day, Friday 23 November 
Next week we will be talking to the children about road safety and how to cross the road safely with an adult while using the green cross code. On Friday children are invited to come to school wearing bright colours.

Cooking Club (with Claire)
A reminder that Cooking Club for Group 2 starts next Thursday 22 November.

Christmas play - ‘Follow the Star’
Please look out for letters coming home next week regarding tickets for the Christmas play on Tuesday 4 December at 2.00pm (dress rehearsal) and Wednesday 5 December at 9.30 am and 2.00pm.

Thank you
We are very grateful to the prayer group for providing the delicious cakes which kept staff going during the recent consultation evenings.

Lost
Sebastiao Teodoro, Beech Class, has lost his purple school fleece.

Found
Monsoon cream/beige lace dress (age 5-6yrs), and pink/black sequin dress (size 7) left behind after disco last Saturday.

Menu: week 1 beginning 19 November


JUNIOR

Dates for your diary
Friday 16 November - Year 3’s production of NOAH at 2pm
Thursday 22 November - Prospective Parents Evening at 7pm
3 - 6 December - Christmas Play Week
Monday 3 December - 1.20pm & 7pm Shackleton and Nightingale
Tuesday 4 December - 1.20pm & 7pm Keller and Mandela
Wednesday 5 December - 7pm Shackleton and Nightingale
Thursday 6 December - 7pm Keller and Mandela

Sport

Y5 & Y6 Football Tournament
Date: Saturday 17 November Time: 8.30pm - 12.30pm 
Venue: Boxgrove School, Boxgrove Lane, GU1 2TD
Teacher: Nick & James

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


Barvember
Well done Holy Trinity Pewley Down School!! We are half way through Barvember. We are achieving the goal that we set ourselves – somewhere in the school every day Barvember puzzles have been attempted. That is BAR – MAZING.

We are going to step things up for the last half of the month. We have done so well at school, we would like to encourage Barvember at home. The puzzles are available on the White Rose website here: whiterosemaths.com/schemes-of-learning/barvember/. If you would like paper copies please email Amanda amandam@htpd.surrey.sch.uk. All solutions from home will have a chance of winning a Bar – shaped prize. Anyone can enter: sisters and brothers of any age, parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, cousins, family friends, neighbours, babysitters, football coaches, swimming coaches, bus drivers, train drivers, – anyone you would say hello to ! I really look forward to seeing your soultions.

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


FOPS News (Infant PTA)

BIG THANK YOU to all who came to our Disco night last Saturday and helped us to raise a fantastic £1400! We are pleased it all went well and hopefully all who attended had as much fun as our DJ! 

So far this term we have raised a fantastic £2110!!!
Together with pre-ordered tea towels (£340) and cake sales for Y2 and Y1 (£370). 
Still to come this term will be our Christmas Craft Evening and our biggest fundraiser Pewley Christmas Fair on Saturday 8 December - so please watch this space! 

Decorate a STAR competition is here! Please look out for this year's Christmas Poster Competition template in your child's book bag. We are looking forward to seeing the most colourful star by Monday 26 November. There will be one winner from each class and one overall winner chosen by our headteacher Clare Brunet! So children (not parents) get creative! 

There are only 4 places available for our Christmas Craft Evening, on Tuesday 27 November. If you are interested and still haven't booked your place please do it as soon as possible. It will be a relaxed and fun social affair to help us to get into the festive mood, plus you will bring back home with you an amazing Christmas wreath and artistically decorated bauble! 
 
Save the date:
Tuesday 27 November - Christmas Craft Evening (7.30 - 10pm)
Saturday  8 December - CHRISTMAS FAIR (3pm -5pm)
Sunday 20 January 19 - Action Sunday
Saturday 23 March 19 - Bake & Stroll,
Saturday 11 May - new social event - more info to follow 

Social dates for your diary
Reception 
Friday 23 November 8pm - Christmas Drinks @ Piper's House (5 Jenner Road) 
Year 1
Thursday 29 November - Christmas Night Out @ Long Bar (Harbour Hotel)
Year 2
Wednesday 12 December - Christmas Night Out @ TBC

Playground Sales for this term are as follows:
Friday 23 November - Hazel

HTSC News

It’s been a good week at HTSC HQ. Christmas Fair planning is well underway and we look forward to seeing you on 30 November 6-8 pm. Donations day is 23 November – raffle tickets and a letter explaining what we need will be coming out next week, so please watch out for those in a school bag near you soon!

There is room for another couple of outside stalls so if you have a business that would like one, or know someone who would, please get in touch at HTSC@htpd.surrey.sch.uk.

Guildford Community Lottery - a fun and easy way to support good causes in Guildford!
GCL-(2).jpgAnother exciting piece of news - we are now LIVE on the Guildford Community Lottery – this is a GBC initiative designed to support local good causes. The first weekly draw takes place on 1 December 2018. Match 6 numbers in one ticket to win the jackpot prize of £25,000! Most importantly, 50p of every £1 ticket you buy gets donated directly to school. So by just buying 2 x £1 tickets per week, the school will receive £52 a year and you never know, you could be the lucky jackpot winner! To get involved and buy tickets visit www.guildfordlottery.org/support/holy-trinity-school-community 

We are trying not to send so many ParentMails (feedback was that there were too many) so please follow the HTSC on Facebook if you are on it (and tell your friends), and remember to have a look at this bit of the newsletter and talk to your class reps – there are lots of festive drinks being planned! Let us know what you think about the communication (good and bad!).

Class Reps
Year 6: Nik B, Alice/Rob, Paul N
Year 5: Danielle T, Kirsty T, Marisa C, Caroline S, Tiggy D
Year 4: Michelle C, Claire T, Deb B, Jenny B, Caroline S
Year 3 Susie B, Sharon W, Helen H, Eve B, Jacqui


Looking for a Pre-School? 
Christ Church Pre-School Playgroup opened in 1973 and has long been a part of the local educational community.  It is strongly supported by a lovely network of parents and carers. We are looking for more families to join us and are warmly welcoming children, from age 2 1/2 yrs onwards, to start with us this educational year and next. We are located on Waterden Road in Christ Church Hall, a bright, large hall with plenty of indoor space, plus a garden and outdoor play area.  We are open four mornings and one afternoon per week. For an informal chat, please speak to Zoe Jeffries (Mum of Lexi - Hazel), Susie Grundy (Mum of Heidi - Beech) or Hannah Hayden (Mum of Emme - Beech). To arrange a visit directly, please contact manager Jo Smith on 07867 918877 or email - christchurchpreschoolenquiries@gmail.com.