HTPD 30/9/16

30 September 2016

Dear parents

Thank you so much for your generous harvest gifts – the children were really able to understand how they can bring God’s love into the world when they saw how much food we were giving away! Guildford Action picked up a van full of produce from both sites today and I know it will be much appreciated! At both harvest celebrations, it was so good to be joined by Katie Thomas, the curate from Holy Trinity Church, and she inspired us all with her prayer that helped us reflect on our own individual lives by likening each of us to a harvest field.

I do hope you are able to join us for next Tuesday’s maths day. All the year groups will be enjoying a day full of topic-linked maths activities and then you are very welcome to join us after school to find out what the children have been getting up to. Check the JTLYK pages for details!

Another way to get involved in the life of the school is to volunteer to help out on Fluffy Friday (October 14th). Let JJ know at the juniors, especially if you’d like to run an activity, just tell class teachers at the infants. We always appreciate an extra pair of hands in all the sessions, and if you’d like to run a session, the children love to experience something a bit different. Over the years, we’ve had parents running beauty parlours, a day being nature detectives, teaching us how to write Egyptian hieroglyphics, explaining how to look after horses….the list goes on! Just let JJ know how many children you’d be comfortable working with – it could be as small a group as 6-10 children.

It’s been great to see all our after school and lunch time clubs up and running. I’m so glad the children enjoy such a huge variety of extracurricular activities. One club at the juniors that I’m really keen to rejuvenate is the orchestra. If your child has instrumental music lessons, please do encourage them to come along to Wednesday lunch time’s orchestra – it’s such a lovely opportunity to share their instrument with others and learn how to fit into ensemble playing. There’s also an amazing chance for them to play in next term’s concert at GLive!

With best wishes
Clare
 

Teacher-led clubs, Tuesday 4 October
Owing to the Maths Day, all teacher-led clubs at the infants and juniors will be cancelled on Tuesday.

Parent governor election
We are very pleased by the interest shown in the parent governor vacancies at HTPD. As the number of nominations received exceeds the number of vacancies, a secret ballot will now be held at each site. Ballot papers will be sent home in book bags on Monday 3 October. Please note that parents of current pupils are eligible to vote, but can vote only once regardless of how many children they may have at the school.

INFANT

Year 2 Farmers’ Market visit, Tuesday 4 October 
Please return the permission slip for your child to attend the Farmers’ Market on Tuesday if you haven’t already done so. Children will also need to bring in £1 to cover the cost of buying ingredients from the market for cooking.

School photos, Friday 7 October
The school photographer will be coming in to take individual pictures of the children on Friday, so please remember smart school uniform that day.

Vacancy 
We are advertising for a part-time teaching assistant to be based at Pewley Down. Please see the tab on the website for details.

HTPD Prayer Group
The HTPD prayer group meet once each half term to pray together for the school staff and pupils in their work and play. Between meetings we also share prayer needs via a prayer chain. Our first meeting this term will be on Monday 10 October at 2pm in the Pewley Down staff room over coffee and cake. For more information or to join the prayer chain please contact Suzie Speed on 07780 677151 or suziespeed@gmail.com.

Run to Athens update: 125 miles.

Menu for week beginning Monday 3 October
Mon: Salmon or Lentil Pasta Bake, Lemon & Orange Cake & Custard
Tues: Devonshire Chicken with Rice or Butternut Squash Paella; Semolina & Fruit Puree
Weds: Roast Gammon or Chickpea & Sweet Potato Bake, Roast Potatoes; Frozen Yoghurt & Fresh Raspberries
Thurs: Pork or Quorn Hot Dog, Jacket Potato; Chocolate Fudge & Date Pudding
Fri: Fish Finger Fillet & Chips or Spinach & Tomato Cannelloni; Tropical Flapjack
Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potato and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.

FOPS News

Diary Dates:
Saturday 15th October - Pewley Disco, 5.30-7.30pm in the school hall
Sunday 11th December - Pewley Christmas Fair
Thursday 3rd November - Phil the Bag collection (Pewley and HT)
Wednesday 9th November - FOPS meeting, 8pm in the staff room

Cake Sale dates:

Friday 7th October – Chestnut,
Friday 14th October – Oak, Friday 11th November – Beech,
Friday 18th November – Hazel, Friday 25th November – Willow

Second hand Uniform Sales:
3pm Friday 14th of October, 3pm Friday 25th of November

Year 1:
Friday 7th Oct - YR 1 coffee morning at Sasja's house after drop off, 8 Newlands Crescent, GU1 3JS (15 minute walk from school) or short drive, parking in front of house


Wednesday 12 Oct - YR 1 drinks at Weyside Pub, 8pm

Friday 11 Nov - YR 1 walk and talk for those parents who enjoy more active coffee morning, meet at PD after drop off

Friday 2 December - YR 1 Christmas Party, bring a dish at Marisa's

Don't miss out - order your Disco tickets today. You should have received an order form in your child's book bag this week, for the Pewley Family Disco on Sat 15th Oct 5.30-7.30pm. This is a great family friendly event that raises a huge amount for the school each year and a great excuse to get together. Tickets cost: £10 for a Family, Adults £4, Children £2. Pre-schoolers free. Please return your completed forms to the school office.

Look out for your child's very own Christmas card design coming home in their book bags - please can completed IQ Card order forms and monies (cash or cheque payable to FOPS, child's name on reverse and 'Xmas cards') be returned to the office by Friday 14th October.

Northbrook Fundraising Get organised for Christmas and place your Northbrook order before half term.  If everyone bought one roll of gift wrap this would make a tremendous difference to the school. Hand in your order form to the school office.


JUNIOR

Dates for your Diary for October:
Tuesday, 4th October – Maths Day
Thursday, 6th October – Year 3 to Marwell Zoo
Thursday, 6th October – Year 5 to Hampton Court
Thursday, 13th October – Tempest Photographers (individual/siblings)
Friday, 14th October – Fluffy Friday (Years 5 & 6 (selected) to County School Music)
Wednesday, 19th October – SCHOOL CLOSES at 12.15pm NO CLUBS
Thursday, 20th October – INSET 2 (School closed)
Friday, 21st October – INSET 3 (School closed)
Monday 24th – Friday 28th October – school closed for Half Term
Monday, 31st October – school resumes

Break times
It looks like the latest craze is Pokemon cards! Whilst we love seeing the children enjoying their hobbies at break time, it would be sensible for them to look after their collections carefully. We would encourage children to just bring in a few cards and not risk losing their whole set at school. Talk to your children about how to look after valuable things really well.

Thank you for ensuring that your children just bring healthy snacks to school for break time. Fruit and vegetables are the only things they can have at break, and they leave less litter too! This really helps us to reinforce our healthy school message.

Please do remember that we are a nut-free school. It's really important that children don't bring anything containing nuts even when they're on a school trip. Thanks for helping to keep the school safe for everyone!

Admissions Reminder
Current Year 6 – this is a little reminder to the parents and carers of Year 6 children that applications for secondary schools are now open. All of the secondary schools in Guildford are running Open Evenings over the next few weeks. Please check the respective schools’ websites for dates and details so that you can attend.

Please note that on-line applications are preferred by SCC, and e-Admissions forms together with further information are available on their website www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools/school-admissions/secondary-applications. Should you require a hard copy, please e-mail schoolbooklets@surreycc.gov.uk or telephone 0300 200 1015. Paper copies should be returned directly to Surrey County Council. The closing date for all applications for entry in September 2017 is 31st October 2016 and it is vital that you submit your application on or before this date.

Menu - Week 1 - coming soon

Vacancy – we are advertising for a part-time teaching assistant to be based at Pewley Down. Please see the tab on the website for details!

Lost: Harry Norris (5L) has mislaid 2 Shackleton fleeces. If found, please bring them to the office. Thank you.

Free Judo Kit - Size 130 Please contact alice.fowler@hotmail.co.uk


HTSC News

BINGO! - Saturday 8 October 6-8pm - TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Thank you to everyone who has sent their ticket request forms in. We have had such a great response. There are still a few tickets left so please send in your requests as soon as possible if you are planning on joining us.

Family BINGO night at HT on Saturday 8 October from 6-8pm. This is a great fun event for all the family, so please support it if you can. SEAFARE of Burpham will provide a fish & chip supper and a fully stocked bar will also be available. Back by popular demand, Jes Moon will be our caller and host for the evening.

Ticket prices as follows:
Adults: £8.00 Bingo + fish & chip supper; £4.00 Bingo only
Children: £5.00 Bingo + fish & chip supper; £3.00 Bingo only

Ticket request form attached here, on the HTPD website and also at reception. Please complete your request and return to the office by Wednesday 5 October. Cheques made payable to HTSC. Tickets will be sent home next week.

Class Reps
We are still looking for an additional class rep for both 5L & 6T. If you can help please contact Ros, Carrie or Jane (jrvickerman@yahoo.co.uk, carriewitts@gmail.com, janerosie@icloud.com).

Phil the Bag – Week commencing 31 October 2016
Please keep all your old clothes and shoes as we will be collecting them during the week beginning 31 October (final collection day Thursday 3 November).

Other dates for the diary:
HTSC meeting – 18 October 9 am – HT Staff Room
Planning meeting for Bonfire and Xmas Fair
Bonfire Night - Friday 4 November 6pm - 8pm
Save the date for what promises to be another fantastic firework extravaganza.

Christmas Fair – Friday 2 December 6pm - 8pm



South West Surrey Concert Band are holding open rehearsals for new members. If you are aged between 8 – 18 and play woodwind, brass or percussion (Grade 1 – 8), then please go along to Queen Eleanor’s Junior School on Saturday, 8th October between 8.45 – 10.15 a.m. For more information, please call Neil Franks, Senior Professional Lead, Surrey Arts on 01483 517104 or mobile: 07791 091314 www.surreycc.gov.uk/arts

HTPD 23/9/16

23 September 2016

Dear parents,

It’s been lovely to see how quickly our Reception children have settled into life at school – they are already keen to learn, they are growing in independence, and are looking far more confident as they find their way around the school. Similarly, the Year 3 children are becoming more relaxed, they’ve enjoyed getting stuck into a whole variety of clubs, and they are building warm, positive relationships with their peers and with staff.

I hope our new parents and carers also feel part of the school now. I enjoyed meeting with our new staff this week, reflecting on their first few days at HTPD and considering whether there were any other ways we could have made their start easier. Please do let me know if you have any ideas about ways to make those early days even more welcoming. Do put Tuesday 4 October in your diary – we’ve planned an exciting “Maths Day” for the children. Look out on the JTLYKs for details of how you can be involved. There will also be an opportunity to come into school up to 4.30pm on that day to find out what sort of maths is going on in your child’s class.

I also enjoyed meeting with both HTSC and FOPS committees this week; it’s exciting to plan together events for the year ahead, with plenty of enthusiasm for fundraising as well as creating even more opportunities for building the school community. Our school development plan for the year is giving us all so many great ideas for improving the school for all the children. If you didn’t get a copy at the “meet the team” evenings, do take a look at the version on our website. Also on our website, we’ve added a link to a parent information site for guidance on protecting your child when they use the internet.

I’d like to draw your attention to next week’s Harvest Celebrations which are part of our normal assembly series. We will again be collecting food parcels for Guildford Action so do send your child in with any dry goods (pasta, tins of soup, packets of biscuits, tea etc..) on Wednesday. It’s a good opportunity to remind the children of the importance of kindness, generosity and caring for others.

With love, Clare


Phonics Evening Year R, Wednesday 28 September, 7.00pm at Pewley Down
Don’t forget the Phonics Evening next Wednesday. Although this is particularly intended for parents of Year R children, parents in other year groups are very welcome to attend if they would like to.

INFANT

Run to Athens
Run to Rio last term was so popular with children, parents and staff that we are doing it again, but this time we are running to Athens (1,500 miles). We have run 73 miles so far and will keep you updated on progress.

Lego Club cancellation
There will be no Lego Club next Thursday 29 September.

Newsletter
This will be the last week for paper copies of the newsletter. It will now be available on the website along with Just to Let You Know for each year group. We will send out a ParentMail reminder on Friday afternoons. Please let us know if you do not have internet access and need us to provide a paper copy.

Menu for week beginning Monday 26 September
Mon: Chinese Style Chicken or Chickpea & Vegetable Stir Fry, Noodles; Oat & Apple Crumble with Custard
Tues: Cumberland or Quorn Sausage with Onion Gravy, Mashed Potatoes; Jam Tart
Weds: Roast Pork with Apple Sauce or Cauliflower & Pasta Bake, Roast Potatoes; Ice Cream & Fresh Fruit Salad
Thurs: Lamb Hash & Savoury Rice or Mexican Wrap; Steamed Pear & Syrup Vanilla Sauce
Fri: Fish Finger Fillet & Chips or Macaroni Cheese; Banana & Date Slice
Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potato and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.


FOPS News

A huge thank you to the Yr 1 reps and everyone who helped on Sunday afternoon to clear up the Wild Place - it has really made a tremendous difference to our much-loved outdoor classroom. .
The working party planned for this Sunday 25th will not now take place as so much was achieved last week.

Does anyone have a good quality vacuum cleaner going spare? if so FOPS would gladly give it a home as it will help for a speedy clear up after school events. Please email Sue or Jill or notify your class rep.

Look out for: the Northbrook Christmas order form coming home in your book bags soon. A percentage of every purchase will go directly to FOPS.

Can you help with construction or landscaping? FOPS are looking to regenerate both the YR 1 garden and pond as well as the Wild Place over the next few months, and would greatly value any expert advice, materials and manpower. If you can advise on relaying decking, resurfacing paths etc please email Sue smw555@hotmail.com or Jill   jillmorg72@gmail.com or notify your class rep.

Dates for your diary:
Friday 30th Sept - Cake sale (Walnut class) and Secondhand uniform sale at 3pm in the front playground
Saturday 15th  October - Pewley Disco  5.30-7.30pm in  the school hall
Sun 11th December - Pewley Christmas Fair

Year 1:
Friday 7 Oct - Yr 1 Coffee morning at Saskia's house after drop off,  8 Newlands Crescent, GU1 3JS (15 minute walk from school) or short drive parking in front of house
Wednesday 12 Oct - YR 1 drinks at Weyside Pub, 8pm
Friday 11 Nov - YR 1 walk and talk for those parents who enjoy more active coffee morning, meet at PD after drop off
Friday 2 December - Yr 1 CHRISTMAS PARTY, bring a dish at Marisa's

Year 2:
Wednesday 28 September – Yr 2 coffee morning after drop off, House of Fraser, Café Nero (1st floor).

Cake Sale dates:

Friday 30th Sept – Chestnut Friday 7th October – Walnut
Friday 14th October – Oak Friday 11th November – Beech
Friday 18th November – Hazel Friday 25th November – Willow
Northbrook Fundraising: Look out for Northbrook brochures coming home in book bags today. If everyone bought one roll of gift wrap this would make a tremendous difference to the school. Orders should be returned to the school by half term.
 


JUNIOR

Dates for your Diary:
Tuesday 27 – Year 6 visit to RHS Wisley

Wednesday 28 at 7.00pm at Holy Trinity Pewley Down Infant School - Phonics Evening- Don’t forget the Phonics Evening next Wednesday. Although this is particularly intended for parents of Year R children, parents in other year groups are very welcome to attend if they would like.

Friday 4 October – Maths Day
Important date for your diary. We will be having a whole school Maths Day there will be NO SCHOOL CLUBS on that day. Parents are invited to come along up until 4.30 to see what everyone has been up to! Watch out for more information from your year group.

Admissions
Current Year 6 – this is a little reminder to the parents and carers of Year 6 children that applications for secondary schools are now open. All of the secondary schools in Guildford are running Open Evenings over the next few weeks. Please check the respective schools’ websites for dates and details so that you can attend.

Please note that on-line applications are preferred by SCC, and e-Admissions forms together with further information are available on their website www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools/school-admissions/secondary-applications. Should you require a hard copy, please e-mail schoolbooklets@surreycc.gov.uk or telephone 0300 200 1015. Paper copies should be returned directly to Surrey County Council. The closing date for all applications for entry in September 2017 is 31st October 2016 and it is vital that you submit your application on or before this date.

Admissions 2017: infant and junior
- The date from which parents can apply for a primary school place for Reception and Year 3 has changed to 31st October 2016 (previously 1st September). The deadline for Primary applications is 15th January 2017.

Lunch discounts - Offer ends Friday 30th September – The basic lunch price at Holy Trinity is £2.40 each, however there are discounts available for bulk credit purchases. Buying a whole year’s worth of credit by 30th September, the meal price is adjusted to £2.30 or a full term in advance the meal price is £2.35. Please see the lunch price table on the school website ‘Payments’ page for the amounts you need to pay for each year group (days out are taken into account). After the deadline, your discounted payments will be uprated on ParentPay to the full meal price. For those not taking advantage of the discounts, please keep your child’s lunch account in credit each meal costs £2.40

Sport

Tuesday 27 September
Year 6 Netball against St Catherine's School (Station Rd, Bramley, GU5 0DF). Collection is from St. Catherine’s.

Wednesday 28 September
Year 6 Football against St Joseph's School (155 Aldershot Rd, Guildford, GU2 8YH). Collection is from St. Joseph’s.

Friday 30 September
Year 5 Football against St Joseph's School (155 Aldershot Rd, Guildford, GU2 8YH). Collection is from HT.

Saturday 1 October
Years 4, 5 and 6 Girls’ Aquathlon at Guildford High School (London Rd, Guildford GU1 1SJ) Parents to take and collect.

May we remind you that we have new procedures for sport letters and permission slips: We have a new procedure for both children and parents to communicate with the school regarding Sports Fixtures.

We will no longer be handing out letters to children with details of a fixture and a permission slip to hand back to school.

The new procedures are as follows:

Once a team has been selected an announcement will be made in Assembly that the team sheet has been posted on the SPORTS NOTICEBOARD which is located outside the year 4 classrooms for children to view.

An email will then be sent to the parents of the children selected. The email will include a letter which will be identical to previous letter templates, and will include the following:

* Details of the fixture, including venue and timings
* A permission slip for parents to fill out allowing children to participate
* An agreement that kit will be returned to school washed and ready to wear
* An agreement that it is parent's responsibility to collect their child from the fixture
* If the fixture is away, offers of lifts to the venue.

Parents can either respond by filling out the permission slip and replying by email or print the email out, fill in the permission slip and send the slip in to school.

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

Year 4 Coffee morning next Friday 30 September
Nik Badain (one of the class reps for 4R) has offered to host a coffee morning for Year 4 Parents/carers next Friday, 30th September at her home in Chilworth. It will be in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research. If you're free, please come along and meet others in Year 4 and support this great cause, have a cuppa and eat cake. It will run from 9.15am until midday. More details will follow next week.

Lost: Mat Luther (6T) has mislaid his Shackleton sweat top. If found, please bring it to the office. Thank you.

Menu - Week 3 - Coming soon


HTSC News

BINGO! - Saturday 8 October 6-8pm - TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Family BINGO night at HT on Saturday 8 October from 6-8pm. This is a great fun event for all the family, so please support it if you can. SEAFARE of Burpham will provide a fish & chip supper and a fully stocked bar will also be available. Back by popular demand, Jes Moon will be our caller and host for the evening.

Ticket prices as follows:
Adults: £8.00 Bingo + fish & chip supper; £4.00 Bingo only
Children: £5.00 Bingo + fish & chip supper; £3.00 Bingo only

Ticket request form attached here, on the HTPD website and also sent by parentmail yesterday. Please complete your request and return to the office by Wednesday 5 October. Cheques made payable to HTSC.

Class Reps
We are still looking for class reps in 5L & 6T. If you can help please contact Ros, Carrie or Jane (jrvickerman@yahoo.co.uk, carriewitts@gmail.com, janerosie@icloud.com).

Phil the Bag – Week commencing 31 October 2016
Please keep all your old clothes and shoes as we will be collecting them during the week beginning 31 October (final collection day Thursday 3 November).

Other dates for the diary:
Thirsty Thursday – Thursday 29 September from 8pm
All year drinks at the Albany from 8pm. Please come along to the first Thirsty Thursday of the year. Hope to see you there!

All years’ coffee morning – Friday 30 September - straight from drop off
Please join us for a cuppa and a chat.

Bonfire Night - Friday 4 November 6pm - 8pm
Save the date for what promises to be another fantastic firework extravaganza.

Christmas Fair – Friday 2 December 6pm - 8pm


Vacancy: Catering Assistant, Holy Trinity School, Guildford - immediate start.
Harrison’s Catering are looking for a Catering Assistant to join the catering team at Holy Trinity. The job includes assisting with the preparation of our fresh food offer and with serving customers, as well as with washing up and cleaning. The ideal candidate will not need any previous experience working in a busy catering environment, but must be able to work as part of a team. You will be rewarded with a competitive salary for working 20 hours per week (4 hours a day), term time only. If you are interested and would like to apply for this role, please send your CV and covering letter to: Jon Bendle at Pewley Down Infant School, Semaphore Road, Guildford GU1 3PT.

Guildford Spike WI Autumn Fair - this Saturday, 24 September 2-5 pm. at The Spike Community Centre, Warren Road, Guildford. There will be WI produce, raffle, tombola, jewellery, crafts, cards refreshments and much more. Entry is 50p for adults children free.

Guildford Games 2016 also this Saturday, 24 September 12.00 – 4.00 p.m. at Bannisters Field, opposite Tesco, Egerton Road GU2 7UN. Lots to entertain the children such as “Have A Go” zone, Health and Well-Being zone, Children’s Activity zone and much more. For more information please contact Guildford Community Wardens on 01483 444150.

Clare Balding Event: Join award-winning broadcaster, journalist and author, Clare Balding, as she gallops around the country to talk about her first Children's book, www.clarebalding.co.uk/news/the-racehorse-who-wouldnt-gallop. The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop, including inspirational stories and family entertainment. Clare will be at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford on Saturday 1st October, 3pm.  Pupils from Holy Trinity Pewley Down school can get two for the price of one on tickets. The event is suitable for children 7+. Call the box office, quoting 2-4-1 tickets, on 01483 44 00 00 to book. www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk/production/clare-baldings-family-afternoon

Drawing, Painting, Composition with Elena Andreeva. We do have a place at our art club - the club runs at HT on Mondays 3.30-5pm. it should start on Monday 26th of September, the cost is £120 covering 10 sessions. If you would like your child to enrol, please call Elena on 01483 560385, or email art.elenaandreeva@googlemail.com

Orchestral Workshop Day, Sunday 6 November 9.30 am – 3.30pm, concert at 3.45pm: The full orchestra experience for strings, woodwind, brass and percussion. Hazelwood School, Wolfs Hill, Limpsfield, Oxted RH8 0QU. A chance to play and experience the sound of a full orchestra. Open to all young Surrey musicians grade 3+. Cost: £12 per person with concert free to parents, friends and family. For further information visit: www.surreymusichub.com.

HTPD 16/9/16

16 September 2016

Dear Parents,

It was just great to see so many of you at one or both of our “Meet the Team” evenings earlier this week. I do hope you found it helpful to find out about the coming year, and inspiring too to hear what lies ahead for your children. Please do let us know if you need any further information or ideas about ways to support your child’s learning. I was also thrilled to hear about both HTSC’s and FOPS’ plans. Both school PTAs are a vibrant part of our school community and really do add an extra dimension to the school. Do consider getting involved and bringing even more enthusiasm and skills into the mix!

Last week’s day out at the Chantries for our Year 3 children, where they enjoyed meeting their Year 6 buddies and worked together to illustrate our school values using natural materials, was another example of our school community at work. Similarly seeing our new reception children being looked after by their Year 1 and Year 2 friends, I’ve been inspired to see community in action. I hope the change of weather doesn’t dampen the spirits of the Year 4 and Year 5 day-out today.

Our first HTPD hero, Florence Nightingale reminded us all of the power of kindness and caring. I also introduced the children to the kindness shown by a Bible hero, Elisha. He seemed to be always ready to meet the needs of the people he met, both healing their sickness and providing for their material needs. He even stopped them from getting food poisoning on one occasion! We were all inspired to try to follow in their footsteps by caring for one another.

With best wishes
Clare


After a week thinking of caring, Penelope in Year 4 wrote this thoughtful poem:
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Traffic and parking:
A reminder to all parents to drive carefully around both sites, parking respectfully and considering the needs of pedestrians (please do not park on the pavement) as well as our neighbours.
A reminder as well that we operate an informal one-way system at both sites. At the infants please drive down Semaphore Road from Pewley Hill to Pewley Way. At the juniors please drive into Addison Road from Pewley Way. At the juniors please, if possible, park slightly further away from school avoiding the bottleneck that is Cline Road.

Phonics Evening, Wednesday 28 September, 7.00pm:
Parents in Year R are invited to the Phonics Evening next Wednesday. Although this is particularly intended for parents of Year R children, parents in other year groups are very welcome to attend if they would like to.

Parentmail:
All our families should now be connected to the ParentMail PMX system. This is used regularly to pass on important information regarding school. If your child is a new starter at PD or HT (including those in Year 3 who were previously at PD), you should by now have received your registration email or text, and have registered your account. We will be sending out a message on Friday to advise that the Newsletter & JTLYKs are available on the website. If you have not received the email, please check your inbox and spam for a verification email. If you think you still have a problem, please contact Jane at PD or Sheryl at HT for help. Once you’ve registered, you can download the free parent App onto your Android (play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.parentmail.parentmail&hl=en_GB) or iPhone (itunes.apple.com/gb/app/parentmail-pmx/id937274547). With the App, you can access ParentMail even when there’s no network connection, with no need to search through your busy personal inbox for school messages. You’ll also receive in-app notifications as soon as we send a message, which helps make sure things don’t get missed or forgotten.

Pupil Premium / Free School Meals – are you eligible?:
Government funding for schools includes factors such as free school meal eligibility – it is not just a matter of meal subsidy. Free school meal registration brings significant funding for the school to support your child’s education in many other ways, through the Pupil Premium scheme and other budget funding factors. In the budget year 2016/17, each pupil eligible for free meals attracts an extra £5,164 in funding to the school (the extra is not ring-fenced to individual pupils, but is a way of funding measures to increase attainment). Even though all children at the infants now receive a free lunch regardless of income, we still need this eligibility information in order to be able to receive the additional funding for this academic year. If you think you are eligible but have not yet registered, please contact either school office for more information on which benefits qualify. Registration is of course completely confidential.

INFANT

Teacher-led clubs:
A reminder that teacher-led clubs will start next week, commencing 19 September.

Year R photo:
The Surrey Advertiser will be in school on Monday (19th) to take a group picture of our new Year R children. We will let you know when the picture is due to appear in the paper – usually not for a few weeks.

Newsletter:
We have been providing paper copies of the newsletter for the first few weeks of term. Next Friday will be the last day for paper copies and the newsletter will then be available on the website. However, please let the office know if you do not have internet access and we will continue to provide a paper copy.

Lost
:
Isla Covington (Beech Class) has lost 2 cardigans, both named in at least two places. One is her Keller logo cardigan, the other is a Sainsbury’s navy blue one with little bows on the shoulders (a very popular choice at Pewley!). Both have been missing since last Wednesday & Friday.

Infant Menu for week beginning Monday 19 September
Mon: Chilli Bean Chicken with Rice or Mixed Vegetable Bean Wrap; Carrot Cake & Vanilla Sauce
Tues: Lamb & Aubergine Bolognese with Pasta or Lentil Cottage Pie; Rice Pudding & Pear Sauce
Weds: Roast Turkey & Gravy, Cheese & Onion Quiche, Roast Potatoes; Orange Jelly & Fresh Fruit
Thurs: Ham & Pineapple or Mixed Pepper Pizza; Fruit Crunch & Custard
Fri: Fish Finger Fillet & Chips or Chickpea Curry & Rice; Apple Tart
Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potato and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.

Tennis Club: There are still a few spaces remaining in the Tennis Club which runs on Thursdays until half term. Please contact Premier Tennis on 01865 689 754 premiertennis.co.uk/venue/pewley-down-infant-school


FOPS NEWS

Thank you to everyone who came along to the AGM on Thurs evening. It was great to see everyone there and we are really looking forward to working with you to hold another year of profitable and fun filled events.

FOPS MEETING:
Our next meeting will be held on Wed 21st Sept 8pm in the Staff Room. Please come along, enjoy a glass of wine with us and help plan this terms social events.  

WILD PLACE WORKING PARTY
–Sunday 18th and Sunday 25th September, 2.00 – 4.00pm: We are planning a tidy-up at the Wild Place this Sunday and next and very much hope that you will be able to join us. Please meet at 2.00pm by the noticeboard at the entrance to Pewley Down (end of Pewley Hill) and bring tools such as rakes and large shears as well as some refreshment.

CLASS REPS: We can't function as a PTA without our class reps. Thank you to all those below who have volunteered for this year. Ideally we need two per class, so there's still room for more! If you would like to get involved email Jill at Jillmorg72@gmail.com or Sue at smw555@hotmail.com.
 WILLOW Laura Sabharwal and Marketa Chester, HAZEL Helen Day and Ozzie Roustaiyan (Aidan's mum), OAK Carrie Masson, Louisa Curl, Idit Lewis and Marisa Ciesla BEECH Saskia Spits-Bensdorp and Serena Kow (Maya’s mum), CHESTNUT Cherrie Gluyas,  WALNUT Sarah Bell

YR R COFFEE MORNING: Coffee morning for Reception will be on Friday 30th Sept in Debenhams restaurant after drop off. Plenty of room for pushchairs and toddlers!

WORKPLACE VOLUNTEERS:
Does your workplace have a Volunteering initiative?? There are a couple of larger projects at Pewley that we would like to tackle this year and working together could be the perfect solution. Please contact Jill at Jillmorg72@gmail.com or Sue at smw555@hotmail.com if you think you can help.

SAVE THE DATE - the Pewley School Disco is back - Sat 15th Oct. More details to follow soon.


JUNIOR

Dates for your Diary 
Tuesday 13 September 7pm – Years 3–6 Meet the Teacher
Friday 23 September – Year 4 visit to Butser Farm
Tuesday 27 September – Year 6 visit to RHS Wisley

Admissions 
Year 6 – this is a little reminder to the parents and carers of Year 6 children that applications for secondary schools are now open. All of the secondary schools in Guildford are running Open Evenings over the next few weeks. Please check the respective school websites for dates and details so that you can attend.

Admissions 2017: Secondary - Please note that on-line applications are preferred by SCC, and e-Admissions forms together with further information are available on their website www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools/school-admissions/secondary-applications. Should you require a hard copy, please e-mail schoolbooklets@surreycc.gov.uk or telephone 0300 200 1015. Paper copies should be returned direct to Surrey County Council. The closing date for all applications for entry in September 2017 is 31st October 2016 and it is vital that you submit your application on or before this date.

Admissions 2017:  Infant and junior - The date from which parents can apply for a primary school place for Reception and Year 3 has changed to 31st October 2016 (previously 1st September). The deadline for Primary applications is 15th January 2017.

Sport

Tormead School is offering a Year 5 and Year 6  gymnastics course on 5th, 12th & 19th November  (12 - 1pm) and a netball course on the 17th Sept, 1st Oct, 8th Oct & 5th Nov (10 - 11am) - all levels welcome. These places will go fast! To book a space email: jboyle@tormeadschool.org.uk or call: 01483 796041 and ask for Julie Boyle. For more information you can pick up a flyer in Reception.

HT Sport next week
Tuesday, 20th September
Year 6 Netball Match against Tormead School (Cranley Road, GU1 2JD). We will leave HT at the end of school. Collection is from Tormead at 5.00 p.m.

Wednesday, 21st September
Year 6 Netball March against Queen Eleanor’s School (Queen Eleanor’s Rd, Guildford GU2 7SD). We will leave HT at the end of school. Collection is from QE at 5.00 p.m.

Netball Club on Wednesday 21st is cancelled because of the QE match

New procedures for sport letters and permission slips: We have a new procedure for both children and parents to communicate with the school regarding Sports Fixtures. 

We will no longer be handing out letters to children with details of a fixture and a permission slip to hand back to school. 

The new procedures are as follows: 
Once a team has been selected an announcement will be made in Assembly that the team sheet has been posted on the SPORTS NOTICEBOARD  which is located outside the year 4 classrooms for children to view. 

An email will then be sent to the parents of the children selected. The email will include a letter which will be identical to previous letter templates, and will include the following:

  • Details of the fixture, including venue and timings 

  • A permission slip for parents to fill out allowing children to participate  

  • An agreement that kit will be returned to school washed and ready to wear 

  • An agreement that it is parent's responsibility to collect their child from the fixture 

  • If the fixture is away, offers of lifts to the venue. 

Parents can either respond by filling out the permission slip and replying by email or print the email out, fill in the permission slip and send the slip in to school. 

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

Junior Menu - Week 2


HTSC News

Many thanks to all of you who came to the HTSC AGM on Tuesday night. We were delighted to have such a positive reception and look forward to another great year.

The HTSC Committee for 2016/7 is as follows:
Co-chairs: Jane Rosie, Ros Vickerman and Carrie Witts
Treasurer: Andrea Dundas
Secretary: Jo Burne.

Bingo! - Saturday 8 October 6-8pm
We are pleased to announce that we are holding a family BINGO night at HT on Saturday 8 October from 6-8pm. This is a great fun event for all the family, so please support it if you can.

SEAFARE of Burpham will provide a fish and chip supper and a fully stocked bar will also be available. Back by popular demand, Jes Moon will be our caller and host for the evening.

Tickets will be on sale from next week – more details to follow.

HTSC Meeting – Wednesday 21 September
This will take place at 8pm at Rogues. All welcome, please come along and find out more about what we do. We will be discussing our plans for this year and would really welcome new faces and ideas.

Other dates for the diary:

Thirsty Thursday – Thursday 29 September from 8pm
All year drinks at the Albany from 8pm. Please come along to the first Thirsty Thursday of the year. Hope to see you there!

Bonfire Night - Friday 4 November
Save the date for what promises to be another fantastic firework extravaganza.


Parents Hockey is back on Wednesday 6-7pm, please email Mary Booth: maryb@htpd.surrey.sch.uk All welcome.

Drawing, Painting, Composition with Elena Andreeva
. Our club runs on Mondays 3.30-5.00 pm at HT. The cost is £120 for 10 sessions . The children will learn drawing and watercolour painting.  If your child loves drawing and wants to enrol, please contact Elena on 01483 560385. The start date will be confirmed.

Chit Chat – re-starts 21 September: A place for foreign residents to: practise English conversation, find out about life in Guildford, ask questions, make friends, enjoy refreshments – all in the friendly surroundings of St Mary’s, Quarry Street, Guildford. Young children welcome. Wednesday mornings in term time 9.30 -11.00 am. For further information contact: snashallsusan@gmail.com or 07885 116161.

Rosamund Community Garden – Open Day
: Saturday 8 October 2016 12.00 to 4.00pm: Come and join us in the following activities: apple pressing, conservation walk (1pm on the Surrey Wildlife Trust field adjacent to the garden), lunch, refreshments, fresh produce, music, demonstrations of scything and composting and children’s activities (1.00 - 3.00 pm). Contact Joan on 078678 03871.

Charity bikeathon event at Turnfit Studio, Guildford
– Saturday, 8th October – 20 teams, 10 sessions. All monies raised go towards Tropic of Cancer, a local charity which support those in their journey through cancer. eMail bikeathon@turnfit.co.uk to register your team of 7 riders, or go to www.turnfit.co.uk. Event T-Shorts, BBQ and live music on the day!

For Sale
Mandela PE sweatshirt size L, against a donation to school.
Scooter Mistral (pink/purple), against a donation to school.
Pink Urchins booster seat, against a donation to school.
Gym Factory Leotards: Long sleeve Chest 28" 128-140 cm, short sleeve chest 30" 140-152 cm, £10 each.
Boogie Pumps white hoodie (no zip) size 5-6 £3 and t-shirt size 5-6 £2.
Brownie hoodie chest 30" and 34", £5 each. T-shirt chest 30" £2.
Cubs polo shirt chest 28", £3.
Ice skates 4 white pairs: Risport Etoile EUR 29, Risport Antea EUR 32 £15 each. Mia EUR 33, Princess EUR 34, £10 each.
Inliners Decathlon, pink & orange, size UK 1.5-3 + "bang on the door" padding, £6.
Guildfordians R.F.C rugby green turbo top Medium Boys + hat £6.
TAG ALONG white folding bike "Adventure Ditto 6" 20 inch wheel with mudguards, 6 gears, in excellent condition, RRP 169, £50.
IKEA Ateles exteding bed (142-200 x 90 cm) antique pine with slatted base £30.
Bell Faction helmet BXM/Skate style, size Small 51-56 cm. NEW £10.
Please contact Sari on 07808 986640 or sari_oravainen@hotmail.com.
 


 

HTPD 9/9/16

09 September 2016

Dear Parents,

It has been a really excellent week, with over 160 new children joining the school and, of course, plenty of familiar faces returning from the holidays. Firstly, I want to wish all our families a very warm welcome to the new school year. The children are full of enthusiasm, positivity and energy, as they have met their new teachers, made plans for the year ahead and enjoyed being busy! It’s reminded me how important the holidays are – we all need time to recharge and rest before learning something new.

Our assembly series this term focuses on people who have lived inspirational lives. Each week we will find out about a different heroic character and learn from the choices that they made. First though we considered the hero inside each one of us. We remembered how unique each one of us is, and reflected on what makes each one of us special. We challenged each other to be the best we can be – and also thought about how respecting each other makes the world a better place!

The children at the juniors were particularly fortunate on Wednesday when Sophie Bray, one of the gold medal-winning women’s hockey team from the Rio Olympics popped into school to show us her medal! Thanks to Mary’s hockey connections, we were so privileged that Sophie made time to visit. Her story was inspirational and I’m sure it will live long in the memory of many of our children! Seeing and touching a real gold medal was quite an experience – and finding out about the team work involved in getting to the winners’ podium was so inspiring.
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I’m looking forward to catching up with you at the “Meet the Team” evenings next week (Tuesday 7pm at the juniors, Thursday 7pm at the infants). Do make this a priority if you can as the teachers achieve so much more when we work together with you in partnership.

Finally, a quick reminder that the children at the juniors may only bring fruit or vegetables for their morning break snacks – it is part of our healthy school initiative, and helps keep the school litter free too.

Thank you for helping the children have such a positive start to the term.

With best wishes
Clare

Parent Governor Election
We currently have two parent governor vacancies on our governing body, and are inviting nominations from parents of pupils at both Holy Trinity and Pewley Down. You should today have received an explanatory letter and nomination form via your child’s book bag, further copies are available from the school offices. Nomination forms must be returned by Monday 26 September.

Pupil Premium / Free School Meals – are you eligible?
Government funding for schools includes factors such as free school meal eligibility – it is not just a matter of meal subsidy. Free school meal registration brings significant funding for the school to support your child’s education in many other ways, through the Pupil Premium scheme and other budget funding factors. In the budget year 2016/17, each pupil eligible for free meals attracts an extra £5,164 in funding to the school (the extra is not ring-fenced to individual pupils, but is a way of funding measures to increase attainment). Even though all children at the infants now receive a free lunch regardless of income, we still need this eligibility information in order to be able to receive the additional funding for this academic year.

If you think you are eligible but have not yet registered, please contact either school office for more information on which benefits qualify. Registration is of course completely confidential.

Admissions 2017 – infant and junior
The date from which parents can apply for a primary school place for Reception and Year 3 has changed to 31 October 2016 (previously 1 September 2016). Applications should be made through the Surrey County Council on-line system (www.sureycc.gov.uk/admissions) or call Surrey on 0300 200 1004 for a paper application. It is very important to apply on time before the deadline of 15 January 2017.

Meet the Team, Juniors Tuesday 13th September, 7.00pm; Infants Thursday 15 September, 7.00pm
We look forward to seeing you all on either Tuesday (Y3-Y6) or Thursday (YR-Y2) when we will be introducing ourselves to you and explaining everything you need to know about your child’s current year group. At the juniors, please use the Cline Road entrance if you need to park and meet at 7pm in the Chapel. At the infants, please go straight to your child’s classroom on arrival. This will be followed by the FOPS AGM at 8.00pm in the hall (see FOPS section below).

Phonics Evening, Wednesday 28 September, 7.00pm at the Infants
Parents in Year R are invited to the Phonics Evening on 28 September. Although this is particularly intended for parents of Year R children, parents in other year groups are very welcome to attend if they would like to.

Thank you
A big ‘thank you’ once again for all the lovely presents and cards received at the end of last term. All the staff really appreciated your kindness and good wishes.

INFANT

Year 2 swimming, Wednesday 14 September
Swimming lessons for Year 2 children start next Wednesday. Please ensure that your child brings their swimming kit – towel, swimming costume (no bikinis or baggy shorts), hats for girls and goggles (optional). Ideally this should be in a back pack.

Message Books
If your child is being collected by anyone other than mum or dad, or is attending an after-school club, please note it in the appropriate class Message Book. These are kept on the bench in the front playground by the double doors each morning.

PUPS After-School Club
A reminder to let us know as soon as possible if your child will not be attending a booked PUPS session. If we do not have 12 hours’ notice we will unfortunately have to charge you for the missed session.

Infant Menu for week beginning Monday 12 September
Mon: Portuguese Salmon with Pasta or Lentil Pasta Bake; Lemon & Orange Cake & Custard
Tues: Devonshire Chicken with Rice or Butternut Squash Paella; Semolina & Fruit Puree
Weds: Roast Gammon or Chickpea & Sweet Potato Bake, Roast Potatoes; Frozen Yoghurt & Fresh Raspberries
Thurs: Pork or Quorn Sausage Grill, Jacket Potato; Chocolate Fudge & Date Pudding
Fri: Fish Finger Fillet with Chips or Spinach & Tomato Cannelloni; Tropical Flapjack
Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potato and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.

FOPS News

Welcome to the FOPS section of the weekly newsletter. Here you can find out about upcoming social events, the latest fundraising efforts and how you can get involved.

FOPS AGM
Thursday 15th September - in the school hall, straight on from 'Meet the Team' at 7pm

Please join us for a glass of wine and nibbles and help us elect the new committee, plus find out more about the year ahead.

CLASS REPS
We can't function as a PTA without our class reps. Thank you to all those below who have volunteered for this year. Ideally we need two per class, so there's still room for more! If you would like to get involved email Jill at Jillmorg72@gmail.com or Sue at smw555@hotmail.com.

WILLOW Laura Sabharwal and Marketa Chester HAZEL Helen Day and Ozzie (Aidan's mum) OAK Carrie Masson, Louisa Curl, Idit Lewis and Marisa Ciesla BEECH Saskia Spits-Bensdorp (Reina's mum) CHESTNUT WALNUT Sarah Bell

Finally huge thanks to all those (now) Year 1 parents who helped to sew Superhero capes over the Summer. The teachers are delighted and we can't wait to see our mini Superhero's in action!
 


JUNIOR

New procedures for sport letters and permission slips 
We have a new procedure for both children and parents to communicate with the school regarding Sports Fixtures. We will no longer be handing out letters to children with details of a fixture and a permission slip to hand back to school.

The new procedures are as follows:
Once a team has been selected an announcement will be made in Assembly that the team sheet has been posted on the SPORTS NOTICEBOARD which is located outside the year 4 classrooms for children to view.

An email will then be sent to the parents of the children selected. The email will include a letter which will be identical to previous letter templates, and will include the following:

  • Details of the fixture, including venue and timings
  • A permission slip for parents to fill out allowing children to participate
  • An agreement that kit will be returned to school washed and ready to wear
  • An agreement that it is parent's responsibility to collect their child from the fixture
  • If the fixture is away, offers of lifts to the venue.

Parents can either respond by filling out the permission slip and replying by email or print the email out, fill in the permission slip and send the slip in to school. Laura Sutton, HTPD Sports Co-ordinator Follow us on Twitter: @HTPDSport

Home School Link Worker (HSLW)
Please note that Lucy Cray (HSLW) will be at Holy Trinity Pewley Down Junior on Tuesday afternoons, all day Wednesdays and Thursdays

Junior Menu - Week 1 - coming soon

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HTSC NEWS

Welcome back to everyone and a warm welcome to all new parents & children joining HT.

We have an exciting year planned and are looking forward to lots of fun events including Bingo, Bonfire night, Christmas & Summer Fairs and the new annual Fun Run, together with the famous Quiz night.

We are kicking off this year with the AGM on Tuesday 13th September, straight after the meet the teacher evening, where we will be electing the new committee members and approving last year’s accounts.

REPS – URGENT
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to be a Class Rep for this year. We are still urgently looking for volunteers in year 4 & 6. Please contact Ros or Carrie if you can help: jrvickerman@yahoo.co.uk, carriewitts@gmail.com

We are also looking for a secretary to join the committee – again, please let Ros or Carrie know if you are interested. Looking forward another fun packed year!

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SEND Talk
Wednesday 14 September, 7.45 for 8.00pm, Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford GU1 4LH
Gaby Close, Interim Head of SEND Operations and Autism Strategic Lead at Surrey County Council, will talk about her new role overseeing the Surrey SEND team (case officers), plus give an update on the Surrey Joint Autism Strategy and how you can contribute. Please email emma@mugsy.org to let us know if you are coming along.

Drawing, Painting, Composition with Elena Andreeva 
Our club runs on Mondays 3.30-5.00 pm at HT. The cost is £120 for 10 sessions . The children will learn drawing and watercolour painting. If your child loves drawing and wants to enrol, please contact Elena on 01483 560385. The start date will be confirmed.

Music
Lis, our Surrey Arts piano teacher, has vacancies at HT and PD. If you would like further details, please call 01276 20095.

RASASC Guildford is recruiting a Part Time Fund Raiser - 15 hours a week @ £16.50 per hour (equivalent to £12,870 per annum). RASASC is a registered charity established in 1992 and supports anyone who has been affected by Rape or Sexual Abuse. Closure date for applications is 30th September 2016. For a full JD and an application form please contact liz@rasasc-guildford.org. Interviews will take place in the week beginning Monday 10th October 2016 website www. rasasc-guildford.org