HTPD 29/9/17

29 September 2017

Dear parents

As I write, Year 6 are taking part in their first day trip this term. They are visiting Wisley gardens and particularly focusing on plant adaptation in the enormous tropical greenhouses which are the closest we can get to the South American rainforest. It’s a good way to be fully immersed in their topic and, as with all our trips, it will bring learning to life I’m sure. Even now, all these years on, I can still remember all of my primary school trips! Next week, Year 2 are heading into Guildford to shop at the farmers’ market – again we know that the impact of heading outside the classroom brings a “zest for learning and a love of life.”

Thank you so much to those of you that have already filled in the standing order form that I handed out right at the start of term. Thanks to your generosity, as well as supporting the school in paying for building renovations and topping up our resources funds, some of this regular giving goes towards our hardship fund. This means that no child ever misses out on trips due to financial hardship at home. It’s something that we really want to continue to do. It’s never too late to consider filling in a giving form – do ask for one at either office if you’re interested.

Next Thursday, following the huge success of last year’s maths day, we’re going for it again! I do hope you will be able to join us and see what maths looks like in your child’s year group. The children will be enjoying a day full of topic-linked maths activities and you will also be welcome to join us (from around 2.45pm at the juniors, and immediately after drop off as part of a “stay and play” at the infants after drop off). Do check the JTLYK pages for details of timings.

I hope you enjoy a good weekend.

With best wishes
Clare
 

INFANT AND JUNIOR

Staff Car Parks
Please could we ask parents not to use the staff car parks at either the junior or infant sites. Unfortunately, our car parks are only just big enough for staff cars and are particularly busy at drop-off when staff are arriving and again in the afternoon.

Dates for your diary: October 2017:
Tuesday 3 October - Year 2 visit the Farmers’ Market
Thursday 5 October - Maths Day for all
Friday 6 October - Reception / Year 2 individual photographs with Tempest
Friday 6 October - Year 6’s Service for the Judiciary at 10.30 a.m.
Monday 9 October – Year 5 visit to Hampton Court
Tuesday 10 October – Year 3 visit to Marwell Zoo
Wednesday 11 October – Harvest Festival at HT
Thursday 12 October – Harvest Festival at PD
Thursday 12 October – Years 3 to 6 individual photographs with Tempest
Friday 13 October – Fluffy Friday

INFANT

Year 2 Farmers’ Market visit, Tuesday 3 October
Please return your permission slip on Monday if you have not already done so.

Nasal Flu Immunisation forms
Immunisation consent forms should be returned to the school office by Friday 6 October. Spare forms are available from the school office if you need one.

School photographs, Friday 6 October
Tempest Photography will be in school on Friday to take individual photographs of the children, so please remember smart school uniform that day.

Year R photo
The Year R group photo will be in the Surrey Advertiser today.

Lost:
Charlie Neale, Beech, has lost a Shackleton jumper, size 7-8, not named and brand new!
Emme Hayden, Hazel, has lost an un-named waterproof jacket (blue with little white flowers), age 5-6.

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

Please see FOPS News below….

Menu for week beginning Monday 2 October
Mon: Tandoori Chicken with Rice or Vegetable Chow Mein; Jam Sponge with Custard Sauce
Tues: Cottage Pie or Butternut & Leek Tart; Chocolate & Banana Sponge with Chocolate Sauce
Weds: Steamed Gammon with Roast Potatoes or Lentil & Bean Wrap; Fresh Fruit Salad
Thurs: Pork or Vegetarian Sausage with Mashed Potato; Eve’s Pudding with Vanilla Sauce
Fri: Fish Fingers with Chips & homemade Tomato Ketchup or Homemade Cheese & Tomato Pizza; Fruit Jelly
Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potato and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.


JUNIOR

 

Current Year 6
This is a reminder to the parents and carers of Year 6 children that applications for secondary schools are now open. On-line applications are preferred by SCC, and are available on their website www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools/school-admissions/secondary-applications/secondary-school-admissions. Should you require a hard copy, please e-mail schoolbooklets@surreycc.gov.uk or telephone 0300 200 1015. The closing date for all applications for entry in September 2018 is Tuesday, 31st October 2017 and it is vital that you submit your application on or before this date.

Free School Meals
Do you know if you are eligible? If you are not sure please have a look at the school website for general advice www.htpd.surrey.sch.uk/The-School/Parents/Payments-Arrangements.aspx . If you need further help, please do not hesitate to contact Sheryl or Flora through the HT office in the strictest confidence. You only need to complete a short form for us to check your eligibility. Please consider registering even if your child usually has packed lunch as this can allow the school to access extra funding that supports many of our educational programmes. Last year, our current Year 3 parents may not have had to think about this, so please do take time to see if this is something to which you may be entitled.

Breakfast Club
The new arrangements for Breakfast Club are working well. As advised in previous letters, the charge for a drop-off at/after 08h15 will be £1.50. However, if your child is dropped off after 08h15 and requires breakfast, they will be charged the full rate (i.e. £4.00). Many children are tempted to have a second breakfast – if you do not want them to eat at Breakfast Club, please do let Julie know. Thanks!

Sport

Year 6 Netball Match v QE
Date: Tuesday 3 October
Time: 4pm - 5pm - Parents to please help with lifts
Venue: Queen Eleanor’s School, Queen Eleanor’s Road, GU2 7SD
 
Year 6 Netball Tournament
Date: Thursday 5 October
Time: 12pm - 4.30pm - Parents to please help with lifts
Venue: Guildford High School, London Road, GU1 1SJ

Southern Region Biathlon Qualifier
Date: Saturday 7 October
Time: From 2.30pm
Venue: Aldershot Military Stadium, Queen’s Avenue, Aldershot, GU11 2JL
then Fleet Leisure Centre, Hitches Lane, Fleet GU51 5HS

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


Menu - Week 2


FOPS News (Infant PTA)

Thanks to everyone who attended the meeting on Wednesday. It was great to have so much enthusiasm. 

We are pleased to welcome three new co-chairs to the committee: Laura Sabharwal (Ben, Oak), Marketa Chester (Alex, Beech), Ioanna Koronaiou (Christos, Beech). They will be supported by Treasurer, Helen Day (Issy, Oak and William, Chestnut) and Secretary Simone Chidlow (Maisie, Beech). 

But we can't achieve anything without you! We would really love your ideas and help. You don't have to commit to anything big but if you have any time at all and would like to get involved please Email laurasabster@yahoo.co.uk or come and have a chat. We are usually in the playground before and after school.

Class reps - due to the committee changes there have been some changes to class reps. 
Oak Class: Kayleigh Ashraff, Karen Auckland, Sam Gaskell
Beech Class: as both Beech reps have stepped up to Chair, we are looking for two more reps. If you think you can help please contact Ioanna, Marketa or your class teacher. 

Please save the date:
Disco Saturday 11 November (5-7.30pm)
Christmas Fair Sunday 10 December (1-3pm tbc) 
Next FOPS meeting Wednesday 8th November (Staff Room), please come along to help us plan the Christmas Fair
Action Sunday 19 November

Playground sales (cakes/treats/books etc)
Friday 6 October Chestnut
Friday 13 October Walnut
Friday 10 November Oak
Friday 17 November Beech
Friday 24 November Willow
Friday 1 December Hazel

Year Group Activities
Friday 6 October Y2 Coffee Morning at Caffe Nero, North St after drop off.
Friday 6 October Y1 drinks, The Albany, from 8pm
Tuesday 10 October Y2 Wine and Tapas at All Bar One, 7.30pm onwards
Friday 13 October  Reception Coffee Morning at RHS Garden Wisley.


HTSC News

BINGO! – SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER 6–8PM - TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Family BINGO night at HT on Saturday 14 October from 6-8pm. This is a great fun event for all the family, so please support it if you can. SEAFARE 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 for Bingo and fish & chip supper are as follows: Adults: £8.50 Children: £5.50
Ticket request form is attached here and is also on the HTPD website. Please complete your request and return to the office by Wednesday 11 October. Cheques made payable to HTSC.
HELP NEEDED!

Class reps
We are still looking for class reps in 3A, 5L and 6T. If you can help, please contact Ros, Carrie or Jane (rosalindvickerman@yahoo.com, carriewitts@gmail.com, janerosie@icloud.com).

Shadow treasurer
We are looking for someone to act as a shadow treasurer for the HTSC committee this year with a view to taking on the role next year when Andrea (our current treasurer) steps down. This is a great role for someone who has a financial background and loves spreadsheets! If you are interested, please contact Andrea (adundas1@gmail.com).

Sainsbury’s scheme
We also have one immediate vacancy for a person to help manage the Sainsbury’s scheme accounts (including checking payments made on monthly basis). Please contact Carrie Witts (carriewitts@gmail.com) or Ros Vickerman (rosalindvickerman@yahoo.com) if you are able to help.

HTSC MEETING - WEDNESDAY 4 OCTOBER - ROGUES 8PM
We are holding our first committee meeting of the year at Rogues on Wednesday 4 October. All welcome, please do 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 new ideas.

OTHER DATES FOR THE DIARY:
Bonfire Night
- Friday 3 November 6-8pm. Please save the date for what promises to be another fabulous evening, complete with bonfire, fireworks and delicious bar-b-q.

Christmas Fair – Friday 1 December 6-8pm