HTPD 15/6/18

15 June 2018

Dear parents and carers

Today, several of our school governors together with senior leaders have met to bring together initial thoughts about next year’s school development plan. It’s been an inspiring and motivating day, distilling ideas from children and staff to start to make decisions about our key priorities for the next academic year. Whilst this year we haven’t conducted our biennial parent questionnaire (the next one is due in 2019), I did want to gather thoughts from you. Please do email if you have any suggestions for ways to improve the school (
clareb@htpd.surrey.sch.uk). Feedback is always welcome and I so appreciate the good relationships that form an important part of our school community. It’s always great to catch up with you at the school gate, in the playground, along the corridors or even on the High Street! It makes me smile when our younger children seem so surprised to see me out and about in town! They must think I live in my office!

With the lovely weather, many of the children have been enjoying time outdoors. Year 4 spent a day at Dapdune Wharf, learning about the River Wey and really understanding some local geography. Meanwhile, Reception took part in their first full day trip with a visit to the Lookout in Bracknell. Next week, Year 6 head off to Preston Montford in Shropshire and we’re all hoping the sunshine continues for our long walk across the Stiperstones.

The children in Year 2 headed up to the juniors to explore, ahead of next week’s Year 2/3 transition days. On Wednesday, we were also delighted to welcome 40 children from infant schools other than Pewley. They were so well looked after by a group of Year 5 children, and went away looking forward to being together as a whole year group next week.

Do pop along to the summer fair tomorrow afternoon at Pewley, anytime from 3. It’s sure to be a really fun time, a chance to raise some school funds, and enjoy each other’s company! Do remember to pass on those good ideas for September – you can always chat to me up on the field!

Have a great weekend.

With best wishes,
Clare

WHOLE SCHOOL 

Term and Inset Dates for 2018/19:

Autumn Term: Thursday 6 September (Y1 to Y6) to Wednesday 19 December
Half Term: 22 to 26 October
Inset Days: Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 September
Wednesday 17 (from 12.00 at PD and 12.15 at HT), 18 and 19 October

Spring Term: Thursday 3 January to Friday 5 April
Half Term: 18 to 22 February

Summer Term: Wednesday 24 April to Wednesday 24 July
Half Term: 27 to 31 May
Inset: Tuesday 23 April

INFANT

Club cancellations
Apologies, but there are several club cancellations next week:
Tuesday 19 June: Cooking, Lego and Cup Stacking Clubs
Wednesday 20 June: Film Club

Golden Boot Challenge
We are continuing with the Golden Boot Challenge for the next two Fridays (22 and 29 June) and recording how children travel to school, ideally by ‘greener’ methods such as walking, scooting or parking further away and then walking.

‘Run to Rio’ update:
In week 7 we ran 342 miles.

Lost:
Annalisa Young (Oak) has lost her named M&S summer dress (8-9 years) – missing since Boogie Pumps on Monday.


Menu: (week 3 beginning 18 June)
We will be making some changes to the menu over the next few weeks to tie in with the Football World Cup – details to follow.
Mon: BBQ Chicken or Quorn with Rice; Fruit Crumble with Custard
Tue: Pasta Carbonara or Mac’n’ Cheese; Marble Cake with Custard
Wed: Roast Beef with Roast Potatoes & Gravy or Stuffed Roasted Peppers; Jelly
Thu: Beef or Vegetable Taco with Rice & Peas; Fresh Fruit Salad
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Homemade Pizza; Ice Cream
Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potatoes and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.


JUNIOR

Dates for your diary:
Monday, 18th – Friday, 22nd June: Year 6’s residential trip to Preston Montford
Thursday, 21st June and Friday, 22nd June: New Year 3 Transition Days
Monday, 25th June: School is closed for Mid-Summer Holiday
Tuesday, 26th June: Sports Day (Please see Whole School notice below)
Wednesday, 27th June: Year 6 Leavers’ Cathedral Service
Friday, 29th June: World Cup Summer Fair 6 – 8pm

Whole School: Sports Day on Tuesday 26th June
All school families are welcome to come and cheer for the children

Tuesday 26th June Sports Day:
Year 3 and 4 races start at 11 to 12pm
Year 5 and 6 races start at 1.15 to 2.15pm
Year 3 to 6 relays start at 2.15 to 3pm

Cancelled clubs next week:
Monday : Years 3 & 4 Netball
Tuesday : Year 5 Netball
Wednesday : Year 4 Athletics and Lunchtime Newspaper Club
Thursday : Drama and Creative Writing (for Years 3 and 4)

Sport

Girls Cricket - Surrey Finals
Date: Wednesday 20th June
Time: 8.30am - 3.30pm - Parents to help with lifts
Venue: Epsom College, College Rd, Epsom, KT17 4QJ

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


Menu Week 3
This lunch menu is also available on the website under the ‘Weekly News’ tab. 

World Cup Special Menu
In celebration of the FIFA World Cup 2018, our fabulous kitchen team will be serving traditional dishes from various countries taking part in the tournament in addition to the normal lunch menu above with no extra costs, a great opportunity to try something delicious and new

Sweden

Kottbullar (Meatballs)

Senegal
Yassa Chicken

Spain
Tortilla Espanola

France
Cassoulet (Sausages)

Brazil
Brigadeiros (Chocolate Truffles)


FOPS News

SUMMER FAIR – SATURDAY 16 JUNE, 3-6PM
Please join us for a fun-filled afternoon. Bring your friends and family and enjoy our tombola, raffle, lucky-dip, ice-cream factory, bouncy castle, cream-teas, Pimm’s and so much more. At 5pm our stalls will close but please bring a picnic blanket and enjoy our licenced bar, and delicious Brazilian BBQ and Indian vegetarian dish while listening to live music!

RAFFLE – your chance to win a Family Merlin Pass for whole year!
If you haven’t managed to complete your raffle tickets, please bring them along on the day or you can buy more until 4.30pm! There are plenty more fabulous prizes too as well as a silent auction with a range of exciting prizes and experiences.

Let’s have fun and raise lots of money for our fantastic school!

YEAR GROUP SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
Reception Thurs 5th July – evening drinks at The Britannia
Monday 18th June – coffee morning at Caffe Nero (House of Fraser)
Tuesday 17th July – coffee morning at Caffe Nero (House of Fraser)

Year 1 Friday 6th 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

Next playground sale will be Oak class – Friday 22 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

WORLD CUP SUMMER FAIR – FRIDAY 29 JUNE 6-8PM.

Raffle Tickets
Please look out for the Summer Fair raffle tickets which should have come home with your children this week. There are great prizes to be won including the top prize of an Apple watch kindly donated by our Summer Fair sponsor Cavenders.

Donations day – Friday 22 June

  • Please bring in the following next Friday:
  • Bottles - Any type of bottles for the Bottle Tombola from champagne to tomato ketchup!
  • Jolly Bags or Jars - Decorated jars/bags filled with small toys/sweets.
  • Chocolate – Any type of chocolate for the Chocolate Tombola (no NUTs please)
  • *New for this year* School Uniform – Any secondhand HTPD uniform
  • Teddies - Any unwanted teddy bears in good condition for the teddy tombola/hook a teddy stall.
  • Hamper donations - Please see separate parentmails from your class reps about what is needed

Year 6 donations can be brought in anytime during the week before the Fair (Tuesday 26 June onwards) if it is not possible to drop them next Friday due to the Preston Montford trip.

Help – we need you!
Please look out for emails from your class reps with sign up rotas for stalls at the Summer Fair.

We also need lots of help with the Summer Fair preparation and clear up:
Donations Day (Friday 22 June) - to help sort and organise donations (straight after drop-off - 8.40am).

Summer Fair (Friday 29 June) - to help during the day, setting up the Fair, decorating the school, helping on the allocated stalls for your year group and clearing up.

SUMMER FAIR – EXTERNAL STALLS
There are still several slots free for the external stalls at the Summer Fair. If you would like a stall at the Fair or know of anyone who would like to have a stall, please email Ros Vickerman (rosalindvickerman@yahoo.com) or Carrie Witts (carriewitts@gmail.com).

HTPD FUN RUN – DEADLINE FOR SPONSORSHIP FORMS – FRIDAY 29 JUNE
A huge thanks to those of you who have sent in your Fun Run sponsorship money.
Sponsorship can be sent in via the following link: https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/htsc or by returning your sponsorship form and money in to HT or PD receptions in an envelope marked 'HTPD fun run.' The deadline is Friday 29 June.

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 the Summer Fair. If you think you can help, or require more information please contact Ros Vickerman.

HT CHOIR TO SING AT THE PEWLEY DOWN SUMMER FAIR TOMORROW

The Pewley Down Summer Fair is taking place tomorrow afternoon from 3pm to 6pm and will be a fantastic afternoon of fun, food and music. The HT choir are performing at 5pm so why not come along and support them whilst enjoying all the PD Summer Fair has to offer!

OTHER DATES FOR THE DIARY:
Year 3 Summer Drinks -TONIGHT - from 8pm – Ye Olde Ship Inn

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 £250 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.



Children’s choir
A new friendly children’s choir aged from 4 years upwards has just been launched in Guildford and is for children who enjoy singing. We meet on a Sunday at St. Nicolas church in Guildford at 5pm (this may change to 4pm in September) and rehearse for 35-40 minutes. Once a month we sing at an informal family service in the church at 10am (this is not compulsory but support is much appreciated). We normally meet during term time and have half-term and holidays off. Once a term we also have a party. We are located over the bridge from Debenhams, next to the river and the George Abbot and White House pubs. GU2 4AW.
 
The children get free singing and musical tuition and we often have some fun musical games at the end of a rehearsal. It is a great chance for children to learn how to sing and make new friends outside of school. It is completely free to join and the children even get paid for singing!  It is also a chance for parents to make new friends as well!
 

HTPD 8/6/18

08 June 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

As the Year 4 campers return home from their wonderful time away, and as Healthy Week comes to an end at the infants, I’m sure this weekend will be one of rest and relaxation! It was great to share the campfire singing with the Y4 children and as they reflected on their day, their over-riding thoughts were of community, team work, relying on one another and finding joy in every moment. The staff have worked so hard this week, together with plenty of sporty visitors and parent helpers to ensure a broad, full curriculum where children are given so many opportunities to “Learn to Live”. Huge thanks go to Julia Brown, our sports leader at Pewley for organising Healthy week so well. Sadly, she has decided to move on at the end of the term, pursuing an exciting career move - we are all so grateful for her boundless energy and organisation skills. She will be hard to replace!

I’m excited to announce next year’s teaching teams. The reception and the Year 3 teachers are already getting to know the new children, spending some time at our feeder infant schools and nurseries. Next year will look like this:

Year R Sheena Preston, Frances Clixby/ Hayley Esselen
Year 1 Claire Cruddas, Georgie Furlonger
Year 2 Sarah McKenzie, Abigail Allen
Year 3 Alison Tester, Clare Giles, Toby Strutt
Year 4 Emily Russell, Nick Walker, Sarah Jackson
Year 5 Laura Hanley, Catherine Finniear, Sue Miller
Year 6 Tom Everard, JJ Blackstock, James Wyatt

Clare Giles is currently working at HTPD as a SCITT trainee and will join the Y3 teaching team as an NQT in September, and Abigail Allen joins us from Bristol where she has previously been working in Year 2. We will also continue to have a number of part time staff working across the school. Please allow us to consider the best fit for each child, taking into account the huge number of important factors in ensuring a smooth transition in September. Any comments should be directed to me rather than to your child’s current teacher.

Following on from our E-safety update in last week's newsletter, it saddens me to have to bring to your attention an incident which has taken place this week which confirms our concerns about the game 'Fortnite'. A number of Year 6 pupils were recently contacted via a chatroom that is part of the platform and were subjected to unsuitable content by an unknown individual. Whether a real person or a phishing bot was behind the attack is questionable, but it is clear that a nefarious individual was responsible and should the incident not have been reported, the outcome could have been considerably worse. As such, I would like to reiterate 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.

Have a lovely weekend.

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.

Sports Day on Tuesday 26 June
All school families are welcome to come and cheer for the children.

Vacancy – Clubs+
We are so sad that Amalfy will be leaving Clubs+ at the end of this term. She has been amazing as the Deputy Manager of Clubs+. We are now looking for a motivated After Schools Club Deputy to lead and develop Clubs+ from Monday to Friday between 3.00 and 6.00 pm (15 hours per week) at our Junior Site reporting to the Manager After Schools Club. Ideally we would like a teacher who is looking for a change or new challenge or an experienced Playworker (Level 3 qualified with at least a year’s experience) to plan interesting activities, provide a range of activities daily including outdoor play and opportunities to relax or do homework. Please see the job description and details of how to apply under "Vacancies" on the school website.

Vacancy – Catering Assistant (immediate start)
Harrison’s catering are looking for a Catering Assistant to join the team at HTPD. 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 (10.00am – 2.00pm daily), 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.

INFANT

Golden Boot Challenge
Over the next four Fridays (8, 15, 22 and 29 June) we will be asking the children how they travel to school. Their usual mode of travel was recorded on the baseline day before half term, and we are hoping that they will try out ‘greener’ ways of travelling such as walking, scooting or parking further away and then walking. The class with the highest ‘green scores’ will win the Golden Boot trophy.

Friendship letters
Please return the form listing your child’s friends by next Friday, 15 June if you have not already done so. This information is used to help sort children into their classes for next year.

Club cancellations
There will be no Lego or Cup Stacking club on Tuesday 19 June owing to the Y2 trip.

Sports Day, Tuesday 26 June, 9.15am
Parents are invited to wait up on the field after morning drop-off on the 26th, and we aim to start the races at 9.15am. More details to follow.

‘Run to Rio’ update
In week 6 we ran 215 miles.


Menu: (week 2 beginning 11 June)
Mon: Chilli con Carne or Vegetable Chilli with Rice; Jam Sponge with Custard
Tue: Turkey Meatballs or Vegetarian Balls with Pasta; Cheesecake
Wed: Roast Chicken with Roast Potatoes & Gravy or Cajun Vegetable Wraps; Fruit Jelly
Thu: Gammon & Vegetable Pie or Vegetable Pie with New Potatoes; Fresh Fruit Salad
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Homemade Pizza; Ice Cream
Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potatoes and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.
Also available here.


JUNIOR

Dates for your diary:
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
Monday 25 June: School is closed for Mid-Summer Holiday
Tuesday 26 June: Sports Day (Please see Whole School notice below)
Wednesday 27 June: Year 6 Leavers’ Cathedral Service
Friday 29 June: World Cup Summer Fair 6 – 8pm

Tuesday 12 June - Class photographs
Please come to school in White Polo Shirt (or School Summer dress for girls)

Tuesday 26 June Sports Day
Year 3 and 4 races start at 11 to 12pm
Year 5 and 6 races start at 1.15 to 2.15pm
Year 3 to 6 relays start at 2.15 to 3pm

Cancelled clubs next week:
Drama club (Thursday 14 June and Thursday 21 June) 

Sport

Years 3 & 4 Mini tennis competition with HT Year 6 Young Leaders assisting
Date: Thursday 14 June
Time: 3.45pm - 6.00pm - Parents to help with lifts
Venue: Shalford Tennis Club, Kings Road, Shalford, GU4 8JU

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


Lost
Vladi Dimitrov (5L) has lost an Adidas silver grey t-shirt and black jogging pants. Please look through your PE kits and let us know if you have picked them up in error. Thank you.

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


FOPS News

SUMMER FAIR, SATURDAY 16 JUNE, 3-6pm – PLEASE, PLEASE READ THIS!

MONDAY (11th) is STUFF FOR STALLS DAY
Please bring in the following and place in the boxes in the playground. If you can’t make Monday, we will leave the boxes for a few days.

  • pre-loved toys, books and DVDs for our second-hand stall (in good condition without pieces missing!)
  • bottles (anything from ketchup to Cava) for our bottle tombola
  • bags of sweets and small toys for our ‘booty bag’ stall
  • goodies for raffle hampers as agreed with your class reps.

RAFFLE
For your chance to win an Annual Family MERLIN Pass (and plenty of other great prizes), please return completed stubs and cheques to the school office with payment.

Don’t forget to mark your food preferences for our delicious Brazilian BBQ (gluten and nut free) or Indian vegetarian dish on the Board in the bottom playground asap or email laurasabster@yahoo.co.uk No name, or payment needed until the day but we need to gauge quantities. Please note that the BBQ is nut and gluten free.

ON THE DAY
Have you signed up to help on the day? Your class reps will have circulated lists. Please try to do a slot on one of the stalls if you can so that we can share the work and the fun! Unless you are involved with the bar or hot-food, children are usually able to accompany you and demonstrate the games!

We are still looking for:
someone to run an informal workshop for the children to enjoy such as music, circus skills, drumming! Please let us know if you know anyone who might be able to help: laurasabster@yahoo.co.uk.
some foolhardy types who might fancy having a sponge gently thrown at them!
some keen footballers to help with Beat the Goalie!

But it’s not all about work! MOST OF ALL we want you just to come along and enjoy the afternoon. Bring a picnic blanket, your family and friends and some cash!
Let’s have fun and raise lots of money for our fantastic school!

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

Year 1
Friday 8th June (TONIGHT!) – drinks at The Albany Pub from 8pm
Friday 6th 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

Next playground sale will be Chestnut – Friday 15 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

WORLD CUP SUMMER FAIR – FRIDAY 29 JUNE 6-8PM.
Plans are well underway for the HTSC World Cup Summer Fair! This year the Fair promises to be a summer “round the world” extravaganza, with bottle and chocolate tombolas, jolly bags, delicious bar-b-q, bar serving Pimms and lemonade plus football games, lucky dip, candy wheel and lots, lots more.
To make all this happen we really need your HELP! Please look out for the parentmails about the Fair next week which will have sign-up details for volunteering on stalls and all the information about donations. This is our last major fundraiser of the year, so please sign up if you can - we can’t do it without you!

HT FILM NIGHT (YEARS 3-6) -THE GREATEST SHOWMAN - THURSDAY 14 JUNE
The Year 6 fundraising team are organising a film night next Thursday 14 June straight after school. Tickets are £4 each and include popcorn, a drink, plus a raffle ticket for the chance to win the Greatest Showman on DVD.

Sign-up forms were distributed to the children this week and need to be returned to the HT office by Tuesday 12 June. Pick up will be from the HT main hall at 5.20pm.

HTPD FUN RUN – DEADLINE FOR SPONSORSHIP FORMS – FRIDAY 29 JUNE
Just a reminder for those of you who took part in the HTPD Fun Run that the closing date for submitting your sponsorship is Friday 29 June.
Sponsorship can be sent in via the following link: https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/htsc or by sending your sponsorship form and money in to HT or PD receptions in an envelope marked 'HTPD fun run.'

SUMMER FAIR – EXTERNAL STALLS
There are still several slots free for the external stalls at the Summer Fair. If you would like a stall at the Fair or know of anyone who would like to have a stall, please email Bronwyn Clifford (bronwynclifford@gmail.com).

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 the Summer Fair. If you think you can help, or require more information please contact Ros Vickerman (rosalindvickerman@yahoo.com) or Carrie Witts (carriewitts@gmail.com).

OTHER DATES FOR THE DIARY:

Ice lolly sale - Friday 15 June
Year 3 Summer Drinks – Friday 15 June - from 8pm – Ye Olde Ship Inn

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.



"Castle Quest!" - Christ Church's Castles and Dragons and Knights themed Holiday Club for 2018 is now open for bookings. The usual fun, crafts, bible stories, games and the famous water balloon sacrifice is back for another year! It runs from Wed 25th July to Sat 28th July, 10am to 1.30pm.
The big difference this year is that because we are doing building work at Christ Church, we are going to be based at Tormead Junior school who have very kindly let us take over for the week! Just £15 for all four days, open to all children YR to Y6. Go to www.christchurchguildford.com/holidayclub to find out more and sign your children up online. Any questions please do get in touch. 
Michael Tame  michael@christchurchguildford.com