HTPD 5/4/19

05 April 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

What a busy end to the term we’ve had! Just last week, over 40 children took part in the annual primary music festival which was a wonderful spectacle of talented music-making, then on Tuesday we all enjoyed a day spent at a slower pace, with our annual Easter Pause Day. It was amazing to see how many of Guildford’s churches joined in and helped out! Huge thanks go to St Saviour’s, Emmaus Road, Christ Church, Guildford Family Church, Guildford Baptist Church and King’s Church. Together they helped us tell the story of Easter. Then on Wednesday, we celebrated our end of term service at Holy Trinity. It is always a lovely opportunity for the whole school, Year R to Year 6 to be in one place. The singing was just fantastic as we reminded each other that because Jesus overcame death, we can live life to the full!

Thanks to the generosity of our local town councillors who gave us a grant of £1000, we’ve been able to invite SATRO (an organisation that exists to inspire children and young people into science, technology, engineering and maths careers) into school. They ran exciting sessions for the children in Year 5, teaching them all about the world of energy.

Meanwhile, seeing the Year 4 exhibition of crazy inventions, the high quality topic work from children across the school, and the beautiful Easter gardens created by children at both sites, I think our children are definitely the entrepreneurs, designers and engineers of the future!

As the holidays begin, I wish you all a restful break and a very Happy Easter! Looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday 24th April for the start of the summer term!

With best wishes, Clare

Thought of the week: The Magic of Easter – is Jesus alive in your heart?

Whole School Notice

Please note Summer term starts on Wednesday 24th April (Tuesday 23rd is an Inset Day).


Year 2 swimming
Swimming lessons for Year 2 start again on Wednesday 24 April. The last lesson will be
Wednesday 17 July.

Teacher-led clubs
Teacher-led clubs will start week commencing Monday 29 April.

Navy ‘Fruit of the Loom’ joggers age 7-8 (left behind after football on Thursday).

Menu: (Week 3 beginning 22 April)
Mon: School closed (Easter Monday)
Tue: School closed (Inset Day)
Wed: Beef or Vegetable Taco with Rice & Peas; Chocolate Cake
Thu: Roast Beef with Roast Potatoes & Gravy or Stuffed Roasted Peppers; Jelly
Fri: Fish Fingers & chips or Homemade Pizza; Crispy Cake
Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potatoes and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.


Breakfast Club
Please note that Breakfast Club only opens at 8am. Prior to that children should not be in school. It is really important that children only arrive once staff are available.

Forthcoming dates for your diary:

MONDAY 29th April Phil the Bag
THURSDAY 30th April Evacuee Day for Year 3
WEDNESDAY 1st May Swimming lessons begin for Year 3C & 4S
13th- 16th May SATS Week
14th – 17th May Yr 5 Residential Trip to Brenscombe Farm
FRIDAY 17th May Yr 6 at the Lido

School Clubs 

All school clubs start week commencing 29th April - download the Summer Clubs here.

Please note that Girls’ Rugby will begin on Wednesday 24th April – please see the school clubs timetable for details.

There will be no Chess Club or Creative Writing next term. Children who want to play chess can do so at Board Games on a Monday. Both these clubs will resume in September.

Honey in Yr 5 has lost a cut crystal bud vase which was part of her Easter Garden. Of great sentimental value. Please check to see if it has come home with you by mistake.

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


We have reached the end of a fantastic Spring term and would like to thank all of you for the wonderful support and help you have given us this term. Lots of money has been raised and it would not be possible without the support of the Pewley Down School community.

There are plenty of events coming up in the Summer Term and we can’t wait to share them with you all.
Have a peaceful Easter Break!
FOPS Team x

FOPS notice board
Please keep an eye on the FOPS notice board (next to the ramp downstairs) for any new events or news. The selling and service section is ready to go (cards are £1 for a month or free if the item is free can be found in office), so if you have something to sell let us know!
HTPD Fun Run
Remember to sign up for the 2019 HTPD fun run on Sunday May 19th at Sutherland Memorial Park.  Applications need to be in by the 12th April to guarantee a T-Shirt for the children.

To register please complete the online application form: for each applicant.  To help reduce the admin requirements for the team and to use less paper we request you complete the online form if possible. Paper copies are available at the school receptions if needed.

Further details are on
We hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you on the day!!!

Year 2 Reminder
Log-in details for the Y2 leavers book have gone home in book bags or can be found on the FOPS noticeboard. Please use these to create a profile for your child as soon as you can. Ana and Kayleigh can then get on with editing and putting it together in time for the printing deadline which is fast approaching. Please contact one of them if you are unsure of what to do.

Phil the Bag
Phil the bag returns on the 3rd of May so look out for more information closer to the tine and start collecting your unwanted textiles!
The Summer Fair is Saturday 6th July so please save this date in your diaries!
EASYFUNDRAISING - Thank-you to those signing up for this! Just remember to click through the website before you make a purchase and continue earning free money for the school.
Social Dates for you Diaries

Friday 12th July - 8pm - End of School Year Drinks @ TBC
Year 1

Thursday 2nd May – Coffee Morning @Cafe Nero on North Street
Thursday 23rd May – Drinks Night @ TBC


Congratulations to all the prize winners from the library crowdfunded. Your prizes are at the office. Thank you again for everyone who contributed and Cavenders for the prizes.

You should find a leaflet about the Sainsbury’s scheme lurking in your child’s bag! Please consider using it. It’s super simple, free to you and free money to us! Sainsbury’s gives us 4% of everything you spend. You pay it onto a gift card that has to be used in store, even if you save it up for Christmas goodies, it all helps!

Smarties Challenge - your child should have received a tube of smarties from us recently. This is the perfect size to collect 20 pence pieces. If you can, please fill this over the Easter break and return it to school (any change or paper money is welcome!). All monies raised will go towards replacing the class IPads.

And how about registering for the fun run and run off those Easter chocolates? Registration is still open and it’s a great family day out!

Next HTSC meeting is on Friday 10th May in the staff room after drop off. Come and say hi, chat summer fair and generally catch up. It’s open for everyone and we really appreciate your input and support.

And finally don’t forget while you’re enjoying your Easter break, Phil the bag will take any clothes/sheets/towels you sort out, and the Plant Stall at the fair any seedlings or divided plants

Happy Easter 🐣

Free to a good home - TP climbing frame with slide. Contact Fiona on 07949490511 to arrange collection.