• Place available in Year 3 for Sept - email bevr@htpd.surrey.sch.uk

HTPD 11/12/15

11 December 2015

Dear Parents,

As I write, I’m still in the afterglow of the final nativity performance at the infants and anticipating the last night of Mary Poppins at the juniors. What a wonderful week it has been! All the children have worked so hard to bring so much joy – I’ve loved hearing them singing the songs from the shows all around the school. From “Supercalifragilistic” to “Ring out the bells”, everyone has something to sing! Thank you so much for providing costumes and for your kind messages to the staff. The whole team has worked tirelessly this week. Well done to them all!

Next week, we will be focusing on the events of the Nativity again, starting at the juniors with a re-enactment of the census on Monday (in fact we’ve asked them all to check where they were born this weekend). The celebrations will culminate with “Carols around the Tree” at the infants at 9.15am on Wednesday and our junior school carol service at Holy Trinity Church at 1.45pm on Thursday. Do join us if you would like to.

If any parents could help to walk the children to and from the church we would be so grateful.  Please let your child’s class teacher know.   We will be leaving school at 1.15 p.m. so helpers should arrive at school for 1.00 p.m.  Thank you

With best wishes, Clare

Infant and Junior School applications
Please note that closing date for Reception and Junior (Year 3) applications for September 2016 entry is 15 January 2016. Surrey County Coucil especially welcome online applications, however paper application may be requested via the Surrey Schools & Childcare Service (0300 200 1004). Full information is available on Surrey's website at www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions


Carols round the Tree, Wednesday 16 December, 9.15am
Don’t forget Carols round the Tree in the school hall on Wednesday morning.  Following the carols we would like to thank our parents who help out in school by inviting them to join us for mulled wine and mince pies.

Pied Piper Theatre, Thursday 17 December
We are grateful to FOPS for funding the Pied Piper Theatre Company’s performance of ‘The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse’ which the children will be watching on Thursday afternoon.

End of term, Friday 18 December
School closes next Friday at 1.30 pm and re-opens on Wednesday 6 January (Tuesday 5 January is an Inset Day).

Year 2 swimming
Swimming restarts on Wednesday 6 January – the first day back after the Christmas holiday. 

Christmas Post
The last posting date for Christmas cards in the Pewley post is Wednesday 16 December.  Please ensure that envelopes are addressed with name, surname and class. 

Isla Covington, Hazel Class, has lost her complete (named) PE kit.  She has also lost 2 Keller cardigans (which may be named Emmy Covington).
Leo Clixby, Walnut Class, has lost his blue, named coat.

Spare clothes
We are very short of spare socks (girls and boys) and tights.  Please return any your child may have borrowed from school, and we would be very glad to have any no-longer needed socks / tights.

Menu - Week commencing 14 December


Thank you to everyone who came to the Christmas Fair and joined in the festive fun. A massive thanks to all the class reps and parents who helped in the preparations leading up to the fair. We really appreciate all your help at this extra busy time of year.

We are still waiting to hear the final figure raised, but it is sure to go a long way to helping the school make some of the improvements they have wished for.

Congratulations to the raffle winners
K Pearmain                             B Foster
Gray Family                            J Potter
Mclaughlin Family                  Gray Family
E. Cole                                    S. Rolton

Christmas Performance DVD
You should have received in book bags a DVD Order Form for Christmas Play. DVDs cost £8 per copy of which £1.50 goes to the school. Forms should be completed and returned to the office by Thursday 10th December. Please make cheques payable to ‘FOPS’. This makes a great stocking filler for family and friends that are not able to attend and will be ready for collection on the last day of term, Friday 18 December.

Christmas Movie Sunday.
Apologies, but this event has been postponed until February 2016.

Curchods Design your Teddy's Christmas Jumper Competition
We have loved receiving your children’s designs which are now on hanging on our Christmas Tree in our shop!  Keep them coming but please note that the closing deadline is Tuesday 15th December.


Year 5&6 Disco
Time to get the party season started. Disco for years 5 and 6 on Monday 14th, 5-6.30pm. Please bring a £1.


Please note that classes 3C and 4JM will begin their swimming lessons on the first day of term, Wednesday, 6th January 2016.  Letters were sent home this week so please let us have the information requested as soon as possible as if not, your child will not be allowed to swim.  Thank you.

After School Clubs

Please note that there are no more teacher led after school clubs from now on until the end of term.  The outside clubs, e.g. Judo and Art, will be running as usual.

Please remember that there are no after school clubs for the first week of term. A revised After School Timetable will be posted on our website shortly.  Clubs Plus will run as usual.

Christmas Decoration Competition
Many thanks for all the fantastic entries for the Christmas Kite competition which are now displayed all around the school. The standard has been really high and many congratulations to the winner for this competition - Bella Jourdan, 6SM.

Menu - Week 3


HTSC Summary for this Term
What a great term it has been for HTSC! We have had a really successful few months raising just under £8,500. Thank you again to everyone who has contributed this term - as always we couldn't have done it without all of your input and help. The money will benefit all our children in some way at some point and is much appreciated by the school. Recent purchases for this term include table tennis tables giving all the children a chance to play at the recently started after school Table Tennis club.
Keep your eyes peeled in the new year for the new HTSC notice board in the lower playground – This will be kept updated with upcoming events & coffee mornings.

Don’t forget the Easy way to fundraise for the school is to sign up for EasyFundraising for your Christmas Shopping
Please consider signing up to Easy Fundraising for your Christmas shopping this year and your online shopping in general for the future. It’s quick and easy www.easyfundraising.org.uk Choose either:  Friends of Pewley Down Infant School, Guildford or HTSC Holy Trinity School Community Guildford as your chosen causes.

Dates for your diary:
Year Group Christmas Drinks
Year 3 – Wednesday 16 December at the March Hare from 8pm

Thirsty Thursday 7 January 2016 – this has been scheduled as always for the first Thursday in the month 8pm in Rogues
Friday 8 January – Coffee morning
Everyone welcome to the first coffee morning of the year. To be held at the bottom of the ramps. Look forward to seeing as many faces as possible for a warm new year’s cuppa & catchup.
HTSC Meeting 2016
The first HTSC meeting of 2016 is scheduled for Wednesday 13 January at Rogues from 8pm. We will be planning for the Spring Term and beyond. All welcome.
HTSC Sponsor

A huge thank you to Cavender Sales & Lettings in Guildford who, for the second 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

Curchods Design a Christmas Jumper Art Competition
We have received lots of wonderful jumper designs! Do keep them coming but please note that the closing deadline is 9am, next Tuesday 15th December!

Santiago Quartet, Saturday 9 January 2016, 7.30pm, Holy Trinity Church, High Street, Guildford. An evening of British and Latin American Music in aid of Holy Trinity Big Appeal.  £10 adults, £5 concessions holytrinitybigappeal@gmail.com; tony.hb@btinternet.com;
 01483 457237 & on the door.   

Amazing Art Club
 - Come along and have fun making, inventing and doing:  painting, drawing, paper engineering, puppets, 3-d and more with inspiring artist Sophie Artemis Pitt 
www.sophieartemispitt.com. See website for gallery of children's work from Watts Gallery, Painshill, Lightbox Museum and now Holy Trinity! Sophie has 2 sons and loves making books and painting (work collected by the Tate Gallery and the V&A Museum) in her studio in Guildford. This popular club has been running since 2013.  Maximum 12 spaces so book early: THURSDAY 7 January 2016 - 17th March  (no class half term 18th February).  £126 for 9 x 2 hour workshops - THURSDAYS  3.15pm - 5.15pm. All materials included in the price.  For more details, to express an interest or to book your place please contact Sophie on 07855 622303 or email sophieartemispitt@gmail.com

Art class with Elena Andreeva
- We have a place in our art class "Drawing, Painting, Composition”. The art class runs on Mondays at Holy Trinity School between 3.30-5.00pm (90 min sessions.) The cost is £120 for 10 sessions, the new block of sessions starting on the 30th of November. The children learn drawing and painting skill, and work from observation and imagination.  If you would like your child to join, please contact Elena at 01483 560385.

For Sale: A full Guildfordians’ rubgy kit for a Y3/4 boy (tshirt - size 28, shorts - size 22, waterproof top, socks). If you require any further information, please contact: Kasia 07849 334124. £10