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

HTPD 5/2/16

05 February 2016

Dear Parents,

This coming Sunday (7th February) Holy Trinity Church will be holding their service in our school Chapel. The Guildford Shakespeare Company take over the church for a while performing “The Winter’s Tale”, so we welcome the congregation to come and worship at the school! This annual event is such a great opportunity for our parish church, which supports us in so many ways, to see school life first hand. They would be very keen to extend an open invitation to you all; the service will start at 10am and lasts for an hour, followed by coffee in the school library. I’m looking forward to speaking on this occasion, and other members of staff will also be taking part. I’ll be using one of the lines written on the wall of the Chapel, “I have come that you may have life and life to the full” exploring how Jesus’ words are lived out in our community, both in school and in the town. It would be lovely to see some of you there.

Hosting visitors in school reminds me to tell you about our annual survey of parents’ views which you should see coming home in book bags over the next few days. We are keen to know how welcoming you find the school, whether or not the sites are easy to navigate, as well as how accessible they are for people with particular needs. We’re also keen to hear your opinions on our before and after school care (Breakfast club, PUPS and Clubs+). Even if you’ve only occasionally used them, we’d love you to respond. Thanks in advance – I’m looking forward to reading all the replies.

It’s been a great week at both the infants and juniors. Year 1 have enjoyed a marvellous week of art, culminating in a stunning exhibition this afternoon, Year 2 dressed up as Antarctic explorers which resulted in some wonderful writing, Year 4 pretended to be Roman centurions on Hadrian’s Wall, Year 5 have visited the science museum in Winchester and Year 6 have learnt all about the circulation (including one of the highlights of our science curriculum, watching a surgeon dissect a heart!). I love seeing the children enjoying learning so much!

With best wishes

School closes for the half term holiday on Friday 12 February (3.00pm at Pewley Down, 3.15pm at Holy Trinity) and re-opens on Monday 22 February.


Bedtime Story, Wednesday 10 February, 5.15 - 6pm
We look forward to seeing you at the Bedtime Story on Wednesday. Children (wearing pyjamas, dressing gowns etc) should go straight to their classrooms for a story with their teacher. Parents are invited to come to the hall, where tea and coffee will be available, for an informal chat about different ways of helping with reading at home. There will also be second hand uniform on sale.

PUPS early finish, Wednesday 10 February
Owing to the Bedtime Story, PUPS will finish early at 5.15 pm on 10 February.

Fluffy Friday, 12 February
Don’t forget to bring in your £1 contribution next Friday. This helps to cover the cost of the Fluffy activities.

Stomach bugs
A reminder that children who have been suffering from sickness or diarrhoea should be kept away from school for 48 hours after the last episode of vomiting or diarrhoea.


Save the Date:

8th February - Reception Coffee Morning after drop off at Harris & Hoole
10th February - Bedtime Story in conjunction with a Second Hand Uniform Sale

5th March - HTSC EVENT Quiz Night
Tickets for the Quiz Night will be available from Monday (8th Feb). This is a great opportunity to enjoy an entertaining quiz and a wonderful Rajdoot curry. The price at £10 a head is the best value night you will get all year! Put together a table of up to 8, or come along and join a team, but get your tickets while they are available as places are limited.

13th March - Action Sunday in conjunction with Movie Sunday.
13th April - Next FOPS Meeting
23rd April - Bake ‘n’ Stroll

14th May  - FOPS and HTSC Event
Bond Themed Evening at the Radisson, Guildford Saturday 14th May 2016 - 8pm to 1am:

The organisation of this year’s HTPD event is now well on the way and is promising to be yet another fantastic evening. This year we are planning a bond themed evening with welcome drinks, canapés, entertainment and lots of dancing. More details to follow but meanwhile book your babysitter for what is going to be a fantastic evening. Everyone welcome!

12th June - Summer Fair
16th July - Summer Festival

* Poppy Donkin, Willow Class, has lost a (named) navy blue, M&S girls cardigan, age 4-5.
* Myla Hall, Hazel Class, has lost a small brown waistcoat belonging to a very special teddy bear.

Menu for week beginning Monday 8 February


Invoices coming home
If you had any amounts outstanding on Thursday morning, then a yellow invoice will be coming home with your child. Please settle your accounts before the holiday – and please add on lunch credit if needed. Thanks, Lesley and Flora.

ParentPay transaction fees changing
From mid-February, ParentPay are changing their transaction fees to 1.29% regardless of card type. Previously it was advantageous to use debit cards for all but small transactions, but now it won’t matter what card you use.

Also, don’t forget to send in £1 to cover activity costs for Fluffy Friday! Thank you.

May we remind parents, please, that if your child is unable to take part in a school activity, e.g. has a medical condition and not able to swim, we do need a letter or email from you in advance to this effect. Thank you.


Tuesday 9th February - Year 6 Surrey Schools Hockey Tournament at Woking Hockey Club, 9am - all children. RTS approx. 2pm
Parents to lift share
Teacher: Mary

Years 4 & 5 Netball match AWAY at St Cat's - 16 girls. Leave school at 3.30pm
Parents to lift share there. No RTS's as yet
Teachers: JJ & Laura

TUESDAY Year 6 netball NOT cancelled as Louise Jourdan will cover

Wednesday 10th February - Years 5 & 6 XC at St Josephs - 14 children. Leave asap after school, starts 4.00pm until 4.30pm
Teachers: Tom & Laura
Parents to lift share there, Renee RTS

Thursday 11th February – Years 5 & 6 B team football v QE - AWAY - approx 18 children. Leave asap after school.
Teachers: Nick & James
Parents to lift share. No RTS as yet...

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

Calling all Year 3 parents!
There is a coffee and chat planned for Tuesday 9th February 9.15–11.30am at Giraffe, at the top of the High Street. Little ones welcome too!

Menu - Week 3


Come along and pit your wits against the brightest and best brains of Guildford in our annual Quiz Night.

Once again the questions have been set by that master of all things quizzical Michael Tame (Geraldine's other half) and if you have been to one of these before then you know it promises to be a really fun night out, and will also raise money for the school.

Tickets are £10 each to include a delicious Curry from Rajdoot in Burpham and there will be a fully stocked bar. Get your team together or come along and make up a team on the night - maximum of 10 people per team, everyone welcome.

To order tickets please send in cash or cheques made payable to HTSC in an envelope to the HT office. On the envelope please specify how many tickets you require, if you have any specific dietary requirements together with the name and class of your child.

HTPD Presents - Bond Themed Evening at the Radisson, Guildford
Saturday 14th May Saturday 14th May 2016 - 8pm to 1am

The organisation of this year’s HTPD event is now well on the way and is promising to be yet another fantastic evening. This year we are planning a Bond themed evening with welcome drinks, canapés, entertainment and lots of dancing. More details to follow but meanwhile book your babysitter!

Cake sale dates:
Year 4 - Friday 26 February
Year 3 - Friday 11 March

House search
Local family looking for a 3 bedroom property to rent immediately within walking distance of Holy Trinity Pewley Down schools. Solid references available, no pets, non-smokers, available to move in from January 2016.