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HTPD 3/2/17

03 February 2017

Dear Parents,

It’s been another busy week at school. I hope you enjoy hearing what your children have been getting up to. Do keep a close eye on the JTLYK pages that each year group team writes every week. They provide such a good conversation starter with your children about what they have been working on in school, as well as giving plenty of suggestions about how you can support learning at home. There are also helpful reminders there.

Thanks to all the parents who helped to ferry our science teams across to Glebelands School in Cranleigh for the annual science challenge this week. Teams from Year 1-6 took part and competed against other primary schools. There was some super scientific thinking and problem-solving going on – as well as great team work!

We are starting to look ahead to the second half of term and James, our English leader, wanted to give you all the opportunity to get excited about our special book week which takes place at both sites in the first week after the holidays. He writes:
“Book week is back! The first week after half term will be four, fun filled days of challenging and creative activities, wrapped up in the world of books! Our theme this year is Myths and Legends and the children will be in their houses all week, learning collaboratively with children from each year group. There will be four unique days which cover maths, active learning, English and science and each day is inspired by a particular legend or area of mythology.”

Speaking of books, it was marvellous to see how keen our Year 5 children were to visit the infants this week to present the children in Year 2 with their own Bible. Each Bible was inscribed with the child’s name as well as with one of our school values. The older children loved reading their favourite story to the children in Year 2. It was a really lovely sight.

Do remember next Tuesday is National Internet Safety Day – Tom will be leading a discussion in the Chapel from 2.15pm which will be particularly relevant to Year 5 and 6 parents, but all would be welcome. Please take the opportunity to chat to your children about staying safe online. Ask them what they have learnt in school on that day.

And then it will be Fluffy Friday – what a great way to end this half of term. Remember to bring in £1 to help resource this fun activity day.

With best wishes, Clare

Holy Trinity Pewley Down Infant and Junior School

Sunday 5th February at 10am – Holy Trinity Church will be meeting for their morning service at Holy Trinity Pewley Down Junior School Chapel (Addison Road) at 10am. Clare will be speaking at the service. All are welcome.

Half Term
School closes on Friday 10 February (3.00pm at Pewley Down, 3.15pm at Holy Trinity) 


Bedtime Story, Tuesday 7 February, 5.15 – 6pm
We look forward to seeing you at the Bedtime Story on Tuesday. Children (in pyjamas) should go straight to their classrooms on arrival for a story with their teacher. Parents are invited to the hall where refreshments will be available. Second hand uniform will also be on sale (see FOPS notice below)

PUPS early finish, Tuesday 7 February
Owing to the Bedtime Story, PUPS will finish early at 5.15pm on Tuesday.

Fluffy Friday, 10 February
Don’t forget to bring in your £1 contribution on Friday to help cover the cost of activities. We do have two un-named forms in the office.

American themed lunch, Friday 10 February
If any children who normally have a packed lunch would like to have the ‘grab and go’ lunch on Friday (burger or hot dog and chips) please let the school office know on Monday.

Year R
Just to let you know that the school nurse will be visiting on Wednesday 8 February and Wednesday 1 March to carry out the children’s 5 year checks.

Cake Sale
The children all enjoyed choosing (and eating) their cakes this afternoon. If you did not send your child in with £1 today, please drop it into the office next week.

Menu for week beginning Monday 6 February
Mon: Salmon or Lentil Pasta Bake; Fruit Cocktail Flapjack
Tues: Devonshire Chicken & Rice or Butternut Squash Paella; Apple Crumble
Weds: Roast Gammon or Chickpea & Sweet Potato Bake, Roast Potatoes; Ice Cream
Thurs: Pork or Quorn Sausage Grill, Jacket Potato; Rice Pudding
Fri: American theme: Burger or Hot Dog & Chips; Sherbet Sponge with Chocolate Icing
Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potato and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.

Salad & Vegetable Items
Owing to the bad weather overseas which has ruined the crop we are struggling to obtain various salad items and some vegetables. This means that there will be some slight menu changes until the weather improves. Thank you for your patience. Jon and the catering team.


Helpers for Bedtime Story – Tuesday 7 February 5.15-6pm

As you will have spotted on the JTLYK pages, the ever popular ‘Bedtime Story’ event is happening once again on Tuesday 7 Feb. This is where pupils can come back to school to and enjoy a cosy storytime with their class, while parents enjoy tea, coffee and a catch up with friends in the hall. To make this even more special FOPS provide hot chocolate and biscuits for the children to enjoy – but we do need help!! If you can lend a hand making hot chocolate or taking it into to class, please let Nicci, Jill or Sue or your class reps know.
There will also be a second hand uniform sale in the hall during Bedtime Story!


Cake Sales – are back! 

Our ever-popular Cake Sales return, where yummy goodies can be purchased in the front playground at Friday at 3pm pick up. Each class has been given a date - see list below - where parents are asked to donate NUT FREE cakes or cookies (homemade or bought) to sell. Goodies can be left at the front desk at morning drop off and a small team of volunteers are needed to set up and run the stall in the afternoon. Together these sales raise significant funds and help buy School invaluable extra resources - please support them!

3rd Feb - Chestnut to sell surplus from Children's cake sale in playground after school. 

24th Feb – Walnut; 3rd March – Beech; 10th March – Oak; 17th March – Hazel; 24th March – Willow

HTPD Annual Fun Run – Sunday 21ST May 2017 – Shalford Park

The HTPD Fun Run is back. This year it will take place at Shalford Park. Organisation of a bigger and better event is well under way and this year we are looking forward to the launch of the parents and teachers 5k run. Dust off those trainers and please put the date in the diary for what we hope will be another fantastic family event.

YEAR 1 - Some dates for your diary:
We hope to see you at these social get-togethers:  
Monday 6th Feb – Coffee morning – Caffe Nero in House of Fraser
Tuesday 7th March – Coffee morning (Venue tbc)
Friday 24th March – end of term parents drinks 8pm (venue tbc)
Would anyone like to host a coffee morning at their house? Please let the Year 1 class reps know.

YEAR 2 coffee morning:
Year 2 are meeting for a coffee the first week after half term. Thursday 23rd February at Caffe Nero. House of Fraser (1st Floor). Hope to see you there.

Save the date:
Monday 6th Feb – Year 1 Coffee morning – Caffe Nero in House of Fraser
Tues 7th February - Bedtime Story 5.15-6pm plus Second Hand Uniform Sale
Thurs 23rd February – Year 2 Coffee Morning at Caffé Nero in House of Fraser (1st floor)
Tuesday 7th March - Year 1 coffee morning (venue tbc
Sun 23rd April - Bake ‘n’ Stroll
Friday 24 March - Year 1 end of term parents drinks 8pm (venue tbc)
Wed 10th May - next FOPS meeting
Sun 21st May - HTPD Fun Run at Shalford Park
Sun 11th June -  Pewley Summer Fair 1-3pm


Holy Trinity Pewley Down  - Junior School
Dates for February at a glance:

Tuesday, 7th February - Internet Safety Day (Parent Information Briefing at 2.45 p.m.)
Thursday, 9th February - Year 5 visit Winchester Science Centre
Wednesday, 22nd February - No swimming for 3T and 4JM
Friday, 24th February - Year 4 Cake Sale
Tuesday, 28th February - Parents’ Evening (6 - 8.30 p.m.) for Years 3 - 6
Thursday, 2nd March - Parents’ Evening (4 - 6.30 p.m.) for Years 3 - 6

We have an exciting alternative to our usual lunch menu. For those on site, lunch will have an American theme and the children can choose from burgers or hot dogs, served with fries, as a “take-away” meal. There will, of course, be a vegetarian alternative for the main course and for pudding, there will be an American style cake. There will be NO SALAD BAR available on the day. Enjoy!! If your child already has a packed lunch, could parents please let the kitchen know in advance before next Friday please. Thank you.

Shakespeare at church; church at school! Guildford Shakespeare Company is producing Julius Caesar in Holy Trinity Church for most of February.  Well worth a visit!

Sunday 5th February - we would like to invite you all to the Chapel at school for the Holy Trinity Morning Service at 10.00 a.m. Clare will be preaching, there will be lots of music and the children’s work will be on show for you to look at. Please come and join us for this special occasion. Rev. Robert Cotton, Chairman of Governors.


Year 6 B & C Netball v Tormead School
Date: Tuesday 7th February
Time: After school - 5pm - Parents to help with lifts
Venue: Tormead School, Cranley Road, GU1 2JD

Dodgeball - Guildford Primary Schools Tournament
Date: Tuesday 7th February
Time: 4.15pm - 5.30pm - Parents to help with lifts
Venue: Boxgrove Primary School, Boxgrove Lane, GU1 2TD

Follow us on Twitter: @HTPDSport

Internet Safety:
There is a video available which deals with “Social Media and the Family” which some parents may wish to watch.  The link is:  https://vimeo.com/200469883?ref=em-share

Menu - Week 2


Quiz & Curry Night - Saturday 25 February 7pm
Back by popular demand, HT’s annual sell out Quiz Night. Come along and pit your wits against the brightest and best brains of Guildford. Once again the questions have been set by the master of all things quizzical Michael Tame (Geraldine's other half).
Tickets are £12.50 each to include a delicious Curry from Rajdoot in Burpham. There will be a fully stocked bar and post curry chocolate together with a fun raffle. Get your team together or come along and make up a team on the night - maximum of 10 people per team, everyone welcome. For all that have experienced the HT quiz night it promises to be another really fun night out, and a great way to fundraise for the school.

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

Spring Term Cake Sales
The spring term cake sales are now underway – thank you to everyone who has baked cakes so far. There are four more sales this term, so please send in cakes/biscuits on your year group’s day (see below). No nuts please. The children love the cake sales so please do try and send cakes so that there are enough to go around.

The cakes are sold to the children from the relevant year group during school time in the afternoon. We suggest you send your child in with £1 to buy cakes. If there are any cakes left over, we sell them after school. Please look out for emails from your class reps asking for help with your year group’s cake sale.

Cake sale dates:
Individual year cake sales will be held on the dates below. Any leftover cakes will then be sold to the rest of the school at 3.15.
Year 4 - Friday 24 February
Year 3 - Friday 3 March
Year 5/6 – Friday 10 March
Year 3/4 – Friday 17 March

Sainsbury's Gift Card Scheme
We have an immediate vacancy to run the Sainsbury's gift card scheme, which is a very satisfying job as it raises around £2,000 for HTSC each year. It takes approximately 1-1.5 hours per month to maintain the scheme with a few extra hours to finalise accounts with the HTSC Treasurer at the end of the year. Please contact Carrie Witts (carriewitts@gmail.com) or Ros Vickerman (jrvickerman@yahoo.co.uk) if you are interested in taking this on – thank you in advance!

Save the Date

HTPD Annual Fun Run - Sunday 21 May 2017 - Shalford Park
The HTPD Fun Run is back. This year it will take place at Shalford Park. Organisation of a bigger and better event is well under way and this year we are looking forward to the launch of the parents and teachers 5k run. Dust off those trainers and please put the date in the diary for what we hope will be another fantastic family event.

HT Summer Fair – Friday 30th June, 6pm – 8pm

Santiago Quartet Concert in aid of St Mary’s Bell Fund and Mind (for better mental health), Friday 17 February, 7.30pm at St Mary’s Church, Quarry Street, Guildford GU1 3UA. Featuring works by Astor Piazzolla, Will Todd and Eric Clapton. Tickets £10/£5 concessions – available on the door or in advance via email info@santiagoquartet.co.uk

An exclusive evening with Santiago Quartet
, Saturday 25 February, St Catherine’s School, Bramley, doors open 7pm, concert begins at 7.30pm – in aid of Oakleaf (making life work with mental illness). Guaranteed to be a lovely evening featuring contemporary Latin American Music and the Quartet’s unique work with composer Will Todd – more info at www.santiagoquartet.co.uk. Tickets £10 per person, available from Guildford Tourist Information Centre, 01483 444334 or online at www.visitguildford.com.