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

HTPD 15/2/19

15 February 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

By the time you read this newsletter, we’ll have hopefully enjoyed another successful Fluffy Friday! It’s always such a fun day in school, packed full of learning experiences which help to develop character – thank you so much for helping out, and for sending in your £1 coins to make it happen. I’m sure you’ll want to join me in thanking our staff for once again giving so much energy and enthusiasm to creating such important memories for your children. With our week’s theme focused on being thankful, it’s been lovely to hear so many grateful children remembering to say thank you to both staff and parent volunteers. Do let us know if your child gained something particularly beneficial from the day; we love to gather proof that all that extra effort makes a difference. And please do remember to complete the
parent survey. Thank you to those who were quick off the mark and have done it already! We really do value your comments and suggestions.

Remember that when we come back on Monday 25th February, we go straight into a special week of activities focused on our school values. We’re calling this “Learn to Live Week”. At both sites, the children will be taking part in house activities during the morning sessions (Mon-Thurs at HT, and Tues-Fri at PD). Each of these different days will have one of our school values as its theme.
At the juniors, in order to maximise the possibilities for “Seeing heaven in the Moment,” each house will have a morning off site visiting the Downs and the Chantries Woods. They will need to wear suitable footwear and bring a packed lunch on this day (Mandela Monday, Shackleton Tuesday, Keller Wednesday, Nightingale Thursday).

On Friday 1st March we would like to invite parents/carers of our junior children to come in between 1.15 and 2pm to visit their child’s class and see some of the problem solving activities that they have been working on during the afternoon sessions. Then at 2pm there will be a short workshop (with tea and cake!) for parents to attend which will be in the Chapel and will finish by 2.45. This will be on internet safety and building children’s independence. It will be particularly relevant for junior school parents, but all are welcome. We will finish in time for Pewley pick up at 3pm.

The plans for the week are looking wonderful – it’ll be a great way to start back after a break! I do hope you’ll have a restful half term holiday.

With best wishes,

Thought of the week: The Magic of Thankfulness – what should you say thank you for?

Whole School Notice

School is closed for half term next week (18 – 22 February) and re-opens on Monday 25 February.


Learn to Live Week Tuesday 26 February – Friday 1 March

All year groups will be taking part in Learn to Live Week after half term and we are planning lots of interesting and exciting activities relating to our school values. Children will be working in their house groups during the morning from Tuesday 26 February until Friday 1 March. They should come to school in house t-shirts, trainers and jogging bottoms from Tuesday to Friday that week.

On Friday the 1st of March there will be the opportunity to attend a parents’ work shop (with tea and cake!) at 2pm in the chapel at Holy Trinity. This will be on internet safety and building children's independence. It will mainly be targeted at the junior school age range but all parents/carers are welcome.

Year 2 swimming
There will be no swimming on Wednesday 27 February owing to Learn to Live Week.

Handwriting with Bridgit (Year 2)
There will be no handwriting with Bridgit in the week commencing 25 February. Handwriting sessions will be back to normal the following week commencing 4 March.

Rita Vaskovska, Chestnut Class, has lost her white ear muffs (named)
Milhan Chauvin, Chestnut Class, has lost his grey woolly hat

A ‘My Passport’ found in the hall on Wednesday 13 February.
LG phone (pale metallic pink) found in staff toilets this morning

Menu: (week 3 beginning 25 February)
Mon: BBQ Chicken or BBQ Quorn with Rice; Fruit Crumble with Custard
Tue: Pasta Carbonara or Mac & 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.


Clubs change after half term: 
  • Y4 Dodgeball is now on Thursday, there is a cap of 24, please email lauras@htpd.surrey.sch.uk to add your child's name. Spaces will be allocated on a first come basis.
  • Y3 Basketball is moving to Thursday after school

Cancelled Clubs
Wednesday – Hockey
Friday - Y6 Netball

Sporting Fixtures:

Y6 A & B Netball v Send
Date: Tuesday 26th February
Time: 3.30 - 4.45pm 
Venue: Sen, Send Barns Lane, Send, GU23 7BS
Teacher:  JJ & Laura

Y5 & Y6 Hockey v Barrow Hills
Date: Wednesday 27th February
Time: 3.30 - 4.30pm 
Venue: HT
Teacher:  Mary

Y5 A & B Football v QE
Date: Thursday 28th February
Time: 3.30 - 4.30pm 
Venue: QE, Queen Eleanor's Rd, GU2 7SD
Teacher:  Nick & James

Y5 & Y6 Netball v Northmead & QE
Date: Friday 1st March
Time: 3.30 - 4.45pm 
Venue: HT
Teacher:  JJ, Laura & Catherine

Manor House XC
Date: Sunday 3rd March 
Time: 9.15am - 10.45am 
Venue: Manor House School, Manor House Lane, Great Bookham, KT23 4EN
Teacher: Nick & Laura

Laura Sutton
HTPD Sports Co-ordinator

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


We wish everyone a fun and restful half term. Please find below what we are preparing for you after you get back!

BAKE ‘N’ STROLL AROUND THE WORLD – Sunday 24 March, 2 - 4pm

To celebrate the arrival of spring, we’re planning a sociable family walk and trail on Pewley Down followed by an international food sampling competition at school, with seasonal crafts for the children. Please save the date and look out for booking forms in your book bags after the half term. Everyone is welcome (please bring your friends if you wish) and we would particularly love some of our international families to join us. Perhaps you can enter something you eat at home into the competition or you could help organise a craft activity that’s popular in your country. To find out more please Email fops@pewleydown.surrey.sch.uk 

Please note that the date for our Pewley Summer Fair has now been changed to Saturday 6th July! Do reserve this date in your diaries for a fantastic summer celebration! 

Easyfundraising: we are pleased that 3 new accounts have been registered since last week! Thank you! Just remember to click through the website before you make a purchase.

Next Playground Sale will be on: 
Friday 1st March - organised by Oak class (as this week's was cancelled) - please don't forget to bring your change!

Social dates for your diary
Monday 11th March - 9am - Coffee morning @ TBC
Friday 29th March - 8pm - End of Term Drinks @ TBC
Friday 12th July - 8pm - End of School Year Drinks @ TBC
Year 1
Friday 1st March - 8pm - Parents Drinks @ Rogues Bar
Thursday 21st March - 9am - Coffee morning @ Cafe Nero (North Street)


Quick update from HTSC today!

If you have received a letter asking for contact details, please can you fill it in and return to us, via the office. We desperately need the last few contact details so we have a full list! Your reps can’t get hold of you with info about socials and when they need help

We have an idea of turning part of the playground noticeboard into a for sale noticeboard with a suggested 10% of the sale price going to the HTSC. What do you think? Good idea? Great way to sell on those bikes/scooters/buggies etc that you have in the garage

We also are struggling for volunteers. We know that the parent community is changing and lots more of us work now than ever before. It was suggested at the last HTSC meeting that each year group picks a couple of events each year they are responsible for running. What do you think of that? Share the load?

Diary reminders
HTSC meetings - 13th March and 8th May
Quiz Night - tickets available now for 2 March, with a curry!
Fun Run - 19th May. Sutherland Park up by Sainsburys

And watch out for serial very soon of a fundraiser especially for the Library. Again supported by Cavenders who help us out with prizes and can help you out with selling or renting out your house.

Have a happy half term!

Are you a young person who helps look after someone and are you between the ages of 5-18?  If so, this event is for you and your family.
The Mayor of Guildford, Councillor Mike Parsons is organising a Festival of Fun for young carers at Clandon Park on Sunday, 7 April in partnership with the Rotary Club of Guildford District and Carers Trust. 
Within the Innovation Zone, Performance Zone and Refreshment Zone there will be plenty to keep you entertained and refreshed, and we are planning some exciting sporting activities too - there really will be something for everyone!  It promises to be a fantastic opportunity for young people with caring responsibilities to have a fun day out with their families and the Mayor hopes it will attract as many young carers and their families as possible.
Register for the Festival of Fun - Please complete the registration form if you wish to come along to the Festival of Fun. The form should be completed by a parent, guardian or school representative and should include all members of the family attending. Registration costs £5. If this is a problem please email civicsecretary@guildford.gov.uk.

St Hilary’s Art Competition (in conjunction with Canine Partners)
Entries are welcome from pupils aged 5-7 and 8-11 from all local schools. A £2 entry fee will be donated to Canine Partners and winning entries will be exhibited at St Hilary’s Celebration of Art Exhibition on 12 March 2019. One piece of artwork per pupil on the theme of My Four-Legged Friend (any medium). Artwork to be delivered to St Hilary’s school on 4 March between 8.00 am and 12.30 pm together with the entrance fee. Pupil’s name, address, school and year group to be clearly marked on the back.

Burpham Church Half Term Holiday Club February 2019

School Years Reception to Year 6 from 10.00am to 1.30pm
Join us at the Church of the Holy Spirit (New Inn Lane)
£15 per child for 4 days!
For more information email: parishoffice@burphamchurch.org.uk 
01483 825533

Easter FISH – bookings open!
Guildford Borough Council are happy to announce that bookings for FISH (Fun In the School Holidays) this Easter are open!
FISH is an affordable and accessible activity scheme for 10 to 16 year olds in Guildford and to view the brochure or make a booking / referral, please go to their website.

St Saviour's Easter Holiday Club
If you're in reception to year 6 then we would love you to come on St Saviour's Jungle Journey Easter Holiday Club. There will be loads of fun activities such as craft, sport, games, bouncy castle and don't forget money for sweeties!
The Jungle Journey Holiday Club is on Tues 16th –  Thurs 18th April, running from 9:30 -12.30pm and costs £5 per day. There is also a separate café for parents who want to stay and hang out.
To register online: st-saviours.org.uk/holidayclub or phone 01483 455333