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

Infant 11/1/13

11 January 2013

Dear Parents

I do hope you all had a happy Christmas and enjoyed the holidays. It was all a bit of a rush beforehand but we enjoyed the long break afterwards. It has been a really good start of term with the children, who seemed so exhausted a few weeks ago, now well rested and getting straight down to work.

This is a shorter term but a hugely important one for children’s learning. It is an uninterrupted time for concentrated effort and we know the children are capable of that. Actually, that’s why it is such a shame if families have to take time out of school during this term. In a very real way the children miss out a key part of the learning year. It seems to have a greater effect than just missing a few days of school.

This term our assembly series is based on 1 Corinthians Chapter 13 in the Bible; St Paul’s great poem about love. So our school motto will be changed for the term from ‘Learn to Live’ to ‘Learn to Love’! Each week we will hear a story from Winnie the Pooh at the Infants and our own soap opera ‘Doris and Douglas’ at the Juniors. These will illustrate all the facets of the beautiful diamond which is love. A class will learn and recite a love poem from poets as varied as Shakespeare and Roger Mcgough. All of this will show our value that ‘Everyone is treasured and loved as a unique child of God’.

With best wishes for a loving weekend!


Thank you
Just to thank everyone once again for the lovely Christmas cards, presents and hampers received at the end of term.  Your kind wishes and generosity were really appreciated by the whole staff team.

Closing date for primary applications:  Tuesday 15 January 2013
If you have a child due to start school in September 2013 or a child in Year 2 transferring to junior school the deadline for applications is next Tuesday 15 January.  Even though Pewley Down is federated with Holy Trinity it is still necessary to complete an application form for entry to Year 3.  If you have not already done so, you will need to complete the Surrey County Council application form: http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/learning/schools/school-admissions .  In addition, applicants to Reception should complete the Pewley Down supplementary form and applicants for Year 3 should complete the Holy Trinity supplementary form and return these to the relevant school office.

If we do get some snow over the next few weeks please remember to look at the school website and listen to Eagle Radio for information on school closure.

Also, in order to keep the school as dry as possible on snowy days, we would ask that children wear boots to school and bring shoes to change into.  We will put some chairs outside the lower entrance to make changing easier. Please could parents also remove their boots or shoes before entering the building. 

Can you help?
We are looking for nuts and bolts of any size, children’s tin money boxes and spinning tops (the small ones that come out of a cracker).  Please bring them along to the office.  


The next FOPS meeting will be on Monday 28 January at 8.00 pm in the staff room.  All very welcome!

Jessica Bell (Oak Class) has lost her purple, leopard print willies which are named.

For sale: Gymnastics Factory leotard – size 26”, suitable for 4-6 years approx. £15. Call Michala 07855 496044.

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