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

Infant 3/7/15

03 July 2015

Dear Parents

Another year, another district sports and another Holy Trinity win in all the year groups and over all, boys and girls, field and track. Although this has happened for at least the last sixteen years and most years before that, it only comes about by commitment hard work, resilience and true grit. To see Charlie Kefford or Ayla Darcy (just two out of sixty plus examples) powering towards the finish tape with a real sense of determination in every fibre of their bodies, was a great sight. We are all so proud of our team, who along with all the other schools, competed in these friendly games and made it a joyous occasion. As senior headteacher it falls to me to present the trophies, this can be a little embarrassing as you can imagine, but actually this year the crowds were hugely appreciative of the teamwork and sportsmanship that all the girls and boys had shown.

The whole event was masterminded and organised by our own Gillian, who of course trained the team. I am so grateful to her and also Julia at Pewley who bring so much to the children. At both schools skills, fitness and sportsmanship are at the heart of our games and PE teaching. I was particularly thrilled by the healthy week at Pewley two weeks ago which Julia organised with her special enthusiasm and flair.

Now Gillian is leaving us at the end of term and we all want to say an enormous thank you to her for her dedication and devotion to her task. She is a great role model for us all; children and staff alike.

There will be an opportunity for parents and children who would like to meet up with Gillian following the HT sports day on 14 July. I do hope many of you will be able to come along. Parents who would like to contribute to a gift for Gillian please hand it in to the front office.

Now I am off to join Year 3 on Newlands Corner for the afternoon. No space left to write about my exit interview with Surrey County Council – suffice to say they had never had such a positive response from a leaving head and that will come as no surprise as I have often said how blessed and fortunate I am to be doing the best job in the world, where every day brings so many joys and so few difficulties. More of that with some thoughts for the future over the next two weeks.

With best wishes, Richard

Hot weather: The children have been fantastic in coping with the hot weather this week. Please remember to apply sun cream before school and send in water bottles and sun hats.

Thank you: A huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who took the time to come and help tidy up the outside areas of the school last Sunday. We are thrilled with how much better it all looks – the Year R area and steps look marvellous as well as all the paths and the front playground and containers.

Golden Boot Challenge
: Thank you to everyone for taking part in the Golden Boot Challenge so brilliantly this year. We noticed a big improvement in walking and coming to school by green modes of travel. We had joint winners of Beech and Walnut classes, and all children have been given a Golden Boot badge to keep.

Year 2 Dinosaur Museum, Monday 6 July, 9.30 – 11.30am:
Parents of Year 2 children are invited to the Dinosaur Museum on Monday – more details in the Year 2 Just to Let You Know section on the website.

Year R trip to the Look Out Centre, Monday 6 July
: Year R are looking forward to their trip on Monday. Please remember that children will need hats as well as lunch and water bottles in back packs.

Year 1 trip to Painshill, Tuesday 7 July:
Please send any outstanding permission slips and payments to the school office on Monday. Keep an eye on the weather forecast for Tuesday and send children in with appropriate footwear and waterproof coats or sun hats.

Sports Day, Wednesday 8 July, 9.15am: After drop-off you are welcome to wait up on the field; we hope to start shortly after 9.15am. Children will be sitting in their house groups and these areas will be clearly marked. Please stand at the outside edges of the field to watch your children.
All children should come to school in their PE kit (well-fitting trainers, house T shirt and shorts) on Wednesday. PE kits will be sent home before sports day.

Year 2 transition days, Thursday 9 & Friday 10 July: Just a reminder for parents to ensure that Year 2 children are delivered to and collected from Holy Trinity next Thursday and Friday: arrival 8.40 to 9.00 am, finish at 2.40pm. Any Y2 children attending Breakfast Club will be walked up to HT, and children staying for PUPS will be walked back to Pewley in the afternoon.
Chestnut Class packed lunch, Tuesday 14 July: A reminder that Chestnut Class will need to bring a packed lunch from home on Tuesday 14th owing to the second move-up morning.

HTPD Celebration Picnic, Wednesday 15 July from midday:
Invitations to Richard’s Celebration Picnic on Wednesday 15th came home in book bags earlier in the week. Please pop into the office if you would like to sign the book to mark Richard’s retirement or make a contribution to his leaving gift.

Recycle Challenge:
If you would like to make something from recycled materials this week, Recycle Man would like you to take a photo of your creation and bring this into school. We will then post the photos to Recycle Man. Anyone can take part this week and use any sort of recycled materials.

Year R: Reception classes are hoping to replenish their supply of classroom toys and would be very grateful for any of the following:
• ‘Small world’ toys (cars, Playmobil-type people, plastic animals, dinosaurs, sea life creatures etc)
• Lego, Meccano/Magnetix or similar construction toys, Puzzles

FOPS - Summer Fair - THIS SUNDAY - 12pm - 2pm
We hope to see you at our Summer Fair on Sunday. Fingers crossed, the forecast is good so it is a guaranteed fun filled two hours for all the family. There will be hot food, music, entertainment, ice cream, a bouncy castle, traditional games, face painting, cream teas, Pimms and local ale, as well as:

• 12.20pm - Fancy Dress Parade - There will be a Fancy Dress Parade in the “arena”. The theme is “When I Grow Up, I Want to Be …..”. Children of any age (not just Pewley pupils) are very welcome to join in. Simply come along to the Summer Fair in your fancy dress outfit and join the parade at 12.20pm. There are no winners or losers, just a lot of fun and a medal for everyone who joins in.
• 12.40pm - Scottish Country Dancing - A real treat - our Scottish Country Dancing Club will be performing for us.
• 12-2pm - Drumming - We had so much fun drumming last year that we had to do it again. Come and have a go. There’s no need to book - just turn up. There are 15 minute time slots throughout the day.

Also, look out for your flag on our special Pewley bunting. A huge thank you to Jill Morgan for organising and making bunting.

Raffle Tickets
- If you haven’t already done so, please make sure you return all monies, counterfoils and any unsold raffle tickets to the raffle stall before the draw at 1.45pm on the day of the fair.

Setting Up- Help needed this weekend please!
- We will be setting up for the Summer Fair on Friday 3 July (7pm-9pm) and Saturday 4 July (3pm-5pm). Particularly on Saturday, there’s lots of tables to move and gazebos to put up so please come and help if you can. There’s sure be some “refreshments” as it’s thirsty work! If you are able to, please stay around to help tidy up too.

FOPS Social - Wednesday 8 July @ 8pm - The Albany
We will be celebrating the end of a very successful year of events and fundraising with a FOPS social evening at the Albany on Wednesday 8 July. There’s no agenda and everyone is very welcome!!

Lost: Victor Balescu, Willow Class, has lost his named Nightingale sweatshirt.

Football Club: Next week (beginning Monday 6 July) is the last week of football this term.
Letters for next year’s Football Club will come out in the first week of the autumn term.

Help needed: Sophie, in Oak Class is looking for someone to look after her little hamster "Hammie" (female) during the school holidays, up to 28 Aug. Anyone able to help out, please call Ali and Puran on 07883-095168 or Email alifairbank@hotmail.com

Menu for week beginning Monday 6 July
Mon: Spaghetti with Bolognese or Margarita Sauce; Date Sponge with Custard
Tues: Chicken or Vegetable Paella; Semolina with Peach Sauce
Weds: Roast Pork or Leek & Pasta Bake, Roast Potatoes; Vanilla Ice Cream with Fresh Fruit
Thurs: Homemade Margarita Pizza; Apple Crumble with Custard
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Vegetable Curry & Rice; Carrot Cake
Available daily: A selection of seasonal vegetables, salads and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.