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

HTPD 1/7/16

01 July 2016

Dear Parents,

This week I attended the Leavers’ Service at Guildford Cathedral together with all of our Year 6 children, hosted by the Diocese. We were praised for our eco-efforts in walking to and from the Cathedral hill and also for the cheerfulness of our children sporting their new leavers’ hoodies in a bright array of colours. Whilst there, the children took part in various activities designed to help them celebrate, reflect and ponder their time at primary school, as well as ask God’s blessing and protection as they move onto secondary school in September. The wonderful thing was that all of our children were able to look forward with confidence, look back with great memories and conduct themselves with reverence and a deep sense of gratitude throughout the afternoon. It made our Year 6 teachers smile that the children found it hard to imagine why they would have any worries! It was good to meet with other church schools from across the region, recognising the number of children who have thrived through their time at primary school supported by the Christian values of kindness, respect, love and empathy – much needed at this time!

We look forward to celebrating with the Year 6 children again nearer to the end of term both at a whole school farewell service at Holy Trinity Church (on 20th July) and also at a special service at St. Mary’s Church (on 19th July) where together with parents, the Year 6 children take part in a wonderful occasion which is always both poignant and joyful!

Meanwhile, all the year groups are still working away at their topics – with mounting excitement as we approach the Dinosaur Museum in Year 2 especially. The creativity and imagination, as well as a sense of purpose is truly inspiring. It promises to be a great occasion!

I’m sure I’ll see many of you at our junior school summer fair this evening – with the clouds starting to break up as I write, I’m hoping it’ll be over a glass on Pimms in the summer sunshine!

With best wishes

Diary dates for next term:
Tuesday 6 September: Start of term Years 1-6
Wednesday 7 September: Start of term Year R
Tuesday 13 September Meet the Team (juniors), 7.00pm
Thursday 15 September: Meet the Team (infants), 7.00pm
Wednesday 28 September: Phonics Evening (infants), 7.00pm
19 (pm), 20 & 21 October: Inset days
24 – 28 October: Half term


Teacher-led clubs
Next week (starting 4 July) will be the last week for teacher-led clubs this term.

Walnut Class packed lunch, Tuesday 5 July
A reminder that Walnut Class will need to bring a packed lunch from home on Tuesday owing to the move-up morning. Chestnut Class will need to bring a packed lunch on Wednesday 13 July.

Dinosaur Museum (Year 2), Friday 8 July
Year 2 parents are invited to our Dinosaur Museum next Friday. The museum opens at 9.15 am, so please go to the hall on arrival.
Chestnut Class will view the museum from 9.15 to 9.45 am while Walnut Class enjoy the art gallery and café in the hall.
Walnut Class will then view the museum from 10.00 to 10.30 am and Chestnut Class will move to the hall for the café and art gallery.
Please bring some small change for the refreshments.

PE Kits
A reminder that children need to have their PE kits in school all the time - especially their trainers. PE is continuing every week and we are also practising for Sports Day.

Lost Property
We have large amounts of un-named lost property at the moment. Please have a look in the box outside the lower entrance and (for Year 2) on the table outside the Y2 classrooms.

Run to Rio update 
The updated total for week 10 is: 4272 miles.


Save the Date
Friday 8th July Year 1 Coffee Morning hosted by Carol (Max & Eliza’s mum) after drop off.
Saturday 9th July Pewley Summer Festival
Thursday 14th July Year 1 & Year 2
Drinks at Kokomo from 19:30 pm onwards.
Friday 15th July Year R Party 8 pm onwards at 21 Pewley Bank.
Thursday 21st July FOPS Drinks at Kokomo 8pm onwards

Pewley Summer Festival
A new event to celebrate the end of a fantastic school year, The Pewley Summer Festival is for the whole family with an alfresco disco and bubbles on the school field. Bring a picnic and enjoy the music, treats from the tuck shop and refreshments at the bar. This is a great chance to wish the Year 2 families a fond farewell as they move to junior school. Look out for a ticket request form in book bags.

Class Reps for next year
We are looking for class reps for September. We really can't manage without them! The role involves putting together a contact list, arranging occasional coffee mornings and nights out, co-ordinating rotas for the fairs and being a link person between your class and FOPS. You don't have to host coffee mornings at your home - a coffee shop is just as good. It is also not necessary to attend every FOPS meeting. Over the course of your child's time at HTPD, 14 parents from your child's class will have to volunteer for this role, so please think about taking a turn if you haven't already. If you can send an email and arrange to meet friends for a coffee you have all the necessary skills! We are looking to both mums and dads, so if you would like to become a class rep or get involved in FOPS in any other way, please speak to Nicci, Jill or Susanne (smw555@hotmail.com).

Tennis Club
Premier Tennis will be delivering a series of Mini-Tennis coaching sessions for years 1 and 2 at Pewley Down offering pupils both an introduction to the sport with some great quality coaching. These sessions will run on Thursdays for 6 weeks only from 8th September – 13th October and the full programme costs just £48. Bookings must be made either online via the following link:   premiertennis.co.uk/venue/pewley-down-infant-school  or alternatively you can call the Premier Tennis office on 01865 689 754. Places are limited.

Menu for week beginning Monday 4 July
Mon: Spaghetti with Bolognese or Margarita Sauce; Date Sponge with Custard
Tues: Roast Gammon or Cauliflower & Leek Bake, Roast Potatoes; Jelly & Fresh Fruit
Weds: Chicken or Vegetable Paella; Semolina with Peach Sauce
Thurs: Homemade Vegetable Pizza; Apple Crumble & 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.


For your diary:
Year 6 Transition Days:
George Abbot School - Tuesday, 5th & Wednesday, 6th July
Guildford County School - Wednesday, 6th July
St. Peter’s Catholic School - Thursday, 7th July
Year 3 Sleepover - Friday, 8th July
Year 6 Film Night - Wednesday, 13th July at 3.30 p.m. in the Hall. Finish approximately 5.00 p.m.
Sports Day - Tuesday, 12th July (Infants - 9.00am and Juniors - 1.15pm)
Year 6 Trinity Trek - Friday, 15th July - Please note the change of date.

Outstanding monies

There are now only 3 weeks to the end of term and we would like to get accounts settled please – there is a lot of money outstanding across the school which needs to be collected as soon as possible. Invoices will be sent out shortly for anyone owing money to the school, but as this is a very time consuming task, we would appreciate your support. Please could you help us by logging into ParentPay this weekend and settling everything that is outstanding. Clubs+ and Breakfast bills are only up to 17th June so if you have used the provision after that, please add extra to cover your costs. The system will be updated by Friday, 1st July
It's also helpful to make sure that you have enough credit on your child's lunch account. (Please note that we will refund any lunch accounts in credit at the end of the term, either by transferring the balance to a sibling or cheque).

No fixtures next week.


It’s the HT annual Summer Fair tonight and hopefully we’ll avoid the showers and it will be a warm evening – perfect for an ice cold drink from the bar and something from the BBQ. There’ll be a candy wheel, candy floss, ice-cream, jolly jars, beat the goalie and much more. The Fair runs from 6-8pm. Don’t forget your raffle ticket stubs so they can be included in the draw this evening. We look forward to seeing you there.

There will be NO PARKING at school, so please walk if possible. If you do have to drive, please park considerately. 

A massive thank you to everyone who has helped so far and will be helping this evening and especially to Cavenders Sales & Lettings who have sponsored our top raffle prize of an Ipad mini for the second year running.

A gentle reminder, if you haven't already done so, to return your fun run sponsorship form and monies collected to either PD or HT receptions. Please include the sponsor’s full address so we can claim gift aid.

The final Thirsty Thursday of the year will be on Thursday 14 July at Rogues from 8pm. Why not come and join us to celebrate the end of another school year.

Anouk McCann in 3C has lost 2 cardigans. One was from Sainsbury’s (TU) and the 2nd was a school cardigan with a Keller logo on it. Both are named. Please check to see if you have picked either of them up by mistake. If you know their whereabouts please let the office know. Thank you.

Week 3 Menu – Please note some days may be subject to change