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

Infant 13/6/14

13 June 2014

Dear parents

We are all really enjoying the warm weather at HTPD. It is remarkable how we are affected by the weather. Windy seems to make children highly active, drizzle – downbeat and sunshine – happy and enthusiastic. I guess it’s all to do with our endorphin or melatonin levels. Pewley Down have been supplementing these with exercise, which can produce the same results. It is our healthy schools weeks there; so during the week the children have been engaged in Boogy pumps, skipping workshop, making fruit kebabs, making use of new playground and the field. Their literacy and maths lesson have also been tied into the theme.

Another year group which have been expending a great deal of energy are Year 6. I joined them on their journey to Preston Montford near Shrewesbury. They all made some great visits and did long walks as well as a detailed study of a highland stream. Their energy and initiative was tremendous.

I am sure you will all be interested to hear which teachers are teaching in which classes from September. The children will be told their classes nearer the end of term. Friendship requests will be sorted out next week.

Year R: Sian Stanley and Sarah McKenzie
Year 1: Sheena Preston and Emily Russell / Clare Brunet or Nicola Bridal
Year 2: Hannah Jezeph and Maggie Burgess / Gillian Trumble
Year 3: Ginnie Gregory, Claire Cruddas and Julia (JJ) Blackstock
Year 4: Julia Morrison, Sheila Manson and Jess Newman
Year 5: Nick Walker, Cheryl Brace and Heather Havermans
Year 6: Mary Booth, Alison Tester and Sarah Davies / Rebecca Plaistowe

Best wishes,

Year 2, Monday 16 June
Year 2 children should come to school on Monday dressed in their PE kit. Also, if anyone has any thin wire coat hangers please bring them in to Year 2 teachers.

Book Fair, Monday 16 June
Monday (before and after school) is the last chance to come and have a look round the book fair in the hall. If we sell enough books we will be able to choose some free books for the school.

Whole School Photograph, Wednesday 18 June

We will be walking round to Holy Trinity next Wednesday afternoon for the whole school photograph. Please could children come to school on Wednesday in a white polo shirt and navy/grey skirt/trousers (winter uniform). Reception year could do with some extra helpers to walk the children round. Please contact Sarah or Sian if you can help.

School closed
A reminder that the school will be closed on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 June (Inset days), and on Monday 30 June (mid-summer holiday).

Healthy Week
A big ‘thank you’ to Julia for organising such an exciting and varied week. The children have learned a lot about the importance of exercise and how to keep healthy. They have taken part in activities ranging from skipping workshops and football on the field, to athletics / games in the hall and making fruit kebabs and smoothies (and tried to drink plenty of water).

Summer Fair
Another huge ‘thank you’ to Emily Bourke and the FOPS team for organising the wonderful summer fair last Sunday.

School packed lunch
There is still some availability if your child would like a school packed lunch from week commencing 23 June.  The lunch will consist of a filled soft roll, choice of salads and a hot or cold pudding. Please let the office know by next Thursday 19 June if you are interested.

Sainsbury’s vouchers
Please bring in any remaining Sainsbury’s vouchers by next Wednesday 18 June.

Year R
If you are having a sort out of your toys Reception would be very glad of any toy cars, jigsaw puzzles, dolls, Lego and Duplo. Many thanks.


Summer Fair - THANK YOU! Thank you for your support on Sunday at the Summer Fair. It was lovely to get together as a school community and enjoy the sunshine. In the process, we managed to raise about £2,700! This should go a long way towards the projects to renew the IT infrastructure in the class rooms and buy new reading books. A huge thank you to the Class Reps, FOPS Committee and all those parents who helped on stalls and with setting up and clearing away. Thank you too to parents and grandparents who donated their time and talents to make it a really special event.

Day Out At Fisher's Farm and a Pizza?
We still have a few bargains left from the Tree of Promises stall. Are you thinking about a day out at Fisher's Farm over the summer holidays? We have three vouchers (cannot be used together) for half price entry for one child or adult worth about £6.50 each. Are you planning on getting in some pizzas next weekend? We also have six vouchers for a large pizza from Papa Johns. These vouchers expire on 22 June. All these vouchers are available for a donation of £1 each (or more if you wish) on a first come first serve basis from the School Office.

Year 1 Coffee Morning
– Thursday 19 June: Suzanne Walsh will kindly host another chance for Year 1 Coffees and Catch-up on Thursday 19th after drop off at: 63 Lancaster Ave, GU1 3JR.

Internet Safety – helping your children stay safe in an online world, Monday 7 July

Guildford Schools Confederation have organised 2 Internet Safety sessions on Monday 7th July (St Pius X Church in Merrow) for parents following requests from a number of our schools. There will be morning (9.30-10.30 am) and evening (6.30 – 7.30pm) sessions. Please follow the link for more details.

Natasha Hampton, Chestnut Class, has lost a Nightingale sweatshirt (named William Hampton) from her tray. She has also lost 4 named cardigans. Please check your child’s uniform in case these have been taken home in error.

Sammy Lytle, Hazel Class, has misplaced his grey/blue trainers (Sketchers).

Menu for week beginning Monday 16 June
Mon: Lamb & Bean Cowboy Hash & Rice or Filled Jacket Potato, Mixed Vegetables, Cauliflower; Chocolate Cake
Tues: Chicken & Bacon Stroganoff with Pasta or Vegetable Risotto, Sweetcorn, Green Beans; Golden Flake Tart
Weds: Roast Gammon & Gravy or Glamorgan Meat-free Sausages, Roast Potatoes, Carrots, Broccoli; Fruit Jelly
Thurs: BBQ Beefburger or Veggie Burger in a Bun, Cucumber, Grated Carrot; Apple & Raspberry Crunch & Custard
Fri: Fish Fingers or Vegetable Lasagne, Chips, Peas, Baked Beans; Flapjack

Message from Zoe Kay (Hugh’s mum, Chestnut Class):
GLive Ambassador needed

Due to a move out of the area, a parent is needed to represent Pewley as a Parent Ambassador. GLive are keen to establish links with local schools and promote themselves. A couple of times a year, the marketing team host a morning meeting for an hour where they do some market research (such as what shows you see, would like to see, ideas for what they could do for holiday activities, where they should advertise etc). It's very relaxed with coffee and cake. I have also attended an evening drinks reception, where they welcomed feedback and ideas and then saw a complementary show. It is also useful to get tickets for the school raffle and auction and to find out about special offers which parents and children can benefit from. If you're interested, get in touch (via the school office) and I'll forward your details to the marketing department.

For sale
Netball goal post £25 o.n.o. Buyer to dismantle and take away. Tel: 01483 450782.