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

Junior 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.

Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools Questionnaire

As we are a Church school we are subject to a SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) Inspection very imminently. It will be a one day inspection and feedback from parents is really valued. The questions are to do with the Christian Distinctiveness of the school. We would so appreciate just a few minutes of your time to fill in a short questionnaire (5 questions) and return it to us no later than Friday 20th June. You can access the online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BGPJC66 or alternatively download a copy here or ask for a copy at the office. Very many thanks.

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,

May we remind parents to send your child/ren into school fully equipped for this wonderful sunshine please! All children should have a water bottle, a sun hat and sun cream applied before leaving home in the morning. Thank you.

Forthcoming events for June
Tuesday 17th – Year 6 at Dapdune Wharf for Junior Citizens’ Day
Wednesday 18th – Whole School Photo
Thursday 19th – Year 6 Parents’ Trinity Trek Meeting
Friday 20th – Year 3 Sleepover
Thursday 26th & Friday 27th – INSET Days – school closed
Monday 30th – Midsummer holiday – school closed

Whole School Photo
As you will be aware, a whole school photograph is due to be taken on Wednesday at the Holy Trinity site. The time for the photograph is planned for 1.45pm. May we ask please, that your child/ren wear a white polo shirt and navy/grey skirt/trousers (winter uniform).

Quiz Night – Saturday 21st June at 7.30pm at Holy Trinity
Tickets are £5 each. To order tickets please send in cash or cheques made payable to HTSC in an envelope to the HT office. On the envelope please specify how many tickets you require and the name and class of your child. Tickets will be sent home with your child. Teams must be a maximum of 8 but don't worry if you don't have a team do come along and we will make up some new teams. The format is that you bring and share food for your own table, drinks will be on sale from the bar. We aim to finish at 10.30pm. If you have been to one of these before then you know it promises to be a really fun night out, and will also raise money for the school.

- Congratulations to all of the boys and girls who took part. Our year 3 and 4 cross country teams had super races at St Joseph's yesterday. Ayla Darcy won the girls race, Michael Naisby won the boys and the team won the overall competition to bring the shield home with them.

Netball - Twenty of our year 4 girls took part in a lovely mini-netball tournament yesterday at Tormead with Queen Eleanor's. It was great to see how well the girls have progressed and to watch them enjoy playing in the glorious sunshine. Well done to all of them.

School Kit - The cupboard is bare! We have a lot of big fixtures coming up soon so please could we ask for all of the blue competition t-shirts to be returned to school as quickly as possible this week. Thanks for your help with this.

Clubs - Apologies, there will be no year 5 netball on Monday and Rounders on Tuesday due to fixtures.

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.


Dates for the Diary
Phil the Bag – 16-19th June
Quiz Night - Saturday 21st June at HT
Year 3 Coffee Morning - Wed 25th June - 9am Cafe Nero North Street
Summer Fair Friday 4th July

Phil the Bag 16th to 19th June - All the proceeds from this go towards the various celebrations for all of the Year 6 children who will be leaving Holy Trinity at the end of the Summer term. Just to jog your memories, Phil the Bag accepts all your unwanted textiles, all kinds of adult and children's clothing, hats, shoes, belts, handbags, and household textiles including sheets, pillow cases, duvet covers, curtains and towels. They also accept school uniform. They do not accept: Blankets,Bric-a-Brac, Duvets, Pillows, Sleeping Bags, Rugs, Carpet, Offcuts of fabric, Any WET items, Tent Canvas. No ripped or stained clothing.

DESIGN A LOGO COMPETITION : Summer Fair - Please encourage your children to enter our "Design a logo" competition to advertise the fair. The theme this year is the football World Cup. We would like the logo to be encompassed within a circle and to be bright and eye-catching. Please use felt tip pens and don't forget to put your name on your entry. You can get an entry form from the office or download here. The overall winner will win a Sports Direct voucher and there will be other prizes for the winner in each year group. Please hand entries into the office by Monday 16th June. Looking forward to seeing the children's creativity.

Summer Fair - Our Summer Fair planning is well under way and we are going with a WORLD CUP theme this year! We need your help - Please look out for Parentmails over the next few days looking for volunteers to help with set up on the day of the fair and asking for people to cover a slot on the stalls during the fair.

As part of the Summer fair we like to have a good range of EXTERNAL STALLS at the fair. Do you know anyone who has their own business or hobby that might like a stall at the fair. If so please get them to email us at caroline@swifts.me.uk

Starburst Foundation is a charity first set up in 1990 and to raise money for local children with special needs, is currently rehearsing ‘Back to the 80's’ - a jukebox musical featuring the hits from the 80's such as Footloose and Man in the Mirror. The show will be staged at Samuel Cody School - Ballantyne Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 8SN on the 3rd - 6th July. Tickets are available now from www.starburst.ticketsource.co.uk and are £10 for a Child/OAP/Student (with student ID) or £13 for an Adult; you can also get a family ticket (2 Adults, 2 Concessions) for £42. Buy your tickets now so you don't miss out on this journey Back to the 80's!. Contact us on backtothe80s@starburst-foundation.org.uk or call 07011 000 782

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

Week 2