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

HTPD 24/6/16

24 June 2016

Dear Parents,

With the country in a state of political upheaval, the school remains an oasis of care, good relationships and kindness. Our Year 6 children spent the whole week together in the beautiful surroundings of Preston Montford in Shropshire. I was lucky enough to take part too and was delighted to see how independent, self-assured and enthusiastic all the children were. As they look towards their own futures at secondary school and beyond, they seem to be well equipped to face any challenge. The photos on Twitter show how happy they all are, enjoying a long walk over the Stiperstones, eating delicious, locally-sourced food, writing poems about the historical significance of Ironbridge, laughing with friends…and meeting a particularly strict Victorian headteacher!

I travelled back early to be here to greet our new Year 3 children who spent Thursday and Friday at the junior school meeting their new teachers and excitedly exploring their new environment. The older children met them with loving acceptance and a warm welcome. I hope that, as our country considers its future role in the world, we can all become more child-like and open hearted. Even the youngest children had an adventure with their first day trip – our reception classes were so excited to be travelling by coach to the Look Out Discovery Centre where some of them bravely climbed to the very top of the lookout tower. I know that another particular highlight was having a picnic lunch. It’s all part of “learning to live”!

We would like to let you know that Lesley Reeves, the finance manager, has accepted a voluntary settlement as part of the restructure of the school’s administrative functions and as such, recently left employment with the school.  She has always worked with the highest levels of professionalism and integrity and we offer her our very best wishes for the future.  

Our assembly theme this week was centred on Jesus’ words that we should all be like light to the world, using our best ideas, creativity and talents to make the world a better place. I’m finding encouragement in the optimism of our children as they learn to embrace the future with hope and confidence. I do hope everyone enjoys a long weekend, with the school closed on Monday for our midsummer holiday. See you on Tuesday.

With best wishes, Clare

As part of our assembly series a group of children in Year 5 wrote a poem about the Olympic Values. They're good words to focus on:

The Olympic Values

Respect is treating someone right,
Looking up to them and smiling bright.

Equality is treating everyone the same,
And not giving anyone the blame.

Excellence is aiming high,
Reaching up to touch the sky.

Determination is doing your best,
Even when you want to rest.

Courage is always keeping sane,
Saying you can do it again and again.

Friendship is love and care,
Making sure you're always there.

Inspiration comes in many shapes and sizes,
Be prepared for some surprises!

By Mathilda, Maddie, Megan and Lucy.

The school will be closed on Monday 27 June for the mid-summer holiday. 


Lego Club, Tuesday 28 June
Lego Club with Sarah is cancelled next Tuesday.

Sports Day, Tuesday 12 July
We aim to start at 9.15am and parents are welcome to wait on the field after drop-off. Further details to follow.

Driving in Semaphore Road
Please avoid turning in the staff car park entrance as this is too dangerous when children are crossing at pick up and drop off times. We do ask parents to observe the unofficial one-way system down Semaphore Road (from Pewley Hill to Pewley Way) which means that there is no need to turn in the road.

Run to Rio update: The updated total for week 9 is: 3636.

Amber Grundy, Beech Class, has lost her (probably named) Shackleton cardigan at Run to Rio on the field on Tuesday. It may have been mistakenly taken home by another child, possibly in Year R.
Esther Mitchell, Oak Class, has lost her complete PE kit including her school shoes.


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

HTPD Fun Run
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who ran and organised the first HTPD Fun Run last weekend.

Pewley Summer Festival, 9th July
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 with 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.

Menu for week beginning Monday 27 June
Mon: Mid-summer holiday
Tues: Salmon Crumble Bake or Lentil & Tomato Stew; Iced Orange Sponge
Weds: Steamed Gammon or Cauliflower & Leek Bake; Jelly & Fresh Fruit
Thurs: Sausage or Quorn Sausage Volcano; Jam Tart & Custard
Fri: Fish Fingers or Vegetable Lasagne; Apricot Flapjack
Available daily: A selection of seasonal vegetables, salads and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.


Mid-summer holiday – Monday, 27th June (Please note that school is closed on this day!)
Year 6 Leavers’ Service – Wednesday, 29th June (12.30 – 2.30 pm)
District Sports – Thursday, 30th June
Sports Day – Tuesday, 12th July (Infants – 9.00am and Juniors – 1.15pm)

Outstanding monies
There are now only 4 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. We will send out invoices next week 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).

Wednesday 29th June
County Finals at Surrey Sports Park (Tri-Golf and Mini Tennis) for Years 3 and 4. Tri-Golf finals between 1pm and 3pm and Tennis finals between 1pm and 4pm. We will leave HT at approximately 12 noon. Collection is from Surrey Sports Park (University of Surrey, Richard Meyjes Rd, Guildford, GU2 7AD) at the end of the fixtures.

Thursday 30th June
District Sports for Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 at Urnfield Sports Ground. We will leave HT at 12.30 p.m. Collection is from Urnfield at approximately 5.00pm (Downside Road, off One Tree Hill, Guildford, GU4 8PH).
Laura Sutton HTPD Sports Co-ordinator Follow us on Twitter: @HTPDSport

Sheryl (HTPD Office) is very sad as she has lost an oval emerald from her engagement ring. It is of great sentimental value so she would be very grateful if you mention it to your child(ren) and please keep your eyes open around school too.

HTPD Prayer Group
The date of our next and final meeting this academic year is Thursday 7th July, 8pm at Suzie Speed's house. Contact emmalaporte@hotmail.com for details. All welcome.

Menu - Week 2
It will be on a first come, first served basis and will be offered to the first 100 children. The lunch rota remains the same so all children will have the same opportunities. The soup option has been removed and is replaced with Jacket Potatoes with a choice of cold fillings.


Thank you to everyone who took part in the 1st HTPD Fun Run held last Sunday at Sutherland Park.  The atmosphere was fantastic, the weather held off and it looked as if all the children thoroughly enjoyed it. Please don’t forget to get your sponsor money in to HT or PD Receptions as soon as possible.

A huge thank you to Duncan Rosie (Jed’s Dad 4JW) and his amazing team – the organisation was fantastic and all ran very smoothly. We are hoping this will become an annual fun event.  A big thanks also to the two main sponsors, Cavenders Sales & Lettings and Get Ahead VA.

Raffle tickets will be at home with you by now – please send stubs and ticket money back to the HT office. There are great prizes to be won including the top prize of an Ipad mini kindly donated by our Summer Fair sponsor Cavenders.

Many thanks for all your fantastic donations today. We do still need more, so please keep the donations rolling in next week. A reminder of what is needed this year:
Bottles - Any type of bottles for the Bottle Tombola from champagne to tomato ketchup!
Jolly Bags or Jars - Decorated jars/bags filled with small toys/sweets.
Hamper donations - Please see separate parentmails from your class reps about what is needed.
Teddies - Any unwanted teddy bears in good condition for the teddy tombola/hook a teddy stall.

HELP – we need you!
Please come and help if you can with the preparation for the Summer Fair. We will need lots of help next Friday setting up the Fair, decorating the school, helping on the allocated stalls for your year group and clearing up.

External Stalls

There are still several slots free for the external stalls. If you would like a stall at the Fair or know of anyone who would like to have a stall, please email Jo Burne (joburne@yahoo.co.uk).

A huge thanks to Cavender Sales & Lettings who have kindly sponsored our big events for a second year running, donating our top prizes or giving a significant donation towards the event.
As well as sponsoring our major events, Cavender Sales & Lettings will donate £150 to the school if you decide to rent your property through them or if you sell a property through them, they will donate £500. So, if you are thinking about either, please get in contact with them on 01483 457728. www.cavenders.co.uk

HTAG - Holy Trinity Amenity Group
, are holding an Open Garden Event this weekend, Sunday 26 June 2.30 - 4.30 pm.  Three gardens are open at The Stables, 7a Clifton House, Castle Hill, 16 and 49 Quarry Street.  Admission includes tea and cakes at No. 49.  Adults £3, children £1.  Plants on sale too.