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

Infant 30 March

30 March 2012

Dear Parents,

Wow another great week of weather and at Holy Trinity Pewley Down we have certainly made the most of it.  Lots of outside learning as well as some special events.

Rosie organised the combined service to celebrate Easter at Holy Trinity Church.  This is the only time in the year when the whole school meets together in church.  It is tremendous to see nearly six hundred children singing and participating.  The theme was the Ultimate Hero – Jesus who conquered death and can take our burdens of worry and guilt.

This morning we continued the theme with a joint assembly on the downs another really moving moment with all the children fully focused and engaged.

Easter is the time we celebrate new birth and this was poignantly shown in the march of Year 2 from Pewley Down to Holy Trinity.  They had made a giant cross and covered it with prayers and messages.  This was left with their partners in year 5 who carried it up to the Downs as the centre point for our assembly.  The Year 2 then completed the journey taking it back to Pewley.

I am so pleased that HTPD is an outdoor orientated school.  The National Trust is very concerned that the nation’s children do not get outside into nature enough.  This is not the case for our children where more than 60% walk to school, up to 40% of our lessons are held outdoors, the infants go to the Wild Place on a weekly basis and the juniors have many Fluffy activities on the Downs and walking or cycling in the beautiful countryside.

I do hope you have a great Easter Holiday and that you manage to get outside with your children!  Let’s hope as well as much needed rain we also have some more lovely days.

Look forward to seeing everyone back, normal time on Monday 16th April.

Best wishes, Richard

Sport Relief

We raised £212 for Sport Relief including sale of the sweat bands, so thank you all very much for your donations.


We have advertised the vacancy for a Financial Manager in the Surrey Advertiser this week. If you are interested in this role, please email recruiting@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk for an application pack.

Please have a look at home for any library or class reading books over the Easter holidays – we have a lot missing.

Also, please ensure that your child has a pair or trainers (which fit them) in their PE bag as there will be more outside PE and games in the summer term.

Tabitha Hill Price, Oak Class, has lost her (named) Mandela t-shirt.
Ben Gluyas, Walnut Class, has lost his (named) Nightingale sweatshirt.
Monty Steer-McBain, Chestnut Class, has lost his (named) Keller fleece.
Rebecca Williams, Willow Class, has lost a (named) Keller cardigan.
Caitlin Haresnape, Chestnut, has lost her complete collection of Blott erasers in a white Tupperware tub. 

Parents’ Group
Are you a single parent? Do you sometimes find it difficult to cope with the emotional and practical issues of being on your own? Do you wish you could talk to people in a similar situation? Having young kids is exhausting enough on its own but when you are a lone parent there are so many other elements in the mix making it even harder. Even with supportive friends and family around there is something comforting in talking to other people who understand the difficulties and who appreciate the challenges you face and who you can contact when other friends are with their "traditional families". It doesn't matter what your circumstances are but if you feel that you are often on your own and you want to meet people on an informal basis who are in a similar situation,contact Cecilie on email cecilierandall@yahoo.co.uk. Look forward to hearing from you!



A BIG thank you to everyone who helped with and supported the Pigracing evening on Saturday. It was good to see so many families present - we hope you all had a fun evening. We raised about £340, so thank you.

Dates for next term:

Next FOPS meeting - Monday 23rd April, 8PM in the Staff Room. We will be planning the Midsummer Bash and Summer Fair.

Friday 27th April - Phil the Bag
will be returning to Pewley, so if you have the opportunity over the holidays to turn out your cupboards, please bag up any unwanted textiles and shoes and bring them to school on that day.

Saturday 23rd June - Midsummer Bash - food, bar and live music with One-Eyed Dog - an evening just for the grownups this time.

Sunday 8th July, 12-2PM - Pewley Summer Fair.

Menu - see website.

Spanish club

If you are interested in joining El Club Espanol (Tuesdays 3.00-4.00pm at Pewley) please contact Sonia Maskell – smask_elclubespanol@hotmail.com

Charity run
Fiona Durrant (Alastair’s mum in Chestnut Class) will be running the London Marathon on Sunday 22 April.  She will be running for the charity AbleChildAfrica, which specialises in childhood disabilities in Africa.  They help to improve the lives of these children so that they can achieve their full potential and participate in the world around them.  If you would like to sponsor her, please go to her justgiving page: http://www.justgiving.com/fiona-durrant1.  Thank you. 

Going for Gold - Family concert at Guildford Spectrum

Special Offer: All tickets only £5!  Please ring the Box Office on 01483 444777 and quote SCHOOLS. On your marks, Get Set, Go!  Grab your sports gear and jog down to the starting line at Guildford Spectrum on Sunday 15 April at 2.30pm for a musical marathon with the finely tuned athletes of the Guildford Philharmonic. This fantastic family concert takes place at the end of the Easter holidays and is suitable for all ages.  For more information visit the website: www.guildford.gov.uk/goingforgold  or call 01483 444666.

NEWS: Jazz It Up Ceramics will be hosting a drop-in pottery painting parties at the New Contemporary Mummas and Beans coffee shop in Godalming (Queen Street on 11th April, from 11am -2pm  all welcome… ages 0-99!! This is a fantastic chance to get creative and have some fun for a couple of hour. There will be an exciting range of pottery pieces to choose from easter goodies - plates - mugs - money boxes the list go on. Or if you can't make this date but still fancy getting creative why not give us a call an we can arrange a Hamper to bring the party to you. Any questions please call 07976 647507.