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

Infant Newsletter 2 March

02 March 2012

Dear Parents,

Parent consultation week always allows us a moment of reflection; to look back at where the children started the year, celebrate where they are now and look forward to their future achievements.  It has been great to see so many of you on the Holy Trinity site this week and we look forward to next week at Pewley.  For those of you who took up the opportunity to join one of Geraldine's book clinics, we hope you found this useful.  I'm sure you'll agree that Geraldine is truly the fount of all knowledge on children’s fiction!  She will be running some more sessions on the infant site next week during parent evenings, so please do pop along to pose any questions you may have about choosing the right book for your child. 

Finally we wish Richard a speedy recovery over the next two weeks as he recuperates from a planned operation.  As ever we will be available to answer any queries you may have during this time.

Best wishes,
Nicola, Helen and Debbie

Parent consultations, Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 March
At your given time, please go to the locations listed below for your appointment.  Children’s work will be available for you to see in the classroom during the evening sessions and in the library during the afternoon sessions. In order to make the appointments run as smoothly as possible, please try to keep to time and we will do our best as well!

Year R   Afternoon Evening
6 March Sian
Richard's Office
Star Room
Computer Suite - between Yr R Classes
7 March Sian

Richard's Office
Computer Suite - between Yr R Classes
Star Room
Year 1      
6 March Sarah
PPA Room - via Staff Room
Computer Suite - between Yr 1 Classes
PPA Room - via Staff Room
7 March Sarah

PPA Room - via Staff Room
PPA Room - via Staff Room
Computer Suite - between Yr 1 Classes
Year 2      
6 March Rosie
  Chestnut Classroom
Walnut Classrom
7 March Rosie
Staff Room
Medical Room
Chestnut Classroom after 3pm
Walnut Class after 3pm
Star Room      
6 & 7 March Hayley Star Room - Lower Floor Star Room
Teacher-led clubs
Don’t forget that there will be no teacher-led clubs (Drama, Binca, Lego, Science and Cartoon Drawing) next week owing to the parent consultation evenings.
Scholastic Book Fair
A reminder that the Book Fair will be in the hall after school from Monday to Thursday next week. It will also be open during the parents’ evenings on 6 and 7 March. Please come along and have a browse; the school receives books as commission on all sales.
Unusual reading competition
Thank you for sending in your entries for the ‘unusual reading’ competition. The winners are: Erin Gruenberg and Anna Glynn-Jones from Year R; Rebecca Healey and Milo Derham from Year 1; Meg Miller and Katie Keiller from Year 2. All the entrants and the School Council went down to Waterstones on Wednesday for a special story-time session as a treat.

Saturday 24th March – Pig racing and fish and chip supper. Please look out for a flyer in book bags today. Tickets will go on sale next week. We hope this will be a fun social/fundraising early evening event for all the family so book your tickets early to avoid disappointment! Ham-Shire Pigs (who will be organising the evening) will be running a tote betting system for the pig racing. It would really help our fundraising effort if we had sponsors for the 6 races of the evening. We are looking for  6 sponsors to stump up £20 each as this would go a long way towards covering the expenses of the evening, so whether you would like to have a Pig Race named in your honour (!!) or be an anonymous benefactor, please let Louise know (louise.keiller@gmx.com) and help the evening off to a flying start ! Thank you. We look forward to seeing lots of you there.

Next playground cake sale will be on Friday 9th March and will be run by Walnut class.

Sport Relief
This year we will be selling wrist bands in aidof Sport Relief. They will be available in the office from Monday 5 March at a cost of £1.50. Our next Fluffy day on Friday 23 March will have a sporty theme at Pewley, so start getting ready and come and buy your wrist bands now.

Scooter rack 
You may already have noticed that our scooter racks have finally arrived and are located at the front of the car park, so scooters can now be parked there during the day.

Oxford website
We have been made aware of a really useful new website for parents: www.oxfordowl.co.uk which is an excellent resource with great e-books and activities plus a section on maths.

Elias Savage, Beech Class, has lost a blue mini micro scooter which may have been collected in error. It was left by the hedge (near the front gate) early this week. It had the back brake missing and a crack in the plastic on the front.
A set of keys was found earlier this week on the back playground.  The keys are on an ‘Amaroni’s’ keyring.

Menu - see Lunch Menu link

Positive Steps Children’s Day Nursery 

We are a new purpose built state of the art Nursery in central Guildford (in Cross Lanes, off London Road, near Guildford High School). Please do come to our Open Day on Saturday 3 March 2012, drop in any time between 10 am and 2 pm (no need to book) or do not hesitate to contact us on (01483) 569112 to arrange a personal Show Round during the week.  www.positivestepsnurseries.co.uk

Forthcoming Events by Ali McClure
Making it Better for Boys – Understanding Boys (for primary professionals and parents) 
Chobham, Wednesday 14 March 2012, 4-7pm
Making it Better for Boys – Understanding Boys (for parents)
David Lloyd Club, Woking, Wednesday 7 March 2012, 8pm
Behaviour Consequences and Discipline (for parents)
David Lloyd Club, Woking, Tuesday 27 March 2012, 8pm
alimcclure@hotmail.com for more information