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

Infant 11 May 2012

11 May 2012

Dear Parents

I do hope that you and your families enjoyed the long weekend. The weather didn’t really lead to getting much done or going out. Philippa and I walked round the corner to Witley National Trust Centre and visited a living exhibition of Witley at War. We experienced the NAAFI CafĂ© and heard a talk about the Home Guard. We also saw pictures taken during the World Wars, when Witley and Milford Commons were covered in Army camps.

Year 3 have also been finding out about World War II. Last week they had a great trip to Henley Fort at the top of The Mount in Guildford; this gave them a great deal of knowledge about ARP Wardens and the Home Guard. The children were thrilled to see the wide variety of gas masks. This week they had an evacuee experience which started at London Road Station where they were left by their parents and ended back at school to be met by the mayor and given to their new families (luckily their own parents!). In between, they walked around Guildford seeing sites of bombed out houses and where doodle bugs landed, they met local people who told them about Guildford in wartime, including Gertrude ‘best call me Gertie and leave out the rude part!’ wonderfully played by our very own Librarian Geraldine Tame.

As well as our valuable knowledge of local and recent history, there is an underlying theme of how tragic and wasteful war is and how we should strive for peace. For this reason we also remember the Holocaust, not to point blame, but be aware that great evil can exist and we all need to be vigilant to guard against it. A lesson for all of us.

Do have a peaceful weekend.

Maths Resources
Coming soon for the Summer ...Maths Resource pages for parents and children to access at home.  What types of resources would you like to see on our website for maths?  Some examples...how to form numbers, times table sheets and grids, number bonds to 5, 10, 20, 100, 100 squares, useful websites?
At the start of the Autumn Term we will be running Maths Curriculum sessions for parents.  What information would you find useful?
We hope the Maths Pocket Poster booklets have been helpful for Years 3-6.  There are just a handful left at £2 a booklet - available from the office.  More are on order so if you've missed out we will let you know when they arrive.  They will be available at Pewley for Year 2's as well this term.
Please email the maths team at traceyd@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk  and let us know your ideas!
The Maths Team (Tracey, Emily, Mel and Christine)

Out and About Club
A reminder that Nicola’s Out & About club will not take place next Tuesday, 15th.

List of Dates
Hopefully you have received an updated list of diary dates sent out in book bags this week.

Fluffy Friday, 25 May
Letters with choices for our next Fluffy day will be coming out next week.

Slapped Cheek
We have had a few cases of ‘slapped cheek’ in Year R recently.  Slapped cheek is a common viral infection and the symptoms are a distinctive rash on the face, headaches, high temperature and itchy skin.  It is usually a mild condition that passes in a few days and symptoms can be treated with over-the-counter medications such as paracetamol.  There is no recommended period for children to be kept away from school as slapped cheek is most contagious before the symptoms emerge.  The main risk is for pregnant women without immunity.  If you are concerned, please seek advice from your GP.


Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Phil the Bag collection. We raised £156.

Midsummer Bash Saturday 23rd June - flyers will go out in bookbags next week. Tickets will go on sale on Monday 21st May and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Jewellery Designing competition - we are grateful to local jewellers Simon Pure for their kind donation of a £100 voucher for our summer raffle. Please support this competition - entries by Wednesday 23rd May.

Spare Clothes
We keep a supply of spare clothes in school but are running short of girls’ and boys’ pants and socks.  Please return any clothes which your child may have borrowed and, if anyone has any socks or pants they no longer need please bring them in to the office.

German Student
German girl (16 years old) is hoping to spend two weeks in July with an english family in order to improve her english.  For further details please contact Amanda Evans (Isabelle in Oak) on 07986 219676.

House for Sale
A three bedroom semi-detached house located in Cline Road, Guildford GU1 benefiting from private off-road parking, living room, French doors to the conservatory, big rear garden, kitchen/diner, re-fitted white suite bathroom, downstairs WC, gas central heating, double glazed windows throughout, walking distance to Holy Trinity Pewley Down School and High Street.  Tel: 07756 035561 or 01483 856330.

For Sale
Nearly new ‘Regatta’ Waking Boots. Size 4  £15.00. Contact Gill Sutton on 01483 574641 or gillian.sutton@hotmail.com.