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

HTPD 7/10/16

07 October 2016

Dear Parents,

We really enjoyed the Maths Day that took place this week, and were thrilled that so many of you were also able to join us! When I spoke to the children about the event, they commented on how much fun maths was, how they’d loved explaining to you what they’d been up to, and how much they’d enjoyed finding something really tricky! These are all such important feelings to attach to maths and I’m sure the day will have long lasting positive impact on their maths understanding! We’d love to hear your thoughts too. Did you find the day helpful? Would you like us to run another similar day again? Can you suggest any ways that we could improve the event? Do drop me (clareb@htpd.surrey.sch.uk) or Claire Cruddas (clairec@htpd.surrey.sch.uk), our maths leader, an email with any suggestions or ideas. As you know, we’re working hard this year to provide opportunities for you to work in partnership with us and Tuesday was a great example.

In assembly this week, our hero has been Eric Liddell who showed such integrity when choosing not to run on a Sunday and ultimately to commit to a life of service in China. His story does remind us of the importance of staying true to yourself. The value he placed on taking a day off to pause and reflect on our life’s blessings is also a useful reminder to us. The children this week spent time in Thoughtful Times, doing exactly the same – reflecting on the aspects of their lives that bring them the most joy, as well as how, like Liddell they can serve others and make the world a better place.

It’s been great to see lots of children learning outside the classrooms this week. With Year 2 visiting the Farmers’ Market in Guildford town centre, Year 6 taking part in the Crown Court service at Holy Trinity Church, Year 5 exploring Hampton Court and Year 3 heading off to Marwell Zoo, I hope there have been plenty of opportunities to hear about the inspirational learning going on across the school. Huge thanks to all our teachers for planning both super days out, as well as going the extra mile in the classroom as well!

With best wishes, Clare

Inset Days
A reminder that school will be closed for Inset training and the half term holiday from midday on Wednesday 
19th October (12.00 at Pewley Down and 12.15 at Holy Trinity).  There will be no after-school clubs (or Clubs+) on Wednesday.  We start back again on Monday, 31st October. 

Parent governor election
The deadline for return of ballot papers is noon on Monday, 17th October.  Please ensure, when returning ballot papers, that the details on the outer brown envelope are completed. 

Teaching Assistant vacancy
We are advertising for a part-time teaching assistant to be based at Pewley Down.  Please see the ‘Vacancies’ tab on the website for details.

HTPD Prayer Group
The HTPD prayer group meet once each half term to pray together for the school staff and pupils in their work and play. Between meetings we also share prayer needs via a prayer chain. Our first meeting this term will be on Monday 10 October at 2pm in the Pewley Down staff room over coffee and cake. For more information or to join the prayer chain please contact Suzie Speed on 07780 677151 or suziespeed@gmail.com.


Year 1 Wisley visit, Monday 10 October
Year 1 are looking forward to their visit to Wisley on Monday. Don’t forget to bring a packed lunch and water bottle in a small backpack. Keep an eye on the weather - we are hoping for sun, but please wear a suitable jacket! Please return your trip payment as soon as possible, if you have not already done so.

Club cancellation
Drawing/colouring club with Sheena is cancelled next Thursday 13 October.

Fluffy Friday, 14 October (Years 1 and 2)
Please remember to return your form with choices for fluffy activities as soon as possible.

Run to Athens update: 207 miles.


Diary Dates:

Saturday 15th October - Pewley Disco, 5.30-7.30pm in the school hall.

Thursday 3rd November - Phil the Bag collection (Pewley and HT).

Wednesday 9th November - FOPS meeting, 8pm in the staff room.

Sunday 11th December - Pewley Christmas Fair

Friday Cake Sale dates:

7th October – Chestnut, 14th October – Oak,  11th November – Beech,
 18th November – Hazel, 25th November – Willow
Second hand Uniform Sales:

3pm Friday 14th of October, 3pm Friday 25th of November

Year 1: 

Friday 7th October - coffee morning at Saskia's house after drop off, 8 Newlands Crescent, GU1 3JS (15 minute walk from school) or short drive, parking in front of house

Wednesday 12th October - drinks at Weyside Pub, 8pm

Friday 11th November - walk and talk for those parents who enjoy more active coffee morning, meet at PD after drop off

Saturday 3rd December - Christmas Party at Marisa’s (bring a dish) from 7.30pm

Year R:

Thursday 3rd November - drinks (details to follow).

Don't miss out - order your Disco tickets today. You should have received an order form in your child's book bag last week, for the Pewley Family Disco on Sat 15th Oct 5.30-7.30pm. This is a great family friendly event that raises a huge amount for the school each year and a great excuse to get together. Tickets cost: £10 for a Family, Adults £4, Children £2. Pre-schoolers free. Please return your completed forms to the school office by Friday 14th Oct.

IQ Cards: You should have received your child's very own Christmas card design in their book bags - please can completed order forms and monies (cash or cheque payable to FOPS, child's name on reverse and 'Xmas cards') be returned to the office by Friday 14th October.

Northbrook Fundraising: Get organised for Christmas and place your Northbrook order before half term.  If everyone bought one roll of gift wrap this would make a tremendous difference to the school. Hand in your order form to the school office.

Infant Menu for week beginning Monday 10 October
Mon: Spicy Bean Chicken & Rice or Mixed Vegetable Bean Wrap; Carrot Cake & Vanilla Sauce
Tues: Pasta with Bolognese Sauce or Lentil Cottage Pie; Rice Pudding & Pear Sauce
Weds: Roast Beef & Gravy or Cheese & Onion Quiche, Roast Potatoes; Orange Jelly & Fresh
Thurs: Ham & Pineapple or Mixed Pepper Pizza; Fruit Crunch & Custard
Fri: Fish Finger Fillet & Chips or Chickpea Curry & Rice; Apple Tart
Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potato and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.


Dates for your Diary for October:
Thursday, 13th October – Tempest Photographers (individual/siblings)
Friday, 14th October – Fluffy Friday (Years 5 & 6 (selected) to County School Music)
Wednesday, 19th October – SCHOOL CLOSES at 12.15 p.m. NO CLUBS
Thursday, 20th October – INSET 2 (School closed)
Friday, 21st October – INSET 3 (School closed)
Monday 24th – Friday 28th October – school closed for Half Term
Monday, 31st October – school resumes


Sunday 9th October
15 individual children participating in Surrey School Biathlon Championships. (K2, Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley, RH11 9BQ)
Parents to take and stay throughout event

Tuesday 11th October
Year 5 and 6 Girls XC at Prior's Field (Godalming, GU7 2RH) from 12pm to 3.15pm
12 girls attending. Parents to collect from Prior’s Field.

Years 5 and 6 Girls C Team Netball v Tormead at HT from 3.45 to 4.45pm
Parents to please help with small tea: biscuits and squash

Wednesday 12th October
Year 5 A & B Netball Teams against Tormead at Tormead (Cranley Road, GU1 2JD) after school to 5pm
Parents to please help with lifts and collect from Tormead
Please note that Year 5 & 6 netball club next Wednesday is cancelled due to the match at Tormead.

Thursday 13th October
Years 5 and 6 Football Round Robin Tournament at Boxgrove (Boxgrove Lane, Guildford, GU1 2TD) after school to 5.15pm
Parents to please help with lifts and collect from Boxgrove.

Surrey County Cricket Club ‘Pride of Lions’ Coaching Courses
Courses begin the weekend of 8th October and run for 10 consecutive weeks.  There are courses available at seven venues around Surrey including Downsend School, Ewell Castle School and Felton Fleet in Cobham to name but a few, taking cricketers from Reception up to school year group 11.
Led by Surrey County Cricket Club Coaches, these courses also form part of the Performance Player pathway and each player is provided with feedback and analysis identifying which areas are particular strengths and which may require more development.
If you require further information about the courses, please contact Katie Baker on 0207 820 4190 or email kbaker@surreycricket.com

For more information please see the flyer in Reception and on the Sports Notice Board
Laura Sutton
HTPD Sports Co-ordinator
Follow us on Twitter: @HTPDSport

Found: We have a girl’s sheepskin coat in the office which was handed in at the beginning of the week. Please check your wardrobes just in case!

Lost: Christopher H-B (3T) has lost his piano bag- navy blue music bag with books inside, all name labelled. If found please bring to the school office.

Menu - Week 2 - coming soon


Bingo Night – Saturday 8 October 6-8pm - SOLD OUT!
Looking forward to seeing those of you who are coming on Saturday at what promises to be a great fun evening!

Could you please bring a small, wrapped prize for each ticket purchased costing no more than 50p (chocolate or sweets are ideal).

The lower playground will be open for parking. Gates open at 5.45pm

Class Reps
We are still looking for an additional class rep for both 5L & 6T. If you can help please contact Ros, Carrie or Jane (jrvickerman@yahoo.co.uk, carriewitts@gmail.com, janerosie@icloud.com).

Bonfire Night and Christmas Fair planning meeting – Tuesday 18 October - 9am
We will be holding a planning meeting for Bonfire Night and the Christmas Fair in the HT Staff Room at 9am.

Northbrook Wrapping - Don't forget to order!
Why not get organised for Christmas and place your Northbrook order! Please hand in your order form to HT office. Deadline Wednesday 19 October.

Phil the Bag – Week beginning 31 October
Please keep all your old clothes and shoes as we will be collecting them at HT during the week beginning 31 October (final collection day Thursday 3 November).

Other dates for the diary:
Bonfire Night - Friday 4 November (6pm - 8pm)
Christmas Fair – Friday 2 December (6pm - 8pm)

George Abbot School Support Staff Training Programme 2016-17
Have you ever considered working in your local school, either in the classroom as a Teaching Assistant or in an administrative role?  This innovative seven week course (three weeks for admin) begins on Monday 23 January 2017.  For further details please visit www.georgeabbot.surrey.sch.uk and click on Teaching School. There's a 1 hour Information Event on Monday 7 November 2016 at 10 a.m. at George Abbot School.  To book a place please contact Mrs Jackie Blackwood on 01483 888047 or email jblackwood@georgeabbot.surrey.sch.uk.  Applications close at 10am on Friday 25 November 2016.

Photography competition at Guildford Cathedral – an exciting opportunity for our pupils at HTPD, if you are interested please contact Charlotte at Guildford Cathedral on 01483 547 860

For sale:
Mandela PE sweatshirt size L, against a donation to school.
Scooter Mistral (pink/purple), against a donation to school.
Pink Urchins booster seat, against a donation to school.
Gym Factory Leotards: Long sleeve Chest 28" 128-140 cm, short sleeve chest 30" 140-152 cm, £10 each.
Boogie Pumps white hoodie (no zip) size 5-6 £3 and t-shirt size 5-6 £2.
Brownie hoodie, chest 30" and 34", £5 each. T-shirt chest 30" £2.
Cubs polo shirt, chest 28", £3.
Ice skates 4 white pairs: Risport Etoile EUR 29, Risport Antea EUR 32 £15 each. Mia EUR 33, Princess EUR 34, £10 each.
Inliners Decathlon, pink & orange, size UK 1.5-3 + "bang on the door" padding, £6.
TAG ALONG white folding bike "Adventure Ditto 6" 20 inch wheel with mudguards, 6 gears, in excellent condition, RRP 169, £50.
IKEA Ateles extending toddler bed that extends to full size bed (142-200 x 90 cm) antique pine with slatted base £30.
Bell Faction helmet BXM/Skate style, size Small 51-56 cm. NEW £10.
Please contact Sari on 07808 986640 or sari_oravainen@hotmail.com.