HTPD 22/9/17

22 September 2017

Dear Parents,

As September draws to a close, it feels like the term is well underway. The children in Reception are now with us for full days and enjoyed celebrating with their parents and carers this afternoon all the things that they have achieved already in school. Meanwhile, across the other year groups our exciting topic based approach is ensuring that the children are really enthusiastic and engaged in their studies, with Year 4 heading out on the first trip of the term to Butser Ancient Farm dressed as ancient Britons. In every classroom there is a real “zest for learning and love of life” as the children and staff alike live out our school values. In addition the school council have been helping us all to play well together, with the juniors writing a “Woods Charter” to support respectful and safe play.

You may have heard in the news about the Archbishop of Canterbury’s initiative, the National Prayer Weekend which takes place at the end of next week. Justin Welby is encouraging all of us to pray both for the world and for each other, and as a church school we are taking part. He says “"Prayer matters, and prayer changes everything. Because as God changes us in prayer, he drives us out to be justice-seekers, peacemakers, healers and bringers of good news". Next week, you’ll receive an invitation to share any prayer requests with us. Just jot down anything that you’d value prayer for and we will ask the children as well as our school prayer group to pray. Of course these can be anonymous. Drop them in to either school office.

Can I also remind you all to be respectful to our neighbours as well as to pedestrians at the beginning and end of the school day. Please be careful to park sensibly without blocking driveways or parking on the pavement. The traffic wardens will give tickets to cars that are parked like this – and will continue to come if our neighbours are finding this to be an ongoing problem.

We enjoyed a visit this week from a senior lecturer from the University of Winchester whose research involves talking with children about how they understand science and matters of faith. She praised the children for their high level of enquiry, skilful debate and respectful, inclusive responses to her questions.

With best wishes


Phonics Evening Year R, Wednesday 27 September, 7.00pm
Please join us to find out how we will be teaching your children to read and write, and how you can support their phonics learning at home. Although this is particularly intended for parents of Year R children, parents in other year groups are welcome to attend if they would like to.

This is the last week for paper copies of the newsletter. It will then be available on the website and we will send a ParentMail reminder on Fridays. Please let the school office know if you do still require a paper copy.

Samuele Gallone, Walnut Class, has lost a Keller fleece (un-named).

Please see FOPS News below ….

Menu for week beginning Monday 25 September
Mon: Spaghetti or Vegetable Bolognese with Garlic Bread; Fruit Crumble with Custard
Tues: Sweet & Sour Chicken with Rice or Roasted Pepper & Leek Flan with New Potatoes; Fruit Jelly
Weds: Roast Turkey with Roast Potatoes & Gravy or Macaroni Cheese; Chocolate Sponge with Chocolate Sauce
Thurs: Mexican Chilli with Rice or Vegetable & Lentil Curry with Rice; Cheesecake
Fri: Fish Fingers with Chips & Homemade Tomato Ketchup; Rice Pudding
Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potato and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.


Dates for your diary: September 2017
Monday 25 September – Year 5L to RGS – Tudor Days
Friday 29 September – Year 6 visit RHS Wisley

Current Year 6
This is a little reminder to the parents and carers of Year 6 children that applications for secondary schools are now open. All of the secondary schools in Guildford are running Open Evenings over the next few weeks. Please check the respective schools’ websites for dates and details so that you can arrange to attend them.

Please note that on-line applications are preferred by SCC, and e-Admissions forms together with further information are available on their website Should you require a hard copy, please e-mail or telephone 0300 200 1015. Paper copies should be returned directly to Surrey County Council. The closing date for all applications for entry in September 2018 is Tuesday 31 October 2017 and it is vital that you submit your application on or before this date.

Breakfast Club Change
As part of our safeguarding responsibilities, if your child arrives on site before 8.30am, they will need to go to Breakfast Club where they will be looked after until 8.30am when they may go to their classrooms or outside to play (this is supervised by the teacher on duty). This has been happening since we returned to school last week. A register is being kept so that we are aware of who is on site.

As a result, we have reviewed our pricing for breakfast club at Holy Trinity and from Monday 18 September it will be run on similar lines to that at Pewley. The prices will be as follows:

  • The charge for children arriving at Breakfast Club from 8.00am will be £4.00 and will include breakfast.
  • The charge for a drop-off at/after 8.15am will be £1.50.

ParentPay will be updated early next week to reflect this change. You’ve probably noticed that Breakfast Club for the past 2 weeks hasn’t appeared on the ParentPay statements yet – this will be updated this weekend. Thank you for your assistance! Bev

This is to advise you that Harrison Catering has provided the School with a file listing all allergens on the school menus. This file is available in both school offices. If your child has allergies, please do pop in to see the menus. Menus are rotated termly – the file will be updated each term.


Year 6 Netball Match v Rydes Hill
Date: Wednesday 27 September
Time: 4pm - 5.15pm (Year 6 netball club is still on)
Venue: HT

Year 6 Young Leaders Training
Date: Wednesday 27 September
Time: 9am - 12pm (Parents either taking children to Broadwater or going in cars from school, sharing lifts back to school at 12pm)
Venue: Broadwater School, Summer Road, Godalming, GU7 3BW

Laura Sutton
HTPD Sports Co-ordinator
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Charlie Preston (4R) has lost his new house PE Keller T Shirt after run club on Friday morning. If you know where this might be, please come to the office. Thank you.

Menu - Week 1

FOPS News (Infant PTA)

FOPS Meeting
The first FOPS meeting of the year will be held on Wednesday 27 September at 8pm in the school staff room. All parents, carers and teachers are invited to these informal meetings. This is always a great opportunity to find out how and where FOPS can support the school. There will be wine or a cuppa and nibbles to help aid our planning.

We are still looking for a person or group of parents to take over the Chair position. To find out more please email Jill, Nicci or Sue or nab us for a chat.

Do you work for a company that participates in a Fundraising Matching Scheme or Community Team Work Scheme and are looking for an event to get involved in. If so please contact Susanne for areas where FOPS needs help and support.

Save the Date
Monday 25 September Reception Coffee Morning at Caffe Nero, House of Fraser after drop off.

Wednesday 27 September Y1 Coffee Morning at Laura’s house (5 Abbot Road), straight after drop off, pre-schoolers/babies all welcome.

Wednesday 27 September FOPS meeting 8pm in the school Staff Room.

Friday 5 October Y2 Coffee Morning at Caffe Nero, North St after drop off.

Tuesday 10 October Y2 Wine and Tapas at All Bar One, 7.30 pm onwards.

Friday 13 October Reception Coffee Morning at RHS Garden Wisley.


BINGO! - Saturday 14 October 6pm - 8pm - TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Family BINGO night at HT on Saturday 7 October from 6-8pm. This is a great fun event for all the family, so please support it if you can. SEAFARE of Burpham will provide a fish & chip supper and a fully stocked bar will also be available. Back by popular demand, Jes Moon will be our caller and host for the evening. Ticket prices for Bingo and fish & chip supper are as follows: Adults: £8.50 Children: £5.50 Ticket request form attached here and is also on the HTPD website. Please complete your request and return to the office by Wednesday 4 October. Cheques made payable to HTSC. Class Reps We are still looking for class reps in 3A, 4S, 5C, 5L and 6T. If you can help please contact Ros, Carrie or Jane (,,

HTSC Meeting – DATE CHANGE - Wednesday 4 October - Rogues 8pm
We are holding our first committee meeting of the year at Rogues on Wednesday 4 October rather than Monday 25 September as previously advertised.

All welcome, please do come along and find out more about what we do. We will be discussing our plans for this year and would really welcome new faces and new ideas.

Other dates for the diary

Bonfire Night - Friday 3 November 6pm - 8pm Please save the date for what promises to be another fabulous evening, complete with bonfire, fireworks and delicious bar-b-q.

Christmas Fair – Friday 1 December 6pm - 8pm

South West Surrey Ensemble is holding an Open Rehearsal for prospective members for their Wednesday Evening Ensembles at Tillingbourne School. Details are as follows:
Wednesday 27 September at Tillingbourne School, New Road, Chilworth, Near Guildford, GU4 8NB
Prima Strings (beginner strings - grade 2)
Opus String Training Orchestra (grade 2 - 4)
South West Winds (woodwind, brass & percussion: beginner - grade 4)
6.45 - 8.45pm
South West Surrey Youth Orchestra (strings, wind, brass & percussion - grade 5 & above)
Cost of membership for subsequent terms is £58 per term. For more information please contact Alison Harding: 01483 519307

Surrey Youth Choirs
will be holding an Open Evening for prospective members for their youth choirs. Details are as follows:
Surrey Youth Choir & Surrey Youth Training Choir - free taster session
Wednesday 27 September 2017
The Marist School, Old Woking Road, West Byfleet KT14 6HS
Surrey Youth Training Choir 6.45 to 8.15pm
For singers aged 9 to 13 years. No previous musical or singing experience required.
Surrey Youth Choir 6.45-9.15pm
For more experienced singers up to the age of 21 (approximately Grade 5 upwards but not exams need to have been taken)
For more information please contact Alison Harding: 01483 519307

Let's Change Lives With Every Slice
Guildford Spike WI are holding a Coffee and Cake Break in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support at The Spike, Warren Road on Thursday, 28th September between 2 pm and 4 p.m. Come along for a nibble and natter.

Girls’ Tudor costume for sale £10:
Tudor princess costume age 11-13, blue velvet with golden motifs and a head ornament. Images upon request. Never used, brand new. Ordered online and arrive late for the Tudor day

Guildford Symphony Orchestra
: The Amazing Magic Carpet, Sunday 1 October, 3.30pm, St Catherine’s School Bramley, Guildford. A whirlwind musical adventure for all the family. £10 adult, £5 child (GSO Box Office: 01483 415847,

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