HTPD 24/3/17

24 March 2017

Dear parents

I had the pleasure of accompanying Year 6 to Wintershall this week. This is an estate just outside Bramley where the owners have used sculptures to depict the journey of Jesus to the cross. It was a beautiful spring morning, and the beautiful grounds, the glorious daffodils and the bright, blue skies provided a stunning contrast to the sadness of our reflections. The children were very thoughtful and considered Jesus’ sacrifice and silent humility with deep respect. They also experienced “heaven in the moment” as their mood changed to the hope of the resurrection as they ran across the grassy field at the top of the hill. “Christ is risen!” really did seem to bring light and joy to their mood. Light in the darkness has been our prayer this week and this seems particularly apt given the recent events in our capital city.

To continue with this Easter theme, next Monday will be our annual “Pause Day”. All the year group teams have planned age-appropriate, creative activities to help all of the children take some time to stop and think. With themes such as forgiveness, love, serving others and celebration, it is sure to be a great day. We are also grateful to Guildford Baptist Church, Emmaus Road Church and Christ Church for helping at both sites and imaginatively bringing the Easter story to life.

Next Tuesday the whole school will gather at Holy Trinity Church to celebrate Easter, as well as to mark the end of term. We would appreciate helpers to walk the children to the church and back – and there may be some standing room for parents during the service, although all seven year groups together is a tight squeeze. We will be leaving from both sites just after 9am.

Thank you to everyone for their generosity in supporting this year’s Red Nose Day! We’ve had a fun day of silly costumes, plenty of red noses…as well as the outpouring of talent in our talent shows at both sites, in classes, year groups and in front of the whole school. What talented children!

With best wishes
Clare

INFANT & JUNIOR

School closes for the Easter holiday on Friday 31 March (1.30pm at Pewley Down, 1.45pm at Holy Trinity). The Summer Term begins on Tuesday 18 April.

HTPD Prayer Group, Monday 27 March
The prayer group will be meeting during Pause Day on Monday 27th at Suzie Speed’s house at 11.00am. Younger children welcome, contact Suzie on 07780 677151 for the address.

Vacancy: Catering Assistant, Pewley Down School, Guildford – immediate start
Harrison’s Catering are looking for a Catering Assistant to join the catering team at Pewley Down. The job includes assisting with the preparation of our fresh food offer and with serving customers, as well as with washing up and cleaning. The ideal candidate will not need any previous experience working in a busy catering environment, but must be able to work as part of a team. You will be rewarded with a competitive salary for working 20 hours per week (4 hours a day), term time only. If you are interested and would like to apply for this role, please email your CV and covering letter to Paul at paul.thorne@harrisoncatering.co.uk.  

INFANT

Holy Trinity Church Service, Tuesday 28 March, 9.30am
Please let your child’s teacher know if you are able to help walk the children to and from Holy Trinity Church on Tuesday morning.

Teacher-led clubs
A reminder that the teacher-led clubs have now finished for this term.

Ballet Club Show, Thursday 30 March
Parents are invited to the Ballet show next Thursday at 3:30pm.

Please settle accounts – financial year end
Our financial year end is fast approaching. We would like to have all accounts (swimming, trips and PUPS / Breakfast Club etc) settled up to that date please. Thanks Bev.

Please see below for FOPS News:


Menu for week beginning Monday 27 March


JUNIOR 

Dates Week Commencing 27 March
Monday, 27th and Tuesday, 28th – Book sale during lunch time
Tuesday, 28th March – Year 3 Greek Topic Afternoon. Parents are invited in at 2.15 p.m. in the Chapel
Wednesday, 29th March – Year 3 “Signs of Spring in the Woods” 1.30 – 2.30 p.m.
Thursday, 30th March –Easter Garden at lunch time, natural materials only
Thursday, 30th March – Easter Egg Tombola in aid of Guide Dogs. Please see below for further details

Please settle accounts – financial year end
Our financial year end is fast approaching. We would like to have all accounts settled up to the 31st March as soon as possible please. We will invoice anyone with outstanding balances early next week, so please login to your account as soon as possible to settle any outstanding balances to minimise the exercise – and please add on lunch credit if it’s required. Thank you very much to those who regularly monitor their ParentPay accounts and keep them paid up! Bev and Flora

Adventure Trail
Several children have recently been seen using the Adventure Trail after school. Please be advised that this area is not currently in use and we would ask parents to ensure that their children do not use this area of the grounds. Although the Arena has been recently refurbished, the Trail will not be open for use until the Summer Term, and only then with a member of staff in attendance. As the safety of all the children on site is paramount, we appreciate your understanding and support.

Sport
Cancelled Clubs:
Monday - Year 4 Netball  (due to Year 5 & 6 High 5 practice)
Tuesday - Year 5 Netball (due to Year 5 & 6 Match v Queen Eleanor’s)
Wednesday - Years 3 and 4 Football Club

Year 5 & 6 High 5 Netball v Queen Eleanor’s School
Date: Tuesday 28th March
Time: 3.15pm - 4.30pm - Parents to help with lifts
Venue: QE, Queen Eleanor's Rd, GU2 7SD

Year 5 & 6 Guildford Primary Schools XC
Date: Wednesday 29th March
Time: 3.30pm - 4.45pm
Venue: Holy Trinity - XC at Pewley Downs (Parents to help marshal the course)
 
Year 5 & Year 6 High 5 Netball - County Qualifiers
Date: Thursday 30th March
Time: 4pm - 6pm
Venue: George Abbott, Woodruff School, GU1 1XX

Laura Sutton
HTPD Sports Co-ordinator
Follow us on Twitter @HTPDSport

Lost property
We reported that we have a pair of girls’ black patent shoes and a black/red/white cycle helmet in the office. Sadly, if they are not collected by the end of term, they will be disposed of.

Junior Menu - Week 2


FOPS News (Infant)

Year 2 Leavers Book
Information coming out soon - prior to Easter Break
 
VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED - Easter Egg hunt Fri 31st March 9-10.30am
Once again FOPS will be holding Easter egg hunts for the children on the last morning of term. Each year group will take a turn in hunting for eggs in the front playground before enjoying a yummy treat with friends. If you can spare an hour or so to help please let Jill, Nicci or Sue know.
 
Bake n’ Stroll – Sunday 23rd April
It’s Spring and the sun is shining at last, which means it’s time for Bake n’ Stroll! Come and join us for a fun, family treasure hunt on Pewley Down and yummy tea and cake back at school. Once again we will also be holding our very own Pewley Bake Off! This year we are looking for Mum’s Masterpieces, Dad’s Delicacies and Children’s Cakes and Cookies. There will be prizes for the winning adult entries plus 1st, 2nd and 3rd places for Children up to Yr 2 and a separate category for Yr 3 and above. Entry forms have been sent out and every returned form will be entered into a Lucky Draw to win a gorgeous Spring Hamper – generously sponsored by Cavenders. Put the date in your diary - we look forward to seeing you there!
 
Calling all runners!
If you would like to meet up for a social run then please join us (some friendly year R Mums) on Thursday mornings in the playground straight after drop-off. We usually run for around 30-45 mins around Pewley Down and the Chantries. All fitness levels welcome.


FOPS webpage
Check out the FOPS webpage and find out more about upcoming events and exciting new plans for improving the rear outside areas at Pewley. The minutes from our last FOPS meeting are now also available www.holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk/The-School/Parents/PTA/Infant 



HTPD

Annual Fun Run – Sunday 21st May 2017 – Shalford Park
The HTPD Fun Run is back. This year it will take place at Shalford Park. Organisation of a bigger and better event is well under way and this year we are looking forward to the launch of the parents and teachers 5k run. Dust off those trainers and please put the date in the diary for what we hope will be another fantastic family event.


HELP NEEDED - HTPD Summer Party – Sat 17th June 7-12pm
Plans for the joint Summer Party at Weybourne House are now well under way! Once again it will be a relaxed, fun filled evening with good food, dancing and a well-stocked bar at this local riverside location. For extra fun and funds we will, again, be holding a SILENT AUCTION but we need a team of people and prizes to make it happen. Do YOU or your company have a suitable prize to offer? – these could be event tickets or passes to a ‘behind the scenes’ experience,  a weekend away, a case of bubbly or similar. Have an idea? Please contact Jill, Nicci or Sue.




SAVE THE DATE:

Sun 23rd April – Bake n’ Stroll 2-4pm at Pewley
Weds 10th May – FOPS meeting, 8pm in the Staff Room

Sun 21st May – HTPD Fun Run at Shalford Park

Sun 11th June – Pewley Summer Fair 1-3pm

Saturday 17th June – HTPD Summer Party 7-12pm at Weybourne House, Guildford


HTSC News (Junior)

HTPD SUMMER PARTY – 17 JUNE - AUCTION HELP NEEDED!
Plans for the joint Summer Party at Weybourne House are now well under way! Once again it will be a relaxed, fun filled evening with good food, dancing and a well-stocked bar at this local riverside location. For extra fun and funds we will, again, be holding a SILENT AUCTION but we need a team of people and prizes to make it happen. Would YOU be willing to source and co-ordinate prizes? Or do YOU or your company have a suitable prize to offer? These could be event tickets or passes to a ‘behind the scenes’ experience, a weekend away, a case of bubbly or similar. Have an idea? Please contact Ros (jrvickerman@yahoo.co.uk) or Carrie (carriewitts@gmail.com).


PHIL THE BAG WILL BE RETURNING AFTER EASTER

The ever popular Phil the Bag is coming back after Easter - the date is to be confirmed but in the meantime why not start having a Spring clear out?

DATES FOR THE DIARY:

HTPD SUMMER PARTY PLANNING MEETING - WEDNESDAY 29 MARCH
Come along and hear the plans for the party so far! We are meeting in Rogues from 8pm.

HTPD ANNUAL FUN RUN – SUNDAY 21 MAY - SHALFORD PARK
The HTPD Fun Run is back. This year it will take place at Shalford Park. Organisation of a bigger and better event is well under way and this year we are looking forward to the launch of the parents and teachers 5k run. Dust off those trainers and please put the date in the diary for what we hope will be another fantastic family event.



HTPD SUMMER PARTY
Saturday 17 June - Weybourne House, Guildford.

HT SUMMER FAIR
Friday 30 June (6pm - 8pm)
 


This Mothering Sunday at Holy Trinity Church
You are warmly welcome with your family and friends to our Mothering Sunday service at Holy Trinity church at 10am this Sunday. There will be craft and activities for the children, flowers for our loved ones and cake and refreshments after the service. Please do drop me a line any time at youth@holytrinity.guildford.org.uk or see the website at www.htsm.guildford.org Pippa

Equipment Sale, Monday 27 March, 10am – 2pm
Harvey Road Preschool will be closing and therefore a sale of all the equipment and resources will be taking place on Monday 27th. Harvey Road Preschool is within the Adult Education Centre is Guildford. Please do not park in the Adult Education Centre car park. Parking is available in the bays on Harvey Road, Sydenham Road and in Bright Hill car park. Please contact preschool for more information on 07904 205718.

Easter Egg Tombola in aid of Guide Dogs UK
Our friends in Addison Court will be holding their annual Easter Egg Tombola, here in school, on Thursday afternoon, 30th March. Tickets will cost £1 for 3 or 50p each. Lots of charities have benefited from funds raised in the past. This year, 2 gentlemen will be running in the Virgin London Marathon in aid of Guide Dogs UK, so please be as generous as you can! Also, if you would like to donate any chocolate eggs for the tombola before next Thursday, please bring them to the office. Thank you very much.

Amazing Art Club
Come along and have fun learning a mixture of drawing skills (using pen, pencil and charcoal), painting techniques and how to construct in 3-d/sculpture and kinetic narrative art using  paper engineering/ making books whilst looking at artists and applied artists for inspiration. Key to the sessions is that your child develops their own voice, sustains focus, finds solutions, explores ideas and ways of working that they find interesting whilst learning new skills and a context for their work. It is stealth learning!

Sessions are run by artist Sophie Artemis Pitt www.sophieartemispitt.com. See website for gallery of children's work from Watts Gallery, Painshill, Lightbox Museum and now Holy Trinity! Sophie has 2 sons and loves making artist's books and painting (work collected by the Tate Gallery and the V&A Museum) in her studio in Guildford. This popular club has been running since 2013. Maximum 12 spaces so book early: THURSDAY 20 April - 6th July (no class half term 1st June). The cost for the 11 sessions (all materials included as always) remains at £154 (£14 per session). For enquiries please email sophieartemispitt@gmail.com

Christine Slater, who taught here at HTPD for about 15 years, has been very busy and is now tutoring Maths, mainly years 3 to 6 but has also tutored Years 2 and 7.  Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your child's needs. Christine is extremely flexible about what she teaches, eg. a special focus on certain areas of the curriculum, or perhaps combining Maths and English in one session.

Amongst her other talents, Christine also enjoys making curtains, (also adjusting/repairing), cushions and other soft furnishing projects.

Christine’s current 'thing' is box-framing pairs of small shoes.  It's a lovely way of remembering those toddler days, both for parents and grandparents, and is more than happy to send you a couple of photographs to show some examples.  For further information on any of the above, please email christineslater@btinternet.co.uk or phone on 07815 200959.  Thank you!



HTPD 17/3/17

17 March 2017

Dear Parents,

As I write this week’s news, I have just watched on iPlayer the recent Panorama programme on sleep deprivation. Do watch it if you haven’t yet had a chance. It makes really interesting viewing and confirms what many of us already know: a good night’s sleep is so vital. We know that children benefit from regular bedtime routines and are more likely to make great progress in lessons when they’re well rested. Some of the top tips from the programme include making sure that children start to wind down at the end of the day (bedtime stories definitely help here!), that they have a screen-free time just before bed and that they go to bed at the same time every night. Well done to those of you that already make this a regular part of every evening – it’s good to know how positive an impact that has! If you find it tricky to help children settle for sleep each night, you might like to read the advice on the NHS Choices website:
www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Childrenssleep/Pages/bedtimeritual.aspx

All the musicians at the junior school definitely had a late night this week with the excitement of the annual primary schools music festival. The concert at GLive this year was superb – with children from 12 local schools taking part in the choir and orchestra. It was wonderful to see how much enjoyment was gained from making music together, performing to a full house, and after working hard learning words and practising notes, producing such a top class evening’s entertainment. Thank you to all the performers and their supporters!

Next Friday is of course Red Nose Day! Please remember that children can come to school wearing their red noses, something red…or something silly. Any donations towards Comic Relief would be welcome and we’re looking forward to the talent shows at both sites. Year 6 will be running fundraising stalls at morning break so the juniors could bring in money to spend, and there’s a cake sale at the infants too.

There are also important information evenings regarding our Y4, Y5 and Y6 residential school journeys taking place next week (see below for details) – do attend if at all possible so that you can help your children make the most of these wonderful opportunities.

I love the idea that sleep is one of the most powerful performance enhancers that there is. I might just get an early night!

With best wishes
Clare

WHOLE SCHOOL NOTICES

A notice for all volunteers and visitors during the school day
Please remember that, at both sites, if you are volunteering in class you must sign in at the school offices even if you have just dropped off your child at the start of the day.

Red Noses
We are really sorry, but we have already sold out of red noses at both sites. They are however still available in local shops.

Vacancy: Catering Assistant, Pewley Down School, Guildford – immediate start
Harrison’s Catering are looking for a Catering Assistant to join the catering team at Pewley Down. The job includes assisting with the preparation of our fresh food offer and with serving customers, as well as with washing up and cleaning. The ideal candidate will not need any previous experience working in a busy catering environment, but must be able to work as part of a team. You will be rewarded with a competitive salary for working 20 hours per week (4 hours a day), term time only. If you are interested and would like to apply for this role, please email your CV and covering letter to Paul at paul.thorne@harrisoncatering.co.uk.

INFANT

Class photographs, Monday 20 March
The photographer will be in school on Monday to take class photographs of the children. Please make sure that your child has their school sweatshirt or cardigan with them that day.

Teacher-led clubs
Next week, commencing 20 March, will be the last week of teacher-led clubs this term. Please note that Arty Crafty Club with Nicola is cancelled on Thursday 23rd.

Playground toys and equipment
A polite reminder that we would appreciate your support in helping us keep our site tidy. Playground toys are for use during school break and lunchtimes. Please ask your children not to play with the toys and other equipment before and after school.

Found
We have a large silver-coloured ring in the school office (possibly a man’s wedding band) – found in the school hall last week.

Lost
Beau Stableford has lost a new pair of PE shorts (GAP, age 5, soft jersey) not named.

Infant Menu for week beginning Monday 20 March

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR FOPS News


JUNIOR

Events Next Week
Tuesday, 21st March - Year 6 visit Wintershall (Stations of the Cross)
Tuesday, 21st March - Year 4 Bentley Copse Information meeting for parents at 7.00 p.m.
Wednesday, 22nd March – HTSC Year 6 Fundraising Team offer a Film Night showing STORKS! 3.30 – 5.50 p.m.

Friday, 24th March – Special Red Nose Lunch Menu
:
Smiley Pizza, Silly Sausages and Red Nose Biscuit, all dietary requirements will be met, if your child normally has a packed lunch and would like to try our Red Nose Day Menu, please let the school know at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment. Many thanks.

Cancelled clubs this week:
Monday (20th March) 3.15 – 4.15 Tag Rugby for Year 5 and 6
Tuesday (21st March) 3.15 – 4.15 Badminton for Years 5 and 6
Thursday (23rd March) 3.15 – 4.15 Art Club for Year 5
Thursday (23rd March) 3.15 – 4.15 Dodgeball for Years 5 and 6

Sport

Year 3 Football Tournament
Date: Tuesday 21st March
Time: 3.15pm - 4.30pm - Parents to help with lifts
Venue: St Joseph's School, 155 Aldershot Road, GU2 8YH

Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Guildford High School Cross Country
Date: Wednesday 22nd March
Time: 1.45pm - 4.15pm Parents to help with lifts
Venue: Guildford High School, London Road, Guildford. GU1 1SJ

Year 5 & Year 6 netball v Queen Eleanor’s School
Date: Thursday 23rd March
Time: 3.15pm - 4.30pm
Venue: Home

Year 5 & Year 6 Netball Tournament
Date: Saturday 25th March
Time: 8.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Tormead School, Cranley Rd, Guildford, GU1 2JD

Laura Sutton
HTPD Sports Co-ordinator
Follow us on Twitter: @HTPDSport

Found:
BLACK PATENT SHOES We have a pair of black patent shoes in the office which were handed in some time ago. They are by Start-rite and sized 13F. If you think these may belong to you, please come to the office. Thank you.

CYCLE HELMET We also have another cycle helmet in the office, it’s black with red and white stripes. Please let us know if you recognise the description. Thank you.

Junior Menu - Week 1 (see note above)


FOPs News

Easter Egg hunt Fri 31st March 9-10.30am - Help needed
Once again FOPS will be holding Easter egg hunts for the children on the last morning of term. Each year group will take a turn in hunting for eggs in the front playground before enjoying a yummy treat with friends. If you can spare an hour or so to help please let Jill, Nicci or Sue know.

Bake n’ Stroll – Sunday 23rd April
It’s Spring and the sun is shining at last, which means it’s time for Bake n’ Stroll! Come and join us for a fun, family treasure hunt on Pewley Down and yummy tea and cake back at school. Once again we will also be holding our very own Pewley Bake Off! This year we are looking for Mum’s Masterpieces, Dad’s Delicacies and Children’s Cakes and Cookies. There will be prizes for the winning adult entries plus 1st, 2nd and 3rd places for Children up to Yr 2 and a separate category for Yr 3 and above. Entry forms should have come home this week and every returned form will be entered into a Lucky Draw to win a gorgeous Spring Hamper – generously sponsored by Cavenders. Put the date in your diary - we look forward to seeing you there!

Calling all runners!
If you would like to meet up for a social run then please join us (some friendly year R Mums) on Thursday mornings in the playground straight after drop-off. We usually run for around 30-45 mins around Pewley Down and the Chantries. All fitness levels welcome.

FOPS webpage
Check out the FOPS webpage and find out more about upcoming events and exciting new plans for improving the rear outside areas at Pewley. The minutes from our last FOPS meeting are now also available www.htpd.surrey.sch.uk/The-School/Parents/PTA/Infant---FOPs.aspx 



HTPD Annual Fun Run – Sunday 21st May 2017 – Shalford Park
The HTPD Fun Run is back. This year it will take place at Shalford Park. Organisation of a bigger and better event is well under way and this year we are looking forward to the launch of the parents and teachers 5k run. Dust off those trainers and please put the date in the diary for what we hope will be another fantastic family event.

HELP NEEDED - HTPD Summer Party – Sat 17th June 7-12pm
Plans for the joint Summer Party at Weybourne House are now well under way! Once again it will be a relaxed, fun filled evening with good food, dancing and a well-stocked bar at this local riverside location. For extra fun and funds we will, again, be holding a SILENT AUCTION but we need a team of people and prizes to make it happen. Would YOU be willing to source and co-ordinate prizes?? Or do YOU or your company have a suitable prize to offer? – these could be event tickets or passes to a ‘behind the scenes’ experience, a weekend away, a case of bubbly or similar. Have an idea? Please contact Jill, Nicci or Sue.

Cake Sales – are back!
Our ever-popular Cake Sales are now in full swing and this is where yummy goodies can be purchased in the front playground at Friday at 3pm pick up. Each class has been given a date - see list below - where parents are asked to donate NUT FREE cakes or cookies (homemade or bought) to sell. Please check the ingredients list on the back of any packets to ensure products are truly NUT FREE as we do have a few children in school that depend on this. Goodies can be left at the front desk at morning drop off and a small team of volunteers are needed to set up and run the stall in the afternoon. Together these sales raise significant funds and help buy School invaluable extra resources - please support them!

24th March – Willow (Red Nose Day). Second hand Uniform Sale – Friday 24th March in the front playground at 3pm. NB: If you can’t make the sale but know what you are looking for, please leave details and your email address with Ruth and Ozzie will contact you.



SAVE THE DATE:
Monday 20th March – Year R Coffee morning after drop off at Tania Piper’s House (5 Jenner Rd)
Friday 24th March – Year 1 end of term drinks at The Three Pigeons from 8pm
Sun 23rd April – Bake n’ Stroll 2-4pm at Pewley
Weds 10th May – FOPS meeting, 8pm in the Staff Room
Sun 21st May – HTPD Fun Run at Shalford Park
Sun 11th June – Pewley Summer Fair 1-3pm
Saturday 17th June – HTPD Summer Party 7-12pm at Weybourne House, Guildford


HTSC News

HTPD SUMMER PARTY – 17 JUNE - AUCTION HELP NEEDED!
Plans for the joint Summer Party at Weybourne House are now well under way! Once again it will be a relaxed, fun filled evening with good food, dancing and a well-stocked bar at this local riverside location. For extra fun and funds we will, again, be holding a SILENT AUCTION but we need a team of people and prizes to make it happen. Would YOU be willing to source and co-ordinate prizes?? Or do YOU or your company have a suitable prize to offer? These could be event tickets or passes to a ‘behind the scenes’ experience, a weekend away, a case of bubbly or similar. Have an idea? Please contact Ros (jrvickerman@yahoo.co.uk) or Carrie (carriewitts@gmail.com).


PHIL THE BAG WILL BE RETURNING AFTER EASTER

The ever popular Phil the Bag is coming back after Easter - the date is to be confirmed but in the meantime why not start having a Spring clear out?

DATES FOR THE DIARY:

EASTER FILM NIGHT - YEAR 3-6 - WEDNESDAY 22 MARCH
The Year 6 fundraising team are organising a film night next Wednesday 22 March straight after school (pick up at 5.50pm). The film to be shown is Storks. Sign-up forms were distributed to the children this week. Extra copies are available at the office. Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

HTPD ANNUAL FUN RUN – SUNDAY 21 MAY - SHALFORD PARK
The HTPD Fun Run is back. This year it will take place at Shalford Park. Organisation of a bigger and better event is well under way and this year we are looking forward to the launch of the parents and teachers 5k run. Dust off those trainers and please put the date in the diary for what we hope will be another fantastic family event.



HTPD SUMMER PARTY – Saturday 17 June - Weybourne House, Guildford.

HT SUMMER FAIR - Friday 30 June (6pm - 8pm)


Supported by Kelly’s Storage, George Abbot School is hosting a 10k and 4k run plus children’s activities at 10 a.m. on Saturday, 18th March, at Clandon Park, to raise money for the school. If you would like further details, please contact Kat Mack, Events Co-ordinator, via email: kat.mack@kellystorage.co.uk or visit their website: charity.kellystorage.co.uk