HTPD 21/4/17

21 April 2017

Dear parents

I hope the summer term has started well for you all! We have really enjoyed catching up with the children and have been impressed by the focused start they have made to their learning. The summer term is always so full of opportunities, and the superb weather has meant lots of time spent learning outside. Year 4 enjoyed their annual pilgrimage to see the bluebells in the Chantries before writing some stunning poetry, Year 1 kick-started their growing topic by planting seeds, and it was great to see the athletics track already in use at the juniors and the infants restarting their regular run around the field. I wonder how many miles they will clock up this year – last year they ran the equivalent of running to Rio!

With the better weather upon us, we are excited to launch our play project. We have been supported this year by an organisation called OPAL (“Outdoor Play and Learning”) to make sure we provide the best possible experiences for children at playtime. In order to fully explain the changes we are hoping to make, we will be holding an event on Wednesday 3rd May after school at both sites. First at the infants, from 2.45pm, the children will be able to “stay and play” and parents will hear from an OPAL leader,
Tom Burgess, about the principles behind this initiative. Then at 4.30pm at the juniors, the outdoor spaces will be opened up for children to show off to their parents. Tom will speak again about the impact we are hoping to see. We are so grateful for the generous parental support which is allowing us to really develop our grounds - it will be lovely to show you our newly refurbished arena. Please do put the 3rd May in your diaries. 



Also, FOPS will be holding another Action Sunday at the infants where we hope to harness some parent power! We’ll give more information on this nearer the time, but do keep Sunday May 14th free if you can.

Lastly, can I remind junior school parents to ensure that their children don’t arrive on site too early, unless they are attending breakfast club. There are no staff on duty outside until 8.30am so children shouldn’t arrive before this time. Thank you for your support in this.

Enjoy the weekend.
With best wishes
Clare

INFANT

Year 2 swimming
Swimming lessons for Year 2 start next Wednesday, 26 April.

Class photographs
Order forms for class photographs went out in book bags earlier this week. Please return your order by Friday 28 April.

Teacher-led clubs
Choice forms for teacher-led clubs will be sent out on Monday and should be returned by Wednesday 26th. Clubs will start in the week commencing 1 May.

School start time
A reminder to all parents that school is only open from 8.40am. Prior to that please wait in the playground and enjoy the sunshine. This gives the teachers an important opportunity to prepare for the day. If children need to be dropped off before 8.40am they are welcome to attend the Breakfast Club in the hall.

Ballet Club
Just to confirm that Ballet Club will start next Thursday, 27 April.

Tennis coaching during the Summer Term
Sadly Premier Tennis are not able to offer any mini-tennis coaching this summer term but their sister company Parks Tennis are offering a FREE 6 x WEEK Coaching course at Sutherland Memorial Park on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting from next week. Places are on a 1st come basis with lots of weekly giveaways and if you complete the course you get to keep a brand new Babolat Racket! This newcomer course is for any 5-7yr olds who have not previously joined a coaching course at a club. To book on simply sign-up at:
Tuesday - clubspark.lta.org.uk/TennisForKids/Course/a50d9f94-5f39-492e-b2bd-54c4da3bd69b
Wednesday - clubspark.lta.org.uk/TennisForKids/Course/a671ed7b-20ca-4622-a46d-eb1d05002b14

Menu - Week commencing 24 April
Menu for week beginning Monday 24 April

Mon: Chilli Con Carne with Basmati Rice or Chickpea & Vegetable Crunch; Jam Sponge with Custard
Tues: Chicken Tandoori with Rice or Cheese, Leek & Pepper Pie; Chocolate & Banana Sponge with Chocolate Sauce

Weds: Steamed Gammon with Roast Potatoes or BBQ Vegetable Wraps; Fresh Fruit Salad

Thurs: Chicken or Vegetarian Sausage with Mashed Potato; Eve’s Pudding with Vanilla Sauce
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Homemade Cheese & Tomato Pizza; Fruit Jelly
Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potato and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.


JUNIOR

Sport
All before and after school clubs begin next week. Download list here.

Year 5 & 6 Tag Tournament
Date: Tuesday 25th April
Time: 3.15pm - 5.45pm - Parents to help with lifts
Venue: Christ's College, Larch Avenue, GU1 1JY

Sportshall County Finals
Date: Wednesday 26th April
Time: 11.30am - 3.30pm - Parents to help with lifts
Venue: Surrey Sports Park, Richard Meyjes Road, Guildford GU2 7AD

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


FOPS News (Infant PTA)

Bake n’ Stroll – Sunday 23rd April: 
We’re looking forward to seeing you all this Sunday at our annual Bake n’ Stroll event. Hopefully you will have already returned your forms and have your recipe books at the ready but there’s still time to take part by paying on the door. Family tickets are £5. Baking entries need to be brought to the school hall between 1-1.45pm ready for judging and the treasure hunt starts at 2pm. Prizes will be awarded around 3.30pm. See you there!


Register for the Fun Run now!
The HTPD Fun Run is back and it’s bigger and better than ever. This year it will take place at Shalford Park on Sunday 21st May 2017and include three races: 1.00pm - 5k run for parents, carers and teachers; 2.00pm - 1k run for Reception – Year 2 ; 2.30pm - 2k run for Year 3 - Year 6. Entry is £10 and all money raised goes to the school. Download your online entry form here: https://goo.gl/lWVDZR or complete and return the paper version sent home this week. To be guaranteed a t-shirt please submit your applications by 8PM MONDAY 24th APRIL.


Phil the Bag Collection - Friday 5th May:
A great reason to have a clear out and raise money for the school! Phil the Bag are coming to HTPD once again! All unwanted textiles welcome - adult and children’s clothing, shoes, handbags, belts, hats, curtains, school uniform and bedding. The school receives 35 pence for every kilo we manage to collect, that’s £350 per tonne - so every item of clothing counts! Please note that Phil the Bag do not accept blankets, duvets, bric-a-brac, pillows, sleeping bags, rugs, carpet, offcuts of fabric, any WET items, tent canvas, soft toys and no ripped or stained clothing. Please also bear in mind that the clothing is for re-use so should be in a wearable condition.

Next FOPS meeting – Wed 10th May:
This term is going to be a busy one with two joint school events: Fun Run and Summer Party plus our own Pewley Summer Fair and possibly the return of the Summer Festival. Please get involved by coming along to our next FOPS meeting on Wed 10th May 8pm in the Pewley staffroom



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 here.

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.



SAVE THE DATE:

Sun 23rd April – Bake n’ Stroll 2-4pm at Pewley

Fri 5th May – Phil the Bag collection at HTPD
Wed 10th May – FOPS meeting  8pm in the Pewley staffroom 

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

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

HTSC News

Welcome Back! We are looking forward to a very busy summer term and thank you in advance for all your support at the many different HTSC events over the next few months.

HTSC MEETING – WEDNESDAY 26 APRIL

The first HTSC meeting of the summer term is scheduled for Wednesday 26 April at Rogues from 8pm. We will be planning all the summer term’s activities. All welcome.

HTPD FUN RUN – SUNDAY 21 MAY - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Registration for the HTPD Fun Run is now open. This year the Fun Run will take place at Shalford Park on Sunday 21 May and will include three races: 1pm - 5k run for parents, carers and teachers; 2pm - 1k run for Reception to Year 2; 2pm - 2k run for Year 3 to Year 6.
Entry is £10 and all money raised goes to the school. Download your online entry form here: https://goo.gl/lWVDZR or complete and return the paper version sent home this week. To be guaranteed a t-shirt please submit your applications by 8PM ON MONDAY 24 APRIL.

PHIL THE BAG – WEEK BEGINNING TUESDAY 2 MAY (COLLECTION FRIDAY 5 MAY)
A great reason to have a clear out and raise money for the school! Phil the Bag are coming to HTPD once again! All unwanted textiles welcome - adult and children’s clothing, shoes, handbags, belts, hats, curtains, school uniform and bedding. The school receives 35 pence for every kilo we manage to collect, that’s £350 per tonne - so every item of clothing counts! Please note that Phil the Bag do not accept blankets, duvets, bric-a-brac, pillows, sleeping bags, rugs, carpet, offcuts of fabric, any WET items, tent canvas, soft toys and no ripped or stained clothing. Please also bear in mind that the clothing is for re-use so should be in a wearable condition.

SAINSBURYS GIFT CARD SCHEME - VACANCIES - URGENT HELP NEEDED!
We have two immediate vacancies to run the Sainsburys' gift card scheme. One vacancy is for the Sainsburys' scheme administrator - a role which involves approximately 1-1.5 hours per month to maintain the scheme with a few extra hours to finalise accounts at the end of the year. The other vacancy is for a person to manage the scheme accounts (including checking payments made on a monthly basis).
Please contact Carrie Witts (carriewitts@gmail.com) or Ros Vickerman (jrvickerman@yahoo.co.uk) if you are interested in taking on either of these roles - the Sainsburys' scheme raises around £2,000 for HTSC each year and is a HUGE fundraiser for the school so please help if you can.

SUMMER PARTY – 17 JUNE - AUCTION PRIZES
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).


DATES FOR THE DIARY:

YEAR 6 FUNDRAISING COFFEE MORNING – FRIDAY 28 APRIL
Come along to a Year 6 leavers' fundraising coffee morning at Viv Edward’s house (54 Pewley Way) straight from drop-off.

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

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


Surrey Arts would like to invite all young musicians to come along and try out some of the local ensembles at their free open evening on Wednesday 26th April:
5.15-6.30pm - South West Winds
Woodwind, brass and percussion players (beginner to grade 4) 

Prima - String players (beginner to grade 2) 

Opus  - String players (grade 2- 4) 



6.45-8.45pm - South West Surrey Youth Orchestra
Strings, Wind, brass and percussion (grade 5+) 



All rehearsals take place on Wednesday evenings at Tillingbourne school and the first term is free. Expert tutors will be on hand to help, just bring along your instrument! Please contact Alison Harding - Alison.harding@surreycc.gov.uk
Surrey Arts Business Administration Team, Tel.: 01483 519303
Email:  surreyartsmusic@surreycc.gov.uk / www.surreycc.gov.uk/arts Surrey Arts, 14 The Pines, Broad Street, Guildford GU3 3BH

Trampoline for sale
4 year old “Jumpking JumpPod Classic” 14 feet in diameter complete with new side netting; spare new side netting, ground anchors and winter cover – similar to:
www.jumpking.eu/trampolines/trampoline-model/jumppod-classic.html
All proceeds to the school (£100 suggested donation). Can assist with delivery to the Guildford area if required. Installation by purchaser. Please contact: daniel.fitzwater@cubellp.com

HTPD 31/3/17

31 March 2017

Dear parents

Red Nose Day really was a huge success across both schools with over £2000 being raised from a combination of Year 2 sponsored swimming, cake sales, Year 6 stalls, raffles, and talent shows. It was so lovely to see how keen the children were to put this term’s theme of love into action. They were all keen to remember how lucky they are and wanted to make a difference to the lives of those less fortunate. Our school value “Imagining the journey in another’s footsteps” together with the national fundraising initiative inspired all of us to be generous. Thank you so much for your support!

This week has proved to be a fantastic end to the term; the children’s reflections, prayers and responses to our Pause Day, as well as their participation in our Easter service at Holy Trinity Church, emphasised the importance of slowing down enough to notice - and to be thankful. For some children working together with others to create beautiful Easter gardens also gave them the opportunity to ponder on the Easter story.

The summer term begins for all of us on Tuesday April 18th; until then I hope you all have a super holiday. I’ll be having fun with my parents at their Golden Wedding Anniversary, continuing the theme of Love is… as we get together as a family to celebrate. Looking forward to seeing all the children again after Easter – we have plenty of exciting things happening next term for them to enjoy!

With best wishes
Clare

WHOLE SCHOOL

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 jon_bendle@yahoo.co.uk.
 
Please note that school resumes after the Easter holidays on Tuesday 18th April.


INFANT

PE kits 18 & 19 April
Guildford Cricket Club are coming in to do some cricket coaching during PE lessons in the first week back after Easter. Please could Year R and Year 2 bring in their full PE kit (with trainers) on Tuesday 18 April. Year 1 should wear their kits as usual on Wednesday 19th.

Year 2 swimming
Swimming lessons for Year 2 will start on Wednesday 26 April.


Menu for week beginning Monday 17 April

Mon: School closed – Easter Monday

Tues: Sweet & Sour Chicken with Boiled Rice or Roasted Pepper & Leek Flan with New Potatoes; Fruit Jelly

Weds: Roast Turkey with Roast Potatoes & Gravy or Macaroni Cheese; Chocolate Sponge & Chocolate Sauce

Thurs: Mexican Chilli or Vegetable & Lentil Curry with Rice; Cheesecake 
Fri: Fish Fingers with Chips & Homemade Tomato Ketchup or Neapolitan Pasta; Rice Pudding

Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potato and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.

See below for FOPS news ….


JUNIOR

Year 6 Hoodies
It would be great if you could place your leaver hoodie order by the end of the Easter holidays. You should have received a parent mail with all the details. The hoodies will be delivered direct to school in time for the trip to Preston Montford. If you need any help please email Rebecca Newenham rebecca@getaheadva.com
 
Menu - Week 1 - coming soon


FOPS News (Infant PTA)

We just wanted to thank you all again for the enormous number of yummy cakes you brought in on Friday. The sale raised an amazing £105 for Comic Relief - a brilliant result.

Phil the Bag Collection - Friday 5th May:
A great reason to have a clear out over the Easter break and raise money for the school! Phil the Bag are coming to HTPD once again! All unwanted textiles welcome - adult and children’s clothing, shoes, handbags, belts, hats, curtains, school uniform and bedding. The school receives 35 pence for every kilo we manage to collect, that’s £350 per tonne - so every item of clothing counts! Please note that Phil the Bag do not accept blankets, duvets, bric-a-brac, pillows, sleeping bags, rugs, carpet, offcuts of fabric, any WET items, tent canvas, soft toys and no ripped or stained clothing. Please also bear in mind that the clothing is for re-use so should be in a wearable condition.

Year 2 Leavers Book:
Information coming out soon - prior to Easter Break

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 Masterpiece’s, 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 here.

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.

SAVE THE DATE:
Sun 23rd April – Bake n’ Stroll 2-4pm at Pewley
Fr 5th May – Phil the Bag collection at HTPD
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
Sat 17th June – HTPD Summer Party 7-12pm at Weybourne House, Guildford


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.


HTSC News (Junior PTA)

HTSC MEETING – WEDNESDAY 26 APRIL

The first HTSC meeting of the summer term is scheduled for Wednesday 26 April at Rogues from 8pm. We will be planning all the summer term’s activities. All welcome.

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 – WEEK BEGINNING TUESDAY 2 MAY (COLLECTION FRIDAY 5 MAY)
A great reason to have a clear out over the Easter break and raise money for the school! Phil the Bag are coming to HTPD once again! All unwanted textiles welcome - adult and children’s clothing, shoes, handbags, belts, hats, curtains, school uniform and bedding. The school receives 35 pence for every kilo we manage to collect, that’s £350 per tonne - so every item of clothing counts! Please note that Phil the Bag do not accept blankets, duvets, bric-a-brac, pillows, sleeping bags, rugs, carpet, offcuts of fabric, any WET items, tent canvas, soft toys and no ripped or stained clothing. Please also bear in mind that the clothing is for re-use so should be in a wearable condition

DATES FOR THE DIARY:

YEAR 6 FUNDRAISING COFFEE MORNING – FRIDAY 28 APRIL
Come along to a Year 6 leavers' fundraising coffee morning at Viv Edward’s house (54 Pewley Way) straight from drop-off.

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).



Rosamund Community Garden
As Spring has arrived and the Easter holidays will be upon us soon we – Rosamund Community Garden – would like to invite you and your family to our garden on 1 April between 2 and 4pm with specially organised activities for the kids: preparing the ground and sowing wild flowers, making raised beds in the kids’ area, renovating our bug hotel, planning herbs etc around fruit trees, possibly propagating in our new shed etc.

You are also welcome on Friday 7 April between 10am & 1pm when we will do our usual gardening work of digging, weeding, planting, seeding etc in which you and your family may like to join us or you might just like to look around and share our social activities of a hot drink and a chat.
We are based in Longdown Road GU4 8PP. For more info see our website: guildfordcommunitygarden.wordpress.com/ or contact us on: guildfordcommunitygarden@gmail.com or phone Joanna on 078678 03871. We hope to see you there.

Saturday 15 April at the Friary11am – 4pm
Come along as there is a Craft Workshop using Recycled Materials to make Eco Bonnets at The Friary. There is also a colouring competition please see https://www.thefriaryguildford.com/whats-on/easter-colouring competition-form/ for more details.