HTPD 13/10/17

13 October 2017

Dear parents

I am so delighted to be able to share with you the fantastic outcome of an inspection at Pewley that took place a couple of weeks ago. Every five years, church schools are inspected for Christian distinctiveness and how well they live out their values across all aspects of school life, for the impact of assemblies and class reflection times, for the quality of RE teaching and for the effectiveness of the leadership and management. I’m pleased to say that we achieved the highest grading of outstanding. The inspector was so thrilled to spend the day with us; she was delighted by all that she saw and experienced, meeting with staff, governors, parents and children as well as watching lessons and taking part in assembly. The
summary report is such an encouraging read – I do hope you enjoy it. I’d like to say thank you to the whole school community for working so hard to ensure that the children here really do “learn to live.” We were particularly pleased with the following comment:
“The curriculum is exceptionally well planned and the well-being of every child is at the forefront of all school developments.”

I also heard news this week of many past pupils who left in 2010 beginning their university studies. It is always great to find out where the Holy Trinity Pewley Down education leads to, with several from that year group being extremely successful and achieving the highest A level grades! We wish them all well.

Thank you to all those families who contributed to our Harvest offering this week. We enjoyed special assemblies at the infants and the juniors – with Robert Cotton inspiring us to really notice God’s creation around us. The food donations will make a very welcome addition to Guildford’s food banks and helped us all appreciate what we have. Thank you for your generosity.

Today has been another very successful Fluffy Friday with children across both sites enjoying making new friends, learning something new and making lifelong memories. Thank you to all our parent helpers for making such an excellent day possible. Enjoy the weekend everyone!

With best wishes
Clare

Whole School

Half term and inset training
School closes at midday on Wednesday 18 October (12.00 at Pewley Down, 12.15 at Holy Trinity). We start back again on Monday 30 October.

Dates for your diary: October/November 2017:
Wednesday 1 November Years 3 and 4 Nasal Immunisation at HT
Thursday 2 November Years R – 2 Nasal Immunisation at PD
Friday 3 November Roman Day for Year 4
Friday 3 November Bonfire Night
Wednesday 8 November Parents’ Evening at PD (1.30-3pm and 6-8pm)
Thursday 9 November Parents’ Evening at PD (1.30-3pm and 3.30-6pm)
Friday 10 November Year 3’s production of Whackadozoo in the Chapel at 2pm

Infant

Teacher-led club cancellation, Tuesday 17 October
Lego, Writing and Cooking clubs are cancelled next Tuesday. However, Art Club with Georgie will still take place.

Parking in Pewley Bank
A reminder to parents that Pewley Bank is a private road, and it is important to keep access clear for emergency vehicles. While we understand that it is difficult to park around the school, please try and find alternative parking spaces.

Run to ‘Rio’ update
Week 4: we have run 209 miles.

Lost:
Isaac Sayeed, Hazel Class, has lost a Keller jumper, size 3-4 (not named).
Found:
Set of keys (possibly front/back door key and 5 smaller keys) found on Pewley Bank after school on Monday.

Catering Assistant vacancy
We are looking for a Catering Assistant to join the team in the kitchen at Pewley Down. Please see the ‘Vacancies’ tab on the website for details.

Please see FOPS News below ……..


Menu for week beginning Monday 16 October
Mon: Spaghetti with Meat or Vegetable Bolognese; Fruit Crumble with Custard
Tues: Mild Chicken or Vegetable Curry with Saffron Rice; Fruit Jelly
Weds: No lunch - school closes 12.00

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


Junior

End of day playground safety
Please do make sure that children are kept safe after school. We do need to make sure all the children are met promptly and taken home at the end of the day rather than being allowed to play in the playground or on the adventure trail unaccompanied by any adults. We do not have staff on duty after 3.30 and it is not safe for children to stay on site after this time, unless they are attending after school clubs. This also makes it easier to look after children at Clubs+ when the site is cleared quickly. Thank you for your cooperation.

Current Year 6
This is final a reminder to the parents and carers of Year 6 children that applications for secondary schools are now open. On-line applications are preferred by SCC, and are available on their website www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools/school-admissions/secondary-applications/secondary-school-admissions. Should you require a hard copy, please e-mail schoolbooklets@surreycc.gov.uk or telephone 0300 200 1015. 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.

Sport

CANCELLED CLUBS - w/c 16 October
Tuesday 17 October – Year 5 Netball - There is a Holy Trinity XC after school
Tuesday 17 October – Years 5 and 6 Football AND Badminton - There is a Holy Trinity XC after school

Guildford Primary Schools Year 5 & Year 6 Boys’ & Girls’ Cross Country
Date:  Tuesday 17 October
Time: 3.30 pm - 4.30pm - We needs lots of help with course marshals 
Venue: Holy Trinity - Pewley Downs

CANCELLED CLUBS - w/c 30 October
Monday 30 October – Year 4 Netball

Year 6A & Year 5A Football v Queen Eleanor’s
Date:  Tuesday 31 October
Time: 3.15 pm - 4.30pm - Parents to help with lifts
Venue: Queen Eleanor's School, Queen Eleanor's Rd, Guildford, GU2 7SD

Year 5A, B & C Netball v Queen Eleanor’s
Date: Tuesday 31 October
Time: 3.30pm - 5pm
Venue: Holy Trinity

Year 6A & Year 5A Football v Boxgrove
Date:  Thursday 2 November
Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Venue: Boxgrove School, Boxgrove Lane, GU1 2TD

Laura Sutton
HTPD Sports Co-ordinator

Lost
5L Hana Elazab’s PE kit has been missing since last Thursday, last seen in the Year 5 cloakroom. Her bag is named, has red and yellow reflective tape on it. Also in the bag was her trainers, shorts and top. If you see it or know where it is, please come to the office.


Menu for week beginning Monday 16 October
Mon: Spaghetti or Vegetable Bolognaise with Garlic Bread; Fruit Crumble with Custard
Tues: Mild Chicken or Vegetable Curry with Saffron Rice; Fruit Jelly
Weds: No lunch - school closes 12.15
Thurs: Inset day


FOPS (Infant PTA) News

Dates for your diary

Pewley Family Disco - Saturday 11 November, 5.30-7.30pm. This promises to be a fun-filled event for the whole-family! Look out for booking forms in your book bags early next week and make sure you book tickets early!

Phil the Bag - Thursday 9 November. Having a clear out? Phil the bag makes money for the school by recycling your old and unwanted clothes/bedlinen etc. The heavier the bag, the more we raise! Full details to follow after half-term.

FOPS meeting - Wednesday 8 November (Staff Room). Please come along to help us plan the Christmas Fair

Action Sunday – Sunday 19 November - grab a spade and your gardening gloves and help us make Pewley look spick and span!

Christmas Fair
- Sunday 10 December (1-3pm). Save the date – this is the event not to be missed! 
Wanted: wreath-maker or florist! Sadly the lady who led our wonderful Christmas wreath-making workshop has moved overseas. If you know anyone who might want to help us with this creative social evening in the run-up to Christmas please contact Laura - laurasabster@yahoo.co.uk

Year group activities
Reception 

Tuesday 31 October - coffee morning, venue TBC 

Wednesday 29 November – coffee morning, venue TBC 

Wednesday 1 November – Evening drinks, The Brittania, Millmead at 7.30pm
Year 1
Tuesday 31 October - coffee at Ana's house (Zara's Mum) after drop off
Friday 17 November - evening drinks at The Albany
Year 2 

Monday 6 November - coffee morning after drop off at Rebecca's (Isla Coakley's mum, 42 Pewley Way) 
Thursday 7 December - Christmas party! The Ship Inn, Portsmouth Road. Time TBC.


HTSC (Junior PTA) News

BINGO! – SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER 6PM – 8PM - TICKETS SOLD OUT
Thanks to everyone for such a fantastic response to our annual bingo night being held tomorrow night. Tickets have been sent home with your child, please look out for them. Don't forget to bring these with you together a small wrapped prize for the prize table. Please park in the lower playground and entry is via the hall fire exit door. Looking forward to a fabulous night.

PHIL THE BAG - WEEK COMMENCING 6 NOVEMBER
Phil the Bag are coming to HTPD ! A great reason to have a clear out over half term. Phil the Bag no longer provide bags so please use ordinary bin liners.

HELP NEEDED!
Sainsbury’s scheme
We still have one immediate vacancy for a person to help manage the Sainsbury’s scheme accounts (including checking payments made on monthly basis). Please contact Carrie Witts (carriewitts@gmail.com) or Ros Vickerman (rosalindvickerman@yahoo.com) if you are able to help.

CHRISTMAS FAIR – EXTERNAL STALLS

Planning for the Christmas Fair is already underway! If you would like a stall at the Christmas Fair or know of anyone who would like to have a stall, please email Bronwyn Clifford as there are still some slots available (bronwynclifford@gmail.com).



DATES FOR THE DIARY:
Christmas Fair kick off meeting: Monday 30th October, 8 pm Rogues
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


Year 6 Boys & Girls - Guildford City Football Club Under 11's Team is looking for three new players. Training is at Stoughton Recreation Ground every Saturday (9.15am-11am) and matches are most Sunday mornings. You are welcome to come and see the team and coaches - it is a friendly and successful team. Contact Mark Lampard on 07799 474647 or Mark.Lampard@abingdonflooring.co.uk

Chit Chat re-starts 21 September
Chit Chat is a place for foreign residents to: practise English conversation, find out about life in Guildford, ask questions, make friends and enjoy refreshments. Meetings take place in the friendly surroundings of St Mary’s, Quarry Street, Guildford. Young children welcome. Wednesday mornings in term time 9.20 – 11.00 am. For further information contact: snashallsusan@gmail.com or 07885 116161.
 

HTPD 6/10/17

06 October 2017

Dear parents

With the start of October, it certainly feels like autumn is in the air. The change of season as summer ends always makes me think about celebrating harvest and next week we will be doing just that with our annual Harvest Festivals taking place (at the juniors at 10.10am on Wednesday and at the infants at 9.05am on Thursday – parents are welcome to join us). Please do consider donating some food for the Guildford food banks – they are particularly appreciative of non-perishable items like tins of soup, pasta, biscuits and tea. Every year the children are thrilled to be able to support this really good cause, as well as seeing a big display of food which focuses our thanks to God for his provision!

It was wonderful to have so many of our parents taking part in our maths day yesterday. Thank you for your support of this event. It is so important for children to see that maths is something to have fun with! Your enthusiasm is definitely contagious. Hopefully it will also have given you a better idea of the sort of activities and resources that the children use in their maths lessons. Do keep up to date by reading the maths sections in the JTLYK pages each week – it might help prompt your child about the maths they have been learning in school.

It’s been another great week in school. On top of maths day, Year 1 had a super hero day, Year 2 enjoyed a visit into Guildford to the farmers’ market and our new children joining Year 3 from schools other than Pewley, received a Bible funded by Holy Trinity Church. This means that all the children now have a named Bible which they can read in school, as well as use in their RE lessons. Meanwhile Year 6 took part in the annual Crown Court service for the judiciary this morning, enjoying seeing the town dignitaries regaled in all their finery.

Can I remind everyone who comes to school in cars to consider slowing down around both sites. With a number of building projects taking place on Pewley Way and therefore several work vehicles parked up, it is even more essential than usual to drop your speed to protect pedestrians. Thank you for your consideration.

I hope you have a good weekend.

With best wishes
Clare

Whole school notice:

FLUFFY Friday

Next Friday is our first Fluffy Friday of the year. For those new to the school, it’s a brilliant way for children to work with others outside of their usual class group (the children in Reception will do activities in their own year group). Children have the opportunity to try out something new and experience learning in a different context. It’s one of the things that children remember most fondly about the school when they move on to secondary, so we’d love for it to continue! We try and offer a really broad range of activities and the children at the juniors will know what they are doing next Friday already; at the infants they will find out next week.   We would love to offer some new and different activities though, so if you have something you could do with a small group, then please do offer for one or both of our next FLUFFY days on February 2nd and May 25th!  Alternatively, if you would just like to come and help on the day, please email either either juliag@htpd.surrey.sch.uk (juniors) or info@htpd.surrey.sch.uk (infants) - we especially need help with our off-site activities.  We would love help next Friday too. 
We ask that parents contribute £1 each time (please just send it in on the day) so that we can afford to buy resources. The children can wear mufti (home clothes) on these Fluffy days.

Construction stuff needed for Fluffy Friday - One of our activities on Fluffy involves building small vehicles out of cardboard etc. We also need to make wheels! Plastic tops e.g. hot chocolate powder pots or milk carton tops can make good wheels. We would really appreciate contributions of suitable cardboard, small boxes, and wheels! Please could you drop any contributions at reception

Driving & Parking
May I remind parents to drive carefully and at the correct speed along Pewley Way please? We must be aware of children at all times. Also, to park considerately as we have already had neighbours complaining about cars parked across private drives. Thank you.

Dates for your diary: October 2017
Monday 9 October – Year 5 visit to Hampton Court
Tuesday 10 October – Year 3 visit to Marwell Zoo
Wednesday 11 October – Harvest Festival at HT
Thursday 12 October – Harvest Festival at PD
Thursday 12th October – Years 3 to 6 individual photographs with Tempest
Friday 13 October – Fluffy Friday

INFANT

Nasal Flu Immunisation
The flu immunisation will take place on Friday 3 November. Any outstanding consent forms must be returned to the school office by Monday 9 October.

Run to ‘Rio’
This term we are running around the UK’s 28 largest cities (1,560 miles). Classes (mainly Years 1 and 2 this term) will run laps of the field until we reach our goal. So far we have run: week 1 – 109 miles, week 2 – 155 miles, week 3 - 116 miles.

Lost
Charlie Neale, Beech, has lost a Shackleton jumper, size 7-8, not named and brand new.

Catering Assistant vacancy
We are looking for a Catering Assistant to join the team in the kitchen at Pewley Down. Please see the ‘Vacancies’ tab on the website for details.

Please see FOPS News below ………

Menu for week beginning Monday 9 October
Mon: Chicken Pie or Vegetable Pasta Bake; Fruit Crumble with Custard
Tues: Shepherd’s Pie or Butternut & Leek Tart with New Potatoes; Apple Strudel
Weds: Roast Beef with Roast Potatoes or Chickpea & Green Lentil Curry with Rice; Jelly with Fresh Fruit Salad
Thurs: Jerk Chicken with Vegetable Pilaf or Salmon Crunch; Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Custard
Fri: Fish Fingers with Chips & Homemade Tomato Sauce or Vegetable Frittata; Ice Cream
Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potato and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.


JUNIOR

Current Year 6
This is a reminder to the parents and carers of Year 6 children that applications for secondary schools are now open. On-line applications are preferred by SCC, and are available on their website www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools/school-admissions/secondary-applications/secondary-school-admissions. Should you require a hard copy, please e-mail schoolbooklets@surreycc.gov.uk or telephone 0300 200 1015. 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.

Sport

CANCELLED CLUBS:
Monday 9th Year 4 Netball Club due to Cross Country Tournament
Wednesday 11th Years 5 & 6 football Club due to a Year 6 football match after school
Thursday 12th After School Hockey Club due to hockey fixture (only children invited to the fixture to attend club)

Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 Girls Cross Country
Date: Monday 9 October
Time: 4pm - 5pm - Parents to help with lifts
Venue: Guildford High School, London Road, GU1 1SJ

Years 5 & 6 Girls Cross Country
Date: Wednesday 11 October
Time: 12pm - 3.30pm - Parents to help with lifts
Venue: Priors Field School, Prior's Field Road, Godalming, GU7 2RH

Year 6 Boys Football v Weyfield
Date: Wednesday 11 October
Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Venue: Holy Trinity

Years 4, 5 & 6 Mixed Boys & Girls Hockey v Tormead
Date: Thursday 12 October
Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Venue: Holy Trinity

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


Menu - Week 3

Lost
School shoes and a pair of short: Theo De Maeyer lost his school shoes since changing for PE in his classroom, they are a pair of Clarks with 2 velco strips UK size 11½. He also lost his pair of shorts, they are named and from M&S age 7-8. Please bring them to the school office if you have them by mistake. Many thanks.


FOPS News (Infant PTA)

Class Reps - Thanks to Ana Reith-Smith, Zara's Mum and Eloise Campion, Oliver’s Mum, who have kindly agreed to be Beech reps. Welcome to the team both of you.

IQ Christmas Cards
– look out for your child’s beautiful Christmas card design in your book bag today. Please place your orders by next Friday, 13th October. Remember that for every purchase we will receive money for the school so why not ask Grandparents if they would like some too and order some extra packs.

Dates for your diary
Friday 13th October - Walnut class cake sale; second-hand uniform sale
Phil the Bag - coming soon, after half term. Money raised from the donation of your old and unwanted clothes will go to the school. The heavier the bag, the more we raise so start having a sort out!
Pewley Disco - Saturday 11 November (5.30-7.30pm) Look out for booking forms in your book bags soon.
FOPS meeting - Wednesday 8th November (Staff Room), please come along to help us plan the Christmas Fair
Action Sunday -19 November
Christmas Fair Sunday 10 December (1-3pm tbc) 

Year group social events
Friday 6 October: Y1 drinks, The Albany, from 8pm
Tuesday 10 October: Y2 Wine and Tapas at All Bar One, 7.30pm onwards
Friday 13 October:  Reception Coffee Morning at RHS Garden Wisley
Wednesday 1 November: Reception drinks, The Britannia from 7.30pm
 


HTSC News

BINGO! – SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER 6PM – 8PM - TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Don’t forget to order your tickets for BINGO night at HT next Saturday 14 October from 6-8pm. This is a great fun event for all the family, so please support it if you can. SEAFARE 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 is attached here and is also on the HTPD website. Please complete your request and return to the office by Wednesday 11 October. Cheques made payable to HTSC.

HELP NEEDED!
Sainsbury’s scheme

We also have one immediate vacancy for a person to help manage the Sainsbury’s scheme accounts (including checking payments made on monthly basis). Please contact Carrie Witts (carriewitts@gmail.com) or Ros Vickerman (rosalindvickerman@yahoo.com) if you are able to help.

HTSC MEETING
We held our first committee meeting of the year at Rogues on Wednesday 4 October and started the planning for a fun-packed year – thank you to all of you who came along, it was great to see you there.

CHRISTMAS FAIR – EXTERNAL STALLS

Planning for the Christmas Fair is already underway! If you would like a stall at the Christmas Fair or know of anyone who would like to have a stall, please email Bronwyn Clifford as there are still some slots available (bronwynclifford@gmail.com).



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


Surrey Arts have spaces available for piano lessons with Mr. Brian Cotteril on Mondays and Fridays for Years 3 – 6. If you are interested, please call Surrey Arts Music Administration Team on tel.: 01483 519303 or email: surreyartsmusic@surreycc.gov.uk

Rosamund Community Garden
Open Garden, Saturday 7 October 12.00 - 4.00pm
(Pewley Down, Longdown Road, Guildford GU4 8PP)

Apple pressing (bring your apples and bottle!), children’s activities (harvesting, sewing seeds, potato printing and more), refreshments (hot drinks, organic soup, salad, sweets), organic produce for sale.

We would also like to invite parents and children to our garden during half term on Friday 27 October from 10am to 1pm to teach children gardening skills, do some light gardening and have a compost quiz followed by a shared lunch at 1pm. www.guildfordcommunitygarden.wordpress.com

Guildford Borough Council is consulting on the development of play spaces within Stoke Park, and it would be a great opportunity for children and families to take part in local democracy and have a chance to express their opinions. Please follow this link to take part www.guildford.gov.uk/stokeparkconsultation