• Y5 Art Club and Y5&6 Dodgeball cancelled Thursday
  • Red Nose day on Friday

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

HTPD 10/3/17

10 March 2017

Dear Parents,

This week we had two apparently contrasting themes to explore in assembly: one was from the “Love is…” series and reminded us all about not being irritable – it was very helpful to think of ways to stay calm, not be stressed, not “stress the small stuff” and relax. In our busy world, it was a perfect antidote for both children and staff.

The other theme though, came from the story of Jesus in the temple becoming angry when he turned over the moneylenders’ tables - he saw the injustice of their behaviour and how it was making the lives of everyday people miserable. It made me ponder what Jesus would be angry about today. I’m sure he would continue to stand up for the poor, the marginalised and those without power. He would definitely want to protect children. I wonder what he would do about the misuse of the internet.

We are increasingly concerned about the impact of online technology on our children’s lives, particularly for our older year groups, but I do think we all need to stay informed.

We have had recent experience of Y6 children, when playing at home, being approached online by strangers in threatening ways. This is really frightening; please do make sure you closely supervise your children when they are using the internet. One app that appears so innocent and yet has recently been seen to be being misused by criminals is musical.ly. This app is one on which you can record yourself singing along and dancing to music and then share with friends online. There have been two serious incidents involving children in Surrey schools where a stranger has contacted them and begun grooming them via this App. Please be extremely vigilant. Another concern is the use of chatrooms within seemingly innocuous games like Minecraft. Please do take care and talk to your children about how to keep themselves safe.



I would also like to remind you of our school policy regarding mobile phones. No children should bring mobile phones into school. If you feel your child’s situation needs to be an exception to this, please would you email your child’s class teacher explaining the reason. They can then make appropriate arrangements to safeguard your child during the school day by looking after their phone during school hours. I hope you can all understand why this is so important. Thank you.

With best wishes
Clare

INFANT

Red Nose Day, Friday 24 March:
We will be supporting Red Nose Day again this year and have various activities planned:
Children can come to school dressed in red or something silly. Year 1 are dressing as dragons as part of their topic. We are requesting a £1 donation to the charity.
We will be holding a talent show (sing a song, play an instrument, tell a joke … ), and children can enter alone or as a group.
Year 2 are doing a sponsored swimathon in their usual swimming lesson on Wednesday 22 March.
FOPS will be running a cake stall after school with all proceeds to Red Nose Day.
Red noses will be available to buy from the school office from next Monday 13 March (£1 each with at least 60p going to Red Nose Day).

Teacher-led clubs
The week commencing 20 March will be the last week of teacher-led clubs this term.

Sainsbury’s vouchers
If you shop in Sainsbury’s, please remember to bring in your Active Kids vouchers – the collection box is near the upper entrance.

Found
We have two pairs of glasses in the office – 1 black metal rimmed pair, and 1 gold metal rimmed pair - both look as though they belong to children.

Ballet Club
This term’s ballet show is on Thursday 30 March. Parents are invited to come and watch from 3.30pm.


Menu for week beginning Monday 13 March

Mon: Chinese Style Chicken with Noodles or Chickpea & Vegetable Stir Fry; Flapjack

Tues: Cumberland or Quorn Sausage, Mashed Potato; Apple & Pear Crumble
Weds: Roast Pork & Apple Sauce or Cauliflower & Pasta Bake, Roast Potatoes; Ice Cream

Thurs: Beef Pasta Bolognese or Mexican Wrap; Semolina
Fri: Fish Finger Fillet & Chips or Macaroni Cheese;
Selection of Desserts
Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potato and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.


JUNIOR

Week Commencing 13 March
Wednesday, 15th March: Children across the school attending GLive Music Festival starting at 7.00 p.m.
Children will leave school in time for rehearsals starting at 3.30 p.m.
Thursday, 16th March: Year 6 Parents’ Meeting re. Yearbook
Friday, 17th March: Years 3 and 4 Cake Sale

Calling all parents!
Do you have a spare 15 mins either after drop off or just before collection? We would love to have more parents coming into school to listen to some of the children read. The commitment would be only a few minutes once or twice a week. If you think you would be able to help please contact our librarian Geraldine geraldineT@htpd.surrey.sch.uk Thanks 

Sport

Cancelled Clubs:
Years 5 & 6 Football - Tuesday 14th March (due to Year 5 football match)
Please note:
Year 5 netball is on - Tuesday 14th and will be taken by JJ

Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 Girls St Catherine's Cross Country
Date: Tuesday 14th March
Time: After school - 5.30pm - Parents to help with lifts
Venue: St Catherine's, Station Road, Bramley, GU5 0DF
 
Year 5 Football v. Burpham
Date: Tuesday 14th March
Time: 3.15pm - 4.15pm
Venue: Home

Year 5 & Year 6 - Guildford Primary Schools Cross Country
Date: Thursday 16th March
Time: 3.15am - 4.30pm - Parents to help with lifts
Venue: St Joseph's, 155 Aldershot Road, GU2 8YH

Year 5 & Year 6 Netball Tournament
Date: Saturday 18th March
Time: 9.30am - 12.00pm
Venue: Manor House School, Manor House Lane, Little Bookham, KT23 4EN

Laura Sutton
Follow us on Twitter: @HTPDSport

Lost:
Sam Hill-Price (4JM), lost a pair of trousers and polo shirt after Judo. Would you please check your own PE kit in case they have been picked up by mistake? Thank you.

Week 3


FOPS News

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 will be coming home very soon 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. 

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 21 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!

10th March – Oak;   17th March – Hazel;   24th March – Willow (Red Nose Day)

Second hand Uniform Sales – Fri 10th March and Friday 24th March in the front playground at 3pm.

NB: If you can’t make the sales but know what you are looking for, please leave details and your email address with Ruth and Ozzie will contact you.

SAVE THE DATE:

Thursday 16th March – Year R Drinks at The Albany from 8pm

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).



SPRING TERM CAKE SALES – LAST CAKE SALE NEXT FRIDAY 17 MARCH!

The spring term cake sales have been really popular and raised over £500 so far – many thanks to everyone who has baked cakes and helped with the sales, we have had a great response – Thank you!
 
The final cake sale is for Year 3 and 4 next Friday (17 March). If you have a child in Year 3 or 4, please send in cakes/biscuits next Friday. No nuts please. The children love the cake sales so please do try and send cakes so that there are enough to go around. 

We suggest you also send your child in with £1 to buy cakes at the sale. If there are any cakes left over, we will sell them after school. Please look out for emails from your class reps asking for help with the sale next Friday.



SAVE THE DATE

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)
 


Easter Egg Tombola – our friends in Addison Court will be holding their annual Easter Egg Tombola, here in school, on Thursday, 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 aid of Guide Dogs UK. Please watch out for posters soon!