• Place available in Year 3 for Sept - email bevr@htpd.surrey.sch.uk

No 166

17 January 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

I’m sure your children have been telling you about this term’s assembly series; it’s been a lot of fun introducing all the different facets of our weekly programme. At the juniors, the week starts with a hilarious episode of the One Show, and a highlight at the infants is a Friday puppet show which recaps what we’ve been learning. At both sites, there’s a house challenge involving peas – all linked into the theme, each week beginning with a P! Amongst the laughter, there are really poignant moments of reflection, opportunities for prayer and joyful singing. It’s a great way to bring the school together as a community. The term’s series is called “Face to Face” and it revolves around a weekly encounter with a character from the New Testament who met Jesus; each person’s life was transformed. We will be reflecting on how compassionately Jesus treated people from diverse backgrounds and circumstances, as well as looking at Bible promises of God’s love. Do take a look at the slide shows linked into the website for more details.

As well as beginning a new assembly series, all the year groups have been excitedly finding out about their term’s new topic. This is always a fascinating time in school – I’ve loved seeing displays appearing with new knowledge being acquired, and it’s great when children come and chat to me about what they’re most looking forward to finding out. The topic webs that year teams have put on the website might come in handy so that you can prompt some good conversations at home and remember to check the JTLYK pages each week for important information.

Before I sign off, can I just remind everyone of the benefits of reading at home. As well as hearing your child read and talking to them about their books, do make sure you carry on reading to your child at bedtime for as long as you can. Even our oldest pupils in Year 6 love to hear a story – we try and fit it in every day at school. At home, as well as being a really relaxing way to end the day and unwind before sleep, bedtime story-reading will help boost vocabulary and inspire creative, imaginative thinking. Have a chat with Geraldine, our librarian, if you’d like some ideas about what to read.

With all this rainy weather, what better way to spend a weekend than being curled up together with a book! Happy reading!

I might see some of you at Holy Trinity Church on Sunday morning (10am) where I’m speaking about the school’s ethos and living life to the full.

With best wishes, Clare

Thought of the week: “Wait on the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desire,” Psalm 37, v4. How can you be more patient?


Harrison Catering is looking for a Catering Assistant to work on the HT site. This is a 20 hour per week role, term time only. Please email Lisa on holy.trinity@harrisoncatering.co.uk if you are interested or see the school website for more information.

Part-time Vacancy
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated After Schools Club Deputy to assist with leading our thriving extended school provision on 2 afternoons (Thursdays and Fridays) between 3.00 and 6.00 pm (6 hours per week) at our Junior Site reporting to the Manager After Schools Club. Ideally we would like a teacher who is looking for a change or new challenge or an experienced Playworker (Level 3 qualified with at least a year’s experience) to plan interesting activities, provide a range of activities daily including outdoor play and opportunities to relax or do homework.


Bedtime Story, Tuesday 12 February, 5.15 to 6.00pm
On 12 February children are invited to come back to school in their pyjamas for a bedtime story with their class teacher. While children are listening to their story parents are invited to come to the hall where refreshments will be provided.

Esme (Chestnut) has lost her entire named PE kit – missing since the end of last term.
Kayla (Oak) has lost her pink, sparkly, unicorn PE bag and all the contents.

Menu: week 3 beginning 20 January


January Dates for the Diary
Monday 20th - Year 5 Visit to Neasden Temple
Wednesday 22nd - Y3&4 Hockey cancelled

Cancelled/ Clubs
Wednesday 22nd January: No Hockey for all Y3 & Y4 Children
Thursday 23rd January - No Y5&Y6 football due to hockey fixtures at HT

Time changed for Lunchtime
Table Tennis Club on Tuesday for Years 3 & 4 – it will now run from 12:00 – 12:30

House Baking Competition – Wed 22nd Jan Assembly
Calling all bakers! This terms first house competition has been launched. We have challenged the children to come up with a marvelous cup cake ! The children must bring in one cupcake only and points will be awarded for style and taste! No nuts please!

The finest bakers will have their photo put up on our house notice board along with images of their creation!

This is a general reminder to log in to your child’s www.parentpay.com account and settle any monies owing to the school. To help us with our ‘eco-school’ initiative, it would be great to have your support in reducing paper billing.

These payments are due:
Pupil lunches – All Years
Clubs – All Years
Swimming – Classes 3A & 4N – autumn 2019
Swimming – Classes 3C &4E – spring 2020
Marwell Zoo – Year 3 – autumn 2019
Butser Farm – Year 4 – autumn 2019
Tower of London – Year 5 – autumn 2019
Hindu Temple & Winchester – Year 5 – spring 2020
Wisley – Year 6 – autumn 2019
Bikeability – Year 6 – spring 2020
Brenscombe Farm – Year 5 - Residential
Preston Montford – Year 6 - Residential

We appreciate your assistance in managing your school accounts.

Menu - Week 1 Commencing 20/1/20

HT Sports

We have had a wild and windy start to year, with the weather yet again managing to spoil some of our plans for after school fixtures and clubs.

All year groups have been involved in indoor Sportshall competitions this week and have jumped, thrown and sprinted in this exciting competition. We have taken over 80 children out and although we have more than enough competition t-shirts for everyone, we find that our kit is simply not being returned and some children are having to take part wearing their own PE kit. Please do not hold on to any kit after your child has borrowed it. If in doubt hand it in to the office, or leave it in the large white box labelled 'SCHOOL KIT' by the staff pigeon holes in the staff room.

Y6 Badminton 'Rackets' Festival
Date: Tuesday 21st January
Time: 12.45pm - 2.30pm (we will leave school at 12.20pm) Parents to help with lifts
Venue: Spectrum
Teacher: Paul

Y5 & Y6 Hockey v Barrow Hills
Date: Wednesday 22nd January
Time: 3.00pm - 4.15pm
Venue: Holy Trinity
Teacher: Mary

Y3 & Y4 Hockey v Barrow Hills
Date: Thursday 23rd January
Time: 3.00pm - 4.15pm
Venue: Holy Trinity
Teacher: Mary

On the 22nd and 23rd Jan all children who regularly go to Mary's Wednesday hockey after school club are invited to play in the matches against Barrow Hills at HT. Invitations will not be sent out, Mary has spoken to the children about the matches and they just need to get changed and be ready to play as usual. The matches will finish between 4.15pm and 4.30pm. Please make sure your child brings in with them their mouth guard and shin pads.



It’s only two weeks till the disco (Feb 1st) and tickets will be available from the reception from Monday. When you purchase your ticket you get a chance to request your favourite song. Please don’t forget to bring your ticket on the day.

We will have a bar, some light snacks (crisps, sausage rolls and doughnuts) and UV face and body painting! Please feel free to wear bright clothes, and if you can remember to bring your kids drinking bottle then it will help reduce spills and washing up.

We can’t put on these events without volunteers and your class reps have details of the help we need in order to actually hold this event. If you get match funding from work and volunteer for a bar slot then you may even be able to double the proceeds!

Please note we need at least 8 people to help clear up afterwards.

Also, a quick reminder to use easyfundraising every time you shop online! Over 4,000 shops and sites will donate, so you can raise FREE donations for us no matter what you’re buying. These donations really help us out, so please sign up if you haven’t yet. It’s easy and FREE! You can get started at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/fopd/?utm_campaign=raise-more&utm_medium=email&utm_content=en-n2

Dates for the diary:
1st Feb – School Glow Disco 5-7pm
12th Feb – Bedtime stories 5-7pm
29th Mar - Bake and stroll

Next cake sales:
25th Feb - Chestnut pancake sale
28th Feb - Walnut cake sale

Next coffee morning:
Yr 1 Friday 31st Jan, hosted by Gini at 30 Pewley Way time tbc
Yr 2 Tuesday 21st Jan at Cafe Nero on North Street (after drop off)