No. 245

07 January 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,

Happy New Year to all our families! We’ve so enjoyed seeing the children back in school; they all seemed so well rested and made such a positive start to these first few days of the spring term. In our Zoom assembly earlier this week, I spoke about four words beginning with P and encouraged the whole school community to live them out: Let’s be polite, positive, purposeful and peaceful! I’ll let you know how it goes, but there has been a really impressive response so far.

I’ve also been really impressed by how punctually (another P!) all the children have been arriving in the morning. It’s so important for the whole class to arrive together; missing just five minutes each day means missing almost half an hour of learning a week, and over time that adds up. Please don’t arrive too early though – early birds will be asked to go to breakfast club to make sure they’re safely cared for.

Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding in the light of our current covid restrictions. We know that the adjustments to our clubs timetable has been difficult from a child care perspective. We’re so sorry about that and hopefully it will only be for a short while. The children, as always have been cheerfully resilient and seem very relaxed to be back in school. We’re looking forward to a super term ahead!

With love,
Clare
 

WHOLE SCHOOL

CLOSING DATE FOR PRIMARY APPLICATIONS – 15 January 2022
The deadline for applications to Year R and Year 3 for September 2022 is Saturday 15 January. Online applications can be made via Surrey County Council’s website: www.surreycc.gov.uk/primaryadmissions 

SEND Teaching Assistant vacancy
We are recruiting for a full time SEND Teaching Assistant. Details are on the school website under the vacancy tab and on ETeach. Please email completed application forms to recruiting@htpd.surrey.sch.uk (Although full time is preferred, part time may be considered for an applicant with a very good fit).


INFANT

Teacher-led clubs
Teacher-led clubs start next week beginning 10 January. For the first few weeks, while we are operating our outbreak management plan, you may find the activities and teacher leading the club have been adapted in order to reduce mixing of children.

Menu for week beginning Monday 10 January
Mon: Beef Bolognese or Vegetable & Lentil Bolognese with Pasta; Freshly Baked Biscuit or Cake
Tues: Chicken & Herb Pasta Bake or Piri Piri Style Vegetables with Savoury Rice; Freshly Baked Biscuit or Cake
Weds: Roast Gammon or Root Vegetable Wellington, Roast Potatoes & Gravy; Freshly Baked Biscuit or Cake
Thurs: Beef Ragu Pasta Bake or Root Vegetable Pasta Bake, Garlic Bread; Freshly Baked Biscuit or Cake
Fri: Fish Fingers or Vegetarian Nuggets, Chips; Freshly Baked Biscuit or Cake
Also available daily: Filled Jacket Potato, Homemade Soup, Freshly Baked Bread, Selection of Vegetables/Salad


JUNIOR

Dates for your Diary
Monday 10 January- 3S Swimming Starts
Wednesday 12 January – 4N Swimming Starts
Friday 28 January – Year 5 Winchester Science Museum Visit

After School Clubs
Teacher Led Clubs start next week 10th January. Detailed Clubs can be found on our website.

Year 6 Netball Club will start from Friday 21st – as there is a netball match at Northmead on Friday 14th.

Lunch Menu for week beginning Monday 10 January - Week1.


Surrey County Council Family Learning courses
Spaces are still available on Free Family Learning parenting courses starting this week and next. The courses are via Zoom and are a combination of day and evening, so hopefully something for everyone. Visit the website to enrol on Understanding Children’s Behaviour, Explore Behaviour Strategies or Helping Your Child Manage Anxiety courses. Family Learning for parents and carers - Surrey County Council (surreycc.gov.uk)

For parents and carers who speak English as an additional language they also have courses which start next week. Courses are specifically designed to help them support their children at school, whilst improving their own English skills. Parents and carers can enrol here. ontrack: prospect - Course List (surreycc.gov.uk)
 

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