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HTPD 20/5/16

20 May 2016

Dear parents

It was really good to share our assessment story with an audience of parents on Tuesday evening. We emphasised how each child’s unique learning journey is guided along by the teaching methods we use at HTPD. We also outlined how we communicate to the children, how we help them to reflect on their learning themselves and how we report to you their current attainment and the next steps they need to take. Tom (who leads assessment across the school) helpfully likened assessment to car maintenance, with regular checks on the fuel gauge and tyre pressure being really important, just like our daily observations of children in the classroom. He then explained that the statutory external tests and annual assessments are more like an MOT – a useful safety check that all is going well, with important information about any repair work that might be necessary. He reminded us that it’s also vital to keep an eye on the destination, which at HTPD is to “Learn to Live”. Keep an eye out on our website for the presentation that Tom used if you weren’t able to join us.

Next week, a group of 18 children from Year 6 will be visiting our partner school in Aguilar, Spain together with Tom, Mary and Helen. This is a very exciting overseas trip and our international travellers always come back having learnt plenty about themselves and grown in confidence too in facing a challenge. Good luck to them all!

Tim Burgess, whom some of you might remember as a previous deputy head at HTPD, has been working with the children in Year 5 this week. He’s conducting some research as a University of Winchester lecturer into children learning outside the classroom. He’s observed the children taking part in a wide range of “adventure” activities out in our woodland area. They’ve been building shelters, lighting small fires and working cooperatively in teams. It’s been great to see all of the children really enthused about the experience, and it’s reminded me of the value in our wider curriculum. We’re also really enjoying having Tim around to lead our New Life Club at the juniors. It gives children another opportunity to reflect on our assembly themes – albeit in a slightly zanier context complete with phone calls from the Queen!

We’re looking forward to next week’s Fluffy Friday – another opportunity for children to learn in a wider context, as well as with new friends. We’re so grateful for your donation of £1 to ensure the sessions are really well resourced. There are a huge variety of different activities planned and we’re so grateful for any helpers. Do get in touch with your child’s teacher if you are able to offer the whole day, or just a short time. Extra adults really do make the day a success, and you’re sure to enjoy it too!

If you’re going to the May Time Party tomorrow night, I hope you have a great evening. Thank you for your generous support of the school and for the sense of community that this sort of occasion helps create.

With best wishes, Clare

Thank you for your patience with the roadworks on Harvey Road this week. We will be sending out further details of expected roadworks in Pewley Way next week.


Action Sunday, 22 May 
We are looking forward to seeing you at the Action Sunday this weekend. Thank you in advance for your generous efforts looking after our school.

Fluffy Friday, 27 May
If you have not yet returned your Fluffy Friday choices form, please bring it in on Monday (23rd). We do also have a couple of un-named forms in the office! Children should come to school in mufti (home clothes, not uniform) and bring a £1 donation to help cover the costs of materials.

Teacher-led clubs - cancellations
Lego Club will not take place on Tuesday 24 May.
Outdoor Fun with Nicola will not take place next Thursday 26 May.

Healthy Week, Monday 6 – Friday 10 June
Healthy Week is taking place straight after half term – more details to follow. Children will need to wear their PE kits to school every day that week.

Data Collection Year R and Year 1
Data Collection sheets have gone home in book bags for children in Years R and 1. Please check the contact details, make any amendments and return the sheet to the school office by next Friday 27 May.

Golden Boot Challenge
We are taking part in the Surrey County Council Golden Boot Challenge again this year. This is designed to encourage children to try greener ways of coming to school such as walking or scooting. Today is the ‘baseline day’ and children’s usual mode of travel has been recorded. We will then be asking the children how they come to school on Friday 10, 17, 24 June and 1 July. If you do drive to school, please consider parking further away and then walking; this counts as park and stride. The class with the highest ‘green scores’ will win the Golden Boot Trophy.

Run to Rio update
The updated total for week 5 is: 1892

Menu for week beginning Monday 23 May


Save the Date:
Saturday 21st May MAYTIME PARTY
Tuesday 24th May Closing date for Fun Run Entries.
Friday 27th May Hazel Class Cake Sale
Thursday 9th June Mini Moo unveiling at Kokomo 7:30 pm onwards
Sunday 12th June Summer Fair 1- 3 pm
Sunday 19th June The HTPD FUN RUN at Sutherland Park.
Saturday 9th July Summer Disco
Thursday 14th July Year 2 Celebration Drinks at Kokomo from 19:30 pm onwards.
Friday 15th July Year R Party 8 pm onwards at 21 Pewley Bank.

: There has been a fantastic response to this event and you should have received your tickets in book bags earlier this week. Have a great night!

ACTION SUNDAY 22nd May 2 – 4pm
: This is our fourth Action Sunday and on previous occasions the response has been great from the School and Children, who appreciate all the hard work put in. The outside area isn’t really covered under the caretaker’s duties, so we can make a real difference.
Ideally we need a minimum of 30 parents in total to make an impact. This is only 5 people per class.
Please contact Jayne Woods,  jaynelwoods@googlemail.com to donate your time on Sunday and get involved in making the outside space something to be proud of. Could you please bring along brooms, dustpans & brushes, secateurs, green recycle bags/bin liners etc.

MOVIE SUNDAY 22nd May 2 – 4pm:
In conjunction with the Action Sunday we will be holding a Movie Sunday on the Big Screen in the hall. The film will be free, but to raise funds for school we will be selling popcorn and squash for £2 per child which can be purchased on the day. Please note that children must be supervised at all times by a parent/guardian.

SUMMER FAIR Sunday 12th June 1 – 3 pm
: Our Summer Fair will be on the 12th June from 1pm until 3pm. It is always a fun, family afternoon with games, music, food and lots more. Please put the date in your diaries. If any parents or local businesses would like a stall at the fair, or donate a prize to the raffle please contact Susanne, smw555@hotmail.com.
We are also looking for someone who can juggle or use a Diablo. We really hope to run a Circus Skills area at the Summer Fair and it would be great to have someone there demonstrating! Please contact Susanne or Jill if you can help.

FUN RUN Sunday 19th June: Registration for the inaugural Holy Trinity Pewley Down Fun Run in Sutherland Park is now open and you should have received an entrance form in book bags. Two races are being held on June 19th to help raise funds for the outdoor school areas. Entrance is £10 and if you enter by May 24th you will be guaranteed a limited edition HTPD fun run t-shirt designed by the pupils in a competition. Everyone who finishes will get a medal and a bottle of water. The first boy and first girl home in each race also get a trophy. The event is open to children from all years, there will be both an infant (1K) and a junior (2K) run with a fully marshalled course and water stations.


Please settle accounts and keep in credit for the last half term! Invoices for anyone with outstanding balances as at Wed 18th May (pm) are on their way home. Please settle these and keep your accounts in credit for the last half term. Leavers need not worry – any remaining credit will be refunded at the end of term. Thanks very much to those who monitor their accounts and keep them paid up! Lesley and Flora.

Thursday, 26th May

Year 6 Boys and Years 5 & 6 Girls Cricket Qualifier (Away) at Horsley & Send Cricket Club, Twinns' Field, off Ripley Lane, West Horsley, KT24, 6JS. We will leave HT at 12.15pm for 1pm start. The approximate finish time is 5.00pm. Collection is from the Cricket Club.

Fluffy Friday, 27th May
This Fluffy will be the last one of the term. Please remember to bring in your £1 to help cover costs!

Sainsbury Vouchers
Thank you to everybody who has supported this annual offer from Sainsbury’s. Vouchers are no longer being given out by the stores and we will be collecting them in school until Friday, 10th June. The vouchers are exchanged for amazing sports equipment for the children to use during break/lunch so every single one counts! Thank you.

HTPD Prayer Group
We next meet this coming Thursday, 26th May at 1pm for lunch and prayer at Emma Laporte's house. Contact emmalaporte@hotmail.com for more information, especially if you are coming so we can get lunch for you! All warmly welcome.


Many thanks to all of you who have bought tickets for the Marvellous Maytime Party. The Bar-b-q is primed, the DJ booked and the bar stocked with lots of booze (which is very reasonably priced!). It’s going to be a great night - fingers crossed for a sunny evening!

For anyone booking taxis for the end of the night, please book them to arrive BEFORE midnight as it is a residential area and we have been asked to minimise the noise we make leaving the venue at midnight. Thank you!

We will be holding a kick-off planning meeting for the Summer Fair on Tuesday 24 May in the HT staff room after drop off. Hope to see you there.

Entries for the HTPD fun run are now open and close this Tuesday 24 May.
Two races are being held at Sutherland Park on Sunday 19 June as follows:
Reception to Year 2: 2.00pm start and 1km run
Years 3 to 6: 2.30pm start and 2km run
Entrance is £10 per child and where entries are received by Tuesday 24 May, entrants will be guaranteed a limited edition HTPD fun run t-shirt. Everyone who finishes will get a medal and a bottle of water. The first boy and first girl home in each race also get a trophy.

All Year Film Night – Wednesday 25 May
Summer Fair – Friday 1 July

At Henley Fort last week, a black waterproof jacket belonging to Eliana Taylor 3A. It has the name TAYLOR written inside. Please check your child did not bring the wrong jacket home from Henley Fort. Thank you.

Menu - Week 1

Guildford was the successful town in applying to have its very own Guildford themed Monopoly Board. Winning Moves, who are producing the Guildford Monopoly game, are offering ONE Guildford charity the chance to have its name featured in the Community Chest and CHERRY TREES would like it to be them!  The game is being produced in time for Christmas. Voting closes at midnight on Tuesday May 31st – Please don’t delay – vote today! All you have to do is e-mail Jamie Lamont guildford@winningmoves.co.uk charity number is 800222. Thank you.