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HTPD 14/6/19

14 June 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

I’m sure I’ll be seeing many of you this evening at the junior school summer fair. It’s always so good to spend time together celebrating our wider community life, seeing the children supporting their school! Thank you so much in advance for your generosity and time-commitment to what is always a fantastic fundraiser! I especially like catching up with you about your child’s enjoyment of school, meeting parents and sometimes grandparents, welcoming new families to the social life of the school and being encouraged by our Year 6’s entrepreneurial skills coming into play as they host some of the sideshows and stalls.

Can I just remind parents to take responsibility for their children’s safety at this event. Please do go over our expectations about looking after our school site, and remind the children not to go into taped-off areas such as the woods, classrooms or adventure trail.

You may have seen on Twitter a photograph of some children enjoying a set of new iPads and laptops. These were purchased by HTSC, thanks to your generosity already this year! Our next instalment of funds will make sure that our design and technology resources and tools are fit for purpose. Toby, our DT leader, has great plans for next year’s curriculum and it would be exciting to see the DT cupboard well equipped! Thank you for giving so much to improve the children’s experience at HTPD!

The much anticipated school trips for Year 2 (to the Natural History Museum) and Year R (to the Lookout at Bracknell) were thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you to parent helpers for making these days out run so smoothly. Getting out of the classroom, exploring the world brings so much joy and interest to school life. Next week, two of our teachers, Georgie and Laura are heading off to Madrid to learn from two of our e-twinning partner schools. They’re excited to ask about the curriculum and teaching approach to art and geography, hoping to bring back exciting ideas. Also next week, it’s Year 6’s turn to head off on their residential trip to Preston Montford in Shropshire – this week long adventure really brings the topic on the Industrial Revolution to life and the children come back with a much deeper understanding of the impact of invention and technological advance. It’ll be good to see the fully restored iron bridge after the last couple of years when it’s been shrouded in scaffolding - let’s hope the weather improves so that the sun shines on the new paintwork!

With best wishes, Clare


Thought of the week: It’s rubbish…feeling sick! Are you a healer or a hurter?

Whole school notice: Sadly, again this week, we have received complaints about parents parking in ways that infuriate our neighbours. Please do not block driveways. We always teach the children to think about the needs of others and it’s sad when adults end up being disrespectful.

School is closed on Monday 24 June for the Mid-summer holiday.

National Bug Buster Day - June 15
Calling all parents to synchronise and check for headlice on the same day, knocking headlice on the head across the whole school community. So please all check for headlice this weekend and with a united effort we’ll wipe them out! Please see link https://www.chc.org/for-schools/#bugbustingdays


INFANT

With so much going on this term, here is a reminder of dates (more details to follow):

Friday 28 June - Summer Fair donation day - children to come to school in mufti (home clothes).
Monday 1 July - Year 1 trip to Painshill Park
Wednesday 3 July - Move-up day & new Year R visiting
Saturday 6 July - Summer Fair (3.00 – 6.00pm)
Tuesday 9 July - Sports Day (9.15am)
Wednesday 10 July - Move-up day & new Year R visiting
Friday 12 July - Year 2 dinosaur museum (morning)
Friday 19 July - Year 2 Fun Day
Monday 22 July - Celebration Afternoon
Tuesday 23 July - Year 2 Leavers’ Assembly (9.00am)
Wednesday 24 July - End of term (PD 1.30pm)

Club cancellation
Badminton Club with Georgie is cancelled next Thursday 20 June.

Golden Boot challenge
We are continuing with the Golden Boot Challenge today and over the next two Fridays (21 and 28 June) and recording how children travel to school, ideally by ‘greener’ ways such as walking, scooting or parking further away and then walking.

Menu: (Week 1 beginning 17 June)
Mon: Spaghetti with Bolognese or Vegetable Sauce; Flapjack
Tues: Thai Chicken or Mild Vegetable Curry with Saffron Rice; Chocolate Sponge with Chocolate Sauce
Wed: Roast Turkey with Roast Potatoes & Gravy or Roasted Vegetable Tart; Jelly
Thu: Sausage or Vegetarian Sausage with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy; Fresh Fruit Salad
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Homemade Pizza; Rice Pudding
Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potatoes and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.


JUNIOR

Cancelled Clubs
Tuesday – Frisbee
Wednesday – Hockey
Friday - Tennis

Week 1 Menu
This lunch menu is available on the website under the ‘Weekly News’ tab - soon.


FOPS News

SUMMER FAIR 6th July
With the summer fair less than a month away preparations are ramping up. Raffle tickets have gone out in book bags today. You should have received two booklets to sell to family and friends (aged above 16 years old), more can be found in the school office if needed. There are some great prizes this year including the luxury hampers put together by each year group and the star prize this year is a Nintendo Switch kindly donated by our sponsors Cavender.

You will be hearing from your class reps soon with donation requests for your year group raffle hamper as well as for summer fair volunteers. Events like the summer fair are vital fundraisers for the school, and without your amazing support they cannot be successful. Last year we were able to refit the entire school with brand new interactive whiteboards thanks to these events. This year we are hoping to raise funds for a class set of iPads and playground upgrades. So please do sign up and donate what you can, even one shift makes all the difference!

Mufti Donation Day - Friday 28th June: This year we will be having a mufti donation day to kick off the donations for the summer fair. On Friday 28th June your child is welcome to come to school (PD site ONLY) in mufti in exchange for summer fair donations. The labelled boxes will be downstairs on the ramp outside the entrance on Friday, but will remain outside for the following week for any other donations. Please see the letter that went home in book bags today for more details, as well as messages from your Class Reps.

Volunteering for the Summer Fair: To make the fair a success, we need your help. There are all kinds of ways to get involved and even a small amount of time either on the day or beforehand will make a huge difference. Signups will be sent out shortly, but if you know you are around to help with setting up please contact your class rep and they can give you more details.

Match Funding: Do you or your partner work at a company that offers match funding? This is a scheme where companies will match money raised at a certain event/stall that you volunteer at. Most large companies offer this and if you are planning on volunteering for events like the SUMMER FAIR (6th July) we would love to hear from you! Please contact Kayleigh.ashraf@gmail.com or anaxreithsmith@gmail.com.

New FOPS Committee needed for 2019/20: We are starting to think about the FOPS committee next year. If you are interested in being a committee member or class rep next year please contact your current class rep or Kayleigh (kayleigh.ashraf@gmail.com) and we would be happy to have a chat. This is a perfect time to join us and get a feel for what we do. You could even shadow a current committee member as we organise the upcoming Summer Fair. The vacant committee positions for 2019/2020 academic year are; Chair (or co-chair), Treasurer, Secretary and Class Reps for each class. We have a short document outlining each of these roles which we can email to you if you would like.

Playground Sales – ice lollies or cookies
Friday 21st June – Oak Class
Friday 28th June – Beech Class
Friday 5th July – Hazel Class
Friday 12th July – Willow Class

Open Air cinema equipment needed: Do you or someone you know have access to projection and sound equipment? FOPS are planning a new event for the Autumn term which will see the back field turned into an open-air cinema. If you are able to or know someone able to lend us some of the equipment needed please contact Kayleigh (Kayleigh.ashraf@gmail.com) and Ana (anaxreithsmith@gmail.com).

EASYFUNDRAISING: Thank-you to those signing up for this! Just remember to click through the website before you make a purchase and continue earning free money for the school. https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/

FOPS notice board: There are items for sale and notices on the board outside Oak class (next to the ramp downstairs) so do remember to have a look. If you would like to advertise something yourself, cards are in the office with Ruth and Jane (cards are £1 for a month or free if the item is free), so if you have something to sell let us know!

Social Dates for you Diaries
Reception:
Monday 17th June – Coffee Morning after drop off @ Zoe’s house, 5 Sydney Place
Friday 12th July - 8pm - End of School Year Drinks @ TBC

Year 1:
Friday 19th July – End of term drinks @TBC

Year 2:
Friday 19th July – End of an Era drinks – Tania & Adam are hosting the Year 2 Summer Social. Bring a bottle and nibbles.


HTSC News

Coming soon
 

HTPD 7/6/19

07 June 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

What a fantastic start to the second half of term! With healthy week running brilliantly at the infants and a wonderful time being had at Bentley Copse with our Year 4 children enjoying their residential, it’s felt like the school is living out its vision of “Learn to Live!” Huge thanks to our teaching staff who go the extra mile to offer these super opportunities.

Now that we are back after the half term break, our thoughts always start to look ahead to the new academic year. I am very excited to be able to let you know about the new class teacher teams for September.

Sadly, James Wyatt, our wonderful Year 6 teacher and English lead will be moving on in the summer. After 4 years here in Guildford, he and his wife are moving back to her home country of Northern Ireland. We know that James will be so greatly missed at HTPD, but that he’ll enjoy finding some new bike trails in the Mountains of Mourne! We wish him well and are very grateful to him for his contribution to life at HTPD. A new teacher will be joining us in Year 2, Lilja Helgadottir. She has worked at Northmead for the past seven years and comes to us with lots of fresh ideas and enthusiasm. Other teachers are also excited about moving between year groups and across the two sites – it’s such a good way of sharing best practice between us….and models beautifully our school value of “embracing the future with hope and confidence”!

Next year’s teams will be as follows:

Year R Claire Cruddas & Catherine Finniear
Year 1 Georgie Furlonger & Hayley Esselen/ Frances Clixby
Year 2 Sarah McKenzie & Lilja Helgadottir
Year 3 Alison Tester, Clare Giles & Sheena Preston
Year 4 Emily Russell, Nick Walker & Abigail Allen
Year 5 JJ Blackstock, Toby Strutt & Sue Miller
Year 6 Tom Everard, Laura Hanley & Sarah Jackson

We will also continue to have a number of part time staff working across the school. Please allow us to consider the best fit for each child, taking into account the huge number of important factors in ensuring a smooth transition in September. If you do have serious concerns, any comments should be directed to me rather than to your child’s current teacher. Thank you for your understanding in this; asking children who have moved onto secondary school about their memories of HTPD, they often comment on how good it was to have the chance to make new friends as they journeyed through the school. Have a great weekend.

With best wishes, Clare

Thought of the week: It’s rubbish…being materialistic! What is important in your life?

INFANT

Golden Boot challenge 
Over the next four Fridays (7, 14, 21 and 28 June) we will be asking the children how they travel to school. Their usual mode of travel was recorded on the baseline day before half term, and we are hoping they will try out ‘greener’ ways of travelling such as walking, scooting or parking further away and then walking. The class with the highest ‘green scores’ will win the Golden Boot trophy.

Friendship forms
Please remember to return your friendship form (Year R and Year 1 only) to the school office by Monday 10 June.

Teacher-led club cancellations
Owing to school trips, Lego Club with Sarah and Ping Pong with Abigail are cancelled next Tuesday 11 June. Fitness and Fun with Sheena is also cancelled on Wednesday 12th.

Cooking Club
Group 2 Cooking with Claire starts next Tuesday 11 June and finished on Tuesday 9 July.

Skipping Ropes
If you would like to order a skipping rope (following the workshop on Monday), please let the office know by next Thursday 13 June with payment (Children's ropes - £4; Double Dutch ropes 4.5m - £10 per pair; Adult ropes 2.7m - £5; Family ropes 4.5m - £6).

Menu: (Week 3 beginning 10 June)
Mon: BBQ Chicken or Quorn with Rice; Flapjack
Tues: Pasta Carbonara or Mac & Cheese; Marble Cake with Custard
Wed: Roast Beef with Roast Potatoes & Gravy or Stuffed Roasted Peppers; Jelly
Thu: Beef or Vegetable Taco with Rice & Peas; Fresh Fruit Salad
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Homemade Pizza; Ice Cream

Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potatoes and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.


JUNIOR

A shout out to parents whose children attend Judo club - British Judo Association has announced nominations for 2019 British Judo Award. Please vote for Pete in nominations "Talent Coach of the Year" and "Community Coach of the Year". He’s doing a wonderful job in promoting healthy lifestyle, fitness and great values among children. Please vote via the link below: https://www.britishjudo.org.uk/nominations-now-open-for-the-2019-british-judo-awards-evening/

Cancelled Clubs:
Friday: Y5&6 Tennis with JJ - Summer Fair

Sporting Fixtures:

Y5 & Y6 Quadkids
Date: Monday 10th June
Time: 3.30pm - 5.30pm - Parents to help with lifts
Venue: Send Junior School, Send Barns Lane, Send, Woking, GU23 7BS
Teacher: Laura

Y5 & Y6 Girls Football Tournament
Date: Thursday 13th June
Time: 3.30 - 5.15pm
Venue: Kings College, Southway, Guildford
Teacher: JJ

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


Menu Week 3 
This lunch menu is available on the website under the ‘Weekly News’ tab


FOPS News

Welcome back after what we hope was a restful half term. We have reached the final few weeks of the school year and seem to be racing towards the summer holidays! It is a busy half term with lots of school events so please read below to find out what is happening.

New FOPS Committee needed for 2019/20
We are starting to think about the FOPS committee next year. If you are interested in being a committee member or class rep next year please contact your current class rep or Kayleigh (kayleigh.ashraf@gmail.com) and we would be happy to have a chat. This is a perfect time to join us and get a feel for what we do. You could even shadow a current committee member as we organise the upcoming Summer Fair.

The vacant committee positions for 2019/2020 academic year are; Chair (or co-chair), Treasurer, Secretary and Class Reps for each class. We have a short document outlining each of these roles which we can email to you if you would like.

Playground Sales for Next Term – Ice Lollies or Cookies
Friday 14th June – Walnut Class
Friday 21st June – Oak Class
Friday 28th June – Beech Class
Friday 5th July – Hazel Class
Friday 12th July – Willow Class

SUMMER FAIR 6th July
With the summer fair less than a month away preparations are ramping up. Letters will be going out shortly with raffle tickets so please keep an eye on book bags. The star prize this year is a Nintendo Switch!

Calling All DIY Enthusiasts!
We have had a look at our usual summer fair games, and some are looking a bit tired and well used. For this year we would love to hear from anyone who would be willing to create any new ‘festival’ themed games (coconut shy, Strongman etc) for us. We could reimburse you for materials, though please contact us before spending anything. Please email Kayleigh (Kayleigh.ashraf@gmail.com) and Ana (anaxreithsmith@gmail.com) if you think you can help us out, any ideas or suggestions welcome!

Match Funding
Do you or your partner work at a company that offers match funding? This is a scheme where companies will match money raised at a certain event/stall that you volunteer at. Most large companies offer this and if you are planning on volunteering for events like the SUMMER FAIR (6th July) we would love to hear from you! Please contact Kayleigh.ashraf@gmail.com or anaxreithsmith@gmail.com.

Volunteers and Donations
Shortly messages will go out from your Reps with details of volunteering or donations that are needed for the fair so please keep an eye out for those. Without the time and effort donated by the wonderful parents at Pewley these events wouldn't be the success that they are, so we would like to take this chance to thank-you in advance!

Open Air Cinema Equipment Needed
Do you or someone you know have access to projection and sound equipment? FOPS are planning a new event for the Autumn term which will see the back field turned into an open-air cinema. If you are able to or know someone able to lend us some of the equipment needed please contact Kayleigh (Kayleigh.ashraf@gmail.com) and Ana (anaxreithsmith@gmail.com).

EASYFUNDRAISING - Thank-you to those signing up for this! Just remember to click through the website before you make a purchase and continue earning free money for the school. https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/

FOPS Notice Board
There are items for sale and notices on the board outside Oak class (next to the ramp downstairs) so do remember to have a look. If you would like to advertise something yourself, cards are in the office with Ruth and Jane (cards are £1 for a month or free if the item is free), so if you have something to sell let us know!

Social Dates for your Diaries

Reception
Monday 17th June – Coffee Morning after drop off @ Zoe’s house, 5 Sydney Place
Friday 12th July - 8pm - End of School Year Drinks @ TBC

Year 1
Friday 19th July – End of term drinks @TBC

Year 2
Friday 19th July – End of an Era drinks – Tania & Adam are hosting the Year 2 Summer Social bring a bottle and nibbles.


HTSC News

A big thank you to everyone who brought in donations today. It looks like it’s going to be a great fair. There is still plenty of time to bring in donations if you haven’t had a chance - we know Y4 has been away at Bentley Copse this week. We could do with more of everything - plants in particular. Geraldine is after some runner beans!

Any bottles, booze, chocolates, teddies (there are always lots of teddies!), jolly jars and second hand uniform.

Signing up for volunteering on the day – please sign up via the link below. We still need help setting up, running stall and helping clear up. We know you all enjoy seeing your kids have fun at the fair and to have a great time yourself, however if everyone just does one slot we should have everything covered. https://signup.com/login/entry/1187031524745318088

There are still some slots on the year group Hampers - so have a look and see what you can offer.
Year 3 https://signup.com/go/KdixBwC
Year 4 https://signup.com/go/ZjauoQT
Year 5 Coming soon
Year 6 https://signup.com/login/entry/30698720119856804

The Summer Fair is the last event Steph and I will be doing as co-chairs. We’ve both had our workloads increased and unfortunately unable to give the role the dedication it needs. There are lots of ways you can help the HTSC and the school community from Treasurer, Sainsburys Scheme, secretary, class reps - we’d appreciate all the offers we get!

If you think you could help out, i.e: as a group share please let the school know.

Have a great weekend
Sally & Steph


Notices

‘Wild West Holiday Club Adventure’
Don’t miss out! Come to Christ Church, Guildford this July for ‘Wild West Holiday Club Adventure’- a fabulous 5 day Holiday Club for children currently in school years Reception to year 6. The week includes great games, quizzes, a fabulous drama every day, craft activities, music, singing, a chance to find out more about the Christian faith and more! £15 for whole 5 days. Go to- https://www.christchurchguildford.com/holidayclub to sign up.

Summer FISH – Bookings open!
We are happy to announce that bookings for our summer FISH scheme are open.

FISH (Fun In the School Holidays) is an affordable and accessible activity scheme for 10 to 16 year olds in Guildford which offers fun activities for all over the summer. The scheme can also provide support for children with additional needs and a transport service for those who need it. For more information or to make a booking, please go to our website.