HTPD 15/2/19

15 February 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

By the time you read this newsletter, we’ll have hopefully enjoyed another successful Fluffy Friday! It’s always such a fun day in school, packed full of learning experiences which help to develop character – thank you so much for helping out, and for sending in your £1 coins to make it happen. I’m sure you’ll want to join me in thanking our staff for once again giving so much energy and enthusiasm to creating such important memories for your children. With our week’s theme focused on being thankful, it’s been lovely to hear so many grateful children remembering to say thank you to both staff and parent volunteers. Do let us know if your child gained something particularly beneficial from the day; we love to gather proof that all that extra effort makes a difference. And please do remember to complete the
parent survey. Thank you to those who were quick off the mark and have done it already! We really do value your comments and suggestions.

Remember that when we come back on Monday 25th February, we go straight into a special week of activities focused on our school values. We’re calling this “Learn to Live Week”. At both sites, the children will be taking part in house activities during the morning sessions (Mon-Thurs at HT, and Tues-Fri at PD). Each of these different days will have one of our school values as its theme.
At the juniors, in order to maximise the possibilities for “Seeing heaven in the Moment,” each house will have a morning off site visiting the Downs and the Chantries Woods. They will need to wear suitable footwear and bring a packed lunch on this day (Mandela Monday, Shackleton Tuesday, Keller Wednesday, Nightingale Thursday).

On Friday 1st March we would like to invite parents/carers of our junior children to come in between 1.15 and 2pm to visit their child’s class and see some of the problem solving activities that they have been working on during the afternoon sessions. Then at 2pm there will be a short workshop (with tea and cake!) for parents to attend which will be in the Chapel and will finish by 2.45. This will be on internet safety and building children’s independence. It will be particularly relevant for junior school parents, but all are welcome. We will finish in time for Pewley pick up at 3pm.

The plans for the week are looking wonderful – it’ll be a great way to start back after a break! I do hope you’ll have a restful half term holiday.

With best wishes,
Clare


Thought of the week: The Magic of Thankfulness – what should you say thank you for?

Whole School Notice

School is closed for half term next week (18 – 22 February) and re-opens on Monday 25 February.

INFANT

Learn to Live Week Tuesday 26 February – Friday 1 March

All year groups will be taking part in Learn to Live Week after half term and we are planning lots of interesting and exciting activities relating to our school values. Children will be working in their house groups during the morning from Tuesday 26 February until Friday 1 March. They should come to school in house t-shirts, trainers and jogging bottoms from Tuesday to Friday that week.

On Friday the 1st of March there will be the opportunity to attend a parents’ work shop (with tea and cake!) at 2pm in the chapel at Holy Trinity. This will be on internet safety and building children's independence. It will mainly be targeted at the junior school age range but all parents/carers are welcome.

Year 2 swimming
There will be no swimming on Wednesday 27 February owing to Learn to Live Week.

Handwriting with Bridgit (Year 2)
There will be no handwriting with Bridgit in the week commencing 25 February. Handwriting sessions will be back to normal the following week commencing 4 March.

Lost
Rita Vaskovska, Chestnut Class, has lost her white ear muffs (named)
Milhan Chauvin, Chestnut Class, has lost his grey woolly hat

Found
A ‘My Passport’ found in the hall on Wednesday 13 February.
LG phone (pale metallic pink) found in staff toilets this morning

Menu: (week 3 beginning 25 February)
Mon: BBQ Chicken or BBQ Quorn with Rice; Fruit Crumble with Custard
Tue: 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

Clubs
Clubs change after half term: 
  • Y4 Dodgeball is now on Thursday, there is a cap of 24, please email lauras@htpd.surrey.sch.uk to add your child's name. Spaces will be allocated on a first come basis.
  • Y3 Basketball is moving to Thursday after school

Cancelled Clubs
Wednesday – Hockey
Friday - Y6 Netball

Sporting Fixtures:

Y6 A & B Netball v Send
Date: Tuesday 26th February
Time: 3.30 - 4.45pm 
Venue: Sen, Send Barns Lane, Send, GU23 7BS
Teacher:  JJ & Laura

Y5 & Y6 Hockey v Barrow Hills
Date: Wednesday 27th February
Time: 3.30 - 4.30pm 
Venue: HT
Teacher:  Mary

Y5 A & B Football v QE
Date: Thursday 28th February
Time: 3.30 - 4.30pm 
Venue: QE, Queen Eleanor's Rd, GU2 7SD
Teacher:  Nick & James

Y5 & Y6 Netball v Northmead & QE
Date: Friday 1st March
Time: 3.30 - 4.45pm 
Venue: HT
Teacher:  JJ, Laura & Catherine

Manor House XC
Date: Sunday 3rd March 
Time: 9.15am - 10.45am 
Venue: Manor House School, Manor House Lane, Great Bookham, KT23 4EN
Teacher: Nick & Laura

Laura Sutton
HTPD Sports Co-ordinator


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


FOPS News

We wish everyone a fun and restful half term. Please find below what we are preparing for you after you get back!

BAKE ‘N’ STROLL AROUND THE WORLD – Sunday 24 March, 2 - 4pm

To celebrate the arrival of spring, we’re planning a sociable family walk and trail on Pewley Down followed by an international food sampling competition at school, with seasonal crafts for the children. Please save the date and look out for booking forms in your book bags after the half term. Everyone is welcome (please bring your friends if you wish) and we would particularly love some of our international families to join us. Perhaps you can enter something you eat at home into the competition or you could help organise a craft activity that’s popular in your country. To find out more please Email fops@pewleydown.surrey.sch.uk 

Please note that the date for our Pewley Summer Fair has now been changed to Saturday 6th July! Do reserve this date in your diaries for a fantastic summer celebration! 

Easyfundraising: we are pleased that 3 new accounts have been registered since last week! Thank you! Just remember to click through the website before you make a purchase.
https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/

Next Playground Sale will be on: 
Friday 1st March - organised by Oak class (as this week's was cancelled) - please don't forget to bring your change!

Social dates for your diary
Reception 
Monday 11th March - 9am - Coffee morning @ TBC
Friday 29th March - 8pm - End of Term Drinks @ TBC
Friday 12th July - 8pm - End of School Year Drinks @ TBC
Year 1
Friday 1st March - 8pm - Parents Drinks @ Rogues Bar
Thursday 21st March - 9am - Coffee morning @ Cafe Nero (North Street)



HTSC News

Quick update from HTSC today!

If you have received a letter asking for contact details, please can you fill it in and return to us, via the office. We desperately need the last few contact details so we have a full list! Your reps can’t get hold of you with info about socials and when they need help

We have an idea of turning part of the playground noticeboard into a for sale noticeboard with a suggested 10% of the sale price going to the HTSC. What do you think? Good idea? Great way to sell on those bikes/scooters/buggies etc that you have in the garage

We also are struggling for volunteers. We know that the parent community is changing and lots more of us work now than ever before. It was suggested at the last HTSC meeting that each year group picks a couple of events each year they are responsible for running. What do you think of that? Share the load?

Diary reminders
HTSC meetings - 13th March and 8th May
Quiz Night - tickets available now for 2 March, with a curry!
Fun Run - 19th May. Sutherland Park up by Sainsburys

And watch out for serial very soon of a fundraiser especially for the Library. Again supported by Cavenders who help us out with prizes and can help you out with selling or renting out your house.

Have a happy half term!


Are you a young person who helps look after someone and are you between the ages of 5-18?  If so, this event is for you and your family.
The Mayor of Guildford, Councillor Mike Parsons is organising a Festival of Fun for young carers at Clandon Park on Sunday, 7 April in partnership with the Rotary Club of Guildford District and Carers Trust. 
Within the Innovation Zone, Performance Zone and Refreshment Zone there will be plenty to keep you entertained and refreshed, and we are planning some exciting sporting activities too - there really will be something for everyone!  It promises to be a fantastic opportunity for young people with caring responsibilities to have a fun day out with their families and the Mayor hopes it will attract as many young carers and their families as possible.
Register for the Festival of Fun - Please complete the registration form if you wish to come along to the Festival of Fun. The form should be completed by a parent, guardian or school representative and should include all members of the family attending. Registration costs £5. If this is a problem please email civicsecretary@guildford.gov.uk.

St Hilary’s Art Competition (in conjunction with Canine Partners)
Entries are welcome from pupils aged 5-7 and 8-11 from all local schools. A £2 entry fee will be donated to Canine Partners and winning entries will be exhibited at St Hilary’s Celebration of Art Exhibition on 12 March 2019. One piece of artwork per pupil on the theme of My Four-Legged Friend (any medium). Artwork to be delivered to St Hilary’s school on 4 March between 8.00 am and 12.30 pm together with the entrance fee. Pupil’s name, address, school and year group to be clearly marked on the back.

Burpham Church Half Term Holiday Club February 2019
Journey to….PIRATE ISLAND

School Years Reception to Year 6 from 10.00am to 1.30pm
Join us at the Church of the Holy Spirit (New Inn Lane)
£15 per child for 4 days!
For more information email: parishoffice@burphamchurch.org.uk 
01483 825533
www.burphamchurch.org.uk

Easter FISH – bookings open!
Guildford Borough Council are happy to announce that bookings for FISH (Fun In the School Holidays) this Easter are open!
FISH is an affordable and accessible activity scheme for 10 to 16 year olds in Guildford and to view the brochure or make a booking / referral, please go to their website.

St Saviour's Easter Holiday Club
If you're in reception to year 6 then we would love you to come on St Saviour's Jungle Journey Easter Holiday Club. There will be loads of fun activities such as craft, sport, games, bouncy castle and don't forget money for sweeties!
The Jungle Journey Holiday Club is on Tues 16th –  Thurs 18th April, running from 9:30 -12.30pm and costs £5 per day. There is also a separate café for parents who want to stay and hang out.
To register online: st-saviours.org.uk/holidayclub or phone 01483 455333

HTPD 8/2/19

08 February 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

On Thursday this week, I spent the day in London at the annual conference for educational leaders in Church of England schools. It was an inspiring day, especially so when being challenged by the Chaplain of the House of Commons, the Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin to remember that education only matters if we educate for children to flourish more fully as humans. You’ll all know how much that resonates with me, and with the values of HTPD as we endeavour to “Learn to Live”. It was interesting to hear Damian Hinds, the education secretary, speak about character education. He introduced a new focus on five aspects of building character, and I was pleased to see that we already prioritise many of these areas: sport, performing, creativity, volunteering / membership of organisations, and learning about the world of work. Perhaps we should invite him to Guildford!

We were all so grateful to you for your overwhelmingly positive response to the Ofsted Parentview survey last term. It was amazing to see so many submissions come in overnight; we had over 160 responses before the inspector concluded her visit. She was astonished!

This year for our annual parent and carers survey, rather than repeat those same Ofsted questions, we have put together a survey to find out about your views around some of the other important areas of school life. This will be particularly helpful when we receive a visit next term at the junior school from SIAMS – the inspection of church schools. It will also give us an important view of how we’re doing with our broad curriculum and provision of wider opportunities. I’d love to hear from you about whether you feel that our values make a difference to the way we are. Please feel free to complete the survey by following this
link – I’ll keep the survey open until after half term. Thank you so much for taking the time to reflect.

Do remember that next Friday is Fluffy! If you have any spare time during the day, do come along and join in. Just let your child’s class teacher know. Thank you too for the £1 donation which your child can bring in next Friday – it provides us with the necessary funds to keep this event running. The range of activities on offer this term is just great; I’m so grateful to the staff team for going the extra mile. It’s sure to be another fantastic day!

With best wishes, Clare


Thought of the week: The Magic of Sharing – are you greedy or grateful?

INFANT AND JUNIOR

Parent Workshops
The parent workshops will continue after half term (details below) and all parents/carers/grandparents are invited to attend. Please email us at lucyc@htpd.surrey.sch.uk if you will be attending and have not already let us know, or just turn up on the day. Workshops take place in the hall at Pewley Down.

Wednesday 27th February 9am-10:30am: Discipline and Rewards Wednesday 6th March 9am-10:30am: Helping your child name and cope with feelings.

INFANT

Spring Term Languages Coffee Morning, Tuesday 12 February, 9.00-10.00am, Pewley Down hall
If you or your children are bi-lingual, multi-lingual or speak English as an additional language, please join us in the hall on Thursday 12th for coffee and a chat. Maths and English teaching resources will be available for you to look at, and you will also be able to find out more about how children learn at Pewley Down. If you don’t speak another language but would like to come along you are very welcome.

Lego Club cancellation
Unfortunately, Sarah has had to cancel Lego Club next Tuesday 12 February.

Bedtime Story, Wednesday 13 February, 5.15-6.00pm
We look forward to seeing you at the Bedtime Story on Wednesday. Children (wearing their pyjamas, onesies etc) should go straight to their classrooms on arrival for a story with their teacher. Parents are invited to the hall where FOPS will be providing refreshments and running a second hand uniform sale (see FOPS News below). Tom Everard, our on-line safety expert, will also be available to talk about his top e-safety tips.

Fluffy Friday, 15 February
Please don’t forget your £1 contribution towards costs for Fluffy Friday next week.

Learn to Live Week Tuesday 26 February – Friday 1 March
All year groups will be taking part in Learn to Live Week after half term and we are planning lots of interesting and exciting activities relating to our school values. Children will be working in their house groups during the morning from Tuesday 26 February until Friday 1 March. They should come to school in house t-shirts, trainers and jogging bottoms from Tuesday to Friday that week. On Friday the 1st of March there will be the opportunity to attend a parents work shop (with tea and cake!) at 2pm in the chapel at Holy Trinity. This will be on internet safety and building children's independence. It will mainly be targeted at the junior school age range but all parents/carers are welcome.

Lost
Violet Bruce, Willow Class, has lost her named tights - missing since Boogie Pumps on Monday.

Menu: week 2 beginning 11 February

JUNIOR

Learn to Live Week, Monday 25 February – Friday 1 March
All year groups will be taking part in ‘Learn to Live Week’ straight after half term. Children will be working in their house groups each morning and will then be back in their own class for afternoon lessons and problem solving. Each morning will focus on a different school value with some great learning experiences and exciting activities to be enjoyed by all.

For one day that week, the children will be off-site on the downs and Guildford and will need a packed lunch.

The day your child will need a packed lunch is as follows:
Monday 25 February Mandela
Tuesday 26 February Shackleton
Wednesday 27 February Keller
Thursday 28 February Nightingale

On Friday 1 March we are inviting parents to come in between 1.15 and 2pm to visit their child’s class and see some of the problem solving activities that they have been working on during the afternoons. At 2pm there will be a short workshop (with tea and cake!) for parents to attend which will be in the Chapel and will finish by 2.45. This will be on internet safety and building children’s independence.

At the Juniors children will wear normal school uniform for this week.

Cancelled Clubs
Wednesday 13th - Book Club for Years 3 & 4

Menu 
Week 2 (follow this link)


FOPS

We will be running a SECOND HAND UNIFORM SALE at the Bedtime Story on Wednesday 13th February so please bring some change with you.

*Also if you should have at home any school uniform your child has outgrown then please bring it to the school so we can add it to our sale. Thank you!

Please do remember to go through Easyfundraising website or the app before you make any online purchase. We currently have 108 registered users but only half of them are raising money. One online grocery shop can make £0.50 - do that every week, that is £2 a month for one family only! https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/

Next week’s Playground Sale is:
Friday 15th February - Oak (also fluffy Friday) - don't forget to bring your change!

Social dates for your diary

Reception
Monday 11th March - 9am - Coffee morning @ TBC
Friday 29th March - 8pm - End of Term Drinks @ TBC
Friday 12th July - 8pm - End of School Year Drinks @ TBC

Year 1
Friday 1st March - 8pm - Parents Drinks @ Rogues Bar
Thursday 21st March - 9am - Coffee morning @ Cafe Nero (North Street)

OUR SPONSOR
Are you looking to rent, sell or buy your property? Cavender Estate Agents have been supporting our fundraising events for a few years now and they will give our school £500 if you should complete a sale of your property through them or alternatively if you let your property through Cavender they will donate £250 when the tenancy commences. Just don't forget to mention your connection to the school!


HTSC 

Nearly half term, and that’s half the school year done !

Thank you to those of you that make it this far through the newsletter each week! We realise it is a long scroll down to where the HTSC information is – so we appreciate you making the effort.

And thank you for those that came to the HTSC meeting at Rogues. We really do need the whole school support for these meetings – it’s where we talk about what to spend the money on, what events we can hold, and how best to share the workload. So it is really important we get the input of as many of you as possible – it’s not just for the class reps and committee. And it is a great way to meet people from across the school and get involved with the place where our children are for nearly 7 hours a day! The next two meetings are in the diary – 13th March and 8th May, where we will be talking about the Summer Fair.

Talking of which, due to a few internal clashes we have had to change the date of the Summer Fair – it is now on Friday 14th June. We realise that this is the same weekend as Pewley but it is the only option we have. For those of you with children at both schools, maybe think of it as one week of donations and a weekend of Fairs, and then you are done!

It is the Y5 cake sale next week. It is on THURSDAY and is Valentines Day as well. If you are in Y5 look out from a message from your reps asking for contributions – home baked or shop bought! Cakes, biscuits, whatever you can manage. Just remember NO NUTS please.

And once Y5 children have bought what they want, the rest will be on sale at pick up – so remember to send your children in with a £1.

You should have received a ParentMail about Quiz Night, which is on Saturday 2 March. So start brushing up on your general knowledge and getting your teams together. It’s a fun night, and even if you don’t know any of the answers there is a Raj Doot curry and a bar! Send in your cheques or cash to the office - £13.50 a ticket, with your name, child’s name and class, and your email address. We will be emailing confirmations, not issuing tickets.

Have a great weekend.