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HTPD 16/3/18

16 March 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

Last weekend, some of our staff and governors, as well as parents, took part in the Surrey half marathon. The children were so impressed, and so was I, to hear about Helen, Lucy, Rebecca and Robert Cotton’s achievements. Their determination, fitness and healthy lifestyle shows the children a great example and it’s wonderful that so many of our children are following in their footsteps with great results in the recent Surrey cross country run, closely contested hockey matches and countless other fixtures this term. A remarkable 50% of the children have now taken part this year in sporting events against other schools.

It’s no surprise therefore that the children are eagerly anticipating next week’s sports relief fundraiser events. At the infants, the children are being sponsored in a big step-a-thon taking place during PE lessons. Similarly at the juniors, PE days are going to be even more active than usual. All of us are taking part in the nation’s billion steps challenge. Then on Friday 23rd, the children can come to school wearing sports kit, bringing with them a donation of at least £1 for Sports Relief (www.sportrelief.com) which is raising funds for all sorts of wellbeing and mental health support as well as providing sporting opportunities across the world.

It was lovely to see the children in Year 2 visiting the juniors on Thursday. They were thrilled to be able to read their stories to an attentive audience of children from Year 4, as well as to enjoy hearing the Year 4’s recite some poetry. Next week, Year 3 will be calling in at the infants – it’s great to be able to build bridges across the school.

Thank you so much to those of you who read my suggestions last week about being punctual at the start of the day. It has been much better at both sites this week. Hopefully we can keep it up for the rest of the term – there is still so much of the curriculum to cover before Easter and every minute is precious.
Thank you too for a superb array of Greek outfits on show today in Year 3. The children are loving having the opportunity to bring their term’s topic to life thanks to a visit from the Yvonne Arnaud theatre company and the costumes are making it all the more realistic!

Have a great weekend.
With best wishes


Class photos, Tuesday 20 March
The photographer will be in school on Tuesday to take class photos of the children. Please remember smart school uniform that day.

Sport Relief, Friday 23 March
A reminder that children may come to school next Friday wearing sports kit. We also have Sport Relief wristbands available to buy (£1) in the School Office.

Teacher-led clubs
Next week 19 – 23 March is the last week for teacher-led clubs this term. Forms with club choices for next term will be sent out next week.

Ballet Club
Parents are invited to the Ballet Club show next Thursday 22 March at 3.30pm.

A Taste of America lunch, Wednesday 28 March
Lisa in the kitchen is planning an American themed lunch on the last Wednesday of term (American Hot Dog with wedges and BBQ beans or Classic Mac ‘n’ Cheese followed by Knickerbocker Glory). If any children who usually have a packed lunch would like to have the school lunch that day please let the office know.

Marcus Spicer has lost his brand new, named trainers (grey with green soles) - missing since Football Club yesterday.

Grey school trousers, M&S age 6-7 (not named) – taken home in error after Rugby on Tuesday.

Menu: week 1 beginning 19 March. Please see menu under the Weekly News Tab.


Cancelled Clubs for week commencing 19 March
Monday 19 March - Year 4 Netball - Due to a Year 4 netball fixture
Tuesday 20 March - Years 3 & 4 Football - Due to girls’ football tournament
Wednesday 21 March - Years 5 & 6 Football - Due to a Year 4 and Year 6 football match 


Year 4 Netball v Tormead
Date: Monday 19th March
Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm 
Venue: Holy Trinity

Years 3 & 4 Girls’ Football Tournament
Date: Tuesday 20th March
Time: 3.30pm - 4.45pm 
Venue: Holy Trinity

Year 4 & Year 6 Football v Boxgrove
Date: Wednesday 21st March
Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm 
Venue: Holy Trinity
Years 3 & 4 Primary Schools XC
Date: Thursday 22nd March 
Venue: Holy Trinity - Pewley Downs

Years 5 & 6 Primary Schools Netball Tournament
Date: Saturday 24th March
Time: 8.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Tormead School, Cranley Road, Guildford GU1 2JD

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

Harvey Simmons (4J) is missing his Nightingale sweatshirt which is labelled.
Liam Simpson (5N) is missing a pair of black school shoes. They are from either Clarks or Safeguard, size 2 E or F.

Would you please check to see if you have the correct sweatshirt/shoes please? If you know where these items might be, please let the office know. Thank you.

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


BAKE ‘N’ STROLL AROUND THE WORLD – Sunday 25 March, 3pm
Please fill out your application forms (the office have more if you can’t find it) and join us to celebrate the first day of spring! Our family walk, treasure hunt and cookery competition promises to be fun for all the family. Everyone is welcome (and feel free to bring friends and grandparents too). You don’t have to do everything so if you don’t fancy the cooking/baking but would love a walk and chance to sample the goodies, that’s fine. Or you can just do the baking and tasting. Or have a go at it all!! Don’t forget there’s a competition for children and Dads too.


This year’s SUMMER FAIR will take place on Saturday 16th June from 3pm. It’s one of our main fundraising and social events of the year. So please keep it free if you can. This year we are planning a few changes so watch this space!

The SUMMER FAIR PLANNING meeting will be on Wednesday 25 April at 8pm in the staff room. We have some changes afoot and we’d love some fresh ideas. It would be great to see some new faces along with our committed class reps! Getting involved is a good way of meeting new people and doing something amazing for our school.

PHIL THE BAG – Friday 27th April
If you are having a clear out, please save all your unwanted clothes and linen and bring them (in bin liners) to the area outside the staffroom at drop-off. The autumn collection weighed 220kg and raised us £77. Let’s try to beat it!

Coffee mornings at Caffe Nero, House of Fraser
Tuesday 17 April
Wednesday 16 May

Year 2
Thursday 22 March: Drinks at Ye Olde Ship Inn (Jura's parents' pub) on Portsmouth Road, 7.30pm onwards

We are currently raising money to buy fantastic new interactive WHITEBOARDS for each of our classrooms. Thanks for helping us by supporting our playground sales, using Easy Fundraising when you shop and by coming along to our fairs and events. We now have a fantastic thermometer so you can see how much we have raised.

Don’t forget you can find out more about what’s happening by visiting us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FOPSFriendsofPewleyDownSchool/

The FOPS team


The 2018 HTPD Fun Run Sunday 20 May – Applications now open!
Applications for the 2018 HTPD Fun Run at Shalford Park are now open!

There are three events again this year as follows:

  • 1.00pm - Adults - 5km
  • 2.00pm - Year R to Year 2 - 1km
  • 2.20pm - Year 3 to Year 6 - 2km

To register, please complete the online application form here: HTPD Fun Run online application form

The cost to enter is £10 for children and £15 for adults. To guarantee your Fun Run T-shirt, please apply by Thursday 19 April.

2018 HTPD Fun Run - T-Shirt design competition
The Fun Run organisers are also holding a Fun Run t-shirt design competition. Forms and details are available at Pewley and HT receptions.

The winner will be announced before the Easter holidays, so please encourage your children to submit to their designs as soon as possible. The deadline for entries is Wednesday 28 March.

HT Cake Sales – Final sale Friday 23 March
The year group cake sales have gone really well this term – over £600 raised so far!

The final sale is next week (Friday 23 March) and will be for Year 4 (and not for Year 3 and 4 as previously advertised due to the Year 3 Open Afternoon). Please could Year 4 bring in NUT-free cakes on that day. Please also look out for emails from your class reps asking for help with the cake sale.

If there are any cakes left over, they will be sold after school.

Phil the Bag - Week beginning 23 April – Final Collection day Friday 27 April
Phil the Bag are coming back to HTPD after Easter! A great reason to have a clear out over the holidays. Phil the Bag no longer provide bags, so please use ordinary bin liners.

*New for 2018* The HT Smarties Challenge
We will be running a Smarties Challenge for HT children over the Easter Holidays. Details to follow.

New whiteboards at HT!
If you are in school, take a look at the eight new interactive white boards which have now arrived at HT and were purchased as a result of last term's fantastic fundraising. Thank you!
We are currently fundraising for an additional four white boards so all twelve classrooms can benefit from this great resource – please keep up your support!

Other dates for the diary:
HT Summer Fair – Friday 29 June – 6pm – 8pm

One of our ex-pupils, Sasha Cook, sadly lost her elder brother Ben, also an ex-pupil, last year. Sasha wanted to raise funds to buy a bench in Ben’s memory so has started her own project creating slime! You may have heard her interview with Eagle Radio this week. For more information, Sasha’s website address is: https://cottoncandyslimes.co.uk.

Sasha will be holding a pop-up shop in Shere on the 17th and 18th March from 10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. Please visit her or maybe make an order via her website?

If you would like to know more, there is also a memorial page for Ben on Facebook which tells the story of what Sasha is doing: https://www.facebook.com/memoriesBencook140517/.