• Places available in Year 3 & Year 5. Call the office on 539033 or email bevr@htpd.surrey.sch.uk

No 158

08 November 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week, I’ve been really struck by the richness and variety within our curriculum. It was just great to show prospective parents around both schools and to describe to them everything that the children at HTPD experience. It was good to explain again how we encourage a lifelong love of learning in such a vibrant way! Do encourage other parents with younger children to come and look around over the coming weeks before the deadline for choosing their children’s school.

Yesterday, the junior school was alive with the sound of a marching Roman army, with the visit of John Eagle, an expert Roman historian bringing the children’s topic to life. We were also delighted to be able to talk about Diwali in several year groups, thanks to the expertise of both members of staff and a visiting parent. In Year 2 and Year 5 there have been exciting science investigations going on, and today Year 6 are experimenting with an augmented reality sandbox; moving the sand around a sand tray and seeing contours, valleys and mountain peaks was just excellent! We’re so grateful to the River Wey Trust for their expertise and for loaning us this amazing technology! I do hope that your children have told you all about the different activities they’ve enjoyed this week – and even more importantly that you’ve been able to see them making connections in their learning!

Next week, we start our parent consultations, first at HT and then the following week at Pewley. It’s always such a good opportunity to communicate specific details about your child’s progress and to celebrate together their attitude and commitment to the wider life of the school. Do remember that each appointment is only for ten minutes; we really try to keep to time so if you need further discussion, please make another appointment at a later date.

As you probably know, my favourite night of the year is this evening! After celebrating my birthday yesterday, firework night is a great way to end the week. Your children were so kind in wanting me to have a lovely day. We’re working hard to remind them of the importance of kindness and empathy – they showed me plenty of both! Do come along this evening; tickets are available on the gate. Remember to bring an eco-cup so that we don’t have to use disposable ones. And with the temperature dropping, it’ll be time to find the winter layers! I’ll see you on the field!

With best wishes, Clare

Thought of the week: “Can anyone say that their conscience is clear?” Proverbs 20 v9. Choose to be the best you!

lHTPD Coffee Morning, Wednesday 13 November, 9.00 to 10.30 am
All parents (infant and junior) are very warmly invited to the coffee morning at Pewley Down on Wednesday hosted by our Home School Link Workers, Bridgit (Pewley Down) and Lucy (Holy Trinity). This time there will also be a talk on friendships. If possible, please try and make childcare arrangements for any younger children to make it easier for everyone to hear the talk. If you are interested in attending, and to give us an idea of numbers, please email bridgitb@htpd.surrey.sch.uk or lucyc@htpd.surrey.sch.uk.


Parent Consultation meetings, Tuesday 19 and Thursday 21 November
Please return your completed parent consultation form by Monday 11 November if you have not already done so.

Menu: Week 1 beginning 11 November.


We have a very busy week ahead at Holy Trinity!

Please take a moment to look at the information below so that you know what is happening… and when! If you have any queries please do contact the office.

Parent consultations will take place on Tuesday 12th November & Thursday 14th November

Nasal Flu Vaccinations
Are taking place on Thursday 14th November & Friday 15th November. If you missed the online booking portal, you will have to contact the vaccination team to arrange a separate appointment – the office will advise you of the contact details.

Book Fair
Will be open after school through the week.

Tempest Photographs

Please ensure that you return your order forms by the end of Thursday 14th November

Cancelled Clubs
With Parent Consultations next week teacher-led clubs will not be running. The following clubs will be cancelled:
Monday – Yr 4 Netball
Monday - Board Games
Tuesday - Morning Running Club
Tuesday – Yr 3 & 4 Football Club
Tuesday – Yr 6 Netball
Tuesday – Yr 6 Making a Meal of it
Tuesday - Chess
Wednesday - Origami
Wednesday - Cartoon Drawing
Wednesday – Knitting
Wednesday - Book Club
Thursday – Yr 5 & 6 Football
Thursday - Creative Writing
Friday – Yr 5 Netball
Shakespeare and Badminton Club cancelled for the rest of this term

HT Sport this week from Laura S

I'm so pleased to announce that we have filled up our Aldi poster and now sent it off! Many thanks to everyone who has supported the school by shopping at Aldi and collecting stickers. We should now receive a new sports kit and also go into a draw for a chance to win £20,000 to spend on our sports legacy.


Y5 netball v QE & Rydes Hill
Date: Tuesday 12th November
Time: 3.30pm - 4.45pm - Parents to help with lifts to Rydes Hill
Venue: Aldershot Rd, GU2 8BP
Teacher: Laura & Millie

Y4 Dodgeball competition at Bushy Hill Junior School
Date: Tuesday 12th October
Time: 12.30pm - 3.00pm - Parents to help with lifts to Bushy Hill
Venue: Bushy Hill, Sheeplands Ave, GU1 2SG
Teacher: Paul

Y5 & Y6 Girls Football Tournament
Date: Friday 15th October
Time: 3.30pm - 5.30pm - Parents to help with lifts to Kings
Venue: Kings College, Southway, GU2 8DU
Teacher: JJ

Menu - Week 2 

A 2019 Black Leavers Size XL 12/13 hoodie found in lost property at the end of the summer, belonging to a last years’ Y6 child, please speak to the office if you know whose it is.


We hope everyone is settling back in after half term and you are looking forward to a fun fireworks display at HT tonight. For those of you who haven’t pre-ordered, tickets are available on the night and there will also be food available.

Elf and pizza 1st December 3-5.
We will be showing Elf to kick off the Christmas run up and so parents can socialize whilst children are entertained (or watch the film themselves). There will be pre-order pizza (form here) and a licensed bar. As usual, we need volunteers, and the sign-up sheet is here.

Emma and Naomi are doing such a sterling job with all of the wool that has been donated that they are nearly out. They could do with some more wool and also some help making it into something now and would also value some support with the knitting. If you, your friends or family members knit or crochet and would like to help with this mammoth effort then please get in contact with FOPs (or Emma and Naomi directly). 

Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)
As a registered charity, FOPs are able to take advantage of payments through CAF. Many of you will have employer-matched donation programmes through CAF, so why not put that extra towards facilities for your school? Click here for the link on the CAF website.

Teddies, Christmas Jumpers, Bottles and Chocolates
We will be collecting teddies, Christmas jumpers, bottles and chocolates for the school Christmas Fair - these should be bought to the school the week before the Fair - further details to follow.

Dates for the diary:

Next two cake sales:
15th November - Walnut
22nd November - Oak
To clarify the school position on shop-bought cakes
‘Shop bought cakes are fine as long as they don't contain nuts (ie no bakewell slices etc.). If it says "may contain" that's no good, but "made in a factory that processes nuts" is fine if it is on a visible label.’

Year 2 Coffee Morning, Cafe Nero, North Street - Thursday 21st November
Yr R Drinks Social - Friday 22nd November, venue tbc
HT Christmas Fair - Friday 29th November 6-8.00 Support the junior school with their Christmas festivities 
Elf and pizza - Sunday 1st December, 3-5
Wreath Making - Thursday 5th December
Yr 1 Drinks Social - Thursday 5th December
Christmas Fair - Saturday 14th December, 3-5.30
Year 2 Coffee Morning, Cafe Nero, North Street - Wednesday 18th December
School Disco - Saturday 1st Feb

Have a great week, Jo and Sam

Wintershall Nativity 18-22 December - Please download flyer here.

Chantry Wood Campsite
The council are once again consulting on the use of the Chantry Wood Campsite. Parents are encouraged to take part and preserve its use for the school and local community. They are asking for feedback by November 30th. Please see the press release issued by #SaveChantry here: https://savechantrycampsite.home.blog/ 
Here's the survey https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=157080160522 

Emmaus Rd Kids – Club for Years 3 – 5
Club each week to prepare and cook a healthy meal chatting and eating around the dinner table discussing topics like Kindness, Generosity & Courage. https://www.emmausrd.com/events/category/kids/

Charlotteville Heritage Trail and Remembrance Service, Saturday 9 November, 3.00pm
All are welcome to a Remembrance Service at the Charlotteville War Memorial in Addison Road on Saturday 9 November. It will be led by Rod Pierce of Holy Trinity and followed by tea in Addison Court Lounge with an exhibition of Charlotteville history. You can also follow a self-guided Heritage Trail in Addison, Cline and Cooper Roads with posters that tell some history of Charlotteville and the contribution by local men and women during both world wars. The posters will be up for a couple of weeks and are also available at www.tinyurl.com/charlottevillememorial