No. 262

27 May 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,

This half term has come to a spectacular end with today’s Fluffy Friday and yesterday’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations! Harrison’s, our catering team deserve a special thank you for providing all the children with a picnic feast complete with royal crown-shaped biscuits. That was a lot of sandwich making!

Gathering the whole school community together on Pewley’s field complete with bunting, a portrait gallery of her Majesty and a timeline of historical events over the last 70 years made for a very special and memorable occasion. All the staff and children enjoyed sharing a meal and singing a celebratory song, even if some of the younger children were a little disappointed that the Queen herself didn’t manage to turn up in person!

I hope that you’ve enjoyed sharing the souvenir book that has been given to all primary school children around the UK as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. This has been provided by the Department for Education. It reminded me of the souvenir mug that I received back in 1977 at her silver jubilee!

Today’s Fluffy Friday is also going well – as I write, nearly 1/3 of the children are off site, enjoying the better weather and exploring the local area. We’re so fortunate to be situated so near to an area of outstanding natural beauty, as well as being within walking distance of a fascinating and historically significant town centre! Perhaps your children would like to take you out and about locally over the half term break…I’m sure they’d love to retrace their steps and tell you what they’ve learnt.

Excitingly, over the half term holiday, our new website is about to go live. You won’t need to do anything as we’re using the same website address as before; it should automatically update over the next few days. You might need to carry out a hard refresh (press CTRL + F5 or CMD, SHIFT + R) when first visiting the new site so that everything works well. Please bear with us over the next couple of weeks – there are some pages still to be completed, but we hope that you like the new look!

One other change that we’ve made at the same time as the website launch is the introduction of two new email addresses. For general enquiries at Pewley, Ruth and Jane will be using infants@htpd.surrey.sch.uk and at HT, Nidhi, Natalia and Maria will be using juniors@htpd.surrey.sch.uk Don’t worry though – the old addresses will still work and your messages will be automatically forwarded.

I hope you enjoy a relaxing holiday – we’re looking forward to seeing everyone back in school on Monday 6th June for a jam-packed final half term of this academic year. It’ll be great to see our Year 6’s heading off on their residential visit to Shropshire; I’m excited to be joining them for part of the week, and then Year 4 will be busy packing ready for their camp at Bentley Copse in Shere. It’s so good to be living life in all its fullness again. Happy holidays everyone!

With love,
Clare


Thought of the Week: True Love! Parable: The Good Samaritan – Who needs your help today?

WHOLE SCHOOL

When the new website launches you will find the JTLYK in the Year Group Page which is under Curriculum.


INFANT

Healthy Week - Scooter day 6 & 7 June
If your child has a scooter please would you send it into school (along with helmets) on Monday 6 June (Years 1 and 2), or Tuesday 7 June (Year R). Please ensure scooters and helmets are named. We will also have some scooters available for children who don’t have their own.

Menu: Week 1 beginning 6 June.


JUNIOR

Dates for the diary
Monday 6 June – Y6 to Preston Montford
Wednesday 8 June – Y4 to Bentley Copse

Teacher Led Clubs for Second Half term (PDF to follow)
Please look out for the ParentMail later today with the information about the teacher led Clubs for the second half of the Summer Term.

The following Clubs will start week beginning 13 June as staff are away on Y6 and Y4 residential:

  • Y5 Frisbee Club starts Tuesday 14 June
  • Y5 Drama Club starts Tuesday 14 June
  • Y4 Art Builders Club starts Wednesday 15 June
  • Y5&6 Origami Club starts on Wednesday 15 June
  • Y4 Dance Club starts Thursday 16 June 
Menu: Week 1 - 6 June - from Tuesday 7 June we will be adding the salad bar and removing the soup option.


FOPS

coming soon...
 


HTSC

Hello Everyone!

Thank you for scrolling down!

Summer Fair
This will take place on Saturday 9th July from 2pm. Each year group is taking a section of the fair to organise and support. Your class reps will be in contact in the next couple of weeks for how you can help.

In the meantime, if you, or someone you know, has a business that would like to be represented at the fair, we are looking for sponsors for: our top raffle prize, donations to an auction and stall holders. Your business will be advertised on our raffle tickets, all posters, local residents’ letter and the school website. Please email helen@thomasday.co.uk by 6th June if you can help us with the top raffle prize.

Summer Fair – call for entertainers!
We would love to have some live musicians playing small sets throughout the fair. We are keen to hear from anybody that feels they could perform, solo instrumentalists, singers, bands or DJ’s all would be fantastically received! It is so lovely for the children to hear live music!

If you are interested please get in contact, by the end of half term, with Hannah Hayden: hana1066@hotmail.com (Year 4,2&1 mum)

Easyfundraising
If you are shopping online, one way to support the school is through www.easyfundraising.co.uk and selecting HTSC Holy Trinity School Community as your cause. Over 4000 retailers are affiliated, and every purchase makes a difference.

Second Hand Uniform
If you need any school branded second hand uniform, or have school branded uniform to donate, please contact Simone Chidlow simonechidlow@googlemail.com.

HTSC Committee – positions vacant
Myself (Chair), Claudine Nel (Secretary) and Tom Day (Treasurer) will be stepping down from HTSC at the end of this school year as our children will be moving into their last year at Holy Trinity. It would be great if we could have a team in place to handover to before the end of the school year and to act as support next year. If you are at all interested in one of these roles (they can be shared), please do get in touch by emailing helen@thomasday.co.uk. Without these positions being filled, the criteria for the Charity Commission will not be met and it will be difficult for the school to generate fundraising activity to support our children’s learning. The model for how events could be organised in future can be altered to a rotating year group approach to reduce the level of input currently required by the Chair role.

Dates for your diary
Friday 17th June – Year 5&6 Cake Sale. Bring £1, cakes provided by the HT Bakers.

Friday 1st July – Summer Fair donation day
Saturday 9th July Summer Fair from 2pm
 


Other Notices

Stuck for ideas to do this summer? Christ Church Holiday club is an amazing fun and exciting 3 days for children from YR to Y6. It runs from Mon 25th July to Wed 27th at 10am to 1.30pm each day at the church in Waterden Road, and is just £10 per child. This year the theme is Superheroes and we are going all out with games, drama, crafts and bible stories. For more information and to book online go to www.christchurchguildford.com


 


No. 261

20 May 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,

It felt like there was a carnival atmosphere in school yesterday – the mood was joyful as we gathered out in the sunshine for the first whole school photograph in five years. Some of the children in Year 5 and Year 6 who started their school life at Pewley could just about remember sitting at the foot of the staging, back when they were in Year R or Year 1 – but this time around they scaled the dizzy heights right up to the top! The juniors were then joined by all the children from the infants, with the smallest children sitting at the feet of the teachers. There was a happy cheer when the Pewley staff took their seats, as many of the older children waved at their previous teachers; I think Active Andy got the biggest applause. The photographer did a fantastic job – spotting any lopsided poses, and noticing any arms in front of faces - the whole event was just great…and I hope that the resulting photo is a good one!

All week the photo gallery in school has been very busy – with people, staff, parents and children alike, looking back at previous whole school photos reminiscing and spotting one another. It was great to have previous students back in this year’s photo, but now as adults on staff. And Robert Cotton, our illustrious chair of governors worked out that this was his seventh appearance! We’ll let you know when you can take a look at the proofs.

Next week, we’re looking forward to our Jubilee Celebrations. On Thursday, the children will be learning about the significance of a Platinum Jubilee and at lunchtime, we’ll be joining together again, this time at Pewley for a special picnic on the school field. Remember that the children will need to bring water bottles as we won’t be providing drinks so that we reduce plastic waste. The children will all receive a lovely book which has been provided by the Department for Education as a souvenir. It tells the remarkable story of Elizabeth II’s seventy years reign as Queen. We’ll also sing together and pray for our country. For parents of children in Years 3-6, do get in touch with your child’s teacher if you can help us walk to and from Pewley. We’ll be leaving at around 12.

Finally next week, just before we breakup for the half term holiday, we have a Fluffy Friday to look forward to. It’s such a highlight for the children and they really enjoy these special days. It’s disappointing when families tag an extra day onto the holiday – the children really miss out if they’re not able to take part, and it’s such a valuable learning opportunity too, meeting new people, mixing younger and older children, trying new things and having such a day of difference. They’re the days that ex-pupils talk about more than any other and teachers that move on, end up introducing Fluffy Fridays at their new schools! Again, if you’re able to join us, we’d love to have you helping out. Just email your child’s teacher or the school office.

With love,
Clare


Thought of the week: Keep going! Parable: The Widow and The Judge - Are you a persistent person?

WHOLE SCHOOL

Thursday 26 May – Platinum Jubilee celebration with whole school picnic.


INFANT

Lost
Sammy in Hazel Class has lost his blue cap with darker navy peak (named in black on the tag inside the sweat band).

Menu: Week 3 beginning 23 May


JUNIOR

Dates for the Diary
Wednesday 25 May – 6T Junior Citizens
Friday 27 May – Fluffy Friday

Hockey Club
Following England Hockey’s advice, we have decided to insist that all children attending hockey club must wear a gum-shield. Please do ask Mary for details if you aren’t sure, but from Monday, children without gum-shields will not take part in the hockey games so that we reduce the risk of injury and keep the children’s teeth safe. Thank you for your understanding and support.

District Sports trial dates
Y5 & Y6 are invited to try out for our annual District Sports Competition on Thursday 26th after school from 3.20pm - 4.30pm.

District Sports is an athletic competition against other Guildford Primary schools and is held at the Spectrum athletics track in June. The events are made up of running; sprinting and middle distance, throwing; howler and shot put and the long jump and we take our very best athletes in each year group.

Some of the year groups have been doing athletics in their PE lessons and an early morning athletics club is held for all year groups (Y5&6 Tuesdays at 8am). However, we are aware that some children may not be able to get to these sessions which is why we are offering trials after school. Do not worry if your child is unable to attend the trial for their year group, please tell them to come and talk to either Nick and Laura S and we will ensure we get to see what they can do at some point in the next few weeks.

Lunch - Week 3 beginning 23 May


FOPS

Hi all,

Happy Friday and hope you enjoyed some delicious bakes today!

Tonight, there are Year One drinks at Rogues bar from 8pm.

Please continue to save the date for the Summer Fair on Saturday 2nd July. We’re planning a fun game and need any empty screwcap wine bottles with the lids. Please speak to Sally for more info: sallyjc78@gmail.com

FOPS Committee
We need a new Treasurer and Chair from September. Without these roles (especially the Treasurer!) FOPS won’t be able to continue. Please let me know if you would like an informal chat about either role: katelloyd741@gmail.com

Happy weekend!
Kate


HTSC

Hello Everyone! Thank you for scrolling down!

Summer Fair
This will take place on Saturday 9th July from 2pm. Thank you to those who joined the meeting on Wednesday for our initial planning. Your class reps will be in contact in the next couple of weeks for how you can help.

In the meantime, if you, or someone you know, has a business that would like to be represented at the fair, we are looking for sponsors for: our top raffle prize, donations to an auction and stall holders. Your business will be advertised on our raffle tickets, all posters, local residents’ letter and the school website. Please email helen@thomasday.co.uk by 27th May if you can help us with the top raffle prize.

HTSC Committee – positions vacant
Myself (Chair), Claudine Nel (Secretary) and Tom Day (Treasurer) will be stepping down from HTSC at the end of this school year as our children will be moving into their last year at Holy Trinity. It would be great if we could have a team in place to handover to before the end of the school year and to act as support next year. If you are at all interested in one of these roles (they can be shared), please do get in touch by emailing helen@thomasday.co.uk. Without these positions being filled, the criteria for the Charity Commission will not be met and it will be difficult for the school to generate fundraising activity to support our children’s learning. The model for how events could be organised in future can be altered to a rotating year group approach to reduce the level of input currently required by the Chair role.

Dates for your diary
Friday 27th May – Year 3 are meeting on the Downs after school– we’d love to see you there if you can come along. (Bring your own refreshments.)
Friday 17th June – Year 5&6 Cake Sale. Bring £1, cakes provided by the HT Bakers.
Saturday 9th July Summer Fair from 2pm

Easyfundraising
If you are shopping online, one way to support the school is through www.easyfundraising.co.uk and selecting HTSC Holy Trinity School Community as your cause. Over 4000 retailers are affiliated, and every purchase makes a difference.

Second Hand Uniform
If you need any school branded second hand uniform, or have school branded uniform to donate, please contact Simone Chidlow simonechidlow@googlemail.com.

Many thanks
Helen, HTSC Chair


Other

Please find below the link to the Surrey Families May/June magazine -there are lots of ideas of things to do for the Jubilee and in half term. 

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