No. 217

01 April 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

We’ve had such a fantastic end to the term. The children were so creative and imaginative throughout pause day on Tuesday – their beautiful Easter gardens, poetry, prayers and paintings were truly inspirational!

The whole school celebrated the end of term with a Zoom Easter assembly. We were treated to contributions from across the year groups, with an outstanding dance performance by 6D and thoughtful dramatic readings from 6S and 6T, stunning artwork from Year 5 and Year 2, prayers were lead by Year 4, poetry read by Year 1 and Year 3, and there was even an hilarious staff orchestral rendition of “All you need is love”. Being joined by Robert Cotton who brought us an Easter message live from St Mary’s church was also just great. Hopefully, the palm crosses that the children brought home reminded them to tell you about the message of love that we wanted to pass on to all our families. It’s been good to celebrate that even in the most challenging of times, God’s love never gives up.

Thank you so much for your support, encouragement and kindness in recent weeks. We’ve been delighted to be back, the children have been so joyful and glad to be together again. We look forward to an even better summer term! See you all on Tuesday 20th April!

With love,
Clare


Thought of the Week: Love never gives up! Who keeps on loving you no matter what? What does Easter teach us about God’s love?

WHOLE SCHOOL

Inset Day
The school will be closed on 19 April for staff training.  Summer term starts on Tuesday 20 April.
HT Summer Term Arrangements - download here
PD Summer Term Arrangements - download here

Digital Safeguarding Research Survey
Surrey County Council is supporting research that is being undertaken by Praesidio Safeguarding (on behalf of the Government), to understand the impact of legal and policy changes coming into force over the next year that will require internet-based services such as gaming and social media sites to establish the age of their child users with a greater degree of confidence. They have asked us to share the surveys below, which aim to gather the thoughts and feelings of young people and their parents/carers on different methods that can be used to establish children’s ages online. The research is aimed at finding out if any of the suggested methods pose a risk of exclusion to children. 

The information they are collecting from the survey will be anonymous and will help the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to establish the most appropriate ways to help protect young people online.

Please share your thoughts and feelings by clicking on either the ‘Child’ or ‘Parents’ survey link below
Parents/carers: https://capturinginsights.typeform.com/to/fJIL5Ski
Children (over 16): https://capturinginsights.typeform.com/to/TXvxe6tk

For more information contact info@praesidiosafeguarding.co.uk   
The closing date for the surveys is Tuesday 6 April 2021.

INFANT

Teacher-led clubs
The teacher-led clubs will now be starting in week commencing 26 April (and not week of 19 April).

Menu: Week 1 beginning 19 April


JUNIOR 

Dates for the Diary
Tuesday 20 April - Back to School
Thursday 22 April – HT Class Photographs
Tuesday 27 April – Year 3 Evacuee Day

Lunch Menu
Week 1 Menu starting with the menu for Tuesday.


FOPS News

Hello all,

Thank you to everyone who attended the quiz on Saturday. It was brilliant fun and we raised £200 to go towards the HT pitch and upgrading the Rainbow Room.

Easter Trail starts tomorrow! You should have received a ParentMail to download the trail sheet if you haven't already picked one up from outside the office. Alternatively, please email katelloyd741@gmail.com and Kate will send you a copy.

Have a fantastic Easter break!
The FOPS committee.


Other Notices

Family Connexions Course
One of our parents is offering a heavily discounted family skills and connection course. If you're interested, please see the flyer here and contact them directly.

Surrey History Centre (SCC)
We would usually welcome families into the Surrey History Centre to make crafts for Easter but this year we have gone virtual. 
The video explains how to make a pop up honey bee. Make a pop up flying honey bee with Surrey Heritage - YouTube.  

REMINDER - Rapid Testing for Households & Childcare Bubbles
Schools may wish to use the following in their end of term communications with parents to encourage participation during the holidays in preparation for the start of the summer term:

If you’re a member of a household, childcare bubble or support bubble of a school pupil, college student or of a staff member, you can get twice-weekly symptom-free tests.

The symptom-free tests for households are not available from schools or colleges. Households can get a test by booking an appointment online at a symptom-free testing site, or by collecting a home-testing kit from a designated collection point, or if unable to travel to a site, by ordering a kit online. You can find out more at surreycc.gov.uk/symptomfreecovidtesting.

Please remember if your child or a household or bubble member develop COVID-19 symptoms, do not use symptom-free testing.  Book a free test at gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or call 119. 

 

No. 216

26 March 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

We’re so glad to have had the opportunity to celebrate a Fluffy Friday together today. The whole school seemed to be full of joy, friendship and fun! As we move into the final week of term, it’s great to see children having such a positive experience at school and I hope that they come home and tell you all about it! With cash being used less often, if you weren’t able to find a pound coin at the start of the day, you can make a payment on Parentpay. Thank you so much for continuing to help us fund this well-loved event each term!

Thank you so much for your positive response to my parentmail earlier in the week about testing and covid symptoms – I’m really grateful that families are prioritising the safety of the whole school community in keeping to the rules around covid. Do remember that the lateral flow tests are only for asymptomatic testing. Children with high temperatures, coughing or a loss of taste or smell must not come to school until they have a negative PCR test result. These can be booked online, taken almost immediately at a test centre, and results generally come back within 24 hours. We can provide work for children that are absent due to self-isolation and while you’re awaiting results. Remember though that children who are ill should be allowed time to recover. We won’t be providing work for children who are poorly.

Next week, we’ll be celebrating Easter as a whole school community. On Tuesday, the children will take part in a “pause day” – this is an opportunity to reflect on the events of Easter week, to think and be creative around the themes of love, sacrifice and compassion, and to have a time of stillness and prayer to ponder God’s love for the world. Also on Tuesday, at the juniors, children who choose to will be making Easter gardens during lunchtime play (take a look at the instructions on the website). This will be in year groups and will be the first occasion that children can mix with children from other classes; being outside the risk of infection is very low, and it seems a perfect occasion to have more freedom as children create gardens together. Teachers are really looking forward to planning different activities for mixing with the whole year group outside – I’m sure your children will tell you when they’ve had the chance to meet up with old friends, and when they’ve made new ones!

Next week, we’ll also have an Easter Zoom assembly on Wednesday, together with Robert Cotton who will be joining us online from Holy Trinity Church. This is always a good opportunity to be thankful for the term that’s passed and to pray for God’s blessing on the rest of our year together.

Remember that next week we finish early on Thursday, just after lunch. See below for the end of day arrangements and please do your best to pick your child up at the time allocated so that our staggered pick-up doesn’t get too over-crowded.

I’m keen to tell you about some of the adjustments that we’re planning to make in the summer term. Thanks to local infection rates being so low, and with the country gradually starting to ease lockdown restrictions, we are planning to provide daily outdoor playtime opportunities for children to mix beyond their class bubble with others in their year group. Indoors we will keep to the existing class bubble arrangements. I’ll be sharing the new start and finish times for the summer term for your child’s class by Parentmail in the coming days. Hopefully, this will benefit those of you with more than one child at HTPD, and reduce the time that siblings have to wait for a class to finish at hometime. Please pick children up from Pewley first; the juniors can wait a few minutes. There will always be someone on duty. With it being busier at the start and end of the day, try to arrive on foot at both sites rather than parking really close to the gates.

We are also excited to be able to run outside clubs for whole year groups rather than just a class at a time. We’ll provide more details on this soon. It will be so lovely to start to return to school life pre-pandemic; it will be a gradual process and depends on government advice at each stage, but I’m looking forward to an exciting summer term! Before then, I hope you have a Happy Easter!

With love,

Clare


Thought of the Week: Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices in the truth. Where do you want to shine God’s light?

WHOLE SCHOOL

End of term arrangements
On the last day of term, Thursday 1 April, we will be finishing early as usual. However, to keep to our staggered pick-ups and reduce crowding in the playgrounds, please carefully note your child’s pick up time. If you have siblings at both sites, don’t worry, there will be teachers on duty until all the children have been collected.

Pewley Down Finishing Times
1:20pm Walnut Class and Beech Class
1:25pm Chestnut Class and Oak Class
1:30pm Hazel Class and Willow Class

Holy Trinity Finishing Times
1:30pm 3A, 4EL and 5T
1:35pm 3S, 6D and 6T
1:40pm 3C, 4A and 5J
1:45pm 4N, 5S and 6S

Monday 19 April - Inset Day
Tuesday 20 April - Children Back to school

Roadworks on Addison Road
Please note there will be pavement works being carried out on Addison Road on Wednesday 31 March and Thursday 1 April.


INFANT

Teacher led clubs
The choice form for the summer term teacher led clubs will be sent out via ParentMail this afternoon.

Menu for week beginning Monday 29 March
Mon: Beef Stir Fry or Vegetable Stir Fry, Noodles; Lemon Biscuits
Tues: Pasta with Cheese and Tomato Sauce; Flapjack
Weds: Roast Turkey Breast with Gravy or Spanish Omelette; Fruit Crumble with Custard
Thurs: Chicken Curry or Sweet Potato & Spinach Curry, Steamed Rice; Fruit Salad
Fri: School closed
Selection of seasonal vegetables also available daily.

JUNIOR

Dates for the Dairy
Wednesday 31 March - Year 6 Summer term Parents Briefing via Zoom at 7pm
Thursday 22 April - Class Photographs
Tuesday 27 April - Year 3 Evacuee Day

Lunch Menu
Please note changes to lunch menu (Week 3) next week:
Wednesday - Roast turkey; Sweet chilli noodles
Thursday - Fish fingers and chips; Cheese quiche


FOPS News

Hello all,

Quiz night is tomorrow!
Last call for registrations before 5pm today please. Please contribute on PayPal Pool https://paypal.me/pools/c/8xNsaweCsB (£5 suggested donation) and leave your email address in the comments to receive details, or email katelloyd741@gmail.com directly, if you’d rather not leave your email address.

Easter Trail
The Easter trail starts next Friday 2nd in Charlotteville, on Pewley Way, Addison Road and Cline Road. Your mission is to find the objects from the trail sheet and note down the house number where you found it. The houses taking part will have school logos in windows / on gates to signpost they're taking part. You can pick up trail sheets from the playground from Monday 29th - we are suggesting a donation of £2.50 per household payable via PayPal Pool: https://paypal.me/pools/c/8y1qS5fQG8. Many thanks to Gini and Caroline for putting this all together!

Happy weekend and looking forward to the quiz tomorrow!

FOPS committee – Kate, Debbie and Sophie
 


HTSC News

Hi Everyone,

Bake Sales
Our bakers have been busy cooking up a storm for Years 5&6 for Fluffy Friday! Thank you to Svenja Trettin for sorting out the logistics for these cake sales and to all our baking team this term. We hope to continue these sales after the Easter break. So far these sales have raised nearly £650 for the school.

Here’s how it works: We have a few keen bakers per year group who will bake a selection of cakes, individually wrap, label, quarantine, and then deliver a box of cakes to each class. A suggested donation is £1 which your child can bring in with them and put in the class jar, or there will be an online PayPal payment option if you’d prefer which is here: https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8uznMpIiw2

Pitch 2020 Fund
Thank you to those who have donated and shared the link with other family members. We are using GoFundMe for direct donations to the Pitch 2020 Fund for families and friends of the school who are able to, and would like to, contribute in lieu of donating at events which we have not been able to provide this year. The fund will remain open until the end of this school year.

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 have any uniform to donate, or need some uniform please contact her at simonechidlow@googlemail.com. To pay for your items, please use the link here https://paypal.me/pools/c/8scngiBObf to pay via PayPal. Due to restrictions we cannot handle any cash at the moment.

Easter Trail
We are teaming up with FOPs at Pewley to run an Easter trail with help of local residents in the vicinity of the school. More details of how this will be taking place and how you can be involved can be found in the FOPS section of the newsletter. As always, if you have any questions, please drop an email to helen@thomasday.co.uk

Kind regards
HTSC Committee


Other Notices

Albury Cricket Club is looking for new members. Girls & boys from year 2 up are very welcome. To come along for a taster session at the start of the new season contact emily.alburycricket@gmail.com or see our website alburycc.co.uk. New season starts on Friday 23 April 2021.

Raring2Go Magazine
Please find below the link to the Digital copy of the Spring edition of Raring2Go! which is filled with all the fun things to do as a family in and around Guildford over Easter. This edition provides local Mum's and Dad's with some fun ideas for the coming weeks. https://magazines.raring2go.co.uk/guildford/spring/

Surrey County Council are recruiting for Bikeability Cycling Instructors
Want to work locally? Like to be outdoors? Interested in enthusing groups of young learners? Then the Cycle Training Team would like to hear from you. Most of the training is delivered by Instructors working in pairs at schools, both playground and on-the-road training. As a new Instructor you would receive training, observe experienced Instructors delivering courses, then be a 'third' Instructor to help build your confidence and skills. Please see link below for more details on this rewarding role. https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/jobs/search/details?id=12911

Christ Church Pre-school in central Guildford is looking for:
  1. Deputy Pre-school Manager - NVQ level 3 minimum. SENCO experience desirable. Monday and Friday 8:15-12:45, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:15 -3:45 Term time only. Deadline for application is Friday 2nd April. Interviews to take place week commencing Monday 19th April. For immediate start. If interested we’d love hear from you. Please send your CV to our Preschool manager Jo Smith at: Chrischurchpreschoolenquiries@gmail.com
  2. Nursery Practitioner - NVQ3 desirable but NVQ2 minimum dependent on applicant. Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:15 -3:45 Term time only. Deadline for application is Friday 2nd April. Interviews to take place week commencing Monday 19th April. For immediate start. If interested we’d love hear from you. Please send your CV to our Preschool manager Jo Smith at: Chrischurchpreschoolenquiries@gmail.com

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