People in Birmingham are being encouraged to check that they, their children and teenagers have had two doses of MMR vaccine following confirmation of cases of measles within the city.
Public Health England (PHE) West Midlands is working with Birmingham City Council and local NHS partners to make sure that anyone in the city who needs an MMR vaccination is aware, following confirmed cases of measles in children in Birmingham. Most of the recent cases had not received the required two doses of MMR vaccine.
If children and young adults have missed these vaccinations in the past, it’s important to take up the vaccine now from GPs, particularly in light of the recent cases in Birmingham.
Parents should check their child’s Red Book to see if they’ve received MMR vaccinations as scheduled, or check with their GP surgery if they are unsure.
Measles symptoms to be aware of include:
- high fever
- sore, red, watery eyes
- aching and feeling generally unwell
- a blotchy red brown rash, which usually appears after the initial symptoms.
We are delighted to announce that Highfield Junior and Infant School have been awarded the Silver School Games Mark Award. This is an exceptional achievement for Highfield School and is testament to the continued hard work from the department. We look forward to welcoming a new academic year where we will continue to prioritise providing these opportunities for our children.
This academic year 184 of our key stage two children have been engaged in weekly out of school hours learning. We have provided 440 places for children in 62 sporting competitions and had 129 children officiating and leading sporting events.
The School Games Mark Award has been running since 2012 and recognises schools for their commitment to school sport. The criteria to be awarded the Mark include providing children with 2 hours P.E per week, engaging pupils in competitive school sport and providing extra-curricular opportunities. With a large intake of pupils across our Trust the threshold to meet the criteria is exceptionally challenging.
Director of Sport
The Prince Albert Community Trust
Dear Parents/ Carers,
On Tuesday 4th July, Year 5 are having a North America WOW day. As part of the day, we are holding an awards ceremony. The children have been asked to prepare a song, dance or joke for the competition and the winners will receive a trophy. For the ceremony, we would like the children to wear their best clothes that are red, white or blue.
We are also having a picnic to celebrate American Independence Day. The children can bring in snacks and food that is packaged and has ingredients listed on it, as well as a towel or blanket to sit on outside.
For health and safety reasons, please do not send your child into school with nuts or home cooked food.
We are looking forward to seeing some fantastic performances and outfits!
Thank you for your continued support.
Year 5 Teachers
We are delighted to inform you that this year’s Sports days will be taking place on the dates listed below. All of our Sports days will be taking place at Highfield School. We would love you to come and join us at our sports days and cheer along our young athletes. Sports days are an excellent opportunity for parents and guardians to see their children competing for their respective house teams.
|Monday 19th June 2017||Year 1||Highfield Junior and Infant School, B8 3QF||9.30 - 11.30 am|
|Monday 19th June 2017||Year 3||Highfield Junior and Infant School, B8 3QF||1.30 - 3.00 pm|
|Tuesday 20th June 2017||Year 2||Highfield Junior and Infant School, B8 3QF||9.30 - 11.30 am|
|Tuesday 20th June 2017||Year 4||Highfield Junior and Infant School, B8 3QF||1.30 - 3.00 pm|
|Thursday 22nd June 2017||Year 6||Highfield Junior and Infant School, B8 3QF||9.30 - 11.30 am|
|Friday 23rd June 2017||Reception||Highfield Junior and Infant School, B8 3QF||9.30 - 11.30 am|
|Friday 23rd June 2017||Year 5||Highfield Junior and Infant School, B8 3QF||1.30 - 3.00 pm|
Your child will require full P.E kit on their sports day, please ensure they have their house t-shirt on this day along with plenty to drink and sun cream.
Yours in sport
Miss P. Sage Mr C. Jay
Trust Leader for Sport and Health Trust Director of Sport
As you know your child has been working very hard this year to learn their phonics. The Phonics Screening Check will be taking place during the week commencing 12th June 2017. I would like to invite you to a meeting to share with you what will be happening during this week.
I will also be sharing some resources that you can use to help your child during the half term holiday.
The meeting will be held at 9:00am on Thursday 25th May 2017 in the Infant Hall.
We hope to see you there.
Year 1 Year Group Leader
Dear Parents/ Carers,
Music Lessons – Years 4, 5 and 6
As you know, your child has had the opportunity to receive music tuition within school. Music is an extremely important part of the curriculum and something we want to be able to offer to as many children as possible.
Currently, school pays an external provider to teach all of the children in Year 4 to play a musical instrument and selected children in Years 5 and 6. We have looked at a more cost effective way of providing music tuition to our pupils and have decided to employ a music teacher.
This means that we will be able to offer music tuition to a greater number of children across school and be able to provide other opportunities for enhancing the teaching of music across the curriculum.
If your child currently has an instrument on loan from the music service, they will need to return it to school before the end of the summer term.
If you have any questions about this, please see a member of the SLT.
Mr. A. Knibbs
Acting Head of School
Dear Parents/ Carers,
Year 5 Parent Workshop
We are holding a Parent Workshop for all Year 5 pupils to help parents to support their child’s learning at home. The focus for this workshop will be Maths.
The workshop will be held on Tuesday 16th May at 9:05am and will take place in the year 5 classrooms.
It is vital that you attend to provide the best support for your child in Maths.
The workshop will educate you on some of the Maths curriculum and preparations your child will need for Year 6.
Thank you for your continued support
Year 5 Teachers