Over the course of half term, a large amount of site work and checks have been carried out. As part of the site checks undertaken, an issue with the heating has been identified which has meant that certain areas of the school have been left without any heating whatsoever. This work has to be completed as a matter of urgency, therefore, we are left with no choice but to close school to years 3, 4 and 5 for the entire week commencing Monday 24th February.
Reception, Years 1, 2 and 6 will all be expected to be in school.
School will reopen for Years 3, 4 and 5 on Monday 2nd March.
I apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.
Head of School.
As part of our enrichment activities and experience of learning outside of the classroom, your child in Year 6 is being given the opportunity to visit Anglesey in the North of Wales from Friday 10th July – Monday 13th July 2020.
The residential is available to all Year 6 children, however due to a limited number of spaces we can only offer places to the first children to return their consent letters along with a non-refundable deposit of £30, payable via the online school money system.
Please be aware that no places will be guaranteed until the deposit has been received. Payment can not be made with cash.
If you would like to secure a place for your child on the above mentioned trip, please fill out and complete the consent letter than was sent home with your child and ensure you pay the deposit via the school online system.
Deputy Head Teacher
This term, we’ve had a really successful culture week - it was lovely to see the children sharing their learning about different cultures and countries. Learning and understanding about other people is so important when we are fortunate enough to live in a city as diverse as Birmingham. We also held our first enrichment days this term. Children had a choice of new experiences to take part in such as photography, gardening, sewing, cooking, film club and many other opportunities to develop new skills and interests.
We are already looking forward to the next one in term 2. Other highlights of the term have been some of the WOW experiences that have taken place, the celebration assemblies and seeing the fantastic work that our children produce on a daily basis. We are so proud of them. Last week, we held the Christmas Fayre and were so pleased with how successful it was.
Thank you so much to all of the children, staff and parents who attended and supported the event. We could not do it without you all! Merry Christmas to all who are celebrating and happy holidays to those who are not. Have a wonderful 2 weeks with your friends and families. I wish you all a very happy, healthy and successful 2020.
Once again, thank you for you ongoing support - it is very much appreciated.
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Friday 15 th November is Children in Need Day and for a donation of £1 your child can wear non-uniform to raise funds for such a worthy cause.
The theme for the day is to come to school dressed in spots.
As the weather is likely to be cold please make sure your child brings a coat to wear at break/lunch times, and sensible shoes (no heelies or heels).
Trust Pastoral Leader
The first half term, despite being 8 weeks long, seems to have flown by. The children have settled into their new year groups well and are producing some really impressive work, As always, there’s been lots going on for all of our children and staff: sporting events, Mental Health Awareness day, World Maths Day and much more. Last half term, we also had Cultures Week - always a big highlight of the year for us at Highfield - and we look forward to sharing our learning with you at the end of the week.
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You will all have received the information and consent form regarding your child receiving the flu vaccination. As has been the case in previous years, one of the ingredients (porcine) is a derivative of pork gelatine. Whilst we are not advising you to allow your child to have or not have the vaccination, we needed to ensure that you are aware of this.
Please ensure that you complete and return the consent form, making it clear whether or not you would like your child to receive the vaccine.
Mr A. Knibbs
Head of School