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Park Visit

Dear Parent

EDUCATIONAL VISITS

Following the completion of the SATs tests last week, the year 6 teachers would like to take the year 6 children to Ward End Park on Friday mornings as a reward. Each week, children will be invited to go to the park if they have worked hard, been well motivated and excellently behaved.

Your child will leave school at 9.00am and return to school by approximately 11.00am.

The children will then either have lunch in school or go home at 12, if that is what they normally do. Children can bring a drink and a snack to the park for the morning if they wish. However, please avoid sending energy drinks or fizzy carbonated drinks as these are not allowed in school. Please also send the children in PE kit for this day, along with appropriate clothing and footwear –weather dependent.

The first visit will be on Friday 25thMay 2018 and then continue this every subsequent Friday.

The consent form must be returned to school by Wednesday 23rdof May 2018.

I understand that while the school staff in charge of the party will take all reasonable care of the children, they cannot necessarily be held responsible for any loss, damage or injury suffered by your child arising during our out of school activity.

The school is insured against its Legal Liability to pay compensation should it be held responsible for causing an injury to your child whilst in the care of staff.  The school has not arranged any additional insurance in respect of the visit e.g. personal accident.  Should you be concerned about this area of risk you are advised to make your own arrangements.

If you have any concerns please speak to your child’s teacher.

Yours faithfully

J.Kain

Visit Leader

Parent Survey

Dear Parent/Carer,

PARENT SURVEY - Monday 4th June to Friday 8th June 2018

To help us to continue to make improvements to our schools, we would like to hear from our parents. We would be grateful if you could please take the time to complete our parent survey to let us know your thoughts on aspects of your child's education and school day.  Staff will be out in the playground with surveys between 8:40 and 9:00 a.m. during the above week, please ask for a form if you would like to complete the survey. Parents can also complete the survey online by clicking onto the link on our school website.  All surveys are and will remain anonymous.

Thank you for your support

Miss K. Magee

Parent Survey

PACT AVFC Aston League

Congratulations to the boys football team for winning the ‘PACT AVFC Aston League Maradona Division’ this academic year.

An extremely close season between 8 closely contested schools. The league title went down to the final game week to find out the eventual winners of the league.

The boys have played brilliantly this year playing some great football and showing amazing teamwork throughout.

Well done boys and fantastic achievement.

 

Chris Jay

Trust Sport Leader

Sports Day

Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard work.

The much awaited Highfield Annual Sports Day is soon approaching, events will be taking part week beginning Monday 9thJuly 2018.

Allevents will take place on school playground, Please check sports day posters for individual year group dates. 

This year’s theme we will be celebrating the 2018 European Championships hosted in Glasgow, so the students will be entering into the spirit of the occasion with lots of activities throughout the summer term. This year house groups will also be adopting a country that’s taking part in the Championships, we are hoping for a fantastic turnout from friends and families to cheer the teams on. Please contact school office if you require any additional information.

HIF Sports Day Poster 2018

Royal Party

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Next Friday we will be celebrating the 'Royal Wedding' at Highfield School. Across the morning, children will take part in a variety of activities and learn more about this important occasion.  Part of the morning will include a whole-school celebration on the playground with cakes and biscuits.  Children will be decorating biscuits in school (as part of a competition) but are also welcome to bring cakes or biscuits to share with their class. Due to allergies, these MUST be shop-bought and cannot be home-made.

Staff and children are invited to wear non-uniform on this day. The theme for this is wedding/celebration clothes.

I look forward to seeing you all in your best outfits on Friday 18th May.

Mrs Middleton

Assistant Head Teacher

Royal Wedding Celebration KS1

Royal Wedding Celebration: Friday 18thMay 2018

On Friday 18thMay, we will be celebrating the marriage of His Royal Highness, Prince Henry of Wales, and Ms Megan Markle with a royal themed picnic in school.  We would like to invite all the children to stay and have lunch in a regally decorated playground.  During the lunch break, children will take part in a number of outdoor activities as well as having a selection of picnic style food to choose from.  If the weather is not suitable, all children will enjoy their lunch in the dining hall. 

We would also like all children, where possible, to come to school dressed in wedding celebration clothes.

If your child goes home for dinners or has sandwiches and would like to stay for a dinner, please fill in the slip on the letter sent home and return it to school by Monday  14thMay.  If your child already stays for school meals, you do not need to fill in the slip.  Please note that school meals are free for children in Reception, Years 1 & 2.

We hope this will be a day to remember and will give us an opportunity to celebrate the occasion as a school together.

Many thanks for your support.

Yours sincerely

  1. K. Magee

Trust Business Pastoral Leader

Royal Wedding Celebration

Royal Wedding Celebration: Friday 18thMay 2018

On Friday 18thMay, we will be celebrating the marriage of His Royal Highness, Prince Henry of Wales, and Ms Megan Markle with a royal themed picnic in school.  We would like to invite all the children to stay and have lunch in a regally decorated playground.  During the lunch break, children will take part in a number of outdoor activities as well as having a selection of picnic style food to choose from.  If the weather is not suitable, all children will enjoy their lunch in the dining hall. 

We would also like all children, where possible, to come to school dressed in wedding celebration clothes.

If your child goes home for dinners or has sandwiches and would like to stay for a dinner, please fill in the slip on the letter sent home and return it to school by Monday 14thMay 2018. If your child already stays for school meals you do not need to fill in the slip.  The charge for this meal will be £2.15, and will need to be paid online by logging onto 

www.schoolmoney.co.uk.  However,  if you do not have access to the internet then please ask a member of staff from the office to print you off a pay point slip.

We hope this will be a day to remember and will give us an opportunity to celebrate the occasion as a school together.

Many thanks for your support.

Yours sincerely

  1. K. Magee

Trust Business Pastoral Leader

Key Stage 1 SATs

Dear Parents, 

Children in year two are expected to take the end of key stage assessments in May. Although they sit these assessments, the outcome does not determine the end of year attainment.

Following discussions with the class teacher, it was decided the content of the test is not appropriate to the level your child is working at. Therefore, in the best interest of your child, it has been decided that they will not be sitting these tests. However, they will still get a level at the end of the year. 

As a school, we have a wealth of evidence to support accurate assessments for your child and evidence to show the progress your child has made this.

If you have any further questions or would like to discuss your child’s progress further, please see your child’s class teacher.

Yours sincerely 

Mr Knibbs

Head of School