Last week, we had a fun-filled week with one mission - to write for a purpose. Across school, we all chose a different purpose to write for: Year 1 had a poetry competition; Y2 wrote to CBeebies; Y3 made a video advert for our school; Year 4 wrote to the local council about littering in the local area; Year 5 created our very own school magazine called ‘The Highfield Headliner’ and Year 6 wrote to Liam Byrne MP about traffic, parking and road safety. We also had a focus text per year group, which underpinned our World Book Day learning. Children and staff had the option of coming in dressed as their favourite character from a book, which was enjoyable for all. We also had the opportunity to share a story where we chose a story to be read to us based on the front cover. We also had a press conference in Y5, a Mad Hatter’s Tea party in Y3 and ‘Pirate Day’ in Reception amongst other things. Everyone in school had a great week and we were fully immersed in learning about all things Literacy.
On Monday 18th March 2019 it will be Comic Relief Red Nose Day. To celebrate and raise money, we would like all pupils to come into school wearing something red. We are asking children to bring in a £1 coin which their class teacher will then collect.
We hope to have lots of fun and laughter on this day.
Thank you for your continued support.
Ms. K. Magee
Trust Pastoral Leader
Wow! Reception are super excited for all of the wonderful experiences we will be engaging in this Spring. This term kicked off with a fun packed ‘literacy week’ where the children immersed themselves in the text ‘Pirates Love Underpants’. The whole unit was transformed into a pirate paradise, where we made props to help us on our pirate quests; made huge treasure maps and set sail in our ships.
We even dressed up on Thursday for World Book Day and took part in a huge treasure hunt obstacle course. It was such fun! Next week we will be looking at the Special Olympics, and engaging in lots of sporting related learning! There is a maths workshop for parents, where the children will work with their parents on a variety of different maths activities that can be easily made at home.
All of this is all before this term;s WOW experience: Science Galore! We will be carrying out lots of simple experiments aimed to create awe and wonder and generating fantastic discussions about the world around us.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
On Thursday 14thMarch, we will be taking the children from Years 4 to Year 6 to an exciting extracurricular event The Big Bang Fair at the NEC. It is an extraordinary event for our children to take part in and widen their horizons.
Children will need to be in school at 8.30amwith a packed lunch in a backpack with a bottle of water (a lunch will be provided for all children entitled to free school dinners), a light jacket and wearing their school uniform. We will be back in time to be collected as normal at 3.15pm.
The cost for the coach to go to this event will be £6.50 per child. This is a compulsory payment thatwill be required for your child to attend. Deadline for payment is Friday 1stMarch.
Please complete the consent form that was sent home with your child and make your payment through ParentPay by Friday 1st March.
Miss A. Webster
This will take place onThursday 14th- Tuesday 19thMarch. Parents are invited to come to the junior hall between 3.15-4.00 to look at and purchase a range of texts for your children. If you are attending, please try to bring some change with you for when you are purchasing texts. Your child will receive a flyer with details of texts that are available and a £1.00 book token to use at the fair.
Thank you for your continued support.
Have a fantastic half term break.
Dear Year 2 Parents,
You are invited to a Parent Workshop on Monday 11thMarch 2019.
The workshop will last from 9am to 10am and will take place in the Infant Hall.
The focus of the workshop will be Maths. It will give you an opportunity to work alongside the Year 2 team and provide you with ideas of how to support your child at home.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Year 2 Teachers
The school nurse will be in school again next week, on Tuesday 12th of February. She will be providing a drop in session from 8.30am until 11am. This will be an opportunity for you to talk to her about any concerns that you have regarding your child.
You will need an appointment to access this service, although you may have to wait to see the nurse as she will see parents on a first come first service basis. In order to access the drop in service, you will need to come to the main office to sign in. If you are thinking of accessing the service, we ask that you could let the school office know your name and your child’s name by Monday 11th of February, so you can secure your booking.
If you have any questions, please do speak to a member of the school senior leadership team.