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Terrorism Letter - 3rd April

Dear Parents,

You may be aware that there is a leaflet being posted that refers to the 3rd April.

Understandably, this has caused alarm amongst our children and our community. We will be speaking to the children this week to reassure them and this matter has been reported to the police and other authorities.

As with all acts of terrorism, I feel that this is intended to spread fear and confusion and to unsettle our community.

Our aim is to keep your children calm and to support you to remain calm whilst the appropriate authorities deal with the matter.

Yours faithfully,

Sajid Gulzar
CEO / Executive Headteacher

Easter Closing Time - 1pm

Dear Parents,

Please be aware that school will be closing at 1pm promptly on Thursday 29th March.  There will be no after school clubs on Thursday 29th March either.

We wish you an enjoyable Easter half-term break and look forward to seeing you all on Monday 16th April at 8.45am.

Regards

All Staff at Highfield

Important Dates for Parents

Dear Parents,

As we are now approaching the end of the term, I would like to share some important dates with you.

Thursday 29th March 2018 - School closes at 1pm
Monday 16th April 2018 - School reopens for all pupils

Thursday 3rd May- Teacher Training day
 School closed to all pupils except Y6 who will be in from 9 until 12:30

Monday 14th May - Thursday 17th May - Y6 SATs and Y2 assessments

Monday 21st May - Teacher Training Day
School closed to all pupils

Friday 25th May - School closes at 1 pm for half term
Monday 4th June - School reopens for all pupils

Monday 2nd July - Teacher Training Day
School closed to all pupils

Friday 20th July - School closes for summer

Thank you for your support.

Mr. Knibbs

Head of School

Online Cashless System

To Parents/Guardians

As you know we have been cashless since 1st September 2016. This means that we will not be accepting any more cheques or cash in school for your child’s dinner money.

You will now be able to pay for your child/ren’s school meals / Trips and Uniform online and payment will be taken by debit or credit card there and then. Please note you will need to have an email address as your receipt for your records will be sent to that email address.

Go to www.schoolmoney.co.uk – this will take you to the homepage. In the top right hand corner you will see the ‘parents click here to login’ click this button which will take you to the next page.

1. Input your mobile number, email address and password (that was given by the school)

2. Type in your child’s first name only (you can type any child’s name if you have more than one in school) then click confirm.

You will now be taken to the payments screen. You will now be able to view each child’s dinner money account and make payments.

If you are unsure of how to use this system please come to the main office and leave your name and contact number as we will arrange a support session. If we should receive a high volume of interest in those who require support, we will arrange for a group demonstration of the system.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours faithfully,

 

 

Administration and Finance Teams

Year 1 African Culture Week

Dear Parent/ Guardian,

For arts fortnight Year 1 will be learning all about African culture. We will be exploring African music, dance and cultural dress. On Wednesday 28th March, the children will be participating in an African dance workshop. We would like to invite you to come to a special African dance performance at 2:55pm- 3:15pm on this day. We also ask that you bring your child dressed in African clothing on this day (bright colours and patterns).

Thank you

Mrs R Dauncey

Year 1 Teacher

On-Site Educational Visits

Dear Parent,

We are offering your child in Year 3 a place to take part in a workshop, Cartouche Painting & Egyptian Dance on Wednesday 28th March 2018. It will take place in school at 9:00am and finish at 3:00pm. The workshop will include activities based around our Term 2 topic of Ancient Egypt.

Your child will need to wear school uniform as usual. They will also need to bring in their PE kit, as this will be needed for the Egyptian Dance part of the workshop.

This educational visit does not require a voluntary contribution.

Please return the reply slip to the class teacher. All consent forms must be returned to school by Wednesday 21st March 2018.

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

Yours faithfully

Miss Bailey
Visit Leader                                                                                                    

S. K. Heath (Ms)
Senior Office Manager

Coffee Morning Invitation to Parents

Mr. Knibbs and Mrs. Davies have re-arranged the coffee morning for  Friday 16th March 2018 at 9.00 a.m. in the Infant Hall.  Miss Magee the Pastoral Leader of the trust will also be there.

This is an opportunity for parents to come in and talk about school, what is going well and what more, if anything, would you like for your children.

Come and have a chat over a drink and a biscuit. Your views are important to us.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Mr A Knibbs
Mrs S Davies

World Maths Day

Date: Thursday 8th March 2018

Dear Parents/Carers

It is World Maths Day on Monday 12th March and children will be doing Maths activities for the day.  To make this a memorable experience we would like children to dress up as Rockstars – they can use their Times Table Rockstar avtar as a source of inspiration for their outfit. Alternatively, children can dress with a number themed outfit.

World Maths Day for Year 6 will be on Tuesday 13th March.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs R Bi
Assistant Headteacher