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.
Ofsted will be inspecting Highfield Junior and Infant School on 16 January 2019. The lead inspector will be Max Vlahakis. Ofsted would like to know what you think about our school. Please take a few minutes to read this leaflet which explains why Ofsted inspect schools, and what happens during an inspection.
If you are a registered parent or carer of a pupil at our school (including pupils on sick leave or who are temporarily excluded), you can tell Ofsted your views about our school by completing Ofsted's online survey, Parent View, by visiting: www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk.
As you are all aware, the SLT and I have been on the gates before and after school for a number of weeks now. We have been alarmed by the number of children who are in cars without seatbelts on. Not only is this extremely dangerous but it is also illegal. The following guidance outlines the law on children in cars:
You (the driver) must make sure that any children in the vehicle you’re driving are:
- in the correct car seat for their height or weight until they reach 135 centimetres tall or their 12th birthday, whichever is first
- wearing a seat belt if they’re 12 or 13 years old, or younger and over 135cm tall
You can be fined up to £500 if a child under 14 is not in the correct car seat or wearing a seat belt while you’re driving.
You also need to ensure that children are not let out of cars that have stopped in the middle of the road as they are at risk of being injured by other vehicles. Children need to be escorted into the school by the adult bringing them to school. The safety of all of our children is of paramount importance to us as a school so we appreciate your support with this.
School will close for all children on Friday 21stDecember 2018.
As this is the end of term, home dinners will be collected at normal time but there will be no Friday club so all children who stay for dinner will need to be collected at 1pm.
School will reopen for the Spring term on Tuesday 8thJanuary 2019 at 8:45am.
On behalf of everyone at Highfield School, I wish those of you who are celebrating Christmas a very Merry Christmas and wish those of you who do not celebrate, a very relaxing break.
Enjoy the holiday and Happy New Year to you all. Thank you for your continued support this term.
Head of School