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
Year 1 have a very exciting day planned on Thursday 20thDecember for their WOW day. The classrooms are going to transform into Elf Workshops and throughout the day they will be joining in with a range of Christmas activities including arts, crafts and baking.
The children are therefore able to come to school dressed as elves and do not need to wear their school uniform.If your child does not have an elf/Christmassy outfit please send them in a red or green t-shirt and we will make elf hats/ears etc. for them to wear during the WOW day.
We are looking forward to a day of fun and celebration with the children!
Ms Chatterley and the Y1 team
Throughout the autumn term, Year 4 have been studying the Romans in their Learning for Life lessons. As the term is now coming to an end, we would like to celebrate the children’s learning in an art themed WOW day on Tuesday 11thDecember 2018, where the children will participate in a number of Roman themed art lessons that will help the children to immerse themselves into this topic one last time.
There will be no charge for this experience but all that we ask is that your child brings in a piece of cardboard, about the size of a cereal box, so that they can create a Roman shield. The WOW day will take place on school grounds and will follow the same times as a regular school day.
We are also inviting the children to dress up in traditional Roman clothing for the day and it would add to the excitement of the day if your child could join in. We have given you some examples below as inspiration. If your child is not coming in Roman clothing they should wear their full school uniform.
If you have any questions, please see your child’s class teacher.
The Year 4 Team
We are pleased to announce that Highfield School is holding a Christmas Fayre on Thursday 13thDecember, after school at 3.30pm. Please keep the date in your diary!
We are also looking for any unwanted gifts you may have, or bric-a-brac such as unwanted toys or books, for one of our stalls. Please could you bring these to the Junior Hall, if your child is in KS2, or the Infant Hall if your child is in reception or KS1 on the 7thDecember when you drop off your children in the morning. We appreciate your support with this.
Thank you for your support.
Mrs A Hazeldine
Associate Deputy Headteacher
School nurse drop in session with Nurse Joanne Bonner Thursday 22nd November 2018 @ 8.30-9.30.
If you have any concerns or questions about your child's health, please come and see Nurse Joanne to talk them through.
The reception team would like to invite you to our parent workshop on 26th November at 8.50 – 9.10 am.
There will be a variety of exciting phonics games and activities set up throughout the unit for you to explore with your child. You will also get to take away a ‘phonics pack’ that will support your child’s learning at home.
We are really looking forward to seeing you all there.
The Reception Team