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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 

Ramadan Mubarak

Friday 27th April 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians,

With the start of Ramadan approaching, we know that some children will wish to take part in fasting. In general it is not recommended that pupils of primary age fast for a prolonged period of time.

We would advise that it is best to do this at the weekend when parents can supervise. 

We recognise that some of the pupils who have reached puberty do wish to fast during the school week.  However, as you may be aware, Ramadan will being during the SATS week, therefore we strongly advise that no Year 6 child fasts during this week.

If your child has reached puberty and wishes to fast after SATS week, we need the slip on the letter which was sent home signed, dated and returned to the class teacher before Ramadan begins in order to ensure that all pupils are safe and accounted for at lunchtime.  Children can either go home for their lunch or stay in school. 

Yours sincerely

Mr. A. Knibbs

Head of School

Community Cohesion Parent and Child Workshop

Dear Parents,

The Pastoral team would like to invite you to attend a Community Cohesion Parent and Child Workshop on Wednesday 9th May from 2:15-3:15pm in the Infant hall.

Kind Regards,
Pastoral Team

SATS Testing

Dear Parents,

As you are aware, SATs testing is taking place in the week beginning Monday 14th of May for Year 6 pupils.

This comprises of several tests:
Monday 14th of May – Grammar and Spelling tests
Tuesday 15th of May – Reading Test
Wednesday 16th of May – Arithmetic paper and Reasoning Test 1
Thursday 17th of May – Reasoning Test 2

 

Parent Meeting
There will be a parent meeting to explain procedures and give further details on Thursday 24th of April at 3pm in the Junior hall. It is important that parents attend so that you are fully aware of what is expected of your child.
Teacher Training day
Year 6 children will also be required to attend school for extra revision during the Teacher Training Day on Thursday 3rd of May. This will be for the morning only; therefore, children will need to be collected at 12pm. This is to ensure that our children have the most revision time they can.
How can you help?
During this time of year, it is really important that children remain calm, have a focused and positive attitude and try their very best. It is important that they eat healthily, get enough sleep, drink plenty of water and complete any homework they are given. As a school, we will be positively encouraging children to try to do their best and your support in this is vital.

 

Breakfast club
During the SATs Testing week, breakfast club will be provided for all Year 6 pupils, free of charge, from Monday morning to Thursday morning. This will be a chance for the children to talk to their friends and teachers about their tests, and hopefully discuss any worries and concerns. Children can arrive at school at 8am. Breakfast club will close at 8.30am.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Year 6 team.

Many thanks for your continued support,


Miss Webster
Assistant Head Teacher for Year 6

 

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