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Literacy Week – Year 5

Dear Parents,

As part of literacy week, Year 5 will be learning about the works of J K Rowling.  The children will be studying the books and partaking in various tasks.  We will be focusing on the writing and characters of the Harry Potter books.On Tuesday 28th February children will have the opportunity to watch the film ‘Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone’ in school.  The film is rated as a ‘PG’ and therefore we require parental consent for your child to view it.

Please complete the consent form that your child should have brought home and return it to your child’s class teacher by Friday 17th February.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Ashford
Year 5 Group Leader

Literacy Week

Dear Parents,

We have an exciting first week back at Highfield, after half term, as it is Literacy week. During this week, the pupils will be carrying out a range of lessons that incorporate Writing, Reading, Art and Drama activities. As part of Literacy week there are some great opportunities for your child to develop their love for reading.

This will take place on Tuesday 28th February and Wednesday 1st March. 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 also a £1.00 book token to use at the fair.

Thursday 2nd March is World Book day. The pupils are invited to come to school dressed up as a book character of their choice. Please support your child with taking part in this.

Read more: Literacy Week

Snow procedures

Dear Parents,

We would appreciate it if you could take a couple of minutes to read this letter with regard to the procedures we will follow if severe weather is expected.

FIRSTLY: Please DO NOT phone the school to ask if it is closed. Previous experience has shown that this significantly impacts on our reception and prevents us from answering your calls or dealing with any other enquiries.

LOCAL RADIO STATIONS: These will be informed as early as possible and they will broadcast regular updates. We advise that you listen to these stations at regular intervals. You can also check the radio stations websites for school closures.

WEBSITE: The school website will be updated with a message on the front screen informing you if school is CLOSED. Our website address is:

TEXT MESSAGE: You will also receive a text message informing you if school is closed. However, we can only do this if your contact details are up to date. If you are in doubt or have recently changed your details, please fill in the form on the reverse and return it to the main office as soon as possible.

SEVERE WEATHER DURING THE SCHOOL DAY: Again, PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL, if the decision is taken during the school day to close due to severe weather, you will be contacted by TEXT and failing this we will telephone you using the contact numbers you have supplied.

Please understand that the school will not automatically close if it is snowing and children will be expected to attend school as normal.

Thank you for your on-going support and co-operation in this matter.

Mr. A. Knibbs
Acting Head of School

February Half Term

Dear parents,

School closes for the half term holiday for all children on Friday 17th February at 3.15pm. On Monday 27th February, we will be holding a training session for all members of staff. 
Therefore, school will reopen for pupils on Tuesday 28th February at 8.50am.

Thank you for your ongoing support

Yours sincerely,
Mrs Davies (Deputy Headteacher)

Coffee morning invitation for parents

Mr. Knibbs and Mrs. Davies will be holding a coffee morning on Friday 3rd March at 9.15 a.m. in the Infant Hall.

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.

WOW Experience

Dear Parent/Carer

WOW Experience

We are offering your child the opportunity to take part in a WOW experience where the Viking Man will be coming into school on Monday 13th February 2017. This is a FREE TRIP

The Viking Man will arrive at 9.00 a.m. and will be carrying out a workshop for approximately 1.5 hours. The rest of the day we be carrying out other Viking activities. No food will be involved. Members of staff from Highfield School will also be with the children for the duration of the day.

Children will need to wear school uniform.

Please understand that while the school staff in charge of the party will take all reasonable care of the children, they cannot necessarily be held responsible for any loss, damage or injury suffered by your child arising during a school activity.

The school is insured against its legal liability to pay compensation should it be held responsible for causing an injury to your child whilst in the care of staff. The school has not arranged any additional insurance in respect of the visit e.g. personal accident. Should you be concerned about this area of risk, you are advised to make your own arrangements.

Please complete the consent form that was sent out recently and return it to your child’s class teacher by Thursday 9th February 2016. You will need to make payment of your voluntary contribution using the cashless system in the same way you pay for dinner money. You can make payment online using a debit card or with a barcode from the school office at a pay point

Yours faithfully,


New School Football Kit

We would like to thank "The Aston Villa Foundation" and the "Premier League Players Scheme" for our new school football kit. The kit looks fantastic and all of the children can't wait to wear it! #TeamHIF


Mr Jay
Director of Sport


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Success for our Girls team's in the Aston League

Congratulations to our year 5 and 6 girls football team coming 1st place in the PACT Aston League Karen Carney division. The girls played 6 matches in the league and won all of their matches. Well done to all the girls that represented the football team this is a brilliant achievement!