Dear Parent / Carer
Please note that the children finish school for the summer holidays on Thursday 21st July 2016. Can we remind everyone to check the lost property box before we break up, as all unclaimed articles will be disposed of at the end of term. The lost property box is now located in the parent shelter near to the Highfield Road Entrance.
The school will be closed for teacher training on: Friday 22nd July 2016,
Mon 5th September 2016 and Tue 6th September 2016
School re-opens for pupils on Wednesday 7th September 2016
School sweatshirts can be purchased from the Main Office at a cost of £9.00. Can you please ensure that you have the correct money at the time of
purchase purchase, as change is limited.
We wish you all a good holiday and look forward to seeing you back on the 7th September 2016.
From all the Staff at Highfield School
DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR:
21.07.16 Last day of school for pupils – Remember to check the lost property box
22.07.06 Teacher Training Day
05.09.16 Teacher Training Day
06.09.16 Teacher Training Day
07.09.16 Start of school for all pupils (Year 1 to Year 6)
12.09.16 Start of school for reception pupils (parents have been issued with start times for their child)
Autumn Term Starts: Wednesday 7th September 2016
Half Term: Monday 24th October 2016 – Friday 28th October 2016
Autumn Term Ends: Friday 16th December 2016
In June, our school took part in Money Week. During this week, children learnt all about money, the
value of money, how to make a profit and the importance of budgeting. In Numeracy lessons, each year group
took part in a money project which allowed the children to use their reasoning, problem solving and
In year six, children were given an open investigation to organise and plan a
In Year five, some children budgeted and went to the local shop to make a fruit salad for the Queens street party.
Year four, investigated and looked at old British currency.
The year three classrooms became a cinema where children solved different money problems.
Year two were visited by an ice cream van on Friday after a busy week of solving money problems about an Ice Cream
Year one had a very busy money week and using different number skills the children planned and organised the
Queens street birthday party.
It was a fantastic week and all the teachers were very impressed with the children's Numeracy skills and enthusiasm. Take a look at some of the wonderful things the children did and achieved during the week.
Year 6 Year 6 Year 5 Year 4 Year 4
Year 2 Year 2 Year 2 Year 1
The circus came to Highfield Reception last week. We had the most amazing day. First of all we watched a circus show which was really funny. All our teachers joined in. We learnt how to walk on stilts, spin plates, dance with ribbons and to juggle.
Last week Mr Gulzar and Miss Downes welcomed Sir Michael Wilshaw, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools, Lorna Fitzjohn OFSTED's Regional Director and Jane Millward HMI to Highfield School to discuss Safeguarding in Birmingham.
Mr Gulzar said "It was a very productive meeting discussing how professionals across Birmingham could further improve safeguarding for our pupils. We were able to talk about in detail the good work that currently takes place across the PACT and learn of other great practice elsewhere.' Miss Downes added 'Safeguarding continues to be at the fore front of all we do and as an organisation, we are continually looking for ways to be even better.'
Congratulations to our Year 6 children winning the level 2 Tennis competition on Thursday 9th June at King Edwards, Aston.
Well done to all the children that took part you all played extremely well. Mr Jay.
We are delighted to announce that following the successful voting on new school houses, as of September 2016 the new houses will be:
To celebrate the launch of our new school houses we are pleased to inform you that in September 2016 your child will receive a FREE P.E t shirt as part of the new P.E uniform for Highfield School. The t shirt will feature your child’s house logo which is the house they will remain in for their time at Highfield School. This t shirt will then be worn for every P.E lesson along with black shorts/jogging bottoms/leggings and suitable footwear.
May I also take this opportunity to inform you that should your child require a new t shirt due to loss or damage following receiving their free t shirt they will need to be purchased at a cost of £5.30 per t shirt. In order to avoid your child losing there t shirt when they have received it, it is advised that you write/label your child’s name clearly inside of the t shirt.
We hope that you are pleased with our new houses and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your participation in forming the new houses. We also hope that your child/ren will enjoy their new t shirt and will support their Physical Education during their time at Highfield School.
I would like to thank all the children, parents and staff that voted for the new school houses, we look forward to introducing them next academic year.
We are going to have lots of fun learning circus skills.
We can't wait!