Friday 27th April 2018
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.
Mr. A. Knibbs
Head of School
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.
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
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.
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,
Assistant Head Teacher for Year 6
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.
CEO / Executive Headteacher
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.
All Staff at Highfield
As we are now approaching the end of the term, I would like to share some important dates with you.
Thursday 29th March 2018 - School closes at 1pm
Monday 16th April 2018 - School reopens for all pupils
Thursday 3rd May- Teacher Training day
School closed to all pupils except Y6 who will be in from 9 until 12:30
Monday 14th May - Thursday 17th May - Y6 SATs and Y2 assessments
Monday 21st May - Teacher Training Day
School closed to all pupils
Friday 25th May - School closes at 1 pm for half term
Monday 4th June - School reopens for all pupils
Monday 2nd July - Teacher Training Day
School closed to all pupils
Friday 20th July - School closes for summer
Thank you for your support.
Head of School
As you know we have been cashless since 1st September 2016. This means that we will not be accepting any more cheques or cash in school for your child’s dinner money.
You will now be able to pay for your child/ren’s school meals / Trips and Uniform online and payment will be taken by debit or credit card there and then. Please note you will need to have an email address as your receipt for your records will be sent to that email address.
Go to www.schoolmoney.co.uk – this will take you to the homepage. In the top right hand corner you will see the ‘parents click here to login’ click this button which will take you to the next page.
1. Input your mobile number, email address and password (that was given by the school)
2. Type in your child’s first name only (you can type any child’s name if you have more than one in school) then click confirm.
You will now be taken to the payments screen. You will now be able to view each child’s dinner money account and make payments.
If you are unsure of how to use this system please come to the main office and leave your name and contact number as we will arrange a support session. If we should receive a high volume of interest in those who require support, we will arrange for a group demonstration of the system.
Thank you for your continued support.
Administration and Finance Teams