Our WORLD CUP COMMUNITY COHESION project was launched in style with our opening ceremony and last week, Highfield children have started to learn more about the country their class was assigned.
This project runs for the next three weeksand will end in a spectacular whole-school celebration on Monday 16thJuly 2018.
Community Cohesion Exhibition:
Each class are preparing their own exhibition piece based on what they have learnt about their country. These will be displayed in an ‘art-gallery style’ in the school hall at the end of the project. We would like to welcome parents to come and see this exhibition on Monday 16thJuly from 9:00-9:45am.
World Cup Closing Ceremony:
During the afternoon of Monday 16thJuly, we will be celebrating as a whole school on the playground area.
This closing ceremony will include dances, speeches and a winner’s podium.
Parents are invited to join us for this celebration from 2pm. (Please report to the school office at this time if you wish to join us)
ALL children are invited to wear the colours of their country’s flag for school on Monday 16thJuly. This will therefore be a non-uniform day.
We look forward to uniting together on Monday 16thJuly,
Mrs Davies and Mrs Middleton
On Monday 9thJuly 2017 Year 6 will be having their end of year school trip to the beach at Weston-Super-Mare. The children will be departing and returning on the same day and will need to bring everything they need for the full day along with them.
The British weather is, at best, unpredictable so children will need to bring clothes for all eventualities. The children will need to bring sensible shoes as we will be taking part in different activities while we are at the beach.
Your child will also need to bring a packed lunch (unless your child receives free school meals) and drinks that can be consumed throughout the day while we are there. No food or drinks will be allowed on the coach.
We will also have the opportunity to purchase an ice-cream and visit the small shop on the beach front. Therefore children are welcome to bring a small amount of spending money. We ask that you please send your child with no morethan £10 in spending money. The children will be responsible for taking care of their own money and belongings as the Year 6 teachers will not take responsibility for this.
Children will be taking part in a fully secured high ropes activity. Therefore, below is a list of items your child will need for the day:
Sensible clothing (weather dependent and no skirts/dresses) Sun Hat
Packed lunch Drinks
Book for the journey Sun cream
The Aston Villa Foundation are delighted to announce an innovative new partnership with the Prince Albert Community Trust (PACT) that will transform the delivery of physical activity in a number of Birmingham schools.
The Foundation will be employing a Villa Community Champion in collaboration with PACT whose role will be to deliver Aston Villa Foundation programmes in their schools.
The full-time role, which will be based in the schools themselves, will help to ensure that the club have a presence at the heart of education in the city, putting the Foundation in the best possible position to impact positive change on students.
Manager of Foundation and Community Partnerships, Andy Taylor, believes the link with PACT will aid the Foundation’s attempts to have a greater impact on the physical and mental wellbeing of school children in the local community.
He said: “We’re delighted to build on our existing primary school programmes with this new model, which allows greater focused engagement. We will be working very closely with the schools to measure the positive impact of the engagement over the course of the year.
“This representation within the schools also allows exit routes through our wider family interventions such as holiday activity, employability and health-based projects as we work to develop a family approach, starting in the schools.”
The Villa Community Champion will aim to deliver projects and interventions that help raise attendance, empower pupils, improve students’ health and wellbeing and increase inclusive activities, among other objectives, in PACT schools.
PACT is responsible for four primary schools in Birmingham – Heathfield Primary School, Highfield J&I School, Birchfield Community School and Prince Albert Primary School – and CEO Sajid Gulzar is excited about the opportunities the partnership presents.
He said: “As an AVFC Hub school we will adopt a collaborative delivery approach to ensure that our staff, pupils and their families benefit from skilled expertise and additional resources. The aim is to enable our pupils to excel both in and outside of the classroom. “
We are extremely excited about the partnership and how it can serve our communities. We hope that the collaboration will benefit our children across PACT for many years to come.”
There will be a year 6 transition day on Wednesday 4th July at their new secondary schools for the whole day.
All year 6 students will not need to attend Highfield School on that day and this will not affect their attendance record.
Assistant Head teacher