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.
DRESSING UP FOR WORLD BOOK DAY
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.
On Thursday March 2nd 2017 we will be participating in World Book Day by sharing the story ‘The Rainbow Fish’.
To celebrate, we would like the Reception pupils to come dressed as ‘the colours of the sea’. For example; blue, green, purple, silver, or white. We look forward to seeing the children’s colourful outfits!
Thank you for your continued support.
The Reception Team
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
Mrs Davies (Deputy Headteacher)
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: www.hifield.bham.sch.uk
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