Hayfield Primary School - News and Events

Newsletter 15 - 16th February 2018

Newsletter 15 - 16th February 2018  

Good Afternoon Everyone Just a short newsletter to ensure we share with you things you need to know before the holiday. One of these is World Book Day, which we are going to celebrate this year by everyone dressing up as book characters. Please see details below. Also, please see information sheet from our Emergency School Closure Policy (full version on the website). Thank you for tolerating the late opening of school on Monday. Closure is always a last resort but I know that late opening can cause problems for parents, so we won’t do this unless it’s absolutely necessary....more

Newsletter 14 - 9th February 2018

Newsletter 14 - 9th February 2018  

Good Afternoon Everyone What a lovely couple of weeks we have had here in school. Y3 learned all about the Stone Age in Eccleshall Woods last week and, with Year 5, have been singing like angels with Mrs Keeling, Ed Simpson and their Kinder Choir teacher, Katherine Nally - geƫng ready for the concert on Saturday 3rd March (Y3/5 parents: please send slips back ASAP confirming your child’s attendance - or drop us an email; thanks). Year 4 played their brass instruments beautifully to their parents at their mid-year Wider Opportunities concert last week, and this week they have been having fun in the woods with Mrs McErlean. On this subject, may I remind you that Y4 children need to have suitable clothing for woodland learning in school EVERY Wednesday – 3 of them forgot to bring warm clothing and wellies this week, so couldn’t take part in the activities. Mrs McErlean is asking all parents: if you have any old, warm clothing (fleeces, tracksuit bottoms etc) to fit children aged 6 – 12, please send into school. She will be very grateful...more

Newsletter 13 - 26th January 2018

Newsletter 13 - 26th January 2018  

Good Afternoon, Everyone I must say that I will not be sorry to see the back of January. With so much staff illness, children being sent home in their droves with flu-like symptoms and weather that has caused much disruption, it has not been the best start to the year. However, despite all of this, it has been heartwarming and very pleasing to walk around the school and see happy, smiling faces and children engaged in their learning. Maths monitoring of teaching and learning through lesson observations, work scrutiny and talking to children is showing that children are really enjoying their lessons and making good progress. It’s a joy to see. Thank you to my hardworking and caring staff - you are the best - and thank you to parents for supporting the school and ensuring your children are here in school, on time and doing their home-work regularly. ...more

Year 5 Spring 2018 Newsletter

5th January 2018

 Dear Year 5 Parents,

 Welcome back! I hope you have all had a great break over Christmas and that the children have returned refreshed and ready to work hard.

 For your information, PE/Games this term will be on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit and trainers in school at all times.

 Homework

 Homework will remain the same as last term.

 Spellings: the children should continue to follow the schedule of spellings sent home last term. In some cases, I have sent home duplicates of this, but if your child has lost their copy, please could they ask me for another. The week shown at the top of each list is the week in which they should be learned for a test the following week.

 Grammar: each week, there will be a sheet of mixed grammar and spelling questions. These will relate to the year 5 English Grammar curriculum objectives.

Newsletter 10 - 8th December 2017

Newsletter 10 - 8th December 2017  

Good morning Everyone By now, you will have received two important letters from me—one about school budgets and the other about me leaving Hayfield at the end of this academic year. I am so privileged to have been the headteacher at this school for so long. I have absolutely loved working with your children, yourselves, my governors and my fantastic staff on making this school the warm, friendly, vibrant learning community that it is. Hayfield Primary is my second home, so I’m going to miss it! But the time has come for me to step aside and make way for someone new, someone with fresh ideas and the ca-pacity to lead the school onwards on its journey to excellence. Governors will ensure that this is someone with the energy, drive and enthusiasm to face the challenges we all face today in education, someone that is positive about the future and will maintain the wonderful, caring ethos we have in our school today...more

Newsletter 9 - 24th November 2017

Newsletter 9 - 24th November 2017  

Good morning Everyone This week, we have been monitoring the teaching and learning of maths. I have been joined in my observations by my deputy, Mrs Kenyon, and also our local authority adviser, Steve Ford. It’s been great to see excellent classroom management, children engaged in their learning, using a range of concrete resources and drawings to aid their understanding, and greater fluency and reasoning across the school. We continue to work hard on ensuring that our ex-pectations of all children’s achievement in maths are high whilst meeting individual needs. Please keep supporting your children at home with their learning - those who are completing their homework and regularly accessing Mathletics are making faster progress. Thank you....more

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