Hayfield Primary School - News and Events
Newsletter 22 - 4th March 2016
Hello Everyone It was a very diﬃcult decision to make this morning. The forecast was mixed and forever changing. There was no snow at 4 0’clock this morning and the roads were wet, so it didn’t look like it would settle anyway. Living in Tideswell, I have to rely on both the weather forecast, what other schools are doing and what my colleagues and governors tell me it is doing in Hayﬁeld. I always start from the premise that the school will be open unless it is impossible or unsafe to do so. ...more
Newsletter 21 - 26th February 2016
Hello everyone Hope you all had a lovely week with your children. It's lovely to have them back and ready to learn after their break. I just wanted to mention that a number of staﬀ have commented recently (and supply teachers always notice this) on how more and more of the children are going out of their way to show kindness and politeness to both other children and adults alike. This is lovely to see and shows that our new year resolution and regular reminders about kindness are paying oﬀ. Thank you, children, your kind words and actions are really appreciated and make a big diﬀerence to the atmosphere in school. ...more
Newsletter 20 - 12th February 2016
Hello Everyone I'm writing this from Stepping Hill A & E - but all is fine now. I think someone just wanted to get out of a maths test! Well I can't believe we're at the end of another half term. It's not usually the busiest of terms but the last six weeks have just flown by. With parents' meetings, a host of other meetings, lots of staff training and big changes in DfE assessment to get our heads around, teachers are more than ready for the break!...more
One of my favourite events in the sports calendar is the dance festival. An opportunity to remove competition and just have fun. The dance festival at New Mills High School is a great opportunity for our children to perform on a stage with lights and music.
The key stage 2 children choreographed their own routines, a great opportunity to see their personalities and creativity coming through dance. Our younger children for whom this can be quite daunting work with myself creating a dance together and are supported by myself on the day. It is very much their ideas—but with some help to put together.
Every year the children never fail to amaze me with their performances—for their synchronicity, their costumes, their creativity, their skills and their passion for dance.
Newsletter 18 - 29th January 2016
Hello Everyone Thank you very much to all those parents who attended one of the two parents’ evenings held this week at school. I hope that you found your meetings beneﬁcial. I am disappointed, however, that almost all classes have one or two parents who did not manage to come to either evening. It is very, very important that you do attend these evenings so that you have an up-to-date picture of how well your child is performing at school, what areas he or she needs to improve, if there are any friendship/welfare or other issues that need to be discussed. Please, if you didn’t manage to see your child’s teacher this week, make contact so that we can arrange another appointment. We know that it can be very diﬃcult for some parents to ﬁt in with the time slots given by teachers, so we are more than happy to see these parents at a time to suit you. Thank you....more
Newsletter 17 - 22nd January 2016
Good afternoon, Everyone Some of you will know what our school improvement priorities are this year; you’ll have heard about them at our Parents’ Information Evening in November, or you will have seen them on the website. One of our priorities is to improve progress in maths across the school. Our standards have been well above national average for the last few years but in 2015, we took a bit of a dip in value-added progress. To address this, we have taken a good look at where we are by analysing data, observing teaching, carrying out planning and children’s book scrutinies and talking to children about their learning in maths. We then employed a maths consultant from Nottinghamshire to carry out an audit of the teaching and learning of maths across the whole school. From all of this monitoring, we have identiﬁed some key issues and have drawn up an action plan to ensure that we:more
At Knitting Club we have been very enterpirising and organised a collection of warm winter clothing and boots for refugees around the world.
There is still time for you to give so do bring your bags to the school entrance hall as soon as you can.
Let's have one final push!
Newsletter 16 - 15th January 2016
Hello Everyone, Thank you so much to all the parents who have sent in warm clothing for Mrs Horne’s Knittng Club charity collection. Please see more details about this in this newsletter. Our young knitters are such an inspiration, I have actually started knittng myself! Do you remember the auction held by the PTA last March, when a substantial amount of money was raised to donate to school to buy computer tablets for the school? Well now that we have ﬁfteen brand new, beautiful shiny iPads, purchased with the donation and now ready for use, I just want to say a huge and heartelt thank you to everyone, especially the PTA, for contributing so much time, money and eﬀort to ensure that this happened. We are truly grateful to you all because we know that this purchase will support the learning of so many of our children and we know that everyone will enjoy using them....more
Newsletter 15 - 8th January 2016
Hello Everyone Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed some quality family time. I certainly did, and so did my staﬀ, who have returned to school well-rested and ready for one of my favourite terms which begins a brand new year, giving us all the opportunity to start afresh, to think about ways we want to improve, things we want to be better at or try out for the ﬁrst time, and perhaps things we want to change in our lives. ...more
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