Hayfield Primary School - News and Events

Dance Festival

DanceFestival

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

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

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

Collection for Refugees

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!

Thank you!

Newsletter 16 - 15th January 2016

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

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

Newsletter 14 - 18th December 2015

Newsletter 14 - 18th December 2015  

Hello Everyone What a fabulous week we have all enjoyed here at Hayfield! We’ve had fantastic Christmas performannces by Reception Class and by Years 1 & 2; a delicious Christmas Dinner served to us by Year 6 who did a sterling job; Year 2 engaged with the past at Staircase House on Tuesday while Year 5 were making do and mending; the whole school enjoyed a wonderful carol service at St John’s; and the Christmas parties were a great success and enjoyed by all this afternoon. Last day tomorrow—and don’t forget to send children in their Christmas jumpers and bring a £1 for the Save the Children charity....more

Newsletter 13 - 11th December 2015

Newsletter 13 - 11th December 2015  

Hello Everyone It’s getting very Christmassy around here this week. From my office I can hear the sweet sound of infants singing—I’m sure we are all in for a treat today when we get to see our Reception Class performing their Christmas play, and again next week on Tuesday evening and Wednesday after-noon, when Years 1 and 2 show us what they’ve been up to in their Christmas performance. Talking of singing, it was wonderful to hear Year 4 on Wednesday returning to school joyfully singing the Christmas carols they had just performed for the Pavilion Club who meet at Hayfield Cricket Club, and it has been equally wonderful listening to the whole school rehearsing for the Carol Concert at St John’s next Thursday at 10am. We do hope you can join us at this concert; it’ll certainly get you into the spirit of Christmas....more

Newsletter 12 - 4th December 2015

Newsletter 12 - 4th December 2015  

Hello Everyone Another washout of a week on the weather front, but we haven’t let that get us down! Year 5 have spent a day being evacuees at the Air Raid Shelters in Stockport; the infants have enjoyed rehearsing for their Christmas play; and all of the children have been singing beautifully in preparation for our carol concert at St John’s on 17th December. Reception children have been busy too, decorating the Christmas tree and the display area in the reception area of the school—it looks lovely; well done, children! Please check the diary dates because there are a lot of Christmassy things on during the last week, which you need to know about, for example,...more

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