Hayfield Primary School - News and Events

Newsletter 28 - 28th April 2017

Newsletter 28 - 28th April 2017  

I hope you have all had a lovely Easter break and enjoyed some of the good weather we had. The children and staff have returned rested, relaxed and ready for the busy term ahead. This half term is very short, yet we still have to fit everything in, so it’s going to be extremely busy, that’s for sure! This is an important term as, at some point, all children will be doing tests and assessments, and we want every child to be able to show us what they know and understand so that we can assess their progress accurately. We’d ask you, please, to ensure that your child completes all homework and returns it to school, practises their times tables and number bonds (overall, children are not quick enough at this fundamental area of maths – in the new national curriculum, by the end of Year 4, children should know their times tables up to x12 off by heart; regular practice, chanting, singing etc, is the best way for most children), do their spellings and read books that they enjoy every day (especially at bedtime to help them relax and sleep well)...more

Newsletter 27 - 7th April 2017

Newsletter 27 - 7th April 2017  

Hi Everyone It’s been a long and busy half term and we are all on our knees and ready for a good break! The children have worked really hard this term and are very, very tired too, so the Easter holidays haven’t come quickly enough! This afternoon’s assembly was lovely, and it was great to see so many children showing off their developing musical talents. Thank you to all parents who attended the assembly and a big thank you to Mrs Horne who coordinated the musicians. The assembly was also an opportunity to congratu-late those who have been entered into the Golden Book this term....more

Newsletter 26 - 31st March 2017

Newsletter 26 - 31st March 2017  

Hi Everyone It’s been a quiet week here in school, with all classes being involved in maths and English assessments, so that teachers can measure children’s progress since December and intervene where necessary to ensure that every child is achieving their potential. Just a reminder that Y2 and Y6 will be carry out statutory tests (SATs) in May - Y6 w/c 8th May and Y2 w/c 15th May, and all classes will be carrying out assessments at some point during May and/or early June....more

Newsletter 25 - 24th March 2017

Newsletter 25 - 24th March 2017  

Hi Everyone What a beautiful day! Have you noticed the tubs and the daffodils and the trees coming into blossom? Stunning! Year 3 have been out visiting the Torrs in New Mills as part of the geography topic, and what a day for it! The rest of us have been donning silly noses and lots of red - thank you for supporting Red Nose Day again this year. Please note: Mr Hall has been very poorly all week and, unfortunately, will have to postpone drama club’s produc-tion next Wednesday. He will be sending out a letter this evening to let people know about the change of date. Very sorry for any inconvenience...more

Newsletter 24 - 17th March 2017

Newsletter 24 - 17th March 2017  

Hi Everyone Children have been enjoying science all week but never as much as they are enjoying it today! The school is full of scientist wannabees, mad scientists and science teachers, all experimenting, investigating and learning whilst having lots of fun! A big thank you to Helen Williams, Emma Parkinson and Chris Robbins who have all given up their time to work with the staff and inspire the children. Check out the website next week to see what the children have been doing!...more

Kinder Choir Concert

Well done to all the Year 5 children who attended the Kinder Choir concert in Buxton. Singing together is good for the soul and your wellbeing - keep doing it for as long as you can! And a special, big thank you to Mrs Goddard - who did a wonderful job conducting, her debut performance, don’t you know! Also to Mrs Horne for giving up their time on a Saturday to make this happen. Very much appreciated, thank you

Newsletter 23 - 10th March 2017

Newsletter 23 - 10th March 2017  

Hello Everyone It’s Friday again—where did the week go?! There has been lots going on, as usual. We’ve had a lot of staff training going on. A science consultant has been working with teachers in planning exciting science lessons. The teaching assistants have received refresher training on Positive Play, a 1-1 programme which gives children space to communicate their feelings around issues they might currently be experiencing. Mrs Kenyon and Mrs Horton have been training teachers on how to use the Bar Method in maths to support children’s abstract understanding (more about this coming soon - we are planning on how best to inform parents of the changes we are putting into place in maths, so that you can support learning at home). And I have been out of school working with other headteachers on school development and budgetary issues....more

Newsletter 22 - 3rd March 2017

Newsletter 22 - 3rd March 2017  

Hello Everyone What strange weather we have had this week. We’ve seen blue skies, grey skies, sunshine, rain, snow and gale force winds—all in one day! The poor children have been in and out, out and in, and not knowing where they are going to play! Please may I remind you to ensure that your child (especially older children who must think they are immune to the elements) to wear a warm coat to school and sensible school shoes. Could I also ask that you check your child has all of the PE kit they need in school and that their trainers fit them. Two boys last week complained that their trainers were much too tight. Obviously it is important that the soft bones in children’s feet are not damaged by foot-wear that does not fit correctly. Thank you...more

Digital Parenting

Please may I remind parents that your primary aged children should not have social media accounts on sites that require them to be 13 or over. This applies to You Tube too. We teach children all the time about keeping themselves on line. If they do have an account on any social media or gaming sites, please remind them NOT to disclose any personal information about themselves, where they live or where they go to school. Please see booklets Digital Parenting and Appware, which are an interesting and very informative read on how to keep your children resilient and safe online. 

Digital Parenting

Appware

 

 

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