Hayfield Primary School - News and Events

Newsletter 33 - 9th June 2017

Newsletter 33 - 9th June 2017  

Good afternoon Everyone Welcome back for the final term of 2016-17 - and what a busy term this is going to be! I do hope you all had a lovely break over the half term holiday. We were lucky with the weather but this first week back in school has been dreadful, unless, of course, you are a Begonia freshly planted in a hanging basket! Year 6 will be back from White Hall anytime and the weather has been very poor for them too. But as far as I know, they haven’t let it dampen their spirits! More about this in next week’s newsletter....more

Newsletter 32 - 26th May 2017

Newsletter 32 - 26th May 2017  

Good afternoon everyone What a beautiful week we have had here in Hayfield, weather-wise. The children have enjoyed playing on the field at lunchtimes and it’s been wonderful to see so many classes making good use of the warmth and sunshine to take their learning out-side. I’ve seen children engaged in various sports and games; I’ve seen them making dens down in the woods; I’ve seen them enjoy-ing sitting on the rocks, engrossed in an exciting story. Reception children enjoyed their sports day yesterday afternoon, and the Y6 children did a super job of organising this event. And on Tuesday, Mrs Horne and I met many of the parents of our 2017-18 reception class intake – an enjoyable experience, and thank you for coming, all of you J ....more

Newsletter 30 - 12th May 2017

Newsletter 30 - 12th May 2017  

Hi Everyone Big SATs Week is over for another year, thank goodness! I cannot talk about the tests, nor can I share any of them with staff, children or parents - not until 22nd May, the date that the DfE say they can be released from our locked cupboard and shared with the public! I think it is true to say that the reading paper was fairer this year than last, while the English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers were, we feel, particularly challenging. The maths tests were also very challenging, with an increased number of arithmetic questions to complete within the same time. The 2nd reasoning paper was especially tough, both in terms of the language used, the way the questions were phrased (which really got the cognitive juices going!) and the level of challenge within the problem-solving questions....more

Newsletter 29 - 4th May 2017

Newsletter 29 - 4th May 2017  

Hi Everyone It’s funny how a bank holiday can throw you; I’m struggling to keep up this week after spending the weekend at the NAHT National Conference and coming back to a 4-day week! I do hope you all enjoyed the day off. The weather was good and it’s been lovely all week here at school for the children. I do hope the parents who came to see Joe Hall’s drama group perform Gregory for Mayor thoroughly enjoyed the per-formance. Unfortunately, I missed it but Mrs Kenyon who stayed to watch said it was really good! A huge thank you to Mr Hall for giving up so much time to give our young children the opportunity for extra-curricular drama. Mind you, he loves it; he’s a natural on the stage himself! A big well done to the children for being brilliant and learning so many lines and to all at home who helped with props and costumes. ...more

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

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