Hayfield Primary School - News and Events

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

 

 

Newsletter 21 - 24th February 2017

Newsletter 21 - 24th February 2017  

Hello Everyone I hope you all had a lovely week with your children. Hopefully, everyone has returned fighting fit and ready for the busy term ahead! Next week, we will have three teacher trainees in school - in Y1, Y2 and Y3. The students will spend this week preparing for their teaching block, which starts on Monday 13th March and finishes on Friday 23rd June. We are looking forward to welcoming them and enjoying the mutual benefits of having extra teachers in school....more

Newsletter 20 - 10th February 2017

Newsletter 20 - 10th February 2017  

Hello Everyone I say every year that I love this half term because it’s the start of a new year, it’s more calm and quiet than other terms and it’s always a good time to forge ahead with improvement plans and new developments. Well, I have to say that this year, the reality hasn’t been quite so romantic, certainly on the calm and quiet front! Time has flown by - I cannot believe we’re on half term holiday next week - and we have been just as busy as ever. We started the year with some fantastic training from our deputy head, Sarah-Jayne Kenyon, on growth mindset. Mrs Kenyon also organised a focus week on Growth Mindset and arranged a neuroscientist to teach the children about how the brain develops and how hard work, perseverance, and making mistakes all help to improve brain power. When children assess their learning in lessons, they now assess their level of effort too,...more

Newsletter 19 - 3rd February 2017

Newsletter 19 - 3rd February 2017  

Hello Everyone What a week we’ve had here in school. Staff have been dropping like flies and many children have been poorly too. As an extra precaution, I have arranged for a deeper clean over the half term holiday to ensure that all surfaces, tables, chairs, doors, door handles and light switches are thoroughly disinfected. We are also reminding children about how to wash their hands properly, especially after visiting the bathroom and before they eat. It would be really helpful if you could reiterate this message at home over the holiday. We shall also remind them of the best ways to ‘catch’ a sneeze—with a tissue, preferably, or into their elbow, NOT their hands...more

Newsletter 18 - 27th January 2017

Newsletter 18 - 27th January 2017  

Hello Everyone You will be aware of the devastating news last weekend, when 15-year-old Charlie Craig passed away at his home in the village. It has been a terribly sad week for us all, especially those who knew him well, and we can only imagine how heartbroken and shattered Charlie’s family must feel. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sarah, Nick and Tom at this very sad time. Here is a photograph from happier times when Charlie lit up our playground, as he always did, with his happy smile and sunny disposition. He will be sorely missed...more

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