Hayfield Primary School - News and Events

High Peak Sports Awards

We were delighted to be invited to attend the High Peak Borough Council sports awards this year in conjunction with High Peak School sports partnership and Derbyshire Sport. This was to collect our school gamesmark gold award in recognition for our commitment to school sport. We were even more delighted to hear our very own Archie had also been nominated for an award. Mrs Bowker, Mrs Mills and our house captains, unfortunately less a poorly William, attended the awards ceremony on Wednesday evening at Buxton Pavillion Gardens. The children Jess S, Calum and Daniel were extremely proud to represent their school and take their place at the table surrounded by a room full of sporting stars. They looked at the Judo champions, the swimmers, golfers, cyclists, cricketers and the list goes on full of admiration.

We were thrilled that despite some tough competition Archie was the winner of Junior Sportsperson of the Year in recognition of his achievements in golf this year. This kind of achievement doesn't happen without a lot of hard work, commitment and determination and we are thrilled this has been recognised.

High Peak Junior Football league - Logo Winner!

Our very own Emily Mills has designed the winning entry for the design a logo competition for the brand new High Peak Junior Football league.

This is a statement from HPJFL

"Along with High Peak School & Sport Partnership we recently ran a 'design a logo' competition for all pupils across the High Peak. 
 
The standards were extremely high and judging proved very difficult.   
 
The winning entry chosen by the independent judges was this one and will be our new logo - the panel felt that this fulfilled the brief perfectly and we're very proud of it too. 
 
Congratulations to Emily Mills from Hayfield Primary School - your prizes will be presented soon."
 
Well done Emily! 
 

Newsletter 7 - 20th October 2016

Newsletter 7 - 20th October 2016  

Hello Everyone I expected to see signs of jadedness and exhaustion in school today, but what I have seen is smiling teachers and happy, enthusiastic children engaged in their learning. Fantastic! I do hope, though, that everyone in school gets a good rest over the half term because the next half term, leading up to Christmas, is likely to be very busy indeed! Please do come along to our Parents’ Information Evening, 7pm on Thursday 10th November, where you will learn about our areas for improvement and development as we continue on our journey to excellence. There will be refreshments and a chance to learn about growth mindset, keeping children safe, reading, spelling and maths, and our developments in science...more

Newsletter 6 - 14th October 2016

Newsletter 6 - 14th October 2016  

What a busy week we are having here at Hayfield Primary! We have been plagued recently with staff and pupil illness and, as a result, it has been a challenge to get everything done! Let’s hope for a healthier end of term next week! We have just said goodbye to the last parents to have a tour of the school on our Open Morning with our super tour guides - Amy, Amelia, Alfie, Max, Zoe and Calum in Y6—who were complimented many times for being so polite, cheerful and informative. Well done, all of you. We do hope you can find time tomorrow to come along to Sustainable Hayfield’s Apple Day, which starts at 1pm and finishes around 4:30pm...more

Newsletter 5 - 7th October 2016

Newsletter 5 - 7th October 2016  

Hello Everyone Our children enjoyed National Poetry Day yesterday by reading, reciting and writing poems on the theme of nature and harvest, preparing well for our Harvest Service at St Matthew’s on Monday 17th at 10am. It was delightful to see them perform on the hall this afternoon. If you can, do come along to the service; the children would love to see you there. Please see note below from Mrs Horne about our collection of tins and other non-perishable foods. Anything you can donate will be much appreciated. Also yesterday, I had the pleasure of watching Mr Horton teaching Y6 children to draw a butterfly. Showing them a step-by-step technique enabled them to produce the most wonder-ful drawings—you’d be impressed! Look out for these when you come to parents’ evening next week!...more

Newsletter 4 - 30th September 2016

Newsletter 4 - 30th September 2016  

Hello Everyone I am so proud of our children. We're encouraging everyone this term to have a can do attitude, and when I pass children in school, or during assembly, I ask them if they've had a 'yes, I can' moment this week. They always say yes, adding things like, 'I got a spelling wrong, so I tried again until I got it right' or 'I didn't understand my maths, so I asked for help, and now I understand it'. And today, five Y3/4 girls in football kits burst through my door at the end of the day, big smiles and eyes shining, all talking at once telling me they came second in the New Mills tournament in a match they've never played before. With a positive attitude and hard work, children are learning that they can achieve more than they thought! You will hear a lot more about growth mindset and resilience this year; and how we are teaching children that to achieve our best we have to work hard, and increasingly, take responsibility for their own learning - and it's well worth the effort!...more

Newsletter 3 - 23rd September 2016

Newsletter 3 - 23rd September 2016  

Hello Everyone It has been a challenging start to this new school year—both for staff and children alike. Following the seismic changes to assessment this year and the raised expectations of the 2014 curriculum, like most children across the country, our Year 6 children did not perform as well as expected in some key areas of the curriculum. Children generally across the school are making expected progress but because government expectations have risen sharply, especially in maths, we need to accelerate progress in order to raise attainment in Reading, Writing and Maths so that we meet and exceed national standards. We know that this cannot happen overnight and we know that we must do this whilst ensuring staff and pupil wellbeing is at the forefront of all that we do. How we are addressing this is to ensure that consistently good teaching is happening across the school, with a little more rigour and improvement in formative and summative assessment...more

Newsletter 2 - 16th September 2016

Newsletter 2 - 16th September 2016  

Hello Everyone Well, it’s a much chillier day today but we have been so lucky with the weather since we have returned to school. The children have been able to play on the field every lunchtime and it’s been lovely to see them enjoying the warmth and sunshine. Mrs Horne and Mrs Bennett are delighted with their lovely shiny-new reception children, who are all settling well into their new school routines. They are getting the hang of lunchtime arrangements and our Year 6 children are helping them with this. It gives us great pleasure to see these 4-5 year olds enjoying their new surroundings, learning new things and laughing with each other on the playground...more

Newsletter 1 - 9th September 2016

Newsletter 1 - 9th September 2016  

Hello Everyone WELCOME BACK! Hope you’ve all enjoyed the long summer break—the children have certainly enjoyed their holidays and have been full of exciting tales about the things they have done! And it’s wonder-ful to see how they’ve very quickly settled back in and are working hard! Our shiny, new Reception children have done particularly well and are being helped by Year 6 children to get to know the school and its routines, especially at lunchtime. I’m sure they were all very tired at the weekend and needed a lie-in! The staff are happy to be back and really looking forward to the year ahead at Hayfield. This year will be another busy one as we continue to develop our assessment system in order to raise standards and accelerate progress, especially in spelling, punctuation and handwriting. I am in the process of writing our school development plan, which will be based on pupil outcomes at the end of 2015-16, and I will write to you all once it is completed to tell you more about our areas for improvement this year. ...more

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