Hayfield Primary School - News and Events

Newsletter 26 - 15th April 2016

Newsletter 26 - 15th April 2016  

Hello Everyone Welcome back to school! I do hope you all had a lovely, long Easter break with your children. Two weeks away from school provides a good break for everyone, and a break is just what is needed before the summer term, as we prepare for the very busy term ahead. Teachers will be planning and preparing for end of year assessments this term to establish the attainment and progress of each child. Results of tests this term, along with outcomes of their ongoing assessments will help teachers ascertain the standards children have reached and what their next steps in learning will be, what support they may need and what targets to set. Please see assessments timetable below:...more

Newsletter 25 - 24th March 2016

Newsletter 25 - 24th March 2016  

Hello Everyone We’re always extremely busy here, as you know, but it has been a challenge to say the least to fit everything in this term—it doesn’t seem five minutes since Christmas! Of course, the reason for this, apart from the big DfE changes to the curriculum, assessment, SEN, finance and now academisation, is that Easter is much earlier this year, so we have been trying to fit thirteen weeks of teaching and learning into ten and a half! So a huge thank you to my exhausted staff who have, as always, worked really hard to continue to make learning fun, purposeful and relevant for the children. Highlights of this term have included our fabulous week on Space, which kicked off with class workshops run by Wonderdome Planetarium.....more

Newsletter 24 - 18th March 2016

Newsletter 24 - 18th March 2016  

Hello Everyone What an ‘out of this world’ experience it has been in school this week! We have all been teaching and learning about Space and the children have been engaged in some wonderful and interesting activities., learning about the planets, gravity, moons, imaginary planets and awesome aliens! I will tell you more about it next week but do check out the website over the next week or two to see what your children have been up to! A huge thank you to everyone who helped and encouraged the children to make a space model of some sort for homework. As you can see, these models have been displayed in and around the school. Do come and take a look when you have a minute. The work has been of a very high standard. Many thanks....more

Gymnastics

What a thoroughly lovely morning we had last Friday at the High Peak gymnastics competition. Our team of gymnasts, Molly, Amber, Yassmin, Erin, Oisin and Daniel, worked so hard in the week leading up to the competition to perfect their routines. They had 2 routines to learn and perform individually, and a vault. The support that they showed to each other was lovely to see, helping each other to practise, remember their routines and improve - fantastic. This

support continued on the day as each and every member gave their best to their team performance and showed real passion to their sport. Well done to all the team, who were not placed but the competition was of an extremely high standard. Indeed Padfield Primary, the winners, have been crowned this week as champions in the Derbyshire County finals. Well done to them. 

Athletics

Monday saw the Year 5/6 winning athletics squad attend the High Peak finals at St Thomas More School. What an event! Run by England Athletics and the sports leaders at St Thomas More they had the children inspired, enthused and energised. The noise at times was deafening as everyone cheered on their runners. We were now competing against all the other large school regional winners, so competition was going to be tough.

We started solidly with good performances in the relays and the two plus two races. Winning races came from Jack and Rio, Emily and Alicia, and the girls hurdle relay, Beth, Megan, Amelia and Jess. Special mention to Sam Fleet who threw himself through tunnels, staying on his feet in his relays obstacle relay.

Sports Hall Athletics

Sports Hall Athletics

Sports Hall Athletics is a great opportunity to take a large number of children to compete as one team representing their school. 18 children went to New Mills for the Sports Hall Athletics competing with 6 other schools. Everyone's points went towards the total team score. The noise in the hall was deafening at times with everyone supporting and cheering on their friends. All children competed in 2 running events and 2 field events. The boys were on the track first and sprinted fantastically to win both the sprints and also a relay. The girls starting on the field managed to win both the long jump, the triple jump and the throw. What a fantastic start! They then switched over, the boys matched the girls in the field also winning the same 3 events. We have some amazing jumpers in our school! The result of the day however was the girls’ track events with Hayfield winning all 6 race events. This was quite some achievement.

Well done to all and next week we will get to do it all over again at the High Peak Finals. Team Members: Harry, Will, Charlie, Harrison, Jojo, Alicia, Natalia, Beth, Sophie, Katy, Daniel, Rio, Jack, Sam, Amelia, Emily, Madeleine and Jess. 

Kinder Choir Concert

Children from Years 5 and 6 did themselves, their teachers and the whole school proud last Saturday at the Kinder Choir Concert at the Pavilion in Buxton.  They sang beautifully, behaved impeccably and looked very smart in their navy jumpers!  A special thank you to Mrs Horton and Mrs Goddard, who gave up their day to support the children throughout the day.  A big well done to all.

Kinder Choir

 

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