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Headmaster's News, Friday 6th November, 2020

Nov 6, 2020

6 November 2020



Dear Parents


Welcome back to the start of this Half-Term.


Children in Need

Friday 13th November is Children in Need Day. The theme of this year’s Children in Need (for all of us at Highfield) is ‘Smile!’ Wear something which puts a smile on your face or will make someone else smile. Please bring in £1 in an envelope.


If your child has to self-isolate due to contact outside school, please notify the school as soon as possible. We will then email you your child’s login details for Microsoft Teams and Kidblog and prepare work for your child to complete at home. Once we have everything set up, your child will follow their normal timetable as closely as possible, supported by the class teacher and class assistants. It may take some time to set up and post work on the first day but after that it should run smoothly. Although we have already run this process very successfully on a number of occasions, please remember that teaching children at home and at school simultaneously is more difficult for the teacher. Please be patient and let us know if you have any difficulties with the system. I would like to thank all the teachers for their hard work and flexibility and all the parents for their support from home.

Pre-School: Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Please could parents and carers remember to wear a mask when picking-up or dropping-off your child.

Important Message from The Screening and Immunisation Team NHS England

Flu is a common infection in babies and children and can be very unpleasant for them. Children under the age of 5 have the highest hospital admission rates for flu compared to other age groups. All children aged 2 and 3 years old on 31 August 2020 are eligible for a free flu vaccination in the form of a nasal spray. However, not all parents are aware of this or take up the offer. Not only does the flu vaccine help to protect the children themselves, but by reducing the spread of flu it will also help protect family members, and others in the local community.

Winter Clothing

I have been very pleased with how smart the children have looked this term. It is important that this continues into the winter months. Please could you make sure that if your child wants to bring a scarf or hat into school they should be part of the school uniform and bought from Monkhouse. Gloves must be plain and either maroon or navy. School coats should be brought to school daily. Please could you make sure that all items are clearly named so that they can be returned quickly if they are mislaid.


RB: Sara Bibi  1D: Nitya  2E: Aryana  2W: Nathan

3D: Omer  3M: Haniyah  4J: Hanna  5M: Yusuf  6H: Yaamini  6P: Olivia


Yours sincerely


J M Duke


Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.


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