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Headmaster's Welcome

Headmaster's News, Friday 12th February, 2021

Feb 12, 2021


12 February 2021

 

 

Dear Parents

Congratulations to the whole Highfield community for adapting to another very different and difficult term. I am humbled and inspired by each and every one of you as you work together to produce a ‘normal’ school day experience for the children.

The children have impressed me with their hard work and with the progress they have made across all subjects. We have witnessed some of their achievements of the last few weeks in assemblies, on our Facebook pages and in their lessons. I have enjoyed talking with them about their poems, creative writing, outstanding artwork, maths problems, and science. I would like to congratulate all the children on their achievements this term and for continuing to aim high in all things.

I would like to thank the staff who have been in school throughout the lockdown, teaching live lessons to pupils at home and in school, and I would like to thank all our support staff who have worked tirelessly to support the children and teaching staff. Finally, a big thank you to all our parents for their continued support and lovely up-lifting messages. Spirits are high and the children are doing well.

During the half-term, I think we all need a break away from the screens! I hope children and staff are able to get plenty of time to rest and recharge their batteries, enjoy the great outdoors and spend quality time with their families. Please do get in touch after half-term if you have any concerns with regard to your child’s well-being and we will support you in any way we can.

Ancient Egyptian Workshop by Georgia and Olivia, 6P

This term in school, Year 6 has been learning about Ancient Egypt. We have all thoroughly enjoyed learning about this interesting topic!

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to visit the World Museum in Liverpool this term. However, the Museum came to Year 6 online: we were thrilled to hear about this! They shared with us many interesting facts that we were all intrigued about. One of the most fascinating facts was that the Pharaohs were buried with small sculptures -called shabtis –in their tombs. We were told that shabtis would come to life when the Pharaoh enters the Afterlife and serve him/her as their servants.

Steve, the man from the museum who was demonstrating, informed us and showed us how the embalmers prepared the body for the afterlife; this was one of our favourite parts! He showed us which Canopic jar the different kinds of organs were stored in; we all found that extremely intriguing. They had answered mostly all of our questions by the end; we didn’t have many left!

We are in agreement that our ‘school trip’ was fascinating. We all made the most of what can be done at the moment and had a great time!

Track and Trace

Please continue to contact the school if your child receives a positive test for coronavirus so that we can support Public Health England with contact and tracing. Thank you for your continued support in keeping our community safe.

Merit Awards 5.2.21

RB: Edward  1D: Mohamad  2E: Amelie  2W: Presley

3D: Monty  3M: Anoushka  4J: Yaseen  5M: Frank  6H: Haaris  6P: Lameesa

Merit Awards 12.2.21

RB: Brandon  1D: Amelie  2E: Alfie  2W: Brodie 

3D: Ariana  3M: Aidan  4J: Pranav  5M: Luca  6H: Umar  6P: Isa

 

Yours sincerely

 

J M Duke

Headmaster

 

 

 

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.

Aristotle

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