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Headmaster's News, Friday 13th May, 2022

May 13, 2022


13th May 2022

 

Dear Parents

National Curriculum Tests

Congratulations to all our Year 6 pupils who finished their National Curriculum Tests this week. You have all worked incredibly hard and we are very proud of you. I hope you have a relaxing weekend and return refreshed and ready for a very busy couple of weeks. You have so much to look forward to including a trip to Leighton Hall, a First Aid course, sporting fixtures, a Jubilee Picnic, an Open Morning and our Manor Adventure residential trip.

Jubilee Celebrations and Picnic

The school will be holding a Jubilee Celebration and Picnic on Thursday 26th May. Children will be encouraged to come to school in their home clothes of red, white and blue. Please could children avoid football kits and wear clothing that is appropriate for a school day.

Open Morning

On Friday 20th May, from 9am-12noon, the school will be opening its doors to prospective parents. Our Year 6 pupils will be giving guided tours around the school all morning. If you have any friends, family, work colleagues or neighbours who may be interested in Highfield, please pass on the information. Thank you for your continued support.

News from Reception

The children have been learning how to work as a team and how to support each other. In phonics, they have worked in pairs, writing words for their partner to read and supporting each other with blending sounds. The children were also given a long piece of paper to create a garden scene and had to chat with each other and decide who was going to paint each part. We talked about giving our friends positive comments about their work and efforts. Well done, Reception, what a great team we are! Mrs Bennett

Year 5 French Breakfast

On Wednesday, Year 5 had their highly anticipated French Breakfast. This year, however, there was a twist - the pupils had to make it! They came in early so that they could make their own croissants and pains au chocolat! They got them rolled and ready for the oven in no time at all! Fifteen minutes later, the sweet smell of freshly baked goods filled the dining room. The pupils lined up ready to order their food in French, saying “Je voudrais un croissant/un pain au chocolat, s’il vous plaît”. They were also offered du chocolat chaud or du jus d’orange, and even de la confiture! I was impressed by their French accents and accurate pronunciation and I was proud of how each pupil tried their best with their French speaking. Some children tried dipping their croissants in the hot chocolate, which was a real novelty! They ended their petit déjeuner by shouting a big merci beaucoup to the kitchen staff and by voting for their favourite French breakfast. The pain au chocolat was a firm favourite! Mrs Morrice

Pre-School visit to Spring Farm

The day started with great excitement as we travelled to the farm on the school minibus. The children sang 'Baa baa black sheep' and spotted a variety of farm animals along the way. The children helped Miss Burns to mix the milk so that they could feed the lambs. Every child had the opportunity to bottle feed the baby lambs. Pre-School loved running through the fields, climbing on the tractor and eating their snack on the hay bales. Thank you Miss Burns for inviting us to visit and for such a wonderful morning. We had a blast! Miss Halstead

Sports Fixtures

Rounders v Scarisbrick Hall

Our Years 5 and 6 girls’ teams had a great day playing Rounders against Scarisbrick Hall last Wednesday. Having improved their skills with each weekly match, the girls were delighted to win one game 11-7 while narrowly losing the other 9.5-8.5 in keenly contested matches.

Cricket v Scarisbrick Hall with Years 5 and 6

After a very wet morning and journey across, we were very surprised to be able to play the fixture. The clouds suddenly broke and the sun shone. The hardball team battled well and, after a difficult start, we struck back with the ball with Frank, Thomas and Aaron all taking wickets, reducing the opponents to a score of 28. Scarisbrick struck early with the ball putting Highfield under a lot of pressure but, after sensible batting from our last few pairs, Moin and Yusuf managed to bring the game home with an overall score of 38.

The soft ball team also made a massive improvement, scoring runs, taking wickets and showing much more energy in the field. The game went right down to the wire with Scarisbrick just managing to get over the line. Congratulations to all the boys who took part and thank you to Scarisbrick Hall for hosting us.

Rounders v Oakhill A Team by Jaya

On Wednesday, some Year 5s and Year 6s played Rounders against Oakhill. We won the toss and decided to field first. We got 4 people out and on the second innings we got all of them out. The overall score was 171/2 – 141/2 to Highfield. It was an amazing match and everyone played with great skill and enthusiasm.

Rounders v Oakhill B Team by Eliza

On Wednesday, Years 6, 5 and 4 played Rounders and everyone did really well. In the first match, the Oakhill/Highfield mixed team won 101/2 – 41/2 and the second match (Highfield only team) was a draw.

Well done to all the girls involved!

Merit Awards 6.5.22

RB: Joey 1W: Wei Yi 2E: Freddie

3J: James 3M: Harriet F 4H: Alayna 4M: Ali 5D: Zaidan 6P: Frank

Monitor of the week: Eliza

Merit Awards 13.5.22

RB: Martha 1W: Brandon 2E: Nitya

3J: Yusef 3M: Aryana 4H: Lily 4M: Zaid 5D: Harry 6P: The Whole Class

Monitor of the week: Diya

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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