Hayfield Primary School - News and Events

Newsletter 1 - 8th September 2017

Newsletter 1 - 8th September 2017  

Hello Everyone Hope you’ve all had a great summer break—the children have certainly enjoyed their holidays and have returned to school smiling and happy to see their friends and get to know their new classroom and teachers. It’s good to see how quickly they have settled back in and are geƫng on with the business of learning! 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. 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 work hard on raising standards and accelerate progress up to the new, very challenging expectations set by the government. Maths will be our number 1 priority this year and we will also keep a tight focus on reading, spelling, punctuation and grammar. Key priorities on the School Development Plan will be: ...more

Newsletter 37 - 20th July 2017

Newsletter 37 - 20th July 2017  

Hello Everyone The end of the year has come around so quickly. As we look forward to a much-needed and well-earned rest, it’s good to reflect on the year and what we have achieved, and what we want to do better next year. Our children continue to do very well in sport and return from every out-of-school event beaming, often proudly holding up a winners’ shield; many have again delighted us this year with their musical and acting talents; and this year, children have been spending more time outside in the woodland area - many thanks to Mrs McErlean for making this happen. Maths will be our number one priority - we need to get better at this important subject and ensure that our children improve their numeracy and problem-solving skills. Mrs Kenyon and I shall be working on this over the summer and will return with renewed vigour and enthusiasm for working with the staff, governors, parents and PEGS to make 2017-18 a very happy and successful year for the children in Hayfield. More about this in September!...more

Newsletter 34 - 16th June 2017

Newsletter 34 - 16th June 2017  

Good afternoon, everyone Another very busy week we’ve had this week, with lots of creative and enjoyable experiences for the children. As our Facebook page takes off, we hope that more and more of you will have the opportunity to see what’s going on in school on a day-to-day basis. We teach the children to be respectful, well-mannered and well-behaved and we focus, quite rightly, on aiming for attaining academic excellence. But we absolutely believe that children should have daily opportunities to be creative, to be physically active and to enjoy their learning, so check in to see what’s happening...more

Newsletter 33 - 9th June 2017

Newsletter 33 - 9th June 2017  

Good afternoon Everyone Welcome back for the final term of 2016-17 - and what a busy term this is going to be! I do hope you all had a lovely break over the half term holiday. We were lucky with the weather but this first week back in school has been dreadful, unless, of course, you are a Begonia freshly planted in a hanging basket! Year 6 will be back from White Hall anytime and the weather has been very poor for them too. But as far as I know, they haven’t let it dampen their spirits! More about this in next week’s newsletter....more

Newsletter 32 - 26th May 2017

Newsletter 32 - 26th May 2017  

Good afternoon everyone What a beautiful week we have had here in Hayfield, weather-wise. The children have enjoyed playing on the field at lunchtimes and it’s been wonderful to see so many classes making good use of the warmth and sunshine to take their learning out-side. I’ve seen children engaged in various sports and games; I’ve seen them making dens down in the woods; I’ve seen them enjoy-ing sitting on the rocks, engrossed in an exciting story. Reception children enjoyed their sports day yesterday afternoon, and the Y6 children did a super job of organising this event. And on Tuesday, Mrs Horne and I met many of the parents of our 2017-18 reception class intake – an enjoyable experience, and thank you for coming, all of you J ....more

Newsletter 30 - 12th May 2017

Newsletter 30 - 12th May 2017  

Hi Everyone Big SATs Week is over for another year, thank goodness! I cannot talk about the tests, nor can I share any of them with staff, children or parents - not until 22nd May, the date that the DfE say they can be released from our locked cupboard and shared with the public! I think it is true to say that the reading paper was fairer this year than last, while the English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers were, we feel, particularly challenging. The maths tests were also very challenging, with an increased number of arithmetic questions to complete within the same time. The 2nd reasoning paper was especially tough, both in terms of the language used, the way the questions were phrased (which really got the cognitive juices going!) and the level of challenge within the problem-solving questions....more

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