Swallow House Lane, Hayfield, High Peak SK22 2HB
Telephone/Fax: 01663 742357 E.mail: office@hayfield.derbyshire.sch.uk
Good morning Everyone
This week, we have been monitoring the teaching and learning of maths. I have been joined in
my observations by my deputy, Mrs Kenyon, and also our local authority adviser, Steve Ford.
It’s been great to see excellent classroom management, children engaged in their learning,
using a range of concrete resources and drawings to aid their understanding, and greater
fluency and reasoning across the school. We continue to work hard on ensuring that our ex-
pectations of all children’s achievement in maths are high whilst meeting individual needs.
Please keep supporting your children at home with their learning - those who are completing
their homework and regularly accessing Mathletics are making faster progress. Thank you.
Thank you to all those parents who attended our Maths Information Evening last week. We hope
you got something out of it - I know many parents did because they told us so. I shall put
the presentation and other documents on the school website on the Maths Page, so do look out
for this. We will keep talking about maths and keep working hard to be the best we can be!
It’s not all about maths though! As part of the National Anti-Bullying Week last week, we
focused on kindness and equality, and music continues to create a positive vibe in the
school - lots of singing (our new Choir who meet with Brenda Pickford are doing really
well!) as we begin to prepare for Christmas; and lots of instrument playing too - wonderful!
Don’t forget to come along to the PTA Christmas Cracker next Friday and bring your friends and relaƟves. It’s
going to be brilliant!
7 Days and Counting!
We've got an amazing event planned - our best Christmas Cracker yet!
To make it marvellous, we need your help!
We need:
1. helpers from 1.15-3.20 to set up
2. helpers from 3.20 to 6pm on the entrance, in the grotto, on stalls and serving refreshments
3. cake bakers (flapjack, brownies and cakes please!). Due to allergies in school, we can't have
nuts in any cakes we sell.
Please let the PTA know if you can help in these ways. You can leave a message with the school
office, or email the PTA on
It's down to us to make sure the children aren't disappointed :-)
Sports Round Up
The cross country team attended the High Peak finals having won the Year 5/6
New Mills area.
The High Peak event is highly competitive with some schools having some very
talented runners; each race had around 50 runners from the top primary
schools in the High Peak, so it was always going to be tough. The Year 3/4 girls
were first up with all girls completing the course comfortably, with Alice
finishing in 8
place overall. Next up were the boys who enjoyed the muddy
course and the slopes but perhaps learnt a sprint start isn’t always the best
idea! First Hayfield boy was Alex in 9
The year 5/6 course this year was particularly tough at a distance of 1 mile and
2 laps round. The girls again were first up and led by an England fell runner who
set a very high place. Our best run of the day was in this race with Erin
finishing in 5
place, a fantastic run from a Year 5 pupil. Finally the boys race,
overall, was the best race of the day with our year 5 trio led by Oisin in 8
Jack in 9
and Zak in 10
. The effort and determination from all was a credit.
Next up with a change to indoors for the winter was the table tennis
competition. This is an excellent opportunity to just come along and have a go at
a different sport and learn some new skills. The Year 5 team of Edward, Archie,
Joseph & Matthew won their first game but just lost out to New Mills in a
second round, extremely close match. The Year 6 team drew Chinley in the first
round. Chinley have a family of table tennis players, the lead player being in the
England U11 table tennis team. I didn’t tell poor Kenneth this until after the
game, however he proudly scored 5 points and most importantly smiled all the
way through. One day when he’s watching the Olympics, he will be able to say ‘I
played him once’! The team of Kenneth, Thomas, Oscar and Charlie then played
some friendly matches against other schools who had been knocked out for fun.
The girls, Yassmin, Amelia, Sophie and Amber, had a successful afternoon
getting through to the semi-finals and only just losing out to Dinting and
eventually finishing fourth.
Well done to all players for giving it your best shot.