Friday, 21 September 2012


On Wednesday, Year 4 had a very successful trip to St Alban’s Abbey learning a great deal about The Romans and the story of St Alban. On Monday yr 2 are visiting the Transport Museum in London as  part of their ‘Move with the times’ topic. When we redeveloped the curriculum the aim was for all of the classes to include a topic related visit at least once each term. We encourage visits to enhance the learning for the children and to engage them in ways not possible in the classroom. Y3, 5 and 6 have visits planned in the near future.

On the 27th September at 9.00am we will be holding a coffee morning for the new EYFS parents. Mrs Savage will give a brief talk on the EYFS and then there will be an informal opportunity to chat with other parents/ carers from the class.

Well done to the Learners of the Week, we are very proud of you all.

w/b 10th September                                                          

 EYFS       Mary Castellani – encouraging others to work hard

Yr 1         Ben Rodger – giving his best effort in all the things we do at school

Yr 2         Thomas Clark – working hard to learn the new routines in Yr 2

Yr 3         Georgia Cross- thinking hard on a maths challenge

Yr 4         Jack Gibbs – working hard at learning his times tables

Yr 5         Zoe Birch – working hard in all subjects

Yr 6         Olly Scinaldi – trying really hard when someone encourages him


I hope that you have an enjoyable weekend.

 

Paul Driver

Headteacher

 
 
Extra-Curricular Activities

 

Mon
Tues
Wed
Thurs
Fri
Lunch time
Gym Yrs 1,5 & 6
Violin
Spanish Yrs 2,3 & 4
Lunch time
Mini tennis Yr 3
Violin
 
Lunch time
Mini tennis Y1 & 2
Violin
Recorder Y3
Lunch time
Gym Yr 2 & 3
Violin
Recorder Yr 4 & 5
Lunch time
Gym Yr 4
Spanish Yr 1
Gardening Yrs 4,5 & 6
After school
Almost Famous
Juniors
(3.15pm – 5pm)
 Netball Yrs 5 & 6
After school
Almost famous Infant
(3.15pm – 4.30pm)
After school
 
After school
Art Club Yr 2 & 3
After school
Football Yrs 5 & 6

 
FOHBS News

Bag2School Clothing Collection Monday 8th October 2012

 

We are pleased to inform you that we have organised a textile collection with Bag2School on Monday 8th October. For every kg of textiles donated we will receive 50p or, looking at it on a larger scale, £500 per tonne. As well as raising funds for our school, we will also be helping the environment by diverting unwanted textiles away from landfill.

What you need to do!

Start sorting through your cupboards and wardrobes now and set aside unwanted textiles  – this can include adults’ and children’s clothes, shoes (tied together please), hats, belts, bags, soft toys, curtains and bedding (not duvets or pillows).

Then on Friday 28th September we will issue each family with a bag in which to put the textiles. If you fill the donation bag and still have more, then you can use any other bag to donate your items and don’t forget to ask grandparents, friends and neighbours to have a sort out as well!

Bag2School can be brought into school on Monday 8th October (when they will also be collected by the company). Please bring your bag (or bags!) to the front of the school and help us have a really good collection.

Many thanks indeed for helping us with this unique fundraising opportunity.

Other dates for your diary:

Friday 12th October – Year 5 Cake Sale

Friday 19th October – Infant and Junior Movie Night

Friday 16th November – Infant and Junior School Disco

Friday 23rd November – Year 6 Cake Sale

Saturday 8th December – High Beeches Christmas Fair

 

 

Pupil Success

Congratulations to the following pupils:

Zara Miller (Year 3) who passed her Grade 1 Ballet exam with Merit

Josh Dooley (Year 6) who was awarded best batsman in the Harpenden Cricket Club Colts under 10s b team

 

 

Diary Dates

 

Monday 24th September ............................. Yr 2 Transport Museum visit

Wednesday 26th September ....................... Maths workshop for Parents and carers 3.30pm

Friday 28th September ................................. Macmillan Coffee Morning

W/B 1st October ............................................ National Book Week

Thursday 4th October .................................... Harvest Festival

Friday 5th October ......................................... Hero and Heroine Dressing up day

Monday 8thth October ................................. Individual photos

Monday 8th October ..................................... FoHBs clothes collection

Wednesday 10th October ............................ Yr 6 St Albans Courthouse visit

Wednesday 17th October ............................ Parent consultations 3.30 -6.30pm

Thursday 25th October.................................. Parent consultations 5 – 8pm

Monday 29th October ................................... Half term holiday begins

Friday 16th November .................................. Children in Need

Friday 16th November .................................. FoHBs Disco

Monday 3rd December  ................................ Occasional Day – School closed

Wednesday 5th December ........................... Rotary Carol Concert

Thursday 13th December ............................. Nativity 2pm

Friday 14th December ................................... Nativity 6.30pm

Tuesday 18th December ............................... Whole School Panto Visit pm

Friday 21st December ................................... Term Ends @ 2pm

 

 

Harpenden Colts Football

Harpenden Colts U11s (Year 6) have a couple of spaces remaining for aspiring footballers who are available to train on Saturday mornings and play matches on Sunday mornings. We would be looking for around 70%+ availability.

Our aspirations are for the children to enjoy participation in organised football - and the coaches, most of whom are FA qualified, will also work hard to develop their skills.

Total cost for the season is £105, for which the children get around 30 training sessions and 20 matches.

If you are interested, please contact Peter Northcott: pnorthcott@gmail.com or 0770-282-4411

 

 

Nut free school

High Beeches Primary School aspires to be a “nut-free” environment. No school can guarantee that there will never be any nuts on site, but our aim is to be a “nut-free” environment. We have pupils in the school community who suffer allergic reactions of varying degrees of severity to a variety of nuts.

High Beeches has an anaphylaxis policy of which all staff and the parents of the children concerned are aware. This is available on request to any other parent who would like to read it.

In the two areas of critical concern: ie food preparation areas, the school kitchens and the class room, specific protocols are in place. These are kept under review.

 For other staff, pupils and parents the guidelines are simpler. No food stuff containing nuts as an ingredient should be brought into School, either for one’s own consumption or as a gift for anyone else. For the avoidance of confusion, this includes pine nut kernels, chestnuts and coconut, in addition to the other commonly accepted “nuts”.

Many packaged ready-prepared products contain advice such as “cannot guarantee nut-free” or “factory cannot guarantee nut-free”. This is increasingly common phraseology to protect against potential litigation. What staff, pupils and parents need to look for is whether or not nuts are used as an ingredient in foodstuffs. If nuts, as identified in the previous paragraph, are an ingredient then the item must not be brought into School.

 

 

Letters sent home

17/9/12 – School lunch invoices

18/9/12 – Yr 5 Hatfield House trip

20/9/12 – Whole school panto visit

21/9/12 – Yr 6 Residential visit