Friday, 27 April 2012

High Beeches Primary School Newsletter 27th April 2012

It certainly has been a very busy start to the summer (!) term. Well done to the Year 6 children for their wonderful assembly last Friday and the Year 3 and 4 recorder club gave us a wonderful performance in assembly on Thursday. The Year 1 children all enjoyed their visit to Butterfly World, Year 3 have visited Batford to investigate how our locality has changed over time and eight Year 5 and 6 children represented the school at the local chess jamboree on Wednesday
Next week all after school clubs will begin (weather permitting), please see the table below. Year 4 will be visiting the Common on Monday, Year 2 recorder club will be performing in assembly on Thursday 3rd May, Year 3 have their class assembly on Friday 4th May and Year 5 will be visiting the British Museum on the same day.  It is wonderful to see the children engaged in so many valuable learning opportunities.

I hope that you all have an enjoyable weekend.
Paul Driver
Headteacher


Extra curricular activities


Mon
Tue
Wed
Thurs
Fri
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
Gym Yr 1 + 2
Violins
Eco Club
Chess
Yr 1 & 2 Tennis
Violins
Recorder 3 & 4
Yr 3 Tennis
Violins

Violins
Gym Yr3,4,5 and 6 Recorder Yr 2

Choir
Spanish
Yr 3 and 4 football

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thurs
Fri
After School
After School
After School
After School
After School
Elite Multi Sports
(All Years)
Rounders 5 + 6

Infants Almost Famous
Skateboarding 3,4,5 and 6
Dance
Yr 3,4,5 &6 Athletics
Art Club (EYFS and Y1)
 Yr 5&6 Kwik Cricket
Yoga




Book Fair
On Wednesday 2nd May the travelling Book Fair arrives in school. The Book Fair is an excellent opportunity for the children to purchase books and also enables the school to gain commission towards books for the school. The Book Fair will be open after school every day. This year they have a fantastic summer offer of three books for the price of two with the cheapest book being free.
In order to run the book fair we do require adult volunteers. If you are able to help for half an hour after school anytime next week please speak to Mrs Savage, thank you.


Catering Vacancy
We currently have an opportunity to join our dedicated catering team. Our school lunches are fabulous and we have one of the highest uptakes for meals in the County. We have a vacancy for a General Assistant to join our wonderful team. The vacancy is for 12.5hrs a week, 2.5 hrs a day. If you are interested in this post please speak to Mrs Nugent in the kitchen or to Mr Driver.


Chess Jamboree
On Tuesday eight children from Years 5 and 6 represented the school at the Harpenden District Sports Association Chess Jamboree. George Kershaw, Neo Wishart, Anna Jackson, Sophie Jackson, Daniel Booth, Edward Vickery, Fiona McArdle and Jessica Nottingham played extremely well against some tough opposition. Thank you to Mr Conquest for his help running the chess club and preparing the team.


Date of events can also be found on the school website http://www.highbeeches.herts.sch.uk/
Click on the information link and then calendar.
Summer Term 2012
Monday 30th April ......................................... Year 4 Common Visit (weather permitting)
Thursday 3rd May .......................................... Yr 2 Recorder assembly
Friday 4th May ................................................ Yr 5 British Museum visit
Friday 4th May ............................................... Year 3 Class assembly 10.30am
Friday 11th May ............................................. Yr 2 London visit
Sunday 13th May............................................ RAH Sing Up Gala Yr 5
w/b Mon 14th May ........................................ SATS WEEK
Tues 15th May ................................................ Yr 3 and 4 football tournament at Sauncey Wood 1pm
Friday 18th May ............................................. Yr 3 Wardown Museum visit
Saturday 19th May......................................... High Beeches May Ball
Monday 21st May .......................................... Class / group photos
Tuesday 22nd May ......................................... Steel drum workshop
Friday 1st June ................................................ Queens Jubilee Street Party
w/b Monday 4th June .................................... Half term holidays
Tuesday 12th June .......................................... HDSA Rounders tournament at Redbourn 1pm
Tuesday 12th June .......................................... Yr 6 Parents meeting 7.00pm
Monday 18th June .......................................... Yr 6 to Windmill Hill
Monday 18th June .......................................... EYFS Boxmoor visit
Tuesday 19th June .......................................... HDSA Kwik Cricket at Woodend 9am
w/b 25th June .................................................. NATIONAL SPORTS WEEK
Wednesday 27th June ................................... Phonics workshop 3.30pm Creche available
Thursday 28th June ........................................ HDSA Athletics at SJL
w/b 2nd July ................................................... Yr 5 Cycle training week
Friday 6th July ................................................. Yr 3 Cuffley Trip
Saturday 7th July ............................................ FoHBs Summer Festival 3-7pm
Monday 9th July ............................................. Sports Day 1pm
Tuesday 10th July ........................................... Yr 6 Play 7.00pm
Wednesday 11th July .................................... Yr 6 play 7.00pm
Thursday 12th July ......................................... Secondary school transition day
Friday 13th July .............................................. Annual Reports to parents/carers
Friday 13th July .............................................. FoHBs Disco
Monday 16th July ........................................... Open Evening 3.45pm – 5.30pm
Tuesday 17th July ........................................... Year 6 BBQ
Wednesday 18th July .................................... Artsfest performances 1.15pm
Thursday 19th July ......................................... Artsfest performances 1.15pm
Friday 20th July .............................................. Term ends


Pupil Success
Congratulations to the following pupils:
Angel Fletcher (Yr 6) who finished in second place for the Beginner solo twirl at the National baton twirling championships
Oliver Fish (Yr 4) who was awarded the Kaizen Martial Arts student of the month award
Jack Gibbs (Yr 3) who won the U9 bowl tournament at the Herts Tag Rugby Festival
Abigail Roy (Yr 5) who gained a Highly Commended at the British Arts Awards for her Solo Song entry
Joshua Cholot – Deutsch (Yr 6) who has been selected for County Hockey Trials as a Goalkeeper
Oscar Cuthbert (Yr 2) who competed and won in the U8 Final at the Herts Tag Rugby Festival
Zara Frayne (Yr 2) who has passed her BGA proficiency award level 4





Message received from a local resident
Please see below a note that was sent from a local resident to all schools which we have been asked to print in our newsletter.

‘I just wanted to let you know that on Wednesday morning I had parked legally and safely near the roundabout junction of Crabtree Lane and Aldwickbury in order to drop two of my children off at Crabtree Schools before going on to drop off my third at Batford Nursery.   It was very rainy and there was heavy traffic exacerbated by tailbacks on Station Road causing some drivers to zip up Dalkeith and down Crabtree.

Waiting to get out of my car due to the queuing traffic behind me you can imagine my surprise when a woman drove into my rear right bumper but decided to just drive on and ignore it heading off along Aldwickbury.  There was a significant bang heard in my car which shocked my three kids who were still inside and as the woman drove past it was clear she had heard a bang too.

I wrote down the number plate!

Given my nature I gave her a second chance thinking she must be doing some kind of school drop off in the area and might stop on the way back. As I came out of Crabtree Schools I walked slowly in the hope of seeing her come back down Aldwickbury - which she did.  She drove past my car and kept on going!

Does she know the damage she has caused my car? No.  Did hitting my car make more noise than hitting a child at low speed would?  Probably. Would she know or stop if she had injured a child?

This woman broke the law.’



Letters sent home this week
23.4.12 – Year 2 London visit
26.4.12 – Year 6 parents meeting
26.4.12 – Whole school lunch invoices
26.4.12 – Year 3 and 4 football club
27.4.12 – Year 3 and 4 dance club

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