Friday, 12 October 2012

Newsletter 12.10.12

High Beeches Primary School Newsletter 12th October 2012

Thank you to all the parents and carers who contributed to the FoHBs clothing collection this week. Details can be found below.


Year 6 enjoyed a day at the old courtrooms in St Albans as a part of their Victorian topic and Year 5 had a super day at Hatfield House linked to their Tudor topic. It is so pleasing to hear of the learning from the visits they really do enthuse and engage the children and we try to take every opportunity to enhance the learning for the children. Year 2 also visited Pan Autos as part of the Move with the Times topic, what better way to learn the names of the parts of a car than from a mechanic? Thank you for all your continued support in enabling us to offer the children these and other extended learning opportunities.


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

w/b 24th September                                                          

EYFS       Anna – working hard and always being cheerful

Yr 1         Emily  – working hard in all areas to produce her best

Yr 2         Will – giving his best effort in everything he does

Yr 3         Hattie– working hard on non-fiction writing

Yr 4         Freddie – working hard at his writing

Yr 5         Thomas  – working hard and independently on his superhero story

Yr 6         Nic  – working really hard on his superhero comic page


I hope that you have an enjoyable weekend.


Paul Driver




Many thanks to everyone who donated textiles for our clothing collection on Monday, details of how much we raised will follow.


Friday 19th October – Infant and Junior Movie Night

If you haven’t done so already, please return your forms by Monday at the latest.


Book your stand for the Christmas Fair now!

You can book your own stand at the Christmas Fair, Saturday 8th December 12-3pm, to sell or advertise your products, for just £20.  To make a booking please email Louise Piper as soon as possible on:

Other dates for your diary                                              

Friday 16th November – Infant and Junior School Disco

Friday 23rd November – Year 6 Cake Sale

Saturday 8th December – High Beeches Christmas Fair




Luton Hoo Walled Garden Pumpkin and apple gala

This weekend is the annual Pumpkin and Apple Gala at Luton Hoo Walled Garden. Children from every class have been working with Mrs Haines to create an entry for the gala. The pumpkins look fantastic and we would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Haines for all of her efforts in collecting the pumpkins, working with the children and ensuring they were delivered to Luton Hoo safely. Details of the event are on the leaflet below or on their website


Pupil Success

Congratulations to the following pupils:

Thomas Dadswell (Yr 4) who won first prize at the St Stephens horticultural show for baking a Victoria sponge

Daniel Thomas (Yr 2) who was awarded the chess master of the week trophy from the local chess club



CBBC Horrible Histories - Gory Games Applications welcome

E mail from a producer at the BBC – application forms available in the school office.

We are currently looking for participants between the ages 8 and 12 for a new series of 'Horrible Histories -Gory Games'. I believe we had some great applications from your pupils for our previous series and wondered if any of your pupils would like to apply. We like applications from Horrible Histories fans who are confident, chatty and don't mind getting gunged!


If you have seen the show you will know it's based on historical facts from the Horrible Histories series, we ask our contestants a variety of history questions, and they get the chance to play messy, fun games based on various historical events. Series two is currently being shown on CBBC, and we are going to be filming our next series in February.


I've attached an application form, Pupils need to get permission from their parent/guardian and then fill out the form and post it back to the address on the front. Or they can bring it back to school and we can send you out a stamped addressed envelope to send them all back.


Our closing date for applications in January… but the quicker children apply the better!






















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