Blog Posts within: Assemblies

100% Attitude

09:45 - 03 Jul 2017

This morning we talked about our school reports and some of the most frequent words used by teachers. We talked about three words in particular; knowledge, hardwork and attitude. We then played a little game. We gave each letter of each word a score which corresponded with its...

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achieving things together

14:25 - 27 Jun 2017

On Monday morning we listened to our wonderful school council sharing all their many achievements this year. From mosquito nets sent to a village in  The Gambia to new school wobble boards on the school playground, these children have had a real impact on school life. We ...

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Sun shines on Fit Week

14:11 - 19 Jun 2017

What a lovely sunny day today. The perfect start for our "Fit Week." It has been great to hear the sound of all the KS2 children playing cricket with our coach outside on the school field. We also have a dance coach and a skipping coach working with the children this week as w...

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Try Your Best

09:56 - 12 Jun 2017

This morning Owen Stonnard shared his cub promise with us all in assembly. One of the sentences in the promise is "I promise to do my best." We talked about what this means and I showed the children a wonderful sporting video clip of Dave Wottle winning the 800 meters Olympic ...

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late gate

15:21 - 15 May 2017

Being late is never a nice experience. This morning, some of our drama club members acted out some "late" scenarios in assembly. The children thought about the way they feel when they are late for school. An attendance officer from Leeds City Council spent some time on the pla...

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We made a difference

09:45 - 24 Apr 2017

I showed the children photographs of the mosquito nets in the village of Janbenjeleh in the Gambia today. It was great for the children to see how their Red Nose day money had bought nets for children four thousnd miles away. A great way to start the week!

 

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Spring time

09:23 - 18 Apr 2017

What a beautiful day to return to school after the Easter break. The sun is shining, the blossom is blooming and everywhere looks fresh and green. We are excited to be playing on the school field today and looking forward to enjoying the newly repaired trim trail. We also have...

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Red Nose Day - making a real difference

17:07 - 20 Mar 2017

This year we are going to make areal difference to some children's lives for Red Nose Day. The money we raise this week is going to go with me when I visit The Gambia at Easter. I am going to buy some mosquito nets and give then to some families who don't have them. The childr...

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Admiring our elderly people

13:55 - 13 Mar 2017

This morning we talked about people who we admire. I asked the children to think about old people who they know and admire. Several people mentioned their grandparents and two children mentioned The Queen and Nelson Mandela. I showed the children a picture of Ellen Johnson Shi...

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Wonderful words

14:38 - 08 Mar 2017

This week in assembly we celebrated wonderful words. Children from Reception to Year 6 shared examples of their writing. The children's writing had been inspired by last week's World Book Day where all the  childen dressed as a word to school. Many of the children chose w...

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The Christian period of Lent

11:45 - 27 Feb 2017

This morning we talked about the period of Lent and what it means for Christians all around the world. Some of our teachers shared with the children what they will be doing for Lent. This included giving up chocolate and reducing the time they spend on thier computers at home....

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International Languages Day

16:38 - 21 Feb 2017

This week we are celebrating our rich diversity. As part of International Languages Day we are sharing all our many languages with each other. In Mr Potter's class the children can speak 18 different languages! Did you know Mr Brassil can speak Gaellic and Miss Elson can speak...

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Freedom of Speech

15:01 - 24 Jan 2017

This week the school council talked to us all in assembly about the importance of having a voice and being able to respectfully express our opinions. We talked about democracy and how freedom of speech is a precious human right. The school council have designed a super questio...

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try something new

13:36 - 09 Jan 2017

This morning we had a look at some brand new play equipment for the school playground. The school council raised money during Bun Day Monday and decided to buy some new balance boards and monster feet. We talked about how we need to always be willing to try out new things and ...

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New Year - New Hall!

15:07 - 04 Jan 2017

What a wonderful start to the new school term. Our new hall has been finished over the christmas holidays and this morning we were able to cut the red ribbon and open it. The children gasped with delight as Mr Walsh opened the sliding doors to reveal a beautiful new space. Som...

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Rights and Responsibilities

14:45 - 23 Nov 2016

On Monday we revisited our Rights and Responsibilities Code which is on the school website and displayed around the school. We also congratulated the Year 5 Peer Mediators who will be starting helping on the playground this week. I was delighted to be able to read some extract...

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Rememberance

09:45 - 07 Nov 2016

This morning I told the children the story of Bert Dalby, my great uncle who fought and died in World War 1. He was a runner who was killed in 1916 leaving a wife and baby daughter. We talked about the work of the Royal British Legion and remembered the brave members of our ar...

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Safety

09:56 - 31 Oct 2016

This morning in assembly we enjoyed some drma and hot seating. We were joined by a panel of "safety experts." Oliver, Scarlett, Barney, Haris and Lilly spoke to us all about keeping safe at this time of year. They talked about safety during Bonfire Night, Halloween, the dark n...

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Pride in our work

09:27 - 17 Oct 2016

This morning we talked about how we can make our parents proud of us. We agreed that by trying our best and being resilient we can really make our parents proud. As it is parents evening this week we discussed and reflected on some oif the things we have done this half term wh...

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Harvest Assembly

14:30 - 10 Oct 2016

This morning Highfield children showed their kindness by  bringing a can of food for less fortunate families in the area. Reverand Sharon Kaye visited our Harvest Assembly and talked about sharing. Year 2 children shared a harvest poem and we all sang our harvest songs. O...

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Teamwork

10:58 - 07 Oct 2016

 On Monday I decided to tell my outstanding school about how important teamwork is.

I found a video about meerkats, because they are extremely good at working together. Unfortunately the builders haven't been able to finish the new hall on time because they haven'...

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Never give up

09:40 - 19 Sep 2016

WD 40 was named by its creator Norman Larsen because it took him 40 attempts before he got it right. Jk Rowling who wrote all the Harry Potter books was rejected by 30 publishers. Thomas Edison the inventor of the light bulb was told by his teachers that he was not very bright...

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Diversity Week

09:22 - 13 Sep 2016

We are very lucky to belong to such a diverse school and live in a wondefully culturally rich community. Ths week we are celebrating our differences and learning how important it is to respect each other. I showed the school the inspiring Channel 4 "Yes I can" advert for the P...

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A New Year Journey

16:06 - 06 Sep 2016

How lovely to see all the children back at school this morning, looking so smart in their new school shoes and school uniforms. We thought about the year ahead in assembly and how we wanted to aim high, as high as The Empite State Building which I visited on my holidays to the...

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The Rhythm of the Year

09:44 - 11 Jul 2016

This morning we reflected on the rhythm of the school year. We took a journey through time back to September and remembered some of the magical events in the Highfield school year. We are happy and grateful for our school and the special things that happen every year, from Rob...

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Winning and Losing

09:50 - 04 Jul 2016

This morning we reflected on the feelings we have when we win or lose in sports. We shared lots of examples of our own sporting teams as well as those we are seeing on the TV at the moment (Euro 2016 and Wimbledon). We realized that losing is a part of sport as much as winning...

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The Olympic Flame

09:43 - 27 Jun 2016

This morning we celebrated all that is good about sport. As well as our Fit Week, Fun Run and various sporting events this half term we are also excited about the forthcoming Olympic Games which are taking place in Brazil this summer. James Stead in 4E shared with us a superb ...

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Perseverance and inspiration

11:13 - 13 Jun 2016

Most of the school seemed to have been watching the World Series Triathlon in Leeds yesterday but the children were amazed when I showed them some photographs of a very special competitor. They all thought the man circled swimming in the lake was one of the Brownlee brothers. ...

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attendance Counts

10:22 - 09 Jun 2016

On Monday we celebrated our attendance percentages. Every class in school has over 96% attendance (the national average is 95%) and 2BM 's attendance is top of the school with 98.2% - that's outstanding. Can I say well done to all our parents who clearly value the importance o...

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Getting ready for our new school hall

14:38 - 23 May 2016

Last Monday we were visited by a lady from Leeds City Council who is managing our new school hall project. Her name is Ciny Costigan. Cindy told the children all about the forthcoming hall extension project. She showed us pictures of how the new hall will look and she answered...

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Road safety day

13:56 - 25 Apr 2016

This morning the Leeds Road Safety Team came to school to talk to us in assembly. They went to Recception to teach them how to, cross the road safely by holding a parent's hand. Next they went to year two to tell them how important it is to cross a road safely. They took them ...

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Leeds Rhinos

10:25 - 18 Apr 2016

What a great start to the term. Gavin and Adam brought all the Leeds Rhino's trophies to assembly to inspire the children (thanks Mr Leuluai!) We discussed what makes an outstanding team, such as: great attendance, never giving up, pride in our uniforrm, listening well and sho...

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Magical Spring Time

10:05 - 07 Mar 2016

What a beautiful, sunny, Spring morning and how lucky I was to have the sun shining so brightly for my assembly. Our theme this week is new growth. When we opened our eyes from our moment of reflection in the school hall, the sunshine streamed into assembly and the children ga...

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Making the most of a Leap Year

11:09 - 29 Feb 2016

This morning we learned all about Leap Years and why we have them. Did you know there are actually 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds in a year? We can also thank The Egyptians and then The Romans for introducing Leap Years into our calendars. We all gave thanks and ...

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World Calyspo

13:58 - 22 Feb 2016

This morning we celebrated our differences and cultural heritages. Children in Year 3 have recently taken part in an Inter Faith Art Project. Tney created beautiful absract paintings to represent their family heritage. The paintings will be displayed in the new school hall whe...

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Who is your inspiration?

11:03 - 01 Feb 2016

This morning we talked about the inspirational people in our lives and how they can help us become better people. I shared with the children the story of Maya Angelou and how her life story had inspired me to do so many things over the years. We then passed the microphone arou...

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What Qualities does a Deputy Head Teacher need?

16:01 - 29 Jan 2016

This week I have been showing potential candidates for the Deputy Head Teaching vacancy around school. On Monday the children had a think about the quaities needed in the role. They came up with some excellent ideas such as; resilience, optimism, enthusiasm, energy and a good ...

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Punctuality Assembly

09:35 - 18 Jan 2016

This morning we were visited by Tracy and Carol who are attendance officers working with Leeds City Council. Thet encouraged us all to think about all the things we need to do to make sure we are on time for school. The children answered their questions very well indeed. Tracy...

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Bird Watch

10:53 - 11 Jan 2016

I love it when children bring great ideas into school. Esme Ghafor in Year 4 suggested that we take part in the RSPBs (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) Great British Bird Watch this half term. The school council approved the idea and prepared an assembly for the scho...

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Happy New Year 2016

16:16 - 04 Jan 2016

Happy New Year everyone and welcome back to school and the start of 2016. This morning in Assembly we discussed the new year, time and the importance of making the most of every second. Suleman and Adam in Year six used a calculator to find out the number of seconds we have in...

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Christmas Carols

15:35 - 17 Dec 2015

THis afternoon we held our annual carol service at St. John's Church. It was a very uplifting and happy experience to sing together and celebrate Christmas.

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Advent, waiting for something special

10:25 - 30 Nov 2015

This morning we were visited by Reverand Sharon Kaye from St Johns church. She shared with us the meaning of advent and we talked about the feelings we have when we are waiting for something special to happen. It is always lovely to have Sharon leading Assembly at Highfield, a...

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Tim Peake

09:44 - 23 Nov 2015

This morning the hall was filled with awe and wonder as Miss Ryder told us all about the forthcoming space mission by British astronaut Tim Peake. Highfield is taking part in this exciting project as Tim becomes the first ever British person to work and live on the Internation...

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Anti-Bullying Week

14:17 - 18 Nov 2015

This week is our Anti-Bullying week in school. In assembly we talked about our rights and responsibilities, to be respected and cared for and to respect and care for each other. I have been impressed by some of the conversations I have had with the children on the playground t...

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Barnardos

15:14 - 09 Nov 2015

This morning we were visited by a lady who works for the charity Barnardos. It was wondeful for the children to hear all about the posiitve work the charity does to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in Leeds. The children listened attentively to a story she shared wi...

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Pupil Voice

14:09 - 23 Oct 2015

On Monday we reflected on how importnat it is to have a say in things and make a difference. We talked about all the wonderful ideas the children have had this half term to make Highfield and outstanding place to learn. After a democratic vote the school council decided to rai...

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Harvest

11:41 - 12 Oct 2015

We held our Harvest Festival this morning and we all enjoyed Year 2's presentation. Reverand Sharon Kaye from St.John's Church talked to us all about the inequalities in the world. We remembered the many families in our communities and around the world who do not have enough f...

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Rights and Responsibilities

08:10 - 08 Oct 2015

This week we have been discussing our rights and responsibilities in school. We talked about how the two go hand in hand and that if we all support our rights and accept our responsibilites we will have outstanding behaviour in school.

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Child Line

11:44 - 21 Sep 2015

This morning we all revisited out Buddy Bench Plaque and talked about how, as Highfielders, we can help children who are lonely and have no friends. Some of the children mentioned how we can support new children and maybe even refugee children who may feel scared and lonely. W...

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Outstanding Behaviour

14:33 - 14 Sep 2015

This morning we discussed the meaning of outstanding behaviour and how it differs from good behaviour. The children decided that outstanding behaviour in school is where everyone is very proactive in checking behaviour. Today I have seen children reminding each other about sch...

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New Year and new things

12:04 - 10 Sep 2015

Welcome back everyone to another exciting new year at Highfield. The word "New" was the focus of our assembly yesterday morning and we all had lots of "new" things to talk about. It was lovely to see how happy parents and children were when they saw our new school club, playgr...

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Facing our Fears

11:40 - 09 Jul 2015

Can you imagine Mrs Colley and Mr Brassil (who are both afraid of heights!) climbing to the top of a fifty foot tower and leaping off? Well that's what we both did with the children on our recent residential activity in Marrick  (fully attached to safety harnesses of cour...

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Sharing and caring

11:40 - 09 Jul 2015

In this assembly we talked about how sharing things can be great fun. We talked about ourTeddy Bear picnic in school and how we would all be enjoying the event together and caring for our bears. We even sang the teddy bear picnic song and learned that the song is over one hund...

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Fair Play

11:39 - 26 Jun 2015

We are all enjoying our "Fit Week" in school this week, The children are taking part in a variety of activities such as golfing, street dance, football, skipping and aerobics. This morning I talked to the children about the meaning of "Fair Play" It was interesting to hear the...

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Celebrating Ramadan as a Rights Respecting School

11:39 - 15 Jun 2015

Today we talked about how we respect the rights of our community to celebrate and practice their religions. Laraib and Raniya talked to us about their religion of Islam and how special Ramadan is to them. When I asked the children why it is important to learn about ech others ...

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Panama visitors

11:23 - 12 Jun 2015

The past couple of weeks have been extremely exciting and getting towards the end of the school year it's been nothing but fun! Some teachers from Panama have come to observe what school is like in England. They have been going around the school helping the teachers manage the...

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Unicef - The rights of the child

11:38 - 20 May 2015

On Monday We revisited the Unicef "Rights of the child" articles. I asked the children to think about how their voice is heard in school and how our curriculum supports the 43 Unicef articles. I was delighted when immediately after the assembly, some year 6 children asked me i...

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Waste not want not

11:47 - 27 Apr 2015

Today we discussed this Victorian proverb. I was suprised by how many children had heard it before and understood what it meant. We discussed all the things in school we want to avoid wasting, ranging from lost property to paper towels! I was then very pleasantly suprised to f...

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Enjoy, promise, challenge!

11:38 - 22 Apr 2015

At the start of a new term we may feel excited and a little nervous about coming back to school. This morning I asked the children to do three things for me: enjoy the term and all school activit1es, try keep their promises to work hard and challenge themselves in their learni...

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Valuing our beliefs

11:37 - 30 Mar 2015

This morning five children in Year 6 talked to the school about their beliefs and religions and how important they are in their lives. The childen shared iformation and stories and played musical instruments and sang to us. It was a very special assembly. Well done Abigail, La...

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Earth Hour

10:36 - 23 Mar 2015

This week we are getting ready to take part in Earth Hour. We will be switching off the lights and other electrical items on Friday afternoon for one hour. Mrs Denton also told the school how much money we spend printing things. It's a huge amount and a waste of money and ener...

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Red Nose Day - What does it mean?

10:34 - 09 Mar 2015

Today I showed the children some of my photos of my time spent volunteering in The Gambia in the 1990's. I showed them some pictures of schools built using Red Nose Day money. We ageed we can all have fun and make a difference.

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Shrove Tuesday

10:33 - 23 Feb 2015

Today we talked about Lent and what it means to Christians. We talked about giving things up for lent or "turning over a new leaf"

We then tried to beat the Highfield record for tossing a pancake. Lilly tossed one 39 times and Esben tossed one 41 times but we didn't ma...

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Keeping Safe

10:32 - 09 Feb 2015

This morning we talked about issues around keeping safe in school. The Safety Rangers are meeting Mrs Denton this afternoon to discuss a project to encourage better parking and driving around Sandringham Green. We then had a fire drill from the school hall which the children d...

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Letters from Ghana and exciting trips!

10:02 - 06 Feb 2015

Hi, the bloggers are back and there's been lots of excitement in the past two weeks, we've had lot of trips and class assemblies! Another exciting event that has happened are the letters from Ghana which have been full of information and we are hoping to reply, we have had som...

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Making a difference

10:31 - 02 Feb 2015

This morning we made a world record attempt in assembly. Miss Ings has been teaching us a song written by The  British Sign Language Organisation who are hoping to break the world record for people signing a song at the same time. We reflected on how even little actions c...

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Friendship

10:31 - 27 Jan 2015

We were so happy to receive letters from our friends at The King Jesus Orphanage in Ghana this week. We will be writing back to the girls and boys this half term. Having friends overseas is very special and writing letters to our friends is one way of showing them we care...

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Helping Hands

10:30 - 19 Jan 2015

This morning we thought about all the people who help keep Highfield a happy safe school and who often we do not notice because they work, "behind the scenes." We all gave Mr Walsh a big thank you for keeping our playground clear of ice this morning so that we can play safely....

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Highfield is......

10:29 - 12 Jan 2015

Today we thought about the things that make Highfield special. We are having a competition this half term to design a Highfield mug which we are going to sell at the summer fair. The teachers made up a poem in assembly about Highfield and all the children enjoyed listening to ...

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New Year, New Start

10:33 - 09 Jan 2015

Hi, we are back in 2015 we hope you have settled into the new school scheme .All the years have started new topics that have intrigued us all to find out more. In the first assembly of the year we have made a Highfield resolution to help the hard-working Year 6 lunchtime monit...

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Down Syndrome

10:27 - 07 Jan 2015

Today Dr Wendy Uttley came to talk to us all about Down Syndrome. The talk was very interesting. The children listened brilliantly and asked some excellent questions.

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New Year

10:26 - 05 Jan 2015

Today we celebrated the new year and decided we should make a whole shcool new year resolution. We decided to improve our behaviour in the dinner hall and agreed to stack our trays neatly, never shout or run in the hall and be respectful to the year 6 monitors.

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Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

10:25 - 08 Dec 2014

This morning Phil from Moortown Baptist Church shared the story of how the Christmas song "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" came to be written. It is a story of kindness and sharing and certainly one I had not heard before.

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Advent

10:23 - 01 Dec 2014

Reverand Sharon Kaye from St John's Church spoke to us all this morning about the Christian period of Advent. We are all going to try very hard to be kind and helpful in the run up to the Christmas holidays.

 

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Anti-bullying assembly

10:03 - 24 Nov 2014

This morning our MP Fabian Hamilton came to our anti-bullying assembly where children from every year group shared their work. Year one children taught us all their motto for anti-bullying which is "Be a buddy not a bully."

 

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Flags for Parliament

10:02 - 18 Nov 2014

This Monday we announced the winning flag design whcih will be sent to parliament to represent our constituency of North East Leeds. Local MP Fabian Hamilton will be visiting school next week to see our flags and meet the winning designers, Sam Rudd and Xavier Rickerby.

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Children In Need Day

09:58 - 14 Nov 2014

We have raised over £490 by wearing our pyjamas and by having a song writing and colouring competition. We also sang this year's Children In Need song "Wake Me Up" in assembly using Maketon sign language.

 

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Remembrance Day

09:43 - 14 Nov 2014

This week we remembered the thousands of service men and women who have died in conflicts and in particular those who died in World War One.

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Happy New Year 2014

11:02 - 19 Sep 2014

Hi, our names are Kshitij, Finlay and Sam, we are the new bloggers for 2014-2015. We hope everyone has settled into their new classes well, after an enjoyable summer holidays! The new year six monitors are doing an outstanding job at lunchtimes and all around the school, as we...

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Red Nose Day fun!

11:54 - 13 Mar 2013

Many thanks to you all for supporting our Red Nose Day activities in school last Friday. We raised over £500 for this very worthy cause. The children and staff all wore their pyjamas to school, and Mr Walsh even went to the bank wearing his onzie! It was great to see par...

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School Council 2012

12:52 - 16 Sep 2012

This week the new 2012 -2013 School Council met for the first time. I have the priviledge of running the school council this year and I have been very impressed by their enthusiasm at the first meeting. We meet every three weeks on a Wednesday afternoon in the studio. At out f...

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Headteacher for a day!

12:50 - 15 Jun 2012

Today has been exhausting! But it has been great. First thing I did was check all of the classes. I've seen the magic garden it looks great. I've ordered some olympic medals for the whole school. It has been tiring and I am only halfway through the day. I am going to be showin...

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Jubilee Joy!

12:49 - 01 Jun 2012

As you all know, the Queen's Jubilee is approaching and Highfield did not slack at all in celebrating this spectacular event! The celebrations were kicked off with an outstanding assembly from 4E which portrayed the jobs of our Queen. We throughly enjoyed singing the National ...

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International Day

12:46 - 05 Oct 2011

Last Friday we held an International Day in school to celebrate the many cultural and religious festivals taking place this term. It was lovely to see so many parents (over 100!) coming together to share an international breakfast in the school hall. The children all...

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Trip To Brodetsky primary school

11:42 - 21 Jan 2011

We had a very interesting day on Thurday, Mrs. Colley asked us to come with her to Brodetsky Primary School. We had a very interesting morning watching the Lord Mayor planting a tree in memory of Anne Frank. Anne Frank was a Jewish girl who died in the Holocaust.

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