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Alsager Foodbank, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 12th Nov 2020 @ 1:31pm

Nessie and Pete Howard visited us to collect our donations for the Alsager Foodbank. Our children and staff have been reflecting on how lucky we are to have safe, warm homes and food in the cupboards. We also talked about how good it feels to help other people within our community. Pete also recorded a personalised assembly for us to say thank you.

Children in Need, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 9th Nov 2020 @ 10:38am

It's Children in Need this week and the TV show on Friday night. The theme this year is '5 to thrive' and Joe Wicks is their official ambassador. '5 to thrive' is a great way to consider supporting our own and our children's mental health.

We'll be talking about this a lot in school this week as so if you would like to find out more please visit:

https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/schools/primary-school/five-to-thrive-hub/

Food Bank News, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 9th Nov 2020 @ 8:56pm

Please see the attached letter from Alsager Food Bank about the harvest collections. Thank you all for your continued support.

Visyon Parent/Carer Webinars, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 5th Nov 2020 @ 8:19pm

Visyon Parent/Carer Webinars

 

Our parent/carer webinars have proved very popular and we have now planned a new timetable of webinars, which are intended to offer information and ideas to help you in supporting your child with understanding and managing their emotions and wellbeing.  These are open to parents/carers or other interested family members. 


The webinars are delivered as a presentation on Zoom.  As a participant you are not connected via video or audio but may interact or ask questions using the typed chat function.  You may only want to attend the session which is most relevant to you or you might find all useful, although there will be some overlap between the sessions.

 

The forthcoming webinars are:

 

Tuesday 17th November    10-11am   Building Resilience and Self Esteem

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UlHLrFmkQ-icQsOZecMhGA

 

Thursday 19th November  11-12noon  Managing Big Emotions (Secondary age)

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OQkyU9ZMQMisOK_v74j3rg

 

Thursday 26th November  11-12noon  Managing Big Emotions (Primary age)

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JsYmUruXRkOyCRPSP2jpYA

 

Thursday 10th December  11-12noon  Supporting your Child’s Wellbeing

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_s0EFHva3ROm0DfXK7wVARA

 

Thursday 17th December  11-12noon  Understanding the Teenage Brain

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_i9kHvpLIQ1aXMnyjmNsOEg

 

Please click on the relevant link to register in advance for the webinar you wish to attend.  You need to register separately for each webinar you wish to attend. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

If you are interested in finding out about other ways in which Visyon might be able to support you and your family, please visit www.visyon.org.uk, follow us on Facebook (Visyonltd) or telephone us on 01260 290000.   

COVID Update, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 3rd Nov 2020 @ 12:58pm

Dear Parents / Carers

        I hope you and your families had a safe and enjoyable half term. Given the move to a national lockdown on Thursday 5th November, can I please ask you to follow the points below. I apologise if this comes across as rather directive and I appreciate social distancing is difficult for young children to understand but we all have our part to play in keeping everyone safe during these difficult times.

·         When you are dropping off and collecting your child / children, please stick to your allocated time and once you have dropped off / collected, please leave the area around school as quickly as possible. Please do not remain near the school gates, donkey path or park to talk to friends or other parents.

·         Can I please encourage only one parent / carer to come to the school gates to drop off and collect.

·         Can I please ask all parents / carers to wear a face mask when you are near the school gates to drop off / collect your child.

·         Please do not allow your children to play on the park before and after school. We need to do everything we can to avoid children in different bubbles mixing.

 

Many thanks for your understanding and support.

 

Best wishes

 

Mr Middlebrook

Acting Headteacher

Remembrance Day, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 3rd Nov 2020 @ 1:02pm

Dear parents / Carers

Apologies for another message from school but I feel it is important we encourage our children to mark Remembrance Day as best we can this year. The British Legion have dropped off collection tins and poppies for us here at school. Normally, children would move around the school, going from class to class to collect donations. However, given that we have to keep children in separate class bubbles we will be doing it differently this year. Each class will have a day when they will have the collection tin and poppies and they will need to bring in a contribution on that day before the tin moves on to the next class. We will have a separate tin in the Annex for Reception and Year 1, which will remain there all week. If you would like your child to contribute to this year’s poppy appeal, can you please make sure they have some money with them on the following days.

·         Mrs Walker’s class – Wednesday 4th November

·         Mrs Dyde’s class – Thursday 5th November

·         Miss Crowther Green’s class – Friday 6th November

·         Mrs Windell’s class – Monday 9th November

·         Mr Gold’s class – Tuesday 10th November

·         Miss Keatman’s class – Wednesday 11th November

 

Many thanks for your understanding and support.

 

Best wishes

Mr Middlebrook

Acting Headteacher

Harvest Time, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 19th Oct 2020 @ 9:40am

Our school harvest video...

Digital Parenting Week 2020: 26-30 October, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 15th Oct 2020 @ 9:10pm

The 26th - 30th October is Digital Parenting Week 2020. Please take a look at this site for free resources and information about the new app by ParentZone.

parentzone.org.uk/DPW20

 

 

 

Primary School Applications, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 8th Oct 2020 @ 12:53pm

A reminder about our school tours that will soon be taking place for new starters 2021:  

We are offering afternoon and Saturday morning tours of our fantastic school. To book a slot please contact the school on 01270 882472 or email: admin@alsagerhighfields.cheshire.sch.uk

New Starters 2021

We Won!, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 30th Sep 2020 @ 8:02am

Mrs Windel's class won ‘Class of the Week’ by drawing along with Author and Illustrator Rob Biddulph – Well done everyone!

Secondary school applications, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 21st Sep 2020 @ 11:25am

Dear Year 6 Parent / Carer

                Please see attached a letter from Cheshire East about secondary school applications for September 2021. The deadline for applications is 31/10/20 and you apply to the Local Authority in which you live. So if you live in Staffordshire and would like your child to attend a Cheshire East school, you apply to Staffordshire LA. If you have further questions about secondary admissions, please contact your LA, as individual secondary schools play no part in the admissions process.

                If you have specific questions about admissions to Alsager School, please contact me via admin@alsagerhighfields.cheshire.sch.uk Alsager is holding a virtual Open Morning on Saturday 26th September at 9am. This Tuesday, I will be speaking to all year 6 pupils about Alsager School and they will bring home some information about the Open Morning to you.

 

Kind regards

Richard Middlebrook

Acting Headteacher Alsager Highfields and Executive Headteacher at Alsager School

Covid-19 guide for all parents / carers, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 17th Sep 2020 @ 1:56pm

Please see attached a Covid-19 guide for all parents / carers. This has been produced by Cheshire East and all schools have been asked to circulate it.


 

Our Return to School, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 4th Sep 2020 @ 3:28pm

Dear Parents / Carers

                As the first week back draws to a close, I would like to thank you all for your support and understanding over these first few days. The return to school has presented some challenges for all schools, given the restrictions and guidance we have to follow, however we have all risen to that challenge superbly. The children have been brilliant, showing real patience and understanding when it comes to ‘bubbles’ and ‘zones’. As parents and carers you have stuck to your drop off and pick up times for each class and that has helped enormously to help reduce congestion around the path and gates. Can I ask you, if you want to stay and talk once you have dropped off or collected your child, can you please move away from the path and school gates to allow for social distancing. This is my first week working with the staff here at Alsager Highfields, they really are a very talented and hardworking team of professionals. I would like to thank everyone for the warm welcome you have given me, especially the children who are delightful.

                Can I please remind you to check your child’s class teacher’s page on the website. All key information for the week and term ahead will be on there, including on which days PE will take place. Remember, your son / daughter can wear PE kit on those days. Each class page will also have a section entitled ‘Remote Learning’ this will have all the work your child can complete at home if they are unable to come to school (for example, if they are shielding or quarantining etc). Remote learning for absent children will not be e mailed home to you, rather it is for you to access it directly from your child’s class page.

               

Thank you once again for such a successful and enjoyable first week back and I look forward to see you all again on Monday.

 

Best wishes

Richard Middlebrook

Acting Headteacher

Important Messages for next week (7th September), by Mrs Muddy

Date: 4th Sep 2020 @ 5:46pm

Dear Parent/ Carer,

Please see the information pertinent to your child/ren

PE Lessons

Next week, we start our physical education curriculum. As stated in the July newsletter and in our Return to School Guide we would ask that the children attend school in their PE kit for the full school day.  This will maximise curriculum time without the need for getting changed in already small classrooms. Please note your child’s PE days from the table below.

 

Teacher

PE Day One

PE Day Two

Mrs Millichap and Mrs Henshall

Tuesday

Wednesday

Mrs Harry

Wednesday

Friday

Miss Keatman

Thursday

Friday

Mrs Lindblad

Tuesday

Friday

Mr Golds

Tuesday

Friday

Mrs Windel

Monday

Thursday

Miss Crowther-Green

Monday

Wednesday

Mrs Dyde

Wednesday

Friday

Mrs Walker

Monday

Thursday

Please note: this policy will be reviewed at October half-term.

Reception class will not take part in PE during their transition weeks.

 

Parent/Carer Transition Meetings

In order to aid transition into your child’s new class the teaching staff will host a Meet and Greet meeting via Zoom. These meetings are to give parents/carers a greater insight into the curriculum areas that will be taught, the new routines of particular classes i.e timetable, homework cycle etc and plans for the rest of the academic year. These meetings will take place over the next two weeks on the dates below.

 

Teacher

Date

Time 

Mrs Harry

Tuesday 15th September

6:30pm

Miss Keatman

Thursday 17th September

6:30pm

Mrs Lindblad

Thursday 10th September

6:30pm

Mr Golds

Thursday 17th September

5:30pm

Mrs Windel

Thursday 10th September

5:30pm

Miss Crowther-Green

Tuesday 15th September

5:30pm

Mrs Dyde

Tuesday 8th September

5:30pm

Mrs Walker

Tuesday 8th September

6:30pm

 

Please note that your Zoom invitation to these meetings will be sent to the e-mail address we have on file at school on the day before the meeting. We request that your username is that of your child or your family name so that we can securely admit you into the meeting. Please inform the office immediately if your e-mail address has changed.

 

School Website: Continuing the learning journey at home.

As of Monday 7th of September, the class teachers will upload the termly curriculum overview onto the school website. In addition, the class teachers will be updating their class page of the school website with details of the learning that is planned on a weekly basis. The purpose is for parents/carers to have up to date information about the knowledge, skills and experiences their children are receiving at school so that you can support learning at home. We hope this weekly overview will also stimulate discussion as to what your child is learning at school.

 

In addition, each class page will also have a section entitled ‘ Remote Learning ‘, this will have all the work your child can complete at home if they are unable to come to school ( for example, if they are self isolating , shielding or quarantining etc ). Remote learning for absent children will not be e mailed home to you by their teacher, rather it is for you to access it directly from their class page.

 

Communication between school and home

Should parents/carers have any concerns regarding your child’s welfare or educational progress you should, in the first instance, direct your questions to the class teacher. Due to the Covid restrictions we recommend that parents/carers e-mail the school office at the following address,  admin@alsagerhighfields.cheshire.sch.uk where your e-mail will be acknowledged and directed to the appropriate teacher. Following this, you may wish to speak to the departmental leaders of Mrs Henshall for key stage 1 senco@alsagerhighfields.cheshire.sch.uk  or Mrs Dyde for key stage 2 mrsdyde@alsagerhighfields.cheshire.sch.uk  Mr Middebrook is the acting Headteacher of the school and is responsible for the day to day leadership and management of the school. head@alsagerhighfields.cheshire.sch.uk

 

 

Best wishes

Carl Leech

Executive Headteacher

 

Business Enterprise , by Mr Whiston

Date: 4th Feb 2020 @ 9:31am

   2019/20 Alsager Community Trust Enterprise Challenge

On Tuesday 28th January 2020, Mr Bundy had the pleasure in taking children from Mrs Walker’s Year 6 Class to the High School to compete in the Final of the Alsager Trust Business Enterprise challenge. The challenge is designed to be an interactive and thought-provoking way to introduce young people to the importance of business thinking, economic awareness, financial literacy and developing their ability to work in a group. The students had to create their own business idea, design and produce a product (or service) that could then be sold for a profit within their school environment (including any Christmas fairs).

Emily Wells and Martha Dale represented Highfields but unfortunately Martha was ill on the day, Emily had the sole task of competing against all the other schools in Alsager - all of which had 2 teams of up to 6 children. Quite a challenge I am sure you would agree, especially when you are on your own!

Upon arriving at the High School, children were able to set up their stall and showcase their products that they had created and sold at the school Christmas Fair. There was some tough competition! Here is Emily showcasing her idea.

As you can see below, one school had a special visitor – the man himself (Alan Sugar).

 

The children had to calculate how much it will cost to produce the product (or provide the service)? The clarity of this costing formed part of the judgement around the most successful team.

Decide on their pricing of the product (or service), showing how they had decided on the price and what charity they wish to support with their profits.

Allocate a role to each of the members in the team and their job title, these could include:

a.       Production Manager – in charge of making the products (or service)

b.       Finance Manager – in charge of the money (costs and prices)

c.       Managing Director – the boss of the team

d.       IT Manager  - creates a summary of all the activities and the presentations.

e.       Sales and Marketing Manager – How to sell the products.

The Cup winner for the Business Challenge 2019 / 2020 this year went to Excalibur School, the Best Presentation cup was awarded to St Gabriels School.

A special recognition award went to Emily from Highfields for her outstanding contribution to the Enterprise Challenge which was also recognised by children and staff from other schools.

Well done Emily!

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