STARTING PRIMARY SCHOOL IN SEPTEMBER 2020
Just a reminder to all parents in nursery, that the deadline for primary applications is Wednesday 15th January 2020.
HUNGRY LITTLE MINDS CAMPAIGN
We want to boost children’s communication, language and literacy development. Reading, playing and chatting to them are simple things. To adopt positive activities and behaviours, access tips and activities on:- https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.go v.uk/
CHORAL POETRY SPINE
During our end of term Achievement Assemblies, classes performed poems as part of our Choral Poetry Spine. We aim to ensure that our children have exposure to a wide range of classic and modern literature, which includes poetry. Children will learn a minimum of eight poems from our Choral Poetry Spine throughout their time at High View and we really hope you will enjoy watching their performances.
HIGH VIEW PAGE TURNERS
Reading is at the heart of everything we do at High View. In developing the wealth of opportunities and experiences we provide for our children within reading, we have now developed High View Page Turners. Each team has carefully selected a range of modern and classic literature to be read to classes to ensure all children, no matter their reading ability, have access to a diet of rich texts that deal with age appropriate themes. Please see the attached overview. Each week we will have ‘Non-fiction Friday’ to allow children to broaden the type of texts they are exposed to. As part of this provision we have also introduced whole class guided reading. Each child has their own book to read alongside their class teacher. For those children who may find this more challenging, they may access a different text or have a pre taught session to enable them to join with the class session.
Thank you to those who provided soft drinks and chocolate for the Xmas fair tombola this week. As a single use plastic-free school (as far as we can be), we are very aware that inviting plastic into the school conflicts with this important message. Therefore, so that we can recycle the bottles into something useful (as we did with our poppies) if you won a drink, please pass only the empty bottle back to us if you can. Thank you for your support. Next year we will do cans!
Our High View team participated at the Lipson Co-operative Academy High 5 Netball tournament on Monday. Our children had a fantastic time and made a huge improvement in every game to finish a well deserved 2nd place. Well done to everyone involved and thank you to the parents who came to support!
We hope you all had a lovely time on Wednesday. Thank you to our PTA members; Mrs Hancock, Mrs Warrington, Mrs Lloyd, Mrs Haswell, Mrs Swain, Mrs Bush and staff for their hard work in organising and supporting this annual event. Thank you to all staff members for their generosity for the many donations. We made an amazing £1,056.00.
CHRISTMAS FAIR RAFFLE TICKETS
We still have some unclaimed raffle prizes. The following numbers have prizes:- Pink – 588, 752 Green – 328, 405, 448, 466, 471 Blue – 383, 409, 423, 570, 647 Brown – 536 Orange – 433, 493, 544 Yellow – 380, 431, 605, 626, 649
PENGUINS – A LEGO BRICK TRAIL
30 NOV 2019 – 5 JAN 2020 Come and find the hidden penguins in Plymouth City Centre for your chance to win a weekend family trip to LEGOLAND, Windsor Resort. For more information visit:- https://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/plymout h-penguins
CHILDREN IN NEED
Thank you to all our parents/carers and children for their support during Children in Need, we were overwhelmed by your generosity. With your support, we raised a fantastic: £672.81. The winners of the colouring competition were:- Megan D/Phoebe D (FS1) Matilda W (FS2), Rosie D/Lexi-Mai T (Year 1/2) Riley S/Lily-Mae R (Year 3/4), Kayla Swa/Kayla Sam (Year 5/6) A special thank you to Mr Houldsworth, Mr Marker and staff members for their bake sale donations and for helping on the day.
We have never seen such a queue for cakes, thank you for your support!
PRIMARY PLACE FOR SEPTEMBER 2020
If you live in the Plymouth area, you can apply online for a primary or infant reception/foundation school place for your child between 4 November 2019 and 15 January 2020. Please log on to the Citizen Portal to create an account, https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/childrenandfa milies/schoolseducationskillsandemployabili ty/schooladmissions/applyschoolplace0 If you experience any problems, please do not hesitate to speak to Mrs Keanie at reception or obtain a paper copy. Alternatively please contact School Admissions on (01752) 307166 between 11.00am and 3.00pm or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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PLASTIC FREE PLEDGE – NOW WE NEED YOUR HELP!
As you know, High View have taken the pledge to become a single use plastic free school in order to support our environment. Having investigated things which we can change, we have noticed that lots of children who have a packed lunch don’t have refillable drink bottles. We would like to stop the use of single use plastic drinks i.e. fruit shoot etc., therefore we will now be providing juice, milk or water for children who do not have a reusable bottle. Please can we ask that your child only brings in a refillable bottle or has a school supplied drink from now on?
Thank you for your support.