02 Jul 2021

Primary High Notes 2nd Notes 2021

Primary High Notes 2nd Notes 2021

What a year! We have worked our way through it and we have all learned a lot. As the academic year draws to a close, I would like to thank everyone in the Derby High community. Despite the challenges, so much has been achieved. I have been overwhelmed by the strength of our school community and its resilience in response to the pandemic. The willingness of our staff and pupils to adapt, sometimes at short notice, has also been truly inspirational. I am extremely grateful to all our staff for everything they have done to ensure the smooth running of the school and support the education of our pupils. Our pupils have taken everything in their stride this year, they have stayed positive, inquisitive and engaged even when learning went online. Thank you also to you, the parents, for supporting your children and our staff as we navigated through the year, keeping everyone safe.

We have managed to carefully navigate this last 12 months ensuring that no bubble burst in Primary. This is no mean feat, as schools locally have closed classes and year groups on numerous occasions and most recently a number of schools have closed early for the summer holidays due to increasing cases. I want to thank everyone involved in ensuring the safety of the whole school community.

Yesterday the whole school came together to celebrate the end of the academic year with a BBQ (and ice cream van!) on the field. It was so lovely to see everyone together, something we have not been able to do all year, albeit in year group bubbles, enjoying the sunshine and celebrating the end of the year.

Today has been fabulous as we recognise and celebrate the many achievements completed by our pupils this year. I hope you have enjoyed seeing many of the wonderful things our pupils have achieved.

Best wishes,

Mrs Rushby

This week we said a fond farewell to Mrs Rushby, who has coached tennis in primary for over 16 years.  Thank you so much, Mrs Rushby, we all wish you a long and happy retirement.

House Rounders and Cricket

What a fantastic way to finish the year in this week’s Primary Games Afternoon, with House Rounders for Year 3 and 5 and House Cricket for Year 4 and 6. It was a close one for Y6 cricket, with St David winning with 210 runs and St George coming 2nd with 193. For Year 4, St Andrew were the winning team, with joint 2nd for St George and St Patrick. In House Rounders, St George won it for Year 3, with St Patrick coming 2nd and we had joint first place in Year 5 for St David and St George! Well done to all the children for representing their house and performing to their best!


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Safeguarding Corner

Poparazzi - the new app in town

A new app is creeping up the charts and challenging TikTok to the top spot.  Due to various privacy and contact requests, it's worth reading this article and talking to your children about it: Poparazzi hypes itself to the top of the App Store | TechCrunch


Please find attached Netangel's first edition newsletter.

In this edition, they have linked in with Jo Tonks from Barnardos in understanding more about online exploitation both criminal and sexual through online Apps/Games, etc due to an increase through the pandemic. 

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