24 Jun 2022

Primary High 24th June 2022

Primary High 24th June 2022

This week saw an incredible Year 6 production of Cinderella and Rockerfella, with amazing singing and acting. Creative expression, community and fun were evident in the performances, supporting the development of the skills of confidence, creativity, communication, empathy, cooperation, leadership and negotiation. Well done to all involved!

I would like to thank all those parents who have already completed the Parental Survey; if you haven’t yet had the opportunity to do so, there is still time with the deadline of Monday 27th June at 4pm. Please click on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/6J57C9B

Best wishes,

Year 6 Musical, Cinderella and Rockerfella

On Wednesday evening, our Year 6 transported their audience into a world of fame and celebrity!

Our Year 6 Musical, Cinderella and Rockerfella, a panto-style reworked classic tale, was a joy to watch. The children's confidence was amazing. It was a wonderful way to celebrate their time at Derby High Primary.

Parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and family were delighted to be part of such a special evening. With lots of laughter, brilliant acting and outstanding singing, Year 6 really did bring the house down!

For more photos please visit our gallery by clicking here.




Senior Experience Day for Year 5

On Tuesday, our Year 5 joined in our Senior School Experience Day. It was an exciting day, providing an opportunity for each pupil to experience life in our senior school.  With a range of interactive lessons, the children learned sign language, had a taste of learning Spanish or German, participated in a challenging STEM activity and had lots of fun doing outdoor and indoor teambuilding.



Year 3’s 30 Days Wild

Year 3 have been taking part in daily activities for ’30 Days Wild’ sponsored by The Wildlife Trust. They have spent time outside every day completing a range of different activities such as ‘meditation’, ‘leaf sketching’, ‘barefoot walking’ and ‘grass trumpeting’. Nature and being outdoors is good for us and has both long and short-term mental and physical health benefits. Year 3 have certainly relished the opportunity to get outside and be at one with nature.



Year 1 visit St Peter’s Church

The children thoroughly enjoyed visiting St. Peter’s church yesterday morning and as ever were impeccably behaved. The children showed great curiosity, looking around the church building. Chaplain Jo gave a fascinating presentation about the different features of the church and the morning was completed by a ‘mock wedding’. We all had such a great time!


Year 5 and 6 Grass Cycle Track

This week we took park in a Year 5 and 6 Grass Cycle Track competition, ran by Cycle Derby and Derby County Community Trust. The competition took place at Moorways Stadium and the children took part in 4 races, a 1 lap sprint race, a 2 lap sprint race, a team pursuit and final 1 lap race with all competitors and a few teachers! It was a brilliantly organised event with Cycle Derby and DCCT giving the children a lesson on using the road style bikes and the morning started with getting to grips with the different gears. All of the children were a credit to our school, performed their best, enjoyed themselves and supported each other. Well done! 


School Council

This week, the School Council, led by the Captains and Deputy Captains of School, were very proud to unveil the new sign for the Friendship bench on the Junior playground.  This was a School Council suggestion in the Autumn term to encourage the making of new friendships at Derby High.  It is wonderful to see their idea being turned into something so special that can be used for years to come.

French Cafés

This week, the Senior School dining room was turned into a traditional French café, complete with music, themed clothes and decorations and, of course, traditional French food and drinks.  Pupils from Years 5 (Hardwick) and 6 (Eyam) welcomed their parents into their two cafés and joined them for breakfast – but only after using their conversational French to serve and order the food and drinks that they wanted!  Everyone had a wonderful time and special thanks go to Mr Pateman and his fabulous catering team for an endless supply of chocolat chaud, café, thé and, of course, croissants!  Next week, the pupils from Chatsworth and Calke will demonstrate their marvellous French conversation skills in their own cafés…



NSPCC Assemblies

The primary children have all participated in the NSPCC 'Speak out Stay safe' assembly this week. All children met the NSPCC mascot 'Buddy' who taught them the importance of speaking out to a trusted adult to stay safe. Using actions to support them, they also successfully memorised the Childline telephone number. All children gave mature responses and listened intently throughout.


Monday 27th June – Primary Transition Day

Monday 27th June – Year 7 Induction Day for Year 6, followed by parents’ afternoon tea.

Monday 27th June at 4pm - Parent Survey deadline. Please see the High Post sent for further information, We would like to thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this survey. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/6J57C9B

Tuesday 28th June – Non-uniform day

Tuesday 28th June – Primary French Café

Thursday 30th June – Primary French Café

Thursday 30th June – Year 6 Dinner and Disco

Tuesday 5th July – Primary Showcase Evening


Cabaret Theatre School Summer School

Cabaret Theatre School running a summer school full of singing, dancing, acting, and craft workshops based around the popular Disney film ‘Encanto’!

Times:     Rehearsals:      Monday - Friday 10am – 3pm

               Performance:   Friday 5 August at 3.30pm

Venue:     Cabaret Studio, Sovereign Business Park, Hawkins Lane, Burton DE14 1PD

Age:        School Years 3+. Age is based on current School Year as of July 2022

Price:     £85. Price includes 2 tickets to a final performance on Friday 5 August

                (Additional tickets are priced £3 depending on availability

Wear:      Any suitable dance gear with ballet shoes/jazz shoe

Bring:      Water bottle and a packed lunch 

For more information and to book please email: sally@cabaret-theatre-school.com 


Parent Toolkit from Family Mental Wealth

Family Mental Wealth was set up by a family whose daughter had experienced a serious eating disorder and struggled to navigate through how best to support her through this difficult time. In response, they have set up the Parent Toolkit, which can be downloaded here. It is a series of training videos on a variety of different techniques and issues and covers all child mental health, not just eating disorders. It has a wealth of information and is really worth a look. When you log in, it does give the option of subscribing, but Part 1 of the training (which is very thorough indeed) is absolutely free. Do check it out here: 


Panorama: A social media murder

Panorama on Monday night was an investigation into the tragic story of Olly, who was murdered after online social media interactions. It is a real warning about how dangerous social media really can be

Here is a link to the show, and an article with the overview.


BBC iPlayer - Panorama - A Social Media Murder: Ollys Story