11 Nov 2022

Primary High Notes 11th November 2022

Primary High Notes 11th November 2022


We held our annual Remembrance Day Service this morning, commemorating lost relatives, those from the wider community, soldiers from allied countries and anyone killed during times of conflict. It is an important occasion to bring the whole school together in their thoughts.

We were pleased to welcome so many parents to our Primary Teatime Concert on Thursday and we look forward to our Y3/4 production next week.  I am so impressed with our pupils’ variety of talents and interests.

We are always delighted to hear from pupils and parents about pupil achievements and successes outside school. Please email headsecretary@derbyhigh.derby.sch.uk to keep us informed.

Best wishes,

Y5/6 Hockey v Denstone

On Tuesday 8th November, two girls' hockey teams travelled to Denstone to play in some friendly 7-a-side fixtures. These games were a fantastic opportunity for the students to demonstrate the progress they have been making in their hockey games afternoon sessions over the term, and they certainly should be proud of their performances! All of the students who took part made significant progress with their pace on the ball when dribbling, as well as the pace required of their passes to reach their teammates and not be intercepted. Both games did not play with goal keepers, so this added element certainly contributed to the swift development of their attacking and defensive awareness. The A team's game was quite end-to-end, and despite a number of goals from Denstone, the team never gave up. The final score of 10-3 didn't fully reflect the game, but the team were pleased with their efforts throughout. The B team's game was very tight in the centre of the pitch with only a few circle penetrations for each team; but after a fantastic passage of play, managed to score a sneaky one past their opponents - the game finished with a 1-0 win.  Well done to all involved! A really fantastic afternoon of hockey. 

Y5/6 Tag Rugby v Denstone

This week we travelled to Denstone School with 3 of our year 5/6 rugby team. We were lucky to only have rain on the journey over and we even had some sunshine throughout the afternoon. All of our teams played some fantastic touch rugby, creating some effective attacking play and some strong defensive positioning. Well done to our C team who won their game with 10-9, they worked tirelessly. Although the A & B teams didn’t get the results they wanted, they worked really well as a team and worked hard to defend their try line. Well done to all of our players. 


EYFS Visit Hero Town!

On Tuesday, our Pre-School and Reception children were very excited to visit Hero Town. Hero Town is designed especially for young children to have fun through play and let their imagination run wild! They all immersed themselves into the eight zones, including George’s Garage, Dolly Dogs, Mrs. Potts’ Tearoom and Simon’s Shed! All the areas were very popular and the children had lots of time to explore and dress up if they wished.

After a short recharge, with a snack and drink, our Wrens, Robins and Sparrows returned back to school having had a wonderful time.




Primary Teatime Concert

It was a very special occasion yesterday welcoming parents into school for our Primary Tea Time Concert. This is great opportunity for our young musicians to perform in front of an audience, and for many, their very first time! The children performed beautifully, showing great confidence.

A link to a video of the recording will be sent to parents next week.

For more photos, please visit our gallery by clicking here.



Monday 14th November – Children in Need Day. It is a non-uniform day and we are following the theme ‘Together we can.’ We encourage the children to come to school dressed as what they could be when they grow up and bring a pound for Children in Need.

Thursday 17th November – Y3/4 Production ‘Pirates vs Mermaids'

Friday 18th November – Primary Showcase


Anyone with young children who like to game will have heard of Roblox.   It’s still one of the most popular video games today with over 150 million users worldwide, mostly amongst younger users.

Roblox studio allows users to create their own games which other people can play. You can play by yourself or with others online.  Games can be played through a phone, tablet or a web browser.

In the UK PEGI rates Roblox as a game suitable for 7+ but the actual Roblox gaming platform has no minimum age requirement.

You are asked for a date of birth when you register but there’s nothing to prevent an 8-year-old who’s pretending to be 17.  

The extensive number of games available on Roblox means that some will fall into the teen/adult category. 

Parental controls can be used to make Roblox safe for younger players. Please visit: Roblox A Quick Fire Safety Guide for Parents - Wayne Denner for further information. 

Charlotte McBride (Primary Assistant Head/Primary DSL)