08 Nov 2019

Primary High Notes 8th Nov

Primary High Notes 8th Nov

My Primary Assembly this week focused on the lovely, quirky Edward Monkton story “The Pig of Happiness”. It’s very easy when the weather is wet and miserable, and with the short dark days, to see the bad in everything. The message from the story is instead to be an extraordinary person who sees the best in everyone and everything. Happiness will then start leaking out! Do read it - it’s guaranteed to brighten your day.



The children have returned from their half term holiday full of stories about adventures, large and small, they have had over the 2 week break. I always enjoy hearing about a new puppy, a trip to the zoo or a move to a new house. Grandparents often help out over school holidays and the boys and girls love to tell me about fun times they have together.


And finally, a reminder that next Friday is a non-uniform day with a sparkly theme, to raise awareness and money for Children in Need.


Best wishes,





On Thursday, 14 of our Junior School pupils went on an exciting trip to Old Trafford to see the UEFA Europa League football match, between Manchester United and FK Partizan. The children were incredibly excited for what was going to be an excellent evening of football. The children were overjoyed when they heard England internationals Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford were in the starting line-up for Manchester United. The children enjoyed seeing the players take to the field and had photographs taken inside the stadium. We took our seats, behind the goal in the East Stand and hoped that a fantastic game of football would unfold. This was the first match some of the children had ever been to, so it was absolutely fantastic that we saw plenty of goals. The game ended, Manchester United 3 – FK Patizan 0 and the children all had an incredible evening!





Year 4 had an amazing science lesson on Tuesday, all about electricity. We built our own simple circuits and tested out different ways of making our lightbulbs shine. We then used skipping ropes, and ourselves, as different equipment to demonstrate our knowledge.





The Robins have made poppies this week and displayed them as a cross on their classroom door.



In Sparrows, the children have made poppy sun-catchers.  They learnt about Remembrance Day and the significance of the poppy.  In the photo you can see ‘Tommy, the silent soldier’.






The Wrens have been busy making fireworks from 3D and 2D shapes this week.  All our work has had a firework theme from our ICT to our mark making and maths.





On Friday, the Year 2 and 3 children joined forces to participate in a range of fun and exciting outdoor activities. We all donned our wellies and woollies and braved the mud to participate in den building, outdoor storytelling and toasting tea cakes on a camp fire.


It was an amazing afternoon that was finished in spectacular fashion with parents and children working collaboratively to create a natural, giant ‘DHS Art Attack’ on the school field, filmed on our drone. Look out for this on our social media!


All of the children had an incredible afternoon, learning new skills and embracing the outdoor ethos!