22 Nov 2019
Primary High Notes 22 Nov
Tomorrow’s Christmas Fair, from 11am to 3pm, with more than 30 stalls offering a wide range of gifts, decorations, cards and much more, promises to be really fun for all the family. Entry is £1.50 for adults and free for U18’s. Do come along!
Just a reminder that Derby High will be closed on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th November, for a Staff Training Day and Whole School Exeat respectively.
YEAR 6 COOKERY
Group 2 have made apple crumble in their lesson in the Senior School this week. They looked and smelt delicious! I hope parents enjoyed sampling their child’s culinary skills!
THE BOOK BUS RETURNS!
The Book Bus will be parked in the crescent at the main entrance to school on Tuesday. The bus is a shop on the move for The Book People, a company selling books and gifts at discounted prices. All primary classes will have an opportunity to climb aboard, browse and buy books if they have money with them. It will be open to parents from 3:30pm.
On Friday last week, the same day as Children in Need, Kedleston performed their class assembly. The theme was an appreciation of all that we have here at Derby High, be that in school or provided to us by our families, and was inspired by Mrs Coward’s recent charity trip to South Africa. Some children played themselves and others played children in the South African schools that Mrs Coward worked in.
They acted out a ‘day in the life’ of each of the children so that we could all understand how little some children have in the world compared to us here at Derby High. Ending with a beautiful rendition of ‘Thank you for a million brilliant things’, Kedleston’s assembly gave everyone who was watching plenty to think about and a greater appreciation of all that we have.
Years 5 and 6 have the ‘Young Shakespeare Company’ visiting on Wednesday. The children will be involved in drama workshops in the morning and will be active participants in a performance of a well-known Shakespearian play in the afternoon. We are very excited!
YEAR 3 - SOUNDSTART OPEN MORNING – WEDNESDAY 27TH NOVEMBER, 9AM – 10 AM
Come and see what year 3 have been learning and find out about the next phase of this music programme.
DERBY CITY SCHOOLS’ GYMNASTICS COMPETITION
Good luck to our Y5/6 Gym Squad, who are taking part in the competition, held at Trix Academy next Thursday. Have a fantastic time!
TIP TO ENCOURAGE READING
We all want children to have an intrinsic love of reading and to make reading special. I recently read a tip which suggests allowing children to stay up 30 minutes longer if they are reading in bed. This type of strategy makes reading special, a treat that comes with privileges. That’s very different from rewarding a child for reading with candy or screen time -- extrinsic rewards that send the message that reading must not be very fun.