07 Feb 2020

Primary High Notes 7 Feb

Primary High Notes 7 Feb

Yesterday in assembly we watched a live feed from NASA and the international space station. After setting a record for the longest single spaceflight in history by a woman, NASA astronaut Christina Koch returned to Earth on Thursday morning. It was very exciting to watch and hear about what happens aboard the international space station and about the record being set in front of our eyes. In addition to her 328 day record aboard the ISS, Christina was also the first woman to participate in an all-female spacewalk on the 18th October 2019. I can highly recommend the NASA website (https://www.nasa.gov/) and the ISS tracker (https://www.radar-tracker.com/iss_tracker/), where you will find some great videos and information.
Congratulations to Dr E-B and Olivia (Year 8) for a fabulous first night performance of Annie at the Brewhouse in Burton. Dr E-B is playing the role of Miss Hannigan while Olivia is Annie. In addition, senior students Natalie (Year 8) and Megan (Year 10) are also part of the production. All three of these students attended Derby High Primary before moving up to the Senior School. 

Best Wishes 

ESFA Panini Competition 

Well done to all the pupils who entered the Panini Competition to win £2,000 for school and prizes for themselves by designing a mascot. The world-famous producers of sticker books and collectables has teamed up with the ESFA to provide teaching resources and opportunities to schools. Mr Horne received 28 entries in total from pupils in Year 2 to 6. An amazing number of entries and some very creative mascots! 
All of the children who entered the competition were presented with a pack of Official Premier League stickers for the 2019/20 season, along with a sticker book in Monday’s assembly. 

ESFA Panini Competition 

Well done to all the pupils who entered the Panini Competition to win £2,000 for school and prizes for themselves by designing a mascot. The world-famous producers of sticker books and collectables has teamed up with the ESFA to provide teaching resources and opportunities to schools. Mr Horne received 28 entries in total from pupils in Year 2 to 6. An amazing number of entries and some very creative mascots! 
All of the children who entered the competition were presented with a pack of Official Premier League stickers for the 2019/20 season, along with a sticker book in Monday’s assembly. 

Humanities Curriculum Evening

Thank you to all the staff and parents who attended Thursday night’s insightful Humanities Curriculum Evening. The evening gave parents the chance to experience first-hand how lessons and day to day activities in both geography and history are delivered and the content that is covered in topics. The feedback from parents was excellent, who thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to see what their child had been learning.

 

The Smoothie Bike

The smoothie bike was back this week at Derby High School. This week it was the Primary school’s turn to make healthy fresh smoothies. Thank you to Claire from Chartwells for bringing in the bike. All our pupils loved having a go at making a smoothie and choosing from the delicious range of ingredients. It's definitely the most fun way to make a smoothie!

 

 

Year 6 WW2 Day

Today Year 6 have immersed themselves into their WW2 topic.  Click here to watch their jitterbug-style dance to the music "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" by The Andrews Sisters.

Tickets on Sale: Choral Society Concert 7th March

Tickets are now available for the Derby High School and Derby Grammar School Joint Choral Society Concert. The concert, featuring Haydn’s Nelson Mass, will be held within Derby’s beautiful Cathedral on Saturday 7th March, strarting at 7pm. Tickets are £10 adults and £5 students.

To book tickets please email BoxOffice@derbyhigh.derby.sch.uk or call the box office on 01332 514267. 

Safeguarding Corner

National Rail and the dangers of trespassing on railway tracks and crossings.

We have been contacted by National Rail regarding "the very high level of trespassing on the tracks by young people in your local area. Network Rail, in partnership with Learn Live, are working to help raise awareness to students across the UK, educating them about the dangers of the train tracks through interactive digital delivery."

We have decided to alert you to the video, to give you the opportunity to watch it yourselves before deciding whether to share it with your children. The video is hard hitting in places and could be distressing for some students. Please find the links below. If you choose not to show the video, it would be worthwhile to have a conversation with your child about the dangers of trespassing, especially if you or your child’s friends live near a railway line.

Please click on the image below to view the relevant safety video: 

Primary school version: Age 7- 11 

 https://learnliveuk.com/network-rail-primary-school-safety-talk/

Secondary school version: Age 11-16 

https://learnliveuk.com/network-rail-secondary-school-safety-talk/   

College version: Age 17 plus

https://learnliveuk.com/network-rail-college-safety-talk-lnw/

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