14 Feb 2020

Primary High Notes 14 Feb

Primary High Notes 14 Feb

This week started with some very unexpected weather! I was busy working in my office on Monday afternoon when I looked up and saw the tennis courts blanketed in snow! It was wonderful for the children in Primary to be able to go out and enjoy the snow while it lasted. Such a great experience!


I hope that you all have a lovely half term, and that the children have an opportunity to have a rest and return to school on Monday 24th February fully refreshed.

Best wishes, 



Parkrun at Markeaton Park

In the month of March we would like to encourage as many pupils, teachers and parents as possible to take part in a Parkrun at Markeaton Park. A great way to get the school community running together! Runners will earn a point for their house when they complete their run. The house with the most points wins House Parkrun 2020! For full details please see your High Post email and click below to view the poster. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Wrens Imaginary Animals

The Wrens have been working independently this week.  The children created an imaginary animal last week as an adult led activity but on Monday the resources were left out for the children to create completely on their own, with brilliant results!


Thrushes Create a London Bus 

The Thrushes have been making their own models of a London Bus this half term. They started by covering their boxes with paper and painting them red. Then they used drills and hole punches to make the holes for the axels and cut dowels to length using a saw. Once the wheels had been attached to the bus, the children were able to complete the model with windows, lights and number plates. Finally the project was concluded with some much anticipated bus racing!


U9s Netball

On Tuesday the U9 netball team competed at Willows Sport Centre in a tournament hosted by Old Vicarage School. The team played exceptionally well and came 2nd overall. Congratulations to Alice for being awarded player of the tournament and to Anna for scoring the most goals.


U11s Netball

On Wednesday, 15 pupils played in an U11 netball tournament at Derby Arena, hosted by Old Vicarage School. There were 6 teams in the competition The Derby High teams played with enthusiasm all afternoon!
Huge congratulations to the blue team who were overall winners, having won all of their games.
All the pupils played very well, at a high standard and showing a good level of individual skills. They scored 34 goals in just 4 matches and had only 5 scored against them – a magnificent team performance!



Melbourne Gymnastics

The students have been working on gymnastic elements that involve rotating and going upside down this half term. The skills we have been trying to master are forward rolls, shoulder stands, bridges, circle rolls, half twists and headstands. The students had to work with a partner to produce a sequence containing at least four of the elements and were judged on their synchronisation, creativity, neatness, poise and collaboration. Well done!


Easter and Summer Holiday Clubs

We are delighted to announce Activate Camps will be running Multi Activity Camps and Netball Fever at Derby High School over the Easter and Summer holidays.

Camps are exciting, engaging and packed full of fun for children aged 5 – 14.

For full information go to: https://www.activatecamps.co.uk/venues/derby-high-school/

House Music

Look out in the next High Notes after half term for all news from today’s House Music.

Safeguarding Corner

Google have put together some digital wellbeing tools - quick, easy activities to check the temperature of your digital wellbeing.  Have a look at the link and perhaps share some of these with your children in order to start a positive conversation about digital well being:  https://experiments.withgoogle.com/collection/digitalwellbeing