13:58 - 15 Jul 2021
We are nearly the end of the most memorable year I have ever had in teaching.
My thought turn to our year 6 children as they come to the end of their primary school years. This year's cohort of children absolutely represent what being a “Highfielder&rd...
11:10 - 16 Mar 2020
World Book Day
Last week on Thursday 5th March, we all celebrated World Book Day. We came in to school dressed in our pyjamas. Each class had to write a paragraph for a short story, starting with Reception and finishing with Year 6. The teachers read them out at the en...
09:09 - 26 Feb 2020
On Monday two people in year 6 took part in a pancake tossing competition. Molly and Gergo took part in the competition. Molly was the winner with 68 tosses, followed by Gergo with 41. But Thomas Harris from two years ago still holds the record of 109 pancake tosses!
14:59 - 18 Nov 2019
Children in Need Swap Shop
Last Friday, we had a book swap shop. Everyone brought a book and got to take a new book home. We managed to raise £350 for Children in Need.
By Sam and Neve.
07:24 - 08 Oct 2019
On Friday we had our Duversity Day! We had an assembly to celebrate all the cultural dances at our school and we also had free dress (WAHOO!) On the corridor you will find our amazing Diversity Tree which everyone has contributed to by making their own leaf. Our next blog will...
12:13 - 19 Sep 2019
Welcome back to school. Year 6 have now got their jobs which means they have a lot of responsibility this year! We are all looking forward to getting started with them. Our next blog will be all about our upcoming Diversity Day on Friday 4th October....
09:56 - 27 Jun 2019
Last week, year 6 went to Marrick Priory for their residential, an outdoor learning centre near Richmond. We had an amazing time doing all of the activities that they had to offer: high ropes, low ropes, archery, climbing, canoeing, orienteering and LOTS of wal...
08:01 - 09 May 2019
Over the next few weeks, our Year 2 and Year 6 pupils will be working hard in their SATs tests. We wish them lots of luck and we are sure everyone will do their very best!
09:12 - 15 Apr 2019
This morning we created a new annual tradition as a way of celebrating springtime and Easter. A child from each year group tried to accurately roll a hard boiled egg on to a green spot in the hall. Aston in reception won! Eggs have been decorated and seen as a symbol of ...
14:43 - 01 Mar 2019
Sculpture for Highfield!
Hi Guys, hope you had a great holiday, and we are very excited for the new half term. As you know, on Monday we had an assembly all about Highfield’s 60th birthday sculpture! On the 11th of March, Charis Jones, a famous sculptor, will be ...
13:19 - 14 Feb 2019
Sports, sports and even more sports
Firstly, we would like to apologise for not writing for a while, but that’s because…we have been so busy! As you might know, Highfield really encourages everyone to be healthy. Last week, so many matches took place. Two ...
13:42 - 24 Jan 2019
As you know, on Monday 21st January, a very important assembly was held. Mrs. Colley has made up a team of healthy superheroes. Miss Das and Mrs Calvert are in charge of keeping your mind healthy in our PSHE lessons using ‘Mind Mate’. Mr Brassil and Mrs Barratt are...
15:52 - 18 Dec 2018
Last week, we were verybusyrehearsing and performing our Christmas productions. Reception, Year 2 and Year 5 blew our minds with their amazing singing and acting. Speaking of performances, on Monday, to celebrate Highfields 60th birthday, Scary Fairy, ...
14:42 - 03 Dec 2018
Google Internet Legends
Last Monday, we had a very exciting assembly. Gemma and Tim, from Google, came to our school to talk about being safe on the internet. We learned about creating a safe password and how to spot fake websites from real ones… and a lot more ...
16:42 - 28 Nov 2018
Fabian Hamilton Visits School Council
Last week, a very important person from our local community came to our school. Local MP, Fabian Hamilton, visited Highfield’s School Council and asked him lots of interesting questions about his work and how he helps Shadwel...
16:50 - 12 Nov 2018
As most of you know, this Sunday it was Remembrance day. If you don’t know what this is, it’s when we remember the people who sacrificed their lives for us today. The Queen holds a special ceremony where people spend two minutes of their day...
14:52 - 19 Oct 2018
On Thursday the 18th October, Highfield had their traditional pumpkin parties! We all dressed up in our spooky Halloween costumes, and lots of dances were involved. It was a blast and even if you couldn’t come this year, there will...
14:51 - 11 Oct 2018
This morning, Highfield Primary School had our first open morning of the year. We hope all of the parents who have come, have enjoyed the work! Just a reminder, next week is our fabulous pumpkin party, so remember to have your creepy costumes ready for...
12:12 - 04 Oct 2018
Our Classroom on the Coast!
Last week, our Year 4 children went to Robin Hood’s Bay for a residential. They had a wonderful time smuggling in the dark, a smuggler’s talk and a VERY long walk. A quote from Isla in Year 4 stated, “Even Usain Bolt would ...
14:09 - 20 Sep 2018
This week, Mrs Colley held an assembly all about Mind Mate. Mind Mate is our new PSHE scheme of work which will be happening in every class once a week. In Year 6 for example, we have been learning about relationships with family and frie...
13:27 - 13 Sep 2018
Bon Voyage Mrs Bailey!
What can we say? Mrs Bailey has been a part of High...
12:11 - 06 Sep 2018
Hello and welcome to a new year at Highfield. We are your new bloggers and our names are Annie and Lily. We hope to be able to spread all the news and events happening here at Highfield. We are all back at school now and we have a new face, Mrs Calvert, who is our new le...
14:13 - 11 May 2018
This week we have done so many great things. We have been bursting to tell you all week. We are on the grass now and creating many sculptures from the cut grass. Also, our football team have been busy - winning games! We competed in the cup final against Ninelands and won, we ...
14:22 - 02 Mar 2018
Gosh what a week! In fact only a four day week as you all know. We are very greatful to Mr Walsh who spent hours yesterday clearing all the paths and playground so that it was safe for us today. We hope you all made the most of the snow day. I built an igloo in front of my hou...
13:56 - 26 Jan 2018
At Highfield we have been bought some new things, the picnic benches have been replaced by shiny, new ones. The idea originally came from children, who suggested some benches for the running track and some new ones for the top playground. The friends took this idea on board, s...
13:24 - 19 Jan 2018
Welcome back, everyone, and we hope you have a very happy 2018! It's a new term and a fresh start for everyone. The football team have got off to a flying start by winning their first match of the year. We have had lots of snow, ice and frost and we even managed to build some ...
10:58 - 01 Dec 2017
Highfield have been very busy over the past week, we had cross country event where some year 6s & year5s where chosen to go to Cardinal Heenan to represent our school. Annie came 4th, Ariya came 32nd and Isabelle (myself) came 108th. Manu also did really well. ...
13:37 - 17 Nov 2017
We have raised 754 pounds and 39 pence for Pudsey Bear day (Children in need)!!! The Pudsey bear colouring competition will be judged this afternoon and the winner will get a prize of chocolate! See you next week Amy and Isabelle.
11:57 - 10 Nov 2017
Year 6 council members have been selling Pudsey Bear colouring posters for one pound for Children in Need, the money we raise will go to charity. Mrs Colley is going to judge them in the competition and the winners will get a prize. Year 6 have also been doing bike ability and...
13:42 - 03 Nov 2017
We have had a new piece of equipment installed in Highfield on our lovely field! The new running track has been placed down and now everyone has had a run (although we don't know if Mrs Colley has!) and all enjoyed it. The running track is now essential in our P.E lessons as w...
12:27 - 13 Oct 2017
We had an amazing week!We had harvest assembly run by our year 2 children.Sharon from St Johns Church also came and showed us the story of the long forks and Thomas and Laila demonstrated.We also had an open morning where parents could come into our classes and see what we wer...
12:29 - 22 Sep 2017
Hello we are the new bloggers. We are called Isabelle and Amy and we are in year six.We hope you enjoyed our assembly in which year six displayed our new jobs we had been given. We all now share the jobs and responsibilities of keeping our school safe and happy. See you ...
09:54 - 30 Jun 2017
Hi everyone its Ruby and Scarlett - back again with another blog.
WE HAVE BEEN TO MARRICK YEY US!!!!
But sadly it is nearly the end of school 15 days left OH NO. dont worry because we have got loads of exiting things left including: Y6 prouduction,talent show a...
12:15 - 17 May 2017
Hooray! Hi it's your bloggers back again with another blog.
YES the SATs are over for Y2 and guess what Y6 too!!!!!!!!! Well done everyone for trying your best.
But the sad news is that after SATs, it means Y6 have to leave Highfield soon! :-(
10:49 - 24 Mar 2017
Happy RED NOSE DAY It is your bloggers back again with another blog!!!!!
Happy Red Nose Day what nose did u get? Tell us on the playground!
Check ya later
10:53 - 03 Mar 2017
HI it's us Scarlett and Ruby back again with another blog-
We are so so so sorry that we have not written in a while but forget that YESTERDAY WAS WORLD BOOK DAY YAY!!!!:) At school we had to dress up as a word. Ruby dressed up as a person and Scarlett dressed up as li...
10:53 - 27 Jan 2017
Hi guys it's the bloggers back again with another blog-
On Monday, Mrs Colley did an assembly with the school council. They had made a questionnaire about learning and feedback from teachers. Everybody in the school had to fill out the questionnaire and tell the truth!...
11:20 - 20 Jan 2017
Hi guys it's Ruby and Scarlett back again with yet another blog- This week we went round to find out some of Highfields New Year's resolutions!
Here are some we found:
Mrs WoodWard wants to enjoy life, Aarush wants to slop eating crisps, Bradley wants to beat G...
11:49 - 06 Jan 2017
Hi guys it's Ruby and Scarlett back again with another blog! - Do u know the new school hall has finally been built!!
Have u been in it yet,WE HAVE!!!!!!!!!!!
If you have any news that you want writing TELL US.
Tune in next week for more fun gossi...
11:23 - 02 Dec 2016
Hi guys it's Scarlett and Ruby back again with yet another blog- So today we are GOING to tell u about the awesome Christmas fair!!!!!!!!!!! We hope that if any of u guys went u had a great time.
We would love to know what u bought!!!! DO U HAVE AN ADVENT CALENDER...
11:14 - 25 Nov 2016
Hi guys it's Ruby and Haaris, Scarlett isn't here today because she is ill. It was children in need last week and we raised over £600!! Hope you guys enjoyed children in need day, I'm sure we did!! Thank you for all your support. See you later. Ruby and Haaris.:)
11:25 - 11 Nov 2016
Hi it's the bloggers-Ruby and Scarlett there has been so many things going on this week at school.Two visitors (head teachers) came yesterday to look around our outstanding school ;) They interviewed a couple of kids including ME (Scarlett).
Today is remembers day, hav...
11:26 - 04 Nov 2016
Hi-it's the bloggers Ruby and Scarlett! Did you go Trick or Treating? If you did tell us about it in the playground. What outfit did you wear? We came as a cat and a doll. Did you enjoy the Pumpkin Discos yesterday? It's also Bonfire ight - are you doing it at home or going so...
09:49 - 14 Oct 2016
Hey guys its Ruby and Scarlett - Bloggers
10:03 - 07 Oct 2016
Hi guys it's Ruby and Scarlett back again with a brand new blog!
This week we will be telling you about the clubs 2016
Including: Netball, football, rugby, orchestra, choir, recorders, keyboards, gardening, drama, computers, lego, taikwando, gymnasti...
14:17 - 30 Sep 2016
Hi - it's Ruby and Scarlett - your new Bloggers! We are ten years old and in year 6 and we've been best, best, best friends since Reception. We know loads of things about Highfield and what we don't know - we'll find out! Have you seen the harmony picture in the entrance hall?...
12:11 - 15 Jul 2016
This week has been very busy as the year sixes have being going to their high schools and sports days have been going on all week. Also the Olympic parade is today on the field. How exciting!! But this means another year is nearly over and we say goodbye to another year 6...
12:31 - 01 Jul 2016
On Thursday a lively disco man came all the way from berlin in Germany to our school. The whole school had a disco on the football pitch for half an hour we had such a great time partying. Pirate's day was an another amazing experience for the year ones....
12:15 - 17 Jun 2016
Year 2 have been very busy this week. They have been on a trip to Skipton Castle and yesterday some of them went to a skipping competition one of them was my brother Ewan Armitage. Highfield came second and Alwoodley came first. Also year three did an assembly on u...
11:52 - 10 Jun 2016
We hope Mr.Painter had a lovely day today being our headteacher. Thank you.
14:51 - 27 May 2016
Over the two weeks year sixes have been very busy with their trips and learning. We went to the Mosque, this week and last week as we didn't blog we went to the Thackray Museum. Learning about Leeds in the Victorian times. Hope you have a fab half-time!
12:01 - 06 May 2016
Sunny weather is upon us with sports. The netball year 6 team had a match against Allerton C of E and won one lost one but.... Allerton won overall by one point. Talking about sports there is going to be a football match soon. Sats is nearly here (next week )...
13:56 - 25 Apr 2016
This morning the Leeds Road Safety Team came to school to talk to us in assembly. They went to Recception to teach them how to, cross the road safely by holding a parent's hand. Next they went to year two to tell them how important it is to cross a road safely. They took them ...
13:38 - 24 Mar 2016
Easter has come again at Highfield and the boiled egg competition has begun. We are waiting with eggcitement to see who has won in Assembly this afternoon. Our judges said it was eggstremely hard to choose a winner from each class. There were some eggsotic eggs, some eggtandin...
13:30 - 11 Mar 2016
Throughout the week Highfied has been having a handwriting competition and one of our amazing bloggers Alex A has won! Congratulations to him. We hope you all had fun doing your handwriting.
11:58 - 04 Mar 2016
On Thursday 3rd March we all got to dress up as our favourite book characters for World Book Day. Mrs Colley got her hair is a tangle being Rapunzel, but the Year 3 girls helped by plaiting it at dinner time. It was so funny to see all the teachers dressed up. Many teachers jo...
12:13 - 15 Jan 2016
Welcome back to a new term and this is our first 2016 blog. We would like to welcome Mrs Homan back to school and welcome to Highfield Samrath and Sana who joined us this week. We are hoping to take part in the RSPB school bird watch this term and some children have brought bi...
12:18 - 11 Dec 2015
We are going to our local church St. John's Church and two of our bloggers Molly and Alex shall be performing there. KS1 is having a christmas party today and KS2 will have a cinema after noon next Friday. So far this week has been very busy. We have watched r...
12:07 - 04 Dec 2015
We have got something new in school today which makes us all look forward to spring. Our school has got something new and they are called Coal Frames. They are like mini green houses. The school councils ordered them. We have got three of them , we hope you enjoy them. They co...
15:03 - 16 Nov 2015
This past week we have been doing about children in need and have had a big assembly as well as discussing it our classrooms.we raised £504.45p.
09:09 - 13 Nov 2015
At highfield we are all dressed up with crazy hair and fun costumes. We are wanting to raise up to an amazing amount of £500 we will tell you more about how much we raised next week. If we had a dress up competition we are sure Mr Brassil would win in his flippers ...
10:35 - 06 Nov 2015
Welcome back from the half term. There has been bonfire night, trips back in time but most of all bike ability. Year 6 have been enjoying being able to learn bike safety during school time.They were split up into 5 groups and were allocated a day and a half to cycle. &n...
10:40 - 16 Oct 2015
There have been two trips! The year sixes went on a Tudor trip to Oakwell Hall, and we dressed up. We had a fab time. We made beautiful God's eyes and lovely smelling pomanders. Shriyaa said," I loved everything. I now know more about the Tudors and it was a ni...
09:43 - 09 Oct 2015
All was calm at Highfield before it became a living nightmare! All you could see were zombies, monsters, witches and skeletons dancing and creeping around the school hall! It was great fun. The children were all very well behaved and enjoyed themselves. They all has drinks and...
10:12 - 02 Oct 2015
14 children went to a triathlon at the John Charles Centre. First we swam 30m, cycled1k and ran 400m. It was so easy, it was like a flash of light. At the end we got a medel and we got it signed by the bronze medalist from the Brownlee brothers. We will do a blog every Fr...
09:21 - 25 Sep 2015
Hello, Highfielders! We are the new Year 6 Bloggers for 2015/16. We are Alex Armittage, Amaan Khan and Molly Rothwell-Bartle. The new year has got off to an outstanding start and we have already taken part in our first football match. A group of year six children went...
21:30 - 01 May 2015
Hi it's the bloggers again and it's been another lovely week in our school. There have been lots of clubs going on as usual as well as our new cricket club and a wonderful netball tournament.
The tournament was lots of fun for those taking part as they played 7 matches...
10:03 - 27 Mar 2015
For those of you who don't know, the World Wildlife Fund started Earth Hour in 2007 in Australia asking people to turn off their lights for one hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change. It has since been a global phenomenon, with more and more pe...
10:03 - 20 Mar 2015
Hi, it's the bloggers again and today is a very special day for everyone because because earlier this morning was the very rare solar eclipse! This was the first time seeing the solar eclipse for most people here, so it was extremely exciting.
We also had the Year 1's ...
10:04 - 27 Feb 2015
Hi, the bloggers are back and it's been an exciting first week back! It's that time of year again, where we've also had a visit from Bob the builder himself...Well not really, just an architect called Bob! The year 2 children have also done a skipping workshop where they were ...
10:02 - 06 Feb 2015
Hi, the bloggers are back and there's been lots of excitement in the past two weeks, we've had lot of trips and class assemblies! Another exciting event that has happened are the letters from Ghana which have been full of information and we are hoping to reply, we have had som...
10:33 - 09 Jan 2015
Hi, we are back in 2015 we hope you have settled into the new school scheme .All the years have started new topics that have intrigued us all to find out more. In the first assembly of the year we have made a Highfield resolution to help the hard-working Year 6 lunchtime monit...
10:12 - 19 Dec 2014
Hi, It's Christmas time again! Everyone has been joining in with this wonderful Christmas spirit. There's been a great variety of activities: DVDs, word searches, free dress, Christmas parties and even a visit from Santa clause and his little helpers! We're all very excited th...
09:10 - 05 Dec 2014
This week has been filled with many fun activities. But the highlight of the week for most of us has been the maths fun day!
12:02 - 27 Nov 2014
Hi, it's been an other exciting week at Highfield! As some of us may know, it has been anti-bullying week. We have also picked the winning flag - two talented boys from class 6P were the winners, Xavier Rickerby and Sam Rudd.
This week most of us have been learning abo...
12:01 - 07 Nov 2014
Back with a bang, the Highfield bloggers are back. We have come back from the holidays and have lots of celebrations including Halloween and Bonfire Night. We hope you are all filled with sweets as we are starting the half-term, we also hope your are safe and sound a...
11:29 - 10 Oct 2014
Hi, the Bloggers are back again. These last two weeks have been full of excitement and sporty activities. Some of the events that have occurred include: The Bikeability training which has kept the year 6's busy, we thank the Bikability trainers who gave us a great experience a...
11:56 - 16 Dec 2013
On December 5th 2013 Nelson Mandela sadly died.
This great man helped stop racism and aparthied. He was a very inspiring man and was prepared to put others before him.
He sacrificed going to jail to help other black people have a better life.
11:48 - 23 Mar 2012
This week has been parents' evening. We think most children will be happy with their reports.
Last week years 5 and 6 went to Malham Cove as part of their rivers topic. Everybody had a good time.
All the children are getting quite excited about the Auction...
11:47 - 27 Jan 2012
Hello! We all hope you had a great Christmas holiday and a fantastic New Year. Here is a January update on what's happening at Highfield Primary School!
We have had Fabian Hamilton visit our school and he said it was "OUTSTANDING". He met all of the school councillors&...
12:44 - 15 May 2011
The portacabins have officially been removed, to make an addition to the playground. Everybody has been delighted about the news.
Well done Year 6 for finishing the SATs this week. You have made a lot of progress. Congrats!
12:44 - 01 Apr 2011
SPRING IS HERE ! YAY
We watched the year 1and year 3,4 Spring Concerts this week. We were amazed by the performances.
NOOO ITS APRIL FOOLS DAYYYY we have been tricked already !!!The sneaky teachers will be trying trick us but were way too smart to let them...
11:43 - 25 Mar 2011
Last week on the 18th of March it was Red Nose Day and our school raised over 400 pounds. Well done!
This week we have moved into our new dance and music studio. It's a brilliant new space for us to enjoy.
This week has been very sunny and we've ...
11:42 - 28 Jan 2011
Dramatic news! HIGHFIELD HAS WON A FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT. We are becoming the best school for football in the area. Our best friends, George W and Keown B scored a cracker!!!!!!!! The secret of our victory is team work!!! So if you want win a match take our advice!!
11:42 - 21 Jan 2011
We had a very interesting day on Thurday, Mrs. Colley asked us to come with her to Brodetsky Primary School. We had a very interesting morning watching the Lord Mayor planting a tree in memory of Anne Frank. Anne Frank was a Jewish girl who died in the Holocaust....
11:41 - 14 Jan 2011
Happy New Year to everyone, we hope you had a great time and we hope you're enjoying 2011 !
As you know the school has invested in some new laptops for the years 4,5 and 6 .We are looking forward to using them in class.
The Annexe is going considerably well and...
11:41 - 13 Dec 2010
What a busy term we've had at highfield! As well as all the excitment we have had the deepest snow in living memory! As you know school was closed for a day two weeks ago -the children were very upset!
The concerts we've had were very special and we loved them all...
12:40 - 18 Oct 2010
On Friday 15th October Fabion Hamilton visited our school council meeting! He dicussed about what it's like to be an MP and answered questions from the school councillors. He said that he has been to different meetings and has even met David Cameron our Prime Ministe...
12:39 - 10 Sep 2010
Back to school again! Hope you all had a great summer holiday. Now our school is a lot bigger and we have over three hundred and thirty children here. We have elected some new school councillors who you will be meeting on Wednesday, also new monitors have been chosen from Year...
12:38 - 26 Jun 2010
Marrick week was brilliant! There was yummy food and really good weather. It was hot everyday, with no rain what so ever! We did a lot of activities and really challenging ones, especially the climbing up the tree to the zip wire. As well as the zip wire, w...
11:54 - 11 Jun 2010
Hello my name is Joshua and I am in year 5. I was chosen this week to do the Highfield Blog.
On Wednesday the 9th June Taffy Thomas came to our school. Taffy Thomas was an amazing laureate storyteller. He had a silk coat with lots of pictures of animals on&...