Mr David Jeapes - Headteacher
Please be aware that the ‘Friends of Mayfield’ are busying organising their Christmas Fayre. This event promises to be bigger and better than ever before! All members of our local community are welcome to attend….100% of the money raised will be put back into school. If you would like to help promote this event, please download a copy of the flyer here. The FOM are also organising a Christmas Raffle. Each tutor group (Seniors) and class (Infants) have been allocated tickets. Please do consider buying some to support with this fundraising event.
To help our families plan their time, we have produced an extract of the school calendar containing all of the keys dates for Autumn 2. This can be downloaded here.
Miss Louise Hillier - Head of Senior
Preparations for our school play are in full swing and tickets are now available! If you have not yet purchased your tickets for Our House, then please do- it promises to be a fabulous evening. The show is on Monday 3rd- to Wednesday 5th December from 7pm and tickets are £6 for adults and £3 for children. They can be purchased from the school office.
Well done to our Year 7 and 8 pupils who have taken their Mathematics and English exams very well- they demonstrated a very sensible attitude towards them.
Looking ahead to next Friday we are supporting Children in Need and pupils in the Senior Section can wear non-school uniform if they pay £1 at the gate on arrival. Can I please remind pupils that they need to wear clothes appropriate for a school- and remember that it is very cold! So, exposed flesh is not permitted.
As Mr Jeapes has talked about in his section we are eagerly looking forward to the Friends of Mayfield Christmas Fayre. As part of our fundraising we will be giving raffle tickets to each tutor group and there will be a competition to see which group can sell the most! Please keep an eye out for these and help your child to sell them to friends and relatives! Some Houses are also looking for parental help with donations- Intrepid are running a bottle stall so would be grateful for any donations you may have. These can be dropped at reception if you are able to help.
Pupils in Years 7 and 8 should have received their Autumn 2 ‘Prep’ projects over the half term holiday and be working on them. A copy of the projects can be found here. If your child is having difficulty with any aspect of the project, then they should contact their tutor here.
Mr Matt Stedman - Head of Primary
We have really enjoyed Family Learning Week this week. Over 200 parents have attended the sessions in English, Maths or Topic and the children have loved showing off their work. I hope that you enjoyed the lessons that you attended and that you found them useful when it comes to helping your child to learn at home.
The other highlight of our week was the Year 2 Victorian Day. The classrooms were taken back in time on this day with the tables in rows and minimal colour and displays on the walls. The staff and children all looked like authentic Victorians in their costumes and the activities for the morning reflected a typical day in a Victorian school. By the end of the day, I think that we all agreed that schools have changed for the better since the Victorian times!
I was very proud of the children’s response to the annual Remembrance Ceremonies in school today. Each class has contributed to our magnificent poppy display in the Main hall and the children showed the upmost respect to the fallen during the minute’s silence. Thank you to everyone who has supported the Poppy Appeal this year.
Next week is National Anti-Bullying Week and we have a number of activities planned to reinforce the key messages around anti-bullying at Mayfield. To launch the week on Monday, we are holding an Odd Socks Day when all children are encouraged to come in wearing odd socks. The aim here is to reinforce the idea that we are all individual and that it is ok to be different. There will also be special assemblies and lessons throughout the week.
We are also supporting the BBC Children in Need Appeal next week. Miss Beech and the School Council have organised for two charity stalls to be running in the Key Stage 1 playground each day after school with ‘Guess the Name of the Teddy’ and ‘Guess the Sweets in a Jar’. Friday 16th November is a non-uniform day with the theme being pyjamas or something spotty in return for a £1 donation. We also have Pudsey Bear coming first thing in the morning to meet the children on the gate as they arrive for school. More details of next week’s events for Anti-Bullying Week and Children in Need can be found here.
Finally, I have a request from Intrepid House for help with their stall at the Friends of Mayfield Christmas Fayre. The Green House are running a bottle tombola and welcome any donations of shampoo, perfume, olive oil, sauces or anything in a bottle. Please pass any donations to the class teacher of the Main Reception by Friday 30th November.
Thank you in advance for your support with all of our charity initiatives over the next few weeks.
Mrs I Edwards - Pre-School & Nursery
Our topic will continue with the theme Christmas celebrations. In class we are still discovering how families from around the world celebrate Christmas. We shall discuss what Christmas means to them and then compare this with other children of different faiths and cultures.
Tickets for the Nativity will be available from the 19th December at a cost of £2.00 per ticket, funds raised will go back into the school to buy provisions.
Learning Intentions linked to class subject:
- Looking at traditions from around the world;
- Looking at similarities and differences that connect us to and distinguish us from others;
- Recall the Christmas Nativity by sequencing the events;
- Create props for the Nativity performance.
Letter sound will be 'I'. We look forward to your lovely creations.
Dates for diary
Tuesday 13th November - School Photographer
Thursday 15th November – Parents Evening
Tuesday 11th December – Christmas Nativity
Friday 21st December, last day of term – Christmas Party