Our News items

Peace Poems, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 1st Oct 2022 @ 6:46pm

Congratulations to Sophie and Violet in Year 3 who won prizes at Alsager's One World Festival for their Peace poems. Their poems were read out on stage and can be seen in Alsager Library this week. Well done to all Year 3s who entered...your poems were really beautiful. 

One World Festival, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 1st Oct 2022 @ 6:28pm

Well done to our wonderful Year 5s who performed at Alsager's One World Festival this morning. The have only been playing for 3 weeks and they were amazing.

Bullying Prevention, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 30th Sep 2022 @ 8:05pm

As part of our ongoing work around bullying prevention and in partnership with the Diana Award and the Nationwide Building Society, we will be sharing the 2022 Big Assembly video in assembly on Tuesday to encourage young people to Stand Up to and Speak Out About Bullying. All of our children have signed the No Bystander pledge, it is in every classroom and is signed by all adults and children. We have pledged to never stand by and watch someone be unkind or bully. We discuss things we can do to challenge this if we see it and through PSHE we continue to develop our understanding of positive relationships and how we can encourage these in all aspects of our life. 
Our Playground Friends in Year 5 and 6 are also our Anti Bullying Ambassadors this year, they will be undertaking training provided by the Diana Award team. We will share more information with you throughout the year. If you ever have any concerns about bullying please speak to your child's class teacher or you can contact Mrs Henshall, our Pastoral Lead, at senco@alsagerhighfields.cheshire.sch.uk .

Therapy dogs, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 30th Sep 2022 @ 8:03pm

We have been really lucky this term to welcome a mini team of therapy dogs working with some of our children at Highfields. 
We have Lottie and Teddy, both cockerpoos and Nancy, a Newfoundland, Jacob, a Cocker Spaniel and Olive, a Bassett Hound. They are trained to listen to the children read, to connect on a level that often humans cannot and to provide a therapeutic time for reading and connection. We are so very lucky to have them join us and hope to work with them throughout the year.  
We will share more photos as we go through the year of our children reading and connecting with them. They are bringing their own doggy reading stickers to award the children when they read to them which will go in their diaries.

School Council, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 30th Sep 2022 @ 7:59pm

Today was our first meeting for our School Council. Our children democratically elected 2 representatives from each class in year 2 through to year 6. Our children this year will be involved in shaping many decisions for our children, they will gather child voice from their classes and lead votes on important decisions. It is a very important role and they will make a real difference to our school.  
Today our School Council met with our wonderful cook, Paula, who has worked at our school for a year this month! She wanted to seek their opinions on the school menu for the next half term. The children voted on their favourite meal options and their decisions were upheld. Their next step is to discuss with the children in their class further ideas for menus for the Autumn second half term. The children represented themselves brilliantly, and considered their class members thoughts and ideas and not just their own. The children also had the opportunity to ask questions to Paula about her role and the way she develops the menu for school, we discussed the importance of nutrition and also the training and experience she had to be able to do such a good job in her current role. One child, George, asked how she always made her dinners so delicious! It was a brilliant first council session and we are already planning our next one. Watch this space for further information ...

Assembly Celebration, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 30th Sep 2022 @ 7:52pm

Here are some of the photos of our children that we celebrated in our assembly today. They have all shown perseverance, resilience and focus to achieve their goals in reading, maths, sport and dance at school and at home too!
Well done children, we are all so proud of you and it was wonderful to celebrate your success with you today. 

Young Carers Group, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 26th Sep 2022 @ 11:51am

The Alsager Highfields Young Carers Group is back on – please see schedule below for dates and details. 

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PFA meeting 28th September, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 26th Sep 2022 @ 11:26am

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Harvest Festival, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 20th Sep 2022 @ 12:04pm

Dear Parents/Carers
We will be celebrating Harvest on Monday 3rd October with Pete Howard from the Community Church who will be leading our assembly. 
Every year we ask if you are able to make any donations of tinned/packet foods, toiletries etc which our children deliver to donate on your behalf to the Alsager Food Bank. The foodbank has such an important role in supporting members of our community and are there for anyone who needs their help. The cost of living is increasing and we are very mindful of this, so if you are unable to donate this year we completely understand. Anything that anyone is able to donate will be very gratefully received. 
If you are able to donate this year then please send your donations into school with your child and they will be collected in the hall until the assembly on the 3rd October. 
Thank you
 
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Year 1 Visit to the Post Office, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 20th Sep 2022 @ 9:43am

On Friday, Year 1 went to visit Alsager Post Office to post the letters that we have written. We walked really sensibly into the middle of town, crossed the road when the Green Man said we could and waited on the grass at Wesley Place until it was time to post our letters. After we'd posted our letters, we went into the Post Office to help Mr. Ellis to post his parcel and while we were in there the postman came to empty the post box so we saw him collect our letters! How lucky was that? Mrs. Lindblad asked him if he was 'The Jolly Postman' and he said that he was! This week we are going to write about our trip to the post office.

Parent/carer coffee afternoon, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 16th Sep 2022 @ 5:13pm

Dear parents/carers
A reminder that our parent/carer coffee afternoon is held at school on Tuesday 20th September at 2pm. Please email Mrs Henshall at: senco@alsagerhighfields.cheshire.sch.uk to book your place

After School Clubs with Wesley Place, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 12th Sep 2022 @ 9:30am

Craft Club restarts Monday September 26th, 3-4pm.
Sparkz (for years 2-6) Thursdays, 5.30-7pm
 

MAT Merger News Update, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 7th Sep 2022 @ 10:05am

Dear Parent / Carer

I hope you and your families enjoyed a relaxing summer break and you all feel ready for the year ahead. I just wanted to inform you that our application to merge and create ‘The Cornovii Trust’ was approved by the Department for Education on 1/9/22. We are therefore now a Multi Academy Trust of 5 schools, consisting of Alsager Highfields Primary, Alsager School, Audlem St James Church of England Primary, Brine Leas School and Weston Primary. The Headteachers, local governing bodies,  Trustees and I are all very excited by the opportunities this larger, merged Trust will bring to our young people and staff. We all firmly believe that by collaborating across 5 institutions, we will be able to make our already great schools even better for the benefit of our young people and the local communities they serve.

 

I look forward to working with you.

 

Best wishes

Richard Middlebrook

CEO The Cornovii Trust

My Happy Mind, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 7th Aug 2022 @ 10:01pm

We are very excited for September when we will be working with the team from My Happy Mind. They have a very simple mission: to give today’s children the skills to thrive in tomorrow’s world. Their programmes give children the preventative strategies, skills and tools they need to thrive in the modern world teaching about mindfulness and strategies to support positive emotional wellbeing. Take a look at their website to find out more. https://myhappymind.org/

Summer of Sport, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 18th Jul 2022 @ 10:48pm

We are delighted to confirm that ASM Sports will be hosting Holiday Clubs at Alsager Highfields Primary School throughout the Summer Holidays. The club will be open to 4-11 year olds and provide children with an opportunity to remain active, develop new skills and experience a diverse range of activities within a safe and secure environment.

If your child is entitled to free school meals - not the universal reception to year 2 ones but the benefit related free school meals then you can click the link to book your child onto the club for free

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Friends for Leisure -  Summer holiday activities 2022 , by Mrs Muddy

Date: 18th Jul 2022 @ 10:07pm

Friends for Leisure promote everyday friendship and leisure opportunities for disabled children and young people. 

Please see the file below for summer holiday activities 2022 

Bugsy Malone Production, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 15th Jul 2022 @ 9:29am

On Friday 8th July, the children at Alsager Highfields preformed their summer production of Bugsy Malone to their friends and family at Alsager Civic Centre.  The show was absolutely amazing and a great day and night was had by all. A big well done and thank you to all the key stage 2 children, staff and volunteers involved in the musical! 

Summer Skerratt – Primary Premier League Stars Award, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 14th Jul 2022 @ 11:41am

Summer Skerratt, in year 5 pupil at Alsager Highfields, was awarded the national Primary Premier League Stars Award for meeting and exceeding the four competencies: be connected, be ambitious, be fair and be inspiring. Her amazing attitude towards sport and learning in general has been recognised with this award. Lee Bell, Assistant Manager of Crewe Alex football team and previous pupil at Alsager Highfields visited the school to present the award to Summer today. Her parents attended and everyone was so very proud that she had been recognised for her fantastic attitude. Summer is an exceptional footballer, she plays football for an Alsager team as well as playing for the Crewe Alex girls development squad. Cameron Phelps, from Crewe Alex, nominated Summer for her contribution and hard work both in school and at Crewe Alex. Cameron said, 'Summer's confidence has really grown this year and helped her to overcome her doubt in herself, she is a great team player and is starting to believe in herself which is why I really enjoy working with Alsager Highfields.' 

Wellbeing Workshops, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 4th Jul 2022 @ 1:51pm

Visyon’s Family and Community Wellbeing Team are running a series of parenting workshops on a collection of topics throughout July. Please see posters below for details:
 
11/07/2022: Sleep workshop (Oak Tree children’s centre in Crewe)
12/07/2022: Sleep workshop (Visyon, Congleton)
13/07/2022: Supporting your child with additional needs workshop (Visyon, Congleton)
13/07/2022: Sleep workshop (Sandbach children’s centre)
18/07/2022: Self-harm and suicide awareness workshop (Oak Tree children’s centre, Crewe)
19/07/2022: Parental separation workshop (Visyon, Congleton)
20/07/2022: Self harm and suicide awareness workshop (Visyon, Congleton)
27/07/2022: Childhood development workshop (Visyon, Congleton)

Alsager Skateboard Park Committee, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 10th Jun 2022 @ 9:51pm

Our School Council and Junior Safeguarding Team were praised by the Alsager Skateboard Park Committee for their thoughts and designs for the new Milton Park Skateboard Park. One of our team's designs, from Lexie, Jimmy and Lance, were selected to actually be created and included in the new park design! Lexie M could not believe it when she was informed that her design for an actual ramp had been drawn out by one of the professional design teams and would be actually designed and created to be included in the park. After having a sneak peek at the first design created so far we are now looking forward to coming and cutting the ribbon when the park is completed, hopefully this will be next year! 
This has been a great experience for our children to be part of a real community consultation process to help to improve our local area for our children and Paula Bancroft, from the Alsager Committee said she was blown away by our children's confidence and thoughtfulness. Mrs Howard also joined us as shje is our Safeguarding Governor and works with our Junior Safeguarding Team throughout the year.  

Carers Week, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 8th Jun 2022 @ 5:49pm

Monday marked the start of Carers Week, an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face, and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support. The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to provide support for carers, run activities, highlight the vital role carers play in our communities and draw attention to just how important caring is.

The theme for Carers Week 2022 is ‘Make caring visible, valued and supported’.

Please see the document below for more information.

Alsager MAT and Brine MAT News, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 6th Jun 2022 @ 10:49am

Dear Parent / Carer

I hope you and your families enjoyed a restful and enjoyable half term break. Just before we broke up, I received a letter from the Department for Education, which confirmed that our application to merge Alsager MAT and Brine MAT had been approved. This is great news and means we will be able to further improve our 5 schools through increased collaboration, shared resources, which in turn will support our young people and increase opportunities for staff. We are hoping this merger will be completed by 1/9/22, when we will be known as The Cornovii Trust. ‘Cornovii’ was the name given to the inhabitants of Cheshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire in ancient times and this is what our Trust of local schools will always be; for the benefit of the young people and families in these three counties.

Please remember, all five schools will retain their individual identities and will be led by their respective Headteachers and Governing Boards. We will operate very much as a family not a chain, in which every school and every child is of equal importance.

I will of course keep you updated on any developments.

 

Many thanks for your support with this and exciting times lie ahead for us all.

 

Best wishes

Richard Middlebrook – CEO Alsager MAT (Alsager Highfields Primary School, Alsager School and Weston Primary School)

             Interim CEO Brine MAT (Audlem St James C of E Primary School and Brine Leas School)

Cheshire Constabulary County Cross Games, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 29th May 2022 @ 9:40pm

In partnership with Crewe Alex and Premier League – County Cross Games is a FREE sporting event for ages 8-15 years old.
 
6 varying dates in August will see a day’s worth of sports and exercise take place.
 
Points shall be awarded for various activities throughout the day. Everyone receives 1 point for attending and more points shall be awarded for various activities throughout the day. Bonus points can be awarded by the coaches to participants for good behaviour and other reasons. As well as initiatives from Premier League including added bonuses and awards.
 
The final ‘Celebration Event’ will take place at Crewe Alexandra’s, The Mornflake Stadium. This will be an Awards Evening – accompanied by food and drinks. Again, this is free and a great way to celebrate attending the events – and maybe, win some awards.
 
On activity day’s they will also be provided with certified coaching, drinks and lunch.  
 
Each participant will walk away with certificates, reward packs and best of all, great memories!  

DATES/TIMES

Town

Date and Time

Crewe – Oaks Academy, Buchan Grove, CW2 7NQ

02/08: 10:00 - 16:00

Sandbach – Sandbach High, Middlewich Road, CW11 3NT

03/08: 10:00 – 16:00

Congleton – Congleton High, Box Lane, CW12 4NS

04/08: 10:00 – 16:00

Alsager – Alsager Leisure Centre, Hassall Rd, ST7 2HP

05/08: 10:00 – 16:00

Holmes Chapel – Selkirk Drive, CW4 7DX

08/08: 10:00 – 16:00

Middlewich – St Anns Rd, CW10 9BU

09/08: 10:00 – 16:00

Liverpool, by Mrs Woollam

Date: 26th May 2022 @ 10:24pm

We have had an amazing second day on the residential today. We've been across the Mersey, been on the open top bus tour and visited several museums. Topped off by great Italian food and a game of bingo. 
The children were super sensible walking around Liverpool and all the staff are incredibly proud of each and every pupil.

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