Railway and dog safety

rail safety

This week we have had the pleasure of two very important visitors to Highfield- Network Rail visited KS1 and The Dog's Trust visited the whole of the infants. Marcia explained all about staying clear of rail crossing barriers and the things we need to listen and look for to stay safe. Sarah Jayne from Dog's trust then educated us on how to stay safe around dogs as well as how to look after them, … [Read more...]

Building Bridges…


In KS1 we have been working hard on our DT projects, designing a bridge to help a baby dragon stranded on an island! We carefully considered real bridges around the world and took structural advice from them. Although our finished projects were crafted only out of recycling newspaper, we learned a great deal and had a LOT of team work fun! … [Read more...]

Letters to Kenya

kenya blog

Beech base have been lucky enough to receive some post from a school in Kenya. The letters received allowed us to contrast our schools and our daily routines. We decided to write letters back to them telling them all about ourselves and Highfield. This was a great writing opportunity so a big thank you to Miss Dromey who visited the Kenyan school in April and brought the letters back for us. We … [Read more...]

Sunflowers and Cress


As part of our science, learning how seeds grow into mature plants we have been gardening. This is Rosie and she is very pleased with how her sunflower is growing with her care and attention. She knows it needs "light, warmth, nutrition and water". Coming up in a few weeks (date tbc) we will be inviting parents in to help us garden in our playground too. … [Read more...]