Highbury Infant School and Nursery

Tel: 01462 630500

E-mail: admin@highbury.herts.sch.uk

Orange Class

Welcome to Orange Class!


Today we made some beautiful plant collages.

This week we had an animal visit!

Our Summer term has been full of learning about animals and plants. 

We look forward to our animal visit on 29th June.

Autumn 2 - Dinosaurs!

Today we learnt about Mary Anning and how she used to carefully get fossils out of rocks. 

We had cookies (the stone) with chocolate chips (the fossils) and had to carefully free the fossils from the stone using cocktail sticks. Miss Kirbyshire said it was the most she had seen us all concentrate!

Autumn 1

Today we made Autumn leaf wreaths, tried apple printing to make pumpkins and explored the feel and smell of real pumpkins. 

We had a fundraiser for the PTA today and had to dress up with crazy hair and crazy clothes.

Welcome to Year 1. 


Our topic this half term is Ourselves.

In R.E, we are looking at the different communities we belong to. Part of this is to look at families. Thank you to those parents who have sent in family trees as part of the summer learning, if you haven’t sent it in please do so by 11th September along with a named baby photo.


We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that P.E kits need to be in school every day and that hair must be tied back.   


We would also like to take this opportunity to remind you that listening to your child read at home daily is valuable for the progress of your child’s reading.


Following on from the letter concerning our whole school approach to reading, your child will bring home two books to read. Please be aware that we are continuing with our new reading system, therefore the books they bring home are the level they are secure on, and the books they read in school are the level they are working on.  In Orange Class, reading books will be collected in on a Tuesday and new books given out on a Thursday. Library books will also be changed once a week on a Thursday. During the course of the year we will continue to work on the decoding of words using phonics but a greater emphasis is placed on the understanding of the text.  



We will be having a Forest School session every half term. For these sessions it would be helpful if your child came to school with wellies, a coat and waterproof trousers (we have limited numbers of these in school if needed). This half term, Forest School will be on Friday 16th October. 


We will now be providing a healthy snack for your child, if you have been sending your child in with one there is no need to do so now.


Please ensure you follow the one-way system in and out of the playground and drop your child off promptly. Please also remember there is a yellow box two metres from the classroom door which you should not cross. These measures have been put into place to keep everyone in our school community safe. A reminder our school day starts at 8.45 and finishes at 2.55.