HEADTEACHER WELCOME

Message from our Head Teacher

Welcome to Haydonleigh Primary School’s website and to a school where ‘I am talented, together we are amazing’ underpins our philosophy.

We provide a secure and happy environment where the work is varied and challenging and every child and adult is valued. We set the children and ourselves high standards to enable every child to develop his or her potential to the full and become confident learners.

All parents are very welcome at Haydonleigh, and we see home and school working together as very important for your child.

Our website will give you a flavour of our school’s aims, the activities that the children are involved in, the achievements that we have gained and the wealth of memorable experiences that the children encounter.

I hope you enjoy the website and if you'd like to visit the school, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Frances Billinge

I am talented, together we are amazing !

Travel Ambassadors

 
The bus route to Haydonleigh is either Number 13 or 14 bus for further information on the Thamesdown Transport please look at http://www.thamesdown-transport.co.uk/

Walk on Wednesday with the Haydonleigh walking bus - WOW. 

Parents can drive to Asda to drop their child off, safe in the knowledge that they will then be accompanied the final distance to school by school staff.  Parents are not expected to stay and walk – you can get to work a little early for a change!

 

We will meet at 8.20 am on the corner by the estate agents.  Staff will wear fluorescent jackets for safety so you should be able to spot us! The children will then be accompanied on local footpaths the short distance to school.  The Walking Bus will operate every Wednesday as planned, whatever the weather. It will operate to a strict timetable, not waiting for latecomers in the mornings, even if certain children are expected to travel. It is the parent’s responsibility to wait with their child until the arrival of the bus so no child is left unattended.

 

The Walking Bus is an ideal way to reduce congestion around the school gate. Parents who need to travel greater distances could drive to a suitable pre-arranged ‘bus stop’ and continue their journey, for example to work, once the Walking Bus has collected their child.

 

A certificate will be presented to children who are on every walking bus this term.

 

Wednesday 14th, 21st, 28th November    5th, 12th and 19th December 2018

 

Travel Ambassadors from September 2018 with Gold Star Award for 2018

 

Friday 22 June 2018

 

Travel ambassadors visited the Haydon Centre to distribute maps and also Haydon Meadow Playgroup to encourage the new starters to walk, ride when they start in September

Brake Kids Walk - Wednesday, 14 June 2018

April 2018

 

Get set… we’re taking part in Sustrans Big Pedal 2018, the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school.

 

The challenge runs from 30th April to 4th May. It’s free to enter and we would love everyone to be involved.

 

The details

On each day of the challenge schools compete to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling or scooting to school. Our best 5 days will determine our final position in the challenge. We’ll be competing against other schools right across the UK, and if we clock up the most bike and scooter journeys we’ll win!

 

Why we’re taking part

It’s a great way to get more of our pupils travelling to school on their bikes and scooters. We will be competing to become one of the UK’s top schools for two-wheeled journeys and will be in with a chance to win prizes including bike and scooter stunt shows and fantastic cycle and scooter storage.

 

Weeks Events

Every day we have planned lunchtime activities when the children can ride/scoot; a helmet must be worn to participate.

 

 

                  Key Stage 1

                    Key Stage 2

Monday

Bike/scooter washing

Skate park/Muga

Tuesday

Skate park

Bike/scooter washing

Wednesday

Field with bike/scooter

Field with bike/scooter

Thursday

Field with bike/scooter

Field with bike/Skate park

Friday

Skate park/muga

Skate park/muga

 

Cycle, scoot and snap to win family prizes

You and your family can also win prizes during Sustrans Big Pedal. Simply post a photo of you and your child cycling or scooting to school on social media during the challenge using #BigPedalWin. To be in with a chance of winning follow Sustrans on Instagram instagram.com/sustrans, Twitter twitter.com/sustrans or Facebook facebook.com/Sustrans.  Be sure to check the terms and conditions found on the Big Pedal website prior to entering the competition.

 

What’s next?

All you need to do is encourage your child(ren) to cycle or scoot to school every day during the event, and join them on their way – parent and sibling journeys count too!

 For more information about the event go to www.bigpedal.org.uk

 Enjoy the ride!

 

Tuesday 01 May 2018 - Big Pedal 2018

 

Pictures of the bike sheds today full, if only they was like this every day!!!

 

KS2 having fun cleaning bikes and scooters.

 

Haydonleigh is currently 376 out 552 schools entered into the 5 day challenge.

 

The class with the most children riding/scooting on Monday was class 8 and 14.

Monday 30 April 2018 - Big Pedal 2018

 

Some pictures from KS1 Bike/scooter washing and KS2 using the Skate Park/MUGA

BIG PEDAL -  Haydonleigh 4th place

 

Many thanks to everyone who supported the Big Pedal last week.   This resulted in Haydonleigh coming 4th out of 565 schools nationally - well done.

 

Congratulations to Mrs Brown’s class for winning the inter-school competition, completing 136 journeys to school.

 

There was a noticeable reduction in the number of cars dropping off and collecting children during the week.  For the safety of our children it would be lovely if this could be maintained. When possible at lunchtimes children will be given the opportunity to ride their bikes/scooters provided they have their helmets. 

 

However, please remind your children that all bikes and scooters must be dismounted at the school gate in the morning and pushed to the school gate before riding home at the end of the day.

 

Wednesday 13 December 2017

 

Wouldn’t believe they were actually singing and spreading good cheer through the neighbourhood as they wound their way to school. Hohoho

 

National Modeshift Awards

 

Tuesday 6 October 2015 Mrs Yockney and three Travel Ambassadors attended the National Modeshift Awards in London. The girls delivered an impressive presentation, to a hundred delegates, about the events and competitions run at Haydonleigh to promote sustainable travel to school. The wonderful day was rounded off with an award ceremony, Haydonleigh collected their Gold Modeshift Award, which was expected. However, as well as this Haydonleigh scooped up the South West Region Modeshift Best School Award and also South West Region Modeshift pupil Award.

 

 

For a copy of full report in the Evening Advertiser please click here.

 

 

Design a Cycle Helmet

 

Some photos from the ‘Design a Cycle Helmet design’ competition,  there were over 100 designs, so a great response.

 

A few pictures from the Travel Ambassadors Conference this year. They enjoyed The Smart Brothers Road Show.  Rode a bike to generate electricity which drove the racing cars around a circuit. Won the competition for the best poster and was award their prize by Mr Peter Nathan, Head of Education, Swindon Borough Council. 

 

 
 
Photos of the Christmas Walking Bus last term, when the children entertained local residents signing carols on the way to school.