HALFWAY JUNIOR SCHOOL "Supporting each other to achieve success for all"
 HALFWAY JUNIOR SCHOOL"Supporting each other to achieve success for all"

2015/16 News Archive

WOW Day! Monday 4th April

WOW Day! - Monday 4th April
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Children's University

Check out the Children's University February Freebie offer.

Children's University February Freebie 2016
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Reading Competition!

From 16th November we are launching a reading competition!  Over the next two weeks children who read every day for two weeks, and record their reading in their planner, will be entered into a draw to win their own ‘BrainBox’ game!


Get reading to be in with a chance to win! 



Maths Workshop

Miss Thorpe and Mr Varnam are leading a parent and families maths workshop onThursday 26th November.  There are two sessions at 1.30pm-2.30pm and 5pm-6pm. The workshop will explain more about how maths is taught in school and how calculations are done. The workshop will enable you to support your children at home.  Everyone is welcome.

Nov 2015

HJS Family & Community Group - Coffee Morning

The HJS Family and Community Group are holding a coffee morning on Monday 30th November at 9am in the Drama Studio. All parents and families are welcome to attend.


The next meeting of the group will be on 1st December at 5.30pm.

Nov 2015

Anti Bullying Week

Throughout National Anti-Bullying week and we have a variety of activities planned;

  • Children will be encouraged to work alongside others, to make new friendships and work together to solve problems.  
  • The Police are coming in to school to deliver a special anti-bullying assembly.  
  • Our SEAL (social and emotional literacy) focus will be based around friendships and conflict resolution.  
  • Each class will use the hall for parachute activities and further team building events and the lunchtime focus will be based around taking turns, team building and positive interactions.
  • E-safety will be a focal point of anti bullying week.  For more details click here to visit our e-safety page.

Bullying will never be tolerated at Halfway Juniors! 

Nov 2015

Children in Need - Fruity Friday!

On Friday 13th November, we will be raising funds for Children in Need. Children will be able to purchase fresh fruit for 50p on the day and any profit we make will be donated to the Children in Need charity. Children are welcome to come to school dressed as a superhero or in their pyjamas.  


To further our aim of being a healthy school, we are hoping that Fruity Friday can take place each week!

Nov 2015

Update - Thank you to all our parents and families who supported our charity day.  Your donations raised a fantastic £103! 

Halfway Heroes

Over the next few weeks, parents and families of children from all classes will be invited to join us at a Halfway Hero award ceremony. The special celebration assemblies recognise and celebrate children who are amazing Halfway Learners. If your child has won an award, you will receive a text beforehand to let you know.  (Please see weekly newsletter for dates)

Nov/Dec 2015

Sports Hall Athletics Competition 

A team of Y5/6 children recently attended the Westfield School sports hall athletics competition at Westfield School.  Our team came 3rd overall and Mr Cook,Mr Owen and Miss Thorpe were all impressed by our teams sportsmanship and team work. Well done to everyone involved and a big thank you to our parents and families who transported children to the event and supported them during the competition. 

Oct 2015


This week (9th Nov) a group of our Y5/6 children are taking part in Bikeability cycle training. The training is designed to give children confidence and skills as well as practical training and an understanding of cycling on today’s roads. This follows on from the ‘Dr Bike’ session last week where bikes were checked for road worthiness.


Look out for future sessions - January will feature learning how to ride a bike, February will be another Dr Bike session with scooter skills in March! 

Nov 2015

Firework Party

Thank you to all our parents and families from Halfway Juniors, Halfway NI and Shortbrook School who joined us for our firework party. We hope you all enjoyed the evening as much as we did. It was fantastic to see so many of you enjoying the fun with your families. We would like to extend a huge thank you to all the staff and parent volunteers from HJS Family & Community Group for their valuable help and contribution before the event and on the day. 

Nov 2015


We are very proud of our good attendance at Halfway Juniors. However, there is always room for improvement and we would like our attendance to get even better! Every week we will be awarding the class with the best attendance an Attendance Trophy to celebrate their achievement. There will also be an attendance display in the hall so everyone can see how each class is doing. 

Oct 2015

Harvest Festival

Thank you to all our parents and families who donated items for our Harvest Festival celebrations. Your donations of food were gratefully received by the residents of Blackberry flats who have sent us a card expressing their thanks. Thank you also, to the parents who joined us for our Harvest Festival assembly, we hope you enjoyed the children’s poetry performances and singing. It was lovely to see so many of you in school.  

Oct 2015

Macmillan Coffee Morning


Thank you to all our parents and families who donated cakes and buns for our Macmillan Coffee Morning.  Your generous contributions raised an amazing £180 for this very worthy cause. 

Sept 2015

Children's University 

This month we have been joined by the Sheffield Children's University mascot, Charlie Bear.   Charlie will be popping in to breakfast club and our after school clubs to find out what we are up to at Halfway Juniors.  Charlie's first official engagement was at our schools 40th birthday celebrations!


Click here for more information about the Children's University.

Sept 2015


Tubs 4 Tablets

Collecting vouchers from selected 500g Flora tubs will get our school a Samsung tablet! The tokens are in store now, just look out for the special tubs with the Tubs4Tablets logo on and get collecting – we need 50 vouchers for one tablet.

Sept 2015

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