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Maker Futures Project - 22nd February

On the 22.2.22 Y1, Y4 and Y5 will be having an exciting visit from the Maker {Move} Van as part of the Maker Futures Project. The children will each participate in a workshop where they will design and make objects and engage in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) challenges. The focus is on making without a specific goal in mind. The children will get the opportunity to create, tinker, test and modify which will develop the skills they need to solve complex problems. We can't wait! 

Maker Futures Project - 22nd February

 


Its the end of Spring 1 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y2…………………….

Year 2 have had a great start to the Spring term where they have really settled back into school, making good progress with their learning.

Through our topic ‘The Great Fire of London, we have done lots of learning across different subjects. In History, we looked at how the fire started, why it burned uncontrollably for so long and the impact of the fire on the city of London. The children have really enjoyed learning about the fire and sharing their knowledge with each other. They are eager, enthusiastic historians!

In English, we have been using the text ‘Paddington’s Post’; this book is about a bear from Darkest Peru called Paddington who documents his new adventure in England through letters and postcards. We have explored the language used and used the fantastic, physical resources inside the book to support our learning of writing to inform. We wrote our own letters to inform.  During our Reading lessons, we have been reading a range of short texts and poems that we are learning to read fluently and then answering questions about the text.

In Phonics, we have been reviewing all our Set 2 and 3 sounds. We have been finding our sounds in words and practising reading our words quickly without sounding them out. We are now working hard to apply our phonics to spelling patterns.

In Maths, we have finished learning about addition and subtraction. We are now learning about money. Starting off by identifying the value of coins and notes; we are now learning to compare amounts of money and find totals using pounds and pence.

In Science, we are learning about the properties of everyday materials. We have been learning new vocabulary to describe the properties of materials, like malleable and absorbent. We conducted an experiment to see which items are absorbent. It was lots of fun!

In Art, we have been looking at George Seurat. We have been learning about the pointillism technique and practising using this skill in our own paintings. We are using George Seurat’s techniques to create our own final pieces.  

In computing, we are learning all about internet safety. We are learning how to stay safe online and why it is important to do so.

The Year 2 team have really enjoyed teaching year 2 this half term. It has been a successful start to the new year, and we are all impressed with the year group’s enthusiasm for learning and determination to do their best.

Well done Year 2.

The Year 2 team.

Its the end of Spring 1 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y2…………………….

 


Its the end of Spring 1 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y4…………………….

The first part of our Spring Term has shown the children building their key skills of independence, resilience, adaptability, confidence and perseverance - the Year 4 team could not be prouder.

During our Writing lessons, the children participated in many creative lessons. They became children story tellers, creating their own Stinky Men stories based on the fairy tale ‘The Gingerbread man.’ The children have explored many Arabian legend stories, based on our class book for this term: ‘A Hundred and One Arabian nights,’ writing their final piece by adapting the classic, Aladdin.

In Reading, we have looked at many stories from ‘A Hundred and One Arabian nights’ and focused on our skills of inference and sequencing. The children have really enjoyed this topic and it gets them excited for their upcoming History Unit, Early Islamic Civilisation.

In maths, children began to develop their knowledge of timetables and division facts, a unit which has been continued outside of school as they have also been practicing their timetables and completing in battles on TTRS between classes. Please encourage your child to log on to Times Tables Rockstars everyday to practice this key skill.

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Its the end of Spring 1 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y4…………………….

 


Its the end of Spring 1 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y6…………………….

It has been lovely to welcome the children back after a well-deserved Christmas break. Year 6 have returned with determination, ambition, confidence and motivation and have dived straight back into their learning and into their SATS preparation. We are proud of the way the children have ‘stepped up’ and are showing their hard work in their lessons and with the extra revision that they have done over Christmas and have continued to do throughout the first half of the spring term. Keep it up Year 6!

Across school children have been having a ‘bagel and a book’ in a morning as well as having class, family time in the morning where children get to talk and get to know each other more. In year 6, this has been a nice part of the day where children have found time to relax and refocus. In addition to family time, school has resumed our celebration assemblies. This is a highlight of the week and two children from each class receive a value or a pride award. Every week, the choice (to choose just two children) is difficult as there is so much talent, hard work and ambition in the class. We would like to thank parents and carers. for your support, as for those who are chosen, it is nice to celebrate their success and for you to attend the assembly too.

A highlight for all of the year 6 teachers is playtimes, where we often (the teachers) get involved with the children's games. This term, we have played basketball, football and even some rugby at lunchtime on the yard. The children display some great teamwork skills and sportsmanship, and it is a pleasure to join in (or play against them) at one of their favourite parts of the day. 

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Its the end of Spring 1 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y6…………………….

 


Its week 5 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y3…………………….

This half term, Year 3 have been learning all about French artist, Henri Matisse. They explored examples of his artworks, learnt about his passion as an artist and practiced colour mixing using paints. Today, Year 3 have been practising a variety of different brush strokes to create texture and effect. They tried a dry brush technique, cross-hatching, and dabbing. Check out some of their work

Its week 5 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y3…………………….

 


Its week 5 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in nursery…………………….

This has been a busy week in nursery! We started our new story 'The wheels on the bus' as part of our 'transport' theme. We have enjoyed making our own buses with junk modelling and painting on big paper. On Tuesday we celebrated Chinese New Year- The year of the tiger. We made decorations to take home and listened to a story all about Chinese New Year. On Wednesday our families got to come into nursery to stay and play with us! We have had a busy, fun filled week!

Its week 5 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in nursery…………………….

 


Its week 4 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y4…………………….

We love to problem solve in Y4. We have been using our knowledge of factor pairs to explore the following problem:

 

Mr Sexton has 36 children in his PE class. He wants to put them in equal groups, how many children could he have in each group?

 

To help use solve this problem, we worked systematically and used counters to help us investigate.

Its week 4 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y4…………………….

 


PTA Sponsor Snowflake Appeal at Sheffield Children's Hospital

High Hazels Academy PTA made an amazing gesture in December and sponsored a snowflake at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Over the past seven years, the award-winning snowflake display has raised over £1m for Sheffield Children’s Hospital!

In return for pledging to raise funds, the PTA sees their snowflake sparkle on the Sheffield Children’s Hospital building, with an attached name tag recognising the contribution for all to see.

The initiative brings people together with a shared goal to build a better future for the staff, patients, and their families at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

PTA Sponsor Snowflake Appeal at Sheffield Children's Hospital

 


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