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Its the end of Spring 2 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y5…………………….

Year 5 have had a brilliant half term, through creating and building moving toys using cam mechanisms to researching exciting biographies about different survivors around the world. Everyone has worked really hard and we are very proud of you Y5!

Writing:

In Writing, we have been researching facts about survivors around the world and writing a recount about the famous Ernest Shackleton and his ship the Endeavour which has recently been found by explorers! We have used relative clauses and descriptive language to create atmosphere and tension in our recounts. We have also started to learn about the features of a biography and will be writing our own biographies about a survivor that we have researched.

Geography:

Our topic in Geography this half term has been rivers. We started by looking at the different parts of a river and learning the technical vocabulary for each part. Next, we discussed the different land uses around a river and what are the benefits and dangers of land close to a river.

DT:

This half term, children explored the world of mechanics, figuring out how to assembly a cam mechanism to create their own moving toys. From discussing the different type of cams to using problems solving skills and teamwork to assembly a working cam and troubleshoot when it didn’t work the first time. We also took part in a STEM workshop where we could be independent learner and discover all kinds of things from woodwork to engineering and coding.

Maths:

In Maths we have been learning about fractions. We have covered many topics from adding and subtracting fractions to finding fractions of amount and converting improper fractions into mixed numbers and back again!

After-school Clubs:

The children have really loved being part of the after-school clubs available to them. We have had some very excited children for Craft club, choir, and sport club. Choir have done some spectacular performances in assemblies to the rest of the school and we are looking forward to our trip to Sheffield Utilita Arena in the first week back to perform again. We look forward to seeing all of our student back for more clubs after the holidays.

The Year 5 team have thoroughly enjoyed teaching Year 5 this half term and it has been wonderful to see so many children dedicated and excited for their learning and making good progress.

We look forward to welcoming all children back after half term to enjoy another 6 weeks of new learning and experiences.

See you soon,

Year 5 Team.

Its the end of Spring 2 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y5…………………….

 


Its the end of Spring 2 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Nursery…………………….

What a busy, fun filled half term we have had in nursery! We have been learning all about animals as our theme was ‘On the Farm’. We have made lots of farm animals using a range of different materials including junk modelling, painting, drawing and collaging. In maths we have sorted animals into groups of size, matched animals to picture cards, sang number songs using the props. This helped us practice counting to 5 and taking numbers away.  During this half term we celebrated world book day- twisted fairy tales. We dressed up as characters from different stories, read lots of fairy tale stories and took part in lots of story themed activities. It was also British Science Week, where we talked about what Science is and took part in activities. We particularly enjoyed the paint blowing where we used straws to blow paint across the paper which made lovely marks! We have also been talking about the weather as we started the term in Winter and moved into Spring. The children talked about how they didn’t need their hats and scarves anymore as it was getting warmer. We looked at different signs of Spring and spotted them in the garden, the children could see buds on flowers, daffodils and the sun shining. We also looked at lambs, chicks and even had our own caterpillars! We were so happy to have them to look after and watch them grow into butterflies! As the weather got warmer, we enjoyed exploring in our outdoor area using the water wall to transport water in different containers, made mud pie in the mud kitchen, rode the bikes around the track, went on mini beast hunts, completed the obstacle courses and role played with the small world animals. We have talked about caring for living things and looking after the natural environment. The children have been watering the flowers every day to help them grow. We also planted some seeds in the large planters and talked about how they will grow. Towards the end of the term, we read the story ‘The Little Red Hen’. The children learnt a lesson from the story about helping others and being kind to each other. Throughout this term we have done lots of circle times about being kind to each other, sharing and looking after our nursery. We are so excited for next term where we will have new friends to play with at nursery and start our new learning on fairy-tale stories! Don’t forget to ask us about our learning at home!

Its the end of Spring 2 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Nursery…………………….

 


New Summer Enrichment Clubs for Y6

Dear Parents/Carers

At High Hazels Academy, we are committed to offering an Education With Character, and this commitment extends beyond the classroom.  We firmly believe in providing every child with the opportunity to develop their skills, talents, creativity, and resilience beyond the core curriculum, which is why all children have access to lunchtime and afterschool enrichment clubs. 

The Clubs available for Y6 children are:- basketball, sport, choir, board games, netball, drama, rounders

Parents/Carers you can sign your children up to take part in a club via the Arbor app

Many thanks

New Summer Enrichment Clubs for Y6

 


New Summer Enrichment Clubs for Y5

Dear Parents/Carers

At High Hazels Academy, we are committed to offering an Education With Character, and this commitment extends beyond the classroom.  We firmly believe in providing every child with the opportunity to develop their skills, talents, creativity, and resilience beyond the core curriculum, which is why all children have access to lunchtime and afterschool enrichment clubs. 

The Clubs available for Y5 children are:- cricket, choir, cooking and drama

Parents/Carers you can sign your children up to take part in a club via the Arbor app

Many thanks

New Summer Enrichment Clubs for Y5

 


New Summer Enrichment Clubs for Y4

Dear Parents/Carers

At High Hazels Academy, we are committed to offering an Education With Character, and this commitment extends beyond the classroom.  We firmly believe in providing every child with the opportunity to develop their skills, talents, creativity, and resilience beyond the core curriculum, which is why all children have access to lunchtime and afterschool enrichment clubs. 

The Clubs available for Y4 children are:- sports, computing, rounders, cooking and choir

Parents/Carers you can sign your children up to take part in a club via the Arbor app

Many thanks

New Summer Enrichment Clubs for Y4

 


New Summer Enrichment Clubs for Y3

Dear Parents/Carers

At High Hazels Academy, we are committed to offering an Education With Character, and this commitment extends beyond the classroom.  We firmly believe in providing every child with the opportunity to develop their skills, talents, creativity, and resilience beyond the core curriculum, which is why all children have access to lunchtime and afterschool enrichment clubs. 

The Clubs available for Y3 children are:- computing, science, origami, sports, cooking and choir

Parents/Carers you can sign your children up to take part in a club via the Arbor app

Many thanks

New Summer Enrichment Clubs for Y3

 


New Summer Enrichment Clubs for Y1

Dear Parents/Carers

At High Hazels Academy, we are committed to offering an Education With Character, and this commitment extends beyond the classroom.  We firmly believe in providing every child with the opportunity to develop their skills, talents, creativity, and resilience beyond the core curriculum, which is why all children have access to lunchtime and afterschool enrichment clubs. 

The Clubs available for Y1 children are:- Cinema, Sport, Science and Art

Parents/Carers you can sign your children up to take part in a club via the Arbor app

Many thanks

New Summer Enrichment Clubs for Y1

 


Its the end of Spring 2 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y4…………………….

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. Highlights from this half term are the STEAM workshop and British Science Day. The children really enjoyed these activities and developed their scientific skills.

This term we invited the University of Sheffield Makers Project to do a workshop with our children. They played with robots, all sorts of different technologies and made lots of new things. The children could not stop smiling at the end of the end of the day! Through the Maker Cycle, the children helped to find problems, think about how to solve them, make rapid prototypes and to test them.

Back in the classroom, the children have participated in many creative lessons in Writing. They became mini-David Attenborough's, creating their own voiceover script based on his work on TV. The children have explored many wildlife videos and had ago at writing their final piece about a child’s experience on the playground.  What creative writers we have!

In Reading, we have looked at many stories from around the world, including The Great Kapok tree and focused on our skills of inference and sequencing. The children have really enjoyed this test and cannot wait to use it in their upcoming pieces of writing set in a rainforest.

In maths, children began to develop their knowledge of fractions. This week they have been tackling fractions of amounts using bar models. The children have done ever so well at this and should be extremely proud of the progress they have been making. Please encourage your child to log on to Times Tables Rockstars every day to practice this key skill.

The children have begun exploring new topics in Art and Science. In Art, they have been learning about Vincent van Gogh and are working towards recreating his famous ‘Starry Night’ painting. In science, children have started learning about sound and how sounds travel. We also did a whole day of science learning earlier in the term, where children explored different scientific questions, such as ‘Can you make something that floats?’

In History, the children have been learning about the Early Islamic Empire through the lens of Quest for Knowledge and Community and Family.  They have explored where the Early Islamic Empire was in the world and what significant contributions this civilisation has offered the world. The children found this extremely interesting and really loved their lessons.

The Year 4 team continue to be impressed, inspired and motivated by the children. We are looking forward to an exciting, learning-filled summer 1 term.

See you soon,

Year 4.

 

 

 

 

Its the end of Spring 2 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y4…………………….

 


FS2 Easter Bonnet Competition Assembly

Dear Parents/Carers

Over the Easter holidays we would like all reception children to make an Easter bonnet.  The children can bring their completed bonnets into school anytime before Friday 22nd April.

During our celebration assembly on Friday 22nd April all Easter Bonnets will be judged by Mrs Shah and Mrs Fazlanie

Many thanks

FS2 Easter Bonnet Competition Assembly

 


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

This week in nursery we have been reading our new story ‘The Little Red Hen’. The children have learnt a lesson from the story about helping others and being kind to each other. They have been painting pictures of the little red hen in the creative area and drawing pictures of other characters from the story in the writing area. Now that we have come into spring we have been talking about signs of Spring and spotting these signs outside. We have talked about caring for living things and looking after the natural environment. The children have been watering the flowers everyday to help them grow. It has been a busy week of playing and exploring in the indoor and outdoor environment!  Next week will be our final week learning about farm animals before the Easter holidays

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

 


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