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Its week 2 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Reception…………………….

This week in FS2 we have been learning all about people who help us, this could be firefighters, dentists, bus drivers and postal workers among others. We having been learning what their roles are and how they help us. We have also explored what types of vehicles they have and what equipment they use. In Maths we have been focusing on the number 1, 2 and 3. We have learnt that they can be represented in different ways and compared them to one another using the language more and fewer. This week we also learnt about Remembrance Day and what it represents, we had a 2 minute silence and a special assembly. Next week we continue our theme ‘people who help us’ as we look at real life hero’s and enjoy the story Supertato. 

Its week 2 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Reception…………………….


Its week 2 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y3…………………….


This week, Year 3 have been reading a book called 'Day of the Dinosaurs' by Dr Steve Brusatte and learning about all the elements that make up a non-fiction text. In Reading, we made flashcards about our favourite dinosaurs from the Triassic period such as the Herrerasaurus, Tawa and Eedrameaus. We can't wait to start writing our own informative texts next week!

Its week 2 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y3…………………….



The streets of Darnall were alive with music, dance and light taken when High Hazels Academy staged the return of their annual lantern parade last week.

Held on Friday 5th November, the colourful event was also supported by Sheffield Park Academy, and provided the perfect opportunity for the youngsters to showcase their handiwork, parading their wonderful lanterns down Staniforth Road and up the main road.

Music for the event came care of Darnall Community Gospel Choir, and High Hazels youngest also sang, whilst the moves were provided by Sheffield Park's students with a contemporary dance routine.  The crowds were also entertained by stilt walkers and fire throwers from Innovation Entertainments, which ended the parade in style.

Commenting on the parade, High Hazels Academy’s Principal Mrs Asma Maqsood-Shah said:

“It’s a fantastic event and one which helps to bring the whole community together. The children also love having the opportunity to show off the wonderful lanterns they have made.”

 Dunya news also attended the parade, the full interview can be found by clicking here






Parents Survey 2021/22

Dear Parents/carers,

I am pleased to let you know that we will again be taking part in the United Learning annual parent/carer survey. 

We really hope that you will complete this survey to help us gather your feedback, it takes only 15 minutes to complete, and you can enter into a draw to win a £25 Amazon voucher

Please click here to access the survey

Please be aware:

  •  We will share the parent survey link via arbor parent portal and our school website and this link will be valid for all parents to use.
  • Neither the school or United Learning will be able to identify you or your child from your response, unless you write something in one of the free text boxes that identifies you or your child by name
  • If you have more than on child at the school, complete the survey with your eldest child in mind. You are welcome to complete the survey for each child if you would like to.
  • It is possible for more than one parent/carer wishes to complete the survey for a child.
  • If you have any problems completing the survey or need any help, please contact us.
  • The survey relates to parents/carers of pupils from Reception up to and including Year 6 only as the questions are not appropriate for nursery age children.
  •  The deadline for completion is Friday 3rd December.

Your views are important to us, and your feedback will help us understand what you value most about High Hazels Academy and to identify areas for improvement. 

Many thanks in advance for your help.


The survey has also been translated into the six languages identified as most widely spoken across all of our schools: Arabic, Bengali, Polish, Romanian, Somali and Urdu. To hear the information above in these languages or in English please follow the relevant bit.ly link:

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Parents Survey 2021/22


Y6 Visiting Crucial Crew - 5th January 2022

Dear Parent(s),


As part of this term’s work on personal safety, all the Y6 children will be taking part in “Crucial Crew”.


This is an interactive scheme for young people to learn about, and react to, a variety of real life-type situations: Home Fire Safety, Arson, Bus Safety, Road Safety, Child Criminal Exploitation, Mock Court Trial and Knife/Hate Crime.


It is run by South Yorkshire Police and other professional agencies. Our staff will be, of course, accompanying the children at all times.


It takes place at ‘The Lifewise Centre’, Rotherham.


The child will be going on Wednesday 5th January 2022. We shall leave school after the register, by coach, and return to school by 3:00pm. Your child will also need a packed lunch and water but, as usual, if your child normally has free school meals, they will receive a free packed lunch.



Y6 Visiting Crucial Crew - 5th January 2022


Its week 1 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Reception…………………….

This week in FS2 we have been busy learning all about Bonfire night and Diwali. We have created some beautiful firework pictures using a variety of media and developed our fine motor skills by manipulating pipe cleaners to make fireworks. We made some beautiful lanterns for the parade and learnt how to stay safe around fireworks. We pretended to be firefighters in the role play area and built fire engines in the construction area. We even enjoyed making our very own firework biscuits and went on the wonderful community lantern parade. To round off a great week we also had an very exciting visit from some owls and got to see them fly and learnt lots of different facts. What an amazing week in FS2! 

Its week 1 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Reception…………………….




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