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Autumn Term Newsletter

Dear Parents/Carers

This is my last message to you of 2020. What a year it has been! We have had many successes despite all the challenges of the pandemic and for this I am very grateful to all our amazing staff and families of High Hazels Academy.

As we come to the end of autumn term, I am filled with pride to be part of such a fantastic team and learning communities. We have managed to maintain our high standards of teaching and learning for all pupils, support all our vulnerable families, and kept school open for learners. There is so much to celebrate this term. Please do read through the rest of the newsletter to find out about the experiences your child/ren has had thus far. I hope that you like our new format of the newsletter too.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our staff, pupils and community a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and a restful break. Please stay safe during the festive period. I look forward to working with you all again in January 2021.

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Kind regards


Mrs Shah

Autumn Term Newsletter


We have finished Autumn 2 Term - Lets see what's been happening in Reception..............

This half term in Reception we have been learning about nocturnal animals, owls and Christmas. The children enjoyed a visit from Owl Wise Falconry where they got to learn facts about owls, watch a flying display and have a photo holding one of the owls. In Phonics we have been practicing to recognise and write the Set 1 sounds and in Literacy, we have read stories including Whatever Next, Owl Babies and I Love You Father Christmas. They have acted out, drawn story maps and ordered sentences for each book. In Math’s we have been learning about numbers 3, 4 and 5, counting objects to 5, 1 more and 1 less, positional language and 2D shapes. To end the half term, we have been busy creating festive cards, calendars and winter pictures using a variety of media and materials. We also learnt the song ‘Snowflake’ with actions and performed it as a year group.

We have finished Autumn 2 Term - Lets see what's been happening in Reception..............


Change in Menu - Thursday 17th December

Due to an inset day, and school being closed to pupils on Friday 18th December fish and chips will be served on Tuesday 15th December and Thursday 17th December this week.

Change in Menu - Thursday 17th December


Change of Menu - 9th, 10th, & 11th December

Dear Parents/Carers

Due to Christmas lunch being served on Friday 11th December.  There has been a change in the menu this week:-

Wednesday - Beef Burger in a Bun with Potato Wedges,  Quorn Burger in a Bun, Sweetcorn, Baked Beans, Chocolate Sponge

Thursday - Fish Fingers, Chips and Tomato Sauce, Vegetable Samosas, Sweetcorn, Baked Beans, Marble Cake

Friday - Roast Turkey with Sage & Onion Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce and Gravy, Quorn Roast Joint, Roast Potatoes, Glazed Carrots and Garden Peas, Chocolate Orange Cake

The menu will revert to normal on Monday 14th December.

Many thanks

Change of Menu - 9th, 10th, & 11th December


Christmas Party - 16th December

Dear Parents/Carers,

On the afternoon of Wednesday 16th December 2020 FS2-Y6 will be having a Christmas party.

It will be a fun afternoon as the children will be able to watch Cinderella Opera in their classrooms, which is being provided virtually by Sheffield Music Hub. 

Due to the current pandemic children will not be able to bring in food from home, however school will buy party food and drink for all the children, and we would ask that parents pay £1 per child via ParentMail.

This is also a non - uniform day for all the children

If your child has any allergies then please ensure their medical records are up to date in the office.

If you have any questions or queries then please come and speak to your child’s class teacher.

We are looking forward to a good afternoon,

Thank you for your continued support

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Christmas Party - 16th December


Bug Club information and guide for parents

Dear Parent or Carer,

Our school is using a reading system called Bug Club.  Please click here to view parents guide to access Bug Club

What is Bug Club?

Bug Club is a levelled reading scheme, which ensures that your child has access to books at their level. All of the books are available online and each child has their own personalised homepage.

Using Bug Club

To access Bug Club online then go to the website:


The school ID is nrsg

Each child will be allocated their own unique username and password. If your child loses theirs, please ask for a replacement.

Reading a book online

Your child is allocated a book according to their reading level. These books will appear in the ‘My Stuff’ area on their homepage. Throughout the books there are questions for your child to answer based on the book that they are reading. Teachers will be able to see your child’s response through the teacher site. To answer a question just click on the bug icon.

When your child has answered the questions in a book, they will earn coins. These coins can then be used to buy ‘a reward’ from the reward scheme.

Teachers will be able to allocate more books when your child is running low in their account.

How to help your child

  1. Find time to sit with your child so that you can share the online books with your child.
  2. Talk to your child about the book that they are reading. Look at the front cover and talk about what the book might be about.
  3. Listen to book together and help your child to follow the words. This can be done my clicking on the speaker icon.
  4. After listening to the book get the child to read the book to you.
  5. Re-read the book again if needed so that they can read the book fluently before moving on to the next book.
  6. Aim to read two books a week so that quality time can be spent reading each book.

Remember: books should be read more than once so that your child can become fluent readers.

If you need help

If you need any help with Bug Club, please ask your child’s class teacher.

Bug Club information and guide for parents


Christmas Jumper Day - 11th December

We are supporting "Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day" on December 11th. 

Children don't even need a new jumper, they can wear last year's, or decorate an old jumper with some tinsel.

Please can parents/carers make £1 donations to school via the parentmail app.

Many thanks

Christmas Jumper Day - 11th December




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