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World Book Day - 3rd March

Dear Parents/Carers

To celebrate 25 years of World Book Day we are planning a week of fun.

The focus of the week is to develop reading for pleasure.

The theme this year is "Twisted Fairy Tales".  Each day there will be a fun activity for children to enjoy.  As well as launching a class reading journal, which will be an ongoing project.

Many thanks

World Book Day - 3rd March


Video Appointment Parents Evening via School Cloud 15th & 16th March

Dear Parents/Carers

We will be holding our video appointment parents evening on Tuesday 15th March and Wednesday 16th March via school cloud.  School Cloud allows you to choose your own appointment times with your childs class teacher and you will receive an email confirming your appointments.

The system will open for parents to make appointments from Friday 25th February at 4pm - Wednesday 9th March 4pm.

We also have a dedicated School Cloud page on our website, where there is a lot of detailed and helpful information on the page to help guide you in accessing and using this new system. Please click here to access the School Cloud Page.

Nursery - Y6  will hold virtual parent evening meetings on Tuesday 15th & Wednesday 16th March 3.30 - 6pm

Parents have been emailed a letter detailing all the information needed to make appointments, along with parents unique login code, that you will need to use to make your appointment. Parents can click here to access the High Hazels School Cloud Account

Please see the list below of the browser versions you will need to access for the device you will use when logging onto school cloud for your video parents evening appointment:-

IOS (Iphone & Ipad) – use safari

Android –  use Chrome or Firefox

Windows –  use Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge

MacOS –  use Safari, Chrome

We have also created a useful guide for parents to refer to which can be accessed here, and a useful video can be viewed here

If you have any questions or queries please contact the main school office on 0114 2442189 or email enquiries@highhazelsacademy.org.uk. 

Video Appointment Parents Evening via School Cloud 15th & 16th March


Fruit cups for sale

Dear Parents/Carers

School will be selling fruit cups to raise money for the Wildlife Trust.

Fruit cups will be availble to all junior school children on Thursday 3rd March and all infant school children on Friday 4th March, the cost is £1 per cup.

If your child would like to but one it will need to be preordered with the class teacher before Wednesday 2nd March.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Fruit cups for sale


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…………………….




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