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School Closed for Easter Holidays

Dear Parents

The last day of school for the children is Wednesday 31st March - school will be closed 1st April - 16th April. 

Children will return to school on Monday 19th April.

I hope all our families have a restful, Easter break

Many thanks for your continued support

 

Mrs A Maqsood-Shah

 

School Closed for Easter Holidays

 


We have finished Spring 2 Term - Lets see what's been happening in Y4..............

Spring Term has been a unique time: Year 4 have gone from online learning in lockdown to returning to school and WOW, they have been amazing! The children have built the key skills of independence, resilience, adaptability, confidence and perseverance - the Year 4 team could not be prouder.  

We started spring term with live, online learning, where the children have been engaged and determined to continue their learning journey in Year 4. During online learning, the children participated in many creative lessons. They became newspaper reporters, reporting about an ‘alien invasion’ and publishing their newspapers on the computer. They became poets, creating pieces of poetry using onomatopoeia and performed these poems during a poetry slam with a special guest, Mrs Shah. This was a real highlight of our remote learning and a celebration of the children's hard work. In reading, the children have explored factual texts on inspirational women, and they have explored Arabian legend stories, based on our class book for this term: ‘A Hundred and One Arabian nights’. 

 In maths, children began to develop their knowledge of fractions, a unit which has been continued back in the classroom. They have also been practicing their timetables and completing in battles on TTRS between classes. In PE, the children enjoyed lessons led by Joe Wicks on YouTube and by their very own PE teacher, Mr Joe. These PE lesson gave children the chance to participate in physical exercise and focus on their own emotional wellbeing. 

Another highlight of online learning was World Book Day. Year 4 explored Tom Fletcher’s book ‘There’s a monster in my book’ and spent the day creating their own interactive books which were fantastic. The children also dressed up as their favourite book characters, with the teachers dressing up as Mr Men. We loved having the opportunity to spend the day sharing our love of reading.  

Returning to school, Year 4 have continued to impress us. They have come back with enthusiasm, positivity and respect, it has been a joy to teach them back in school. We have spent time on wellbeing and class communities, with the children continuing to build on relationships with their classmates and their teachers.  

The children have quickly adapted to learning

We have finished Spring 2 Term - Lets see what's been happening in Y4..............

 


Its Week 5 - Lets see what's been happening in Y4..............

Y4 have started our painting unit in art and we are loving it. Today we started to develop our painting skills. First, we learnt how to use a paintbrush properly and practised making thin and thick lines with our paint brush. Then, we learnt how to tint and shade colours by mixing them. We used complementary colours to make our shades darker and white to make them lighter. We are so proud of the outcome. 

Its Week 5 - Lets see what's been happening in Y4..............

 


Its Week 4 - Lets see what's been happening in Y4..............

In P4C, we have been thinking about the difference a positive mindset can have on our wellbeing. We realised that when we have a positive mindset, we are more determined, happy and can concentrate better. We have made a jar full of affirmations and read them each day to make us feel confident, successful and ready to make the most of each day. Try it, it works! 

Its Week 4 - Lets see what's been happening in Y4..............

 


Virtual Parents Evening 30th & 31st March

Dear Parents

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic we have been unable to hold face to face parents evening meetings.  We have missed meeting parents, and we want to ensure that until we can meet parents face to face we have a virtual system to discuss pupils progress.

Therefore the school has introduced a new intuitive and easy to use online appointment booking system called school cloud. This allows you to choose your own appointment times with teachers and you will receive an email confirming your appointments.

School cloud allows parents to have a video consultation with their childs class teacher, and we are confident that parents will find this system simple and easy to use and we welcome any feedback.

We will hold our virtual parent evening meetings on Tuesday 30th March and Wednesday 31st March.  Parents will be sent a letter detailing all the information needed to make appointments, along with parents unique login code.  Nursery parents will be able to speak to Mrs Adlington on Wednesday 31st March

Please click here to access High Hazels Academy School Cloud Account

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

Many thanks for your continued support

Virtual Parents Evening 30th & 31st March

 


Red Nose Day Sponsored Run/Walk - 19th March

Dear Parents

For red nose day on 19th March as well as wearing red the children will take part in a sponsored walk/run. 

Please see the sponsorship form attached that children can use if they wish to collection donations.

All donations will need to be paid through parentmail, however if parents have already paid their childs £1 donation for wearing red please contact the school office and we will guide you through adding extra donations to your account.

Many thanks

High Hazels Academy

 

 

 

Red Nose Day Sponsored Run/Walk - 19th March

 


Its Week 3 - Lets see what's been happening in Y4..............

We have loved having Y4 back in school this week and have been so impressed at how everyone has settled back into our routines. This week Y4 have been celebrating British Science Week. We started by challenging stereotypes in our P4C lesson and looking at different jobs in STEM. We have then been thinking about innovating the future. We found out about different insects and discovered how they have inspired new technology. It was so much fun designing and creating our own 'Robo-bugs'.

Its Week 3 - Lets see what's been happening in Y4..............

 


Red Nose Day - Friday 19th March

Dear Parents

 

To celebrate Red Nose Day on Friday 19th March, all pupils can wear red.

 

As we are not selling red noses in school please can parents make a £1 donation using Parent mail.

 

We will also be holding a 20-minute sponsored run, walk or skip event on the day. Sponsor forms will be sent out early next week.

 

Thanks for your support. 

 

Red Nose Day - Friday 19th March

 


Virtual Parent Forum Meeting - Friday 26th March 9.30am

Dear Parents/Carers

We will be holding our virtual Parent Forum meeting on Friday 26th March at 9.30am.  Please click here to view the visual guide to access the meeting.

If you do not have access to Microsoft TEAMs, please download the Microsoft TEAMs app to your phone/Ipad/laptop/pc a few days before the meeting.

If you already have the TEAMs app and you have used TEAMs before then please Click here to join the meeting

 

Many thanks

Virtual Parent Forum Meeting - Friday 26th March 9.30am

 


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