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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 Y2..............

The Year 2 team would like to say a big well done to all the children who continued with their learning online during the recent lockdown. We all really enjoyed seeing the children and the children tried so hard. We know that it is no substitute for children being in school, but I am sure you appreciate the effort the children made. The team would also like to send out many thanks to all the parents and older siblings who helped the children during this time. We really do appreciate your efforts.

The children have since settled back into school really well and are working extremely hard to catch up on their learning.

Through our topic ‘The Great Fire of London, we have done lots of learning across different subjects. We have explored the fire in history, reading and writing.  In history we looked at how the fire started and what happened as a result of the fire. The children really enjoy learning about the fire.

In English, we have been using the text The Snail and the Whale. We have explored the language used and used the beautiful pictures to describe the characters in the story.

In phonics, we have been learning 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.

In Maths, we have finished learning about addition and subtraction. We are using the column method. We are building on our learning in small steps as we know how important it is for children to add and subtract. We have also looked at money and the value of money. We can make different amounts and add amounts together. We have looked at how to work out change.

In D&T, we created a fruit salad. The children had to design their fruit salad and then they made it. They practised the skills that they would need to be able to make it.

In geography, we have been looking at hot and cold places, especially the deserts. We have found out that a desert could be cold as well as hot.

We recently celebrated British Science Week. We made our own paint out of fruit by mashing it and adding water. We also talked about who could be a scientist and discovered that anyone could be. We have some children who can’t wait to be Doctors and Dentists.

Our favourite author is Jeremy Strong, so we are enjoying reading some of his books during storytime. They are really funny and make us laugh. We have been looking at the language that he uses. We have also been reading some of our 10 to read before you leave books.

The Year 2 team have really enjoyed teaching year 2 this half term, even though it was unusual circumstances. It has been fantastic to see them back in school and settling back into their schoolwork so quickly.

Well done Year 2.

The Year 2 team

We have finished Spring 2 Term - Lets see what's been happening in Y2..............

 


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

 


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

 


Information Guide for Y2 Children and Parents - Returning to School 8th March

Dear Y2 Parents/Carers

We can't wait to see you all again on Monday 8th March!

To help and support children and parents returning to school we have created a guide, along with videos. 

To view the Y2 guide please click here.

Please take some time to look at the guide and watch the videos with your child.

If you have any questions or queries please contact the KS1 Team by emailing:- KS1-Y1-2@highhazelsacademy.org.uk

 

Many thanks

  

Y2 Team

Information Guide for Y2 Children and Parents -  Returning to School 8th March

 


Important Information Returning to School - Monday 8th March

Dear Parents/Carers

I am writing to inform you about some key arrangements for our school opening on 8th March 2021. You will be already aware of the government's announcement, that all pupils will be expected to attend school from next Monday 8th March. This, I am sure, is very positive news for our whole school community. Attendance will be required at school and will be monitored as it has been in the past. Unauthorised absence will be treated as such and followed up accordingly.

The most up to date Government guidance means several important changes to how the school runs. Most changes remain as per our wider opening of schools in September.  In particular:

● When pupils are in school, they will remain within their class group bubble. We will be avoiding any non-essential mixing of year groups;

● Arrivals, break times, lunchtimes and end of school will be staggered to minimise the interaction between year groups. Late children will be asked to wait at the main gate on Fisher Lane and a member of staff will come to assist when all year groups are in the building;

● Year groups will be separated within the school wherever possible so that pupils have access to a minimal number of classrooms and use of communal areas is strictly controlled;

● All areas of the school will receive more frequent cleaning and there will be hand sanitiser available throughout the school. We will continue to encourage children to wash their hands regularly and promote ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ for any sneezes or coughs;

● Sport and Physical Education will predominantly take place outdoors and contact sports will not be played; pupils will be expected to come to school in their P.E kit on the days they are scheduled to have P.E.  Listed below are allocated PE days for each year group

FS2 Garnet - Thursday                                                    Y5 Ametrine – Monday & Tuesday

FS2 Opal – Wednesday                                                 Y5 Alexandrite – Tuesday & Thursday

FS2 Topaz – Wednesday                                                Y5 Quartz – Tuesday & Thursday

Y1 – Wednesday      

Important Information Returning to School - Monday 8th March

 


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