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We have finished Autumn 2 Term - Lets see what's been happening in Y5..............

In year 5, we have made wonderful progress towards the end of the year. The children came back to school after the half term fresh faced and eager to learn. This term our topic has been ‘Investigating World Trade’, which we have corporates into all our learning.


In reading and writing we completed King Arthur topic and wrote our discussions regarding whether he was a real person or an exaggerated character from stories. The children researched who he was and how the stories became so famous before deciding what they believed to be true. After this, we began to look at ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’. In reading, we explored the text and the evacuations of WW2 to help the children connect with the text and understand why the children had to leave the city. The children were excited and very inquisitive when learning about the air raids and evacuations of the Second World War. In writing, we read the text and watched clips from the film of Lucy entering the wardrobe. The children then had the opportunity to write their own setting description using their senses as well as using similes, metaphors and parenthesis.


In geography we have been looking at world trade and Fairtrade products. We have explored what Fairtrade is, why it is important and how world trade affects people all over the world. The children have also had the opportunity to explore what food comes from where and how it is imported and exported globally, as well has having the opportunities to try some new fruits from across the globe.


The children have carried on with their city-scapes in art and have created their final piece using the knowledge and skills they have practised over the Autumn term. In P4C, the children have discussed why and what we are grateful for as well as why we should, and we can help other people. All the children had amazing and selfless ideas especially during these tough times. For PE, the children have participated in gymnastics where they have learnt stretches, poses and different ways to travel. With this, the children have created their own routines in groups. When they had time to practise, they performed to the rest of the class where the rest of the children analysed the performances. 

We have finished Autumn 2 Term - Lets see what's been happening in Y5..............


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


Microsoft Teams Information for Parents

Dear Parents/Carers,


To ensure that our pupils continue to receive a high-quality education during the current pandemic, all children (Y1 to Y6) have been given a Microsoft Teams account.

If your child needs to self-isolate, this will allow them to access online resources provided by their class teacher so that they can continue with their learning at home. 

Your child has been given their email address and password to access this account.  Please can you support your child/ren to login using the Parent Guide attached. 

If you need any support, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email.

Telephone - 0114 2442189


EYFS - earlyyears@highhazelsacademy.org.uk

KS1 - ks1-y1-2@highhazelsacademy.org.uk

KS2 - ks2-y3-6@highhazelsacademy.org.uk


Thank you for your continued support


High Hazels Team


Microsoft Teams Information for Parents


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


Its Week 3 - Lets see what's been happening in Y5..............

In reading this week, we have had a background knowledge day to explore what the word evacuation means and why so many children had to evacuate during the Second World War. We researched, how, when, where and why they were evacuated. We have been looking at the word evacuation as we are going to be exploring ‘The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe’ and the four siblings were evacuated to the countryside at the beginning of their adventures.

Its Week 3 - Lets see what's been happening in Y5..............


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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