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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


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

Year 2 have had a really successful Autumn term where they have really settled back into school and making progress with their learning. They have really adapted to changes that have had to be made in school to keep everyone safe. Well done Year 2.

Through our topic ‘Who am I’, we have done lots of learning across different subjects. We have explored Darnall in Geography and used maps to locate our local area and further away.  We created a map of our school and created a route that we would need to follow to get from school to the park. We used the compass points to give directions. We really enjoyed looking through the atlases.

In English, we have been using the text Pattan’s Pumpkin. We have explored the language used and used the beautiful pictures to describe the setting of the picture. We wrote a story based on the book where we had to change the pumpkin to another fruit or vegetable that could grow as big as Pattan’s pumpkin. During our reading lessons we have been reading short texts that we are learning to read fluently and then answering questions about the text.

In phonics, we have been learning all of 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 have all done our Phonics screening check. Well done Year 2, for working so hard on your phonics.

In Maths, we have finished learning about Place Value. We are now learning addition and subtraction. Starting off by looking at patterns when adding and subtracting and then we started to look at adding and subtracting 1s and 10s to a number.

In art, we created a city scape based on the work of Paul Klee. We drew shapes to represent the buildings and colouring in the shapes using crayons. We have been practising our colouring making sure that we stay in the lines and colour in the same direction.    

In computing, we have learnt how to programme a turtle to move around a computer screen. We had to give it instructions and to solve problems.   

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 and getting to know their new classes. It has been a successful start to the year, and we are all impressed with the year group’s enthusiasm for learning and determination to do their best.

We wish all of the children a restful break and say Merry Christmas to all of the families that celebrate Christmas.

Well done Year 2.

The Year 2 team.




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


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 4 - Lets see what's been happening in Y2..............

This week in Year 2 we have started to add and subtract. We have been looking at how we can use number facts that we know to solve other number sentences. We have found that if we know our number bonds to 10 then we can find our number bonds to 100. We have all really enjoyed maths this week.

Its Week 4 - Lets see what's been happening in Y2..............


Its Week 3 - Lets see what's been happening in Y2..............

This week Year 2 have been writing a setting description. We wrote about the setting from our story Patten's Pumpkin. the story is set in India near to the Sahyadri Mountains. We used expanded noun phrases and had to say what we could see, hear and touch. All the Year 2 teachers are proud of how the children have improved with their writing since September.

Its Week 3 - Lets see what's been happening in Y2..............


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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