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Nursery & Reception Easter Workshop

Dear Parents/Carers,

The EYFS team will be holding an Easter themed workshop on Thursday 24th March. There will be a morning workshop at 9:00am and an afternoon workshop at 1:30pm. The aim of the workshop is to allow you to explore and develop your understanding of the different aspects of early year’s maths by accessing fun, play based activities with your child.

Please note we can only allow a maximum of 2 adults per child.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

The FS2 team.

Nursery & Reception Easter Workshop

 


Nursery & Reception Mother's Day Workshop

Dear Parents/Carers

On Monday 28th March we are holding a Mother's Day Workshop for Nursery and Reception Children.

A maximum of 2 adults allowed per child - mums, aunties, sisters and grandmas all welcome, for arts and crafts, biscuit decorating and story time.

Many thanks

EYFS Team

Nursery & Reception Mother's Day Workshop

 


Leadership At High Hazels Academy

Dear Parents/Carers

Leadership at High Hazels Academy

We hope that everyone is enjoying the new term. Despite the ongoing challenges of Covid19, we are pleased that pupils are continuing at pace with their learning. After seven years as Headteacher of High Hazels Academy, Mrs Maqsood-Shah will be leaving the school at the end of the academic year. She has been appointed as Regional Director within a Primary Trust. This is not a decision she has taken lightly, and we will be very sorry to see her leave. She has been an excellent Headteacher for the school and, has been very successful in managing the challenges of Covid-19. Her dedication to the school and its community has been superb. I know that everyone in the school will wish her well for the future and thank her for the contribution she has made to the school’s success. She is, of course, fully committed to the school until the summer and is looking forward to a productive six months.

We will now begin a national recruitment exercise to appoint her successor. We hope to attract a strong field of candidates and to have our new Head in place for September. We will, of course, ensure a smooth transition between Mrs Maqsood-Shah and her successor so that there is no disruption to the strong progress underway at the school. Thank you for your continued support of the school during this very important time for catching up on any lost learning due to the Pandemic.

Best wishes

Sir Jon Coles                                             Darran Ellison-Lee

Chief Executive                                        Director of Primary Education 

Leadership At High Hazels Academy

 


Multiplication Tables Check (MTC)

Dear parents and carers,

In June, the Year 4s will be completing the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC). Here is some information about the assessment:

  • The assessment consists of 25 multiplication questions up to 12 x 12 e.g. 6 x 8 =
  • The questions will be weighted towards more challenging times tables (6, 7, 8, 9, 12).
  • Children will have 6 seconds to complete each question.
  • Children will have a 3 second gap in between questions.
  • The check will be taken on a computer or an I pad.
  • There is no pass mark.
  • The purpose of the check is to identify which children do not know their multiplication tables so they can receive support in Y5 and 6 before they leave school.
  • We will share your child’s score with you.
  • Children have been learning their times tables in school and practise daily.
  • We recommend that you support children to practise their times tables at home too, here are some useful resources.

I will share some further information and tips on how to support your child at home at a parent meeting on Thursday 17th of March at 2.30. If you have any questions, please attend the session, or speak to your child’s class teacher.

 

Kind regards,

 

Miss Scrimgeour

Multiplication Tables Check (MTC)

 


The Date Project

The idea and concept was simple, to raise funds for the Al-Huda Bakery in Syria by selling a box of the finest Medjool dates for £10 during Ramadan. 

Each box sold raised funds for fifty loaves of bread for a Syrian family. The Date Project is a initiative started and run by volunteers with 100% of profits going to charity.

In the first year of the project, 100,000 loaves of bread were distributed, and in 2016 a phenomenal 3.5 million loaves of bread were produced as a result of this initiative. 

For Ramadan 2017, Palestine was added with a beautifully designed box in Palestinian colors being sold as the perfect gift nationwide.

We are supporting The Date Project by selling dates on our school yard next week for £10 per tin. These will be available to buy after school from the PTA members. For more information visit https://thedateproject.org

 

The Date Project

 


Science Dress Up Day 16th March

Dear parents and carers,

Next week we will be celebrating British Science Week. On Wednesday 16th March, we have planned a fun filled day so children can engage in a number of activities that build skills such as problem solving, critical thinking and enquiry. Please follow the Sway page if you would like some ideas on how to continue this learning at home. As part of the excitement, we are asking all children to dress up on Wednesday as something related to science. Again, please continue scrolling for costume ideas you can easily create at home.

If you have any questions, please ask your child’s teacher.

Please click here to view all the information about science week

Many thanks,

Miss Scrimgeour, Miss Grieves and Mrs Cox

Science Dress Up Day 16th March

 


Sweet Cones for Sale £1

Dear Parents/Carers

To raise more money for comic relief our PTA will be selling sweet cones.

Children have until Friday 11th March to order a sweet cone with their class teacher.  The sweet cones are £1 each.

Many thanks for your continued support

Sweet Cones for Sale £1

 


Comic Relief 18th March

Dear Parents/Carers,

On Friday 18th March we are taking part in Red Nose Day for the charity Comic Relief.

Children will be able to come to school wearing a Superhero themed costume. This could be one bought in the shops, or made at home. A Superhero could be one seen in a film e.g. Batman but a Superhero could also be a local hero e.g. a nurse, doctor or firefighter.

If children want to take part in Red Nose Day and dress up, they will need to donate £1.

Red Noses will be going on sale starting from Monday 14th March.  Each Red Nose costs £1.50 and the children will be able to buy them from their classroom.

The PTA are also selling sweet cones.  Children will need to pre-order and pay £1 to their class teacher before Friday 11th March.

All money raised will go to Comic Relief.

Many thanks for your continued support

 

Miss Hinds

Comic Relief 18th March

 


Change of Start & Collections Times for Pupils - Starting Monday 7th March

Dear Parents/Carers,

I am writing to inform you that we are making some changes to our start and end of day procedures.  The following changes will begin on Monday 7th March 2022.

Drop off Procedures:

  • Drop your child off at the gate (or FS2 classroom doors) at the above time.
  • Children can walk straight into school.  Members of staff will be positioned throughout school to support. 

Pick up Procedures:

  • Arrive at the correct gate for the end-of-day time.
  • Go to your child’s year group area and wait behind the cones/tape.  Please do not approach your child.
  • Your child’s class teacher will send your child to you.  Please then leave the playground.

It is vital that your child is on time every morning, for your child to maximise on their learning times.  They must be at school at 8:40am (or 8:30am in nursery) ready for the gates to open. All learning will start promptly at 8:50am.


Please ensure that you collect your child on time at the end of the day.  The gates will close at 3:25pm. Late collection of your child not only has a negative impact on their well-being but also means that staff are not able to use their directed time effectively. 


We appreciate your continued support and thank you for your cooperation.

 

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Maqsood-Shah

Change of Start & Collections Times for Pupils - Starting Monday 7th March

 


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

 


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