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Children in Need - Friday 19th November

Dear Parents/Carers,

On Friday 19th November it is Children in Need Day.

Children will be able to come to school wearing spots. This could be a spotty jumper, socks, or t-shirt. Some children have even made a spotty t-shirt before.

If children want to take part in Children in Need Day, please can children bring £1 into school on 19th November.

All money that the school raises will then be sent to Children in Need charity.

Many thanks


Children in Need - Friday 19th November


Reading Workshop for Y1 Parents - Thursday 18th November

Dear Parents/Carers,

Reading Workshop-Year 1

At High Hazels academy we believe reading is crucial for their learning. It is important to know what your child takes home in their book bag. Supporting reading at home can sometimes be a daunting experience so we would love the opportunity to help you with this. We are excited to be able to invite you to a reading workshop with our specialist in our English team. During this workshop, we will share with you how to enhance your child’s reading and make the learning process more powerful.

When: Thursday 18th November 2021

Time: 08.45-09.30

Where: Infant Hall

We would love to see all parents attend as this will be extremely useful.

If you have any further questions, then please do not hesitate to ask.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Ali, Mrs Kauser, Miss Carnall and Mrs Hodgkins

English team

Reading Workshop for Y1 Parents - Thursday 18th November



The streets of Darnall were alive with music, dance and light taken when High Hazels Academy staged the return of their annual lantern parade last week.

Held on Friday 5th November, the colourful event was also supported by Sheffield Park Academy, and provided the perfect opportunity for the youngsters to showcase their handiwork, parading their wonderful lanterns down Staniforth Road and up the main road.

Music for the event came care of Darnall Community Gospel Choir, and High Hazels youngest also sang, whilst the moves were provided by Sheffield Park's students with a contemporary dance routine.  The crowds were also entertained by stilt walkers and fire throwers from Innovation Entertainments, which ended the parade in style.

Commenting on the parade, High Hazels Academy’s Principal Mrs Asma Maqsood-Shah said:

“It’s a fantastic event and one which helps to bring the whole community together. The children also love having the opportunity to show off the wonderful lanterns they have made.”

 Dunya news also attended the parade, the full interview can be found by clicking here






Parents Survey 2021/22

Dear Parents/carers,

I am pleased to let you know that we will again be taking part in the United Learning annual parent/carer survey. 

We really hope that you will complete this survey to help us gather your feedback, it takes only 15 minutes to complete, and you can enter into a draw to win a £25 Amazon voucher

Please click here to access the survey

Please be aware:

  •  We will share the parent survey link via arbor parent portal and our school website and this link will be valid for all parents to use.
  • Neither the school or United Learning will be able to identify you or your child from your response, unless you write something in one of the free text boxes that identifies you or your child by name
  • If you have more than on child at the school, complete the survey with your eldest child in mind. You are welcome to complete the survey for each child if you would like to.
  • It is possible for more than one parent/carer wishes to complete the survey for a child.
  • If you have any problems completing the survey or need any help, please contact us.
  • The survey relates to parents/carers of pupils from Reception up to and including Year 6 only as the questions are not appropriate for nursery age children.
  •  The deadline for completion is Friday 3rd December.

Your views are important to us, and your feedback will help us understand what you value most about High Hazels Academy and to identify areas for improvement. 

Many thanks in advance for your help.


The survey has also been translated into the six languages identified as most widely spoken across all of our schools: Arabic, Bengali, Polish, Romanian, Somali and Urdu. To hear the information above in these languages or in English please follow the relevant bit.ly link:

For more information about the United Learning parent survey


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Parents Survey 2021/22


Sleeping Beauty Show

Dear Parent/ Carer,                                       

As part of our commitment to offer “education with character” you child will have the opportunity to watch a performance of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ on Thursday 11th November 2021 in school. Y1 & Y2 children will watch the performance at 9am, and Y3 & Y4 children will watch at 10.15am.

This will be an opportunity for your child to gain new skills and experiences.

To allow us to offer this we ask that you provide £2.50 to cover the expense of the performance before Wednesday 10th November via Arbor.

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

Thank you for your continued support.


Mrs A Maqsood-Shah


Sleeping Beauty Show



Its the end of Autumn 1 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y1…………………….

Well done Y1 on a fantastic term and settling into Y1 so well. You have all done so well in settling into your new classes and adapting to the new Y1 routines.

We have really enjoyed reading a range of books such as ‘Beegu’ and ‘Lost in the Toy Museum’. We have been practicing our letter formation and writing skills by creating sentences about our stories and characters. The children are now getting more and more independent with their tasks.

In Maths we have been focusing on place value and learning all about our numbers within 20. We have been creating fact families and number bonds using these numbers and are getting much quicker at quick sums and number facts.

This term we have really enjoyed our Art block and learning all about Paul Klee. We have learnt about the skills of shapes, lines and colour and have created our very own Art pieces based on the Sheffield Town Hall. The teachers are very impressed with the precision and detail on their pictures.

In Geography we have been learning about our local area and the human and physical features we can see. The children have enjoyed creating their very own maps and following instructions such as forward, backwards and so on.

In Science we have been learning about Plants and Trees and finding out the parts and types of these plants. The children have been exploring the local area outside and finding leaves, sticks and fruit which help them identify the types of tree.

One of our main experiences this term was preparing for our Izzy Gizmo concert. We have been practising the songs and actions all term and this week went to the Sheffield Crucible. The children really enjoyed their trip and seeing the show.

We look forward to welcoming the children back for another term of learning!



Its the end of Autumn 1 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y1…………………….




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