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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:

www.bugclub.co.uk

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

 


Christmas Lunch Day - 11th December 2020

We will be serving Christmas lunch on Friday 11th December, the same day as Christmas jumper day!  The menu will include:-

 

Roast Turkey served with , Sage and Onion Stuffing , Cranberry Sauce and Gravy

or
Quorn Roast Joint


      Roast Potatoes,

Glazed Carrots & Garden Pea Medley

Dessert
Chocolate Orange Cake

 

Christmas Lunch Day - 11th December 2020

 


Wise Owl Falconry Visit - 25th November

Dear Parents

As part of our topic "Light and Dark" this half term, we will be looking at nocturnal animals.

On Wednesday, 25th November we have invited the Wise Owl Falconry to visit us wo9th a range of birds including owls to support our understanding of their way of life. To help us fund this visit we are asking for a contribution of £3.00, this amount includes a photo of your child with an owl. This amount will be available to pay online via parentmail app/website.

The Wise Owl Falconry and school have put a detailed risk assessment in place to ensure all safety measures are in place and in line with government guidelines

This trip is now available to pay online by registering with ParentMail. If you have not had a registration text/email message from us, please ask at the school office. Once you have registered, please click the link to pay https://pmx.parentmail.co.uk/#core/login

Thank you for your continued support.

FS2 Team

Wise Owl Falconry Visit - 25th November

 


Virtual Parent Forum Meeting - 11th December 9.30am

Dear Parents/Carers

We will be holding our first virtual Parent Forum meeting on Friday 11th December 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 - 11th December 9.30am

 


Odd Sock Day for Anti-Bullying Week - Friday 20th November 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

This week, (Monday 16th - Friday 20th November 2020) is Anti-bullying Week.  To raise awareness, we will be having an ‘Odd Socks Day’ on Friday 20th November 2020

You do not need to donate any money for this; all that we ask is that your child comes to school in odd socks!

We know that all parents, pupils and staff at High Hazels are united against bullying, and we hope that you will join us in our celebration of individuality and what makes us unique.

Many thanks for your support,

 

High Hazels Team

 

Odd Sock Day for Anti-Bullying Week - Friday 20th November 2020

 


Mrs Shah's Weekly Message W/C 9th November

Dear Parents/Carers

Our first week back after half term has started with an announcement from the government of a second countrywide lockdown from Thursday 5th November. The main difference for educational institutions in this second lockdown is that all schools will remain open for all pupils. I, therefore, ask that you continue to send your child/ren to school unless s/he has to isolate or has another illness that prevents them from attending school. At High Hazels Academy, we continue to go above and beyond to ensure that our building remains as safe as possible, that our offer of a high of quality educational provision is maintained and that our pupils' and staff's health and well-being remains at the heart of all that we do. We have maintained high levels of cleaning, employed additional daytime cleaning staff, and implemented a whole range of preventative measures. I am proud to say that our staff and pupils have responded positively to many changes. This has been possible due to your support, for which I am grateful.

However, I would once again want to urge all parents to observe social distancing rules and wear a face mask during drop off and collection times for the safety of all. I am also asking for further cooperation in ensuring that if your child or anyone in your household has any Covid-19 symptoms (high temperature, persistent cough, and/or loss of sense of smell/taste) then please DO NOT send your child to school. This also includes if anyone in your household is awaiting test results. Children must not attend school until a negative result is attained or a period of 14 days of isolation has been completed. Your full support with this means that we can continue to maintain the lowest possible risks of transmission and keep our entire school community safe.

This week has also seen the launch of our annual Parents' Survey. You will have been sent an email from no-reply@edurio.com. The survey is run by an independent survey company and you can be in to win a £25 Amazon voucher. We look forward to hearing your views! Please do complete the survey as it is more important now than ever that we get your feedback and look at how else we as a school can continue to support our families.

This week you will receive a letter from the school about our offer of after school club for all pupils. To clarify, these clubs will be run by teachers within their own class bubbles therefore maintaining health and safety arrangements for all. I would encourage you all to support your child to attend their after-school clubs. The clubs constitute a key part of our Education with Character offer that builds pupils' skills and knowledge beyond academia. This is particularly important as it will help with supporting our pupils p

Mrs Shah's Weekly Message W/C 9th November

 


Children in Need Day - 13th November

Dear Parents/Carers

We are supporting Children in Need Day on 13th November.  Children can come to school on Friday 13th November wearing something spotty for a £1 donation.

Please can donations be made through ParentMail.

Many thanks

Children in Need Day - 13th November

 


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