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Parent's Evening Consultations

Dear Parent/Carer

To build on the success of our last term’s online Parent Teacher Consultation meetings, we will be holding an online virtual parent consultation meeting via School Cloud. These will take place on 6th-7th of July for FS2-Y6 pupils and for nursery children 7th & 9th July. This allows you to choose your own appointment time. Once you have booked your appointment you will receive a confirmation email.

Appointments can be made from today at 4pm and will close on Wednesday 7th July. Should you wish to make any changes after this date please contact the school office.

To support you with using this relatively new system of booking we have attached a short video and crib sheet, which you can access via this link here https://vimeo.com/473882995 You can also access this information on our school website https://www.highhazelsacademy.org.uk/parents-and-community/school-cloud-parents-evening

Please visit https://highhazels.schoolcloud.co.uk to book your appointments. Login with the following information:

  • Your unique parent Login Code
  • Your child’s date of birth

    If you have more than one child in school, one date of birth will give you access to book appointments for all of your children in school.

    Please see the list below of the browser versions you will need to use on your device in order to log into School Cloud for your video parents evening appointment:

    IOS (Iphone & Ipad)             – use Safari

    Android                                  – use Chrome or Firefox

    Windows                                – use Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge

    MacOS                                   – use Safari, Chrome

    If you have any problems with booking or accessing the system, speak to the school office or class teacher who will be happy to help.

    Yours sincerely


    Mrs A Maqsood-Shah


Parent's Evening Consultations


Sports Day - Infant School 22nd June & Junior School 23rd June

Dear Parents/Carers

We will hold our sports day for the infant school on Tuesday 22nd June, and the junior school Wednesday 23rd June in a covid secure way.  Unfortunately due to extended Covid restrictions we cannot invite parents/carers to sports day.

The sporting events will be held on the field and school play ground. 

Please can parents ensure that children come into school in their PE kit and bring a water bottle on their allocated sports day.  Children will also need

  • Correct footwear
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream

Many thanks for your continued support





Sports Day - Infant School 22nd June & Junior School 23rd June


10 Day Active Challenge 14th June - 25th June

Dear Parents/Carers

Our school will be taking part in the 10 day Active Travel Challenge starting on Monday 14th and finishing on Friday 25rd June 2021. 

The challenge is for pupils & their families to choose an active way of getting to school over the 10 day period. During the challenge each classroom will have a wall chart on which pupils who have travelled actively will record their journey. Those pupils with 10 stickers on the chart at the end of the 10 day challenge will be awarded a prize. 

Walking, cycling, skating, scooting and park & stride are all active ways of travelling and we hope by taking part in the challenge it will:  

  • Improve health & wellbeing of our pupils & their families 
  • Encourage pupils and families to be more active 
  • Reduce congestion and parking problems around our school 
  • Improve air quality around school 
  • Promote active travel for the journey to school and for families to continue to do this after the challenge! 
10 Day Active Challenge 14th June - 25th June


Summer Term Newsletter

Dear Parents/Carers

We have had another busy half term packed with events and successes, including our most recent Eid-ul-Fitr parties. We have made fantastic gains in learning with all our pupils regardless of their starting point. I have been particularly impressed with our pupils’ strong and positive behaviours for learning and determination to do well in all their learning. This half term the staff have run 26 different clubs free to all our pupils across the school. These extra-curricular activities included: arts, sports, music, cooking, funky fingers, and mindfulness to name a few. We will be running a new range of after school clubs again next half term. Please continue to sign up your child/ren for these clubs as they play an integral part in our offer of ‘Education with Character’.

I am really looking forward to next half term and to having all our pupils back in school. The final half term of the academic year is always packed with events celebrating the successes of our pupils amongst other events. Teachers will be holding another round of parent consultation meeting to share your child/ren’s progress over the year. Our admin and pastoral team will be able to support you in setting up those online meetings if you haven’t yet attended one.

Please click her to view our newsletter in full 

Finally, thank you all for your continued support and encouragement.


Mrs Shah

Summer Term Newsletter


After School Clubs

Dear Parent/Carer


This half term we are continuing with enrichment clubs. These clubs will take place with the member of staff from your child’s bubble, and only for those children within that bubble will be able to attend. We will follow all guidelines to ensure our staff and children are safe.


We would like to invite your child to take part in the clubs on the allocated day as stated below, and clubs will run from Monday 7th June to Friday 9th July 2021. Parents if you wish for your child to attend their class club, please click the consent button on your text message.


The clubs available for Y2 are:-


Y2 Sunstone – Sports Club - Monday 3.15 – 3.45pm

Read more

After School Clubs


We have finished Summer 1 Term - Lets see what's been happening in Y2..............

The Year 2 are really pleased with the fantastic effort from all children during the first part of the Summer term.

Through our topic ‘Explorers’, we have done lots of learning across different subjects. We have learnt about two explorers (Michael Collins and Sacagawea) and found out about how they made a difference to their expedition. The children have enjoyed finding out facts about them and have really engaged with the topic.

In English, we have been using the text Jack and the Baked Beanstalk. This is based on Jack and the Beanstalk but has some differences. We have explored the language used and used the beautiful pictures to describe the characters in the story. The children then created their own version of the story using a character from a different traditional story. We used the book in reading to develop our comprehension.

In phonics, we have been learning all our Set 2 and 3 sounds. We have been finding our sounds in words and practising reading our words quickly without sounding them out.

In Maths, we have finished learning about 2d and 3d shapes. We can name the shapes and are able to describe them using mathematical language. We have sorted our shapes and used them to create patterns.

In Art, we have been looking at the artist Georges Seurat and the techniques that he uses to create his paintings. We investigated colour mixing and how to create pictures using dots. We have evaluated our own paintings and said how we could improve them.

In science, we have been investigating materials and looking at why materials are suitable for certain jobs. We have looked at the properties of materials and how they change shape. We have looked at the materials that are used in and around school.

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.

Well done Year 2.

The Year 2 team

We have finished Summer 1 Term - Lets see what's been happening in Y2..............


School Closure for Eid

Dear Parents/Carers


Re:- School closure for Eid celebrations – Thursday 13th May


Firstly, I want to wish all our families who will be celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr this week Eid Mubarak.

To allow our whole school community to celebrate this event, school will be closed on Thursday 13th May for all pupils and staff.

School will be open for all pupils on Wednesday 12th May and Friday 14th&

School Closure for Eid


Fundraising for Sheffield Children's Hospital

Dear Parents & Carers

Throughout the holy month of Ramadan, High Hazels Academy worked in collabration with Sheffield Park Academy to raise funds for Sheffield Children's Hospital. 

In total both schools raised over £3,000, which along with gifts donated for the children's were presented to the hospital by Asma Maqsood-Shah (Principal High Hazels Academy), Roland Freeman (Principal Sheffield Park Academy), Shufqat Khan (Chair of Governors High Hazels Academy), Mohammed Nickab (Chair of Industry Road Jamia Masjid) and Masood (Community Member)

Many thanks to all parents and carers who donated to this event.

Fundraising for Sheffield Children's Hospital


Virtual Parent Forum Meeting - Friday 21st May 9.30am

Dear Parents/Carers

We will be holding our virtual Parent Forum meeting on Friday 21st May 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 have used TEAMs before then please Click here to join the meeting.


Many thanks

Virtual Parent Forum Meeting - Friday 21st May 9.30am




Curriculum Newsletters

Y2 Curriculum Newsletter - Summer 1 2021.pdf Y2 Curriculum Newsletter - Summer 1 2021
Y2 Curriculum Newsletter - Autumn 2 2020.pdf Y2 Curriculum Newsletter - Autumn 2 2020
Y2 Curriculum Newsletter Autumn 1 2020.pdf Y2 Curriculum Newsletter Autumn 1 2020


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