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SSELP Art Exhibition

Dear Parents/Carers

Some students from High Hazels Academy have their work displayed celebrating creativity.

The exhibition will be displayed from 24th May - 15th July 2022, and can be viewed Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm.

To accompany the exhibition there is a city centre art trail.

All are welcome!

SSELP Art Exhibition


Platinum Jubilee Theme Picnic Day 9th June

Dear Parents/Carers

On Thursday 9th June the school kitchen will be serving a special platinum jubilee theme picnic day.

The menu will consist of:-

A selection of sandwich triangles (Cheese, Egg and Tuna Mayonnaise) Mini Vegan Sausage Roll, New Potatoes, Celebration Salad and Victoria Sponge Cake


Platinum Jubilee Theme Picnic Day 9th June


Platinum Jubilee Celebration Day - Tuesday 7th June

Dear Parents/Carers

On Tuesday 7th June 2022 we will be celebrating the Platinum Jubilee. This is our day to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 70th anniversary of taking the throne.

To celebrate this day in school we are asking that children dress up as a King or Queen. We would really like children to make their own costumes and we will be looking for the most creative costume.

Here are some websites to help you create a great outfit.



Throughout the day, children will be taking part in activities celebrating our Queen such as a tea party, creating their own crowns and a corgi treasure hunt. We hope the children enjoy this day and come together to celebrate this special occasion.

Thank you for your continued support


Platinum Jubilee Celebration Day - Tuesday 7th June



Dear Parent/Carer

Year 2 SATS

Over the next few weeks, pupils in Year 2 will be completing the end of Key Stage One tests. The tests will commence on Monday 16th May and continue throughout the month.

It is vital that all pupils are in school every day to ensure they complete these assessments to the best of their abilities.

Pupils will sit 4 assessments: Reading Paper 1, Reading Paper 2, Maths Reasoning, and Maths Arithmetic.

The tests will be completed in small groups with a familiar adult. Children are aware that they will be having quizzes in the next few weeks, but we have been careful not to make them anxious about their SATs tests as teacher assessment is also used to inform final outcomes.

If you or your child have any concerns, please get in touch with your child’s class teacher. Parents and carers will receive KS1 assessment results as part of the end of year reports in July.

To ensure that your child is ready for their assessments, we recommend the following:

- get lots of sleep

- eat a healthy breakfast to set them up for the day

- read with an adult every day

- complete any homework provided

- attend school on time every day

If you have any questions about KS1 assessments, please do not hesitate to ask your child’s class teacher or a member of SLT on the gate in the morning or afternoon.

Thank you for your support, we greatly appreciate it.


Kind regards


Y2 Team


Update on Leadership at High Hazels Academy

Dear Parents,

Update on Leadership at High Hazels Academy

We wanted to update you on progress with appointing a successor to Mrs Maqsood-Shah as Principal of the academy.

The recruitment process is, unfortunately, taking longer than we had hoped as we are very keen to choose a candidate with the appropriate mix of skills and experience to suit the school and its community.

Whilst we continue with the process, Mr Paul Graham, who is Principal of our Abbey Hey Primary Academy in Gorton, Manchester and knows High Hazels well, will be working with the Senior Leadership Team to support the successful running of the school. Mr Graham is a highly experienced headteacher and is looking forward to spending time at High Hazels. He will be liaising with Mrs Maqsood-Shah and the Vice Principals this term so that he is fully involved with the planning for the next academic year.  

We will update you on the recruitment process for a permanent Principal when a successful appointment is made.


Yours sincerely


Tanya Hughes

Primary Regional Director, United Learning

Update on Leadership at High Hazels Academy


Eid Parties & Non Uniform Day - Friday 6th May

Dear Parents/Carers

I would like to wish Eid Mubarak to all our families who will be celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr.

As a whole school, we will be having Eid parties on Friday, 6th May 2022.  As done previously, we are asking parents/carers for a £1 contribution per child to be brought into class.  The money will be used to purchase party food and drink for all the children.

Please note that the 6th May will also be a non-uniform day for all the children.

As always, if your child has any allergies then please ensure their medical records are up to date in the office.

Thank you for your continued support


Mrs A Maqsood-Shah


Eid Parties & Non Uniform Day -  Friday 6th May


Water Bottles

Dear Parents/Carers

As we are approaching warmer weather please can parents ensure that children bring a water bottle to school each day.

Many thanks

Water Bottles


New Summer Enrichment Clubs for Y2

Dear Parents/Carers

At High Hazels Academy, we are committed to offering an Education With Character, and this commitment extends beyond the classroom.  We firmly believe in providing every child with the opportunity to develop their skills, talents, creativity, and resilience beyond the core curriculum, which is why all children have access to lunchtime and afterschool enrichment clubs. 

The Clubs available for Y2 children are:- Authors, Keyboard, Science and Games

Parents/Carers you can sign your children up to take part in a club via the Arbor app

Many thanks

New Summer Enrichment Clubs for Y2




Curriculum Newsletters

Y2 Curriculum Newsletter Summer 1 2022.pdf Y2 Curriculum Newsletter Summer 1 2022
Y2 Curriculum Newsletter Spring 2 2022.pdf Y2 Curriculum Newsletter Spring 2 2022
Y2 Curriculum Newsletter Spring 1 2022.pdf Y2 Curriculum Newsletter Spring 1 2022
Y2 Curriculum Newsletter Autumn 2 2021.pdf Y2 Curriculum Newsletter Autumn 2 2021
Y2 Curriculum Newsletter Autumn 1 2021.pdf Y2 Curriculum Newsletter Autumn 1 2021


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