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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 Y2…………………….

Year 2 have made a great start to the year and really settled into Year 2 well. All children have been sensible and are following the new school rules. We have had a successful first half term full of fun, learning and creativity. It has been a wonderful start to the school year.  

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. We love embedding our phonics learning through fun games.

In Maths, we have been learning about Place Value. We have looked at number to 100 and we can say how many tens and ones are in a number.

In writing, we have explored haikus, free verse and rhying poems. We also wrote instructions based on a story called “The disgustung sandwich”. We loved following our instructions to make our own disgusting sandwiches (see the picture below) .

In art, we are creating a city scape based on the work of Paul Klee. We are drawing shapes to represent the buildings and colouring in the shapes using crayons. We have been practising our colouring making sure that we stay in the lines and colour in the same direction.            

In history, we have been learning about how our local community has changed. We have been investigating how food has developed and changed over three periods of time. We have learnt that a long time ago simple food was grown such as potatoes. We have learnt that during World War Two, food was scarce, and rationing was introduced. We have learnt that in the present day, food is diverse representing the diversity of our community now.

The Year 2 team have really enjoyed teaching year 2 this half term and getting to know their new classes. It has been a successful start to the year, and we are all impressed with the year group’s enthusiasm for learning and determination to do their best.

We look forward to welcoming all children back after half term to carry on with their fantastic learning.

Well done Year 2.

The Year 2 team.

Its the end of Autumn 1 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y2…………………….



Video Appointment Parents Evening via School Cloud 9th & 10th November

Dear Parents/Carers

We will be holding our video appointment parents evening on 9th & 10th November via school cloud.  School Cloud allows you to choose your own appointment times with your childs class teacher and you will receive an email confirming your appointments.

The system will open for parents to make appointments from Wednesday 20th October at 9am.

We also have a dedicated School Cloud page on our website, where there is a lot of detailed and helpful information on the page to help guide you in accessing and using this new system. Please click here to access the School Cloud Page.

We will hold our virtual parent evening meetings on

Acorns - Tuesday 9th November– 12.30 – 3.30pm

FS1 - Tuesday 9th November & Wednesday 10th November 4-6pm

FS2 - Y6 - Tuesday 9th November & Wednesday 10th November 3.30 - 6pm (Y1 Aquamarine will have 4 appointments available on Monday 8th November 3.30pm - 4pm)

Parents will be sent a letter detailing all the information needed to make appointments, along with parents unique login code, that you will need to use to make your appointment. Parents can click here to access the High Hazels School Cloud Account

Please see the list below of the browser versions you will need to access for the device you will use when logging onto 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

We have also created a useful guide for parents to refer to which can be accessed here, and a useful video can be viewed here

If you have any questions or queries please contact the main school office on 0114 2442189 or email enquiries@highhazelsacademy.org.uk. 

Video Appointment Parents Evening via School Cloud 9th & 10th November


Lantern Parade 5th November

Dear Parents/Carers

We will host our Lantern Parade on 5th November following a 2 year absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The parade will leave High Hazels Academy at 4pm, the parade route will follow Staniforth Road and Main Road, and return back to High Hazels Academy.

Everyone can enjoy performances by High Hazels school choir, students from SPA, fire throwers and stilt walkers etc. There will also be a range of food and cake stalls to enjoy!

Come along, bring your lanterns and enjoy the fun


Lantern Parade 5th November


Amended School Calendar 2021/22

Dear Parents/Carers


In celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, all schools will close for one day in this academic year.  As such, school will be closed for this extra day on Wednesday 13th July 2022, for all staff and pupils.


Many thanks


Mrs A Maqsood-Shah

Amended School Calendar 2021/22




Curriculum Newsletters

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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