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Autumn Term Newsletter

Dear Parents/Carers

This is my last message to you of 2020. What a year it has been! We have had many successes despite all the challenges of the pandemic and for this I am very grateful to all our amazing staff and families of High Hazels Academy.

As we come to the end of autumn term, I am filled with pride to be part of such a fantastic team and learning communities. We have managed to maintain our high standards of teaching and learning for all pupils, support all our vulnerable families, and kept school open for learners. There is so much to celebrate this term. Please do read through the rest of the newsletter to find out about the experiences your child/ren has had thus far. I hope that you like our new format of the newsletter too.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our staff, pupils and community a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and a restful break. Please stay safe during the festive period. I look forward to working with you all again in January 2021.

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Kind regards

 

Mrs Shah

Autumn Term Newsletter

 


Change in Menu - Thursday 17th December

Due to an inset day, and school being closed to pupils on Friday 18th December fish and chips will be served on Tuesday 15th December and Thursday 17th December this week.

Change in Menu - Thursday 17th December

 


We have finished Autumn 2 Term - Lets see what's been happening in Y3..............

Year 3 have had a fantastic half term, through exploring the historical monument of Stonehenge and creating a free-standing replica to writing mystical and enticing twisted fairy-tales! Well done.

Writing:

In Writing, we have been learning about the features and structure of a fairy tale and using this information to write our own terrifying, twisted fairy-tales. We have also looked at non-fiction texts and used our prior learning and understanding of Rocks to produce an informative leaflet for tourists at Castleton cavern.

Geography:

In Geography, our new topic has been all about the UK. First, we went on a virtual tour of the UK and spotted various landmarks and cities. Next, we used atlases to locate cities, river and mountains in the UK. We learnt about the various aspects which make up the UK and why people would choose to live in different types of places such as cities and the countryside. We considered what facilities we have in Sheffield which makes it a fantastic city to live in!

D & T:

Last half term, children learnt all about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. One of the most amazing things we touched upon was the monumental structure of Stonehenge that has remained after all these years. In DT, we used this knowledge to research about Stonehenge and used our understanding to design a replica. For our final piece, we used clay, tools and precision to carefully shape out each stone and create a free-standing structure of Stonehenge.

Music:

In Music, we have continued our scheme of learning on Charanga, creating more opportunities to improve our skills on the Glockenspiels. We have loved copying, following and improvising with different pieces of music!

After-school Clubs:

The children have really loved being part of the after-school clubs available to them. We have had some very excited children for Sports club, Music Club and Board Game Club. We hope to see the same enthusiasm in the clubs for next half term!

The Year 3 team have thoroughly enjoyed teaching Year 3 this half term and it has been uplifting to see so many children dedicated and excited for their learning.

We look forward to welcoming all children back after half term to enjoy another 6 weeks of new learning and experiences.

See you soon,

Year 3 Team.

We have finished Autumn 2 Term - Lets see what's been happening in Y3..............

 


Its Week 6 - Lets see what's been happening in Y3..............

This week in reading we learnt all about theatres and plays. We looked at some playscripts (Jack and the Beanstalk and James and the Giant Peach) and acted them out on a 'stage' in our classroom. We thought about the actions and expressions that the characters would have and then performed them to each other. In maths we looked at using estimates and calculations to check our answers. In writing we looked at the poem 'The Jabberwocky' and thought about the story and inferred what all of the nonsense words might mean. In science we wrote up our shadow experiment and learnt how to show the results in a graph. We have also been getting ready for our virtual christmas concert and recording our performances. 

Its Week 6 - Lets see what's been happening in Y3..............

 


Change of Menu - 9th, 10th, & 11th December

Dear Parents/Carers

Due to Christmas lunch being served on Friday 11th December.  There has been a change in the menu this week:-

Wednesday - Beef Burger in a Bun with Potato Wedges,  Quorn Burger in a Bun, Sweetcorn, Baked Beans, Chocolate Sponge

Thursday - Fish Fingers, Chips and Tomato Sauce, Vegetable Samosas, Sweetcorn, Baked Beans, Marble Cake

Friday - Roast Turkey with Sage & Onion Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce and Gravy, Quorn Roast Joint, Roast Potatoes, Glazed Carrots and Garden Peas, Chocolate Orange Cake

The menu will revert to normal on Monday 14th December.

Many thanks

Change of Menu - 9th, 10th, & 11th December

 


Its Week 5 - Lets see what's been happening in Y3..............

In Y3 this week we have been sculptors and used clay to create our own models of stone henge to link with our stone age topic. In maths we have been using place value to solve addition and subtraction problems. In writing we have written our own version of the story Little Red Riding Hood, using expanded noun phrases to describe the characters and the setting. In science we have been experimenting with torches, investigating how light travels and how shadows are made. In music we have using body percussion and sign language to prepare for our performances in the school's virtual winter concert. 

Its Week 5 - Lets see what's been happening in Y3..............

 


Microsoft Teams Information for Parents

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

To ensure that our pupils continue to receive a high-quality education during the current pandemic, all children (Y1 to Y6) have been given a Microsoft Teams account.

If your child needs to self-isolate, this will allow them to access online resources provided by their class teacher so that they can continue with their learning at home. 

Your child has been given their email address and password to access this account.  Please can you support your child/ren to login using the Parent Guide attached. 

If you need any support, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email.

Telephone - 0114 2442189

Email:-

EYFS - earlyyears@highhazelsacademy.org.uk

KS1 - ks1-y1-2@highhazelsacademy.org.uk

KS2 - ks2-y3-6@highhazelsacademy.org.uk

 

Thank you for your continued support

 

High Hazels Team

 

Microsoft Teams Information for Parents

 


Christmas Party - 16th December

Dear Parents/Carers,

On the afternoon of Wednesday 16th December 2020 FS2-Y6 will be having a Christmas party.

It will be a fun afternoon as the children will be able to watch Cinderella Opera in their classrooms, which is being provided virtually by Sheffield Music Hub. 

Due to the current pandemic children will not be able to bring in food from home, however school will buy party food and drink for all the children, and we would ask that parents pay £1 per child via ParentMail.

This is also a non - uniform day for all the children

If your child has any allergies then please ensure their medical records are up to date in the office.

If you have any questions or queries then please come and speak to your child’s class teacher.

We are looking forward to a good afternoon,

Thank you for your continued support

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Christmas Party - 16th December

 


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