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Children in Need - Friday 19th November

Dear Parents/Carers,

On Friday 19th November it is Children in Need Day.

Children will be able to come to school wearing spots. This could be a spotty jumper, socks, or t-shirt. Some children have even made a spotty t-shirt before.

If children want to take part in Children in Need Day, please can children bring £1 into school on 19th November.

All money that the school raises will then be sent to Children in Need charity.

Many thanks


Children in Need - Friday 19th November


Its week 2 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y3…………………….


This week, Year 3 have been reading a book called 'Day of the Dinosaurs' by Dr Steve Brusatte and learning about all the elements that make up a non-fiction text. In Reading, we made flashcards about our favourite dinosaurs from the Triassic period such as the Herrerasaurus, Tawa and Eedrameaus. We can't wait to start writing our own informative texts next week!

Its week 2 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y3…………………….



The streets of Darnall were alive with music, dance and light taken when High Hazels Academy staged the return of their annual lantern parade last week.

Held on Friday 5th November, the colourful event was also supported by Sheffield Park Academy, and provided the perfect opportunity for the youngsters to showcase their handiwork, parading their wonderful lanterns down Staniforth Road and up the main road.

Music for the event came care of Darnall Community Gospel Choir, and High Hazels youngest also sang, whilst the moves were provided by Sheffield Park's students with a contemporary dance routine.  The crowds were also entertained by stilt walkers and fire throwers from Innovation Entertainments, which ended the parade in style.

Commenting on the parade, High Hazels Academy’s Principal Mrs Asma Maqsood-Shah said:

“It’s a fantastic event and one which helps to bring the whole community together. The children also love having the opportunity to show off the wonderful lanterns they have made.”

 Dunya news also attended the parade, the full interview can be found by clicking here






Parents Survey 2021/22

Dear Parents/carers,

I am pleased to let you know that we will again be taking part in the United Learning annual parent/carer survey. 

We really hope that you will complete this survey to help us gather your feedback, it takes only 15 minutes to complete, and you can enter into a draw to win a £25 Amazon voucher

Please click here to access the survey

Please be aware:

  •  We will share the parent survey link via arbor parent portal and our school website and this link will be valid for all parents to use.
  • Neither the school or United Learning will be able to identify you or your child from your response, unless you write something in one of the free text boxes that identifies you or your child by name
  • If you have more than on child at the school, complete the survey with your eldest child in mind. You are welcome to complete the survey for each child if you would like to.
  • It is possible for more than one parent/carer wishes to complete the survey for a child.
  • If you have any problems completing the survey or need any help, please contact us.
  • The survey relates to parents/carers of pupils from Reception up to and including Year 6 only as the questions are not appropriate for nursery age children.
  •  The deadline for completion is Friday 3rd December.

Your views are important to us, and your feedback will help us understand what you value most about High Hazels Academy and to identify areas for improvement. 

Many thanks in advance for your help.


The survey has also been translated into the six languages identified as most widely spoken across all of our schools: Arabic, Bengali, Polish, Romanian, Somali and Urdu. To hear the information above in these languages or in English please follow the relevant bit.ly link:

For more information about the United Learning parent survey


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Parents Survey 2021/22


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 Y3…………………….

Year 3 have had a fantastic start to the year, and we are really proud of the way they have adapted to the new school rules and routines. We have had a successful first half term full of action-packed learning.  



In Writing, we have been learning all about the features of a setting description and have used this information to write our own creative setting descriptions. To create our setting description, we allowed our imaginations to run wild by listening to a piece of music which allowed us to make magical and enchanting pictures in our heads. We then describe what we could see by using expanded noun phrases and describing our five senses. 



In Geography, our new topic has been about understanding the key geographical features of the United Kingdom. First, we learnt about the four countries that make up the United Kingdom and located these countries on a map. Next, we discovered that England is split into nine regions and that these regions are split into counties. We used geographical skills by using an eight-point compass to locate different counties on a map. We focused on the county that we live in, South Yorkshire. In addition, we have explored the key physical features of the UK including rivers, mountains and the ocean.        



In Science the children have been learning all about rocks. First, we started off with a rock hunt and investigated the d

Its the end of Autumn 1 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y3…………………….




Curriculum Newsletter

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Y3 Curriculum Newsletter Autumn 2 2021.pdf Y3 Curriculum Newsletter Autumn 2 2021
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