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Online Parent Forum Meeting Friday 10th December 9.30am

Dear Parents/Carers

We will hold our online parent forum meeting via Microsoft Teams on Friday 8th October starting at 9.30am.  All parents are encouraged to attend.

The meeting will give parents and carers an opportunity to hear all the latest school news and updates.

Please click here to view our virtual meeting guide

Please click here to access the teams link for meeting 

Many thanks

Mrs A Maqsood-Shah

Online Parent Forum Meeting Friday 10th December 9.30am


Christmas Lunch 15th December

Dear Parents/Carers

We will be having Christmas lunch in school on Wednesday 15th  December. The menu will be:-

 Roast Turkey served with , Sage and Onion Stuffing , Cranberry Sauce and Gravy or

Quorn Roast Joint,

Roast Potatoes, Glazed Carrots & Garden Pea Medley,

and for Dessert Chocolate fudge Cake & Cream


Christmas Lunch 15th December


Its week 3 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y3…………………….

In Year 3 this week, children have been writing an information text all about their favourite dinosaurs - Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, Diplodocus, and the Velociraptor. They collated their ideas about the animal's habitat, diet and appearance and created a collection of dinosaur information texts to form a class book. Well done, Year 3!

Its week 3 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y3…………………….


Y3 Swimming Lessons at Ponds Forge

Dear Parent/Carers,

I am writing to inform you that children in Year 3 will be starting swimming lessons as part of their PE curriculum on Tuesday 23rd November 2021. Pupils will attend school as normal on Tuesdays and will travel, supervised by school staff, via coach to the Ponds Forge Leisure Centre each week. The swimming sessions will run for 18 weeks until Tuesday 3rd May 2022 and will be taught by qualified swimming instructors. The sessions are fully funded by school, and as they are part of the curriculum, all children are expected to participate. If for any reason your child is unwell and unable to participate in a session, please speak to school staff.

For each lesson your child will need to come to school dressed in their swimwear (underneath their school uniform).

They will also need to bring the following:

  • A towel
  • A waterproof bag
  • A change of underwear

Please ensure you follow the guidance below:

  • Your child should not bring or wear any jewellery, including ear piercings. Taping over piercings is not acceptable and will mean your child cannot participate in a swimming session.
  • Long hair must be tied back.
  • The teacher will ensure any medication which has been shared with school is taken with the child’s group. If your child has a medical need such as asthma, this information has been shared with school and an inhaler has been provided.
  • Appropriate swimwear must be worn each week. Please do not send your child in bikinis, shorts below the knee, heavy outdoor clothing or underwear.
  • If your child is required to wear a long sleeve top and leggings, these should be lightweight materials and worn underneath or on top of swimwear.
  • If your child requires goggles, these must be provided by you and you will need to inform your child’s class teacher prior to the first lesson.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.


Yours sincerely,


Mrs A Maqsood-Shah

Y3 Swimming Lessons at Ponds Forge


Coffee Mornings Every Thursday

Dear Parents/Carers

We hold a coffee morning in school every Thursday 9am -10am in The Woodlands.

Each week we will have a focus subject led by a class teacher to support our families and children.

All parents are encouraged to attend.



Led by  


Early Reading 

Mrs Begum/Miss Carnall  



Mrs Hodgkins/ Miss Carnall  


Pupil Wellbeing 

Miss Hinds


Enrichment Clubs 

Miss Field





If you require further information please contact the school office.

Many thanks 


Coffee Mornings Every Thursday


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








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