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Its week 2 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y4…………………….

This week we celebrated World Book Day and engaged in a number of fun activities celebrating our love for reading and books. In Y4, our theme was twisted fairy tales and we particularly enjoyed reading a hilarious, twisted version of Little Red Riding Hood. On Wednesday, we put our D.T. skills to good use and made part of our costumes focussing on an adjective that would describe our character. Finally, on Thursday we created 'Reading Rivers' which was a creative way to think about our reading journey. We loved sharing our work with the Y3s and talking about books with them. 

Its week 2 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y4…………………….


Change of Start & Collections Times for Pupils - Starting Monday 7th March

Dear Parents/Carers,

I am writing to inform you that we are making some changes to our start and end of day procedures.  The following changes will begin on Monday 7th March 2022.

Drop off Procedures:

  • Drop your child off at the gate (or FS2 classroom doors) at the above time.
  • Children can walk straight into school.  Members of staff will be positioned throughout school to support. 

Pick up Procedures:

  • Arrive at the correct gate for the end-of-day time.
  • Go to your child’s year group area and wait behind the cones/tape.  Please do not approach your child.
  • Your child’s class teacher will send your child to you.  Please then leave the playground.

It is vital that your child is on time every morning, for your child to maximise on their learning times.  They must be at school at 8:40am (or 8:30am in nursery) ready for the gates to open. All learning will start promptly at 8:50am.

Please ensure that you collect your child on time at the end of the day.  The gates will close at 3:25pm. Late collection of your child not only has a negative impact on their well-being but also means that staff are not able to use their directed time effectively. 

We appreciate your continued support and thank you for your cooperation.


Yours sincerely,

Mrs Maqsood-Shah

Change of Start & Collections Times for Pupils - Starting Monday 7th March


World Book Day - 3rd March

Dear Parents/Carers

To celebrate 25 years of World Book Day we are planning a week of fun.

The focus of the week is to develop reading for pleasure.

The theme this year is "Twisted Fairy Tales".  Each day there will be a fun activity for children to enjoy.  As well as launching a class reading journal, which will be an ongoing project.

Many thanks

World Book Day - 3rd March


Video Appointment Parents Evening via School Cloud 15th & 16th March

Dear Parents/Carers

We will be holding our video appointment parents evening on Tuesday 15th March and Wednesday 16th March 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 Friday 25th February at 4pm - Wednesday 9th March 4pm.

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.

Nursery - Y6  will hold virtual parent evening meetings on Tuesday 15th & Wednesday 16th March 3.30 - 6pm

Parents have been emailed 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 15th & 16th March


Fruit cups for sale

Dear Parents/Carers

School will be selling fruit cups to raise money for the Wildlife Trust.

Fruit cups will be availble to all junior school children on Thursday 3rd March and all infant school children on Friday 4th March, the cost is £1 per cup.

If your child would like to but one it will need to be preordered with the class teacher before Wednesday 2nd March.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Fruit cups for sale


Maker Futures Project - 22nd February

On the 22.2.22 Y1, Y4 and Y5 will be having an exciting visit from the Maker {Move} Van as part of the Maker Futures Project. The children will each participate in a workshop where they will design and make objects and engage in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) challenges. The focus is on making without a specific goal in mind. The children will get the opportunity to create, tinker, test and modify which will develop the skills they need to solve complex problems. We can't wait! 

Maker Futures Project - 22nd February


Its the end of Spring 1 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y4…………………….

The first part of our Spring Term has shown the children building their key skills of independence, resilience, adaptability, confidence and perseverance - the Year 4 team could not be prouder.

During our Writing lessons, the children participated in many creative lessons. They became children story tellers, creating their own Stinky Men stories based on the fairy tale ‘The Gingerbread man.’ The children have explored many Arabian legend stories, based on our class book for this term: ‘A Hundred and One Arabian nights,’ writing their final piece by adapting the classic, Aladdin.

In Reading, we have looked at many stories from ‘A Hundred and One Arabian nights’ and focused on our skills of inference and sequencing. The children have really enjoyed this topic and it gets them excited for their upcoming History Unit, Early Islamic Civilisation.

In maths, children began to develop their knowledge of timetables and division facts, a unit which has been continued outside of school as they have also been practicing their timetables and completing in battles on TTRS between classes. Please encourage your child to log on to Times Tables Rockstars everyday to practice this key skill.

Read more

Its the end of Spring 1 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y4…………………….




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