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Summer Term Newsletter

Dear Parents/Carers

We have had another busy half term packed with events and successes, including our most recent Eid-ul-Fitr parties. We have made fantastic gains in learning with all our pupils regardless of their starting point. I have been particularly impressed with our pupils’ strong and positive behaviours for learning and determination to do well in all their learning. This half term the staff have run 26 different clubs free to all our pupils across the school. These extra-curricular activities included: arts, sports, music, cooking, funky fingers, and mindfulness to name a few. We will be running a new range of after school clubs again next half term. Please continue to sign up your child/ren for these clubs as they play an integral part in our offer of ‘Education with Character’.

I am really looking forward to next half term and to having all our pupils back in school. The final half term of the academic year is always packed with events celebrating the successes of our pupils amongst other events. Teachers will be holding another round of parent consultation meeting to share your child/ren’s progress over the year. Our admin and pastoral team will be able to support you in setting up those online meetings if you haven’t yet attended one.

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Finally, thank you all for your continued support and encouragement.

 

Mrs Shah

Summer Term Newsletter

 


After School Clubs

Dear Parent/Carer

 

This half term we are continuing with enrichment clubs. These clubs will take place with the member of staff from your child’s bubble, and only for those children within that bubble will be able to attend. We will follow all guidelines to ensure our staff and children are safe.

 

We would like to invite your child to take part in the clubs on the allocated day as stated below, and clubs will run from Monday 7th June to Friday 9th July 2021. Parents if you wish for your child to attend their class club, please click the consent button on your text message.

 

The clubs available for Y4 are:-

 

Y4 Onyx – Times Table Rock Stars & Bug Club - Monday 3.30 - 4pm

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After School Clubs

 


We have finished Summer 1 Term - Lets see what's been happening in Y4..............

We have had a great start to Summer Term in Year 4 so far. It has been wonderful to spend so much continuous time in school and we have really seen the progress in the children's learning. We are thrilled with the children's attitudes, hard work and kindness - we have thoroughly enjoyed teaching them lots of different aspects of the curriculum over the last 6 weeks.   

We started summer term with our new topic, Romans Britain. We began by exploring some Roman dance and army formations where the children got to experience what it would be like to part of the Roman army. We have been investigating ‘How the Romans kept control of Britain’ in history, learning about physical, economic, informal and institutional power.  Children have been given the opportunity to debate and use their new knowledge to express their opinions on the question. We have thoroughly enjoyed teaching this topic due to the children's enthusiasm and interest for learning about the Romans.   

Linking to our Roman topic, Year 4 have enjoyed reading their two new class books ‘Escape from Pompeii’ and ‘The Queen of Darkness’. The classes have been able to use their new knowledge of Romans to understand the historical reference in the books and to ask inquisitive questions. One of our favourite subjects this half term has been writing where all our units have been based on the book ‘Escape to Pompeii.’ First, we wrote diary entries from one of the characters perspectives ‘Livia’. These diary entries were telling the events of Mount Vesuvius erupting and Traino and Livia's escape. The work the children produced was excellent and they used a range of sentence opener s. We then looked at shape poems where children began to think about how different language techniques can be used to create effect. The children created some excellent similes about Mount Vesuvius and published their work in a volcano shape poem, which they published as a ‘fiery’ collage.

As always, Year 4 reading has been excellent this term. We have explored a range of different texts including a non-fiction text about Boudicca, a shape poem ‘The Twister’ and a myth about Jupiter and the Bee where we unpicked the myth of how bees got their stingers. In addition, we explored different skills used to understand the text including a ‘dictogloss’ where children had to use their memory to remember and re-write key facts in the text.

In maths, children have amazed us in our new unit on decimals. They have learnt new concepts such as tenths and hundredths and have been able to apply their knowledge to different concepts including dividing by 10 and 100 and representing decimals in place value grids and on number lines.

In music, Year 4 have been learning a range of different skills. Liam, from Sheffield Music Hub has been teaching Glockenspiels which the children have thoroughly enjoyed. There has also been the opportunity for a small group who have enjoyed weekly drumming lessons. All the classes have also been leaning a new song to sing for the Sheffield Music virtual concert at the end of the year which we are excited to perform. Their spectacular music learning has been aided by out science topic this half term. We have been exploring the science behind sound; investigating volume and pitch and we have learnt about how sound travels using vibrations.

A highlight of this summer half term has been creating our ‘Starry Night’ painting based on the famous Vincent Van Gogh. We explored mixing colours to create light and dark and looked at textures and lines in painting to create effect. We then began to paint our piec

We have finished Summer 1 Term - Lets see what's been happening in Y4..............

 


Its Week 4 - Lets see what's been happening in Y4..............

This week we have been looking at shape poems in both reading and writing. We are incredibly proud of the Poems we wrote about the eruption of Mt Vesuvius. They are filled with similes, adjectives and other descriptive language. We hope that you, the reader, find them as exciting as we do. 

Its Week 4 - Lets see what's been happening in Y4..............

 


School Closure for Eid

Dear Parents/Carers

 

Re:- School closure for Eid celebrations – Thursday 13th May

 

Firstly, I want to wish all our families who will be celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr this week Eid Mubarak.

To allow our whole school community to celebrate this event, school will be closed on Thursday 13th May for all pupils and staff.

School will be open for all pupils on Wednesday 12th May and Friday 14th&

School Closure for Eid

 


Fundraising for Sheffield Children's Hospital

Dear Parents & Carers

Throughout the holy month of Ramadan, High Hazels Academy worked in collabration with Sheffield Park Academy to raise funds for Sheffield Children's Hospital. 

In total both schools raised over £3,000, which along with gifts donated for the children's were presented to the hospital by Asma Maqsood-Shah (Principal High Hazels Academy), Roland Freeman (Principal Sheffield Park Academy), Shufqat Khan (Chair of Governors High Hazels Academy), Mohammed Nickab (Chair of Industry Road Jamia Masjid) and Masood (Community Member)

Many thanks to all parents and carers who donated to this event.

Fundraising for Sheffield Children's Hospital

 


Its Week 3 - Lets see what's been happening in Y4..............

Year 4 are extremely grateful to be having weekly music lessons from Liam, our expert from Sheffield Music Hub. We are currently working on finding the pulse in a song and reading and copying different rhythms. This will help us keep time and play together when we move on to using the instruments. It’s so much fun!

 

Its Week 3 - Lets see what's been happening in Y4..............

 


Virtual Parent Forum Meeting - Friday 21st May 9.30am

Dear Parents/Carers

We will be holding our virtual Parent Forum meeting on Friday 21st May at 9.30am.  Please click here to view the visual guide to access the meeting.

If you do not have access to Microsoft TEAMs please download the Microsoft TEAMs app to your phone/Ipad/laptop/pc a few days before the meeting.

If you already have the TEAMs app, and have used TEAMs before then please Click here to join the meeting.

 

Many thanks

Virtual Parent Forum Meeting - Friday 21st May 9.30am

 


Its Week 2 - Lets see what's been happening in Y4..............

Year four are enjoying learning about Roman Britain so much! Last week, we learned about the invasions of Emperor Caesar and Claudius. Now we are thinking about how the Romans remained in control of Britannia for 400 years. We discovered that their well-trained soldiers and the building of roads, fortresses and Hadrian’s wall helped them to crush rebellions and stay in power. Y4 have also done some fabulous homework. We can’t wait to learn more! 

Its Week 2 - Lets see what's been happening in Y4..............

 


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