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HIGH HAZELS LANTERN PARADE LIGHTS UP DARNALL

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

 

 

 

HIGH HAZELS LANTERN PARADE LIGHTS UP DARNALL

 


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

 


 


Its the end of Autumn 1 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y5…………………….

Year 5 have had a fantastic half term, through exploring the historical changes of the Roman Empire to writing compare and contract texts about fascinating animals! Well done.

Writing:

In Writing, we have been learning about the features and structure of a compare information text and using this knowledge to write our own interesting compare texts using research from our chrome books. We have also looked at fiction texts and used our prior learning and videos to write a narrative story that leaves descriptive clues for the reader to interpret. We have transformed these into audiobooks by recording ourselves reading them aloud.

History:

In History, our new topic has been all about the Roman Empire. First, we researched and discussed the different aspects of the Roman Empire, such as geographical size, slavery, science, technology, politics and religion. Next, we analysed how these things changed over time in the Roman Empire. We learnt about how size, technology and politics changed quickly whereas religion changed slowly.

D & T:

This half term, children explored all about the different musical instruments and how sounds are made. We were very interested in trying out different instruments to see how they made different sounds. We then used this knowledge to design and make our own musical instrument – a rainmaker. For our final piece, we used cardboard, decorations and rice to carefully craft together our working rainmakers. They sound fantastic!

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 learning to sing the song ‘Living on a prayer’ by Bon Jovi.

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 Calligraphy club, choir, cricket club and bench ball club. We hope to see the same enthusiasm in the clubs for next half term!

The Year 5 team have thoroughly enjoyed teaching Year 5 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 7 weeks of new learning and experiences.

See you soon,

Year 5 Team.

Its the end of Autumn 1 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y5…………………….

 


Video Appointment Parents Evening via School Cloud 9th & 10th November

Dear Parents/Carers

We will be holding our video appointment parents evening on 9th & 10th November 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 Wednesday 20th October at 9am.

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.

We will hold our virtual parent evening meetings on

Acorns - Tuesday 9th November– 12.30 – 3.30pm

FS1 - Tuesday 9th November & Wednesday 10th November 4-6pm

FS2 - Y6 - Tuesday 9th November & Wednesday 10th November 3.30 - 6pm (Y1 Aquamarine will have 4 appointments available on Monday 8th November 3.30pm - 4pm)

Parents will be sent 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 9th & 10th November

 


Lantern Parade 5th November

Dear Parents/Carers

We will host our Lantern Parade on 5th November following a 2 year absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The parade will leave High Hazels Academy at 4pm, the parade route will follow Staniforth Road and Main Road, and return back to High Hazels Academy.

Everyone can enjoy performances by High Hazels school choir, students from SPA, fire throwers and stilt walkers etc. There will also be a range of food and cake stalls to enjoy!

Come along, bring your lanterns and enjoy the fun

 

Lantern Parade 5th November

 


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