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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.


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.


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!


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…………………….


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


Amended School Calendar 2021/22

Dear Parents/Carers


In celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, all schools will close for one day in this academic year.  As such, school will be closed for this extra day on Wednesday 13th July 2022, for all staff and pupils.


Many thanks


Mrs A Maqsood-Shah

Amended School Calendar 2021/22


4th October - Change of Gate, drop off and collection times for pupils for 1 day only


Dear families,


We have been notified by Sheffield City Council that the footpath which runs between Staniforth Road and Fisher Lane will be closed on Monday 4th October for resurfacing. This will affect families walking along the path and some year groups who are allocated the EYFS gates, arriving to and leaving school on Monday 4th October. Please see the timetable below for some changes we have had to make for this day to ensure a safe and timely arrival and collection of children.


If you have any questions, then please contact the school office.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.


4th October - Change of Gate, drop off and collection times for pupils for 1 day only




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