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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  



Miss Grieves



Pupil Leadership

Mrs Mitchell


Online safety ehat can children access online

Mrs Morris



Mrs Hodgkins


Moving to a new class - dealing with change

Mrs Machin-Short 


Eid party - bring a dish to share Parents


Coffee with the Principal Mrs Maqsood-Shah


If you require further information please contact the school office.

Many thanks 


Coffee Mornings Every Thursday


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

Year 5 have had a half term that was out of this world! We have been on our amazing trip to the space centre and learning how to make bread. We have also been creating mystery stories full of suspense and practicing problem solving using decimal numbers. Everyone has shown some awesome learning and we are very proud of you Y5!


In Writing, we have been looking at techniques that authors such as Gary Crew and writers of Goosebumps novels use to create mystery and suspense in their narratives! We have used descriptive language to create atmosphere and tension and parenthesis to add extra detail into our stories. We have also started to explore the features of an informative text to create our own informative web posters next half term.  


Our topic in Science this half term has been forces, wwe started by looking at the different forces found on earth such as gravity, friction, air resistance and water resistance and conducting experiments to measure how much force is acting upon different objects. Next, we investigated how the forces change when our objects have different surface areas.

At the beginning of term, we had a very exciting trip to the Space Centre in Leicester. The children completed a scavenger hunt where they had to find facts about space in the museum. We had a fantastic time from seeing a real space rocket to experiencing a cinematic film in the planetarium.  


This half term, children tasted and researched different types of bread, the nutritional value of bread and how to make bread. After an informative video about hygiene and the importance of washing hands, we are ready to create our loaves of bread after the holidays.


In Maths we have been learning about decimals and percentages. We have covered many topics from adding and subtracting decimals to converting between fractions, decimals, and percentages. We have been looking at the real-world applications for this knowledge from calculating bargains at shops and budgeting.  

After-school Clubs:

The children have really loved being part of the after-school clubs available to them this half term. We have had some very excited children for cooking club – making breakfast omelettes, pizza bagels and garlic bread, choir have been on an amazing trip and performed at the Sheffield Utilita Arena with 4000 other children, and sport club have continued to build their skills and sportsmanship.

The Year 5 team have thoroughly enjoyed teaching Year 5 this half term and it has been wonderful to see so many children dedicated and excited for their learning and making good progress.

We look forward to welcoming all children back after half term for their last half term in year 5 enjoying new learning and experiences.

See you soon,

Year 5 Team.

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


SSELP Art Exhibition

Dear Parents/Carers

Some students from High Hazels Academy have their work displayed celebrating creativity.

The exhibition will be displayed from 24th May - 15th July 2022, and can be viewed Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm.

To accompany the exhibition there is a city centre art trail.

All are welcome!

SSELP Art Exhibition


Platinum Jubilee Theme Picnic Day 9th June

Dear Parents/Carers

On Thursday 9th June the school kitchen will be serving a special platinum jubilee theme picnic day.

The menu will consist of:-

A selection of sandwich triangles (Cheese, Egg and Tuna Mayonnaise) Mini Vegan Sausage Roll, New Potatoes, Celebration Salad and Victoria Sponge Cake


Platinum Jubilee Theme Picnic Day 9th June


Platinum Jubilee Celebration Day - Tuesday 7th June

Dear Parents/Carers

On Tuesday 7th June 2022 we will be celebrating the Platinum Jubilee. This is our day to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 70th anniversary of taking the throne.

To celebrate this day in school we are asking that children dress up as a King or Queen. We would really like children to make their own costumes and we will be looking for the most creative costume.

Here are some websites to help you create a great outfit.



Throughout the day, children will be taking part in activities celebrating our Queen such as a tea party, creating their own crowns and a corgi treasure hunt. We hope the children enjoy this day and come together to celebrate this special occasion.

Thank you for your continued support


Platinum Jubilee Celebration Day - Tuesday 7th June


Update on Leadership at High Hazels Academy

Dear Parents,

Update on Leadership at High Hazels Academy

We wanted to update you on progress with appointing a successor to Mrs Maqsood-Shah as Principal of the academy.

The recruitment process is, unfortunately, taking longer than we had hoped as we are very keen to choose a candidate with the appropriate mix of skills and experience to suit the school and its community.

Whilst we continue with the process, Mr Paul Graham, who is Principal of our Abbey Hey Primary Academy in Gorton, Manchester and knows High Hazels well, will be working with the Senior Leadership Team to support the successful running of the school. Mr Graham is a highly experienced headteacher and is looking forward to spending time at High Hazels. He will be liaising with Mrs Maqsood-Shah and the Vice Principals this term so that he is fully involved with the planning for the next academic year.  

We will update you on the recruitment process for a permanent Principal when a successful appointment is made.


Yours sincerely


Tanya Hughes

Primary Regional Director, United Learning

Update on Leadership at High Hazels Academy




Curriculum Newsletters

Y5 Curriculum Newsletter Summer 1 2022.pdf Y5 Curriculum Newsletter Summer 1 2022
Y5 Curriculum Newsletter Spring 2 2022.pdf Y5 Curriculum Newsletter Spring 2 2022
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Y5 Curriculum Newsletter Autumn 2 2021.pdf Y5 Curriculum Newsletter Autumn 2 2021
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