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End of Half Term Newsletter - October 2020

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Dear Parents/Carers

As I write to you on the final day of this half term, I am filled with gratitude and pride for all our staff and pupils. They have worked so hard this term to get back on track with all learning. Our staff have created bespoke catch-up plans to ensure that no child is left behind because of the pandemic. I will be sending you more information after half term about these plans, including our continuity of learning.

All our pupils have settled into school really well and have impressed all of us with their confidence and ability to manage their learning with all the current restrictions. I have already noticed brilliant progress in children’s books. This is a credit to our pupils’ exceptional learning behaviours and determination to do well at school. We look forward to sharing your child/ren’s progress next half term.

I would like to thank all our parents/carers for their continued support, and timely communication that has been invaluable to us in the safe running of the school. Here at High Hazels Academy, we are all looking forward to the start of another amazing term, full of learning achievements, joy and progress.

Have a restful half term break.

Yours sincerely

Mrs A Maqsood-Shah

Headteacher

End of Half Term Newsletter - October 2020

 


We have finished Autumn 1 Term - Lets see what's been happening in Y6..............

Year 6 have had wonderful start to this academic year.  We are so impressed with their enthusiasm, commitment to learning and the maturity that they have shown whilst adapting to the new rules and routines in school.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our theme, The Victorians, and have had the opportunity to develop our knowledge, skills and understanding of this topic in our reading, writing, history and DT lessons.  We have also enjoyed reading out class book, ‘Street Child’, and can’t wait to see how the story unfolds next half term.

In DT, we have researched children’s toys from the Victorian era, have conducted market research to find out why certain toys are appealing to children and have designed our very own moving toy.  Within this unit, we have developed our understanding of how moving mechanisms work, are able to accurately identify the components needed for moving mechanisms and use our measuring, cutting and sawing skills to create one for ourselves.  We are looking forward to completing our final products and evaluating the success of the project at the beginning of next half term.

In writing, the children have drawn on their historical knowledge and key texts to write a narrative set in the Victorian times and a persuasive letter outlining the reasons why child labour should be abolished at this time.  Within these units, we have learnt to use subordinating and coordinating conjunctions, relative clauses, active and passive voice and have consolidated our understanding of expanded noun phrases. 

We have been engrossed in our science learning this half term, looking at the theory of evolution and inheritance.  We have developed our understanding of characteristics, natural selection and adaptation, and have enjoyed creating our own animals thinking about the adaptations that they would need to survive in particular climates.

We are proud of everything that our pupils have achieved so far this term, and we are looking forward to exploring our theme further after the holidays! Well done, Y6!  

We have finished Autumn 1 Term - Lets see what's been happening in Y6..............

 


Change of Inset Day - 9th December - 4th January 2021

 

Dear Parents/Carers

I am writing to inform you that we are having to change one of our INSET days, Wednesday 9th December to Monday 4th January 2021.

I have had to make this change to accommodate the changes of the training provider. Therefore, I am notifying you of the upcoming change in advance so that you can make family arrangements accordingly.

This means that school will be open as usual on Wednesday 9th December for all pupils.

Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Mrs A Maqsood-Shah

Change of Inset Day - 9th December - 4th January 2021

 


Nursery Spaces Available January 2021 Start

We have nursery places available for January 2021 start.  If your child is aged 2 or 3 between Sept – Dec 2020,  please contact the office for an application form.  

Many thanks

Nursery Spaces Available January 2021 Start

 


Deadlines for Secondary School Applications

Dear Y6 parents

Please note the closing date to apply for your child's secondary school place online is 16th October.  If you have not already completed an application form please call the school office on 0114 2442189.  If parents wish to complete a written form this must be completed and returned to Primary Admission before 31st October.

Many thanks

 

Deadlines for Secondary School Applications

 


10 Day Active Challenge Starting 12th October

Dear Parent / Carer,

 

Our school will be taking part in the 10 day Active Travel Challenge starting on Monday 12th and finishing on Friday 23rd October 2020.

 

The challenge is for pupils & their families to choose an active way of getting to school over the 10 day period. The challenge is also open to school staff and we will be making every effort to take part too.

 

Walking, cycling, skating, scooting and park & stride are all active ways of travelling and we hope by taking part in the challenge it will:

 

  • Improve health & wellbeing of our pupils & their families
  • Encourage pupils and families to be more active
  • Reduce congestion and parking problems around our school
  • Improve air quality around school

     

     

    Please be aware if you live a long way from school and need to drive you can still take part by parking away from school (at least a 5 minute walk) and walking the last part of your journey, this is called Park & Stride.

     

    We are competing against schools from across South Yorkshire so we really do need your help. Please do your best to be active on your journey to school and help us complete the challenge.

10 Day Active Challenge Starting 12th October

 


Communication Information for Parents

Parents can contact school in several ways, including email, telephone and text message.  Parents please do not attend the school office unless you have an appointment, or we have asked you to visit the office.

 

To contact the school office please email:- enquiries@highhazelsacademy.org.uk

To contact the Early Years Team (Nursery – FS2) please email:- earlyyears@highhazelsacademy.org.uk

To contact our Special Educational Needs Team:- inclusion@highhazelsacademy.org.uk

To contact our KS1 Team (Y1 – Y2) please email:- KS1-Y1-2@highhazelsacademy.org.uk

To contact our KS2 Team (Y3 – Y6) please email:- KS2-Y3-6@highhazelsacademy.org.uk

Your class teacher will reply to your email and will answer any questions or queries you may have.

 

To contact the main school office please call:- 0114 2442189

A member of the office team will answer any questions or queries you may have.

 

To contact the school via text message please:- Use MyEd app

 A member of the office team will reply to your text and answer any questions or queries you may have.

 

To access the school website please visit:- www.highhazelsacademy.org.uk

The website is updated daily with important and useful information for parents.   

Please check out each year groups blog page -  https://www.highhazelsacademy.org.uk/learning/class-blogs

 

 

Communication Information for Parents

 


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