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New Summer Enrichment Clubs for Y4

Dear Parents/Carers

At High Hazels Academy, we are committed to offering an Education With Character, and this commitment extends beyond the classroom.  We firmly believe in providing every child with the opportunity to develop their skills, talents, creativity, and resilience beyond the core curriculum, which is why all children have access to lunchtime and afterschool enrichment clubs. 

The Clubs available for Y4 children are:- sports, computing, rounders, cooking and choir

Parents/Carers you can sign your children up to take part in a club via the Arbor app

Many thanks

New Summer Enrichment Clubs for Y4

 


Its the end of Spring 2 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y4…………………….

Our Spring Term has shown the children building their key skills of independence, resilience, adaptability, confidence and perseverance - the Year 4 team could not be prouder. Highlights from this half term are the STEAM workshop and British Science Day. The children really enjoyed these activities and developed their scientific skills.

This term we invited the University of Sheffield Makers Project to do a workshop with our children. They played with robots, all sorts of different technologies and made lots of new things. The children could not stop smiling at the end of the end of the day! Through the Maker Cycle, the children helped to find problems, think about how to solve them, make rapid prototypes and to test them.

Back in the classroom, the children have participated in many creative lessons in Writing. They became mini-David Attenborough's, creating their own voiceover script based on his work on TV. The children have explored many wildlife videos and had ago at writing their final piece about a child’s experience on the playground.  What creative writers we have!

In Reading, we have looked at many stories from around the world, including The Great Kapok tree and focused on our skills of inference and sequencing. The children have really enjoyed this test and cannot wait to use it in their upcoming pieces of writing set in a rainforest.

In maths, children began to develop their knowledge of fractions. This week they have been tackling fractions of amounts using bar models. The children have done ever so well at this and should be extremely proud of the progress they have been making. Please encourage your child to log on to Times Tables Rockstars every day to practice this key skill.

The children have begun exploring new topics in Art and Science. In Art, they have been learning about Vincent van Gogh and are working towards recreating his famous ‘Starry Night’ painting. In science, children have started learning about sound and how sounds travel. We also did a whole day of science learning earlier in the term, where children explored different scientific questions, such as ‘Can you make something that floats?’

In History, the children have been learning about the Early Islamic Empire through the lens of Quest for Knowledge and Community and Family.  They have explored where the Early Islamic Empire was in the world and what significant contributions this civilisation has offered the world. The children found this extremely interesting and really loved their lessons.

The Year 4 team continue to be impressed, inspired and motivated by the children. We are looking forward to an exciting, learning-filled summer 1 term.

See you soon,

Year 4.

 

 

 

 

Its the end of Spring 2 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y4…………………….

 


Its week 4 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y4…………………….

On Wednesday, the whole school had a wonderful day celebrating British Science Week. Different activities were set up in each classroom and we enjoyed going round and exploring the challenges which included 'Can you make something that flies?', 'Can you make something that floats?' and 'Can you make a rainbow?'. The children were encouraged to investigate different solutions and had a fun day building their teamworking, problem solving and creative skills. If you want to continue the excitement at home, check out some of the activities on the Sway. 

Its week 4 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y4…………………….

 


Leadership At High Hazels Academy

Dear Parents/Carers

Leadership at High Hazels Academy

We hope that everyone is enjoying the new term. Despite the ongoing challenges of Covid19, we are pleased that pupils are continuing at pace with their learning. After seven years as Headteacher of High Hazels Academy, Mrs Maqsood-Shah will be leaving the school at the end of the academic year. She has been appointed as Regional Director within a Primary Trust. This is not a decision she has taken lightly, and we will be very sorry to see her leave. She has been an excellent Headteacher for the school and, has been very successful in managing the challenges of Covid-19. Her dedication to the school and its community has been superb. I know that everyone in the school will wish her well for the future and thank her for the contribution she has made to the school’s success. She is, of course, fully committed to the school until the summer and is looking forward to a productive six months.

We will now begin a national recruitment exercise to appoint her successor. We hope to attract a strong field of candidates and to have our new Head in place for September. We will, of course, ensure a smooth transition between Mrs Maqsood-Shah and her successor so that there is no disruption to the strong progress underway at the school. Thank you for your continued support of the school during this very important time for catching up on any lost learning due to the Pandemic.

Best wishes

Sir Jon Coles                                             Darran Ellison-Lee

Chief Executive                                        Director of Primary Education 

Leadership At High Hazels Academy

 


Multiplication Tables Check (MTC)

Dear parents and carers,

In June, the Year 4s will be completing the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC). Here is some information about the assessment:

  • The assessment consists of 25 multiplication questions up to 12 x 12 e.g. 6 x 8 =
  • The questions will be weighted towards more challenging times tables (6, 7, 8, 9, 12).
  • Children will have 6 seconds to complete each question.
  • Children will have a 3 second gap in between questions.
  • The check will be taken on a computer or an I pad.
  • There is no pass mark.
  • The purpose of the check is to identify which children do not know their multiplication tables so they can receive support in Y5 and 6 before they leave school.
  • We will share your child’s score with you.
  • Children have been learning their times tables in school and practise daily.
  • We recommend that you support children to practise their times tables at home too, here are some useful resources.

I will share some further information and tips on how to support your child at home at a parent meeting on Thursday 17th of March at 2.30. If you have any questions, please attend the session, or speak to your child’s class teacher.

 

Kind regards,

 

Miss Scrimgeour

Multiplication Tables Check (MTC)

 


The Date Project

The idea and concept was simple, to raise funds for the Al-Huda Bakery in Syria by selling a box of the finest Medjool dates for £10 during Ramadan. 

Each box sold raised funds for fifty loaves of bread for a Syrian family. The Date Project is a initiative started and run by volunteers with 100% of profits going to charity.

In the first year of the project, 100,000 loaves of bread were distributed, and in 2016 a phenomenal 3.5 million loaves of bread were produced as a result of this initiative. 

For Ramadan 2017, Palestine was added with a beautifully designed box in Palestinian colors being sold as the perfect gift nationwide.

We are supporting The Date Project by selling dates on our school yard next week for £10 per tin. These will be available to buy after school from the PTA members. For more information visit https://thedateproject.org

 

The Date Project

 


Science Dress Up Day 16th March

Dear parents and carers,

Next week we will be celebrating British Science Week. On Wednesday 16th March, we have planned a fun filled day so children can engage in a number of activities that build skills such as problem solving, critical thinking and enquiry. Please follow the Sway page if you would like some ideas on how to continue this learning at home. As part of the excitement, we are asking all children to dress up on Wednesday as something related to science. Again, please continue scrolling for costume ideas you can easily create at home.

If you have any questions, please ask your child’s teacher.

Please click here to view all the information about science week

Many thanks,

Miss Scrimgeour, Miss Grieves and Mrs Cox

Science Dress Up Day 16th March

 


Sweet Cones for Sale £1

Dear Parents/Carers

To raise more money for comic relief our PTA will be selling sweet cones.

Children have until Friday 11th March to order a sweet cone with their class teacher.  The sweet cones are £1 each.

Many thanks for your continued support

Sweet Cones for Sale £1

 


Comic Relief 18th March

Dear Parents/Carers,

On Friday 18th March we are taking part in Red Nose Day for the charity Comic Relief.

Children will be able to come to school wearing a Superhero themed costume. This could be one bought in the shops, or made at home. A Superhero could be one seen in a film e.g. Batman but a Superhero could also be a local hero e.g. a nurse, doctor or firefighter.

If children want to take part in Red Nose Day and dress up, they will need to donate £1.

Red Noses will be going on sale starting from Monday 14th March.  Each Red Nose costs £1.50 and the children will be able to buy them from their classroom.

The PTA are also selling sweet cones.  Children will need to pre-order and pay £1 to their class teacher before Friday 11th March.

All money raised will go to Comic Relief.

Many thanks for your continued support

 

Miss Hinds

Comic Relief 18th March

 


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