Hazlehurst is an outstanding school. It provides a very happy, secure and vibrant environment in which pupils thrive. Outstanding care, guidance and support form the foundation of pupils’ excellent achievement. Attainment is high in English and mathematics. Behaviour is excellent. The teaching and curriculum are outstanding and they inspire excitement and a love of learning in pupils, who work with great enthusiasm and determination. The drive for excellence is evident in all of the school’s work. OFSTED Inspection Report - December 2011
9.00 am Monday 22 Feb
PTA Ceilidh (Country Dance)
7.00 pm Fri 26 Feb
Year 1 Class Assembly
9.00 am Wed 2 March
Reception Class Assembly
9.00 am Wed 9 March
Friends' Association Meeting (PTA)
7.00 pm Thur 10 March. All welcome!
PTA Bingo Night
7.00 pm Fri 18 March
Last day for Plant Orders!
Tue 12 April
Family Treasure Hunt
6.30 pm Fri 13 May
Plant Collection Day
Fri 13 May
2.00 pm - 4.00 pm Sat 25 June
Testing Times Ahead! Would you like to learn more about the Year 2 and Year 6 SATs tests? These two short videos will give you a good idea of how everything is organised. Year 2 Year 6
This Week’s Work In Reception this week, we made pancakes, wrote shopping lists and had pancake races! We also celebrated Chinese New Year by making handprint monkeys, Chinese dragons and Chinese lanterns, and we also enjoyed painting Chinese numbers. What a busy week! In Year 1, the children have been learning all about winter this week. Freddie wrote some great information about what he has learned and Lauren also wrote lots of great information and drew some labelled pictures to match! Year 2 put together a superb dance routine - they chose this music because it made them feel happy! In Year 3, Sophie created some marvellous maths and Isabelle wrote a super myth about ‘How the fish became’. In Year 4, Tom can find fractions of numbers and Annie and Joshua created a poem about a border collie. In Year 5, Amber made a brilliant Ancient Greek vase covered with traditional patterns and Nathan tried hard to improve a piece of writing using a dictionary and thesaurus. In Year 6 Scarlett and Molly created interesting shapes, using wire, for their papier-mache balloon fish models; their clever use of coloured tissue paper helped to create beautiful scale patterns. If you want to see lots more, go to the Children’s Work page
Such Talent! Thanks to all everyone who took part in our brilliant Talent Show this Christmas. The event was full of surprises and lots of hidden talents were brought out and put on display; from musicians and gymnasts, to comedians, towel sculptors and bubble blowers! But the biggest surprise of all was the staff showdown at the end, when the teachers finally got their chance to ‘Sparkle and Shine’!
Feeling Hungry? On Christmas Dinner Day we all wore our Christmas jumpers to raise money for children’s cancer relief. Thanks to our wonderful cooks for the delicious food and to everyone who made a donation to this worthy cause.
Key Stage 2 Christmas Concert 2015 Year 3 and 4 performed ‘Baubles’, a heart-warming Christmas story about secret gifts and kindness at Christmas time, and then Year 5 and 6 gave us ‘Santa’s on Strike’, which got the audience laughing, but also helped us all to think about reaching out to those in need at Christmas. Well done to all the children for a wonderful show and thanks to all the staff for preparing everything so brilliantly!
2015 Christmas Fair Thanks to everyone who helped to make this year’s Christmas Fair such a great success. The refreshments and the stalls were excellent and the school band kept us in a festive mood by playing a selection of Christmas classics. The racing pigs got the fair off to a flying start and everyone had a great time. Well done!
We Will Remember Them Year 2 were pleased to meet some army veterans when they visited the war memorial in Ramsbottom and learned about the Festival of Remembrance.
Y1 Visit to St Andrew’s Church Year 1 had a very interesting time when they visited St Andrew’s Church. They enjoyed looking around and learning all about what people do when they go to church. The vicar was very helpful and told them lots about the history of St Andrew’s. He even let them ring the church bells!
Harvest Festival Thanks to everyone who helped to make our Harvest Festival so special and so successful. The school hall was full of visitors, who enjoyed watching all the children’s contributions to the harvest service. The artwork, the songs, the poetry and the readings were all lovely and we made a very good donation to a worthwhile local charity, the Porch Project, which provides crisis support for some of the most vulnerable people on the town.
Scooter Day Everyone had a great time getting to grips with the scooter challenges set by our visiting scooter enthusiasts - ‘Scooters the Race’. It was wonderful exercise and lots of fun too!
Mud, Glorious Mud! Year 2 had a fantastic time exploring the forest, creating dens, learning about wildlife, playing hide and seek and of course experiencing the mud! Thanks to Danny and all the staff for getting stuck in - and thanks to all the parents who scrubbed their children clean again ready for school the next day!
Key Stage 2 Summer Concert Well done to the children for giving us a wonderful evening of entertainment with their hilarious performance of ‘Pirates Versus Mermaids’. The singing, dancing and acting was superb and the costumes were full of summer colour. Thanks to the staff for putting it all together so brilliantly! The audience loved it! Aaaargh!
Summer Fair 2015 Thanks to everyone who helped to pack this day full of non-stop summer fair fun! The games and stalls were as popular as ever and the refreshments were delicious. The launch of 350 balloons in the Balloon Race was a spectacular sight! The event raised £1,500 for school. Well done!
School Band Performance at Bury Agricultural Show Well done to all our excellent young musicians for entertaining visitors to Bury Agricultural Show. It was a challenge to keep the music going when there was so much agricultural action going on - but they did it, with flying colours! Well done!
Robinwood 2015 Well done to our fearless, action-packed Year 6 class and their brilliant teachers who had a great time doing outdoor and adventurous activities at the Robinwood Activity Centre at Dobroyd Castle. They took part with wonderful enthusiasm and pushed themselves to their limits!
Year 4 & 5 Living History History came to life for Years 4 and 5 when they became Anglo Saxons for a day at Tatton Park. They built shelters, foraged for food, got creative with clay and cooked some tasty snacks out in the open. It was great fun but at the end of the day it was nice to get back to the year 2015 for a few home comforts!
Sports’ Day 2015 Well done to everyone who competed with such energy in our Sports’ Day. The non-stop action was cheered on by an enthusiastic crowd of supporters. It was a great occasion!
Summer 2015 - Gardening Day There were lots of green-fingered gardeners in action at our recent Gardening Day. With help from our wonderful volunteers from Incredible Edible, the children filled the school grounds with flowers and seeds, to create summer colour and new habitats for wildlife. It was great fun and we will enjoy watching everything come into bloom as the rest of the year progresses. Well done to everyone involved!
The winning house team this week was Lincoln Well done!
Extra playtime this week, for great behaviour and excellent lining up, goes to ... Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and and Year 6
This week’s Golden Book ...
Reception Grace for being a delightful member of the class. Year 1 Olivia for being such a pleasure to teach and for putting lots of effort into her work this week. Year 2 Phoebe for being a fantastic pupil who never fails to do her best and with a smile! Year 3 Molly for wonderful story writing and great imagination. Year 4 Max for trying hard in all areas! Year 5 Rosie for always smiling and trying her best, and for her willingness to contribute and support others. Year 5 Nathan for his lovely manners. Year 6 Elizabeth for being so generous!
Hazlehurst Bronze, Silver and Gold Bar Awards for consistent effort and high standards this school year Who can collect a full set by the end of the year?
Silver 8 Commendation in school assembly
Reception Amelia Grace
Year 2 Evie
Gold 12 commendation in school assembly
Scroll down to see the Bronze Award Roll of Honour!
Bronze Award Roll of Honour
for 4 commendations in school assembly
Grace James Jordan Ava Ilithyia Oliver Oliver M Eloise Robbie Emily Oscar Ellie Keira Asa Scarlett Evan Myles Maiah-Lily Lilly Albert Maizie Amelia Isabella Emily C Ruby Lucy Isabella Rory Jude Jamie Charlie
Ethan Freddie Isabelle M Bella Olivia F Darcie-Mae Alfie Sophia-Mae Alice H Lauren Nina Arian Sarah Sophie Olivia
Evie Annie Maisie Allega Oscar Bonnie Lucas Tia Harry Christopher Liam Katy Ewan Jason Heidi Elexa Phoebe Daisy Alfie Leo Oliver Megan Harrison Lola Antonia Joe Lola Oliver
Grace Sophie Finlay W Nyesha Joseph P Olivia Polly Liam Noah Owen Jessica Joshua Charlotte Brooke Grace Spencer Molly Eloise Isabelle
Erin Tom Annie Nancy Grace Madeline Joshua Kate Reuben Joseph Sophia Charlotte Jamie Jack N Toby Thomas Nathan Lila Finn Robby Matthew Charlie Jack B Luke Max Holly Jessica Florence Lily Molly
Lucy C Eve Freya Emily Rosie Thomas Lucy T Zack Cara
Ellie Oliver Katie-Leigh Freddie Joshua Elizabeth Daniel C Freya Molly Scarlett Abigail Jasmine Sophie Gina Tom Nathan Adam Robyn Thomas