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 Mon 5 Sept
Meet the Teacher
Thur 8 Sept
6.00 pm - Rec & KS1,
6.30 pm - KS2
Friends' Association (PTA) Meeting
7.00 pm Thur 15 Sept
PTA Fashion Show
Friday evening - 23 Sept
9.00 am Wed 28 Sept
Macmillan Coffee Morning
9.00 am Fri 30 Sept
School Photographer Visit
Thur 6 Oct
Hazlehurst PTA Bake Off Finals
3.30 pm Fri 14 Oct
Parents Evening / Appointments
9.00 am Wed 19 Oct - Rec & KS1
9.00 am Thur 20 Oct - KS2
6.00 pm - 8.30 pm - Whole School
School closes for half term
3.30 pm Fri 21 Oct
Let Loose! Years 5 & 6 were on top form with this year’s end of term performance of ‘Let Loose!’ - a hilarious musical escapade set in the ‘Slippery Slopes Activity Centre’! The singing and acting was brilliant and the audience loved every minute of the show. Well done children and thank you to all the staff who helped to put it all together. Great job!
If You Go Down in the Woods Today ... ... you’re sure of a big surprise, because you might find Year 2 getting very close to nature! They all had a great time at the Communitree Project in Summerseat. They learned all about the creatures of the forest; they climbed trees, made mud pies and ‘mini insect hotels’, and cooked sausages on a camp fire. It was a big adventure and great fun!
School Band Brings Sunshine to Birmingham The school band gave a great performance in Birmingham Symphony Hall in the National Festival of Music For Youth. They were one of only two primary school brass bands in the country to be invited to take part in this prestigious event, and they made us all very proud. The band played 4 pieces all linked by a weather theme: ‘I Can See Clearly Now the Rain Has Gone’, ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’, ‘Bring Me Sunshine’, and ‘It’s Raining Men’ (for a big finish!). The judges gave great feedback, saying they were ‘an excellent band’, who ‘captured the joy and fun of the music’ and had ‘excellent playing in all departments’. Well done to all our wonderful young musicians!
Y3&4 Summer Concert - ‘The Piper’ Based on the story of The Pied Piper of Hamelin, this new musical was a wonderful opportunity for children to show off their acting, singing and dancing talents - and what a lot of talent there was! Thanks to everyone involved in the performance and the production. The audience loved it!
Be A Sport! This year’s Sports Day was a fantastic display of energetic action! Lots of parents and friends came to cheer the children on as they sprinted, skipped, bounced and tumbled towards the finish line, in search of Hazlehurst glory! Well done to all our talented young athletes and congratulations to Chester House for winning the Sports Day Trophy.
All the Fun of the Fair Everyone had a great time at this year’s Summer Fair. The sun shone brightly on all the events and stalls, and lots of people came to join in the fun. The pony rides were a big hit; there was an action-packed football competition; the refreshments from the barbecue and cake stall were delicious (as usual) and the event raised a record-breaking £2380 for the school. Thank you to the organisers and all the many helpers. Well done!
Bury Bandemonium The school band gave a great performance in the Bury town centre when they entertained shoppers as part of Bury Bandemonium - an outdoor festival of local music making. The children represented the school brilliantly and the crowd cheered them on! Well done to all out talented young musicians.
Dashing Dads Our Reception class had a great time when their dads and grandads came to school for the morning, to celebrate Fathers’ Day. They played lots of games, had a Mini Sports Day and came to morning assembly. The dads said they all had lots of fun, but next time they want to see the mums running around, while they have a rest!
Eureka! Year 3 & 4 proved the theory that ‘Science is Fun’ by having a fantastic time on their trip to the Eureka Children’ Science Museum in Halifax. They threw themselves into all the activities and learned lots of things about the science that is all around us.
Y5 Go Wild in Knowsley Year 5 learned lots about animal habitats and the way all sorts of creatures have adapted to their surroundings, when they visited Knowsley Safari Park. The children looked at animal skulls and felt their teeth; they stroked slippery snails and hissing cockroaches, they watched incredible tricks by birds and sea-lions; and they got up close to some big beasts! What an action-packed trip!
When the Going Gets Tough ... Year 6 had a fantastic time on their Robinwood trip. They pushed themselves to their limits when facing new challenges. They learned lots of new skills and achieved brilliant results. We were very proud of the way they supported and encouraged each other throughout the trip. Well done to everyone!
Flower Power Everyone rolled up their sleeves and got stuck in on Gardening Day, with the wonderful help of a team of volunteers from Incredible Edible of Ramsbottom. The children planted out lots of summer bedding plants and extended the school’s wildflower meadow. They also replanted the raised beds, created a willow wigwam and made a cold frame made from re-cycled plastic bottles. Phew - time for a rest!
Hesketh Farm Park Our reception children has a busy day down on the farm; they collected eggs, fed lambs, cuddled guinea pigs, travelled round the fields by tractor and went a bit wild in the play area! It was lots of fun!
Year 1 & Year 2 On Safari The children has a fascinating time at Knowsley Safari Park. They were amazed by all kinds of animals and got up very close to some rather unusual ones! It was a great day out.
On Your Bike! The Big Pedal cycling challenge started on Monday 18 April and lasted for 2 weeks. We are proud to announce that once again we are the Bury champions, with more children and parents cycling and scooting to school than any other school in the town. We logged over 1020 journey altogether. On our best day there 171 journeys, with more than half of the children in the school coming to school by bike or scooter! We were 13th out of 62 schools in the North West of England and 124th Nationally. Well done to all our two-wheeled heroes. You were wonderful. You have earned a rest!
Sponsored Springaling Hazlehurst children put the ‘spring’ into Easter this year at their Sponsored Springaling, where they completed a series of bouncy challenges to raise money for new computers at school. They bounced on a bouncy castle, jumped across the playground, raced on space-hoppers, threw bouncy balls in all directions and generally hopped till they dropped! It was great fun and raised £1334 for school - Wow!
Banding Together! Congratulations to the school band for their success in this year’s spring music festivals. The band won the Rotary Trophy for best primary school instrumental group in the Ramsbottom Music Festival and also won the first prize in the Primary School Brass Band Class in Rochdale Music Festival. The festival season finished with a super performance in Music For Youth at Rochdale Town Hall. Well done to all our great young musicians!
Faithful Friends Year 2 had a very interesting time learning more about the Jewish Religion when they visited the Jewish Museum in Manchester. Thank you to the lovely people at the Jewish Museum for sharing their Faith with us.
Show Some Character! The school was transformed on World Book Day when everyone came to school dressed as a book character. We also had a Roving Readers Competition to bring in pictures of us reading in unusual places; and the staff got into the story spirit too by acting our a story in assembly called ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’. It was great fun!
The winning house team in the summer term was Lincoln Well done!
Which classes will win extra playtime for great behaviour and excellent lining up in the first week of the new term?
The Golden Book is ready to be filled in with the names of children who are doing their best in the new school year ...
Watch this space!
This week’s Bronze, Silver and Gold Bar Awards for consistent effort and high standards. Who can collect a full set by the end of the year?