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
Meet the Teacher
6.00 pm (Infants), 6.30 pm Juniors - Tue 8th Sept
Fri 11th Sept
Macmillan Coffee Morning
9.00 am Fri 25th Sept
9.00 am Wed 30th Sept
9.00 am Thur 8th Oct
Y4 Swimming lessons start
Mon 12th Oct - daily for 4 weeks
Parents' Appointments - Infants
9.00 am - 10.30 am Wed 21st Oct
Parents' Appointments - Juniors
9.00 am - 10.30 am Thur 22nd Oct
Parents' Evening - Infants & Juniors
6.00 pm - 8.30 pm Thur 22nd Oct
School Closes for Half Term
3.30 pm Fri 23rd Oct
9.00 am Tue 3rd Nov
Book Fair this week
3.30 pm Tue - Fri starting 3rd Nov
Flu Vaccine Day
Fri 6th Nov
Christmas Fair (to be confirmed!)
Fri 27th Nov
Juniors' Christmas Concert
2.00 pm & 7.00 pm Thur 3rd Dec
Infants' Nativity Play
2.15 pm & 7.00 pm Thur 10th Dec
Fri 11th Dec
Tue 15th Dec
Wed 16th Dec
Thur 17th Dec
Fri 18th Dec
School closes for Christmas holiday
3.00 pm Fri 18th Dec
Welcome back to the new school year. The children have made a wonderful start and everyone is happy to be back together again. A warm welcome to our new intake children and their families and welcome too to our new members of staff, who have settled in very quickly. We are all looking forward to a successful year. The first newsletter of the year has just been published, along with the Curriculum Newsletters for every class. We look forward to seeing you at Meet the Teacher on Tuesday 8 Sept and we are also very excited about Scooter Day on Friday 11 Sept!
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!
This Week’s Work Achievement booklets and ‘elephant maths’ activities have been keeping the reception class busy this week. Whilst across the school there have been stories, comic strips, self portraits, scarab beetles, newts and Scandanavian research. What a busy time ... and all in the same week as the Juniors’ Concert and th Infants’ Sing-Along! Phew! We hope you enjoy our work!
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 Tower Challenge 2015 The whole school put on their walking boots (or wellies) and set off up Holcombe Hill to complete the Tower Challenge - a walk to Peel Tower, a famous local landmark. It was a wonderful effort from everyone involved and the view from the top was tremendous. ... And best of all ... when we got back to school there was an Easter Egg Raffle. What could be better?! Well done to all our intrepid hikers! We have raised £2253 - Amazing!
Very Enterprising! Each class was given £40 to spend and challenged to set up a mini-enterprise that would make the biggest profit possible by the end of the week. On Friday afternoon we held an Enterprise Fair in the school hall and invited parents and friends to ‘come and buy’! The children’s ideas were terrific - from cookery and crafts to designer shopping bags and home made fashions - we even had a Photo Studio! As usual, the support from our wonderful families was brilliant ! Everyone was a winner because the profits from each mini-enterprise were given back to the class to buy something of their choosing!
Which will be the winning house team in the first week of the new term? This week we are having a ‘roll-over’ of house points, so the first winner will be on Friday 11th Sept!
Extra playtime this week, for great behaviour and excellent lining up, goes to ... Year 2 and Year 5
This week’s Golden Book ... The Golden Book is ready and waiting for the first names of the new school year! Year 1 Sarah for being a super listener and for being so very willing to help others. Year 2 Oliver for being extremely helpful around the classroom. Year 3 Charlotte for a fantastic start to Y3 and for always coming in with a smile! Year 4 Thomas for a super, enthusiastic start to Y4! Year 5 Lucy for being a reliable, thoughtful and excellent role model for the rest of the class. Year 6 Nathan for being so helpful to everyone – in both Key Stages!
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?
Bronze Star for 4 commendations in school assembly