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
School re-opens, Book Fair every night after school for 1 week
Mon 3 Nov 9.00 am
Tea and Toys - 2nd hand toy sale with refreshments!
Friday 7 Nov 3.30 pm
Y2 class assembly
Wed 12 Nov - 9.00 am
Y1 class assembly
Wed 19 Nov - 9.00 am
Fri 28 Nov from 3.30 pm
KS2 Christmas Concert
Thur 4 Dec 2.00 pm and 7.00 pm
KS1 Nativity Play
Thur 11 Dec 2.15 pm and 7.00 pm
Fri 12 Dec
Reception and KS1 Christmas Party
Tue 16 Dec
Y3/4 Christmas Party
Wed 17 Dec
Y5/6 Christmas Party
Thur 18 Dec
School closes early for the Christmas holiday
Fri 19 Dec 3.00 pm -
Mon 5 Jan 2015 9.00 am
2014 Samba Day Everyone enjoyed a taste of the Caribbean on our recent Samba Day. The whole school joined in with Samba drumming and ‘Tamboo Bamboo’ with a visiting specialist percussion teacher and meanwhile in the classrooms there was Caribbean Art, dancing and food, and a geography investigation into where our bananas come from. It was great fun!
Harvest Festival 2014 Thanks to everyone who helped to make our Harvest Festival a big success. The children’s songs and poems were lovely and the event was enjoyed by an audience of over 100 parents and friends. Thanks for all the donations to the Porch Project charity - we estimate that we donated over £1000-worth of food and toiletries to this worthy cause.
All Friends Together! Our first Friends’ Association meeting of the school went very well. We have set lots of dates for future events and are looking forward to a successful year ahead. The next meeting will take place at 7.00 pm on Thursday 16 October. All welcome!
Summer Concert 2014 Thanks to the children and staff for giving us such a great concert. Years 5 & 6 performed ‘Peace Child’ and Year 3 & 4 gave us ‘Over the Top’ - a selection of songs to commemorate World War 1. The show ended with everyone singing ‘Let It Go!’ from Frozen. It was a wonderful occasion and the audience loved it!
Y3 Trip to Tatton Park Farm It was all action down on the farm for Y3 as they experienced the life of evacuees from Manchester arriving at Tatton Park Farm in 1941. They fed the animals, learned how to milk cows, looked after the horses and made toast with aunt Mary. Then it was time to go ‘back to the future’ for a rest back at school. Phew!
2014 Summer Fair 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 event raised £1,000 for school. Well done!
2014 Treasure Hunt A brilliant time was had by all at the Annual Family Treasure Hunt. The clues kept us guessing, the barbecue was delicious and the company was great. Thanks everyone for another superb event!
Go on ... Be a sport! Everyone joined-in brilliantly at our recent Sports’ Day. The weather was perfect and lots of parents and friends came along to cheer their children on. Congratulations to Chester for winning the Key Stage 2 Sports Day Trophy and to everyone who took part for giving us such a wonderful sporting occasion!
Action Stations! Year 6 had a brilliant, action-packed time on their trip to Robinwood Activity Centre. They threw themselves all the activities and hit new heights in every way! Well done to the children for being a credit to the school and thanks to the members of staff who took them on the trip!
Hello Ducky! Well done to the school band for giving a great performance at the Rotary Club Duck Race, which was held as part of the Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival. Everyone enjoyed the performance, especially the big finish - a performance of The Birdie Song (with actions!)
... to the school band for a great performance in Music For Youth at Rochdale Town Hall
... and to the girls’ football team for super skills in the recent football tournament at Tottington Primary.
We are very proud of you!
Year 5 Road Safety Poster Competition Winners As part of road safety week, the children in Year 5 took part in a poster design competition. Stephensons solicitors, in partnership with the charity Break, delivered a road safety lesson and then judged the posters. Three lucky winners were chosen and won Trafford Centre vouchers.
‘Oh they do like to be beside the seaside!’ Year 2 have been comparing our own town of Ramsbottom with ‘a seaside location’ and it was time to experience it all first hand with a trip to Blackpool! They took in the view from the top of the tower, went wild in Jungle Jim’s, had a look at the action in the ballroom and finished it all of with a walk down the prom! It was great fun!
Big Maths at Hazlehurst We have been using Big Maths for 6 months and it has been great fun. If you would like to know more about how the scheme works, please read our Big Maths Guide for Parents and Carers - it will give you an overview and tell you how you can help at home!
Year 6 Victorian Experience History came to life when the Year 6 class turned the clocks back to 1886 on their visit to Tatton Park for a Victorian experience! They came searching for work as servants to Lord and Lady Egerton and they had to work hard all day learning the skills that they would need, such as making beds, lighting fires, scrubbing floors and, best of all, making scones! At the end of the day the housekeeper gave her verdict - and the good news was that they were all offered jobs! Hoorah - three good meals a day from now on and no more worries about being sent to work down the mine!
Gardening Day - Autumn 2013 Everyone had a great time getting close to nature on Gardening Day. Working alongside our friendly volunteers from Incredible Edible, the children and staff planted all sorts seeds, bulbs, shrubs and trees and when they were not outside in the fresh air they were inside doing Art and Craft work that was linked to the great outdoors! Thanks to everyone who helped to make it such good fun!
The winning house team this week was Durham and Lincoln Well done!
Extra playtime this week, for great behaviour and excellent lining up, goes to ... Year 3 and Year 5
This week’s Golden Book ... Sophia-Mae Timperley for a fantastic start at Hazlehurst and for making us so proud of you. Heidi Smith for trying so hard and showing a great attitude. Aurelia Crompton for a fabulous half term’s work, effort and behaviour. Tom Dunion for trying really hard in all areas of school. Jack Fort for outstanding efforts in mental maths work. Adam Ringer for great responses to feedback and lots of improvements Charlie Peel for striving to be the very best that he can be.
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?