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
Y3 class assembly
9.00 am Wed 4 May
School Band in Rochdale Music Festival Celebration Concert
12.00 noon Sunday 8 May
Family Treasure Hunt
6.00 pm Fri 13 May
Plant Collection Day
Fri 13 May
Year 4 Parents' Evening
3.30 pm - 7.00 pm Tue 24 May
Y1 class assembly
9.00 am Wed 25th May
School Band Mini-Concert at Millwood Special School
10.00 am - Fri 27 May
Y2 class assembly
9.00 am Wed 15 June
School Band in Bury Bandemonium
1.15 pm Saturday 18 June
Reception class assembly
9.00 am Wed 22nd June
European Referendum - School closed
Thur 23 June
2.00 pm - 4.00 pm Sat 25 June
School Band at Bury Agricultural Show
11.00 am Sunday 26 June
Y3&4 Summer Concert
2.15 pm & 7.00 pm Tue 5 July.
School Band in Music For Youth National Festival
Thur 7 July
Y5&6 Summer Concert
2.15 pm & 7.00 pm Thur 14 July
End of Term
3.00 pm Wed 20 July
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!
This Week’s Work Reception have made colourful peg butterflies and dragonflies this week, and Oscar’s writing progress has been amazing! Year 1 have been learning about plants and making a class full of cress heads! Summer painted a beautiful African sunset and carefully cut out a leopard silhouette. In Year 2, Evie wrote an excellent book review about the book Lost and Found, and Oliver M was a ‘mathemagician’ - He whizzed through his division work and got everything right! In Year 3, Billy showed us his accurate measuring and super presentation; Finlay wrote a fantastic modern fairy tale; and Noah wrote a funny mixed-up fairy tale. In Year 4, Toby, Grace, Lila and Reuben have designed Anglo-Saxon shields and Jamie did some great maths. In Year 5, Matthew put brilliant effort into converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions. Year 6 have been working hard to get ready for their SATs, but the tests will soon be over and the fun will start again! If you want to see lots more, go to the Children’s Work page
Testing Times Ahead! Would you like to learn more about the Year 2 and Year 6 SATs tests? The Department for Education has prepared an explanatory leaflet and video for parents. You might also like to view these additional short videos to explain how everything is organised Year 2 Year 6
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 so far has 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!
Mum’s the Word Our Reception children had a great time when they invited their parents and grandparents to visit their classroom on Mothers Day. The adults joined in with lots of activities and the children were proud to show off their classroom and their lovely work.
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!
The winning house team this week was Durham Well done!
Extra playtime this week, for great behaviour and excellent lining up, goes to ... Year 2, Year 4 and Year 6
This week’s Golden Book ...
Reception Oscar for continuing to excel in all areas of the early years curriculum. Year 1 Tilly for being a kind and caring friend. Year 2 Lola for putting lots of effort into everything she has done this week and for being a kind friend. Year 3 Edward for a fantastic improvement with all his work and for being a joy to have in the class. Year 4 Nancy for her caring attitude to everyone around her. Year 5 Isabelle for being a great role model for other and for being extremely kind, thoughtful and generous. Year 6 Daniel for fantastic efforts in every piece of work and for being so helpful.
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?