Hazlehurst Community Primary School
Geoffrey St, Ramsbottom, Bury, Lancashire, BLO 9PQ
Headteacher: Mr M Golding    Tel: 01706 822002    email: hazlehurst@bury.gov.uk 
 

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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.
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Who’s the King of the Castle?2017 Castle Day
Y1 had a brilliant time on their Castle Day. They turned their classroom into a castle and prepared an enormous feast, which they ate together at a giant table. They even killed a dragon, which they found in the nature area! It was great fun!

The Pick of the Crop!Prize potato!
There was great excitement at the final weigh-in of the 2017 Hazlehurst Potato Growing Competition! Each class dug up their prized potatoes and then gathered together in the school hall for the results to be revealed. As a school, we grew an amazing 100 kg of potatoes, but the overall winners were the children of Year 5, who managed to grow an incredible 23 kg in their raised bed.

This Week’s WorkReach for the stars!
Reception went Pizza Express to make pizzas.  They had a fabulous time and when they got back to school they wrote about their trip.
Year 1 were challenged to research a country of their choice. They created superb information posters!
Year 2 have enjoyed making funny penguins!
Year 3 have been creating Egyptian masks and writing super shape poems
In Year 4, Molly created brilliant similes and Joe P was a whizz at formal division!
In Year 5, Madeline worked hard to explore royal burials from the Shang Dynasty and Grace put 100% into calculating the perimeter of shapes
Year 6 are sharing a selection of volcanoes that they made for their topic Extreme Earth.

There is lots more work to enjoy on the Children’s Work Page.

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Y5&6 Summer Concert - The Three Little Pigs3 Little Pigs
Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhyme came to life brilliantly in the Y5&6 summer concert with an outstanding performance of The Three Little Pigs. The singing, dancing and acting was superb, and the audience were all mighty relieved when the wolf got his ‘come-uppance’ at the hands of Red Riding Hood!
Thanks to the staff for all their hard work and to the children for the wonderful entertainment!

Year 3&4 Summer Concert  - ‘Dragon Days’ Dragon Days
The children gave a wonderful performance of this hilarious musical show, which told the story of how a group of hapless villagers faced a fire-breathing dragon and lived to tell the tale!
The audience loved the singing, dancing and acting.
Well done everyone!

School Band in the Music For Youth National FestivalMFY Birmingham
Symphony Hall Birmingham

The school band gave a great performance 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 and they put Hazlehurst on the map with their wonderful playing and their excellent behaviour.
Thanks also to all the supporters who came to cheer them on.
Well done everyone!

All the Fun of the Fair - Summer 2017Mr Bounce
Everyone had a great time at this year’s summer fair. The rain stayed away and we even had a bit of sunshine at the end! The pony rides and owls 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 wonderful  2300 for the school.
Thank you to the organisers and all the many helpers. Well done!

Bring Me Sunshine!Bandemonium
The school band gave a great performance in Bury Bandemonium.
It was a scorcher, but everyone still played their best and there were lots of happy faces in Bury Town Centre.
 Well done everyone!

The Sky’s the LimitAirport Trip
Our Reception class had a great time then they went to visit Manchester Airport as part of their geography work. They learned lots of new facts about planes and even got to sit in the cockpit!
Who knows, maybe one day one of them will be a real pilot and take us all on holiday!

Action stations - It’s Robinwood time!
Year 6 had a fantastic time at the Robinwood Activity Centre at Dobroyd Castle. They pushed themselves to their limits as they fearlessly tackled every challenge. Here is some of the action from each of the three groups - Volcano, Dune and Lava.

 Volcano

Volcano
Dune
Dune
Lava
Lava

Sporting Action in the Summer Heat!Sporting Action
This year’s sports days were some of the hottest ever, but the children still gave every ounce of their energy as they battled for the prizes.
Thanks to everyone for making it such fun and for encouraging each other so well, and thanks to all the parents and friends who came along to cheer them on!
INFANT SPORTS DAY
JUNIOR SPORTS DAY

Rochdale Music Service Celebration ConcertRochdale Celebration
We were very proud of our young musicians when they were selected to take part in the Rochdale Music Service Celebration Concert, which was a collection of all the best items from the festival.
The children gave a great performance to finish off a lovely concert!

The Vikings are coming!Viking Boat
Year 4 have created some wonderful Viking Longboats as part of their history topic about the Vikings.
Which is your favourite?

Easter Eggs-hibitionSpring Eggs-hibition
Thanks to all our talented artists for their amazing contributions to our Easter Art ‘Eggs-hibition’
The standard of entries was very high and  the judges had a very difficult job to pick the winners.
Well done to everyone who took part and helped to make it such a Happy Easter!

Science Boffins at Hazlehurst SchoolScience Day Rocket
We had a fascinating experience on our recent Science Day, when a real live scientist came to school to show us how much fun you can have with science! We learned about chemical reactions, the digestive system, electricity, food chains and lots more. We even learned a special dance which ‘Boffin Joel’ uses when he is mixing chemicals together - he said he preferred dancing to stirring with a spoon! The day ended with a spectacular rocket launch on the school field. It was great!
Thanks to the Friends Association for funding our Science Day.

2017 Spring Music FestivalsFestival Band Members
Well done to all the talented young musicians in our school band for giving great performances in this years music festivals. The band took part in Rochdale Music Festival, Music For Youth and Ramsbottom Music Festival.
We were all very proud of their superb playing.

Hazlehurst’s Top Brass Visit No1 SpinningfieldsTop Brass
The sky was the limit when 11 of our finest brass players took their music to the top floor of Manchester’s newest skyscraper - No1 Spinningfields. The children provided entertainment at the official Topping Out Ceremony, to celebrate the completion of the outer shell of the building.
The performance culminated with a new song, ‘Spinningfields Skyscraper’,  which had been written in collaboration with other local schools and musicians from Manchester Camerata.
Our children performed brilliantly - well done!

‘Actions Have Consequences’ DayEmergency Call
Thanks to the community team from Greater Manchester Police and Prison Service for giving our children such an interesting, entertaining and informative day.
They learned about staying safe, being good citizens, looking after each other, and very importantly, they learned not to mess with the police dog! It was a very memorable visit.

Reception Dinosaur TopicSmile-asaurus
Our reception children have been learning about dinosaurs with a little help from some friends from Bolton Museum. They sang songs, listened to stories, solved puzzles and got to grips with some great big bones and teeth. Then they drew some dinosaurs of their own. It was a roaring success!

Whoops-a-Daisy Angel comes to HazlehurstWhoops-a-Daisy Angel
Thanks to all our Key Stage 1 children for putting on a super performance of ‘Whoops-a-Daisy Angel’ - a charming Nativity play telling the story of the clumsiest angel in heaven, who ends up with the most important job of all - to tell the world about the birth of Jesus. The singing and acting was wonderful and the audience loved every minute of the performance. Thanks to the staff for all their hard work!

‘Away In A Manger’ - Reception Nativity PlayMary and Joseph
Well done to all our Reception children for a wonderful performance of this year’s Nativity play. Morris the mule had a busy time when lots of visitors kept interrupting his nap in the stable. But he didn’t mind because the final visitors were Mary and Joseph and he got to meet baby Jesus.
The audience loved the performance. Thanks to all the staff for preparing the children so well.

‘Gimme, Gimme, Gimme!’A letter for Santa!
The Year 5 & 6 Christmas Concert was a great success! The show told the story of how Santa and his (very modern) elves set out to teach some children the true meaning of Christmas.
The acting and singing was wonderful and the Christmas message of peace and generosity was very powerful.
Thank you to the staff for their brilliant work and to the children for all their enthusiasm!

The Night Before ChristmasMr and Mrs Santa
Thank you to all our talented children in Year 3 and 4 for putting on a super Christmas concert, which was based around the famous poem, ‘The Night Before Christmas’. The singing was as lively as ever and there was an amazing array of Christmas jumpers on display!
Thank to all the staff for putting it all together so well.
The audience loved it!

All the Fun of the FairA Fair Tuba Player
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!

Happy Diwali! Diwali lamp
Our Reception children had a great day our when they visited the Hindu Temple in Bolton during the week after Diwali. They were amazed by all the wonderful colours and and the beautiful patterns. Thank you to all our friends at the temple for giving us such a warm welcome and sharing their faith with us.

Keeping the Faith Church Window
Year 1 enjoyed an interesting trip to St Andrew’s Church in Ramsbottom, as part of their RE topic. They learned about how Christian’s worship God and found out about lots of artefacts in the church building - they even had a go at ringing the Church bells!
Thank you to the parishioners of St Andrew’s for sharing your church with us for the day!

Turning back Time!Victorian Girl
Year 6 brought history to life when they became Victorian children for a day on their trip to Quarry Bank Mill. They learned about life in the mill and how different the daily routines were for children - from making the bed and playing games, to learning to read and write, and of course going to the privy! It was a fascinating day out.

Farm to Fork in ReceptionFruit Salad
Our reception children had a great time when they visited Tesco to learn about where our food comes from. They explored behind the scenes in the supermarket and met lots of interesting people. Thanks to the staff of Tesco for taking us on a journey from Farm to Fork!

The Great Hazlehurst Bake OffBake Off
Congratulations to all our fantastic bakers for a fabulous display of culinary talent. The three categories - signature, technical and showstopper - all produced amazing results and the judges had a very tough job to pick the winners. Congratulations to the overall Star Baker, Lucy Carroll, and huge thanks to our judges, Judith from Park Farm and Cath from Cake Craft.
Thanks to the organisers for another wonderful event!

School Band Brings Sunshine to BirminghamBand MFY 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!

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4 commendations in school assembly

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8 Commendation in school assembly

 


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