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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Parents' Appointments for Years 3-6
9.00 am - 10.30 am Wed 29 March
Parents appointments for Rec, Year 1 & Year 2
9.00 am - 10.30 am Thur 30 March
Parents' Evening (all classes)
6.00 pm - 8.30 pm Thur 30 March
School closes early for Easter
3.00 pm Fri 31 March

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Testing Times Ahead!
Y2 and Y6 will be doing their SATs in May. The Department for Education has produced a couple of explanatory videos for parents to give an overview of the process. There is additional information on the Curriculum News page.

Spring is in the air!Plant Sale
The days are getting longer and it is time for all our budding gardeners to dust of the cobwebs from their garden tools and start planning for a lovely, colourful summer. As usual, our PTA will be giving you the option to order your bedding plants through school - for good quality plants at great prices. Order forms have been sent home with each child, but more can be printed off from this link for friends and family members. The order deadline is 29th March.
Happy gardening!

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!

This Week’s WorkReach for the stars!
Reception have been conducting surveys this week. They have been asking their friends what their favourite farm animal is, recording it, and then interpreting the data!  They have also been designing their own farms to put their favourite farm animals in!
Year 1 tried to draw realistic daffodils for our Mothers’ Day cards. They also wrote non-chronological reports about animals.
Year 2 made printing blocks showing scenes from The Great Fire of London.
In Year 3, Evie wrote an excellent recount of our Science day. The children also made beautiful picture frames.
In Year 4, Joshua checked his multiplication and division work using inverse operation and Aurelia knows all about the human digestive system.
In Year 5 Robby produced an informative leaflet about the importance of rivers and Jamie wrote a fantastic diary entry for his homework.
This week Year 6 were challenged to write recounts of our science day-that were worthy of being published on the school website!

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

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.

Sporting Success
Well done to our netball team for winning two out of their three matches so far this year and to our badminton team for winning their first match of the season.
Well done also to our football team for getting to the final group stage of this year’s league before getting knocked out in a very narrow 5-4 defeat.
Good luck to the girls’ football team who are in action in the next couple of weeks.

Children of Hazlehurst Sing
We are very proud of our school choir who represented the school brilliantly in the recent ‘Children of Bury Sing’ concert. The children spent the afternoon rehearsing and then the concert took place on the Saturday evening. The children sang songs from around the world as well as some classic hits from nearer to home, such as ‘We are the Champions’ and an Abba medley. The event finished with ‘Sing’ by Gary Barlow, who sent a tweet to say he enjoyed the Children of Bury Sing version of his song!
Well done to everyone involved!

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.

SEN Parent to Parent Network
Next meeting - 9.00 am - 10.30 am Tuesday 18th April.
All welcome!

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!

Thank you for the HarvestHarvest Festival
This year’s Harvest Festival was as popular as ever, with lots of parents and friends coming along to watch the children’s contributions. There songs and poems were a lovely celebration of the food that we all enjoy and every child in the school took part in the performance. We also collected lots of food for the local charity, ‘Porch Boxes’, which provides crisis support for some of the most vulnerable people in the town. Thank you everyone!

Roald Dahl DayOompa Loompa and Fantastic Mr Fox
School looked very different when some colourful characters turned up on Roald Dahl Day. There were Oompa Loompas, Fantastic Foxes, Enormous Crocodiles and lots of Willie Wonkas, to name but a few! We were celebrating the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birth and the world of imagination that he created for children everywhere. We also collected 160 for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Charity which support seriously ill chilldren in the UK.
Thanks to everyone who took part!

Let Loose!Raft Building
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 ...Muddy Hand
... 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 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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The winning house teams this week were
Well done!

Extra playtime for great behaviour and excellent lining up this week was awarded to -
Reception, Year 2 and Year 4

In the  Golden Book this week for outstanding progress and personal qualities ...

for being an excellent member of the class – polite, well-behaved and kind.
for fantastic behaviour this week and for being a good example to others.
Olivia F
for always wanting to listen, learn and try her best.
for a great attitude to everything and for showing super improvements in his work.
for a great attitude towards her class work.
for her enthusiastic and positive approach to challenges and for her willingness to try new things.
for being such a helpful and thoughtful member of our class team.

Well done!

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?


4 commendations in school assembly

Year 6
Jack F


8 Commendation in school assembly


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

12 commendation in school assembly

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