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
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
Mon 27 June. Infants AM, Juniors PM
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
This Week’s Work Following on from our trip to the farm, Reception have designed their own farms. Year 1 have been learning about capacity this week. They made magic potions and worked very hard to measure the ingredients accurately. They also made different dips and dippers in D&T. In Year 2, the children have been drawing wild animals after their trip to the safari park. In Year 3, Joseph can read the time accurately on an analogue clock. Polly and Olivia have been explaining how a ‘Snoozatron’ works! In Year 4, the children designed fish following a session of pond dipping. Charlotte worked well to create a beautiful design. Also, Holly wrote a poem about dreams and used similes to make the dreams vivid. In Year 5, Lucy and Thomas have worked extremely hard rounding decimals. In Year 6, the children thought about what it is to live in a democracy. Ellie and Toby spoke passionately to persuade other members of the class around to their points of view during class debates. The motions were then put to a vote.
Flower Power Everyone rolled up their sleeves and got stuck in on Gardening Day, with the wonderful help of a team of volunteers from Incredible Edible of Ramsbottom. The children planted out lots of summer bedding plants and extended the school’s wildflower meadow. They also replanted the raised beds, created a willow wigwam and made a cold frame made from re-cycled plastic bottles. Phew - time for a rest!
Hesketh Farm Park Our reception children has a busy day down on the farm; they collected eggs, fed lambs, cuddled guinea pigs, travelled round the fields by tractor and went a bit wild in the play area! It was lots of fun!
Year 1 & Year 2 On Safari The children has a fascinating time at Knowsley Safari Park. They were amazed by all kinds of animals and got up very close to some rather unusual ones! It was a great day out.
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!
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 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 and Chester Well done!
Extra playtime this week, for great behaviour and excellent lining up, goes to ... Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6
This week’s Golden Book ...
Reception Ilithyia for being ready to learn, hard-working and a pleasure to teach. Year 1 Ethan For his creativity; he has such a vivid imagination! Year 2 Heidi for staying positive all week, even during the tests – keep it up! Year 3 Daniel for trying hard with all his work this week. Year 4 Finn for always being enthusiastic and ready to work. Year 5 Jack for his enthusiasm and willingness to learn. Year 6 Robyn for showing true team spirit and for supporting others during the Bikeability course (and at other times too!)
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?