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.
Leadership is ‘inspirational’ and the drive for excellence is evident in all of the school’s work.
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Y5 class assembly
9.00 am Wed 25 April
Y3 class assembly
9.00 am Wed 2 May
School closes - Election Day / Bank Holiday Weekend
3.30 pm Wed 2 May
School re-opens
9.00 am Tue 8 May
Y4 class assembly
9.00 am Wed 9 May
Y6 SATs Week
Mon 14 May onwards
Plant order delivery & collection
Fri 18 May
Gardening Day!
Mon 21 May
Reception class assembly
9.00 am Wed 23 May
School closes for half term
3.30 pm Fri 25 May
School re-opens
9.00 am Mon 4 June
Y1 class assembly
9.00 am Wed 6 June
Y6 Robinwood Trip
Wed 6 - Fri 8 June
Y2 class assembly
9.00 am Wed 13 June
Sports Day
Thur 14 June - AM infants, PM juniors
Family Treasure Hunt & BBQ
6.00 pm Fri 15 June
School band in Bury Bandemonium
1.00 pm Sat 16 June
Summer Fair
2.00 pm Sat 30 June
Y3&4 Summer Concert
2.30 pm & 7.00 pm Thur 5 July
Y5&6 Summer Concert
2.30 pm & 7.00 pm Thur 12 July
Y5&6 End of Year Disco Party
6.30 pm - 8.00 pm Thur 19 July
Y6 leavers' assembly / prize day
9.00 am Fri 20 July

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This Week’s WorkReach for the stars!
.Reception have done some fabulous writing about their holidays this week!
They have also been digging for dinosaur bones!  They have had to find the bones by gently brushing the sand, then practise their ICT skills by taking a photograph of their bones using the ipad!
Year 1’s clay model animals were fabulous and they wrote excellent fact sheets about tortoises.
In Year 3, Darcie worked independently and showed excellent understanding when investigating numbers and Alfie wrote a thoughtful story introduction for this book.
Year 4 have been learning to draw elephants. It was tricky and they have done a brilliant job! Antonia also wrote a wonderful Animal Alphabet poem.
Year 5 have made some wonderful Greek pots.
In Year 6, Charlotte and Jamie wrote great descriptive narratives about a short animated film called ‘The Clock Tower’.

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

Enjoying the View!
We are encouraging all our parents and carers to complete the survey on the OFSTED Parent View website. It is very simple - just register an email address and have your say! The results are anonymous, but we would love to get as many responses as possible to get a true picture of your views. Thank you!
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Sponsored ‘Spring in Your Step’!Hop till you drop!
The children (and staff) used all their energy to complete this year’s Spring in Your Step challenges - a 1 mile walk (or run), a series of springy activities and finally a session on a bouncy castle!
At the end of the day there was a giant raffle of Easter eggs, to say well done and thank you to everyone who completed the course!
We are all raising money to make improvements to our playground facilities, so we thank everyone who has sponsored our lovely (and very energetic) children!

Great Spring Bake Off!Spring Bake Off
Congratulations to all our talented bakers for putting on a magnificent show at this year’s Great Hazlehurst Spring Bake Off!! The culinary creativity hit new heights and the judges had a very, very tough job picking the winners.
Thanks to the Friends’ Association for organising the event and to Kath Axon from Cake Craft of Ramsbottom for lending her expertise when it came to the judging!
We recommend that you do not view the photos if you are feeling hungry!

Year 3 Graffiti ArtGraffiti Art
Year 3 created ‘graffiti art’ and shared it as part of their class assembly. They researched the history of graffiti and had a debate about whether it should be classed as a form of art or just a type of vandalism. The children were very good at looking at the argument from both sides, but now it is time for you to decide what you think!

Sensory Garden Projectsensory garden
We are hoping to create a new sensory garden this spring, to enhance the children’s play and learning.
Newsletters have been sent home to give details of our ideas so far and everyone is invited to get involved!
Click below if you want to find out more ...
Ideas and further details
We look forward to reading all your ideas!

Frosty the SnowmanHazel and Hurst  at Xmas
We hope you enjoy this year’s Whole School Christmas Song.
You might recognize some familiar faces!
Happy Christmas

‘A King Is Born’Three Wise Men
Well done to all our young actors in the Reception class for a lovely performance of their Nativity Play - A King Is Born. The show was enjoyed by everyone who came to watch it.
Thanks to the staff for all their excellent work in putting it all together.

Y1&2 Christmas Concert - ‘Lights, Camel, Action!’The judges have their scores!
Thanks to the children for giving a wonderful performance of this year’s Christmas show.
The singing, dancing and acting was excellent and the audience gave it 10 out of 10!
Thanks to the staff for putting it all together so brilliantly!

‘Cinderella and Rockerfella’Cinderella and Rockerfella
The applause went on and on ... and on! ... after the children’s brilliant performance of their Christmas Pantomime. The singing, acting and dancing was top notch the children’s infectious enthusiasm sent everyone home with big Christmas smiles on their faces.
Well done to one and all!

 A Midwife Crisis!Donkey and Midwife!
No-one would listen to Steve the donkey, who was actually full of good ideas about how to get to Bethlehem to greet the new baby king! Thankfully, Steve and the midwife made it just in time to meet the shepherds and the wise men, and to join the celebrations!
Thanks to all the Y3&4 children and staff for a wonderful Nativity play. The audience loved it!

Y1 have been working on the three Rs!2017 Y1 Recycling Trip
Year 1 had a fascinating day out at the Recycling Centre in Liverpool. They learned all about the three Rs - Reduce, Re-use and Re-cycle and they saw a huge re-cycling plant in full swing. It was very interesting and gave them lots to think about!

Fantastic Fair Fun! Name the teddy at the Xmas Fair
Thanks to everyone who helped to make our Christmas Fair such a big success. The Friends Association did a wonderful job of organising the event and there was a great turn-out from family and friends. The stalls and games were lots of fun, the entertainment from the school band kept the Christmas spirit going, and the raffle was our biggest and best ever!
The event raised 2145 for school. Well done everyone!

Living History!Y6 Victorians
Y6 had a fascinating day when they turned the clock back to Victorian times and went to work in the grand hall at Tatton Park. They scrubbed the floors, made the beds, cleaned the silver and made some tasty scones! Then it was time to head back to school and to the present day for a good rest!

Year 1 Visit to St Andrew’s Church2017 Y1 Church visit
The children had a fascinating time learning about what you would find in a Christian Church. They were given a warm welcome from the vicar and they had a very good look around. They even got to ring the church bell in the bell tower!
Thank you to everyone at St Andrew’s for making us so welcome!

Art for Art’s SakeProfessor Illustrator
We had lots of fun when Professor Illustrator (Martin Olsson) came to school to lead our Art Day. He showed us how to create cartoon characters that had lots of personality and we all improved our drawing skills! Then we went back to class and did Art with our teachers all day! It was great!

A Bumper Harvest!2017 Harvest
Thanks to everyone who supported out Harvest Festival. It was great to see so many parents and friends in the audience. The musical performances from each class were wonderful and we were pleased to be able to donate over 500-worth of food to the food-bank charity, ‘Porch Boxes’. Well done!

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.

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!
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JUNIOR SPORTS DAY

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The  winning house team this week and this term was
 Chester
 

Extra playtime for great behaviour and excellent lining up was awarded to
Year 3 and Year 4

In the Golden Book this week for outstanding personal achievements

Rec

Maisie V-H
for a fabulous, positive week!
Y1
Louis
for being so very helpful to his teacher and everyone around him.
Y3
Nina
for her fantastic attitude to school – she is hard-working, fuss-free and a good friend to everyone!
Y4
Katy
for being a delightful member of the class, who always has a smile.
Y5
Isabelle
for her brilliant attitude to school, work and learning.
Y6
Joseph
for being such a hard-working, polite and friendly member of the class, and for being a great listener.

Well done!

This week’s Bronze, Silver and Gold Bar Awards
for consistent effort and high standards.
 

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Bronze
4 commendations in school assembly

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Silver
8 Commendation in school assembly

Y1
Tom
Logan
Louis
Lilly
Will

Y3
Nina

Y4
Antonia
Elise
Jason
Liam
Evie
Heidi

Y6
Charlotte
Jamie
Joseph

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Gold
12 commendation in school assembly

 

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