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.
OFSTED Inspection Report - December 2011

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Y4 class assembly
9.00 am Wed 28 Jan
Y3 class assembly
9.00 am Wed 4 Feb
KS trip to Halle Orchestra Concert at Bridgewater Hall
9.00 am Thur 5 Feb
Friends' Meeting
7.00 pm Thur 5 Feb
Y2 class assembly
9.00 am Wed 11 Feb
Break up for Half Term Holiday
3.30 pm Fri 13 Feb
School re-opens
9.00 am Mon 23 Feb
Y1 class assembly
9.00 am Wed 4 March
Reception class assembly
9.00 am Wed 11 March
School band in Ramsbottom Music Festival
AM - Fri 13 March
Parents Evening
6.00 pm - 8.30 pm Thur 19 March (or daytime appointments on same day for Rec / KS1 9.00 am - 10.30 am, or Wed 18th for KS2 9.00 am - 10.30 am)
School band in Rochdale Music Festival
Thur 26 March
Class and Team Photos
Tue 31 March
Break up for Easter Holiday
3.00 pm (earlier time) Thur 2 April

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It’s Snowing!The snowman
We had a great time playing on the school field in the snow.
Do you like our snowmen?
Which is your favourite?

Christmas on the CobblesBand on Coronation St
The school band gave a great performance when they provided Christmas entertainment for visitors to the Coronation Street Tour at Granada Studios, and when all the playing was over they got to explore explore behind the scenes - including a visit to the famous Rovers Return!
Well done to all our fine young musicians.

Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper DayChristmas Jumpers
Everyone enjoyed a very tasty Christmas dinner this year whilst wearing their Christmas jumpers. It was hot, but worth it! We raised 150 for ‘Save the Children’. Well done!

Infants’ Christmas ConcertFlock of Sheep
Thanks to all the infants for giving us a wonderful performance of this year’s Nativity play - ‘Hey Ewe!’. The singing and acting was lovely, the costumes were full of Christmas colour, and all the audience had a great time. Well done to the staff for putting it all together so well!

The Happiest Christmas TreeChristmas Hazel
We hope you enjoy this year’s novelty Christmas song ... performed by the children of Hazlehurst School, with help from a few special friends!
Merry Christmas!

Christmas Crafts in ReceptionChristmas Crafts
Our reception children had some very special visitors to them get creative with Christmas crafts - their parents! It was heads down and deep concentration all the way - and the children worked hard too!

Christmas ConcertLittle Angel
The audience had a wonderful time at our Key Stage 2 Christmas Concert. The  children’s singing, dancing and acting was excellent and the costumes sparkled with Christmas light! Year 3&4 performed a traditional Nativity play, ‘Nazareth Welcomes You’, then Years 5&6 blasted off with ‘An Out of This World Christmas’, and finally all the juniors joined together for a ‘big finish’ with ‘The happiest Christmas Tree’.
Thanks to all the staff for putting on the show and to the children for sharing their talents. Happy Christmas!

2014 Christmas FairMusicians
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 fair raised 1500 for school. Well done!

Y6 Victorian ExperienceBaker Boy
Tatton Hall opened its servants’ entrance to a group of hopeful new recruits from Hazlehurst school recently. The children (and staff) had to roll up their sleeves and work hard all day in an attempt to impress the house-keeper and try to get a job as a servant. They scrubbed the floors, polished the silver, made the beds, and even baked scones for afternoon tea! What super servants they were! We were pleased to say that they were all hired at the end of the day!
Then it was time to head back to school in the year 2014 for a good  rest!
Tatton Park sent us a letter about how our children behaved and joined in on their visit. We are very proud of them! Tatton Park Letter.

Lest We ForgetDrummer Boy
The Y4 children took part in the 2014 Service of Remembrance when they visited Bury Fusilier Museum on the 11th of November. We were very proud of the dignified way in which they showed their respect for the brave soldiers who lost their lives in the war.
After the service there was a chance to learn more about life during the war years, including attending a war-time wedding!

2014 Samba DayMini drummer
Everyone enjoyed a taste of the Caribbean on our recent Samba Day. The whole school joined in with Samba drumming and ‘Tamboo Bamboo’ with a visiting specialist percussion teacher and meanwhile in the classrooms there was Caribbean Art, dancing and food, and a geography investigation into where our bananas come from. It was great fun!

Harvest Festival 2014Harvest Singers
Thanks to everyone who helped to make our Harvest Festival a big success. The children’s songs and poems were lovely and the event was enjoyed by an audience of over 100 parents and friends.
Thanks for all the donations to the Porch Project charity - we estimate that we donated over 1000-worth of food and toiletries to this worthy cause.

2014 - Year 4 Tudor Day at Smithills HallTudor Child
Year 4 stepped back in time to the Tudor period and experienced the way people lived when Smithills Hall was new!
It was great fun!

Summer Concert 2014Summer Concert
Thanks to the children and staff for giving us such a great concert. Years 5 & 6 performed ‘Peace Child’ and Year 3 & 4 gave us ‘Over the Top’ - a selection of songs to commemorate World War 1. The show ended with everyone singing ‘Let It Go!’ from Frozen. It was a wonderful occasion and the audience loved it!

Y3 Trip to Tatton Park Farm Milk Man
It was all action down on the farm for Y3 as they experienced the life of evacuees from Manchester arriving at Tatton Park Farm in 1941. They fed the animals, learned how to milk cows, looked after the horses and made toast with aunt Mary.
Then it was time to go ‘back to the future’ for a rest back at school. Phew!

2014 Summer Fair Bouncers
Thanks to everyone who helped to pack this day full of non-stop summer fair fun! The games and stalls were as popular as ever and the refreshments were delicious.
The event raised 1,000 for school. Well done!

2014 Treasure HuntSprinters
A brilliant time was had by all at the Annual Family Treasure Hunt. The clues kept us guessing, the barbecue was delicious and the company was great. Thanks everyone for another superb event!

Go on ... Be a sport!
Everyone joined-in brilliantly at our recent Sports’ Day. The weather was perfect and lots of parents and friends came along to cheer their children on. Congratulations to Chester for winning the Key Stage 2 Sports Day Trophy and to everyone who took part for giving us such a wonderful sporting occasion!

Infants Sports Day
Sporty Infants

Juniors Sports Day
Chester Champions

Action Stations!Robinwood
Year 6 had a brilliant, action-packed time on their trip to Robinwood Activity Centre. They threw themselves all the activities and hit new heights in every way!
Well done to the children for being a credit to the school and thanks to the members of staff who took them on the trip!

Hello Ducky!Duck Race
Well done to the school band for giving a great performance at the Rotary Club Duck Race, which was held as part of the Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival. Everyone enjoyed the performance, especially the big finish - a performance of The Birdie Song (with actions!)

Congratulations! ...

Hazlehurst Band ... to the school band for a great performance in Music For Youth at Rochdale Town Hall

Girls Football... and to the girls’ football team for super skills in the recent football tournament at Tottington Primary.



We are very proud of you!

Year 5 Road Safety Poster Competition Winnerswinners
As part of road safety week, the children in Year 5 took part in a poster design competition. Stephensons solicitors, in partnership with the charity Break, delivered a road safety lesson and then judged the posters. Three lucky winners were chosen and won Trafford Centre vouchers.

‘Oh they do like to be beside the seaside!’Blackpool Tower
Year 2 have been comparing our own town of Ramsbottom with ‘a seaside location’ and it was time to experience it all first hand with a trip to Blackpool!
They took in the view from the top of the tower, went wild in Jungle Jim’s, had a look at the action in the ballroom and finished it all of with a walk down the prom! It was great fun!

Big Maths at HazlehurstBig Maths Logo
We have been using Big Maths for 6 months and it has been great fun. If you would like to know more about how the scheme works, please read our Big Maths Guide for Parents and Carers - it will give you an overview and tell you how you can help at home!

Gardening Day - Autumn 2013Green fingers?
Everyone had a great time getting close to nature on Gardening Day. Working alongside our friendly volunteers from Incredible Edible, the children and staff planted all sorts seeds, bulbs, shrubs and trees and when they were not outside in the fresh air they were inside doing Art and Craft work that was linked to the great outdoors!
 Thanks to everyone who helped to make it such good fun!

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The winning house team this week was

Well done!

Extra playtime this week, for great behaviour and excellent lining up, goes to ...
Year 2 and Year 5

This week’s
Golden Book ...

Olivia Lawton

for a superb week in school – smart work!
Bonnie Birkett
for always being so tidy and smart whatever she does.
Charlottle Jones
for always being smart and well organised.
Grace Gallier
… whatever the activity, she is always a tidy worker.
Amelia Morgan
for always sitting up smartly, ready to listen and learn.
Abigail Johnson
…who never fails to keep up the best appearances.
Peter Watts
for pride in the uniform and being a superb role model to younger children.

Well done!

Hazlehurst Bronze, Silver and Gold Bar Awards
for consistent effort and high standards this school year
Who can collect a full set by the end of the year?

Bronze Star
4 commendations in school assembly

Tom Barry
Sophie Freeman
Isabelle Bruce
Darcie-Mae Crompton
Nina Haddock
Alfie Reynolds
Isabelle Atkinson
Arian Pope

Year 1
Christopher Johnson
Zak Tickle
Tia Brown
Phoebe Webb
Megan Oliver
Elexa Tickle
Oscar Aldridge

Year 2
Grace Ringer
Joseph Ashcroft
Sophie Lever
Joseph Morris
Brooke Nixon
Grace Good
Finlay Walsh
Owen Heaney
Spencer Brierley
Nyesha Carter
Aurelia Crompton
Nieve Valentine-Hawkins
Isabelle Fagan
Jessica Freeman
Eloise Freer
Billy Morris
Joseph Pennington
Olivia Tweddle
Lewis Marsh
Polly Fordham
Charlotte Jones

Year 3
Sophia Wray
Jack Noot
Max Davies
Robby Scott
Nancy Fillery
Jessica Lafone
Grace Gallier
Lila Taberner
Reuben Snape
Erin Birch
Kate Shewring
Holly Jones
Annie Edwards
Charlotte McKeown
Finn Radford
Toby Anderson

Year 4
Imogen Gibson
Jack Fort
Isabelle Peel
Lucy Thomas
Max Simcock
Freya Dobson
Cara Fay-Booth
Anna Lynskey
Amelia Morgan
Zack Eatough
Alex Pennington

Year 5
Amy Askew
Adam Ringer
Niamh Edwards
Freya Scott
Thomas Lafone
Molly Hall
Joshua Burrows
Abigail Johnson

Year 6
Katherine Waters
Ruby Simcock
Conor Fay-Booth
Lucy Nicklin
Grace Adams
Charlie Peel
Peter Watts
Ryley Wightman-Sweeney
Toby Wray
Lauren Jones
Milly Thomond
Ellie Askew
Ryan O’Malley
Joel Adams
Sam Powner
Imogen Marshall
Max Gibson
Isaac Lynskey

Silver Star
8 Commendation in school assembly

Year 3
Emily Gent

Gold Star
12 commendation in school assembly

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