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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26 March
Y6 class assembly
9.00 am Wed 28 March
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This Week’s WorkReach for the stars!
Reception have been learning about Mexico this week and measuring with cubes!
Year 1 have been reading ‘Where the Wild Things Are’. They made themselves in to wild things and wrote a descriptive piece. 
In Year 2, Albert and Amelia showed that they understood the story of Esther and Purim
In Year 3, Sophie wrote about a new adventure for Orion and the Dark and Joe produced a wonderful poster full of facts about Beatrix Potter
In Year 4, Harry and Allegra wrote interesting postcards from Sydney, Australia, while Katy and Bonnie designed beautiful Easter baskets.
Year 5 have been reading a book called “ Sky Song”, about a boy and girl’s adventure in a frozen world. Polly has recounted a part of the story from a different perspective – a dog!

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

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!

Plant SalePlant Sale
Spring is in the air and we are once again running our bedding plant sale. The plants are great value and the ordering system is very simple to use. The children have brought home paper copies of the order forms and you can print off extra copies from this link.
The order deadline is Monday 26th March and the plants will be delivered on Friday 18th May.
Happy gardening!

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.



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!

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.

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The  winning house team this week and this term was

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

In the Golden Book this week for outstanding personal achievements


for her fantastic attitude and super smile!
for fuss-free hard work!
for being so polite and hard-working and for always being ready to learn.
for being a pleasure to have in the class because he is so helpful.
for always being ready to work to the best of her ability.
for showing selflessness.
for applying himself well in lessons and for making good contributions.

Well done!

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


4 commendations in school assembly


8 Commendation in school assembly




12 commendation in school assembly


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