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  • Outdoor Classroom Day - 24th May

    Published 16/05/18

    Staff and children to dress up with a garden theme with a donation of £1 which will go towards our Silver Learning Outside the Classroom Award.


    When teachers take learning outdoors they report some powerful impacts: Children’s behaviour improves, whole classes are excited to learn, and individuals who feel inhibited by the curriculum often thrive in an outdoor environment. When adults think back to their own happiest memories of childhood, they frequently recall the joy of playing outdoors. Play is not only central to children’s enjoyment of childhood, but teaches critical life skills such as problem-solving, teamwork and creativity.

    Building on the success of the 2017 campaign, our aim is to get as many children as possible playing and learning outside in 2018 on Thursday 24th May. For some schools, this will be an opportunity to try learning outside the classroom for the first time. For teachers who regularly take students outdoors, the day will be a celebration of what they are doing already and a chance to inspire other schools to get involved. For everyone, Outdoor Classroom Day will act as a catalyst for more time outdoors every day

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  • Art at Hazel Leys Academy - 4th June 2018

    Published 15/05/18

    We are looking forward to welcoming back Jason Wilshaw-Mills who will be teaching children how to use i pads to create digital art. 
    Last year art work was part of the Made In Corby project and was exhibited in the town centre. 
    We were very proud of the art produced.  Jason will be in classes the week beginning June 4th.  

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  • Solve It Workshop - 8th June Year 5 & 6

    Published 14/05/18

    Solve It will be raising awareness with Year 5 and Year 6 children of the potential consequences of solvent abuse.  Solve It's vision is  'No-one will die or suffer health consequences through lack of awareness of the dangers of the misleading term 'legal highs'' .

    The workshop sessions will focus on preventative education, early intervention and support and signposting.

    Helping to educated and keep our children safe at Hazel Leys Academy.  June 8th 2018.


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  • Golden Eagles will be flying even higher than ever on the 15th May. With six interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium, and the iconic 42m high Rocket Tower, the award-winning National Space Centre is an out of this world experience.

    Published 10/05/18
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  • Rock UK Frontier Centre - YR 3 and YR 4 - Monday 14th May

    Published 08/05/18

    Rock UK - the majority of our Year 3 and Year 4 children will be having an action packed visit on Monday May 14th. Children need to be in school for 8.20am.

    Rock UK - 'We give young people and those who are young at heart, a chance to experience exhilarating adventure in a safe and affirming environment. We help young people to push boundaries, grow in confidence and discover capabilities they didn’t know they had.'

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  • Hazel Leys has sucessfully achieved their Career Mark

    Published 02/05/18

    Hazel Leys Academy has successfully achieved our Career Mark. We are the third in the country and the first in the Trust to achieve this award. Career Mark is validated by ‘The Quality in Careers Standard Board’ (QiCS). Career Mark Primary is that part of Career Mark dedicated to supporting, developing and accrediting primary schools who wish to deliver a high quality careers and work related learning experience to their pupils. All pupils in secondary education will participate in careers and work related learning activities, so offering an introduction to careers in primary schools provides pupils with a valuable introduction to this important area of their personal development and academic education.


    Primary Career Mark has 4 standards:

    • Impact Measures how the school sets school and pupil targets for careers education and how it measures the achievement of them.

    • Management Measures the effectiveness of your systems for planning, managing and integrating CEIAG

    • Curriculum Measures how effectively your curriculum supports the development of learners’ knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes

    • Staff Measures how the school allocates, trains and measures the competence of staff delivering the programme.

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  • Wednesday 2nd May Reception to Year 3 will be taking part in a cricket taster session.

    Published 01/05/18

    All Stars Cricket gives girls and boys from the ages of five to eight an opportunity to become a star. The curriculum of fun cricket activities and games provides your children with the basic movement skills to begin a lifelong love of our sport and general physical activity. Children will learn the basics of how to

     – Catch and throw a ball
    – Hit a moving ball
    – Bowl with a straight arm
    – Play a basic game of cricket
    – Work and communicate as a team
    This taster session is to demonstrate to children how much fun playing cricket can be and also to encourage children to join a local group.

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  • Academy Council - Sunflower Competition

    Published 24/04/18

    The Academy Council is launching their first fundraising activity on Wednesday 25th April - a sunflower competition. The children will be selling three sunflower seeds with instructions on how to look after them. Each pack will cost £1. The child who grows the tallest sunflower will be awarded a prize.            All money received will be used to fund our work towards the Learning Outside the Classroom Bronze Award. Looking forward to seeing our tallest flower.

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  • Year 3 Ministry of Chocolate Workshop - 25/04/18

    Published 18/04/18

    The Ministry of Chocolate will be visiting Hazel Leys Academy to work with our Year 3 children. This supports our Charlie and Chocolate Factory text of the term.

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  • Tuesday 17th April - Northern Ballet Company are spending time in school to deliver a workshop for Reception and Year 1 children.

    Published 16/04/18

    Ugly Duckling is lonely and fed-up, ignored by those around her who think she is too ugly to fit in. She tries to make friends with fellow ducklings as well as with frogs, cats and even a fox, but realising she is not like any of these animals, she is left sad and alone. Duckling, on her journey, realises she can overcome her troubles and that she is beautiful all along.

    Retelling the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, Ugly Duckling is the perfect opportunity for young children to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre.

    As seen on CBeebies, Northern Ballet’s sell-out productions for children are not to be missed.

    This child-friendly performance lasts approximately 40 minutes.

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  • School Re-Opens to Pupils on Monday 16th April

    Published 15/04/18

    A warm welcome back to all our students and their families. Hope you have all had an enjoyable Easter Holiday.

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  • Bookstart Treasure Pack

    Published 27/02/18
    Bookstart Treasure Pack – Nursery children have received their free pack, Alan’s Big Scary Teeth, Reading with Your Child booklet sharing lots of tips and ideas for shared reading and a free sample of toothpaste. Book Trust support childr
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