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Hazel Leys Academy


May 2018

  • 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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  • 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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