Hackwood Primary Academy

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KS2 Parents Welcome Meeting

Date: 26th Sep 2022 @ 10:13am

Welcome to Hackwood Primary Academy Meeting – Tuesday 27th September at 4:00pm
Meeting for KS2 Parents and Carers (Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6)

School Closure 19th September 2022

Date: 12th Sep 2022 @ 10:02am

Dear Parents and carers,

 

STATE FUNERAL ON 19 SEPTEMBER 2022 – SCHOOL CLOSURE ARRANGEMENTS

 

As you are aware, we are in a period of National Mourning following the sad passing of Queen Elizabeth II.  The date for the Queen’s funeral is Monday 19 September 2022, and the Government has stated that this will be a Bank Holiday and that all schools and colleges should be closed as a mark of respect. Our Academy will be closed on Monday 19th September.

  

Our Academy will be back open on Tuesday 20th September and normal attendance is expected.  We continue to encourage excellent attendance throughout this period of reflection.  Please speak to me if you have any concerns about the impact of events on your children.  

 

 

 

Yours Sincerely

 

 

 

Forid Miah

Principal

Extreme Heat Advice

Date: 12th Jul 2022 @ 12:40pm

EXTREME HEAT - STAYING SAFE IN HOT WEATHER 

Dear Parents and Carers, 

Please click here for government advice on staying safe and well during periods of extreme heat. As you will know, the temperatures over the next three days are extreme (Thursday 28 degrees, Friday 33 degrees and Saturday 28 degrees) and we will all need to take great care and be vigilant on behalf of vulnerable friends and family; especially the young and elderly.   

More information giving advice is being posted on the 'News and Events' page on the school website.   Please stay safe - and please remember to ensure your children bring water bottles and hats toschool every day over the summer term - and that you apply sunscreen in the morning when needed.   

Many thanks to you all.

Please see the additional links for advice and guidance for keeping yourself and others safe during extreme hot weather. 

NHS Advice - How to Stay Safe in the Heat

Met Office - Tips for Keeping Cool in Hot Weather

Age UK - Advice for Staying Cool in a Heatwave

 

 

 

Parents/carers we need you...

Date: 15th Mar 2022 @ 1:54pm

Dear Parent/Carer,

Parental feedback and input into our academies continue to be of great importance to the Harmony Trust.  We believe that parents can help us shape our strategies, address challenges, and share successes. 

Alongside our parent forums, we are looking for parents to help our research team evaluate the impact of Trust-wide projects on them and their children.  To ensure we can monitor changes over time, ideally we would like the same parents to respond each time.  If possible, we are asking that parents to sign up to answer these surveys 3 to 4 times per year. 

Our first project is to look at the impact of the 1-2-1 devices (iPads for all KS2 children) on children and their families through our Harnessing Technology Maximising Learning (HTML) strategy.   

The surveys will take around 10/15 minutes to fill in.  They will help us identify any changes we need to make and identify successes that we can share across our academies.   

Your data will be held securely and will be anonymous, although we will ask for the school and year group your child is in on each survey. 

If you would like to help, please click on the link below and complete the form to register your interest. 

Parent Recruitment Form

Thank you. 

 

Sumdog maths software introduced to all our children!

Date: 11th Feb 2022 @ 1:28pm

Everyone at Hackwood Academy is delighted that all our children have now got access to Sumdog. It is an exciting and innovative piece of maths software that adapts itself to the child’s answers, increasing challenge when they are ready. 

Your child has received their login from their class teacher and can access Sumdog immediately. 

Did you know, that just 30 minutes each week increases your child’s maths fluency (being able to recall maths facts without thinking)?  The questions all take the form of games and the children have loved earning coins and playing the games in their introduction to Sumdog. 

You can read more about the benefits of Sumdog https://www.sumdog.com/en/parents/ or better still, ask your child to show you how it works. 

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