Hey with Zion CofE / Methodist Primary School


Latest Newsletters

  • 20 Oct 2023
    Autumn 1 Newsletter

    We have had a very productive and exciting half term!

    I was thrilled to see forty or so children and their families worshipping and singing at St John’s Church Harvest Festival. They were fantastic and sang beautifully. We have plans to do this again very soon with a joint church service in November. Watch this space!

    Play For a Day
    Our year 5 classes enjoyed “Play for a Day!” I was amazed at the talent and acting ability of the children- we have some budding actors in the making.

    Collective Worship
    This term has seen some positive changes to the school week.
    Collective worship has changed to include an opportunity for each class to lead the worship and for parents and families to watch and enjoy as well as participate in. I hope you agree, that this has been wonderful for the children, the parents and the rest of the school community. I for one, have loved watching the children shine like stars!

    VIP House Captain Lunch
    On Wednesday this week, we had our first ever VIP and House Captain Lunch.
    The house captains talked with the children and supported them as they ate as well as bonding and getting to know them a bit better.
    The children enjoyed being VIPs and were rightly chosen by our wonderful lunch supervisors as a reward for being a great example to others at lunchtime. These VIP lunchtimes will occur every half term.

    School Prefects
    We have some very capable and proud year 6 children who have been amazing in their new roles.
    Each year 6 child is a prefect and in addition we have our Head Girl and Head Boy, our House Captains, Buddies and School Council. Keep up the super job you have started – we are so proud of you!
    A special mention must go to Isaac who was elected to represent the area of Oldham in the UK’s Childrens Parliament. Isaac will meet with politicians and members of the House of Lords to develop COP28 in making the world a greener and healthier place for future generations! All of Hey with Zion are proud of you!

  • 21 Jul 2023
    Summer Newsletter 2

    As we look forward to the summer holidays and a new school year we would like to thank staff, children, parents and governors for their hard work and dedication to Hey with Zion. Sadly, we are saying goodbye to one member of staff; Mrs Farrelly as she is retiring after 25 years at Hey with Zion. We would like to express our thanks to her for her dedication and hard work, you will be missed by staff and children alike.

    We would like to say farewell to our year 6 children. They have had a very successful year and we would like to thank Mrs Patterson, Mrs Light and Mr Atkin for all their hard work. Our best wishes go with the children as they move on to a new and very exciting stage in their education. We are very proud of you!

    We also warmly welcome Miss Povery in to Reception/Year 1 covering Miss Tammi’s maternity leave (Miss Tammi welcomed a beautiful baby girl on Wednesday), Miss Slater in Year 2, Mrs Goodwin-Hardman, Mrs Midgley will be joining us as teaching assistants and Mr Fletcher as our HLTA. Enjoy your first term with us

    Finally, we hope that everyone has a fantastic summer holiday and that we all return in September refreshed and ready to do our best again!

  • 26 May 2023
    Summer 1 - Newsletters

    Saddleworth Olympics – The Saddleworth Olympics will officially be open for registration from today (Friday 26 May) for all children from year 3 (as of September 2023) up to 16 years old for some sports

  • 31 Mar 2023
    Spring 2 - Newsletter

    Our older children were visited by former Man City goalkeeper Alex Williams. Alex spoke to the children about his career and the importance of hard work and perseverance in whatever path they choose

  • 10 Feb 2023
    Spring 1 - Newsletter

    Things Going On….

    Chemistry in year 6 – had a practical science day using red cabbage to test acids neutrals and alkalis. They have also used acids and alkalis to create chemical reactions.

    Our boys’ team at Man City Our boys competed in the 2022-23 Primary Stars Tournament at Manchester City. (Our girls’ team plays Friday 10 February.)
    We won 1, drew 1 and lost 2, and that is okay. A Manchester City scout also approached me about one of our players, to observe again in a weekend match.
    Dress as a rockstar day – Thanks to all for allowing your children to come as rock stars. The theme was to encourage children to spend more time on the TT Rockstar times table game… and have some fun!
    Thank you, also, for the tins and food you have provided for our own mini food bank. There is a need, and your help is appreciated.
    National story telling week – thank you to all the parents’ that took time out of their day to come in to school and read a story to your child’s class.

    Bikeability sessions – Mr Clowes was told by the cycling tutors that our children were among the very best they have ever taught: highly proficient in their cycling and wonderful in their attitudes.
    We are not surprised - but thank you, children.

  • 16 Dec 2022
    Autumn 2 newsletter

  • 21 Oct 2022
    Autumn 1 Newsletter

    Things Going On….

    We’ve had a few events and visitors in school this half term.

    We were visited by Richard O’Neill, National Literacy Hero, author, and friend of Hey with Zion. He hosted a darts afternoon.

    Our Year Five children were invited to take part in a (free) activity session at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium.
    The session involved the children taking part in various physical activity stations which were aimed at educating children around mental health and wellbeing. The students were encouraged to be as active as possible during the event!

    Monday 10th October, was World Mental Health day. To celebrate this, the National Literacy Trust set up an event called “Take 10 to Read.” The aim was for everyone to read for ten minutes at 10 a.m.

    Hey with Zion joined in with this.
    We held a Spanish Day. The children were invited to come to school in red or yellow clothing, and during the day did some activities specifically to do with Spain and the Spanish language
    Our Year Five classes enjoyed a drama day, creating and acting a Viking themed play which they performed to all of Key Stage Two.

    Year Six were visited by Dr. Danni Hinchcliffe, a former pupil of Hey with Zion now working as a research scientist at Liverpool John Moores University.

    It was exciting for the children to see some of the opportunities available in the field of Science, and inspirational to see that they are achievable for pupils of our school.