- 22 Jul 2022
Summer Newsletter 2
Farewells and New Beginnings
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 two members of staff; Miss Holt as she is moving on to pastures new and Mr Fletcher who is moving to the Isle of Man. We would like to express our thanks to them for their dedication and hard work, they 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 Cochrane in to Year 3 and Miss Thompson will be joining us as a teaching assistant in nursery. 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!
- 27 May 2022
Summer Newsletter 1
Things Going On….
Our girls at Oldham Athletic – We are very proud of our girls at Oldham Athletic last week. They came joint 3rd out of 8, and were deserved medalists.
They played four matches, won two drew one lost one, scored five and conceded just one.
Actions have consequences - Last Monday we welcomed this initiative to Hey with Zion.
It is a scheme we have tried to bring in previously but was then unable to do so. Its aim is to build bridges between local children, their teachers, local neighbourhood policing teams, school based officers and the youth offending team.
The activities were led by Paul McGovern MBE and were fun but a serious way of looking at reasons underpinning crime and anti-social behaviour; of helping the children to recognise the importance of making right choices in their lives.
Visiting author - We have had Richard O’Neill in again this half-term. This time working with the younger half of our school. He is a friend of Hey with Zion and frequent visitor, enthusing children with his words and tales.
Visit of Rebecca Adlington O.B.E – We were visited by Rebecca Adlington O.B.E., Olympic gold medalist and former world record holder. She spoke with all of Key Stage Two to enthuse them about swimming in particular and the requirement to work hard in general to achieve success.
- 08 Apr 2022
Spring 2 Newsletter
March has been a busy month for Hey with Zion!
• Some of our children played on the pitch at Oldham Athletic
• Year 2 and 4 attended the Choral Speaking at Oldham Coliseum
• Celebrated World Book Day
• Crystal Bennici (author) visited for an afternoon
• Dare to be Different Day
• Year 5 had a visit from a Viking Story teller
• Year 5 & 6 were visited by a professional story teller who told them stories relating to their English lessons
on Beowolf and Macbeth
• Our boys’ football team competed in an Oldham Athletic tournament. We won two matches, lost one and played good football in the right way.
• There was an astonishing number of fabulous entries to the Easter Bonnet and egg decorating competitions. Thank you very much to all parents who helped their children make them.
- 18 Feb 2022
Spring 1 Newsletter
National Story Telling week - thank you to all parents who have come in. We are currently collating reading test scores across school - early indications are that the children have made more than twelve months’ progress in reading over the last year. Thank you, parents, for all your support in this.
Thank you to all the parents who have supported our PTFA 2022 Challenge. Don’t forget to enter the ‘Design our PTFA Logo’ competition.
- 16 Dec 2021
Autumn 2 Newsletter
Farewells and New Beginnings
Sadly, we are saying goodbye to one member of staff; Miss Daley as she is moving on to pastures new. We would like to express our thanks to her for her dedication and hard work, she will be missed by staff and children alike.
We also warmly welcome Miss Perrin in to Year 3 and Mr Ravey in to Reception. Enjoy your first term with us.
Finally, we hope that everyone has a fantastic Christmas holiday and that we all return in the New Year refreshed and ready to do our best again!
- 22 Oct 2021
We’ve had a few events and visitors in school this half term.
Chris Cyprus (a local artist to the area) painted in the company of our children. To watch a work of such beauty be created from blank canvas to finished product is a treat and a privilege for us all. It will be proudly displayed in school for all to see.
We were visited by Richard O’Neill, National Literacy Hero, author, and friend of Hey with Zion. He worked with our older classes and presented us with copies of his latest book.
Our girls were treated to a visit from Lancashire Cricket Club players Laura Jackson and Hannah Jones, who talked of their careers and set out to encourage our girls to take advantage of as many sporting opportunities as they can.
KS2 had the privilege of a workshop with Ash Randall a freestyle footballer. Years 5 & 6 had an assembly with him, then he did a 45-minute session with each class.
The whole school were transported back in time to a ‘Victorian Day’. Check out the class blog pages, there were some fabulous costumes.