Hey with Zion CofE / Methodist Primary School


Latest Newsletters

  • 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
    Summer 1 - 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.

  • 22 Jul 2022
    Summer 2 Newsletter

    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 1 Newsletter

    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.