Our Year Six pupils are invited to tuition sessions on several Saturdays over the course of the school year. Typically they will each come for an hour’s English with Miss Light and an hour’s Maths with Mrs. Patterson (or me today).
These sessions, I am convinced, are hugely instrumental in accelerating the children’s progress. On a 1:1 or very small group basis, the children can take control of their learning, asking for support in areas where they particularly want it. Today, for example, Joshua has been getting help with algebra/ missing number questions, Solomon with long multiplication, Heidi and Callum with fractions and Jamie with percentages.
For all it is school on a Saturday, the children invariably quite enjoy it, and they certainly enjoy making the very good progress in their learning which they do.
This morning Year 6 worked in small groups to help each other to develop their writing skills. They all found it useful, read their comments below:
Critical writing helped me because it made me add things I wouldn’t normally do. Zachary.
This work helped me by improving the way I spell words and how I use grammar,Max.
This helped me because my friend said I need to look at my second paragraph so I changed it and everyone thought it was good. Matthew.
This work helped my spelling and my grammar and my writing. Cameron
Working in a group helped me improve my work and I think we should do it more.Jake
Our Student of the week is Muzammil for his excellent work in maths.
Good work – Mr Thompson praised Amiya and Codie for their superb team work in Gaelic football.
Well done to all of you!
Year 6 have been learning how to keep themselves safe on line. After lots of discussion they designed posters to help others to protect themselves when using the Internet.
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|A letter for the parents of all Year Six pupils:
Your child is due to start secondary school in September 2018. This is a very exciting and important time. I am writing to make you aware of how and when you need to apply and where to access information to guide you through this process.
You will need to complete an application using the online application system available on the Oldham Council website. It’s quick and easy and ensures school offers can be made efficiently via e-mail. Applying on line is the only form of application as Oldham Council no longer provides paper application forms.
The online system opened on 1 August 2017 and will close at 5pm on 31 October 2017.
If you don’tt have access to the internet, there are computers in all Oldham’s libraries and at the Civic Centre’s Access Oldham. Help to complete the application is available at the Civic Centre’s Access Oldham between 10.00 am and 12 noon every Thursday from 7 September 2017 to 11 January 2018.
Some voluntary aided schools may want you to fill in a supplementary form or provide documentation in addition to the application you make to us. Supplementary forms are available from and returned to the relevant school.
To enable you to have a look at what is on offer; all Oldham secondary schools will be holding open evenings during the autumn term. You will be able to access further information, a guide and links to school websites by logging onto www.oldham.gov.uk/admissions
The closing date for all applications is 5pm 31 October 2017. Any application received after this time will be classed as late and will not be processed until all the on time applications have been allocated a school place.
Should you have any initial queries please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Team on 0161 770 4213.
When I read the opening of Maxwell’s mystery story I was hooked. I can’t wait to read the rest of it. Well done Max! Hopefully you’ll hear it in assembly.
Kyra Buckley is our student of the week. She works hard all of the time and is always polite and helpful. A super year 6 role model. Well done Kyra.
We are thrilled that the council has chosen to consult with some of Hey with Zion’s Year Six pupils as representatives of the town’s young population, to shape Oldham’s future provision for children and young people over the next four years. This is a great honour, and a chance for our children to demonstrate their sound judgements and to contribute to the greater good of the town.
We have registered to enter again for the Primary Engineers Award. The competition is run in partnership with Siemens, Oldham Council, Oldham Enterprise Trust and the Stoller Charitable Trust, and the premise is the same as last year – we ask pupils to research engineering and interview an engineer; then each child should identify something they perceive as a problem and devise a solution to that problem. They then illustrate that solution and write a ‘Pitch Letter’ explaining their invention.
Hey with Zion entered last year for the first time and were honoured that one of our pupils, Joshua (now of Year Six) was one of the ultimate winners- of whom there were just two in his category throughout Greater Manchester.
Mrs Phillips and Miss Holt will again run the project, commencing immediately after Christmas, with a deadline for submission of entries of 28th March 2018.
Budding engineers in Years Five and Six- be planning your inventions!