Message from the Head of School:

Dear all

Our fantastic start to the academic year has continued into our first full week at the Academy. The response of our students to the high expectations set around the Academy has allowed class teachers to set and maintain the highest possible standards in every lesson. Students are now fully aware of the staff terminology concerning any form of disruption in lessons and staff are ensuring that all students are meeting these expectations, which is allowing some amazing achievements to be seen in lessons. This is also replicated with the new mobile phone policy and the level of verbal interaction between students in the corridors and outside spaces is a pleasure to see.

It gave me a great sense of pride this week to hand out the highest amount of Expert Learner and Active Learner badges that the Academy has ever given. These rewards demonstrate to all students that all staff recognise their consistent attitude and engagement in lessons and their new badges allow everyone to see their fantastic achievements.

As we move forward in the term we will be ensuring that, our consistent high standards are maintained and we thank all parents and carers for your support with this.

Regards

Mr E Vickerman (Head of School)


General Academy News

If your child is in Key Stage 4 (Year 10 or 11) you will have received a letter this week which informed that every student will receive 1 hours’ worth of Maths homework in their last lesson of Maths each week (either a Thursday or Friday). If this homework is not complete by the following week, they will be placed into department detention.

On the main page of our MyEd app, you will see that a new tile titled ‘Enrichment’ is now present. This tile takes you to our extensive Enrichment programme of all the clubs/extra-curricular activities that are on both during and after-school. This programme will change each half-term with notice on this bulletin of when it changes occur.

Wednesday 18 September 2019 is the deadline for current Year 10 students to inform their house team if they would like to be considered for the role of House Captain. This will be a proactive role in the Student Voice group and will benefit any students looking to apply for The College@Sirius or other forms of education upon completing Year 11.

Our Drama team are proud to say that some of our students will be taking part in a multi-media performance by students from Sirius Academy West, Ganton School and the Hull Music Service. Fusing words by the poet laureate Simon Armitage on an intergalactic theme in this year of celebration of the moon landings, with music by award-winning composer and musician John Harle and a light show by Hull-born architect Richard Scott.

FRI 27 SEPT ZOOM! SIRIUS ACADEMY WEST 16:00 - 17:00

SAT 28 SEPT ZOOM! HULL COLLEGE 11:00 - 12:00

Tickets available from: https://www.hulltruck.co.uk/whats-on/other-citywide-events/zoom-hull-college/

Curriculum Area students of the week:

English

 

Chloe Huntley- Year 11 - Fantastic attitude and start to Year 11.

Maths

Charlie Wadsworth- Year 7- For excellent participation in discussions and enthusiasm in Maths.

Science

Josh Abbott- Year 11- Made an excellent start to Biology with high quality written work.

Geography

Cherelle Lister- Year 9- Excellent work in lesson and a great attitude.

History

Kelsey Fox – Year 10- Outstanding start to GCSE History, working extremely hard and helping others in the class understand the content.

B & V

Kiera Atkinson- Year 10- She has been great during debate in Religious Studies this week. 

MFL

Laurel Wainman- Year 10- For outstanding homework completed during the Summer holiday.

PE

Grace Collier- Fantastic start to her BTEC Sport course, excellent contributions in class and high quality standard of work produced.

Technology

Daniel Norman- Year 10- For excellent work, great interest and level of knowledge around engineering.

ICT

Harvey Emmerson Leach- Year 11- For getting the highest mark in Year 11 on his recent Retail Business exam. 

Drama

Finlay Bark- Year 10- He has had a fantastic start to his BTEC Performing Arts course with a wonderfully positive attitude and work ethic!

Music

Tom Leggott- Year 11- Achieving target grade in the Unit 1 BTEC exam and now striving for getting an even higher grade.

Active Learners:

The following students were the top students in their House for earning Active Learner rewards this week. They will receive a free breakfast voucher next week.

Challenger – Shauna Gouldson
Discovery – Ella Dixon
Enterprise – Madison Conway
Pioneer – Clifford Appiah
Voyager – Ella Millett

Year group spellings for the upcoming week:

The spelling of the words below will be tested in all year group English lessons this coming week. Please ensure that your child has spent time practicing these words as part of their English homework.

  1. Definitely ​
  2. Surprise​
  3. Business​
  4. Occurred​
  5. Separate​
  6. Wherever​
  7. Yourself​
  8. Necessary​
  9. Myself​
  10. Successful 

Sporting dates for next week:

Monday 16 September 2019

Year 8 Boys Rugby away at St Marys 4pm KO

Tuesday 17 September 2019

Year 10 Boys Football home v St Marys 4pm KO

Wednesday 18 September 2019

Year 11 Boys Football home v St Marys 4pm KO

Year 9 Boys Football away v St Marys 4pm KO

Year 7 Boys Rugby away at Beverley Grammar 4pm KO

Thursday 19 September 2019

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Friday 20 September 2019

Year 10 Boys Rugby away at St Marys 4pm KO

Support classes

Year 11 Science lunchtime revision has started on a Tuesday lunchtime- open to all students. Collect lunch from 181.

Hospitality and Catering intervention is on a Thursday after school for RSH Y11 students.

KS4 and KS5 Health and Social Care support sessions are available for any student to drop in and get help with revision or coursework.  Sessions are;

Wednesday   

3.15pm – 4.15pm G35 (Mrs Field)

Thursday     

12.40 – 1.10pm G35 (Mrs Wincott)

Thursday 

3.15pm – 4.15pm G35 (Mrs Wincott)

Friday    

12.40 – 1.10pm G35 (Mrs Field)

German Top Table sessions start this week - every Thursday at 8.00am in Room 363. All Year 11 and 10 German students are welcome to attend.

Key dates

The key date’s tile on the main app contains all Parents Evening dates for the entire year as well as other notable events.

Our annual celebration evening ‘Night of a Thousand Stars’ will be held at the Bonus Arena on Thursday 26 September 2019.

Final thought

‘In the end we only regret the chances we didn’t take’

The next parental bulletin will go live on Friday 20 September 2019; enjoy the week.

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