#ThisWeekatSAW – 16th June 2023

[16 Jun 2023]

Message from the Head of School:

A fantastic week at Sirius Academy West: the sun has been shining and our students have enjoyed ice creams and ice lollies at break times to cool down. Although temperatures have risen and the academy, at times has felt hot, the students have continued to show great resilience and worked hard regardless.

The last of our big examinations have concluded and those Year 11 students who qualify are invited in on Monday for their Leavers Festival and of course their Prom on Friday 7th July. A big well done to all the Year 11 students who have work hard throughout their five years at Sirius, we look forward to celebrating with them on their results day in August.

The academy continues to dominate with our sports teams this week with our Year 7 rugby team being successful away at Holderness Academy and gaining their place in the Yorkshire Plate Final on Wednesday 28th June and our Year 10 boys did themselves proud away at St Mary’s for the Hull Schools Final. A huge achievement and a big well done to all involved. Please continue to check our Facebook and Twitter socials for an up to date view of all Academy events and visits and sporting fixtures.

Thank you to all the parents and carers who attended the Year 7 parental evening this week on Thursday. It was great to have parents invited into the academy to meet with staff and discuss their child’s progress.

Attendance remains a significant priority for the academy for all students. Please continue to ensure your child is attending the Academy every day to ensure no learning is missed. As the weather continues to be warm, please ensure your child is bringing their water bottle to school. Fountains are available to fill up bottles with water at breaks and lunch times. Ice lollies and ice creams will also continue to be on sale at break times next week. Decisions will be made each morning regarding blazers.

Thank you again for your continued support.


RESPECT for Community- General Academy news

Weather for this week

Further details will be sent on expectations for the remainder of the week. Please ensure your child has a water-bottle with them for the day.

Parental Courses

Sirius Academy West are delighted to offer parents and carers the opportunity to participate in an informal introduction to Maths.

Following the successful British Sign Language course in April and May, we are excited to extend this offer in June and July, for parents and carers that have an interest in developing their Maths skills.

The course is designed to provide parents and carers with the chance to develop confidence in basic Maths skills.

Please use the link below to indicate your interest:


Thursday 6 July (3.15pm – 4.15pm)
Thursday 13 July (3.15pm – 4.15pm)
Thursday 20 July (3.15pm – 4.15pm)

Attendance at all three sessions is not compulsory. Parents and carers can attend on the dates that suit their own availability.

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New Gaming Club from Mr Sinderson

Excellent work on completing their first Arcade Game; Wack-A-Mole in Coding Club this week. Very impressed with how quick they picked it up producing some excellent examples, even had time to play them on the Mewobit games console, some budding programmers is always good to see.

Year 7: Liam B

Year 9: Alex B, Logan K

Sporting Successes

The Year 7 Rugby boys reached a County Final in their 1st season as SAW students with an outstanding 48-18 win the Yorkshire Plate Semi-Final over South Holderness. The boys will now face Leeds West or Cockburn High in the Final to be held at Hull University.

Player of the Match went to Ollie B who was a constant threat and scored a hat-trick of tries.

The Year 9 boys produced a terrific display in their Hull Schools Cup Final before eventually losing out to St Marys 22-12.

Josh G took the Player of the Match award for an excellent personal performance.


RESPECT for Education – Lesson 1 Content

This week the students have completed the following tasks in their Lesson 1 lessons. Please discuss with them as we continue to develop the knowledge of our students:


Culture Task

This week to recognise our assembly theme of PRIDE Month, students looked at the life of Paul O Grady. O Grady was an openly gay entertainer who led many popular TV shows in his career.

Votes for Schools Topic (Key Stage 3 students only)

This week the students discussed the topic of ‘Do we care about the worlds waterways?’


Character Education

Character Education is a time-tabled lesson within our Lesson 1 curriculum in which students focus on skills and traits which will allow them to be successful in not only their academic studies but also in other aspects of their life.


This week students have focused on:

Year 7 students have begun their module on ‘creative thinking’ and what barriers can impact on this.

Year 8 to 10 students have begun their module of gaining effective feedback and explored the things which may stop them acting upon feedback.


RESPECT for Education- Curriculum Area ‘Students of the Week’

Each Curriculum Area will nominate a student each week who has shown through their lessons that they have met the RESPECT values of the Academy. The reason for the selection is highlighted below:

Curriculum Area

Student Name

Reason for Nomination

English Charlie D
(Year 10)

Changed around his attitude towards An Inspector Calls and working hard to build on and demonstrate his understanding of characters.


Tyler J
(Year 7)
Just a little superstar, works so hard in the lessons, work is immaculate, and he’s the first to want to answer questions.
English Gracie E
(Year 7)

Gracie is so clever, her inference skills are fabulous and she tends to see things that the other class don’t.


Kye W
(Year 8)
Kye has really been trying hard in the lessons, always wanting to answer questions.
English Ethan T
(Year 8)

Ethan’s reading has really come on, and with that so has his confidence.


Libby W
(Year 7)
Fantastic effort and progress in Spanish.
MFL Annalise H
Robyn T
(Year 9)

Continued fantastic effort in Spanish lessons.


Kiara W
Jessica L
Nagwa A
Fiona C
Alice Z
Viktorija N
Chioma U
Grace M
(Year 7)

Excellent work in Computing demonstrating the respect values and progress in education. Used Flow Chart software to create algorithms

ICT Matipa M
Issac L
(Year 8)

Created excellent digital drawings and demonstrated the respect values of the Academy.

KS3 Spellings- RESPECT for Education

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 will be tested each week on a set of spellings. This is to improve their basic literacy skills. We encourage parents / carers to engage in this activity with your child to support their learning. This week’s spellings to be learnt are:

Year 7

  1. Perilous
  2. Inadequate​
  3. Sagacity
  4. Secrecy​
  5. Orthodox
  6. Conscience​
  7. Blasphemous
  8. Formidable​
  9. Forlorn
  10. Mysterious

Year 8

  1. Congregation
  2. Unscrupulous​
  3. Contemporary
  4. Tolerance ​
  5. Trustworthiness
  6. Shrewd​
  7. Intentionally
  8. Credibility​
  9. Disreputable
  10. Retaliate

Year 9

  1. Horrified​
  2. Aghast​
  3. Speechless​
  4. Anxious​
  5. Astounding​
  6. Exhilarated ​
  7. Elated​
  8. Animated​
  9. Delirious​
  10. Anticipation

Final thought

“The more difficult the victory, the more happiness is taken from winning”

The next parental bulletin will go live on Friday 23rd June 2023; enjoy the week ahead!

Mr A Kay (Assistant Head Teacher- Pastoral and Attitudes to Learning)

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