#ThisWeekatSAW – 30th June 2023

[30 Jun 2023]

Message from the Head of School:

The Academy has been host to a number of Year 5 pupils this week as part of our on going transition programme. It’s been great to see students enjoying the facilities and familiarising themselves with their potential secondary school.

Our Year 7 rugby team impressed this week with their comfortable win in the Yorkshire Plate final. A big well done to all involved. Please check our socials for up to date pictures and information on all events and trips including sporting fixtures and results.

Thank you to those parents and carers continuing to support the academy with attendance, we need to ensure students are attending every day when able to, to limit the amount of learning lost through absence. Correspondence has been shared with you all regarding the teacher strikes next week – plans are in place to ensure continuation of learning takes place.

Please continue to ensure your child is bring their water bottle to the academy every day, temperatures inside the building remain warm and will no doubt increase as we move into July. A decision on blazers will be made each morning.

Thank you again for your continued support.

Gemma Ransom (Head of School)


RESPECT for Community- General Academy news

Final Day Arrangements

The Academy will close for summer on Thursday 20th July at 1pm.


Weather for next week

We have now returned to all students wearing blazers throughout the day in the Academy. Please ensure that your child has their blazer with them.


Uniform Stamping Dates

We have two uniform stamping dates to ensure we are ready for September, before we break off for summer. There will be further dates during the summer holidays. If you would like uniform stamping prior to breaking off for summer, the dates are:

Thursday 13th July from 3:30-5pm.

Tuesday 18th July- 3:30-5pm.


Hull College Year 10 Taster Day

The whole Year 10 cohort are invited to the Hull College Taster Event on Thursday 6th July. This a practical day to gain knowledge and experience of potential future career options. Academy staff will be supervising the students at all times. Students must attend in Academy uniform. Any questions please request a call from Ms Milner or send your child to 133.

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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Sporting Successes

Our Year 7 Rugby boys rounded off a successful 1st year in the Academy by collecting the Yorkshire Plate after a comprehensive 26-6 win over Cockburn High (Leeds). The boys were outstanding as a team with Charlie P taking the Player of the Match award.


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 final week of PRIDE Month celebrations, students looked at the career and achievements of Elton John.

Votes for Schools Topic (Key Stage 3 students only)

This week the students discussed the topic of ‘Do we view PRIDE as more of a party than a protest?’

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 focused on generating ideas for their problem-solving activity in their creative thinking module.

Year 8 to 10 students have focused on looking at the best state of mind to receive effective 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

Reading Response

Wiktor S
(Year 9)
Brilliant reading in lesson, decoding vocabulary to understand it and always being resilient.
Health and Social Care Amber C
(Year 10)

For creating a well-structured and detailed mock synoptic project assessment in Health and Social Care coursework.


Riley C
Owen W
Brendan P
(All Year 7)
For being expert learners and helping others within the group to make their bird feeder.
Technology Lincoln M
(Year 9)

Excellent progress made in DT, always keen and willing to learn and does so independently.


Josh G
(Year 9)
Takes a real interest in the subject, eager to learn and his practical work is outstanding.
MFL Ruby T
(Year 7)

Big improvements made in both behaviour and effort in French lessons.


Jude H
Vittorio G
Alfie W
Jiajie C
(All Year 10)
Excellent attitude and effort during our fitness testing sessions this week in BTEC Sport. All pupils pushed themselves to achieve the best scores in the group, especially in the Multi -Stage Fitness Test!
PSHE Tyler J
(Year 7)

For having the courage to brings his feelings and concerns about what we are studying in the current term to the forefront and his maturity in how he discussed them.


Kaden S
(Year 7)
Showing a real interest in PHSE and answering questions well.
(Year 7)

Worked hard when completing the PSHE questionnaire.


Maddie D
(Year 8)
Always does her best in PHSE, always willing to give answers and completes her booklets to a high standard.
(Year 7)

For being so helpful and so respectful during our PSHE lessons – thank you and well done, May!


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. Seductive
  2. Procure​
  3. Dissipate
  4. Melancholy​
  5. Courteous
  6. Impressively​
  7. Regrettably
  8. Eagerness​
  9. Doubtful
  10. Menial

Year 8

  1. Cliché
  2. Progressive​
  3. Acumen
  4. Totalitarian​
  5. Perspective
  6. Acknowledgement​
  7. Ambiguity
  8. Infamy ​
  9. Sardonic
  10. Censorship

Year 9

  1. Deference       ​
  2. Acrid​
  3. Duplicity          ​
  4. Distinguishable​
  5. Honourable      ​
  6. Yearning​
  7. Chivalric          ​
  8. Prophetic ​
  9. Chastise         ​
  10. Oblivious

Final thought

“Many will start fast. Few will finish strong”

The next parental bulletin will go live on Friday 7th July 2023; enjoy the week ahead!

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

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