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[email protected] - Friday 15th November 2019

Message from the Head of School:

This week we have been seeing our Curriculum Principles in action.

No limits - We set no limits on our academic progress and attitudes.  To see so many Year 7 students achieve Expert Learner status already has been fantastic.

Respect - We want all students to respect each other, the environment and their education.  A great example this week was seeing some of our 100% attenders working with Viking FM.  Great attendance shows students are respecting their education.

Support - We support each other when support is needed.  An example from this week is the tireless work of our House Assistants in supporting the students in their Houses/Year group.

Broadening Horizons - Through our curriculum and enrichment we aim to support student’s wider education.  I was delighted to hear the positive feedback from the public for our students on the recent Berger's Zoo visit.

Community - We work together in order to provide the best education for our students.  An example of our community was the fantastic observance around Remembrance Day on Monday.

Mr Ravenscroft

Curriculum Area students of the week:


Well done to all Year 7 pupils that attended the “GET GLOWING” event in Brigg, with Miss Wilson.


A massive well done to the Year 7 girl’s football team that represented the academy at Hull Schools Futsal competition.


Drama -  Kearah Stabler and Ellie Hoad for a simply fantastic performance.

Dance -  Kristers Knaps- Improved effort and fantastic attitude.

Sophie Jackson- Big improvements.

Music -  Reece Stabler- Big improvement in attitude and effort.

Photography - Milena Bologon, Ruby Branton. Year 11 standard work in Photography. Well done!

Art - Artium Trofimov-Fantastic organisation for his Art coursework. Well done.


Grace Walgate – for having read over 45,000 words on Reading Plus – well done Grace!



Chloe Butler – consistently excellent attitude to learning. Well done!


Natalia Jajkiewicz - 11R - wonderful work and assessment


Ellie Hoad – Fantastic effort and attitude and attendance at early morning intervention.

HegartyMaths Homework Club on Monday and Wednesday from 8am.

KS4 maths intervention on Tuesday morning from 8am in 0N1.


Jessica Cutts – Fantastic attitude towards her own learning and supporting other students




Noticeable Achievements:

This week in the House Competitions we held two memorial designs. Below are the team designs of the Poppy competition winners. Well done to the following teams

1st Voyager 7 2nd Voyager 4 3rd Pioneer 7

We also had Art and Technology run a bunting and poster memorial design. All of these were then created into an art installation. The winners for the bunting were as follows 1st- Phoebe Enderby(Pioneer2) and Courtney Hendey( Enterprise 3) 2nd Lukas Raugala (Enterprise 5) and 3rd Alisha Fadka (Voyager2)

And the winners for the poster were 1st Rhiannon Hadley (Voyager 6) 2nd Kaci Drury (Pioneer 4) and 3rd Leila Coates (Discovery2)

Below is the picture of the installation created.

The current standings of our House Cup is below. Still lots of things for the houses to compete in. Next week we have our short story competition winners as well as our shed design, Attendance Cup and Great British Sewing Bee.

This week as a school, we also took part in anti bullying week promoting the event by wearing Odd Socks. Staff and students took part with some fantastic socks on display.

Respect Awards:

Kira Cross –being helpful and polite

Precious Ozurumba – helping another student

Millie Downing – helping the teacher tidy

Hot Choc Friday Students


The Voice- The final of the voice will be held on Tuesday 26th November at 4pm.

Our staff and student pantomime will be performed on Wednesday 18th December with a 6pm start time.


CAPA - Extra-Curricular Activities (all to take place in 1R4):

Orchestra will be running on a Tuesday after school. All instrumentalists are invited to attend. This will run from 3.15-4.05pm.

Ukulele Club takes place on a Thursday after school from 3.15-4.05pm.

Vocalize also takes place on a Thursday after school from 3.15-4.05pm.

PE and Sport

Inclusive Sport GLOW festival

SWI- taking 10 students to inclusive sports event at Brigg (Thursday 14th November)

Year 10 Yorkshire CUP rugby Fixtures:

Tuesday 12th November- Home Vs Cas High 2pm (Re-arranged Friday 13th December)

Thursday 10th December- Home VS Holmfirth 2pm

Year 11 football

Tuesday 26th November Away Vs St Mary’s

Year 9 football

Thursday 12th December Away Vs St Mary’s B team

Wednesday 18th December Away Vs St Mary’s C team

Well done to Jack Deyes, Innocent Okojie, Amelia Thompson-Egeh, Harry Coates, Great Davids and Thoriq Farras who all successfully auditioned for and gained a place in Sirius North's first band. Your rehearsals will take place every Friday from 3.15-4.05pm.

If you have any questions about any of the above activities, please come and speak to a member of the music department.


Year 11s need to continue their exam preparations by working through the CGP workbooks issued previously to further enhance their skills for GCSE Language Paper 2.

Reading Plus: This is the main homework for KS3 students. They are expected to complete reading and vocabulary challenges each week.

This year’s First Story enrichment experience is underway with our writer-in-residence, Russ Litten. This week the group worked with Russ to produce entries for First Story’s ‘6 Word Story competition – let's hope we have a winner. We are looking forward to seeing our creative writers next Tuesday in 1N11 with Mrs Mills.

The KS3 First Story’s ‘6 Word Story’ House competition is being judged and winners will be announced this week.


MFL – Half Term 2 KS3 topics:

Year 7 – Will learn how to describe people and will ultimately design a superhero

Year 8 – French/German - Year 8 will learn how to talk about TV, cinema and books.

Year 9 – French – students will learn how to talk about healthy lifestyles

German – students will learn how to talk about music

MFL – Half Term 2, KS4 topics:

Year 10 – GCSE French and German. Our Year 10 will start their GCSE courses – French is focused on family relationships and the qualities of a good friend whilst German is all about school.

Year 11 – GCSE French. Our Year 11 students will be learning how to talk about their aspirations in terms of work and future plans.


HegartyMaths homework club on Monday morning from 8am in 0N1, and on Wednesday morning from 8am in 0N3. KS4 drop in maths session on Tuesday morning from 8am in 0N1.

Upcoming events / activities

Final Thought

“Do it now. Sometimes later becomes never”

The next parental bulletin will go live on Friday 22nd November 2019; enjoy the week

Mr G Bilton (Assistant Vice Principal, Student Experience)