ThisWeek@SAN - Friday 6th December 2019

Message from the Head of School:

The highlight of the week this week was visiting lessons. I am in the very lucky position to be able to visit many lessons, where students are able to show their enthusiasm for learning new things. Lessons are designed to have no limits for students in order for them to make maximum progress. Lessons also broaden horizons. Students access topics and knowledge not encountered before.

This week, I have visited students learning about food preparation, cells, 20th Century novels and circuits. A highlight was talking to Year 7 students learning the war poem, "Dulce et decorum est" by Wilfred Owen. Students were able to explain the poem, what it meant to them and how it links to their study of history.

We want students to excel in their exams, to have no limits. Sometimes it is great to just see students engaged and learning, just to learn new things.

Mr Ravenscroft

Curriculum Area students of the week:

PE

· Courtney Hendey- Being amazing in PE

· George Sneed- For brilliant attitude in PE and extra-curricular sport.

· Mackensie Kinsley- Organising inter-form competition

· Joshua Wosu- For outstanding group participation

· Jacob Barker- Outstanding effort in BTEC Sport

· Korina Jokubauskaite- Outstanding effort in the the gym

· Ryan Brown- Outstanding effort in the gym.

CAPA

Drama – Abigail Birnie for a great attitude and being a lovely student to teach.

Dance – Natalia Swiecka- Y11 attending every intervention session and a determination to hit her target.

Music – Hollie Beard, Caitlin Brook and Megija Grzibovska for an outstanding performance at the ICC in birmingham  

Photography – Terriann Welham and Joshua Blount-Fory for consistent hard work and amazing attitude towards their photography coursework.

Art- Anya Lambert- For attending intervention on a regular bases.

English

MFL

French – Shehzadi Akhtar for an outstanding A2L

German – Lucy Hayley for her excellent work

Humanities

History – Jack Crittenden for his outstanding work ethic and wonderful efforts with revision for the mock exams.

Maths

Kara Dennison – Outstanding work in Y10.

HegartyMaths homework club, Monday and Wednesday mornings from 8am.

KS4 drop in: Tuesday morning from 8am.

Science

Technology

All our y9s have been fantastic and we could not pick one out of such a fantastic week from them. 

House Cup Position

Top Reward Points in Each House

Noticeable Achievements:

We have had a very busy week in the Food Department.

Year 7 have completed their practical assessment where they created savoury rice and then analysed their made product.
Year 8 have been investigating food hygiene and completing risk assessments for the food room.
Year 9 have been completing their final practical assessment where they planned and prepared a meal suitable for a teenager.
Year 10 have been completing their unit 4 assessment and created and tried to construct gingerbread houses.
Year 11 have had their mock exams.

Next week is our final week of cooking therefore, we are getting festive!

The Year 10 Boys played in their first of two Yorkshire Cup League matches against Holmfirth Academy at the University of Hull.

The game started with both teams making a lot of errors and not completing their sets of six. On their first completed set it was Sirius North who went over for the first try of the game, some smart play from Tommy Uscroft at acting half back who sent Louie Gibson through a gap with his well-timed draw and pass, Louis showed speed and strength to go over in the corner to make it 4 – 0. The game continued to see lots of errors from both sides, but two good defences on show also. Callum Azab and Desmond Duru were putting in some big hits and forcing the Holmfirth side to knock on. But it was Holmfirth who got a try back of their own as they powered over from close range, conversion successful to put them in the lead at 6 – 4. Great attitude by the Sirius side saw them reply back immediately to put them back in front, as the strong, powerful running by Adrian Salmonowicz was too much for their defence to handle as he scored a fine solo try, Declan Opie converted to make it 10 – 6 to Sirius at the halftime break.

Unfortunately a knock to influential half back Will Precious meant he had to leave the field, which was a massive blow for Sirius as he had been looking good in attack and defence. The second half saw Holmfirth control the ball better and when they put a precision kick to the corner on the last it was fielded well by their winger to make it 12 – 10 back in favour of Holmfirth. They extended the score shortly after when their fastest strongest player ran through the middle of the Sirius defence and there was no catching him as he scored under the sticks 18 – 10. Credit to the Sirius North side, they knew they had 15 minutes left and really got at the Holmfirth side, and they got their rewards when they got into some great field position after a fine run by Aleks Ludowics. Declan Opie took control and fired a superb pass out to winger Georgee Hicks who went in at the corner to make it 18 – 14. This gave Sirius a lot more confidence and belief and with five minutes on the clock they levelled the scores, this time it was a cut out pass from Tommy Uscroft to Georgee Hicks, who once again went in at the corner for his second try of the game at 18 – 18. The score line remained 18 – 18 till the final whistle.

Next up for the Year 10 Boys is a tough fixture against a very strong Castleford Academy side on Friday 13th December, 2pm KO at the University of Hull.

 James Frederick, Georgie Hicks, Charlie Lawrence, Reece Anderson, Will Precious, Louie Gibson , George sneed, Callum Azab, Tommy Uscroft, Desmond Duru, Aleks Ludowicz, Adrian Salmonowicz, Declan Opie, Thomas Hawes, Otneil Tomache, Precious Ozurumba

On Wednesday, 13 year 10 students and two year 9 students travelled over to St Mary's to take part in the Hull Schools dodgeball competition. 

The Sirius Academy North team finished in 3rd place and picked up the bronze medal.

Well done to all our dodgeball students.

Well done to Caitlin Brooks, Megija Grzibovska and Hollie Beard who represented the academy at the Constellation Trust Choir’s performance at the ICC in Birmingham. All three of the girls were fantastic with a positive representation of the school and demonstrating their amazing talent.

Some amazing art work from our y9 Art students.

Respect Awards:

Taylor Bibby - Always polite and Helpful
Evie Wilkinson - being polite
Millie Downing - being a good friend
Keisha B - Helping a teacher to carry books
Mateuzs Rzymski - Being a good role model

Hot Choc Friday Students

Abigail Birnie
Isabelle Rout
Linda Milkane
Triumph Epie John
Terri Harrison
Amy Dobbs
Jasmine Corbett
Jack Deyes
Paige Anthony France

Notices

Christmas Experience:

Our Christmas performance will be on Tuesday 17th December.

From 4:30pm our musical students will be performing around the One World Space and then at 5pm our staff and students will be performing our panto. Tickets are now on sale for this event with all money going to the candle lighters charity.

Year 11 Mock Exams -

Monday 2nd December- Friday 13th December. Please ensure students have full attendance throughout this period and are prepared for each of their mock examinations. Students and parents have received copies of their timetables which they need to follow.

Year 11 – Reward Trip

Tuesday 17th December – Selected students with over 300 prom reward points have been invited to attend. Please complete reply lips via MyEd asap to secure your place.

MFL – Key Stage 3 Christmas Card competition.

Students will be provided with key phrases in French or German. They should design and make their own Christmas card being as creative as possible. They should put their name on it and bring to Mrs Cox by Friday 13th December. Winners will be chosen and prizes awarded on Monday 16th December.

Enrichment

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

Year 10 Yorkshire CUP rugby Fixtures:

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

English

Year 7s will produce a creative writing piece

Year 10s continue to prepare to complete a GCSE Language Paper 1 mock exam and analysis of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with an exam style question.

Later in the month Year 9s will complete their end of unit assessment linked to the Dystopian fiction novel they have read.

Local author, Russ Litten worked with our Year 7 students to work on their creative writing strategies.

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

Maths

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.

Food

Year 7 have been discussing the different types of hospitality and catering establishments
Year 8 are looking at factors that affect food choices looking in particular at lactose intolerance
Year 9 are continuing on with their mini project researching how the hospitality and catering industry affect the environment
Year 10 are understanding how food could make customers ill, focusing on the many different types of food poisoning. They are also developing their scone baking skills.
Year 11 are continuing with their mock coursework, this week looking at what influences menu planning

Upcoming events / activities

MFL – Key Stage 3 Christmas Card competition.

Students will be provided with key phrases in French or German. They should design and make their own Christmas card being as creative as possible. They should put their name on it and bring to Mrs Cox by Friday 13th December. Winners will be chosen and prizes awarded on Monday 16th December.

Final Thought

“The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one”

The next parental bulletin will go live on Friday 13th December 2019; enjoy the week

Mr G Bilton (Assistant Vice Principal, Student Experience)

 

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