Road to Wolverhampton shut
February 15, 2019, 4:16 pm
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Our girls’ team was a bit unlucky this afternoon, and failed to progress from the group stages in the Man Ctty finalists’ tournament. (If we had won today, as we thought we might, we would have been invited to represent Man City at Molineux, home of Wolverhampton Wanderers, in May.)

The girls won 2, drew 1 and lost 1… I think all present agreed we were actually the best team in our group but things don’t always work out as you’d prefer.

The girls did play well, though, and as ever made me proud of them.

They were also treated to meet players from Man City’s Women’s team.

The best thing about our school…
February 13, 2019, 9:45 am
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… is our children. How good is this: we learned in assembly this morning that two of our pupils have been quietly making sandwiches and preparing bottles of water, giving them to homeless people in Manchester. They have also been providing blankets.

May I remind parents and children that our collection for the U.K.E.F.F. food aid hub is ongoing. Anybody who wishes to donate food such as cereal, pot noodles, baked beans, tinned tomatoes, tinned chick peas, lentils, 1 litre cooking oils, tomato paste, instant mash, pasta, pasta sauce, fruit juice, instant coffee, long life milk, rice, biscuits, tea bags, tinned tuna, sugar, washing powder, toothpaste or soap bars may hand such donations, if they so wish, to their class teacher.
Any foods donated will be collected, stored in my office until there is a good amount, and taken to the Unitarian Chapel, Connaught Street, (off King Street roundabout), Oldham OL8 1EB for distribution at their weekly Monday food bank.

Out and About
February 12, 2019, 10:24 am
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Our Year Five classes have been out this week: Miss Morton’s class orienteering at Castleshaw, Miss Daley’s children to Lees Library. Miss Soanes’ Year Three class will be returning to Oldham Coliseum on Thursday, and on Friday our girls’ football team will be competing to represent Manchester City in the Primary Stars Tournament at Molineux in May. Year Six will be welcoming on Thursday “Chemistry with Cabbage”- a Science day which in the past has been an exceptional experience.

SIAMS inspection
February 7, 2019, 9:35 pm
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Some parents will be aware that today we received our five yearly “SIAMS” inspection (statutory inspection of Anglican and Methodist schools). It is not the same as Ofsted, but equally an inspection of our function as a church school.

I am not permitted to share the outcome until the report is published, but I shall make the report available as soon as is possible. The deadline, I am told, is fifteen working days.

Holiday Club
February 6, 2019, 9:58 am
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This is a free P.E. holiday club for Key Stage Two pupils on the Friday of half term week. The club is open to all children in Key Stage Two (even those not quite eight years old). Twenty places are available, which will be granted to the first twenty to hand in, signed by parents, the consent form. We currently have vacancies.

Please request a consent form from Mrs Hodkinson in order for your child to come along.

Consent forms must be returned by Tuesday 12th February to secure a place.


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Hey with Zion 5 stars from M.E.N.
February 1, 2019, 12:25 pm
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Hey with Zion has been awarded five stars by the Manchester Evening News’ real schools guide- for the third successive year.

SEND event this weekend
January 31, 2019, 2:53 pm
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Access information, advice and support around transitions in childhood and preparation for adulthood.

Sunday 3rd February 2019
12 noon – 3pm
Oasis Academy School
Hollins Road, Oldham,

SEND EVENT_ Key Transitions and preparation for Adulthood (


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Snow procedure
January 30, 2019, 11:38 am
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Over the coming weeks there may be more snow. Below are notes about our procedures specific to such days.

  • If school is to remain open, this will posted on the website as soon as the decision is taken, usually before 7.30am.
  • Will I be advised if school is closed?

A text message will be sent to the first contact of every child in school.  In addition, the website will be updated.  This will happen as soon as the decision is taken to close, usually before 7.30am

Please make sure school have your up to date mobile number at all times.

  • Do I need to contact school?

If you decide not to bring your child to school please let us know as soon as you can, otherwise there is no need to contact us. The decision as to whether it is safe to come in to school is entirely up to you.

  • Will after school clubs be cancelled?

Yes. Parents will be notified but as a rule, after school clubs will not go ahead in the event of snow.

  • When should I collect my child?

Please collect your child at normal time unless we ask you to collect them earlier – usually by a notice on the website or a text. If you are delayed in collecting your child please advise the office as soon as possible. A member of staff will remain in school with any children who have not been collected until a parent arrives.

  • Impact on the school day

When school remains open on a snowy day, we may not have a full complement of staff and so children may be moved from their usual class.  Please be assured that children will still be taught appropriate lessons for their level.

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A new headteacher?
January 30, 2019, 10:54 am
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Below: This is Year Two painting boxes. We are going to tell a story through the boxes.

I have painted mine red and blue and am going to put the Grinch on it. All the boxes will become characters from stories and we will put them on our heads to tell the story and do a different voice to act it out.

by Molly

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National Literacy Hero in school today
January 30, 2019, 10:47 am
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We were visited again by Richard O’Neill today. He was working mostly with our Key Stage Two pupils.

Look at the enthusiasm evident below:

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