Hello to Everyone in our Academy Community,

We hope that you have had a good week and have been able to access the weekly home learning sheets. We had some amazing art work with great clues showing different members of staff.  Mr Campbell definitely got the prize for the most drawn person, and there were some great likenesses.  Well done to everyone who has taken part and shared your work with us.

Watch out for next week’s activities that will be published on Monday via our Facebook page with links to where they are located on the year group page on the website. If anyone has any difficulty locating these, please contact the academy.  There will be another academy challenge for everyone to try!

Also, don’t forget daily reading and regularly logging into Spelling Shed and Times Tables Rockstars.

Just to let you know that the academy is closed for Bank Holiday on Friday 8th May but, if any key workers should need childcare on this day, Brambles Primary site is open for all TVEd academies.  Please contact us a.s.a.p. if you require your child to attend.

BBC Bitesize …

Don’t forget for those who would like some more activities to do they can access 3 lessons a day on BBC Bitesize using the link below. Choose your child’s year group and try some fantastic learning activities. Every Friday there are fun maths challenges and look out for the wellbeing lessons.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Maths on the Move Home Challenges…

 If you want some additional maths challenges, here are some more activities called Maths on the Move that are intended to be done in and around your home.

Year 1 and 2                                                                                    

Year 3 and 4                                                                                

Year 5 and 6 

Weekend Packed Lunches…

The weekend packed lunches from The Ladies of Steel ‘Helping Hands Campaign’ were very well received last weekend.  This is really generous local support and shows true community spirit during this time.  The lunches will be delivered again this Saturday and Sunday for those who have ordered them by members of the group and the academy.  We want to say ANOTHER HUGE THANK YOU to everyone involved.

VE Day Picnic – Friday 8th May…

We are so grateful to the Ladies of Steel and our local councillors for providing picnics for all the children (up to age 11) in Dormanstown to celebrate VE day in their homes next Friday 8th May.

Our local Dormanstown Councillors (Ceri Cawley and Alec Brown) have kindly offered to fund this special occasion from their councillors allowance.

Get out your red, white and blue flags and decorations and post your VE Day picnics on the Ladies of Steel Facebook page, and they will give a prize for the best ‘VE Day Family photo’. We would also love to see your photos too.

Please respond to the text message or contact the academy by Monday 4th May at 12 noon if you haven’t already requested your picnics.

VE Day Activities…

We have kindly been given this activity sheet produced by another teacher in the Trust to give you a range of ideas linked to the VE Day Celebrations.  It won’t be the national celebration that was intended but the children can still learn about this significant historical event.

Click here to see activities.

Times Tables Rockstars…

Miss Norton has noticed that a lot more children have been working on Rockstars this week and the top of the leader boards have more people creeping up towards the top – well done everyone and keep up the good work.

Most coins achieved in each year group:
Year 2  Olly
Year 3  Reilly
Year 4 Josie
Year 5 Shilo
Year 6 Leon K

Top children for speed:
Leon K (6N)
Max T (4/5C)
Leon B (6N)
Nate (6N)
Josie (4/5C)

Spelling Shed Leader Board…

Some new names and classes on the leader boards this week; keep up the good work.  Mr Stammers would still like to get onto the World League, so please keep playing the games!

Sir Linkalot Time – Free spelling lessons

Watch daily episodes of Sir Linkalot Time and chat (with special guest appearances from TV’s Susie Dent) from Monday to Friday at 2pm.

Another brilliant way to learn the spelling of tricky words from “they” to “onomatopoeia”.

Support for Home Schooling

We realise that home schooling can be challenging, and we applaud the efforts of parents and carers who are doing a great job with their children. Class teachers are always available via the class e mail addresses if you need advice on anything or you can phone the academy for general support.

StarLine a sector-led initiative to provide support for parents and carers who have concerns or queries about educating their children at home.  StarLine is available to parents and carers of pupils from all schools nationwide. Free, confidential advice is available six days a week by phoning the StarLine team on 0330 313 9162. For more information, visit www.starline.org.uk or follow @StarLineSupport on Twitter.

The Education Endowment Foundation (EFF) have also produced a series of checklists to help parents and children manage their routines.
Supporting home learning routines: Planning the day
https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Publications/Covid-19_Resources/Resources_for_parents/Supporting_home_learning_routines_-_Planning_the_day.pdf

Food Vouchers…

We hope that everyone has managed to access their food vouchers.  Please Click here for instructions/advice or contact the academy if you are still having any problems.

If anyone is struggling to purchase or obtain any household or food essentials, please phone the pastoral team, as we have contacts who may be able to help.

We hope that you all have a lovely weekend and everyone stays safe. We can’t quite believe that it is May already! We look forward to keeping in touch through our Facebook page, this website and through our Marvellous Me messages (don’t forget to Hi5 the messages). Thank you.

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