Weekly Blog 17th May

Weekly Round Up

What a week!

Year 6 smashed their SATs! 

It was a long, difficult week for the whole school with children either testing – or trying their best to stay quiet to support the older children while they do!

We are so proud of every Year 6 today, as despite the challenges placed before them, they used all their strategies and all of their knowledge to do the absolute best they could in every test paper laid before them!

On Thursday lunch time, our awesome dinner staff put on a celebratory lunch of parmos, chips, homemade garlic sauce and pancakes – much deserved!

Friday saw the end of the week off in style with a trip down to the beach for some much needed relaxing and time with friends.

A huge thank you to every family member involved in supporting the Year 6’s, reminding them about boosters, helping with revision or giving them the moral support they needed to be successful – we look forward to seeing the results at the end of the year!

Class Round Up

Let’s see what Reception and Class B1 have been up to since we last saw them.

Reception

Reception have had a great week learning all about under the sea following our story of the Rainbow Fish.

We have talked about the different sea animals and produced some excellent writing describing them.

We are very excited to explore how to keep our ocean safe and clean next week as we progress further into life under the sea. 

Class B1

For the last few weeks B1 have been learning about minibeasts.

We have had lots of fun Minibeast hunting around our indoor and outdoor classroom and learning about spiders, bees and caterpillars.

We have made playdough spiders, baked yummy honey biscuits using the bees honey and we have been observing our class caterpillars to see how they are growing.

Last Thursday, B1 and B2 enjoyed a trip out to Foxrush Farm woodland where we saw lots of minibeasts in their natural habitats. 

Attendance

Each week we have an ‘Awesome Attendance’ competition for the class or classes with the highest attendance. The class with the highest attendance will receive a letter and the first class to spell out ‘Awesome’ receives a treat for the whole class.

Which class will be the first to receive that treat?

This weeks winners are………

Missed Learning

54 days of missed learning occurred this week due to unauthorised absences. Unauthorised absences are for holidays, parents/carers not contacting the academy or any other unexplained absence. With most minor ailments, children can be in school, so we really encourage you to think about keeping your child at home.

100% Attendance

This week we had 234 children who achieved 100% Attendance for this week, which is Amazing!

A huge WELL DONE to you all.

Can you get 100% next week?

Missed Appointments

We strive to accommodate parents/carers with appointment times within the academy. Unfortunately we have noticed that many appointments have been missed, occasionally this may be due to unforeseen circumstances. If you have to cancel and/or re-arrange your appointment, please ensure you contact the academy as soon as possible. Failing to turn up for an appointment and not contacting the academy to cancel it has an adverse effect on other parents/carers appointment times. This can also take valuable staff time that could have been utilised by other parents.

Diary Dates and Reminders

Lunch Menu

Next week’s choices will be Week 1.

Nut Free Academy

A reminder to all parents we are a Nut Free Academy, please read below.

Actions for Happiness

Meaningful May only has two weeks left, what actions will you be take this weekend?

Lollipops

You can get your children’s uniform here.

Lollipops have a preloved rail out on the shop floor with various items on including polo tops, trousers, sweatshirts/cardigans, shoes, plimsolls, summer dresses etc. All items on the rail are free for anyone to take, they just ask for customers to be considerate of others when taking items. There is a box for anyone who would like to make donations which we then add to the rail.

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SATs check list:

Punctuation and Grammar ✅
Spelling ✅
Reading ✅
Arithmetic
Reasoning 1
Reasoning 2

Two days down, two to go Year 6 - keep it up you are all doing amazingly!
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Joe Cupples is having a lovely week :) I’m really pleased with his whole happiness when he comes home .. so far so good :)

Olly is feeling good about this week looking forward to the maths tests now and then his end of week treat there all doing amazing 🤩 super stars all of them xx

Reminder - there is no STARBOOKS library session this morning due to Year 6 testing preparation - we will resume next week. Thank you ... See MoreSee Less

Over the weekend someone has been on school property and caused damage to resources used by the children; which now means they are out of action. This kind of damage results in the children missing out.
If you know anything, please contact the main office.
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We hope you enjoyed the long weekend with a book or two? Why not come and read another at STARBOOKS, our pre-school reading group?
All families and ages welcome, share a story together in our gorgeous school library to kickstart the day!
Join us at the old school entrance at 8.10am today!

Please note - next week (14th May) we will be unable to run STARBOOKS due to set up for the Y6 SATs.
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Weekly Blog 10th May

Weekly Round Up

We all love a short week – but we’ve still managed to cram in just as much into the last 4 days!

Year 2 had an amazing time on their fundamental movement PE trip this week, and completed in a huge range of games and activities. They tried their hardest, completed every challenge put before them, and were a credit to the academy all morning!

Our Base 1 and 2 children had an exciting nature walk into Foxrush this week, and all the staff were very impressed by how well the children managed one of their first out-of-academy experiences! The children behaved well, and loved being out in the woodland!

Year 4 have been experiencing virtual reality this week, and have been dazzled by an immersive mining experience, provided by our friends at the Woodsmith Foundation. Once the confusion of wearing a full VR headset passes, the journey through one of the companies’ underground systems is incredible!

Next week, we have Year 6 tests. We would like to commend all the children for getting to this point, and we are sure they will be amazing! A huge thank you also to all parents and carers who have supported the children prepare for this important milestone!

Have a great weekend – Year 6 you will be superstars! 

Class Round Up

Let’s see what our Nursery group have been up to.

Nursery

In Nursery we have been enjoying the story Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell, we have learnt lots about different animals and discussed who would make suitable pets for the home.

The children then worked together in the construction area to design and build different enclosures for the wild animals whilst also enjoying the sunshine ☀️

Learning about the world is our most favourite thing to do in Nursery! 

Attendance

Each week we have an ‘Awesome Attendance’ competition for the class or classes with the highest attendance. The class with the highest attendance will receive a letter and the first class to spell out ‘Awesome’ receives a treat for the whole class.

Which class will be the first to receive that treat?

This weeks winners are………

Missed Learning

67.5 days of missed learning occurred this week due to unauthorised absences. Unauthorised absences are for holidays, parents/carers not contacting the academy or any other unexplained absence. With most minor ailments, children can be in school, so we really encourage you to think about keeping your child at home.

100% Attendance

This week we had 221 children who achieved 100% Attendance for this week, which is Brilliant!

A huge WELL DONE to you all.

Can you get 100% next week?

Missed Appointments

We strive to accommodate parents/carers with appointment times within the academy. Unfortunately we have noticed that many appointments have been missed, occasionally this may be due to unforeseen circumstances. If you have to cancel and/or re-arrange your appointment, please ensure you contact the academy as soon as possible. Failing to turn up for an appointment and not contacting the academy to cancel it has an adverse effect on other parents/carers appointment times. This can also take valuable staff time that could have been utilised by other parents.

Diary Dates and Reminders

Lunch Menu

Next week’s choices will be Week 3.

Nut Free Academy

A reminder to all parents we are a Nut Free Academy, please read below.

Links to support our Children and Families

Actions for Happiness

We’re nearly halfway through Meaningful May, what actions will you be take this weekend?

Lollipops

You can get your children’s uniform here.

Lollipops have a preloved rail out on the shop floor with various items on including polo tops, trousers, sweatshirts/cardigans, shoes, plimsolls, summer dresses etc. All items on the rail are free for anyone to take, they just ask for customers to be considerate of others when taking items. There is a box for anyone who would like to make donations which we then add to the rail.

Facebook – @lollipopsmiddlesbrough

Twitter – @LollipopsMiddl1

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SATs check list:

Punctuation and Grammar ✅
Spelling ✅
Reading ✅
Arithmetic
Reasoning 1
Reasoning 2

Two days down, two to go Year 6 - keep it up you are all doing amazingly!
... See MoreSee Less

2 CommentsComment on Facebook

Joe Cupples is having a lovely week :) I’m really pleased with his whole happiness when he comes home .. so far so good :)

Olly is feeling good about this week looking forward to the maths tests now and then his end of week treat there all doing amazing 🤩 super stars all of them xx

Reminder - there is no STARBOOKS library session this morning due to Year 6 testing preparation - we will resume next week. Thank you ... See MoreSee Less

Over the weekend someone has been on school property and caused damage to resources used by the children; which now means they are out of action. This kind of damage results in the children missing out.
If you know anything, please contact the main office.
... See MoreSee Less

Over the weekend someone has been on school property and caused damage to resources used by the children; which now means they are out of action. This kind of damage results in the children missing out.
If you know anything, please contact the main office.Image attachmentImage attachment

We hope you enjoyed the long weekend with a book or two? Why not come and read another at STARBOOKS, our pre-school reading group?
All families and ages welcome, share a story together in our gorgeous school library to kickstart the day!
Join us at the old school entrance at 8.10am today!

Please note - next week (14th May) we will be unable to run STARBOOKS due to set up for the Y6 SATs.
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Weekly Blog 3rd May

Weekly Round Up

Another busy week has passed, and whilst we have had sunny moments, we are all hoping that the summer weather is on its way! It has been lovely to open up the field at play time this week, and we all have our fingers crossed it can stay open until the end of the year!

Our after-school clubs have been a hit this week, with dancing, sporting activities and Year 6 booster sessions springing up across the academy. The commitment of the children and staff to these sessions has been a joy to behold!

Year 4 loved their cricket parental enrichment, and the sense of healthy competition was evident throughout! The children have improved their striking and fielding skills a lot this half term, and it was amazing to showcase their skills with their families!

TVED Book 24 is coming towards a close in the next few weeks, and children will be asked to pick their favourite books from the shortlists they have been reading. Ask your child about Nabil Steals A Penguin, Valentine Crow, Lily Grim and more!

We wish our whole community a happy long weekend – don’t forget school won’t be back until next Tuesday!

Class Round Up

It’s time for Year 5, Year 6 and Class B4 to show us what they’ve been up to.

Year 5

We have been very lucky in year 5 this term as we have been working with the poet Bob Beagrie to create some poems all about life as a child. The children took part in two workshops to create our poem and practice performing in in a poetry slam.

We were even more lucky as we got to create animations to go alongside our poems with our own voices narrating. All of this work culminated in a celebration even where parents got to come in and watch our poems and the animations. 

Year 6

Year 6 have been amazing this week!

The lead up to SATs is a very tricky time, when we finish our learning and revise all the work the children have completed in Key Stage 2. The children have tackled their final revision push incredibly, and have been showing fab progress in all areas!

We are very proud of their hard-working attitudes, and the application they have shown.

Well done Year 6!

Class B4

B4 have had a wonderful start to the term. We have enjoyed writing about the myth and legend of George and the Dragon, drawing upon the description of our chosen monster. The children have worked hard in maths focusing on Place Value and number, whilst in science investigating materials and their properties through separation, dissolving and checking materials allow electricity to pass.

 Geography has given us more of an understanding of the North East, looking the physical and human features which will lead to map reading. History takes us to the other side of the globe, leading us through the amazing accomplishment of the Mayans.

Attendance

Each week we have an ‘Awesome Attendance’ competition for the class or classes with the highest attendance. The class with the highest attendance will receive a letter and the first class to spell out ‘Awesome’ receives a treat for the whole class.

Which class will be the first to receive that treat?

This weeks winners are………

Missed Learning

65.5 days of missed learning occurred this week due to unauthorised absences. Unauthorised absences are for holidays, parents/carers not contacting the academy or any other unexplained absence. With most minor ailments, children can be in school, so we really encourage you to think about keeping your child at home.

100% Attendance

This week we had 225 children who achieved 100% Attendance for this week, which is Fantastic!

A huge WELL DONE to you all.

Can you get 100% next week?

Missed Appointments

We strive to accommodate parents/carers with appointment times within the academy. Unfortunately we have noticed that many appointments have been missed, occasionally this may be due to unforeseen circumstances. If you have to cancel and/or re-arrange your appointment, please ensure you contact the academy as soon as possible. Failing to turn up for an appointment and not contacting the academy to cancel it has an adverse effect on other parents/carers appointment times. This can also take valuable staff time that could have been utilised by other parents.

Diary Dates and Reminders

Lunch Menu

Next week’s choices will be Week 2.

Nut Free Academy

A reminder to all parents we are a Nut Free Academy, please read below.

Links to support our Children and Families

Actions for Happiness

It’s Meaningful May, what actions will you be taking over the Bank Holiday weekend?

Lollipops

You can get your children’s uniform here.

Lollipops have a preloved rail out on the shop floor with various items on including polo tops, trousers, sweatshirts/cardigans, shoes, plimsolls, summer dresses etc. All items on the rail are free for anyone to take, they just ask for customers to be considerate of others when taking items. There is a box for anyone who would like to make donations which we then add to the rail.

Facebook – @lollipopsmiddlesbrough

Twitter – @LollipopsMiddl1

Instagram – @lollipops_middlesbrough

Lollipops
20 Norfolk Place
Berwick Hills
Middlesbrough
TS3 7PA

Cost of Living

Healthier Together

The 4 T’s of Diabetes

Wellness Through Art

Soft Play Sessions

National Sleep Helpline

CAMHs

Families Drop In

Online Courses for Parents

Access to Research

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Weekly Round Up What a week! Year 6 smashed their SATs!  It...

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Weekly Round Up Another busy week has passed, and whilst we have...

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Weekly Round Up What a busy week we have had! Year 5...

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It was fun

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Glad they enjoyed it 😊

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SATs check list:

Punctuation and Grammar ✅
Spelling ✅
Reading ✅
Arithmetic
Reasoning 1
Reasoning 2

Two days down, two to go Year 6 - keep it up you are all doing amazingly!
... See MoreSee Less

2 CommentsComment on Facebook

Joe Cupples is having a lovely week :) I’m really pleased with his whole happiness when he comes home .. so far so good :)

Olly is feeling good about this week looking forward to the maths tests now and then his end of week treat there all doing amazing 🤩 super stars all of them xx

Reminder - there is no STARBOOKS library session this morning due to Year 6 testing preparation - we will resume next week. Thank you ... See MoreSee Less

Over the weekend someone has been on school property and caused damage to resources used by the children; which now means they are out of action. This kind of damage results in the children missing out.
If you know anything, please contact the main office.
... See MoreSee Less

Over the weekend someone has been on school property and caused damage to resources used by the children; which now means they are out of action. This kind of damage results in the children missing out.
If you know anything, please contact the main office.Image attachmentImage attachment

We hope you enjoyed the long weekend with a book or two? Why not come and read another at STARBOOKS, our pre-school reading group?
All families and ages welcome, share a story together in our gorgeous school library to kickstart the day!
Join us at the old school entrance at 8.10am today!

Please note - next week (14th May) we will be unable to run STARBOOKS due to set up for the Y6 SATs.
... See MoreSee Less

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Weekly Blog 19th April

Weekly Round Up

We have had a lovely week this week, although the weather has not always felt as Spring-like as we would like!

Our Y3/4 football teams represented our school beautifully this week, playing against schools from across Redcar and Cleveland. They tried their best and played as a team, and even though not every result went our way all staff were proud of the teams’ efforts.

Our Y6 children were incredibly proud of themselves this week, as they had some amazing results in the practice math’s SATs they have been attempting this week. We had some incredibly high scores, and every single student smashed their previous best scores – well done Y6!

We would like to thank you all for your support with children’s learning this term, and for the efforts you go to in order to help your child – particularly in reading at home. Can we remind our community that we run competitions in school to see which classes are reading the most at home, with prizes for the best class each week. For your child to help their class, they need to have read a minimum of three times with signatures in their reading record. Please ask your child’s teacher if you would like any support with this.

Enjoy your weekend!

Class Round Up

Time to see what Year 1, Year 2 and Class B2 have been up to.

Year 1

In year 1 the children have started to learn some ball skills.

So far, the children have learnt how to pass a ball to a partner using control. They have been practicing a bounce pass and a chest pass.

The children have also been learning how to dribble bounce a ball with one or two hands. This was very tricky but the children worked really hard to do this well.

Finally, the children have started to play simple passing games in a small group where they stop and pass the ball when tagged by someone from the opposite team.

Year 2

In Year 2, the children have had lots of fun learning all about the weather. We even had the chance to make wind streamers to see how the wind moves! We looked at sunny days and investigated how shadows change throughout the day. 

We have also been keeping a weather diary. Recording the weather conditions each day is helping the children to understand different weather patterns. 

Class B2

In B2 we cannot believe that is our final term. We have enjoyed settling back into our routine and have been doing some lovely learning.

In PE we are improving our ball skills. We have been rolling, throwing, catching and bouncing. We even tried bouncing the ball and walking. We are having so much fun.

In English, we have been reading The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We have acted out the story and we all did an excellent job of remembering the story line. From this, we plotted it onto a story map and now we are retelling the story in writing.

Attendance

Each week we have an ‘Awesome Attendance’ competition for the class or classes with the highest attendance. The class with the highest attendance will receive a letter and the first class to spell out ‘Awesome’ receives a treat for the whole class.

Which class will be the first to receive that treat?

This weeks winners are………

And huge congratulations to Class B2 who are Awesome!

Missed Learning

48.5 days of missed learning occurred this week due to unauthorised absences. Unauthorised absences are for holidays, parents/carers not contacting the academy or any other unexplained absence. With most minor ailments, children can be in school, so we really encourage you to think about keeping your child at home.

100% Attendance

This week we had 222 children who achieved 100% Attendance for this week, which is Amazing!

A huge WELL DONE to you all.

Can you get 100% next week?

Missed Appointments

We strive to accommodate parents/carers with appointment times within the academy. Unfortunately we have noticed that many appointments have been missed, occasionally this may be due to unforeseen circumstances. If you have to cancel and/or re-arrange your appointment, please ensure you contact the academy as soon as possible. Failing to turn up for an appointment and not contacting the academy to cancel it has an adverse effect on other parents/carers appointment times. This can also take valuable staff time that could have been utilised by other parents.

Diary Dates and Reminders

Year 5 would like to invite their parents to attend a Celebration event on Tuesday 23rd April at 1.30pm.

Lunch Menu

Next week’s choices will be Week 3.

Nut Free Academy

A reminder to all parents we are a Nut Free Academy, please read below.

Links to support our Children and Families

Actions for Happiness

More than halfway through April, what actions are you taking for Active April?

Lollipops

You can get your children’s uniform here.

Lollipops have a preloved rail out on the shop floor with various items on including polo tops, trousers, sweatshirts/cardigans, shoes, plimsolls, summer dresses etc. All items on the rail are free for anyone to take, they just ask for customers to be considerate of others when taking items. There is a box for anyone who would like to make donations which we then add to the rail.

Facebook – @lollipopsmiddlesbrough

Twitter – @LollipopsMiddl1

Instagram – @lollipops_middlesbrough

Lollipops
20 Norfolk Place
Berwick Hills
Middlesbrough
TS3 7PA

Cost of Living

Healthier Together

Headlice

There would appear to be a problem with head lice in the academy.  Several parents have informed us that their child has headlice; obviously this must mean that there are other children who also have the problem. 

I have taken this opportunity to provide some up-to-date advice for treating headlice and I would ask every parent to please check their child’s hair tonight and every night and treat if necessary. 

It is not sufficient to simply shampoo your child’s hair; this will not get rid of the lice – parents should visit a chemist, supermarket or see their family doctor to purchase or obtain a prescription for headlice lotion and follow the instructions.  An alternative method, and one which does not involve the use of chemicals, is as follows: 

  • Fill a sink with water 
  • Wet the child’s hair 
  • Apply conditioner 
  • Comb (with a fine tooth comb or nit comb) the child’s hair into the sink.  If there are any lice they will fall out into the water. 

It is recommended that the above treatment be done for at least 4 days. 

If you know your child has headlice, please treat it as soon as possible and check your child’s hair every night.   

The school nurse can be contacted via school, if any further advice or information is needed

The 4 T’s of Diabetes

Wellness Through Art

SEND Family Voice

Soft Play Sessions

National Sleep Helpline

CAMHs

Families Drop In

Online Courses for Parents

Access to Research

Max Card

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Weekly Blog 17th May

Weekly Round Up What a week! Year 6 smashed their SATs!  It...

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Weekly Blog 10th May

Weekly Round Up We all love a short week - but we've...

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Weekly Blog 3rd May

Weekly Round Up Another busy week has passed, and whilst we have...

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Weekly Blog 26th April

Weekly Round Up What a busy week we have had! Year 5...

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Weekly Round Up We have had a lovely week this week, although...

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SATs check list:

Punctuation and Grammar ✅
Spelling ✅
Reading ✅
Arithmetic
Reasoning 1
Reasoning 2

Two days down, two to go Year 6 - keep it up you are all doing amazingly!
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Joe Cupples is having a lovely week :) I’m really pleased with his whole happiness when he comes home .. so far so good :)

Olly is feeling good about this week looking forward to the maths tests now and then his end of week treat there all doing amazing 🤩 super stars all of them xx

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Over the weekend someone has been on school property and caused damage to resources used by the children; which now means they are out of action. This kind of damage results in the children missing out.
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We hope you enjoyed the long weekend with a book or two? Why not come and read another at STARBOOKS, our pre-school reading group?
All families and ages welcome, share a story together in our gorgeous school library to kickstart the day!
Join us at the old school entrance at 8.10am today!

Please note - next week (14th May) we will be unable to run STARBOOKS due to set up for the Y6 SATs.
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End of Term Blog 22nd March

Weekly Round Up

It’s Easter!

We have made it the holidays – thank you to everyone in our community for their efforts this term – it has been incredibly successful!

This week we have seen beautiful services at church, where families were dazzled by violins, singing, xylophones and readings by children across KS2.

Year groups have also been opening their doors for parental engagement sessions – a particular well done to the Y4/5 parents who braved the cold for our PE session.

The bonnets and easter eggs brought in for our design competitions this week were incredible – and the team judging the entries all commented how difficult it was to choose between such incredible entries!

It seems like a long time ago, but we are also grateful for the excellent attendance at parents evening this week. We love sharing the children’s hard work with you, and the support we have from families at home to keep driving forward the children’s learning.

We wish you all a safe, happy Easter and look forward to the final term of the year! 

Class Round Up

Let’s see how Year 5 and Class B4 have gotten on with a guest appearance from our Nursery Class.

Year 5

Although it has been short, we have had a very busy half term. We have completed lots of interesting writing pieces such as a quest narrative, a recount and a set of instructions of how to be a monarch. In Maths, we have been looking at time, converting measurements and the four operations. Possibly most exciting of all though we attended our first netball tournament. The children represented the school impeccably and some even came home with medals! 

Class B4

Another fun packed half term. We have created some fabulous art work with Jean-Michel Basquiat as our focus and made some wonderful teddies as part of our textiles strand. The children have worked so hard this term- I am so proud of all their efforts – Enjoy a well deserved break B4!!!

Easter Bonnet Parade

Morning and afternoon nursery enjoyed participating in the Easter Bonnet Parade. We had some amazing creations from home and some very worthy winners!

Well done Nursery!

Attendance

Each week we have an ‘Awesome Attendance’ competition for the class or classes with the highest attendance. The class with the highest attendance will receive a letter and the first class to spell out ‘Awesome’ receives a treat for the whole class.

Which class will be the first to receive that treat?

This weeks winners are………

Missed Learning

31.5 days of missed learning occurred this week due to unauthorised absences. Unauthorised absences are for holidays, parents/carers not contacting the academy or any other unexplained absence. With most minor ailments, children can be in school, so we really encourage you to think about keeping your child at home.

100% Attendance

This week we had 219 children who achieved 100% Attendance for this week, which is Brilliant!

A huge WELL DONE to you all.

Can you get 100% when we return after Easter?

Missed Appointments

We strive to accommodate parents/carers with appointment times within the academy. Unfortunately we have noticed that many appointments have been missed, occasionally this may be due to unforeseen circumstances. If you have to cancel and/or re-arrange your appointment, please ensure you contact the academy as soon as possible. Failing to turn up for an appointment and not contacting the academy to cancel it has an adverse effect on other parents/carers appointment times. This can also take valuable staff time that could have been utilised by other parents.

Headlice

There would appear to be a problem with head lice in the academy.  Several parents have informed us that their child has headlice; obviously this must mean that there are other children who also have the problem. 

I have taken this opportunity to provide some up-to-date advice for treating headlice and I would ask every parent to please check their child’s hair tonight and every night and treat if necessary. 

It is not sufficient to simply shampoo your child’s hair; this will not get rid of the lice – parents should visit a chemist, supermarket or see their family doctor to purchase or obtain a prescription for headlice lotion and follow the instructions.  An alternative method, and one which does not involve the use of chemicals, is as follows: 

  • Fill a sink with water 
  • Wet the child’s hair 
  • Apply conditioner 
  • Comb (with a fine tooth comb or nit comb) the child’s hair into the sink.  If there are any lice they will fall out into the water. 

It is recommended that the above treatment be done for at least 4 days. 

If you know your child has headlice, please treat it as soon as possible and check your child’s hair every night.   

The school nurse can be contacted via school, if any further advice or information is needed

Diary Dates and Reminders

Lunch Menu

When we return, choices will be from Week 1.

Nut Free Academy

A reminder to all parents we are a Nut Free Academy, please read below.

Links to support our Children and Families

Headstart

Happy International Day Of Happiness. 😊

This edition we have some fantastic content from our HeadStarters who will certainly put a smile on your face sharing what happiness means to them and demonstrating what they had been learning around managing their mental health and wellbeing.

https://wakelet.com/wake/WVu3J29PvKhtg0uaCOXoZ

Raring2Go!

The latest issue of Raring2Go! is available to read and can be found here

https://magazines.raring2go.co.uk/teesside/spring2024/

Easter Holiday Activities

Hope Netball Club

Actions for Happiness

What actions will you take over Easter to finish off Mindful March.

Cost of Living

SEND Family Voice

Further information for Clubs over the Easter holidays can be found in the brochure you can download.

World Book Day Story Writing Competition

To celebrate World Book Day and National Careers Week, Building our Future would like you to write a story, of a maximum of 500 words, that explains why it is important to know where we get energy, and how we use it.

We want you to create an “Energy Superhero” – we want a fantastic name for your hero, and they must have Super Powers – these are sources of energy, such as Wind, Solar, Tidal, Biomass….the list goes on.

What will happen to your Superhero? Why do they need to use their Energy Super Powers? Will they save the day or the planet?

The only limit is the number of words – we want the most creative, wonderful stories, and it can include illustrations.

Prizes will include a book voucher for the winning entry, and a class visit to the O&M Base for Dogger Bank Wind Farm, at the Port of Tyne.

The wind farm is being built in the North Sea, and will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world, with nearly 300 wind turbines. The cables that will transmit the renewable electricity from the wind farm and into the national electricity network to be distributed to homes and businesses are being buried right under our feet here in the Tees Valley.

Entries should be submitted to Jacqui Hutchinson, Primary Careers Co-ordinator, via the RCVDA Building our Future web page: https://www.rcvda.org.uk/2024/03/06/world-book-day-competition-building-our-future/ or via your school teacher.

Deadline for entries is Friday 12th April (so you have the Easter holidays too to work on your story), and judges will include Equinor and SSE Renewables representatives from Dogger Bank Wind Farm, wind farm supply chain company Keltbray, Teesside Un

Lollipops

You can get your children’s uniform here.

Lollipops have a preloved rail out on the shop floor with various items on including polo tops, trousers, sweatshirts/cardigans, shoes, plimsolls, summer dresses etc. All items on the rail are free for anyone to take, they just ask for customers to be considerate of others when taking items. There is a box for anyone who would like to make donations which we then add to the rail.

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Glad they enjoyed it 😊

Free online courses for our parents, carers and grandparents. inourplace.co.uk/redcar-and-cleveland/ ... See MoreSee Less

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SATs check list:

Punctuation and Grammar ✅
Spelling ✅
Reading ✅
Arithmetic
Reasoning 1
Reasoning 2

Two days down, two to go Year 6 - keep it up you are all doing amazingly!
... See MoreSee Less

2 CommentsComment on Facebook

Joe Cupples is having a lovely week :) I’m really pleased with his whole happiness when he comes home .. so far so good :)

Olly is feeling good about this week looking forward to the maths tests now and then his end of week treat there all doing amazing 🤩 super stars all of them xx

Reminder - there is no STARBOOKS library session this morning due to Year 6 testing preparation - we will resume next week. Thank you ... See MoreSee Less

Over the weekend someone has been on school property and caused damage to resources used by the children; which now means they are out of action. This kind of damage results in the children missing out.
If you know anything, please contact the main office.
... See MoreSee Less

Over the weekend someone has been on school property and caused damage to resources used by the children; which now means they are out of action. This kind of damage results in the children missing out.
If you know anything, please contact the main office.Image attachmentImage attachment

We hope you enjoyed the long weekend with a book or two? Why not come and read another at STARBOOKS, our pre-school reading group?
All families and ages welcome, share a story together in our gorgeous school library to kickstart the day!
Join us at the old school entrance at 8.10am today!

Please note - next week (14th May) we will be unable to run STARBOOKS due to set up for the Y6 SATs.
... See MoreSee Less

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Weekly Blog 15th March

Weekly Round Up

This week we have heard all about the amazing London trip our choir attended – everyone in school has been amazed by the experiences our singers had, and we hope you enjoy reading further about the event later in this week’s blog.

We have also had success with our Y5 netball teams, who represented the school amazingly at their cluster event, with one team bringing home silver medals from the competition. Mr Williams was full of praise for how well the children played, showing teamwork and resilience in abundance!

We have had an artistic week in all classes, with beautiful creations taking shape, inspired by a range of contemporary painters, sculptors and textile manufacturers. We look forward to seeing the children’s work up on the walls in time for parents evening next week!

With one more week to go, and so much to pack in, we can’t wait to share more news and events with you all next week!

Class Round Up

Let’s see how Year 3 and Class B3 have been getting on the last couple of weeks.

Year 3

Year 3 have completed their art work inspired by Guiseppe Archimboldo. This has followed on from our amazing work in our parental engagement last week.