Weekly Blog 26th April

Weekly Round Up

What a busy week we have had!

Year 5 celebrated the end of their collaboration with Teesside University this week, as families gathered to listen to their poetry, share animations and listen to speakers together. Bob at the University has done a great job in several sessions, and was delighted by how well the children expressed themselves.

Our Power of Women group have been out and about again, representing the school at an event with many local leaders and industries. 

Year 6 completed their final practice before their end of school SATs which begin in two weeks. They have been working incredibly hard, and their results show they are ready and prepared for the tests – we are sure they will be amazing!

Year 4 were also finishing off projects this week, as Jacqui from Bright Minds visited school as part of their enterprise and careers workshops with Anglo-American. The children were able to present their ideas to a high standard, and impressed everyone with their creativity!

Finally, Year 3 spent a windy morning playing a range of games including cricket and rounders. The staff certainly felt the chill, but were delighted with the teamwork and effort from all the class!

Enjoy your weekends!

Class Round Up

Let’s see what Year 3, Year 4 and Class B3 have to show us this week.

Year 3

This week, Year 3 went on an exciting trip to the MFC Foundation. They had an amazing morning learning all some sports skills from some children from St Peter’s College.

We were lucky enough to take part in 7 different activities, all teaching us about cricket, rounders or softball.

The children are so excited for our next P.E lesson to put all their new knowledge to good use!

Year 4

This week in Science Year 4 have started a new topic, ‘What happens when you eat food?’

We have started by looking at the role of teeth in the digestive process – we have explored this through a investigating the amount of sugar in drinks and learning how sugar leads to an increase in plaque and how this destroys tooth enamel.

In order to investigate this, we planned and carried out a fair test using egg shells that act similar to enamel on our teeth.

Class B3

B3 have had an exciting couple of weeks getting to know their new teacher Mrs Jones. The children have quickly settled into new routines and have really impressed Mrs Jones with their positivity and independence. 

B3 have shown their musical talents by playing Caribbean Party on the xylophones. 

During Maths, B3 have been learning about place value. The children have identified numbers, created them using dienes and have found 1 more and 1 less. We have learnt new vocabulary such as greater, less than and equal which has been useful when comparing numbers and quantities. 

In Science, B3 have been learning about plants. This week we focused on seed dispersal. The children have enjoyed creating sycamore seeds to observe how they travel in the air. 

The children have loved taking part in PE as we have been learning which skills we need to play rounders. So far, we have been accurately throwing over arm and under arm. B3 have shown brilliant concentration skills as they have thrown the balls into different targets. 

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

46.5 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 218 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 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

Actions for Happiness

Approaching the end of Active April, what actions will you be taking?

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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Lollipops
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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

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SATs check list:

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

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Weekly Blog 12th April

Weekly Round Up

We are back!

We hope everyone had a fantastic break, and enjoyed a relaxing time as a family. We can’t believe we are already into the summer term, our last before your children move up into the next year of their educational journey!

It has been lovely for all staff to hear from the children what they have been up to over the last fortnight, and to see how excitedly they have returned to their learning. We have a packed calendar for the term ahead, and we can’t wait to start with the activities we have planned.

This week our choir has once again been representing us outstandingly, this time at the trust Easter service at Guisborough Church. We were delighted to hear how beautifully they sang, and the kind words from many people at the event as to how well they conducted themselves.

Classes have been getting stuck into history this week, so be sure to ask them what they have been learning about, as they have been incredibly keen to share their learning so far!

Keep an eye on the calendar, as many more events, clubs and activities will be launched in the upcoming weeks! 

Class Round Up

For our first week back, let’s see what our Early Year classes have been up to.

Nursery

This half term in Nursery we are delving into the deep dark wood and exploring all about woodland habitats and the creatures who live there. We have begun by exploring stories and over the next few weeks we shave lots of exciting activities planned including a feast with a Gruffalo.

Reception

Reception have completed their study of artist George Seurat and created their own painting of a tree using pointillism. They decided if they were painting a tree in spring or Autumn.

We are impressed with their skills, and they persevered to create their painting using dots. 

Class B1

This week, B1 have been learning about the Islamic festival Eid. The children have enjoyed learning about the traditional ways that Muslim families celebrate this special time. We have danced to traditional music, created sparkly firework pictures, made colourful lanterns for decorations and used our construction materials to build a mosque. 

In maths, the children have been exploring capacity using a range of different resources including water, rice and pasta. We have practiced using the language ’empty’ and ‘full’ to describe the containers and have begun to compare them. 

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………

Also huge congratulations to Class B1 for being AWESOME!

Missed Learning

28 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 232 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.

Measles information

Important information for all our families.

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

Coming Soon!

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

New month, new Actions for Happiness.

Cost of Living

Healthier Together

Wellness Through Art

SEND Family Voice

Soft Play Sessions

SEND Drop in Event

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
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Berwick Hills
Middlesbrough
TS3 7PA

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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.
If you know anything, please contact the main office.
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BLOG 3RD FEBRUARY

Weekly Round up

This week saw the school choir head out to Sheffield Arena for the amazing Young Voices concert 2023! It was a long, long day but an incredible memory for them all.

They were part of a huge ensemble of 5000 children as they performed to thousands of parents as part of a show featuring violinists, beatboxers and multi-million selling artist Heather Small!

We are very proud of each and every single one of the children for their behaviour and positivity all day, and would like to thank Mrs Smuk for organising the choir – not just for the event but every week in school too!

There has been a buzz of reading around school all week, as children start to get stuck into this years Book of the Year texts. Debates around blobfish, matchstick girl and birdsong can be heard along the corridors, as children start to think about which book is their favourite.

Beautiful pictures and paintings have been taking shape in all classrooms, as our art focused continued this week. Basquiat, Pittaway, Hockney and Thorpe inspired masterpieces have been popping up on display boards and in corridors, shedding a splash of colour across school.

Finally, this week sees a fond farewell to Miss Hill, who leaves us after three years teaching in KS2. Miss Hill has been a fantastic support to our older students, and has also led the way in setting up sporting events and clubs in the academy. We wish her all the best as she moves into work with the NHS.

Class Showcase

This week it is the turn of 1T, 2C and B2S to show what they have been up to.

1T

On Tuesday 17th January, 1T had a fantastic day at the Royal Navy Museum in Hartlepool.

We explored the Royal Navy Ship called HMS Tincomalee.

It helped us to understand what life on the ship would have been like for Captain Cook and his crew.

2C

2C have been enjoying exploring local Middlesbrough artist Mackenzie Thorpe during our Art lessons this week. Mackenzie Thorpe often includes hearts in his paintings to represent hope and love.

We used water colours and poster paints to create our own hearts, each with different designs.

We even made our own heart-shaped prints out of polystyrene! These will be included in our final piece of Mackenzie Thorpe style artwork. 

B2S

Recently, B2S went on a trip to Hartlepool Museum as part of our History topic. We have been finding out about Captain Cook and why he was famous.

We were able to go on a ship that was very similar to the ship Captain Cook sailed on. We had a good walk around and found out lots of information about what life was like on board a ship.

In Art, we have been looking the work of Lucy Pittaway and have had a go at using pastels because we have never used them before. We drew lots of different types of lines in preparation for our own art work which will be inspired by Lucy Pittaway.

The children have been really enjoying OT and PE sessions. We have been practicing our climbing, balancing, dancing and jumping skills.

Awesome 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

22.5 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.

Diary Dates and Reminders

Lunch Menu

Next weeks menu choice will be week 3

Links to support our children and families

Cost of Living

Uniforms

As we are all being affected by the cost-of-living crisis, we have a small stock of preloved uniform and coats/jackets that parents can come and purchase, all we are asking for is a donation. This will be open for you to come and have a look on a Tuesday & Thursday between 08.50 – 09.15 and 14.40 – 15.00 via the main office.

Community School Clothing

A North East based organisation offering a range of free, non-branded school uniform to families. Please follow the link below for more information:

Free Generic School Uniform | Community School Clo (communityschoolclothingscheme.org)

Lollipops

You can also 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
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Berwick Hills
Middlesbrough
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... 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

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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.
... See MoreSee Less

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BLOG 27TH JANUARY

Weekly Round up

We’ve had a great week at school, with lots to share and celebrate across the whole academy!

Reception headed out to a balance festival, and amazed their teachers with their skills. They had the chance to use a whole range of equipment including beams, bikes and obstacles to improve their stability and movement.

All classes have made an amazing start to their new art topics, and the school has been awash with colour, as the children explore paint, texture and images with a diverse range of artists as inspiration.

In Year 3/4 we have held football trials for our boys and girls teams, giving children the chance to show off their soccer skills. It has been an incredibly difficult decision to pick our teams, but every child can be immensely proud of how well they competed.

This week also saw the first of our parental coffee mornings, as we introduced early reading using Read, Write Inc. We are very grateful to all the parents and carers who attended – watch this space for more events coming soon!

Class Showcase

This week is the turn of Nursery, Reception and B1R classes to show what they’ve been doing.

Nursery

In Nursery this week, we have been learning all about the Lunar New Year and have joined in with some fun, exciting activities. We now know how the Lunar New Year is celebrated.

We have tried dragon dancing, prawn cracker tasting and Chinese writing.

We can’t wait for next year.

Reception

This week reception had great fun at the sports festival, we tackled challenging obstacle courses on the balance bikes and worked together as a team to complete the other activities.

The children were extremely well behaved and showed great determination.

They particularly enjoyed learning to ride their bikes around the mini round about and zooming down the fast lane on their bikes. 

B1R

For the last couple of weeks, B1R are have been learning about how Chinese and some Asian families celebrate Chinese and Lunar New Year.

On Monday, we role-played being a Chinese family. We cleaned and tidied our home area ready for the celebration. We decorated the home area with lanterns and other Chinese decorations and prepared a Reunion dinner for our friends.

We then tried some delicious Chinese food and took part in a dragon dance. It was lots of fun! 

Awesome 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

13 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.

Diary Dates and Reminders

Lunch Menu

Next weeks menu choice will be week 2

Packed Lunches

We have noticed that some packed lunches are containing a high proportion of sugary items. Please can we ask that if you are putting a treat in your child’s packed lunch, then this is limited to one item?

We do not allow Prime or sugary drinks such as Coke, Dr Pepper, Fanta and other brands to be brought into the academy. 

Links to support our children and families

Cost of Living

Drop in Flu Clinics

Please note all clinics are drop ins & open for appointments, apart from the clinics that state APPOINTMENT ONLY. If your child is having an injection, can you please call the number below to book an appointment.

*These clinics are for Primary School children (reception to year 6.) Children who attend a SEND school from reception to the day before their 18th birthday & for Secondary School children (Year 7, 8 & 9 only)

Uniforms

As we are all being affected by the cost-of-living crisis, we have a small stock of preloved uniform and coats/jackets that parents can come and purchase, all we are asking for is a donation. This will be open for you to come and have a look on a Tuesday & Thursday between 08.50 – 09.15 and 14.40 – 15.00 via the main office.

Community School Clothing

A North East based organisation offering a range of free, non-branded school uniform to families. Please follow the link below for more information:

Free Generic School Uniform | Community School Clo (communityschoolclothingscheme.org)

Lollipops

You can also 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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Lollipops
20 Norfolk Place
Berwick Hills
Middlesbrough
TS3 7PA

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Weekly Blog 17th May

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Weekly Blog 3rd May

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Weekly Blog 26th April

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STARBOOKS is on as usual
This morning - 8.10am for a morning of reading in the library - all families and age ranges welcome!
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Year 6 loved their SATs treat today - parks, beaches, ice-cream and much more! we are sure they will all sleep well tonight! Well done to everyone for their efforts all week! ... See MoreSee Less

Year 6 loved their SATs treat today - parks, beaches, ice-cream and much more! we are sure they will all sleep well tonight! Well done to everyone for their efforts all week!Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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It was fun

Thank you to our awesome kitchen staff for the post-SATs lunch they put on for our Y6 children yesterday - it was delicious ... See MoreSee Less

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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!
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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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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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BLOG 20th JANUARY

Weekly Round up

It’s been a chilly week this week, but that hasn’t stopped the fires of learning at Dormanstown!

Our Year 1 class had a fantastic day out at Hartlepool Marina – experiencing what life would have been like onboard HMS Trincomalee! The children returned to school eager to share what they had learnt and full of facts about sailing!

Our Power of Women students were also out this week, heading to GB Bank for the day. They did a tremendous job representing the school, and even came back with some free signed books from one of their activities!

Football club braved the chilly weather this week to put in some valuable practice. It is great to see how skilful the children are, and also how well they play as a team. We are hopeful that some of our children will be representing the school in competitions in the upcoming weeks.

Starbooks launched on Tuesday this week, with parents and carers coming into our library to share stories together with their children. Don’t forget this is now a weekly event, and there are prizes to be won for filling your child’s bookmark!

Keep an eye out for more dates and exciting events coming soon!

Class Showcase

This week, our featured classes are 5H and 6A, so please enjoy reading what they have been learning about.

5H

This week year five have been reading Firebird by Saviour Pirotta. They have been fully engaged in this book and some great discussion has been taking place. We did get into a rather heated debate (as you can see from the photos) when Prince Ivan is given three paths to choose from.  

The options he must choose from are: 

Take the middle road and you will suffer hunger and cold. 

Take the right road and you will live, though your horse will die. 

Take the left road and you will die, though your horse will live.  

What would you choose? 

6A

To kickstart our new history topic, we had the pleasure of a Maya archeologist, Vanessa, come into school and tell us all about her work. We learnt about how the Maya people dress, how they made food, what their houses were like and how they traded. We also looked at and compared coprolite (poo!)  to see what they ate and why. 

Power of Women

Finally, 3 of our children attended their first POW session yesterday and had a fantastic time meeting inspirational women from different areas of industry.

Academy Council

Some of the academy council representatives were invited to attend a Local Academy Committee meeting where they shared their ideas to improve different aspects of the academy. They articulated their priorities very well and answered questions in depth. Following this, they received a card and a gift voucher to support priority one of their action plan; which is to rejuvenate the flower/vegetable plots on school site. Watch this space, as they may ask for your support too!

Awesome 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

24.5 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.

Diary Dates and Reminders

Lunch Menu

On Monday there is a special ‘Chinese New Year’ themed lunch menu, this is open to all children, even those who normally have packed lunches. Otherwise next week will be week 1

Links to support our children and families

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Community School Clothing

A North East based organisation offering a range of free, non-branded school uniform to families. Please follow the link below for more information:

Free Generic School Uniform | Community School Clo (communityschoolclothingscheme.org)

Lollipops

You can also 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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Lollipops
20 Norfolk Place
Berwick Hills
Middlesbrough
TS3 7PA

Actions for Happiness

Latest News

Academy News

Weekly Blog 17th May

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

Full details

Weekly Blog 10th May

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

Full details

Weekly Blog 3rd May

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

Full details

Weekly Blog 26th April

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

Full details

Weekly Blog 19th April

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

Full details

Weekly Blog 12th April

Weekly Round Up We are back! We hope everyone had a fantastic...

Full details
Follow us on

Facebook

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

STARBOOKS is on as usual
This morning - 8.10am for a morning of reading in the library - all families and age ranges welcome!
... See MoreSee Less

Year 6 loved their SATs treat today - parks, beaches, ice-cream and much more! we are sure they will all sleep well tonight! Well done to everyone for their efforts all week! ... See MoreSee Less

Year 6 loved their SATs treat today - parks, beaches, ice-cream and much more! we are sure they will all sleep well tonight! Well done to everyone for their efforts all week!Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

1 CommentComment on Facebook

It was fun

Thank you to our awesome kitchen staff for the post-SATs lunch they put on for our Y6 children yesterday - it was delicious ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to our awesome kitchen staff for the post-SATs lunch they put on for our Y6 children yesterday - it was deliciousImage attachmentImage attachment

1 CommentComment on Facebook

Glad they enjoyed it 😊

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

Free online courses for our parents, carers and grandparents. https://inourplace.co.uk/redcar-and-cleveland/Image attachmentImage attachment

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
Load more

BLOG 13TH JANUARY

Weekly Round up

Welcome back to our first full week of 2023, and what a week it has been!

Our Year 4 and B3G classes visited both the RNLI and Lifeboat museums in Redcar to support their history topic, and had an amazing time learning about the history of the coastguard in our region (as well as dress up their teachers in nautical kit!)

The whole school has been buzzing with number this week, as we launched our new Winning With Numbers program, which is designed to help children develop their mental skills when solving maths calculations – it has been a big hit!

After school clubs have been tremendously well attended all week, and our choir, KS2 football and netball and KS1 cooking group have all had a great time – with all adults reporting how well each group has been performing.

Many of our Y2 children have been diving into a new reading approach this week – and have loved working on the book The Fox And The Star – which has caused great discussion amongst all the pupils involved.

We are looking forward to letting you know more dates for this term as the diary starts to fill up, so keep an eye on the diary dates below and School Gateway messages for more events coming up over the next few weeks.

Class Showcase

This week, our featured classes are 3L, 4H and B3G, so please enjoy reading what they have been learning about.

3L

3L have returned from Christmas and have settled straight back into learning well. This week in maths we have been focusing on place value. They have been using base 10 and part- whole models to help them partition numbers in different ways. Well done Year 3 keep it up.