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 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.

4H & B3G

What a fantastic start to the year. The children have been amazing. Their focus and hard work is really shining through which was see in this week’s History trip.

As part of our History focus we are looking at ‘Why the Zetland lifeboat is important?’ The children have been in awe of watching what happens at sea during those wild storms and how this was dealt with, over 200 years ago.

We have also ventured out to Redcar to visit The Zetland Museum and RNLI. We enjoyed going back in time and hearing how the drummer boy would beat his drum when a boat capsized and how lifejackets were made out of cork.

The children were also excited to see how lifeboats have developed and how important the role of a Lifeboat guard is.

They enjoyed cheering on the teachers as they attempted to put on the dry or wet suits in 30 seconds and celebrated the arrival of Storm Stan.

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

27.5 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

This weeks Lunch menu will be week 3

Links to support our children and families

Cost of Living

Headstart Newsletter

Here is the link to the latest Headstart newsletter


Hospitality recruitment event

Middlesbrough Council Community Learning are hosting a Hospitality Job Fair on 19th January at Middlesbrough Town Hall between 9:30am and 12:30pm. The aim of the event is to support local new and existing businesses with their recruitment and with 100’s of positions available, it will be a great opportunity to snap up a new job for 2023! 

Attendees include the new esports and gaming venues, Wired Lobby and Level X, as well as some popular and established venues across Middlesbrough recruiting for a variety of roles.

Daisy Chain

Max Card

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)


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

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