All the children have been really focused on their learning this week, enjoying getting into their new themes in the curriculum areas.

Monday’s assembly was based on Commitment and we continued our Character Education theme of friendliness.  We returned to our face to face assemblies this week.

Litter Picking

As part of ‘Weeks in Action’ members of our Junior Leadership Team were asked to support Nichola Laverick (Community Support Officer), PCSO Craig Metcalf and Councillor Cawley with a litter pick in the local community of Dormanstown.  The children were a real credit to the academy and really supported the appearance of our local community.

HeadStart

Julie Wilson, our HeadStart programme assistant, is working weekly with a group of Year 4 and 5 children to train them to become HeadStarters.  They will then support other children in the academy.

Please follow the link to the latest HeadStart newsletter

HeadStart New Year 2022 – Wakelet

Young Voices

We have been allocated a new date for the choir Young Voices singing event in Sheffield which is Thursday 28th April 2022.  Choir members have received a letter about this, and we still have some spaces available on the bus if any more choir members would like to attend this event. This is a wonderful opportunity for our children to experience singing in a large arena. Please contact the office for further information.

MFC Homework Competition

Nursery New Starters

If anyone has a child who will turn 3 years old during this academic year, please make sure they are registered for a place in Nursery. Contact the school office to put your child’s name down, so Mrs Marsh can contact you at the appropriate time prior to your child starting.

COVID Update

Due to ongoing COVID cases, we ask that parents wear a face covering if speaking to staff, coming to Reception or attending any meetings.

Many thanks for your co-operation in this matter.

Lunch Menu

The menu for week beginning 24th January is Week 3. Please see below.

Attendance

Congratulations to B2S with 96.2% who have won our Awesome competition this week.

Please remember to phone the academy if your child is going to be absent and remember the importance of excellent attendance at school.

Community News

Times Tables Rockstars

Practicing times tables is so important in improving maths and is a huge part of number work from Year 2 upwards. Please encourage your child to use their account to get as fast as they can which will help them be able to apply their knowledge to different areas of maths.

Congratulations to the highest coin collectors this week!

1st – J Dickinson
2nd – A Jones
3rd – K Standing

Spelling Shed

Top Spelling Groups this week!

1st – 3S – 16,342,799
2nd – 5H – 14,456,700
3rd – 2T – 5,693,445

Top Spellers this week!

1st – A Robinson – 5,960,932
2nd – P Slater – 4,101,620
3rd – T Jones – 3,851,100

Please continue to stay safe and look after each other.

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