Weekly Round up

Despite the rainy weather this week, classes have been out and about in the community. 3L went to Redcar Leisure Centre to undertake an invasion games competition and 4H visited the Dormanstown library as well as having a successful week swimming each afternoon.

We welcomed parents and carers into the academy for parental engagement activities in 2C where the children enjoyed sharing their art skills with their parents/carers.  5H also performed their class assembly based on a text they had been reading called Shackleton’s Journey.

On Tuesday, we held a coffee morning for parents/carers to promote the Power of Women project and the importance of raising aspirations; many thanks to those people who attended.

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.


Year three have been enjoying gymnastics in our PE sessions for the past two Fridays. They have been learning how to warm up and stretch their muscles using some gymnastic techniques.

Year 3 have been amazing at practicing their balance, concertation and body strength to perform obstacles.


This week, Year 4 visited Dormanstown library where we had the pleasure of meeting the author Robin Bennett! We had lots of opportunities to ask questions about what it means to be an author. Robin gave the children an insight into life as an author and what it takes to write a book.

Year 4 left feeling very inspired by Robin’s work.


What a fun packed few weeks! B3G have shown Racism the Red card with Rich and Richie, celebrated being different by wearing odd socks and helped raise money for Children in Need through donation. I’m so proud of what they have achieved in class.

Our focus on electricity is ‘How does a circuit work?’ The children have explored how to connect components and complete a circuit so their bulb lights up and played pass the squeeze to understand the flow of electrons.

In Geography we have compared the North East with Lazio in Italy and discovered that it’s twice as big and has twice the population. We now can’t wait to delve into DT and discover the art of sewing.

Power of Women

On Tuesday, we hosted a coffee morning for Power of Women to allow parents to drop in and learn more about what they do. They were joined by our 4 ambassadors who are enjoying their role so far and looking forward to see where the journey takes them.

Reindeer Run

We would like to invite you to join us on Wednesday 7th December at 12.30pm for tea/coffee and a mince pie, before watching the children take part in a sponsored Reindeer Run for Teesside Hospice. Your child will bring a sponsor form home today, please do not feel obliged to raise lots, every little helps.

The academy choir will also provide some Christmas cheer.

Please see attached our poster for all of the information.

We hope to see you there!

MFC Foundation competition

We need your help in designing a new warm up t-shirt that sends out a simple message that ‘Football is for Everyone’.

We want to see your creative side and design a warm up t-shirt for the players during our River-Side-By-Side game against QPR during Pride History Month (February).

The chosen winner will not only win tickets to the game but all see their t-shirt come to life and professionally made so that the players themselves can wear these during warm up.

The competition will close Sunday 18th December

Please send your entries to Amy.Campbell@mfcfoundation.co.uk

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?

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.

Diary Dates and Reminders

Lunch Menu

Next weeks menu will be Week 2

Attendance Reporting on School Gateway

As you will be aware we are using a new app service called School Gateway to communicate with parents. You can now report your child’s absence through the app. If we have not heard from you, we will be sending out attendance messages which you can reply to, which will come directly to the team.

Links to support our children and Families

Max Card

CAMHS Training

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 Schoolwear

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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