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.


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.


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. 


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)


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)


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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