This week, our assemblies were based on the theme of Patience on Monday (leading into Advent) with our Character Education virtue of kindness continuing on Wednesday.

It was lovely to get our Christmas tree up and look festive around the Academy.

Bulb Planting in the Community

Some of our Junior Leadership Team represented us in the community with bulb planting opposite the Dormanstown shops.  Despite the cold and wet weather, they were a real credit to our academy working alongside Councillor Cawley, the new PCSO, Craig Metcalfe, the Community Development Officer, Nichola Laverick, as well as volunteers from Westfield Farm. We look forward to seeing the bulbs come through in the spring and be available for everyone in Dormanstown to enjoy.

Year 3

Year 3 have been developing their communication skills in computing. Take a look at these interactive posters that tell you about some exciting events happening this December!


Children are expected to attend the academy wearing full school uniform and we would like parents to assist us in keeping these high standards. If you have any difficulties with your child’s school uniform, please contact the academy office and we may be able to help.

Shoe Boxes

Thank you for all the generous contributions of items for the shoe boxes; we will pass them onto the charity “Teesside at Christmas Appeal” to distribute.

Trust Carol Service

This event will now be recorded for parents/carers to enjoy.  Our recording will take place on Wednesday 8th December at 9am.  Please can choir children arrive promptly to school so that they can get into their choir uniform ready for the recording.

Nursery New Starters

If you or anyone you know 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.

Household Support Payment

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council encourages low income working age families to claim a ‘Household Support Payment’. The support is funded by the DWP and is intended to assist low-income families over the winter period.

For details of the scheme and how to claim assistance visit .

Nasal Spray Catch up Clinics

Childhood Immunisation Team have put in place some catch up clinics for any pupils who missed immunisation within school. Please see the dates and times below.

Action for Happiness- Do Good December

This month’s theme is December Kindness: daily actions to help you be kind and help others. Perfectly linked to our recent Character Education work.

Dates for your Diary

COVID update

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

Please continue to stay behind the line on the plaza when bringing and collecting your child from the academy.

We also ask that children do not bring Christmas cards into school again this year to share with their friends.

Many thanks for your co-operation in this matter.

Lunch Menu

The menu for week beginning 6th December is Week 3. Please see below.

Christmas dinner will take place on Friday 17th December. A letter will be coming home with your child. Please send back the reply if your child would like a school dinner and payment of £2.10 if you are not entitled to Free School Meals.


Congratulations to B2S with 98.1% who have won our Awesome competition this week.

Please remember to phone the academy if your child is going to be absent

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 – L Jarret
2nd – A Kent
3rd – L Kecek

Spelling Shed

Top Spelling Groups this week!

1st – 3S – 101,332,035
2nd – B3G stage 1 – 16,412,402
3rd – B3G Stage 2 – 9,686,108

Top Spellers this week!

1st – P Slater – 20,723,528
2nd – L Morton – 18,161,556
3rd – L Hoyle – 8,529,384

Please continue to stay safe and look after each other.

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