Monday’s assembly was based on the theme of self-control, and we also spoke about the new lunchtime activities and the launch of Beat the Street in Redcar and Cleveland . Our Character Education theme focused on cleanliness.
This week, our featured classes are 3S, 4HM and B3G, so enjoy reading what they have been up to.
World Book Day
What amazing costumes we had from children across the academy for World Book Day. It was a wonderful day of activities celebrating a broad range of children’s literature and favourite characters. Please see our gallery for all the photo’s.
New Lunchtime Activities
Thank you to our lunchtime supervisors for taking part in their training session so enthusiastically this week (the sweatbands were optional!). We had lots of very happy and active children at lunchtime!! It was wonderful to see boys and girls from Reception to Y6 mixing and playing so harmoniously.
Members of our Y6 JLT are also leading dance sessions for two lunchtimes a week in the sports. They have selected their own music and provide moves for the other children to copy for each song.
Beat The Street
Beat the Street started this week and everyone is invited to play! The game sees how far you can walk, roll or cycle around our local area, for six weeks. Earn points and win prizes! To play, use your paper or online map to find the Beat Boxes. Start your journey – hover your card over the Beat Box until it beeps and flashes. Visit two Beat Boxes in one hour and collect ten points for each Beat Box. Carry on your journey – score ten points for each extra Beat Box you visit. Our children will soon bring home a game card for themselves, a card for a parent or carer and a map. If any additional cards are required, please see the Beat the Street website www.beatthestreet.me/redcarcleveland. Beat the Street Redcar and Cleveland runs from 2nd March – 13th April.
We are already on the leader board with lots of children registered to take part and points gained by walking, cycling, rolling or running between different Beat Boxes. Keep up the great work, and you still have another 5 weeks to take part in this.
This week we relaunched STEM Club. We now have a group of Y5 children working towards their Bronze Award and a Y6 group working on their Silver Award after completing the Bronze Award last summer. The Y6 children were fantastic ambassadors of the award and supported the Y5 children in login into the National School’s Observatory and navigating their first session using the online Liverpool Telescope.
A little about STEM Club…
The National Schools’ Observatory (NSO) is about inspiring the next generation of scientists, programmers, engineers and mathematicians. They provide free access to the world’s largest fully robotic telescope, and use the wonders of space to excite and amaze pupils of all ages and develop their love of STEM education.
School Day and PE Kits
Thank you so much for all the parents/carers who have been supportive of providing children with the appropriate PE kit and getting their children to school on time each day. We have certainly seen a super improvement with both of these: children are in the academy ready for learning and look super smart in their P.E. lessons.
Support with News Events
The current events surrounding Ukraine conflict may spark discussions, or trigger upset around what is happening. Unfiltered content search terms, such as bombing and invasion on social media such as tiktok, video footage being shared and a range of other posts quite rightly may cause an emotional response in our children and young people.
Childnet have released a resource to help parents engage in these discussions and we would like to share the link with you:
We have also added their “conversation starter” cheat sheet which will help parents with a simple and effective starting point to get a discussion started on this topic:
Dates for the Diary
Celebrating Class Achievements – OUR NEW FEATURE
In Y3 this week we worked with the dinner supervisors and Mr Long to help design new games and activities to play at lunchtime. We learnt how to use the parachute, as well as playing hockey, dodgeball and football. In class we have started our new writing unit, based on the amazing Hortense and the Shadow by Natalia and Lauren O’Hara. We have studied vocabulary, ready to start producing descriptive writing next week.
This week in Year 4, we have been continuing our work on states of matter. We have carried out practical experiments to allow us to identify the state of a substance using our knowledge on the properties of: solids, liquids and gases.
B3G have enjoyed World Day with activities relating to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl and Rocket Rules by Nathan Bryan. We created some great descriptive sentences of some of the characters from the famous book: like Caring Charlie or how bitter and selfish Verruca Salt can be. Nathan Bryan and Dapo Odeolo set us a task to create some of our own rules that we could follow to create inspiration in your lives/ day.
B3G thought of
- To listen to Jazz music.
- Go on adventures
- Dance when can.
- Read books we wouldn’t usually read / pick up.
Action for Happiness
This month’s theme is Mindful March.
Next week, lunch menu is week 2.
Congratulations to 3S and B1R 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.
Times Table 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 – R Owen
2nd – C Jeff
3rd – O Bell
Top Spelling Groups this week!
1st – B3G Stage 1 18,092,166
2nd – B3G Stage 2 4,829,416
3rd – 1M Group 1 4,491,094
Top Spellers this week!
1st – J Cupples 11,027,528
2nd – L Hoyle 5,609,866
3rd – A Bonner 1,864,896
Please continue to stay safe and look after each other.