Friday 8th January 2021

It was lovely to see all the children’s smiling faces on Monday as they came back to school after the Christmas Break. With Monday night’s government announcement, the situation changed very quickly and the majority of our children are now completing home learning due to the lockdown. We hope that everyone stays safe during this time and, once the vaccine is more widely available, we can have a truly Happy New Year.

Children in School

If you think your child is eligible for a place in the academy as you are a key worker or they are vulnerable, you must phone the office to discuss.  We ask that all children are booked in by the lunchtime of the Monday before they need to attend please so we can organise staffing/lunches etc. Please remember that the children need to be in full school uniform when attending and for them to put extra layers on under their uniform as we have the windows open in classrooms for ventilation

Hampers

We were able to provide some of our families with a Christmas hamper that was donated by the Mike Hind charity appeal. They contained a wonderful selection of foods to support breakfasts and lunches over the holidays, and we hope that you found them helpful. We want to send a huge thank you everyone involved in the appeal, including the organisation and delivery of the hampers as it was a mammoth task to get them to every school in Redcar and Cleveland.

Showbie

Well done to all the children (and parents) this week who have got to grips with Showbie.  We realise that it was brand new for lots of people and it does take some perseverance to navigate your way round it. Mr Stammers made a video to describe how to use Showbie, and it is posted on Facebook if you haven’t already seen it.  It is definitely worth a watch!

Pastoral and Welfare Support

If you require any support with any elements of pastoral or welfare work whilst we are in lockdown, please contact the academy.  There will be members of the pastoral team in every day who will be available. Please don’t struggle with food or any other issues when we can usually point you in the right direction.

We aim to send weekly food vouchers for those entitled to income based free school meals who are not attending school. At present the government hasn’t launched their scheme so we are organising for these to come from the academy. If you have problems accessing them, please ring the office. Thank you for your patience as we await further instructions from the Department for Education.

Times Tables Rockstars…

These are the results from the ‘Battle’

Year 2 – Paige and Brooke

Year 3 – Ryan and Sammie

Year 4 – Thomas and Evie

Year 5 – Max and Josie

Year 6 – Alfie and Kieron

B2H – Toby and Ryan

B3A – Luca and Allie

Spelling Shed Leader Board…

Weekly Top Spelling Group:

1st: 6H/S – 85 259 432

2nd: 2PR – 59 537 268

3rd: 5N/W – 14 505 496

Weekly Top Spellers:

1st: Houlden L – 43 821 876

2nd: Slater P – 30 343 472

3rd: Bourne K – 13 292 746

Spring Term Points League:

1st: 6H/S – 85 259 432

2nd: 2PR – 59 537 268

3rd: 5N/W – 14 505 496

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Action for Happiness…

This month, Action for Happiness are encouraging everyone to focus on small steps to try to boost happiness – for ourselves and others around us – to spread kindness and hopefully inspire others to do the same.

Please continue to stay safe and follow the Lockdown rules.

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