We were so happy to welcome all the children back to the academy this week.  They have settled well into their summer term projects, put lots of effort into their work and been supportive of their peers.   Well done everyone.                           

Gold Coins, Pot of Gold and Celebration Assembly

Our children have been earning lots of gold coins this week, and they will go into the prize draw during Celebration Assembly. We look forward to seeing who will receive our Pot of Gold awards this week and celebrating the achievements.


Thank you for your support by standing within the indicated space when bringing dogs onto the Plaza.  We appreciate this for the safety and convenience of everyone.

We have had some reports of inappropriate language used on the Plaza in front of other parents and children.  We would respectfully ask you to use acceptable language at drop off and pick up times. Thank you.


We are so pleased to be part of the HeadStart programme to give all children the necessary support to build resilience to achieve good emotional health.

KS2 had a virtual assembly on Wednesday to introduce the programme and the Y5 children are starting a programme of work to become HeadStarters next week. This involve them being engaged in an accredited pathway of education that aims to build resilience, knowledge around their own wellbeing and increase their confidence and self-esteem.

Please see the links below to the HeadStart website and their most current newsletter.

HeadStart South Tees

HeadStart Newsletter 12th – 23rd April

We also have a new sign in school to show that we are a HeadStart school.

Online Safety

Please find two more links to informative resources that support parents/carers in their understanding of online safety.

The online facts of life to support children’s digital safety | Internet Matters

Online safety issues – advice to support children| Internet Matters

Breakfast Packs

We have had another delivery of Breakfast Packs this week, so the children will be bringing cereal home and will continue to have bagels when they arrive in the academy on a morning.

Times Tables Rockstars…

Year 3 – Leo and Olly

Year 4 – Kenton and Reiley

Year 5 – Max and Lola S

Year 6 – Reece and Lucas

B3A – Heidi and Amelia

B2H – Toby and Alexis

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Spelling Shed Leader Board…

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Pot of gold this week for Morning nursery is Isla Picknett for Inspiration…our new topis is minibeasts and she wanted to make a bug cafe outside. She spent all of Wednesday morning transforming our shed into the Minibeast coffee shop and even found a table cloth and set it for her first customers. 

Pot of gold for afternoon nursery is Trixy Tighe for collaboration…she has worked so hard with her friends to make a minibeast hotel and find creatures to put in. She has shown excellent sharing skills and kindness. 


Pot of Gold – Aspiration – Joel Wheater for aspiring to learn red words and to become more independent in his learning.

Praise and Share – Alfie McQuillan – Building a fantastic minibeast house using construction materials.

Reception – Class RB

My Pot of gold this week is for Aiden and Thomas for amazing collaboration when constructing a model together and for recording their shared learning.

My Praise and share is Freya for her lovely pieces of writing she has worked really hard on this week.  

Reception – Class RM

Pot of Gold Rosie Nelson ASPIRATION for aspiring to be a better reader. Rosie has been practising her new phonic sounds in the areas and trying really hard to read her RWI book.

Praise and Share Malak Alsadoun for her enthusiasm to write and beginning to form letters correctly when copying words.

Year 1 T

Pot of Gold – Lexi Allenden for aspiring to be the best version of herself. She always listens and completes her work to the best of her ability. 

Praise and Share – Tommy-Jay Cox for being able to remember the names of the continents which he learnt during lockdown! 

Year 2P

Pot of Gold – Brooke Lillystone – Inspiration. Inspiring others to read with expression and telling the story with her voice. 

Praise and Share – Isla Betteridge – Showing perseverance with her Maths. Understanding Multiplication as repeated addition and arrays. 

Year 2R

Pot of Gold – Lilly Jackson for being an inspiration to others with her attitude to learning, she is a delight to teach with her positivity and her willingness to want to do her best, well done Lilly!

Praise and Share – Jaxon Jones for producing some lovely independent instruction writing, he has really tried to think of his sentences on his own and was really proud of himself for doing so, go Jaxon!  

Year 3A

Our pot of gold child is Anthony Jones this week for inspiring others with his politeness, enthusiasm for learning and his zest for life! He makes us smile every single day!

Our praise and share child is Jack Reed for much improved concentration and effort in all aspects of learning.

Year 4S


4S Sienna Jones for aspiring to be the best that she can be and making an excellent effort in improving her handwriting. Well done Sienna!

Praise and Share 

Riley Stubbs for being a kind and considerate friend and for having impeccable manners. 


our Aspiration Pot of Gold this week is Judd Reed. He has completed some amazing independent writing, that others should aspire to. 

Praise and Share is George Nawton-Tunnicliffe. He worked independently to write the sounds he could hear.

Year 5

Celebration – Jackson Smith

Wow – where do I start? He has had an incredible week and worked so hard throughout the entire period. He has had a wonderful, positive attitude and myself and Mrs McLean are sooooo proud of him! 

Inspiration – Lexie Kenyon

For working extremely hard in all areas of the curriculum and for having a superb attitude to all she does and for putting in 110% effort! She really has gone the extra mile this week. 

Praise and Share – Coby Waller

For having some wonderful ideas in writing and for choose some amazing and purposeful vocabulary. 

Praise and Share – Harvey Meredith

For working really hard in all areas of the curriculum but especially in Maths!


My Celebration Pot of Gold is Joshua Balam for his drive and enthusiasm when contributing to class discussions in science and art lessons this week. 

My Praise and Share is AJ Trowsdale for great use of onomatopoeia in his descriptive sentences. 

Year 6S

Collaborations – Mais Sharbaji and Heidi Singh, for working as part of a team together during maths, supporting each other and having meaningful discussions about their work.

Praise and Share – Stephen Tooth – Excellent explanations in maths this week.

Year 6H

Our Pot of gold this week is: Leo Slater for inspiration. Leo has had an amazing first week back, completing all work to an extremely high standard.

Praise and share is: Alfie Cochrane for some awesome reading skills this week.

Please continue to stay safe and look after each other.  

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