Friday 12th February 2021

It’s been lovely to see lots of your smiling faces on the live class sessions this week, and we hope that you have enjoyed seeing your friends. Thank you to everyone who has persevered with the technology this half term to access their learning through Showbie and share the work with their teachers.

The snow has brought lots of excitement in the academy this week, and we hope you have a restful and enjoyable half term holiday next week.

Special Guest Correspondents

Children in 3A wrote a Blog about what they have been learning about as part of their writing lessons.  We are proud to publish two examples below:

This half term our class story was ‘The Twits’. The Twits are people who play nasty tricks on one another. For instance, Mr Twit tied balloons to Mrs Twit and tried sending her to the moon, but Mrs Twit had served Mr Twit worms for his tea and told him it was spaghetti! They also play tricks on others too. In their garden, they smear glue all over the tree, so when the poor birds land on it they get stuck. And do you know what they do with the birds? Make bird pie! If you have never read the Twits, we think you would enjoy it. We have completed some reading activities:

As part of our Design Technology project, we designed and made our own board games. Firstly, we had fun playing our favourite board games with our family. Then we evaluated them against a criteria (pros and cons). We used this to see what features we liked across a number of different board games. Completing questionnaires and a design brief, we then came up with our own ideas and made our own games. Take a look at our amazing board games:

Thank you Year 3 for your contribution to the Blog. We love what you have written and your games and reading activities look amazing. 🙂

Nursery Arrangements

Please note that from Monday 22nd February we are moving to two Nursery sessions for children who have booked a place.  A morning session for N2 children and an afternoon session for N1 children. Nursery parents have received a letter explaining these arrangements, but please ask if you are unsure.

Tests for Non-Symptomatic Key Workers/People Who Cannot Work from Home

Food Banks

Are you struggling for food during these difficult times?

Free School Meals

FSM meal vouchers will come from the Winter Grant Scheme which is run by Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council (same as over Christmas and New Year).

Vouchers from school will resume after half term.

Courses for Parents

Contact Details

Just a reminder to parents/carers to keep the academy office up to date with any new contact telephone numbers. This is not only extremely important for being able to contact you but also to ensure that families eligible receive their food vouchers.

Home Learning

We can now offer children from Year 1 to Year 6 the opportunity to loan their school iPad.  Please contact the academy office if you would like to take up this offer to support your child’s access to Showbie.

Critical Worker Places

If you require a critical worker place in the academy please contact the academy office. Places must be booked by Monday at 12 noon to start the following week to allow us to plan numbers and keep staff and children as safe as possible.

Breakfast Packs

We still have a few breakfast packs left.  Please pop in and collect one from the entrance to the academy if you are passing on your daily walk.

Times Tables Rockstars…

Year 6 – Onyx and Alfie

Year 5 – Kayden and Harley

Year 4 – Harvey and Adam

Year 3 – Ryan and Harper

Year 2 – Paige and Lola

R1/M – Mubarak

B2H – Alexis and Lennox

B3A – Luca and Heidi

Spelling Shed Leader Board…

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Please continue to stay safe and follow the Lockdown rules.

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