It has been lovely to see the children back in the academy after the half term break.  They have come back very settled with positive attitudes and all eager to learn.

Clothes and P.E. kits

As we sent out the message earlier in the week regarding the ventilation in classrooms, we have seen the majority of children have a jumper/cardigan in school this week.  Thank you for your support in this matter to keep your child comfortable in class.

Also, just a reminder, that most P.E. lessons are undertaken outside at the current time, so a tracksuit or leggings/hoodie are advisable for P.E. alongside plimsolls.

Half Term Vouchers

We hope that all children on free school meals received their holiday food vouchers.  These were fully funded by Tees Valley Education, and we hope that they supported families over the holidays during these exceptional circumstances we find ourselves in.

Breakfast Packs

The children have brought home another breakfast pack this week; we hope that these are supportive in providing a nutritious breakfast before school and setting the children up for a day of learning.

New Uniform and Books

Our new academy logo is proving very popular, and the children have been learning about the values in their assemblies in class. Our new uniform is available to order from

The jumpers that the academy is providing for each child are on order, and we hope to take delivery soon.  We will let you know when we receive them.

We are also delighted that we received our brand new books with the logo on this week. The children are starting to use them over the next few weeks, and they are very proud of them.

Christmas Hampers and Aldi food

Please see the following link to request Christmas Food Hampers from Feeding Families:

Feeding Families provides and delivers FREE hampers to hundreds of families in the North East. You can apply if you are in financial need and struggle on a day-to-day basis to feed your family.

(more information on Facebook)

We are pleased to be teaming up with Aldi in the very near future to receive donations of a variety of different foods. This will help us to continue to support those who are self isolating or who need extra support during this very stressful and worrying time. Look out for more details to come out very soon.

COVID – 19 Symptoms

If any member of your household has symptoms of COVID-19, everybody in your household must self-isolate. You should then arrange to have a test to see if you have COVID-19.

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Please inform the academy of any test results ASAP, so that any arrangements can be made regarding your child’s bubble.

Please click the link below for more guidance.

Times Tables Rockstars…

Year 6 – Shilo and Reece

Year 5 – Spencer and Josie

Year 4 – Reiley and Lewis

Year 3 – Leo and Olly

Year 2 – Paige and Maddy

Year 1 – Saif and Bonnie

B2H – Noah and Ryan

B3A – Albie and Joseph

Spelling Shed Leader Board…

Weekly Top Spelling Group:

1st: 6H/S – 52 681 720

2nd: 4S – 40 239 258

3rd: 5N/W – 18 918 258

Weekly Top Spellers:

1st: Standing K – 21 463 376

2nd: Stubbs R – 12 953 738

3rd: Houlden L – 11 048 728

Autumn Term League Points

1st: 6H/S – 301 142 636

2nd: B2H English – 245 388 826

3rd: B3A – 181 164 808


New Ways November…

Although Covid is restricting our lives, we can find new ways to keep making progress. Trying out new things can actually boost our well-being. When we open up to new ideas, it helps us stay curious and engaged. It can also bring a sense of accomplishment and help to boost our self-confidence and resilience. There are so many ways to learn new things and this month we’re encouraging everyone to find new and creative ways to overcome our frustrating situations.

Look out for our virtual assembly on Facebook later this afternoon, celebrating all your children’s achievements this week

Please continue to stay safe, especially with the new lockdown rules in place.

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