Weekly Round Up

It’s Easter!

We have made it the holidays – thank you to everyone in our community for their efforts this term – it has been incredibly successful!

This week we have seen beautiful services at church, where families were dazzled by violins, singing, xylophones and readings by children across KS2.

Year groups have also been opening their doors for parental engagement sessions – a particular well done to the Y4/5 parents who braved the cold for our PE session.

The bonnets and easter eggs brought in for our design competitions this week were incredible – and the team judging the entries all commented how difficult it was to choose between such incredible entries!

It seems like a long time ago, but we are also grateful for the excellent attendance at parents evening this week. We love sharing the children’s hard work with you, and the support we have from families at home to keep driving forward the children’s learning.

We wish you all a safe, happy Easter and look forward to the final term of the year! 

Class Round Up

Let’s see how Year 5 and Class B4 have gotten on with a guest appearance from our Nursery Class.

Year 5

Although it has been short, we have had a very busy half term. We have completed lots of interesting writing pieces such as a quest narrative, a recount and a set of instructions of how to be a monarch. In Maths, we have been looking at time, converting measurements and the four operations. Possibly most exciting of all though we attended our first netball tournament. The children represented the school impeccably and some even came home with medals! 

Class B4

Another fun packed half term. We have created some fabulous art work with Jean-Michel Basquiat as our focus and made some wonderful teddies as part of our textiles strand. The children have worked so hard this term- I am so proud of all their efforts – Enjoy a well deserved break B4!!!

Easter Bonnet Parade

Morning and afternoon nursery enjoyed participating in the Easter Bonnet Parade. We had some amazing creations from home and some very worthy winners!

Well done Nursery!

Attendance

Each week we have an ‘Awesome Attendance’ competition for the class or classes with the highest attendance. The class with the highest attendance will receive a letter and the first class to spell out ‘Awesome’ receives a treat for the whole class.

Which class will be the first to receive that treat?

This weeks winners are………

Missed Learning

31.5 days of missed learning occurred this week due to unauthorised absences. Unauthorised absences are for holidays, parents/carers not contacting the academy or any other unexplained absence. With most minor ailments, children can be in school, so we really encourage you to think about keeping your child at home.

100% Attendance

This week we had 219 children who achieved 100% Attendance for this week, which is Brilliant!

A huge WELL DONE to you all.

Can you get 100% when we return after Easter?

Missed Appointments

We strive to accommodate parents/carers with appointment times within the academy. Unfortunately we have noticed that many appointments have been missed, occasionally this may be due to unforeseen circumstances. If you have to cancel and/or re-arrange your appointment, please ensure you contact the academy as soon as possible. Failing to turn up for an appointment and not contacting the academy to cancel it has an adverse effect on other parents/carers appointment times. This can also take valuable staff time that could have been utilised by other parents.

Headlice

There would appear to be a problem with head lice in the academy.  Several parents have informed us that their child has headlice; obviously this must mean that there are other children who also have the problem. 

I have taken this opportunity to provide some up-to-date advice for treating headlice and I would ask every parent to please check their child’s hair tonight and every night and treat if necessary. 

It is not sufficient to simply shampoo your child’s hair; this will not get rid of the lice – parents should visit a chemist, supermarket or see their family doctor to purchase or obtain a prescription for headlice lotion and follow the instructions.  An alternative method, and one which does not involve the use of chemicals, is as follows: 

  • Fill a sink with water 
  • Wet the child’s hair 
  • Apply conditioner 
  • Comb (with a fine tooth comb or nit comb) the child’s hair into the sink.  If there are any lice they will fall out into the water. 

It is recommended that the above treatment be done for at least 4 days. 

If you know your child has headlice, please treat it as soon as possible and check your child’s hair every night.   

The school nurse can be contacted via school, if any further advice or information is needed

Diary Dates and Reminders

Lunch Menu

When we return, choices will be from Week 1.

Nut Free Academy

A reminder to all parents we are a Nut Free Academy, please read below.

Links to support our Children and Families

Headstart

Happy International Day Of Happiness. 😊

This edition we have some fantastic content from our HeadStarters who will certainly put a smile on your face sharing what happiness means to them and demonstrating what they had been learning around managing their mental health and wellbeing.

https://wakelet.com/wake/WVu3J29PvKhtg0uaCOXoZ

Raring2Go!

The latest issue of Raring2Go! is available to read and can be found here

https://magazines.raring2go.co.uk/teesside/spring2024/

Easter Holiday Activities

Hope Netball Club

Actions for Happiness

What actions will you take over Easter to finish off Mindful March.

Cost of Living

SEND Family Voice

Further information for Clubs over the Easter holidays can be found in the brochure you can download.

World Book Day Story Writing Competition

To celebrate World Book Day and National Careers Week, Building our Future would like you to write a story, of a maximum of 500 words, that explains why it is important to know where we get energy, and how we use it.

We want you to create an “Energy Superhero” – we want a fantastic name for your hero, and they must have Super Powers – these are sources of energy, such as Wind, Solar, Tidal, Biomass….the list goes on.

What will happen to your Superhero? Why do they need to use their Energy Super Powers? Will they save the day or the planet?

The only limit is the number of words – we want the most creative, wonderful stories, and it can include illustrations.

Prizes will include a book voucher for the winning entry, and a class visit to the O&M Base for Dogger Bank Wind Farm, at the Port of Tyne.

The wind farm is being built in the North Sea, and will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world, with nearly 300 wind turbines. The cables that will transmit the renewable electricity from the wind farm and into the national electricity network to be distributed to homes and businesses are being buried right under our feet here in the Tees Valley.

Entries should be submitted to Jacqui Hutchinson, Primary Careers Co-ordinator, via the RCVDA Building our Future web page: https://www.rcvda.org.uk/2024/03/06/world-book-day-competition-building-our-future/ or via your school teacher.

Deadline for entries is Friday 12th April (so you have the Easter holidays too to work on your story), and judges will include Equinor and SSE Renewables representatives from Dogger Bank Wind Farm, wind farm supply chain company Keltbray, Teesside Un

Lollipops

You can get your children’s uniform here.

Lollipops have a preloved rail out on the shop floor with various items on including polo tops, trousers, sweatshirts/cardigans, shoes, plimsolls, summer dresses etc. All items on the rail are free for anyone to take, they just ask for customers to be considerate of others when taking items. There is a box for anyone who would like to make donations which we then add to the rail.

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