Weekly Round Up

Our staff have loved meeting their new classes this week, and we have heard wonderful things about our departing Y6’s from their secondary schools too!

With one more week to go we are really excited to share sports day, reports, summer fair and our transition plans with you next week, and to enjoy our last few days before the summer break.

We also had the chance to celebrate our Diamond Standard winners from throughout the year this week, as the children and families attended a special awards ceremony at Teesside University, sharing the incredible achievements they have made with an audience from across the whole trust.

All year groups would love to share their experiences from transition day with our community, so please find below blog posts from all areas of school sharing the activities children completed – we hope you enjoy seeing what they have been up to!

Class Showcase

It’s transition week! Let’s see how everyone got on in their new classes.


During Nursery’s transition into Reception this week we talked about celebrating our differences.

We talked about our favorite colours and foods we liked, and we painted self-portraits to show how we are all different. Nursery stayed for dinner twice this week too – we are so impressed with their manners! 


What a wonderful transitional two days we had!

We began our transition by introducing the book ‘Commotion in the Ocean’, the children loved and engaged with the story and this became our stimulus for the two days.

The areas within the continuous provision were themed around this and these included, investigation stations, sorting activities and writing about the different sea creatures.

Throughout the two days, we worked collaboratively in the different areas and explored what meant to be collaborative. We then looked at a range of mediums that we could use in our artwork. Our task was to produce a sketch of a sea creature. We then created a collage of our artwork that will be displayed in our classroom. This will remind us how sharing, team work and working collaboratively can produce something to be proud of.


We had a wonderful start to Year 2 this week! In English, we spent time reading the book ‘The Bog Baby,’ a story about two sisters who go fishing in a magic pond and find something much better than a frog or newt!

We thought of exciting adjectives to describe a Bog Baby and then wrote our own character descriptions. Miss Clark was really impressed with our ideas! We then created a habitat for Bog Baby, using collage, watercolours and pencils.

We made our own Bog Babies out of playdough and added them to the habitats we had made.

In Maths, we worked collaboratively to solve addition problems and had lots of fun in PE completing teambuilding activities. Well done everyone!


During transition this week the new year 3’s have enjoyed learning about The Smartest Giant in Town.

In English they enjoyed writing a thank you letter to George for helping the different animals within the story as well as buying George an outfit to wear with £20 and working out how much change was left over. They also enjoyed creating a new pair of funky trainers for George to wear.

We were so impressed with their creativity.


Over transition, the new Year 4’s have focussed on the value of inspiration we looked at the local international footballer, ’Beth Mead’.

The children were inspired to dream big and we created our own graffiti style slogan’s to inspire others. The children showed a fantastic attitude and curiosity to all the work they were asked to complete! We are looking forward to having a brilliant year, next year!


We had a really fun few days as year 5.

We based a lot of our work on the book ‘Journey’ which is a wordless book full of fantastic illustrations. We created landscapes from the book using sketching, watercolours and oil pastels.

We made predictions and used inference skills in English lessons and finally in Maths we had to use all of our knowledge to crack a code! 


To mark the end of their primary school journey, the year six children had a fantastic day out to the cinema, followed by a play on the beach and a visit to the new park on Redcar seafront.

The children had a fabulous day, and it was made even better by the warm, sunny weather.

The children also received their leavers hoodies which they all wore.

They were certainly tired out after walking there and back as well as all the playing in-between.  


The new B2S have enjoyed their transition week.

We have been reading different pirate stories and doing lots of work on pirates.

We created some lovely art work using our hands and made our own pirate underpants.

We made pirate hats, avoided the sharks and made wanted posters to help find those pesky pirates.

We have even written a message in a bottle. I wonder if we get a reply.


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

69 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 218 children who achieved 100% Attendance for this week. A huge WELL DONE to you all 😊

Can you get 100% next week?

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.

Diary Dates and Reminders

Sports Afternoon

Come and join us for Sport’s day on Monday 17th July beginning at 1pm.

Weather permitting the children will be taking part in lots of different sport activities on our school field with medals galore to be won!

If you are feeling competitive there may even be some adult races to join it whilst you are here. We look forward to seeing you for a fun filled afternoon! 

Summer Fair

Summer Raffle Contest

⭐Tickets are now on sale from the Academy office⭐

£1 per strip , check out our 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize.

Lunch Menu

For the Last week of the year choices will be from Menu 1

Kids Eat Free

Below is a list of restaurants where children can eat free or for £1 across the summer Holidays.

Summer Lunchbox Scheme

Lingotot Summer Clubs

Throughout the summer, Lingotot Redcar are running holiday French and Spanish camps, including clubs at Saltburn Primary Learning Campus, St Peter’s CofE Primary School in Brotton, Errington Primary in Marske, Guisborough Youth Centre and Coatham Primary School.

They will be singing, reading stories, playing lots of games and making crafts with a summer adventure theme, with lots of French learning too!

Each day will have different activities and crafts, and is designed so that you can sign your child up for the whole week if you wish.

The holiday club is suitable for ages 5-11 and will include a meal, drinks and snacks.

You can book your place and find further details at lingotot.com/centre/redcar

There are also funded places provided by Redcar and Cleveland Council for children who are eligible for Free School Meals and Pupil Premium support. Book your place at https://lingotot.coordinate.cloud/list

Please email redcar@lingotot.com if you have any questions.

Senses Wellbeing

Golf Fore All Summer Program

Bring it on! Summer Holiday Activities

Raring2Go! Teesside Summer Magazine

The school holls are just around the corner now and the summer edition of Raring2go! Teesside is here!  

The magazine is packed full of useful information to keep parents in the know with what’s on for families and where to go over the next couple of months plus a puzzle page for children and competitions for parents to enter.

Click the link below to read.

Raring2go! Teesside – Summer 2023

Between the Tides

Dormanstown Rugby Club

Golf Fore All

Golf Fore All are offering free sessions every Tuesday and Friday for anyone aged between 6-16 until the end of December.

If you’d like to book a session, just email the address at the bottom of the picture.

Passion for Fashion

CBBC are looking for budding young designers aged 10-14 years old, (they must be aged 11 by September 1st 2023) 

In each episode we will see young creative minds come together to create bold and colourful outfits reusing, re-claiming and upcycling fabulous fashion by using only vintage, second-hand and sustainable materials. 

The children will need to be great designers but do not necessarily have to be great with a sewing machine as they’ll be paired with a creative who can help them cut/sew/stitch/paint their outfits within a few hours!

The Dog Academy

Links to Support our Children and Families

Cost of Living

Daisy Chain Coffee Mornings

Online Courses for Parents

Parental Survey

Please could our parents help to complete the survey on the link below


Your help to to complete the survey would be appreciated as it provides valuable information on what parents think about childcare throughout the Borough and in particular, highlights areas where parental support for childcare is needed.

As always, your help and support is appreciated.

Access to Research

Childcare Choices

Max Card


As we are all being affected by the cost-of-living crisis, we have a small stock of preloved uniform and coats/jackets that parents can come and purchase, all we are asking for is a donation. This will be open for you to come and have a look on a Tuesday & Thursday between 08.50 – 09.15 and 14.40 – 15.00 via the main office.


You can also 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.

Facebook – @lollipopsmiddlesbrough

Twitter – @LollipopsMiddl1

Instagram – @lollipops_middlesbrough

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