Weekly Round up

What a festive week we have had!

School has never been so busy, as parents and families dropped in for a range of Dormanstown Christmas traditions.

Our EYFS and KS1 nativities have been amazing! We have been so impressed by the quality of the acting, singing and performance in each play, and the way all children have worked as a team to put on such fantastic shows. We hope everyone who managed to see the performances enjoyed them and would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our wonderful staff for their dedication and hard work in planning and delivering them.

We also were dazzled by the sheer number of visitors for the reindeer run! Thank you so much to everyone who raised funds and encouraged their children in the event – Santa and the elf loved it!

KS2 also headed out to church for their Christingle celebration this week, which is always a highlight of the year. We love the peace and tranquility the church brings, and the sight of over 100 candles lit together is such a beautiful way to remind us of the true meaning of the season.

Don’t forget that Santa is visiting next week, and you can still purchase tickets for your child to visit his grotto – we wish you all a merry weekend!

Class Round up

Let’s see what the Early Years classes have been up to.


EYFS have been busy preparing for our Christmas Nativity over the last couple of weeks, and this week was the time for our final performances! We are incredibly proud of our children.

They have shown confidence, charisma and dedication throughout the shows. We hope you enjoyed it!

Class B1

Last Tuesday, B1 had a visit from fire fighters from our local fire station.

We learned all about the fire engine and the important job the fire fighters do to help to keep us safe.

We also had lots of fun spraying the hose and sitting in the fire engine. 


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

42 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

Art Gallery

Redcar Contemporary Art Gallery invite parents and children to the Children Exhibition. It will be hosting the sculpture work done by year 5 and B4.

The exhibition will be on from Wednesday to Saturday 11 am – 4pm until 23rd December. 

Christmas Extravaganza

Lunch Menu

For the last week choices will be from week 1 but with a twist

Nut Free Academy

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

Links to support our Children and Families

Cost of Living


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. 

Bring It On Christmas

Agency Coffee Morning

Just a reminder that the Multi Agency Coffee morning is taking place next Wednesday for families who have a concern that their child may be autistic, have sensory processing needs, ADHD or FASD.  The following professionals will be there to answer questions; Neurodevelopmental team, SENDIASS, R&C SEN Team, CAMHS/SPOC, Carers Together, SEND Family Voice, Kooth, Inclusion.

The 4 T’s of Diabetes

National Sleep Helpline

Families Drop In

Online Courses for Parents

Access to Research

Max Card


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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