Weekly Round up
This week all children have been thinking about antibullying. We recognise the importance of all children feeling safe and happy in school, and all classrooms have had discussions and circle times where they have discussed how they should behave, and how we can overcome negative choices. This started on Monday with our odd-sock day. It was lovely to see the children confidently talk about why they had dressed differently for the day, and how well they could explain the importance of being a good friend.
We have also had parent’s evening this week, which was amazing! We are incredibly grateful to all the parents and families who attended, and we hope that you are proud of your children and the hard work they have been putting in to their work. We are also thankful for those of you who filled in the parental survey. If you did not get a chance a QR code link is attached below – the form is a great chance to share your suggestions, and to help us future plan for how we can make our school even better!
Our Y5’s have also been out on their bikes this week, completing the first of their cycling proficiency sessions. Feedback from their instructors has been great, and they are now moving on to their Level 2 awards next week.
Finally, we rounded off the week with Children In Need. The school was awash with colour as children completed a range of activities including a BEARPEE challenge, where they jumped their way through as many burpees as possible as they could in a set time! Your kind donations are yet to be totaled, but we are sure your contributions will make a huge difference to the charity.
Class Round up
Let’s see how early years are getting on with Nursery, Reception and B1 this week.
This week Nursery have been enjoying the Gruffalo story and enjoying exploring woodland environments.
We have also had a fantastic day enjoying Children in Need activities and dressing up.
Reception have been learning all about the changes that happen in autumn.
We have enjoyed role playing the story Percy the Park Keeper, After The Storm.
We even built Percy a new tree for his animals to live in!
This half term, B1 have been super busy learning about the celebrations Bonfire Night and Diwali. The children have used their fine motor skills to make fireworks in lots of different ways!
We have also been learning about how Fire Fighters help to keep us safe. The children have enjoyed dressing up as fire fighters and role playing to put out fires.
Last week, we welcomed our parents in to share the learning we had been doing and take part in some firework and fire fighter related activities.
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 week we had 214 children who achieved 100% Attendance for this week. A huge WELL DONE to you all 😊
Can you get 100% next week?
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
Our lunches are provided on a 3 week rota. Choices next week will be Week 3.
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
Agency Coffee Mornings
Just a reminder that the Multi Agency Coffee morning is taking place next Monday 20th November 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
SEND Family Voice
A monthly Newsletter filled with news, information and events for all things SEND in the Redcar & Cleveland Area. You can read or download the latest newsletter here.
Families Drop In
Online Courses for Parents
National Sleep Helpline
Access to Research
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.
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