Weekly Round Up

We have had a lovely week this week, although the weather has not always felt as Spring-like as we would like!

Our Y3/4 football teams represented our school beautifully this week, playing against schools from across Redcar and Cleveland. They tried their best and played as a team, and even though not every result went our way all staff were proud of the teams’ efforts.

Our Y6 children were incredibly proud of themselves this week, as they had some amazing results in the practice math’s SATs they have been attempting this week. We had some incredibly high scores, and every single student smashed their previous best scores – well done Y6!

We would like to thank you all for your support with children’s learning this term, and for the efforts you go to in order to help your child – particularly in reading at home. Can we remind our community that we run competitions in school to see which classes are reading the most at home, with prizes for the best class each week. For your child to help their class, they need to have read a minimum of three times with signatures in their reading record. Please ask your child’s teacher if you would like any support with this.

Enjoy your weekend!

Class Round Up

Time to see what Year 1, Year 2 and Class B2 have been up to.

Year 1

In year 1 the children have started to learn some ball skills.

So far, the children have learnt how to pass a ball to a partner using control. They have been practicing a bounce pass and a chest pass.

The children have also been learning how to dribble bounce a ball with one or two hands. This was very tricky but the children worked really hard to do this well.

Finally, the children have started to play simple passing games in a small group where they stop and pass the ball when tagged by someone from the opposite team.

Year 2

In Year 2, the children have had lots of fun learning all about the weather. We even had the chance to make wind streamers to see how the wind moves! We looked at sunny days and investigated how shadows change throughout the day. 

We have also been keeping a weather diary. Recording the weather conditions each day is helping the children to understand different weather patterns. 

Class B2

In B2 we cannot believe that is our final term. We have enjoyed settling back into our routine and have been doing some lovely learning.

In PE we are improving our ball skills. We have been rolling, throwing, catching and bouncing. We even tried bouncing the ball and walking. We are having so much fun.

In English, we have been reading The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We have acted out the story and we all did an excellent job of remembering the story line. From this, we plotted it onto a story map and now we are retelling the story in writing.


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………

And huge congratulations to Class B2 who are Awesome!

Missed Learning

48.5 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 222 children who achieved 100% Attendance for this week, which is Amazing!

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

Year 5 would like to invite their parents to attend a Celebration event on Tuesday 23rd April at 1.30pm.

Lunch Menu

Next week’s choices 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

Actions for Happiness

More than halfway through April, what actions are you taking for Active April?


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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Healthier Together


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

The 4 T’s of Diabetes

Wellness Through Art

SEND Family Voice

Soft Play Sessions

National Sleep Helpline


Families Drop In

Online Courses for Parents

Access to Research

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