Weekly Round up

We’ve had another great week, with lots of fun and activity across the academy!

Snow briefly settled earlier in the week which caused great excitement in every classroom!

We have seen some outstanding efforts at our clubs with choir working tremendously hard learning words for their Young Voiced and London experiences.

Our footballers have impressed Miss Hogarth and Mr Williams with their skills – both teachers are sure we have some young lions and lionesses in our midst!

Headstarters continue to set a fantastic example, and are beginning to plan how they can make a real difference in our school community.

We hope you all have a fantastic weekend and look forward to another action-packed week next week!

Class Round up

Let’s see what Year 5 and Year 6 have been up to.

Year 5

We have had a fantastic start to Spring term in Y5. In writing, we are writing a mystery narrative based on the book ‘The London Eye Mystery’. It is a very interesting book and we were all left wondering where Salim could have went.

In Maths, we have been looking at place value  including looking at numbers all the way up to 1,000,000.

Finally in Science, we have begun our topic about Space. This week, we acted out how the planets orbit the sun and you can see some of us doing this in our pictures. 

Year 6

In year 6 we have been learning about electricity and circuits. We recapped what the components were that were needed for making a circuit.

To start with, we only had one wire, one bulb and one battery and we had to make the bulb light up. This was a challenge as many of us remembered from year 4 having more components.

Eventually we worked it out and got the bulb lit it! 


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

34 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 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.


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

Next weeks choices will be Week 2

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

National Sleep Helpline

The 4 T’s of Diabetes

Agency Coffee Morning

Just a reminder that the Multi Agency Coffee morning is taking place every Wednesday during term time 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.


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.

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