Weekly Round Up

We’ve had an extra day this week with the leap year – and classes have certainly made the most of it!

Year 4 have been out at a net and wall PE event with Redcar and Eston Sports Partnership. They did an amazing job, and Miss Hogarth was amazed by how well the children adapted to a range of sports and activities. We loved how well the children worked together, and the sports leaders were incredibly complementary of their behaviour and attitudes.

We have also had Paula McMahon from McAlpine visit KS1 to talk about her work in industry, and as an author! The children had the chance to listen to stories, and to ask questions about jobs and professions in the local area.

Next week is World Book Day!

We will be celebrating throughout the week, culminating on Thursday with the official day itself!

On the day we will be allowing children to come in fancy dress as their favourite book or story character, and staff will be putting on a range of fun activities for the children to enjoy.

At the end of the day, children will receive their book token for a free book which they can redeem in a range of suppliers.

We really look forward to seeing the children’s costume ideas – if you have any questions please ask at the gate or speak to child’s class teacher.

Class Round Up

Let’s see what Nursery, Reception and Class B1 have to show us.


Over the past couple of weeks, Nursery have been enjoying the of story Jack and the Beanstalk and learning how seeds grow. 

The learning that has taken place has been fantastic, from measuring beanstalks, to counting seeds and even planting some of our own sunflower seeds. 

We are very excited to see the life cycle of a plant come to life by watching and observing them grow. 

We are also very lucky to be continuing our learning on life cycles and caring for plants and animals by welcoming some special, fluffy, feathered friends into Nursery next week. 

We look forward to sharing more of learning with you soon! 


This week in Reception we have been learning about healthy eating.

We used the story Oliver’s Vegetables to explore a variety of healthy foods.

We have enjoyed weighing, feeling, and trying new foods. Our class talked about healthy diets and what foods we shouldn’t eat lots of, we have all thoroughly enjoyed our learning this week!

Class B1

Since coming back after the half term, we have been busy learning the naming vocabulary for different parts of our body.

We started with our faces and used mirrors to look at and label our own facial features. We also created faces using different resources.

We then moved onto labelling our body parts. We used label plasters to stick on dolly and also labelled our own pictures.


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

21.5 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 224 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 1.

Also to celebrate World Book Day our kitchen staff have prepared a themed menu for children to enjoy

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

New month, means new actions for a Mindful March.

Cost of Living


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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