Weekly Round Up

We are back!

We hope everyone in our school community has had a wonderful week off, and that you are excited to see what the next half term brings!

All the adults in school have been amazed at how quickly children have settled back into work this week, and there has already been some superb successes in classrooms with wonderful work, exemplary behaviour and top teamwork on show!

The highlight of the week has got to be the incredible choir trip to Sheffield for Young Voices, which has become a highlight of our yearly calendar!

The children had a long but magical day – setting off bright and early on the bus before a day of rehearsals, pizza and singing, all in preparation for a showcase concert in front of thousands of parents. Mrs Smuk has done a fantastic job preparing the children, and was blown away by how well they did throughout the whole day – and you can see on our Facebook page a snapshot of some of the fun they got up to!

Whilst this half term is short, we have a huge amount to pack in – so keep an eye on parent mail and social media for more updates soon!

Class Round up

Let’s see how Year 5, Year 6 and Class B4 are getting on this week.

Year 5

We have had a super start to the term in Y5 and have really hit the ground running. We have begun a new writing genre which is a narrative based on a quest and in maths we have tackled some tricky problems involving decimals, fractions and percentages.

One of our favourite times of the week though is when Mrs Norris comes in to teach us violins, we are getting better each session, and we can even play an Imagine Dragons song! 

Year 6

This week Y6 launched Book of the Year 24!

Our head boy and girl visited all the classes around school to share the new stories, and to promote reading for pleasure.

They were amazing at inspiring the other children and sharing stories. The other children now have the 5 chapter books to read, so please talk to your children about what they are reading!

Class B4

What a short but fun filled term we’ve had. The children have written a great recount after our visit to Foxrush and problem solved their way through the four operations in maths. After discovering how many wives Henry VII had and what types of Biomes we have in the world, we are focusing on RE and the faith Sikhism understanding their belief around equality and the 5 Ks. After this we will be looking at creating a soft toy in DT and Jean -Michael Basquiat in Art.

The children debating if Henry should leave the church or not!

Sharing Jokes and riddles at Foxrush.


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

38.5 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 Outstanding!

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

*Can we please request only two adults per child attend parental engagements, thank you.

Lunch Menu

Next weeks 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

Eating Disorder Awareness

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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