Weekly Round Up

What a week it has been! 

We Will Rock You was a huge success, and after three full days at the Arc, we were absolutely delighted with how well our children performed, behaved and upheld our school values. The days were long and hot, but all the children coped admirably and gave 100% at all times.  

Our Trust CEO Mrs Morley sent a lovely message after the event which really summarised how we felt about all involved, here is a snippet from the message: 

I wanted to say a huge thank you to each and everyone of you for your role in delivering the exceptional We Will Rock You performances this week. The team’s endeavours, especially the camaraderie, care and courage shown, has been transformational. It really demonstrates the power of music, performance and the broader arts on both life chances and life quality. It’s not just ‘rock music’ that changes lives as the play said – it’s love.  

Elsewhere, children have been working hard in their learning, completing the last weeks before they move up a year!  All year groups had the chance to participate in a workshop organised by Flying Futures, talking about a range of social issues and how we can come together to improve our communities. 

We look forward to bringing you more news next week! 

Class Showcase

Time for 5H and 6A to show us what they have been up to, let’s have a look.


In Y5 we have really enjoyed learning about the history or America and in particular how the indigenous people of America were impacted when the country was colonised.

We have looked at how the first visitors to America would have felt and what they would have saw.

We wrote postcards back home to families to tell them all about the amazing reasons to travel to America.

We designed posters to convince Native Americans to join the civil war for both the Confederates and the Union.

Finally, we looked at how different Presidents had impacted the Native Americans through their policies and beliefs.  


In math’s in year six, we have been learning about ratio.

We compared the quantities of a recipe to make a fruit punch for 4 people. We then worked out the quantities for the class so we could buy the right amount.

Working in pairs, we worked out the amounts for two people and we worked together to make our fruit punch. Made with different juices and fresh fruit, we all thought it was delicious! 


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

 54 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. 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

Sports Afternoon

Come and join us for Sport’s day on Monday 17th July beginning at 1pm.

Weather permitting the children will be taking part in lots of different sport activities on our school field with medals galore to be won!

If you are feeling competitive there may even be some adult races to join it whilst you are here. We look forward to seeing you for a fun filled afternoon! 

Lunch Menu

Lunch choices next week will be Menu 1

S.E.N.D Family Drop In

Online Courses for Parents

Golf Fore All

Passion for Fashion

CBBC are looking for budding young designers aged 10-14 years old, (they must be aged 11 by September 1st 2023) 

In each episode we will see young creative minds come together to create bold and colourful outfits reusing, re-claiming and upcycling fabulous fashion by using only vintage, second-hand and sustainable materials. 

The children will need to be great designers but do not necessarily have to be great with a sewing machine as they’ll be paired with a creative who can help them cut/sew/stitch/paint their outfits within a few hours!

The Dog Academy

Links to Support our Children and Families

Cost of Living

Daisy Chain Coffee Mornings

Dormanstown Rugby Club

Access to Research

Childcare Choices

Max Card


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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