Weekly Round up

And in a flash the half term is over! 

We can’t believe how quickly time has passed, and that we only have one half-term left of the year, but we are delighted to share another exciting week of learning in the academy. 

Trips have taken place again this week, with groups of students heading to Locke Park, Redcar rugby club, Outwood Academy and The Riverside Stadium for experiences linked to their learning, to practice teamworking skills, experience secondary science lessons and to celebrate reading respectively. 

Our We Will Rock You group are working hard with Miss Cockburn and Mrs Smuk to learn lines, dance routines and the drama they will need for the trust performance next month. 

KS1 were also visited by Zoolabs, who brought a range of animals for them to meet – including two incredibly cute rats! 

We hope all our families have a relaxing week off, that the sun shines and we will see you all in June! 

Class showcase

Let’s see what Nursery and Reception have been up to the last few weeks.


Nursery had a wonderful time at their Gruffalo stay and play this week. They have enjoyed retelling the story, making Gruffalo crumble and even performed a Gruffalo dance to their parents! 


Reception class were very excited to visit Saltburn beach for our educational visit. 

We have been learning about the seaside and wanted to see it for ourselves. All of the children had fun exploring the sand and made lots of sandcastles. 

Later in the day we walked to the train station, and we were super excited to ride on the miniature railway. The guard waved his flag and blew his whistle, and we were off. 

The children enjoyed their packed lunches in the Italian Gardens despite a little shower of rain. 

We ended the day having fun at the park before getting back on the coach. This was just before the heavens opened and it poured down with rain. 

A lovely day was had by everyone!


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

44.5 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 223 children who achieved 100% Attendance for this week.

A huge WELL DONE to you all 😊

Diary Dates and Reminders


Lunch choices when we return from Half Term will be Week 1

We Will Rock You

Tickets on sale you can call 01642 525199 or visit


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!

Links to Support our Children and Families

Cost of Living

Daisy Chain Coffee Mornings

Access to Research

Dormanstown Rugby Club


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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Twitter – @LollipopsMiddl1

Instagram – @lollipops_middlesbrough

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