Weekly Round up

This week has been incredibly busy!

Our choir children travelled over to Guisborough Church to practice with the other Trust schools in advance of their upcoming trips to Sheffield for Young Voices, and to London for their residential trip. Miss Lees was delighted with how well they performed, and the way they have worked with Mrs Smuk and Mr Nixon to learn the words to each song they will be performing at each event.

B4 ventured out to Foxrush to research their class projects, and had a great time exploring in the natural surroundings of the woods.

Y4 started the week with a visit from a career’s advisor, and kickstarted a project where they will be helping to design a product which will be used by multi-national company Anglo-American. The work they do will culminate in them being interviewed by the company, and pitching their ideas to real professionals.

The Y5/6 girls football team are also out as this post is written at their first competition of the year. We wish them lots of luck, and hope to be reporting about their triumphs next week!

Class Round up

Let’s see how Year 1, Year 2 and Class B2 have been up to.

Year 1

We have been very busy so far this half term in year 1. We have learnt about the 7 continents and 5 oceans in geography. We learnt the ‘seven continents song’. Click and play the song below and see if your child can sing along.

We have also ben writing instructions on how to get the Tiger Who Came to Tea to come for his tea. We decided to make our own jam sandwiches to help us learn exactly how to make them. This helped us to write clear and specific instructions.

Year 2

Year 2 have been learning about The Great Fire of London in their History lessons this half term. The children have shown lots of enthusiasm for this topic and are really enjoying their lessons!

We have been using lots of different historical sources to answer various questions, including how the fire started and what happened during the Great Fire.

This week, we had a very exciting thing happen! Some archaeologists discovered a bag containing some interesting objects: a piece of parchment, a quill, a candle, a bottle of wine and strangely, some cheese!

The archaeologists asked for our help to find out where it came from and who it might have belonged to. Because the bag was a little burnt, we decided that it could be from 1666, during the Great Fire.

The parchment and the quill made us think that it could belong to Samuel Pepys, as he wrote a diary at this time. Year 2 are working really hard in History – ask them to tell you some facts about what they have learnt!

Class B2

B2 Have been enjoying music with Mrs Norris. We have been singing songs about dinosaurs and doing actions as we sing.

Also, we are learning to play the glockenspiel. We have been learning the song ‘I’ve got this Feeling’ by Justin Timberlake.

We went on a material hunt looking for opaque and transparent materials around our school. We have been working collaboratively to complete jigsaws and play games.


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

55 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 212 children who achieved 100% Attendance for this week, which is Fantastic!

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

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 Happiness to do every day.

Cost of Living

Keeping Children Safe online

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.

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