Weekly Round Up

We have had a great week this week, and as we approach our final weeks of the term all the staff would like to say a huge thank you to all our families and community for their ongoing support. This week teachers have been looking through assessments and books as they begin to prepare children for the next year of their school adventure, and it has been incredibly clear how much progress all pupils have made, and the unbelievable difference between the work they completed in September and now – and we are very proud of them all! 

In academy, we have had several visits and activities this week including: the reception Funky Monkey sport festival, which include balancing, obstacle races and a treasure hunt; parental engagement sessions in both B1R and Year 6 – it was lovely to see so many of you in attendance and sports day for some of our youngest pupils in nursery who were just amazing! 

Next week sees the start of some of our Year 6 students transition to secondary schools, and we wish them all luck on their upcoming visits – we are sure they will be incredible! 

Class Showcase

Let’s see what B1R, B2S and B3G have been up to lately.


This half term, B1R have been enjoying the glorious weather and have been spending a lot of time outside.

We have enjoyed challenging ourselves on the playground obstacle course, riding around on the bikes and exploring new areas in our outdoor area.


Once again, B2S have been incredibly busy with lots of learning. This week we have been reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We have been acting out the story and we have been retelling the story in our books.

In maths, we have been learning to subtract in lots of different ways. We have been using the beads to take away, crossing out pictures and using a number line.

Lastly, we had a parental engagement and our parents came in and enjoyed having some stay and play time with B2S. We coloured in, showed our parents our independent areas , built Lego and read to each other. It was a very nice and calm afternoon.


B3G have been busy this half term. We have been focusing on what happens to our food when we eat. This was introduced by focusing on teeth and recognising that we have canines too. Maths has been fun and busy.

The children had to work out how many seconds it took to complete an activity and work out who was either the fastest or best at hooping.

Also our year 5’s have had the opportunity to visit the local secondary school and take part in sports, science and DT activities.


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

78.5 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 204 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! 

Summer Fair

Summer Raffle Contest

⭐Tickets are now on sale from the Academy office⭐

£1 per strip , check out our 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize.

Lunch Menu

Lunch choices next week will be Menu 2.

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.

Facebook – @lollipopsmiddlesbrough

Twitter – @LollipopsMiddl1

Instagram – @lollipops_middlesbrough

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