Weekly Round up

Welcome back to the second half of the Spring Term! The nights are getting shorter, the temperature is rising (a bit!) and we are delighted to be back with another fun-packed week at Dormanstown!

The highlight of our week has been World Book Day! It is always amazing to see how fantastic the children look in their character-inspired costumes, and we are in awe of some of our family’s design skills – the children looked incredible!

We had lots of reading activities throughout school, from library sessions to reading-inspired baking and book quizzes, as well as giving out the £1 vouchers to all children. We are also delighted to launch our reading podcast, which you can listen to on Spotify by following the link at the bottom of this page.

Reading forms a hugely important part of our school day, and to celebrate children’s love for books and their obvious enthusiasm for reading has been a great way to start our new half term!

Watch this space for more events, dates and information in the upcoming weeks.

Class Showcase

This week it’s Early years as Nursery, Reception and B1R show us what they’ve been doing.


This week Nursery enjoyed celebrating world book day and played lots of games around our favourite stories. We have also started our new story of Jack and the Bean Stalk.

We have lots of exciting things planned around planting and new life this half term. 


Reception children have been learning about homes and toys in the past.  The children have had fun role- playing how people lived in the past in the domestic role-play area and they have been exploring old and new toys in our toy museum.


This week, B1R have been reading the story The Gingerbread Man.

On Monday, we pretended to be the old woman from the story, and we made some of our own delicious gingerbread men. We then decorated them on Wednesday using icing, raisins and smarties.

When we came to school on Thursday morning, the gingerbread men had gone! The children created their own wanted posters, and we put them up around school to let everyone know to keep a look out.

Thankfully, Mr Mount found the gingerbread men hiding in the library, and we were able to enjoy them as a tasty treat before home time. 

Awesome Attendance

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

19 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.

Diary Dates and Reminders

Lunch Menu

Next weeks menu will be Week 1

Links to support our children and families

Cost of Living

International Women’s Day

International Women’s day is next Wednesday 8th March and Power of Women are hosting free sessions all across Middlesbrough.

You can scan the QR code or visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/power-of-women-41130903923 to book a place.

TikTok Safety

Information about TikTok and how to monitor what your child can see

Junior Bake Off

Is your child a chef in the making?

Junior Bake Off are looking for young budding bakers between 9-12 years old.

Filming would take place from July 2023, but our applications close on Sunday 12th March 2023.

Interested bakers can apply online at – www.applyforjuniorbakeoff.co.uk


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.

Community School Clothing

A North East based organisation offering a range of free, non-branded school uniform to families. Please follow the link below for more information:

Free Generic School Uniform | Community School Clo (communityschoolclothingscheme.org)


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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