Weekly Round Up

Another busy week has passed, and whilst we have had sunny moments, we are all hoping that the summer weather is on its way! It has been lovely to open up the field at play time this week, and we all have our fingers crossed it can stay open until the end of the year!

Our after-school clubs have been a hit this week, with dancing, sporting activities and Year 6 booster sessions springing up across the academy. The commitment of the children and staff to these sessions has been a joy to behold!

Year 4 loved their cricket parental enrichment, and the sense of healthy competition was evident throughout! The children have improved their striking and fielding skills a lot this half term, and it was amazing to showcase their skills with their families!

TVED Book 24 is coming towards a close in the next few weeks, and children will be asked to pick their favourite books from the shortlists they have been reading. Ask your child about Nabil Steals A Penguin, Valentine Crow, Lily Grim and more!

We wish our whole community a happy long weekend – don’t forget school won’t be back until next Tuesday!

Class Round Up

It’s time for Year 5, Year 6 and Class B4 to show us what they’ve been up to.

Year 5

We have been very lucky in year 5 this term as we have been working with the poet Bob Beagrie to create some poems all about life as a child. The children took part in two workshops to create our poem and practice performing in in a poetry slam.

We were even more lucky as we got to create animations to go alongside our poems with our own voices narrating. All of this work culminated in a celebration even where parents got to come in and watch our poems and the animations. 

Year 6

Year 6 have been amazing this week!

The lead up to SATs is a very tricky time, when we finish our learning and revise all the work the children have completed in Key Stage 2. The children have tackled their final revision push incredibly, and have been showing fab progress in all areas!

We are very proud of their hard-working attitudes, and the application they have shown.

Well done Year 6!

Class B4

B4 have had a wonderful start to the term. We have enjoyed writing about the myth and legend of George and the Dragon, drawing upon the description of our chosen monster. The children have worked hard in maths focusing on Place Value and number, whilst in science investigating materials and their properties through separation, dissolving and checking materials allow electricity to pass.

 Geography has given us more of an understanding of the North East, looking the physical and human features which will lead to map reading. History takes us to the other side of the globe, leading us through the amazing accomplishment of the Mayans.


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

65.5 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 225 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.

Diary Dates and Reminders

Lunch Menu

Next week’s choices will be Week 2.

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

It’s Meaningful May, what actions will you be taking over the Bank Holiday weekend?


You can 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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