Weekly Round Up

Welcome back to the last half term of the year!

We can’t believe how quickly the year has flown by, and as we move into our last few weeks, keep an eye out for celebration events, transitions, fayres and all the other fun things that accompany summer in school!

This week we have been commemorating D-Day all across school, with children learning more about a very important period in history, and why it is so important that we are always thankful to the brave service people who gave their lives.

Year 6 joined thousands of people for a special service and event in Redcar. Mrs McDonald was full of praise for the thoughtful, considerate way the conducted themselves.

In school, children created poppy wreaths, and we conducted our own memorial service, led by Ms Eden and Mrs Riley who shared World War II stories, showed clips from some of the survivors and completed an impeccably observed minutes silence.

Staff have also been working hard planning for next year, with many teachers and adults contributing to work with the whole trust on how our curriculum can be improved next year – we look forward to seeing those developments!

Class Round Up

Let’s see what Year 3, Year 4 and Class B3 have done since we last heard from them.

Year 3

This week Year 3 have been looking at our new reading book – The Girl Who Planted Trees! We are loving it so much that we wanted to have a friendly competition.

Using our teamwork and creativity, we produced some amazing mind maps telling people all about our new book and we could not wait to share them. 

Year 4

Year 4 have had a very interesting afternoon learning all about the digestive system. 

We replicated the journey your food takes inside your digestive tract from mouth to bottom using coffee, banana, sweetcorn and a pair of tights.

First we mashed the food using a fork, just like your teeth would in your mouth. Next we added water (saliva), rec food colouring for bile, juice for acids in your stomach and then squeezed it down the leg of a pair of tights.

To make the food move along we used our hands to show peristalsis. In the large intestine, the last nutrients are absorbed with lots of water, so we squeezed out the liquid into a bag. Finally we cut open the bottom to let out all the undigested food, also known as faeces or poo. 

Class B3

B3 have come back into school with happy and settled. They have been determined to complete their activities and have been very inquisitive!

In English, B3 have enjoyed reading The Magic Paintbrush. They have re-enacted the story, sequenced events and written sentences describing what they would paint with magic brush. The children have written beautifully presented sentences using fantastic adjectives!

In PE, the children have been sprinting and exploring running for speed. They have demonstrated their knowledge of running by keeping their heads straight and moving their arms. B3 have enjoyed taking part in sprinting competitions to show how quickly they can move.

In Science, B3 have been learning about light sources. The children took part in an investigation to find out which objects in the classroom were light sources. They discovered that darkness is the absence of light.

It has been a wonderful week, and we are raring to learn more in Summer 2!


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

32 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, which is Fantasti!

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.

Actions for Happiness

A new month means new Actions for Happiness, what will you take as we head into Joyful June


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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Redcar Rangers FC

Redcar Rangers are on the lookout for new players for our team and would like the Parents of Years 5 and 6 children to know that they are currently running trials for their team.

They train on a Tuesday evening between 6:00-7:15pm and on a Sunday morning from 11:30-13:00.

Any queries you can contact coach Mark Taylor on 07538 237285 and you can also visit their Facebook page here – https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100094062310048&locale=hi_IN&paipv=0&eav=AfYO7cDF60cnUZ7g_fXtfxFwX2fcZMA3g4zN-6Cu93ZKJeUfMD_TMiaeQMT3JKSf9Yc

Links to support our Children and Families

All our links and flyers to help our families can now be found here. https://dormanstown.teesvalleyeducation.co.uk/parents/mental-health-well-being/

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