Welcome back

Welcome back to our first full week of 2023, and what a week it has been! 

It has been amazing to see so many happy, smiling faces as children come back into their new classes, and all the staff have been delighted with how hard children have worked, and how well they have settled back into school! 

We are very proud of all our pupils, and teachers all agreed that choosing Pot of Gold winners this week was incredibly difficult! 

All children should now have received their reading books and home contact reading records. We love reading at our school, and would like to remind you that we do ask children to read at least three times at home over the week, and that if they do so they can win a free book each week in our Golden Ticket draw. We also run our pre-school Starbooks library session every Tuesday, which all families are welcome to join. If you have any questions about reading please speak with your child’s class teacher, or with Mr Mount the school reading lead. 

We are looking forward to letting you know more dates for this term as the diary starts to fill up, so keep an eye on the diary dates below and School Gateway messages for more events coming up over the next few weeks. 

Class showcase

No Class showcase this week, but some of the classes have shared with us some pictures of their first week.



Hi everyone and welcome back!

This week has been very exciting for us all. We have been reading ‘Super Duper You’ and telling everyone we are super-duper. We have been able to draw what we are super-duper at and write our names. We have also been talking about weather in science- we enjoyed matching weather types to their names and chatting about our favourite weather. In our class, we have lots of OT and movement breaks. We love to dance and move!




Year 1

Year 2

Year 5


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

14.5 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 237 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

Lunch Menu

Our lunches are provided on a 3 week rota. Next weeks options will be Week 3

Links to Support our Children and Families

Cost of Living

Family Hub Launch Days

Online Courses for Parents

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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