Weekly Round up

What a whirlwind of a half term that has been!

We’ve had so many highs and lows, and we hope that you are all looking forward to a much-deserved rest.

This week reception have had lots of exciting fun on balance bikes, and have really impressed staff with how well they have developed, and how safely and responsibly they have behaved throughout.

Our Power of Women ambassadors have also been out this week, and represented school incredibly well at an event with other schools and industry professionals at Hartlepool College.

We hope our whole school community have a lovely half term, and enjoy pancake day, Chinese New Year and spending time together,

See you in a week!

Class Round up

Let’s see what Year 4 and Class B3 have been doing.

Year 4

Last week, Year 4 really enjoyed inviting our parents in to work collaboratively with them on various different science experiments, which focused on our topic, ‘states of matter’.

We also managed to showcase our geography learning of the water cycle. The children were able to discuss with their parents how water changes state throughout the cycle.

Class B3

This term B3 have been learning about Ancient Egypt. They have learnt about the River Nile and why it is important.

They have played an Ancient Egyptian game, made pyramids, written their names in hieroglyphics and used a map around school to find ancient artefacts.                   


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

60 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 205 children who achieved 100% Attendance for this week, which is Fantastic!

A huge WELL DONE to you all.

Can you get 100% when we return?

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.


There would appear to be a problem with head lice in the academy.  Several parents have informed us that their child has headlice; obviously this must mean that there are other children who also have the problem. 

I have taken this opportunity to provide some up-to-date advice for treating headlice and I would ask every parent to please check their child’s hair tonight and every night and treat if necessary. 

It is not sufficient to simply shampoo your child’s hair; this will not get rid of the lice – parents should visit a chemist, supermarket or see their family doctor to purchase or obtain a prescription for headlice lotion and follow the instructions.  An alternative method, and one which does not involve the use of chemicals, is as follows: 

  • Fill a sink with water 
  • Wet the child’s hair 
  • Apply conditioner 
  • Comb (with a fine tooth comb or nit comb) the child’s hair into the sink.  If there are any lice they will fall out into the water. 

It is recommended that the above treatment be done for at least 4 days. 

If you know your child has headlice, please treat it as soon as possible and check your child’s hair every night.   

The school nurse can be contacted via school, if any further advice or information is needed

Diary Dates and Reminders

Lunch Menu

When we return choices will be Week 2, with Chinese

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

New month means new Actions for Happiness to do every day.

Cost of Living

Keeping Children Safe online

National Sleep Helpline

The 4 T’s of Diabetes


Families Drop In

Online Courses for Parents

Access to Research

MAX Card


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.

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Twitter – @LollipopsMiddl1

Instagram – @lollipops_middlesbrough

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