Weekly Round up

Welcome back the last half term of the year, we can’t believe we are down to the last seven weeks before the summer, and we have so much to fit in to an exciting last two months! 

This week, Year 5 and 6 were visited by Thrive, who delivered a session based on educating them on the dangers of exploitation and how they can be aware of the challenges they may face. Rubies have also worked with a group of our older girls, helping them to understand their inner strength and empower them to grow their self-esteem. 

We Will Rock You rehearsals have been in full swing, with students moving between the academies to practice, including a lovely day when we welcomed children from across TVED to our school for a day of singing and acting! Don’t forget you can still purchase tickets to the event, which is taking place on the 20th and 21st June at The Arc in Stockton. 

Keep an eye out for more dates over the next few weeks including: sports day, summer fayre and lots more end of term events! 

Class Showcase

Let’s see what Class 1T and 2C have been up to since we last saw them.


On the last day of term, 1T had an exciting visit from Rob and his animal friends at ZooLabs. This was part of our Science topic about animals.

We learnt facts, held the animals and discussed their classification and diet. We got to hold a snake, a giant snail and a cockroach.

We were able to stroke a rat and we looked closely at a tarantula and a frog. It was a fantastic experience!


In Year 2, we have been learning about the artwork of Alberto Giacometti and how he represents figures in his artwork.

We have spent time looking at position and proportion and have persevered to manipulate materials into different shapes.

We have designed some wonderful sculptures in the style of Giacometti and created our final pieces using wire and tin foil. Look at the photos to see our finished sculptures!  


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

54 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 211 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

Summer Fayre

As you may be aware the summer fayre has been organised for 18th July 2023. We are asking if parents/carers could kindly donate any items for the following.

Raffle Prizes

Tombola Prizes

Teddy Raffle

Bottle tombola – e.g. wine, bubble bath, Juice, Fizzy pop, bottle bags

Please bring any donations into the office.


Lunch choices next week will be week 2.

We Will Rock You

Tickets on sale you can call 01642 525199 or visit


Golf Fore All

Golf Fore All are offering free sessions every Tuesday and Friday for anyone aged between 6-16 until the end of December.

If you’d like to book a session, just email the address at the bottom of the picture.

Passion for Fashion

CBBC are looking for budding young designers aged 10-14 years old, (they must be aged 11 by September 1st 2023) 

In each episode we will see young creative minds come together to create bold and colourful outfits reusing, re-claiming and upcycling fabulous fashion by using only vintage, second-hand and sustainable materials. 

The children will need to be great designers but do not necessarily have to be great with a sewing machine as they’ll be paired with a creative who can help them cut/sew/stitch/paint their outfits within a few hours!

The Dog Academy

Links to Support our Children and Families

Cost of Living

Daisy Chain Coffee Mornings

Dormanstown Rugby Club

Access to Research


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.

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