Hello to all our children, parents and carers,

What a busy bank holiday weekend we had with the wonderful VE Day picnics on Friday. We’ve had a great range of work and other activities sent into the academy – thank you for all your efforts.  New learning tasks will be published on Monday via our Facebook page with links to where they are located on the year group page on the website. Watch out for another academy challenge for everyone to try!

Last week’s challenge will be appearing in school very soon….here is a sneak peak of some of the drawings.

Please make sure that you have read the letter regarding the Trust’s position on the phasing in of more children to the academy, which we posted on Facebook and the website on Thursday (see link).


Playful Nature Day…

On 21st May, which should have been the next Outdoor Classroom Day, celebrate your connection to the natural world by dressing up in nature!

● Make a nature crown out of leaves, cardboard or twigs.

● Use a cardboard box and paints to make beautiful butterfly wings.

● Turn yourself into your favourite animal with a simple mask.

Check out the website to get some good ideas. https://outdoorclassroomday.org.uk/

More Keep Fit Activities

One of our colleagues at Pennyman have put together challenges that they have set each day for the children at his athletics club. There are some home fitness videos, art challenges, quizzes and writing challenges too. They are all accessible at:


Why don’t you try some of the activities to support keeping fit during social distancing.

Also, England Athletics, have some free resources for primary schools:


Spelling Shed League

This week, the focus was on correct answers and the results are in.

  1. Phoebe – 538 words 🥇
  2. Isaac – 257 words 🥈
  3. Maggie – 250 words 🥉
  4. Tierney – 245 words
  5. Indie – 223 words
  6. Dylan – 135 words

The challenge is on for the coming week, with the competition already well underway!

Times Tables Rockstars

We are pleased to be able to announce that we are joining the world of Times Tables Rockstars. We will be in touch with how to log into your account in the coming days. Let the battle commence!

NSPCC Links…

There are further articles on the NSPCC website around

  • How to support children at home during this challenging time
  • Worries that children may have and have shared with Childline around Coronavirus
  • Support for parents around how to keep children safe online
  • Keeping Children safe


Cultural Capital

Just a reminder that every Monday, Wednesday and Friday a new set of resources for learning about issues and opportunities in the Tees Valley is published on the Spark Tees Valley website.  This helps to raise aspirations and awareness of the world of work in the Tees Valley and teaches us lots about our local area.

Click on the link: https://sparkteesvalley.com/2020/03/23/tees-valley-home-study-resources/

Please remember that we are still here for you if you need us. We are always available to be contacted at Dormanstown Primary on 01642 483696 or by email TVEWilton@tved.org.uk.

Although the government have adjusted their guidance this week, please remember the social distancing rules and continue to stay safe.

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