Critical Worker Places

If you require a critical worker place in the academy please contact the academy office. Places must be booked by Monday at 12 noon for the following week to allow us to plan numbers and keep staff and children as safe as possible.

Shine Like a Star

This week’s Shine like a Star was to have a brave moment.

We have really enjoyed reading your comments and seeing how brave you are! Freya was chosen for WOW of the Week for being brave when she was the only person who dance to a certain song so she did it on her own! Well done Freya.


Well done to all of you who are completing your learning at home. We know it is not easy but are so impressed with you adding your work for your teachers to see and then responding to the feedback too. Look out for further information where we will be sharing how we are going to including some ‘live’ elements of Showbie so you can communicate with your teachers and friends.

Free School Meals

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Government have temporarily extended free school meals eligibility to include some groups who have no recourse to public funds (NRPF). All pupils in Reception-Year 6 that are eligible for Free School Meals but cannot attend school will receive an online voucher to cover the cost of school meals during the lockdown period.

If you have had a change in circumstances or experienced a loss of income you can view the eligibility criteria and make an online application via the following website link:

Redcar Foodbank Centres

Are you struggling for food during these difficult times?

You do not need a voucher for the food bank right now. Here are the times and places where you can go.

Redcar Area Foodbank centres open during Lockdown are:
Monday: Newcomen Methodist Church, Redcar 11am-12.30pm, St Hilda’s of Whitby, Grangetown 11am-12.30pm
Tuesday: Emmanuel Church (Echo Hall), Saltburn 12.30-2.30 pm
Wednesday: South Bank Baptist Church 10.30-12.30,East Cleveland Baptist Church, Redcar 11am-12.30pm
Thursday: Brotton Methodist Church 1-2.30pm
Friday: St George’s, Normanby 10am-12noon.

For a limited time, anyone who needs help can attend one of our centres without a voucher or E-referral from a referral agency. You will need to give some basic information at the foodbank centre before receiving a parcel.

Asymptomatic Testing for key workers

National Online Safety

Please read the below parent guide from National Online Safety about the dangers of a chat site called Omegle.

Flu Spray Catch Up

Please see the list of confirmed catch up clinics for children who missed their appointment for the flu spray in school. Further sessions may to be added and changes may be unavoidable due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to COVID-19 and the social distancing measures in place it is essential that you book your child’s appointment. To book an appointment email informing us of the following details:

  • Child’s name
  • Date of birth
  • School your child attends
  • Contact telephone number
  • Date and venue of the session you wish to attend

We will reply to the email with a time slot.

If you do not have access to email then please call 03000 032554.

Important information:

  • Please attend your appointment on time to ensure that social distancing is adhered to.
  • Only 1 parent to accompany the child.
  • Adults, and children over 12 years, must wear a face covering when attending the session.
  • Please leave the building once the vaccine has been administered.
  • Follow our Facebook page for updates – Children’s Immunisation Team, County Durham, Darlington and Teesside.

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Please see the link below, this resource is designed to offer advice on how to safeguard your child/ren’s mental health and promote their wellbeing.

Free Wellbeing comic-activity

A message from Underdogg….

The pandemic has been tough for most people and particularly children and young people who are prevented from normal engagement in school, mixing with their friends and participating in community activities.

We know its hard and Underdogg wants to help. Underdogg is a wise young pup who supports others to develop new ways of thinking and behaving that can lead to improvements in mental wellbeing.

There are three FREE Underdogg Comic-Activity Books on the Underdogg Website for children to enjoy (

Anxiety Workshop for Parents

Spelling Shed

All children have had a new account created for Spelling Shed. Your child’s login details have been emailed to you via Parentmail. If you need a copy of the login details please contact the academy.

Well done Year 3/4 for scoring the most points this week with 15,710,902 points!

Congratulations to the top spellers this week!

Mrs Barron’s class

1st – Alice
2nd – Freddie

3rd – Freya

Mrs Gainford’s class

1st – Isaac
2nd – Thomas D

3rd – Rafe

Mrs Stephenson’s class

1st – Tierney
2nd – James

3rd – Kyro

Times Tables Rock Stars

Practising times tables is so important in improving maths and is a huge part of number work from Y2 upwards. Please encourage your child to use their account to get as fast as they can which will help them be able to apply their knowledge to different areas of maths.

Congratulations to the highest coin collectors this week!

Mrs Barron’s class

1st – Nour
2nd – Ruben

3rd – Freya

Mrs Gainford’s class

1st – Thomas T
2nd – Isaac M

3rd – Thomas D

Mrs Stephenson’s class

1st – Kyro
2nd – Dylan

3rd – Ashlyn


Please see the link below for guidance following the new National lockdown. You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.

You should follow this guidance immediately. This is the law.

Please remember….

If any member of your household has symptoms of COVID-19, everybody in your household must self-isolate. You should then arrange to have a test to see if you have COVID-19. You must then inform the academy if your child is still attending that you have had a Covid test and also of the result, even if it is negative. Please email – or call the Academy office on 01642 453374.

The most important symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of any of the following:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

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