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 complete a random act of kindness.

We have really loved seeing our children being kind.

Rafe made some cakes to say thank you to his mum’s work colleagues who are all working hard to keep people safe through this pandemic. Although Rafe was just being kind, he was rewarded for his kindness with £5 which he bought some lego with. The important thing to remember though is to be kind just because you want to make somebody smile, not because you want something back.

Alice bought her mummy some flowers as a random act of kindness which I’m sure she loved as they are beautiful.


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.

We have sent parents/carers some more information regarding some ‘live’ elements of Showbie so you can communicate with your teachers and friends! We hope to see you on the upcoming ‘live’ sessions.

Support for families

This is an extremely difficult time for many of us. Further government support is available for families struggling as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19).

If families need urgent help, they can contact their local council to find out what services are available in their area.

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

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 (

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 7,306,565 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 – Indie

Mrs Gainford’s class

1st – Isaac
2nd – Lottie

3rd – Rafe

Mrs Stephenson’s class

1st – Kyro
2nd – Ted

3rd – James


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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