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Summer 1 News Week 4 May 5th

Good morning everyone,

Yesterday we planted some fruit trees in the gym area, These are very young so a long term investment but we might see some blossom this year. Lynx class will be planting our pumpkins seeds soon. You should now have received the link to the Astrea curriculum survey (link also below)- please help to shape the future by filling it in . Thank you.

Advance Warning.

We will be having a staff training day on Monday June 21st to introduce the Read, Write, Inc phonic strategy, Therefore school will be closed to all children.


Online Safety guidance

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Knowledge Nudge

At the beginning of some lessons we are asking children to look through their workbooks and tell someone what they have learned. We are calling this the Knowledge Nudge. This will be an important way of helping your children keep key knowledge in their long term memories.

Watch out for our curriculum survey.

There are some exciting curriculum developments happening over the next few months in Astrea. Yesterday we sent you a parent survey asking for your view about the curriculum on offer at Castle Academy. If you would like to read your child’s class curriculum leaflet then please  click here.


Virtual Parents Meetings

These take place  this week. If you are having difficulty making an appointment please let us know.

Captain Tom 100 Challenge

 Please donate using our Justgiving page- thank you.


Don’t forget our Reading Challenge

Please encourage your child to read at home. Remember reading at least 4 x per week- 1 sticker on our reading challenge chart. Reading more than this = 2 stickers. When children earn enough stickers they can choose a reward from our School Council shop,

I hope you have a good day.
Mrs Mason


Wednesdays- Year 5 swimming

May 28th- Half term break

June 7th- School reopens.


Advance Warning.

Monday June 21st- Staff training day- school closed to children.


Uniform Policy

If you are struggling with school uniform we do have spares in school. These can be loaned to the children (please note these are washed and stored for the appropriate time after use.) During the current Covid 19 pandemic  the windows will be open so if the weather is cooler then please consider sending your child with an extra layer of clothing.

 Please make sure your child is wearing their school uniform and remember that children should not be wearing nail polish or any jewellery other than a watch or small stud earrings which they must be able to remove themselves on PE days.

We do have various uniform available in school ready to purchase and take away.
If we do not hold the uniform you need in school you can now order from our new supplier here:

The uniform is:

  • red sweatshirt or cardigan (with or without the Castle Academy logo)
  • White polo shirt or white formal shirt
  • Grey formal trousers/shorts/skirt/grey pinafore/red gingham dress
  • Grey/white socks or black/red/grey tights
  • Formal black shoes/short boots or black trainers. No open toed sandals or ballet pumps.
  • Please  make sure everything has your child’s name in it.

PE uniform:

  • A plain white T-shirt or one with the Castle logo
  • Black or grey shorts/ jogging trousers
  • red sweatshirt or cardigan (with or without the Castle Academy logo)
  • Trainers
  • For safety reasons, cycle shorts and those made of Lycra are not permitted.
  • Children with longer hair should have hair tied up or bring a hair bobble that they can use.
  • Children should be able to remove their own jewellery.



PE kit worn on PE days.

Lynx- Monday

Tigers- Friday

Leopards- Monday


Cougars and Panthers (Y4)- Thursday

Pumas- Tuesdays and Wednesday

  • No bags or book bags needed.
  • Coats only needed if cold or wet.
  • Water bottles needed.
  • School lunches available. If your child is bringing a packed lunch please make sure they can open all bottles and packages themselves.
  • Please do not enter the site unless you have been asked to do so. Please adhere to social distance when dropping off or picking up your child, If  you are not able to do this then please wear a face mask.
  • Please do not send your child to school or enter the site if you are feeling unwell.
  • Before and after school clubs will not resume until restrictions ease.

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