Welcome back

The children have come back ready to learn with a great attitude, and are looking super smart too! This year we will be having a focus each week on one of our Wilton Expects values. Look out for it each week so you can also talk to your children at home about it. This week we focussed on Determination after reading the book Tilda Tries Again by Tom Percival. We have seen lots of example of children being determined from our new reception children trying new foods at lunchtimes to excellent focus and determination in class.

Wilton Expects focus

Next week we will be focussing on Independence. Can you encourage your child at home to get themselves dressed, wash up their own pots or complete a task on their own?

EYFS round up

The children in EYFS have had a fantastic start to the new school year. They have settled in well with new routines and have been enjoying playing with new friends and new toys. This week we have been talking about ourselves and our feelings and learning about colours in many ways.

Attendance

Attendance every day is vital for your child’s progress unless they are too unwell to learn. It is your responsibility to inform the academy if your child is going to be absent by 9am each day of their absence. You can contact the office on 01642 453374.

We will share the class with the highest attendance with you.

Congratulations to all classes this week for achieving 100%. What a fantastic start to the year and your learning.

Please see the chart below to see how each day off adds up over a year.

School Uniform and PE Days

Please make sure that all items of clothing, including coats and packed lunch bags are clearly labelled with children’s names, so it is easy to find their owners.

All children have been provided with a t-shirt and shorts in a bag for PE lessons but they need to have their own trainers/plimsols in school please. Plimsols will be provided if needed.

PE Days are:

EYFS – Mrs Wardle – Tuesday

Y1/2 -Mrs Barron – Monday

Y3/4 – Miss Norton – Wednesday

Y35/6 – Mrs Harding – Wednesday

Diary Dates and Reminders

Our remaining PD Days this year are:

Tuesday 3rd January 2023

Friday 26th May 2023

Friday 21st July 2023

13th SeptemberRoald Dahl day- To be celebrated in assembly
19th-21st SeptemberY5/6 at Peat Rigg residential
22nd SeptemberKS2 fun run
29th SeptemberY3/4 Scavenger hunt
29th SeptemberMacmillan coffee afternoon- 3pm in the hall- Parents welcome
OctoberBlack History month
10th OctoberMrs Harding’s class assembly- Y5/6 parents welcome 2.30pm
13th OctoberY5/6 Maritime Teesside Explorers visit to PD Ports
18th OctoberTrust Choir Festival- KS2 choir at St Nicholas Church 1pm- Parents welcome
W/b 17th October
Date TBC
Halloween Disco
21st OctoberShow Racism the red card – Wear red non-uniform day                   
24th-28th OctoberHalf term
31st October- 4th NovemberY3-Y6 swimming
7th NovemberParent consultations
9th NovemberY1/2 Movement skills festival
14th November- 18th NovemberAnti-bullying week and Road safety week – to be discussed in class and assemblies
18th NovemberChildren in Need- Non uniform day
28th NovemberMrs Wardle’s class assembly – EYFS parents welcome
5th December                     Trust Christmas choir service – KS2 choir St Nicholas Church 1pm – Parents welcome
13th DecemberChristmas dinner and Christmas jumper day
15th DecemberLast day of term
3rd January
PD Day for children  

4th  January
Children return to school

Lunch Menu

Our lunches are provided on a 3 week rota. Next week’s menu will be week 2. Please discuss this with your child to help them with their choices.

Packed Lunches

If your child is bringing a packed lunch, please ensure it has a healthy mix of foods in it. Chocolate bars, sweets and fizzy drinks are not allowed. Peanuts and peanut products are not permitted in the academy to protect people with allergies.

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