Wilton Expects Focus

The children have been working on their collaboration this week. This was definetly needed from the Y5/6 children who went on thier residental to Peat Rigg.

Next week our focus will be on compassion.

Year 3/4

In year 3/4, the children have been working on place value and calculations in maths. In year 3, they have been using practical equipment to support their learning and understanding of the concepts with exchanging ones and tens. The children are also working on challenging investigations and how to solve and understand real-life problems in context. 

In English, the children have been looking at fairy tales but with a twist and the children have had the opportunity to write their own versions and even in reading we have been using Jack and the Baked Beanstalk. The children even managed to hot-seat the giant! 

In geography, we began by looking at the countries that make up the UK, we then investigated maps within atlases and the symbols associated with maps. The children then had the opportunity to find various places on the maps with a partner using the key to support their understanding. We then explored the nine main regions of England and labelled them using their knowledge of the main compass points. 

In E-Safety, we have discussed ways to stay safe when online and how to be a kind online digital citizen. The children now understand the importance of basic rules in order to be safe when online. They can talk about how much time they spend online, who they should be talking to online and who not too, the importance of kind conversations and how they should never share personal passwords. 

With regards to PSHE, children in year 3 have been discussing what characteristics a good friend has and how they can be kind friends to others. In year 4, they have been discussing ways to develop friendships and when a friend falls out with them, how to resolve differences or conflicts. 

Lunch Menu

Our lunches are provided on a 3 week rota. Next week’s menu will be week 1. Please discuss this with your child to help them with their choices.

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


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.

Congratulations to the children in Year 4 and Year 5 this week who all had 100% attendance. Mrs Harding’s class had the highest attendance with 97.7%.

Macmillan Cake Sale

We are looking forward to welcoming you to join us for our Macmillan coffee afternoon. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to rearrange the date. This will now take place on Thursday 6th October at 3pm in the hall.  We would be grateful of any donations of cakes, biscuits or sweet treats which we ask are brought into school on the morning of the sale. Many thanks in anticipation of your support.

Diary Dates and Reminders

Our remaining PD Days this year are:

Tuesday 3rd January 2023

Friday 26th May 2023

Friday 21st July 2023

29th September Y3/4 Scavenger hunt
4th OctoberKS2 Geography trip to Tees Barrage
6th October Macmillan 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
20th OctoberHalloween Disco 4-5.30pm
21st OctoberShow Racism the red card – Wear red non-uniform day                   
24th-28th OctoberHalf term

       Autumn 2

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 1pm
13th DecemberChristmas dinner and Christmas jumper day
15th DecemberLast day of term
3rd JanuaryPD Day for children  
4th JanuaryChildren return to school

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