Wilton Expects Focus

Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a great Christmas break and are happy to see everyone back raring to go

The children had a welcome back assembly with Mrs Hood, and have been showing great Co-operation and Determination for the first week back.

Next week the children will be learning about Martin Luther King Day and focusing on Kindness and Independence.

EYFS Mrs Wardle Class Round up

Early Years have been looking at the changes that happen as we move from Autumn into Winter. They have been learning about what animals do as the weather gets colder and which animals like to live in the cold.

Our story this week was about Jack Frost and we talked about what ice and frost looks like and how it is made. We have enjoyed making igloos with sugar cubes and homes for the animals. 

They carried out experiments to find out what makes ice and we discovered other things that can melt. We have explored cold winter colours, mixing different shades of icy blue by adding white.

Breakfast Club

Did you know we do a breakfast club every morning? You can bring your child in, knowing they’ll get a good breakfast before they start school.

This is open to everyone and can be booked in the clubs section on the school gateway app.

It costs £1.20 for each morning your child attends.

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 8.45am each day of their absence. You can contact the office on 01642 453374.

This weeks best attendance goes to…..

Missed Learning

4 days of missed learning occurred this week due to unauthorised absences. Unauthorised absences are for holidays, parents/carers not contacting the academy or any other unexplained absence. With most minor ailments, children can be in school, so we really encourage you to think about keeping your child at home.

100% Attendance

67 children achieved 100% attendance this week which is Fantastic!!! 

Can you get 100% next week?

Lunch Menu

New Year, new menu. Our lunches are provided on a 3 week rota. Next weeks choices will be Week 1

Nut Free Academy

A reminder to all parents we are a Nut Free Academy, please read below.

Cost of Living

Headlice

There would appear to be a problem with head lice in the academy.  Several parents have informed us that their child has headlice; obviously this must mean that there are other children who also have the problem. 

I have taken this opportunity to provide some up-to-date advice for treating headlice and I would ask every parent to please check their child’s hair tonight and every night and treat if necessary. 

It is not sufficient to simply shampoo your child’s hair; this will not get rid of the lice – parents should visit a chemist, supermarket or see their family doctor to purchase or obtain a prescription for headlice lotion and follow the instructions.  An alternative method, and one which does not involve the use of chemicals, is as follows: 

  • Fill a sink with water 
  • Wet the child’s hair 
  • Apply conditioner 
  • Comb (with a fine tooth comb or nit comb) the child’s hair into the sink.  If there are any lice they will fall out into the water. 

It is recommended that the above treatment be done for at least 4 days. 

If you know your child has headlice, please treat it as soon as possible and check your child’s hair every night.   

The school nurse can be contacted via school, if any further advice or information is needed. 

The 4 T’s of Diabetes

National Sleep Helpline

CAMHs

Families Drop In

Online Courses for Parents

Access to Research

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. As the weather is changing, you may want to send in a tracksuit for children to wear outside during PE lessons.

Mrs Wardle – Tuesday

Mrs Barron – Thursday

Miss Norton – Friday

Mrs Harding – Wednesday

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