Wilton Expects Focus

The penultimate week of term and what a week we’ve had.

Started on Tuesday morning with the whole school attending the service at St Cuthbert’s church, then the very same afternoon we had our amazing Christmas Fayre, with some brilliant helpers from Year 5/6.

We want to thank all our parents and carers who came and took part in, brought prizes and cakes because we managed to raise just under £400!!

On Wednesday our amazing choir took part in the Choir festival at St Nicholas church and three of our children even sang solo.

Finally our EYFS and Year 1/2 had their Nativity performances and they performed brilliantly, showing off all their hard work in learning the songs and actions to show off.

In between all of this the children learnt more about the Christingle tree dressing in assembly and focused on Independence.

For the final week of term the children will be looking at the Christmas Story and focusing on Collaboration.

Year 5/6 Mrs Harding Class Round up

Year 5/6 have had a fantastic few weeks.

In DT we have been looking at Mechanisms – how different toys use different ways of moving: gravity with friction, centrifugal force, spring release etc They had a great afternoon with our guest ‘expert’ showing them how everything worked.

The children then make their own toys which used opposing forces to operate.

In RE we have been learning about the beliefs of Hinduism and the important symbols used in this religion.  As always, the children have asked very respectful questions and have appeared interested in learning more.

Finally, Christmas is obviously upon us….(oh no it isn’t….oh yes, it is!!)  The year 5/6 children have read beautifully in both our school Christingle and Church Service.

For the Christmas Fayre, they made Rudolph Deer-licious Hot Chocolate to sell and volunteered on the stalls, speaking to parents and helping take the money.

We have also had the Trust Christmas choir where 2 of our children sang solos and almost made Mrs Harding cry – they were so good!

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.

Diary Dates and Reminders


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

18 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

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

Can you get 100% next week?

Lunch Menu

For the last week choices will be from week 1 but with a twist

Nut Free Academy

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


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. 

Bring It On Christmas

Cost of Living

The 4 T’s of Diabetes

National Sleep Helpline

Agency Coffee Mornings

Just a reminder that the Multi Agency Coffee morning is taking place next Wednesday for families who have a concern that their child may be autistic, have sensory processing needs, ADHD or FASD.  The following professionals will be there to answer questions; Neurodevelopmental team, SENDIASS, R&C SEN Team, CAMHS/SPOC, Carers Together, SEND Family Voice, Kooth, Inclusion.

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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