Wilton Expects Focus

It’s been a very busy week at Wilton, starting off very early for our group travelling to London to take part in Prom Praise, more on that later, and finishing with the children wearing red, clothes backwards and even some pajamas for Red Nose Day!

The children have also been telling their favourite jokes to the teachers and staff.

The assembly theme was on British Science week and what has been happening across the country and the focus on Reflection of how they treat each other and Compassion for those who may be hurt or in difficult situations

Next week is the final week before the Easter holidays and the focus will be on Caring and Determination as the children try to finish the term on a strong note.

EYFS Mrs Wardle Class Round Up

Over the last few weeks early years have carried on our learning about traditional tales.

We read the gingerbread man story and retold the story with puppets. We also made our own gingerbread men, but one of them escaped from the oven!

Everyone in school looked for him and there were several sightings, but no one could catch him! The children decided to set a trap and thankfully they managed to catch him.

Our next story was The Enormous Turnip. We have been learning about vegetables and how they grow and doing some vegetable tasting. We have made lovely art work using vegetables to print with.

Prom Praise

Some of our choir have had an amazing few days in London this week. The reason for going to was take part in Prom Praise, a concert in the Royal Albert Hall. The children sang beautifully and were taken about by the sheer size and beauty of the Albert Hall.

Around the performance, we rode on the London Eye; saw Back to the Future at the theatre; went inside the Houses of Parliament and saw the MP’s debating about education; took part in the Shrek experience and finally went to the Harry Potter studios. We also ate in Pizza Express and the Hard Rock Cafe.

The children were so well behaved and a credit to their families and the academy. It was a pleasure to spend the time with them.

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 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

5.5 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

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

Can you get 100% next week?

Diary Dates and Reminders

Lunch Menu

Our lunches are provided on a 3 week rota. Next week it will be week 3.

Nut Free Academy

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

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 – Monday

Mrs Barron – Tuesday

Miss Norton – Friday

Mrs Harding – Tuesday

World Book Day Story Writing Competition

To celebrate World Book Day and National Careers Week, Building our Future would like you to write a story, of a maximum of 500 words, that explains why it is important to know where we get energy, and how we use it.

We want you to create an “Energy Superhero” – we want a fantastic name for your hero, and they must have Super Powers – these are sources of energy, such as Wind, Solar, Tidal, Biomass….the list goes on.

What will happen to your Superhero? Why do they need to use their Energy Super Powers? Will they save the day or the planet?

The only limit is the number of words – we want the most creative, wonderful stories, and it can include illustrations.

Prizes will include a book voucher for the winning entry, and a class visit to the O&M Base for Dogger Bank Wind Farm, at the Port of Tyne.

The wind farm is being built in the North Sea, and will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world, with nearly 300 wind turbines. The cables that will transmit the renewable electricity from the wind farm and into the national electricity network to be distributed to homes and businesses are being buried right under our feet here in the Tees Valley.

Entries should be submitted to Jacqui Hutchinson, Primary Careers Co-ordinator, via the RCVDA Building our Future web page: https://www.rcvda.org.uk/2024/03/06/world-book-day-competition-building-our-future/ or via your school teacher.

Deadline for entries is Friday 12th April (so you have the Easter holidays too to work on your story), and judges will include Equinor and SSE Renewables representatives from Dogger Bank Wind Farm, wind farm supply chain company Keltbray, Teesside University and the Building our Future team. 

Actions for Happiness

What actions will you be taking over Easter to have a Mindful March.

Cost of Living


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. 

Lotties Adventures

Paula McMahon is an Honorary Professor of Teesside University. She is a civil engineer and has a particular interest in climate change. In order to promote engineering for girls and to develop young children’s understanding of the issues facing our planet, she has written 5 books dealing with aspects of this and involving a doll called Lottie.

You can find out more at the link below.

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