Wilton Expects Focus

Wow what a week it’s been.

Cold weather and snow but that hasn’t stopped the children at Wilton working incredibly hard.

Our afterschool clubs got up and running, with our younger children reading some amazing stories with Mrs Hood and our singing group impressing Mrs Wardle.

The children also learnt the importance of Democracy and Martin Luther King Day and why it is important to be kind to everyone.

Next week they’ll be learning about individual liberty, a core British value and focusing on being helpful and Collaborating with each other.

Year 1/2 Mrs Barron Class Round up

The children have made a strong start on returning to the academy.  We have been using atlas to find map symbols and how they help us to locate things in a city.  

This has helped us find many human and physical features of London and have used their knowledge to compare our capital city with Middlesbrough.

In science we are exploring materials and the objects they make.  We have been sorting objects depending on man made and natural materials.

Before the Christmas break, 5 children studied the artist Frederiksen Hundertwasser who took inspiration from nature.  I’m sure you will agree our art gallery in the main corridor looks very impressive.

Children continue to enjoy stories to develop their writing.  Year two are excited by the story “The owl who was afraid of the dark” and are using this as a model to write their own version.

Year 1 have been reading “The lost toys in the museum” they have been excited to find out where the toys were and why they fans away.

They have recorded their own TV news report and to make predictions and develop inference skills.

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

2.5 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

62 children achieved 100% attendance this week which is Outstanding! 

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 2

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

Teesside Lions

Teesside Lions are able to offer discounted tickets to their next 4 games.

Offer is limited so act quickly!

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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