Wilton Expects Focus

Welcome back!

We hope everyone had a great week off, plenty of relaxing and having fun before coming back to school.

And what a way to start it off, our Choir showed off their vocal talents at the Young Voices concert in Sheffield and despite some tired looking singers the next day, every one was showing how hard they can work once again.

We also had a Chinese New Year themed lunch on Tuesday, thanks to our amazing kitchen staff for whipping up such good food.

This week’s theme has been around Courage and Determination, which has been shown by every single child in school.

Next week is World Wildlife Day and the focus will be on Kindness and Independence.

Year 1/2 Mrs Barron Class Round Up

We had a very exciting visitor in the week before half term. 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.

She shared one of the books with the children either them reading or her reading to them. It was really interesting to hear some of the questions they had for her about her role and the stories. As an added bonus she has kindly given us a copy of each of her 5 books.

The children were also excited to have the wall bars out during their gymnastic sessions. They showed great control and balance.

Another favourite this half term has been our History topic of the Great Fire Of London. They have shown a great interest and used amazing historical vocabulary. They are able to talk about the cause and effect of the fire and the significant figures in the event.

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

7 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

66 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

Actions for Happiness

Teesside Lions

Teesside Lions are able to offer discounted tickets to their next home game.

Offer is limited so act quickly, this is your last opportunity!

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. 

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