Wilton Expects Focus

What a week it’s been!

The weather can’t decide if it wants to be sunny or showers but that isn’t stopping the children at the Academy learning.

Our Power of Women group went to Yarm to meet with local leaders about many important subjects.

Year 3/4 finished their Pedestrian training this week and now feel safer when walking near roads.

In assembly the children learnt about the importance of St George’s Day.

The character focus was on Helpfulness and Collaboration.

Next week the children will be learning about the importance of Rule of Law and showing Caring and Compassion to others.

EYFS Mrs Wardle Class Round Up

In EYFS, our topic has been growing, and we have been reading Jasper’s Beanstalk and Jack and the Beanstalk.

The children planted beans and Reception took photos and wrote instructions to help nursery. We are hoping we get a beanstalk as big as Jack’s!

We have also tasted lots of different vegetables and fruits and explored where they grow. This week we have been learning about the jungle animals and tropical fruits in the story, Handa’s Surprise.

The children used their senses to explore the tropical fruit and have been practicing their chopping skills to make a fruit salad.

In maths we have been learning about weighing. Nursery have investigated heavier and lighter, and Reception have been finding different ways to make ten using the Numicon and scales.

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

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

This week we had 54 children who achieved 100% Attendance for this week, which is Amazing!

A huge WELL DONE to you all.

Can you get 100% next week?

Diary Dates and Reminders

Lunch Menu

Our lunches are provided on a 3 week rota. Next week will be Week 1.

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

Girls Golf Rocks

Actions for Happiness

Approaching the end of Active April, what actions will you be taking?

Cost of Living

Healthier Together


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


Families Drop In

Online Courses for Parents

Access to Research

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