Wilton Expects Focus

Another week has reached it’s end and the children have been very busy.

The children have learned about Individual Liberty and what it means to British Values, as well as being helpful to the teachers and each other, showing Collaboration.

Our Reception children also visited Redcar Leisure centre for the Balance festival and had lots of fun.

Next week it’s NSPCC Number day on Friday 2nd February, when we encourage the children to wear numbers, parents are welcome to join us. and the children will be caring and showing Compassion.

Year 3/4 Miss Norton Class Round up

During the first half term, we are working hard in writing to produce a quest story based on ‘The Ion Man’ by Ted Hughes. The children were required to create a creature that appears on earth and falls apart, he then needs to put himself together, eat a material of his choice and then save the world! The children have tried to include a full range of conjunctions to join sentences cohesively and include the other features of a narrative story.

In reading, we have been reading ‘The Iron Robin’ about a robin who comes alive and is needed to save a school. The children really enjoyed reading this and finding out about this strange little bird.

In maths we began the term by recapping on place value and our knowledge of numbers, they were then required to round numbers, investigate negative numbers and read Roman Numerals.

We then began by building of our knowledge on calculation, in particular addition and subtraction and we will follow with multiplication and division. It has been a pleasure to witness children applying previous taught skills this term and extending their knowledge further.

In geography, we have been learning about the journey of a river, the water cycle and how too much rain can cause flooding. The children have been able to excellently describe the journey a river takes and can use key vocabulary correctly when doing so.

Our Geography topic has also linked with our science topic – Changing States. The children have extended their knowledge of the Water Cycle to understand how liquids heat and cool and change state – hence why we had jelly and ice-cream! We are now investigating how the Water Cycle works!

We have also began learning about the Romans as part of our history topic. We have started with why Caesar never managed to conquer Britain and Why Claudius then really wanted to.

In P.E, we are learning the skills to play tennis, which will lead to a full match.  The children have developed their under arm throwing so that their partner can use their racked to successfully get the ball back to its original destination.

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…..


Both with 100%!

Missed Learning

2 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

72 children achieved 100% attendance this week which is Absolutely Fantastic!! 

Can you get 100% next week?

Diary Dates and Reminders

Lunch Menu

New Year, new menu. Our lunches are provided on a 3 week rota. Next weeks choices will be Week 3

Nut Free Academy

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

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. 

Keeping Children Safe online

The 4 T’s of Diabetes

National Sleep Helpline

Teesside Lions

Teesside Lions are able to offer discounted tickets to their next 3 home games.

Offer is limited so act quickly!


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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