Wilton Expects Focus

What a week the children have had, with the TVED book awards happening and rehearsals for We Will Rock You well under way.

The children have been working hard on their Independence and learning about the Rule of Law and what it means to British Values.

When we return from half term the children will focus on Co-operation and Collaboration

Year 3/4 Miss Norton Class Round up

In writing, the children have created simile and metaphor poems about a monster that they created. Some of the poems were rather funny and some of them sounded rather revolting! Further to this, the children have also created their own Greek Myths and included lots of the narrative features required to make it a successful and cohesive piece of writing. In reading, we have been reading Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo and the children used some of the ideas from the text to help them with their monster poem.

In maths, the children have been learning about measures. They have read and interpreted scales with regards to grams and kilograms and then looked at capacity and how to interpreted millilitres and litres. Children even used practical equipment to support their learning and understanding. 

This half term, we started the term by re-capping our knowledge of place value, the children have a full understanding of the value of the different digits within numbers, and they can add multiples of 10 to the numbers and can compare and order the numbers too. We then re-capped our knowledge of calculations and as a result we were able to complete fluency, reasoning and problem-solving tasks.

Further to this, we have re-visited measuring length, the units to measure in and what we can use to measure different things. Following this, we have just recently been measuring perimeter or rectilinear shapes. 

In R.E, the children have been studying Christianity and the beliefs of Christians. We began with the how Christians believe the world began and how some of God’s decisions impacted on Christian beliefs.

We have also been learning about the Jewish religion, Judaism. The children are able to re-tell the story of Passover and understand why those who believe in Judaism celebrate Passover as a result of some of the Israelites being freed from slavery.

In science, we completed our topic on forces, the children carried out investigations relating to friction and found out which surfaces create more friction and they even had fun using the toy cars to test this out! We are now learning all about plants, learning to label the parts and their function.

In art, we have been studying William Morris. We have looked at how he used repeating patterns to create wallpaper and how this was remarkable for houses during his era. We then practiced engraving in polystyrene and repeating a pattern. We then extended our skills, by engraving, cutting and repeating patterns using tiles and cutters. This was a tricky job and Miss Norton had rather a few plasters to hand out!

We have also been continuing to learn French this half term, we have been creating our own booklets so that we can introduce ourselves in French!

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.

This will continue in the new term.

Diary Dates and Reminders


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 9am each day of their absence. You can contact the office on 01642 453374.

This weeks winners are………

100% Attendance

60 children achieved 100% attendance last week. Can we get 100% on our first week back after half term?

Lunch Menu

When we return from Half Term the options will be from Week 1.

We Will Rock You

Tickets on sale you can call 01642 525199 or visit


After School Clubs

Passion for Fashion

CBBC are looking for budding young designers aged 10-14 years old, (they must be aged 11 by September 1st 2023) 

In each episode we will see young creative minds come together to create bold and colourful outfits reusing, re-claiming and upcycling fabulous fashion by using only vintage, second-hand and sustainable materials. 

The children will need to be great designers but do not necessarily have to be great with a sewing machine as they’ll be paired with a creative who can help them cut/sew/stitch/paint their outfits within a few hours!

Dormanstown Rugby Club

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.

PE Days are:

EYFS – Mrs Wardle – Wednesday

Y1/2 -Miss Bass – Tuesday

Y3/4 – Miss Norton – Thursday

Y5/6 – Mrs Harding – Thursday

Actions for Happiness

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