Wilton Expects Focus

Another hard working week is finished just in time for the sun to come out and shine over the Academy.

Year 6 SATs are fast approaching and Mrs Harding is making sure every single child is prepared for them.

TVED Book 24 is coming towards a close in the next few weeks, and children will be asked to pick their favourite books from the shortlists they have been reading. Ask your child about Nabil Steals A Penguin, Valentine Crow, Lily Grim and more!

The assembly theme was on the Rule of Law and what it means as a British Value, while the children focused on Caring and Compassion.

Next week sees the children learning about World Red Cross day and character focus is Reflection and Determination.

We hope everyone has a great Bank Holiday Weekend and we’ll see everyone bright and early on Tuesday.

Parking around the School

Please could we remind you that parking outside of the school on Pasture Lane is not permitted. On the school side, this is clearly marked out as a no parking zone. This applies on a morning, home time and throughout the day.  Parking on the other side blocks the road and it makes it difficult for cars to pass and makes it unsafe for children. 

If you need to drive to school, please park on the High Street,  the Grange Estate or further round Pasture Lane to ensure the road and paths around the school grounds are clear and safe for adults and children. 

Year 1/2 Mrs Barron Class Round Up

Since returning after the Easter break our curriculum work has been very hands on. In Geography, children have been looking at what the weather is like around the world and if everyone experiences the same weather at the same time. 

We have located the polar regions and the equator on the globe. To how their understanding of the topic, the children used blue balloons, cotton wool and ribbon to identify the key parts of the planet. Discussions around the difference between climate and weather have been very interesting! 

In History we became time detectives and looked for clues about the significant person we were going to learn about. The children have used lots of sources and presentation methods to demonstrate key knowledge. They have worked collaboratively to plot emotions graphs about how Mary Seacole felt at key points in her life. We looked for evidence of how and what we know about her and why she is important today.

In science our topic is plants and how plants grow. The children have dissected tulips to help them identify the parts of a plant. We have explored what plants need to stay healthy and sowed seed to create our own grass heads. Over the next few weeks we will be keeping a diary to observe how they grow.

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

4.5 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

This week we had 68 children who achieved 100% Attendance for this week, which is Outstanding!

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 2.

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

It’s Meaningful May, what actions will you be taking over the Bank Holiday weekend?

Cost of Living

Healthier Together

The 4 T’s of Diabetes

National Sleep Helpline


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Online Courses for Parents

Access to Research

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