Wilton Expects Focus

What a week it has been at the Academy.

The children celebrated Christingle on Tuesday and learnt about why it’s important to recognise Human Rights Day.

Next week will be a busy week with the church service and Christmas Choir festival, not to mention our very own Christmas Fayre.

The children will also be showing how helpful they can be by decorating the Christingle tree.

The focus next week will be Collaboration.

Year 3/4 Miss Norton Class Round up

This term, in year 3 and four, children have continued to work extremely hard in all areas of the curriculum. The children have enjoyed learning about lots of new things and even sharing this with parents in their Ancient Greek Assembly.

In writing, the children have created a mysterious Kenning Poem based on an open window on the third floor. The children had to think of interesting verbs and suitable adjectives and nouns to match the verb.

They have also produced a story with a dilemma based on ‘The Balaclava Story’, we talked about how sometimes in life we are faced with tough decisions and these can sometimes cause a dilemma but it is how we react to the dilemma that matters. The children chose a character whereby he makes a wrong choice, but fortunately, for the main character, things turn out well in the end!

In maths, we continued our focus on telling the time and now the majority of us can tell the time on an analogue and digital clock. We then re-visited calculations, which included money problems. We have also started a unit on fractions, the children are now able to count in tenths and have begun adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator. They have more fraction work to come!

In art, we created sculptures based on the work of Anthony Gormley and they were very fortunate to have so many parents and helpers to aid them in the construction of these sculptures. Lots of them are still standing because of the re-enforced metal within.

In DT, we started by threading a needle, tying a knot in the thread and then practising some basic sewing techniques. We then designed a cushion that we would like to make and designed a pattern that we wanted to embroider. We then began making our cushions and these are still work in process!

We are currently looking forwards to making many items for the Christmas fayre!

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.

Christingle Service

Diary Dates and Reminders

Christmas Fayre

We are still looking for any prizes for our tombola and cakes. If you wish to donate please do so by Tuesday morning.

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

 6.5 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

64 children achieved 100% attendance this week which is Outstanding!!! 😊

Can you get 100% next week?

Lunch 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.

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. 

Bring It On Christmas

Cost of Living

The 4 T’s of Diabetes

National Sleep Helpline

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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