Wilton Expects Focus

What a start to the year it’s been!

Lots of learning and activities done by all the children at Wilton, it’s time for a well deserved week off.

Yes it’s Half Term week.

But before we got here, the children learnt about Mental Health and ways they can keep their minds, as well as their bodies, healthy.

It was also Safer Internet day which focused on how to keep themselves safe online.

When we come back there is plenty to look forward including Young Voices on the first day back!!!

There is also Prom Praise in March, as well as a trip to Eston Leisure centre for sports activities.

We hope everyone has a great week and we look forward to seeing everyone on the 19th February.

EYFS Mrs Wardle Class Round up

The children in early years have started reading and learning about traditional tales. Our first story was Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Overnight, Goldilocks visited our three bears cottage, ate the porridge, left a mess and took baby bear! We investigated what had happened and put up wanted posters around school. Goldilocks wrote and messaged us letting us know baby bear was ok. 

If you see them, please let us know!

We have also been learning about Chinese New Year, the year of the dragon, this week. The children have been writing Chinese numbers and learning about the story of the Chinese calendar. We have tasted Chinese food and had a dragon parade around school.

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 and will resume after half-term.

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

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

65 children achieved 100% attendance this week which is Outstanding!! 

Can you get 100% when we return?

Diary Dates and Reminders

Lunch Menu

Our lunches are provided on a 3 week rota. When we come back it will be week 2.

Also on Tuesday 20th we will be celebrating Chinese New year and the Year of the Dragon.

A themed lunch menu will be served that day.

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 – Tuesday

Mrs Barron – Thursday

Miss Norton – Friday

Mrs Harding – Wednesday

Actions for Happiness

A new month means new Actions for Happiness to do every day.

Teesside Lions

Teesside Lions are able to offer discounted tickets to their next 2 home games.

Offer is limited so act quickly!

Cost of Living

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. 

Keeping Children Safe online

The 4 T’s of Diabetes

National Sleep Helpline

CAMHs

Families Drop In

Online Courses for Parents

Access to Research

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