Dear Parents and Carers,

Happy New Year to all our families! 2023 at Wigmore has started on a positive note. The children have returned to the classrooms very well – there is real sense of hard work, commitment and good behaviour for learning permeating from the classrooms.

Some great successes in the sporting arena and some interesting trips this week as well. Thank you to the adults who have organised these opportunities for the children and for providing consistent high quality learning opportunities for the children in the classroom on a daily basis.

Every day of 2023 we will be doing our utmost to continue to improve what we do in school. There are a number of things taking place during the Spring term that will bring learning to life for all members of our school community. I have included the important dates below for your reference.

Wednesday 18th January – Share and learn in Foundation Stage

Friday 20th January – School photos

Tuesday 24th January – Conkers Class Assembly

Friday 27th January – Non-Uniform Day to raise funds for improvements to the learning environment

Wednesday 1st February – Phonics Workshop for Parents and Carers

Thursday 2nd February – Film Night

Tuesday 7th February – Alder Class Assembly

Wednesday 8th February – Safer Internet Day Learning Showcase Assembly

Monday 13th February – HALF TERM WEEK

Tuesday 21st February – Willow Class Assembly and Mother Language Day

Tuesday 28th February – Yew Class Assembly

Thursday 2nd March – World Book Day

Friday 3rd March – Non-Uniform Day to raise funds for improvements to the learning environment

Monday 13th March – Science Week Commences

Tuesday 14th March – Beech Class Assembly and World Maths Day

Tuesday 21st March – Hazel Class Assembly

Thursday 23rd March – Sponsored cycle and scoot

Tuesday 28th March – Oak Class Assembly


House Points 

The children have been working incredibly hard in school to earn points for their House!

Week beginning Aviators Brewers Mechanics Plaiters
5.1.23 455 396 418 333

The Gold Book

Well done to the following children who were in the Gold Book over the last two weeks.

Class  Week beginning 5.1.23
Acorns (Reception) Gabriella
Conkers (Reception) Yannis
Pine (Reception) Victoria
Alder (Year 1) Lily
Ash (Year 1) Ishita
Birch (Year 1)  Isaac
Poplar (Year 2) Connie
Rowan (Year 2) Iyan
Yew (Year 2) Anayis
Aspen (Year 3) Faith
Hazel (Year 3) Darcie
Juniper (Year 3) David
Elm (Year 4) Freya
Maple (Year 4) Levi
Willow (Year 4) Keira
Beech (Year 5) Kyle
Hawthorn (Year 5) Kallum
Linden (Year 5) Isa
Holly (Year 6) Ksena
Lime (Year 6) Deshanae
Oak (Year 6) Harley


At Wigmore we have to aim to be here every day! Excellent attendance is 97% or above. There are strong links between good attendance and good progress in school, both academically and socially.  We want to be the best we can possibly be and reach our school target of 97%. We have to make a concerted effort in order to improve attendance and punctuality.

Every minute of every lesson counts!

Be in to win!

Be on time and in school every day!

WB 5.1.23 Percentage Comment Classopoly places forward 
Acorns (Reception) 91.9% Must Improve No Moves
Conkers (Reception) 91.5% Must Improve No Moves
Pine (Reception) 94.6% Must Improve No Moves
Alder (Year 1) 88.6% Must Improve No Moves
Ash (Year 1) 86.4% Must Improve No Moves
Birch (Year 1)  92.4% Must Improve No Moves
Poplar (Year 2) 92.3% Must Improve No Moves
Rowan (Year 2) 97.0% Outstanding 1 Move 
Yew (Year 2) 99.3% WOW 3 Moves
Aspen (Year 3) 89.7% Must Improve No Moves
Hazel (Year 3) 93.8% Must Improve No Moves
Juniper (Year 3) 95.0% Must Improve No Moves
Elm (Year 4) 92.3% Must Improve No Moves
Maple (Year 4) 95.3% Must Improve No Moves
Willow (Year 4) 93.1% Must Improve No Moves
Beech (Year 5) 95.9% Must Improve No Moves
Hawthorn (Year 5) 94.0% Must Improve No Moves
Linden (Year 5) 92.2% Must Improve No Moves
Holly (Year 6) 94.3% Must Improve No Moves
Lime (Year 6) 96.6% Almost there No Moves
Oak (Year 6) 97.8% WOW 1 Move
Whole School (week)  93.56% NA NA
Whole School (Year)  93.04% NA NA

Lateness = lost learning!

5 minutes late every day 3 days of learning lost
10 minutes late every day 6 and half days of learning lost
15 minutes late every day 2 weeks of learning lost
20 minutes late every day 19 days of learning lost

Days off school = lost learning!

97% to 100% attendance  Excellent attendance! This is our goal!
95% attendance  10 days of learning lost per year
90% attendance 19 days of learning lost per year
85% attendance 29 days of learning lost per year
80% attendance 38 days of learning lost per year
75% attendance 47 days of learning lost per year

With thanks for your continued support in the work we do with your children,

Mr Johnston