Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope everyone is keeping well.

This week has been another very busy one in school. Next week we will be in October and I am sure you can feel that the weather has started to change and I hope everyone is keeping warm. Autumn is an amazing season full of change and amazing colours. Do take the opportunity to get out and about over the next few months. It is important that children start bringing a coat to school daily as the weather can change very quickly.

Thank you to all members of the school community who have supported and donated towards my London Marathon effort for charity on Sunday. Your messages of good will will help me cross the line and I know the charity will benefit enormously from your kindness.

Senior leaders have been visiting classrooms this week to focus on the learning environment in each class. Thank you for your support with our non-uniform day today to raise funds to develop this further. We have seen a number of amazing different things in classes across the school. Our highlights include:

  • Working walls in classrooms with teachers modelling high quality handwriting.
  • Amazing reading areas.
  • Golden expectations, behaviour rewards and growth mindset philosophy on display.
  • On-line safety rules prominent and on display.
  • A class worry box for children who may be worried about something that is on their mind.
  • Accessible resources for the children to access.
  • Visual class timetables.
  • Tidy and well organised classrooms free of clutter.

In order to improve our learning environment we have to have high expectations of all members of our school community. We want the children at our school to learn in a calm, well-organised environment which enables them to be fully focused on their learning.

Active travel to and from school

Thank you to the families who are consistently using the Asda Car Park and making the most of active travel opportunities to start and end their day. It is very important that we look out for one another to keep everyone safe on their journey to and from school. I am aware that the pedestrian walk way and steps near Crawley Green Road can be very busy before and after school. It is important for everyone to allow plenty of space to be able to use this walkway safely. If you arriving and departing from school on bike or electric scooter please be considerate of others on footpaths. We want the beginning and end of the day to be a positive, safe experience for all members of our school community.

Welcome Meetings

Thank you to the parents and carers who were able to join us for the year group welcome meetings. We hope you found these useful. Those who were unable to attend will have been sent a copy of the slides from the meetings. Thank you to the teaching staff for organising these events to keep parents and carers informed about what is happening in school.

The Back Pages

September 21st was National Fitness Day. Mr Marshall and Mr Whadcoat led some very informative and practical assemblies in school to ensure the children are aware of the benefits of maintaining good physical health. Thank you to them both.

Last week a number of children in Key Stage 2 entered the Luton Schools Cross Country event. Wigmore was very successful with a number of children dominating individually and in the teams event. Their resilience and determination is inspirational. We had children competing in age groups above their chronological age. Thank you to all the adults who were involved in the training, transport arrangements and supervision on the day. Just keep running!

Well done to the children in Year 5 and 6 who represented Wigmore so well at the Multi Sports Festival at Inspire Sports Village this week.

Well done to the children in Year 5 and 6 who represented Wigmore at the TAG Rugby Festival at Luton Rugby Club today. Rugby is one of my favourite sports and to hear that children enjoyed their day out playing such a wonderful sport makes me very happy! Great effort from all involved.

All of the above can only come about as a result of hard working, dedicated staff and supportive parents and carers. Thank you to all who make this magic happen for the children at Wigmore.


Counting towards achieving the Give Me Ten milestones has commenced this week. The power of reading for ten minutes every day to and with your children can be wide reaching. Please support us in our initiative to get children reading more at home.

On Monday after school Mr Clarke led phonics training for all staff at Wigmore. Read Write Inc groups have started this week in school and we look forward to seeing the children making progress as a result of high quality teaching in this area.

A few weeks back Miss Islam led training for staff on developing fluent readers and inference skills and on Monday we have two parent workshops designed to help adults support children with their reading at home. Do take the opportunity to join us in school for this.

Thank you to all staff who are helping to create a positive learning and reading culture at Wigmore.

House Points

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

Week beginning Aviators Brewers Mechanics Plaiters
19.9.22 391 – WINNERS! 375 361 362
26.9.22 415 429 429 438 – WINNERS!

The Gold Book

Well done to the following children who were in the Gold Book this week.

Class Week beginning 19.9.22 Week beginning 26.9.22
Acorns (Reception) Mila Riasat
Conkers (Reception) Brandon Alex
Pine (Reception) Jacob Maya
Alder (Year 1) Mihir Lyla
Ash (Year 1) Willow Bradley
Birch (Year 1) Sara Mia
Poplar (Year 2) Sanaya Alannah
Rowan (Year 2) Manu Lauren
Yew (Year 2) Maddison Ayman
Aspen (Year 3) Harry Raeesa
Hazel (Year 3) Joshua Lydia
Juniper (Year 3) Romain Freyja
Elm (Year 4) Areeba Oscar
Maple (Year 4) Frankie Corina
Willow (Year 4) Danny Allan
Beech (Year 5) Leo Zach
Hawthorn (Year 5) Gabriella Charlotte
Linden (Year 5) Muhammad Jai
Holly (Year 6) Henrique Kayden
Lime (Year 6) Hamza Damla
Oak (Year 6) Daniel Adem


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.

Our Classopoly Competition will be launched in the next few weeks. If your child’s class has attendance of over 97% they will make progress towards earning prizes for their class. Let’s work together and support each other to make sure all children are in school every day.

Every minute of every lesson counts!

Be in to win!

Be on time and in school every day!

WB 19.9.22 Percentage Comment Classopoly places forward
Acorns (Reception) 91.6% Must improve! Starting very soon!
Conkers (Reception) 86.6% Must improve! Starting very soon!
Pine (Reception) 100% WINNERS! Starting very soon!
Alder (Year 1) 97.8% Outstanding! Starting very soon!
Ash (Year 1) 86.8% Must improve! Starting very soon!
Birch (Year 1) 98.3% Outstanding! Starting very soon!
Poplar (Year 2) 96.7% Almost there! Starting very soon!
Rowan (Year 2) 96.1% Almost there! Starting very soon!
Yew (Year 2) 93.3% Must improve! Starting very soon!
Aspen (Year 3) 90.2% Must improve! Starting very soon!
Hazel (Year 3) 93.8% Must improve! Starting very soon!
Juniper (Year 3) 93.9% Must improve! Starting very soon!
Elm (Year 4) 99.2% WINNERS! Starting very soon!
Maple (Year 4) 89.9% Must improve! Starting very soon!
Willow (Year 4) 95.4% Must improve! Starting very soon!
Beech (Year 5) 94.8% Must improve! Starting very soon!
Hawthorn (Year 5) 96.6% Almost there! Starting very soon!
Linden (Year 5) 96.6% Almost there! Starting very soon!
Holly (Year 6) 89.5% Must improve! Starting very soon!
Lime (Year 6) 92.7% Must improve! Starting very soon!
Oak (Year 6) 94.9% Must improve! Starting very soon!
Whole School (week) 93.9% Must improve! NA
Whole School (Year) 94.5% Must improve! NA


WB 26.9.22 Percentage Comment Classopoly places forward
Acorns (Reception)  95.4%  Must improve! No places!
Conkers (Reception)  85.9%  Must improve! No places!
Pine (Reception)  96.8%  Almost there! No places!
Alder (Year 1)  99.3%  WOW! Move 3 places!
Ash (Year 1)  85.7%  Must improve! No places!
Birch (Year 1)  99.3%  WOW! Move 3 places!
Poplar (Year 2)  96.3%  Almost there! No places!
Rowan (Year 2)  96%  Almost there! No places!
Yew (Year 2)  95%  Must improve! No places!
Aspen (Year 3)  92%  Must improve! No places!
Hazel (Year 3)  94%  Must improve! No places!
Juniper (Year 3)  97.8%  Outstanding! Move 1 place!
Elm (Year 4)  98.7%  Outstanding! Move 2 places!
Maple (Year 4)  90%  Must improve! No places!
Willow (Year 4)  98.6%  Outstanding! Move 2 places!
Beech (Year 5)  95.2%  Must improve! No places!
Hawthorn (Year 5)  99% WOW! Move 3 places!
Linden (Year 5)  94.5%  Must improve! No places!
Holly (Year 6)  94.7%  Must improve! No places!
Lime (Year 6)  97.9%  Outstanding! Move 1 place!
Oak (Year 6)  96.3%  Almost there! No places!
Whole School (week)  95.2%  Must improve! NA
Whole School (year)  94.7%  Must improve! 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