Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you have been fortunate enough this week to catch some of the amazing sunrises that have been on offer in the local area. Research suggests that spending 20 minutes outside at the beginning of the day can have a positive impact on mental health and well-being and when you get the bonus of an amazing sunrise it makes a great start to the day.

It has been great visiting classes over the last fortnight to see learning in action. I am always impressed by the good behaviour and focus of the children. This week it was nice to see the progression in our maths curriculum in Key Stage 2 and some careful thought with the resources adults are using to support children with special educational needs. The highlight of any day is seeing children learning and achieving their personal best.

It was great to work with children last week to look at our Anti Bullying Policy and job description for the new role of Anti Bullying Ambassadors. Miss Wynter and I have been inundated with job applications and each class representative will commence their training soon. Thank you to the parents and carers who were able to attend our learning showcase assemblies for this very important week.

Children sharing their learning with confidence is an important area of focus in personal development. Thank you to Pine and Linden class for their sharing assemblies and to the parents and carers who were able to attend these.

We have also had our Early Years Share and Learn session recently. Thank you to all who attended this. Our Year 1 children have all been out over recent weeks on a trip to Pizza Express, thank you to all who have organised these opportunities for the young people at Wigmore.

Well done to the children who have represented the school recently in the Key Stage 1 Sports Hall Athletics and the SEND Sports Festival! I hope they enjoyed these experiences.

In assembly on Monday we focused our learning on road safety. It is important that we have the support of all members of our school community with road safety. Please drive slowly around the school area and respect the line markings. Please do not park on zig zag lines. The children were very good at understanding the need to cross Wigmore Lane with our crossing patrol supervisors and the need for adults to closely supervise them when walking to and from school. Did you know the average car weighs roughly the same as an elephant and cars can travel as fast as a cheetah at full speed. Please make sure your car is moving at elephant walking pace around the school area and not cheetah pace! We do not want any accidents involving any members of our school community. Speeding is dangerous!

House Points 

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

Week beginning Bramingham Wardown Leagrave Stockwood
13/11/2023 167 129 108 75
20/11/2023 219 194 228 236

The Gold Book

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

Class  Week beginning 20/11/2023
Acorns (Reception) Lemarni
Conkers (Reception) Luca O
Pine (Reception) David
Alder (Year 1) Avik
Ash (Year 1) Arthur
Birch (Year 1)  Alex
Poplar (Year 2) Harper
Rowan (Year 2) Caitlyn
Yew (Year 2) Victor
Aspen (Year 3) Ellis
Hazel (Year 3) Isabelle
Juniper (Year 3) Zalfa
Elm (Year 4) Zhaneta
Maple (Year 4) Bella
Willow (Year 4) Gabriel
Beech (Year 5) Grace
Hawthorn (Year 5) Kimberley
Linden (Year 5) Abdur-Rahman
Holly (Year 6) Ioan
Lime (Year 6) Sam
Oak (Year 6) Maddie


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 10/11/2023 Percentage Comment Classopoly places forward 
Acorns (Reception) 86.7% Must Improve  No Moves
Conkers (Reception) 92.2% Must Improve No Moves
Pine (Reception) 90.4% Must Improve No Moves
Alder (Year 1) 91.5% Must Improve  No Moves
Ash (Year 1) 93.6% Must Improve  No moves 
Birch (Year 1)  91.5% Must Improve No Moves
Poplar (Year 2) 97.4% Outstanding 1 Move
Rowan (Year 2) 99% WOW 3 Moves
Yew (Year 2) 97.5% Outstanding 1 Move
Aspen (Year 3) 96.7% Almost there  No Moves
Hazel (Year 3) 93.7% Must Improve No Moves
Juniper (Year 3) 95.0% Must Improve  No Moves
Elm (Year 4) 92.9% Must Improve No Moves
Maple (Year 4) 95.7% Must Improve No Moves
Willow (Year 4) 93.2% Must Improve No Moves
Beech (Year 5) 95.5% Must Improve No Moves
Hawthorn (Year 5) 97.9% WOW 1 Move
Linden (Year 5) 97.9% WOW 1 Move
Holly (Year 6) 97.2% Outstanding   1 Move
Lime (Year 6) 97.2% Outstanding 1 Move
Oak (Year 6) 96.9% Almost there  No Moves
Whole School (week)  94.86%
Whole School (Year)  95.35%


WB 17/11/2023 Percentage Comment Classopoly places forward 
Acorns (Reception) 86.3% Must Improve  No moves
Conkers (Reception) 92.9% Must Improve  No Moves
Pine (Reception) 89.1% Must Improve  No Moves
Alder (Year 1) 94.8% Must Improve  No moves
Ash (Year 1) 96.4% Almost there  No Move
Birch (Year 1)  95.8% Must Improve  No moves
Poplar (Year 2) 92.6% Must Improve  No Moves
Rowan (Year 2) 97% WOW 1 Move
Yew (Year 2) 91.1% Must Improve  No Moves
Aspen (Year 3) 95% Must Improve  No Moves
Hazel (Year 3) 95.7% Must Improve  No moves
Juniper (Year 3) 95.7% Must Improve  No Moves
Elm (Year 4) 94.3% Must Improve  No Moves
Maple (Year 4) 98.6% Outstanding 2 Moves
Willow (Year 4) 91.1% Must Improve  No Moves
Beech (Year 5) 95.2% Must Improve  No moves
Hawthorn (Year 5) 99% Outstanding 3 Moves
Linden (Year 5) 96.8% Almost there  No Moves
Holly (Year 6) 96.6% Almost there  No Moves
Lime (Year 6) 97.2% Outstanding 1 move
Oak (Year 6) 99.3% WOW 3 moves
Whole School (week)  94.89%
Whole School (Year)  93.51%

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