Dear Parents and Carers,

The first 2 weeks of the second half of the Summer term have flown by and we are very fortunate at the moment to be blessed with some amazing sunshine and weather. It is important that the children are well equipped for the warmer weather, hats are essential, water to stay hydrated and application of sunscreen before school are both a must! It has been pleasing to see and hear about so many children who are doing this.

Mrs Willis, our new Deputy Headteacher, and I have been very busy visiting classrooms across the school to see learning in action. We have also been looking through children’s books to get a flavour of the progress the children have made across the year. This is best part of the day. The children are so eager to learn! They are all very polite and hard working.

Parents and carers will also get a flavour of what has been happening in school by visiting the school blogs section on our school website and our school twitter feed @WigmorePrimary @WigmorePe . Do take some time to have a look at these pages.

The Back Page

Well done to the children in Year 3 and 4 who took part in a Multi Sports Festival last week.

A number of children also took part in the Zone Athletics event on Thursday of this week. Huge well done to these children for doing so well.

Thank you to all the adults who have worked hard to make these things happen for the future sports stars at Wigmore.

Year 1 Phonics Screening

Last week the children in Year 1 and some children in Year 2 took part in the phonics screening check. Our Read Write Inc groups have helped focus the children on learning the important skills of word reading. Thank you to all the adults for teaching these skills and to Mr White for leading this important assessment.

Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check

Well done to the children in Year 4 who have been busy practicing for and completing the Multiplication Tables Check using our fantastic laptops in school. Thank you to Mr Omer and the Year 4 team for supporting the children with this task and to all the staff and parents who have contributed to the success of the children learning all their time tables up to and including 12 times 12.

Moderation of standards of children’s writing

On Monday the teachers from Wigmore made the short trek to Stopsley Primary School to look at the outcomes in writing from our two week unit of work on Little Red Riding Hood. It was a productive afternoon sharing good practice from across both schools. Thank you to the children for producing some amazing writing and to the staff who planned the amazing activities on offer over the 2 weeks before half term.

Enrichment

Today the children had their first opportunity at a range of different enrichment activities that will be taking place over the next 5 weeks. Thank you to the staff who have prepared a range of exciting activities for the children to be involved in.

Year 6 Production

It has been great to hear the sounds of rehearsals coming from the school hall for the up and coming Year 6 production. Well done to all involved in this!

Value of the month of June – humility

Our value for the month of June is humility. I think the quote by CS Lewis sums up the value of humility so well. Work hard to achieve but always stay humble and thankful for the things we have. The children and teachers will be focusing on this value in class and on the playground throughout the month of June.

Give Me Ten

Well done to all the children and their parents for supporting our reading at home initiative. It was pleasing to see so many children for hot chocolate at the end of last half term. We now have a number of children who approaching significant milestones. This is a massive achievement and we know that regular reading at home benefits the children in so many different ways. It would be great to see numbers increase this term and we need to continue working hard on reading for 10 minutes every day at home. It makes a huge difference!

25 times 50 times 75 times 100 times 150 times 200 times 275 times
Conkers (Reception) Elliot
Aspen (Year 2) Raeesa, Bogdon, Vivien David
Hazel (Year 2) Alfie, Joshua, Rahul
Elm (Year 3) Zuzanna
Maple (Year 3) Aulona Lacey
Willow (Year 3) Taras, Grace, Alan, Kylan
Hawthorn (Year 4) Jacob Ioan, David
Linden (Year 4) Saira
Alder (Year 6) Lily Aswika
Ash (Year 6) Mia, Sebi, Kartikeya Mohammed
Birch (Year 6) Tailen Maleeha, Natalie, Jake, Victor, Jack

House Points

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

Week beginning Aviators Brewers Mechanics Plaiters
6.6.22 87 – WINNERS! 64 62 71
13.6.22 270 – WINNERS! 248 233 160

The Gold Book

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

Class WB 6.6.22 WB 13.6.22
Acorns (Reception) Irfaan Aaliyah
Conkers (Reception) Rishaan Hunter
Pine (Reception) David Cleo
Poplar (Year 1) Falak Louis
Rowan (Year 1) Jai Anaya
Yew (Year 1) Macy Isabelle
Aspen (Year 2) Vihaan Drew
Hazel (Year 2) Shahan Archie
Juniper (Year 2) Azoulas Abdul
Elm (Year 3) Amine Samuel
Maple (Year 3) Hebrew Mousa
Willow (Year 3) Andi Sofia
Beech (Year 4) Grace Daniel
Hawthorn (Year 4) Liberty Diya
Linden (Year 4) Dexter Gavin
Holly (Year 5) Ata Layla
Lime (Year 5) Sophie Farzana
Oak (Year 5) Sophie Pawel
Alder (Year 6) Gabriela Daisy
Ash (Year 6) Jacob Patrycia
Birch (Year 6) Riley Alex

ATTEND TO ACHIEVE!

451 (Week beginning 13.6.22) children’s names were entered into our attendance “Wheel of Fortune” family prize draw. This is the number of children who have been in school every day since the beginning of the term.

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.

Attendance for this school year at Wigmore stands at 93.9% which is slightly above the national average. At Wigmore we do not want to be slightly better than average – we want to be the best we can possibly be and reach our school target of 97%.

Class WB 13.6.22 Comment
Acorns (Reception) 92.1% Must improve!
Conkers (Reception) 89.6% Must improve!
Pine (Reception) 93.9% Must improve!
Poplar (Year 1) 84.8% Must improve!
Rowan (Year 1) 84.5% Must improve!
Yew (Year 1) 92.1% Must improve!
Aspen (Year 2) 93.6% Must improve!
Hazel (Year 2) 94.6% Must improve!
Juniper (Year 2) 97.2% WOW!
Elm (Year 3) 86.3% Must improve!
Maple (Year 3) 97% Outstanding!
Willow (Year 3) 96% Almost there!
Beech (Year 4) 97.9% Outstanding!
Hawthorn (Year 4) 97% Outstanding!
Linden (Year 4) 96.9% Almost there!
Holly (Year 5) 95% Must improve!
Lime (Year 5) 97.6% Outstanding!
Oak (Year 5) 98.6% WOW!
Alder (Year 6) 98.2% Outstanding!
Ash (Year 6) 94.8% Must improve!
Birch (Year 6) 96.1% Almost there!
Whole school 95.1% Must improve!

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