Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope 2024 has started positively for all our families and that you are all settled and back into the good routines of daily life.

This half term we will be focusing on our school value of empathy. We are providing children with a range of opportunities in different areas of the curriculum to learn about how important it is to understand each other and that we all rise when we lift others. On Wednesday children in Year 5 and 6 were treated to an amazing musical performance by Hold the Drama, we have an author visit on Monday 29th January and children will be learning about this important value in assemblies and PSHE lessons.

Last week we were fortunate to have Bedfordshire Police in school leading workshops on a range of different themes in order for children to develop their understanding on how to stay safe in school and beyond the school gate. Thank you to those who organised this opportunity for the children.

A number of year groups have had recent trips to Whipsnade Zoo and our Year 6 children have also had an amazing opportunity to learn about the Islamic faith at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden. Our school choir is taking part in Young Voices at the O2 in London today.  These opportunities bring learning to life for the young people at Wigmore. Thank you to all staff and parents/carers for organising and supporting these opportunities.

It is great to see the children making the most of the opportunities to be active in PE lessons, competitions, clubs and during playtimes and lunchtimes. We have had children attend the Luton Sports Hall Athletics finals and a Multi Sports event. Thank you to the organisers and well done to all those who are taking part. Good physical health is very important and plays an important part in maintaining positive health and well-being.

Well done to Year 3 Hazel for sharing their learning with parents and carers this week. Thank you to the parents and carers who were able to attend this.

Today we have children taking part in individual photos and photos with siblings. This is a huge task to organise with some many different things happening in school. Thank you to all involved in this.

For all the important dates keep an eye on our school website

House Points 

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

Week beginning Bramingham Wardown Leagrave Stockwood
08/01/24 133 105 124 117
15/01/2024 186 163 179 186

The Gold Book

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

Class  Week beginning 08/01/2024
Acorns (Reception) Milo
Conkers (Reception) Alayna
Pine (Reception) Avinoor
Alder (Year 1) Freya
Ash (Year 1) Isra
Birch (Year 1)  Jacob
Poplar (Year 2) Makshasree
Rowan (Year 2) Ollie
Yew (Year 2) Mahdi
Aspen (Year 3) Isabelle
Hazel (Year 3) Victor
Juniper (Year 3) Numair
Elm (Year 4) Rahul
Maple (Year 4) Aisha
Willow (Year 4) Harry
Beech (Year 5) Andi
Hawthorn (Year 5) Aryan
Linden (Year 5) Dev
Holly (Year 6) Charlie
Lime (Year 6) Ashley
Oak (Year 6) Damisi


Class  Week beginning 15/01/2024
Acorns (Reception) Ahaan
Conkers (Reception) Philip
Pine (Reception) Marykayla
Alder (Year 1) Orla
Ash (Year 1) Yannis
Birch (Year 1)  Ryan
Poplar (Year 2) Sara
Rowan (Year 2) Violet
Yew (Year 2) Eveline
Aspen (Year 3) Ella
Hazel (Year 3) Macy
Juniper (Year 3) Siena
Elm (Year 4) Isla
Maple (Year 4) Aahna
Willow (Year 4) Adeline
Beech (Year 5) Alex
Hawthorn (Year 5) Montana
Linden (Year 5) Samuel
Holly (Year 6) Sienna
Lime (Year 6) Joel
Oak (Year 6) Noah S


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 05/01/24 Percentage Comment Classopoly places forward
Acorns (Reception) 88.5% Must Improve No Moves
Conkers (Reception) 89.7% Must Improve No Moves
Pine (Reception) 91.5% Must Improve No Moves
Alder (Year 1) 97.8% WOW 1 Move
Ash (Year 1) 97.5% Outstanding 1 move 
Birch (Year 1)  93.8% Must Improve No Moves
Poplar (Year 2) 96.8% Almost there  No Moves
Rowan (Year 2) 90.3% Must Improve No Moves
Yew (Year 2) 90% Must Improve No Move
Aspen (Year 3) 95.0% Must Improve No Moves
Hazel (Year 3) 94.7% Must Improve No Moves
Juniper (Year 3) 96% Almost there  No Moves
Elm (Year 4) 93.9% Must Improve No Moves
Maple (Year 4) 93.1% Must Improve No Moves
Willow (Year 4) 97.4% WOW 1 Move
Beech (Year 5) 89.9% Must Improve No Moves
Hawthorn (Year 5) 92.1% Must Improve No Moves
Linden (Year 5) 95.7% Must Improve No Moves
Holly (Year 6) 90.7% Must Improve No Moves
Lime (Year 6) 96.9% Almost there  No Moves
Oak (Year 6) 90.3% Must Improve No Moves
Whole School (week)  93.42%
Whole School (Year)  94.62%


WB 12/01/2024 Percentage Comment Classopoly places forward 
Acorns (Reception) 95.3% Must Improve No moves
Conkers (Reception) 95% Must Improve No Moves
Pine (Reception) 90.3% Must Improve No Moves
Alder (Year 1) 94.1% Must Improve No moves
Ash (Year 1) 97.9% WOW 1 Move
Birch (Year 1)  93.8% Must Improve No moves
Poplar (Year 2) 96.6% Almost there  No Moves
Rowan (Year 2) 92.7% Must Improve No Moves
Yew (Year 2) 94.9% Must Improve No Moves
Aspen (Year 3) 95% Must Improve No Moves
Hazel (Year 3) 95.7% Must Improve No moves
Juniper (Year 3) 97% Outstanding 1 Move
Elm (Year 4) 95.5% Must Improve No Moves
Maple (Year 4) 94.8% Must Improve No Moves
Willow (Year 4) 94.2% Must Improve No Moves
Beech (Year 5) 93.2% Must Improve No moves
Hawthorn (Year 5) 97.9% WOW 1 Move
Linden (Year 5) 97.1% Outstanding 1 Move
Holly (Year 6) 96.3% Almost there  No Moves
Lime (Year 6) 96.0% Almost there  No moves
Oak (Year 6) 91.3% Must Improve Nomoves
Whole School (week)  94.99%
Whole School (Year)  94.65%

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