Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope everyone is keeping well.

Thank you to all families who have contributed to raising much needed funds today for the NSPCC. Number Day has been a real success in school and it has been great to see the children so engaged in their focused day of learning in Maths today. Thank you to those who organised the great opportunities for fun with Maths for the children.

The class teachers have been busy updating the individual year group blogs and our school X feed (formerly Twitter) has links to these important pages which will provide you with a flavour of what the children have been doing in and around school. We hope you find these useful and thank you to the teachers for working hard on these. Please follow our school feeds @WigmorePrimary and @WigmorePe

We have had some fantastic assemblies in school over the last few weeks ranging from Year 1 Alder’s class assembly to a fantastic drumming performance by two of our talented young musicians in Year 5. On Tuesday we also launched Mental Health Week which will be taking place next week. Thank you to all involved.

Reading is at the core of the curriculum and we are always looking at creative ways to link what we do in the curriculum with our school values. This week children from across the school had author of Call Me Lion, Camilla Chester, visit the school to work with the children on our school value of empathy. The author was impressed with the children’s knowledge of this important value and how it is essential that we all live this value in our daily lives. The queues to have books signed was a lengthy one but thank you to the families who were patient to get a copy for their children to read at home. No doubt Reading Records will have Call Me Lion listed as the children strive to achieve the next Give Me Ten milestone. Thank you to those who were involved in organising this opportunity for the children.

We have had a number of children represent the school over the last two weeks at Multi Sports events at Inspire Sports Village. Well done to all who took part and to the organisers of the events.

House Points 

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

Week beginning Bramingham Wardown Leagrave Stockwood
22/01/2024 356 276 407 267
29/01/2024 236 300 283 248

The Gold Book

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

Class  Week beginning 22/01/2024
Acorns (Reception) Katy
Conkers (Reception) Riverson
Pine (Reception) Kyron
Alder (Year 1) Jamie
Ash (Year 1) Indiana
Birch (Year 1)  Olivia
Poplar (Year 2) Arkeel
Rowan (Year 2) Lidia
Yew (Year 2) Joan
Aspen (Year 3) Iyan
Hazel (Year 3) Luca
Juniper (Year 3) Chloe
Elm (Year 4) Bethany
Maple (Year 4) Hayze
Willow (Year 4) Faith
Beech (Year 5) Maria
Hawthorn (Year 5) Jayden
Linden (Year 5) Meagan
Holly (Year 6) Jacob
Lime (Year 6) Dylan
Oak (Year 6) Sophia


Class  Week beginning 29/01/2024
Acorns (Reception) Amy
Conkers (Reception) David V
Pine (Reception) Serena
Alder (Year 1) Paul
Ash (Year 1) Myah
Birch (Year 1)  Christian
Poplar (Year 2) Ananya
Rowan (Year 2) Anika
Yew (Year 2) Enan
Aspen (Year 3) Lauren
Hazel (Year 3) Tilly
Juniper (Year 3) Zalfa
Elm (Year 4) Alesia
Maple (Year 4) Ojas
Willow (Year 4) David
Beech (Year 5) Raissa
Hawthorn (Year 5) Jannah
Linden (Year 5) Vir
Holly (Year 6) Sofia
Lime (Year 6) Zhara
Oak (Year 6) Ayesha


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 19/01/24 Percentage Comment Classopoly places forward
Acorns (Reception) 88.4% Must Improve No Moves
Conkers (Reception) 94.6% Must Improve No Moves
Pine (Reception) 90% Must Improve No Moves
Alder (Year 1) 96.1% Almost There No Moves
Ash (Year 1) 94.6% Must Improve No moves 
Birch (Year 1)  91.5% Must Improve No Moves
Poplar (Year 2) 96.3% Almost There No Moves
Rowan (Year 2) 97.3% WOW 1 Move
Yew (Year 2) 93% Must Improve No Move
Aspen (Year 3) 97.7% Outstanding 1 Move
Hazel (Year 3) 96.0% Almost There No Moves
Juniper (Year 3) 98% Outstanding 2 Moves
Elm (Year 4) 98.6% WOW 2 Moves
Maple (Year 4) 95.2% Must Improve No Moves
Willow (Year 4) 95% Must Improve No Moves
Beech (Year 5) 91.3% Must Improve No Moves
Hawthorn (Year 5) 94.1% Must Improve No Moves
Linden (Year 5) 95.4% Must Improve No Moves
Holly (Year 6) 97.9% Outstanding 1 Move
Lime (Year 6) 94.3% Must Improve No Moves
Oak (Year 6) 95.7% Must Improve No Moves
Whole School (week)  94.86%
Whole School (Year)  94.67%


WB 26/01/2024 Percentage Comment Classopoly places forward 
Acorns (Reception) 85.9 Must Improve No moves
Conkers (Reception) 91.3 Must Improve No Moves
Pine (Reception) 93.1 Must Improve No Moves
Alder (Year 1) 93.8 Must Improve No moves
Ash (Year 1) 94.3 Must Improve No Moves
Birch (Year 1)  92.6 Must Improve No moves
Poplar (Year 2) 97.9 WOW 1 Move
Rowan (Year 2) 89.3 Must Improve No Moves
Yew (Year 2) 92.3 Must Improve No Moves
Aspen (Year 3) 94 Must Improve No Moves
Hazel (Year 3) 93.7 Must Improve No moves
Juniper (Year 3) 91 Must Improve No Moves
Elm (Year 4) 98.6 WOW 2 Moves
Maple (Year 4) 90.7 Must Improve No Moves
Willow (Year 4) 92.9 Must Improve No Moves
Beech (Year 5) 98.3 Outstanding 2 Moves
Hawthorn (Year 5) 94.8 Must Improve No Moves
Linden (Year 5) 94.6 Must Improve No Moves
Holly (Year 6) 93.8 Must Improve No Moves
Lime (Year 6) 93 Must Improve No Moves
Oak (Year 6) 88 Must Improve No Moves
Whole School (week)  93.07%
Whole School (Year)  947.7%

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