Dear Parents and Carers,
The final 3 weeks of the academic year are already upon us! The year has flown by and everyone is continuing to work incredibly hard to make the most of every learning opportunity we have in school. Every minute of every lesson counts in our first full year back in school for 2 years. Thank you to everyone for their continued hard work.
Enriching the curriculum at Wigmore
Over the last few Friday afternoons the children have been able to select from a range of well planned activities being led by different teachers. This is something that has been very successful at Wigmore pre-pandemic and the children are thoroughly enjoying these learning opportunities this year. The photos below will provide you with a flavour of what has been happening around the school. Do take the opportunity to talk to your child about what they have been doing after lunch every Friday.
Governor Day Award Winners
On Tuesday of this week most of our governors were in school to see learning, teaching and assessment in action across the school. They were also involved in training and different discussions about how to improve our further and were involved in presenting a number of awards to children from different classes across the school. Well done to all the children who received awards and thank you to the staff and governors who helped organise the day.
|Pupil achievement award||Pupil progress award||Overcoming challenges award||Physical activity and sport award||Positive contribution to the class and community award||Outstanding pupil (Year 6 pupil only)|
Value of the month of June – humility
Throughout the month of June the children and adults in school have been focusing on the value of humility – not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less. Well done to the following children who have been nominated for awards by the adults in their class. Being humble and working hard are such important values to have.
|Class||Humility award winner|
|Poplar (Year 1)||Lawson|
|Rowan (Year 1)||Hafsah|
|Yew (Year 1)||Lexi|
|Aspen (Year 2)||David|
|Hazel (Year 2)||Alesia|
|Juniper (Year 2)||Bella|
|Elm (Year 3)||Areeba|
|Maple (Year 3)||Laila|
|Willow (Year 3)||Maria|
|Beech (Year 4)||Leo|
|Hawthorn (Year 4)||Charlotte|
|Linden (Year 4)||Mrudhanjani|
|Holly (Year 5)||Henrique|
|Lime (Year 5)||Luca|
|Oak (Year 5)||Sophie|
|Alder (Year 6)||Saphia|
|Ash (Year 6)||Mireia|
|Birch (Year 6)||Aisha|
The Back Page
Well done to the children who took part in the Key Stage 1 Sports Festival at Downside Primary School last week. We also have a number of children who are training and working incredibly hard in order to take part to the best of their ability in the Town Athletics finals next week. The PE staff and other adult helpers work incredibly hard to provide these wonderful opportunities for the young people at Wigmore. Well done and thank you to all involved!
Willow Class Assembly
Well done to the children and adults in Year 3 Willow Class for leading a great class assembly. Thank you to all the parents and carers who were able to attend this. The excellent song about learning with actions at the end was great fun to watch.
Transition to new classes
Next Thursday the children at Wigmore will spend some time with their class teacher for next academic year. The children will stay in their current class and the new teacher will meet them there. This will be happening between 9:15 am and 10:30 am. We will send a letter out to all families on Wednesday to let parents and carers know who the children will be working with on that morning.
Best wishes to our Year 6 children who will be spending some time at their secondary schools next week.
The Gold Book
Well done to the following children who were in the Gold Book last week.
|Poplar (Year 1)||Aurelia|
|Rowan (Year 1)||Ella|
|Yew (Year 1)||Aleana|
|Aspen (Year 2)||Kevin|
|Hazel (Year 2)||Amelia|
|Juniper (Year 2)||Shayaan|
|Elm (Year 3)||Zuzanna|
|Maple (Year 3)||Alex|
|Willow (Year 3)||Kaylan|
|Beech (Year 4)||Hadassah|
|Hawthorn (Year 4)||Daniel|
|Linden (Year 4)||Abigail|
|Holly (Year 5)||Ismail|
|Lime (Year 5)||Callum|
|Oak (Year 5)||Adem|
|Alder (Year 6)||Aswika|
|Ash (Year 6)||Alisha|
|Birch (Year 6)||Tailen and Max|
Give Me Ten
Teachers have been busy updating their Give Me Ten records and we will provide all families with an update in my next blog.
ATTEND TO ACHIEVE!
482 (Week beginning 20.6.22) 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 93.8% 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%.
|Acorns (Reception)||81.8%||Must improve!|
|Conkers (Reception)||88.6%||Must improve!|
|Pine (Reception)||92.1%||Must improve!|
|Poplar (Year 1)||98.3%||WOW!|
|Rowan (Year 1)||94.8%||Must improve!|
|Yew (Year 1)||92.5%||Must improve!|
|Aspen (Year 2)||91.4%||Must improve!|
|Hazel (Year 2)||92.6%||Must improve!|
|Juniper (Year 2)||81.4%||Must improve!|
|Elm (Year 3)||98%||Outstanding!|
|Maple (Year 3)||95%||Almost there!|
|Willow (Year 3)||92.7%||Must improve!|
|Beech (Year 4)||99.7%||WOW!|
|Hawthorn (Year 4)||94.7%||Must improve!|
|Linden (Year 4)||94.1%||Must improve!|
|Holly (Year 5)||95.7%||Almost there!|
|Lime (Year 5)||96.6%||Almost there!|
|Oak (Year 5)||97.5%||Outstanding!|
|Alder (Year 6)||92.5%||Must improve!|
|Ash (Year 6)||90.4%||Must improve!|
|Birch (Year 6)||92.1%||Must improve!|
|Whole school||93.5%||Must improve!|
With thanks for your continued support in the work we do with your children,