Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope everyone had a restful break over the holidays and is now in good routines to start the Summer term off in a positive way.
There are a number of different things that have been happening in school over the first 8 days of term and you can find out about these things and what is coming up in our class blogs that our teaching staff have been working hard on to keep you all informed. Do take some time to read and discuss these with your children as they provide a springboard into the conversations that you can have about learning.
There is no better time to be in school as the children are learning so much. If you can make medical and dental appointments outside of school hours this will be of huge benefit to your child. If this is not possible and it needs to happen during the school day please communicate this with the school office well in advance and provide the necessary documentation so the attendance can be authorised.
If collection arrangements for your child change please try and contact the office by 2:30 pm so staff have ample time to relay messages to teachers and teacher can check passwords for collection.
Eid Bazaar – Friday 6th May 
Do not forget it is our Eid Bazaar after school next Friday 6th May. This is an opportunity to celebrate this festival together as a community following some good learning opportunities the children have had in school. Thanks to Miss Hussain, Miss Islam and Mrs Ali for leading the wonderful assemblies on Ramadan and Eid this week.
Eid Muburak to all members of the community who will be celebrating at some point early next week.
The Back Page
Once again we have to be incredibly grateful for the wide range of sporting activities the children have access to at Wigmore. Huge thanks to those who make these events happen for the children. Over the last 8 days we have had children take part in the following:
* Scooter Sports Festival at Stockwood Park
* Year 3 and 4 Athletics Festival
* Football matches against William Austin and Stopsley
On Tuesday after school we also commenced a Wigmore staff running and walking club. It was great to see staff join in the fun so they can reap the benefits of some time in the fresh air moving with their colleagues. Eating well, regular exercise, good sleep routines and relaxation are all key ingredients in everyone’s life.
Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Cake Sale – Friday 13th May
On Friday 13th May there will be a cake sale taking place in the school hall in order to support the above charity. As I have previously mentioned I am taking part in the London Marathon in early October in order to raise much needed funds for this charity. I am looking for donations of cakes and bakes to sell on the afternoon of Friday 13th May, please bring them into the school on the day and hand them in at your child’s classroom. If you are able to assist in any way with the selling do not hesitate to speak to me on the gate.
Value of the month of April
Over the last 8 days in school we have been focusing on the value of gratitude. Every day is a fresh start and we all have to show gratitude for the different things we have in our lives as research shows that there are a number of mental health benefits of being grateful.
The following children were presented with their values awards in assembly last week for being responsible learners throughout the month of March when we were focusing on the value of responsibility.
Class Values award winner
Acorns (Reception) Lyla
Conkers (Reception) Anika
Pine (Reception) Aisha
Poplar (Year 1) Chloe
Rowan (Year 1) Ellis
Yew (Year 1) Aleana
Aspen (Year 2) Layla-May
Hazel (Year 2) Wojciech
Juniper (Year 2) Euan
Elm (Year 3) Phoebe
Maple (Year 3) Jannah
Willow (Year 3) Kylan
Beech (Year 4) Naila
Hawthorn (Year 4) Kallum
Linden (Year 4) Amy
Holly (Year 5) Olivia
Lime (Year 5) Tanisha
Oak (Year 5) Jacob
Alder (Year 6) Daisy
Ash (Year 6) Arham
Birch (Year 6) Hansitha
Think before you park, please use the Asda Car Park or Walk, Cycle or Scoot to school
Over the last week I have noticed an increased number of parents using the end of Twyford Drive at drop off and collection time. If you are walking, cycling or scooting to school please ensure your child/children cross all roads safely and they are adequately supervised.
Thank you to those parents and carers who consistently consider the safety of our children by using the parking facility in Asda and to those who are continuing to choose active travel options.
Congratulations!
At the end of the Summer term we will be saying farewell to Mr White who has been appointed Co-Headteacher at Crawley Green Infants School. This is a significant stepping stone in his career and we wish him the very best in co-leading another school in the local area. Mr White has been at Wigmore since April 2019 and has worked incredibly hard to improve standards of learning, teaching and assessment in Early Years and Key Stage 1, developed a consistent approach to teaching word reading via Read Write Inc and throughout the pandemic developed remote learning. These are just a few of the highlights.
The school has advertised for a new Assistant Headteacher and the recruitment process will be taking place next month.

House Points

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

Week beginning Aviators Brewers Mechanics Plaiters
25.4.22 26 49 75 67

The Gold Book

Well done to the following children who are in the Gold Book this week.

Class WB 25.4.22
Acorns (Reception) Ela
Conkers (Reception) Ishita
Pine (Reception) Rafsan
Poplar (Year 1) Ella
Rowan (Year 1) Lauren
Yew (Year 1) Tilly-Rae
Aspen (Year 2) Laiton
Hazel (Year 2) Rahul
Juniper (Year 2) Shayaan
Elm (Year 3) Givvi
Maple (Year 3) Kiian
Willow (Year 3) Samuel
Beech (Year 4) Leo
Hawthorn (Year 4) Matei
Linden (Year 4) Jai
Holly (Year 5) Ksena
Lime (Year 5) Zoya
Oak (Year 5) Alex
Alder (Year 6) Olivia
Ash (Year 6) Kurtis
Birch (Year 6) Victor

Give Me Ten! 

It is so important to read with your child for 10 minutes at home every day. Well done to the following children and their families for reaching different Give Me Ten milestones!

25 times 50 times 75 times 100 times 150 times 200 times
Rowan (Year 1) Rocky Max
Aspen (Year 2) Jack Oskar
Juniper (Year 2) Malina, Robert
Elm (Year 3) Areeba, Dev, Etienne, Noah Ibrahim
Maple (Year 3) Montana Ryan Max
Willow (Year 3) Brielle Temitola, Lazo, Alan, Maria Vihan
Beech (Year 4) Taylor, Leo, Hadassah Zachary, Jackson Ethan, Dylan, Louie
Hawthorn (Year 4) Eva, Tami, Diya, Bear Sienna, Gabriela Liberty
Alder (Year 6) Aisvanyah Ayah
Ash (Year 6) Jacob Mia, Sebi Mohammed, Mireia, Patrycja
Birch (Year 6) Momin Romario Kayleigh, Victor

ATTEND TO ACHIEVE!

509 (Week beginning 25.4.22) 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%.

Class WB 25.4.22 Comment
Acorns (Reception) 93.3% Must improve!
Conkers (Reception) 90.5% Must improve!
Pine (Reception) 90% Must improve!
Poplar (Year 1) 96.6% Almost there!
Rowan (Year 1) 95.5% Must improve!
Yew (Year 1) 93.1% Must improve!
Aspen (Year 2) 97.1% Outstanding!
Hazel (Year 2) 95.2% Must improve!
Juniper (Year 2) 97.5% Outstanding!
Elm (Year 3) 97.9% Outstanding!
Maple (Year 3) 96.9% Almost there!
Willow (Year 3) 98.7% WOW!
Beech (Year 4) 87.6% Must improve!
Hawthorn (Year 4) 95.4% Must improve!
Linden (Year 4) 96.6% Almost there!
Holly (Year 5) 91.9% Must improve!
Lime (Year 5) 97.1% Outstanding!
Oak (Year 5) 94.1% Must improve!
Alder (Year 6) 97.9% Outstanding!
Ash (Year 6) 93.8% Must improve!
Birch (Year 6) 96.1% Almost there!
Whole school 94.9% 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,

Mr Johnston