Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope everyone is well and is enjoying the beginning of the festive season. I appreciate the efforts all members of our school community are making by giving up their time to attend a number of different events we are having in school and supporting their children to enjoy this special time of year. Normality feels so unbelievably privileged right now as we watch some awful things taking place in the world. The festive season is not about getting things but giving things such as time. Being present, available and always learning are such powerful gifts and we hope that all our families are able to have positive times together over the festive season in order to be grateful for the opportunities we have.

We have had Christmas Craft Workshops, a Christmas Jumper Day, Christmas Lunch, a Rock Steady Festive Performance and still have all the events that have been outlined in a letter to parents and carers earlier this week. Thank you to the organisers of these things and we hope you have enjoyed these opportunities.

Last Friday night a group of children and staff had the opportunity to join 65000 others at Wembley for the England versus Holland women’s football match. Another fantastic sporting opportunity for the children. They were thoroughly entertained by a fantastic match and I would like to thank all the children and staff who attended this. What an amazing experience for those who attended!

The children in Year 1 have been learning about toys and last week they took part in a toy workshop in school which was received positively by the children. Thank you to the organisers and for all who supported this great learning opportunity for the children.

The best time of any day is seeing the children for excellent work and behaviour for learning. Over the last two weeks I have been meeting with our new Anti-Bullying Ambassadors to do some training with them to commence their roles on the playground in the Spring term. It is clear that these young people have an excellent understanding of what bullying is and isn’t and the scenario based training in week 1 saw them come up with some excellent suggestions on what they could do or say to help other children on the playground. I am looking forward to further sessions with them.

We are always looking for ways to improve and I would like to thank the Early Years staff for their efforts in providing a good foundation for learning in Early Years. Last year we completed a full evaluation of the provision and implemented a specific action plan to build on what we do and I am very pleased with how things have progressed in this key part of the school.

The teachers have been working hard on curriculum letters for the Spring term. All the important things your child/children will be covering will be included in these letters. Please keep an eye out on the following link:

Congratulations to our school kitchen who have received a 5 star rating following a visit from Environmental Health today! The school has been 4 stars for the past 3 years and to receive this today clarifies their hard work and dedication to improve standards. Well done to all involved!

We have some staff who will be leaving Wigmore at the end of term and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their commitment to the children and families at Wigmore throughout their time with us. Details about new arrangements have been communicated with individual classes. Best wishes to Mr Blight, Miss Keenan, Mrs Jenkins and Ms McKenna.

House Points 

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

Week beginning Bramingham Wardown Leagrave Stockwood
27/11/2023 149 163 153 106
04/12/2023 136 133 105 126

The Gold Book

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

Class  Week beginning 27/11/2023
Acorns (Reception) Maja
Conkers (Reception) Philip
Pine (Reception) Shon
Alder (Year 1) Maleek
Ash (Year 1) Artiom
Birch (Year 1)  Hollie
Poplar (Year 2) Darius
Rowan (Year 2) Oliver S
Yew (Year 2) Mahdi
Aspen (Year 3) Tyler
Hazel (Year 3) Abyan
Juniper (Year 3) Luca- Gheorge
Elm (Year 4) Archie
Maple (Year 4) Rishi
Willow (Year 4) Cordane
Beech (Year 5) Reeva
Hawthorn (Year 5) Frankie
Linden (Year 5) Katie
Holly (Year 6) Tashla
Lime (Year 6) Alexis
Oak (Year 6) Taylor


Class  Week beginning 04/12/2023
Acorns (Reception) Oliver
Conkers (Reception) Evie
Pine (Reception) Ajwa
Alder (Year 1) Kyreece
Ash (Year 1) Aliya
Birch (Year 1)  Mahdin
Poplar (Year 2) Max
Rowan (Year 2) Mihai
Yew (Year 2) Olivia
Aspen (Year 3) Evie
Hazel (Year 3) Anas
Juniper (Year 3) Ella
Elm (Year 4) Amelia
Maple (Year 4) Malina
Willow (Year 4) Jason
Beech (Year 5) Nouri
Hawthorn (Year 5) Ryan
Linden (Year 5) Omar
Holly (Year 6) Aaliyah
Lime (Year 6) Divya
Oak (Year 6) Dylan H


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 24/11/2023 Percentage Comment Classopoly places forward 
Acorns (Reception) 89.6% Must Improve  No Moves
Conkers (Reception) 91.1% Must Improve No Moves
Pine (Reception) 95.8% Must Improve No Moves
Alder (Year 1) 92.2% Must Improve  No Moves
Ash (Year 1) 95.4% Must Improve  No moves 
Birch (Year 1)  96.9% WOW No Moves
Poplar (Year 2) 93% Must Improve No Moves
Rowan (Year 2) 95% Must Improve  No Moves
Yew (Year 2) 94.3% Must Improve No Move
Aspen (Year 3) 90.7% Must Improve No Moves
Hazel (Year 3) 98% Out Standing  3 Moves
Juniper (Year 3) 94.7% Must Improve  No Moves
Elm (Year 4) 97% Outstanding   1 Move
Maple (Year 4) 97.1% Outstanding   1 Move
Willow (Year 4) 95.0% Must Improve No Moves
Beech (Year 5) 92.9% Must Improve No Moves
Hawthorn (Year 5) 99.3% WOW 3 Moves
Linden (Year 5) 96.1% Almost there No Moves
Holly (Year 6) 96.6% Almost there No Moves
Lime (Year 6) 92.1% Must Improve No Moves
Oak (Year 6) 97.6% Outstanding   1 Move
Whole School (week)  94.80%
Whole School (Year)  95.26%


WB 1/12/2023 Percentage Comment Classopoly places forward 
Acorns (Reception) 95.4% Must Improve No moves
Conkers (Reception) 90.4% Must Improve No Moves
Pine (Reception) 96.7% Almost there  No Moves
Alder (Year 1) 95.3% Must Improve No moves
Ash (Year 1) 96.4% Almost there No Move
Birch (Year 1)  93.5% Must Improve No moves
Poplar (Year 2) 95.2% Must Improve No Moves
Rowan (Year 2) 96.3% Almost there No Moves
Yew (Year 2) 97.5% WOW 1 Move
Aspen (Year 3) 95.3% Must Improve No Moves
Hazel (Year 3) 95.0% Must Improve No moves
Juniper (Year 3) 95.0% Must Improve No Moves
Elm (Year 4) 96.7% Almost there 1 Move
Maple (Year 4) 95.0% Must Improve No Moves
Willow (Year 4) 98.5% WOW 2 Moves
Beech (Year 5) 93.5% Must Improve No moves
Hawthorn (Year 5) 97.9% Almost there 1 Move
Linden (Year 5) 91.1% Must Improve No Moves
Holly (Year 6) 92.4% Must Improve No Moves
Lime (Year 6) 93.4% Must Improve No moves
Oak (Year 6) 94.6% Must Improve Nomoves
Whole School (week)  95.02%
Whole School (Year)  95.42%


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