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'Growing in Faith and Learning' 'Life in all it's fullness' John 10:10

Welcome to St Leonard's CofE Primary School

Welcome to St. Leonard’s Church of England Primary School. We hope our website gives you a flavour of our vibrant, happy school and the achievements of our delightful children. We are a thriving church school in the picturesque village of Wigginton with a strong Christian ethos, growing in faith and learning. We passionately believe in developing the ‘whole child’ and ensure all children have the opportunity to reach their goals and shine in their own unique and wonderful way. Our kind, caring and dedicated team nurture, motivate and encourage our children to be confident and well-rounded members of their community. I am incredibly proud to be the Headteacher of St. Leonard’s, a place where children develop a passion for learning, feel good about themselves, are proud of their achievements and create lasting memories of friendship and connection in our school family. I warmly invite you to come and visit us at St. Leonard’s Mrs Kirsty Cullen, Headteacher.

Family Worship and the last 2 weeks

Robins have settled back into school well after our Easter break and would like to welcome our 4 new Nursery children to our class. This half term, they are learning through the topic 'The Greatest Show', a topic the children have asked to do and where they are learning about the circus and how it has changed. They thoroughly enjoyed our Circus skills day and the children worked really hard to use all of the equipment provided. In Reception, they are working really hard to develop their writing of sentences and in Maths they are developing their addition and subtraction within 10 and 20. In Nursery, the children are working hard to become more independent in the activities they choose and we are working hard to help the children learn to write their name.


Kingfishers have launched their new English text ‘Supertato’ and the children have made their own superheroes with potatoes! They have written descriptions and planned an adventure story for their own Supertatoes. They have started a new unit in RE focussing on ‘Prayer’ and talked to God during meditation. In Maths they have been measuring length using standard and non-standards units and converting cm to metres. In PE they have started their Athletics unit, practising running and leaping skills over the hurdles. They are learning a superhero dance too. They have spent time in the computer suite playing phonics and maths games, and have completed their animals theme in science and have shared ideas about where to plant seeds and bulbs in the school grounds to observe for our topic on ‘PLANTS’. They also wrote letters to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex congratulating them on the birth of their new baby.


Owls have started their new topic called Extreme Earth. They designed and made a machine to help us clean up after a flood. In maths they have been learning about money. They learnt to make amounts in different ways and have converted between pence and pounds. In RE, they have been thinking about what we are thankful for and have recorded these which will be displayed in our prayer space this half term. In English this week, we started our new text ‘Flood’. They have written predictions and have been learning about adverbial phrases.


Yet another busy week for Falcons. Year 5 were fortunate to be invited to Belgrave Fire Station to participate in the ‘Safe and Sound’ day. This was a very enjoyable day for them learning about different aspects of safety. In English they have been writing adventure stories for a whole school writing competition. As you would expect, Year 6 have been doing lots of practise for their upcoming SATs next week, which I’m sure they will all do well in! In RE, we have completed our topic about Easter and looked at Pentecost. We will be starting our new topic next week.


Congratulations to everyone who has received a Headteacher's Award:



Lacey – a lovely kind & caring attitude at all times.
Emily – wonderful phonics work.


Archie – his excellent behaviour in class & outside at break time.

Katie – her maths, phonics & writing – excellent work.

Isla – a wonderful adventure story.
Harvey – being supportive of others.


Elsa – being kind & supporting peers with their learning.
Laila – extra effort & application to maths.


The attendance award this week goes to Kingfishers for 98% attendance.