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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 had a lovely couple of weeks and are really enjoying reading all of the traditional tales. The children are using more story language and have enjoyed making Gingerbread Men and baking cakes to support learning the stories. In Maths the children are still working on number recognition as well as beginning to add 2 small group of objects together by counting them. The children have met their buddies and had their first visit to church, where they walked and behaved beautifully.


In RE, Kingfishers responded to the Creation story through drama and dance with the children producing some lovely group creations of their own! In English they have been writing poems based on the one they wrote with the poet, James Carter, and for Maths they continue to compare and order numbers and amounts. They have made weather vanes and rain gauges in Science to help us observe and record data about the weather. They are really enjoying programming in computing and in topic are learning what seaside's were like in the past. We are very proud of the collages they made using a variety of media for their ‘Seaside Art’ which is on display in the new building. The children are working extremely hard and the Y1’s seem to have settled really well!


In class, Owls have continued to learn about the ancient Romans. They have designed a Roman mosaic and have created their very own Roman purses (With the help of some brilliant volunteers!). In maths they have been comparing and ordering numbers using their place value knowledge. They have also been learning about common multiples and using their times tables knowledge to help identify these. In RE, they have continued to work on the story of Noah and the covenant he made with God. They have discussed the different agreements we make in our daily lives and talked about the consequences if these agreements are broken. In English this week, they have produced some fantastic Kenning poems which were the outcome from their work with the poet James Carter. They have created a Roman Soldier Kenning poem as well. Their French lesson this week was focused on different French greetings such as ‘bonjour’ and how to greet different people. Not to mention their amazing Roman Day on Wednesday.


Falcons have settled into our daily routine really well and have had a very busy couple of weeks. They are continuing with the class text of the Wolves of Currumpaw and have written a biography about Ernest Thompson Seton who was a naturalist, author and pioneer of the American Boy Scouts movement, being a key influence on Lord Baden- Powell. In maths they have been learning about Roman numerals, negative numbers and common factors. The children are also enjoying their topic on Native America and have used ink printing in art to create dream pictures. In RE lessons they have looked at the Lord’s Prayer and written simplified versions of these for our younger children.


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



Lacey – fabulous effort in phonics
Maisy – super listening at all times & trying her very best

Elijah – having a wonderful attitude to learning. He always works hard
Alfie B – learning all of his spellings. Well done!

Edwin – always working so hard in class
Emily – a lovely description of an ancient pirate ship

Tabitha – fantastic learning and ideas in guided reading
Finley – being a great role model for Falcons & always working as hard as he can 


The attendance award this week goes to Owls for 99 % attendance.