St John's C of E Primary School

"Use your God-given gifts to serve others." 1 Peter 4: 10

16.6.23 Newsletter

It has been another busy (and hot) week at school but we have lots of news to share.


Book fair

The book fair will be back in school from Tuesday 20th June until Monday 26th June. It will be held in the school hall. This is a 3 for the price of 2 book fair so come along and buy some really good books and make the most of the savings. The school receives commission from every book sold so that we can buy even more resources for the children. Make sure you don't miss out!


Year 2's visit to France

Well... not quite actual France.... but Year 2 have spent the week learning all about France and have virtually visited it. They have learnt to speak some French, visited some landmarks, sung French songs, become French artists and even had their own Tour de France in the park. Here are what they had to say about it:

'I used cotton buds and painted the Eiffel Tower. It was fun.' Eliza

'My favourite part was doing some French art like Seurat. I had to use cotton buds to paint dots really fast to make the Eiffel Tower.' Michael

'I loved the Tour de France because I liked going around really fast on my scooter around something. I even saw the Eiffel Tower.' Hannah


Year 5 boy's football team

Year 5 played in the Greet Mini-league this week. They lost the first game but drew the second two. This meant that they had to play a game at the end to decide whether they had 3rd or 4th place. This game ended up being decided by a sudden death penalty shoot out.

'I took the first penalty and scored. They took the next penalty and it hit the post. We won so we were all celebrating!' Abu Bakr


Sports days

Next week we have the following sports days:

Reception: Tuesday 20th June 2pm - 3pm

Year 5 and 6: Thursday 22nd June 9am - 10.30am

Year 1 and 2: Friday 23rd June 9am - 10.30am

The following week:

Year 3 and 4: Monday 26th June 9am - 10.30am

Children can come to school wearing their PE kit on their sports day.


Hot weather

We have had such lovely weather this week but sometimes it has felt a little too hot! We have shortened the amount of time children are out in the sun and are making use of the air conditioning on the top corridor. We make sure the rooms are well ventilated and children can have a drink of water whenever they like.

Please help us keep your children cool:

  • Send them in with a water bottle every day. This must have water in it, not squash. Some children are bringing a bottle of frozen water in which is a great idea.
  • Make sure they have a sunhat or a cap. Sunglasses are also allowed.
  • Apply suncream before school.


Packed lunches

We have children at school with severe nut allergies so we ask that all packed lunches are nut free. Please do not send in Nutella sandwiches (you can use other nut-free chocolate spreads) or buns which have sesame seeds on. Although it is a seed, the proteins in a sesame seed can trigger a nut allergy. Thank you for your understanding with this.


Playing in the park after school

We know lots of you are making the most of the hot weather by chilling out or playing in the park after school. This is great for your child's mental health and fitness... so much better than going home to sit on a device. There have been reports of the children playing really roughly though and children are getting hurt. We wouldn't stand for this behaviour in school, so please don't stand for it as parents. Older children don't need to be watched closely all of the time as you want to encourage their independence but they do still need adult support when their behaviour becomes aggressive or rude. We want our children to be the best version of themselves both inside and outside of school.


Citizen's Advice Bureau

We have asked our representative from Citizen's advice bureau to keep doing sessions at school. This has been an invaluable support to some of our parents. They are here every Wednesday from 9am - 3pm operating an appointment system. To arrange an appointment please speak or telephone Mrs O'Keefe.


Wishing you all a lovely weekend,

Mrs Hedges

Head Teacher