St John's C of E Primary School

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

Friday Newsflash 25.6.21

I hope this email finds you safe and well.

Here's a round up of what's been going on at school this week:

Grammar Gang

Mrs Marakova has been working really hard to help our children improve their spoken grammar. She's put lots of brilliant resources that can help children with some common mistakes that they make. Have a look here:

Sports Afternoons

Mr Hudson-Evans and Mr Badlands organised sports sessions for all the children this week, making sure they could still enjoy a sports day experience in a Covid-safe way. The children stayed in their year group bubbles to take part in lots of physical challenges. We were really proud of their talent and sportsmanship. Well done to everyone!

Water Bottles

Please remind your children to bring in their water bottles now that the weather is hotter. They really need to keep hydrated.

Did you know that Birmingham is an enhanced response area for Covid?

Birmingham is under pressure as Covid cases are rising. The information below came from the Birmingham City Council website on 14th June. The full report is here:

"With Covid cases rising in Birmingham, the government has today announced enhanced support for the city, focussed on increasing vaccination take-up, testing and support for those self-isolating.

Over the next few weeks there will be surge vaccination in 15 wards with the lowest take-up and highest Covid rates, along with greater walk-in capacity at vaccination sites.

The 15 wards - Alum Rock; Lozells; Bordesley & Highgate; Heartlands; Bordesley Green; Sparkhill; Birchfield; Small Heath; Ward End; Newtown; Sparkbrook & Balsall Heath East; Aston; Nechells; Holyhead; Balsall Heath West - will also be offered doorstep lateral flow testing, and PCR testing will be offered for schools and universities. There will also be further support for those who have to isolate.

The government has also issued new advice on travel and socialising, including minimising travel into and out of the area and not taking unnecessary journeys."

With this in mind, please think carefully before going to the fair in the park.

The Police and Fire Service visits:

We have been really lucky this week to have been visited by both the local police and fire fighters who have been talking to some of our older children. Thanks to Mrs O'Keefe for organising these visits which the children found very interesting.

PSHER- Personal, Social, Health, Economic and Relationships Education:

This is a reminder that our PSHER curriculum has been published on our website here:

If you have any questions, please email: with the subject: PSHER.

Have a great weekend and stay safe.

Best wishes,

Mrs Seymour