St John's C of E Primary School

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

Half-Term Newsletter

Dear Parents and Carers,


Half Term:

It is half term next week, and children return to school on Monday 27th February.


Parents' Evening:

It was lovely to see so many of you at Parents' Evening this week! I hope you felt that seeing the teachers in the hall gave you the privacy to talk without being overheard. I know that for some of you it meant coming out twice- which is not ideal- but to have all the classes in the hall at once would be very overcrowded. We will continue to assess the effectiveness of this arrangement moving forwards, and always welcome feedback.



Thank you for your amazing generosity today. We have raised £1,322 so far for the Turkey/ Syria Earthquake Appeal. After half term we will be thinking about other ways that we can support the appeal.


World Book Day:

We will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 2nd March. Mrs Kirby has already sent a letter out with further details and ideas for crazy hair or colourful hijabs. Your child might have come home with a World Book Day voucher this afternoon.


Strike Day:

On Wednesday 1st March, teachers will be holding their second day of strikes. It is very likely that our school will be closed to children again, due to the volume of staff who are taking industrial action. If we are able to accommodate your child at school, we will email you on the 27th February and let you know. I apologise for the inconvenience that this will cause.


A Personal Thank You:

I would like to thank all of you that have been so kind to me since I announced that I will be leaving at Easter. My last day here will be Friday 31st March. Many of you have spoken to me about the challenges of parenting children with Additional Needs, and have wished me and my family well. I don't have the words to express how much your kind words have meant to me at such a difficult time. Thank you.


Best wishes for half term!

Mrs Seymour