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Newsletter 14th January 2019

14th January 2019

Dear Parents/Carers


Happy New Year and I hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas break.

The Spring Term is now well underway and whilst our Foundation Stage is being, transformed into a ‘Winter Wonderland’, ‘Funny Bones’ are taking over the Year One classes.

The School has also been invaded as the ‘Vikings’ have arrived on the shores of our Year Two classes.

School Lunches Week Commencing 14.1.19

Please note there is a change to the listed menu this week.

Tuesday 15th January lunch will be Chicken Pie.

Thursday 17th January lunch will be Pizza.


Our St John’s Sparklers Group recommences on Monday 23rd January for our Year Two children this term.

Family Learning

Our Tuesday & Friday Family Learning sessions recommence this week at 9am Tuesday 15th January and Friday 18th January. We hope to see you there.

 School Census

The next Local Authority School Census will be on Thursday 17th January. If you have a Special Guardianship Order or a Child Arrangement Order (Residency Order) for your child please inform the school office as this enables additional funding from the Government. If you have previously informed us of your Child Arrangement Order this is carried forward and you do not need to inform us again.

Cool Milk

Just a reminder for parents of Foundation Stage pupils. As your child reaches the age of 5 years Universal Free Milk is no longer available but you can continue to have milk by purchasing direct from the Cool Milk Company at . For further assistance please contact Mrs Newlove in our school office.


Please ensure that your child has a PE kit in school every day.


Recorder lessons for Year 2 pupils commence on Wednesday 23rd January during school time.  Recorders are available to purchase for £4.00 each from the school office.

Musical Jigsaw

Following the success of last year’s school opera ‘The Silver Swan’, this year all children will be contributing to a ‘Musical Jigsaw’ based on the ‘Seaside’. There will be two performances for parents on Thursday 11th April so don’t forget to keep the date!

Wraparound Care

Our Wraparound Breakfast & After School Clubs are now available every day bookable through Parent Pay.

School Breakfast

It is good to see so many children taking up the free breakfast for all at 8.30 each morning.


Please be considerate when parking at the beginning and end of the school day. Remember it is your child’s safety!

Dates for Your Diary

 Please see the attached list of dates for this term.

Kind regards

D L Crosier





14/01/19 Open Book Assembly
17/01/19 School Census Day
17/01/19 Mrs Clark – Class Swimming (Last Lesson)
24/01/19 Mrs Stubbs – Class Swimming (First Session)
29/01/19 Mrs Grey – Artist Assembly
1/02/19 Mrs Chapman – Poetry Assembly
1/02/19 Mr Robinson – Class Enterprise
8/02/19 Mrs Kerr/Mrs George – Class Enterprise
11/02/19 Open Book Assembly
15/02/19 Mrs Clark – Class Enterprise
22/02/19 Mrs Chapman – Class Enterprise
22/02/19 School Closes For Half Term Break
4/03/19 School Reopens
7/03/19 World Book Day
11/03/19 Open Book Assembly
11/03/19 Parent’s Evening 3.05 – 5pm
13/03/19 Parent’s Evening 4.00 – 6pm
14/03/19 Mrs Stubbs – Class Swimming (Last Session)
20/03/19 Travelling Book Fair Arrives
21/03/19 Mr Jackson – Class Swimming (First Session)
21/03/19 SJT ‘Freedom’ Production
22/03/19 Mrs Clark – Poetry Assembly
27/03/19 Travelling Book Fair Departs
3/04/19 Mrs Stubbs/Mr Jackson – Class Enterprise
4/04/19 ‘Musical Jigsaw’ Dress Rehearsal
8/04/19 Open Book Assembly
11/04/19 ‘Musical Jigsaw’ Performances am & pm
12/04/19 Easter Egg Competition
12/04/19 Easter Egg Raffle
12/04/19 Easter Bonnet Parade
12/04/19 School Closes for Easter Break
30/04/19 School Re-opens for Summer Term
2/05/19 Mr Jackson – Class Swimming (Last Session)
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