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We are refurbishing our library area within our school. This will create a whole new library, with lots of new books. Our Reading Champions and Mrs Iles will be working on the project and will be helping to create the new design.
The Basic Skills Quality Mark is an award that celebrates and supports continuous improvement in literacy and numeracy. It is awarded to a setting or school to recognise their provision, practice and performance in literacy and numeracy, and is valid for three years. A school or setting must demonstrate a whole school approach to improving standard in literacy and numeracy, with evidence of the impact of its approaches. It provides a framework for self-evaluation and continuous improvement of the basic skills of all pupils in a school, including those who underachieve and those who under attain.
Children’s Author Debi Gliori will be in school on Wednesday 18th October to spend time with our Y1 and Y2 children. She will be promoting her new book All the Way Home which will be on sale to children after the event at a price of £10. Debi will also have other books available for the children to buy at a price of £6.99.
Please look out for our parent questionnaire
and return to school as soon as possible to enter into a prize draw!
We have been learning about sugar in food and drinks. Many of the children were surprised by how much sugar is contained in drinks! We think you will be surprised too! Download the Food Smart app to see how much sugar, fat and salt is in your food and drinks. Try swapping sugar for healthier alternatives.
for more information and to download the Food Smart app.
Some of the children from Year 4 enjoyed a Science day at North Shore Academy.
Year 1 have celebrated Passover and learnt about the Seder Plate. They made Matzoh (unleavened bread) and Charoset (a paste made from fruits).
Year 1 made a lotus flower biscuit to celebrate Wesak.
Year 3 have been exploring classic British food. They have made scones, toad in the hole, fish and chips, cottage pie, and even cooked squid! The children have explored healthier options and thought about how food is prepared and cooked. The children have made some lovely food and worked really hard.
Well done Year 3!
Mrs Gair collected, on behalf of the school, a cheque for £500.00 kindly donated by Sainsbury’s Stockton. We will be using the cash to purchase new readings books in school. Thankyou Sainsbury’s.
We are very fortunate to have our breakfast club sponsored by Greggs, this enables us to offer our breakfast club for free. As part of this scheme we need our parents help to run breakfast club, we would greatly appreciate your help. You can drop into breakfast club and speak to Miss Mawson, Mrs Nicholson and Helen Conroy about volunteering. Thank you.
Year 3 and 4 have been celebrating Chinese New Year. They have joined in with activities, tasted Chinese food and even made their own Chinese Stir Fry.
Children across the school celebrated Shrove Tuesday. They had lots of fun making pancakes and did a great job!
This has been a very busy and exciting term, with many performances and events that the children have taken part in. I am sure you will have been as proud as I am of the hard work and enthusiasm of all the children. A big thank you to the staff who have worked so hard to make it happen.
We also raised over £250 on the tombola – a big thank you to everyone for that. All of that money goes straight back to support the children with activities and trips etc.
The School Council are fundraising this year for more equipment for playtimes. At the recent Governing Body meeting, Governors were pleased to hear about what they are doing and have agreed to match fund whatever the children raise – so they can double their spending!
All the staff at St John’s wish you a peaceful and blessed Christmas time.
May the joy of the angels, the eagerness of the shepherds, the perseverance of the wise men, the obedience of Mary and Joseph, and the peace of the Christ Child, be your this Christmas and always.
St John’s is a host for Tees Credit Union, we run banking sessions on a Friday morning within our community café. Parents can drop in to the café to drop off their savings. One of our parents has saved over £400 since opening their account in April. We will be holding an assembly on the 13th January, come along to find out more about Tees Credit Union or contact our school office on 01642 607123.
We have been learning about the celebration of the Diwali, the festival of light.
Children have been taking part in activities and tasting a range of food.
Year 4 were super during their Harvest festival worship! They spoke about similarities to the Sikh festival of Harvest called Vaisakhi and even performed a bhangra dance to show how it is celebrated! Not to mention their singing of Food Glorious Food which was outstanding! Well done year 4 you did a great job!
‘Stockton Borough Council is currently consulting on a revised Home to School transport policy. The consultation is open until 5th July 2016. You can access the proposed policy and response form by following this link www.stockton.gov.uk/
The local authority is reviewing its policy so it reflects the statutory guidance set by the Department for Education. The key proposed changes to the existing policy, which are being considered, are:
· The introduction of a published appeals process in line with that suggested in the statutory guidance
· The introduction, in policy terms, of the commitment of the Council to maintain the stability of school placement for children taken into the care of the local authority, through the provision of transport
· The removal of access to free transport where parents have preferred a school purely on the grounds of faith, other than those for whom entitled rights are in place on the basis of income.
Parents and carers should note that this will not affect children currently in school nor those who have a place in Reception or Year 7 for September 2016. The proposed policy, if adopted, will affect children taking up reception places or placed in Year 7 at secondary school from September 2017 onward.
The Council welcomes your views on this policy.
Stockton Cycling Festival & British Cycling National Road Championships 23-26th June. There will be a number of road closures associated with this event. Please be aware road closures will be in effect on Thursday 23rd June. Please plan your journey to allow sufficient time for diversions and delays, especially with regards to collecting children at the end of the school day.
Bishop Paul came to visit St Johns as part of his prayer walk on Friday 13th of May. He blessed our beautiful banners made by Mrs Hughes and her sewing group and enjoyed a worship and forest themed nibbles, cooked by Miss Nicholson, in the community café.
MarvellousMe is a great way to keep you informed of your child’s activities and achievements in school. More information can be found in our Parents section.
To find out more or to get any help please visit www.marvellousme.com
In March 2016 we launched the St John’s Community Cafe.
We look forward to seeing parents, carers and members of the community.
Our Year 6 children attended Robin Wood.
Click the link below to see what’s on offer at Robin Wood.
The author Nick Sharratt returned to St John’s to share his book,
Shark in the Park on a Windy Day, which was inspired by his last visit.
We are pleased to announce that school raised £371.31 for Children in Need.
Thank you to everyone involved.
We had a visit from The Olympic Long Jumper Chris Tomlinson.
Chris lead a sponsored fitness circuit with all KS2 pupils.
In July 2014, at the Summer Fair, we launched our mission to achieve the Leading Parent Partnership Award, in order to recognise the work we do together, for your children.
We are pleased to announce that we have been successful in achieving this award.
We would like to thank our parents and carers for their continued support.
For information visit the Leading Parent Partnership Award website.
In our latest SIAMs inspection we were graded as ‘Outstanding’.
Some of our Y6 children attended an eight week computer science project at
Stockton Sixth Form College.
Some of our Key Stage children attended Robin Wood.
Click the link below to see what’s on offer at Robin Wood.
In our latest Ofsted report- where we were graded as ‘GOOD’.
Each year group has a class author and Y5 were very lucky to receive a message from
David Walliams on World Book Day.
Click on the link below to find out what he said:
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