Summer Term 8

Newsletter Summer Term 8

Dear Parent/Carer
As we reach the very busy but enjoyable final weeks of term, it is lovely to welcome some super weather so that the children can get outside.

1) Our Talking Topic
This week we have been thinking about ‘promises’ and how we should always try to keep them. Please talk to your child about this.

2) Fantastic News; Brilliant SATs Results Again
St John’s has once again achieved better than National Y6 SATs results. They are the best in the area and we are extremely proud of the group. We have scored above National in maths, reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar. Our results are:

Reading – 84% Expected (National 71%)
31% Greater depth

Maths – 80% Expected (National 75%)
18% Greater depth

Spelling/Grammar – 84% Expected (National 77%)
51% Greater depth

Writing – 78% Expected (National 76%)
16% Greater depth

Some children who did not quite achieve expected have made accelerated progress from where they were in KS1 at 7 years old. These are a fantastic achievements for the school and I know parents/carers will be delighted. The children get their results on Friday. All children receive their school report on Friday as well.
Very well done Y6 and all the St Johns staff.

3) Events in School Last Week

  • School Communion -This was for KS2 parents/carers and was very successful. Reverend Chris Ruston was really impressed with the respect of the children and their knowledge.
  • Swimming Awards – Well done to Amber-Louise Gregory who has gained her Elementary Award and Bethan Hill & Neha Rejith who have gained their Beginner’s Award.
  • Very well done to Abbi Dunn who raised £518.64 for a hospital charity and presented her cheque this week which was in the Sentinel.
  • School Celebration Disco; this will be a successful event today.
  • D&T Kite making Project – All the classes undertook a Design and Technology Project this week designing and testing kites. This was one of our curriculum focus projects that we regularly undertake. The children really enjoyed this. Thanks to Miss Chapman who organised the project.

4) School Community Fair
This was on Saturday and is always organised as a fun time for families. It raised £653.23 for school funds which is always spent on your children. Thank you for all your support!

5) Health and Wellbeing Fair
On Monday 17th July we are holding a Health and Well Being Fair. This coincides with the Health Week that your children will be taking part in all week. It starts at 2.30pm and finishes around 3.30pm, there will be different kinds of stalls to give you hints and tips for you and your family. It will be lovely to see you all there.

6) Home School Link Worker Information
Well done if your child came home with a 100% attendance card this week. If your child has achieved this, their name will be put in the prize draw for a tablet; it will be drawn during the last week.

7) Office Information
We apologise if you are experiencing difficulty with the SIMS Activities log in and/or code; isn’t technology wonderful! Many of you have been able to log on using the code that was emailed out but for those who have not, don’t worry we will re-send the information shortly. Hopefully once up and running it will make things such as choices of afterschool school clubs much easier.

8) High School
Our children go to a variety of high schools according to parental choice. This year they are as follows:

St Joseph’s College
Thistley Hough
Clayton Hall
Trentham High School
St Peters
Moorside High School
St Johns Fisher

9) New Playground Shelter

We have installed a new shaded shelter on the KS2 playground which was planned to provide another shaded area on the playground for hot weather.
The children are really enjoying this area!

10) Concert: An Evening with the Stars
Our children have been busy practising this week for our annual concert for KS1 and KS2. Events like this do so much for confidence and self-esteem. We put on 3 performances so that parent/carers have a choice. Unlike many schools we put one on at night for working families and ask that you send the children back for the 6:00pm performance. My staff, some who have their own children, have to make other arrangements. Letters have gone out regarding tickets and if you have any queries please see the school office. It promises to be a great show!

11) Parents Count Two’
Our weekly maths tip to get your children involved in practical maths.
Open your kitchen cupboards and get the children to feel the weight of tins, notice and record the contents in grams. Do the same with drinks bottles and get the children to write down the capacity and how many centilitres are in a litre.

12) Lates


13) Dates for your Diary

Thursday 6th July
KS1 & KS2 Celebration Disco 3:00-4:15pm
(3:00-4:45pm for Y6)
Monday 10th July
Town Girl’s Rounders at St John’s 4:00pm-5.30pm
New Nursery Visits
Concert Dress Rehersal
Tuesday 11th July
End of Year Concert 1:15pm & 6:00pm
New Nursery Visits
Wednesday 12th July
End of Year Concert 9:15am
New Nursery Visits
Thursday 13th July
Town Rounders 4:00-5:15pm
Monday 17th July
Health Fair 2:30pm-3.30pm
Tuesday 18th July
Reception Graduation in Hall 9.05am
City Track Athletics
Y6 Leavers Presentation 6:00pm

Friday 21st July
End of Term

14) Attachments

Mrs P Bloor