Please find all recent letters that have been sent home from school.
Ribchester Roman Museum Trip
As part of this terms topic on ‘Romans’ we will be visiting the Roman Museum at Ribchester, near Preston on Thursday 23rd January. The museum contains many artifacts charting the history of this beautiful and historic part of Lancashire, from Neolithic to Roman times and beyond. It has one of the most educational and interesting Roman displays in the northwest and a collection of Roman artifacts unrivaled in Lancashire.
Year 1 Winter Treasure Hunt
As part of this term’s topic on Winter, children from year 1 will be visiting Stanley Park, on Tuesday 28th January. The children will be taking part in a treasure hunt in and around the Woodland areas.
Year 2 trip to Blackburn Museum.
As part of this terms topic on Victorian Toys, year 2 will be visiting Blackburn Museum on Wednesday 22nd January. Whilst at the Museum their visit will be divided into three parts; first, they will look at toys, both old and new and explore the ways in which we can tell ‘old’ from ‘new’. At the same time the children will learn how the old toys were played with and have a go themselves before, finally, sitting down and making their own toy to take back to school
Year 3 trip to Oldham Art Gallery
As part of this terms topic on “Volcanos” we will be visiting the Oldham Art Gallery on Monday 3rd February. During the 2 hour hands on workshop, children will discover how a volcano works, and examine the museum’s volcanic rock collection and carry out a volcano experiment. They will also discover how ‘Oldhamers’ helped set up Japan’s first cotton mill on a volcanic island during Victorian times. After their research is complete they will stay at the gallery and paint a volcano inspired by Japanese artists.
Class 6 Trip to Eureka
As part of this terms topic covering The Human Body, Year 6 will be visiting Eureka Children’s Museum in Halifax, on Wednesday 29th January. The children will be able to look around the extensive galleries including “All about Me”, a look into how our body works.
Y4 Visit to Liverpool World Museum – Ancient Greece – Mythe & Monsters
Y4 will be visiting the Liverpool World Museum, on Wednesday 4th December as part of this terms topic on Ancient Greece. Children must be in school on time as the mini-buses will be leaving promptly at 9.00am; we will return to school at normal home time. If your child suffers from travel sickness, please could you send in a named envelope a tablet for the return journey. Uniform must be worn. We are asking for a donation of £4.00 towards the cost of the workshop. Please could you return the slip to school by Friday 22nd November.
Class 6 Trip – Lancashire Infantry Museum-Preston.
As part of this terms’ topic covering World War I we will be visiting the Lancashire Infantry Museum in Preston on Tuesday 3rd December. The trip will take place during school time and children need to be in school at normal time. We will be back after normal home time, approximately 4.15pm. school uniform must be worn. We are asking parents for a donation of £6.00 to help cover the cost of the museum trip. Please could the slip and payment be returned to school by Friday 22nd November.
Reception Class - Autumn walk in Singleton Woods
We have re-arranged for Reception children to have an Autumn walk in the woods at Singleton on Tuesday 19th November. If your child suffers with any allergies, please make the class teacher aware. Any travel sickness tablets should be given before school and a tablet for the return journey given to the class teacher in a named envelope.
Year 3 trip to Harris Museum
As part of this terms topic on “Stone Age” we will be visiting the Harris Museum on Thursday 14th November. At the museum children will take a look around the museum before attending a “Stone Age workshop.” We are asking for a donation of £4.00.
Year 1 Lego workshop at Blackpool Tower.
On Wednesday 20th November, Year 1 will be visiting the Tower for a building and counting workshop. Pupils will explore using Lego and be asked to construct several small models before having the freedom to build their own Lego tower using every day numeracy skills. There is a charge for the workshop, we are asking for a donation of £3.00 towards the cost of the trip.
Reception class outing to Singleton Woods
We have arranged for Reception children to have an Autumn walk in the woods at Singleton on Tuesday 15th October. Singleton school have kindly offered us the use of their facilities so we are to have an Autumn Adventure! The woods are privately owned and enclosed with a fence. We will have sole use of the woods for the morning. If your child suffers with any allergies, please make the class teacher aware. Any travel sickness tablets should be given before school and a tablet for the return journey given to the class teacher in a named envelope. We are asking for a donation of £3.00.
Class 3 - Trawden Forest School
Class 3 will be visiting Trawden Forest School in Colne on Monday 14th October, as part of this term’s Geography topic. Whilst there, they will also be taking part in a supervised nature trail, together with map drawing where they will compare the area to that of Blackpool. The children will be taken by mini-bus (with seatbelts) leaving school at 9.15am, returning by 3:00pm. We are asking for a donation of £2.00 towards the cost.
Class 2 Trip to the Liverpool Museum
As part of this term’s topic covering Dinosaurs, we will be visiting the Liverpool Museum on 2nd October. The workshop session will be ‘What’s that Dinosaur’. The majority of the trip’s costs will be paid for by school, but we are asking for a donation of £3.00 per child to help towards the cost of the “What’s that dinosaur”? session. Please could you return the permission slip and payment to school no later than Friday 27th September.
Class 4 will be visiting the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre
Class 4 will be visiting the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre in Widnes on Wednesday 9th October, as part of this terms Science Topic Electricity. Children will take part in a workshop ‘Homemade Switches ‘. switches can be used to turn things on and off. The children must be in school on time, in full uniform, as the mini buses will be leaving shortly after registration. We are asking for a donation of £6.00 this will cover the cost of entry to the museum and workshop. Please return payment and permission slip by Friday 4th October.
Year 1 & Year 3 visiting the local Synagogue
Year 1 & Year 3 will be visiting the local Synagogue as part of their R.E. lesson on Sukkah (Jewish Harvest). They will be visiting on Tuesday 15th October in the afternoon after registration, they will be back in time for home time. In respect for the Jewish Religion, the Rabbi has requested that all the boys wear a cap/hat to cover their heads.
Year 1 Lego workshop at Blackpool Tower.
On Wednesday 20th November, Year 1 will be visiting the Tower for a building and counting workshop. Pupils will explore using Lego and be asked to construct several small models before having the freedom to build their own Lego tower using every day numeracy skills . There is a charge for the workshop, we are asking for a donation of £3.00 towards the cost of the trip. Please could you return the slip and payment to the school by Friday 15th November.
Year 1 Trip to Parkview Lytham
As part of this terms topic on Autumn, Year 1 will be visiting Parkview at Lytham on Wednesday 16th October. Whilst at the site, children will be taking part in an ‘Environmental Art’ workshop which will include discovering colours, patterns and textures in nature. Looking at the work of local environmental artists, learning how to identify natural materials, discover their different properties and use them to create unique natural artwork. Children will need to wear top half school uniform with jeans or track suit bottoms, wellington boots and bring a warm winter coat. We are asking for a donation of £4.00 towards the cost of the workshop. Please complete the slip below and return to school by Monday 14th October.
Year 3 trip to Harris Museum
As part of this terms topic on “Stone Age” we will be visiting the Harris Museum on Thursday 14th November. At the museum children will take a look around the museum before attending a “Stone Age workshop.” Children must be in school on time, we will return to school at approximately 3.00pm. Uniform must be worn. Any child suffering from travel sickness should be given medication before school, and a tablet sent into school in a named envelope for the return journey. We are asking for a donation of £4.00.
Y6 Victorian visit to Quarry Bank Mill
On Thursday 26th September, as part of the Year 6 curriculum topic on Children’s jobs during the Victorian times, we will be taking the class to Quarry Bank Mill, near Manchester Airport. During the visit children will be given the opportunity to explore local history, the Industrial Revolution, and discover what it was like to be a factory worker or child apprentice. Children must be in school early at 8.30am, as the mini-buses will be leaving at 8.45am our first session is booked for 10.15am. We will not be leaving Quarry Bank Mill until 2.15pm, therefore we will not return to school until at least 3.45pm. Uniform must be worn; a waterproof coat is advised.
Whole School Letters
Reception children would like to invite you to watch their Nativity on Wednesday 18th December at 2pm in school. All the children and staff are working tremendously hard to ensure that this is a spectacular event. An event not to be missed!!
Year 1 & 2 Nativity
Year 1 & 2 children would like to invite you to watch their Nativity on Monday 9th December at 6pm and Tuesday 10th December at 2pm, both performances will take place in school. All the children and staff are working tremendously hard to ensure that this is a spectacular event. An event not to be missed!!
Years 4,5 & 6 are invited to a Christmas Party!
£1.00 Entry includes sweets & a drink (Pay on the door) Where:St John’s C of E Primary School When:Thursday 5th December Time:7.15pm-8.15pm
Years 1, 2 & 3 are invited to a Christmas Party!!
£1.00 Entry includes sweets & a drink (Pay on the door) Where: St John’s C of E Primary School When: Thursday 5th December Time: 6.00pm-7.00pm
Y6 Learning reviews
We are inviting parents to attend a Y6 Learning review on either Monday 9th December or Monday 16th December. Please complete the attached slip to confirm your attendance on your chosen date.
Y5 Learning reviews
We are inviting parents to attend a Y5 Learning review on either Wednesday 4th December or Thursday 5th December. Please complete the attached slip to confirm your attendance on your chosen date.
On Tuesday 17th December we are having our school ‘Christmas Dinner’. All children who normally take a school meal will be given a Christmas Dinner, there will be no other meal options served on this day.
Christmas Choir Events
The school choir has been invited to sing over the festive period at the following venues. • Wednesday 11th December, St Annes Care Home, children will leave school at 2.pm and return for 4pm. • Wednesday 18th December, Blackpool Victoria Hospital, children will leave after lunch at 12.30pm and return at 2pm. Children need to be in full uniform for both events, they are able to wear either a Christmas hat, badge or other small accessory.
Lunch time menu Aug 2018 Feb 2019
Take a look at all the delicious lunch options! Please discuss the options with your children and encourage them to try something new!
As a part of your child’s education at St John’s, we promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education programme. PSHE education is the curriculum subject that gives children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential. As a school community, we are committed to working in partnership with parents. If you would like to find out more or discuss any concerns, we would urge you to attend the information meeting and look forward to seeing you there.
Life Education Centre
Life Education Centres is a charity providing unique health and drug education programmes which teaches children about the wonder of their bodies, how to take care of them, and how drugs (including medicines, alcohol and tobacco) can affect them. All our children will have an opportunity to take part in the programme, which is specifically designed for their age group. The aim is to encourage the children to think about all aspects of health, and make positive decisions about themselves. We are asking for a £3.00 donation towards the cost of the Life Bus.
We are noticing, now the better weather is with us, that more children are coming to school riding their bikes. A fantastic healthy way to start the day. We have also noticed that the majority of these children are not wearing a bike helmet. Please could we ask, for the safety of your children, that they wear a bike helmet to travel to and from school. Thank you for your support in this matter.
Information about how to make an easy fundraising account to help raise money for school.
Change of school meal
Information about school dinners and how to change your child's lunch option.
A letter to fill in to request a holiday.
Absence Request form
A form for parents to fill in to request an absence.
Fluoridated Milk Scheme information
Information for parents about the fluoridated milk scheme.
Please take a look at what we have been up to! Also, please take note of what is going on.
May 2019 Newsletter
Please read our newsletter for May.
March 2019 Newsletter
Please take a look at the newsletter for March!
January / February's Newsletter 2019
A copy of January / February's Newsletter which was sent home at the end of January.
Resilient Rangers News
The first edition of the resilient rangers newsletter.
Christmas Newsletter 2018
The christmas newsletter for 2018.
Newsletter October 2018
A copy of the October 2018 newsletter.