Please find all recent letters that have been sent home from school.
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.
Year 1 Seaside Trip
As part of this term’s topic on the Seaside/Under the sea, children from year 1 will be visiting St Annes beach, on Thursday 11th July 2019. The children will be walking along the Victorian Promenade, looking at the beach huts, playing on the sand, and finishing off with an ice cream
Year 2 Trip to Preesall
As part of this term’s topic on the Seaside, Year 2 will be visiting Carter’s Charity Beach School in Preesall, on Thursday 20th June. Whilst there, the children will be led by a beach ranger from the school and together they will explore the splash zone, be clambering over small rocks, investigating the mid tide zone and be looking at the animals and plants found on the beach. We are asking for a donation of £4.00; this donation will cover the beach ranger including an individual talk.
Class 4 will be visiting the Wild Discovery Centre at Ribby Hall Village.
Class 4 will be visiting the Wild Discovery Centre at Ribby Hall Village on Monday 24th June as part of this terms Science topic on Habitats. 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 £5.00 towards the cost of the trip. Please return payment and permission slip by Friday 21st June.
Year 6 Trip – Beatrix Potter Museum/ Windermere Ambleside Cruise
On Monday 15th July, as part of the Year 6 creative curriculum topic 'The Lake District' we will be taking the class to the Beatrix Potter Museum in Windermere and a cruise around Lake Windermere in the afternoon. We are asking for a donation of £6.00 towards the cost of the museum entry, boat trip and travel expenses.
Year 6 Martin Mere - Burscough
As part of this terms science topic on Classification and food chains, year 6 will be visiting Martin Mere at Burscough on Monday 20th May. Children must be in school on time as the mini-buses will be leaving promptly at 9.15am we will return to school at 3.00pm, dependant on traffic. We are asking for a donation of £6.00 per child this will be towards the learning session, travel and parking expenses.
Y4 Pendle Sculpture Trail
As part of this terms History topic on ‘Pendle Witches,’ we will be visiting the Pendle Sculpture trail, on Thursday 16th May. We will be leaving school promptly at 9.15am, we expect to return to school at 4pm. (We will inform parents via text if it is later than expected). If your child suffers from travel sickness, please could you send in a named envelope a tablet for the return journey. We are asking for a donation of £2.00, towards associated travel costs and resources.
Year 5 Cuerden Valley
As part of this terms science topic on Rivers, year 5 will be visiting Cuerden Valley on Wednesday 12th June. During this trip the children will take part in a “River studies” learning session, followed by lunch and a wild walk trail around the grounds. Children must be in school on time as the mini-buses will be leaving promptly at 9.15am we will return to school at 3.00pm, dependant on traffic. We are asking for a donation of £5.00 per child this will be towards the learning session and associated travel and learning resources.
Y6 Tower Trip
As part of this terms History topic on Victorian Blackpool, year 6 will be visiting Blackpool Tower on Monday 29th April for a workshop on Dungeon Drama, History of the Tower, and Thursday 9th May for a workshop on Victorian Blackpool and Evolution of Tourism. Please accept our apologies for the short notice, but we were able to take a cancellation booking at a reduced rate. We are asking for a donation of £5.00 per child this will be towards the cost of both workshops/learning session.
Year 5 Martin Mere
As part of this terms science topic on Habitats, year 5 will be visiting Martin Mere at Burscough on Thursday 9th May. During this trip the children will take part in a “How do animals live in this habitat” learning session, followed by lunch and a wild walk trail around the grounds. Children must be in school on time as the mini-buses will be leaving promptly at 9.15am we will return to school at 3.00pm, dependant on traffic. We are asking for a donation of £6.00 per child this will be towards the learning session, travel and parking expenses.
Year 1 Lancaster Castle
As part of this term’s topic on Castles, children from year 1 will be visiting Lancaster Castle, on Wednesday 15th May. We are asking for a donation of £5.00, to help towards the cost of entry to the castle. Please could you return the slip and payment to school by Friday 10th May.
Year 2 trip to Williamson Park Lancaster.
As part of this terms topic on Minibeasts & Habitats, year 2 will be visiting Williamson Park on Monday 29th April. Whilst at the Park children will enjoy a visit to the Butterfly House and Mini Beast Cave, and then take part in the Habitat Trail with a guide who will explain all about life cycles, animal behaviour and habitats plus the chance to handle some of the animals.
Year 1 Trip to Farmer Parr’s
As part of this terms science topic, children from year 1 will be visiting Farmer Parrs on Monday 8th April. Whilst at the farm the children will feed the lambs, stroke the chicks and have a guided walk around the farm. We are asking for a donation of £5.00, towards the cost of entry to the farm.
Year 4 trip to Southport Eco Centre
Y4 will be visiting Southport Eco Centre on Thursday 28th March. Whilst at the recycling centre, children will be looking at the cost of waste on the environment. Pupils will learn how we can do more to reduce waste, through interactive hands-on activities, including in house digital games, as well as discovering how big our waste footprint can be in 21st century. The day will challenge their view about the rubbish they generate and explore new technologies that enable, better, innovative waste management.
School of Dance Festival Monday March 18th 2019 - Year 5
**Change of Date** Year 5 are taking part in the Blackpool Tower’s School of Dance event on the evening of Monday 1st April. This is an exciting opportunity for children to perform on a real stage with a live audience and this year it is being held Blackpool Tower. Children are performing a Jive, could we ask that the boys wear dark trousers a white shirt and school shoes, School will provide a bow tie for the event. Girls are to wear a party dress with their school shoes. All girl’s hair should be tide up and in a bun if long enough. The performance starts at 6.45pm, and doors for tickets holders at 6pm, therefore all children need to be back at school for 5.45pm to ensure we have enough time to be seated before the show begins.
Year 5 will be visiting the Turton Tower
As part of this terms Tudor topic, Year 5 will be visiting the Turton Tower, on Thursday 4th April to take part in a “Meet the Tudors” workshop.
Year 1 are off to the Grand Theatre on Wednesday 27th March 1pm-2.30pm to attend 'Discover Dance'.
NDCWales run a Discover Dance session for schools and have invited St John’s to attend a 90-minute learning session, which includes dancing with the professionals, asking questions and learning and performing part of their exciting routine. We are asking for a donation of £2.00 per child to cover the workshop. Please return payment and slip by Friday 22nd March.
Sssshhh!!...It's a secret. The Naughty Bus is coming to take Reception class on an adventure.
As part of our topic Reception are exploring our local environment. A short bus trip has been planned to look at some of the landmarks we have in Blackpool. The trip will also link in with the story we are reading which is called ‘The Naughty Bus’. We are asking for a donation of £3.50 per child towards the total cost of the bus hire.
Year 2 will be visiting the Central Library on World Book Day
Year 2 will be visiting the Central Library on World Book Day, Thursday 7th March, where we will be visiting Blodwen Dragonsblood; cousin to Professor McGonagall and expert in the care of magical creatures. Blodwen will be bringing with her a mysterious story filled suitcase and encouraging children to create and write about their very own magical creatures.
Year 3 trip to Blackburn Museum.
As part of this terms topic on “Egyptians” we will be visiting the Blackburn Museum. At the museum children will take a look around the museum before attending an “Egyptian workshop.”
Year 4 - Ribchester Roman Museum Trip
As part of this terms topic on ‘Romans’ we will be visiting the Roman Museum at Ribchester.
Class 6 Trip to Eureka – Childrens Museum, Halifax.
As part of this terms topic covering The Human Body, Year 6 will be visiting Eureka Children’s Museum in Halifax, on Wednesday 30th January. The children will be able to look around the extensive galleries including “All about Me”, a look into how our body works.
Year 2 trip to Blackburn Museum.
As part of this terms topic on Victorian Toys, year 2 will be visiting Blackburn Museum.
Whole School Letters
Children’s University Award Scheme Registration form
Please return this form by Friday 4th October to register your child for the children’s university scheme.
Children’s University Award Scheme Information
Building on the incredible success of last year, we will once again be running Blackpool Children’s University. The Children’s University recognises and celebrates all the hard work and learning that so many children are involved in outside of the classroom. Last year we had lots of graduates and we are hoping to build on this and have even more this year! All the clubs and activities that take place in school, for example happy feet or eco council, will all count towards hours that can be accredited to the University. It is important to note that only training or lessons can be included towards hours for Children’s University, performances, competitions or matches cannot be included.
Non Uniform Day Friday 12th July 2019
We will be holding a non-uniform day on Friday 12th July. Rather than bringing donations we will be asking children to bring in prizes for the Tombola stall’s for our Summer Fair.
Junior Sports Day
Unfortunately rain stopped play for our KS2 Sports Day therefore we have re arranged it for Tuesday 16th July 2019 at the Sports Arena in Stanley Park. KS2 (Yrs 3, 4,5 & 6) will start at approximately 1:15pm and finish at 2:30pm. Parents are more than welcome to come and support their children; however, we would ask you to watch from the spectator stand or from behind the perimeter fence.
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.
Come and have a cracking time at Easter Bingo!! To be held in the school hall from 5.30pm on Wednesday 03/04/19
Children's University hours - January to March 2019
We are collecting Children's University hours for Jan - Mar, forms need completing, signing and returning ASAP. Please print off and complete or ask at the office if you need another form.
Information about how to make an easy fundraising account to help raise money for school.
Parents’ Evenings are going to be held on Tuesday 19th March & Wednesday 20th March. Please make an appointment to see your child's teacher by returning the slip. The meetings will be held in your child’s classroom. We would prefer children not to come back to school during the parents’ interviews but we do realise this is difficult for some families. However, parents will be responsible for their children if they are brought back into school as no adult supervision is available during this time. If your child has siblings in school and you would like the appointments close together, please indicate this.
Lunch Menu - February to July 2019
Please look over the new menu and talk to your child/ren about what meals are being offered.
‘Book Savings Scheme’ for children in KS2
KS2 children can ‘bank’ money, in any quantity above 50 pence, to go towards purchasing books when we have our Book Fair in the Summer. Your child will be given a card that will be kept in school and all money banked will be recorded on this. When the book fair arrives they will be given time to select books which will be paid through the savings in their ‘book bank’ account.
Book Bank Account
Information about the book savings scheme we have in school.
Change of school meal
Information about school dinners and how to change your child's lunch option.
Holy Communion Letter
A letter for key stage 2 parents about Holy Communion.
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.