Dear Parents and Carers
A unique feature of our school and curriculum is the role LEGO plays; the resources available to the children and the creative planning, which gives the children the opportunity to use LEGO, really add to their learning experiences. This is an approach I haven’t met before and I have enjoyed seeing the impact using LEGO has had in several year groups. For example, children have created landscapes and story scenes to develop creative writing and to recount stories, they have explored how to write accurate instructions to make models. The LEGO has sparked their imagination and provided a concrete learning tool. We will continue to build on this and make the most of the resources we have.
Most of the children wear their uniform with pride and I know parents play an important role in this, i.e. providing the right uniform and accessories and reinforcing expectations about wearing proper school shoes etc. I have reminded the children that long hair should be tied back and accessories e.g. Alice band, clips, ties should be minimal and of neutral or school colours (green, white, black or brown). Hair should be of a natural colour and elaborate or exaggerated styles are not permitted.
All children should have a full PE kit in school and we would recommend extra socks in them for wet feet days! Our uniform requirements can be found in full on the website, parents’ section. Thank you for your continued support.
I am pleased to be able to tell you that the Governors of St John’s School have unanimously decided to appoint Mrs Liz Wombwell (pictured) to the Headship with effect from 1st January 2017.
We have been fortunate to be able to appoint an experienced Head Teacher who has worked locally in the past and may be known to some of you.
We look forward to welcoming her to our school.
Mrs Glenys Mason
Chair of Governors
Please find attached the Consent Booklet.
Dear Parents and Carers
As I am getting to know the school I continue to be impressed with the wealth of learning opportunities the children have, for example outdoor learning, IT, sports and music. There are lots of events coming up and last year's highly successful musical evening is being repeated in March - look out for more details.
I have been able to spend more time seeing the children at work and have learnt a few more names (a long task!). The attitude to learning is strong and the school's focus on Growth Mindset is helping to develop this further. The newsletter will give you regular updates on the focus for growth mindset and what it looks like in school. You can help by talking about it with your child/ren and practising growth mindset at home. Mrs Baker and Mrs Zarzycka are rerunning the maths and growth mindset workshop soon, Thursday 26th January 9.00 – 9.30am, do come along to find out more.
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