Jubilee Community Picnic at Jubilee Fields Community Centre on Wednesday 1st June.
Each individual must have a ticket to receive the free picnic box and ice-cream token, however the tickets are free!
In anticipation of warm weather this term (we can but hope!) I would like to remind parents/carers of our sun protection guidance.
Please apply sun cream to your child before they come to school on hot days. The long-lasting protection types are recommended.
However, if your child is prone to burning and you feel they may need an additional application you may send in a labelled bottle of sun cream, which your child should give to their teacher to be kept in school until the end of term.
Your child will be able to apply the cream themselves when needed (usually just before lunchtime) under the supervision of a classroom staff member.
It is also advisable to provide your child with a sun hat and water bottle on hot days. We will encourage children to sit in the shade as required at break-times and drink plenty of water.
Pupils will also be taught the importance of sun safety during PSHe lessons.
This year, Her Majesty the Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service. As this is such a unique event in history we will be celebrating this as a whole school.
For more information click on the links below, please note, 1st letter is for Year 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6. The 2nd letter is for Early Years and the 3rd letter is for Nursery.
Click on the PDF for more information.
Shildon Leisure Centre – Holiday Sports Camp
A ‘4 day holiday sports camp with food’ at Shildon Leisure centre over the Easter holidays, for ages 8 to 12 year old.
Monday 11th April to Thurs 14th April, 10am to 2pm.
Click on the link below for more information.
Shildon Town Council Mayor, Cllr Louise Mather is hosting a Free, Family event the very first Egg-Cellent Adventure in Hackworth Park, Shildon. Bring the children for a free, fun filled time to take part in an Easter Adventure hunt around Hackworth Park and if you are lucky, you may see some special guests!!
Find the clues and each child participating will receive a prize.
Wristbands are free but are limited to a first come basis from the Town Council Offices. Only children taking part will require one, please note that we will require proof of address when collecting the wristband. Maximum four children per household, event is aimed at Preschool and Primary school aged children. We are Egg-Cited to see everyone.
Dear Parents & Carers,
On Friday 18th March, we are once again supporting the BBC Comic Relief Red Nose Day Appeal.
Red Nose Day is a great way of bringing our school together. As well as having fun, we raise money to help change the lives of children both in the UK and worldwide.
We are kicking off our fundraising with the theme, Let’s Do This! Let your imagination run wild! For one day only: Follow your nose to the fun! Whether it’s wild hair, wacky clothes (non-uniform), groovy glasses or hilarious hats, anything goes! We will be collecting any donations in classes towards this worthy cause – every donation helps.
Once again, we thank you for your continued support.
Mrs N. Pallister
(Deputy Head Teacher)
A variety of fancy dress outfits ready for our BIG Fancy Dress/Swap Shop Recycle. Held in our school car park from 3pm on Tuesday 1st March 2022. Any further donation of clothes gratefully accepted.
THE BIG Fancy Dress/Swap Shop RECYCLE
On Thursday 3rd March we will be taking part in this year’s World Book Celebrations where the children can dress up as their favourite character from a book. We know how expensive fancy dress costumes are and how much the children love to dress up so we are holding a Fancy Dress Recycle Event.
Please donate any children’s fancy dress outfits to school by Monday 28th February and we will hold the Fancy Dress Recycle Event on Tuesday 1st March in our school car park, where families will have the opportunity, to grab an outfit for their children.
Thank you for helping us make a difference.
Dear Parents & Carers,
On Thursday 3rd March, we will be taking part in this year’s World Book Day Celebrations. This year’s theme is ‘Share a Story.’
At St. John’s, we feel that reading is an extremely important part of our lives for now and in the future. On Thursday 3rd March, children can dress up as their favourite character from a book and we will be sharing our favourite books and stories with our friends and staff in school. We don’t expect parents to go to the expense of buying a specific costume; non-uniform is fine. We are encouraging children to bring their favourite book into school to share with the class. This year we will also be holding a ‘Masked Reader’ competition for the children, they will need to guess ‘who’s behind the mask’.
To celebrate this important event we will be giving out World Book Day tokens with a value of £1. The vouchers will be given to every child and can be spent in our book club magazine or at any book shop. We would like to encourage as many children as possible to make use of these vouchers. The World Book Day organisation has also released a series of books for only £1 for children of all ages which are available in book shops and some supermarkets.
We will also be having a World Book Day themed lunch, with our specially designed menu.
As part of our World Book Day celebrations the children in school will have the opportunity to be working with author Adam Bushnell the following week. We will be inviting some parents to come along to our story session with Adam, more information to follow.
Be aware, as part of World Book Day, your child may be asking YOU about YOUR favourite story or book from your childhood!
Finally, why not take advantage of the cool games on the world book day website. World Book Day – Games
Once again, thank you for your ongoing support.
Mrs N. Pallister