St John the Baptist C. E. Primary School Newsletter Wednesday 11th September

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Wednesday 11th September

Dear Parents,

We are now well into our first full week and all the children seem to have settled well into their new classrooms and enjoying their new routines.
This week’s news and information:

Following our survey on your thoughts about children’s homework last year, we have listened to what you said and have made some changes to homework routines. You indicated that you would like plenty of time allowed to complete homework tasks to enable you to plan this into your week and weekend. Therefore across the whole school, all homework will now be given out on a Friday, to be handed in the following Wednesday. This will give you all time across the weekend and some weekday evenings to complete the tasks. Staff will chase up any homework not handed in on a Thursday.

  • Pop Ins – 18th September –

sessions at 9am and 3.20pm

These sessions are an opportunity for parents to come into school to find out what children will be learning this term and ways that you can best help with their learning. Children and parents attend these sessions together.

  • Possible Strike Action – 1st October

Strike action has been called by some of the teaching unions for 1st October. At the moment the impact on school is unclear, but we will try and make as many plans as we can to minimise disruption and let parents know as soon as possible. However, rules around strike action mean that staff are not required to give notice of their intensions and it may be that we only have short notice that some classes will not be in school that day. We will send more information about this as soon as possible..

  • Year 6

Yesterday all Year 6s should have brought home an information pack about their transfer to secondary school. This pack gives you all the information needed to apply online, but there is contact information for if you wish to apply by phone or request a paper application form.

More information can be found on the Lincolnshire County Council’s website or they can be contacted on

01522 782030 if you have any problems.

Also just to remind you that the 11+ tests will be taking place in school this Friday and next Friday mornings.

Parents of children in Years 5 and 6 may like to note these Secondary School Open Evenings:

Thomas Cowley – 19th September 6.00-8.00pm

University Academy Holbeach – 25th September

Bourne Academy – 26th September

Sir John Gleed School – 9th October 5.30-7.30pm
Please contact individual schools for further details.

  • Half Term – 21st – 25th October

Please note that this year’s October half term is a week earlier than usual in Lincolnshire. We also have a Training Day on Friday 18th October, so children will finish school on Thursday 17th October and return on Monday 28th October.

  • Uniform Shop

If you need any more new school uniform, don’t forget the “Uniform Shop” in the mobile classroom on a Tuesday afternoon 3.00 till 3.30pm.

Reception classes would be most grateful for donations of any old cards/envelopes/

postcards/invitations that you have – the children love to write on these sorts of things in their play.

  • Lunchtime Supervisor

We have a vacancy for a Lunchtime Supervisor.  If you are interested in the position please contact the school office on 01775 722644.

  • Does anyone want any sand?

There is one tonne of loose rustic play sand in the playground – this is free to someone who is able to remove and collect it! Please contact

Miss Manton if you are interested.

In this week’s celebration Assembly we will be awarding certificates to those who achieved a fantastic 100% attendance last year.
Lucy Blackbourn Erin Brown

Tia Compton Ebony Congreve

Bethany Davies Olivia Dewing

Jack Doubleday Elita Earl

Lucas Earl James Edwards

Micheal Healey Arron Pike

Isabelle Riley Zoe Slinger

Lucy Smith Naomi Smith

Rosie Willerton Jack Williamson

Emily Wood

We also have some music awards to present:
Jennifer Nixon, Jessica Parr and Holly Kendrick -

Copper Music Medal (Flute)

Erin Langford

Bronze Music Medal (Clarinet)

Well done to you all!

  • Diary Dates

Remember there is a complete list of the events for the coming school year on the website.

18th September - Pop Ins – come along at 9am or 3.20pm to find out about your child’s work this term.
Monday 23rd September – 6.45pm - Friends of School Meeting – why not come along and join this fantastic group of people who do so much for our school, making new friends and having some fun along the way!
2nd October – Individual Photos. Preschool children may have their photographs taken with school age brothers and sisters. If you would like to take advantage of this then please come to the Main Hall external door before school and from 8.30a.m.
4th October – Whole school Harvest Service at 2.15p.m. in St John’s Church. Details will be sent later.
Parents Evenings

9th October 6pm till 8pm

10th October 3.30pm till 6pm – an opportunity to

Come along and meet your child’s new teacher and see how they have settled into their new class. Details for appointments will be sent later

Thursday 17th October – break up for half-term.
28th October – return to school for Term 2
Year 4 Lincoln Trip Letter

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