St John’s News 3: October 2021

Pay others the honour and respect you owe them. Romans 13:7

A message from the Head

As we are now a month into the new school year, we are slowly returning to our new normal. October is Black History Month and is celebrated nationally. Aligning this with our Christian value ‘Respect’, the children will be exploring respect for others: everyone is special; everyone's opinion matters; everyone's contribution is important; everyone's feelings should be considered, and everyone's faith is sacred.

Each class is learning about a BAME artist, and will be producing work in that style.

We intend to resume educational trips where it is safe to do so, and we can get the children there with minimum disruption. To this end local trips will go ahead, and where we can take public transport, this will be also an option.

We are still seeing people who have been vaccinated against COVID contracting this virus. Even though the rules have changed and been relaxed, in order to continue to safeguard our pupils’ learning and staff health we will have our Parents’ Evening virtually. More information will be sent out to you along with your appointment time and google meet code.

We welcomed all the children back to Church at our Harvest service on Thursday afternoon. The children thoroughly enjoyed the service and were in awe at being back inside the Church building. It was wonderful to hear them singing in Church again.

OWL & Forest School News

In our grounds this week we have been spotting the signs of Autumn as the weather attracts some new guests and fungi to the forest area.

All the groups are continuing to learn about their Zones of Regulation - ask you child “what colour are you in?” and see if they can answer why.

School photos

A reminder that individual and sibling photos will be taken on Monday 11th October. Please ensure your child is wearing full school uniform. If it is your child's PE day then could they please bring their school jumper and top to wear for the photo.

Thank you PSA