Nursery Pond Dipping

To support our topic about ‘Water’ we went pond dipping yesterday. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves, getting excited to have a look in the nets to discover what they had caught. They looked in containers of pond water to look out for anything moving.  They also enjoyed a play in the garden and a few circle games and sing-a-long.

Thank you to all our parent helpers and Mrs Gittins in supporting this experience for the children.

Hedgehog Class Boat Race!

Hedgehog Class and some of their parents/grandparents thoroughly enjoyed our class boat race down the River Perry last week (despite the weather!). Kris brought his canoe with him so that we could retrieve the boats from the river as the children were very concerned about littering! Most of the boats made it back although the children were surprised to find that there boats were no longer in perfect condition following their race. The children enjoyed cheering their boats on and were really pleased for Bella as her boat won! All children and adults in Hedgehog Class have really enjoyed our topic this term and all of the work that has gone into building up to the boat race.

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Sunshine, smiles & Shrewsbury Half Marathon!

A massive ‘well done’ to all our runners this morning at the Shrewsbury Schools Half Marathon.  Having run the first 12 miles during school time, the last mile was completed this morning with 1800 other children! Ruyton Children did us proud with an impressive turn out of 35 pupils from Reception to Year Six. Congratulations everyone!




A very special weekly Celebration Assembly

We had a very special Celebration Assembly at St John’s today.

Lowri’s Award

We were all very honoured today as Lowri proudly brought in an award and letter which recognised the incredible act of organ donation by Lowri’s mum, Nicola, following her passing last year. Lowri showed us the precious award by appointment of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and read the accompanying letter to explain how Nicola’s organs had been used to help an incredible five other people. Thank you Lowri for sharing this; we are very proud of you in every way.



Eva G – for always listening beautifully

Lottie – for excellent English descriptive writing

Chloe – for always showing a positive attitude

Sam (Rabbits) – for great vocabulary in english

Devon – for always doing your best

Sophia – for always doing her best

Ella (Rabbits) – excellent diary entry writing

Jess M – excellent discussion in maths

Lily – for helping Bella to get ready for forest school

Amelia – for helping Sophia take her jumper off

Chloe, Dan, Charlie L, Jack – French superstars

Hannah B – during wet play Hannah chose carry on with work!

Arthur D – fantastic singing in worship

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Violin Exams

Lottie & Owen both achieved their Grade 1 from Trinity College, London. What an achievement! Well done to both of you.



Our team were congratulated for a great effort this week as they picked up golf clubs for the first time and had a go at Tri-Golf! The Year 3&4 team finished 4th whilst the Year 5&6 team came 2nd. Well done for getting stuck in and picking up new skills so quickly.



Clive Cross Country

A huge WELL DONE to our ten superstars who participated in Clive Cross Country at the weekend. Miss Whit was very proud of you all, as we shared in assembly this morning. A special well done to Arthur for being the only Year 5/6 Boy runner and also Amy who missed her race (Year 4) and happily competed in the Year 5/6 race instead, finishing a very impressive 10th place! You were all brilliant and role models for sport in our school!

Well done Amy, Charlie P, Charlie L, Liam, Toby, Arthur, Ellie, Lottie, Lucy and Elsa.




Weekly Celebration Assembly

Worship Council led a busy celebration assembly – lots of brilliant achievements all round…


Golden Book Awards are given following a culmination of stars in class work. Every third award results in a different coloured badge.

Jessie S 4th Award

Henry K 21st Award

Max E 25th Award

Jamie 1st Award

Jack T 1st Award

Abbie 3rd & 4th Award

Anouk 6th Award

Charlie L 11th award

Amy 7th Award

Laila 13th Award

Domininc 11th Award

Hannah 8th Award

Chloe 17th Award

Alex 13th Award

Grace 15th Award

David 3rd Award

Daniel 17th Award

Maurice 9th Award

Arthur L 18th Award


Weekly Acorn Awards


Esme – good partner working in English

Bonnie – completing super homework

Jamie – for a brilliant effort all round

Bella – for brilliant writing

Tyler – for amazing homework

Alex (Hedgehogs)- super attitude

Liam – Player of the football Match

Sam – increased effort all round

Ffion – Player of the Football match

Owen – for fantastic handwriting

Noah & Skyler & Amber – Stars of the day from Jumping Jaxx

Amber – effort in Jumping Jaxx

Noah – being a good role model

Rabbit class – for fantastic Homework this week



Year 3, 4 and 5 received their awards for a very successful Bikeability session this week. Well done everyone!

Year 6 will complete their session later in the year.

Football with Myddle & Baschurch

The football teams were congratulated for their efffort and sportsmanship in the matches on Wednesday – Miss Whit was very proud of you all with several parents and Mr Hughes commenting on what a great fixture it had been.

Thanks was also given to Mr John Gittins and his team who ensured the pitch and lines were looking their best.


Clive Cross Country – tomorrow!

As a reminder, Clive Cross Country is taking place tomorrow (Saturday 30th March) at Clive Primary School. ALL children in Year 3,4,5 and 6 are welcome and encouraged to attend on the day.

The Races

  1. Year 3/4 Girls 10.30 am

2. Year 3/4 Boys 10.50 am

3. Year 5/6 Girls 11.10 am

4. Year 5/6 Boys 11.30 am

Parking for the event is in Clive village; please give yourself plenty of time to park and walk up the hill to the school. Children need to meet Miss Whit 15 minutes before their race please.

Good luck to all our runners!