Celebration Assembly 7th June

A busy first week back to school after half term….

Acorns (to celebrate special or notable achievements this week)

Noah – for quietly getting on with his grammar sheet

Bella and Skyler – for tidying up other people’s work

Bonnie – for fab handwriting and science enthusiasm

Andreas – for detailed DT homework

Ffion – for always setting a shining example, she is so helpful

Alfie – for fantastic fractions

Esme – for completing all her work

Owen – for being a fantastic helper – so hard working

Ella – super DT homework

Harvey – great reading

Skyler – super writing


Golden Book

Congratulations to Maya for achieving her 14th Golden Book!



Our Year 4 tennis team were celebrated for their brilliant effort on Tuesday at the Corbet area tennis tournament where they finished an impressive 3rd place!


A huge well done to Amber who has achieved her 20m swimming badge – what a superstar!


Baschurch Junior Football Club

Well done to Dominic who won an award for “being a great sportsman” to all other teams, Rhys for being the “bravest defender” and Liam for being a “good learner” during their matches and training for their football club. It’s great to see that you demonstrate our school values in your hobbies too!


Dundee FC player returns to Ruyton

We were incredibly lucky today as Dundee Football Club goal keeper, Callum Ferrie, visited us and spoke to children about his career in football so far. Callum, 19, used to attend St John’s as a child and began his football career on our pitches and as a part of Ruyton School Football team! 

He spoke to the children about the challenges and setbacks he has faced, plus the work ethic of footballers and the values that he has had to show to achieve what he has done today. Callum was an inspiration – the children were amazed that he had been told he wasn’t good enough by two big clubs but still persevered to achieve his dream. Also, they were fascinated to hear that he has studied sports psychology whilst working towards his next goals in his career. Thank you so much Callum; we will be cheering you on all the way!

Charlie P: “He taught me not to give up, even when people told him he wasn’t good enough he kept trying.”

Harvey: “If someone tells you you can’t do something, try and try again.”

Jamie: “no matter if you go through lots of stages and people say no, if you really want something you can word hard to get it.”



Miles of smiles in pyjamas!

A huge thank you to our Friends this morning who organised a fantastic sponsored Breakfast Fun Run in Pyjamas to raise money for sports equipment. Many families joined us for a sausage bap, whilst all the children enjoyed a well-earned yoghurt after their run, kindly donated by Carol Aspinall on behalf of Muller yoghurts. What a treat!

We would like to say a big thank you to Carol, Steve, Deejay, Laura, Alison and Liz who made this event happen so successfully – what a great way to end half term. Watch this space to see how much money has been raised…

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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.




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!

Football with Myddle & Baschurch

A great evening was had by all on Wednesday evening when Baschurch and Myddle primaries came for another football friendly. The sun shone, supporters cheered and the children put on a super display of football!

Year 3/4 Boys:

Baschurch V Myddle – Myddle win

Ruyton v Myddle – Myddle win

Baschurch v Ruyton – Ruyton win

Year 4/5/6 Girls:

Baschurch V Myddle – Baschurch win

Ruyton v Myddle – Ruyton win

Baschurch v Ruyton – Ruyton win

Thank you to all the children for a grear afternoon of sport, and also Jonny Hughes for his continued support and refereeing.




Weekly Celebration Assembly led by Worship Council


Rhys V – for careful effort in maths, striving for the correct answer!

David B – for consistently good homework, repeating his My Maths homework until he understood it

Lily (Hedgehogs) – extra effort

Harvey D- for much neater work

Reuben – for good problem solving

Alfie GP – for good effort in RE work

Zac – for practising spellings

James T – for good computing work

Han C – Maths progress

Lottie – for progress in maths


Showing Values

Amelia – showing trust and honesty

Luana, Eva – caring for Bella when she was hurt

Golden Book

Elsa – 15th Award

Jess M – 23rd Award


New Dinner Equipment

Our brilliant school cook, Paula, presented the children with their new plates and bowls for Dragonfly and Owl Class, with thanks to the Friends for this donation. The children can’t wait to use them!


Tag Rugby

The Tag Rugby Team were celebrated for their brilliant achievements this week, coming 2nd in the large schools Tag Rugby competition.

Next week: football vs Myddle and North Shropshire Netball Competition.

Tag Rugby Superstars

A huge WELL DONE to our Tag Rugby team who competed in the Large Schools North Shropshire Competition  at Oswestry Rugby Club today. We are thrilled to announce that they won 2nd place!

This is a brilliant achievement for our small school, just missing out to Market Drayton primary.

The results:

Market Drayton 4-3 loss

Welshampton 3-3 draw

Whitchurch – 5-3 win

Whittington – 8-3 win

The team improved as the morning went on, earning awards for all the sports values from other coaches for determination, honesty, respect, passion and self-belief. We were very proud to receive a whole-team award for “teamwork” from Whittington Primary.

Congratulations  to Billy, Will, Max, Darren, Oli, Henry, Rory, Lottie, Ellie and Ffion. Miss Whit was a very proud teacher to be coaching such a dedicated team who showed brilliant sportsmanship!B941CEDF-0D78-47A8-ABBD-32976793F61C B95A82B5-3332-4177-A3E2-DE4218EB2863


Local Schools Swimming Champions!

We are incredibly proud to announce the success of our Year 5/6 Swimming team today at the local area gala against eight local primaries. Enjoy the event report by the children below!

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Swimming Gala 2018

On the 21st of November pupils from St John the Baptist and seven other schools competed to win the shield of Oswestry Swimming Gala of 2018. From our school the following people went to this event: Charlotte, Will, Max, Izzy, Arthur, Ellie, Lucy, Ffion, Noah and Rory.

Each competitor competed in at least one race. These were the races:

  • Girls freestyle: Charlotte 3rd
  • Boys freestyle: Max 1st
  • Girls breaststroke: Izzy 2nd
  • Boys breaststroke: Arthur 2nd
  • Girls backstroke: Ellie 1st
  • Boys backstroke: Will 1st
  • Girls relay: Ellie, Lottie, Izzy, Ffion 2nd
  • Boys relay: Rory, Max, Will and Arthur 1st
  • Mixed relay: Lucy, Noah, Ffion and Rory 3rd

In the finals these were the races and results:

  • Girls freestyle: Lottie 3rd
  • Boys freestyle: Max 1st
  • Girls breaststroke: Izzy 3rd
  • Girls backstroke: Ellie 1st
  • Boys backstroke: Will 3rd
  • Girls relay: Lottie, Izzy, Ellie and Ffion 3rd
  • Boys Relay: Rory, Will, Max and Arthur 1st
  • Mixed relay: Lucy, Ffion, Noah and Rory 3rd

We won the whole gala with 110 points! Second place was Baschurch with 75 points and third place was Nesscliffe with 64 points.

We loved the gala and had a great time. WE LOVE SWIMMING!!

By Will, Max, Ellie, Izzy, Lucy