So long, farewell… Mrs Hindson!

Today we said the first of our ‘big goodbyes’ this week as we finally wished a very happy retirement to our long serving music teacher, Mrs Hindson.

Mrs Hindson has worked at St John’s for an incredible 24 years! She had her first day of music teaching at our school back in 1997 and it is an honour that she spent her last one here too.

We held a farewell performance in our school fields this afternoon; it was wonderful to hear all the children sing together again after such a long time.

From all of us at St John’s, a huge thank you a good luck to Mrs HIndson; you will be very missed but have left a musical legacy at Ruyton that we will endeavour to continue. Mr Butler – no pressure!


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St John the Baptist Day Service

Please see the link below to view our annual St John the Baptist Day Service 2021.

Thank you to Reverend Burns, the Worship Council and the children for their contributions.

We look forward to seeing you all at our ‘normal’ service next year in the Church, along with the annual picnic lunch! Thank you for your continued support.

St John the Baptist Service 2021

Fun Run Fundraiser… the total is in!

A huge thank you to everyone who helped us raise a whopping £788 for our Fun Run which was held earlier this term. We can’t believe how much we raised!

Thank you to the Friends for their support in creating this event – we had a blast doing it whilst it was all for a great cause. Well done Team Ruyton!

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Sports Day 2021

We were delighted to be able to hold our annual Sports Day today at Ruyton, even though it wasn’t our ‘usual’ occasion we still made the best of the current restrictions and held this annual favourite in our class bubbles. Tedsmore Green were the overall House winners on the day! Well done to you all.

We are thrilled to be able to share some of the races and our day via the video link below – please enjoy.

A huge well done and thank you to our fantastic children for such brilliant displays of sport – there was lots of laughter, some big smiles and plenty of determined faces! A fantastic morning all round. Thank you to the families of our school for your continued support.

Sports Day 2021



Dragonfly Arts Week 2021 🎨 🌎 🌊 🐬 🌟

Dragonfly Class had a creative, fun and productive Arts Week around the theme of ‘Planet Earth 2021’. We explored the book “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth” by Oliver Jeffers and then went on to learn about the ocean animals that are currently on the World Wildlife Fund’s Endangered Species List 2021. This developed skills across the curriculum including measurement in mass (tuna fish are huge!), habitats in science (including food chains, habitats, survival and evolution) plus reading, communication skills, geographical knowledge, climates, physical co-ordination … the list goes on!

The children were fantastic all week: teamwork, perserverance and focus in abundance! A big thank you to them all for making my week such a pleasure whilst producing some brilliant results 🌟 🌟 🌎 🌊 🌟 🌟

The finished pieces (so far – the clay project is still to come!)

‘Ocean Deep’ whole class collage:

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Sharks in the Abyss:

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Arts Week in action!

‘Wet-on-wet’ watercolour dolphins & porpoises

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Aboriginal dot-painted turtles & tortoises

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Clay turtles 

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Chalk pastel ‘Sharks in the Abyss’

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Textile Collage – Ocean Deep

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Foil Tuna fish 🐟 … yes, they’re endangered! 


And not forgetting India’s new jumper 🌟😄


Ruyton’s Fun Run!

We laughed, ran, sang, walked and some even cartwheeled! Thank you to everyone who sponsored our children for their annual Fun Run; we had such a brilliant time and it was so lovely to see all the school participating in an event together in the warmer weather!

A huge thank you to our Friends Of Ruyton group who set the wheels in motion and got this event going; our children and staff are so lucky to have your support and encouragement whilst working to make our school an even better place for learning. We are very grateful to each and every one of you!

Thank you also to everyone who sponsored the children – we can’t wait to see how much we raised!

Finally, a massive ‘well done’ to the children (and staff!) who kept moving the whole 30 minutes – many at a speedy run (with Nick setting the pace!) and some clocking up a whopping 3 miles!

Happy half term everyone ☀️
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Charley’s fitness fundraiser!

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She has around 6 weeks to finish her training for this brilliant event.I’ve no doubt Dragonfly Class (and the grown-ups!) will be eager to help Charley train for her run during our fitness PE sessions too.

Good luck Charley – we look forward to hearing more about your training updates.


Friday 15th January – Dragonfly Class

Please see Teams for lessons, chats and updates.

9:20 Morning Meeting for all

9.40am Year 3 & 4 English

10.20am Year 2 English

1pm Afternoon Meeting for all

2.45pm Close of day meeting for all

Finally, spend time today finishing any incomplete tasks from the week (for example the internet rules poster from yesterday).

Task One: Reading

Access the Assignment on Team and send me an update of your reading this week. What have you been reading? What have you enjoyed? What would you like to read next?

Task Two: Maths

Today we are having a TT Rockstars session! Log-in and commence battle… you can challenge each other or work through the levels and lessons.

Task Three: English

Join your live lessons and complete the Assignment task set on Teams.

Task Four: PE

Catch up with the Activity Challenge I’ve posted on behalf of the School Games and do your own activity. Joe Wicks is also online at 9am if you fancy his workout!

Well done and thank you for such a brilliant week! We’ll be moving over to Teams next week as I think you are all accessing the activities on there (even if you’re recording work on paper).

Dragonflies – you are BRILLIANT! Happy weekend,

Miss Whit xx