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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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We have had a very busy half term finding out all about bugs and insects.

We searched for bugs under plants and rocks, to go in our Bug Hotel.  We recorded how many different types we found.

It was great fun using watering cans to help Incey Wincey go down the spout. We also got a bit wet too! After finding out how many legs a spider has, we made our own using clay, counting the legs carefully to make sure it had the correct amount.

Using pictures and props we placed them in order to retell the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, then created our own butterfly using paints. We observed that the patterns were the same on each wing when folded on the line of symmetry. Ladybird spots were also stuck into place, counting they had the same amount on each wing.

We learnt how bees are very important for our plants, where they live and what they collect and produce. Of course we tried some honey, spreading it onto some bread.

Our next topic will be People Who Help Us, beginning in September.

I hope you all have a really lovely summer break and look forward to seeing you all, as well as some new faces, in the Autumn Term.

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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



Easter raffle

The Friends of St John the Baptist School (our ‘PTA’) have launched their Easter raffle today. There are some great prizes!

Buy your tickets here 👇 and help support our wonderful school. Thank you 🐣


Following the governments announcement of the further lockdown in England, there is a letter to all parents on parentmail which has a link to the survey for keyworker places for this week.  The link to the survey is also below as we are having problems with uploading the parentmail (must be very busy!)  Please complete the survey as soon as possible if you need a place for your child in keyworker provision;

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