Congratulations Miss Whit 🎉

We are all so proud (but not surprised!) of Miss Whit being named as a ‘Lockdown Hero’ by The Pearson National Teaching Awards. She goes above and beyond for the school and every day it’s clear to see that children have her heart. Congratulations Miss Whit – you’re an absolute star and we’re all very lucky to work alongside you everyday!


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