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Friday Newsletter – 05-10-2018

Friday Newsletter


5 October 2018


Dear Parents,



We are delighted with the positive response by everyone to attendance at Harvest Festival on Sunday 7 October at St John the Baptist church. The children will be taking an active role in the service. Gifts of fresh fruit and vegetables or tinned produce will be received during the service by our Coffee Feast Queen. Please do not bring gifts to school but do take to church on Sunday.

The service will be led by Rev Coral and will be a short family service (no communion) with refreshments such as sandwiches and cakes to be purchased afterwards. Rev Coral has requested that the children do not wear school uniform and we are happy to trial this on this occasion.


Steel fence

Huge thanks to Mr Mayland and Mr Phillpotts for constructing the steel fence in the yard over the last weekend; this erection will make playtimes and outdoor play much easier. Thank you also to the PCC for their donation of the fence.


This week in school

We have had a very busy week in school.

On Monday we were visited by the Fylde Ensemble who entertained the whole school for the afternoon with live band music. It was an uplifting afternoon which really opened our eyes to musical variance.

 The Fire Brigade visited on Tuesday, the Lifeboat Service visited yesterday, and Dr Helen Lloyd visited the children to talk about her job as a medical professional today.


Silver Award for Young Wyre in Bloom

We were represented by our Head Girl (Lucy) and Head Boy (Tyler) at the presentation at Wyre Borough Civic Centre as they received the Silver Award. Well done to everyone for all their hard work in achieving the award which recognises everyone’s commitment to the school environment.


Speakers in School

If you, or a friend would like to come to talk to the children about your jobs or experiences (voluntary or otherwise) we would love to hear from you.


Welcome to Jade

We are delighted that Jade has joined us in Y5. She seems to have settled very well in school and we hope that both Jade and her family enjoy being part of the Pilling St John’s community.


Welcome to Mr Mayland

We are delighted to welcome Mr Mayland to the Governing Board. I am sure he will be an excellent asset to school development.


KS1 Multi skills

Well done to our KS1 Multi skills teams who represented school so well last week. Mr Marr and Mr Phillpotts were delighted with how well the children conducted themselves.


Site Supervisor

Mr Smith is unfortunately still unwell. We wish Mr Smith a continued recovery.



Mrs Bell is coming into school next Wednesday to create poppies to place around the village. Please continue to send in 2 litre plastic bottles as they will be using the bottom section to make the poppies.



Please remember Borwick has been swapped to 16 October. Let’s hope for good weather this time!


PTFA Lottery

Please can we encourage everyone to join our school lottery?

  • Tickets cost just £1 per ticket, per week and 40% of all ticket sales are donated to our school.
  • There are guaranteed cash prizes every week with the chance to WIN a £25,000 Jackpot every week.
  • Draws are every Saturday at 8pm and results are posted online.
  • The easiest and quickest way to join our lottery is online where you can set up your payment either by Direct Debit or Debit Card.
  • Further information is attached to the newsletter so please read and click the link on the poster to join.



After School Club and Breakfast Club

Please remember that places must be booked and paid for in advance. We really do try very hard to accommodate working parents and where possible we try and find staff cover but in the interests of transparency need to let you know there will be times when requests cannot be met.



Miss Bell will be teaching recorders to Cedar Class after half term. Please could all children return to school with a labelled recorder for weekly lessons? We understand Aldi have a good offer on at the moment!


Cake sale

The children in Acorn Class are holding a cake sale on Friday 12th October at 3.30pm. Please come along, buy a cake and have a look at all the exciting events happening in Acorn; even if your child is in Y6!


Request for items

Mrs Hill is asking if families could look in their cupboards for any of the items listed as we would be able to make excellent use of them in school:

Metal kitchen ware, junk, plastic bowls and other baking items, empty hanging baskets.


PE and plasters

Please remember that plasters are not suitable to cover earrings please teach your children to remove their earrings before each PE lesson.



A huge thank you to Mr Hankinson for making the front of school look so lovely with the newly filled planters.



School Disco

Please remember the 80s themed Disco with DJ is on 11th October!

KS1 6pm-7pm (Sorry not Nursery children)

KS2 7:10pm – 8:30pm.

£2 on the door. Drinks included. There will be a tuck shop so lots of change will be appreciated. Fancy Dress is optional!



We need your help! We are in need of a Treasurer please speak to Cath Wilson or email her on


















 8.45 award goes to Oak



Lunch time Award – Harry P – persevering with his knife and fork and his basketball skills

Worker Bee Awards

Nursery           Jamie              following Acorn class rules

Reception        Bentley            being an all-round superhero

Year 1              George            a huge effort to improve his Jolly Postman story      

Year 2              Georgie           concentrating well in all lessons and being brave enough to                                 

                                                read in Church

Year 3              Emmett           really engaging with our maths work this week

Year 4              Poppy              amazing story writing

Year 5              Tilly                 listening well and working with care across all subjects

Year 6              Wyatt              hard work and resilience in writing with excellent results