PILLING ST JOHN’S CE PRIMARY SCHOOL AND NURSERY
23 November 2018
Mr Phillpotts worked very hard with the children this week and most trees were planted. Beech Class will be planting the remainder on Tuesday morning. Thank you Mr Phillpotts.
Oak Class at Pilling Nursing Home
The children in Y6 went to Pilling Nursing Home to entertain the residents with their Armistice Day songs. Their behaviour was exemplary.
There will be an Inter-Club Festive Football match for all of the Monday Football Club on 26th November.
The tournament will start at 3pm. All parents are welcome to come along and support the children.
This will be the last football after school club until after Christmas.
Thank you to Mr Mayland for coming to school to talk to the children about engineering. It was a very interesting session and one that hopefully will inspire some future engineers!
The PTFA Committee are working very hard to organise another memorable Christmas Fair. It is a very daunting task taking responsibility for this key annual event and I know they are all very grateful for everyone’s support.
The children will all welcome Father Christmas into school at 3.30pm and then will reconvene at 5.20 in Beech Class before closing the Fair with entertainment from each class. The bell will ring at 5.20 to let the children know they need to meet in Beech. Each class will perform in the hall. On the day of the fair, children are welcome to wear Christmas or party clothes to school. No need to bring school bags.
Please read the attached letter with further information.
Please remember the Toy Service next Sunday 2nd December which starts at 10.30am. During the service the congregation are invited to take gifts to the front of church. The gifts will be sent to the Women’s Refuge for the children and mothers who are there over Christmas.
If you cannot attend the service we would welcome gifts being brought into school so that we can pass them on to the Refuge.
This is an excellent opportunity to talk to children about people less fortunate than ourselves and remember that Christmas is about giving as well as receiving.
Please label gifts to indicate whether a gift is suitable for a girl and/or boy. Please also add an indication of age.
Presents are also welcome for the mothers of the children.
At the end of the school day staff will be outside if you have any quick queries however, we ask that parents do not enter the school building for any reason without permission from a staff member. This is to ensure we are compliant with safeguarding procedures.
Please do not park at the front of the Golden Ball. The landlord has generously agreed that parents may continue to use his rear car park. The Reading Rooms Committee has agreed that parents may use their car park as well.
Please be mindful of children’s safety at drop off and collection times.
Please do not leave your children unattended in or outside church until staff arrive at 8.45am.
Church will start promptly at 8.55 each Monday. If children arrive after 8.58 you will be asked to sign the late register by the staff member.
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.
We are planning a big social event on February 8th with The Versions Band providing live music. They have kindly agreed to perform at a very reduced rate.
Please put this date in your diaries, tell your friends and book a babysitter! We really want to raise money towards affording a mini bus to help us get out to more tournaments and events. Follow this link
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.
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.
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.
8.45 award goes to Cedar
Worker Bee Awards–
Nursery Dexter for super counting and number recognition
Reception Emily for being a great team player when working in a group
Year 1 Jack an excellent week and writing some good instructions
Year 2 Evie for listening to advice and contributing to lessons well
Year 3 Adam for massive improvement in his story writing
Year 4 Willow for perseverance and always having a positive attitude
Year 5 Susanna for perseverance, determination and a positive attitude across all areas
Year 6 Tyler for making connections in Maths and fabulous assessment results
House points awarded to St Patrick’s