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School News | Friday 6th March 2020

Year of the Word

This week we have been looking at Jesus’ journey during the forty days that he spent in the desert. We have focused on how he stayed strong in the face of adversity, and how this was because of his faith in the Lord.

During Lent, we are encouraged to pray more, to listen more, to be more kind – remembering the purpose of our Lenten journey, and to bring us closer to Christ.

Matthew’s Gospel are continuing to go home daily during Lent. We do hope that you have chance to discuss the Year of the Word and the Lenten Journey with your child at home.


On Sunday 1st March, Blessed Trinity RC College joined us in the Romero Catholic Academy Trust. We would like to wish them a warm welcome.

The other schools within the trust are:

  • St Joseph’s RC Primary School, Todmorden
  • St Augustine’s of Canturbury RC Primary School, Burnley
  • All Saints Catholic High School, Rawtenstall
  • St Mary’s RC Primary School, Bacup

Diary Dates:

EYFS Learning Journeys | Monday 9th March

Sport Relief Day | Friday 13th March

Class 5 Assembly | Friday 20th March | All welcome

Drop In and EYFS Learning Journeys | Monday 23rd March

Stations of the Cross at Church | Tuesday 24th March

Class 4 Assembly | Friday 27th March | All welcome

Theme Work Celebration | Wednesday 1st April, 2.30pm

Parking on the Car Park

If your child attends Breakfast Club please be aware that you are unable to park on the school car park.

Please use the surrounding streets. This was stated in the Breakfast Club Agreement.

The car park is for staff and visitor use only.

CAFOD Assembly

On Friday 13th March, Dominic Aunger from CAFOD will be coming in to school to deliver a CAFOD assembly all about CAFOD’s work.

We look forward to welcoming Dominic back to St John’s and hearing all about CAFOD as an organisation.

Science Week

Next week is British Science Week 2020. Each class will mark this event by taking part in many Science related activities throughout the week. Please check St John’s Twitter feed for photos.

Stations of the Cross

Father David has confirmed Tuesday 24th March for Stations of the Cross. We will be visiting Church for the Stations of the Cross Mass at 1.30pm. All welcome.

Sport Relief

Sport Relief is on Friday 13th March this year. There will be lots of events and activities happening in School. Please see separate letter.

Weekly Winners

Class Winners:

C1 – Amy Hawke
C2 – Whole Class!
C3 – Emily Helps
C4 – Esteban Guardado Fernandez
C5 – Dinio Wilson
C6 – Ksawery Cegielka
C7 – Daniel Elliott
C8 – Chloe Cook
C9 – Jessica Brogan

Writers of the Week:

C1 – Isabelle Bradbury
C2 – Zayaan Ali
C3 – Ethan Lampitco
C4 – Ethan Howorth
C5 – Greta Bruzaite
C6 – Mya Thornton
C7 – Aakash Jegedeesan
C8 – Erin Lampitco
C9 – Ruby Kay

Best Attendance – C2

House of the Week – St David

Golden Boot – CL 3 & 5

Healthy Eater – Maggie Mcgreavy

Headteachers Card – Evie Bracewell