Latest News and Updates
It's only seems two minutes since we returned from the summer holidays. We cannot believe that we are already at the end of the half term.
We have been overwhelmed yet again by all your kind donations of food and household items for the Stocksbridge Food Bank. Thank you on behalf of all the families in the local community that your generosity will provide a much needed life line.
Individual photos will be taking place on Friday 19th November.
Can all parents/carers please ensure that children bring a coat to school every day. We do go outside at break and lunch time in light rain and drizzle.
INSET days this year are as follows:
Unfortunately our Harvest festival at St John’s Church cannot take place again this year. However, we will be holding a Harvest festival themed collective worship next week.
We have been asked by the Sheffield Children's University to pass on the attached information with activities available during the October Half term holiday.
Please encourage your child to read at home, for at least 10 minutes each day, and then return their signed Reading Record to school.
Parents of Deepcar Students (PODS)
A huge thank you for all your donations of cakes and buns this morning and for all your monetary donations to Macmillian.
On Monday 20 September we had a ‘Green Day, as part of The Great Big Green Week, which is all about climate change.
The day started with an assembly looking at the effect of climate change and how we can all help to reduce waste. During the rest of the day, the school ran activities linked to recycling in their classroom.
This week we will be holding a week dedicated to reading called Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) week. DEAR week will run from 20th September to 25th September. During the week, at many different times in the day, we will drop everything we are doing and read! You may want to continue this at home. We are hoping to generate excitement and anticipation for reading and to help us to do this we will allow your children to bring in reading material of their choice. This can be a fiction or information book, a comic or an appropriate magazine. They can also read their own reading book from school if they would prefer. They will carry this with them during the day so they can ‘Drop Everything And Read’ in case the bell sounds!
Thank you for your continued support.
The School Photographer will be in school taking individual photos on the 8th October. Thank you
Parents Evening will be on Wednesday 29 September from 4.00pm – 8.00pm.
The school use an online booking system for appointments which is linked to the
Teachers2 Parents Texting and Email service. You will be able to book a 10 minute appointment for your child with their class teacher.
We are pleased to say that parents/carers will now be able to come into the classroom for their appointment. The procedure will be for parents/carers to wait outside their child's classroom door until they are called in. Please note appointment times will be strictly adhered to.
You will have been sent a link to your mobile phone and email address which will take you to our online booking system to select a time convenient for you.
Please follow these simple steps to book your slot:
1. Click the link that you receive through text and/or email to take you to the confirmation page. You will need internet access to do this.
2. Enter your child’s first name to continue.
3. Next you will be taken to the booking page. This will show your child alongside the teacher/s that you can book in with. Please choose Mrs Thompson for Y3SB/NT and Mrs Riley for Y5TR/CS
4. Click ‘Please Choose’ to be shown a list of available times that you can click to book. This will even give you the option to add any notes that you might want the teacher to see before the meeting.
5. After you have entered any notes, please click ‘Book this Slot’ to complete your booking. When the button has turned green you know your booking has been made.
If you have any problems accessing the system please contact the school office.
SWFC have very kindly donated a signed Wednesday shirt to the school.
Please also ensure that your child has a PE kit in school on the days they are attending an after-school club.
Important dates for your diary
The school have been asked to remind parents if they have not already done so to register via the link below if they would like their child to receive the Nasal Flu Vaccine in school.
Reading is a fundamental skill, which underpins a child’s success in school. Reading opens up your child to whole new worlds, ignites their imagination, and promotes emotional intelligence and empathy. Through becoming confident and competent readers, children will be able to access the breadth of the curriculum and improve their communication and language skills. This academic year we are making reading one of our primary focusses with increased time allotted for phonics, comprehension and intervention activities within school.
A parent or carer’s role in the teaching or sharing of reading remains paramount to their child’s progress and this is highly valued by the school. You can help your children by encouraging them to read at home as much as possible. This could be every night for at least 10 minutes or for a longer period during the weekends. We hope that together you can create many loving memories as you explore books together. Sharing a book with your child is a time for bonding, relaxing and gives you the opportunity to escape into another world with your child. We understand that as children grow older, sharing books together can be a challenge as they become much more independent! We would ask that you encourage this self-determination and allow them the time to explore books alone.
Each child has been sent home with a Reading Record book. Please help us to encourage and promote the importance of reading in school by signing your child’s record and returning them to school daily for signing by a staff member. If your child has read and completed their records independently, an initial from a parent or carer is sufficient. Those children who read regularly at home (4 to 5 times a week) will be rewarded with a termly treat! We are currently asking the children which treats they would like. It could be a bouncy castle, film and popcorn afternoon.
As a School we have been affected by cancer within our Staff and Pupils and I can imagine that everyone knows someone in their family or friendship group that has been affected by this disease. On Friday 24th September 2021 we are asking for all children to wear something green or purple and bring in a monetary donation of £1. If you do not have this colour clothing then just wear something of a different colour.
We will also be selling cakes to the children for £1 a slice/bun during the day. If you can help us and can donate a cake or buns to sell please bring in a named tin box on the morning of the 24th September, all donations would be greatly appreciated. Staff are getting involved and baking/bringing in something sweet to sell.
The money (£2) can be dropped into a collection box in each classroom and then the office staff will collate it several days later. I am sure you are aware that all charities are really struggling as charity donations have reduced dramatically since coronavirus. Any support would be gratefully received. Thank you.
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Autumn Fayre - Enterprise — 26-Sep-2016 10:17:18
Chocolate Trip — 26-Sep-2016 09:31:12
Book Fair — 26-Sep-2016 09:14:38
Welcome to 2016 - 2017!! — 26-Sep-2016 07:48:57
Reading Reward — 18-Jul-2016 15:54:29
The Oakes - Y4 — 24-Jun-2016 15:20:53
Year 3 Summer Camp — 20-Jun-2016 15:41:59
Eco Warriors — 03-Jun-2016 13:57:16
Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre — 26-May-2016 11:48:39
Year 6 London Residential! — 25-May-2016 16:21:06
Whole School Celebrates Queen's 90th Birthday — 24-May-2016 13:33:43
Ready, steady, BAKE! — 06-May-2016 16:49:38
Traditional Tales Freeze Frames — 22-Apr-2016 10:46:12
Set 1 Mathletics Homework! — 22-Apr-2016 09:26:55
Y4 French - Quelle est la date aujourd'hui? — 19-Apr-2016 15:05:40
Big Pedal 2016 — 16-Apr-2016 12:01:58
100% Attendance in Year 3 — 15-Apr-2016 14:56:21
NSPCC Sponsorship — 15-Apr-2016 14:52:49
Our Changing World-Spring is here! — 14-Apr-2016 16:40:08
World Book Day and DEAR Week — 11-Mar-2016 11:59:35
World Book Day - Book Swap — 08-Mar-2016 17:50:11
Cosmic Classroom! — 02-Feb-2016 15:53:32
Y3 Sewing Skills Day — 01-Feb-2016 14:20:54
Deepcar Rowers Win in Sheffield! — 28-Jan-2016 16:54:55
Young Voices 2016! — 20-Jan-2016 13:00:14
February Half Term @ Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre — 18-Jan-2016 14:40:50
Y3 travel back in time to WW2 — 15-Jan-2016 09:36:48
Year 6 Visit to Crucial Crew! — 13-Jan-2016 13:10:36
Y5...Street Dance — 08-Jan-2016 17:29:16
Reading Reward! — 06-Jan-2016 12:41:12
Street Dance! — 05-Jan-2016 17:20:34
Christmas Snowmen! — 18-Dec-2015 10:00:45
Jack and the Beanstalk — 11-Dec-2015 17:14:13
Strings Performance — 11-Dec-2015 17:04:41
It's good to be Greek! — 11-Dec-2015 10:45:41
Well done Choir! — 07-Dec-2015 12:36:38
Y6 have it sorted! — 04-Dec-2015 17:24:53
Our school chickens! — 03-Dec-2015 17:41:08
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... — 02-Dec-2015 17:03:00
Set 5 English — 01-Dec-2015 08:49:01
Before School — 30-Nov-2015 16:58:23
A parcel from India! — 26-Nov-2015 17:20:55
Becoming Egyptologists for the day! — 24-Nov-2015 08:09:53
Maths - Set 8 - Converting and Ordering fractions — 23-Nov-2015 15:33:12
PE in Year 3 this half term at St Johns's... — 17-Nov-2015 08:18:14
Regular Reading Reward! — 11-Nov-2015 16:35:24
Jesus is... — 10-Nov-2015 17:52:33
Our Changing World — 20-Oct-2015 20:53:49
Computing and Christmas Cards! — 18-Oct-2015 20:24:10
Y6 Skills Days! — 09-Oct-2015 09:07:59
In a State! — 08-Oct-2015 16:48:58
Skills Day — 02-Oct-2015 17:04:04
Y5 Music — 28-Sep-2015 14:44:18
Macmillan Coffee and Parents Afternoon....and cake!!! — 28-Sep-2015 14:43:29
Mega Maths — 22-Sep-2015 11:33:45
Homework Extravaganza! — 22-Sep-2015 07:00:51
Bikeability at St John's — 18-Sep-2015 15:16:13
Settling in, in Year 3... — 15-Sep-2015 16:12:31
Powerful Poetry from Set 8. — 11-Sep-2015 15:06:10
In a State! — 10-Sep-2015 08:34:02
French around school! — 09-Sep-2015 16:17:36
Theatre comes to Deepcar St John's — 08-Sep-2015 07:35:09
Big Pedal Success! — 30-Mar-2015 13:21:14
Zulu Warriors — 10-Mar-2015 17:34:26
Drop Everything and Read Week! — 10-Mar-2015 15:57:59
Warburtons' bread making — 06-Mar-2015 17:28:35
Friday 30th January - Maths in the Snow — 09-Feb-2015 10:54:24
School Closure Thursday 29th January 2015 — 29-Jan-2015 06:31:58
Church inspection - we are a Good school! — 26-Jan-2015 12:29:48
School Closure — 21-Jan-2015 09:32:02
21.01.15 - Late Opening — 21-Jan-2015 06:43:31
Welcome back. — 21-Jan-2015 06:38:39
Wishing you all a very merry Christmas — 19-Dec-2014 16:44:03
Christmas Carol Service — 17-Dec-2014 10:44:13
Poetry Recital — 16-Dec-2014 11:21:42
Bike-it Fun — 27-Nov-2014 17:51:15
WOW Week! — 19-Nov-2014 12:33:31
Y6 Travel Training — 17-Nov-2014 16:22:10
Children In Need — 13-Nov-2014 12:10:53
Angela Smith, MP, Christmas card competition 2014 — 04-Nov-2014 12:35:17
Instructions — 20-Oct-2014 16:42:09
Year 3 Clay Sculptures — 20-Oct-2014 16:36:14
African Mask and Dance Day — 20-Oct-2014 16:22:09
Storyteller - Bob Hardman — 20-Oct-2014 15:21:26
Art Day... — 09-Oct-2014 06:28:07
Hello... — 07-Oct-2014 14:39:32
Year 5 Enterprise — 16-Jul-2014 11:29:37
Musical Performance — 03-Jul-2014 15:52:19
NED came to visit... — 01-Jul-2014 10:27:33
Year 2 Transition Day — 25-Jun-2014 09:07:28
Arabian Night's comes to Deepcar! — 13-Jun-2014 15:54:19
Writer Winner! — 04-Jun-2014 14:46:42
Art Day! — 03-Feb-2014 15:59:02
Bake Sale! — 22-Jan-2014 16:44:53
Macmillan Coffee Morning and Open Afternoon. — 27-Sep-2013 17:53:56
Let's Get Cooking...in Sheffield! — 27-Sep-2013 17:22:55
Jofli's Summer Adventure — 18-Sep-2013 16:12:40
Baby Thompson! — 12-Jul-2013 15:42:06
Mrs Thompson — 07-Jun-2013 15:27:48
Year 5 French Day — 14-May-2013 16:11:34
Y5 Residential — 14-May-2013 11:38:47
Summer Tennis — 07-May-2013 16:48:57
Y4 Residential — 03-May-2013 16:21:02
Gardening Club — 22-Apr-2013 15:16:31