Playpals has got off to a roaring start, the children are doing a fantastic job of creating and implementing different games (such as Yoga and Bug Hunting) and the other children are being ultra respectful to the leaders of the activities.  I would like to give a big ‘Well done’ to the children that have participated in the activities and especially the Playpals that have shown such commitment to helping others have a great lunchtime! I know this will continue. Due to the great work and dedication of the Playpals we have introduced ‘Playpal of the week’. This is for the Playpal that has gone above and beyond in helping others enjoy their lunchtimes! Well done to all.

Mr Hurford

Artists in the making

During Health Week, many children created some observational drawings of the exotic fruit baskets each class received.  Arletta and Amelia in Year 5 produced some beautiful artwork; we were so impressed that we awarded them a special prize of a sketchbook and watercolour pencils. Well done!

Food and Farming Show

Year 6 visited the ‘Food and Farming Show’ on Friday. A fantastic day which was enjoyed by all with many children saying it was the best trip they had ever been on. The children – and adults – learnt about farming in Africa and how to look after an owl, amongst other things.  Many made their own burger or sausage and even got to ‘throw a spud’ to win a prize.  As always, all children were polite and respectful around the event and we are looking forward to our next visit to the show.

Health Week 2019

We have had an incredible week focusing on the aspects of being healthy in mind and body.  Each class explored a range of tropical fruits, from persimmon fruit, to papaya and lychees: using them for taste-testing, observational drawings, to generate a range of descriptive words and even to make fruit smoothies!

Unfortunately, due to illness, the Life Bus was only on site for one day, but the classes who took part had a great time, immersing themselves in many interactive activities. However, the Life Bus will be visiting us again next year!

And let’s not forget the exciting activity days, where children experienced archery, fencing and scaling a climbing wall to name a few!  We hope this week has shown our children the importance of being healthy in a fun and inspiring way 🙂


Fun in the water

Sadly, it was our final and chilliest watersports’ session this week! We had great fun splashing each other on the paddle boards and were challenged to stand up in our kayaks and perform a very wobbly head, shoulders, knees and toes. We hope 5OH have as much fun as we did when it’s their turn next! Miss Embery

Language news

The Ocelots had their final visit from the OBA language leaders this week, including some past St. John’s students. They have delivered French lessons throughout this year and we have been so lucky to have them. The children were treated to fun, creative French lessons and they loved every minute.

Year 5 Water Sports

Another incredible week on the water! Our balance was really tested when paddle boarding but most of us got the hang of it without too much falling in. The kayakers had a great time playing stuck in the mud and throwing wet sponges at each other. We will swap over for our final session next week!