After a round of applications, video manifestos and whole school voting, we are pleased to announce this year’s School Council:
Chair – Leah
Vice Chair – Presley
Treasurer – Molly
Secretary – Eiva
We have been so impressed with the level of maturity and enthusiasm from all our Year 6 candidates who applied and we look forward to working with this committee over the following year. Congratulations!
A BIG THANK YOU!
St John’s children, staff and myself would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came and supported us with our annual Christmas Fair.
Every year the event grows from strength to strength due to a lot of hard work by our children and staff and also due to your kind support and unwavering enthusiasm.
I personally love welcoming you at the door and see your faces as you leave with arms literally full of home made crafts. On a personal note, I would also like to thank everyone for the support of my Beard Baubles and please be assured that this will bettered next year!! Who knows maybe lights!?
Merry Christmas to you all and once again thank you!
Mr Hollingsworth , all the Staff and our little entrepreneurs
This week we drew weasels! We were inspired by Elys Dolan’s wonderful book about Weasels seeking world domination. Elys Dolan visited us two years ago and showed many of the Year 5 children how to draw weasels.
There is no Family Friday on the last week of term – but we will be back next year!
It has been a very busy week in Forest School, all the children helped get things ready for Business and Enterprise week and their hard work was rewarded with hot chocolate – although they did have to make the fire to boil the water first! I must say a big thank you to Riverford Organic who kindly donated the vegetables for our Farmers’ Market raffle. It was very popular and the children were so excited to see dirty carrots and potatoes.
All the children have been enjoying the weather outside, the year 5s in particular found great pleasure in jumping into piles of leaves!
On Monday 3rd December, Reception went on a trip to West Brook Lodge Farm: what an exciting day, full of Christmassy fun!
We met Santa and got a present from his elves, made Christmas cards, reindeer food and wrote letters to Santa. We also took part in a nativity play and dressed up on the stage! Lastly we looked at some of the animals on the farm. It was brilliant and we were so proud of our well-behaved children too.
The Reception Team
I could not be prouder of our school choir this year! They did amazingly well performing at the Maples spreading Christmas joy. Not only singing but taking time to talk amongst the residents about things they were doing at school and bringing a smile to many faces. They were an absolute credit to our school. Come and see them do a final Christmas performance at our Christmas service at Christchurch on the 14th of December.
This week we looked at the art of Rizzi, He made big colourful pictures of skyscrapers. We also tried drawing Ed Vere’s book character, Mr Big. As you can see our pictures are good. We were very pleased with ourselves.
Next week is our last Family Fun Friday of the term, but we will be starting up again next term. We hope to see you then.
Year 1 spent an exciting day immersing themselves into the life of a superhero. There were challenges to make the tallest tower out of dried spaghetti and marshmallows, creating vegetable superheroes as a side-kick for Supertato and even a visit from Wonder Woman herself!
This week we stayed in the warm and looked at some of the artist Pablo Picasso’s work. Picasso was one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century. We had a go at drawing faces in his style-half of the face looking forwards and the other half looking to the side! As you can see, even Elouise Allcorn (aged two) had a go and she had plenty to say too. We were very pleased with our efforts and think that there is talent in our increasing numbers. Perhaps we have a future artist in our midst. Why not come along next week and join us for some Friday Family Fun?
This week in our Family Fun Friday session we were doing a scavenger hunt, looking for a list of things to match the spotter chart. Then we made pictures out of a variety of things we found. We finished up by playing hide and seek until Mr Nay’s head was spotted on the horizon!
There are still places left so come and join the fun next Friday.