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News from September 2017

  • Jacob Rees-Mogg MP at the Cornerstone

    30 September 2017

    Sixtus Dominic Boniface Christopher Rees-Mogg. These are the names given by Jacob and Helena Rees-Mogg to their sixth child born recently.  Sixtus V was the last Pope of this name, elected in 1567. As a well known Member of Parliament for Somerset North and broadcaster (Have I Got news for You), Jacob Rees-Mogg MP is recognised as one of the finest orators in parliament.  …

  • Nursery and Infant Macmillan coffee morning

    30 September 2017

    We would like to say a huge thank you to staff and sixth form pupils for supporting our charity coffee morning. The money raised so far is £260. Well done everyone!…

  • Maths fun in the Nursery

    29 September 2017

    During Abacus practical maths the Nursery have been learning all about 2d shapes including circles, squares and triangles, We  had fun in outside learning finding shapes and shape patterns. The children also made shape collages and worked as a team to make a big circle. Well done! Super maths!…

  • Upper Sixth Geography Trip

    27 September 2017

    Our Upper Sixth geography group spent the day at Oxwich Bay collecting data for their A2 individual investigation. Students have devised their own investigation title and methods, looking at both human and physical processes operating on the dunes. It was a successful day and students working really hard to collect all the data they needed.…

  • This week in R5

    24 September 2017

    R5 have been learning about the work of the emergency services. They learnt about all the different jobs the police do and made a police warrant card. On Wednesday they made stethoscopes and pretended to listen to each other’s heart beats. Mrs G Firth  …

  • This week in R7

    24 September 2017

    R7 are counting large numbers of conkers by grouping in 10s. (There are over 600 conkers altogether.) For Geography they are carrying out a traffic survey from the front grass to compare with the traffic outside their homes at the weekend. Mrs R Cooper…

  • This week in Nursery

    24 September 2017

    Nursery had a lovely time in forest school this week collecting Autumn leaves and making journey sticks. The children found an Oak tree and enjoyed looking at the shape of the leaves. The squirrels had collected all the acorns ready for the Winter. Mrs A Banks…

  • Latest news from R6

    21 September 2017

      Tegan was very excited to receive a letter from her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Tegan had sent the Queen a lovely drawing and an invitation.           R6 visited Forest School to identify and collect signs of the approaching autumn.…

  • R16 Geography River Trip

    20 September 2017

    R16 undertook an investigation into how the River Ilston discharge varies from source to mouth. The glorious weather allowed the students to collect the necessary data required for their analysis back in class, which will hopefully prove or disprove their hypothesis. All in all it was a great day to be a Geographer.…

  • Enterprise Activities for R12-R14

    19 September 2017

    In the Autumn term at St John’s College, enterprise activities are organised for pupils in R12-14. These activities are held with the view of developing communicating, creative, problem solving and team working skills for the future. These skills are essential in any profession and developing these at a young age only develops them further.…

  • Late Summer sunshine

    19 September 2017

    R6 enjoying the late summer sunshine as they worked outdoors. Miss S Davies  …

  • This week in R5

    18 September 2017

    This week, the reception class solved clues and found the tiger as part of their literacy work on “The Tiger Who Came To Tea”, recorded their voices on the Talking Tins and made jam sandwiches! Mrs G Firth…

  • Nursery PE 

    15 September 2017

    The nursery children are learning all about Megan and the baby dragon in PE The children have been crawling  through boxes, along benches and under flags just like Megan. We  had to collect some blue eggs. We are very excited to find out what is inside the eggs next week! Could it be a baby dragon?…

  • Former pupil, Mary W, at Balliol College, Oxford

    15 September 2017

    Congratulations to Mary W, ex-pupil of St John’s, who was invited by the UKMT to attend summer school at Balliol College, Oxford. Mary travelled all the way from China especially to attend. Mary says: “I very much enjoyed the summer school, we did a lot of Maths! It is quite different from normal school because we focus more on the ways to consider a problem rather than solving it, and we normally focus on one question and explore it in depth for a session, which is 90 minutes long.…

  • R7’s Weekly Roundup

    15 September 2017

    This week in R7… The children identified where they had been on holiday using a map of the world which is now on display in the classroom. R7 identified the trees in Forest School using their ‘Leafidials’. To promote quick fire mental skills R7 made a rainbow of hands showing the number bonds.…

  • R8 Brecon Beacons visit

    13 September 2017

    R8 discovered the wonders of one of Wales’ 3 National Parks on Tuesday 12th September when they visited the Brecon Beacons. Not only did they see the incredible mountains, but have started to appreciate what a huge park it is, why it exists as a park and some of the reasons why it attracts so many visitors each year.…

  • First Week at School for New Nursery Pupils

    8 September 2017

    The nursery children have had a fantastic first week at school. We ended the week with a picnic in forest school where we ate the Chester the raccoon cake which we had made in cooking The children were jumping for joy!…

  • R7 Making Books and Blow Painting

    8 September 2017

    Here are some photos of R7 with their books that they made out of scrap paper and packaging from all the boxes that arrived at the beginning of term. They also did some blow painting to make autumn trees. Mrs R Cooper…

  • R6 Planting Spring Bulbs

    8 September 2017

    R6 planting bulbs to come up in the spring and flowers. Miss Davies…

  • R5 Planting, Building and Sorting!

    8 September 2017

    R5 planted tulip bulbs which we hope will flower in the springtime. They enjoyed building vehicles with our new construction set. The children have been sorting and ordering numbers on our washing line! Mrs Firth…

  • Nursery Language and Literacy

    6 September 2017

    The Nursery are enjoying their language and literacy book called Chester and the kissing hand. We have been making pictures, hats, hand prints and a Chester cake in cooking on Friday. We are having lots of fun!…

  • Nursery Class Captains

    6 September 2017

    This year our nursery class captains are Joseph and Hohoko. Mrs Jones Assistant Head came to visit nursery and present the children with their special badges. Well done to you both! Mrs A Banks…

  • Junior Maths Challenge

    6 September 2017

    Many congratulations to our pupils Ji-Eun K, Luke V and Harshita A who took part in the Junior Maths Challenge. Luke V achieved a gold certificate along with Best in Class, Best in Year and Best in School. This wonderful achievement meant that Luke was the only pupil in R13 that was invited to sit the follow-up ‘Kangaroo’ paper, which is a far more mathematically rigorous challenge.…