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News from March 2018

  • Junior Book Club

    29 March 2018

    A Bear called Paddington Junior Book Club Despite it being his 60th birthday this year, Michael Bond’s hapless (yet always incredibly polite) creation remains just as well loved and timeless as ever. Our younger Junior Book Club members certainly agreed, enjoying Paddington’s mishaps from Darkest Peru through the streets of London with great enthusiasm.…

  • Nursery News

    28 March 2018

    The nursery children have really enjoyed their Easter time activities. The children took part in the annual Nursery and Infant Easter bonnet parade. The children made some beautiful hats and enjoyed showing children from the Junior department their wonderful creations. We had great fun taking part in an Easter egg hunt and collected eggs and then shared them with our friends.…

  • Uniform for Nursery and Infants – Trinity Term

    28 March 2018

    To clarify a few queries, the children may return to school after Easter wearing their summer uniform. If it is still cold the winter uniform is quite acceptable and hopefully, May will bring some sunshine. The girls’ summer uniform is the college dress with a white cardigan and black shoes. The boys may wear short grey school trousers, a short sleeve shirt and black shoes.…

  • Latest from R5

    26 March 2018

    This week R5 read the story of ‘Peter Rabbit’. The children painted pictures of a farmyard animal, learning how to mix colours. They then wrote stories about their new characters using descriptive words.…

  • Easter Bonnet Parade

    26 March 2018

    Today the Nursery and Infant children participated in the annual Easter Bonnet Parade. We were amazed by their creations and imaginative designs.  We hope that you enjoyed making the hats with your child. The PE staff were asked to judge the hats and two children from each class won an Easter egg.…

  • Nursery News

    25 March 2018

    The nursery children had fun in their Welsh lessons this week with Mrs Burleton making Easter cards. During our PE lesson on Friday we took part in Sport relief activities, hoopla; throwing the bean bags into a hoop, goal shoot, and skateboard slalom. We also completed lots of running and jogging activities; we were all very tired!…

  • News from R6

    23 March 2018

    This week R6 children have been out and about looking for signs of Spring. We found buds about to bloom, Spring flowers and catkins. In Maths we worked in groups to estimate the weight of items and then carried out further investigations using scales to discover which items were heavier/lighter. Miss S Davies…

  • R11 visit to Techniquest in Cardiff Bay

    21 March 2018

    The R11s spent the morning solving puzzles to help Dr Isosceles find the missing Professor Monty in deepest Peru. They used mathematical skills learnt in the classroom to solve the many clues. After lunch, they were able to explore the interactive exhibits. Staff were impressed with their recall of mathematical facts and mental calculations.…

  • R15 Geography Field Trip to Abergavenny

    21 March 2018

    R15 spent the day in Abergavenny investigating the identity of Abergavenny’s town centre; what makes it special and whether it could be classified as a ‘clone town’. The students worked hard collecting their data: carrying out surveys, taking photographs and asking questionnaires.…

  • AS Geography Field Trip to Cardiff Bay

    20 March 2018

    Our AS geographers have been preparing for the field trip to Cardiff Bay by learning about regeneration, researching the Cardiff Bay redevelopment and preparing data collection sheets. We spent a sunny day in the Bay mapping the land use, taking photographs and asking questionnaires in order to understand the extent to which Cardiff Bay’s regeneration can be considered successful.…

  • Junior Production – Alice: The Musical

    18 March 2018

    Congratulations to all our actors and actresses for a fantastic production of Alice the Musical.  The cast of 125 pupils, aged from 7 to 11, performed with such aplomb.  The acting, singing and dances were executed with so much enthusiasm and joy.  Thank you to the pupils for working so hard and for being such super performers on the two nights.…

  • R7 News

    18 March 2018

    R7 pupils have been printing pictures of spring flowers using printing inks and polystyrene tiles. In Geography lessons, they have been finding out about grid references and co-ordinates and finding which way to go. They played a geography game in which they had to follow instructions. The R7s have been very fortunate to have the chance to work with the visiting ceramicist who is helping them to create a mosaic mural.…

  • Nursery News

    17 March 2018

    The nursery children have had a very busy week. We have been working hard learning about 3D shapes, cubes and spheres. During our PE session, we took part in a sponsored circuit training activity for our Lenten project. We completed lots of different activities and we were all suitably exhausted afterwards.…

  • Sleeping Beauty

    17 March 2018

    On Friday the Nursery and Infants visited the Millennium Theatre for a children’s introduction to the ballet. The children were enthralled by the scenery and costumes. They listened carefully as the story was explained and loved joining in with the miming actions. Their favourite dancers were the beautiful lilac fairy and the Wicked Fairy, who they were allowed to boo!…

  • News from R5

    17 March 2018

    R5 have been working very hard on their maths this week using their skills to add and subtract. Mason was very pleased to have solved these worded problems. Lola and Babilia finished off their shape work too.…

  • Sponsored Silence

    17 March 2018

    On Thursday R5, R6 and R7 completed their sponsored silence. The children were amazingly still and completely silent for fifteen minutes! We watched the seconds counting down and they silently encouraged each other. All the money raised will be split between HCPT and Parkinson’s UK. Each year your contributions help to send a local child on a respite visit to Lourdes.…

  • Junior Quiz at Monmouth

    13 March 2018

    St John’s College Juniors competed in their first Quiz Club regional competition on 13th March. We were represented by Hiya (R11), Aryan (R10), Tatsam (R9) and Michael (R8). The four competitors already proved their in-depth general knowledge skills within the Junior school and travelled to Monmouth to compete against other schools.…

  • F1 in Schools Success

    12 March 2018

    On Friday, 9th March 2018, St John’s College attended the regional final of F1 in Schools at Cardiff City Stadium. Three teams were entered; Infinity – Entry Class, Stormbreakers – Development Class and The Exception – Professional Class. Each team worked incredibly hard in the run up to the competition and displayed excellent team work, we are so proud of each and everyone of them.…

  • Mother’s Day in R7

    12 March 2018

    R7 pupils made Welsh lovespoons for their mums for Mother’s Day. They have been trying really hard with their sewing and made these beautiful cards for their mums too. Well done, R7, they look fantastic!…

  • Latest from R6

    12 March 2018

    R6 enjoyed dressing up in National Welsh costume for our Eisteddfod. The Welsh Castle completion winners were delighted to receive their certificates. Da Iawn! Miss Davies…

  • Nursery News

    10 March 2018

    The Nursery children are celebrating Mother’s Day with their very first assembly. All the mummies were invited and the children sang, showed their beautiful paintings and read a prayer. The children had planted their own daffodil plants and made lovely cards using handprints. Mrs Banks was very proud of all the Nursery children.…

  • This week in R7

    10 March 2018

    R7 pupils have been investigating 3D shapes. They have been counting the faces, edges and corners and naming the shapes. R7 pupils have been reading poems about food and looking at descriptive language and the structure of different poems. They mimed eating different food and their partner had to guess what food it was.…

  • R13 Geography Trip to Ryers Down

    8 March 2018

    R13 undertook a very successful environmental investigation into whether a wind turbine should be built at Ryers Down in the Gower. They collected a variety of data across the day, including pond dipping so they are able to write an environmental impact report back in school. They experienced fantastic weather across both trips which made it a very enjoyable trip.…

  • The R7 Eisteddfod

    8 March 2018

    We celebrated our Eisteddfod a little later than planned due to the snow. On Monday each class sang songs and R7 also recited a poem that they had learnt about Wales. certificates were awarded for colouring competitions and handwriting. Nursery and R5 had a dragon collage competition. R6 painted Welsh castles.…

  • The week in R5!

    8 March 2018

    This week in R5 the children enjoyed wearing their welsh costumes to school to celebrate St David’s Day. We have been learning about different plants and what parts we can eat. The children also had fun sorting out vegetables into categories. Which ones grow in the ground and which ones grow above the ground.…

  • Junior School EIsteddfod

    1 March 2018

    Llongyfarchiadau mawr i St David’s! Congratulations to St David’s, the winning house of the St John’s College Junior Eisteddfod 2018. The Junior School enjoyed a day full of music, dance and recitation.  The competitions were all of an extremely high standard and provided an excellent opportunity for the pupils to demonstrate their talents both on stage and in the homework competitions.…