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News from September 2018

  • Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expedition

    19 September 2018

    Congratulations to the Sixth form pupils who completed their Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award qualifying three-day expedition, successfully walking from Llanthony Priory to the Talybont Reservoir in the Brecon Beacons. Mr Evans and Miss Thomas were delighted to see the pupils using accurate map reading skills and being able to use the compass effectively to confirm bearings on the map.…

  • R7 at Forest School

    19 September 2018

    R7 pupils went to Forest School to find different creatures. They recorded how many they found and will be plotting where they found them on a plan of Forest School.…

  • R7 and R6 PE

    19 September 2018

    Key Stage 1 pupils have been working in pairs across the age groups in PE. They have been experimenting with different movements and mirroring their partners.…

  • R6 News

    17 September 2018

    The children have settled well into the routine of R6. We have been busy getting to know each other. We used mirrors to draw self portraits and wrote our names in bubble writing. We explored our classroom looking for labels to introduce our new English topic.…

  • R7 News

    17 September 2018

    R7 pupils have been making Autumn pictures using paints, oil pastels and collage techniques. They made themselves exercise books using recycled materials and have been planting herbs outside the classroom. In Maths, they have been practising numbers to 100.…

  • Nursery News

    16 September 2018

    The Nursery children have settled very well into school life. We have been listening to the story of Chester and his kissing hand, making Chester masks and kissing hand biscuits in cooking. The children have been enjoying their PE lessons learning different movements and colours! We have two new Class captains who have been very busy helping our new friends settle.…

  • R5 News

    14 September 2018

    R5 have had a busy first week learning about their senses. They had to guess what was in the bag using their sense of touch. They made faces using play dough and we sang ‘Head, shoulders, knees and toes’. In PE the children had fun jumping and learning to throw and catch a ball.…

  • Religious Studies Department Trip to Adoremus

    9 September 2018

    St John’s College Religious Studies (RS) department was delighted that pupils Jacob V, Catrin D (both R16) and Alessia M (L6) were able to attend the Catholic Church in England and Wales “Adoremus: National Eucharistic Pilgrimage & Congress” on the 8th September in Liverpool. Alongside His Grace, the Most Reverend George Stack, Archbishop of Cardiff and Canon Peter Collins, the Dean of Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral; plus over a hundred local Catholics, representing schools and parishes throughout the Cardiff Diocese, the students set off on a very early start to the Liverpool Echo Arena.  …

  • Music success!

    9 September 2018

    Many congratulations to Menglin L (R16) upon achieving her Diploma with Distinction for piano in July. This is a truly outstanding achievement, following on from her Diploma in violin (also with Distinction) last December. In addition, she was also presented with the Cardiff County & Vale of Glamorgan Youth Orchestra Leader’s Award in July (pictured).…