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News from December 2018

  • Christmas in the Junior School

    16 December 2018

    The Junior School had a festive, fun-packed final week.  We started with our R8 Parents’ Assembly which was performed again in the whole-school assembly on the last day.  R8 told us about Christmas traditions across the world. They sang beautifully too. We had a Christmas Jumper Day with our annual House drama competition.  …

  • Christmas in the Nursery!

    16 December 2018

    The Nursery children have had a wonderful week celebrating Christmas. They took part in the Nursery and Infant production of ‘Ralph the Reindeer’, all the children sang beautifully. Mrs Banks was so proud of everyone. On Wednesday we had Christmas jumper day and ate a delicious Christmas lunch. Thursday was party day.…

  • Pianists at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

    12 December 2018

    On Monday night some of our budding young pianists were given the opportunity to perform at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. I’m sure the experience of playing on that lovely piano was somewhat daunting at first, but every single performer took the opportunity to show what they could do.…

  • R11 Enterprise

    10 December 2018

    R11 launched into December with a busy week of production, costing, marketing and advertising of their fantastic products. All teams were festive themed: Santa Banter; Secret Santa Surprises; Christmas Craze; Secret Santas; Enterprising Elves; Santa’s Elves and 6 Crafting Elves). All teams made lovely products, perfect for Christmas presents. On Friday, the teams set up their stalls ready for an afternoon of selling to pupils, family and friends.…

  • R7 News

    10 December 2018

    R7 pupils have been decorating the classroom and made some fantastic paper chains. Our paper chain was 26 metres long!…

  • Nursery Visit to Thornhill Farm

    5 December 2018

    The Nursery went on their annual trip to  Thornhill farm to buy their Christmas tree and visit the animals. We all really liked the big pig and the Alpacas. Farmer Phillips helped us choose our tree and it looks beautiful outside our classroom for everyone to see!…

  • Headmasters’ Lunch

    4 December 2018

    Well done to all pupils invited to lunch with Mr Moody last week. Your contribution to the life of St John’s is highly commended.…

  • Junior Urdd Club and R8

    4 December 2018

    Pupils making Dynion Eira (snowmen) and Ceirw (reindeers) in Urdd Club. R8 also enjoyed making Dynion Eira!…

  • R6 News

    3 December 2018

    R6 children were introduced to shadows and tracing. Each child used great skill in tracing an animal. We ended our Squirrels’ journey by completing speech bubbles for their adventure in the forest. On Friday, R6 attended St. Cadoc’s Church for a special lunch with members of the parish and they sang a number of songs before leaving.…

  • R11 Enterprise Week – Day One

    3 December 2018

  • R10 Parents’ Assembly

    2 December 2018

    On Wednesday 21st November R10 had their Parents’ Assembly to showcase their hard work in Literacy. The assembly was based on being ‘Inspired by Writers.’ As part of the assembly the pupils read out examples of their wonderful writing from the viewpoint of a shark; they really got into the mindset and character of a shark.…

  • R5 News

    2 December 2018

    R5 have been trying on their costumes for the Tableau at Saint Cadoc’s church next Friday. The children were very excited and are looking forward to telling the story of the Nativity.…

  • Nursery News

    1 December 2018

    Nursery children have been making Christmas puddings in cooking this week. We are very busy getting ready for our production Ralph the reindeer. We have been learning all the songs and actions. The children are also having great fun in the Elves workshop helping Father Christmas make toys for all the girls and boys.…