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News from June 2019

  • Nursery Weekly News

    28 June 2019

    The nursery children have been learning about starfish this week. We have learnt facts about starfish, made starfish using footprints, and made a creative starfish using lentils. Our letter sound this week is y and we made yachts. We were really happy when they all floated in the water play. To end the week we went to St.…

  • R5 Weekly News

    28 June 2019

    This week in R5 the children were learning about halves and whole ones in their mathematics lesson. They also made necklaces in the style of the Masi Mari people of Kenya as part of their project on Africa.…

  • R7/R8 Transition Week – Day 4

    27 June 2019

    Today, the children have been working on creating an underwater collage and jam jar underwater scenes.…

  • Junior Book Club for June

    27 June 2019

    A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch Junior Book Club If things go from bad to worst for hapless Mildred Hubble in Jill Murphy’s delightful ‘A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch’, the same certainly cannot be said for the quizzing skills of our younger book club members, joined by special guests R7! …

  • R7/R8 Transition Week

    26 June 2019

    R7 and R8 pupils have been playing in the sand and water with underwater creatures, shells and boats. They have been playing a fishing game.…

  • R13 Shakespeare Workshop

    26 June 2019

    R13 were treated to a Shakespeare Workshop on Monday, 24th June. Actor, Simon Riordan, came in to work on ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, this term’s set text. The pupils engaged with Shakespearean language, metre and meaning, and they were treated to some real action, where they learnt the art of stage ‘body combat’.…

  • R7/R8 Transition Week

    24 June 2019

    Today the children were making an underwater collage and underwater monster glove puppets.…

  • Nursery Weekly News

    22 June 2019

    The nursery children have really enjoyed turtle week. We have made a turtle using recycled materials, made turtle cookies in cooking and learnt the names of different turtles. We found out the largest turtle is called the Leatherback. We made a Leatherback turtle using wooden blocks and made him 2 metres long.…

  • R6 Weekly News

    22 June 2019

    The children have continued the topic of “At the beach” by making sandcastles and scratch art creatures for our display.…

  • R14 GCSE Business Trip to Cadbury World

    19 June 2019

    On Wednesday,19th June, the R14 GCSE Business pupils, accompanied by their AS Business counterparts, visited Cadbury World in Birmingham. After an enjoyable journey, the pupils enjoyed a visit to the Bournville Experience museum and the 4D cinema. A factory tour followed where they learned about the history of the Cadbury brand and the strong Quaker values that unpinned the company.…

  • Sixth Form Taster Day

    19 June 2019

    Thursday, 18th June saw St John’s College’s first ever Sixth Form Taster Day at our Sixth Form Centre in Eastern Business Park. There was a tremendous turnout of over 40 pupils from both St John’s and a range of other schools (with apologies from another dozen who were away but will be visiting later this term).…

  • UKMT Team Challenge Final

    19 June 2019

    On Monday, June 17th a team of four pupils from St John’s College participated in the UKMT Team Maths Challenge National Final held at Lindley Hall, Royal Horticultural Halls, Westminster. Our team had already won the regional final and were looking forward to competing (some again) on the National stage. The pupils were excited but maintained their composure well – realising we were the only team from Wales that had reached this prestigious event.…

  • R5 News

    17 June 2019

    R5 have been counting in tens during their mathematics lessons. They made cards for Father’s day and a ‘Best Dad’ award. They had fun playing in the sand with the farm animals.…

  • R6 Weekly News

    15 June 2019

    R6 have had a busy week preparing for our Father’s Day Assembly which was performed beautifully. They made moulds from the shells collected on our beach trip painting them in shades of blue. The children used travel brochures to make holiday posters and enjoyed making paper planes.…

  • R7 Weekly News

    15 June 2019

    The R7 children have been busy working on the computers this week. They have made a glossary of vocabulary relating to their History topic, Ancient Egypt and completed some English and Maths quizzes.…

  • R11 Trip to Techniquest

    14 June 2019

    The R11s spent the morning solving puzzles to ‘Escape from the Tower of Doom’. They used mathematical skills learnt in the classroom to solve the many clues in the show. After lunch, they were able to explore the many interactive exhibits Techniquest offers. Staff were impressed with their recall of mathematical facts and mental calculations.…

  • Junior School Achievers’ Lunch

    13 June 2019

    Mr Moody and Mrs Taylor would like to express their thanks to the delightful Junior School pupils who attended the recent Achievers’ Lunch. They are congratulated for either their academic achievements, their application to their studies or for being excellent role models in the Junior School. They were eager to talk all about their upcoming holidays, how much they enjoy being at St John’s and quizzing Mr Moody on his career to date!…

  • R8 – Walking with Romans

    9 June 2019

    R8 had a wet but wonderful day in Caerleon. We started the day joining the legion and learning how to march and respond to Latin commands. We enjoyed hearing about the gladiators in the amphitheatre. We even roared when Nell and John pretended to be gladiators! Then we visited the Centurion’s barracks.…

  • R5 Weekly News

    8 June 2019

    R5 listened to the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’ and wrote instructions to explain how she planted a seed to eventually make bread. The children had a wonderful time making their own bread rolls which they took home for tea. We also looked at different parts of a plant to find foods which we can eat.…

  • R6 Weekly News

    8 June 2019

    Some of the children enjoyed constructing a fire engine using mobilo and measured it using our metre rulers. The children had a marvellous afternoon in Barry. They enjoyed beachcombing and looking in rock pools. The afternoon ended with the children making lots of sandcastles.…

  • Nursery Weekly News

    8 June 2019

    The Nursery children have been learning about tall, long, short, full and empty in their Abacus mathematics lessons over the last few weeks. We made long lines in the playground using different construction toys and all worked as a team to complete the final product. We have been learning lots of facts about crabs and other sea creatures and we are enjoying using recycled materials to create a special sea frieze.…

  • Nursery Trip to Barry

    6 June 2019

    The nursery children spent the afternoon at the beach at Barry with R6 taking part in a treasure hunt and building sandcastles. We all had a fabulous afternoon finding shells and pebbles and splashing about in rock pools and at the edge of the sea!…

  • A Jolly, Wet Pirate Day!

    4 June 2019

    Despite the shocking rain today, R10 had a fantastic ‘Pirate Day’ at Port Eynon, learning about local smuggling legends and practising all manner of navigational skills. They played games using directions on the beach, learnt how to use a compass and worked collaboratively to find their way around. Armed with new skills but without their cutlasses, they had to follow instructions and compass directions to locate clues to find the lost treasure of John Lucas, an infamous Pirate from the very same village and whose fortunes built Port Eynon.…