Welcome to St.John’s

Farewell Miss Kelly, Mr McGinley & Mr Moran !

Thank you for all your hard work over the years and good luck in your future endeavours!

Sports Awards Ceremony 2016

Well Done to Dauntay Lewys, who won this year’s Simon Kirane Award – the award was accepted on behalf of Dauntay by his brother Remone.



Year 6 Leavers' Mass

Year 6 Leavers’ Mass

Yesterday, the Year 6 celebrated their time as part of St.John’s at 12 o’clock Mass. The children, parents and Father McMahon looked back over their time at the school and in the parish. We know all the children will go on to do special things in and out of the school and church community.

A huge thank you to the Fiona Foundation, who donated a lavender plant to each child to help remember their time, friends and experiences at St.John’s.


Nursery Graduation 2016

Nursery Graduation 2016

Last week, Nursery held their Graduation Ceremony, the children shared their favourite  memories and experiences as well as singing their hearts out! It was a fantastic event and the children got to show how much they have learnt and grown in their time in the Nursery, well done!



The Great Science Show

The Great Science Show

Last Week, Y1NG were luckily enough to have a visit from Professor Yvonne Alexander. The Professor, an expert in heart disease, talked to the children about the different parts of the circulatory system, the importance of keeping their hearts strong and what could happen if they don’t!

The children really enjoyed learning from a Professor, a huge thank you to Professor Alexander and well done to Year 1, for some great learning!




Beauty and The Beast - Summer Show 2016

Beauty and The Beast – Summer Show 2016

After months of hard work, the Year 6 Summer Show came to it’s grand finale on Wednesday night. The children showcased their talents for acting, singing and dancing on stage, putting on exceptional performances each night.

A huge thank you to all the parents, carers, costume and scenery designers, make up artists, teachers, volunteers and anyone else who donated their time and efforts to make this year’s show possible!


Blue Peter Prize Winner !

Blue Peter Prize Winner !

A HUGE congratulations to Eva Webb from Y2SM who has been awarded a BLUE PETER Badge!!

Badges can be awarded for sending interesting letters, stories, pictures, poems or good ideas to the programme.

Eva wrote in to the show and created a model of Radzi and Lindsey Skydiving.

If you would like to know more about Blue Peter badges or have a go at getting one yourself, have a look at the Blue Peter website below,


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Transition Morning

Transition Morning

All the children enjoyed their transition morning, meeting and getting to know their new teachers as well as being given an opportunity to explore their new learning environments!
Transition Morning 2016 St John’s on PhotoPeach

Croma Reward

Croma Reward

Our fabulous Sports Council and School Council were invited on a trip to Croma this morning, to thank them for all their hard work this year. The children sampled foods, designed and made their own dough balls, toured the restaurant and made their own pizzas. The capers didn’t prove to be very popular, but the smell of the chocolate fudge cake on the tour seemed to be a winner.
Have a look at our photos to see how much fun we had and how marvellous our pizzas were!
St John's at 10 Downing Street!

St John’s at 10 Downing Street!

St John’s were invited by the Prime Minister’s adviser for health to attend 10 Downing Street to share all the outstanding practice in PE, Sport and physical activity, as well as all our initiatives to support the health and well-being of our children. St John’s are recognised locally, regionally and nationally as a centre of PE and sporting excellence. This is also evident through the fabulous achievement of the Association for PE’s Quality Mark with Distinction, the Youth Sport Trust Quality Mark Gold and the School Games Mark Gold.
The levying of the sugar tax, announced this year to further support the health and well-being of pupils, along with the forthcoming release of the obesity strategy has tasked the Government to question the best way for schools to utilise the money for the maximum benefit of pupils. 
The Prime Minister was in Brussels, but number 10 was still a hive of activity with representatives from Department for Education and the Department of Health joining Miss Vecchione in the meeting. The health of the nation is a top priority – and quite right too!


Sports Week 2016 - Update !

Sports Week 2016 – Update !

Sports week 2016 proved to be another highly enjoyable week at St John’s. The weather was with us as we completed our 4 School Games days on Tuesday morning, Wednesday morning and Thursday morning and afternoon.
Archery was a popular choice with our Y3 and Y4 classes, as well as We Are Adventurers for Nursery, Y1 and Y2. Skateboarding for year 4 is as popular as ever and the children are developing their skills ready for their trip to the Skate Park in July. Our ongoing BMX sessions are brilliant, with 30 of our Y5 pupils practising hard for their visit to Platt Fields BMX track. 
Over 60 of our Y5 cyclists began the challenge of Bikeability and thoroughly enjoyed cycling in the school grounds and then being out on the roads to practise their skills safely.
Strictly Come Chorlton was a huge success again this year with our neighbouring schools Manley Park, Old Moat, Chorlton Park, Brookburn and Barlow Hall as well as our Y6 Cheerleaders, Y5 dancers, Y4 dancers and Y2 Cheerleaders. Lots of dance styles were represented and children from reception to Y6 performed brilliantly.
Our Y3/4 gymnasts put on a dazzling display during Sports week,  exciting our audience with their amazing skill and fluency.
Every class participated in lots of fun and exciting sport and Olympic activities – the Y2 were teachers to Y1, stadiums were designed and made, olympic torches were decorated and, to top it off,  a film crew from Association for PE and England Athletics completed a full day of filming at St John’s highlighting the impact of PE, Sport and physical activity on our children and community and particularly us running, jumping and throwing.
Some of our Y5s represented St John’s at the Sky Living for Sport celebration event at the Armitage Centre and had a thoroughly enjoyable day of sport! Boxing proved to be a ‘big hit’ with our group!
Our involvement with the U20 Rugby World Championships saw, not only our England team victorious, but alsoour St John’s Y5 team too!
Congratulations and big thanks to all who made Sports week 2016 such an enjoyable and active experience. We look forward to the start of the Rio Olympics in August – we hope that Team GB have as successful a time as St John’s.

We Are Adventures Archery on PhotoPeach


Gallery  link to photos  ( download individual photos from here)

Archery + Bikeability + Rec/Nusery Sports Day


Year 5 &6 Sports Day



Year 1 & 2


Year 3 & 4 / Year 1 & 2


Year 3 & 4





St.Peter & St. Paul Celebratory Mass

St.Peter & St. Paul Celebratory Mass

A huge thank you, to Father MacMahon for saying Mass in school today. Today is the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul and the service was a perfect opportunity for staff and children to reflect on forgiveness and the thanksgiving of our faith.

Father MacMahon invites us all to a rejoice in a weekend Mass- held every Saturday at 6pm and Sunday at 9am. There is also a special family Mass every Sunday at 12pm, where children are invited to the Alter for a special Our Father and Singing.


Sports Week 2016

Sports Week 2016

What a fantastic week, a huge thank you to all involved! There were so many amazing activities it’s been a real challenge to keep up!

Take a look at some of the action,

Keep your eyes peeled next week, for some more amazing photos and videos !


St John's Art Club Show Stoppers !

St John’s Art Club Show Stoppers !

St John’s artists stole the show at this year’s Childrens’ Art Competition hosted by Arison Gallery on Wilbraham Road, Chorlton.  

This annual competition, running alongside Chorlton Arts Festival, is open to all Chorlton children.  

Twenty three of our children were selected as finalists to have their work shown in the gallery and particular congratulations go to Owen Smethhurst who won the overall prize in the 8-10 age category and Sophie Chadwick in the 11-14 age category.

Remember to visit the Mini Masters Art Club page under the Opportunities section of our school blog for regular updates on other exciting projects.

Spanish Exchange 2016

Last week, we welcomed the children of Humberto Juanes for the 11th time. The children spent the week with Year 6 host families and visited Manchester attractions such as Old Trafford, The Lowry and Central Library.

A huge thank you to all those involved from Host Parents to all the teachers involved, the whole trip was a great success and meant a great deal to the children.



Francis House Easter Appeal

Francis House Easter Appeal

A big thank you to everyone who helped support the ‘Easter Chick Appeal’ and raised over a fantastic £440 through the sale of knitted chicks. The total amount of 19,624 chicks were sold, raising a grand total of £27,000, a terrific result, a huge thank you to everyone once again.


Twickenham Aviva Premiership Final for Year 4

Twickenham Aviva Premiership Final for Year 4

Year 4 had a fantastic afternoon playing tag rugby at Twickenham on Saturday 28th May. Yet again, St John’s were selected to represent Sale Sharks playing against other clubs in half time games.
St John’s Y4 represented us brilliantly showing great skill and sporting behaviour and also enjoyed watching some of the exciting final!
Miss Murray commented, “It was a great day for year 4. Well done to all the players for their great efforts and enthusiasm. Thank you also to Sale Sharks for inviting us!”