This morning some of KS2 took part in the BBC’s Live Lesson – 500 Words. Alongside classrooms up and down the country, St.John’s pupils were set a challenge of producing a story of no more than 500 words.
The live lesson explored what makes an exciting story, had some expert authors sharing ideas and interacted with participating schools through Twitter.
Our children were told to write down a single word, expressing their feelings – this word was then used as the foundation to creating an imaginative and exciting story setting and characters.
It’s going to be an exciting week of live lessons…
How far can the children push their imagination in 500 words?
This week, the children in Year 1 have been learning all about the counties and cities in Great Britain!
After a well earned holiday, it was a great first day back. It’s not easy getting straight into old routines and there was a lot of excitement to see friends and share stories of Christmas/New Year. However the children showed a real positive attitude towards returning to their learning, it’s clear that 2017 is going to be another fantastic year at St.John’s!
2016 has been an amazing year for St John’s, in learning, opportunities and experiences. From all the staff, we wish you a fantastic holiday, hope you enjoy the festivities and look forward to another brilliant year, starting Tuesday 10th January 2017!
Yesterday was Christmas party day- a day filled with food, fun, games, singing and dancing! It was a lovely opportunity for the children to relax and celebrate with class mates after all their hard work this year!
A big thank you to families for providing the party food in each class!
Well done and thank you to everybody who contributed to the Key 103 Christmas toy appeal!
This morning, the WHOLE of St.John’s performed some classic Christmas hits and nearly blew off the Sports Hall roof! Luckily the structure is still intact and the performance was recorded to go down in St.John’s history!
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In the final Christmas Nativity, Year 2 brought the house down!! There was singing, dancing, acting and lots of laughter!! The children were INCREDIBLE, retelling the story of the Nativity in fabulous fashion!!
A huge thank you to all involved in helping with production !
In the season of good will and giving, some of the children – with the help of a couple of Santa’s helpers treated KS2 to some festive toast! It was a lovely gesture, a HUGE thank you to the hard workers who made it happen!!
Next in line for the St.John’s festive performance extravaganza, came from Year 1.They did not disappoint! They provided us with a tasty recipe and all the ingredients needed for the perfect Christmas! The singing, acting and dancing were brilliant!! A huge thank you to all parents, carers and staff who helped with the production!