Year 4 Visit Islamic High School for Girls

Year 4 were kindly invited to the Islamic High School for Girls on High Lane. The children were given a tour of the school, learnt about the 5 Pillars of Islam and even learnt how to write their own names in Arabic.

Before the trip, some of the children weren't sure what to expect, as this was…

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PTA Coffee Morning

Thank you to everyone who supported our coffee morning on Friday. We raised a fantastic £250 towards learning land.

There was an amazing selection of homemade cakes and stalls from our very own creative parents. The second hand uniform sale was a big success.

We were sad that this was Anita…

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National School Sport Week 2017

National School Sport Week is a huge celebration of everything that is great about PE and school sport. This week pupils will be taking part in a range of sporting activities from, traditional sports such as football, hockey or netball, or alternative activities such as archery, dance or BMXing,…

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St.John's A.B.C 10 Year Anniversary

St.John's Amateur Boxing Club is 10 years young in the making!
To celebrate they're holding an open day with a range of exciting activities, stalls and live music!
The club is a big part of the community and does incredible charity/youth work within and beyond the Parish.
It'll be a great…
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Y4 Growing and Changing

Children in Y4 have been looking at important life achievements. From Christenings to First Holy Communion, it's clear to see the physical changes but it's also important to reflect and celebrate the differences - which is very important in a school community that is split betwen Manchester United…

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Y6 Spanish Exchange 2017!

We're 2 days in and so far it's been incredible! There has been laughter, sunshine and all around good times! Yesterday, the Spanish Children explored St.John's, visiting each classroom and Year Group and also tried some traditional games on the Astro. Today, all the children explored Manchester…

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KS1Golden Jumpers

A look back at last terms hardest workers! Well done Children

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Y3 Roman Workshop

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St.Joseph's Penny Appeal Thank You!

A message from St.Joseph Penny Appeal, 


Thank you very much for the cheque for the superb sum of £917.11 received from your school for the 2017 St Joseph’s Penny Appeal which was received on the 2nd of May. Thank you very much for your support and funds, which are now needed more than…

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A School Council Thank You

A message from the School Council


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Y5 Adinkra Art:Update

Adinkra are visual symbols, originally created by the Ashanti of Ghana and the Gyaman of Cote d'Ivoire in West Africa. They represent concepts or aphorisms and are extensively used in fabrics, pottery, logos and advertising. Year 5 have made their own stamps by imprinting symbols on polystyrene…

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Y6 Structural Engineers

Y6 have been investigating how to join and combine materials using different components. They have also been looking at how to reinforce structures.

In addition to the obvious questions about the strength of materials and their properties, the project sparked lots of interesting conversation.…

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Y1 Handa's Surprise

Year 1 have been studying the wonderful story, 'Handa's Surprise'.  A short story of glorious images from an African village, that conveys the sights, smells and colours of the landscape, its animals and its food, told as much through pictures as through words. 

The children decided to put…

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Letter from Brain Tumour Research

Anita Hopkin, PTA Vice Chair received this lovely letter thanking St John's for our 'Wear a Hat' contribution. 


Dear Anita,


Thank you so much for raising £341.85 through your Wear a Hat Day event, this really is a fantastic amount. I wanted to let you know that we are so grateful…

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Over £600...

..worth of books has been generated from the Scholastic Book Fair. Thank you to everyone who purchased a book!


Also, the Holy Week CAFOD book sale raised £125!

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Y6RG Sport Leaders

Amigos training has kicked off! The progamme promotes older children to develop leadership skills and then deliver sessions that are: fun, engaging and inclusive of all.

Pupils focused on differentiation - learning there are many different ways to achieve an outcome, a skill which can be…

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Happy St.George's Day

A celebration of England's patron Saint George, from one of St.John's budding artists!! 

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St.John's Easter Eggstravaganza 2017

What a term it's been! It's been extensive, but there's been some amazing learning! Highlights have included: another successful Nigran Exchange, taking part in the Winter Games,our annual residential to Robin Wood and World Book Day - to name a few!

As a celebration of the hard work, children…

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World Book Day

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Reception Stay and Play

It's been a lovely afternoon in Reception, children have been showing off all their wonderful learning from this term, with parents and careers!  

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KS1 Golden Jumpers Spring

After a mammoth term of hard work, it's only fair that we revisit all the children that contributed to the success and achievements of KS1 during the Spring Term! Well Done, everyone!


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CAFOD Book Sale

Year 5 Chaplins have collected old and unwanted books and have been selling them after school to help raise money for the St.John's CAFOD appeal.


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Nigran Exchange 2017

Another year, another amazing experience and collection of lifetime memories! The children, parents, and staff had the most wonderful time in Nigran and would like to thank the unwavering hospitality of the whole CEIp Humberto Juanes community.

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Y1 MMcK Class Assembly

A wonderful assembly on how much Y1MMcK love their Mummies!


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Exploring the British Isles

From beaches and castles to modern marvels, the children in 5NR have been investigating the human and physical features of the UK.

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5SMcE Assesembly

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International Women's' Day!

On Wednesday, it was International Women's Day. There were numerous discussions on how inspirational women have inspired the children and adults in school -  from mums, grandmas to Nadia Comaneci!
However, some of the children in Year 5, had a very powerful interpretation on the meaning behind…

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1AOC Assembly

Last week, Y1AOC performed a lovely assembly, on the meaning of Lent. The Children told us all about the promises they had made and all the little extra things they are going to do through Lent!


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St.Patrick's Day Celebration 2017 Showcase

It's almost a week since our annual celebration, here's a reminder of the children who showcased their amazing talents in singing, dancing and performing. A huge thanks to all involved, making it another memorable day, in the St.John's Calendar!



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Shrove Tuesday

After having fun playing in the snow this morning, this afternoon we had some lovely pancakes to celebrate Shrove Tuesday!


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Holocaust Memorial Day Assembly

This week the children in Upper KS2 were visited by Sam Kalubowila from the @aiucentre at Manchester University for a presentation on the history of Holocaust and it's memorial day

It was an insightful assembly and showed how the events of the past can be used to help influence a better future…

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Year 1 Explorers


This week, the children in Year 1 have been learning all about the counties and cities in Great Britain!

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Nursery Investigate Hanukkah

Through out school children have been investigating the Jewish Religion. This week the children in Nursery have been learning about the Menorah, a special candlbrium with 9 candles. Eight candles are lite on each night of Hanukkah and the 9th candle is used to light each other candle.


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Remembrance Day

At 11 o’clock reception joined the rest of the school for two minutes silence to remember all of the soldiers from the World Wars, they were all very grown up!

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Year 3 Black History Month Celebration

In Year 3, the children had great fun learning about the importance of Black History Month. They found out about different famous black people who set examples to us all in their pursuit for equality, love and harmony.

Well done Year 3!

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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…

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